The City of Wayzata Volunteers program partnered with a number of local organizations including Cargill, Burlington Northern, the Wayzata Yacht Club, Great River Greening, and Kare 11 to host an planting event on Bushaway Road. The event was held April 22nd from 8:30 am to 10:30, and over 300 people were in attendance.
The persistence award goes to former Council Member Jack Amdal who served on the Bushaway Task Force for over a decade from start to finish when Hennepin County was originally planning four lanes on the historic stretch of road.
Ken Siljan posted this photo in the “You know you grew up in Wayzata…” Facebook group this morning. Thought the Wayzata.com audience might be interested in seeing it. It’s a picture of Lake Street with the Wayzata Depot in the background. Original photo credit is Buck.
Visitors to Wayzata City Hall today will notice the flurry of activity happening in the Community Room / Council Chambers as Hennepin County Library Staff and Friends of the Wayzata Library Ready for the annual book sale. Here is an excerpt from the Library Calendar:
“This book sale takes place at Wayzata City Hall. Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: the Friends of the Wayzata Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback. All books are withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public. Funds raised will benefit the library.”
Shoreline Drive / County Road 15 will close Monday, April 17 between Ferndale Road and the ramps to/from County Road 15 as crews begin the final stage of the Wayzata Area Sewer Improvements Project. Posted detours will direct eastbound motorists to use Hwy. 12 and Central Ave. to access downtown Wayzata. Westbound motorists will be detoured to Ferndale Rd., Wayzata Blvd., Central Ave. and Hwy. 12 (see map below). The road is expected to reopen in early July. The Dakota Rail Trail will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the work.
Please be aware that in order to accelerate construction and reopen Shoreline Dr./County Rd. 15 as quickly as possible, construction crews may be working on weekends. Any weekend work will occur during the hours allowed by the City of Wayzata (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
The Minnesota Supreme Court apparently has a traveling roadshow! and will be visiting the Wayzata High School auditorium on May 9th, 2017.
Organizers expect 750 students and many members of the media to attend. Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 am, according to a press release from MNCourts.gov.
Oral arguments will be heard in State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Maurice Nathaniel Wilson, Appellant (Case No. A16-1294) and are expect to last an hour.
“The Minnesota Supreme Court coming to Wayzata High School is an amazing opportunity for our students to learn and grow in such an authentic and engaging way,” said Scott Gengler, principal of Wayzata High School.
“The traveling oral argument program is one of the most important – and enjoyable – ways our Court works to enhance the public’s understanding of the judicial system,” said Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your MN Supreme Court traveling roadshow leader.
Sirens from the Wayzata Fire and Police Departments could be heard at about 8:00 am the morning of the Wayzata Chilly Open.
Someone drove their Mercedes C-Class onto the ice covering the channel that leads from Wayzata Bay to the Wayzata Lagoon. For those of you not paying attention out there, channels that connect one body of water to another body of water are particularly susceptible to thin ice, as was proven today.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your don’t drive your vehicle on the ice on Lake Minnetonka when it’s 50 degrees leader.
The Wayzata Chilly Open is a frozen golf tournament held on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and on the ice of Wayzata Bay!
Each year, the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce puts on a full weekend of activities, including family friendly movies and ice skating on Friday night, 3 tee times for the frozen golf course on Saturday, a Chilly Cook-Off, live music, and much, much more!
Grab your hockey stick or a golf club and head on over to the course! We’ll see you there!
The Wayzata boys and Hopkins girls Nordic ski teams won the Lake Conference championships on Wednesday at Wirth Park. The Trojans’ Anders Sonnesyn won the boys’ pursuit race while Mara McCollor of Wayzata won the girls’ race. Section Nordic meets are scheduled for the week of Feb. 6.