While it’s a big chilly to think about summer picnics, reservations for picnic shelters and pavilions within the Ramsey County parks system are now open for the 2014 season. Reservations will be accepted in person or by mail on a first-come, first-served basis at the Ramsey County Parks and Recreation administrative office, 2015 North Van Dyke St., Maplewood. Standard hours for phone, mail and in-person reservations are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The 2014 picnic season will run May 3 to Sept. 29. Picnics may start as early as 11 a.m.
Roseville has more than 1,700 fire hydrants. Keeping hydrants accessible year-round is challenging. That is why the City of Roseville is asking for your help.
When the snow stops falling and it is time to clear your driveways and walks, please take a few minutes and check on the nearby fire hydrants. Dig out a three foot area around the hydrant. Ask a neighbor to help or have several neighbors take turns keeping the hydrants clear of snow. This act of kindness could benefit the entire neighborhood.
Older adults in the Roseville area now have more choices when it comes to staying fit and healthy.
Starting Jan. 1, Roseville Community Education will be partnering with two health plan fitness programs: SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit.
LEAP team members Phyllis Hunter, far left, and Dana Larsen-Ramsay, far right, with Kent Peterson and Karen Eckman. Peterson and Eckman accepted the award on behalf of the city of Shoreview. (submitted photos)
LEAP team members Dana Larsen-Ramsey, far left, and Phyllis Hunter, far right, with Little Canada’s Steve Van Allen and Becky Brenner.
The gardens at Haffeman Pavilion in Shoreview. (submitted photo)
The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District announced this year’s Landscape Ecology Award Program (LEAP) winners last month. The local watershed district has been recognizing efforts made to preserve and improve water quality and natural resources at private residences, businesses and public spaces since 2002, and this year began its first annual Watershed Excellence Awards.