East Side People

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 t

Mon
16
Jun

East Side young man headed to West Point


Christian Banks, 18, an East Sider and a graduate of Washington Technology Magnet School, is headed to West Point, the United States Military Academy. (submitted photo)

Backed by proud parents and a quiet confidence, East Sider Christian Banks, 18, is getting ready for a grueling, challenging college experience.

Tue
10
Jun

Creative Collaboration benefits students at two East Side institutions


Metro State University student Nathan Fell gave a science demonstration to Battle Creek Middle School students as part of Battle Creek’s effort to encourage college awareness and interest. Participating students include front to back, Kong Xiong,†Emily Xiong,†Mariah Givens,†Mao Yang,†and Hamdi Isse. Sitting in the chair is Joemian Alexis. (photo courtesy of Joe Nathan)

Things have changed dramatically from ten years ago, when most students didn’t start thinking seriously about college until they were high school juniors and seniors.

Thu
29
May

Inspiring young outdoors enthusiasts


Linda Baumeister/Review

Wyatt hangs on to his reeled in trout before assistance getting the hook out. A guest on a birthday outing, the youngsters especially enjoyed time spent at the trout pond.

Thu
29
May

Cleaning up with poems


Photo courtesy of East Sider Sarah Geving

Neighbors came out to the Poetry Park at Lake Phalen for an annual cleanup on Saturday, May 17.

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