reading in the library

The National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Read Across America Day on March 2. The event is designed to help motivate kids to read, promote the joys of reading to students of all ages, and make all children feel valued and welcome.

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Twenty-three years ago, Bill Wenmark and seven other men jumped into Lake Minnetonka as part of a 10-mile run to celebrate New Year’s Day. Little did they know their ice dive would become an annual event, with close to 900 people participating last year.

The festive Mound ceremony will be perfect for the little ones as Mr. and Mrs. Claus make an appearance on a fire truck and even hand out small gifts.

When the Excelsior Fire District formed in the late 1800s, a potential recruit got into the boxing ring to prove he was up to the job. Today, Excelsior firefighters emphasize the power of prevention. 

Whether you’re German, of German heritage or a lover of German fare, you won’t want to miss the free Oktoberfest celebration at the Southshore Community Center on October 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

It’s no secret that, for most people, public speaking is excruciating. In fact, many fear getting up in front of a group to speak more than they do of dying.

As if the fun and excitement of the Spirit of the Lakes festival wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate life on the western shores of Lake Minnetonka, this year’s extended festival has the privilege of also ushering in Mound’s Centenni

Join the friends of man’s best friend at the Scott County Fairgrounds for an all-breed dog show June 8–10. Hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club (LMKC) since 1955, this show has grown to expect 2,200 dog entrants plus dog owners, would-be owners, handlers and fans.