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.
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.
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)
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.
“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.