East Side People

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03
May

Gaining a voice - Q and A with Sun Ray Library writer in residence Kao Kalia Yang

Author Kao Kalia Yang spent the past month at the Sun Ray Library for a residency. Yang will give a presentation about her residency at the Sun Ray Library on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (submitted photo)
Author Kao Kalia Yang spent the past month at the Sun Ray Library for a residency. Yang will give a presentation about her residency at the Sun Ray Library on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. (submitted photo)

Nationally recognized author Kao Kalia Yang has spent the past month at the Sun Ray Library working on a writer’s residency.

Sun
03
May

Placemaking residency to celebrate/examine Dayton’s Bluff

National health experts to pay visit How does Dayton’s Bluff chalk up in terms of walkability? Residents and community organizers will be considering this as they tour the neighborhood with three internationally renowned urban design experts. A week-long “placemaking residency” put on by the St. Paul Riverfront Corporation will take an in-depth look at the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, as well as five other Twin cities locations, from a perspective of population health.

Sun
03
May

$1 million idea has morphed

The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)
The Standard Oil Building in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary will likely be demolished. So, Tracy Side’s idea to turn the building into a food hub, which she won $1 million for, had to change. But, she says, the crux of her idea remains. (file photo)

Sans building, Tracy Sides switches focus to food programs When Tracy Sides won $1 million for her idea to transform the old Standard Oil building into a food hub for farmers, gardeners and anyone who enjoys eating, the idea sounded romantic. Sides won the $1 Million Forever Saint Paul Challenge in 2013. Sponsored by the St. Paul Foundation, the contest was driven by one question: “What would you do with $1 million to make Saint Paul great?”

Sun
05
Apr

Firefighters connect the dots between lederhosen and coats for kids

East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)
East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)

If you have a hard time connecting the dots between some firefighters wearing nothing but lederhosen and low-income children getting free coats, you’re not alone.

Sun
22
Mar

Victor J. Tedesco passes away

Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)
Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)

Prominent East Sider Victor Tedesco passed away on March 16, 2015 after having led a life of public service.

Mon
09
Mar

Teens hoop against staff at Arlington Hills

Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If 17-year-old C.J.

Mon
02
Mar

Two East Side teachers up for teacher of the year prize

The 30 semifinalists for Education Minnesota's annual Teacher of the Year award have been announced, and two East Side educators are among them.

Mon
02
Mar

Culinary Cookoff

Harding High School students competed with other St. Paul Public School kids in a culinary cookoff after school on Friday, Feb. 20 at Saint Paul College.

Fri
13
Feb

Phalen gathers for freezing fun - Photos

Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.
Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.

Phalen Freeze Fest was held Feb. 7.

Fri
13
Feb

Filling up on fun - Photos

The sand table was fillled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix
The sand table was filled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix

The Early Childhood Carnival for 2-5 years olds was held at Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul Jan 31. There were games, minnow races, obstacle course, face painting and more. (photos - Linda Baumeister/Review)

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