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2 Reader’s Choice Awards – Saturday, October 29, 2011 – www.WaconiaPatriot.com

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

THANK YOU to our loyal readers who took the time to vote for their favorite community businesses!

Thanks All winners are also announced online at

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Best Buffet

Best Ethnic Restaurant

Best Liquor Store

Pizza Ranch

Na’s Thai Cafe

Legacy Wine & Spirits

Best Catering

Best Family Dining

Green Olive Catering & Deli

Pizza Ranch

Best Locally Owned Grocery Store

Best Hamburger

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods

Best Cup Of Coffee

Hopper’s Bar & Grill

Best Lunch/Restaurant

Mocha Monkey

Best Happy Hour

Lola’s Lakehouse

Best Deli

Floyd’s

Best Margarita

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods

Best Health Food Store

Rey Azteca

Best Desserts

LakeWinds

Best Meat Market

Terra Waconia

Best Ice Cream / Yogurt

Best Dinner

Frost & Steam

Mackenthuns Meats & Deli, St Boni

Victoria House

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

Food & Drink Best Asian Restaurant

Golden Dragon Best Bakery

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods Best Barbecue

Hopper’s Bar & Grill Best Beer / Bar

Floyd’s Best Breakfast

Egg Cetera Café Best Brunch

Island View

Rey Azteca

D’Vinci’s

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Thank you for voting us “Best Asian Restaurant!”

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he Parlour Salon & Spa would like to warmly thank our existing READERS’ clients for voting us Best Facility CHOICE and Aesthetic Center, as well as extend an Awards invitation to new clients who would like to see and experience what all the buzz is about! www.waconiapatriot.com

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READERS’ CHOICE

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Beth and Sharon would also like to recognize the rest of the extremely talented and passionate staff of The Parlour Salon & Spa. The Parlour was also voted in the " Best of 2011" salon section in Southwest Metro magazine in the June edition. As a newer salon, we could not be more honored or thrilled!

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Best Supermarket

Best Used Car Dealership

Continued

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods

Waconia Dodge

Best Pizza

Best Sushi

Best Car Wash

Papa Murphy’s

Yumi’s Sushi Bar - Excelsior

Kwik Trip

Dust Doctors

Best Popcorn

Best Wine / Bar

Best Gas Station

Best Antique Store

Waconia Theater

School of the Wise

Kwik Trip

Waconia Trading Co.

Best Romantic Restaurant

Automotive

Best New Car Dealership

Best Appliance Store

Waconia Dodge

Appliance Sales and Service

Best Auto Body Shop

Best New Car Salesman

Best Arts & Crafts Store

Lola’s Lakehouse

HEI Collision Center

Best Sports Bar

Best Auto Repair Shop

Mike Wille Waconia Dodge

Victoria Autowerks

Best Tire Store

Best Used Car Salesman

Youngstedt’s

Ron Wagener Waconia Ford

Best Truck Dealership

Food & Drink

Terra Waconia Best Seafood

Buffalo Wild Wings Chanhassen Best Steakhouse

Lola’s Lakehouse

Home & Garden Best Air Duct Cleaning

The Scrappin’ Nook Best Cabinet/ Countertop Company

Willems Cabinets & Woodworking Inc.

Waconia Ford

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How Hungry Are You? Buffet • Free Party Room

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Everyone Loves Ranch GIFT CARDS!

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Voted Best Liquor Store We’ve got the best customers! Stop by and see why we were voted #1!

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Best Flooring Store

Home & Garden

Yetzer’s Home Furnishings & Floor Coverings

Continued

Best Carpet Cleaning

Best Furniture Store

Zero Rez

Yetzer’s Home Furnishings & Floor Coverings

Best Concrete Company

Vogel Masonry Best Deck Company

Best Gutter Company

E & R Construction Services LLC

Best Handyman

K & L Gutters

Best Electrician

Larkin Electric - Waconia Best Fireplace Store

Statewide Gas Services

COLDEST BEER ON EARTH!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST HAMBURGER!

