• Memorial Day May 27th 2013

    July 4th 2014 Independence Day- Blueberry Star Pies

  • Grilled Spring Finger Food

    Grilled Spring Finger Food: Asparagus & Carrots with an Herb Dip, Crunch Veggie Baked Topping

  • Four Bean Chili with Salsa, Queso Fresco & Cheddar

    Four Bean Chili with Salsa, Queso Fresco & Cheddar

  • Spring Seafood: Grilled Tuna

    Spring Menu Ideas: Grilled Fresh Tuna 

  • Excelsior Farmers Market Street Muscians

    Excelsior Farmers Market Street Musicians, Water Street

  • Excelsior Farmers Market Water Street

    Excelsior Farmers Market, Water Street

Remarkable Women...


MN Rep Debra Hilstrom

Minnesota Representative Debra Hilstrom, DFL, District 40B, is running for Secretary of State in 2014. She chairs the Judicial, Finance and Policy Committee and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Public Safety, Policy and Finance Committee, the Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee, the Rules and Legislation Administration Committee and the Civil Law Committee in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Debra has passed legislation to protect consumers and as an Anoka County prosecuter she has held criminals accountable for taking advantage of the elderly. She is a seven term representative who has been an advocate for children and women.


Terri Bonoff Challenges Erik Paulsen

Update: Terri Bonoff, a Minnesota Representative in the 3rd District since 2005, lost to Erik Paulsen (R) who has served in Congress since 2009. The third district is considered moderate, purple, voted for Obama in 08 and 2012 and for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Paulsen's non-stop attack ads against Bonoff were often factually incorrect and misleading according to Minnepost and local area media.


Prop: Janet Palmer  

Janet Palmer was recently named Executive Director for People Reaching Out to People (PROP). She's been with the organization since 2008 after a career change from the private sector. "At that time, I decided that I wanted a change and do something that felt more meaningful to me and closer to my community," she recalled. PROP is a local food shelf and emergency service organization that serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. "I'm excited and honored to be taking over this role," she said.