East Side Review

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St. Thomas Academy Rifle Team falls to Lebanon AJROTC in tie-breaker in league championship tournament

St. Thomas Academy finishes the season as conference champions

 

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SNAPSHOTS: Operation Christmas Child in Maplewood


submitted photos

On Nov. 10, First Evangelical Free Church at 2696 Hazelwood St. in Maplewood hosted its fifth annual Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Packing Party.

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Dec

SNAPSHOT: Patience is a virtue


Mike Munzenrider

An ice fisherman took to Silver Lake in St. Anthony on Nov. 26, just days after a Thanksgiving weekend warm-up, but before the snow.

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Dec

SNAPSHOTS: Eagle Crest Terrace Knitters


submitted photos From left, knitters Rita Adam, Maria Lange, Sheila Carlson, Carol Gilson, Janet Allison, Phyllis Houlson and Renee Barnes. Knitters not pictured are Gladys Olson and Joyce Peterson.

EagleCrest Terrace Independent Living, 2925 Lincoln Drive in Roseville, has a group of nine ladies who regularly meet to knit sweaters, caps, scarves, mittensand more for school-age children of disadvantaged families in and around the Roseville/St

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03
Dec

Neighbors awarded for their water and wildlife-friendly gardens


Bill Zajicek and Romi Slowiak, seen in the center with presenters Dana Larsen and Mark Gernes, live on the eastern shore of Lake Phalen and have set aside some of their property as restored prairie.

While the return of gardening season is many months away, the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District recently celebrated local homeowners whose landscaping and gardens benefit water quality and local ecology, during the district’s annual recog

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03
Dec

Temporary housing in churches to offer relief from the cold in West St. Paul


courtesy Google Maps graphic courtesy Skyler Gabel Three churches in West St. Paul, St. Stephens, Augustana Lutheran and Salem Lutheran, will open their doors in December and January as temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness, after the city council approved interim use permits for the places of worship.

The West St. Paul City Council approved a number of interim use permits Nov. 26 that will allow three area churches to be temporary shelters in the upcoming months.

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03
Dec

Railroad Island home explodes


courtesy of Twin Cities Fire Wire A home in the 600 block of Payne Avenue in the Railroad Island neighborhood exploded Nov. 23, seriously injuring an occupant and damaging nearby homes and businesses. East metro social media users said they could feel and hear the explosion as far away as Woodbury, White Bear Lake and Roseville.

Fundraisers established to help those affected

 

East Side neighbors were shocked on the sleepy, post-holiday morning of Nov. 23, when a house in the 600 block of Payne Avenue exploded.

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03
Dec

SNAPSHOTS: Getting in the holiday spirit


photos courtesy Deb Griffith

Even before the snow fell, South St. Paul was beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On Nov. 25, the city hosted its annual tree lighting on a cold night at Central Square Community Center.

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03
Dec

Mendota Heights increases tobacco-buying age to 21


courtesy City of Mendota Heights Mendota Heights joins a growing number of Minnesota cities that have increased the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Last year, Mendota Heights banned the sale of many flavored tobacco products within city limits.

After banning the sale of many flavored tobacco products earlier this year, the Mendota Heights City Council approved another smoking-related ordinance Nov.

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03
Dec

Planning continues for new apartments on Payne Avenue lot


courtesy of Schafer Richardson Real estate developer Schafer Richardson plans to build a 99-unit affordable housing apartment building, with retail space on the ground-level, on the vacant lot between Kendall’s Ace Hardware and the former Ward 6 restaurant, off Payne Avenue.

The project manager working to create a 99-unit apartment building on the vacant lot at 848 Payne Ave. stopped by a Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting to share a few updates on the project.

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