Gerry Sande collects produce at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi farmers’ market that he donates to Keystone Community Services’ food shelf. Although he has family and normal obligations, he says he always makes sure his Tuesday mornings are free so he can man his donation truck at the market. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
A truck and the spare time are all one man says he needs to help
It was just after 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 27, a couple hours into the final farmers market of the year at the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi in Roseville, and Gerry Sande was confident he'd met his goal.
"Beautifully," Sande said when asked how the day was going, as he stood in front of his red pickup truck that sported a sign listing the total pounds of donated food he'd collected from customers and vendors at the seasonal market this year.
This swirl of glass full of small flowers inside is called Garden Memories, created in 2009 by Rick Ayotte. This modern piece is on display at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. (Pamela O’Meara/Review)
The Fox Cities area is full of surprises
Who would have thought that in 1882, the beautiful Victorian Hearthstone home overlooking the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, would be the first home in the world to be lighted by hydroelectricity from a central station using the Thomas Edison system?
The event put the area on the map and launched unimaginable changes in how people cooked, cleaned, lived and entertained themselves in their homes.
North St. Paul is working with the DNR and lakefront homeowners to reduce the updated shoreland setback rule. Currently, those on Silver Lake have a 75-foot setback. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
City, DNR negotiate to appease residents
Some homeowners on Casey Lake would like to invest in some property improvements.
But they may have to put their visions on hold until the city smooths out a few kinks in its newly revised shoreline zoning code.
Lakefront property owners raised issue with the ordinance regulating shoreland setback requirements of up to 150 feet at the Sept. 1 North St. Paul City Council meeting.
Wearing her school colors, Pam O’Meara stands in front of her former sorority house, now privately owned. It overlooks Lake Michigan just off the Northwestern University campus. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
I searched my closet for anything purple — my school color — and came up with a few shirts, a jacket, socks and even shoes to wear for my 50th college reunion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois — the first reunion I’ve ever attended.
Andrew Stoup and Derek Bartholomay in the “infested area” room at Alameda Estate; the chainsaw will be used as a prop in the haunted house. (photo courtesy of Alameda Estate)
Neighborhood teens bring the terror
For Derek Bartholomay and Andrew Stoup, the pair of 14-year-olds who run the Alameda Estate, Roseville's do it yourself haunted house, preparations for the horror business begin earlier and earlier every year.
In 2014, they began getting things together two months before the big show — Halloween.
Once his prosthetic leg is ready, Sam Sellie, 21, hopes to be back at the skate park in Oakdale, navigating the obstacles with a prosthetic leg and wider skateboard for better balance. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Sam Sellie won't let prosthetic leg slow him down
This past April, Sam Sellie, 21, went in for a routine heart surgery to have a leaky aortic valve replaced. The next day, he went into cardiac arrest and ended up back on the operating table. He spent the next two weeks in a medically-induced coma with a machine supporting his heart and lungs.
When he woke up in a hospital bed, he was completely unaware of what his close friends and family already knew: his heart had been saved, but his left leg had been amputated below the knee.
CenturyLink may soon tap into local market
After more than two decades with the Ramsey Washington Suburban Cable Commission, the city of Maplewood has decided to strike out on its own.
A founding member of the cable commission, the city chose to withdraw from the Joint Powers Agreement governing the commission in favor of franchising with CenturyLink on its own. The motion passed 4-1, with council member Bob Cardinal dissenting.