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St. Thomas Academy takes second in state competition


Courtesy of Paula Keller • St. Thomas Academy students and coach with COUNTRY Financial representative Camilla Hemplemand and MCEE Executive Director Donald Liu. From left, Camilla Hempleman, Coach Dean Simmons, Chase Kill, Vernon Lovegreen, Logan Davis, Axel Raarup, and Donald Liu.

St. Thomas Academy took second place at the Minnesota Personal Finance Decathlon state championship on April 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Mon
07
May

Visitation students make reusable packs


courtesy of Helen Wilkie • Macy Mingo, left, and Seringa McHugh of Mendota Heights helped create reusable femanine hygeine kits with other Visitation School students April 28.

Roughly 100 student volunteers from Visitation School and the national nonprofit organization Days for Girls gathered at Visitation April 28 to cut, sew and assemble reusable feminine hygiene products and education kits for girls in developing nat

Mon
30
Apr

The predictably unpredictable artist


Hannah Burlingame/Review • Jimmy Reagan is an artist from Mendota Heights whose work is currently on display at First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul. He was diagnosed as a toddler with complex autism, and his artwork gives him a way to show people how he sees the world.

Local painter doesn’t let differences hold him back.

 

Mon
30
Apr

Railroad Island to be an energy conservation hotspot


courtesy of Google Maps • A new solar garden, part of an energy conservation program taking place in Railroad Island, will be located at the end of Minnehaha Avenue near the Village on Rivoli housing development. Homes with low income occupants will be hooked up to the solar garden for free, with the goal of eliminating barriers to renewable energy.

The little neighborhood of Railroad Island has become a big target when it comes to energy consumption and renewable energy.

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30
Apr

Beloved literary park receives new bench


submitted photo • Mem Lloyd, pictured with the bench she created, is a founder and board member of the East Side Arts Council.

Poetry Park, a literary sanctuary in Phalen Regional Park, is about to have a new seat for contemplation. 

The East Side Arts Council plans to install a new bench to honor one of the council’s founders, Kitty Anderson. 

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30
Apr

Temporary memorial to be made in honor of Scott Patrick


Hannah Burlingame/Review • The empty lot on the corner of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road just inside West St. Paul will be home to a temporary memorial to Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed there while on duty in 2014.

Scott Patrick

WSP council split on right way to memorialize fallen officer.

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30
Apr

Payne-Phalen council gets back to the business of taking care of the community

The Payne-Phalen Community Council held its annual meeting on April 24, where the council announced upcoming changes and achievements. 

Fri
27
Apr

North High School robotics team to compete in championship for the first time


submitted photo • The North High School robotics team was one of three teams on the winning alliance at the Northern Lights Regional event held in Duluth in March, which secured its spot at the FIRST Championship to be held April 28 in Detroit, Michigan. The team also competed in the Medtronic Foundation Regional event in Minneapolis last month. It is common for teams to attend more than one regional event if they can afford to do so.

The North High School robotics team, the Bionic Polars, have qualified for the FIRST Robotics Championship tournament for the first time, following a successful regional competition in Duluth held in early March. 

Fri
27
Apr

Short-term mental health facility opens in Maplewood


Aundrea Kinney/Review • During an April 12 open house event, community members were welcomed into Afton Place to see the renovations HealthPartners did to the building and to learn more about the short-term residential mental health transitional support program that began there April 18. After touring the building, most in attendance gathered to chat in the dining area where patients eat family-style meals and learn nutritional and budgeting skills.

Despite a bump in the road just over a year ago, Afton Place, a short-term residential mental health transitional support facility in Maplewood, began taking in patients April 18 after hosting a successful public open house event the week before.

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24
Apr

SNAPSHOT: Ringing in summer

Mike Munzenrider • Taking shape at the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues in Falcon Heights for the past two years, the new Bell Museum now has grand opening dates: July 13-15.

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