What’s better than free beer for a good cause? The Excelsior Morning Rotary Club will host a blood drive noon-6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Excelsior Brewing Co. Donors who give a pint of blood will receive a tasty craft brew on the house. Those who donate double will also receive double the beer.
The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is sponsoring an Excelsior Flea Market and Outdoor Market 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Water and Lake streets.
Becki Melvie, the owner of The Abundant Kitchen, a specialty kitchen store with locations in Excelsior and Buffalo, is sharing more than gadgets, cookware and food. In her first cookbook, Melvie shares her culinary expertise in hopes of inspiring cooks and non-cooks alike to spend more time …
The moment that changed everything for Olivia Cada was when she heard about the hospital ships coming to New York. Her parents were already encouraging her to come home and her friends were leaving the city. But, after the boat, she bought her airline ticket and flew home the next day.
Whether piling into the car or hopping on a bike, the virtual Lake Minnetonka History Tour is a great way to spend a summer day. The tour features over 20 historical sites around Lake Minnetonka, according to Rachel Houck, executive director of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.
The Bean family of Bean’s Greenwood Marina has a Fundly fundraiser where people can make a donation to help rebuild Lake Street in Minneapolis in the wake of protests in response to George Floyd’s death. The family will match donations up to $10,000.
Six historical societies from the Lake Minnetonka area have partnered to hire a consultant who will conduct a viability study of a possible consolidation and/or strategic alliance between the groups.
From 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays, the Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center will host yoga classes in the Excelsior Commons. The classes will go until the end of August. They will be taught by different teachers and will feature different yoga styles, according to Nicole Lovald, the owner of…
Ex-Gopher forward Damian Johnson is set to take over the Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys basketball team after three successful seasons at North St. Paul.
It was April 23, 2020. Students everywhere tuned in to Gov. Tim Walz’s press conference, dreading the predicted extension of distance learning for the remainder of the school year. The first 30 minutes of the press conference felt like three hours. And then our hearts dropped.
WellnessVR is a virtual reality platform designed to reduce stress and promote wellbeing, according to a release about the platform. The platform brings relaxing experiences to seniors through a virtual reality headset, according to Chuck Olsen, the CEO/co-founder of Visual, the local media …
It was Black Friday in November 2017 when Minnetonka High School sophomore Julia Ruelle went shopping with friends at the Mall of America, looking for holiday bargains.
The Excelsior Farmers’ Market will operate a bit differently this June and July. Customers must order ahead of time online and pickup will be no-contact, according to Christian Tietz, the board president of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce.
Filing opened May 19 for U.S. Senate and House, Minnesota Legislature, Hennepin County and Three Rivers Park District elections. This is a list of who has filed through May 29.
Bob Harris spent two years in the U.S. Air Force starting when he was 23 years old. Now, Harris, 91 is a resident at the Waters of Excelsior. His father was in the service during World War I, but no one else in the family had military experience, he said.
The decision to change Precinct 1’s polling location was approved unanimously at the Shorewood City Council’s regular meeting on May 11.
“I think every one of us is a kid inside,” Pei-Lin Yap, the owner of Something Safari in Excelsior, said with a laugh. Something Safari is an independent specialty toy store for all ages that sells puzzles, games, arts and crafts and other activities.
Twin Orchards Nursery in Shorewood is busier this year by a considerable margin, owner Jerod Fehrenbach said. The business reopened in early May when nurseries, which are considered essential, were allowed to do so.
The Excelsior Morning Rotary Club launched the project Tonka Together to raise money for local organizations that serve food and shelter needs in the area, according to Jake Sturgis, the communications chair for the club.
Filing opens Tuesday, May 19, for U.S. Senate and House, Minnesota Legislature, Hennepin County and Three Rivers Park District elections. This is also the opening filing date for city councils and school boards where a primary is possible. The filing period will be open until Tuesday, June 2.
Freya Schirmacher, who has spent the past three years as assistant principal of Minnetonka High School, has been named the new principal of Minnetonka Middle School West. She’ll officially begin her new role July 1.
The Art on the Lake event in Excelsior is one of many large gatherings to be canceled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Some artists who planned to participate in the event discussed how this cancellation impacts them.
This year’s Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July Celebration is canceled, due to COVID-19 challenges. It would have been the 132nd year of the Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July Celebration, according to a release from the event organizers.
As the weather improves, Excelsior city leaders are receiving questions about various aspects of the Excelsior Commons regarding COVID-19, Kristi Luger, the city manager said, at the council’s regular meeting on May 4. The council gave updates and took action on several public spaces at the …
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner had identified Thomas Walter Lang, 64, of Chanhassen, as the man who died after being thrown from a boat Monday on Gideon's Bay in Lake Minnetonka.
The leaders of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce wanted a way to engage the community during COVID-19, when no community events are happening, according to Laura Ivey, a volunteer for the chamber. Ivey is the executive producer of QTV, which does just that. It also raises awa…