The tree-tap device is put into the tree when the day temperatures are starting to climb above 32 degrees and the nights are still below freezing. That’s when the boxelder tree sap starts to flow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
South Minneapolis resident Teresa Marrone is the author of the new book “Modern Maple”, which is full of interesting recipes and information about making maple syrup. (submitted photo)
Author Teresa Marrone used a hand-powered drill bit to start the hole to insert a “spile” in a boxelder tree at Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville. Sap will flow from the spile into a bag. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
(Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Last week, the only thing I knew about pure maple syrup was that I liked it on pancakes, and that it somehow came from the sap of maple trees.
It’s hard to imagine how a liquid can come from a solid tree. Now, after reading the new book “Modern Maple” by Teresa Marrone of Minneapolis and attending a talk she gave at the Minnesota History Center, my knowledge of maple syrup has expanded a great deal.
Roseville Area High School (RAHS) was well represented at this year’s Les Farrington Best 100 Juried Art Exhibition. Twelve RAHS students were selected to showcase their art at the AZ Gallery in lowertown St. Paul from March 8 to March 29.
Wrapping up the report of a March 14 alarm followed by a failed burglary attempt at a sandwich shop in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue that’s behind the closed strip mall where the alarm originated, police saw a man inside. A 37-year-old intoxicated suspect was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony burglary.
The GoRamsey interactive map can be found at www.goramsey.org. Click “Enter Mobile” to access the app from mobile devices. (screenshot capture)
The search function allows users to locate specific amenities in Ramsey County, like golf courses or beaches. (screenshot capture)
Last week, Ramsey County unveiled a new mobile web application for its GoRamsey interactive parks and recreation mapping website.
The original desktop site, www.goramsey.org, allows users to search for all parks and recreation facilities located in Ramsey County, as a part of the Active Living Ramsey Communities initiative. These include not only county-operated parks and recreational facilities, but municipal facilities as well.
Pictured, from left, back row: Coach Garrett Schaeffer, Conor Perra, Ben Buerkle, coach Aaron Frost, Sam Loveland, John Martin, Tony Joyer, Carter Larson, coach Craig Larson. Front row: Dan Nace, Cole Conway, Alejandro Blanco-Olson, Michael Jahne. (submitted photo)
A recreation-league basketball team made up of Roseville Area High School students recently captured third place at the state tournament by winning five of six games in a 24-hour period.
Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville held its maple syrup demonstrations this past week-end. But the temperatures during our days lately have not been warm enough to start the tree sap flowing yet. So the great staff and volunteers at the nature center set up a stove, filled with water, to show how syrup is made. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
It has been a year since Kathy Ramundt, a member of the neighborhood and community taskforce for Roseville’s Human Rights Commission first approached the city about getting involved with a new social networking site named Nextdoor.com.