For the fifth consecutive year, Stillwater will host a competition among seven participating Main Street restaurants, each with hopes of being named as having the “Best Burger in the Valley.” Participating establishments — raising money for charity — will be Brine’s Restaurant & Bar, Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, Pub 112, Rafter’s, Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque, Water Street Inn and the defending 2013 winner, Oasis Cafe.
The public can buy Best Burger cards for $30, redeemable for burgers at each of the participating restaurants during January, February and March. Cards can be purchased at Leo’s or via mail or phone through KLBB Radio at 651-275-1220.
Participants vote for their favorite burger using the ballot number on the back of their Best Burger card by visiting or by mailing the card to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8011 34th Ave. S., Suite 116, Bloomington 55425. Voting ends April 15, and the winning restaurant will be announced in late April. Since 2010, the Best Burger event has raised more than $50,000 in the fight against cystic fibrosis.
More information is available at www.BestBurgerintheValley.org.
Volunteers appointed to advisory committees
The Washington County Board has approved appointments of citizen volunteers to advisory committees for 2014.
• From District 1: John Miller, Forest Lake, Community Corrections; Darlene Anderson, Dellwood, Historic Courthouse Advisory; Judy Bull, Forest Lake, Library Board; Daniel Parnell, Mahtomedi, Mental Health Advisory Council; Benjamin Meyer, Hugo, Parks and Open Space Commission.
• From District 2: Robert Bankers, Woodbury, Historic Courthouse Advisory; Stanley Karwoski, Oakdale, Parks and Open Space Commission.
• From District 3: George Dierberger, Stillwater, Community Corrections; Terry Zoller, Stillwater, Planning Advisory Commission.
• From District 4: John Burbank, Cottage Grove, Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory.
• At Large: James Honsvall, Stillwater, Audit Committee; Anthony Tedesco, Woodbury, Board of Adjustment & Appeals; Shane Bauer, Denmark Township, Board of Adjustment & Appeals; John Belisle, Hugo, Community Development Block Grant Citizen’s Advisory; Bob Fossum, Lake Elmo, Groundwater Advisory Committee; Steven Duff, Hugo, Groundwater Advisory Committee; Brian Zeller, Lakeland, Groundwater Advisory Committee; Sara Meher, St. Marys Point, Library Board; Lisa Thibodeau, Stillwater, Housing and Redevelopment Authority; Colleen Millard, Cottage Grove, Minnesota Extension; Ann McLellan, Stillwater, Minnesota Extension; Vincent Anderson, Stillwater, Personnel Board of Appeals.
• Reappointments: Charles Ochocki, Stillwater, Community Corrections; Police Chief Bill Sullivan, Oakdale, Community Corrections; Christine VonDelinde, Community Corrections; Carol Treague, Oakdale, Mental Health Advisory Council; Sue Seiler, Stillwater, Mental Health Advisory Council; Stacy Kislenger, Stillwater, Mental Health Advisory Council; Gail Burns, Oakdale, Mental Health Advisory Council.
Yellow Ribbon Network offers $500 scholarship
A scholarship fund is being established by the Yellow Ribbon Network of Washington County to award one $500 scholarship annually to any veteran or veteran’s family member who lives in, or served in, Washington County.
Applicants must be accepted to attend an institution of higher education beginning this fall. The Yellow Ribbon organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports Stillwater, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Forest Lake, Oak Park Heights, Bayport, Baytown Township, and the Yellow Ribbon Alliance of Lower St. Croix Valley.
Donations can be sent to: YRNWC, P.O. Box 43, Lakeland, MN 55043. For further information or to request an application to the board of directors, send an inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due May 1.