The Post Offices in Kimball, Eden Valley, Watkins, and South Haven will close for the Holidays at noon Tuesdays, Dec. 24 and 31.
They will be closed for Christmas Day and New Year Day.
Still searching for that perfect Christmas gift? Look no further. The Stearns History Museum is hosting a book signing by Chef Amy Thielen from 1-3 p.m. Friday Dec. 20. She will be signing copies of her new cookbook, The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes, which offers a fresh take on Midwestern dishes she grew up with, as well as local gems from across the region. The book retails for $35, plus sales tax, and is available for purchase in the Museum Store. Stearns History Museum members receive a 10-percent discount.
A Minnesota native, Thielen is a professional chef who spent seven years cooking professionally in New York City under David Bouley, Daniel Boulod, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Shea Gallante. Since returning to Minnesota in 2008, she also has written for the Star Tribune, and national publications Men’s Journal and Saveur and has won the James Beard Award for her journalism. Thielen is the host of the new Food Network cooking show “Heartland Table.” Stearns History Museum is located at 235 33rd Ave. S.,
Second annual holiday open house
The Stables at Greenfield Farm will be hosting their second Annual Holiday Open House from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Everyone is invited to attend and check out the facilities. The Stables at Greenfield Farm is a new equine facility located in the Maple Lake area that specializes in lessons, training and sales. The lesson program includes students from the age of 5 to 65. The disciplines taught are English, Western Pleasure, and Driving. There will be live demonstrations featuring some of the riders and horses at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Stables is located at 7144 Gowan Ave NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358. For more information, call Dr. Vicki Johanneck at (612) 245-7104, or e-mail Dr
. You can also check out their page on Facebook, or their website at www.Green
Developing Future Builders is an educational project developed in 2004 by the Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA). Through involvement with schools and educators, CMBA hopes to promote the benefits of working in the building industry as a career destination and understanding about the wide variety of jobs associated with building and selling a home, skill levels required, wages and benefits offered and career paths available.
View of main street Eden Valley Sunday afternoon. Sidewalks are being installed, and the road surface is now paved. This year’s portion of the project should be completed verysoon. See story on page 18. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.