Grace Oehrlein cataloged and helped build a library for her school. (submitted photo)
East Side resident Grace Oehrlein, a senior at Avalon School, a charter school in St. Paul, has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor given to Girl Scouts, through an ambitious project to organize the school’s library.
Photographer Xavier Tavera stands in between two portraits he took of Latino families in the Twin Cities. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Xavier Tavera is standing beside a striking, 3-foot-square photo he took of a Hispanic family from Minneapolis. The patriarch is wearing a clown suit and makeup, surrounded by his family in their normal garb, in the family’s living room.
To Tavera, the photo depicts a scene that’s normal to him -- he knows the clown man, and it’s not out of the ordinary. But for people stopping by Tavera’s exhibition at Metro State University, he is hoping they come up with their own story to go along with the image.
Dwayne Williams, 17, at Johnson High School after his first day. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Coming into Johnson High School, Dwayne Williams looked to be a kid full of distractions.
His grades weren’t great. He was hanging around with the wrong kids -- kids who drank and smoked. He even got into some trouble at school.
Living on the lower East Side without a father around, in a full household with five siblings and his mother, he was a bit directionless.
Regina Rippel helps a neighborhood kid play a fishing game at a National Night Out block party near Lawson Avenue East and Greenbrier Street.
Marjorie Springer talks to a neighbor at a block party near Lawson Avenue East and Greenbrier Street. Springer’s lived in the neighborhood her whole life, and said she was glad to get out of the house to talk to neighbors.
Duluth and Case Recreation Center staff Mitch Hang (center) talks with a couple of high school ROTC volunteers who were organizing a hula hooping activity.
East Sider Greg Copeland talks with a buddy next to a Ford Model A car at the National Night Out gathering at Duluth and Case Recreation Center.
National Night Out brings neighbors together on the East Side. Photos by Patrick Larkin/Review
State 12UB champions include, in front: Anna Weyandt, Anna Klein, Riley Tuft, Kaelie Smith, Marissa Hawkins, Maria Meggitt, Brianna Willier and Gianna Gabrielli; behind them, Melissa Teal, Madalyn Thill, Katie Garhofer, Samantha Carlson, Madison Sagdalen, Caitlyn Behr and Olivia Schultz and, in back, coaches Bob Smith, Tom Tuft and Paul Klein. (submitted photo)
Parents and coaches of the Johnson Como 12UB State Champion “Devils” see their journey as a tribute to community traditions and the community hockey model.
Bill Johnston feels lucky to be more or less retired at the age of 63. But that doesn’t mean he wants to slow down.
So he’s hatched up a plan to keep busy by providing free financial counseling to area residents.