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Kaia Grobe watched as girls walked up to the top of podium during past state swimming meets, wondering what it felt like. The Chanhassen freshman set her sights on finding out firsthand. On Saturday, during the Class AA State Meet, Grobe experienced that feeling twice. The Storm all-state swimmer took first place in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Both fi nishes were with All-American times. It is the first state titles for the Chanhassen swimming and diving program. “The 100 free was filled with tough competition. With an incredibly explosive start, she swam her heart out and finished first with an amazing automatic All-American time. She was four-tenths of a second off of the Minnesota all-time state record. That will be next year’s goal,” Chanhassen Head Coach Kristen Nicholson said. In total, Grobe collected four state medals on Saturday. She helped the 200-yard medley relay to a fifth-place finish, while the 400yard freestyle relay was seventh.


A proposed 120,000-square-foot Walmart store is slated to be on the Chanhassen City Council agenda on Nov. 28, but there have been no major changes to the plan this month, according to city officials. On Nov. 1, the city’s Planning Commission unanimously recommended against the proposal after several hundred residents came to city ha l l to primarily speak FOR DETAILS against the idea of REGARDING THE CITY Walmart locating STAFF REPORT near the intersection of Highway 5 and Powers Boulevard — the site of a vacant Teleplan building. Walmart is seeking conceptual approval for the project. The city’s existing zoning rules don’t account for a proposal of this size. However there remain several concerns with traffic, architecture and parking issues with the plan, Chanhassen City Manager Todd Gerhardt said Tuesday. The number of parking spaces in the existing plan is 58 short of what the city would like, Gerhardt said. Last week, city staff members met with Walmart engineers and made a few changes to the plan, including moving a retaining wall and addressing some landscaping issues, Gerhardt said. Walmart representatives haven’t responded to inquiries from the Villager. If the City Council votes against conceptual approval of the project the city would prepare fi ndings of fact to support denial and it would be up to Walmart to determine whether it would submit a different plan, Gerhardt said. If the City Council approved the project, Walmart would still have to submit fi nal plans for city consideration. Gerhardt said the staff report on the proposal was expected to be on the city’s website on Wednesday, after this edition went to press due to the Thanksgiving week.



Kaia Grobe is all smiles receiving her second gold medal during the Class AA State Swimming Meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota. The Chanhassen freshman finished first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Minnetonka’s Isabel Wyer placed second.

Yellow Ribbon strives to connect military families with resources BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

For Cara Rainey, wife of Sgt. Colin Rainey of the Army Reserves, starting the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTY R) program in Chanhassen should help make families of military members feel like they matter all the time — not just on Veterans Day or the Fourth of July. She knows what it feels like to go it alone. Her husband has been deployed three times. Lit t le t hi ngs, such as having someone to talk with or go to a movie with can make a big difference, said Rainey, a Chanhassen resident. Rainey joined local public officials, military members and Chanhassen residents on Saturday to officially kick off Chanhassen’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon effort. The goal of the organization is to support area service members and

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon To learn more about Chanhassen’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon effort or to offer support … Facebook: Chanhassen Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Gary Boyle, BTYR steering committee chair , Phone: (952) 934-6677 Bob Ayotte, BTYR steering committee, e-mail: Terri Cheung, BTYR steering committee, e-mail:

their families during and after a deployment cycle. The organization will solicit volunteers to support families with everything from snow shoveling to health services. Lt. Adam Kedrowski, a Yellow Ribbon outreach coordinator, said a recent survey of Iraq veterans found that their No. 1 concern during a deployment was, “Who is taking care of my family?” Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong

said he can only imagine the frustration military members feel when they’re halfway around the world. “We’re here and we can help,” Furlong said. While the number of military families is difficult to quantify because of data privacy rules, members of the Chanhassen BTYR steering committee believe there are several hundred

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Chanhassen Cub Scouts help draw names of winners of American Flags during the Chanhassen Beyond the Yellow Ribbon kickoff event Nov. 19. Lt. Adam Kedrowski, Chris Tjornhom and Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong look on.

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Chanhassen shooting may be gang related BY RICHARD CRAWFORD

A shooting incident Tuesday morning may be gang-related, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Carver County deputies and Eden Prairie police responded to a call of shots fi red at 2 a.m. Nov. 2 2 nea r t he Emerson Rosemou nt Compa ny, 82 0 0 Market Boulevard, in the city of Chanhassen. According to deputies at the scene, Chhun Pheakdey was assaulted by several people as he left work after his shift. The beating may have been in retaliation for an assault in Eden Prairie last month, according to the Sheriff’s Office. P r e l i m i n a r y i nve s t i g a tion indicates, Pheakdey, 32, who works t he night shi f t


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at Emerson Rosemou nt , wa s le av i n g work after his shift ended at 1: 3 0 a.m., when he was assaulted by severa l p e o ple. Du ri ng t he a s s au lt , Chhun Pheakday Pheakdey was punched and kicked in the face and head. Pheakdey is allegedly “affiliated” with the Asian Boys Gang, according to the Sheriff’s Office. When the assailants ran off, Pheakdey is alleged to have chased, caught a nd pistolwhipped one of them before fi ring several rounds. Bullet casings were recovered by Carver County deputies near



Dale Gregory, Chanhassen Park Superintendent, helps cut a cake celebrating his 40th year of employment with the city of Chanhassen along with his wife, Roseanne and Todd Hoffman, Chanhassen’s director of Parks and Recreation. Gregory is the longest serving city employee in the city’s history. When he started working for the city on Nov. 17, 1971, he was the lone member of the parks department. Gregory has overseen the construction of 35 city parks, 85 miles of pedestrian trails and numerous park improvements.


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families in Chanhassen from all branches of the military. U.S. Rep. John Kline, a supporter of the BTYR program, said the program will succeed

if residents pitch in. “It doesn’t work unless people make it work,” Kline said. “Thank you for not just honoring them … but helping them.” To that end, the BTYR steering committee welcomes residents, businesses or organizations who are willing to help

out, whether it’s baking cookies or providing a service. “We’re interested in all levels of commitment,” said Chanhassen Assistant City Manager Laurie Hokkanen, who serves on the BTYR steering committee and is married to a service member.

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Mayors take stock of state of the cities



Mayors of eastern Carver County cities provided Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce members with updates at last Wednesday’s meeting. Mayors Mary Hershberger Thun of Victoria, Mark Windschitl of Chaska, Tom Furlong of Chanhassen, and Greg Osterdyk of Carver provided overviews and insights on projects under way in their cities, and what’s ahead in 2012. T he reconst r uction of H i g hway 5 b e g i n s a f t er Memorial Day through Labor Day, extending from H i g hway 4 1 to ju st p a st t he bridge i n t he cit y of Vic t or i a . B u si ne s s e s i n dow ntow n Victoria hope to offset the major disruption and six-week closure with publicity and promotions, a nd Mayor Hershberger Thun urged adjacent communities to get out the word that Victoria will be open for business, no matter what. Businesses in downtown Victoria have nearly doubled since 2007, Hershberger Thun said, and while t here wi l l be shor t-ter m pain during reconstruction, the long-term benefits will be worthwhile. Chaska is looking forward to welcoming the new Southwest Christian High School currently under con-

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What is so great about Thanksgiving? BY SARA ROBERTS

My 11-year-old daughter and I were discussing our favorite holiday’s when I shocked her by proclaiming Thanksgiving as one of mine. “What is so great about Thanksgiving?” she asked. I thought about it from her perspective. There are no presents, no elaborate ceremonies, no costumes, no fireworks – so what was so great about Thanksgiving? I realized that the absence of pomp and circumstance was exactly what I loved about Thanksgiving. It is the coziness of a warm fireplace, a decadent meal, football on the TV in the background, and the excitement of the first snowfall. It is a feeling of tradition, gathering with family, and most of all, the accumulation of memories. I told my daughter about the time my aunt dropped the entire turkey on the floor, and the horror

FOR MORE READER COMMENTS ON THANKSGIVING, READ PAGE 6. turned into a three-generational giggling fit in the kitchen. I told her about the time my brother and I went sledding with my cousins and he snagged his jacket on the top of a high fence we were climbing and got stuck. I told her that she met most of her extended family at Thanksgiving 11 years ago when she was 2 weeks old and how magical it was to have the first grandchild adding to our tradition. No, Thanksgiving was not going to be any 11-year-olds favorite holiday. But maybe, if I do my job right, that same 11-year-old will cherish the holiday as much as I do in 30 years. Sara Roberts is a Victoria resident.




Sara Roberts is teaching her daughter Ann the meaning of Thanksgiving.

For many of us, the holiday season begins this week and our thoughts turn to family, friends, food and shopping. It’s pretty easy to pop open a laptop, pull out the iPad or smart phone and with a few clicks and a credit card cross No. 4 off of your list. But wait… Let’s talk “shopping” and national, regional and Chanhassen-based “buy local” efforts. Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, was created by American Express. Mary Ann Fitzmaurice, of American Express, said that local merchants that accept American Express saw a 28 percent rise in sales volume compared with the same Saturday last year. The folks at American Express are putting their money where their mouths are by giving away 200,000 $25 statement credits for cardholders that shop at a small business that accept their card. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has Holidays on Main, which urges residents to do 75 percent of their shopping in Minnesota’s downtown districts. By doing so, residents can have an enormous impact on the local economy and community.

What happens when you buy local? According to the U.S. Labor Department, if half of the employed population spent $50 per month at a locally owned business it would generate $42.6 billion in local revenue. W hat would this mean to our Chanhassen micro-economy? $ 8.2 million dollars spent right here in our community! This is based upon 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows 13,744 employed persons living in Chanhassen. So, what’s happening here in this regard? We’ve formed Buy Chanhassen, a non-profit run by volunteers who solely focus on promoting our local business community to those who live, work, volunteer and worship here. What are we up to? When you “Text BUYCHAN to 91011” you receive weekly text messages promoting local offers. For more information: twitter @BuyChanhassen and Facebook. What does Buy Chanhassen do for businesses? Buy Chanhassen provides sponsors with discounted media buys, social media expertise, search engine optimization, search engine marketing and business tools in the form of webinars and follow-up, face-to-face forums.

Buy Chanhassen sponsorships fund the organization and all proceeds go back into promoting our business community. So, how do you Buy Chanhassen? Two easy steps. 1) Awareness – We have about 550 businesses in Chanhassen. This includes “visible” businesses, i.e., retail establishments, restaurants and major employers. It also includes the “invisible”, home-based service businesses that provide day care, music lessons and consulting. Our guess is that you can fi nd just about anything you need right here in Chanhassen. 2) Action – Go online and search for what you need and include the word “Chanhassen.” For example, a quick check of marketing consultants shows that there are six in town. Restaurants? 24. Woman’s Clothing? 6. You get the idea. Buying local is up to you and people only volunteer when they feel strongly about a cause. Given that Chanhassenites donate more than 382,000 hours per year (, the Buy Chanhassen effort has a good chance of making a difference to our local business owners and our great community. Scott and Clayton are members of Buy Chanhassen.


Send a card to the troops Remember our military members and veterans during the holidays. The “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign, sponsored by the American Red Cross, is now underway in Carver County. While this is the fi fth year that the American Red Cross has promoted this program in partnership with Pitney Bowes, this is the fi rst year that Carver County has participated. The Board of the Twin Cities Chapter is asking the community to sign one or more holiday cards with a brief message thanking a serviceperson for his or her services and wishing them well. It’s that easy. Or, if your group would like to make cards and sign them, that’s acceptable too – what a wonderful, memorable way to connect with others in a meaningful way. If there are children at your Thanksgiving celebration or other gatherings, provide the tools for making cards, but please no glitter. Envelopes are not necessary. Holiday cards are being accepted at the Carver County Libraries through Dec. 1. The cards will be collected and then distributed by the American Red Cross to our nation’s active

and deployed military, as well as to veterans at VA facilities. Churches, businesses, families and organizations of any sort are welcome to participate. Let’s remember those who serve or served during the holidays!

Libby Fairchild Chaska Board Member Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross


Millionaires’ playground I wonder how many readers were struck by the ironic juxtaposition of two articles on the front page of the Nov. 17 Villager. At the top was an article about how legislators are working to assure that Minnesota taxpayers will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to a New Jersey developer. Below the fold was an article detailing the rise of poverty in eastern Carver County. When the poverty rate in Chanhassen has more than doubled in the past decade (from 1.9 to 4.1 percent) it seems hard to justify taxing citizens for a millionaire’s playground.


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The way to predict your future is to create it Do you realize unhealthy is the new norm? 23 is the number of pounds the average American is overweight 3.8 million Americans weigh over 300 pounds. 32 percent of U.S. children are overweight or obese Children today, are the fi rst generation in 100 years to have a lower projected life expectancy than their parents. It is predicted that by 2030, 86 percent of Americans will be overweight or obese. If these predictions are realized, $1 out of every $6 spent on health care would be spent to treat obesity related conditions. It all starts with small baby habits that can create huge results. Here are five easy habits that don’t involve a diet that will kick start a healthier holiday season. Make junk food boring If you are trying to cut back, don’t even think of bringing cookies and sweets and chips into your kitchen. Who do you think is going to eat it? And buy boring food. The more variety the more you eat. In a one day study, people who were offered pasta in three different shapes ate 600 calories, but people who were offered pasta in one shape ate 500 calories. Variety is the one reason people eat a lot more in restaurants. Boring is good! When hungry, rinse fruit or veggies and eat. Rinse a container of strawberries.



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a whole grain sandwich for lunch (8 grams). Eat some hummus with whole-wheat crackers (6 grams). Have 1 cup of broccoli for dinner (6 grams). You are at a whooping 32 grams. Aim for about 25 grams a day. A “good” source of fiber contains 3-5 grams. A “high” source of fiber contains 5 grams or more. On a food label, read the serving size fi rst Does your morning cereal have 150 calories per ½ cup or cup? Does your frozen dinner or pizza serve one or four? The number one thing to check on your label is the serving size. Remember 100 extra calories a day adds up to a weight gain of 10 pounds a year. Sometimes 100 calories is two bites! Habits and choices, not diets, are the path to a healthier and happier lifestyle. You can predict your future through your habits. Eating healthy and moving our bodies are who Gary and I are, not what we do. Ever notice the word eat is in the word create? What you eat today does indeed walk and talk tomorrow. So now you know the “weigh” to predict your future is to create it. Better get busy! Chere Bork, MS RD is a health and life balance enthusiast, national speaker and Wellcoach® from Eden Prairie, who helps people, discover their purpose to live happily and healthfully ever after. Her website is

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The Kerber farm was located east of Lake Ann and north of the present Eckankar location.

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In the summer of 1936, the hottest in history and no rain, the old farm house was torn down and a new one built. Being we needed a place to live during construction, dad white-washed the pig barn. Mom sewed many flour sacks together to divide all the rooms. Our bathtub was usually a garden hose or Lake Ann. We loved our summer home. In the fall we moved into the new home and adjusted quickly. Mr. Thomas, the foreman, earned 50 cents an hour and the final cost of the home was $5,000. It had three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large deck upstairs; the fi rst floor included a large kitchen, living and dining rooms, an enclosed porch, and a bedroom. There was also a full basement and a large cold cellar. Dad was a great handyman and could repair most things. He was also skilled in plumbing, cement work, and actually built a house in Carver Beach on Nez Pearce Road. Our brother, Ken, his wife, Leona, and family lived in that house for a few years before moving to their own farm, the Ashman farm, in 1950 where he carried on dad’s successful farming skills with some of Dad’s livestock. Cy, Madonna and their family also lived in this house until they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dad and mom were very generous and shared their produce (milk, eggs, cream, butter, dressed chickens, home-baked pies, breads, and cookies) with many people, including the Benedictine nuns and Franciscan priests at St. Hubert’s. During snowstorms that immobilized many, dad would take food to the people in Carver Beach. Dad was very protective of his family particularly during severe storms at night. He would awaken us and lead us to the stone house near our home. Dad nearly lost his life during the Armistice Day snow storm, Nov. 11, 1940, when his car stalled on “Butter Hill.” He walked home and actually fell into the house from exhaustion. We did not recognize him as he was covered with ice and snow. All he could think of while walking, “I have to make it home; I have a family I need to take care of.” There is


William Kerber posed for a photo with his grandchildren in 1962.

sen, were always ready to help one another with threshing, baling, and filling the silos. Mom loved preparing food for this crew. Lots of her delicious sandwiches made from her homemade bread were served for lunch. It was always special to be a part of this working crew. One striking blessing was the closeness of all the Kerbers working together to fi nish everyone’s work.


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FISHING ON LAKE ANN Mom loved to fi sh on Lake Ann and very often she took a few of us along. She knew exactly where the fish were biting, particularly near the lily pads. We didn’t like to bait the hook or take the fi sh off the hook, especially the bullheads, so she kept busy while fishing with us. Her dad, John Schneider, loved to fish, so she made sure he got enough fish. Our parents loved to dance to Bohemian music played by Schmeichal’s Band at the Carver Beach Club House. (It is no longer there). The Bohmer family from St. Paul played on weekends. After chores and supper the whole family went to the Club House – no baby sitter needed. The younger ones with their pajamas on often fell asleep on the wide benches along the wall while the older ones watched them, tapped their toes to the music, and watched mom and dad dance. These were special times. Dad loved to do spur-of-themoment outings. Many times after Mass he’d ask mom to get lunch ready and the whole family would go for a drive. It was always fun to explore other towns and areas. We would find a spot where there were swings so we could run off some of our energy. Afterward, we’d find time to visit a church or two for quiet prayer and then go home. One of ou r fond memories was dad making popcorn on the wood stove in the kitchen where we all gathered to enjoy root beer, popcorn, and listening to dad play the harmonica. Our parents loved to have company and entertained friends very often on Sundays for the noon chicken dinner. We spent lots of great times with our cousins at our home or visiting them at their homes. Our place seemed to be the gathering place for their friends on holidays and for spur-of-themoment parties. Yes, mom was always busy. She loved to bake, cook, garden, can, quilt, sew, embroider, crochet, knit, tad, play bridge, and cover coat hangers by the hundreds. She gave many away – people today still remind us that they have one or more of these coat hangers in their closet. Each one of us and our spouses has received one of her beautiful ivory crochet afghans. Our parents were excellent models for us. They gave us a basis for a strong faith, they taught us to respect and love one another. Sharing, a great work ethic, honesty, and to be active in our church and community were also lessons we learned. Even though we worked hard we had time to have fun. There were many baseball games in the meadow with the Dan Kerber cousins. Many hours were spent at Nicollet Field watching the Minneapolis Millers play baseball. Or we would make fudge…this was Ken’s favorite thing when the folks were gone. In 1959, dad sold the farm to Ecklund and Swedlund Builders a nd he a nd mom were able to live on the farm until 1962. The farm animals and equipment were relocated to Corcoran where our brother David continued to run it until his death in 2005. Dad and mom eventually moved to a newly built home on Apple Road in Excelsior and lived there until their deaths, respectively, in 1970 and 1994.


