Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The annual guide breaks down courses by playability, popularity and value.
StoneRidge Golf Club, one of the new and highly regarded links courses in the Twin Cities East Metro area, has cracked the Hacker's Guide Top Ten Course in the Twin Cities area. The course came in at No. 9 on the list, earning a score of 915 out of 1,000. Rush Creek of Maple Grove took the Twin Cities area's top spot. The guide uses percentages and measures on five criteira: hospitality, playability, facilities, conditions and value. It's the latest in a history of accolades for the course, which was at one time the No. 1-rated public access course in the Twin Cities by Golfweek Magazine. StoneRidge announced recently the course and golf clubhouse would be opening Thursday, May 2. Golfers will likely be out in full force this weekend…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Alissa Staloch, a 2004 graduate of Stillwater Area High School is among the candidates vying for a spot on the 2013 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader roster.
Alissa Staloch of Stillwater is among the candidates vying for a spot on the 2013 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader roster Alissa is No. 9 of 52 candidates looking for a spot on the 20-woman team. Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. CANDIDATE PHOTOS CAST YOUR VOTE Thole: Twin sisters from Stillwater ring in the ‘cheer’ (Stillwater Gazette)
Monday, April 15, 2013
“All of a sudden I heard two huge blasts—and everything went silent," Chris Hess-Withbroe said from her Boston hotel room Monday evening. "Next thing I knew I saw people running hysterically through the streets."
Chris Hess-Withbroe was just blocks away from the finish line at the Boston Marathon when two bomb blasts went off Monday. “Everything was going normal, I had just finished the race, got my participant bag and was heading toward the family reunion section to meet up with my son,” said Hess-Withbroe, a Lake Elmo resident. “All of a sudden I heard two huge blasts—and everything went silent. Next thing I knew I saw people running hysterically through the streets. Then the sirens started.” Thankfully Hess-Withbroe immediately found her son Bailey, a member of the Stillwater Area High School varsity cross-country team. They checked Twitter to learn what was going on and tried to figure out where to go and what to do next. “We’re staying …
Nine Stillwater runners were participants of today's Boston Marathon, which was rocked by two explosions near the race's finish line. (Scroll below the Storify post to see names of Stillwater runners.)
The 2013 Boston Marathon that has been rocked by two explosions near its finish line, about four hours into the race. According to the race's website, nine Stillwater runners were participating in the race. It’s not clear yet what happened or led to the explosions. The blast killed three people, and injured more than 140 others, according to NBC News. Fenway-Kenmore Patch will continue to bring news about this tragedy as information is made available. RELATED: Blocks Away from Boston Marathon Explosions: Lake Elmo Woman Recounts 'A War Zone' Still No Suspect or Motive in Marathon Bombings If you know any of the local participants or their family members, please encourage them to call Shawn Hogendorf at 651-261-2764 or send an email to …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The St. Croix Valley Athletic Association’s Coaches Information and Equipment Pick-up for baseball will now be Monday, April 22. The softball and t-ball meetings will be Saturday, April 20, subject to weather.
Due to weather, the St. Croix Valley Athletic Association is once again forced to make changes to start dates for baseball, t-ball and softball. The baseball and t-ball Coaches pickup night has been moved to Monday April 22, (Subject to weather). Time and Location remains the same. Softball pickup is now scheduled for Sat. April 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at LWB Equipment Shed.(Subject to weather). The first week of practice is still set to start April 29. The date may very well change, but youth sports officials will wait another week to see what the weather does. Parents should not expect to hear from a coach until after roster distribution now scheduled for April 22. UPDATED FROM: Apr 10 2013 11:17pm Weather is wreaking havoc on spring …
Have you been to a Twins game in the snow this year? Post your photos here.
If you were planning on toughing out today’s Twins game in the snow, don’t bother. Today's game against the New York Mets has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up on Monday, August 19 at 1:10 pm. Have you been to a Twins game in the snow this year? Post your photos here. POSTPONED: Winter Weather Puts a Damper on Stillwater's Spring Sports Fans holding tickets to today’s (April 14) postponed game have two options: Tickets for the postponed game are not subject to refunds. Details on the postponed game will be made available in the near future. In the meantime, fans are encouraged to visit twinsbaseball.com/weather, call 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467), or visit the Target Field …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The fourth annual event is planned at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
The fourth annual Women’s Down and Dirty 8K—a trail run at the at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve—will take place on Saturday, May 4. The event, meant to celebrate women’s running, will also include a two-mile fun run this year sponsored by Healthy Hearts and Happy Heads of Stillwater, a program for fourth- through sixth-grade girls focusing on body image, self esteem, fitness and nutrition. The shorter run was inspired by a mom who wanted to run with her daughter but felt the 8K was too long, according to a release from race director Kim Maxwell, who lives in Woodbury. “Don’t let the idea of trail running intimidate you. The race is 100 percent on trails and Lake Elmo Park Reserve is the perfect place to see if you like it,” reads the release…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jabs, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret's School, sustained a spinal cord injury in December 2011. Since then his story has inspired hockey lovers in the state and U.S.
Patch websites around the country this week will be featuring people who have overcome obstacles in life. There are many noteworthy examples in Minnesota. This article focuses on Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's School (BSM) hockey player who was injured in an on-ice incident in December 2011. This story is running on all Patch sites in Minnesota. On Sunday Jack's mom, Leslie, announced on his CaringBridge page that he will be a captain next season for BSM's hockey team. To remind readers of how far he has come, we are re-featuring a story from April 2012. This story followed his discharge from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. *** As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The annual rite of Spring passage rolls into Stillwater on April 28. Are you ready to ride?
It's four weeks to go until the 47th annual Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride rolls into Stillwater. Bob McEnaney, a certified USA Cycling coach, suggests now is the time to start training. Even with snow still on the ground, McEnaney suggests increasing saddle time now to prepare for the big ride. The ride is April 28 beginning at 6:30 a.m., leaving from the Washington Co. Fairgrounds. There are five routes, ranging from 15 miles to 100 miles. More details can be found at the Ironman Bicycle Ride website.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Organizers of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival are seeking host families and volunteers during the Nature Valley Grand Prix, which begins June 12 and concludes five days later on Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater.
Organizers of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival are seeking host families who will share their homes with professional cyclists competing in the Nature Valley Grand Prix, which runs from June 12-16. Several families are needed to accommodate this year’s crop of 300 racers who will compete in the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Now in its 15th year, the race has grown to be the most prestigious race on the USA Cycling calendar and will take place in Saint Paul, Cannon Falls, Minneapolis, Menomonie, Wis., and once again conclude in Stillwater this summer. Many families find hosting an extremely rewarding experience and look forward to welcoming a team of cyclists each year. Housing coordinator Mike O’Day says that once families decide to give …