East Side Review

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When learning meets fun


photos courtesy of Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

WaterFest celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 1. The free family event at Lake Phalen included a rock wall, kayak and sailboat demonstrations, as well as education planting specialists handing out free plants native to Minnesota.

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Density key question in Mendota Heights comp plan

The Mendota Heights City Council approved the final draft of the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan after discussing it June 4.

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Basketball coming back to two West St. Paul parks


Basketball hoops at Haskell and Oakdale parks will be restored after the West St. Paul City Council voted May 28 to temporarily put a single hoop back up in each park. The hoops were taken down more than a decade ago due to activities happening around them that were deemed dangerous and inappropriate. (Hannah Burlingame photos/Review)

After more than a decade, basketballs will again be dribbled and free throws shot at two parks in West St. Paul. 

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With fundraising halfway there, Wakan Tipi Center planning is on


The future Wakan Tipi Center will be built to the southeast of the Kellogg Boulevard bridge in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. With more than half of a needed $6.7 million raised for the center, the Lower Phalen Creek Project has been holding meetings to work on community goals for the future facility. (courtesy of Google Maps)

Creating an interpretive center at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary has been a goal of the Lower Phalen Creek Project for more than a decade.

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South St. Paul Public Schools selected for Minnesota’s comprehensive arts planning program

South St. Paul Public Schools is one of eight Minnesota school districts chosen as recipients of the 2019-2021 Comprehensive Arts Planning Program provided by the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

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South St. Paul student surprised with catered party


From left, Bob Stupka, Davanni’s president and CFO; Chuck Ochocki, South St. Paul Secondary principal; Gavin Christoffersen, South St. Paul Secondary 2019 Graduate; Jim Woodburn, South St. Paul Secondary teacher and nominater; Jacqui Crocker, Davanni’s marketing director, and Kristy Silva, Davanni’s co-owner, on May 22 when Christoffersen was surprised with a catered grad party. (submitted photo)

Gavin Christoffersen, who graduated from South St. Paul Secondary, was awarded with a catered graduation party by Davanni’s

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One chapter closes and a new one begins

“At Dusk,

“We all must choose,

“To watch shadows lengthen,

“Or to let our faces reflect Sunset.”

—Helen Sue Isely

 

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Breaking records and celebrating parks


photos courtesy Neil Garlock

Mendota Heights was filled with activity June 1. The annual Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K had 387 participants and raised $15,425 for the Special Olympics, a record for the event.

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East Side Review - Police Reports • Thursday, May 16 — Wednesday, May 22

Thursday, May 16 — Wednesday, May 22

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The life and times of a White Bear Ave. watchmaker


Bob Tuerk, the 79-year-old owner of House of Clocks on White Bear Avenue, has been on a nonstop grind since he was 14, and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. (Solomon Gustavo/Review)

Succession was not in the cards for House of Clocks. 

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