East Side People

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

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.

Mon
26
May

All-women brew crew looks to locate on the East Side


Kathleen Culhane, longtime hobby brewer and East Sider, is hoping to start a new East Side taproom called Sidhe Brewing Company. The taproom will be all women-owned and operated. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Head brewer Kathleen Culhane is doing practice batches of her beers in her basement, and also trying out a new India Pale Ale recipe at the request of friends. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Four East Side gay women are looking to add some business diversity to the East Side.
Though there’s not exactly a shortage of small taprooms opening up in the Twin Cities, there’s only one to speak of on the East Side, Flat Earth Brewing, and it just opened.

Tue
06
May

Happy Mother's Day Melanie


Deanna and Karl Bakke

"Queen of the Upper Eastside"

Tue
06
May

Neighbors collect trash by the ton


Photo courtesy of Sue Moyer

The sun came out and so did over 130 volunteers on April 26 for the Annual Battle Creek Regional Park Earth Day Clean Up. Together they collected 1.8 tons of trash from 10 different sites in the 874 acres of parkland.

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