|Neighborhood Celebration to Offer Fun for
Celebrate Our Neighborhood and Our Neighbors
Logo by Amy R.
| Join neighbors from the Dayton’s Bluff and
neighborhoods on Saturday, August 18, 2001 from 11 am to 3 pm at the
lot just south of Rainbow Foods at 892 Arcade Street. This event
is designed to be a family event with many activites for children and
lots of neighborhood information.
The events include: children’s safety learning activities,
a bicycle rodeo, music and entertainment, Mounted Patrol demonstration,
K-9 demonstration, Police Motor Cycle demonstration, Police Command
vehicle, Old Time Workhouse Wagon, “Sparkles” the Dalmatian puppet,
Dept. vehicles, plus there will be food for sale. Also on hand
be information and representatives from many neighborhood
Sponsors of this event include Rainbow Foods, Glimcher
Group, City of St. Paul Dayton’s Bluff District 4 Community Council,
Phalen District 5 Community Council, Local 789, American Red
St. Paul Police Dept., St. Paul Fire Dept., and BFI Waste
For more information call Karin at 772-2075.
National Night Out:
America’s Night Out Against Crime
Join your neighbors on August 7, 2001 and
Night Out. Some neighborhood groups and block clubs are planning to
a neighborhood barbecue, a fish fry, and/or a soft ball game.
are many things a group of neighbors can do. Be creative!
The idea is to get out and spend the evening getting to
know your neighbors. National Night Out is designed to heighten
and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation
local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and
partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that
are organized and fighting back. Join 30 million other people in
more than 9,000 communities nationwide in a variety of events and
Let’s make this year even bigger!
This years National Night Out events include:
-Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Margaret and Forest
- 752 Bush Avenue
- Bush Avenue between Duluth
-Maple Street between 3rd and
-Mound's Theater 1029 Hudson
Road (this is the last time the
theater will be open to the public
before the renovation).
-Northeast Triangle Pot Luck 1199
East 7th Street
-Swede Hollow Park Greenbrier
You may wish to attend one of the events.
Call Karin at 772-2075 for more information or if you want an event in
Neighborhood Clean Up
On Saturday, September 15, 2001 the Dayton’s
Neighborhood Clean Up will be held from 9:00 AM to Noon in the 3M
lot on the north of East 7th Street between Forest and Earl. It’s
time to clean up your yards and homes and get ready for the clean
More information about the clean up will be in the September issue of
Forum. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean up.
Karin at 651.772.2075 for more information.
DO NOT BRING APPLIANCES TO THE CLEAN UP. On Monday,
September 17, 2001 J.R.’S Appliance Disposal will be doing a special
side appliance pick up in Dayton’s Bluff. The cost is $25.00 for
one appliance, plus $10.00 for each additional appliance and an
$10.00 for each air conditioner ($35.00). All you have to do is
J.R.’S and sign up for this special pick up. They will let you
the cost for your appliances. Then you have your old appliances
the curb on September 17th. Call Joan at J.R.’s 651-454-9215.
New Library in Town!
by Beth Mueller
When I was growing up in Anoka, the library was
those safe and rewarding places for my friends and I to “hang
I remember joining the Summer Reading programs, watching puppet shows
magicians perform and taking home armloads of books to dive into.
The library was near my home. I could ride my bike or walk there
As a resident of Dayton’s Bluff, I have missed having
a neighborhood library for my children to enjoy.
Well, things are about to change for the better!
Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood now has it’s own Children’s Library.
It is located in the Mounds Park United Methodist Church on the corner
of Earl and Euclid streets. The library is truly a community
Books were donated by the World Cultures and Language Magnet, the East
Side Family Center, Dayton’s Bluff Early Childhood Family Education and
members of the church. Keith Sorenson, who took on the library as
his Eagle Scout project, organized the renovation of the room.
The Children’s Library is adult supervised and stocked
with hundreds of wonderful books for children ranging in age from birth
to about a 6th grade reading level. All kids and adults are
I have great memories of my hometown library but this Children’s
has an asset we never had as kids. The room is staffed in large
by seniors and comes equipped with both kids furniture and rocking
My visit to the Children’s Library gave me the impression that this too
is a safe and rewarding place for kids to “hang out.” But this
comes with the added bonus of having loving folks who are willing and
to read to and nurture its young visitors.
