People - Roseville Review

Fri
18
Oct

Lily Hammer to participate in MacPhail’s prestigious Prelude

Lily Hammer, of Roseville, has been selected to participate in MacPhail’s prestigious Prelude: Singer/Actor Performance Lab for the 2013-14 academic year.

Fri
18
Oct

Chris Sonenblum receives Legacy Award by MASE

Chris Sonenblum, Director of Student Services with Roseville Area Schools, has been awarded the Legacy Award by the Minnesota Administrators for Special Education (MASE).

Thu
03
Oct

Conor Holt

Conor Holt, a Roseville native, is coming home to Minnesota to premiere two short films at Twin Cities-based film festivals this October: “Storytime” at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival on Oct. 5 (4 p.m.), and “A Better Life” at the Twin Cities Film Fest on Oct. 20 (5 p.m.).

Thu
03
Oct

Cayla Thomas

Cayla Thomas, a senior at Roseville Area High School, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Minneapolis/St. Paul pageant competition on Oct. 20.

Thu
03
Oct

Macaran Baird, M.D.


Macaran Baird, M.D

Physicians from around the state gathered at the Minnesota Medical Association Annual Meeting to select leaders and recognize five peers. Macaran Baird, M.D., of Roseville, received the Distinguished Service Award, which is the MMA’s highest honor.

Tue
01
Oct

Roseville Raiderette returns to dance after head injury, spreads awareness


Michelle Jensen

Raiderettes Dance Team members participated in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance’s “Walk for Thought” in Como Park on Saturday, Sept. 7. (submitted photo)

It’s been a long 18 months on the road to recovery for 16-year-old dancer Michelle Jensen.
The Roseville Area High School junior suffered a severe concussion during gym class in March of 2012 that left the Raiderette Dance Team member wondering if she would ever be able to rejoin the team she’s loved being a part of since middle school.

Tue
24
Sep

Shoreview girl climbs martial arts ranks


Sophia Keeley, 9, practiced her karate moves with instructor and uncle, Jake Erling, at The Art Martial Arts Studio in Falcon Heights on Sept. 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Shoreview’s real life karate kid, Sophia Keeley, 9, recently received her brown belt from Master Jake Erling, left. She plans to continue working hard to earn her black belt, which she hopes to get by the time she turns 10. (Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)

Shoreview’s Sophia Keeley is seeing her hard work and dedication to the martial arts pay off. The 9-year-old karate kid received her brown belt -- the seventh of eight belts -- from Master Jake Erling at The Art Martial Arts Academy in Falcon Heights on Saturday, Sept. 14.
The fourth grader at Turtle Lake Elementary School has been studying karate since she was four and is poised to become one of the youngest students at The Art to climb up the ranks.

Thu
05
Sep

Shoreview boy wows judges at guitar competition


The top three finishers from McNally Smith College of Music’s 2013 “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” competition held on Aug. 10. From left: McNally’s Guitar Department Head Joe Elliott, first place winner Collin Johnson, third place winner Owen Hiber and second place winner Bobby Rethwisch. (submitted photo)

Owen Hiber, an 11-year-old boy from Shoreview, impressed those in attendance at McNally Smith College of Music’s “Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans” on Saturday, Aug. 10.
This is the second year McNally has hosted the guitar competition at its downtown campus. The competition was just one of several guitar-themed events that weekend, climaxing with the Lowertown Guitar Festival in Mears Park, which drew a crowd of 2,000 and featured performances by famed guitarists like Mark Ribot, Pat Donohue and Scott Henderson.

Tue
03
Sep

Roseville gardener wins two State Fair blue ribbons for tomatoes, despite challenges


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)

During a late June thunderstorm, a roughly 30-foot Pine tree, which used to stand next to these trees, toppled over onto Swenson’s garden killing several of his prized tomato plants.

Swenson points out the stump of the tree that fell onto his garden in June, almost crushing his entire tomato crop.

Swenson’s “Moby Grape” tomatoes took first prize in their division at the Minnesota State Fair.

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.

Tue
27
Aug

RAHS grad onstage at Guthrie


Aeysha Kinnunen (submitted photo)

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.

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