In response to the substantial demand for ice time, Plymouth city officials collaborated with the Wayzata Youth Hockey Association to conduct an assessment of the Plymouth Ice Center. The study revealed that there is ample space to accommodate an additional fourth ice sheet.
In September, the Plymouth City Council granted approval to explore the potential expansion. Although the project remains in its early stages, it is probable that securing funding for the expansion would necessitate local sales tax increase approval.
A power outage has prompted an early dismissal for students at Wayzata East Middle School today, on October 23. The unexpected disruption to the school’s electrical supply, resulting in the loss of electricity and access to essential facilities like water for bathroom use, necessitated this decision.
In light of the outage, buses will be available to transport students home, with pick-up scheduled for 12:50 p.m., followed by departure at 1 p.m. For families accustomed to picking up their students, the school urges them to do so promptly at 1 p.m. In cases where students cannot be picked up by 2:15 p.m., an alternative arrangement has been made. These students will be relocated to the Media Center and can be picked up at the main entrance.
Wayzata school administration kindly requests the cooperation of parents and guardians in picking up their students as early as possible under these circumstances. Additionally, all afternoon and evening activities at East Middle School have been canceled for the day.
The school extends its apologies for any inconvenience this early dismissal may cause and expresses its gratitude for the understanding and support of students, parents, and the entire school community during this unforeseen situation. The safety and well-being of students and staff are paramount, and the school is diligently collaborating with local utility companies to assess when it will be safe for students and staff to return to the building.
As the situation evolves, the school is committed to providing timely updates and will communicate further information about school operations for the following day as soon as it becomes available.
Food enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs, mark your calendars! A new culinary haven, Red Cow, is set to make its grand debut in Wayzata’s Promenade on October 25, 2023. This modern tavern promises an unforgettable dining experience, specializing in handcrafted burgers and a carefully curated wine selection.
Known for its exceptional cuisine and warm ambiance, Red Cow is expected to become a local favorite in no time. Guests can anticipate a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere that fosters memorable gatherings with friends and family. The cozy yet sophisticated interior design will make everyone feel right at home while enjoying top-tier service and a menu brimming with mouthwatering delights.
The heart of Red Cow’s offerings is its handcrafted burgers, meticulously prepared to cater to a variety of tastes. From classic cheeseburgers to inventive, gourmet creations, there’s something for everyone. The menu also boasts a delectable selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, ensuring that even the most discerning palates are satisfied.
Complementing the culinary excellence, Red Cow takes its wine selection seriously. Patrons can explore a thoughtfully curated wine list, featuring both local and international options that pair perfectly with their chosen meals. This tavern promises a unique wine experience, making it a must-visit for oenophiles in the area.
Red Cow’s commitment to delivering exceptional food and drinks extends to its attentive and friendly service staff. They are dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience, ensuring that each guest leaves with a smile.
Wayzata’s Promenade, known for its upscale shopping and dining options, will undoubtedly benefit from the addition of Red Cow. Whether you’re seeking a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or a spot to relax with friends, Red Cow will cater to all occasions.
The opening of Red Cow on October 25th is set to create a buzz in the Wayzata restaurant scene, offering a new and inviting destination for residents and visitors alike. Make sure to mark your calendars, as this modern tavern promises to deliver a delightful dining experience in the heart of Wayzata.
Red Cow 881 Lake Street North Wayzata MN 55391 (952) 460-1220 RedCowMN.com
Editor’s note: an earlier edition of this story identified October 26th as the opening date. We regret the error.
In the closing game of the regular season on Thursday, the Wayzata football team experienced a 30-18 defeat at the hands of Anoka.
During the second quarter, Cole Heilbrun connected with Tony Ley for a touchdown pass, and Thomas Theising’s successful field goal brought the Trojans closer with a halftime score of 21-10.