Check the Big Yellow Sign on the corner of Earl and Euclid
St for the weekly schedule.
Children’s Library August hours:
Aug 1st 10:00 – Noon
Aug 2nd 9: 00 – 11:00
Aug 3rd 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 6th 9:00-11:00 and 2:30 – 4:30
Aug 7th 10:00 – Noon
Aug 9th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 10th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 13th 2:30 – 4:30
Aug 15th 10:00 – Noon
Aug 16th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 17th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 20th 9:00-11:00 and 2:30 – 4:30
Aug 21st 10:00 – Noon
Aug 23rd 9:00 – 11:00 and 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Aug 24th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 27th 9:00 – 11:00 and 2:30 – 4:30
Aug 29th 10:00 – Noon
Aug 30th 9:00 – 11:00
Aug 31st 9:00 – 11:00
For more information, please call Patrice Waters at
Bluffing with Science
Water for the Bluff
By Greg Cosimini
After a never-ending winter and a water-logged
we headed directly into a summer drought. Of course our suburban
immediately made it worse by over watering their already overly green
and had water restrictions slapped on them. This caused them to whine
the unfairness of life, the universe and everything (with apologies to
the late Douglas Adams, creator of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
as one sane person in the ‘burbs was quoted as saying, “It doesn’t
how green your lawn is if your house burns down for lack of water to
out the fire.”
So why didn’t we have the same water shortage problem
here in Dayton’s Bluff and the rest of Saint Paul? There are two
First, we don’t have very large lawns and most of us don’t water them
and night. We realize that brown isn’t such a bad color. Second, our
supply is much more robust than those in the suburbs.
The suburbs get most of their water from wells and store
it in reservoirs and water towers. That by itself isn’t the problem. It
is very unlikely that the wells will go dry anytime soon. The problem
that they don’t have enough extra capacity built into the system to
the water needed to keep a zillion square miles of grass green
a dry spell. Their water system is about as well designed as their
and freeways. Sorry, that is enough suburb bashing for one
As everyone should know, Saint Paul gets the majority
of its water from the Mississippi River. This probably makes you think
two things: 1) “Great, the river has lots of water this year, “ and 2)
“Oh yuck, have you smelled the river lately?”
Correct on both points.
There is usually plenty of water in the Mississippi River.
We get from
65 to 90% of our water from it, depending on weather conditions. But
even though the river runs through Saint Paul and right past Dayton’s
we don’t obtain the water from there. It is actually pumped from the
in Fridley before the river reaches Minneapolis, which seems like a
smart thing to do. If necessary, we also get water from the Rice Creek
chain of lakes. On top of that, there are also four 440-foot deep,
wells we can tap.
Water from any or all of these sources ends up in Vadnais
Lake and travels via two 90-inch conduits to the McCarron’s Treatment
on north Rice St. in Maplewood. Due to the mixing of river water with
water, the water is already cleaner than straight river water would
be. At the Treatment Plant the water is purified, clarified,
ph-adjusted and flocculated (don’t ask). Not only is the water made
to drink, but it is also softened, that is minerals are removed, so us
city dwellers don’t need water softeners. Finally the pure water is
to the rest of the city.
Even though the water treatment facility was built in
1920-22, it has
been enlarged and modernized many times, along with the distribution
system. Its capacity still far exceeds the demand for water in
city. The entire water delivery system boasts some very impressive
For example, the total daily water treatment plant capacity is 144
gallons and the system has a storage capacity of clean, treated water
136 million gallons a day. The average daily water usage is only 50
gallons although a daily record of 126 million gallons was set in 1975.
There are 343,000 people using the water and it gets to them through
miles of 1" to 42" water mains. And for the dogs reading this column,
are 8,957 fire hydrants connected to the system.
For more information about our water supply visit the
Regional Water Services website at http://www.stpaul.gov/depts/water/.
