Mendota Heights

Sun
20
Mar

A tale not so old as time


Andre Shoals, the chair, brought numerous characters to life in Chanhassen’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” such as an enchanted chair. (submitted photos)

Local actor Andre Shoals returns to the Chanhassen stage in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

As the stage lights turn on at the main stage of Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, a lone figure sits on the side, getting ready to set the scene for “Beauty and the Beast.” 

All attention is on Andre Shoals, 45, who is the narrator and an ensemble member in Chanhassen’s new musical production of the fairy tale that was brought to life in a popular Disney animated movie. 

The talented Shoals is dressed in a cloth coat and scarf, a simple outfit that gives no hint of the inventive, colorful costuming that theater-goers are about to see in this visual feast for the eyes. 

In his other “Beauty” role, Shoals plays a chair. Attached to the chest of his shimmering silver costume is a chair, which at one point Belle sits in, as Shoals kneels and looks at her with admiration.

Sun
24
Jan

The great tree migration


(submitted photo)

Dodge Nature Center moves pines to help with prairie restoration
Roughly four weeks ago, the process of transplanting trees from the Rachel C. Lilly Preserve in Mendota Heights to Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul began. 
On a frigid Saturday, Jan. 9, the last of four large, native red pines were trucked to their new home at the nature center.

Sun
17
Jan

Klein announces run for State Senate

Dr. Matt Klein
Dr. Matt Klein

Dr. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights announced his bid for the state Senate District 52 seat on Monday, Jan. 11. 

Sun
17
Jan

District 197 chairman retires

At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)
At the Nov. 2 school board meeting, Mark Spurr was recognized for his years of service to the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (submitted photo)

After eight busy years, Mark Spurr retired from the District 197 School Board.

Spurr served two terms on the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board, starting in 2008, and chaired his last meeting on Dec. 21.

Sun
13
Dec

Visitation announces new head of school

Rene Gavic
Rene Gavic

Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights announced last week that Rene Gavic has been named head of school, effective July 1, 2016.

Sun
06
Dec

The Season of Gifting

Local gift drives are wrapped in generosity

It is often said the holiday season is a time of giving.
A couple of local organizations are taking that to heart again this year.

Sun
25
Oct

South-West Review area students make Dean's List

University of St. Thomas

Sun
18
Oct

2015 Elections - ISD 197

ISD 197 school board elections: nine candidates, four seats
On Nov. 3 residents of West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and part of Eagan will have the opportunity to select a majority of the ISD 197 school board.
The terms of current school board members Brenda Corbett, Joanne Mansur, Byron Schwab and Mark Spurr are set to expire Dec. 31. All but Spurr are running for re-election.

Sun
18
Oct

Open house for Highway 110 crossing project

Residents are invited to provide their input and ask questions about the Highway 110 crossing project during a public open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights.

Sun
04
Oct

Mendota Heights considers $1.96 million road project near Henry Sibley High School

The proposed road construction project is west of Henry Sibley High School and parallel to Highway 110. (courtesy Google Maps)
The proposed road construction project is west of Henry Sibley High School and parallel to Highway 110. (courtesy Google Maps)

With construction along Victoria Road South coming to a close, city planners are already busy preparing for the next major roadway improvement project near Henry Sibley High School.

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