Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday evening was the nicest of the year, and residents flocked to Excelsior to enjoy the weather.
After a prolonged winter and frustratingly delayed spring, Monday evening gave area residents one of their first real chances of the season to get outdoors and enjoy Lake Minnetonka. In Excelsior, a the ping of softball bats echoed while sailboats cruised the bay and kids waded into Lake Minnetonka until the cold water forced them back to the beach. Monday's pleasant evening won't be the first this week. Tuesday will give residents another great chance to get outside, with temperatures expected to approach 90 degrees for the first time this year, and highs through the weekend are forecast to be in the 70s. Have a photo you'd like to share? Upload it using the buttons above and share it with the community!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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From fireworks and parades to fishing contests and flying pancakes, Lake Minnetonka will be humming with patriotism this July 4. The Cottagewood 4th of July Celebration & Children's Parade When: When: 10 a.m., Pledge of Allegiance Where: Cottagewood General Store, opens at 7 a.m. Why Go: Celebrate Independence Day in Americana style at the Cottagewood General Store. There will be a kid's carnival, raffle for great prizes and lots of red, white and blue fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome! For more information please visit www.cottagewoodusa.com. 35th Annual Firecracker Run When: The two-mile race is at 8 a.m. and the 10k is at 8:30 a.m. Where: Excelsior Commons Why Go: Might as well put a little spice into your fitness routine …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Excelsior Commons, Harrison Bay and Old Orchard Park are all part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District's Shoreline Restoration Project.
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District conducted prescribed burns Thursday afternoon at three locations around Lake Minnetonka. Harrisons Bay in Mound near County Road 110, Excelsior and Old Orchard Park in Tonka Bay are part of the Lake Minnetonka Shoreline Restoration Project—meant to show homeowners and contractors how to work with a variety of shoreline conditions. Click here for a map of the locations. The first Shoreline Restoration Project site was completed in 2005 at the headwaters of Minnehaha Creek at Gray’s Bay. The remaining four sites were stabilized during the summer of 2009. Click here to learn more about the watershed district's Shoreline Restoration Project. Information provided by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Shorewood and Excelsior will hosted a variety of activities celebrating winter over the weekend, including bonfires and free hot cocoa and s’mores at Freeman Park and Excelsior Commons. Arctic Fever went on despite the lack of snow and unusually mild January temperatures, and activities included a coloring contest, a puppet show at Excelsior Library, and an owl show at Freeman Park. The Princess Tea, featuring the Arctic Fever Snow Princess.
Monday, June 13, 2011
A wide range of techniques in mediums from painting to weaving were featured.
More than 100 artists from throughout the region set up shop in Excelsior over the weekend for the city's annual "Art on the Lake" event. Prime parking spots were at a premium as crowds packed the Excelsior Commons for two days of art, music and conversation. More about "Art on the Lake" can be found here.