Pictured at a dress rehearsal, the Rev. Dr. Tim Berner, principal at Concordia Academy, reminisced and, with coaxing, got into the Conrad Birdie character he played 30 years earlier, alongside 2015’s Conrad Birdie, played by senior Sam Krueger. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Concordia principal remembers high school turn as school says ‘Bye Bye’ again
The Roseville Library recently installed a super-size Lite-Brite fixture in the children’s area. William Moeller, 5, had fun playing with friends on a recent Saturday afternoon. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Don Zibell of Roseville sits at his desk surrounded by working papers, some for his accounting practice at Boulay, Heutmaker and Zibell, and some for the North Suburban Community Foundation, which he started and shepherded through the last 34 years. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
When local community and school groups need a little extra money for their programs, the North Suburban Community Foundation is eager help them apply for a grant.
The recipients of Northeast Youth and Family Services 2015 Service to Youth Awards. From top left, Jack Marchiafava, Robert Madison, Aleksander Westlund, Dr. John Thein, Patricia Bentley, Marre Jo Sager, Cheryl Wason and Isaac Tuma. (photo courtesy of NYFS)
Each year, Northeast Youth and Family Services honors people in the area who demonstrate a commitment to the community and the young people who live within it with its Service to Youth Awards. NYFS President and CEO Jerry Hromatka says there's a simple reason why.
Andy, Jim and Matthew Richards love making barbershop harmony. (submitted photo)
What could be better news to a father and longtime barbershop singer than to have his son and grandson announce they were joining him in singing?
That's what happened a few months ago to Jim Richards, 89, of Roseville, who found out his son Andy, 57, of New Brighton, and grandson Matthew, 29, of Blaine, were joining his barbershop chorus, the Minneapolis chapter of the Commodores.
Around a dozen Edgerton Elementary 4-5-6th-grade choir members made a surpise caroling visit with Cecilia Gresback, a 97-year old Maplewood resident Dec. 16. Next, the singers were off to the Maplewood Mall for a singing engagement. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Carolers sent from across the country
The scene: following a fresh sprinkling of snow, 14 young carolers from Edgerton Elementary School file into Cecilia Gresback’s living room, filling her Maplewood home with song and good tidings. The 97-year-old rocks her chair back and forth and claps her hands, keeping tempo with the carolers as they sing “Holly Jolly Christmas” with a keyboard accompaniment.
Her daughter, Rita Shor, sitting by her side, can hardly keep her eyes dry.