East Side Review

Sun
05
Jul

2014 Ramsey County Fair winners share their enthusiasm

Barbara Callahan took home a Grand Championship purple ribbon along with a first-place blue ribbon for her photo of a polar bear.  (submitted photo)
Barbara Callahan took home a Grand Championship purple ribbon along with a first-place blue ribbon for her photo of a polar bear. (submitted photo)

What can a photo of a polar bear apparently bored with his own celebrity get you? Or those flowering herb plants thriving in your back garden?

Sun
05
Jul

102nd annual Ramsey County Fair­— a longstanding tradition

The petting zoo — and so many other events — help reintroduce fairgoers to a centuries-old way of life. The Ramsey County Fair itself is more than a century old!
The petting zoo — and so many other events — help reintroduce fairgoers to a centuries-old way of life. The Ramsey County Fair itself is more than a century old!

Every family has its own traditions — traditions for celebrating the holidays, birthdays and special events. County fairs have been a longstanding tradition in the community.

Sun
05
Jul

White Bear Avenue Parade continues tradition

Students from Academia Cesar Chavez were bright forces to be seen at last year’s White Bear Avenue Parade. (submitted photo)
Students from Academia Cesar Chavez were bright forces to be seen at last year’s White Bear Avenue Parade. (submitted photo)

After many hours of meeting deadlines, filing entrant applications, planning the marching order, and securing finances, Lisa Theis will do what she’s done for many years: stand alongside White Bear Avenue on a summer’s evening in July with a sense

Sun
05
Jul

DNR accepting applications for 2015 Camp Ripley archery hunts

Hunters can apply starting Wednesday, July 1, for the 2015 regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 14.

Sun
05
Jul

Johnson kids can 3D print this summer, too

Two students from Johnson High School work on a design to send to a laser engraver. The kids are getting stipends to help staff the Arlington Hills Community Center’s Createch Studio, and teach others how to use Johnson High’s laser engraver and 3D printer. The equipment is on loan from the school for the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Two students from Johnson High School work on a design to send to a laser engraver. The kids are getting stipends to help staff the Arlington Hills Community Center’s Createch Studio, and teach others how to use Johnson High’s laser engraver and 3D printer. The equipment is on loan from the school for the summer. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

During the school year, some Johnson High School kids couldn’t get enough of the new 3D printers and laser engravers, which came as part of the school’s addition of aerospace and engineering curriculum back in 2013.

Sun
05
Jul

Gateway Corridor to regroup after no $ comes through

A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)
A map of the Gateway Corridor shows the route the BRT line would take along I-94. Planners are hoping to come up with $3 million to keep the project on track for a 2022 opening. (submitted graphic)

Well, the Gateway Corridor did not get the $3 million it requested during the state Legislature’s special session in June.

Sun
05
Jul

Basketball camp brings kids out

About 80 kids participated in this summer’s first Clyde Turner basketball camp. The low-cost camp is a way to keep teens busy during the summer, while also learning life lessons and improving their basketball skills. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
About 80 kids participated in this summer’s first Clyde Turner basketball camp. The low-cost camp is a way to keep teens busy during the summer, while also learning life lessons and improving their basketball skills. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Camp helps plug children into other activities throughout summer
About 80 kids were clustered in the double gym at Arlington Hills Community Center on Thursday, June 25, doing drills, learning ball-handling skills, and the occasional life lesson.
The kids were participating in the Clyde Turner Educational Basketball Camp, which is now in its second year of visiting St. Paul’s East Side.
The camp was full up, and even a little beyond capacity.

Sun
05
Jul

Frustrated neighbor paints SOS sign on house

Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Gary Rosenbaum stands in front of the message he painted on the side of his house. He faces significant health challenges, and he says he’s frustrated with the pressure he’s feeling from the city. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Gary Rosenbaum is proud of his Victorian-style home in Dayton’s Bluff.

Sun
05
Jul

Wilder and City Academy poised for roof updates

Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Cracked masonry is one of the immediate issues students at the charter high school City Academy are hoping will get fixed with some city funding. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Deteriorating building to get a bit of love, but was it snubbed of more?
Thanks to some city funds, City Academy, the nation’s oldest charter school, looks poised to have a new roof over its head.
The school is located in a portion of the city-owned Wilder Recreation Center building, which is in need of some rather urgent upgrades. Last year, the sewer system backed up, releasing raw sewage into the basement of the building, near where classes are held. And it wasn’t the first time it had happened.

Mon
29
Jun

Fourth of July Celebration

Did you know...
• In 1776, only 2.5 million people lived in the United States. (Compare this population with today's 321.2 million!)

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