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Joe Schmit to speak to Rotary Thursday
KSTP-TV sportscaster Joe Schmit will speak at the Edina Rotary meeting at noon Thursday, March 27, about his new book, “Silent Impact.”
Schmit has been with KSTP since 1985 and has won 15 Emmys. His book will be for sale at the meeting, which runs from noon to 1:30 at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave.
Meetings are open to the public and no registration is needed. The program fee of $18 includes lunch. For more information, go to edinarotary.org.
Team Braemar wins international silver
Representing the United States for the eighth consecutive year, Team Braemar won silver at the 2014 Spring Cup Synchronized Skating Competition in Italy last month.
Thirteen teams from around the world competed in the junior division. The Edina team finished behind a team from Finland.
City hosts annual ‘Primavera’ event
The city of Plymouth and the Plymouth Arts Council will hold its 18th annual event, “Primavera Celebration of the Arts” April 4-7.
The free annual art exhibition will take place at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av. It will include fine art and entertainment by local and regional adult and high school artists. Exhibit viewing will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7. A free opening reception will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. April 4, when winners of the juried mixed-media art show will be announced and musical entertainment will be provided by treVeld.
For more details on the full schedule, go to plymouthartscouncil.org. The event is sponsored by the city, Plymouth Arts Council and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and funded through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
City closes part of Medicine Lake Drive
Medicine Lake Drive in Plymouth will be closed in both directions from 12th Avenue N. to 18th Avenue N. until the end of June.
The city closed the section starting Monday to replace the 1,100-foot retaining wall along Medicine Lake, which was built in 1989 and is in poor condition. The project is expected to wrap up by June 21 and until then, traffic will be detoured from Hwy. 55 to 26th Avenue N. and then back onto Medicine Lake Drive. Trail users have to use the Luce Line Trail near 12th Avenue N. and Forestview Lane. The retaining wall will be replaced with a new steel sheet pile wall that will allow the trail’s width to be expanded from 8 feet to 10 feet in certain sections.
The additional width on the trail will improve safety along the heavily traveled roadway and trail. For more details, call 763-509-5200.