The Saint Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) and Irrigate Arts are partnering with local artist Carrie Christensen to develop a wayfinding art project to encourage non-motorized transit in and around the Saint Anthony Park Neighborhood. Check out the Google Map to mark spots in the neighborhood where you think the bikes should go, and print out the PDF below for an opportunity to brainstorm your own bike design.
June brings the longest days of the year -- a perfect time to get out and enjoy the good weather. Why not take a walk to your future Central Corridor LRT station and complete a survey? Help the District Councils Collaborative encourage people to walk to the light rail by highlighting special places and identifying the most daunting barriers that need improvement.
The quick and easy version – no exercise required. If you’re feeling lazy, and you’re already familiar with the walking route to the station, just fill out a brief online survey based on previous walking experience. Go to www.dcc-stpaul-mpls.org/special-projects/walk
Join the long-running Fourth in the Park celebration, which once again features St. Paul’s only Independence Day parade and an all-day, family-friendly picnic and party in Langford Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
8:30 a.m. - LANGFORD PARK DISTANCE RACES
Registration 8:30 at the Recreation Building (small registration fee). Races start at 9:00. 4 miles: Divisions for men, women, and masters (40 and over). 2 miles: Joggers and juniors (15 and younger).
10:30 a.m. - GRAND PARADE ASSEMBLES
Children’s bikes, trikes, wagons, etc. assemble at Park Station. Bands, vehicles and marching units assemble on Luther Place. Get your free American Flag!
11:00 a.m. - GRAND PARADE BEGINS
When a developer decided to turn the seven-story Chittenden-Eastman building into market-rate lofts, dozens of St. Paul artists were forced to leave long-established studios.
Some saw that 2010 exodus at Raymond and University avenues as a sign of things to come.
Trains on the 11-mile Central Corridor light-rail transit line won't begin rolling on University Avenue until 2014, but artists up and down the corridor fear they will be priced out as landlords raise rents or redevelop.
Chemicals are all around us. There are reasons to be careful about exposure to some chemicals, especially with young children. The National Children’s Study and Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health are pleased to offer FREE workshops on maintaining a healthy home. You will learn how to identify toxic chemicals and use them safely, as well as get information on non-toxic alternatives for your home and yard. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 612.624.4140 or email email@example.com. Workshops are:
Monday, June 18 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
2180 North Hamline Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
FREE ONSITE PARKING!
Metro Transit is in the midst of a Central Corridor Transit Service Study, and is looking for your comments on the draft plan. The full plan pdf can be found on the Metro Transit website.
To comment on the plan, including the proposed changes to the 87 line on Raymond Avenue, you can send written comments to the address, phone number, or email below by July 9, or attend one of five meeting scheduled in June (also listed below).
390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, 55101
Fax comments to: 651-602-1464
Send TTY comments to: 651-291-0904
Record comments on Council’s Public Comment Line at 651-602-1500.
Check out the City of St. Paul's new website for healthy and local food. Resources include info on composting, necessary zoning and permits, community gardens, and other local resources.
The suggested story format was flash fiction:
six words a story
Half a hard hat...where’s the rest? --Roger
This is my home, gutters optional.
(found: a metal gutter service sign) --Roger
Sometimes I fly off the handle.
(found: a car door handle) ---Ben
Netted a net rope near highway. ---Tim
Found pair of earmuffs. Highway eskimos? ---George
Right now, some communities around us and around the world have already made the decision to add more plastics to recycling programs. In some places, they've decided to add all plastics.
Eureka Recycling is in the process of making a decision about collecting more types of plastics for recycling, along with other strategies to reduce plastic altogether!
The CERTs Right Light Guide illuminates the main differences between the types of bulbs available, how to identify the brightness of light bulbs, and how to read the new labels. Learn about lighting options and find the lights you need, in 3 easy steps.
Rainwater from roofs and gutters drains from streets into storm drains and picks up pollution like dirt, oil and trash along the way. This runoff is not treated before it enters lakes and the Mississippi River. Redirecting downspouts onto lawn or garden allows rainwater to soak into the ground, and this is a good thing for lakes and rivers.
It's spring, and Garlic Mustard is coming up in woodlands and gardens. It's a good time to control this aggressive invader. Please work to keep it out of our neighborhood! This is a perfect time to pull the plants - they're small, easy to pull, and they haven't started to flower yet. Be sure to pull the plants carefully so you get the whole root - they can grow back from the roots. Discard pulled plants in the garbage - not the compost pile. More information: Plant Conservation Alliance - Alien Plant Working Group, WisconsinDNR, or MinnesotaDNR. Thanks to Marcie O'Connor for this info.
Union Park is hosting a compost bin workshop at St. Thomas University that is open to all neighborhoods. Pick up your Earth Machine Compost Bin and learn how to use it- to reserve a bin for $25, see Get A Compost Bin at https://sites.google.com/site/unionparkcomposter/home
Contact Rebekah Smith for more information and to RSVP.
ABOUT THE SPARC LOAN PROGRAM
• Loans up to $50,000 (may be layered with other financing)
• Competitive interest rates
• Opportunity for forgiveness of 25% of principal
• Use funds for almost any business need
• Flexible underwriting criteria
• Business planning help available
Contact Allison Sharkey, Associate Director, for more information.
We had great attendance at the Small Plot Gardening 101 workshop this past Saturday, and wanted to share the great resources with the larger community. Nick Jordan's powerpoint presentation is attached, and links to other resources are below. If you have further resources you'd like to share, please send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.