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50th Annual Greekfest in Rochester

50th Annual Greekfest in Rochester

(ABC 6 NEWS) - The 50th annual Greekfest is going on this weekend. The event includes authentic greek food, music and dancing and a silent auction. There's also a carnival for kids.

Organizers say the festival allows people to learn more about their diverse parish and enjoy all things greek.

"We put on the Greekfest every year to show our greek heritage and culture with the rochester community, we also hope that people will come out and learn about our faith," said Church Member Calli Kelly.
 
The festival runs through Sunday at outside of the Holy Anaygyroi Greek Othrodox Church.

Drug Court Forum

Drug Court Forum

The Rochester Issues Forum is kicking off it's free fall series with the discussion "A Drug Court for Olmsted County?" Winona and Dodge Counties are among 36 other Minnesota counties that operate drug courts.   A drug court has repeatedly been proposed for Olmsted County.  Come hear from a panel from Winona and Dodge County about their experiences as well as a review of reasons to oppose a drug court. The forum is September 4 at 6:30 pm in the Rochester Public Library Auditorium. 

Next Chapter Ministries 3rd Annual BBQ Cook Off and Fundraiser

Hope you're hungry...this year's BBQ Cook Off promises to be more exciting than ever!  During the open house event, you will have the opportunity to experience the community of Next Chapter Ministries through testimonies, eat great food, listen to music and help financially sponsor ministry needs. For more information CLICK HERE or call 507-529-5799.

Greek Fest This Weekend

Greek Fest This Weekend

The 50th annual Greek Fest is going on this Friday - Sunday in Rochester. There will be music, dancing, and of course some delicious food. Admission is free. Parking is free. The event is going on at 703 West Center Street. Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information: http://www.rochesterorthodoxchurch.org/festival/

Local Heroes' Event at Universal Marine and RV

Local Heroes' Event at Universal Marine and RV

(ABC 6 NEWS) - Each year Universal Marine and RV in Rochester holds an event to honor area police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and veterans.

They are giving away thousands of dollars in prizes and there's tons of family activities are going on. This year they also are paying tribute to Tommy Decker, the officer from Cold Spring who was killed in the line of duty last year.

"It's a focus on the people in our community that work beyond their pay grade. You know, if you have to wear a bullet proof vest to work every day I mean what's that worth, so we wanted to put together an event to honor that," said Scott Kunz, General Manager of Universal Marine and RV.

The event runs until Saturday where a Mayo One helicopter will drop in and you can meet the Olmsted County search and rescue dog.

Lane Closures

Lane Closures

On Friday August 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM some traffic lanes on 2nd St. S.W. at 1st Ave S.W. and 2nd Ave. S.W. will be closed for the weekend for the reconstruction of pedestrian crosswalks. On 2nd St. S.W. traffic will be maintained one lane in each direction on the north half of the roadway while concrete crosswalks are reconstructed across the south half of the street at both 1st and 2nd Avenues. Work includes the concrete crosswalks on both the east and west sides of both 1st and 2nd Avenues. All traffic will be restored for normal use by 6:00 A.M. Monday August12, 2013. Please drive with care and follow directional signage, while in the work zone.  

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Performance

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Performance

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud. This new imagining of the characters comes to life with sharp-witted comedy,musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the leading hunk, plus lots of surprises. Grab your girlfriends and don’t miss the show! It’ll be Sunday, November 10th at 5:00 p.m. at Mayo Civic Center. Tickets go on sale August 23rd. For more information go to:

http://jadepresents.com/spank-rochester/

 

 

 

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