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a book, “All Hell Broke Loose,” by William Hull that describes experiences of people during this terrible storm. On page 154, our sister-in-law Leona Wolf Kerber was one of the 20 children on a school bus who survived the storm. Many people lost their lives that day. Dad met our mother at a St. Hubert’s School play. Mom’s brother Tony Schneider was dating dad’s sister Sophie. When Tony and Sophie went to see the play, dad rode along and met mom there. Dad had a classy snow cutter – doors on each side, black exterior and red interior – drawn by a nice shiny black horse named Rock. He kept a robe in the cutter to keep warm, along with matching cap and mittens made from one of the farm horses that had died. In the summer months he dated m,om with an Elgin car – black 4-door with yellow and black wheels. Everyone knew it was Will and Clara in that car. They dated for two years. After World War 1 ended in 1918, they decided to marry as mom’s brother Jack would be coming home from France. The date was set for Tuesday, June 24, 1919, at 9 a.m. when dad was 29 years old and mom 23 years. It was very common for many years to marry during the week and in the morning. A solemn high Mass was held at Guardian Angels Church in Chaska with Fr. Bernard Webber as celebrant. Sunday night before the wedding it started to rain heavily. The area, from Highway 41 to Chaska to the farm where mom was born on River Road, was flooded, as well as Highway 169 to Highway 101. On Monday, not knowing how much more rain would fall by morning, mom p acke d her we dd i n g clothes and her dress sewn by her sister-in-law Ann Kerber Scholtes who lived in Chanhassen with her husband, Henry, and took a train from Shakopee to Chanhassen. Dad’s family picked her up at the depot and took her to dad’s parents, Dennis Kerber and Mary Donnay, who had just moved in April to Chanhassen. Using the yellowwheeled Elgin they managed to get to the wedding. The guests were brought across the water and mud with a lumber wagon drawn by horses and driven by Hubert Pass. Mom’s brother-in-law Jack Weckman took guests across a road to the church with his surrey while many guests came by boat. The reception that lasted all day was at the farm. Mom said, “There was no honeymoon, no dance, but off to work together on the farm.” Mom worked side by side with dad in the barn, in the fields, and took charge of the household duties. She was a g re at ga rdener, ke epi ng the garden well groomed and weeded. When we joined the Sugar City 4H Club, our project was gardening. During the home tour, we made sure it was a picture for the “Better Homes and Garden” magazine. Canning was a full-time job all summer and into fall. The cold cellar was fi lled with Mason jars full of peach, pear, plum, and apple sauces – others with pickles, beets, sauerkraut, and meats. The bins were filled with potatoes, carrots, and onions. Homemade root beer and catsup were also available. Some days we cleaned up to 75 chickens for the freezer. They were cleaned with an assembly line of all of us – if not cleaned properly they came back to us for more cleaning. Mom was the inspector. Our kitchen was always fi lled with the aroma of bread baking. During threshing days, Mom baked large doughnuts that she called wagon wheels and served them to the workers. The hard-working Kerber farmers, including dad’s three brothers, John, Al, and Charlie, who also farmed in Chanhas-

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“Cutting weeds in the heat of summer was not much fun” said Cy Kerber. “Neither was milking cows in the middle of winter” his brother Bill added. Their sister, Alice, spoke up, “Scrubbing the floor after you messy guys was not much fun either.” These were some of the memories Will and Clara Kerber’s children had growing up on Lakeshore Farm. Lakeshore Farm, located on the west side of Powers Boulevard (formerly known as Chanhassen Road) and on the east shore of Lake Ann, came about after dad’s grandparents, Frank and Frances Kerber, came from Germany. They bought this 73-acre farm and farmed it until they moved into Chanhassen in the house that was later bought by Len and Lorraine Roeser. Dad acquired the farm through his father, Dennis. Dad moved on the farm and rented it for about seven years before he bought it in 1919. Charlie, his brother, lived with him for eight years. Dad also bought about 160 acres of Carver Beach property for back taxes from a bankrupt attorney, Mr. Smadbeck, from New York. Later Dad sold about 15 acres to Frank Moulton, a Minneapolis alderman. The Carver Beach property was a dumpsite for Minneapolis residents. We cleaned up all 120 acres that were fi lled with trees, garbage, and golf balls. Many rocks were hauled to Lake Minnetonka. Next to us was a showcase farm named “Highpath Farm” owned by Daniel Bull, chairman of the Cream of Wheat Company, and operated by Lowell and Helen Nelson. The farm had registered purebred Holstein cattle. A baby bull named Cap was purchased from that farm for $100 (big money then) and later another bull named Kalo was purchased resulting in a substantial increase in the milk production. This line of bulls carried the name of Carnation Ormsby Lunde. Cap was eventually sold to the Minnesota Valley Breeders Association in New Prague for $1,000. Dad was like a doctor with his herd of purebred registered Holsteins. He helped deliver baby calves and called the veterinarian, Dr. Spannous, only when necessary. The cows were properly taken care of with daily brushing, proper bedding, and washing of tails. They were fed minerals, Grimm’s alfalfa, (a plant with deep roots, clover like leaves, and blue/purple flowers) and silage, all grown on the farm. Dad was milking the cows by hand and when he had a herd of 40 milking cows, mom became ver y concer ned about him working so hard. Seeing an ad of a milking machine in Hoards Dairyman magazine, she ordered it. Later they purchased

a few more machines which lightened his work. The cows were also entertained with a radio tuned into WCCO and sometimes it was switched to a musical station. Dad loved to dance with us in the barn and many times when entering the barn you could hear him play his harmonica. His favorite song was the “Red Wing Polka.” He said having the radio on and listening to music was relaxing for the cows. Monthly, a cow tester came to the farm to check the butterfat in the milk of each cow. We all helped to keep good records of each cow. Dad and mom were very organized with their crew of four sons and three daughters.

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Editor’s Note: Randi Van Sloun, Alice Leuthner, Cy Kerber, Elizabeth Foley and Bill Kerber submitted this information via the Chanhassen Historical Society.



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5:30 P.M. - CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION, FOUNTAIN e. Approve Resolution CONFERENCE ROOM Authorizing Certi¿cation Note: If the City Council does not of Hook-Up Charges to complete the work session items Property Taxes. in the time allotted, the remaining items will be considered after the VISITOR regular agenda. PRESENTATIONS A. Impervious Surface Discussion. LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATES B. Irrigation Meter Fee Discussion. 2. a. Lt. Jeff Enevold, Carver C. Truth-in-Taxation Presentation, County Sheriff’s Of¿ce 2012 Budget b. Chief John Wolff, Chanhassen Fire Department 7:00 P.M. – REGULAR MEETING, CITY COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS CHAMBERS 3. WALMART: Request for ConPUBLIC cept Planned Unit Development ANNOUNCEMENTS (PUD) approval for a commercial development of a 120,000 squareD. Invitation to Tree Lighting foot Walmart Store on approxiCeremony mately 14.10 acres of land located at the southwest corner of Highway CONSENT AGENDA 5 and Powers Boulevard (1000 Park Road). Applicant: Walmart, All items listed under the Consent c/o Kimley-Horn and Associates, Agenda are considered to be Inc. routine by the city council and will be considered as one motion. COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discusADMINISTRATIVE sion is desired, that item will be PRESENTATIONS removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately. City CORRESPONDENCE council action is based on the staff DISCUSSION recommendation for each item. Refer to the council packet for ADJOURNMENT each staff report. 1.

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This Thanksgiving, display an attitude of gratitude


opefully there is a time on Thanksgiving Day – between putting the turkey in the oven and planning our Black Friday assault on retailers – that we are actually giving thanks. Perhaps it’s saying thank-you for the recent harvest, as our early American settlers did, but in the more suburbanized areas of the southwest metro area it is more likely about offering our thanks for good health, for family ties, for supportive spouses, or God’s many blessings. Whatever we are thankful for, it’s the expression of gratitude – that “attitude of gratitude,” you might say – that’s important. So important is the act that authors have credited gratitude for being one of the secrets to a person’s well-being. This Thanksgiving, give thanks often … and if not often, at least well. Just as the southwest-area readers on this page have done.

Grateful for Mom I’m thankful for my mother, who died Oct. 15. Her funeral was the same weekend our large family had planned to gather for her 92nd birthday. (Her 11 children saw this coincidence as an extension of the


thing about this Thanksgiving day will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Our wedding day was Nov. 24, 2001. My bride of 10 years is the most important person in my life, and there is no doubt in my mind that I am a better person because of her... Thank you Merry! I love you!

Ron Kramer Chanhassen exquisite efficiency that characterized Mom.) Growing up on a selfsustaining dairy farm during the Great Depression, she took little for granted and was unimpressed by extravagance. Creativity, hard work and kindness motivated her. She believed that if you could see a better way to do something, then you needed to pursue it. She had

Life is too short W hen I get together with my family, we do the traditional going around the table, stating what we’re thankful for. We hear the usual phrases of being thankful for family, friends, jobs, love. I thought about what I would say this year. I love the spirit of gratitude in general. It makes me feel good to say anything that has to do with thankfulness. I have been a social worker for 29 years of my life. For the last 12 years, I’m honored to say that I have worked in the field of hospice. I work with people of all ages who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. I’m involved with the person directly along with working with the family of the patient. In lieu of that, I have to say that I am thankful for the gift of life. We hear “live life like it’s your last day” or “life is short.” Ask a person who

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God provides us multiple blessings for a good life and takes care of those who have provided for or befriended us in our lives – including those who have gone before us. God bless each of us – Happy Thanksgiving to all – here & in our thoughts.

has a terminal illness how that truly feels. Dying people have taught me how to live. I have met some amazing patients along with their families who have these amazing attitudes of gratitude. Life is a gift. At times, it’s not easy being on this earth. We all have our share of heartaches (some more than

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A Thanksgiving anniversary This Thanksgiving will be very special to me in many ways. The good lord has blessed my wife, Merry, and I and guided us through some difficult times. We were blessed with our fi rst grandson, and even though we are unable to visit very often (they live in Maryland) we are able to watch him grow, and keep in touch with the help of today’s technology. We have su f fered t h rough tough economic times, with unemployment, and under employment, but that is turning around. I have started a small business and have seen it grow over the last year, and Merry has again found full-time work. I will be undergoing some minor surgery the week of Thanksgiving, and Merry will be by my side to help me through my recovery. But possibly the most special

fi nished college by age 18 but saw nothing spectacular about that. She was simply doing what she could at the time. The best thing about Mom: She really understood the power of kindness. “Sometimes forgiveness of self is the best bridge to happiness,” she said recently when I told her about something I have always regretted. She chose words carefully, to heal and inspire. Thanks, Mom.

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PROVERB OF THE MONTH — Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. — Cicero

Feed My Starving Children nourishes body and spirit BY MANDI CHERICO

mula. The soft formula meets nutritional standards of the Six days a week, in a non- World Health Organization for descript office park on the babies 7-12 months of age. It has border of Chanhassen and already saved countless young Eden Prairie, volunteers of all lives, most recently in droughtages, religious affi liations and stricken northern Kenya. backgrounds come together for Due to a powder-like cona common purpose: packing sistency, the potato formulas nutritious meals for hungry are more difficult to pack than kids around the world. These FMSC’s original rice-based volunteers are joining Chris- formula. But Lisa Pederson tian hunger relief organization has seen volunteers roll up Feed My Starving Children’s their sleeves and rise to the homegrown solution to world challenge. hunger. And they’re making “It’s been a lot of work,” a big difference in the lives of said Pederson, “But, wow! countless children. Just think about the impact of Feed My Starving Children this food on the children who (FMSC) opened their third eat it.” Minnesota site in Chanhassen In addition to Chanhassen, at 18738 Lake Drive East in FMSC has sites in Eagan and 2006. On the cusp of a reces- Coon Rapids (their national sion, nation-wide volunteer- headquarters), two sites in ism and nonprofit giving was Illinois, and one site in Ariat an all-time low. Yet Lisa zona. They also do an average Pederson, Chaska resident of four traveling MobilePack and FMSC Chanhassen site events per week throughout the supervisor, saw faith-based United States. community members pitching FMSC ships their food to in right away some of the to feed starvmost dangering kids. ous places in “St. Huthe world, yet bert’s Cathoafter 25 years lic Communiof shipments, ty [in Chan99.97 percent hassen] has of the meals volunteered have gotten from the beto thei r inLisa Pederson. ginning and tended desnow we have tinations. a group come in every Thurs- They attribute this extraordiday to pack,” she said. “They’re nary track record to feeding wonderful.” children in the name of Jesus Students at private Chris- Christ. A fter each packing tian school Chapel Hill Acad- shift, volunteers are given emy in Chanhassen have also the opportunity to join FMSC been loyal volunteers. employees in praying a bless“There was one time when ing of safety over the packed we were desperate for volun- food boxes. It’s an FMSC traditeers,” said Pederson. “We tion that sets them apart from called Chapel Hill and asked other food aid organizations. them to pack and they said, Like many of their volunteers, ‘Sure!’ We wouldn’t have been FMSC sees feeding kids as an able to make that food shipment opportunity to follow Christ’s without them.” example of compassion on the C h a n h a s s en volu nt e er s poor; in body and in spirit. made history being the fi rst to ABOUT FMSC pack MannaPack Potato-D; the fi rst food formula in the world Founded in 1987, Feed My made specifically to restore the Starving Children is a Chrishealth of those with diarrhea. tian hunger relief organization The World Health Organization that distributes nutritionally names diarrhea as the number- complete meals in nearly 70 one killer of malnourished chil- countries. The meals – just dren in the developing world, as 24-cents each – are funded by it claims 3.5 million young lives donors and packed by volunannually. After a successful teers. FMSC has maintained clinical study in Zimbabwe, a the highest four-star rating former World Food Program from Charity Navigator for official called the formula: “the seven consecutive years. Regmost exciting product I’ve ever ister to volunteer, donate and seen.” learn more at Also volunteer-packed fi rst Mandy Cherico is a media at Chan, MannaPack Potato-W relations associate with Feed My is FMSC’s fi rst “baby food” for- Starving Children.

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‘Taize’ service provides spiritual respite for the faithful BY UNSIE ZUEGE

In a world of 24/7 talking heads, texting, and tweeting, Taize is a refuge of silence and contemplation. For the past year, Sandy Rodenz has organized a monthly Taize service at St. Hubert’s Church but you don’t have to be Catholic to participate. The one-hour service is ecumenical. It is for anyone who seeks a refuge for prayer, song and reflection. Taize is gaining popularity across the country. When Rodenz was on vacation earlier this year, she came across a Taize service in North Carolina. Locally, Taize services are offered at Cretin Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minnehaha Methodist Church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Chruch, Edina, even at Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus. Although Rodenz had invited Jim Bledsaw, pastor at Bethel Fellowship Community Church, to provide a reflection, Kristie Hennig, associate pastor at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Chanhassen, and Deb Bergstrand, a pastor at Prairie Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, attended simply as participants. Local pastors enjoy having a spiritual refuge where they can simply participate, and not lead as they usually do on Sundays. “It’s nurturing to have a moment of quiet,” Hennig said. “I applaud St. Hubert’s for offering to host this. “As a pastor, Sundays are actually quite busy,” Hennig said. “For me, this is a quiet place where I can listen. In a way I am more tuned into God than when I’m leading worship.” Rodenz of Chanhassen experienced a Taize service at Benilde St. Margaret’s High School several years ago. The experience moved Rodenz, and she coordinated a Taize service during Lent in 2009 at St. Hubert’s. In 2010, she initiated a once a month Thursday evening service October through June 2011. The most recent service was Nov. 10. There will be a Dec. 8 service for the Advent season. White candles burning in the low light of the sanctuary provide an intimate and sacred place for quiet and


Taize Prayer invites contemplation through prayer, music, readings, and silence. The service is ecumenical, meant to create a quiet oasis from which to speak to God, and for God to speak to participants. stillness. On Nov. 10, more than four dozen people gathered for an hour-long service. Volunteers read from Scripture, and a quartet of musicians and a pianist provide musical intervals, and accompany simple songs. Toward the end of the evening, par ticipants take turns lighting candles near the front of the sanctuary, as part of their silent prayers. Rodenz encourages people from local communities to attend, pointing out that it is for people of all faiths.

Taize Prayer What it is: A simple ecumenical service, multi-denominational, with songs, scripture, prayer, and silence. How to say it: The French pronounce it (TAY zay); Americans pronounce it TAH zay) How it started: Taize is a small village in eastern France. Brother Roger, a Swiss monk, started the Taize Community during World War II, to shelter war refugees including Jews to encourage reconciliation. Today: Those of Christian faith gather to pray three times a day in this ecumenical community, to more deeply commune with God. Where: Currently at St. Hubert’s Church, 8201 Main St. Chanhassen.

