Library After Dark program to offer movies, games and fun
Marie Garza is a single parent raising kids in an environment with real pressures.
A few years ago, her son regularly visited a basketball court in their Maplewood neighborhood. Garza’s son and his friends love basketball and lived for the moments they were able to spend on the court with their friends, that is, until the hoops were taken down.
Each year, more than 40 female high school seniors are honored at the St. Paul Area Athena Awards banquet. The recipients were honored for their athletic achievements and the banquet was held on April 20.
Students from Mounds Park Academy’s pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade classes were led by upper school science teacher Mitch Thompson on a tour of the Maplewood school’s rainwater gardens. (submitted photo)
On April 21, Mounds Park Academy pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students explored the extensive rainwater gardens surrounding the pond on the Larpenteur Avenue campus in their ongoing quest to become “citizen scientists.”
From top to bottom: An Eastern bluebird is spotted in the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Oakdale crews clear wood, sending it through the chipper for new wood chip pathways. Construction continues on the new boardwalk across Mud Lake April 20.