Arts & Entertainment

Scandia Lodge in Waconia and the Nordic Heritage Club of Carver County are teaming up to hold the 5th annual Nordic Music Festival, which will be held at the Lion’s Park in Victoria from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Lion’s Park is located at 1505 82nd Street, about three miles west [...]

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Area choral music is reaching a high note thanks to two choral groups that will provide the opportunity to sing the finest repertoire year-round. • The Carver Chorale is a new vocal organization that provides the opportunity to sing September through May. The director is Dr. John Scott Moir, whose education and wide-ranging experience include [...]

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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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