Some of John Swenson’s tomato plants have grown to his size or taller. He and his dog Sunny enjoy working in the garden. (photos by Alex Holmquist/Review)
John Swenson’s dreams of taking home another Minnesota State Fair blue ribbon for his prized tomatoes were almost crushed, literally.
The tomato-growing season was off to a rocky start this year thanks to a late spring and cool start to the summer. But little did Swenson know those weren’t the only challenges that Mother Nature had in store for him.
This spring, Swenson planted ten tomato plants, which when he purchased them from Linder’s Garden Center, near his Roseville home, were just a few inches tall. His plants grew slowly because of the cooler spring and early summer temperatures, but Swenson persevered, believing if he took special care of his plants they’d surely thrive.
The Roseville City Council authorized city staff to negotiate a three-year recycling services contract with Eureka Recycling at its Monday, Aug. 26 council meeting.
Eureka has been providing curbside recycling services for Roseville for eight years and its current contract with the city expires on Jan. 1, 2014.
The council approved for city staff to request proposals for comprehensive recycling services to all residential, single-family households and multi-unit households in the city at its Monday, July 1 council meeting.
From an early start in Roseville community and school theater, Aeysha Kinnunen has landed on the Guthrie Theater stage, as “Lydia” in “Pride and Prejudice.”
The “Pride and Prejudice” production, which runs through Aug. 31, stars Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s “Mad Men” as Mr. Darcy and Ashley Rose Montondo as the intelligent, spirited Elizabeth Bennett.
Under Joe Dowling’s direction, this “Pride and Prejudice” is definitely played for laughs, and Kinnunen, as Elizabeth’s twitter-pated and brazen younger sister, gets some of the biggest.
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Veterans Memorial Park in Little Canada. There is no set timeline for the project, however, the city’s Veterans Memorial Committee is hopeful construction will start by Memorial Day next spring and be complete by Veteran’s Day. (submitted artwork)
A Veterans Memorial is being proposed on city owned property adjacent to Round Lake in Little Canada. The Little Canada Veterans Memorial Committee is seeking contributions to help make the memorial a reality through their “Buy-A-Brick” fundraising program.
According to the city, about one-half of the cost of the estimated $70,000 memorial can be attributed to a parking bay on Little Canada Road and the installation of sidewalks.
Request for proposals to redevelop the old Dale Street Fire Station are due Friday, Sept. 27.
The Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority (RHRA) authorized a request for proposals from developers to purchase and redevelop the old Dale Street Fire Station site at its Tuesday, Aug. 13 meeting.