Dress in your favorite Star Wars character costume and unleash your favorite glow-in-the-dark lightsaber during the upcoming Star Wars event hosted in Rosemount. The free Star Wars Extravaganza returns with activities for all ages at The Rosemount Steeple Center and Robert Trail Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30.
ROSEMOUNT — Minnesota author David Housewright contends writers should not be concerned with capturing a certain kind of audience. When writing, if you enjoy telling the story, readers will enjoy reading the story. His sincere advice is that simple. The award-winning author will serve as the keynote speaker at the third annual Rosemount Writers' Festival and Book Fair. The weekend event is slated for Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, at Rosemount Steeple Center.
Rosemount Fire Chief Richard Schroeder has been re-appointed to lead the department for three more years. City Council unanimously approved his re-appointment during its March 5 meeting. Schroeder has been fire chief for six years and a member of the fire department for 21 years. Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin completed his annual performance review last year, and reported the staff is pleased with his performance and the direction he is taking the fire department.
Rosemount City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission listened to a feasibility study during a recent joint work session. Architect Mark Wentzell of 292 Design Group reported there is an appetite in the community for more recreational space indoors. A new center could offer residents outdoor field space, indoor pool facilities, an indoor walking track, along with turf and court space. A potential community center could include amenities for all ages, including a teen center or a casual gathering space for seniors or community groups.
ROSEMOUNT — Ten years ago, Greta Sandquist decided to become serious about painting. For 15 years she had chosen a stable career path working in commercial art, designing Christmas ornaments. Even though she possessed an inner desire to work full-time as a painter, she chose against pursuing this journey. Perhaps she chose a safe path in lieu of becoming a painter because it was a little risky and unstable. Most artists have to face the stereotype of becoming a starving artist. But her passion to paint prevailed over the fear of failure.
Rosemount City Administrator Logan Martin can tap into his funny bone with his talent for making audiences laugh via the ComedySportz improv troupe. Upcoming shows are slated for March 16 and April 27 at the Rosemount Steeple Center. Marketed as comedy without a net, ComedySportz, is a member of CSz Worldwide, a network of troupes that perform in 30 other cities around the U.S. and Europe. The improvisational comedy offer audiences humorous, short skits, as well as scenes and games.
The mission was to improve understanding and race relations to create a stronger Rosemount community. A packed house of residents filled Rosemount Community Center on Feb. 21, in the first of three Community Conversations. The first topic was Race Matters: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities. "One Rosemount is always looking for ways to make Rosemount better, healthier and a great place to live, and this year the group is working on diversity," said the Rev. Karen Bruins, a pastor at The Well, a United Methodist Church that sponsored the event.
ROSEMOUNT — Two fast casual restaurants and a hair salon will begin construction in Rosemount this spring, with plans to open in summer. A multi-tenant building will house Noodles & Company and Jersey Mike's Subs at 15065 Canada Ave., while Sports Clips Haircuts will be positioned in between the two restaurants. The commercial property was home to Pizza Hut and more recently Hong Kong Bistro. The new businesses will take up 4,620 square feet.
ROSEMOUNT — Shannon Park Elementary first-graders celebrated the Chinese New Year with colorful dragons in a lively parade. Hundreds of first-graders entertained guests Friday, Feb. 15, in this annual, anticipated parade that has been a tradition for more than 20 years. 2019 marks the year of the pig. First-graders study Chinese culture and work to create bright-colored dragons after hours of creativity and folded strips of colored construction paper.
The Front Porch Players cast are ready to entertain audiences with six shows of "On Golden Pond." Playwright Ernest Thompson wrote "On Golden Pond" in 1979. The script unfolds the story of a family and an elderly couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer who spend each summer at their house on Golden Pond. The play gained fame when it was produced into an Oscar award-winning movie starring Henry Fonda and his daughter Jane Fonda in 1981.