Former Ramsey County Commissioner Jan Wiessner, Don Salverda and current Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire pose for a photo at Salverda’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for community service. Salverda was a mentor to both Wiessner and McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Gayland Bender)
‘Unsung difference-maker who works behind the scenes’
A “servant leader.” That’s how former Sen. Dave Durenberger described his friend Don Salverda, who was honored May 19 with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award — a beautiful eagle trophy — from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Minneapolis/St. More than 70 friends and colleagues attended.
“It was a wonderful night for Don,” Loren Swanson, a Rotary Club member from Falcon Heights, said of the 79-year-old former Ramsey County Commissioner and Roseville resident.
Some 200 volunteers from the Minnesota Vikings, The Toro Company, organizers of KaBOOM! and the City of Falcon Heights worked on the Falcon Heights playground located at Curtiss Field on June 3. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Thunder — KaBOOM! — and lighting, didn't stop volunteers in Falcon Heights
June 3 was a special day for many Falcon Heights residents, especially the children.
Despite intermittent rain and a thunderstorm, nearly 200 community members, Minnesota Vikings staff members and other business professionals worked together to build a playground and an outdoor classroom in one day.
Guests line up at the Byerlys booth for samples of different cheeses and olives at Taste of Rosefest 2014. (Pam O’Meara/Review)
Join neighbors and friends in Roseville's Central Park for samples of food and drink from some 30 of Roseville's favorite restaurants at the eighth annual Taste of Rosefest on Thursday, June 25 from 5-8 p.m.
A mural inside Firehouse Subs in Roseville depicts the “Har Mar Tornado” that swept through Roseville June 14, 1981. Sub shop owner Buck Humphrey points out the responding fire engine, depicted to be from the Roseville Fire Department, which has a Roseville Raiders Silver Fox riding along. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
There wasn’t quite a hook and ladder truck parked outside the Roseville location of Firehouse Subs during its training and tasting session the afternoon of May 27, one day before its grand opening, though the marked SUVs indicated firefighters wer
Roseville Area Schools superintendent John Thein is set to retire Aug. 1. He told the Review the late Lloyd Nielsen, the former ISD 623 superintendent who’s pictured at right, was one of his mentors over the years. Roseville Area High School’s auditorium is named after Nielsen, a supporter of the fine arts in schools. Nielsen passed away last year. (submitted photo)
Longtime Roseville Superintendent to retire Aug. 1
A room full of kindergarteners may not be the prime example of a place where most people can find a sense of inner zen. But Roseville Area Schools Superintendent John Thein says there’s no better place for him to find calm on a bad day—except maybe a class in the district’s senior program.
And it’s no wonder Thein likes to spend time with the kindergarteners. School board member Kitty Gogins, who’s known Thein since she joined a district committee in 2004, remembers Thein once went to a kindergarten class to read aloud, and when he asked the students what they thought he did, one student confidently shouted, “You’re the President!”
We bid a fond farewell to Bud Finney, beloved father, “Papa,” friend, master gardener, fisherman, soil scientist, etc. He died of complications, having fallen after a walk on a sunny, Minnesota spring day.