Bluffing with Science will appear at random times
the Forum. It will attempt to relate topics in
and engineering to life in Dayton’s Bluff. That is the goal, not a
Please send questions, comments or suggestions for future columns to
Dayton’s Bluff District Forum, Attention: Greg Cosimini, 798 E. 7th.
St. Paul, MN 55106.
An Engineering Marvel
by Angela DuPaul
You have probably driven or walked over an engineering marvel
of times without even knowing it. An extremely rare bit of masonry
lies hidden in our very own neighborhood.
|The Seventh Street Improvement Arches are more than
a century old,
yet still fascinate engineers today. Photo by Shaun Murphy.
Officially they are called the Seventh Street Improvement
Arches. Built in 1884, they have allowed people to move between
Dayton’s Bluff and Railroad Island neighborhoods with ease. You’ll find
them where East Seventh Street skirts the south end of Swede
In the 1880s, the East Seventh Street hill needed to be
rebuilt to lessen its steepness and thereby allow streetcars to travel
up Seventh. This meant adding a lot of dirt. At the same time,
needed to continue traversing through Swede Hollow. A bridge was
needed to span the tracks that could hold the tremendous weight of the
dirt and the street above.
William Trusdell was the engineer supervising the entire
Seventh Street improvement project. For the design of the Seventh
Street tunnels, Trusdell used a very complex masonry method invented by
an Englishman in the 1820s. The helicoidal, or spiral, arch would
provide enough strength for the weight to be placed on top. An
stone arch with parallel rows would have been too weak. But the
arch required precise and difficult calculations to make it fit
right. And this in the days before electric calculators.
Few tunnels were ever built with the unusual spiral type
of arch, and only a handful are thought to still stand around the world
Another unique feature of the Seventh Street arches is
that railroad tracks ran diagonal to the roadway above. Thus the
arches have skewed or slanted faces.
The Seventh Street Improvement Arches have been placed
on the National Register of Historic Places. They have more recently
named a national civil engineering landmark. This summer a plaque
was placed on the northwest corner of the bridge to acknowledge that
Today the railroad tracks are gone. The Bruce Vento
trail now utilizes the arches. Make plans to visit and admire
rare gem in our midst. The best way to get there is from the trailhead
at East Seventh and Payne. Just get on the paved trail and head
Source: National Register of Historic Places nomination
Seventh Street Improvement Arches, prepared by Jeffery Hess.
A Review of Moundstock 2001
by Raeann Ruth
Executive Director, the Portage for Youth
As you may or may not know, the Portage for Youth
their first Moundstock 2001, Mounds Theater Fundraising Festival at
Park on June 30th, 2001.
In last month’s Forum I spoke about the “pitfalls” of
coordinating an event such as this and indicated that any organization
or individual who is contemplating organizing an outdoor festival
“think again” and
possibly consider doing something else to raise money. Now that
the event is over, I can look back and say, “I WILL NEVER DO THAT
Actually for a first time festival the number of people
did come was about average. There was a steady stream of traffic
the day but we did not get the hordes of people necessary to raise a
amount of money for the Mounds Theater Renovation Project.
|Big Walter Smith (center) and the Groove Merchants
was one of the
headliners at Moundstock 2001, held at Mounds Park on June 30th. Other
musical acts included Ross William Perry, the Moses Oakland Quartet,
Dean Weisser Band, Rockin’ Daddy and the Roughcuts, Deb Brown and
Faith, and Mezure 46. Moundstock 2002 will take place on June 22, 2002.
For more photos of Moundstock 2001, go to the Portage
for Youth website. Photo by Greg Cosimini
What were these “pitfalls” you may ask? The first was:
never have an outdoor festival on the same weekend as “Taste of
Even though you think that the bands that are playing at YOUR festival
are better than those at Taste of Minnesota and that your food and
are being sold at half the cost of those at Taste, it really doesn’t
People are used to going to Taste of Minnesota as it has been a yearly
event for 19 years. They know where it is, they know what is
offered and don’t really seem to care that they have to take out a loan
in order to enjoy the day. In other words, never underestimate the
of a proven festival.