A PLACE OF PEACE Taize is a tiny village in France that has become a magnet for Christians on a spiritual pilgrimage. In 1940, a Swiss monk named Brother Roger came to Taize to provide a place for World War II refugees including displaced Jews. Brother Roger hoped to create an ecumenical sanctuary to encourage reconciliation and peace. Since then, Taize has become a worldwide phenomenon that attracts pilgrims of all ages. Accommodations are simple barracks and many bring tents, forming a constantly shifting but peaceful tent city. Attendance ranges from 30 visitors at a time to more than 5,000. Participants work alongside the monks and brothers of all faiths maintaining the monastery and grounds. Three times a day, the monks call the participants to a simple worship in which simple chants, songs, and prayers are given. The centerpiece of the service is the extended silence signaled by a bell, for contemplation. Pastor Bergstrand recently took 17 local women, includ-

When: The next Taize service is 7 p.m., Dec. 8, for Advent. No service in January or February. It begins again in March, on the second Thursday of the month. ing Hennig. to France for 12 days. One of their stops was at Taize. “It was a pilgrimage to sacred places in France,” Hennig said. “Among the places we visited were Chartres Cathedral and the labyrinth there, and Taize. “It is an ecu menica l international site that is very popular with young people especially in summer,” Hennig said. “When we were there, it was the equivalent of our MEA weekend in Minnesota, and there were 3,000 French students staying. The monks don’t charge a fee. Instead, visitors give as they are able.

you can sing it in your own language. I was listening and around me I could hear people speaking in French, German and English.” Bergst ra nd f i rst visited Taize five years ago on a trip with her own family. As a pastor, she has organized trip to sacred places i ncludi ng t he Holy L a nds. When she planned this trip to France, she was asked to include a visit to Taize. “Oh, of course, we did the typical tourist things, too” Bergstrand said, “and we even took a French cooking class. But we spent time visiting sacred places and the meditation labyrinth at Chartres.” One of the high points was Taize. T he g roup spent an afternoon, evening, and following morning there. “It’s very moving,” Bergstrand said. “There is a sense of holiness. The reason it is so simple is so that we can see God in simplicity, and uncover our commonalities.

A SENSE OF HOLINESS “ T he brot hers a re P rotestant and Catholic,” Bergstrand said. “Their goal is to live a life of simplicity, to say prayers for peace, and bring people together from different cultures. The music there is chant-like and repetitive, and


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Ramsey fitting in well as a Gopher BY ERIC KRAUSHAR


Chanhassen freshman Kaia Grobe shakes the hand of Minnetonka’s Jenny Einhorn after winning her heat during the 100-yard freestyle prelims Friday. Grobe won the event title the next day.

A double state champion BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

then had to regroup in order to get ready for the next big challenge,” Nicholson said. Kaia Grobe dominated her Her next challenge was the competition all season. The 100 freestyle. Seeded fi rst with Chanhassen freshman wasn’t a time of 51.27 – two-tenths of a even tested until the section second ahead of Minnetonka’s meet. Isabel Wyer – Grobe left her The one goal on her mind all competition in the water. season? To win every race. “I was really pumped up. I The two most important felt really good before the race,” wins came Saturday as Grobe the freshman said. swam All-American times to “The fi rst time I walked up win state titles in two events at the podium after the 50 free, it the Class AA State Swimming was just an absolutely amazMeet. ing feeling. Before the 100, It is the fi rst state titles for I thought I want to feel that any Chanhassen athlete in again,” Grobe added. the school’s short three-year She swam the fi rst 50 in a history. quick 24.23, but her second So, what does a state cham- 50 was even better at 25.95 as pion do the next day? Have her Grobe pulled away from Wyer state teammates over to watch for the almost one-second vicmovies all day. tory at 50.18. Grobe’s in fectious smile “The 100 free was fi lled with returned in a big way over the tough competition. With an weekend. After tapering for the incredibly explosive star t, state meet instead of the section she swam her heart out and meet like most swimmers do, fi nished fi rst with an amazing she fought through the pain automatic All-American time. through the Section 6AA Meet She was four-tenths of a second and still ended up with one of off of the Minnesota all-time the fastest times heading into state record. That will be next the state meet. year’s goal,” Nicholson said. After the preliminaries, she Grobe was all-state in four owned the top times in the 50- events, swimming legs on the and 100-yard freestyle events. 200-yard medley and 400-yard But she was saving her best freestyle relays. for last. Chanhassen’s team of Grobe, “I got some encouraging Kylie Da h lg ren, Bridget te words from (Coach Kristen Grob e a nd Shelby Hol mes Nicholson) combined to and I was swim an Allready to American r a c e ,” s a i d considerGrobe about ation time of t he 5 0 free 1:48.56 in the style. “You’re medley. able to see the Edina, other swimthe Class mers in the AA champi50 and I think ons with 316 that pushes points, won Kristen Nicholson me to go a the event little faster. I in a time of didn’t want to lose.” 1:45.65. She improved from her fi rstIn the 400 freestyle relay, day time of 23.29 with a season- Grobe, Samantha Prasher, Holbest time of 23.15 to win the mes and Dahlgren moved up a event by almost a half-second spot from its preliminary seed over Wayzata’s Emma Paulson to place seventh in 3:32.96. and Rochester John Marshall’s “We went into the 400 free Allison Schumacher. relay with no place to move G r o b e w a s n’ t f i n i s h e d but up. We changed our order though. around a bit, which proved to “She celebrated the win, but be a winning combination. Sam

“She celebrated the win, but then had to regroup in order to get ready for the next big challenge,”

R achel R a msey bleeds Maroon and Gold. It’s in her blood. The daughter of former Minnesota Wild Assistant Coach and 1980 Winter Olympic defenseman Mike Ramsey, Rachel is the second member of her family to wear the ‘M’ sweater. Her dad played one season with the Gophers before competing on the famed Miracle on Ice squad and later 19 seasons in the National Hockey League with Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Detroit. As a freshman defenseman on the University of Minnesota women’s hockey team, Ramsey is living out her childhood dream. “It was an easy decision. We had a lot of maroon and gold in our house with my dad playing a season here. I’ve been a huge Gophers fan for forever. I still remember my first game. I went with my grandparents when I was 10 or 11. Ever since then, this is where I’ve wanted to play,” Ramsey said. Ramsey, a Minnetonka High School graduate and Chanhassen native, has been on the ice since she could skate. And a lot of that was because of her father, who was an NHL All-Star four times and played in more than 1,000 career games. “I’ve been incredibly blessed. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Any girl or boy growing up with a dad like him is incredibly blessed. He’s taught me a lot about what I know about the game today. As I’ve gotten older and starting playing in high school and now here at the U, he’s really stepped back and let the coaches do their job. But I am who I am because of him,” she said. Last year, Ramsey helped Minnetonka to its first state championship with a 3-2 win over Edina. She was an all-state selection and was one of the five fi nalists for Miss Hockey Minnesota. Ranked among the top scoring blueliners in the state with 44 points last season, Ramsey signed with the Gophers and has been a hit so far in her first collegiate season. Entering play this weekend at Harvard, Ramsey has one goal and eight assists in 14


games with the University of Minnesota. The Gophers are 12-2 and are ranked No. 3 in the country. “I don’t like to lose. Coming out of Minnetonka where we won a state title to coming here where we’re one of the top programs every year, it’s just been great. My high school team did a great job preparing me and the coaching staff and the girls here (at the U) have helped me fit right in,” Ramsey said. The transition from the high school game to the collegiate ranks can be a tough one, but for Ramsey, who doesn’t fit the bill of a true freshman with her size (six feet) and skill, the adjustment has been a smooth ride. So much so, she was on the top defensive pairing in an 11-0 win over New Hampshire Nov. 18. “I wouldn’t say things are easier (now). Every game is going to be a battle and a challenge. But I would say I’m settling in. It’s been about twoand-a-half months here. You’re calmer, which makes it easier when you’re not panicking,” she said. Having played at a high level all of her hockey career, Ramsey sees former teammates and opponents almost every weekend with the Gophers. With New Hampshire, it was no different. Kayla Mork, a Victoria native and 2011 graduate of Breck High School of Golden Valley, is a third-line wing for the Wildcats. The two players competed together on summer teams for many years. “I’ve been playing with Kayla since U12s. Her dad, Frank, was my coach for quite a few summers. It was fun to see her on the ice,” said Ramsey, who didn’t seem to mind being on the 11 side compared to the zero. “ It ’s r e a l ly f u n pl ayi ng against friends and seeing the success they are having. It’s fun to see everyone that you grew up with play college hockey. To be at the top level, playing against them, is really awesome,” Mork said.

Chanhassen freshman Kylie Dahlgren places 12th in the 200 individual medley. swam the time of her life in a 54.90; Shelby held her own at a 55.01; Kaia split a jaw dropping time of 49.88; and Kylie swam her all-time best in a 53.17. They dropped an additional two seconds from the night before. That time was also an All-American consideration time,” Nicholson said. “The girls just continued to get better and better as the meet went on. They put it all out there and didn’t back down. They swam with passion and swam smart. They set these goals long ago and decided to make them come to fruition last night. It was truly a team effort last night between all of the girls,” the coach added. K a i a Gr ob e, B r id g et t e Grobe, Prasher, Dahlg ren

and Holmes earned all-state honors. “I just love relays and I love the girls on them. It’s just really easy to get pumped up for relays because you’re up there with all of the girls. I feel like there is less pressure because you’re only one part of the race,” she said. Chanhassen fi nished 10th in the team standings with 97 points. A lso swimming on Day Two was Dahlg ren in the 200 individual medley. The Storm freshman placed 12th in a time of 2:10.16, which was just off her season-best effort of 2:09.28 in the preliminary round. Dahlgren was also 21st in the 100-yard backstroke with a preliminary time of 1:00.63.

ance, flexibility, strength and self-confidence. The club is coached by Minnetonka Wrestling coach, and founding director, Al Plante, who will be assisted by the Minnetonka High School varsity coaching staff and parents as well. The two additional founding directors of Tonka Wave are Mike McAnally and Jim Armour, each with strong backgrounds in wrestling who bring unique skill sets to the club. Coach Plante, who began his w rest li ng c a reer as a 65-pound seventh grader who was told he was too small to play sports, developed into a

Division II college wrestler. He brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to the club. “There are a lot of life lessons in wrestling; we experience wins and losses on the mat and in life. Tonka Wave Wrestling prepares our kids in how to handle both gracefully,” Plante said. The Tonka Wave Wrestling club launched their inaugural season in October this fall with over 60 kids attending two youth camps for grades K-5. Enrollment in the youth c a mp s w a s a d m i n i s t e r e d through Minnetonka Community Education.


Chanhassen native and University of Minnesota freshman Rachel Ramsey had a pair of assists in an 11-0 win over New Hampshire Nov. 18 at Ridder Arena.


New wrestling club for Minnetonka area youth An exciting new wrestling club in the Minnetonka area has launched their inaugural season. The Tonka Wave Youth Wrestling club is a new program for kids who want to improve their all-around athletic skills and participate in a fun and competitive program. The season runs from Nov. 2 8 t h rou g h M a rch 15 a nd i s op en to you ng at h letes through the entire western

metro area. Kids can join today by going to the club’s website, w w w.ton k awave. com. Young athletes from kinderga r ten t h rough eight h g rade a re able to develop at h letic abi lity and ski l ls in the program which will b enef it t hem i n vi r t u a l ly all other sports and athletic activities in which they currently engage. Kids practice and wrestle against others at their same weight. The club focuses on the basics of wrestling and promotes the positive attributes of wrestling as a youth sport while increasing conditioning, bal-



Eden Prairie sophomore Kira Zubar, a Chaska native, won her first state championship at the Class AA State Swimming Meet Saturday at the University of Minnesota. Zubar won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:52.45 – an AllAmerican time. She was also fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.28) and was part of the 200- and 400-yard freestyle all-state relays.

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Skippers capture second at state swimming meet BY ERIC KRAUSHAR

Edina ran away with the Class AA State Girls Swimming team title for the second straight year, but fellow conference foe Minnetonka had a great meet to place second overall. The Skippers, who placed 10th in 2010, fi nished with 188 points. Edina had 316 with Stillwater Area in third with 171. Minnetonka’s top individual fi nish came from sophomore Isabel Wyer, who placed second in both the 100- and 2 0 0 -ya rd freest yle events. Wyer, who missed the state meet a year ago after competing in three events as an eighth-grader, was within a second of the winners in each race. In her fi rst event, the 200 freestyle, Wyer trailed Edina’s

Nikki Larson by two seconds through 100 yards. The Minnetonka swimmer came back to make it a race, passing Robbi n sd a le A r m st ron g ’s Courtney Evenson over the fi nal 25 yards for the runnerup spot. Wyer’s season-best effort of 1:49.73 was just 53 hundredths of a second off Larson’s winning time. Wyer was second in the 100 freestyle to Chanhassen freshman Kaia Grobe with a swim of 51.16. Grobe won the event in 50.18. Minnetonka was also second to Edina in both the 200and 400-yard freestyle relays despite season-best times. The Hornets became the fi rst team in state history to win all three relays. In the 200 relay, the team of Carolyn Kane, Jenny Einhorn, Abby Saddler and Wyer posted a time of 1:35.52. Edina won

the event with a Minnesota all-time record of 1:34.40. In the 400 relay, the Skippers’ team of Kane, Einhorn, Wyer and Amelia Schilling dropped three seconds from its preliminary time at 3:30.01. Edina came in at 3:28.60. Ot her a l l-st ate f i nishes from Minnetonka were Schilling in the 200 freestyle (sixth, 1:53.88) and the 500 freestyle (fourth, 5:00.05); Einhorn in the 50 freestyle (fi fth, 23.96); and Carolyn Kane in the 50 freestyle (seventh, 24.06). The Skippers got a number of good swims in the consolation heats to score enough points to hold off Stillwater for the runner-up team spot. The medley relay of Anna Jeska, Mackenzie Smith, Sadd ler a nd Li z K a ne hit t he wall at 1:49.84 for 11th-place overall. Ot her top -16 i ndividua l fi nishes were Delany Ambro-

sen in the 200 freestyle (14th, 1:56.65); Saddler in the 50 freestyle (14th, 24.61); Einhorn in the 100 freestyle (11th, 53.32); Carolyn Kane in the 100 freestyle (14th, 53.55); Liz Kane in the 100 backstroke (14th, 59.99); Claire Sebald in the 100 backstroke (16th, 1:00.39); and Smith in the 100 breaststroke (16th, 1:08.22). Holy Family Catholic diver Kayla Lindeman, who sat in fourth place through eight dives, scored 312 points in 11 dives to place ninth overall. Northfield’s Bailey Dupay won the event with a score of 405.50. The Fire took 34th in the team standi ngs wit h ni ne points. The junior diver moved up from seventh to fourth after the semifi nal round with an eight-dive score of 236.25. Lindeman had a mark of 146.50 after the preliminary round.


Chan girls win at Prior Lake Classic The Chanhassen seventh-grade girls basketball team were the champions in the Prior Lake Pre-Holiday Classic Tournament Nov 12-13. Team members are front row from left, Karin Ellefson, Katya Berkland, Amber Mollet, and Lauren Tritch. Back row: Joanna Hart, Grace Morley, Hannah Olund, and Jenna Bilden.

Traveling team wins at Minnetonka


Minnetonka teammates Isabel Wyer, right, and Amelia Schilling, trailing, were one-two in the second heat of the 200-yard freestyle preliminaries Friday at the Class AA State Meet.

The Chaska 4A boys traveling basketball team competed in their second tournament of the year. Three wins against Minnetonka and two Eden Prairie A teams secured first place in the Tonka Classic Nov. 19-20. The team remains undefeated with their next tournament Dec. 3-4. The team is, back row from left, Coach Chad Lea, Adam Ouska, Zach Lea, Charlie Dardis, Landon Vergin, Luke Gitzen, and Coach Mike Gitzen. Front row, Colden Dodds, Charlie Kucera, Grif Wurtz, Ben Kallman, and Coach Trent Wurtz.


Wildfire see late leads disappear For the second straight game, Holy Family/Waconia held a one-goal advantage in the third period. But for the second consecutive game, the Wildfi re couldn’t hold on. Bloomi ng ton Ken nedy notched the tying goal 38 seconds after Holy Family/Waconia took the 2-1 lead with 9:18 remaining in regulation. The Wildfire outshot the Eagles 45 -19, but the game ended in a 2-2 tie Saturday in Waconia. Megan Menzuber scored her first goal of the season with 9:18 to play to give the Wildfi re a 2-1 lead. Earlier in the game, Abby Hanscom tied the score at one in the second period. Carly Bergstrom made 17 saves for Holy Family/Waconia (1-0-2). Earlier in the week, Makayla Williams gave Holy Family/Waconia a 3-2 lead at the 6:17 mark of the third period, but the St. Cloud Icebreakers got the tying goal in the fi nal minutes of the stanza to force overtime. Despite outshooti ng St. Cloud 10-1 in the five-minute extra session, the Wildfire couldn’t get the game-winner in a 3-3 tie Nov. 15. Maggie Kippley scored for

the Icebreakers, which draws most of its players from St. Cloud Cathedral, with 2:54 left in regulation. HFC/Waconia had a 5-on3 power play for 93 seconds in the extra session after St. Cloud took back-to-back tripping penalties. However, the Wildfire couldn’t capitalize, fi nishing the game 0-for-5 on the power play. JC Reinke gave the Wildfi re a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal at the 15:32 mark. A short-handed goal from Sarah Rosland at 1:33 of the second period made it 2-0 for HFC/ Waconia. St. Cloud tied the score with goals in each of the second and third periods before Williams notched her first goal of the season. Bergstrom, who missed the team’s season opener, made 25 saves on 28 shots. HFC/Waconia outshot the Icebreakers 35 to 28 for the game.

UNBEATEN STREAK Minnetonka is rolling now. After starting the season with a 3-1 loss to Anoka, the topranked Skippers now have an unbeaten streak of four games. Minnetonka topped Rose-

mount 5-2 Nov. 17 and then won the second game in two days 3-2 over Class A’s No-1 ranked Warroad. A third game on Nov. 19 saw a scoreless draw with Roseau. Against the Irish, the Skippers broke open a 2-2 game with three second-period goals. Diana Draayer, Laura Bowma n a nd Had ley Cookson netted goals for Minnetonka during the stanza. Rosemount led 1-0 just 25 seconds into the contest and 2-1 before Sydney Baldwin scored her fi rst goal of the season for Minnetonka. Darby Flatley also had a goal in the fi rst period for the Skippers (3-1-1). Scori ng pl ays were not available for Roseau and Warroad. The game between the Skippers and Warriors pitted the two championship teams from last season.

