St. Anthony Village Fire Chief John Malenick (left) posed for a photo with the new fire chief for St. Anthony Village, Mark Sitarz, on Dec. 12 during the open house for the retiring chief. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
St. Anthony Village has named 15-year department veteran Mark Sitarz as its new fire chief to replace outgoing chief John Malenick, who retired earlier this month.
Sitarz, 44, grew up in the Village and is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he majored in political science and Spanish studies.
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.
Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E officer Mary Bergstrom and Lions Club member Ron Sholl of the New Brighton Lions presented dictionaries to the third grade students at Turtle Lake Elementary School.
The book cover of Julie Klassen’s latest novel “The Dancing Master” seemed to come alive in front of hundreds of fans earlier this month.
During her Dec. 12 book launch at Barnes & Noble in HarMar Mall, the Shoreview author introduced readers to Jen Halvorson and Brandon Kaschmitter, who appear as “Alec” and “Julia,” the main characters in Klassen’s 7th book.
Tim Heck of New Brighton, was the winner of the United States Tennis Association Northern Section’s Rocky Rockwell Grassroots Official Award given to an official who has done outstanding work at the grassroots level at a banquet Nov. 22 at the Minneapolis Club in Minneapolis.
Shoreview’s Mayor Sandy Martin, left, poses with Julie B. Williams at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation event where Williams was given the Citizen of the Year award. (submitted photo)
The city of Shoreview honored Julie B. Williams with this year’s Citizen of the Year award at its annual Volunteer Appreciation event last month at the Shoreview Community Center.
The Shoreview City Council in 2007 began giving out the award to honor a resident who gives back to the community through volunteer work and inspires others to do the same.
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.
Christmas carols and rang the bell for Salvation Army at the Cub Foods in Har Mar on Dec. 14. The friendly staff at the Ace Hardware in Roseville on Lexington Avenue enjoyed a moment with Santa on Dec. 14.