The City of Falcon Heights, in association with the Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club, announces the winner of the second annual sidewalk poetry contest. The Mayor’s Sidewalk Poetry Panel reviewed the 11 submissions and chose the following selection by Jean Miriam Larson of Falcon Heights to be the winning poem, titled “Eventually.” The poem has been stamped into the sidewalk on the southwest corner of the intersection of California Avenue and Albert Street in Falcon Heights.
Over the past two seasons, the Roseville Area High School volleyball hasn’t lost a set in the section playoffs. The Raiders will try to keep that streak intact this week when it plays in the Section 4AAA semifinals.
Roseville recorded three consecutive three-set sweeps en route to a berth in the 2012 state tournament and began defense of that section title on Thursday with a three-set sweep of Henry Sibley, 25-18, 25-11, 25-11.
Hoppy and Friends played at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Roseville on Sept. 30. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Hoppy and Friends, a group of three seasoned musicians (four if you count the stuffed frog drummer) have been steadily building a following at Dunn Bros Coffee Shop in Roseville on Monday mornings.
The band is made up of Owen Rasmussen, a New Brighton resident originally from Roseville, Wally Walstad of St. Paul and Merlin "Brunkow" Bronco of Minneapolis. The three men range in age from their mid-sixties to early seventies and have been playing music since they were teenagers, although not together.
The Countryside’s future is uncertain. The 57-year-old restaurant on County Road C-2 and Snelling Avenue in Roseville is up for sale. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review )
Jim DuRose became a Roseville resident when he was just a lad of eight, following his family’s move from St. Paul. He began his career at the Countryside as a dishwasher and bus boy while attending Mounds View High School, graduating from MVHS in 1976.
The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team ran its state-meet streak to five consecutive years thanks to its second-place finish at last week’s section meet.
The Raiders ended up with 88 points at the Section 4AA meet on Oct. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course to hold off third-place White Bear Lake, which had 102 points. East Ridge won the section team title with 51 points.
The historic Belle of Louisville still takes visitors from downtown Louisville up the Ohio River. (photos by Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Every May when I listen to the familiar strains of “My Old Kentucky Home” as the horses line up for the world-famous Kentucky Derby and see the women in the stands wearing wide-brimmed hats, I’m intrigued.
So soon after the Derby, I went to Louisville, home of the famous Churchill Downs, a National Historic Landmark where 1,200 horses are stabled, for a tour and a few races, which were fun even without the huge crowds. Visitors can eat, drink a traditional mint julep, make bets, cheer from the stands, walk around the well-groomed grounds for a close-up view of the sleek thoroughbreds and diminutive jockeys, and visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Additional races are held in the late spring/early summer and in the fall.
Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately. Q. What’s the most popular candy for Halloween?
As a judge I really enjoy public outreach: speaking to citizens’ groups and school children; hosting a cable television show; and recording commentary on a local AM radio station. Recently I submitted article No. 100 (since November 2006) to newspapers in the eight counties of the 10th Judicial District. But why would a judge write a column for a newspaper? Isn’t that simply asking for criticism? A senior judge once suggested “you should keep your head down” like being in a foxhole on the front line.