Waconia Patriot

Do you like making friends? Do you like new experiences? Do you have love to share? Consider hosting a Youth Exchange Student! Rahil, a 17-year-old young man from India, will spend the 2014-15 school year in Waconia as part of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club’s International Youth Exchange program. If you qualify, you can be [...]

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Volunteer for the Relay   Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact Lisa Fontanna at (651) 343-4377 or via email at lfontanna@mchsi.com.   Music in the Park   THURSDAY, JULY 17 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at City Square Park. [...]

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By Jim Gilbert During the last couple of years we have noticed a big decline in the numbers of monarch butterflies, the official Minnesota state butterfly since 2000. There are several reasons for this but one is the decrease in numbers of milkweed plants that are the feeding and growing places for their caterpillars. Since [...]

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Carver County’s Encore Adult Day Services Program and Augustana Emerald Crest Assisted Living  provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. This month, a special training session will be presented by experts from Ridgeview Medical Center including Susan Tabor, RN, Jill Smith, RN and Kim Schneider LSW. The [...]

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Organizers of the annual Walk On Waconia event donated $6,607 to the Waconia United Food Shelf on July 9. Walk On Waconia participants also donated 602 pounds of food to the food shelf on the day of the event. The Walk On Waconia is an annual 10 mile walk/run around Lake Waconia starting at St. [...]

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Felting is a process that has been around for centuries as a means of producing fabric, but to Amanda Doster, it is much more than that. It is a form of art. Doster’s work will be on display at the Waconia and Watertown libraries July through August. Doster uses different techniques to felt, or tangle [...]

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