Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Organizers of the event were awarded another grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield.
After a successful 2012 event, Penn Central of Richfield's Penn Fest celebration will return as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Open Streets event this September. Once again organizers were awarded the $10,000 Open Streets Scholarship from Blue Cross Blue Shield to make the event possible. The grant money helps pay for the costs associated with the complete closure of vehicular traffic on Penn Avenue during the event, such as the hiring of extra police officers and traffic coordinators. For the past six years, members of the Penn Central of Richfield neighborhood organization have been working together to improve the Penn Avenue business district, while also fostering a stronger sense of community. The Open Streets program is meant …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tuesday is the 10th anniversary of the war. How has it affected your life and what does it all mean to you?
Ten years ago Tuesday, two F-117 Stealth fighters and nearly 40 cruise missiles targeted a farm that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was thought to be visiting. The next day, coalition troops at the border crossed into the country. In an address just after the war began, President George W. Bush said the country’s mission was “to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.” Of course, bitter experience would come to cast a shadow over those goals. Weapons of mass destruction were never found. No meaningful connection to al-Qaeda was ever uncovered. And violence that continues to this day could be as oppressive as a dictator’s rule. In the end, the promising …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
From Maple Grove to Minnetonka to Eden Prairie, there are a variety of egg hunts and spring related events happening throughout the west metro.
As the Easter holiday draws near and spring is just around the corner, communities throughout the west metro are preparing for egg hunts and spring related activities in March. Here’s a rundown of some of the events for 2013. Did we miss an event? Be sure to add the information to comments below! Please make sure to note – some events do have a fee and require preregistration. Activities and fees are subject to change by organizer. Richfield Egg Scramble When: 10 a.m. March 23 Where: Augsburg Park in Richfield Who: Children ages 3-10 Details: Register by calling the Richfield Community Center at 612-861-9385. Brooklyn Park Egg Hunt When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23 Where: Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Find out when teams are playing, kings are being crowned and kids are getting their dance on.
Richfield High School is celebrating winter with its annual Fire 'N' Ice spirit week, which is full of events for students and community members:
Friday, February 1, 2013
With the recent cold snap, the prospect of Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2 is especially daunting.
Groundhog Day is on Saturday, Feb. 2 this year, and the recent Arctic temperatures are giving the day a bit more resonance than usual. According to the myth, if a groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he does not, spring is right around the corner. Last year, Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter while Staten Island Chuck called for an early spring. Groundhog Day and other similar legends are based on the beliefs of Europeans, but the true origins of the holiday are lost in time. The day originated from the Germans, Scots and early Christian Europeans. It is celebrated every year on Feb. 2. On this day, a groundhog comes out of its burrow and checks for his shadow to determine …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here's what you need to know to start the year off right.
New Minnesota Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2013 The following are some of the new laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2013. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2012 Legislature are available online from nonpartisan House Public Information Services. BUSINESS Business solicitation restrictions clarified Licensed health care providers will be prohibited from using third parties to solicit business from those who have been in automobile accidents, unless they clearly provide their names and the clinics where they work. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) and Sen. Paul Gazelka (R-Brainerd), the law will require this information to be disclosed to consumers. Violating the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
While celebrating in Lakeville, bring these interesting fun facts and trivia about New Year's Eve.
If you're celebrating New Year's Eve in Richfield this year and find a lull in the conversation, and the wine just isn't getting things going, impress your family and friends with this New Year's trivia: Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter