Monday, February 25, 2013
The Mediterranean-themed restaurant hit one year Feb. 24/
It's been year since Richfield's former Taco Bell was transformed into the unique Aida, a Taste of the Mediterranean. Owned by Ahmed Mohamed, his wife Amy Mohamed, and Sammy Eldabshour, the restaurant was the team's first restaurant venture. Amy Mohamed worked in the travel industry for many years, while her husband and Eldabshoury are certified public accountants who share a practice in Edina. Review Aida, a Taste of the Mediterranean in Richfield's Patch's Directory. Mediterranean cuisine often infuses Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and some African styles, dishes and spices. The restaurant's menu features mostly Middle Eastern influences, and includes shawarma, gyros, kebabs, falafel and much more. Aida bills itself as a family-friendly…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The site launched Nov. 17, 2010.
Two years ago today, I sat anxiously at my kitchen table asking myself, "Now what?" Yes. After months of prep, Richfield Patch was born early in the morning on Nov. 17, 2010 and for a moment I had no idea what to do next. The community site was finally alive and the real work had begun. Now, I'll be brief: Thank you to all those who have read, contributed, engaged and recommended Richfield Patch to another. Cheers and here's to many more years working together to inform the community. Thank you for letting Richfield Patch invade your laptops, PCs and smartphones.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wednesday, Aug. 1 marks the five-year anniversary of the collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis.
Survivors of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse have weighed in across the Twin Cities via Patch with their memories of that devastating day. The bridge, which spans the Mississippi River near the University of Minnesota campus, collapsed at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2007. Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 were injured. Rescue crews came from a nine-county area in Minnesota, and from St. Croix County in Wisconsin. United States Navy divers were deployed to help recover victims in the murky water. A new bridge was erected and completed in September 2008. A memorial to the victims is located near the west side of the bridge, next to Gold Medal Park. *** Minnetonka 35W Survivor Pens Book on Disaster Survivor of Bridge Collapse Opens…
Friday, March 18, 2011
Richfield Patch celebrates four months of life.
Early Friday morning, Richfield Patch turned four months old! Thank you to all who have contributed to the site and to all those who have supported Patch's mission of hyper-local news coverage. As I have said before, I am a Richfield native and this project is very special to me and I am so happy to have the opportunity to create something for my hometown. Keep reading and stay tuned for much more from Richfield Patch.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The arrival of 2011 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Nature Center.
In 2011 Wood Lake Nature Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary. It will also celebrate 40 years of teaching children and adults about nature, sheltering local wildlife and serving as a local place for outdoor recreation. Wood Lake is the oldest municipal nature center in the upper Midwest and has been run by the City of Richfield since it opened its doors in 1971. To celebrate the anniversary, a celebration will be held in May 2011. It will be a special Sunday celebration which will include the planting of 40 trees. More details will follow as we get closer. After 40 years, the increase in demand for programs at Wood Lake has been nothing less than phenomenal. On average 20,000 people come to approximately 800 different and diverse …