Sunday, May 19, 2013
Summer means lots of outdoor time—and lots of pesky mosquitos. Read on to find out how to repel bugs the "green" way.
Eating and playing outdoors this time of year are two of life’s great pleasures. But that often means exposure to bugs—including mosquitoes and ticks—that can cause serious health consequences. Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, says, “Mosquitoes transmit wide ranges of disease that can be deadly or severely debilitating. Here in the United States, last year was a record year for West Nile virus with cases recorded in all 48 contiguous states, an unprecedented range of occurrence.” While chemicals remain the top deterrent to bugs, there are also many safe, green approaches you can employ to repel pesky insects. 1. Avoid standing water. Gray says, “Water features are fine, but they have to be …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Richfield's ambassador candidates were introduced and a public hearing was held for a proposed Taco Bell.
The Richfield City Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at the Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center.
Taco Bell will takeover the former Burger King spot on East 78th Street near Menards.
Taco Bell was welcomed back to Richfield Tuesday night by the city council. Following a public hearing, the council unanimously approved a conditional use permit and several variance requests, allowing Border Foods, Inc. to convert the former Burger King location at 140 E. 78th St. Menards real estate representative Tyler Edwards was on hand to share his company's objections to the proposed site plan. As previously reported by Patch, in two letters dated April 16 and May 1, and at the April 22 Richfield Planning Commission public hearing, Menards spoke against the proposed project. Much of the concerns centered around the aesthetics of the building and site. Read: Taco Bell Hopes to Return to Richfield in Former Burger King Spot "We don’t …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Patch has been told yes. Find out the latest below.
Fans of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen were stoked last fall to hear a location was being planned for Richfield. However, nearly six months later, the restaurant has yet to be delivered, and Richfield Patch is getting plenty of inquiries as to when it will happen. While an exact opening date has yet to be announced, on Sunday Popeyes confirmed with Patch that an opening is targeted for July 2013. As previously reported by Patch, Popeyes had said it was aiming for a spring opening, barring any construction complications. Popeyes did not say if any delays caused the shift from spring to summer. The new restaurant will take the place of the former KFC at Hub Shopping Center. Here's a little timeline of what's been happening since the acquisition: …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Caribou Coffee closed up shop April 14.
With the unexpected closure of Caribou Coffee at 66th Street and Lyndale Avenue, Richfield Patch wants to know what you think should replace it. Read: Caribou Coffee Closing at 66th and Lyndale Another cafe? Maybe a small boutique? A take-out joint? Tell us what you want to see fill the spot in the comments section below. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wood, who is an avid runner, will go the extra mile to serve your business with great advertising deals.
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses. To that end, we introduce Eric Wood, Patch's new Local Ad Manager for Patch's sites in Apple-Valley/Rosemount, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Northfield, Richfield, and Southwest Minneapolis. Eric comes armed with ridiculously cost-effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget. To introduce you to Eric, we asked him to share some interesting facts about himself: Home: Long time resident of Southwest Minneapolis. Home state: Iowa. He "still bleeds Black and Gold). Career: Close to 10 years in local media and advertising sales. Previously worked the south metro for the Star Tribune and sold advertising for Minnesota …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Kim Daraitis is in the running for the annual award.
Richfield High School special education teacher Kim Daraitis has been nominated for the Let's Dish Teacher of the Year award. Let's Dish has six locations in Minnesota, where customers can come and prepare meals to freeze and eat at home. A winning teacher will be selected for each of Let's Dish's Minnesota locations. The top vote-getters will receive eight meal sessions at Let’s Dish. The following is Daraitis' nomination on the Let's Dish voting page: The Let’s Dish program allows community members to nominate a deserving teacher. Then, residents vote for their favorite teacher online. In 2012, according to Let’s Dish, 260 teachers were nominated and 14,000 people voted. You can vote for Daraitis until April 30 on the Let's Dish website…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…