The Halloween spirit is in full swing at the haunted graveyard at 4445 Snail Lake Blvd. in Shoreview. Kids out trick-or-treating on Friday will need to muster up a great amount of courage to brave the skeletons, zombies and giant spiders hiding behind the headstones at this address.
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Vadnais Heights is hosting its annual pumpkin patch sale until Oct. 31; proceeds from which will benefit the church, located on Centerville Road. Anthony Miller, 3, looked for that
Apple season is well underway, and the Victoria Valley Orchard, located at 4304 Victoria St. in Shoreview, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this time of year. There are many varieties of delicious apples grown at the local orchard, such as the sweet and tangy Zestar!, juicy and flavorful SweeTango, aromatic and tart State Fair and well-balanced and versatile Red Baron, to name just a few. Families enjoyed walking through the orchard and were serenaded by a Dixieland band on Sunday, Sept. 21. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Tom Reynen of Shoreview took the winning photograph that will be featured on posters for the St. Paul Fall Art Crawl, which will take place Oct. 10-12 throughout St. Paul. Reynen's photo is called "New Day in Lowertown." Over 80 images were submitted for consideration.
The St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sept. 13. Families got to meet local police officers and fire fighters along with many other neighborhood groups. Above, Ethan Abrahamson, 3, manned the controls of the back hoe as his cousin, Cole Severson, 3, observed. Operating Engineers Local 49 provided the back hoe.
Paramedics Kenny DeRosier and Albert Reiff receive cards from twins Etta and Elsie Slabiak, now 3, with their mother Becky, Aug. 28 during a paramedic recognition event. DeRosier and Reiff drove Becky to the hospital while she was in labor with the twins and had the complication of a prolapsed umbilical cord. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
The Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View is a state-of-the-art staging area for paramedics and the ambulances and high-tech equipment they field in to medical emergencies.
On Aug. 28, the center served another function: the site of reunion for twin girls and the paramedics who helped ensure their safe delivery one morning three years ago.