From left, Peter Deanovic, Nikki Abbott, Denny Wolfe and Jim Deanovic exchange words of gratitude and understanding over the Inver Grove Heights City Council’s decision on the long-deliberated Argenta Trail alignment, while council members discuss remaining items on the March 23 agenda. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
After folks got their fill of pancakes at Dodge Nature Center’s community breakfast on March 21 in West St. Paul, a few of them took to the woods to learn about the traditional process of collecting maple sap and producing delicious syrup. Naturalist Eloise Dietz led the group through the steps, allowed them to participate, and even taste newly cooked sap. Afterwords, perhaps, these pancake-eaters earned a new appreciation for the sugary condiment they pour over their pancakes. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
Traditionally, after the sap is collected from the tree, it is cooked over an open fire to reduce the water in the sap.
Because of what has been described as outdoor warning siren “fatigue,” city and county emergency managers in Dakota County, following a recommendation from the National Weather Service, have changed their policy on activating outdoor warning siren
Bowling and pizza
Children from second to sixth grades are invited to a recreational day of fun Monday, March 30, one that includes bowling, pizza, swimming and a movie.
Jumping and pizza
West St. Paul is offering a second-to-sixth-grader recreational opportunity Tuesday, March 31.
Pancakes and fingerprints
The Inver Grove Heights Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in the cafeteria at Simley High School, 2990 80th St. E, Inver Grove Heights.
Pancakes will be hot off the griddle at the Lions Club of South St. Paul’s pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday, March 29.
The Fascinating Honeybee
The fascinating world of honeybees will be explored by award-winning beekeeper Terry McDaniel on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights.
Calling young egg hunters
An egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to kindergarten at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane in West St. Paul.
Flashlight egg hunt
Turning that sunshine-infused idea of an egg hunt on its back, youngsters in grades kindergarten through fifth will participate in a flashlight hunt for eggs at Thompson Park Activity Center Saturday, March 28 starting at 8 p.m.