Arts & Entertainment

Dear Friends of Stiftungsfest, Wow! What a great weekend Great entertainment, good food, nice crowds, and good weather all led up to another successful Stiftungsfest. Arch Allies, Johnny Holms and Squeezebox Band were all well attended and put on great shows.  Everything went as planned –  the Car Show and Cruise, Pedal Pull, Sheephead Tourney, [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The Minnesota State Fair kicked off with a bang for Waconia High School graduate Jeni Haler of Norwood Young America last Wednesday as she was named the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The honor was something Haler, 19, had been wanting and striving for a long time, yet [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times The 153rd annual Stiftungsfest will be held this weekend, Friday, Aug. 22 to Sunday, Aug. 24, with activities, music and enjoyment for residents for all ages. This year’s edition brings back several popular events from the past as well as new highlights, including a old-timers baseball game on Friday and [...]

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(Editor’s Note: This special article was contributed by Katie (Hebeisen) Louden, daughter of Jeff Hebeisen of NYA, who shares the story of how her father was rescued in 2013 with equipment purchased from Stiftungsfest funds.) BY Katie (Hebeisen) Louden Growing up in the Norwood Young America area, Stiftungsfest was always the last hurrah of summer [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Whether it’s animals, 4-H exhibits, music, rides or simply walking around, the Carver County Fair offers plenty of activities and options for area residents. On the morning of Friday, Aug. 8, residents took advantage of nice weather to check out the fair. Diane Munsterteiger of Buffalo was guided around by [...]

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Now in its 18th season, Chaska Valley Family Theatre is excited to present Charles Morey’s hilarious play “Laughing Stock,” directed by Jim Lund. “Laughing Stock” is a hilarious farce and a genuinely affectionate look into the world of theater. When “The Playhouse,” a rustic New England summer theatre, attempts to produce a repertory season of [...]

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