SUN Sailor Editions Hopkins/Minnetonka

Sailor $ 1 Hopkins • Minnetonka Thursday, May 25, 2017 Vol. 47, No. 22 Hopkins-Minnetonka Sun Sailor announces distribution changes News Update Readers urged to sign up now Hopkins fast at Lake Meet Although the Hopkins High girls track and fi eld team went without a fi rst place in the Lake Conference Meet at Wayzata High Stadium, the Royals did earn sev- eral high places. To page 7 Students in the Minnetonka Schools VANTAGE program presented a check for $5,000 to the Minnetonka city staff and Park Board, in support of a project to add two single-track bike trails in the city. The money was raised through a community fundraising project, and exceeded the students’ original goal of $3,000. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Gabby Landsverk) Minnetonka to add two new bike trails in 2018 Project instigated by VANTAGE students, community BY GABBY LANDSVERK SUN SAILOR NEWSPAPERS Color Me Tonka run in the rain Participants in the Col- or Me Tonka 5K Color Run/Walk were blasted with rain and color while they raised mon- ey for an electronic sign for Minnetonka Middle School West. To page 6 Hopkins grads honored June 1 The Hopkins High School Class of 2017 will receive their diplo- mas in a ceremony 7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Lindbergh Cen- ter, 2400 Lindbergh Dr. Doors to the event open at 6:15 p.m., there is no reserved seating. Young pianist at Carnegie Hall Fifth-grader Clara Belle Wrolstad won an inter- national piano competi- tion and performed May 21 at Carnegie Hall. To page 10 Public notices Read the latest an- nouncements from your city, school district and other public agencies. To page 10 Sun-Sailor 33 Second St. N.E. Osseo, MN 55369 763-425-3323 Minnetonka city staff members are considering the additional of two new single-track bike trails in the city, thanks to efforts by Minnetonka VANTAGE stu- dents, biking enthusiasts and community members who came together in support of the project. The proposal is to add approximately three miles of off-road mountain bike trails to Big Willow Park and approxi- mately two miles of trail to the Civic Center Park, connected by an existing regional trail. The west side of the In- terstate 494 corridor, from Stone Road to Interstate 394, was suggested as a possibility for future expansion. The project was prompted in part by Ben Marks, a Minnetonka resident, an avid mountain biker and member of Min- nesota Off-road Cyclists. “I felt that it would be a great amenity for Minnetonka to be able to have their own trails,” Marks said. “Obviously, Min- netonka has a lot of park land, and a lot of it is undeveloped. There’s a number of undesignated trails through the woods that have just been developed over the years. Those were getting more and more use.” Marks initially approached city of- fi cials with his idea for designated The Hopkins-Min- netonka Sun Sailor will move to U.S. Mail deliv- ery this summer. Read- ers are urged to sign up now to continue to receive the newspaper each week. The Sun Sailor will undergo a major trans- formation, to become a requested periodi- cal through the United States Postal Service. This means readers will get guaranteed, on-time delivery direct in their mailbox each and every week at no cost to them. In order to qualify for this highly prestigious mailing class, the Sun Sailor needs most of its readership to respond by returning a signed re- quester card. A postage- paid card is inserted into this edition, to make registration as simple as possible. 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The Sun Sailor dis- tribution offi ce can be reached at 763-712- 3544. TRAILS - TO PAGE 3 Summer is here, it’s almost time for beer Unmapped Brewery to offer easy-drinking ales starting in early June BY GABBY LANDSVERK SUN SAILOR NEWSPAPERS Unlike Northeast Min- neapolis, where beer drink- ers can scarcely swing a stein without hitting at least two breweries (and a gaggle of tipsy enthusiasts), the west metro’s suds selection is decidedly more sparse. Although well-served by businesses like Excelsior Brewing, LTD Brewing Hopkins, and Wayzata Brew Works, this destina- tions are fewer and farther between for bar-hopping hopheads. And Minneton- ka, for the most part, has been oddly beer-less since Lucid Brewing left for the North Loop. Enter JD and Megan Park, an entrepreneurial Minnetonka couple hop- ing to quench the thirst for craft beer in the west metro with their new business, Unmapped taproom and brewery. “It’s so wonderful. This has been a long time com- ing,” Megan said. “We both felt strongly about opening in the western sub- urbs. There’s still a lot of room for growth here.’ After months of prepa- ration, beginning with ob- taining a liquor license in Owners Megan and JD Park are excited to open Unmapped Brewing in early June in Minnetonka. The taproom and brewery will offer a wide variety of beers with a focus on Belgian