TOUGH LOSSES The South top-seeded Chaska/Chanhassen/Prior Lake/ Shakopee adapted soccer team went 0-2 at the State Tournament in Stillwater Saturday. The Southern Stars, who entered the state tournament undefeated at 10-0, lost for the second straight year 5-4 in the quarterfi nals to Mounds

View/Irondale/Roseville. Brady Morcomb and Corey Geske each scored twice and Kiki Ler added a goal for the Rams. Bruce Matusovic made 21 saves in net for the win. Aaron Brennan and Nick Bratrud each scored twice and Dylan Drapp stopped 14 shots for the Southern Stars. Anoka-Hennepin claimed the CI title 3-2 over St. Cloud Area. CCPLS lost 7-5 in the consolation semifinals to South Suburban also on Saturday. Rory Gaston scored four goals in the last 15 minutes of the game to lead the Jets to the consolation championship. Zachary Minn scored twice and Mark Moren once for the Jets. Goaltender Sam Cashin stopped 27 shots for the win. Aaron Brennan scored four goals and Bratrud added one, while Dylan Drapp stopped 30 shots for the Southern Stars. This year’s Southern Stars team averaged 13.1 goals per game to their opponents’ 2.5. Junior Josh Haller and Bratrud, a sophomore, scored 25 and 21 goals, respectively, during the regular season. Drapp, a senior keeper, played in the net for every game and compiled a season record of 10-0.

WEEKLY SCHEDULES Girls Hockey at Prior Lake, 3:45 p.m.

Don’t miss this HIGH KICKIN’ The dance season gets going next week in the Missota Conference with its first meet at Farmington High School. The conference season is split into three meets: high kick, jazz/funk and the championships in which both dances are done. Tuesday’s meet is for high kick.

Chanhassen H.S. Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 361-CHAN (2426)  Home boys hockey games at Victoria Arena  Home girls hockey games at Chaska C.C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Girls Basketball at Chaska Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Boys Hockey vs. Irondale Scrimmage, 10:15 a.m. Girls Hockey at Prior Lake Invite, TBA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Dance team at Missota HK Meet (Farmington), 7 p.m. Girls Hockey at Edina, 7 p.m. Boys Hockey vs. Hopkins, 7:15 p.m.

Minnetonka H.S.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Girls Basketball vs. Prior Lake, 7 p.m. Boys Hockey at Apple Valley, 8 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic H.S. Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 443-HOLY (4659), ext. 1111  Home girls hockey games at Victoria and Waconia Arenas

Web schedule:  Home hockey games at Pagel Activity Center  Home basketball games at Minnetonka H.S. East Gym

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Girls Hockey at Prior Lake (vs. Holy Angels), 1:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Girls Basketball at Wayzata Scrimmage, 9:45 a.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Girls Basketball at Providence Academy, 7 p.m. Girls Hockey vs. Richfield (Victoria), 7:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Girls Hockey at Prior Lake Invite, TBA

Chaska H.S.

Chan girls second at Lakeville Invite After two tough wins over Eden Prairie and Lakeville North, the Chanhassen fifth-grade girls traveling basketball team took second place at the Lakeville North Tournament. Front row from left, Kaelyn Cruikshank, Kenzie Hurt, Lauren Reilly, Brielle Bornhorst, and Kaitlyn Mullen. Back row: Aila Billings, Felicia McKenzie, Grace Becker, Claire Melander, and Emily Jaeger. Coaches: Jon Melander, Tom Becker, and Vicky McKenzie.

Chan boys win at Minnetonka Invite The Chanhassen 6C boys basketball team placed first Nov. 18-19 in the 27th annual Minnetonka Tournament. The team defeated Orono on Friday night then both Hopkins and Minnetonka on Saturday to become 6C boys champions. The team is, front row from left, Matt Hove, Jackson Cole, Hunter Flannery, Brian Taylor, Lorence Kurth and Aaron Torborg. Back row: Coach Eric Braaten, Benjamin Wilson, Tyler Tiran, Sean Skoglund, Kai Braaten and Coach Jeff Tiran. The same team placed third in the Chaska Tournament Nov. 12-13.

Web schedule: School: Hotline: (952) 556-HAWK (4295)  Home basketball games at Chaska H.S.  Home hockey games at Chaska C.C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Girls Basketball vs. Chaska Scrimmage, 9 a.m. Girls Hockey at Prior Lake, 3:45 p.m. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Boys Basketball at Bloomington Kennedy Scrimmage, 3 p.m. Girls Hockey at Prior Lake Invite, TBA TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Dance team at Missota HK Meet (Farmington), 7 p.m. Girls Hockey at Edina, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball at Jordan, 7:30 p.m.

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The Chanhassen Gold fourth-grade girls basketball team won three of four games to take second place in the Rockford Tournament Nov 19-20. Pictured are back row from left, Coach Alvin Hebert, Lily Schwen, Megan Price, Morgan Muench, Courtney Wedin, Chloe Hebert, and Coach Steve Schwen. Front row: Tori Tollefson, Lily Armstrong, Kyra Grindberg and Madison Thomas.

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The Carver County deputies assigned to the cities of Chanhassen, Victoria, and Carver and the townships of Laketown, San Francisco and Dahlgren responded to the following calls Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. Nov. 14 At 2:46 a.m., responded to the intersection of Highway 5/ Highway 41 in Chanhassen where a juvenile male was cited for a curfew violation. There were several reports of vehicle-deer collisions in the county. At 11:13 a.m., responded to the 7800 block of Great Plains Boulevard in Chanhassen for a report of theft of a projector valued at more than $800. Nov. 15 At 8:32 a.m., responded to the 400 block of Fourth Street East in Chaska for a report of a theft of a computer estimated at $500. At 12:56 p.m., responded to the

1300 block of Ithilien in Chanhassen for a raccoon problem. Nov. 16 At 10:03 a.m. responded to the 1700 block of Arboretum Boulevard in Chanhassen for a report of fraud involving gift cards. Nov. 17 At 1:24 a.m., responded to the 3700 block of South Cedar Drive in Chanhassen for a car fire and damage to a garage. Estimated damage: $10,000. No injuries. At 9:27 p.m., responded to the 8600 block of Chanhassen Hills Drive North in Chanhassen for a report of a garage fire. Nov. 18 At 9:13 a.m., responded to the 900 block of 78th Street West, Chanhassen, for report of a theft. At 2:03 p.m., responded to the 1300 block of 80th Street in Victoria for a report of theft of a GPS from a

vehicle. Estimated loss: $100. At 2:04 p.m., responded to the 7800 block of Chanhassen where a Minneapolis man was arrested for felony check forgery. At 6:14 p.m., responded to the 400 block of 79th Street West in Chanhassen for a report of a gasoline drive off. Estimated loss: $45. At 8:05 p.m., responded to the intersection of Audubon Road/ Wildflower Lane in Chaska for a traffic stop. A Chaska woman was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana. Nov. 19 At 2:30 a.m., responded to the intersection of Highway 5/ Crimson Bay Road in Chanhassen where a Victoria man was arrested for 4th-degree DWI. There were numerous reports of cars in the ditch and traffic accidents. At 5:03 p.m., responded to the intersection of Market Boulevard/ Main

Street in Chanhassen where a Chanhassen man was arrested for 2nd-degree DWI and property damage hit and run. At 6:44 p.m., responded to the intersection of County Road 61/ Bluff Creek Drive in Chanhassen for a five-car accident. At 10:10 p.m., responded to the intersection of Waters Edge Drive/ Lake Susan Drive in Chanhassen where a Chanhassen man was arrested for 3rddegree DWI, DWI test refusal and possible theft charges. There were several reports of vehicledeer collisions in the county. Nov. 20 At 5:20 p.m., responded to the intersection of 79th Street/ Market Boulevard in Chanhassen for malfunctioning train stop arms. Editor’s Note: You can listen to police, fire and sheriff’s calls 24/7 through our online police scanner at www.

through ice and d row ning around the holidays, it’s just so incredibly tragic,” Smalley said. “Since records have been kept, a quarter of those who die by falling through the ice are 9 years old or younger.” Sma l ley said chi ld ren should not go out on the ice without adult supervision, even when c ond it ion s i mprove. Last wi nter, fou r adu lts died falling through the ice. The DNR recommends contacting a local bait shop or resort at the destination lake to fi nd out if ice is safe for the planned activities. Winter sports enthusiasts can obtain a free packet of ice safety information by calling DNR Information Center at (651) 296-6157 in the Twin Cities area, toll-free (888) 6466367 or e-mail boatandwater.

according to a State Patrol incident report. According to the State Patrol, Rios was driving a 1996 Sat u r n sout hbou nd i n t he northbound lane of Audubon Road, at about 7:20 p.m., when it struck a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, heading northbound on Audubon Road. Zachery Utecht, 19, of Victoria, was driving the Silverado with passengers Jason Bren, 19, of Victoria and Mallary Whittaker, 20, of Chaska. The three were all treated for nonlife threatening injuries at the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. Rios was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was detected in his system. None of the three occupants of the Silverado were wearing seatbelts, and no alcohol was detected in their system.

erly secured. “Children are at greatest risk for harm when they are riding in a vehicle,” stated He at her Da rby, chi ld pa s s en ger s a fet y c o ord i n ator at the DPS Office of Traffic Sa fet y, i n a press release. “ Pa rent s ne e d to t a ke t he time to properly secure their child and have them in the cor rect rest rai nt for t hei r size and age.” The DPS emphasizes the l i fe - s av i n g i mp or t a nc e of correct child safety restraint and booster seat use to keep children safe while riding in a vehicle. In Minnesota, three out of four child restraints are used incorrectly — meaning children are riding in the wrong restraint or it is not properly secured. Booster seats are required by law in Minnesota. A child is ready for a booster once t hey have outg row n a forward-facing seat, typically between 4 0 – 6 0 pounds, de pending on the seat’s limitat ion s. Ch i ld r en mu st r ide in a booster until they are age 8, or 4 feet 9 inches tall — wh ichever c ome s f i r st . DPS recommends keeping a child in a booster seat based on their height rather than their age. Booster seats lift a child up s o s e at b elt s f it s t hem properly. Poor seat belt fit can contribute to serious injury, ejection and death .


Beware of thin ice

Outstanding photographs of holiday decorations Let there be light! We’re looking for the biggest and brightest – not the biggest and brightest people, but the biggest and brightest displays of Christmas lights and holiday decorations, whether they’re yours, your neighbor’s, or just something everyone should see. Share your best photo with Chanhassen Villager readers. Send your picture – in .jpg format, at least 3 MB in file size – to Editor Richard Crawford,, before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Include your name, daytime phone number and city of residence, as well as the address of the display. We’ll run some reader photos online at and some CHANHASSEN in the Dec. 8 Villager print edition.


In the light of a near tragedy in Anoka County this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding parents to caution their children to stay off ponds, streams and other water bodies that now have a thin coating of ice. Sunday afternoon, an eightyear-old Oak Grove boy fell through a thin coating of ice on a small neighborhood pond. He was rescued after about 15 minutes in the icy water and treated at the hospital. “Kids are attracted to ice like a magnet,” said Tim Smalley, DNR boat and water safety specialist. “They just don’t know how much ice it takes to support a person, nor what is or isn’t safe.” As of Nov. 21, no ice in Minnesota has been reported by DNR conservation officers as consistently 4 inches thick, the recommended minimum thickness for wa l king and sma l l g roup activities. Ice safety guidelines also recommend a minimum of 5 inches of new, clear ice for snowmobiles and ATVs, and 8 to 12 inches for automobiles. Children often go outside to play during the holidays - while meals are prepared – a nd t hey c a n st ray onto unsafe ice. “Some yea rs we receive repor ts of children fal ling

Man killed and three injured in Chaska crash A Shakopee man driving in the wrong lane was killed in a head-on crash on Friday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Martin Ballines Rios, 40, of Shakopee died in an accident near the Audubon Road and Wildflower Lane intersection,

Properly secure your children Many Minnesota parents a re not prop erly secu ri ng their children in car seats or using booster seats, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Of the 3 0 chi ldren (ages 0 –7) killed and 4,021 injured during the last five years in the state (2006 –2010), only 53 percent of victims were prop-

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Return to Oz CTC’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ takes the audience back home BY BARBARA TIEBEN


hose who see Children’s Theatre Company’s holiday show, “The Wizard of Oz,” should prepare to be transported – and not just to the Land of Oz. Prepare for a trip back in time. Within minutes of the opening curtain I was once again that 6-year-old with a blanket pulled up to my eyeballs as the tornado roared through my living room. The house, the cow, evil Mrs. Gultch – and the Wicked Witch! – swirled by. And by the time Dorothy’s house thumped down into Munchkinland, I was firmly settled into the year 1963 when I remember taking my first trip to Oz. Artistic Director Peter Rothstein doesn’t miss a delightful nuance from the iconic film as he presents a show that is both familiar and fresh. As the timeless film is so much a part of entertainment history (it was broadcast on television annually from 1959 to 1991), I came to the theater expecting to get reacquainted with my friends Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Accompanied by my grandchildren, I expected to see in their faces the delight, fear and amazement I’d experienced during my first journey to Oz. What I didn’t expect was that I would take a trip into my past. Suddenly I was 6-year-old me cowering behind the couch when the Wicked Witch of the West explodes into Munchkinland. And it came rushing back how horrified I was, year after year, by those striped stockings curling up underneath Dorothy’s house. Truly a show for all ages, my grandchildren, ages 5, 6 and 7, had seen and loved the classic film. During our car ride to the theater they asked if I thought trees would throw apples at Dorothy and how a real-life Wicked Witch could melt away on stage. We talked about theater magic and expected we might be amazed. We were not disappointed. Maeve Coleen Moynihan

What I didn’t expect was that I would take a trip into my past. Suddenly I was 6-year-old me cowering behind the couch when the Wicked Witch of the West explodes into Munchkinland. And it came rushing back how horrified I was, year after year, by those striped stockings curling up underneath Dorothy’s house. delights as Dorothy. A former lullaby league munchkin from CTC’s 2002-2003 production of the show, Moynihan perfectly portrays the Dorothy we know and love. And Toto, too! The audience offers warm chuckles each time Toto makes an entrance. Dean Holt, Max Wojtanowicz and Reed Sigmund shine as Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Rothstein’s staging offers visual cues that complement the script’s early references to brain, heart and courage as the trio portrays farmhands Hunk, Hickory and Zeke. Jennifer Blagen is every bit as dark and evil as she should be as the Wicked Witch of the West. Though many in the audience know the show well enough to recite lines along with the actors, we still are surprised and frightened each time she appears. In an astounding trick of theater magic, Janet Hanson plays both Aunt Em and Glinda the Good Witch of the North, and she nails the contrasting roles. Scenic Designer Scott Bradley and Costume Designer Helen Q. Huang present a Munchkinland and


Above – Maeve Coleen Moynihan is Dorothy, Max Wojtanowicz is Tin Man and Dean Holt is Scarecrow in Children’s Theatre Company’s “The Wizard of Oz.” The show runs through Jan. 8.

At left – The Wicked Witch of the West (Jennifer Blagen) strikes fear in the hearts of Dorothy and her friends during their journey to Oz.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Children’s Theatre Company enters the Land of Oz for the third time in its 46-year history. The Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Toto, too, travel through the timeless classic. Based on the original 1939 film, this production showcases CTC’s trademark scenic and costume design by Scott Bradley and Helen Huang, marking the Emerald City’s return to the stage. Time: Evening and matinee showtimes through Jan. 8 Cost: Adults $19-$49; children 17 and younger, students and seniors $19-39 Location: Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis Info: or (612) 874-0400

an Emerald City that are rich and colorful. The poppy field is an enchanting combination of color, texture and motion. The muted tones of the

costumes and set of the Gale farm suggest the classic film’s black and white opening and closing sequences. L. Frank Baum’s 1900

book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” has enjoyed myriad cultural references and reinventions such as “The Wiz,” “Wicked” and even an episode of “Scrubs” titled “My Way Home.” CTC’s production brings us back to the heart of the tale and, like Dorothy’s happy ending, feels like a homecoming.

Back to the Book “The Wizard of Oz” is based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Baum wrote 13 novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels and a host of other works including “The Magical Monarch of Mo.”


Light bright A re a com mu nities wi l l be celebrati ng t he season with these Christmas lights events.

