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May

New Brighton mayor throws first softball pitch, welcomes spring


Solomon Gustavo photo • Johnson and softball player Scott Ranfranz chatted before the game — Johnson said the idea of the her, the mayor, throwing out the first pitch started as a joke, but then she decided it would be a fun thing to do.

“Two weeks ago, it was a blizzard,” said New Brighton Mayor Val Johnson the evening of May 1 as she walked toward the backstop at Freedom Park in New Brighton to throw the ceremonial first pitch for a city-run men’s softball league.

Tue
08
May

Lauderdale buys a piece of its past


Courtesy of City of Lauderdale • The fifth- and sixth-grade class at Lauderdale School as seen in December 1953. Lauderdale recently bought the former school site located at 1795 Eustis St., and prior to its redevelopment, is offering tours of the building on May 19.

Redevelopment planned for Lauderdale School site, but first, tours

 

Tue
08
May

Affordable housing project pitched next to Lowry Grove redevelopment


Courtesy of Google Maps • A 70-unit affordable housing development was presented to the St. Anthony community May 7 at the Bremer Bank site near the former Lowry Grove mobile home park. Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, presented the plan.

Aeon, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit affordable housing developer, has been involved in St.

Tue
08
May

Man sentenced for brutal, head-on crash in Roseville


courtesy of Roseville Police Department • Michael Terry Flodine was sentenced April 26 to jail time for the Dec. 2, 2016, crash, in which he plowed head-on into the SUV driven by Steven Gernes on Fairview Avenue in Roseville, severely injuring Gernes.

Michael Terry Flodine

The man who drove the wrong way down Fairview Avenue at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour and head-on into an SUV in a December, 2016, crash that bewildered area residents has been convicted of criminal vehicular operation.

Tue
08
May

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team


Hunter Heck

New Brighton 15-year-old Hunter Heck was one of eight top junior boys who qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young tennis players, born in eithe

Tue
08
May

‘Why I run’ panel discussion a success


courtesy of Keely Vandre • From left, “Why I Run” panel event participants Clare Verbeten, deputy political director of the Walz-Flanagan gubernatorial campaign; Huda Yusuf, an inspired audience member, Melanie Leehy, who is serving her first term on the Falcon Heights City Council after her third time running; Lila Eltawely, who ran for House District 53A, moderator Marquita Stephens; and Alberder Gillespie, who also ran for District 53A.

Do Good Roseville, the Roseville Area League of Women Voters and Roseville Area Schools hosted the first-ever “Why I Run” panel event on April 24 at Roseville Area High School. 

Tue
08
May

New signs at Falcon Heights park detail its aviation past


Courtesy of City of Falcon Heights • Signage being installed at Curtiss Field just prior to the city’s Spring Together event on May 12 discusses the park’s history as a Minnesota aviation hub.

By the time the Falcon Heights Community Engagement Commission holds it’s Spring Together event at Curtiss Field on Saturday, May 12, new signage should also be up at the park detailing its aviation past.

Tue
08
May

SNAPSHOT: Ice is out

Courtesy of Ramona Holmes • Possibly inspired by last week’s paper, New Brighton resident Ramona Holmes shot this photo April 28 of ice lingering on New Brighton’s Long Lake.

Mon
07
May

Being at home in Momma’s Kitchen


Marjorie Otto/Review • DeMarco Cavil, an East Sider turned professional chef, is returning to his childhood home to open a restaurant, Momma’s Kitchen, dedicated to his mother. The restaurant will have a soft opening on June 7 and will be located at 1058 Maryland Ave. E.

For DeMarco Cavil, coming home and opening a restaurant on the East Side is a dream come true. 

“It feels so great,” Cavil said of opening a restaurant in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Mon
07
May

SNAPSHOTS: Using art to connect

Photos courtesy of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center • The Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center was hopping during the St. Paul Spring Art Crawl the weekend of April 27-29.

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