Orono Schools has posted a notice on it’s website that it will be closed on Monday, May 4th. All of this is way too close for comfort for the residents and students here in the Wayzata School District. Here is the statement from Orono’s website in it’s entirety:
Important message from Orono Schools – All Schools Closed on May 4, 2009
All Orono Schools will be closed Monday, May 4, all day, and all activities are cancelled. Orono High School has a probable case of H1N1 novel influenza virus. Superintendent Karen Orcutt was notified late on Saturday, May 3 by the Department of Health and the Commissioner of Education in a conference call. Based on the recommendation of the Department of Health we are closing all schools for a full day, pending further information and confirmation of the status of this probable case. Students, staff and parents should not come to any school on Monday. All activities are cancelled in all buildings. We recommend that students stay home on Monday and avoid congregating. There is no need for panic, rather an abundance of caution. Questions should be directed to the Minnesota Dept. of Health website www.health.state.mn.us. We will also post any updated information on this website.
Additionally, a number of local media outlets are reporting that all Orono Schools will be closed on Monday due to concerns that two people connected with the institutions may possibly have H1N1 (Swine) Flu. Check the links for all the details:
Wayzata native Kate Spilseth has been featured in a KARE 11 piece that details her return from Mexico as a school teacher. She tells us about the way Mexico City has been basically shut down due to the Swine Flu scare that is gripping both that country and the United States.
Hours for the Museum are from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If you need more information, call the Wayzata Historical Society at 952.473.3631 or visit the on the web at www.WayataHistoricalSociety.org.
The Wild Bird Store was featured in the April 2009 edition of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. According to their website, “All Seasons is a family-run business focusing on meeting the needs of backyard birders and wildlife watchers.” The article highlights one of Wild Bird Stores offerings; hand-mixed birdseed available for delivery nationwide.
Melissa Block, manager of the Wayzata store and regular Wayzata.com visitor, submitted this article. Stop by the store, next to the Wayzata Bait on Tackle on the auto dealership frontage road and ask her about this article or anything relating to birds.
The Wayzata location is open Mon-Sat 9-6, and Sundays 11-5. The store is located at15710 Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391. 952.473.4283 http://www.wildbirdstore.com/
Wayzata.com is your Wayzata business featured by Martha Stewart leader.
Peggy Arnett, a self admitted regular Wayzata.com reader, has recently published her own book entitled, “The Lady in Red, Gone But Not Forgotten.” It’s a story about a Lake Minnetonka custom home builder who is killed in an explosion. The whodunnit has several suspects, the wife, the girlfriend, his children, etc.
Who killed the award-winning builder? His rejected son and sanctimonious daughter had cause. Was it the angry neighbor who failed to stop the “monster house” that ruined his million-dollar view? Realtor LOLA BAKKEN befriends the victim’s girlfriend whose rival is the builder’s dead wife. When Lola unravels the mystery, she learns that it doesn’t pay to be too nice to a liar.
There are creative people all over Wayzata, looking for an opportunity to gain more exposure on both a statewide and national level. One group that seems like they are on to something is Lisa Brecht, Lindsay Brecht, and Kelsey Roschen with their program Yummy Academy. While there is only one episode posted online, and the show could be a little bit smoother with some of their bits, you have to be amazed that local talent is producing this kind of video and content that looks ready to go to the next level. It is informative, entertaining, and the production quality is extremely high.
I emailed Lisa Brecht and asked her some questions about Yummy Academy. Here is what she had to say:
Dan Gustafson – What made you start YA?
Lisa Brecht – My then 9 year old daughter was having trouble with fractions in school. To make her learning easier, I started working with her using measuring cups to aid in her understanding of the concept. She loves to cook and is always watching cooking tv – she knew every personality out there!I just put two and two together. So many kids her age (she 12 now) are watching cooking tv but there isn’t anything out there for kids. I took my idea, found a crew and off we went!
DG – What is your background?
LB – LONG answer…..long time writer purely for anecdotal purposes. Marketing career transitioned to a stay at home mom transititioned to a back to work mom after the kids all went to school. Now I’m with Hennepin District Criminal Courts full time and serve as Executive Producer/Script Writer for YA.
DG – You film in Wayzata?
LB – Yes. My director lives in Wayzata. We film in his kitchen. He has over 25 years in the television and film industry. Tom Pearson is his name and his studio, “Hollywood Sounds” is located inside his home. He and I work together on the show – colaborating script ideas, etc…..our minds think alike and we make a great team!
DG – Are you hoping to get on local / national TV?
LB – Absolutely!! That’s been the goal all along. This is a program that people enjoy watching and I think that the industry needs a show like this. It’s fun, sassy yet clean. Everything we do is real and can be made at home. Humor is always the main ingredient in the Yummy Academy Kitchen!
Wayzata.com is pleased to announce it has recently partnered with Minnesota.com. Minnesota.com is a geo-domain–the name of a place followed by the .com. It is one of the largest portals for news and information for the whole state on the world wide web, and Wayzata.com will be delivering content via rss feeds to the site. Additionally, Minnesota.com will be delivering readers to Wayzata.com.
If you would like to partner with Wayzata.com to display the same rss feeds on your site to have updated info on the Wayzata community on your pages with little effort, please contact Dan at 952-473-5200.
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