Two people were treated at an area hospital for minor smoke inhalation in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 following a second floor apartment fire in the 1000 block of West County Road D in New Brighton.
Six chilly building occupants, unable to escape due to heavy smoke, were removed from upper level balconies by St. Anthony and Roseville firefighters.
While it’s a big chilly to think about summer picnics, reservations for picnic shelters and pavilions within the Ramsey County parks system are now open for the 2014 season. Reservations will be accepted in person or by mail on a first-come, first-served basis at the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation administrative office, 2015 North Van Dyke St., Maplewood. Standard hours for phone, mail and in-person reservations are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The 2014 picnic season will run May 3 to Sept. 29. Picnics may start as early as 11 a.m.
The Shoreview City Council approved the city’s final 2014 budget and property tax levy at its Monday, Dec. 16 city council meeting.
Next year’s general fund operating budget of $9.1 million was set along with a levy of just over $10 million. The 2014 levy represents a 3.4 percent increase of $330,000 over 2013.
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.