SHAKOPEE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL Get in the holiday spirit at the annual festival, which includes caroling and holiday music, the Velodazzle Parade, an appearance by Santa, horsedrawn carriage rides, the Shakopee Chamber Toy Drive kick-off and tree lighting ceremony. Hot chocolate, coffee, apple cider and cookies will also be served. Time: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Cost: Free Location: Downtown Shakopee Info: (952) 445-1660

CHANHASSEN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Come and see the lighting of the holiday tree in City Center Park and enjoy a bonfire, carolers, refreshments, gingerbread displays, live reindeer, and of course and visit from Santa Claus. Time: 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Free Location: City Center Park Plaza, Chanhassen Info:

HOMETOWN HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING The event featuring a pinata, program, carolers, visit by Santa and the tree lighting. Hometown Holiday

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children in Belle Plaine with candy canes. Bring your camera for pictures. Event also includes cookies and cider, horse-drawn carriage rides, music and tree lighting. Time: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Cost: Free Location: Townsend Park, Belle Plaine Info: (952) -873-4295

runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Chaska. Time: 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Free Location: City Square Park, Chaska

WINTERFEST Event includes pictures with Santa, St. John’s Choir performance, tree lighting ceremony, caroling, dance and gymnastic performances. Time: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Free Location: Downtown Savage (123rd Street from Natchez to Princeton Avenue) Info:

CHRISTMAS IN VICTORIA Events include crafts, visits by “Buddy the Elf” and Santa, carolers, cookie decorating, treats and more. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. Time: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Free Location: Downtown Victoria Info:

HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES Tour eight local homes decorated for the holidays. The tour is a fundraiser for the Jordan High School all-night graduation party. Special attractions include the Jordan High School Chamber Singers’ performance at closing social hour at the Jordan Fire Department. Pick up a map at the Jordan Fire Department before starting the tour. Time: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: $10 per ticket pre-sale; $12 day of event Location: First stop at the Jordan Fire Department, 431 Varner St. Jordan Info: (952) 492-4400

LAKEFRONT DAZZLE The second annual Pavilion Holiday Lighting Spectacular and Holiday Dazzle Parade includes fireworks,



Kids enjoy hot cider at the tree lighting festival in Jordan.

pony rides, music, concessions and kettle corn for sale, carolers, face painting, crafts, sledding, skating and photo with Santa. Drop off Toys for Tots or bring a canned good or $1 for the food shelf. Time: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 Cost: Free Location: Lakefront Park, Prior Lake Info: dazzle.shtml

HOLIDAZZLE PARADES Bundle up the kids, pick up the grandparents and head to the Target Holidazzle Parade. Every year since 1992, when the first parade marched down Nicollet Mall, more than 300,000 spectators converge on downtown Minneapolis to join the sparkling fun of this lighted holiday parade. Brave the wind chill and watch streetside, or keep warm in the downtown skyways

or in the “Hot Seats” where paradegoers can view the parade from the comfort of a heated tent. Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 Cost: Streetside and skyways free; hot seats $9 Location: Nicollet Mall from 12th St. to 4th St., Minneapolis Info: or (612) 338-3807

The second annual European Christmas Boutique and 2012 Czech Heritage Junior Royalty Coronation will feature arts and craft, European imports, ethnic dolls, silent auction, stage entertainment, demonstrations, bake sale, kids activities, St. Nick’s Across Europe featuring the Czech St. Nicholas, door prizes and coronation. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Peace Center Food Shelf. Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Cost: Free Location: American Legion Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Ave. S., New Prague Info: (952) 758-2217 or

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let'sGo!Calendar of the same name, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas – the Musical.” The score features well known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Time: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10; and 2 p.m., Dec. 4, 10 and 11 Cost: Adults, $15; 17 and under, $10 Location: Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Blvd, Chanhassen. Info: or (952) 2507206

WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS! Listings are printed free but not guaranteed, although we do our best to include them. Submit your events through our website, where you can find many more local and regional fun things to do. You can also send an e-mail to editor@chanvillager. com. Deadline is one week prior to publication. For information call (952) 345-6471.

NOV. 24 THANKSGIVING DINNER Love INC of Eastern Carver County is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone in the community to attend who may not have a place to go, or anyone to eat dinner with, or the means to have a special dinner for Thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome. Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24 Cost: Free Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fourth and Oak streets, downtown Chaska Info: (952) 448-2433


NOV. 25

COMEDIAN JOLEEN LUNZER Comedian Joleen Lunzer will perform comedy on three nights during Thanksgiving week. Also appearing will be comedian Greg Freiler. Time: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 Cost: $13 for 8:30 Wednesday and Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday shows; $10 for 10:30 p.m. Saturday show Location: MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 First Ave., Shakopee Info: shakopee

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE The Autumn Ridge & Southern Stars Girl Scouts hold their annual children’s Holiday Boutique. Find hundreds of specialty craft items, bake sale fare, and gift shop. Children can purchase items for parents, teachers, siblings, and pets. The boutique’s children shop features items that are wrapped and gift-tagged when they are purchased so the surprise won’t be spoiled. Children can shop by themselves or with an older Girl Scout “shopper helper.” There is also a bake sale and adult craft sale for adults. Time: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Items in children’s shop priced $3 or less Location: Pioneer Ridge Middle School, 1085 Pioneer Trail, Chaska Info: Rachel Anderson at (952) 4489499,; Dawn Dammann at (952) 443-1974,


Join a naturalist as she introduces some of Richardson Nature Center’s CHRISTKINDLSMARKT resident reptiles and amphibians. The fifth annual Excelsior Meet these herps up close and watch Christkindlsmarkt, an open air some of them eat. For all ages. Christmas market, will be held Nov. Time: 2-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 25, 26, and 27 in downtown Excelsior. Cost: Free Opening: The market opens at Location: Richardson Nature 10 a.m. Nov. 25, preceded by the Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Christkindlsmarkt parade down Water Bloomington Street. The parade is lead by the Info: (763) 559-9000 or Christmas Angel, the newly crowned Prince and Princess of the German organization Spielmannszug, the Minnetonka High School Chamber Singers, Mrs. Minnesota USA , Mayor Nick Ruehl, Darel Liepold the Town Crier, and our Christkindlsmarkt Santa.


NOV. 26


The Carver County Historical Society holds its winter Green Gift Gala. Kids can enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, make homemade Christmas ornaments, use recycled materials to make gifts for family and read “When Santa Turned Green.” They will also learn ways to make their holidays more “green.” Parents, drop your kids off for a free afternoon to Christmas shop. Registration required. Time: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: Free Location: 555 West First Street Info: (952) 442-4234; hgould@


Enjoy nature-based fun for the Adapted especially for the Old Log whole family. The November theme is Theater with music and lyrics by Bob Williams, this rags-to-riches tale about Buckthorn Bust. a servant girl who is transformed into Time: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27 a princess is full of music, humor, Cost: Free with gate admission of magic and audience participation. It $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and is intended for youngsters of all ages younger; free to Arboretum members and embraces the holiday spirit. A Location: Minnesota Landscape concession lunch of hot dogs, chips and cookies will be available at noon Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska for all shows. Special appearance by Info: or Santa Nov. 25 and Dec. 18. (952) 443-1422 Time: 1 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Dec. 3, 10, 17-18, 26-31 TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY Cost: $16 TEAS Location: Old Log Theater, 5185 Share holiday joy at these formal teas Meadville St., Excelsior Info: or (952) 474-5951 complete with freshly baked sweets and savories, plus an English trifle. STORYTIME BY THE TREES Time: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 30; Dec. 2, 4, 7-11, 15-18, 21-23 and 27-30 Sit down with the children by a Cost: $23 for Arboretum members; favorite tree and listen as the elves $26 for non-members and helpers tell favorite holiday Location: Snyder Building Tea Room, stories. Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 25-27; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 26-31 Info: (612) 626-3951 or Cost: Free with regular admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and younger; free to Arboretum members HOLIDAY HERALDS OF THE Location: Minnesota Landscape MINNESOTA CHORALE Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., The Holiday Heralds will perform at Chaska the Arboretum. Info: or Time: 1:30-2 p.m. and 2:30-3 p.m. (952) 443-1422 Saturday, Nov. 26 HOLIDAZZLE PARADES Cost: Free with Arboretum admission of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and Bundle up the kids, pick up the younger; free to Arboretum members grandparents and head to the Location: Minnesota Landscape Target Holidazzle Parade. Every year Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., since 1992, when the first parade Chaska marched down Nicollet Mall, more Info: or than 300,000 spectators converge (952) 443-1422 on downtown Minneapolis to join the sparkling fun of this lighted holiday parade. Brave the wind chill and watch streetside, or keep warm in the downtown skyways or in the “Hot Seats” where parade-goers can view the parade from the comfort of a TWIN CITIES BRONZE heated tent with complimentary hot HANDBELLS CONCERT cocoa and cider. The tent is located in a prime viewing area: Nicollet The group will perform a concert in Mall between 11th and 12th streets. the MacMillan Auditorium Register for a “Hot Seat” at holidazzle. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 com. Cost: Free with Arboretum admission Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, of $9 for adults; free for ages 15 and


NOV. 27


Cast members of “Forever Plaid” include, from left, Justin Cooke, Brian Skellenger, Sean Nugent and Jared Oxborough.



special holiday edition of Forever Plaid — “Plaid Tidings” — is on stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres through Dec. 31.

This is the story of “the Plaids.” Once

upon a time there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who loved to sing. They met in high school (1956) when they joined the audio-visual club. Discov-



ADOPT A PET Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Time: Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 Cost: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs Location: PETCO, in Chaska, northeast of the Highway 41/Pioneer Trail intersection Info: (952) 368-3553;

ering they shared a love for music and entertaining, they met frequently and dreamed of becoming like their idols – The Four Aces, The Four Lads, The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. In “Plaid Tidings,” at fi rst they aren’t sure why they’ve returned to earth, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. This holiday Plaid version includes more than two dozen holiday-themed hits including: “Let it Snow,” “Cool Yule,” “It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Fever,” “Home


For The Holidays, “ “White Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Jingle Bells, “ “Mr. Santa” and “Sh-Boom.” The cast includes Jared Oxborough, “Sparky,” Sean Nugent, “Smudge,” Brian Skellenger, “Jinx,” and Justin Cooke, “Frankie.” Ticket prices for dinner and show range from $45 to $64 per person, including dinner. Show only tickets are also available. Reservations for can be made by calling the box office at (952) 934-1525.

younger; free to Arboretum members Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: or (952) 443-1422

SPACE EXPLORATION Learn more about the earth, moon and stars by participating in astronaut testing, taking a tour of the planets, making comets and talking about asteroids. The event will end with stargazing and hearing stories of some of the most famous constellations. For all ages. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Cost: $5 Location: Lowry Nature Center (Carver Park Reserve), 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Info: (763) 559-9000 or

TURKEY TALK Join a Naturalist in the Wildlife Viewing Room where wild turkeys are

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often seen feeding. Bring questions about turkeys and other wildlife feeding in the backyard. For all ages. Time: 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Cost: Free Location: Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington Info: (763) 559-9000 or

Upcoming 4X4 CULINARY CLASSES AND WINE PAIRINGS In these Thursday evening dinners, food- and wine-lovers will experience Minnesota wines and gourmet menus. A leading chef will demonstrate how to create the four-course dinners served and University of Minnesota Enologist Katie Cook will guide participants through the wine pairings. Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Cost: per dinner: $55 for Arboretum members; $60 for non members

Location: Harvest Kitchen Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: and click on Learn, Education for Adults and Cooking or call (952) 443-1422

AUXILIARY HOLIDAY SALE PREVIEW EVENT Be the first to preview and purchase at the Auxiliary Holiday Sale. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Cost: $25 Location: Snyder Building Lobby and Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska Info: auxiliary.aspx or (952) 625-9865

WHITE CHRISTMAS Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas – The Musical” is being presented by the Chaska Valley Family Theatre. Adapted from the holiday classic

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Chanhassen Area Girl Scouts will hold their annual Children’s Holiday Gift Boutique. The event will feature hand crafted gifts made by local Chanhassen Girl Scouts. It will also feature a bake sale in the school cafeteria. Open to the public. Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 Cost: Gifts all under $5 Location: Chanhassen Elementary School. This event is open to the public. Info: (952) 448-5574

SANTA AT TRADITIONS Traditions – Old & New is holding a Santa breakfast buffet, with a special visit from Santa Claus. Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 Location: Traditions, at Dahlgreen Golf Course, 6940 Dahlgren Road, Chaska Info:; (952) 4487463

NUTCRACKER La Danse Fatale, a non-profit youth ballet company, invites children ages 3-12 to participate in its 7th Annual Nutcracker Ballet Clinic. Register by Nov. 14 to receive a free clinic T-shirt Time: Check-ins at 12:45 p.m.; clinic 1-3 p.m.; performance for families at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $30 per person Location: Dance Arts Centre, 18690 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen Info:; (952) 9372618

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COMMUNITY GATHERINGS LIONS TREE LOT — The Chanhassen Lions tree lot will be at Cub Foods in downtown Chanhassen beginning Friday, Nov. 25. The Lions will have a variety of trees for sale including Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Spruce and Pine. The Tree Lot hours will be 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. on weekends. Proceeds from the sale will go to local charities, college scholarships for high school students, service dog training, diabetes research and the Lions/University of MN Eye Bank. For more information on the Lions, visit them at www. CHRISTKINDLSMARKT – The fifth annual Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt, an open air Christmas market, will be held Nov. 25, 26, and 27 in downtown Excelsior. The market opens at 10 a.m. Nov. 25, preceded by the Christkindlsmarkt parade down Water Street. The parade is lead by the Christmas Angel, the newly crowned Prince and Princess of the German organization Spielmannszug, the Minnetonka High School Chamber Singers, Mrs. Minnesota USA , Mayor Nick Ruehl, Darel Liepold the Town Crier, and our Christkindlsmarkt Santa. TOYS FOR TOTS — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Chanhassen is supporting Marine Toys for Tots in 2011. The Country Inn & Suites will be a collection site for Toys for Tots and in return those donating a toy valued at $10 or more will receive a $20 gift certificate. For more information, visit FOST ER PET HOM ES NEEDED — Volunteers are needed to provide temporary foster pet homes for puppies, cats, rabbits, kitten litters and dogs in Carver, Scott and Hennepin counties. The CarverScott Humane Society is without a permanent shelter, so all abandoned pets are housed in foster care until permanent adoption occurs. Once or twice a month the foster family comes with the pet to a public adoption day for 3 hours, held in Eden Prairie and Chaska. The society provides medical care, food and litter. Volunteers provide a safe, loving home for an average of three to six months. Once a month volunteers come with the pet to a public adoption day for three hours; usually held in Eden Prairie. For more information, call the society at (952) 368-3553, line 4, or check online at www.carverscoths. org. S O U T H W E S T M E T RO TEA PARTY — The Southwest Metro Tea Party meets from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Chanhassen Recreation Center located at 2310 Coulter Boulevard. Each meeting includes a g uest speaker and many ‘Calls to Action’ encouraging citizens to get involved in Restoring our Republic. To view past speakers or to receive our weekly e-mails, please visit

from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at Culligan Water, 6030 Culligan Way, Minnetonka. For more information visit or call JoAnn at (952) 912.2429. GEN E A L O GY GROU P – Group meets the second Saturday of the month from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Carver County Historical Society, 555 West 1st Street, Waconia. The group has informal discussions about genealogy software, Web sites, and tips about research. For more information, call the museum at (952) 442-4234. CHAMBER MEMBER ORIENTATION — The Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce invites any prospective or new members to a member orientation session to learn more about the chamber’s programs, benefits and services. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Chanhassen Recreation Center at 9 a.m. For more information, call (952) 448-5000.. FRESH START RECOVERY — A Christian 12-step recovery program for those struggling with any type of hurt, habit, or hang-up meets weekly on Thursdays at Grace Church in Eden Prairie from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The program includes music, teaching, testimonials, and small groups. No cost or registration required. For more information, go to NON-DENOMINATIONAL BIBLE ST U DY — A men’s (all ages welcome) Bible Study meets every Thursday from 7:15-8:15 a.m. at Millie’s Deli in Chanhassen (545 W. 78th St., Chanhassen). During the year the group studies both Old Testament and New Testament books. For more information, call John at (763) 458-5985. MEDITATION CLASS — A meditation class led by a Buddhist monk occurs from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Chanhassen Library. Classes are open to all regardless of level of experience. There is no charge; donations are welcome. For more information, call Ralph at (952) 934-9727 or e-mail MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PROGRAM — The Mental Health Crisis Program, serving Carver and Scott counties, has a telephone and mobile crisis response ser vice available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Mental Health Crisis Program, call (952) 4427601. W ESTWOOD JOB SUPPORT GROUP — Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group is a faith-based group dedicated to supporting those who have lost their job or are contemplating a career change. Meetings will consist of curriculum covering a range of topics designed to assist you in your search. In addition, we will build relationships and business connections through networking, sharing, listening and supporting each other. Employers who have open positions and are looking for great talent are encouraged to attend. Westwood Job Transition and Networking Group meetings are on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in

HOM ESCHOOL MOMS’ N IGH T OU T — Join other mothers committed to homeschooling their children of any age, for a monthly night out on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:45 p.m., at Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, door 4, Terrace level, Room CA214. There is no cost. For more information or to register, call Shirley at (952) 934-4825, or register online at Room A112 at Westwood Community Church, 3121 Westwood Drive, Chanhassen. No sign up is required; everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Matthew Beck at or Pat DeZiel at patdeziel123@ LIONS - The Chanhassen Lions meet every fourth Monday at the Chanhassen Legion. The monthly meeting starts with a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call Gary Haberman at (952) 200-2993. ROTARY – The Chanhassen Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the American Legion Post on Highway 5. For more information, call Jeff Anderson at (612) 998-3688. CHANHASSEN SAL MEETING — The Chanhassen Squadron 580 of the Sons of the American Legion meet monthly at 6 p.m. on the fi rst Monday of the month at the Chanhassen American Legion in the basement meeting room. For information or to join, call Bob Synder at (612) 867-5365. OPERATION MINNESOTA NICE — Operation Minnesota Nice is committed to making a difference in the lives of our soldiers who are serving abroad in war zones. The group meets monthly to pack boxes that are sent to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been “adopted” by various individuals or groups and meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month to pack items that have been donated by various orga ni zations, compa nies, churches, or individuals. If you’d like to donate items,

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BN I- CH A N H ASSEN — Joi n ot her sma l l busi ness professionals committed to referring business to each other at our weekly meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Boulevard, Chanhassen. For more information, please contact Amy Foley at (612) 701-0822. BNI CHAN-N ET— Business Network International has a business networking meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at AmericInn in Chanhassen. For more information, call Vicki Eide, chapter president, at (612) 385-9141. S O U T H W E S T M E T RO BNI - Business Network International has a business networking meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Eden Prairie Community Center (16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie). For more information, call Kevin Donlin at (612) 567-6642.



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W E S T M E T R O N E TWORKING GROUP — West Metro Network, a professional, referral-based network comprised of trusted and experienced business professionals in the west metro area, meets Tuesday mornings. For more information and meeting times, call Vicki Franzen at (952) 937-9596.