READERS’ CHOICE

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E & R Construction Services LLC Best Hardware Store

Waconia Farm Supply

119 South Olive Street Waconia

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Thanks for Voting us #1 New & Used Car Dealership & Congratultions CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED to Mike Wille READERS’ Voted Best CHOICE New Car Salesman! Mik

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Home & Garden

Best Landscaping Services

Best Heating & Air Company

Pro Landscape Maintenance

Statewide Gas Services

Best Lawn Care Service

Continued

Best Home Improvement Store

Waconia Farm Supply Best House Cleaning

Home Neat Home Best Interior Design

Real Deals - Waconia Best Landscaping & Garden Center

The Mustard Seed

Pro Landscape Maintenance Best Paint Store

Everson’s Hardware Hank

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Thanks for voting us #1 Gutter Company! Special offer for Carver County Residents READERS’ CHOICE

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Gutter Clean Outs only

Best Pest Control

MN Wild Animal Control Best Plumbing Company

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To Our Customers: WACONIA FORD is proud to have been voted the

#1 Truck Dealership and having the #1 Used Car Salesman Ron Wagener!

READERS’ CHOICE

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Thank you to our customers for their votes, and congratulations to Ron for being voted #1. Stop in to test drive a brand new Ford, see our used vehicle inventory, or visit our Service Department.

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Come to our Cool Fall Days Open House Event! Buy any new unused Yamaha 4-stroke sled during the Cool Fall Days event and you’ll get:

ALL ROADS LEAD TO Thanks for voting us #1 Recreational Vehicle & Motorcycle Dealer

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, November 19th • 9AM-5PM Stop in for free refreshments & check out the 2012 Yamaha snowmobiles! Take advantage of great deals on sleds, accessories & clothing!

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Home & Garden

Real Estate

Best Pool Builder

Best Apartment Community

Continued

Custom Pools Best Remodeling Company

Wild Prairie Homes LLC

Chaska Place Best Assisted Living Facility

Lighthouse of Waconia Best Mortgage Lender

Best Roofing Company

Dan Zufall Prime Mortgage

Foss Exteriors LLC Best Siding Company

Wild Prairie Homes LLC Best Window Company

Iron River Construction Best Window Covering Store

Yetzer’s Home Furnishings & Floor Coverings

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to all our wonderful clients for your loyalty throughout this amazing journey!

Best New Home Builder HEAD DIVA THERESA, LITTLE DIVA G

Sondergaard Forcier Builders

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Best Real Estate Agent

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Thank You For Voting Us B EST Romantic Restaurant & BEST Desserts

DIVA DOG FIONA

We make cleaning your pooch easy! Smooch Your Pooch. We do!

MON. – THURS. 8-5PM FRI 8-4PM SAT BY APPT ONLY

DOGGY SALON & GOODS

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#1 FURNITURE STORE

#1 FLOORING STORE

#1 WINDOW COVER STORE

www.yetzers.com DOWNTOWN WACONIA • 952-442-4242

Open for Dinner Tuesday through Saturday Reservations Recommended

952.442.3353

HOME FURNISHINGS & FLOOR COVERINGS Furniture Store Hours: M-W-F 9–6 • T-Th 9-8 • Sat 9-5 Floor Store Hours: M-W-F 9–6 • T-Th 9-8 • Sat 9-4

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Real Estate

Recreation

Best Real Estate Company

Best Bicycle Shop

Coldwell Banker Burnet/ JIMandSALLY.com Team

Bokoo Bikes Best Boat Dealer

Best Retirement Community

MarineMax - Rogers

Good Samaritan Society Waconia & Westview Acres

The Dance Warehouse

Best Title Company

Best Driving Range

Continued

Best Dance Studio

Tradition Title of Chaska

Island View Golf Club

Best Senior Apartments

Best Golf Course

Good Samaritan Society Westview Acres

Deer Run Golf Course Best Gymnastics Facility

Laketown Gym Category continues next page

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Thank you for voting us READERS’ CHOICE

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1 Place to Bowl!

