Dayton's Bluff


Dayton’s Bluff Community Council executive director resigns

Resignation follows tumultuous board meeting and financial woes.


Upheaval at Dayton’s Bluff Community Council

Marjorie Otto/Review • Turmoil and layoffs at the Dayton's Bluff Community Council came to a head at the council's Dec. 18 board meeting. More than 150 people showed up demanding that the organization's former executive director, Deanna Abbott-Foster, be immediately terminated and not kept on in a volunteer-basis during the organization's transition to a new executive director.

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council is in turmoil after the organization fired all paid staff earlier this month due to “budgetary shortfalls.”  


Listening House dilemma to go before St. Paul City Council

Dayton’s Bluff neighbors living near Listening House, a nonprofit that operates out of First Lutheran Church at 463 Maria Ave. serving those who are homeless, have appealed a St. Paul Planning Commission decision that allows the organization to keep operating. The issue will now go before the St. Paul City Council. • courtesy of Google Maps

Dayton’s Bluff struggles with homeless service center in neighborhood



Dayton’s Bluff celebrates another year of community organizing

Newly elected and re-elected board members of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, from left to right, include Kirstin Scanlan Madore, Dana Fitzpatrick, Erica Merritt, Quintin Kidd and Barry Frantum. Re-elected board members Osman Egal, Jeanelle Foster and Laura Kidd were unable to attend the community council’s annual meeting on Oct. 18. Marjorie Otto/Review

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council held its annual meeting and board elections on Oct. 18.


Dayton’s Bluff arts community awarded $100,000 NEA grant

Collective seeks art and culture addendum to city’s comprehensive plan


The Dayton’s Bluff community has been awarded a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.


Historic Schorenstein Garage to become a home for young couple

The historic Schorenstein Garage and Railing Shop, located at 216-218 Bates Ave., was recently purchased by a young couple, Cory Vandenberghe and Tia Helfrich, who will renovate it into their home. The property was included in the April 2016 Dayton’s Bluff Vacant Home Tour.

The property is the last from the vacant home tour to be sold


Girl Scouts making a difference through books

Julia McKenzie, left, and Violet Schafer, right, are Girl Scout Cadettes who are working to make sure books and reading are accessible to everyone, no matter their income levels.

Teens want everyone to have access to reading

Violet Schafer and Julia McKenzie, both 14, are working on the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve: the Silver Award. 


Dayton’s Bluff elections sees new and familiar faces

From left to right, the newly elected board members include Barry White, Holly Windingstad, Crystal Norcross, Rasheed Wade, Tamara York-Tallman, Kirstin Scanlan Madore, Yingya Vang and Micheal Boyd. Newly elected candidates not pictured include Elizabeth Matakis and Henry Garnica.

“Let’s create a paradigm that changes the East Side,” said Jesus Ramirez, Dayton’s Bluff resident, artist and keynote speaker for the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council’s annual meeting on Oct. 27.


Ward 6 co-owner & Historic St. Paul team up for renovations on 131-year-old building

The building at 208 Bates Ave. has been vacant since 2002. Ward 6 restaurant co-owner Eric Foster is buying the building for $1 and partnering with the nonprofit Historic St. Paul to renovate it.

Dayton’s Bluff eyesore to be restored

When driving by the 208 Bates Ave. property, one may pass it off as hopeless. 


Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board elections

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council’s coverage area is made up of 4 subdistricts.

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council will hold their board elections at the annual meeting on Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

There are 10 seats open for this year’s election.


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