Archive for October, 2011

Let’s talk Green…and I don’t mean green paint.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Is it wood or is it linoleum?
Is it wood or linoleum?

I’m talking about Green Trends, ‘Going Green’ and Greenbacks (money, that is).

 We all want to do our part and reduce our footprint and make less of an impact on the environment. Choosing ‘green’ products to use in you remodeling is a great way to start.

 One of the most popular trends is in flooring. Cork and linoleum flooring is at the top of the list. This isn’t the linoleum flooring from your grandmother’s kitchen. It has come a long way and can look just like hardwood flooring, metal and a wide range of textures, colors and styles. Linoleum has always been popular with hospitals because it naturally has bactericidal properties that can help stop microorganisms from multiplying. Can you say “easy to clean” too. 

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.


 Cork is leading the way as well. It is a renewable product. The Cork Oak trees are stripped of 1/3 their bark, which then replaces itself quickly without harming the tree.


So, if you want to remodel and keep up with the new trends, look down and use ‘green’ on your new floors.



















In 2 Days – Brent Sass, Professional Dog Musher Makes Rare Midwest Appearance

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011


Brent's team of dogs in deep snow
Brent’s team of dogs in deep snow



Don’t miss this unique opportunity

to meet one of the nation’s premier sled dog racers.


Brent Sass will speak on Thursday, October 20 at the Chanhassen Rec Center (2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN, 55317).  Hear this native Minnesotan share how he is living out his dream as a competitive Alaskan dog musher.  Join Sass as he shares the drama and danger of dog racing in some of the harshest conditions in the world!  This free event, open to the public will take place from 7:00 – 8:00PM.


Brent Sass on a winter day

Owner and founder of Wild and Free Mushing, Brent Sass has been racing and training huskies for over eight years. Originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, Sass moved to Alaska in 1998 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks before realizing that dog mushing was his true calling.  Sass opened Wild and Free Mushing in 2005 to truly dedicate himself to his craft.  Since his first time out, Sass has placed in over 16 races, including several first place finishes in some of Alaska’s most competitive runs.  In doing so, Sass has established himself as one of the premier sled dog racers in the nation.   

Come hear Brent Sass Speak Oct. 20th in Chanhassen

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Brent Sass, son of Mark and Chris Sass of Sass Construction, is living his passion and dream of competitive Dog Mushing in Alaska.

Brent Sass and his mushing team
Brent Sass and his mushing team


Brent Sass, a Minnesota native, is a Professional Dog Musher and owns and trains his 65 dogs. Imagine yourself at work with your “team” of co-workers. Do you put your life in their hands, every day? Brent does, while working in some of the harshest conditions in the world!



 Come hear Brent Sass Speak on

October 20th, 2011


FREE Event – Open to the Public

7:00 – 8:00PM

Chanhassen Recreation Center

2310 Coulter Blvd., Chanhassen, MN, 55317




But what really sets Sass apart from the competition is his passion for the sport.  Explains Sass, “I am a dreamer who makes his dreams come true. Tons of people dream but not very many people actually go out and make their dreams happen. Not a day goes by that I do not move forward toward accomplishing one of my many goals. I bring this same mentality to mushing.”  Despite his success thus far, Sass won’t stop until he reaches his ultimate goal – to win both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod.



Learn how he plans to make that happen!


Come hear how Brent Sass doesn’t let anything stop him from achieving his dreams – drama, danger and extreme cold are just a part of his story.