Pamela O'Meara

Pamela O’Meara
Review staff

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

 

 

 

Wed
19
Aug

Views of haystacks, and of Monet and me

Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear.  (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Haystack Rock just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, is shown in the distance with the early-morning sun shining on the sand and the fog beginning to clear. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Whenever I visit the Chicago Art Institute, I make sure to re-acquaint myself with French Impressionist painter Claude Monet's "Haystack" paintings.

'Worthwhile' subject?

Mon
03
Aug

When copper was king in the U.P.

In the far background, the Eagle River Light Station sits on a bluff overlooking the river and offers stunning river view. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
In the far background, the Eagle River Light Station sits on a bluff overlooking the river and offers stunning river view. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

It's beautiful country, steeped in history and a half-day drive away
While the winters may be extreme, Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is beautiful year-round. Its hilly terrain is covered by hardwood and conifer trees; scenic waterfalls mark its rivers, and it boasts of miles of shoreline and many inland lakes. Wherever you are on the peninsula, you’re never more than 10 miles from Lake Superior. It’s a haven for people who enjoy nature and outdoor activities – no matter what the season.

Tue
07
Jul

Taste of Rosefest sets record attendance

Kathy Clarys sang for the benefit of Roseville Area Schools -- the Roseville Rotary donates a large chunk of the proceeds from Taste of Rosefest to the school district. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
Kathy Clarys sang for the benefit of Roseville Area Schools -- the Roseville Rotary donates a large chunk of the proceeds from Taste of Rosefest to the school district. (Pam O’Meara/Review)

A record-breaking crowd of more than 800 guests gathered in Central Park’s Muriel Sahlin Arboretum on the evening of June 25 for the Roseville Rotary-sponsored Taste of Rosefest.

Sun
05
Jul

Upstate NY visit sparks memories of granddaughters' doll obsessions

Built in 1902, the newly renovated Rowland Inn has a large lawn that slopes down to a scenic pier on Lake Cayuga.  (Pamela O'Meara/Review staff)
Built in 1902, the newly renovated Rowland Inn has a large lawn that slopes down to a scenic pier on Lake Cayuga. (Pamela O'Meara/Review staff)

Dolls and lakeside mansions
As I leaned back in a rocking chair on the wide veranda of the historic Rowland Inn watching the waves and the sunset over Cayuga Lake in upstate New York, my mind wandered back to a trip to Chicago with my two school-age granddaughters several years ago.
They were obsessed with going to the American Girl doll store, which I had never even heard of. I was thinking about museums.

Tue
16
Jun

In Door County, ‘life is just a bowl of cherries’

When we were kids, my sisters and I sat with Grandma and Grandpa Streelman at their kitchen table pitting cherries with old-fashioned hairpins after going to the orchard earlier in the day to pick the fruit.

Tue
16
Jun

Former Ramsey County Commissioner Don Salverda given lifetime achievement award

Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)
Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)

‘Unsung difference-maker who works behind the scenes’
A “servant leader.” That’s how former Sen. Dave Durenberger described his friend Don Salverda, who was honored May 19 with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award — a beautiful eagle trophy — from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Minneapolis/St. More than 70 friends and colleagues attended.
“It was a wonderful night for Don,” Loren Swanson, a Rotary Club member from Falcon Heights, said of the 79-year-old former Ramsey County Commissioner and Roseville resident.

Tue
09
Jun

Eat, drink and be merry at Taste of Rosefest June 25

Guests line up at the Byerlys booth for samples of different cheeses and olives at Taste of Rosefest 2014. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
Guests line up at the Byerlys booth for samples of different cheeses and olives at Taste of Rosefest 2014. (Pam O’Meara/Review)

Join neighbors and friends in Roseville's Central Park for samples of food and drink from some 30 of Roseville's favorite restaurants at the eighth annual Taste of Rosefest on Thursday, June 25 from 5-8 p.m.

Tue
02
Jun

Pioneers led rugged life in early Nebraska

The walls of this authentic one-room sod house, reconstructed and preserved inside the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, Nebraska, show clearly how they were made—there’s still grass sticking out. Pioneers brightened the space as best they could, with colorful quilts and fabric tacked to the boards that held up the ceiling.  The fabric also had a very practical benefit. (Pamela O’Meara/Review staff)
The walls of this authentic one-room sod house, reconstructed and preserved inside the Plainsman Museum in Aurora, Nebraska, show clearly how they were made—there’s still grass sticking out. Pioneers brightened the space as best they could, with colorful quilts and fabric tacked to the boards that held up the ceiling. The fabric also had a very practical benefit. (Pamela O’Meara/Review staff)

As I arrived in Omaha, Nebraska, recently on my way to the Platte River to see the sandhill crane migration, I was reminded of my great-grandparents who emigrated there from Russia around 1880.

Tue
07
Apr

Greetings from Arkansas Lake Ouachita: quiet splendor

Hiking along a comfortable path soft with dead leaves to a lake overlook, we paused to take in the view of the changing clouds and fog over the water. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Hiking along a comfortable path soft with dead leaves to a lake overlook, we paused to take in the view of the changing clouds and fog over the water. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

Rural southwest Arkansas is vacation haven featuring fishing, hiking, oil, diamonds, history

Tue
03
Mar

Don Zibell is the ‘poster child’ for making a difference in Roseville

Don Zibell of Roseville sits at his desk surrounded by working papers, some for his accounting practice at Boulay, Heutmaker and Zibell, and some for the North Suburban Community Foundation, which he started and shepherded through the last 34 years. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
Don Zibell of Roseville sits at his desk surrounded by working papers, some for his accounting practice at Boulay, Heutmaker and Zibell, and some for the North Suburban Community Foundation, which he started and shepherded through the last 34 years. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)

When local community and school groups need a little extra money for their programs, the North Suburban Community Foundation is eager help them apply for a grant.

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