Waconia Patriot

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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Ridgeview Medical Center has provided more than $10,000 to 66 local nonprofit organizations since September 2013, when it launched a new giving initiative in partnership with DoTopia. With goals to help improve their health while giving back to area nonprofits, hundreds of people have taken action and registered with Ridgeview’s Family Health Manager online tool [...]

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Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizens of Carver County. Candidates for the award are Carver County residents over the age of 65 that are known for going out of their way to help others, to volunteer, to organize, or help out with volunteer services. The award recognizes [...]

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