Advertisement and getting the word out seemed to be a
major setback after talking to people. Most said that they had
even heard of the event and came only because they heard the bands
This is very odd as the event was publicized in the Dayton’s Bluff
the East Side Review, City Pages (for two weeks), on the MN Blues
on the "ilovestpaul" website and in the KQ Homegrown Newsletter.
In addition, brochures were included in all city paychecks two days
the actual festival. There was news coverage on Fox 29 the day
the festival and there were 7 x 20 foot banners hung in high traffic
around Dayton’s Bluff. And let’s not forget the 1,600 posters that were
at every store and bar in the Twin Cities area.
My question here is, doesn’t anyone read any of the local
newspapers to find out what is going on in their own area? I
not and knowing this truly makes me wonder why I’m sitting at my
and slaving over informational articles each month? Possibly my time
be better spent sitting on the deck and working on my tan.
But all in all the day went very well. People that did
come to enjoy the music offered much positive feedback and encouraged
to have the event next year. So, we are already planning
2002, for June 22nd, 2002. With one festival under our belts and a
year to do the planning (instead of two months), we feel that next
Festival on the Bluff will be much more successful.
We would also like to form a group that would be
in helping plan next year’s festival. The meetings would be
and having other people’s opinion on what works and doesn’t work would
be very valuable. Just think about what YOU
like at a festival and bring your ideas to the table. This is a
to become involved with other people in your neighborhood.
It is very rewarding to see the end results of an event
that is well planned.....really!!!!! Winter is coming fairly soon
and rather than sit and vegetate, why not get involved with the
of Moundstock 2002? If you are interested, please give me a call
at the Portage for Youth, 651-772-8674.
As a final note, we would like to thank everyone that
was involved in Moundstock 2001: The Dean Weisser Band, the Moses
Quartet, Mezure 46, Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants, Sounds
Hope 2001, Deb Brown and Blonde Faith, Rockin’ Daddy and the Rough Cuts
and Ross William Perry, who generously gave of their time and talents
make this event possible; Mei Young from the KQ Homegrown Show and Tur
Ger Xiong who acted as MCs for the day; Joseph and Elsie Cosimini for
the Moundstock 2001 “Coolest Couple”; The East Side Arts Council for
out the Artmobile and offering arts activities for children; the
Design Center for all of their lovely floral bouquets; the District 4
Council for setting up an informational booth and to the Council
who sold corn on the cob; the Portage for Youth participants who spent
10 hours serving up Pepsi and hotdogs, plus running all of the
games; Donovan Cummings for sponsorship of the event and agreeing to
"Hamlet Snoopy" to Mounds Park and back to the theater; Amy Hanford
for designing the Moundstock 2001 logo, posters and banners.
and Michael Ruth for providing the Tarot/Runes Booth; Allen Clausen who
helped sort through all of the red tape with the City and for his
planning of the festival; Brewbaker’s Bar and Restaurant for the beer
all arts and crafts vendors; all food and beverage vendors; local
that provided in-kind services as well as sponsorship support; the City
of St. Paul and the Capital City Partnership; David Means and the
Media Studio - Metro State University for their hands on acoustical
for children at the Mounds Theater; and to ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS WHO’S
SERVICES PROVED INVALUABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. (The
of any organization and individual from this list is not
WE THANK YOU ALL!!!!
Again, please give us a call if you are interested in
providing an informational booth or an arts and craft booth at
2002, in-kind services, sponsorships or would just like to be part of
planning process - 651-772-8674.
East Side Business Loan Fund
Program to People Option to Traditional
An innovative partnership between local banks and
has resulted in the East Side Business Loan Fund. The fund was
to meet the financial needs of East Side businesses that may not be
to qualify for financing under normal credit standards
“We’re very excited about the East Side Business Loan
Fund and its potential impact for our local businesses,” stated Jim
Commercial Development Program Manager of the East Side Neighborhood
Company. “As the East Side continues to grow, this fund will
local businesses in meeting the needs of our changing community.
