Levy increase would bring district in line with metro average
District 622 leaders are looking to double per-pupil spending in the district at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Voters will likely see two questions on the ballot in November, asking for approval of an operating levy increase of $900 per pupil, and a $3 million capital projects levy. The capital projects levy would be used to fund the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software and technology for classroom instruction. Both levy proposals are for a period of 10 years.
Even the media get into the act in District 622 Summer Theatre’s “Anything Goes” during the final dress rehearsal at North High July 22. Claire Clauson plays Reno Sweeney, nightclub singer and former evangelist attracting star attention as madcap adventures are about to begin aboard the liner S.S. American.
District 622’s Summer Theatre presented the musical comedy “Anything Goes,” July 23-26.
Members of North St. Paul Green spent another Tuesday evening, July 7, tending the garden beds along East Seventh Avenue. The group gathers at 5 p.m. the first three Tuesdays of the month -- unless they’re rained out -- and at 10 a.m.
Bikers congregate outside Neumann’s for Rick’s Ride in 2013. This year’s memorial run will take place on Saturday, July 18. (submitted photo)
Ride to start and end at Neumann’s
From his post at Neumann’s, longtime bartender Frank Kohler has forged camaraderie with a number of locals and city employees -- including the late North St. Paul Police Officer Richard Crittenden.
Kohler says Crittenden was very strict, but also knew how to joke around and have fun.
“I used to have spiky hair,” Kohler says, setting up a story about the time Crittenden ran up to him, asking if he was scared.
“He had a laugh like a tickled bear -- this belly laugh,” Kohler recalls.
Co-owner of LUV Ice Cream, Susanna Gorodisher, 50, stands in front of the company’s new manufacturing building at 2590 E. Seventh Avenue, North St. Paul. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Owners blend passion for sweets with healthy living
When Susanna, 50, and Ilya Gorodisher, 52, set out to craft a sugar-free ice cream, they began surveying what other cultures use for sweeteners. With family ties to Italy and Russia, respectively, their research brought them around the world.
It wasn't until they reached South America that they found a substitute they thought could rival refined sugar. But they knew it couldn't stand on its own.