Vadnais Heights Council member Jerry Auge releasing a rehabilitated hooded merganser from the Wildlife Rehabilitation center of Minnesota in Roseville. (submitted photo)
Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the grand reopening of redeveloped Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park. From left: Vadnais Heights Mayor Marc Johannsen, Senator Bev Scalze, Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman, Vadnais Heights Council member Jerry Auge, Representative Connie Bernardy and Representative Jason Isaacson. (submitted photo)
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the redeveloped Vadnais Lakes portion of Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park was held on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 6 p.m.
The ceremony included remarks from Vadnais Heights Mayor Marc Johannsen and the release of several rehabilitated hooded mergansers from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville.
The mayor, city council members and state legislators, also attended the ceremony held by Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman and the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department.
A 17-year-old girl from St. Paul was ejected from the vehicle she was driving in a rollover while traveling north on I-35W in Mounds View around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Olivia D. Schaab-Johnson, rolled her 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe while trying to exit from northbound I-35W to County Road 10 at the last minute.
A walking path through Dawn Pape’s native prairie garden. The Pape’s won a 2013 Green Community Award from the city for their eco-friendly gardening practices. (submitted photo)
Shoreview’s Environmental Quality Committee (EQC) announced the winners of this year’s Green Community Awards during the Slice of Shoreview Days.
The awards program, now in its seventh year, was originally started by local Sierra Club members to recognize residents who have taken steps on their property to improve water quality in local lakes, streams and wetlands.
Examples include the planting of shoreline buffers, gardens with native plants and the installation of rain gardens to reduce erosion and help filter out contaminants from storm water.
Fifty years ago on Aug. 28, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in theology, led a peaceful march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech calling for jobs and for justice for all people. At that celebration, Rosa Parks, Archbishop Patrick O’Boyle and Roy Wilkins were among the many speakers while singers Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Marion Anderson and Peter, Paul and Mary entertained the monumental crowd of 200,000 to 300,000 people who came from all over the country.
On just about any other day, either of the final two at bats of Sunday’s American Legion baseball Sub-State 8 final would have produced a victory and sent Tri-City Red to the state tournament. Sunday wasn’t just any other day, however.
Forest Lake’s third baseman and center fielder were in the right position to catch hard-hit balls by Ethan DeCaster and Sam Hentges and preserve the Rangers’ 3-2 victory. With the win, Forest Lake advances to the state tournament, which runs Aug. 2-5 at four different sites in the southwest metro.
Kozlaks’ Royal Oak Restaurant owners Mark and Lynn Satt will be closing the doors to the spacious location on Hodgson Road that has housed the restaurant since 1977.
The couple informed customers of a proposed purchase agreement via email on July 11.
Mark said that although the restaurant belongs to him and Lynn, the building and the land it stands on belonged to Lynn’s father Jack, who passed away in July of last year.
“Moses Supposes” song and dance number. From left: Cosmo Brown played by Patrick Gustafson, vocal coach played by Casey Scott and Don Lockwood played by Andrew Kohagen.
A scene early in the play, where Lina Lamont’s (played by Caitlin Wilkey) shreeky voice is exposed during the filming of “The Duelling Cavalier.” Don Lockwood (played by Andrew Kohagen) acts as though he is smitten by her charm on camera. Off-screen, Lockwood can’t stand Lina, and instead is in love with aspiring actress Kathy Selden (played by Celena Morgan).
Andrew Kohagen (Don Lockwood) performs the iconic title song: “Singin’ in the Rain” at the show’s final rehearsal on Thursday, July 26.
The St. Anthony Community Theater (SACT) held its first three performances of “Singin’ in the Rain” last weekend.
Opening weekend shows were well attended and the theater reverberated with applause as the show concluded Friday and the cast, orchestra and production crew received a standing ovation on Saturday.
“This has been one of the best shows I’ve seen in my time with the theater,” SACT Webmaster and Communications Tech David Severston admits.