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Third annual Chef’s Challenge

The Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, in conjunction with Somerby Golf Club, will hold the third annual Chef’s Challenge from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Somerby.

The event will feature local area chefs competing in an Iron Chef style competition. The challenge will be to prepare an appetizer, a salad course, an entree course and a dessert course in one hour and 15 minutes. The prepared food will be available for guests in attendance to sample and eat.

The cost of the event is $100 per person. All proceeds will fund the third Annual Turkey Gobble. The Gobble is a traditional Thanksgiving meal provided free of charge for the members of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester and their families.


For additional information, call Tim Shea at (507) 775-3724 or e-mail

Harbor View Cafe changes hours

PEPIN, Wis. — Just like the leaves changing colors, the Harbor View Cafe has changed to its fall hours as it progesses toward its seasonal closing, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

The restaurant 50 miles northeast of Rochester is a favorite among Rochester diners. It will wrap its season on Nov. 18. It continues to be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until then.

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Hotel to hold wine tasting

RED WING — The St. James Hotel will hold its annual Holiday Wine Tasting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 9.

The event will feature fine wines along with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres along with live music.


The St. James Hotel and West End Liquor will co-host the event.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased in advance starting Nov. 1 from West End Liquor in Red Wing or the St. James concierge.

For more information call (651) 388-2846.

America’s Promise

Members of the Olmsted County Youth Commission represented Rochester/Olmsted County at the America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People National Forum in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.

The event honored those cities and towns named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People (100 Best), because of their work on behalf of children and youth.

During the two-day forum, attendees had an opportunity to hear from alliance leadership on its new five-year campaign to improve the lives of 15 million disadvantaged young people and participate in educational sessions and workshops on issues important to children and youth advocates.

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Hints from Heloise

A handy deodorizer can be made by inverting a cone-shaped room deodorant in shoes and heavy slippers. No more odor issues. For more hints, go to page D2.


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Harbor View Cafe


America’s Promise

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