Canterbury Park announced Monday that on Friday, its board of directors approved a reorganization plan to reincorporate the company into a holding company structure, which the company said in a statement is a key step in the future development of up to approximately 200 acres of the company’s underutilized property. The company said the move will create the legal framework to enable it to separate its regulated parimutuel wagering, card casino, concessions and other related businesses from the development land.
Wayzata High School music students received a rare honor Saturday, Oct. 3, when two hundred student musicians and faculty from the band, choir and orchestra were guests of the Minnesota Orchestra at its performance at Orchestra Hall. In preparation for their experience, students studied the music performed. In a private reception following the performance, artists from the Minnesota Orchestra engaged students in a question and answer session held in the new Target Atrium. Wayzata High School was the only school to be invited to this collaborative event.
During the Oct. 2 Special Deputy Appreciation Banquet, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office welcomed new special deputies, recognized volunteers for their years of service, and presented awards for life-saving acts.
Potential contractors can learn more about construction opportunities for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project and connect with potential sub-contractors during a “construction contract mixer” from 2 to 4:30 pm. Oct. 21 at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.
On Saturday, Oct. 3, guests had the chance to sample over 250 wines and over 50 beers, with hors d’oeuvres by local restaurants at Taste of Long Lake, held at Otten Brothers Nursery. All proceeds from the event, presented by Lakeside Wind + Spirits, benefited local charities including the Breast Cancer Society, Locks of Love, Orono Rotary, ALS Society MN-ND, and 8 to a Lamp/Education in Tanzania.
In a world where cyber-bullying, body image perceptions and self esteem are becoming serious issues for children, often at younger ages than in generations past, parents, teachers and school administrators are looking for ways to start a conversation about bullying, friendship and the importance of kindness that resonates.
The Gear Western Country Half Marathon and Borton Volvo 5K Run & Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct.10. If you like local events and outdoor fitness, you will love this run/walk. The Gear West takes pride in its Long Lake roots, and encourages local families to walk or run with dogs, kids, and friends. Proceeds support the local charity Resale 101 and the Mound and Orono High School Cross Country running teams. This race is a drop-off point for Resale 101 clothing donations and Gear West donates 15 percent of the race proceeds in new clothing to Resale 101. Both Mound and Orono runners, along with employees of Lake Community Bank, will be staffing aid stations and cheering on all the runners and walkers.