Crystal Passi wins $5k grant for Swede Hollow history viewer
East Sider Crystal Passi is hoping that people traveling on lower Payne Avenue will take notice of Swede Hollow Park.
The park, which sits just down the hill from Lower Payne Avenue, is barely visible for pedestrians and motorists on Payne, who pass within feet of the lush, wooded hollow.
The house at 393 Bates Ave. is the only home left on a block that’s now filled with construction for a new parking ramp for Metropolitan State University. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Meanwhile, owner sells 393 Bates to new buyer for $525,000 About 20 feet from the front steps of the odd house at 393 Bates Avenue, cars will soon be parking on the third level of Metropolitan State University’s new parking ramp. The one-story adobe home, with its symmetrical facade, is the only holdout on a square-block development project the university is doing. The construction project includes a new student center as well as a large parking ramp, which will replace what was previously a surface-level parking lot in the same location.
The recently renovated Sun Ray Library will host some new programming that seeks to get kids to engage with the outdoors. The programming comes thanks to efforts from the national non-profit Children & Nature Network. (file photo)
Group hopes to engage kids with nature
Some nature-oriented programming is coming to Conway Park and the Sun Ray Library, along with some trees and a new garden, thanks to efforts from the Children & Nature Network.
On Friday, June 12, corporate volunteers from Wells Fargo are coming to the park to plant a variety of trees and other plants provided by St. Paul's Forestry Department.
Then, the following day, a kick-off event takes place in the park which will launch a variety of initiatives that Children & Nature Network, a national non-profit organization that promotes connecting kids with nature, have been developing.
Some Dayton’s Bluff neighbors have filed an appeal against the city of St. Paul’s zoning decision that would allow Freedom Works, Inc., to move into a vacant former convent building at 869 Fifth St. E.
Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
School’s immersion program showing steady growth
“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.
It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.
The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.