Wayzata mounted a comeback effort in the third quarter when Kyle Boutwell intercepted a pass and returned it for a 70-yard touchdown. A successful two-point conversion narrowed the score to 21-18. However, Anoka would have the last word, scoring the final nine points of the game.
Anoka’s quarterback, Peyton Podany, threw for over 300 yards during the game, and Zach Welch managed to score three touchdowns.
Anoka, with a season record of 6-2, will host East Ridge in their Class AAAAAA playoff opener next Friday night. On the other hand, Wayzata, with a season record of 2-6, is set to play at Forest Lake.
Gather your spooky squad and make your way to Wayzata for the thrilling annual Boo Bash Dash and Boo Blast on October 28th, running from 9 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and Wayzata Sailing, this event invites you to strut, sprint, or stroll in your Halloween attire during the Boo Bash Dash races.
The morning kicks off with a series of certified races, featuring a 10k, 5k, and a competitive Lake Street Mile. For the fastest male and female runners in the Lake Street Mile, there’s a chance to score a $250 cash prize. Make it a family affair and join the Family Fun Run, a delightful mile along Lake Street, offering stunning views of Lake Minnetonka.
But the excitement doesn’t end there! Get your creative juices flowing by crafting your very own pumpkin racer for the Pumpkin Derby, or test your pie-eating skills in a thrilling contest. And don’t forget to flaunt your most impressive costume for a chance to win an amazing prize in the costume contest. It’s a faBOOlous opportunity!
The fun keeps rolling with a delightful session of trick-or-treating at various businesses and retail shops in town during Wayzata’s Boo Blast, happening from 11 am to 2 pm. Dress up your little ones, and make stops wherever you please. For additional Halloween fun, don’t miss Lunds & Byerlys Wayzata’s Halloween activities from 12 pm to 3 pm, which promise a great time for the whole family. For all the details, visit boobashdash.com.
The Wayzata boys’ soccer team clinched their second consecutive Section 6AAA championship with a 2-1 victory over Minneapolis Washburn. The Trojans secured an early lead in the first half, with Aiden Judickas capitalizing on a rebound for the first goal and then delivering a perfectly placed cross to Ben Eisinger, who netted Wayzata’s second goal. The Millers responded with Axel Linares scoring on a penalty kick just before halftime. The second half remained scoreless, cementing Wayzata’s back-to-back Section 6AAA championship. The Trojans are now gearing up for their Class AAA state quarterfinal match next week, with the opponent and location yet to be determined. The state tournament’s seeding process will occur on Saturday.
Wade Phillips, director of technology at Wayzata Public Schools, says classrooms don’t look like they did in past decades. Technology like iPads and smartboards have become an integral part of teaching. To update district technology, Wayzata is asking voters to renew an existing levy, which wouldn’t raise taxes. “We’re really trying to prepare our kids not just for what’s going on today, but what is the future,” said Phillips.
The Wayzata girls’ soccer team achieved their fourth consecutive section final victory by blanking Rogers with a 6-0 win. The Trojans displayed a balanced offense, as six different players found the back of the net. Mikayla Adams scored in the first half, while Meghan Sullivan, Tenley Senden, Ava Nayer, Grace Estby, and Alex Vellieux all contributed goals in the second half.
Wayzata now boasts an impressive 18-1-0 record as they prepare for the state tournament. They are determined to secure their first state championship since 2012. The Trojans eagerly await Saturday’s state tournament seeding to determine their opponent and location for the upcoming Class AAA state tournament quarterfinal match next week.
The mishap occurred last week and was first reported on social media. One observer opined it may cost $100,000 to have the structure rebuilt. City officials did not immediately return questions about who would rebuild and at what cost.
The stone pillars are a remnant of Harrington Farms, established by John Harrington on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
John Stevens Harrington arrived in Wayzata in about 1854. He purchased 160 acres south of Ferndale for $2.50 per acre, building a lake side home for his family and adding 16 rooms, renaming the structure Harrington Inn. The area later became Harrington Farms. Courtesy Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for more on this developing story.