Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening.
You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'.
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Driving past the Rosemount Steeple Center one day last winter Jim Kotz had a vision of an old-style variety show in the downtown landmark. The Rosemount Area Arts Council member suggested the idea to others on the council and Christmas at the Steeple Center was born. RAAC will hold two performances of its Christmas variety show, at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3. As envisioned by Kotz the show will set up like an old Andy Williams special with various acts going back to back with little time in between. "It's a celebration of Christmas," said Kotz. Each show will include performances by 11 acts.
Kim Gorjestani thinks in pictures. While that sometimes makes it hard for her to get her message across in words, when it comes to storytelling in pictures she's a pro. That's why the Rosemount resident decided to start Photolage. The business specializes in using personal photographs to tell stories.
For Jenny Davis, getting diagnosed with Crohn's disease several years ago was a relief. After years of dealing with pain, she finally had a reason why and ways to cope with it. "It's treatable and manageable but there is no cure for Crohn's disease," said Davis. According to Mayoclinic.com Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease.
Jacob Grunklee likes science and he's good at it. So when the chance to be part of a science experiment came through 4-H the Rosemount eighth grader jumped at the opportunity. In all eleven Dakota County 4-H members participated in a near-space ballooning program over two weekends in mid-October. The members launched a latex weather balloon from Gaylord, Minn. Oct. 15. The members will gather one more time to see the results of data collected as part of their experiment.
Trails were on the agenda for the Rosemount City Council during a special work session Monday night. The council discussed plans with Dakota County for a portion of Mississippi River Trail that the county hopes to build next year and plans for a trail along Diamond Path that will also be built in 2012. The evening began with a presentation from Dakota County on construction plans for the Rosemount segment of the Mississippi River Trail. The Rosemount segment, which will go from 117th to Spring Lake Park Reserve, will be a 3.8 mile portion of the 27-mile route from South St.
David Gary served in the military from 1968 to 1973. Despite his issues with authority, Gary knew he needed discipline so he went to the one place he knew he could get it: the Marine Corps. Gary enlisted and then found himself in Vietnam for 15 months. During his time in country Gary was located in I Corps and served as a radioman.
When Meghan Odom and Angela Dehart decided they wanted to open a business together, they looked at a number of options. While doing some research the two women, who both have backgrounds in the fitness industry, stumbled upon a business called Get In Shape for Women. Both women loved the concept of Get In Shape for Women and decided that they wanted to open a studio.
Being healthy is more than just being physically fit. In fact, health includes a number of facets of our lives including mental, relationships, finances and time management. Through Nov. 20, Rosemount United Methodist Church will focus on a worship series titled Follow Jesus to ... a healthy life, a healthy church, a healthy world. The series began Oct. 30 with a sermon on healthy bodies.
October 24 Criminal damage, fourth degree, value $1 to $500, 5600 block of 142 St. E. Criminal damage, fourth degree, value $1 to $500, 15500 block of Danbury Ave. Harassment, 2800 block of Upper 138 St. W Driving after suspension, 1400 block of 145 St. E. Medical, mental health, 3400 block of Couchtown Path Civil, 5600 block of 142 St. E. Accident, motor vehicle damage, Connemara Trail and Shannon Parkway Domestic disturbance, 3200 block of 137 St. W. October 25 Possession of drug paraphernalia, 3300 block of 142 St.
A little more than a year ago Nic Stevens released his first CD, Willow Run. He wasn't sure if people would like it, but it was a dream he needed to live out. People did like the music, though. And sales of the first CD brought in enough money to make a second. Stevens' sophomore effort, To Keep Love Alive, will be released Nov. 19.