The University of Minnesota held its groundbreaking ceremony for $1.5 million in new upgrades at the Raptor Center in Falcon Heights on April 24. Board members and distinguished staff helped with the ceremony and announced the event. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The enclosures at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center in Falcon Heights were built into a hill in the 1980s with untreated wood. Over the summer, the facility will be renovated and upgraded with newer, more durable materials, and will be at-grade, meaning staff, volunteers and visitors will no longer need to climb what can sometimes be slippery or icy stairs to see and care for the birds. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Executive Director Juli Ponder says the current Raptor Center enclosures were not built with weather, particularly Minnesota winters, in mind. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the rainy afternoon of April 24, and droplets fell on Ponder’s head as she explained why the enclosures needed to be upgraded to keep the birds, as well as volunteers, safe and dry during inclement weather. (Johanna Holub/Review)
Volunteer Chloe held Sam, a great horned owl, one of the many raptors that are used at the Raptor Center for education, on April 24 at the University of Minnesota. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights broke ground last week on $1.5 million-worth of facility upgrades that will take place over the summer.
Only one member of the Roseville Area High School boys 4x800-meter relay team that earned All-State honors last season is back this spring, but it appears he has found some worthy new partners.
Senior Dan Wahlstedt teamed up with sophomore Collin Kiley, junior Jack Schugel and senior Dan Zalk to win the 4x800 at the Hamline Elite Meet on Friday. They completed the eight laps in a time of 8:09.19 to beat out the runner-up team from Hibbing by 0.88 seconds.
Roseville area residents who volunteer at Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park recently helped get the carousel ready for its 100th Birthday season. The carousel opens May 1 and operates Tuesday through Sunday each week.
The League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights is celebrating its history by issuing a booklet with interviews with several of its pioneers and vintage photos and news clippings about the group. It’s available to look over at the Roseville and Maplewood libraries and Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights city halls; people can also access the booklet and hear interviews at www.romafh.org.
The local League’s motto was “Don’t Squawk if You Don’t Vote,” urging women to get out and have a voice on who represents them rather than complaining. (submitted artwork)
In the mid-1960s, the League offered a firm voice for progress, educating voters about a $650,000 bond issue to establish and preserve parks.
Fittingly, the last photo in the book is of “League trainees.” Young Sarah Cushing, daughter of Carolyn Cushing, the longest-serving active member of the current league, is wearing the sign, and Sara Moen is getting a kick out of it. The picture was taken as the girls were accompanying their mothers to a League demonstration at the State Capitol in support of party designation in Minnesota, probably in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s. At the time, legislators ran as “conservatives” or “liberals,” but did not have to designate the party endorsing them.
What could a group of young women in the 1950s, most married with young children, do to shape the future for themselves and the generations to come?
A better question: what couldn’t they do, given some compelling goals, a bit of free time and a little moxie?
That’s all it took for the pioneers of today’s Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters to put on their hats, gloves and walking shoes and get to work.
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