The University of Minnesota Raptor Center, based in Falcon Heights, celebrated 40 years of operation Sept. 27 at the Carpenter-St. Croix Valley Nature Center in Hastings with several bird releases and other fun activities. The first bird released was a broad wing hawk that came to the Raptor Center in August after hitting a window. Two more birds, including a red shoulder hawk and bald eagle were also released under the awe-filled observation of many observers. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review
A picnic operetta in Swede Hollow Park on Sunday, Sept. 14 drew a big crowd. The play, put on by Mixed Precipitation, was a fun "punked up" take on the English Baroque play King Arthur. The group has one final performance on Sunday, Sept.
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)
After decades apart, dozens of South St. Paul neighbors recently reunited at the park where they used to play as kids.
Check out some more photos from the reunion. Photos by Kaitlyn Roby/Review, unless otherwise indicated.
Gathered around the flag pole waving flags or hands over their hearts, Christ Lutheran School students sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" as part of a nationwide 200th anniversary celebration of Francis Scott Key's inspired words. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade have been learning the history and significance of Key's lyrics.
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.