East Side People

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05
Apr

Firefighters connect the dots between lederhosen and coats for kids

East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)
East Side firefighter Andrew Bieze poses in front of a green screen wearing no shirt and some lederhosen. Firefighters posed for mildly suggestive calendar photos as part of an effort to raise money to give low-income children new winter coats. (submitted photo)

If you have a hard time connecting the dots between some firefighters wearing nothing but lederhosen and low-income children getting free coats, you’re not alone.

Sun
22
Mar

Victor J. Tedesco passes away

Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)
Victor J. Tedesco (file photo)

Prominent East Sider Victor Tedesco passed away on March 16, 2015 after having led a life of public service.

Mon
09
Mar

Teens hoop against staff at Arlington Hills

Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop.  (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Staff at the Arlington Hills Community Center played basketball against kids who frequent the rec center. A staff member and a boy battle it out under the hoop. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

If 17-year-old C.J.

Mon
02
Mar

Two East Side teachers up for teacher of the year prize

The 30 semifinalists for Education Minnesota's annual Teacher of the Year award have been announced, and two East Side educators are among them.

Mon
02
Mar

Culinary Cookoff

Harding High School students competed with other St. Paul Public School kids in a culinary cookoff after school on Friday, Feb. 20 at Saint Paul College.

Fri
13
Feb

Phalen gathers for freezing fun - Photos

Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.
Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.

Phalen Freeze Fest was held Feb. 7.

Fri
13
Feb

Filling up on fun - Photos

The sand table was fillled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix
The sand table was filled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix

The Early Childhood Carnival for 2-5 years olds was held at Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul Jan 31. There were games, minnow races, obstacle course, face painting and more. (photos - Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tue
06
Jan

East Sider wins philanthropy fellowship

Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan is one of five recipients of a Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The East Sider hopes to connect underrepresented communities, including the East Side, with grants and other philanthropic support. (submitted photo)
Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan is one of five recipients of a Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The East Sider hopes to connect underrepresented communities, including the East Side, with grants and other philanthropic support. (submitted photo)

Hopes to connect people of color with grant money
Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan just earned an influential spot at the Bush Foundation, thanks to a philanthropy fellowship.
Viswanathan is one of five recipients of the Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The fellowship, put together by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, seeks to ensure that local philanthropy is equitable and inclusionary to communities of all types.

Mon
22
Dec

Donated gifts bring cheer to families in need

A volunteer helps a shopper pick out gifts.
A volunteer helps a shopper pick out gifts.

Over 650 families came through to receive gifts on Saturday and Sunday for the Merrick Community Services’ Holiday Share Event. An additional 300 families got gifts in the following days.

Mon
01
Dec

Harding grads have college in the bank

“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.

The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.

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