Operation Round-Up

WeCAN Executive Director Christie Larson gratefully accepts a check from Ron Zachman from the Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. The funds, which were generated through the organization’s Operation Round-Up program, will go towards emergency assistance for WeCAN clients in need. For more information on WeCAN, call 952-472-0742. Source: https://www.hometownsource.com/laker_pioneer/community/mound/operation-round-up/article_7534d926-1501-11e9-91d3-734ed4220ac0.html

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Tax aide at the Gillespie Center

For those dreading tax season, there will be free IRS Certified AARP Tax Preparation services offered at the Gillespie Center again this year. The program is open to anyone, but emphasizes assistance to seniors and low-income persons and families. The program is certified by the IRS, who promotes these efforts with an interest in getting …

Mound Planning Commission seeks candidates

The City of Mound is accepting applications for the Planning Commission for term(s) beginning Jan. 1. The Planning Commission acts as a recommending body to the Mound City Council, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. and periodically on the 3rd Tuesday as needed. The commission considers all matters pertaining to planning …

Minnetrista’s Painter Creek Winery now open

After years of hard work and planning, Painter Creek Winery in Minnetrista is now open. Lowell and Phyllis Schaper, owners of Minnetonka Orchards, have had plans to open a winery near the orchards since 2010. Painter Creek Winery, located in the Painter Creek Watershed, planted its first set of grapes in 2013 (grapes can take …

Intergenerational music classes at Harrison Bay

Families are always looking for new ways to strengthen their children mentally and socially. There are many great opportunities available in the Westonka area for families to take advantage of, but the latest is unique in that it combines the mental development of making music with the community oriented social development of the opportunity to …

Annual community food packing event at Hilltop Primary

Even after the holiday season there are still many opportunities to serve within the Westonka community, and a great one coming up will be the Many Hands Many Meals event at Hilltop Primary School. This will be the third year that Hilltop Primary School partners with the Mound Westonka Rotary to create an important event …