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BNI-CHANHASSEN — Join other small business professionals committed to referring business to each other at our weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen American Legion Post 580, 290 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen. For more information, call Melissa Friedrichs at (612) 961-0632. TOASTMASTERS — The Rosemount Toastmasters club meets every other Thursday in the Rosemount facility in Chanhassen (8200 Market Blvd.) in the Walnut Conference Room at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call club president Dan Klein at (952) 949-7245 or see the club’s Web site at The “Midday Mumblers” Toastmasters club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday at the SuperValu office at 19011 Lake Drive East in Chanhassen. Non-SuperValu employees are welcome. For more information, call Dru Jorgensen, president, at (952) 294-7305, or Doug Hobbs at (952) 828-4619. The Marsh Winds Toastmasters club meets from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at The Marsh at 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., in Minnetonka. All are welcome. Call Michael for more information at (612) 387-5864. The Carver County Communicators Toastmasters club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Chaska Middle School East, Room E 30 across from the Chaska Community Center, 1600 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska. Call Jan Naude at (952) 442-3881 or e-mail him at for more information. The H2O Toastmasters club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month,

MINNETONKA CAMERA C LU B — T he Mi n neton ka Camera Club meets on the fi rst and third Thursdays of every month in the Glen Lake area of Minnetonka. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Linda at (763) 479-1635 or Leanne at (952) 443-4617 or visit BETA SIGMA PHI MEETINGS — Beta Sigma Phi, an international friendship network providing educational programs and service to the community meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. around the southwest metro area. Women of all ages, interests, educational and economic backgrounds are welcome to attend. Meeting locations vary. For more information, call Annette Walters at (952) 250-7860.

SUPPORT GROUPS A L A N O N — We st wo o d Community Church in Chanhassen is hosting an Alanon group, a 12-step program of recovery for any person who feels deeply affected by someone else’s drinking, from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays. For information, call (952)224-7300. MEN’S AL-ANON — Meets at Mount Calvary Lutheran in Excelsior at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call John at (612) 269-5657. COMFORT AND CARE — If you’ve lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, please call us to find out more information about our weekly Griefshare seminar/support group sponsored by Westwood Community Church. For more information, call (952) 224-7300.

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SENIOR NEWS Information submitted by the Chanhassen Senior Center. For information on any of the programs or activities call the Chanhassen Senior Center at (952) 227-1125.

HOLIDAY FLORAL DESIGN — Nikki Grund from Chanhassen Floral will demonstrate how to make a holiday table arrangement using fresh greens and f lowers and talk about the care of fresh holiday plants and flowers. Participants will design their own small fresh holiday arrangement. Space is limited. Date: Dec. 7 Time: 10 a.m. Cost: $10 residents, $12 non residents Pay ment/ Reg i st rat ion deadline; Monday, Nov. 28

VOLUNTEER TO DELIVER MEALS — The CAP Agency Meals on Wheels program in Chanhassen is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to older individuals. Meal delivery is Monday through Friday morning, f lexible schedules. Contact Jody at (952) 227-1127 to volunteer.


M EDICA R E OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD — Starting this year, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period begins and ends earlier — Dec. 7, 2011. During this time, you can change your Medicare health or prescription drug coverage for 2012. Several dates have been scheduled for one-to-one assistance with a trained counselor. You will be able to review Part D plans and explore plan options. Appointment times are: Monday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-noon. Please call the Senior Center at (952) 227-1124 to schedule your appointment.

HOLIDAY PARTY — It’s that special time of year when we have our annual holiday gathering for Chanhassen Senior Center attendees. The party will be at the Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd., so we can accommodate all our friends. We will enjoy a special holiday buffet lunch of roast beef, roast turkey, homestyle mashed potatoes, fresh garden salad, vegetables, rolls, dessert and beverages. Following lunch, the Chaska Valley Family Theatre will entertain with songs from their holiday production, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and lead us in a Christmas Carol sing-along. Tickets for the stage performance of “White Christmas” will be on sale after the party or by ordering now at Performances will be at the Chanhassen High School on Dec. 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4, 10, 11 at 2 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to area food shelves. This event is co-sponsored by Community Bank Chanhassen.

H A PPY H A N DS K N I TTING — The Happy Hands knitting group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. to work on their projects for local charities and community organizations. Feel free to bring your own knitting project and come and socialize with the group. Yarn donations are welcome. We are accepting new or good quality skeins of yarn for our projects.

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HOLIDAY CHEER — SouthWest Transit will pick you up and bring you to the Lodge in Chaska Thursday, Dec. 8, for some coffee and cookies, holiday music and friendship. Then it’s on to the Arboretum to enjoy their “great hall of trees, land of gingerbread & making spirits bright” display. Board the bus at: 9:45 a.m. - Chanhassen Senior Center (Lower level of City Hall) 9:50 a.m. - Centennial Hills 9:55 a.m. - Summerwood 10:00 a.m. - Powers Ridge Apartments


SA N TA FLUN K ED R E TIREMENT — The Chanhassen Senior Center Women’s Club invites you to join them for a special holiday treat. Christmas cookies and coffee will be served while we enjoy the delightful play “Santa Flunked Retirement.” The play opens with Santa and his devoted wife, Mrs. Claus, in a serious discussion. Santa is depressed, discouraged, and feeling he is being disrespected because people are not interested in him anymore. Everyone is ordering their gifts over the Internet he complains to Mrs. Claus and he wants to retire. Adding to these feelings of misery brings an energetic troupe of performers, as reindeers, elves and others to try in their own humorous way of talking Santa out of retirement, only to make matters worse. The play is filled with laughter, sweetness, and silliness. Date: Dec. 12

Monday Sr. Advisory Bd (3rd) 9-10:30 a.m. Women’s Club (2nd ) 9:30-11 a.m. Bridge 12:30-3:30 p.m. Book Club (4th) Monday 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday Foot Care (1st) 8:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Health Insurance Counseling (2nd) 9-11 a.m. Chan-o-laires – 12:30-2:15 p.m. Wednesday Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Bingo 12:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday Nintendo Wii (1&3) 9:30-11 a.m. Card Club (500/ Hand &Foot) 1-4:30 p.m. Friday Sr Commission Meeting (3rd) 10-11:30 a.m. Cards & Games (1st & 3) 10 a.m. – noon Woodcarving 9-11:30 a.m. Cribbage (3rd) 1-3 p.m. OPEN SWIM PROGRAM AT AMERIC INN — The Chanhassen Senior Center along with AmericInn of Chanhassen is offering an Open Swim opportunity for area seniors. The AmericInn pool ranges from 3-5 feet deep. All seniors will also have access to the heated hot tub/whirlpool, and sauna. Towels are provided. The cost is $24 for a 12 session punch card. Punch cards need to be purchased at the Senior Center


A group from the Chanhassen Senior Center recently toured the Star Tribune Heritage Printing Plant. Participants enjoyed a guided tour that featured the large printing plant where they saw and learned about how the paper is printed, put together and delivered. before attending Open Swim. For additional information, call (952) 227-1125 FOOT CARE CLINIC — The Senior Center is offering foot care services on the first Tuesday of the every month. Foot care services include a soak, assessment, nail trimming and a message. Appointments last approximately 45 minutes. The cost is $26 per visit and payment is made the day of your visit. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (952) 227-1125. BOOK CLU B — All are welcome. Join us for some interesting reads and discussions at the Chanhassen Senior Center book club. The club meets the fourth Monday of the month at the Senior Center from 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. CARD CLUBS — The Chanhassen Senior Center invites

you to play Bridge on Monday’s 12:30-3:30 p.m., Bingo on Wednesday’s from 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. and 500 and Hand & Foot on Thursday’s 1-4 p.m. CR I BBAGE — Peg your way to the Senior Center for an afternoon of fun. We’ll play on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1-3 pm. 6 games will be played with prizes awarded to the top 3 point holders. Cost: $1 per person FRIDAY FUN AND GAMES — Join us every Friday for a morning of fun and games. Board Games, Scrabble, dominos or a game of your choice. Stay for a warm nutritious lunch provided by the CAP Agency Senior Nutrition Program. A two day reservation is required for lunch by calling (952) 227-1127 and the program requests a $3.50 contribution. Time: 10 a.m. - noon

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‘Will Rogers’ performing at Chaska Community Center on Dec. 8 crashes there in 1945. Two brothers on a remote farm see the plane coming in low during a terrible winter storm. A rescue mission was begun immediately after the storm ended, but no traces of the plane or passengers were found. The U.S. has been keeping an eye on the glacier ever since. New satellite technology has shown a dark patch – it turns out to be part of the plane’s tail – and a new secret expedition is formed, headed by the sociopath Ratoff. A search and rescue team is out practicing on the glacier when two young Icelanders come across the armed solders digging out the plane. What on earth are the Americans so desperate to conceal and retrieve – is it the passengers? Gold? Or some sort of terrible weapon?



America’s favorite humorist of the 1920s and 1930s will be portrayed on stage at the Chaska Community Center at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8. The event is funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Will Rogers still ranks as one of this country’s most universally loved entertainers and speakers. You may remember him best for saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” and “All I know is what I read in the newspaper.” Rogers grew up on a ranch in Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma. He never lost his love for the land. Even though Rogers died in 1935, his legacy lives on through Randall Reeder. Reeder blends Will’s comments from the early 1900s with commentary on the news today. Will and Charles Lindbergh were good friends. Will often visited Minnesota, wrote about the state, and joked about the “feud” between Minneapolis and St. Paul. At the show, you’ll see historical photos of Will Rogers with prominent friends and scenes of his boyhood home, both then and now – plus a few surprises. In addition to speaking as “Will Rogers Today,” Randall writes a ‘Weekly Comments’ column that is published on his website, Randall was on the faculty at Ohio State University in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering for 32 years. He is a member of several organizations including the National Speakers Association and Farm Bureau. The Chaska Community Center is located at 1661 Park Ridge Drive.

CHANHASSEN LIBRARY The November art exhibit at the Chanhassen Library



Randall Reeder portrays Will Rogers at the Chaska Community Center at 7 p.m., Dec. 8. features paintings by Shorewood resident Karen V. Miesen. People, water, flowers, chickens, and many other aspects of life are found in Karen’s paintings. For many years she studied watercolors, but recently she has become interested in acrylics as a medium. Many of her paintings are personal, and she hopes that the viewer also finds that kind of connection with her work. Chanhassen Library Teen Book Club meets Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for lively discussion about great books! Contact the library for more information and to register. Toddler Storytimes are 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, through Dec. 6. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us. Recommended for ages 18-36 months. No registration required. Family Storytimes are 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, through Dec. 7. Children and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays that encourage the development of early literacy

skills. The program is recommended for 3-6 year olds. No registration is required. Lapsit Storytimes are 10:30 a.m., Thursdays, through Dec. 8. Babies to 18 months old and their caregivers share quality time in a 20-minute session designed to encourage language development through sharing board books and movement activities, followed by time for visiting and play. Call to register at (952) 227-1500.

BOOK FAIR Planning on buying books, DVDs, games or music CDs as gifts for Christmas? (gift cards, video games, magazine subscriptions are not eligible) Stop in Sunday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eden Prairie Barnes and Noble, and a percentage of your purchase will benefit the library. You can pick up a voucher at any of the Carver County Libraries, and you can also shop online from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 and enter the bookfair ID 6826002.

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“Everybody’s Fine” When Frank Goode’s grown children cancel a family reunion, the recent widower sets off on a cross-country journey to reconnect with each of them. A family separated by physical and emotional distance finds a way to come together. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore. Miramax Films. “Departures “ Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled ‘Departures’ thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a ‘Nokanshi’ or ‘encoffineer,’ a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed. Japanese dialogue, English subtitles. Starring Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Tetta Sugimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Takashi Sasano. “Edge of Darkness” The bullet that killed his


HOLIDAY DECORATING Carver Scott Master Gardeners Barbarajo Kuzelka and John Trog recently presented an entertaining couple of hours of very creative ideas for holiday decorating using natural materials at the Chanhassen Library. Barbarajo even used buckthorn leaves, dried purple coneflower heads and back-eyed Susan pods sprayed silver to make the arrangements and planters pop with some sparkle. Other materials: spruce, pine, and cedar branches, dried hydrangeas, and red twigged dogwood and curly willow branches, pepper berry sprays, and dried magnolia leaves. Barbarajo presented some fascinating ideas to decorate a wreath – using some mittens and tiny children’s skates for winter, or some orange Chinese lanterns, pheasant feathers, and wheat sprays for a fall effect.

They also used a small birds nest on a branch (remember to put the birds nest in the freezer to kill off any mites that might still be living in it if you plan to use it indoors.) Epsom salts make a great “fake snow” and if you dip the edges of pine cones in watered down white glue, then in the Epsom salts, you can add some sparkle to the edges of the cones. She also used Epsom salts to fill canning jars or small old sherbet glasses half full, then placed tea light candles in them. Kuzelka showed us how to use a hollowed out green pumpkin as a base for a f loral arrangement. Inside was a small plastic container filled with wet florist’s oasis or foam, then the lower branches were added first, some small pine branches, then the flowers and leaves. Babarajo has a small artificial Christmas tree which she decorates using some of her mother’s old costume jewelry clip-on earrings, and brooches, with some of the bracelets and necklaces for garlands. It is by far her family’s favorite. Several of the fi nished projects were given away i n a drawing, and some of the loose materials were shared with the audience, thanks to the Friends of the Chanhassen Library. The Chanhassen Library is located at 7711 Kerber Blvd. in Chanhassen. For more information, call (952) 227-1500 or go online at


John Trog shared his techniques for filling planters with winter branches — using spruce, cedar and pepperberry sprays, and hack leaves. He advised filling the planters with potting soil, rather than garden dirt, to prevent the planters freezing and cracking. He also used small birch “logs” to add some punch.

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The pets noted are being housed by the Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) and are among the dozens of homeless animals available for adoption. For more information, go online at

TAO Are you looking for an easygoing friend for you and your lonely pet? Playful, friendly Tao would like to apply. He enjoys lap sitting for as long as you let him stay and likes being held up near your shoulder. Tao’s soft purr can be felt when you give him tummy stroking. He’s initially shy if he doesn’t know you, but is friendly and affection-

ate with trusted folks. He’ll meet you at the door, rub your ankle, and tag along. Date of birth: May 2009.

SNOW When no longer useful at the puppy mill they discarded me. I’m a 4-year-old, 10-pound, female Maltese. If you get a hold of me and place me in your lap, I’ll stay and enjoy petting. I really like the company of dogs and cats. I sleep in bed with my foster mom. A fenced yard is needed. I don’t understand dog toys nor leashes. I’m mostly house trained. Are you the caring, patient person who will help me blossom?

publicnotices The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District will be operating an aeration system on Lucy from December 1st until ice out that may result in open water. Anyone on the lake should be aware of the danger of open water and thin ice around the aeration system. This aeration system is necessary to prevent winter fish kill in the lake. The aeration system will be located in the eastern half of the lake; a map of the aeration system location is shown below. This notice is being provided with residents’ safety in mind and in accordance with MN Statute 103G.611 Subd. 4.







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Lucy Lake Aeration (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, November 17 and 24, 2011; No. 4570) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF CARVER DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case type: Other Civil – Torrens ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Court File No.: 10-CV-11-1453 In the matter of the Petition of Beacon Bank For an Order Directing a New Certificate of Title After Mortgage Foreclosure In relation to Certificate of Title No. 27190.0 issued for land in the County of Carver and State of Minnesota legally described as follows: Lots 1960, 1961 and 1962, CarverBeach, Carver County, Minnesota TO: Christopher Rossing, the child of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; Richard Rossing, the child of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; Susan Goetze, the sibling of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; Dale Rossing, the sibling of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; Russell Rossing, the sibling of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; Robert Rossing, the sibling of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; The heirs of Richard E. Rossing, deceased, and any unknown heirs of Richard E. Rossing, deceased; and Margaret Rossing, nominated personal representative in the Will of Richard E. Rossing, unprobated. Upon receiving and filing the Report of the Examiner of Titles in the above-entitled matter, IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on the 15th day of December 2011, at 8:30 a.m. in a courtroom to be determined of the Carver County Justice Center, 604 East 4th Street, Chaska, Minnesota 55318, and then, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, show cause, if there is any, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: Directing the Registrar of Titles for Carver County to cancel outstanding Certificate of Title No. 27190 and to issue a new certificate in the name of Petitioner Beacon Bank, 19765 Highway 7, Shorewood, MN 55331, for the property therein, subject to the memorial of Document No. T34180, but free from all other memorials now appearing on the present certificate, the last of which is Document No. T178933. Attendance is required only by those who wish to object to the entry of the abovedescribed Order IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order to Show Cause be served: (a) at least 10 days before the hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the ser-

vice of Summons in a civil action; (b) at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the abovenamed nonresidents by sending a copy of this Order to the nonresident’s post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested; (c) upon each of the abovenamed parties who cannot be found by two weeks published notice and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of the party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days before the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated; (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn, or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat., Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B, or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. § 5.25. [Note: return date on the Order to Show Cause must be at least 30 days after date of mailing by the Secretary of State] Approved: Dated: 11/2/11 Stephanie M. Young Examiner of Titles Richard C. Perkins JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Attorney for Petitioner: Timothy J. Prindiville NILSSON LAW OFFICES, P.A. 900 Flour Exchange Building 310 Fourth Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415 Direct: 612-746-1043 Fax: 612-766-9504 Email: tim.prindiville@ (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, November 17 and 24, 2011; No. 4571) Public Notice November 15, 2011 (Official Publication) Linda Bond General Paul R. Seiler Territorial Commander Lt. Colonel Daniel Sjogren Divisional Commander The Salvation Army will administer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Local Board #485910, Phase 29 Allocations. Agencies who may apply: Any non-profit organization or government agency providing emergency food and shelter for people in the Dakota/Washington/ Scott/Carver County area may apply immediately through The Salvation Army. Thirty nine thousand one hundred eighteen dollars ($39,118) is the total allocation appropriated by Congress for direct services through the Emergency Food and Shelter

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Program for Dakota, Washington, Scott and Carver Counties. Funds are utilized to supplement and extend emergency food and shelter programs. They are not intended to be used for on-going operating expenses. Please indicate your interest as soon as possible, by requesting an application for funding. Call The Salvation Army at 651-746-3541. Deadlines for Proposals: November 30, 2011 (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, November 24, 2011; No. 4573) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VACATION OF DRAINAGE & UTILITY EASEMENTS CITY OF CHANHASSEN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Chanhassen City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Chanhassen City Hall, 7700 Market Boulevard. The purpose of this hearing is to consider the request of US Home Corporation, dba Lennar, for the vacation of the drainage and utility easements on Outlot D, Reflections at Lake Riley 1st Addition, Planning Case File No. 10-12. A legal description and drawing of the proposed vacation areas are available for public review at City Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and express their opinions with respect to this proposal. Alyson Fauske, Assistant City Engineer Phone: 952-227-1164 (Published in the Chanhassen Villager on Thursday, November 24, 2011; No. 4574)

The Public Notice deadline for the Chanhassen Villager is at 4 p.m. Thursday for the following week's issue.