Funds may be used for a variety of purposes including
the purchase of assets such as real estate, machinery and equipment as
well as towards the financing of new construction projects. Loan
funds may also be used to increase a business’ working capital.
note: Loan funds cannot be used to repay existing debt or
To qualify, businesses must be located on Saint Paul’s East Side,
an area bounded to the by I-35 E to the west, Larpenteur Avenue to the
north, McKnight Road to the east and I-94 to the south.
The East Side Business Loan Fund is an innovative
partnership whose objective is to stimulate business growth within
Paul’s East Side neighborhood. Lenders participating in the
include University National Bank, Firstar Bank, TCF National Bank, US
Marquette Capital Bank, and the City of Saint Paul STAR Program.
Non-profit entities participating in the program include the East Side
Neighborhood Development Company, Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing
North East Neighborhoods Development Corporation and the Neighborhood
For more information or to procure a set of program
interested businesses are encouraged to call any of the non-profits
above or the Neighborhood Development Center at 651.291.2480.
Two Local Businesses Win
Local readers of City Pages’ “Best of the Twin
issue may have noticed that two Dayton’s Bluff businesses won the 2001
blue ribbon for their respective categories. The Swede Hollow
on Seventh Street was honored with “Best Coffee House,” and Glancey’s
was awarded “Best Boxing Gym.” Congratulations go out to these two
And, for all those neighborhood residents who are coffee-drinking
we now know that your own little version of heaven exists right here on
Best Coffee House
The Swede Hollow Café
725 E. Seventh St.
“The message today is internal sunshine,” beams the man
behind the counter at the Swede Hollow Café on a bitterly cold,
desolate February morning. And he says it with such sunny conviction
you can’t help but smile at the cornpone sentiment. Swede Hollow is
kind of place: It oozes shiny, happy feelings. There’s none of the
dour, more-sullen-than-thou artifice that plagues too many coffee shops
in this caffeine-fueled metropolis.
This cozy establishment, situated in a renovated Victorian
home [actually a storefront], is less than five years old, but feels as
vital to St. Paul’s East Side as longstanding Payne Avenue
like Schwietz Saloon or Yarusso Brothers. You can sit for hours reading
a book or just staring out the window at the East Seventh Street
listening to the couple two tables over discuss their upcoming potluck
church dinner or the endless repartee of the counterman as he dispenses
with a constant parade of neighborhood traffic. The coffee is grand, as
are the fresh-baked pastries. Soups, sandwiches, and salads are
Best Boxing Gym
940 Beech St.
Back in 1991, when Jim Glancey bought the former Anderson
Meat Company building on St. Paul’s East Side, he hoped to train and
professional boxers. But like many who proceeded him, Glancey quickly
that it’s tough to make a buck on the prairie’s pro fight circuit.
than giving up, the retired pipe insulator decided to focus on training
kids. He has never looked back.
In addition to offering instruction on the sweet science’s
finer points, Glancey places a heavy emphasis on civility and sobriety
(in 2000, Glancey’s sent more fighters to the Upper Midwest Golden
Championships than any other gym in the region). Glancey, who lives in
an apartment upstairs, has remodeled the downstairs extensively, and
the old meat lockers with two rings, a full complement of punching
weights, and lockers (at 14,000 square feet, it is among the largest
gyms in the Midwest).
Legend has it that Glancey’s is haunted by the ghost of
a fighter named Clyde Mudgett. A two-time amateur champ and journeyman
professional, Mudgett perished in the building’s smokestack in 1983,
attempting to burglarize the place. At night, so say the believers, you
can hear him tapping away on the speed bag.
Reprinted with permission from City Pages. Original
date: May 2, 2001.
Be Your Own Boss
Have you ever wanted to start your own
Or, have you
started one and realized that you need more education to make it
If so, sign up for the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Entrepreneur
and Support Program. This program helps start-up and young businesses
the East Side. All East Side residents are welcome.
Class training lasts approximately 16 weeks and includes
as operations management, marketing, financial management, preparing
a business plan and one to one assistance with creating a successful
Those who successfully complete the course and locate
their businesses in target neighborhoods are eligible for ongoing
support services. Businesses that people who took the course have
include graphics, photography, food service, restoration of wood
and worksof art, custom floral design for weddings and events, and
and interior painting. It is sponsored by the Dayton’s Bluff District 4
Community Council and the Neighborhood Development Center. There is
a small registration fee based on a sliding scale. The next session
start in September and class size is limited. Please call Karin at
772-2075 for more information and for an application.
