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St. David’s Center of Child & Family Development knows just how important family is to our community through their work with child and family development. Help St.

Minnetonka’s St. David’s Center is known for building strong family relationships and nurturing children through their early childhood development program. But how about a little dancing?

Since September 2004, Kathy Boxmeyer had a standing date, donating platelets every two weeks at the American Red Cross’ blood donation center at 176 Robert St. Her motivation is pure—her late husband, longtime St.

Forty-seven years have passed since Westonka Food Shelf first opened its doors. At the time, it was all about responding to a community need for more resources.

The Aim Higher Foundation, based in Minnetonka, was founded in 2011, when community leaders noticed a need for tuition assistance at Catholic schools throughout the rural and urban Twin Cities area.

Early this year Tarrah Palm took over direction of ResourceWest, a community-based nonprofit serving families in crisis in the western suburbs.

Lake-area residents Ryan Foss and Erin Hammer rowed, rowed, rowed their boat, but it certainly wasn’t gently down the stream.

Minnetonka resident Joel Peterson founded iSpace Furniture, a contract office furniture dealership, in 1993. About 10 years later, Peterson co-founded MSpace, a company that focuses on conference room technologies.

The Western Communities Action Network, Inc. (WeCAN) starts its fourth annual winter wear drive at the beginning of October. Items in good condition such as coats, hats, mittens and snow pants will be collected from October 3 to 21.

Let’s start with some numbers. A study published by Hunger Solutions Minnesota says that 15.5 percent of seniors faced the threat of hunger in the United States in 2013. Hunger Solutions also found that in Minnesota in 2014, “there were 263,386 food-shelf visits by seniors.

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