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08
May

‘Why I run’ panel discussion a success


courtesy of Keely Vandre • From left, “Why I Run” panel event participants Clare Verbeten, deputy political director of the Walz-Flanagan gubernatorial campaign; Huda Yusuf, an inspired audience member, Melanie Leehy, who is serving her first term on the Falcon Heights City Council after her third time running; Lila Eltawely, who ran for House District 53A, moderator Marquita Stephens; and Alberder Gillespie, who also ran for District 53A.

Do Good Roseville, the Roseville Area League of Women Voters and Roseville Area Schools hosted the first-ever “Why I Run” panel event on April 24 at Roseville Area High School. 

Tue
08
May

New signs at Falcon Heights park detail its aviation past


Courtesy of City of Falcon Heights • Signage being installed at Curtiss Field just prior to the city’s Spring Together event on May 12 discusses the park’s history as a Minnesota aviation hub.

By the time the Falcon Heights Community Engagement Commission holds it’s Spring Together event at Curtiss Field on Saturday, May 12, new signage should also be up at the park detailing its aviation past.

Tue
08
May

SNAPSHOT: Ice is out

Courtesy of Ramona Holmes • Possibly inspired by last week’s paper, New Brighton resident Ramona Holmes shot this photo April 28 of ice lingering on New Brighton’s Long Lake.

Mon
07
May

Being at home in Momma’s Kitchen


Marjorie Otto/Review • DeMarco Cavil, an East Sider turned professional chef, is returning to his childhood home to open a restaurant, Momma’s Kitchen, dedicated to his mother. The restaurant will have a soft opening on June 7 and will be located at 1058 Maryland Ave. E.

For DeMarco Cavil, coming home and opening a restaurant on the East Side is a dream come true. 

“It feels so great,” Cavil said of opening a restaurant in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Mon
07
May

SNAPSHOTS: Using art to connect

Photos courtesy of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center • The Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center was hopping during the St. Paul Spring Art Crawl the weekend of April 27-29.

Mon
07
May

Allegations of sexism hit West St. Paul council

Commission appointment leads to tension; feminine hygiene products left at mayor’s house

 

Mon
07
May

More direct travel coming for East Side transit


file photo • Ramsey County traffic engineers have decided to make permanent the three-lane configuration on Maryland Avenue between Johnson Parkway and Payne Avenue. A mill and overlay of the arterial street will be completed in May.

One of the main bus lines connecting St. Paul to the international airport and the Mall of America will be extended through the East Side starting June 9. 

Mon
07
May

Mendota Heights greenlights more invasive plant removal, prairie restoration


file photo • The Mendota Heights City Council approved plans May 1 for prairie management at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space, as well as invasive plant species removal at two other parks.

On May 1, the Mendota Heights City Council approved plans for more work to be done on removing invasive plant species from Valley Park and Rogers Lake Park, as well as continued work at the Pilot Knob Preservation Open Space.

Mon
07
May

St. Thomas Academy takes second in state competition


Courtesy of Paula Keller • St. Thomas Academy students and coach with COUNTRY Financial representative Camilla Hemplemand and MCEE Executive Director Donald Liu. From left, Camilla Hempleman, Coach Dean Simmons, Chase Kill, Vernon Lovegreen, Logan Davis, Axel Raarup, and Donald Liu.

St. Thomas Academy took second place at the Minnesota Personal Finance Decathlon state championship on April 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Mon
07
May

Visitation students make reusable packs


courtesy of Helen Wilkie • Macy Mingo, left, and Seringa McHugh of Mendota Heights helped create reusable femanine hygeine kits with other Visitation School students April 28.

Roughly 100 student volunteers from Visitation School and the national nonprofit organization Days for Girls gathered at Visitation April 28 to cut, sew and assemble reusable feminine hygiene products and education kits for girls in developing nat

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