Summer Pet Care
For the last few weeks temperatures have been in
high 80’s and low 90’s. We have an older dog that normally lives
“Jake” is getting up there in years and I would like to know how to
life a little more comfortable for him during this “Minnesota Heat
Thanks for your help.
Here are a few Summer Pet Care tips to make
a happier dog during the warm summer months.
Food and Water
Due to the heat many dogs and cats are less active in
the summer and therefore need less food. Check with your veterinarian
the best diet for your pet. The availability of plenty of cool, clean
is vitally important during this time of year. Refresh the water bowls
often and be sure the water bowls can’t tip over.
When outside, a dog must always have a shady and
sheltered place to rest. The National Humane Society suggests you keep
your cat inside so it won’t get lost or injured (don’t worry, it can
all the exercise it needs inside).
Heatstroke and Panting
Heatstroke is a swift killer. Unlike humans who sweat
to cool themselves, dogs and cats cool by panting, breathing in through
the nose and out through the mouth. This draws air over the moist
of the nose and tongue and cools by evaporation. But panting only works
for a short time. Prolonged panting can critically upset the metabolic
system. High humidity interferes with evaporation and diminishes the
effect of panting, proportionately increasing the likelihood of
Pets often survive hot days yet succumb on cooler days that are more
On these days, your dog may have knocked over its water bowl or tipped
over its doghouse, losing access to shade.
These situations affect dogs more often than cats, perhaps
because of their different dispositions. In the heat of the day, dogs
more active, particularly if another dog or a strange person comes
They jump and
bark excitedly to protect their turf. Cats might not even lift an
preferring to save their excitement for the cool of the night. Intense
activity causes body heat to rise. It is therefore wise to exercise
dog in the cooler hours of early morning or evening.
Activity alone, however, does not cause heatstroke.
is the greatest perpetrator. Never leave an animal in a parked car in
weather, even for a short period of time with the window open! For
on a moderate 75-degree day, overhead sun on a parked car can very
push the temperature to over 120 degrees.
Although you and your pet would like to be together,
the hot summer months, it’s much kinder and safer to leave it at
The first symptoms of heatstroke are laborious panting, drooling and a
bright red tongue and gums. The animal may then collapse. Should these
signs occur, you must take emergency action. Get the animal into cool
under a cool shower, or give it a cool water rubdown right away.
However, cooling the body back to normal is often not sufficient to
save its life. Rush it to a veterinarian for continued treatment.
Heartworms are internal parasites that are transmitted
to dogs by mosquitoes. Because dogs infected with heartworms can suffer
severe distress and die from heart failure, you should see a
for preventive medicine. Many people erroneously choose not to give
medication during winter months thinking the mosquitoes dormant. But
every area’s winters kill mosquitoes. It is better to be safe than
All dogs must be tested before receiving the preventative medications,
even dogs receiving the preventative on a year round basis. This is
some occult heartworms can manage to urvive in a few dogs taking the
Skin diseases and grooming
Your companion animal may have more skin problems in warm
weather. If your animal is scratching more than usual or has raw skin,
call the vet. Daily brushing will keep your pet’s coat healthy
clean. With regular brushing, most animals don’t need frequent bathing.
Consider your pet’s appearance, odor, and feel as guides to decide how
frequently to bathe your pet.
If you have a question that you would like answered, please
Dayton’s Bluff District Forum
Attn. Ask Amber
798 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Or e-mail your question to: email@example.com
All answers given herein are solely the opinion of the writer and not
the Dayton's Bluff District Forum nor the writers or advertisers or the
people and businesses included in the column. Amber's answers
researched in depth and are accurate as opinion, but not neccesarily
Dayton's Bluff Imprints
By Linda Murnane
Last summer I went to Dayton’s Bluff Elementary
with my two children. As I watched my children play, I waved and
“Good job!” just at the right time so they knew I was watching them and
approved of their play.
