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Sun
24
May

Merrick and Woodland Hills team up for food shelf success

Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Maxine Brooks picks out some salad greens from Merrick Community Service’s food shelf at Woodland Hills Church. Thanks to the food shelf, she’s able to give her grandchildren, whom she’s raising, nutritious meal options. Brooks, an East Sider, relies on Social Security while raising her three young grandchildren. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

A few years ago, Merrick Community Services’ food shelf was dinky.

It was in a commercial building, where the organization paid market-rate rent of $1,400 a month, and where food shelf recipients waited outdoors, rain or shine, to receive groceries.

The food shelf could only help about 30 low-income families a day.

Wed
20
May

22nd annual Friday night History Cruzers car show begins June 5

Beginning Friday, June 5, the streets of downtown North St. Paul will be bustling with activity as collectors, residents and out-of-town visitors and spectators of all ages come to scope out the vintage vehicles, street food and live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The festivities will take place every Friday evening, through Sept. 18.

"It's probably one of the cheapest events in the Twin Cities that you can go to and enjoy yourself," says John Pontrelli, the event founder.

Wed
20
May

North St. Paul to host updated zoning code open house

The City of North St. Paul will be hosting an open house on May 28, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall to review the final draft of the Zoning Code Recodification, as well as answer questions, take comments and feedback.

Wed
20
May

Veterans sought as court mentors

Ramsey County Veterans Court provides veterans of the United States military branches who are charged with committing a crime in Ramsey County an alternative to traditional court processes.

Wed
20
May

Pint-sized anglers

Mikey, front, and Darren, back, both were pleased with their catch.

Castle Elementary special education students gathered at the Silver Lake fishing pier for their annual DAPE fishing trip with the DNR May 13. (photos/Linda Baumeister/Review)
 

Wed
20
May

Color Run Fun

Webster Elementary held their first ever Color Run with 200 pre-registered participants and more registering on race day with each runner- student, staff, family, friend contributing fifteen dollars for the school fundraiser.

Wed
20
May

North St. Paul Area Food Shelf turns 40, adapts to changing face of poverty

Linda Zick and Crist Langelett are two of the driving forces behind the success of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Linda Zick and Crist Langelett are two of the driving forces behind the success of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

On Tuesday, May 12, volunteers of the North St. Paul Area Food Shelf found themselves on the receiving end of a free meal.

Tue
19
May

WaterFest makes a splash May 30

Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Learning canoe paddling technique and then getting out on the water in the Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur canoes was popular at the 2014 WaterFest. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

The 16th annual WaterFest will splash down at Lake Phalen Saturday, May 30, with a variety of educational and entertaining events.

Sun
17
May

East Side’s last Catholic school finds fiscal saviors

St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
St. Pascal Baylon pastor Mike Byron stands in an empty, unused classroom at the parish school. The school was once flourishing with as many as 500 students. Now, the numbers are down to 135 students. In dire financial straits, the school is being restructured. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

St. Pascal Baylon looks to salvage school through restructuring

Up until a month ago, it wasn’t clear whether St. Pascal Baylon’s school would operate past the end of May.
In dire financial straits, the parish and school, which sit at the corner of White Bear Avenue and East Third Street, had been running a combined annual deficit of $150,000.
To make up that deficit, they were drawing from cash reserves, which were being depleted.

Wed
13
May

Felony charges pending for Tartan students with loaded handgun

Two 16-year-old Tartan High School students could be facing serious criminal charges for reportedly bringing a loaded handgun to school and showing it off in a classroom Monday, May 11.

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