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Wed
15
Jan

Hill-Murray to add 6th-grade program next fall

Competition for students among area private schools has just gotten a little tougher.
Hill-Murray School, located on Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood, announced this November it will be adding sixth grade starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The Catholic-affiliated school has offered grades seventh-12th since the late 1980s.
In a letter sent to students’ families this fall, president Susan Paul explains the addition was something the Hill-Murray board of trustees “wrestled” with for a number of years.

Wed
15
Jan

St. Anthony Community Theater presents PlayFest

If you have ever wanted to write, direct or star in your own stage play, now is your chance. The St. Anthony Community Theater will be hosting its first ever PlayFest, where they are inviting teams of two to five people to write and stage a one-act play within 48 hours.
There will be rules each team must follow when writing the play, which will be given to the teams at an organizational meeting, held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the St. Anthony Village High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Teams will then have 48 hours to write short, one-act plays, which they will perform on stage, starting at 7 p.m.

Wed
15
Jan

TCAAP open house scheduled for Jan. 22

The city of Arden Hills and Ramsey County are hosting a TCAAP open house at the Ramsey County Public Works Facility in Arden Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  
The open house will provide residents an opportunity to learn more about proposed development at the site, as well as a chance to share opinions on future use at TCAAP.

Tue
14
Jan

For the love of learning


Barbara Grengs, a retired teacher from Roseville Area Schools, now writes books for middle-school age children.

They say that the first rule of writing is to write what you know. Barbara Grengs takes that rule to heart.
Grengs, a retired teacher, channels her 47 years in the classroom into her “Toby Martin Series” for middle-school students.

Tue
14
Jan

Roseville dance troupe rocks audience with Queen


The Midwest Youth Dance Theater rehearses for their original performance, “Somebody to Love,” which will debut at the Drew Fine Arts Center at Hamline University Jan. 17 and 18. (photos by Heather Edwards/Review)

For listeners, the songs of “Queen” conjure images of football rallies and stadium concerts. But this week, the music of Queen will be combined with dance: modern, jazz and even ballet.
The Midwest Youth Dance Theater (MYDT) of Roseville will premiere their original performance, entitled “Somebody to Love,” at the Drew Fine Arts Center Hamline University 1530 Taylor Avenue St. Paul, St. Paul. Performances will be held Jan. 17 and 18.

Mon
13
Jan

Union Pacific donates $15,000 to SSP youth task force


Youth Task Force members Hunter Cameron, Oskar Nordlie, Wyatt Lewis, Oliver Nordlie, Mayor Beth Baumann and Kelly Flatley received a donation from Union Pacific representatives Matt Hall and John York at South St. Paulís Jan. 6 council meeting. (submitted photo)

Christmas may be over, but it seems all the work the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force to get on the “nice” list last year is still paying off.
The group, which engages local kids in fifth through 12th grade in community-building activities, received a $15,000 donation from Union Pacific Railroad at the South St. Paul City Council’s Jan. 6 meeting.

Mon
13
Jan

SSP seeks ideas for Southview-Marie area revamp

For every South St. Paul resident who’s wished this business or that shop was just around the corner, here’s your chance.
The city will host an open house at Central Square Community Center Jan. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. to present concepts and receive input from residents on how best to move ahead with its goal of breathing new life into the Southview-Marie area of town.

Mon
13
Jan

Plaza Maplewood Theater open anew with church management


Charley Swanson, left, and Mike Dougherty, pose in front of the Plaza Theater, or what used to be called Plaza Maplewood. The two are part of the theater’s new management team, and are employed by Woodland Hills Church. (submitted photo)

With new ownership and plans for a new digital projector, the Plaza Maplewood is back up and running, under the hands of a church.
Following investment and fundraising from the new management, Woodland Hills Church, the place has new carpet, new walls, new ceiling tiles, new seats, and new staff.
The arcade machines are gone and things look fresh, new, and almost pristine.

Mon
13
Jan

Young man shot outside gas station

Jan. 3 marked the first homicide of the year on the East Side.
Devonte Rashawn Coppage, 22, of Brooklyn Park is dead after meeting at a gas station at the intersection of Maryland and White Bear avenues to buy marijuana, according to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

Mon
13
Jan

Snow making at Battle Creek means solid ski trails


Ramsey County workers get the snow making machine up and running at Battle Creek Regional Park in St. Paul on a chilly morning Wednesday, Jan. 3. The machine is part of a temporary test run for snow making on the park’s lighted cross-country ski trails. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

While this winter hasn’t exactly lacked cold or snow, Battle Creek Regional Park’s gotten an extra bump of snow this year.
Ramsey County Parks and Recreation has been doing a trial run of snowmaking along the county’s premier cross country ski area, in advance of a larger project to bolster the area as a winter activities destination.

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