Pamela O'Meara

Pamela O’Meara
Review staff

Pam O’Meara can be reached at pomeara@lillienews.com or 651-748-7818.

 

 

 

Tue
21
Jun

Celebrate summer and support good causes at Taste of Rosefest


Eat and drink for a good cause at the Taste of Rosefest, Thursday, June 23, at the Muriel Sahlin Arboretum in Central Park. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Join neighbors and friends in Roseville’s Central Park for the ninth annual Taste of Rosefest, a summer celebration of food, drinks and entertainment.

Tue
14
Jun

Shoreview triathlete inducted into the Minnesota Senior Sports Hall of Fame


Jeanne Minder of Shoreview was inducted into the Minnesota Senior Sports Hall of Fame in May. Hall of Fame Chair Lowell Thompson presented the award.

Pamela O’Meara

Review staff

 

Sun
22
May

The singer and the navigators


The Menomonie High School Concert Chorus recently performed in St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, directed by their music teacher Audric Buhr.

I had always hoped that someday I would get to New York City and attend a concert at Carnegie Hall, but I never expected that the time would finally come because my teenage granddaughter was performing on the renowned stage.

Tue
17
May

Sri Lanka exchanges teachers with Roseville


Minnesotans and Sri Lankans took a boat ride down the Mississippi — Debbie Romero, Gihan Dalpethado, Ted Johnson, Champa Perera, Lexie Griffiths, Thyani De Silva, Erica Anderson and Ajith Herath, among others, were along for the ride.

Roseville Area Schools and Roseville Rotary recently teamed up to welcome four Sri Lankan teachers for a two-week long stay in town through the Rotary Educator Exchange Program. 

Thu
14
Apr

The wonders of Yellowstone National Park


In the grasslands of the Hayden Valley, bison roam freely around, often up close along the road. Even though they seem like friendly animals, our guide warned us they are wild and dangerous and to stay in our cars.

The Fountain Paint Pot area of Yellowstone National Park seemed other-worldly with its dead trees, barren landscape, geysers, steam vents, boiling mud and colored bacteria in bright blue circles of water in the ground as I strolled past on the boa

Wed
02
Mar

Keeping girls around the world in school


A group of volunteers met last year at the Maple Grove Government Center to cut, sew and put together colorful feminine hygiene kits for girls in Third World countries to help them manage their periods. (submitted photo)

North Hts. Lutheran joins global effort 

In American stores, girls and women may find an entire aisle of feminine hygiene products for managing their menstrual cycles so they can continue going to school, working or doing sports. They wouldn’t accept anything less.

But in remote areas of developing world, girls are often shunned, forced to miss school when they are menstruating. 

Sometimes they skip food and water, because they have to sit apart from others on cardboard or moss for a few days or they may use leaves, corn husks, mattress stuffing, newspapers or cow dung to manage their periods. They often get vaginal infections. 

Sun
21
Feb

Sandhill cranes and spectators head to Nebraska’s Platte River

photo courtesy of Gary Lillie
photo courtesy of Gary Lillie

Want to view one of the world’s great migrations — the event anthropologist and primatologist Jane Goodall calls one of the world’s top 10 animal migration spectacles — which she reportedly goes to observe nearly every year?

Sun
07
Feb

The great migration

Sandhill cranes and spectators head to Nebraska’s Platte River

Tue
02
Feb

Sen. Franken visits Central Park Elementary

U.S. Sen. Al Franken read the “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, a popular children’s picture book, to kindergartners at Central Park Elementary. He discussed his two-year-old grandson with the kids, as well as snowballs, a theme in the book. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
U.S. Sen. Al Franken read the “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, a popular children’s picture book, to kindergartners at Central Park Elementary. He discussed his two-year-old grandson with the kids, as well as snowballs, a theme in the book. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

When U.S. Sen. Al Franken visited Roseville’s Central Park Elementary Jan. 22, the children were cheery and curious while he engaged them in discussions about school, books, science projects and snowballs.

Sun
10
Jan

Volcanoes and a river gorge

Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Vineyards at Maryhill Winery overlook the Columbia River with the more rocky south side of the river in the background. Lewis and Clark and their expedition camped right in this area in 1805. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Exploring Oregon’s ring of fire — Mount St. Helens & Crater Lake
When Mount St. Helens in Washington exploded in 1980, the world watched on TV and saw lava and steam pouring out from the northern slope of the mountain. Viewers also saw devastation - the majestic peak in the Cascades was partially collapsed and covered with charred remains of trees and volcanic ash.

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