Are you ready to go all in with your recycling efforts in 2014? Exciting changes are making recycling in Saint Paul more convenient than ever before! As of April 7, 2014, residents can take advantage of single-sort recycling, begin recycling additional plastics, make plans to attend a cleanup event and drop off their source-separated organics at one of five Saint Paul locations.
By Kyle Mianulli
St. Anthony Park neighbors have shown up in a big way around the issue of potential zoning changes that would allow for the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units. Almost 70 residents showed up at this month’s Land Use Committee meeting to discuss the issue and almost 30 came to this month’s Board meeting.
For everyone who lives, works, or plays along the Central Corridor, the opening of the Green Line Light Rail June 14 is something to celebrate. That’s just what we’re doing, and we’re doing it in a big way! Join us for a daylong celebration at Raymond Station. There will be live performances throughout the day, visionary public art installments, activities, pop-up spaces and events, tasty food and abundant fun for the whole family. As many as 250,000 people are expected to ride the rail the day of the launch; help us mark Raymond Station as one of the hippest, most vibrant stops on the Green Line.
Saturday, April 26
Meet at parking lot west of Hwy 280
on south side of Energy Park Dr.
The City of Saint Paul Public Works Department released a draft of the city wide bikeways plan recently. The document will dramatically influence the development of Saint Paul Bicycle infrastructure for years to come. Here are a couple highlights of the plan:
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is one of 17 District Councils in Saint Paul. The Council is a dynamic nonprofit organization that works closely with residents and stakeholders in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood to build a stronger, more resilient community. It works to set a standard for modern urban community living by addressing a wide range of issues from transportation and sustainability, to economic and infrastructure development. The Council represents the community’s interests in matters of public policy by serving as the official link between the neighborhood and city legislative bodies.
If you are an edible gardener who is interested in access to low cost seeds and seedlings as well as a wealth of connections and information through other experienced gardeners, then join the Local Food Hub for 2014. Participants receive seeds and seedlings at a significantly reduced rate at two distribution events in the spring, and are added to a growing network of local food aficionados to connect over potlucks, skill shares, and more.
Just received this from the Police Department. The first set of numbers across the top are the district numbers (not the number of crimes).
Due to the holidays, the Land Use Committee and Board meeting will be postponed to one week later than usually this month. Land Use will be on the 9th and the Board will meet on the 16th.
Did you know about 40 percent of Minnesotans don't drive? We are living in a world in flux, where fewer people rely solely on personal cars to get around town, especially in major metropolitan areas. What that means for our transportation system writ large is a relevant and complicated question.
The University of Minnesota Good Neighbor Fund is a resource for neighborhood communities that are adjacent to the Twin Cities Campus, including St. Anthony Park. Funds are available to enhance and protect the beauty, serenity, and security of the communities impacted by the operation of the University of Minnesota's on campus football stadium. The UMN Good Neighbor Fund will be enhanced in 2014 with a contribution from the Minnesota Vikings.
By Kyle Mianulli
In 1977, ceramic artist Kevin Caufield was a lawsuit away from following in his father’s footsteps and becoming a New York City Firefighter. Thirty-six years later, he sits in his spacious new studio at the Dow Building, 2242 University Avenue West—the new home of Caufield Clay.
The following information is posted on behalf of the volunteers who organize the annual progressive dinner.
Please join your neighbors on Saturday, March 1st for the annual St. Anthony Park Progressive Dinner. It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, enjoy a special meal, and have great conversations! Come alone or come with a friend, but you must register to confirm your participation. The event starts with appetizers at the St. Anthony Park Methodist Church at Como and Hillside. At that time, you will receive your customized schedule for the evening.
St. Anthony Park residents headed to the polls October 29 to pick representatives for the Community Council Board of Directors. An exceptional pool of candidates led to a close election. Board members are the root of community participation in the neighborhood. They deal with a number of issues on varying levels from transportation and land use, to sustainability and the environment.