The following Chanhassen Park and Recreation Department programs are coming up. For more information, call Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman at (952) 227-1122. Also look for the City of Chanhassen on Facebook for more information on programs.

SPECIAL EVENTS Chanhassen Photo Contest — The Chanhassen Photo Contest will showcase pictures of what makes living in Chanhassen so special. Submit images of people and events in Chanhassen. The contest is open to armature photographers and is restricted to Chanhassen residents only. Contest categories are as follows: Community Life & Recreation, and Youth. Submission deadline is Wednesday Nov. 30. For more information call (952) 227-1400. Tree Lighting Ceremony — Come and see the lighting of the holiday tree in City Center Park and enjoy a bonfi re, carolers, refreshments, gingerbread displays, live reindeer, and of course and visit from Santa Clause. Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at City Center Park Plaza Breakfast with Santa — Take a break and have someone else make you a pancake breakfast and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. This event is co-sponsored by the city of Chanhassen and the Chanhassen Rotary. Breakfast is Sunday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center.

YOUTH PROGRAMS After School All Stars Floor Hockey — Join our skilled sports staff for four weeks of goal scoring fun. All co-ed games will be played in tennis shoes in the Chan Rec Center gym. Participants will receive a Rec Center Sports t-shirt. Hockey sticks and goggles provided. This program, designed for children age 7-11, will be Tuesdays from 4-5:15 pm, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20 at the Chanhassen Rec Center. Cost is $21 Residents/$25 Non-Residents. Small Fry Sports Floor Hockey — This exciting program is designed to provide 3 and 4 year olds with the opportunity to develop large motor skills through games and activities related to their favorite sport. Each session will focus on hockey with participants learning skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship. The program, designed for children ages 3 to 4, will be on Tuesdays, Dec. 6 – 20 from 10 -10:45 a.m. at

the Chanhassen Rec Center. $24 Residents/$29 Non-Residents. After School All Stars Skating Lessons —You’ll learn the basics in a safe and fun environment right after school. Participants must bring their own skates and classes are subject to rink availability. The class is designed for children ages 7-11. Two sessions are available on Mondays and Wednesdays Dec. 12 - 21 at City Center Park and the Chanhassen Recreation Center. The cost is $35 Residents/$39 NonResidents. Abrakadoodle: Princess Art Adventures — We will make our own crowns and sculpt a teacup out of model magic, read princess stories and paint a princess picture. The prog ram, desig ned for children ages 3 to 5, will be on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $ 27 Residents/$30 Non-Residents. KinderMusik: Winter Wonderland — Enjoy a special morning of jingle bells, ice skating, sleigh riding, dancing in the snow, and musical snowball fun – all inside the warmth of the Rec Center. The program, designed for children ages 1½ to 3 ½, will be on Monday, Dec. 21 from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. $10 Residents/$13 Non-Residents. Winter Adventure Camp — Join the city of Chanhassen and Carver Country Parks for a great week of activities planned for your winter vacation including cross country skiing, snow showing, geocashing, archery, outdoor skills and much more. This program, designed for children age 9-12, will be Monday – Friday, Dec. 26 – 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park. Cost is $100. Skating Clinics – Learn to ice skate during your holiday vacation! You’ll learn the basics in a safe and fun environment. Bring your own skates. Sessions for 4 -7 and 8-12 year olds are available Dec. 27 – 29 at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. The cost is $ 35 Residents/$40 Non-Residents. Dance Party on Ice — Enjoy music from a live DJ while you and your friends skate to your favorite hits. We will have warm beverages and treats in the warming house when you need to warm up. Chaperones provided. Parents welcome. Skate rental is not available. The program, desig ned for

Parent/Child Skating Lessons — Mom and Dad grab the kids and head to the ice rink. Each pair will learn the basics of skating through games and drills. Lessons will take place outside so please dress warm. Participants must bring their own skates. The program, designed for children ages 3 to 6 (with parents), will be on Saturdays, Jan. 7 – 28 from 10:3011:30 a.m. at City Center Park Ice Rinks. $ 35 Residents/$ 39 Non-Residents. Tae Kwon Do Junior Program – This traditional Korean marital art teaches self-confidence, discipline, self defense and respect for others. Classes are available for beginners and intermediate students and begin in January. This program, designed for children ages 7 – 13, offers two sessions at the Chanhassen. Rec. Center. For more information call( 952) 227-1400. B aby s it t i n g T r a i n i n g — The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Certification is back in Chanhassen. It will prepare youth to safely and responsibly care for yourself and/or other children in the absence of parents or guardians. Students who pass the course will receive a Babysitter’s Handbook and certificate. This program is designed for students age 11-15. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 11, 5:15 – 7:45 pm. $52 Residents/$57 Non-Residents Small Fry Sports SNAG Golf — This exciting program is designed to provide 3 and 4 year olds with the opportunity to develop large motor skills through games & activities related to their favorite sport. Each session will focus on golf with participants learning skills, fundamentals and sportsmanship. The program, designed for children ages 3 to 4, will be on Tuesdays, Jan. 10 – 24 from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Chanhassen Rec Center. $24 Residents/$29 Non-Residents. After School All Stars Soccer — Join our skilled sports staff for 4 weeks of soccer fun. Participants will receive a Rec Center Sports t-shirt. Hockey sticks and goggles provided. This program, designed for children age 7-11, will be Tuesdays from 4-5:15 pm, Jan. 10 – 31 at the Chanhassen Rec Center. Cost is $21 Residents/$25 NonResidents.

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Jeans Day for Charity a SUCCESS! Join our growing list of participants...

November’s Charity – Alzheimer’s Association

– Minnesota/North Dakota Chapter - The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has been providing services, information, and advocacy for 30 years to people with dementia, their families and health care providers.This Chapter is one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. Since 1979, our donor-supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

Jeans Day is celebrated the last Friday of each month!

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participant ages 8 to 14, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. The cost is $5 per person.

If your organization is interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Sorenson at 952-345-6477 or

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2 & 3 level Townhomes Rent $1,112 monthly* 3 BR Townhomes, 1322-1830-sq. ft. Private entry w/covered front porch. Single car garage w/opener, Coin op washer/dryer in each unit, Forced heat & central air Conditioning, Range w/self cleaning oven, Refrigerator, dishwasher & breakfast bar. Brickstone Townhomes 850 Walnut Place Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-6945

1BR, No dogs allowed. Available immediately. Starting at $600/mth. 952-448-2333

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LIVE AMONG FRIENDS! 55 and better Lynn Court Apartments 4350 West 124 th, Savage, MN 1 & 2 BR starting at $665 Your pet is welcome 952-894-4719

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2 BR apartment from $795 1 BR from $695 Heat & water paid 1 cat OK. Garage/Storage inc. 952-361-6864 2/ 3 BR townhomes, garage included, $795 & $950. 952-448-6549

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Jordan Rentals 1 & 2 BR apartments, (heat, hot/cold water, garbage included) $600$675, no pets. 612-5996245 1 & 2 BR apartments. Heat included. $575$675/ mth. 612-7497667

1 BR APARTMENT Section 8 project Low income rent to qualifying persons. Age 62 or older. 30% of income Smoke-free units available

Shakopee Housing 952-403-1086 1 BR apt., $630/mth, utilities paid. Non-smoking. No pets. 12/1. 952457-5003 2 BR apartment, $750. Garage/ heat included. No pets. 612-799-0574. 3BR/1BA $800. Apt. Remodel! Safe,cln,brght,quiet,Priv deck,plygrnd 1yr lse NrCub/Marshall 722Garden Ln 612-325-7954 Arlington Ridge Apts 2 BR Apts. For Rent Updated unit-Ready for move in! Starting at $805 CALL 952-496-3281 1219 S. Taylor St. #103 Hillview Motel Micro/ Refrig. Weekly $175 & Up. Daily, $35 & Up. 952-445-7111 Sandalwood Studiosfull kitchenettes, nightly/ weekly/ monthly rates available. 952-277-0100

SW Metro Rentals Other Areas 1 & 2 BR apartments, $400-$550. Private entrance. Norwood/ YA. 612-750-7436 Charming large 3 BR condos, St. Boni. $850. ½ month free. Available immediately. 952-4720796


Jordan Center Apartments Large 2 BR, 2 bath, W/D dishwasher, elevator, security system. $800+ utilities. Available now. 952-492-2800

Prior Lake Rentals 1 BR efficiency apt., utilities included. $550/ mth. Bruce, 612-8656387 1 BR, office, full kitchen, no animals. Lakeshore, off-street parking. $650. 952-440-4673 2 BR condo, garage. Pet OK. Includes water, sewer, $925. Available now. 952-440-4112 2BR in quiet 4-plex. No pets, $700. 952-4963485 3BR, 2BA, Appliances, garage, deck, lake access. $1175. January 1st. 952-447-2552 Basement in Wilds Community. $700. per month. 952-440-1131 Prior Lake- Lg 1 BR, $595/ mo. 2 BR. $765/ mo. Available now. Patio/ balcony, cats OK, please call 952-6532105, 952-594-1791, or 651-470-4017 Single person to share house on Prior Lake, open lower level. $700/mth. November free. Have to have job. 406-647-2776

Houses 3BR, 2BA, 3 car garage. Contract for deed terms with 5% down. $177,900. Randy Kubes, Realtor 612-599-7440 CHEAP Houses! Foreclosures, Bank Owned & Short Sales in Scott County under $30k! Get the list at:www.SouthMetro Re/Max

House for sale: 9875 Spring Rd, EP $327,400 952-240-8940

Lots/Acreage Farmland for Sale & Wanted. Randy Kubes, Realtor... 612-599-7440


Coldwell Banker Burnet Eden Prairie Irene: 952-949-4759 Rolland: 952-949-4724 EOE

BIFFS, INC: Men & Women Drivers needed to Clean, Deliver, Pickup portable restrooms. Not just a job; a career. FT/OT. Local Routes. Full benefits package. Locally Owned & Operated. EOE/AA Employer & DOT Compliant. Application REQUIRED: 8610 Hansen Ave, Shakopee, MN 55379 or online: email:




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Full time, at Shakopee Junior High. Grade 7 position $16.72-$18.68 based on experience. Coordinate work of building custodians; implements and follows maintenance program. Must have 1st Class boilers license. Please visit

Full time experienced person with ability to perform all phases of repair on heavy duty diesel garbage & rolloff trucks. Great benefits, salary based on experience & employment history. Join our family owned company by applying at: 5980 Credit River Rd., Prior Lake, MN. 952-226-6441 or fax resume to 952-226-6442 or

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Auburn Homes & Services in Chaska is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Nursing Assistants Care Attendants Life Enhancement Coordinator Housekeeping Coordinator Please see our website at

Fireplace Installer Position Exc. benefits, medical, dental, 401k, etc. Gas fitting exp. preferred. HVAC or construction exp. required. Fax resume: 952-492-6006.

Framing, Siding and Window Carpenters Wanted with all levels of experience. Positions are full time and benefits eligible. Must have valid D/L, reliable transportation and be able to pass background check, drug screen and physical. Call our job line at 952-380-3720 or send resume to:

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska is looking for a full time Conference Services SetUp/Banquet Houseperson. Primary responsibilities include setting up, refreshing and tearing down all meeting rooms and banquet functions. The qualified candidate must be detail oriented and have strong communication and organizational skills. Flexibility to work varied hours and lift 75 lbs is also required. IT skills are a plus. Email resume to: for details. EOE/AAP

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30+ Vendors Shakopee Town Square Mall, Arts, Crafts & Small Business Fair. Doggie Duds, Quilts, Cutting boards, Crochet items, NORWEX, Avon, Lia Sophia, Synergy, Tastefully Simple, Wooden Bottle Stoppers, Pens, Pampered Chef, Wine Bottle Covers, Unique Garden Signs & More. Hwy 169 & 69N., Shakopee. Sat. 12/3, 10am-5pm.

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Resource Conservationist II: Scott Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time Resource Conservationist II ($47,000-$56,000 plus benefits). Diverse resource planning, problem evaluation, landowner interaction and conservation practice background. BS in natural resource management, civil or agricultural engineering, watershed management or related field AND three years of related professional work experience. Application due by Dec. 2. Visit for complete job description and application or call (952) 492-5425. EOE

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Resource Conservation Technician Scott Soil and Water Conservation District in Jordan is seeking a full-time Conservation Resource Technician ($35,450 to $45,700 plus benefits). Duties include resource planning, problem evaluation, landowner interaction and conservation practice applications. Bachelor's degree in natural resource management, civil or agricultural engineering, watershed management or related field required. Prefer surveying, designing and installing rural and urban BMP experience, with emphasis on native prairie plantings, wetland restorations and other ecological practices. Applications due by Dec. 2. Visit for complete job description and application or call (952) 492-5425. EOE

Reporter, full-time The Litchfield Independent Review has an opening for a motivated, enthusiastic staff writer to join our award-winning news team. Strong reporting, writing and communication skills a must. Journalism degree preferred, although we will train the right candidate. Duties will include covering everything from government meetings, courts and crime, feature stories and more. Competitive pay and benefits package. Send resume to Brent Schacherer, general manager, Litchfield Independent Review, P.O. Box 307, Litchfield, MN 55355 or e-mail:

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Bed skirt, comforter with shams, with pillows. Queen $95. 952-4484620 Bedroom, wall unit Queen. Storage, mirrors lights, oak. $250. 952210-5270 Bike, 26" Magna Great Divide, 21 sp., excellent $20. 952-975-1832

Color Toshiba television 27”. Good condition, $15. 612-594-0091

3, Fordson F1918-1929 tractor parts operators, repair manuals. $160. 952-496-0672 39x24, 2 drawer teak desk, $30. 952-4039352 50"x90" pool table + cues, etc. Good condition, $250. 952-4407615 52” round oak table, 3 leaves, $500/BO, 952492-6512 7 ft. Christmas tree. Very good condition. $20. 952-937-0264

Aeropostale girls M, winter jacket. Faux fur hood. $35. 651-7552924 Antique pump organ, oak. Free. 952-4454858 Apple Laptop iBook G4 latest OS. Excellent condition, $169. 612839-2933 Artifical fiberoptic christmas tree, 30", silver, Good condition, $10. 952-447-4961 Beachbody Insanity. 10 DVDs. Brand new. $64.50 8v Beachbody P90X. 13 DVDs. Brand new $64.99. http://tinyurl. com/7fsmoez Beachbody Turbofire. 11 DVDs. Brand new. $69.99 http://tinyurl. com/7dw3qey

Blackberry curve 8330 plus accessories, charger, bluetooth, holster. $95. 952-210-5270

70lb. Everlast Heavybag, free to first taker. 952-975-3828 Dining room set, $50. 952-445-7735

Bed frame, queen size. Excellent condition. $20 952-210-5270 Proform 950, Ecliptical $100. 952-239-8521

Christmas tree 7.5 Scottsdale pine, $249., sell $75. 952-855- 4401

Dog house, 28W x 42L x 34H, perfect. Free. 952-474-8095 Dresser, 30X36 new, white, 3 drawers. $30. 952-465-9862 Ellen Tracy black leather handbag, with dust bag. $35. 651-3369300. Entertainment center, oak, corner unit, good condition, $150/ BO, 952-448-5229 Fine china, Wentworth "Camelot". 97 pieces, never used. $250. 952496-0672 Flex Steel, queen hide a bed, good condition. $50. 952-492-3279

28X22X24 Maple children's table. With 2 chairs, cute, $50. 952403-9352 3 bulk dog self-feeders used in kennels. Poly. $15. 612-210-3106

Bunk bed, twin beds. Excellent condition, ladder, rails. $350. 612802-1130 Chevrolet, HHR front floor mats. $40. 952445-7537 China, 45pc, white w/elegant gold trim, CrownMing, new, $250. 952949-2276 Christmas train, indoor outdoor, 3D holigraphic, like new. $40. 952-4454378

Schwinn, Bowflex $100. 612-801-7586

Corner Oak entertainment center, Speakers, shelves adjust, $200. 952-448-4823 Craftsmans Snowthrower. 5hp, 24” dual stage. Track driven, $175. 952807-2572

Foosball table, Sportcraft, great condition, $25. 952-949-2276

Foldable puppy playpen carry case. Floormat screen cover. $15. 952233-2131 Freezer, Whirlpool upright. Cash, $50. 952829-5335 Full size comforter bed set. Light green/cream colored. $10. 952-2332131 Gulbransen Paragon organ with bench. Free 952-445-9797 Hide a bed couch, tan striped. $40. 612-3855198 Kenmore, electric dryer. Rarely used, great condition. $85. 612-7013018 King size mattress with box springs. Great condition, $200. 612-2051306 Large, antique, cast iron scalding pot, $75. b/o 612-454-7102 Maytag, gas dryer, white, good condition. $125. 952-807-2572 Mink coat, full length. Size 14, perfect condition, $500. 952-9381298

Mirror, 33"x43" decorative, maple frame, $15. 952-447-7825

Remington, 1100 12ga mag, 28" VR full choke. $400. 952-452-4345

Mountain Bike, Hard Rock, good condition, $100, 952-913-7168

Sandicast Beagle, 10"x6"x5", wicker basket. Brown, black eyes. $45. 952-938-5050

Organ, electric, older, good condition, $25. 952-873-3429 Panimage 10.1" digital frame. Stores 2500 images. New. $50. 651402-9109 Pellet Rifle w/scope, Daisy Powerline 880, . 177&bb, 750fps. $39. 952-452-4345 Philips, Norelco, shaver. Corded, cordless use. $35. 952-938-5050 Porcelain doll, victorian 22", Chantell, brown dress, pretty, $12. 952447-4961 Portable basketball hoop, $45. 612-4547102 Portable fish house,. Good condition, used very little. $50. 952-8733429 Prelit 6ft Christmas tree like new. $35. cash. 952-445-4375

Sas shoes, black leather, New. 5-9pm $80. 952-443-3765 Snow blower, Honda HS55, 22"cut, 2stage, Trac drive, $175. 952496-1672 Snowblower, JacobsenHomelite. 4hp, 20" single stage, electric start, $240. 952-496-0672 Sofa, custom made Ethan Allan, cream colored. 94", $300. 612619-5804 Stratford Stage Ironstone for 8. $100., moving must sell. 952-4923279 Subaru, roof bike rack. Tandem. All attachments. $200. b/o 612210-3106 Tires Michelin 2 each 235/50R 17", 255/45R 17". $100. 952-4402466

Toolbox, Craftsman, gray, 2-piece, 8 drawers. Like new, $100. 612-817-2430 Vacuum, Hoover, wind tunnel with manual and attachments. $40. 952445-7537 Vintage wood Creche & Ladder 13-1/2x61/2x91/2. 10 figures. $40. 952-938-5050 Washer, Dryer combo Hirundo, portable, apt. size, 115V, $300. 952447-4577 Weather tech floor mats. Fits Jeep Patriot. $50. 952-448-4474 Whirlpool, Refrigerator , 23 cf 68", 36" wide, $200. 612-578-5560

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Campers Travel Trailers


TRANSPORTATION Cook's position EO weekend and EO holiday. Exp. a must.

