Arts & Entertainment

If you have any questions related to the last couple of seasons of the hit CBS show Big Brother, seek out Jack Mahon of Waconia. The 2014 graduate of Waconia High School undoubtedly will be able to answer them all based on his passion for the show — and in some cases, personal experience with [...]

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Austin Stole of Waconia placed third in the inaugural Minnesota Sings competition, which was held at the Holiday Inn St. Paul East on Sunday, Sept. 28. Stole was one of 48 contestants in the competition, which was produced by Experience Shows, Incorporated to allow amateur vocalists ages 15-25 the opportunity to represent the city where [...]

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Wander your way through Carver County this weekend to see, or purchase, an eclectic array of paintings, pottery, jewelry and so much more during the 3rd annual Art Wander 2014 Studio Tour. The three day event, Sept. 27-28, will feature 29 different artists displaying their art in 13 different studios across Carver County. The 13 [...]

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If you love Waconia Show Choir, you won’t want to miss the upcoming performance of the Star Chasers Cabaret, a group featuring alumni from the show choir program. Star Chasers will perform at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a dinner cabaret [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Showcased on their farm just west of town, Duwayne and Shirley Schmitz of NYA have a unique collection of antique carriages they want to share with interested visitors before they sell them. The Schmitz have collected and showcased the 22 carriages, dating back to the 1850s, for over 45 years. [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Bill Salden is remembered as a quiet, stoic man who had a love of cars and, most importantly, his family and their nicknames. Bill battled colon cancer before passing away at the age of 55 on Dec. 13 of last year. Honorary Caregiver Dawn Salden of Cologne and her daughters, [...]

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