A group of visiting Romanians and a few Roseville Rotary friends toured Central Park’s boardwalks. The European visitors commented that they enjoyed Roseville’s wide open spaces. (courtesy of Gayland Bender)
Making friends from other countries makes the world a smaller, friendlier place.
At this year’s Minnesota State Fair, Kiwanis Malts, run by the North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club, which meets in Roseville, raised $130,000. Once the club pays its bills, the leftover money, roughly half, will be donated back to the community in order to help kids. (submitted photo)
Club that meets in Roseville lays out goals as organization turns 100
The North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club, which headquarters in Roseville, has run Kiwanis Malts at the Minnesota State Fair near the Fine Arts Building since 1969.
"It started out pretty basic," says Dale Jensen, 75, the soon-to-be club president, come October.
The playground slated to be built at Central Park Victoria West. Roseville Parks and Recreation director Lonnie Brokke says one of the best things about community builds is the pride of ownership kids find in projects on which they’ve worked. He says he’s overheard them say, “Oh, I helped build that playground.” (courtesy of the City of Roseville)
Roseville's Central Park is set to get a brand new playground and the city is hoping that community members — kids, parents, grandparents and whole families — will help make it happen.
Marie Oftelie wasn't really looking for something to do last May when she stopped by the Lyngblomsten volunteer display at Roseville City Hall after a talk sponsored by the Roseville ACT on Alzheimer's project.
But her sister-in-law had just moved to Lyngblomsten care center in St. Paul because of memory issues, and she was intrigued by the idea of helping out at one of the day programs staffed by volunteers for people with memory loss that Lyngblomsten supervises at nine Twin Cities area churches.
The winner of the DNR’s 2016 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest, an American wigeon by Roseville artist Ed DuRose. (courtesy of Ed DuRose)
His duck will adorn hunting validation again, after two decades
A couple decades after Roseville resident and wildlife artist Ed DuRose first won the Department of Natural Resources' Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest, he's done it again for 2016.
The first time DuRose won was in 1994 with an image of a ring-necked duck. This time around his painting of an American wigeon did the trick.
The mother/daughter partners behind The Grateful Table, Mary and Christine Robideaux. Mary works behind the scenes while Christine is the front of the house manager. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
The Grateful Table goes with the flow in Roseville
Just more than a month and a half after opening their bakery and cafe, The Grateful Table in Roseville, Christine and Mary Robideaux say they are taking cues from the neighborhood on what to do next.
Christine says people want their chocolates and desserts on rainy days, so they plan accordingly. It's tough to find a good boxed lunch in the area, she says, so they started selling them.
In July, Megan Helmick and Shaween Lawrence, school faculty members and co-coordinators of the Roseville Area High School Food Shelf, received a $500 check from the North Suburban Evening Lions Club, presented by past Lions president Galen Britz. It was a particularly timely gift, Helmick says, because at the start of the school year, the food shelf needs all the help it can get, including donations of school supplies and toiletries. The monetary donation will likely be used to provide necessities such as clothing and food. (submitted photo)
As the school year nudges back onto students' and parents' collective radars — it begins Sept. 8 — school supplies and school clothes and other essentials need to be rounded up.