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On March 22, a group of 16 students and four chaperones from Holy Family Catholic High School embarked on a cultural immersion and service trip to Haiti. Inspired by previous mission trips and attendance at Minnesota’s We Day–Minnesota rally for student volunteers, Ella Dahlin, 18, and Emily Kirsch, 18, both of Waconia, decided to propose [...]

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Diane Herrmann, a Waconia daycare provider, was recently selected as the “2014 Provider of the Year” by the Carver County Licensed Child Care Association (CCLCCA). Herrmann was one of 27 licensed family child care providers in Carver County to be nominated for this honor. She will represent Carver County at the Minnesota Licensed Family Child [...]

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Thanks to the arrival of J. Carver Distillery, the micro-distillery boom is coming to Waconia. And as reflected in its name, J. Carver Distillery promises to feature a distinct, local flavor in all aspects of its business. “We want Waconia’s heritage and all the history of Carver County to be represented in each bottle of [...]

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Who is the best cook in America? In a couple of months, it may very well be Marc Huebner of Waconia. Huebner is one of 16 home cooks from across the nation to be selected as a contestant for the new culinary competition series “America’s Best Cook,” which premieres on Food Network at 8 p.m. [...]

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Watertown-Mayer High School will present its spring play, “Murder’s In The Heir,” at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 10-12. The show is a comedic murder mystery where members of the audience vote at intermission for who they would like to be the murderer. In the play, Simon Starkweather has decided to leave [...]

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Whether it’s the manicures and pedicures, the variety of polishes and other nail-related products, or the friendly service of owner Khoi Vo and his staff, 1st Nails has long been the go-to nail salon for many area citizens. The success of 1st Nails is evidenced by the fact that the business recently celebrated its 10 [...]

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