East Side People

Tue
16
Sep

Harvest Fest looks to go full scale


The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

In 2011, the Payne Area Business Association’s musical lineup for the Mexican Independence Celebration drew many fans.

The parade will feature colorful costumes and floats.

Back in 1932, Harvest fest was a huge event along Payne Avenue, and featured banners adorning the commercial strip. (submitted photo)

Last year’s festival was sort of an on-foot trial run with a more modest walking parade, This year, Harvest Fest reboots its full parade tradition, adding back floats, vehicle units, marching bands and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The loudest and reddest entries in the parade: local fire departments’ vehicles. Onlookers always appreciate getting to thank the heroic crews who staff them. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Full-on parade is back in business

Tue
19
Aug

Happy 50th Anniversary


Karen and Rick Chase

Please join us to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Rick and Karen Chase. Their open house is Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 6 p.m., at Richard Walton Park, 1584 Hadley Avenue, Oakdale.

Tue
29
Jul

Pictured with a book


submitted photo

Families were photographed at Arlington Hills Library as part of a St. Paul Public Libraries efort to promote family literacy.

Tue
29
Jul

Hangin’ with cops


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Officers from St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District ate dinner with neighbors on a pleasant summer night at Conway Rec. Center on Thursday, July 17. The event was one of the department’s SAFE Summer Night events.

Tue
29
Jul

Artmobile keeps crusing


photo courtesy of Sarah Geving

The East Side Arts Council’s Artmobile made a stop at Phalen Recreation Center on Wednesday, July 23. There, kids made musical instruments and goofed around with the East Side Arts Council staff.

Mon
14
Jul

Family and friends rally for East Sider with heart trouble


47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)

Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.

Mon
07
Jul

East Sider Chris Rider wins St. Paul’s Karl Neid award

East Sider Chris Rider has a long track record working for the city.
From a long list of volunteer contributions to the East Side and the city at large, and with over 25 years under her belt as a city employee, she’s demonstrated a commitment to St. Paul.

Thu
19
Jun

Sculpting on the East Side


A sculpture of a mushroom

A child poses with a simple frame sculpture, which encourages the viewer to consider Swede Hollow Park itself as a work of art.

The annual Art in the Hollow took place Saturday, June 7 in Swede Hollow Park, and featured local art. (Photos courtesy of Romi Slowiak)

Mon
16
Jun

Urban Cross campers have big hearts for the East Side


Urban Cross volunteers paint an East Sider’s house on a sunny afternoon. Urban Cross is a youth mission camp that was started by Mounds Park United Methodist Church five years ago. Volunteers through the camp have spend a week doing volunteer work to fix up East Siders’ homes. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Urban Cross volunteers painted the shed of a single homeowner named Jodi, who, due to chronic pain, can no longer keep up with yardwork. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Urban Cross volunteers did yardwork for a homeowner whose yard had gone into disrepair. They mowed, weeded, and trimmed bushes and trees. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Five years ago, Erick Buck, youth leader at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, came across a brilliantly simple idea: rather than spend loads sending the church’s youth on cross-country mission trips, why not put them to work in their own neighb

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