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Janie’s Playground project in need of volunteers

Tim Faklis/Review

With a construction start date of June 23, organizers reach out
The groundbreaking for Janie’s playground has almost arrived, but organizers need help.


Ramsey County election filings show familiar faces, few challengers

The candidates are all filed for the 2014 general election, and the ballot for East Siders looks like it will have a lot of familiar names listed.

Incumbent Ramsey County Attorney John Choi is running uncontested for a second term.


Lake Phalen waterfall gets new life

Dry for decades, the 15-foot tall stone waterfall at the northwest corner of Lake Phalen has been restored. The dedication of water cascading again was held during the WaterFest events May 31. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

St. Paul Park and Recreation’s landscape architect Bryan Murphy, second from left, would later speak to a crowd at the dedication of the restored stone waterfall at Lake Phalen. Water is drawn from Lake Phalen and recirculated. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Lake Phalen’s old, dormant waterfall has been brought back to life.
The waterfall, which sits on the west side of Lake Phalen, was originally built in the 1950s when the lake levels were receding -- the manmade waterfall drew from a nearby well and was a makeshift way of replenishing the water supply.


Charity cuts

Patsy Randall gets her haircut from Stephanie Chase at Regency Beauty institute in Maplewood. $5 of each $9 haircut went to the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota during their May 29 and 30 event. (submitted photo)

Students at Regency Institute in Maplewood give back to Children’s Hospital
Students at Maplewood’s Regency Beauty institute used their education methods to give back to the community, donating $5 of each $9 haircut to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota during their May 29 and 30 event.


622 Foundation does it again!

After the STA2RS, top 10 percent of North and Tartan students, were honored, North High’s Tiffany Cheng is photographed with her selected teacher Frank Butterfield, North Height Christian Academy English-History teacher, and her parents. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Reiew)

North High’s Emma Schwartz embraces her former North AP World History teacher Karen Vidlock as they receive recognition at the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet May 22.

North High’s Yeng Adam Yang is joined on stage by his youth group/ Bible teacher Tang Vang as the 18th annual STA2RS Banquet at Prom Center honored the top ten percent of Tartan and North seniors May 22.

Prom Banquet center was filled with academic talent
The 18th annual STA2RS Banquet was held May 21 at the Prom Center in Oakdale. It is the date the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District parades a room full of academic all-stars across the stage to celebrate what is right with public education.


Softball: North girls headed to state tournament

North High Polars are excited to be awarded the Class AAA Championship individual medals and team trophy May 29. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Polars shutout Woodbury Royals; next stop North Mankato
In the finals of the Section 4AAA softball tournament May 29 at the McKnight Fields softball complex, the No. 1-seeded North High Polars defeated the Woodbury Royals 7-0 to gain a trip to the Minnesota State Class AAA Softball Tournament.


Maplewood detective wins statewide award

Maplewood Police Detective Alesia Metry was awarded the Minnesota Association of Women Police’s “Officer of the Year” recently. Metry emphasized that team work is a big part of her job. Sgt. Joe Bergeron had been Metry’s direct supervisor.

Alesia Metry named officer of the year
Detective Alesia Metry is a team player. She may have come away with the Officer of the Year Award from the Minnesota Association of Women Police last month, but she’s just as proud of her investigative team’s work as she is her own.


NSP car show returns

Storied History Cruze begins June 6
In a way, the North St. Paul History Cruze Car Show serves as a festival for the city. However, as History Cruzer Paul Houliston points out, “This one goes for 16 weeks”.