The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.
St. Paul Public Schools introduced their new summer food truck at the Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 11. The truck will provide free meals for kids to help make sure those who get free and reduced-price lunches during the school year are fed in the summer months. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
District launches food truck to serve kids during summer months
Adding to its array of summer food options, St. Paul Public Schools has gone the way of the startup restaurant—to food trucks.
Ramsey County attorney files criminal charges against local Catholic hierarchy
On Friday, June 5, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced his office would file criminal charges, as well as a civil petition, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of former Roman Catholic priest Curtis Wehmeyer.
“The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed, and are frankly appalling, especially when viewed in their totality,” Choi said during a media briefing on Friday, June 5. “The story of Curtis Wehmeyer and how he came to sexually abuse three young boys cannot be told without including the organization and its hierarchy that ordained him and at all relevant times had the power to remove him.”
Crystal Passi wins $5k grant for Swede Hollow history viewer
East Sider Crystal Passi is hoping that people traveling on lower Payne Avenue will take notice of Swede Hollow Park.
The park, which sits just down the hill from Lower Payne Avenue, is barely visible for pedestrians and motorists on Payne, who pass within feet of the lush, wooded hollow.
Dr. J. Patrick Ryan, long-time veterinarian has had a clinic on Arcade Street for 40 years, will be stepping back from his practice starting July 1. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Patrick Ryan has cared for generations of pets
For over 40 years, Dr. J. Patrick Ryan has known his modest veterinary clinic, the Arcade Animal Hospital, as a second home.
He’s proud of the place, where he’s built up a loyal following of pet owners who swear by his clinic, and where the staff know the names of the dogs and cats that come in, as well as their owners.
The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Meanwhile, owner sells 393 Bates to new buyer for $525,000 About 20 feet from the front steps of the odd house at 393 Bates Avenue, cars will soon be parking on the third level of Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp. The one-story adobe home, with its symmetrical facade, is the only holdout on a square-block development project the university is doing. The construction project includes a new student center as well as a large parking ramp, which will replace what was previously a surface-level parking lot in the same location.
The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)
Group hopes to engage kids with nature
Some nature-oriented programming is coming to Conway Park and the Sun Ray Library, along with some trees and a new garden, thanks to efforts from the Children & Nature Network.
On Friday, June 12, corporate volunteers from Wells Fargo are coming to the park to plant a variety of trees and other plants provided by St. Paul's Forestry Department.
Then, the following day, a kick-off event takes place in the park which will launch a variety of initiatives that Children & Nature Network, a national non-profit organization that promotes connecting kids with nature, have been developing.
Some Dayton’s Bluff neighbors have filed an appeal against the city of St. Paul’s zoning decision that would allow Freedom Works, Inc., to move into a vacant former convent building at 869 Fifth St. E.