East Side Review bulletin board September 4, 2017

Maryland Avenue community meeting

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Lower Campus, 1290 Arcade St., staff from Ramsey County will hold a community meeting to share the results from the Maryland Avenue 4-3 lane conversion test project. The meeting will include information about safety improvements that will be made and what neighbors can expect during the resurfacing work that will begin the week of Oct. 2.

 

Mayoral candidate forums 

The League of Women Voters of St. Paul, along with partners Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the NAACP St. Paul Branch and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, has planned an open public candidate forum for the St. Paul mayoral race. The forum will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 Kent St. N. The candidates at the forum include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickenson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots. Written questions will come from the audience, and will be read by a trained moderator who is not a constituent. This event is free and open to the public. An additional forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Highland High School, 1015 Snelling Ave. S.

 

Mayoral candidate meet-and-greets

In addition to the two forums, the League of Women Voters of St. Paul are partnering with Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the St. Paul Public Schools and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, for a public St. Paul mayoral candidate meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E. The candidates at these meet-and-greets include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickenson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots.This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, the League will partner with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Payne-Phalen Community Council for a meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m with the candidates listed above at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. E.

FairVote Minnesota will also be present at the forums and meet-and-greets to show voters how to use the ranked choice voting system.

 

Off-Leash Dog Area open house meetings

Three, open-house style listening sessions will be held to review data from the recent off-leash dog area survey conducted by Ramsey County. Ramsey County Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to gather additional feedback around dog park needs throughout Ramsey County.

• Monday, Sept. 11, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Tamarack Nature Center, 5287 Otter Lake Road,    White Bear Township

• Thursday, Sept. 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St., St. Paul

• Wednesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m., New Brighton Community Center, Room 224, 400 10th St. NW, New Brighton

 

Free, fresh produce distribution

This harvest season, Neighborhood House is hosting 20 free produce distribution events in four St. Paul neighborhoods. Now through October, up to 280,000 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and other vital food will be shared with anyone in the community needing food support. Each event is set-up like a free, open-air farmers market and provides an opportunity to bring healthy food into the community. For those needing food, numbers are distributed 30 minutes before each distribution (one number per household). Everyone with a number will get food. Distributions last about an hour and a half or until food is gone. Those receiving food must be a St. Paul resident or Neighborhood House participant. Please bring an ID and bring bags and carts as the produce can be heavy.

Locations and dates:

• John A. Johnson Elementary – 740 York Ave., Sept. 19, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

• Dayton’s Bluff Elementary – 262 Bates Ave, St Paul, Sept. 12 & Oct. 10, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

• Wellstone Center Food Market – 179 Robie St. E., Sept. 13, Sept. 27 & Oct. 11, noon to 3:30 p.m. 

• Francis Basket Food Market – 1293 Maynard Drive, Sept. 6 & Oct. 4, noon to 3:30 p.m.

For those interested in volunteering contact Vanessa Edwards at 651-789-2524 or via email at vedwards@neighb.org. For more information or questions go to http://neighb.org/ or call 651-789-2500.


 

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