Come Check Out Our FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS Burger Monday $4 Burger & Chips Taco Tuesday $3 for 4 / $4 for 5 / $5 for 6 Wing Wednesday 50¢ Wings Pulled Pork Thursday BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich $4.50

BOWLING SPECIALS Sunday Family Fun Buy Pizza & Pitcher of Pop & Receive 1 FREE Game of Bowling 4th Friday Bingo Bowling - WIN PRIZES Mon. - Thurs. • Free Bowling After 10pm • with purchase of beverage Category continues next page

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To Our Customers For Voting Us #1 in Two Categories!

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Thanks for your support & for voting us

#1 Appliance Store!

Best Remodeling Company Best Siding Company

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ROOFING • SIDING • DECKS • PORCHES BASEMENTS • STORM DAMAGE

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Recreation

Best Place To Hear Live Music

Continued

Floyd’s

Best Hockey Equipment Store

Best Recreational Vehicle Dealer

Westwood Sports Best Martial Arts Facility

St Boni Motor Sports

Dojo Karate

Best Ski/Snowboard Store

Best Motorcycle Dealer

Hoigaards

St Boni Motor Sports

Best Sporting Goods Store

Best Place For Children’s Party

CDP Sports

Safari Island

Best Summer Camp

Best Place To Bowl

LifeTime Fitness

Waconia Lanes

Best Travel Agency

Best Place To Gamble

Now your Thank You for voting us #1 Cabinet & Countertop Company local CambriaNow your supplierlocal Cambria supplier • Quality Workmanship at Affordable Prices • Specializing in Custom-built Cabinets, Entertainment Centers, Mantles, Office Cabinets and More

Delivery and Professional Installation

READERS’ CHOICE

Travel Easy Inc.

Awards

Canterbury Park

Six years ago we walked through the doors of Dojo Karate expecting our two boys to be trained in self defense. Never could we have imagined how much more our children would get from Dojo Karate and the instructors there. Among the many self defense skills the students are taught, I was pleasantly surprised at how involved Dojo Karate is with the community. They teach our children about how important it is to volunteer and give back to their communities. Recently students of Dojo went to Auburn Homes here in Waconia and put on a karate demonstration for the residents there. Following the demonstration the students played a game with the residents. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the residents made the children realize how something as small as taking a little bit of their time and volunteering can mean so much to others. It was not just the residents of Auburn House who enjoyed this time, the students did as well. My mother is a resident there and I can tell you they are still talking about the respectful, helpful, and talented students of Dojo. Dojo Karate has a Character Development Program that goes along with their physical skill set. Students are expected to give back to the community and show leadership by mentoring younger and beginning students. Dojo teaches compassion by being involved in the Toys for Tots program, yearly donating well over 50 toys. They are taught to be thankful by collecting and donating over 175 pounds of food to the Waconia Food Shelf. Dojo also volunteers and numerous schools in our area to talk about stranger danger, bullying, respect and discipline, along with confidence. The students of Dojo are encouraged to give back to their community no matter what their age. While I am extremely proud of the physical skills my sons are learning, I think I am most proud of the characters and life skills they are building by being a part of Dojo Karate. -A Proud Dojo Karate Parent

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(952) 466-2522

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Health & Beauty

Best Manicure/Pedicure

Best Aesthetic Center

Best Massage Therapy

The Parlour Salon and Spa - Victoria Best Colorist

Ann Eldridge Salon Trende Best Gym

LifeTime Fitness Best Hair Salon

Salon Trende

1st Nails Balance Life Best Personal Trainer

Melissa Vogt Fit-It-In Fitness Best Spa

Salon Spa Toria Best Stylist

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1

electrician! We appreciate your vote of confidence and your continued patronage

READERS’ CHOICE

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Beth Zimmerman The Parlour Salon and Spa

Best Laser Hair Removal

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that create the most FULLFILLING, EDUCATIONAL environment and early care for our classrooms • The directors that spend endless hours with our enrolled families, coaching the teachers, kissing the boo boo’s, plunging the toilets, and all of the other day to day events that come up at any given time! • All of you that voted us #1 childcare provider for the 2nd year in a row!!!

