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.
Friday, March 29, 2013
From brunches to church services, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this holiday weekend in the community.
Friday, March 29
Families and Christians across the community will celebrate the Easter weekend with religious ceremonies, traditional celebrations and, most likely, a visit from the Easter Bunny as well. Here’s a rundown of some activities in and around Stillwater this holiday weekend. Easter Services Trinity Lutheran Church begins its Easter services at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. First Presbyterian Church celebrates Easter service at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. King of Kings in Woodbury is offering six Easter services beginning at sunrise, at 6:30 a.m. For a more detailed guide of Easter Services around Stillwater, check our events calendar, or our directory guide's list of churches. Easter Brunch Looking for Easter Brunch? Just last year Stillwater Patch …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Stillwater Historian Donald Empson submitted these photos, along with some information, about groups who gathered at the Stillwater Lift Bridge to protest, and oppose those who protested, the Iraq War.
This week is the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq that eventually led to the capture, trial and execution of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Ten years later, Stillwater Historian Donald Empson submitted these photos, along with this information: Through the fall and winter of 2003 a group of about 25 of us had an Iraq anti-war protest every Sunday at the Lift Bridge. As the war grew closer, a group of those opposed to our anti-war sentiments also appeared at the bridge. Notice Judge Rosalie Wahl in the anti-war protest group. One day when we finished our protest, a car drove up and a familiar looking black man came over to us to encourage our protest. Turned out to be Julian Bond.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Sunday, March 3, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Stillwater area. Between 6-10 inches of snow is expected to fall across the valley through Tuesday afternoon.
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Stillwater area through Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service expects two periods of heavy snow will drop 6-10 inches of heavy snow across the valley over the next 48 hours. According to the NWS: "THIS SNOWFALL LOOKS TO BE SPLIT UP INTO TWO WAVES OF SNOW. THE FIRST WILL COME SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...WITH A SECOND ROUND EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE FOR A PERIOD MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BETWEEN THESE TWO WAVES. Unless posted with signage stating otherwise, people parking on the street during odd days of the month must park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses. On even days of the month, people must park …
A look at recent home sales in Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Woodbury.
Each week Patch brings you some of the homes that were recently sold in Stillwater and the surrounding area. 350 Main St. N., $232,000, sold Feb. 15 3116 Lowell Court, $324,990, sold Feb. 22 3582 White Pine Way, $188,000, sold Feb. 21 119 Center St. N., $308,900, sold Feb. 21 3603 Lake Elmo Ave., $259,000, sold June 28 1239 Grospoint Ave. N., $175,000, sold Feb. 13 6014 Highway 36 Blvd. N., $213,000, sold Feb. 5 7530 5th St. N., $149,900, sold Feb. 13 5429 Helena Road, $174,500, sold Feb. 15 1421 Granada Trail N., $86,000, sold Feb. 13 950 Gershwin Ave. N., $134,900, sold June 29 11701 Aster Way, $631,711, sold Jan. 31 6888 Lydia Lane, $343,900, sold Feb. 15 726 Briar Glen Lane, $319,000, sold Feb. 15 10394 Eagle Pointe Trail, $260,000, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
This week's collection of the top stories from east metro Patch sites.
Lisa and Tony Rambo Featured on TODAY Show in New York Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten and Deputy Director Nancy Sweet take into account several factors when deciding whether to cancel classes. Your 2013 Hudson Hot Air Affair Photos This year's Hudson Hot Air Affair was a very photogenic event. As evidence, here are several Instagram photos with the hashtag #hotairaffair. Hudson Superintendent Explains How Snow Day Decisions Are Made Hudson School District Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten and Deputy Director Nancy Sweet take into account several factors when deciding whether to cancel classes. New Business Takes Over Old Tooterville Location in Bergen Plaza Little Inspirations Child Center is opening in …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
County board to celebrate opening of Nordic Center, lighted ski trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Washington County has already earned an award for the lighted cross-country skiing trails at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. On Jan. 11, the county board will celebrate the official opening of the trails and new Nordic Center. “Cross country skiing trails have (received) great comments from the public,” County Commissioner Gary Kriesel said when the board approved the project. “They’re very popular out there.” The $1.3 million project features a new center that serves as the trailhead for the ski trails, along which the county in the fall of 2011 installed more than 200 LED lights on poles four to five feet tall. The fixtures are aimed at the ground to “minimize light escaping into the night sky,” according to a release from Washington County…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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Tuesday, January 1
In Kathy Lohmer’s recent email to her constituents, she repeats the old and largely fictional talking points from the 2012 campaign, congratulating herself and the GOP for the “$1.3 billion surplus,” created with accounting tricks and budget “shifts” and not representing a true surplus at all. She claims that “We’ve used extra dollars to completely pay back the school shift…” But there are no “extra dollars” here at all; a $1.1 billion budget deficit still exists for the coming cycle -- $2 billion if you factor inflation in. While better-than-expected revenue collection allowed the state to pay back a portion of what was borrowed from the schools, we still owe the schools $1.1 billion. We’re still a long way from paying it back. A …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Make sure to know the winter parking rules in Stillwater.
Reminder: Winter parking rules are in place. Unless posted with signage stating otherwise, people parking on the street during odd days of the month must park on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses. On even days of the month, people must park on the side of the street with even-number addresses. Click here to view the city's snow and ice control policies. Parking on the wrong side of the road may result in a misdemeanor parking violation. After the snow is removed, parking is allowed on both sides of the street at the following locations: Sidewalk Snow Removal Clearing of snow and ice from public sidewalks is the responsibility of the property/business owner. Snow and ice must be removed from the sidewalks within 24 hours …