Archive for October, 2010

8th Annual “Cereal Day for United Way”

Yesterday was Minneapolis based Malt-O-Meal’s 8th annual “Cereal Day for United Way” and it was busy!  The doors opened at 7:30 AM, I was there just before 10 and there were still long lines and 3 cereals were already sold out.  I would say it was a success!  Where else can you get cereal for $1 a bag and the proceeds go directly to the Greater Twin Cities United Way?  Normally Malt-O-Meal’s “cereal in a bag” sells out by noon.  Learn more about their “bag the box” campaign here.

Fun cereal fact: Did you know that March 7 is “National Cereal Day”?  I sure didn’t!  Apparently it was started to commemerate the invention of Kellog’s Corn Flakes, which occured in 1897 and at that time was known as “Sanitas Toasted Corn Flakes”. 

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Property of the Week: 121 Washington Ave S #1612


Charming 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath “Crossings” Condominium with southeast views.  Spacious eat in kitchen with newer maple cabinets, all appliances, and ample counter space.  Living room walks out to your own personal balcony with views of the city.  Spacious master bedroom with city views, full master bath. The “Crossings” is located directly on the skyway system for easy access rain or shine to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Plus, walk to the light rail!  Enjoy the great views & amenities this home has to offer!

Other Fine Features

  • Appliances Include Refrigerator, Microwave, Stove, Dishwasher & Disposal


  • Free Laundry Facilities on Same Level


  • Library, Fitness Center, Whirlpool, Sauna, Outdoor Pool & Patio


  • Indoor Heated Parking Stall G-219


  • Monthly Association fee of $374 Includes Basic Cable, Heating, Sanitation, Snow/Lawn Care, Outside Maintenance, Hazard Insurance, Water/Sewer & Professional Management

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Property of the Week: 616 5th St SE

Open House Saturday October 21, 2010 from 1-3- swing by after the Minnesota Gopher’s Football Game!  Wonderful Van Cleve Court multi-level townhome with 3+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a spacious family room. Stunning formal living room with 12 foot ceilings , fireplace , hardwood floors along with a formal dining room. Enjoy the eat in L-shaped kitchen that is open and bright, includes high end stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, built in buffet and large pantry area. Spacious master suite is well situated for privacy and natural light. Plus, a large walk in master closet with California Closet system. Second bedroom currently has a separate sitting room that could be converted back to an additional bedroom or office. Large finished lower level with new carpet, third bedroom, full bathroom, and family room. This home setup is great for an active family or overnight guests because the separate levels provide privacy, you will never even know they are there! Enjoy living in this beautiful home with a private and highly desirable location and close to everything.

Other Fine Features
Appliances include refrigerator, range, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer, dryer

Wood burning fireplace in Living Room

Screened in porch overlooks beautiful courtyard with mature trees and beautiful landscaping

Second bedroom with separate sitting room, could be office, nursery, den, or could be converted into 2 separate bedrooms!

Association fee of $395 per month includes sanitation, snow/ lawn care, outside maintenance, water/ sewer, hazard insurance.

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Hennepin Lake Community Wine Tasting Benefit

The annual Hennepin Lake Community Wine Tasting Benefit was held October 20, 2010.  This year it was held inside Calhoun Square, and with the wind outside it was a much welcome change!  There were 400 + wines to taste as well as appetizers and deserts.  The event was sponsored by Hennepin Lake Liquor, El Gato, Calhoun Square, and Great Clips.  Proceeds went to benefit local neighborhoods and a great time was had by all!  Please watch my Community Events Page for more information on next year’s event as well as other events in the twin cities area! 

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Updated Website

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