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Thank You! Health & Beauty Continued

Best Tanning Salon

Electric Beach Best Weight Control Center

Waconia Health Factory

Best Principal

Khuzana Devaan Southview Elementary Best Private School

Trinity Lutheran Waconia Best PTA

Education

Southview Elementary PTO

Best Child Care Facility

Best Public School

Children of Tomorrow

Southview Elementary

Best College

Best Teacher

Crown College Best Preschool

Children of Tomorrow

Thanks to all of our customers and consigners for your support and voting us #1 Consignment store!

READERS’ CHOICE

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Watch for exciting news from The Hanger Coming 2012!

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Shoes, purses, coats, sweaters, jeans, t-shirts and more!

Name brands including: Hollister, Banana Republic, Abercrombie, Silver, Polo, J Crew, Express, Justice, Ann Taylor (plus many more!)

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Thank you for voting us #1 Laser Hair Removal!

Our commitment to you is to provide expert advice and listen to your needs. We look forward to serving you in the future. JIMandSALLY.com 952-200-9461

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Education

Best Bank

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KleinBank

Best Tutoring Program

Best Financial Planner

Flashlight Readers

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Best Insurance Agent

Best Accountant/CPA

Andrew Schultz State Farm

Tom Mayerhoffer of Drazan, Henke and Associates

Best Insurance Company

Best Accounting Firm

Best Investment Firm

Drazan, Henke and Associates

Best Tax Preparation

State Farm Thrivent Financial Storms & Alpaugh, PLLC

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Martin Cole Thrivent Financial

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A FARM STORE & A WHOLE LOT MORE To our loyal customers: Thank you for voting us #1 Hardware Store & Home Improvement Store! READERS’ CHOICE

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Energy

Kerosene and Gasoline Propane and Diesel Burner Repair Service

Parts/Service

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Best Orthodontist

Medical Best Doctor

Hultgren, Hoxie & Waki Orthodontics

Dr. Tim Grangaard Lakeview Clinic

Best Optometrist/ Eye Glass Store

Best Pediatrician

Lakeview Clinic

Dr. Murali Srinivasan Lakeview Clinic

Best Ophthalmologist/ Eye Care Doctor

Best OB/GYN

Dr. Amy Meath Lakeview Clinic Best Dentist

Dr. Dan Ross Norwood Dental

Dr. Bradley Ludwig Lakeview Clinic Best Dermatologist

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Sondergaard Forcier Builders Best Pharmacy

Medical

Mackenthun’s Pharmacy

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Best Clinic

Best Chiropractor

ABC Family Chiropractic Best Orthopedic Surgeon

Lakeview Clinic

Dr. Jeffrey Maier Twin Cities Orthopedics Best Hospital

Other Shopping/Services

Best Emergency Room

Ridgeview Medical Center Best Urgent Care Clinic

Two Twelve Medical Center

Carver County Work Force Center Best Funeral Home Category continues next page

Thank You For Voting Us The Best Meat Market

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Call us for your new home, remodeling & building needs 952-443-3491 Jay Sondergaard Tim Forcier

Best Employment Services

Johnson Funeral Home

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Best Allergist

Dr. Richard Morris Lakeview Clinic

Ridgeview Medical Center

Thank You for Voting us #1 New Home Builder

www.sondergaardforcier.com Thanks for voting us Best Financial Planning & Best Investment Firm