A young boy around four came up to me and said, “Do ya
wanna see me climb?” I said, “Yes, I certainly do,” and he started
across the monkey bars.
As he got to the other side he immediately turned to see
that I was watching. His wide grin and shining bright eyes told me this
was something of which he was very proud. I clapped my hands and
“Very good, good job!”
His face began to beam as he shouted back, “Wanna see
me do it again?”
“Yes!” I shouted back, and he came back to the other side. By this
time my children were interested in this new boy I was talking to and
over to investigate. I introduced all the children and they immediately
began to play together.
As we began to leave he walked to the end of the park
with us, jabbering away about all of his accomplishments at the park. I
told him, “You may grow up to be a gymnast someday,” and at that he
his bright smile again and said good-bye.
I felt good knowing that for a moment in time I touched
this young life. I know that his beaming smile touched my heart.
Linda’s story is the first in a series of personal
accounts on daily life in our neighborhood. Dayton’s Bluff Imprints
be run monthly, featuring the positive experiences of neighborhood
Please let us know if you have an uplifting story you would like to
with our readers (see first page for contact information).
Promoting Diversity in
The cultural diversity of our community is
increasing. It is important to be aware of your own cultural values as
well as be sensitive to those of other cultures. United Way offers the
following “Communi-Tips” to encourage the community to promote
Tips for Promoting Diversity
* Embrace diversity and be, open minded to learning about people
* Take a new route home and discover the diversity within your
neighborhood, such as ethnic restaurants and places of worship
than your religion.
* Check out books at your library that explore cultural diversity and
* Look in your local newspaper’s calendar of events for cultural art
exhibits, performances and events.
* Take an ethnic cooking class.
* Research other cultures on the Internet.
* Learn a foreign language.
* If you witness stereotyping in your community, take a stand against
it by standing up for others and not tolerating behavior that divides
* Read alternative newspapers, subscribe to diverse newsletters, and
pick up neighborhood papers to get a feel for issues and people in the
* Scan public radio and television program guides for diversity issues
and programs featuring cultures different from your own.
* Participate in or organize events and forums that broaden the
of diversity in your community.
* Meet with diverse community leaders, hear their points of view and
look for ways to get involved in community issues and building
* Build diverse networks by networking with people that are a different
race or religion than you.
* Learn about the community and form alliances to take action and
* Talk to your children about the importance of accepting people
from you and your family.
* Mentor a person who is different from you or find a mentor for
and your children.
* Be aware of insensitive behaviors and its effect upon others
For more information about diversity awareness programs
within your community, contact First Call For Help, United Way’s
referral service that links people with human service providers.
a computerized resource file, First. Call For Help offers free
information on social service, health, educational and recreational
First Call for Help (651) 291-0211.
Cooking in the
by Shiela Johnstone
Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers
A beefy alternative to ‘Italian-style’ stuffed peppers. Great
with any rice side dish.
1 pound ground beef
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 white onion, diced
2 cups beef gravy
salt and pepper to taste
3 small red bell peppers, seeded
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1) Brown beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Halfway through
browning, add mushrooms and onion. Continue cooking until meat is fully
browned; drain fat from skillet. Stir in gravy (enough to bond mixture
without making it soupy). Season with salt and pepper to taste and set
2) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3) Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cut bell
peppers from stem to stem. Hollow out and place in boiling water.
for 2 to 3 minutes, until just starting to be tender. Place peppers,
side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dishe and fill each with beef
4) Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbling. Top
with cheese and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Serve in a
pool of gravy.
Nutrition at a glance:
This is an old fashioned, easy to prepare recipe. Black
raspberries may be used in place of blueberries.
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); lightly grease and
flour a 9x13 inch
2) In a large bowl cream together 1/4-cup butter and 3/4-cup sugar.
Beat in egg. Beat in milk. Combine 2 cups flour and salt and stir into
butter mixture. Finally, fold in blueberries and spread mixture into
3) In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon
and 1/3 cup flour. Mix together until mixture resembles coarse crumbs,
then sprinkle over blueberry mixture.
4) Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until topping is golden.
