Beyond the greeter monument, planners discussed final touches on Aug. 5. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Dedication ceremony Aug. 15
After nearly four years of planning and months of construction, finishing touches for the new North St. Paul Veterans Memorial are underway.
City staff and volunteers with North St. Paul Veterans Park, Inc. — the nonprofit of local veterans and volunteers formed to manage the memorial — meet at the site to make sure nothing is overlooked.
North St. Paul’s Officer Joe documents the moment- Lily’s catch with Grandma Candi and cousin Ian still fishing on the Silver Lake Fishing Pier Aug. 8.
It was an afternoon of Kids Fishing With Cops, sponsored by the North St. Paul Police Department and DNR Fishing Program. Catching mostly sunfish and pans, some were displayed in a clear tank temporarily on shore for a close up view of the fish.
A nearly fully-developed city
As Maplewood city officials prepare to chip away at the newly adopted 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, population estimates provide insight into the trajectory of the city’s tax base.
A city's capital improvement plan is, literally, where the rubber meets the road.
Once home to the popular bowling alley and shopping complex Hafner’s, 1590 White Bear Ave. has been bare since 2002 when the building was razed. Now, the lot is being marketed in hopes of attracting a developer to build retail or housing. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
NENDC hoping flea market, food trucks will draw attention to the spot
Just south of the border with Maplewood, a bare and disheveled piece of pavement has sat empty for over a decade at 1590 White Bear Ave.
The lot once held a bustling shopping center emblematic of the strip mall format of the 1950's, called Hafner's. Hafner's was a pillar of the Hillcrest shopping area along White Bear Avenue, just south of Larpenteur Avenue and St. Paul's border with Maplewood.
Lanie shakes the bag of ice-cream fixings (heavy cream, ice cream rock salt, vanilla, and sugar surrounded by ice) as Ellen, Carter, and Caleb also take part in the ice cream dance party while listening to the Cha Cha Slide.
“Farm-to-the-Table” Day Camp at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm was held on July 28. Day campers enjoyed many activities including a game of townball, the predecessor to modern baseball. T.J.