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Sprucing up Payne

Students from Washington Technology Magnet School, a high school in St. Paul’s North End, showed up on Wednesday, June 17 to help pick up Payne Avenue.

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14
Jun

Metro State wins $14k for the ‘Big Read’

Metropolitan State University just won a $14,200 grant to host and promote a months-long reading event that will start next January.

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14
Jun

Catching some rain

(photo courtesy of Urban Roots)
(photo courtesy of Urban Roots)

Students at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School came out to work on the school’s rain garden on Friday, June 5 with Urban Roots staff.

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14
Jun

Celebrating Art in the Hollow

A crowd formed to watch students at the American Indian Magnet School perform dance routines.
A crowd formed to watch students at the American Indian Magnet School perform dance routines.

The 2015 Art in the Hollow was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The annual event celebrates East Siders’ art along with Swede Hollow Park. Numerous musical guests graced the event. (Photos courtesy of Nick Doten)

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14
Jun

After 4 decades, East Side vet scaling back

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)
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.

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31
May

Marching Proud

On Thursday, May 21, Farnsworth Aerospace’s Upper Campus band marched from the upper campus over to the lower campus. The 270 member band was led along their route with a group of police officers.

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31
May

Phalen Lake speaks Hmong

Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

School’s immersion program showing steady growth

“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.

Sun
24
May

Merrick and Woodland Hills team up for food shelf success

Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.

It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.

The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.

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24
May

In Memory: St. Paul Patrolman James T. Sackett, Sr.

St. Paul Patrolman James T. Sackett, Sr.

It’s been a long 45 years
Life’s been a struggle with plenty of tears

Sun
24
May

Taking aim at summer fun

Malachi Robinson learns some archery skills at the DNR’s “Take Aim at Summer Fun” event.
Malachi Robinson learns some archery skills at the DNR’s “Take Aim at Summer Fun” event.

Gearing up for summer, the DNR held its annual “Take Aim at Summer Fun” event at their headquarters on Saturday, May 16. The outdoor recreational fair offered a chance for people to try fishing, canoeing, archery, and more, all for free.

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