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.
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.
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.
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.
Case raises questions about Hmong funeral practices
Last month, the Minnesota Department of Health shut down Maple Oaks-Phalen Park Funeral Home in Maplewood, alleging the facility had decomposing bodies in the embalming room.
The owners, E. Peter Vasey and David Thorsell, maintain the bodies were in a state of severe dehydration — a condition that should not have put their business in jeopardy.