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Arson causes $30,000 damage to Cottage Grove park playground equipment
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MN state parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving
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Crowd gathers to support Oktoberfest for Friends in Need Food Shelf
Bailey Nurseries chairman wins conservation award
Banking on Oktoberfest: Oct. 16 fundraiser in Cottage Grove helps Friends in Need Food Shelf's bottom line
Films in Five Festival gets "bigger and better"
Fans flock to Films in Five Festival in Cottage Grove
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Real Estate Showcase
December 9, 2009
On track to help
It's quickly become a holiday tradition for many in south Washington County: Gather the family, bundle up and head to the annual Cottage Grove stop for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train. More gratifying to Michelle Rageth, Executive Director of the Friends in Need Food Shelf in...
December 9, 2009 - 8:26am
December 7, 2009
Two favorite fairy tales
Just as Alice wondered what to do about her predicament, the Park High School Drama Department faced a dilemma when more than 130 students showed up to audition for "Alice in Wonderland," directed by English teacher Emily Ball. The solution was to add another play, so "Pinocchio,"...
December 7, 2009 - 8:00am
December 4, 2009
City offers an old-fashioned holiday celebration
The Afton Area Business Association is offering a chance for people to get away from the holiday craze, forget about finding the hottest toys and get back to the holiday traditions that originally made the season fun. On Dec. 4 to 6 downtown Afton will be transformed into a winter...
December 4, 2009 - 8:00am
December 3, 2009
Weekend planner: Cookies, crafts and dessert theater this weekend
The holiday season is in full swing with many holiday events around the area this weekend. On Friday, the Harbor Church will hold its Christmas Celebration complete with desserts, specialty beverages and the musical performance "A Misfit Christmas." Downtown Afton will transform...
December 3, 2009 - 10:36am
Mini Christmas city goes on display
Elaine Oftedahl's miniature Christmas village started with just 10 ceramic houses. She'd expand her village a little every year, and now complete...
December 3, 2009 - 7:50am
November 24, 2009
Weekend planner: Thanksgiving events this week
We've posted this week's planner early to include all of Wednesday's Thanksgiving events. On Wednesday evening, there will be a Thanksgiving praise service at Hope Community Church, a Thanksgiving Eve Worship and Pie Potluck at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Thanksgiving Worship...
November 24, 2009 - 1:40pm
November 12, 2009
Weekend planner: Park Grove library celebrates 40th anniversary Saturday
The Friends in Need Food Shelf is looking for volunteers to stock shelves Saturday as local scouts bring in the food they've collected going door-to-door. The Park Grove Library will celebrate its 40th anniversary all day Saturday with tours, activities and refreshments. The South...
November 12, 2009 - 8:08am
November 5, 2009
Weekend Planner: Lots of craft shows this weekend
THURSDAY, NOV. 5 ST. LUKE'S BOUTIQUE -- The craft fair at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Hinton Avenue and 70th Street, in Cottage Grove, will start a full weekend of craft fairs throughout the area. The fair at St. Luke's will run three days with lunch available on Friday and Saturday....
November 5, 2009 - 8:16am
October 29, 2009
There's plenty for families to do this Halloween in south Washington County ranging from haunted houses to Howl-O--Ween for pet lovers. Many neighborhood events are free, while the larger shows cost $5 and up and nearly all event organizers will accept nonperishable food items for...
October 29, 2009 - 10:26am
Weekend planner: Crime board fundraiser Sunday, many Halloween events
THURSDAY, OCT. 29 HILLSIDE SPAGHETTI DINNER -- The staff at Hillside Elementary School is hosting its 15th annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the school, at 8177 Hillside Trail, in Cottage Grove. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Children,...
October 29, 2009 - 9:03am
October 23, 2009
Man plans event of glorious choruses
Former church music director Gary Nyquist admits he can be easily bored with hymns as they are commonly performed in churches. But the bland becomes exciting when performed well and with variety Nyquist said, and he's been feverishly arranging 20 hymns to ensure the crowd leaves...
October 23, 2009 - 7:56am
October 22, 2009
Weekend planner: Halloween parade this weekend
FRIDAY, OCT. 23 FLEA MARKET -- Residents, families and members of the community are invited to a flea market from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at Norris Square Senior Living, 8200 Hadley Ave., in Cottage Grove. SATURDAY, OCT. 24 CURVES BOUTIQUE, RAFFLE -- Curves in Cottage...
October 22, 2009 - 8:12am
October 15, 2009
Monster Bash Halloween parade, costume contest Oct. 24
Cottage Grove's Monster Bash Halloween parade and costume contest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24. Parade line-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. at District 833 Service Center parking lot, at 7362 East Point Douglas Road, across from McDonald's. Floats and units will be judged at...
October 15, 2009 - 10:26am
Weekend planner: Senior fall festival Friday
FRIDAY, OCT. 16 SENIOR FALL FESTIVAL -- The South Washington Senior Center fall festival with take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, 8400 East Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove. Activities will include a Granny's Attic, homemade bake sale, quilt raffle and a barbecue...
October 15, 2009 - 8:08am
October 9, 2009
Strolling through Newport's history
Newport packs a lot of history inside its compact borders, and this weekend amateur historians can take a walk through what the old river town has to offer during the Newport History and Parks Walk. The walk, held on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, will be a self-guided stroll...
October 9, 2009 - 7:56am