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.
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.
Terry and Barb Bang sang familiar Christmas songs at the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel in Roseville on Dec. 7. The couple performed a Christmas organ concert and encouraged visitors to sing along and get into the holiday spirit.
The Roseville Area High School a cappella choir, Good ‘Pellas, performed at the Minnesota Department of Education Dec. 5. The Department of Education held a food shelf fundraiser/drive and Good ‘Pellas was invited to sing at the event.
The two most high-profile sports teams at Roseville Area High School during the fall season were the football and volleyball teams. Both had successful seasons that culminated with trips to the state tournament.
Players from both of those teams piled some impressive post-season awards. Here’s a look at those players and their awards.
The North Suburban Evening Lions Club donated $1,500 to two local food shelves at its recent waffle breakfast. Of that, $500 was donated to the Roseville Food Shelf fund. They also made a $1,000 donation to Keystone Community Services.