New Brighton - Mounds View Bulletin News

Wed
20
Nov

GPS sends woman into tree in Shoreview

Bulletin Area police reports week of Nov. 20, 2013 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Tue
19
Nov

Railroad activities have whole communities steamed


Cardigan Junction in Shoreview lies right beside a well established neighborhood off Rice Street north of I-694. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Residents of the Cardigan Junction neighborhood in Shoreview finally had a chance to voice their discord with increased rail activity near their homes with senior officials of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) at a private meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7.  
CPR, which owns the Cardigan Junction railway intersection and switching yard in the southeastern Shoreview neighborhood, has seen a boom in business lately, according to Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for the company.

Wed
13
Nov

Incumbents reign in Mounds View School Board elections

Last week, voters reelected three incumbents to serve new four-year terms on the Mounds View Area School Board.
Challenger John Hakes received 18.82 percent of total votes cast, but was roughly 1,100 votes shy of obtaining a seat on the board.

Wed
13
Nov

City elections tight in New Brighton, uncontested in St. Anthony

To say New Brighton's hard-fought race for city council was close would be an understatement. All five council candidates vying for two open spots were within 260 votes of one another.

Wed
13
Nov

18 pythons in the Shoreview trailer was only the beginning

Bulletin Area police reports week of Nov. 13, 2013 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Tue
12
Nov

A fun event’s on tap this week at Silverwood Park


Last year’s event was a brow-furrowing, roll-up-your sleeves workshop. This year, organizers have added fun as an ingredient and re-designed the event as a kid-friendly festival. (submitted phtoto)

An event homeowners, apartment renters - even kids - may want to check out is scheduled for the late afternoon and early evening of Thursday, Nov. 14 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony.
The effort is co-sponsored by Falcon Heights and Lauderdale as well as St. Anthony and is subtitled “Action for Sustainable Cities.”It’s part of a movement that is growing not only locally, but also nationally, even internationally, that’s known as sustainability.

Mon
11
Nov

Murder at the Museum - or Who killed Agatha Marple?


Artifacts have been missing and the body of Agatha Marple, head curator, is discovered at the museum, now a carefully crafted crime scene mystery. Attendees often took photos of themselves near the police tape body outline. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lizabeth Doherty and Kelcey Kryzer get into CSI costume for the photo booth before getting into sleuth mode to solve the crime during a social science event.

As well as becoming crime scene investigators, the visitors, including Chase Robeck, also had the chance to access the museum’s other exhibits at a leisurely pace.

A crowd gathers at one of six evidence activity stations set up throughout the Science Museum for Murder at the Museum Oct. 3.

Denny and Annie Lynard venture out to the Science Museum of Minnesota to cover the social science Murder at the Museum Oct. 3.

Some days its best to take a break from the perplexity of the unsolved tales of murdered or missing wives and girlfriends in our metro area and go try to solve a pretend one instead. So I invited my younger daughter for an evening out to crack a murder mystery at the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Paul.

Thu
07
Nov

Shoreview resident shows work at nature photography exhibit


Jim Radford

Shoreview resident and nature photographer Jim Radford is exhibiting prints from his outdoor expeditions to American parks and other outdoor destinations. The exhibit is on display throughout the month of November at the Taste of Scandinavia in Shoreview, Highways 96 and 49.

Thu
07
Nov

2013 Fire Safety Poster Contest winners announced

The annual Fire Safety Poster Contest for fourth and fifth graders was completed during October. Students in those grades, Wilshire Park Elementary and St. Charles Borromeo, create an original poster that includes a Fire Safety or Fire Prevention message. Posters are collected and evaluated by the St. Anthony Fire Department. The theme this year was “Prevent Kitchen Fires” and around 250 posters were done.

Wed
06
Nov

Woodwork of “neighborhood grandfather” celebrated


Marty Gerr and his dog, Trinket, who was one of his first visitors after he got out of surgery to remove a mass from his lung. (Alex Holmquist / Review)

Marty Gerr’s woodshop is filled with tools. “If Marty doesn’t have it, you probably don’t need it,” he chuckles. (Alex Holmquist / Review)

Marty Gerr cut the ribbon at the official grand opening ceremony for his neighborhood’s Little Free Library, which he handcrafted himself. (submitted photo)

Neighbors say the Little Free Library is filing up quickly with books, and children of all ages are making use of it. (submitted photo)

On some nights, all of Jerrold Avenue in Arden Hills is lit up thanks to Marty Gerr’s handiwork.
Marty recalls his daughter driving him home from one of his many hospital stays during the past year, and seeing every one of the solar light holders he’d carved for each of his neighbors shining brightly in the night.
Marty, an avid wood carver, has carved many clever little contraptions in his basement woodshed over the years. In addition to the 65 solar light holders he passed out to neighbors, friends and family members, he’s built broomholders, toys for neighborhood kids, whistles and most recently, a Little Free Library for his neighborhood.

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