The Line did an article about the St. Anthony Park Community Council and Starling. Read it here.
Are you a small business on or near the new light rail Green Line? Have you had a loss in sales due to light rail construction? Then the Ready for Rail Forgivable Loan Program might just be for you.
For-profit small businesses with no more than $2 million in annual gross sales qualify that also:
- Are independently owned (with four or fewer locations)
- Are located on the Central Corridor Light Rail Line (or within one block of the construction zone)
- Have been at their current Central Corridor location for one year or more
- Are focused on retail services (selling products or services directly to the consumer, including restaurants)
- Have experienced a decline in revenue due to the construction of the Central Corridor Light Rail Line
Loans are for up to $20,000, and will depend on demand and demonstrated loss of revenue. Check out the flyer below or the website linked above for the full info.
Wanting to switch to new, efficient lightbulbs, but unsure where to recycle old compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and other lights? Now you can keep old lighting out of landfills by finding convenient recycling locations near you in Minnesota, thanks to Metro CERT (Clean Energy Resource Team).
Smoking sewers are coming to the all of St. Anthony Park. The Public Works Department will be conducting smoke tests of the sanitary sewer system from April to mid-June. A information meeting will be held on April 10 from 4-7PM at the St. Anthony Park Library to explain the process. For questions, call S.E.H at 612-219-4231 or the Sewer Utility Desk at 651-266-6234. During testing, call Paul Kubesh at 651-238-0572.
Artists Steve Bougie and Richard Fuller's "chained glass" piece on the fence across University from the Carleton Artists Lofts was unveiled on May 23, Susannah Schouweiler was there and wrote this piece for the Knight Arts blog.
You can see Paddlewheel-Peoplewheel any time on the fence at 2290 University Avenue West, St. Paul, at the corner of LaSalle Street, just east of the Raymond Avenue light rail station.
What would you do with an empty storefront? Show your work or sell things you make? Try bringing your online store to the street? Preview your new movie? If you’ve got an idea that needs storefront space this summer, here’s your chance!
Saint Anthony Park Community Council is looking for artists, craftspeople, entrepreneurs and others who are interested in subletting a storefront for periods of 1-4 weeks during June, July and August.
• The Pop-Up Shop is located at 2401 University Ave (just west of Raymond Ave near Hwy 280, next to the Edge Coffeeshop)
June: A Living Plan for Public Art
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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