East Side Newsbriefs

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Dry Bones Blues Festival celebrates sobriety

Mary Elias and Tim Jenkins play for a crowd at the 12th annual Dry Bones Blues Festival at the Minnesota Music Cafe on lower Payne Avenue.

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Booster club helps out Duluth & Case

Thanks to the efforts of the Duluth & Case Recreation Center’s Booster Club, the kids who play at the rec center will have some more gear to try out.

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State legislature throws $50k towards Chinese garden at Phalen

A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)

On Friday, June 12, the Minnesota Legislature finished up a special session by passing six bills, one of which included $50,000 in funding for the design and construction of a Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park.

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People’s Inc. struggles for approval

People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)
People Incorporated is hoping to move its Diane Ahrens Crisis residence to this former convent building at 1784 Lacrosse Ave., but the District 2 Community Council is recommending the company’s zoning requests be denied. (Photo courtesy of Cushman Wakefield)

City staff approves zoning requests, district council, neighbors oppose

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New city ordinance means take-home beer on Sundays

Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kathleen Culhane, brewer and co-owner at Sidhe Brewing, based in Payne Avenue’s Plaza del Sol, fills up a growler. Starting July 5, Sidhe Brewing and other breweries will be able to sell growlers for people to take home on Sundays, thanks to a new city ordinance. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Side brewers to sling growlers starting in July
Starting in July, beer drinkers won’t need to stock up for Sunday — instead, they can just go pick up a beer from their nearest brewery, and take it home to imbibe.
Thanks to a state law and a subsequent city ordinance signed into St. Paul law in late May, East Siders can buy beer to take home on Sundays from two nearby breweries, as well as any others in other parts of the city.

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Nienstedt quits after charges against Archdiocese

Following the criminal charges filed against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop John Nienstedt has announced he’ll step down.

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Three plaques stolen from East Side parks

This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
This historical marker was taken on Friday, June 12 from Swede Hollow Overlook Park, along with two others nearby. (photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

Three plaques were reported stolen from East Side parks on Friday, June 12.

Two historical markers from Swede Hollow Overlook Park were taken, as was one from nearby Hamm Park.

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21
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Grand Round planning kicks into gear

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)
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.

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21
Jun

Food truck hopes to fill gaps and stomachs

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)
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.

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Payne Phalen District Five Council looking for board members

There is a partial 2-year term seat open on the District Five Planning council’s board.

This term will be filled at the June 23, 2015 Board meeting held at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center.

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