If you live in a community in the Twin Cities, chances are good you’ve seen a house that has been painted by a Paint-A-Thon team. Over the last 29 years, Paint-A-Thon volunteers have painted 6,300 homes in the seven-county metro area.
Saturday, Aug. 3, was the official “paint day” for the 60 teams that participated in this year’s Paint-A-Thon, a program offered through the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. Now in its 29th year, the program caters to low-income seniors and the physically disabled, who may not be able to paint their homes on their own.
Richard Engstrom, Maplewood, and his son Rob, Shell Lake, both have built wood canoes based on plans from the 1969 magazine Popular Science. Richard, after raising seven children with his wife Mary Lou, finally got around to building the canoe.
Tyler Weaver was honored at a special reception at Senator Al Franken’s St. Paul office June 9. (submitted photo)
U.S. Senator Al Franken recently congratulated Tyler Weaver, a Minnesota State-Mankato student from Maplewood, on his appointment to West Point. He will be part of the Class of 2017 when he enters this summer.
The Century College Alumni Association Board of Directors has named Peter Fischer the 2013 Century College Outstanding Alum. He gave the commencement address to Century graduates on May 17 at Aldrich Arena.
A Maplewood resident and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives serving his first term, Fischer was the student body president at Lakewood Community College, a forerunner of Century College, in the late 1970s, a time of dramatic social change. It was at Lakewood that Fischer resolved to spend his life helping people make their voices heard.
Officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Reflex Medical in North St. Paul May 31. Reflex Medical Molding is a developer and manufacturer of medical devices made out of a variety of plastic materials.
North High’s Jake Janssen dances and mingles with the seniors at the Golden Prom held at Prom Center May 29. A pork dinner, bingo, prom photos, and prizes continue to be popular with area seniors and their high school hosts.
Jessica Points takes first place in Fourth District contest
A student at North High School will have her artwork displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Jessica Points, a junior at North, was awarded first place for her photography/mixed media piece at the 2013 4th District Congressional Arts Competition.
Shannon Bluhm, a student at Harmony, has immersed herself in books. She read a total of 100 novels this school year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
How many books have you read in the last nine months?
Probably not as many as Harmony Alternative Learning Center student Shannon Bluhm.
Bluhm, a senior at Harmony ALC, recently completed her goal of reading 100 books over the course of this school year. And though Harmony reading specialist Dennis Fendt notes her accomplishment is a school record by far, he added that Bluhm isn’t the only student with reading fever.