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Best Florist

Best Lawyer/Attorney

Melchert Hubert Sjodin, P.L.L.P

Victoria Rose Floral Victoria

Best Pet Grooming

Best Gift Shop

Best Pet Supply Store

Jim Gilbert’s Wild Bird Store

Countryside Veterinarian & Feed

Best Hotel/Motel

Best Photographer

AmericInn - Waconia

Scott Bolster Photography

Best Kennel/Boarding Facility

Best Tattoo Parlor

Leah Weinzierl The Pet Sitter by Leah

Lucky Linda’s

Diva Dog

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Best Taxi

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In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Welcome to Trinity! WORSHIP SERVICES Traditional

Saturday 5:30 pm Sunday 8:15 am Praise and Worship

Sunday

10:45 am

EDUCATION HOUR Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

Sunday

9:30–10:30 am

Mid-week Bible Studies

Building Unity Through

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TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL Preschool–Grade 8

WACONIA CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE CENTER Ages 3–5 years old (not yet in kindergarten)

601 E 2ND ST | WACONIA | 952-442-1037

Thanks for making KleinBank the Readers’ Choice in Carver County!

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We would like to thank everyone who voted for KleinBank as their first choice for banking. Since its inception in 1907, KleinBank proudly serves the Carver County area and is ready to make good things happen for you, too.

Thank you for voting us Best Attorney Firm

Stop in and see us today!

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A full service law firm of 15 attorneys to serve you in: Estate Planning & Elder Law · Probate & Trust Administration · Business Law Employment Law · Family Law · Personal Injury/Litigation · Real Estate Law

www.mhslaw.com 121 W. Main St. • Waconia, MN 55387 Call 952-442-7700 or Toll Free 1-888-442-5155 (No charge for initial consultation on personal injury matters)

Waconia: 952-442-2265 • 53 W Main Street Cologne: 952-466-2265 • 210 Paul Avenue N Norwood Young America: 952-467-2313 • 800 Faxon Road Victoria: 952-443-2491 • 1630 Arboretum Boulevard www.kleinbank.com

2011 Minnesota Business Ethics Award Recipient

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Other/Shopping Services

Best Consignment Store

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The Hanger - Victoria

Best Toy/Hobby Store

Best Dry Cleaners

ABC Toy World Best Veterinary Clinic

Sir Knight Cleaners Victoria

Waconia Veterinary Clinic Style & Fashion

Best Eyewear Clinic

Best Baby/Infant Store

Best Jewelry Store

Babies “R” Us

Weinzierl Jewelry

Best Specialty Clothing Store

Best Shopping Center

The Hanger - Victoria

Eden Prairie Center

Best Boutique

Best Wedding Shop

The Stash

Rosie’s Tuxedos & Alterations

Best Children’s Clothing Store

Gymboree

Lakeview Clinic

Thank You READERS’ For Voting Us CHOICE Awards Waconia's #1 Paint Store www.waconiapatriot.com

We Have What You Need And What You Need To Know

Off Next Paint Purchase

952-448-4220 www.dha-cpa.com Two Locations to Serve You 544 Bavaria Lane 129 W. Main St. Chaska, MN 55318 Waconia, MN 55387

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Everson’s Hardware Hank

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Providing Tax and Accounting Services to Businesses and Individuals

To help us celebrate You get 10% off your next paint Purchase during the month of November 2011 Everson's Hardware, Inc. 121 East Highway 5, Waconia MN 952-442-2622

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Congratulations to Jeffrey Mair, DO Voted Top Orthopedic Surgeon by Readers’ Choice Survey Jeffrey Mair, DO is a sports medicine fellowship-trained surgeon at Twin Cities Orthopedics who practices in Waconia, Chaska and Arlington. Dr. Mair has provided orthopedic team coverage for Waconia High School and Crown College since 2006 and US Speed skating since 2007. Special Interests s Sports Medicine s Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee s Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery s Fracture Care Ridgeview Professional Building 560 South Maple St Waconia, MN 55387

Appointments 952-442-2163 TCOmn.com

Be your best, again.

