Mrs. Smyth and Wilshire Park Elementary’s fifth grade Chamber Singers sang traditional and classic holiday favorites to the St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and the staff and residents of Chandler Place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as they have for approximately 35 years.
A young Villager tells Santa what is on her Christmas wish list.
Families waited at the St. Anthony Village Shops for free horse-drawn carriage rides to Autumn Woods to talk to Santa. This year, the annual holiday event was held on Friday, Dec. 13. Donations were accepted for the Little Kitchen Food Shelf and Gifts for Seniors. Local shops offered free samples and discounts to shoppers while they waited.
LEAP team members Phyllis Hunter, far left, and Dana Larsen-Ramsay, far right, with Kent Peterson and Karen Eckman. Peterson and Eckman accepted the award on behalf of the city of Shoreview. (submitted photos)
LEAP team members Dana Larsen-Ramsey, far left, and Phyllis Hunter, far right, with Little Canada’s Steve Van Allen and Becky Brenner.
The gardens at Haffeman Pavilion in Shoreview. (submitted photo)
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District announced this year’s Landscape Ecology Award Program (LEAP) winners last month. The local watershed district has been recognizing efforts made to preserve and improve water quality and natural resources at private residences, businesses and public spaces since 2002, and this year began its first annual Watershed Excellence Awards.
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.
A flag raising ceremony was held Oct. 24 at Chandler Place Assisted Living. Three members of the Fridley VFW Post 363 Color Guard had the honor of presenting and raising the flag. The ceremony was attended by local veterans, city officials and residents