History talk on abandoned rail lines in county will be Saturday, April 27

A history talk on abandoned rail lines in Hennepin County will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Excelsior Library, 337 Water St. Most of the area’s popular recreational trails were once railroad lines, but there are also many abandoned railroad and streetcar right-of-ways throughout the state, traces of which are still visible in …


Excelsior teen raises $300k for charities by cooking

Ariana Feygin knows an incomplete kitchen when she sees one. And for her, it didn't take years of training to become a junior master chef. Now that the 14-year-old has a seat at the table, she is doing more than serving meals. “I love to help other people. After being a contestant on the show, …

Rep. Morrison to host listening session Tuesday, April 16, in Shorewood

Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) will host a listening session from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Shorewood Community and Event Center, 5735 Country Club Road. Morrison represents Minnesota House District 33B, which includes Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay and portions of Chanhassen and Orono. Full Story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/free/rep-morrison-to-host-listening-session-tuesday-april-in-shorewood/article_4f471f18-5b00-11e9-9bb6-b707d76ca620.html

Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, April 20, in Excelsior Commons

Our Savior Lutheran Church & School will host a community Easter egg hunt in the Commons on Saturday, April 20. The free event will take place rain or shine. Four separate hunts will be at 11 a.m., grouped by ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11. There will be 16,000 candy-filled eggs scattered throughout the park. …

Concerns about teardowns, rebuilds of older homes persist in Excelsior

Last year, many residents posted “Protect Excelsior” yard signs to raise awareness about residential teardowns. The campaign helped pressure the Excelsior City Council to approve a 60-day moratorium, from March to May 2018, on residential redevelopment to examine ways to protect the character of the community. The result was amending the zoning code to lower …

Sweet Nautical, Excelsior’s newest women’s boutique

A new women’s boutique, Sweet Nautical, is open on Excelsior’s Water Street, in the former Wine Republic space. Owner Becky Leffler caters to a mature clientele, calling the style she carries “classic and conservative,” particularly lines and cottons, with some trendier items. Full Story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/news/business/now-open-on-water-street-excelsior-s-newest-women-s/article_fab8a5ca-54ba-11e9-bfb4-2ba7ebf58e97.html

Excelsior Ice Castles brings more than $122,000 in revenue

The direction of Excelsior Ice Castles revenue was discussed during an April 1 Excelsior City Council workshop. The Ice Castles ran from Jan. 12 to March 9 and brought the city $122,904 through combined revenues from a special event permit, water consumption and parking meters. Full Story: https://www.swnewsmedia.com/lakeshore_weekly/news/local/excelsior-ice-castles-brings-more-than-in-revenue/article_c6919469-971b-5504-9924-11cc0ed76102.html