Breaking ground on Harmony Circle

After much deliberation by the owner, the builder, a regulatory burden for subdivision that seems like an over-reach, and a couple of years on the market as a to be built, 637 Harmony Circle is presently under construction! Rodney Colson at Colson Custom Homes is the builder–and they do great work!

Source: Breaking ground on Harmony Circle | Wayzata Real Estate & Wayzata Homes for Sale | GUSTAFSON

Dan Gustafson, the owner of this website, is a licensed REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Burnet.  Licensed in MN, Equal Housing Opportunity.

Boys Hockey starts 0-2 on the season at Turkey Trot Tournament

The Defending State Champion Wayzata Boys Hockey team was in action over the weekend in the annual Channel Twelve Turkey Trot Tournament.

Participants this year included Maple Grove, Holy Family, and Edina. The Trojans lost to the Crimson in the first round 5-2 and dropped another tough contest to the Hornets 4-1 in the 2nd round.

The Trojans will be back in action hosting Hermantown on Friday night, and then Duluth East on Saturday, both at the PIC.

Check the photo gallery here.

Wayzata finishes second in AA swimming; Quast wins three golds

TwelveTV: “The Wayzata girls swimming and diving team finished second in the Class AA swimming and diving meet, ending the Trojans’ three-year run as champions. Edina won seven events to win the championship. Wayzata’s Carly Quast set a new meet record in winning the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:47:43. Quast also won the 100 backstroke and was part of the Trojans’ winning 200-Medley Relay team.”

Ironman volleyball event raises money for Interfaith Outreach

Wayzata students gathered last evening to have fun and raise money to benefit Interfaith Outreach’s Adopt-a-Family program.

View the photo gallery from the event here.

The Wayzata Student Council collected donations all week leading up to the event. The Adopt-A-Family Program helps economically disadvantaged families in the area by providing them with gifts for the holiday season.

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Image courtesy Wayzata Student Council Twitter account.

Wayzata PD captures chicken at large

The Wayzata Police Department has captured a chicken at large that had been roaming the streets of Wayzata! The owner is requested to contact the Police Department at (952) 404-5340.

Several commentators posted chicken jokes in response:

Tina Haislet Green Why did the chicken cross the road? To find a friendly police officer to get her somewhere safe and dry. Sweet.
BM Babej I hate when Poultry runs a Fowl! Someone had to say it!
Allie Bye My neighbors on old crystal bay road have chickens!
David Albert Chicken lives matter
BM BabejHa ha. I do have a good chicken recipe!! LOL.

Winter has arrived, Thanksgiving week

Well after what seemed like a never ending fall with 60 degree days, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter arrived in Wayzata on Friday.

Many people I ran into and talked with over the past couple of days reflected on their winter preparations–lawn care, leaf blowing, gathering and drop off at the Plymouth Yard Waste site, cleaning the gutters, turning on the furnaces.

Weather terrorists

 

Loved this image from Jerrid Sebesta the other day:

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I myself spent an hour picking up my snow thrower from it’s remote location in Minnetonka just in case we got more than a dusting. The dang thing would not start, which made loading it into the back of the pickup truck difficult as I had planned to drive it up a pair of long boards into the bed.

The next day I was able to pull the bowl off the carburetor to discover that the needle was sticking and preventing gas from entering the machine.

The forecast is supposedly for a bit warmer on Sunday, above freezing for highs early in the week and some snow expected for Thanksgiving. Elisha and I are expecting a pretty big crowd at our place–I’ll let you know how it goes.

Light up the Lake Celebration

Make sure you come on out for the 2016 Light up the Lake Celebration, it is one of the best events of the year!

The whole schedule including Santa’s Reindeer, Hot Cocoa, S’mores, Cash Bar, a Candy Cane Hunt, Horse Drawn wagon rides, Live Music, a Parade of Lights by the Wayzata Fire Department, a Tree Lighting Ceremony with Ken Willcox, and Pictures with Santa at the Depot will be available!

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Horse drawn wagon rides will be available at the Light up the Lake Celebration.

Be prepared for winter driving

It’s winter hazard awareness week, and we may see snow in parts of the area on Friday. Before then, here is information about the county’s snow and ice removal efforts and what you can do to stay safe on winter roads.

The county’s role is to plow its roads

There are 66 plow routes, with crews coming out of five stations across the county. These routes help us cover the more than 2,200 lane miles of county roads.

The first shift may start as early as 2 a.m. What we do varies based on the weather. In some cases, we may apply anti-icing chemicals. If the snow is coming down and sticking to the pavement, the goal is to make all travel lanes passable before traffic gets heavy with the morning commute.

Keep in mind that traffic affects snow plowing operations. That’s one of the reasons why we start so early. Plowing and clean up take longer when traffic is congested. And, the number of vehicles on the road can affect the length of time it takes for roads to get clear of snow and ice.

You have a role, too

Be cautious when driving in winter weather. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Plan ahead for snow days – give yourself extra time
  • Know the road – when weather is good, learn where the road curves, how many turn lanes there are and other qualities of the road
  • Be patient – slow down and give plows room to work
  • Never use cruise control or get distracted in your driving – keep your eyes on the road, as well as hands and feet ready to respond

Remember, just because a road is plowed, it doesn’t mean it is OK to speed up. The de-icing materials crews are spreading as they plow need time to do their work.

Additionally, the City of Wayzata has Snow Removal and Overnight Parking on Streets info:

With winter weather in the forecast, please remember a few important reminders regarding snow removal and parking.

If the snowfall is two or more inches by 8 p.m., the snow parking regulations go into effect at 2 a.m. the next morning. At that time, snow plowing will begin and any vehicles parked on unplowed streets will be tagged and/or towed.

If an accumulation of two inches or more occurs after 8 p.m., the snow parking ban will go into effect the following morning at 2 a.m. (24 hours later).

If there is an accumulation of snow after 8 p.m., plowing may occur. Cars parked on the street will not be tagged, but cars may be plowed in.
Stay informed this winter by signing up for Snow Emergency Parking Ban Alerts. Subscribers receive email notifications from the City when citywide snow plowing is planned.

Residents can also visit wayzata.org or call 952-404-5369 after 8 p.m. to learn if the parking ordinance is in effect.

TWELVETV: Wayzata wins 5AA swimming

The Wayzata girls swimming and diving team won every event on the way to a championship at the Section 5AA meet. The three-time defending state champion Trojans scored 642 team points. Armstrong finished second with 448 points and also qualified several swimmers to state. The state meet is Wednesday through Friday.