Eden Prairie Historical Society President Receives Heritage Preservation Award

This summer, Kathie Case, president of the Eden Prairie Historical Society, was presented with the 2019 Eden Prairie Heritage Preservation Award for her efforts to preserve Eden Prairie’s heritage. Among many noteworthy initiatives, Kathie has led the restoration and programming efforts at the historic Cummins-Phipps-Grill House, researched historic photos that are now on display at the City Center atrium, and played a substantial role in saving the historic gym in the former Eden Prairie Consolidated School, making her a more than deserving recipient of this award. She also regularly donates her time to the Eden Prairie history museum. 

Sheriff’s Office Launches New Overdose Prevention Campaign

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) recently launched a new overdose prevention campaign in response to the opioid addiction crisis. The prevention campaign is called Survival Through Overdose Prevention (STOP), and it uses a multi-pronged approach. Some of the strategies HCSO implements in this multi-pronged approach are to treat those in jail with an opioid abuse use disorder, prevent opioids from getting into the wrong hands through the distribution of medicine disposal bags called Deterra bags, and prevent fatal overdoses through the use of NARCAN spray. They are also prioritizing education about the severity of the opioid crisis through local events, town hall meetings and group meetings and presentations. For more information about STOP, visit HennepinSheriff.org.

Local Nonprofit Presented with Life Enrichment Award

Local nonprofit organization CHOICE, Inc. received a Life Enrichment Award from the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) for its SHAPE program and fitness center. The program, whose name is an acronym for Supporting Healthy Active People Every day, works to eliminate fitness barriers for individuals with disabilities. The SHAPE fitness center provides CHOICE participants with daily access to the gym, adaptive equipment and programs, instruction and support from trained fitness professionals and knowledge of best health practices. 

Arts in the Park Sept. 21

Arts in the Park is an annual celebration of all things art! Rescheduled from its original May date, it will take place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Purgatory Creek Park. The day-long event will feature work for sale by local and regional artists, live music and entertainment, lawn games, art activities and food.