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Week of May 24, 2010 – Golden Valley

Community Celebrations – Golden Valley Days & KGDA Pumpkin Weigh-In… this first ring suburb on the western border of Minneapolis celebrates their great sense of family community with an arts & music festival in the spring and a neighborhood pumpkin weigh-in in the fall

Highway 100: Lilac Way… built as a 'recreational highway' in the 1930's, Hwy 100 was one of the first beltways in the country… Golden Valley Garden Club planted lilacs along the way and the highway even closed for occasional parades in the early years when lilacs were in bloom… fascinating story with historic photos… 

General Mills… corporate headquarters is in Golden Valley, including an outdoor sculpture park on their 85-acre campus with over 16 commissioned works by local, national and international artists, including Armajani, Borofsky, Burton, Consagra, Ferrara, Highstein, Larson, Nash, J.Newman, Serra and E.Zimmerman… NE corner of I-394 & Hwy 169, also GM Nature Preserve

Golden valley-creek goslings As Bassett Creek meanders its way through Golden Valley it passes through countless back yards, three golf courses and expansive Theodore Wirth Park which is almost as big as New York's Central Park… park on Minneapolis border east of Hwy 100 between I-394 and Golden Valley Rd

Golden Valley Commons is part of the community city center at Winnetka between Hwy 55 and Golden Valley Road… primarily a quick restaurant shopping center, linger at the fountain as you lick ice cream cones or sip your coffee…

Golden valley-good day cafe Good Day Cafe…  delicious destination, popular for business breakfasts and lunches… fresh squeezed orange juice, 'Iggy's' fried egg sandwich with avocado, homemade granola, huckleberry pancakes… at 5410 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, tucked behind an office building in the northwest corner of I-394 and Xenia, just west of Hwy 100

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I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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