Server-PT Apply in person or email to Keystone Communities of Prior Lake: Please contact Sarah stormoen@keystone Line Cook, Wait Staff, Part time Host(ess) wanted. Breakfast experienced required. Can lead to full-time. 952447-6668 NOW HIRING SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR No experience Necessary will train Starting wage $13.25 per hour DOE No DUI's, must have Class D license at least 3 years And be 21 years of age

Snow Removal Local company looking for snow plow operators and shovelers. We pay for exp., quick cash, paid immed. Flex. hours. Could lead to FT. 952-393-PLOW (7569) MoveSnowNow@

1998, Bayliner Capri Fish & Ski boat, 19 ft. 135HP. Inboard, stored inside. Excellent condition $6900. 952-4126417



Seasonal Positions

Shakopee, MN Park Dental currently has an excellent Scheduling Manager opportunity available. We are looking for someone with strong relationship building and organizational skills to work with our patients in our Shakopee location. Dental experience is preferred but not required. It is necessary to have outstanding verbal communication and phone skills with the ability to work productively in a team oriented environment. This is a part-time position. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Kim at:

2001, 17ft. Starcraft, 90HP, Mercury. Excellent condition. $9,000 952-890-2630

2002 Larson 19' FishNSki, SEI 190, 135 HP Outboard, stored indoors. $11,900.00 or BO, NADA guide suggested $13,945.00, Jon 612-730-8116

Warming House Attendants Part-time, seasonal position responsible for the security and safety of the City's outdoor ice rinks, warming houses and park guests. Evening and weekend hours from mid-December to late-February. 5 to 15 hours per week. Minimum Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age and possess strong communication skills. Must be able to work independently and lift 40 lbs. Starting Wage: $8.00 per hour. Application Deadline: Ongoing until positions filled. To Apply: Visit or call (952) 233 9320. TTY/TDD: (952) 233-3837

2006 Crestliner Lsi Angler 2285. Lots of extras. 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke and dual axle trailer. 763-360-6251

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1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36' motorhome, great condition, sleeps 6, 60,000 miles, $31,900 or best offer. Call Gary at 952492-1129.

2000 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, wife's bike, never rode, must go. 1300 miles, Lots, lots of extras, mint! $7000. 952-890-0905

2003 Harley Softtail Deuce Anniversary model. 5500 miles. $13,000. 952-447-4280

1991 Fleetwood Southwind Motorhome, Class A, 33ft. Only 38k miles! Smooth runner, fully loaded, sleeps 6, hydraulic leveler, $10,500, 612-669-4172

1996 Itasca Suncruiser Motorhome. Class A, 39'. Excellent condition, shedded at all times/ winterized. Loaded! 29,300 actual miles. $35,000/BO. 507-6656019

2001 Camper, 32', 5th wheel 2 slideouts, golfcart, shed $14,500. Excellent condition. Parked on beautiful wooded lot in Zumbrota, 612-720-8683/ 612-5990184

2007 27' Colorardo RL 5th Wheel, 2 Slide $29,500 or best offer. 507-934-4834 M-F after 5:30


2005 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Classic with Vance & Hines pipes. New tires. 10,895 miles. Mint condition. $5900 Call (952) 934-7358

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Seeking 2-3 man shoveling crew in Chaska area. 952-292-6357

2004 Harley FXST Softail 24,000 miles. Extras too much to list. Call for details. REDUCED! $8,300. 952-836-6773

2005 black Yamaha R6, 6,000 miles. Yoshimurd customized exhaust. With OEM cover & tank bra. $5,500. 952-3610142

CASH$$ We buy guns SPORTS STOP Shakopee 952-445-5282

EZ-GO Gas Golf Cart with Rear Seat. White with White Top and Seats. $2195. 952-2390446 Hunters/ Trappers: We buy fur and trade for deer hides. Sports Stop, Shakopee, 952445-5282 Winchester 94, 30-30, like new. Shakopee. $650. For pictures & serial # call 712-269-2102

Storage/Vehicles Inside storage at Scott County Fairgrounds. 612-919-1076


Hydro Stream Vegas. 20'. 200 HP+++. Complete restoration. 5 passenger. A real head turner! $8,900 or all trades welcome. 952215-5421

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94 Starcraft, 17ft. Aluminum. Walleye, Bass ½ Console 75hp. Mariner & 8hp. Kicker. $6500. 612-554-6725 or

1992 Vibo 21' Hexagon pontoon. Low hrs. 2 motors. '96 Merc 90HP + 9.9. Marine radio. Trailer. Clean. $8,500. 612720-2262

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tailors at a high volume location. 2pm-8pm & alt. Sat. Jackie or Lisa (952) 934-1415 Tailors on 79 th Chanhassen


2004 41' SportsCoach Elite. Fully equipped. 23,000K. Well-maintained. 3 slides. $100,000. 952-797-6264

1994 Harley Heritage Softtail, 26300k, all service records avail, extra set of pipes. $7500. Call Mike @ 612-309-6737

Honda style 2007 JMST 250cc Scooter. 1329 miles, original owner, 80 mpg, 4 stroke 2 passenger, $2900.00, call Ray 952-402-9110

$$ Paid for Junkers/ Repairables FREE TOW. Immediate pickup. Serving Carver/ Scott counties. 952-220-TOWS, 24/7 $$ Wanted $$ JUNK CARS Viking Auto Salvage 651-460-6166

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1968 T-Bird, 429 automatic, new gas tank, tires, fuel pump, sending unit, brakes. Runs. Needs Restoration. Asking $1500. 952-4482015

1976 Chevy Nova hatchback, 305 AT, new tires & exhaust. Runs/ drives great, fun car to drive! $3,000/BO. 952447-8169


1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra, silver edition. Loaded! Only 109,000K miles. V-6, 4 door, $1,100/BO. 952426-5657


2000 Jaguar XJR. Well maintained. $9700 Silver and black interior, 83,000 miles. Call 612655-6680


Pontiac Grand Prix 1980 301 Engine, 4.9 Liter, 4 Barrel Overhead, New Fuel Pump, Alternator, Battery Heater, 129500K, $1800. 612418-5159


1972 rare triple black 'Cuda, with high compression 340 HP. 727 slapstick tranny. Posirearend, PS, bucket seats, Recession reduced!! $42,500. 612804-4074

1976 Classic Cadillac Convertible. Low mileage. 8 cyl. 440 engine. Complete facts available by calling. 559-435-3751

1998 Dodge Stratus, 6 cyl, AT. 156K. $1,500. 952-445-6173

2009 Chev Cobalt LT. Purchased/ driven locally, like brand new, 21,000K. Black, Spoiler, PW, PL, Cruise, CD, non-smoker, more! $12,900. 952-215-5421

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1993 Chevrolet Suburban 4X4, 260K, starts and runs great, body rusty, great winter vehicle, asking $1200, 952447-4946


1964 Chevy C20, 350 engine, 350 auto tranny, every bolt, nut, part replaced, or sandblasted and painted. 8K. REDUCED- $12,500. 952913-7808

1993 Ford F150, 4x4, new motor, 35k, lift kit, dual tanks. ARIZONA TRUCK, NO RUST, $6000 OBO, Chanhassen, 505-803-8232


2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 Ext. Cab. 77,XXX perfect cond. Loaded, leather, Bose, 6Disc, Topper and many xtras. $15,700 B/O 612-2030804

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2002 Ford Expedition, original owner, 4.6 liter, A/C, 6CD, third row seat, no accidents, runs, looks very good. $5,700. 952-270-8292

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1997 Ford Conversion, 244,000 well maintained miles, HD tow package, $1,200.00 OBO, lots new, email for details scottlacher@ 612-2107303

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Three Qs

Betsy LePlatt For many of us, the mosquito is one of the unfortunate annoyances that accompany our glorious summers in Minnesota. Chanhassen resident and illustrator Betsy LePlatt has just published a book in which one pesky and persistent mosquito makes life a misery for a variety of wildlife. Bad mosquito! Let’s just say that by book’s end, everyone gets what they deserve. The book is “Mosquito,” written by Virginia Kroll and illustrated by LePlatt. Recently LePlatt attended the national conference of the American Association of School Librarians in Minneapolis. “Mosquito” is published by Pelican Publishing Company of New Orleans, which was at the conference. LePlatt was at its booth, selling and signing copies of her book, to rave reviews from a very discriminating audience of children’s librarians. LePlatt’s illustrations in the children’s book are bright and fanciful, with an artful perspective that suggests movement and vitality. Her love of movement comes from her years of dance. LePlatt is multi-talented. She’s an accomplished dancer who’s studied ballet since childhood, an illustrator and graphic designer. She even did a stint for a couple years as a volunteer fi refighter with the Chanhassen Fire Department. She and her husband, Herb, have a daughter Sveta. After spending so many years as a “private artist,” working anonymously for others, she started going public several years ago. Over the years, her colleagues and friends would encourage her to illustrate children’s books. Several years ago, “I took a children’s book illustration class at the University of Minnesota,” LePlatt said, “from Lauren Stringer, a Minneapolis illustrator. “She recommended I join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and I won the mentorship through them. My mentor there was Shawn McCann.” McCann suggested LePlatt make some postcards, illustrated with her signature style, and send them to publishing houses she’d like to work with. The result was “Mosquito.” It’s available online at and Q: What’s your next project? A: A book based on the poem “The Ride-by-Nights,” by Walter de la Mare. I attended an illustration workshop, and we each selected a piece of writing to illustrate. Walter de la Mare was an English poet (1973-1956). I kept working on it after the workshop, and created a book dummy that I’m shopping around. It’s funny. The editors’s feedback is that they like the illustrations but the poem not so much. It’s about witches and the constellations. Q : Your favorite childhood books, illustrators or authors? A: I loved (still love) the “Little Bear” books by Else Holmelund Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. I think the drawings and the stories are so sweet. Of course, I love Dr. Seuss! My sister-in-law accuses my family and me of being the Seuss family because we get great joy in launching off into rhyme-speak or puns. When I was a bit older, I loved the “Fairy Book” series by Andrew Lang, illustrated by H.J. Ford. All of these books and many more send my imagination soaring. My 8-year old daughter usually loads up on books once a week at the Chanhassen library. We have been known to check out as many as 40 books at a time. Q: How have you incorporated (computer) technology and electronic graphics tools with your traditional illustration, drawing, and painting? A: I always sketch with my good ol’ pencil before doing anything else. I scan the pencil lines into Photoshop and either color them in layers in Photoshop or print the lines out and use watercolor or colored pencils to do the final art. I will also use programs on my Mac to layout thumbnail (small) sketches to see how a book will flow. Then of course, I use my computer to keep an updated Web site and do other promotional activities. I also always make sure I have a back up scan of each illustration before sending any original art out. —Unsie Zuege


Alex Wahl and Lindsey Turner of Chanhassen High School made their Chanhassen Dinner Theatres debut on Nov. 15 when they appeared onstage in “Hairspray.” The two teens are among the 100 high school students who were selected for CDT’s second annual StarKids event. Katie Henning and Kathleen Corpron of Chaska High School appeared in “Hairspray on Wednesday night.

StarKids take the stage at CDT Program places high school actors in ‘Hairspray’ roles BY UNSIE ZUEGE


tarKids recognizes and celebrates Twin Cities youth who love musical theater and participate in their high school’s music and theater pro-

grams. For Lindsey Turner, 18, of Victoria, the chance to stand on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Main Stage in a show was unforgettable. Lindsey and Alex Wahl of Chanhassen are seniors at Chanhassen High School who took part. “It was so cool!” Turner said. “I loved the opportunity from Michael Brindisi. I go to see a lot of the shows there, so to be on stage, to have a line, and spend time with the actors was amazing. And I had a huge group of people in the audience.” This is the second year that the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has sponsored the StarKids event in which 100 high school students from the Twin Cities’ area and beyond are selected to appear on stage during a CDT show. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ President and Artistic Director Michael Brindisi said he was happy to repeat the StarKids event for the second year.

StarKids What: Music theater teens take turns on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres stage in “Hairspray” in cameo roles. Who: Teens from high schools across the Twin Cities metro including Chanhassen and Chaska high schools When: Tuesday through Thursday nights, November and January 2012. Other Schools: In 2012, teens from Southwest Christian High School and Minnetonka High School.

“When we did this for ‘Footloose,’ it was an incredible event,” Brindisi said. “Not just for the students, but also for all of us on staff and for our audiences. After our fi rst go at this, we learned what was most important to the students and have made it into an event that will be both energizing and a valuable learning tool without making it too stressful. “Ou r intention was to make this an annual event and so we’re thrilled to do this again,” Brindisi said. “There are so many worthy musical theater students in our communities.” Chanhassen Dinner Theatres contacted more than 100 high school music-theater teachers in the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota from Albert Lea to St. Cloud to recruit StarKids. Teachers recommended

Michael Gruber, who plays “Corny Collins,” welcomes the StarKids backstage, shortly before their big scene. From left, are Gruber, Lindsey Turner and Alex Wahl of Chanhassen High School, and Ashley Kershaw of Mound Westonka High School. two students from their schools, representing the best talents. In all, 50 schools are participating. Turner and Wahl received their instructions several weeks ago. They could select their own costumes and were provided guidelines as well as the lines they would speak. At 7:45 p.m., backstage, Lindsey, Alex and two high school girls from Mound Westonka gathered in a small room below the stage to run their lines with Jennifer Jeramiasen, a member of the CDT staff, as Kris Howland, CDT director of public relations, snapped photos of the students for

their school and community papers. Shortly after the show began, Mark King, “Hairspray” dance captain, came downstairs to the rehearsal room to go over their dance steps. A quick lesson and then it was up the stairs and onto the stage for their cameos, as teens appearing on the “Corny Collins” TV show. “I wasn’t nervous,” Lindsey said. “Not really. All of the cast made us feel pretty comfortable. I was surprised to see that they have three beds down in the green room so actors can take naps on the days they have matinees.”

Third world thoughts and thanksgiving I have always third world experithought that everyone ence with renewed in America should be awareness and gratirequired to spend some tude for the food we time, at some point in can grab out of the their lives, in a third refrigerator any time world country. I felt this we want it, the conway long before I ever stant supply of clean spent time in a third water we can use for world country, and I do drinking, cooking, even more so now. and bathing, and the T he t rip cou ld be solid walls and doors for any reason. Miswe can lock to protect sion trips are already us from the elements FIND YOUR BURIED TREASURE common, but trips for and from people who business or education might do us harm. – whether to teach or In all likelihood, to learn – would also be acceptable. we would return not only with a As would vacations, especially if renewed appreciation for the things they were the kind of “working va- we take for granted, but with a new cation” where people help to build understanding of how and why we houses and community centers or should protect and conserve them. prepare and serve food for other When we’ve been in a place where we workers. had a single bottle of water to use for In addition to whatever good we drinking, washing, and rinsing off could do for the people living in our toothbrush, we’re not as likely these other countries, there would be to come home and leave the faucet many benefits to us as well. Some are running full-blast while we brush obvious, like being reminded of how our teeth. much we have and take for granted. Another benefit to spending time In the same way that we appreciate in a third world country is having electricity when it comes back on the opportunity to unplug, unwind, after a storm, or our good health and slow down. Many people would after we’ve recovered from being consider this more of a hardship, sick, we would come back from our a n noya nce, a nd i nconvenience



than an opportunity. And I think the majority of Americans would consider it not only undesirable, but impossible, to spend more than a few hours away from cell phones, email, and other electronic gadgets and programs. But when we do, whether we choose to or are forced to, we develop a powerful connection with something much more important than instant access and online everything. We connect with history. With the universe. With our soul. It’s the kind of thing that’s hard to explain. You’ve got to feel it and experience it for yourself. And the only way to do that is to go there. Wherever “there” turns out to be for you. I haven’t even mentioned the benefits that come from meeting new people, experiencing a new culture, or listening to new perspectives and points of view, but I have to at least point out that even in a third world country – perhaps especially in a third world country – these can be rich and rewarding as well. More so than you might ever expect. At this time of year, it’s common for us to list – or at least think about – the people and things for which we are thankful. And with the added benefit of having just returned from Uganda, I have a list that’s much

longer – and a bit different – than it is in most years. In addition to my family, my friends, my health, my home, and all the things I am thankful for that I normally take for granted, I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel to, and become part of, an area of the world that I had never been to before. I thank God not only for the way of life I am able to enjoy, but for a new way of life that I was able to experience. I am thankful for all the new people I met, and especially the ones who have already become dear friends and from whom I have learned so much. I’m grateful that my eyes and my mind have been opened to things I have never seen or known before, and I’m thankful I was able to help other people to open their eyes and minds as well. As always, I am grateful that I have a place where I can share my thoughts, my ideas, my discoveries, and my experiences, and I am very, very thankful for the friends, neighbors, and people near and far who enjoy reading about them. Happy Thanksgiving. Chanhassen resident Betty Liedtke is a writer, professional speaker, and Certifi ed Dream Coach®. Visit her website at

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