Inside the main room, a vendor marks his breads at the Indoor Market at the Oakdale Discovery Center March 28.
A wide variety of local products included baked goods, meats, cheeses, syrup, books, arts and crafts and more are available at the Indoor Market at the Oakdale Discovery Center March 28. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)
The Easter Bunny greats youngsters at Edgerton Elementary for Maplewood Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning.
Maplewood Recreation hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt for 120 youngsters. After starting the morning out with breakfast treats and indoor games and crafts, the hunt began for 10 eggs and one tiny egg, filled with candy.
Silverwood Park in St. Anthony, part of the Three Rivers Park District, held its annual Egg Hunt the afternoon of Saturday, March 28. Kids were able to meet the Easter Bunny and exchange the colorful eggs they found for prizes.
Harriet Alexander Nature Center volunteer Bob Friedman (far right), measured the sap that had been cooking and explained the process of how sap is made into syrup to Little Canada residents Michelle, Ashley and Tristan on March 28.
After folks got their fill of pancakes at Dodge Nature Center’s community breakfast on March 21 in West St. Paul, a few of them took to the woods to learn about the traditional process of collecting maple sap and producing delicious syrup. Naturalist Eloise Dietz led the group through the steps, allowed them to participate, and even taste newly cooked sap. Afterwords, perhaps, these pancake-eaters earned a new appreciation for the sugary condiment they pour over their pancakes. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Traditionally, after the sap is collected from the tree, it is cooked over an open fire to reduce the water in the sap.
With the temperatures in the mid 60’s, folks enjoyed the beach at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton on March 14. Ice is still on the lake, but the shore is thawing fast — better get those shorts and sandals ready! (Linda E.