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This weekend is the 2013 bands only parade in downtown Waconia. Everyone does a great job at performing and kids love it.
The festival parade starts at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 18th.
If you want good seats, you better go early and find a spot! Don’t forget sunscreen, bug spray, an umbrella (just in case) and some munchies!
Looking for a parade map?
Interlaken park-AKA Target park (as its located in the Interlaken Housing development behind Target) is a well hidden gem of a park. There are trails that families can walk on, playground equipment for multiple ages (Smaller equipment for toddlers, and lager equipment for the older kids), there are picnic tables if you want to plan a picnic there, and there is plenty of parking. It is nestled off county road 10 in a housing development so its not as frequently visited plus it still has the feel of the country with the two ponds nearby and walking paths into the trees. There even possibility of wildlife (a fox ran in front of us when we were walking).
There are cons though about this park also; If it rains give it a few days to dry out as it seems to hold water and so kids end up playing in the mud. This housing development is still being built and so plan for construction; when we were last there during the week most of the parking was taken up by construction crew and the equipment was quite loud (Weekends/evenings are better). The trails don’t seem to go to Target as I would expect them too. It may be that we haven’t walked far enough but I would think that would be a great idea. Since this is a neighborhood park there isn’t a bathroom located there, you would need to get in your vehicle and drive to Target.
Overall I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. Not my top park from Waconia but definitely up near the top compared to some. Waconia is one of the better towns in Carver County in the number/upkeep of the parks in my opinion.
All the details can be seen over here.
The previous owner of the SA, a 51-year-old man named Husein Sarameh, agreed to sell his business to as-of-yet-unidentified person or group of people last month for $945,000. The buyers wrote a $203,000 check to cover the down payment and Sarameh, following his lawyer’s advice, turned over the reins to the store before it had even cleared. And that’s where things got weird.
Last weekend, the new owners held quite the two-day sale. As KSTP reports, they sold gas for $3.85 a gallon — a ridiculous (and illegally low) price compared to the $4.29 average cost of a gallon elsewhere in Waconia — and sold nearly everything in the store for half-price. Fifty-thousand dollars later they took off and they still haven’t been arrested.
After the down payment check bounced and Sarameh realized he’d been scammed, he reassumed ownership of the SA. More gas discounts are planned for this weekend, though this time the more modest discounts will be legitimate.
Needless to say, the last couple weekends have been good ones for regular customers at the Waconia SA.
via City Pages
It’s a sad day for Waconia. Our beloved Pizza Ranch is no longer. Well sort of.
The Pizza Ranches in Waconia, Norwood Young America, Glencoe, Delano have all changed to Unhinged Pizza.
Unhinged Pizza has the same owners, managers, and employees so not a lot is changing. They have a new name and have added some new food like ice cream!
It seems that the owners broke away from the Pizza Ranch franchise and went out on their own. Or that’s what I understand.
From what I’ve heard, the food is just as good as it was and all your favorites are still there.
Locations are all still the same too, it’s just got a different name. Change is scary, but this shouldn’t be to much of a change for us Pizza Ranch lovers.