Two Twelve Medical Center 111 Hundertmark Rd Chaska, MN 55318

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Thank You For Voting Us #1 House Cleaning Service Other/Shopping Services Continued

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Clearwater Clothing

Father Larry Blake St. Joseph of Waconia Best Place Of Worship

Faith Lutheran Church Waconia

Religion

Best Vacation Bible School

Trinity Lutheran Church

Best Church Choir/ Music Program

Professional Home Cleaning With A Personal Touch!

Best Pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church

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HOME NEAT HOME 952-934-3254 www.homeneathomeinc.com

Thank -You For Voting Me #1 Kennel/Boarding Facility!

The Pet Sitter By Leah

Best Church Youth Group

Faith Lutheran Church Waconia

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www.the-pet-sitter.net Waconia, MN 55387

952-457-7737 leahpetlover@hotmail.com

Fit Club Schedule fo November/Decem r ber Mon. 8:00pm Relaxat ion Yoga Wed. 9:30am Yoga Thurs. 9:30am Boot Camp Fri. 8:00am Walking /Run Club *Watch for new classes bein g added

VOTED BEST GYMNASTICS!

s Free Wellnes able Profile Avail ent by Appointm

Thank you for voting us #1 Weight Control Center New Hours: 7am – 4pm Mon. – Fri.

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44 W. 1st St., Waconia, MN 55387 952-368-9225 www.theWacFac.com

Thank you to all the readers who voted for Laketown Gym! Without our many volunteers, parents and wonderful kids, there wouldn’t be a Laketown Gym!

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Call the gym to learn how you can join our Parent Organization and make a difference in our community and the lives of these really great kids! www.laketowngym.org • 952.368.3547

RUN ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTEERS!

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

Thank you for voting me #1 Personal Trainer

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Fall/Winter Boot Camp Workouts & Personal Training Programs include: • Adult Boot Camp 1st two sessions FREE 5:15am Monday & Wednesday for new enrollees! 6:30pm Wednesday 8:30am Tuesday & Thursday ...all in Waconia! • 1:1 Personal Training also available

YOUR #1 LANDSCAPING & LAWN CARE PROVIDER

We appreciate your business & support!

Taking New Customers for Mowing, Fertilizing, Aeration & Fall Clean Ups.

Melissa Vogt, BS, CSCS, AEA Fit•It•In Fitness Home: (952) 442-3248 • Cell: (952) 237-6523 mvogt@fit-it-in fitness.com • www.fit-it-infitness.com

prolandscapemaintenance.com Waconia, MN 612.599.6101

Want to be part of the Reader’s Choice “Best Dance Studio”? The Dance Warehouse is still accepting registrations for it’s school year dance program. Come see why we are the fastest growing dance studio in the area!

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1!

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment to dancers of all ages, to offer positive instruction and enhance our dancer’s self-confidence while introducing the best technique. We strive to motivate and excite each dancer, from our youngest students through our most competitive and disciplined young adults.

7954 Century Blvd • Chanhassen,, MN 55317

952-361-3660 • www.thedancewarehouse.net

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Register online at www.thedancewarehouse.net

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THANK YOU

In the Community, With the Community, For the Community

for voting Countryside Veterinarian & Feed as the #1 PET SUPPLY STORE!

STOP IN & SEE US FOR: Veterinarian Services Over 100 Varieties of Pet Food Large Selection of Pet Products & Toys We Carry Organic Poultry Feed

Flashlight Readers a Passion for Reading

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm • Sat 8:30am-1pm

“The Healthy Choice for Pet Care”

COUNTRYSIDE

Tutoring Business!

Veterinarian & Feed

www.Flashlight-Readers.com FlashlightReaders@gmail.com 952-913-2938 • 612-501-7415

13950 HWY. 5, YOUNG AMERICA

952-442-4200

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Flashlight Readers is a locally owned & operated professional tutoring business that specializes in the support of reading, writing and test prep.

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