Friday, June 15, 2012
The most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments from around the west metro between June 8 and June 13.
Each week, Patch users contribute numerous insights, opinions and observations. The following is a collection of the most thoughtful, moving, controversial or just plain funny comments that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story and join in the conversation. (The comments below are not meant to reflect the opinions of Patch or its staff.) *** Minneapolis Man Charged With Burglarizing Plymouth Home Lawrence Michael Johnson is charged with breaking into a Plymouth home while its owners slept and stealing electronics equipment and personal items. Rob_h78 thinks the accused deserves a …
Need a great gift? Or want to plan a fun outing with dad? St. Louis Park has you covered.
So, what to get for dad on Father's Day? And what to do? Mother's Day seems a bit easier. Get mom a card and some flowers, and cook so she doesn't have to. Done deal. But dad probably isn't as in to cards and flowers, and he'd probably rather grill a steak then have you try to cook (no offense). Luckily, St. Louis Park is a really cool city, and as such, there are some great gift ideas to be found here, as well as a few fun places to take dad. On that note, a list of both: St. Louis Park is quickly becoming known as a destination for beer (this fun event last weekend serves as proof. So does this outstanding beer Q&A). To capitalize, take your dad over to the up-and-coming Steel Toe Brewing tonight (at 6 or 7) for a brewery tour. Or swing …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
For this week's Parents Talk, an expectant father can't help but reflect on his own dad and the dad he wants to be.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Editor's Note: This week's Parents Talk writer, Nate Vandergrift, is the husband of Golden Valley Patch editor, Mary Costello. They are expecting their first child in the next month. This time next year, Father's Day will take on a whole new meaning in my life. Come this July, my wife and I will have our hands full with a beautiful, new baby girl. And as I quickly approach fatherhood, I can't help reflecting on what a great dad I was blessed with. I grew up in Pittsburgh with my parents and an older sister. It's hard to live so far away from them now, but I love my job as a news producer at WCCO-TV, and my wife and I feel Minnesota is the best place for raising a family—especially if I want to give my family the kind of life my dad gave …