Design Assistant Eric Kvam of Outdoor Excapes takes a moment out of his busy day to discuss the Wayzata Police Memorial currently under construction at Wayzata City Hall with Dan Gustafson.
Members of the community, the Wayzata Police Department, and Elected Officials have been working on honoring the 2 fallen Wayzata Police officers for a number of years after resident Gayle Wilson raised concerns about the previous memorial.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata Police Memorial news leader.
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ 23rd annual Sleep Out campaign will hold its final public event, Shop with a Purpose (SWAP), on Friday, Dec. 14. This annual tradition was started by amazing local business leaders as a way to support the annual Sleep Out campaign. As a one-day retail and dining extravaganza, it has raised $40,734 for Interfaith Outreach over the years to help break down barriers to jobs,child care, education and more for local families and kids.
Local businesses participate by donating a portion of their one-day sales. To maximize the impact of customer purchases – new this year Real Estate Nation and RE/MAX Results will donate $5 for every Facebook check-in on Shop with a Purpose Day. Customers simply check in at the participating business on Facebook when they arrive and then tag Interfaith Outreach (@interfaithoutreachcp). That’s it – $5 will be donated to Interfaith for every Facebook check-in tallied. See list of businesses and offers at iocp.org/swap.
The Sleep Out campaign has raised $ $1,599,033 toward its overall goal of$2.4 million by Dec. 31 to help nearly 2,000 local families each year stabilize, strengthen and thrive. Last year, 1 in 5 Interfaith Outreach families experienced homelessness. Housing is the foundation to family stability.However, the escalating affordable housing crisis is threatening the well-being of a growing number of our neighbors.
Ways to help:
Participate in Shop with a Purpose: Friday,Dec. 14, local businesses all over town. Generous local businesses donate a portion of their one-day sales to the Sleep Out.Learn more at iocp.org/swap.
A number of concrete trucks lined Lake Street to deliver product to Wayzata Blu on Friday, December 7, 2018. Developer David Carlson indicated in an email this week that 9 units have been sold and 9 units are available including unit 303 which is 2,781 square feet and listed for sale at $3,000,000.
Wayzata Public Schools release via email Dec. 5, 2018:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In the event of inclement weather, the superintendent may close school, delay the start of school or dismiss school early. If Wayzata Public Schools closes or has a late start, phone calls, email and SMS text messages (message and data rates may apply) will be sent to all families using the District parent notification system. To ensure that we have accurate contact information, please update Skyward Family Access.
Announcements will also be posted on the district website at www.wayzataschools.org, District Facebook and Twitter, and shared with the following local media: WCCO Radio 830 AM; WCCO-TV, Channel 4; KSTP-TV, Channel 5; KMSP-TV, Channel 9; and KARE- TV, Channel 11. If an early dismissal is required during the school day, we will follow the designated plan we should have on file for your child/children.
When Wayzata Public Schools is closed all day, this includes Home Base child care, early childhood classes and preschool, community use of facilities, Adult Basic Education classes, and youth and adult evening events and classes.
If Wayzata Public Schools announces a late start, Home Base will also start late. If school is starting two hours late, then Home Base child care will open at 8:30 a.m. and morning preschool and early childhood programs will be canceled. If an early dismissal is announced after 6:30 a.m., children already at Home Base (or in their classrooms) will need to be picked up within one hour. Home Base suggests you have an emergency plan in place. If an emergency closing is necessary on a Non School Day, WCCO AM (830) radio will announce the closing as Wayzata Home Base.
From the moment children are born, and even before – their brains are like sponges soaking up every experience. They are ready to learn! All family members and caregivers have the power to shape the early literacy skills children need to read and write.
Baby and family story times at the library provide opportunities for caregivers and children to learn and practice five early literacy activities – talking, singing, reading, writing and playing – easy and fun ways to prepare your children to become readers and successful learners!You may be doing many of these things already.
In Hennepin County, there are 41 libraries throughout Minneapolis and its surrounding suburbs. The Wayzata Library is conveniently locatedon 620 Rice Street East. In addition to story times and other programs for young children, all libraries offer comfortable spaces for families to play together, homework help for students of all ages, clubs for teens and adults, and of course, books!
From the time children are born and throughout their lives,the library can help you and them learn as they grow. For more information, please visit our website at www.hclib.org, or stop by in person or contact the Wayzata Library at 612-543-6150.
The Wayzata Library offers the following story time programs this winter:
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. At Wayzata Community Room
Information Submitted by the Wayzata Historical Society
The Wayzata Historical Society invites you to hear from journalist, author, and longtime Wayzata resident Bette Hammel as we support her latest book signing on December 5th.
In a reading from her new memoir, A Lifetime of Luck and Pluck, Hammel will relate her 2016 essay “My Car Is Gone” with others ranging from her story covering the 1956 marriage of Grace Kelly to the Prince of Monaco to earlier experiences such as working in the Betty Crocker kitchens and becoming a radio broadcaster in Indiana and New York.
Returning home to Minnesota, she began a career in the advertising agency business. Her lucky day, she says, was meeting and marrying Richard Hammel, co-founder of HGA Architects & Engineers.
After his sudden death in 1986, she began writing about architecture for various magazines, and later became author of four books including Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka. She describes her new memoir as essays written in an “easybreezy” style. A Lifetime of Luck and Pluck, published by Nodin Press, will be available at all Twin City bookstores and priced at $16.95.