Nutrition at a glance:
Total Fat 6g
Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to each quart of water used
to cook rice. The grains will stay white and separated.
Although converted rice is more expensive than regular
white rice, it has more nutrients. Brown rice, which hasn’t been
is even more nutritious but it takes longer to cook.
If you have comments, suggestions, a special
you would like to share, or you are looking for a special recipe, feel
free to contact me through the Dayton’s Bluff Forum.
Dayton's Bluff District Forum
P.O. Box 600511
St. Paul, MN 55106
Or call: 651-772-2075 (Dayton's Bluff Community Council
Till next time, bon appetite.
The Vision of Jim
New Exhibit Comes to Minnesota Children’s
Featuring Kermit the Frog, plus all-time favorites Miss
Piggy and Big
Bird, The Vision of Jim Henson exhibit explores the worlds and
Muppet fans have come to know and love, while presenting a
glimpse at the creative process. Visitors can experience the life-size
Muppets of Sesame Street when they stand in front of 7-foot tall Big
and then get face-to-face with tiny Prairie Dawn. Children and
will be transported into the creative and imaginative world of Jim
- fromthe simplest hand puppet introduced in the 1950s to the
animatronics creatures of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
The Vision of Jim Henson brings together the diverse
of Jim Henson, including Henson’s early pre-Sesame Street television
scenes from Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show and the six Muppet Movies,
of course, Sesame Street. Visitors will see many of Henson’s creations,
such as Gonzo the Great and Rowlf the Dog, that have become celebrities
in their own right. The Vision of Jim Henson will be at Minnesota
August 11, 2001 through January 13, 2002.
It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t been touched by a
Jim Henson production - from Sesame Street to The Muppet Show, from the
six Muppet Movies to the multi-award winning Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
- The Jim
Henson Company productions appeal to all ages and demographics.
Although Miss Piggy insists that stars are born, not made
- you’ll have to come decide for yourself. The Vision of Jim
exhibit features a host of Muppet stars at Minnesota Children’s Museum
beginning August 11, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Sesame
characters, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth and characters from The Dark
Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Movie.
Puppets and Creatures - After years of getting
to know Henson characters on the screen, come meet your favorite furry,
feathered, big and small friends face to face, including Big Bird, Bert
and Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Elmo, Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Chef, Dr. Teeth
Photography and Artwork - Photo panels have been
designed to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the offices,
and activities on The Jim Henson Company’s film and TV sets.
can view original prints of the classic Muppet characters and
creatures from The Jim Henson Company’s fantasy films and Jim Henson’s
Creature Shop. Prints from Miss Piggy’s Art Treasures Tour, The
Collection, feature masterworks of Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas and
van Rijn, presented from a Muppet view of art history. Jan van
famous painting The Marriage of Arnolfini is re-presented here in
(a scene with motionless costumed characters) as The Marriage of Froggo
Amphibini and Giopiggi Porculini.
Video - Enjoy clips of interviews, documentaries,
television programs and feature films from Jim Henson’s earliest work
the 1950s to The Jim Henson Company’s current productions. Jim
Creature Shop was established more than 15 years ago to produce the
ambitious film The Dark Crystal, the first all-animatronics feature
ever made. The pioneering work with special effects, mechanics
materials brings realistic movement and life to puppets on the screen.
The exhibit features the gigantic Garthim
and the mystical Aughra from The Dark Crystal.
Workshop Area - This tableau display of a typical
Henson workstation is filled with foam, fur, building materials, design
sketches and props from the desks of the people who make the magic
in productions such as Buddy, Pinocchio, The English Patient, Babe,
Travels and Muppet Treasure Island.
Video Studio - Visitors can try their hands at
puppeteering real Henson puppets, just like they do in the studio.
and adults will soon see that puppeteering may not be as easy as the
stars make it appear! For a true behind-the-scenes experience,
can puppeteer a puppet live on screen.
The Vision of Jim Henson is designed for visitors of all
ages. Minnesota Children’s Museum is the last stop for this
touring exhibition developed and produced by The Jim Henson
International and domestic institutions have hosted Jim Henson
to draw record-breaking crowds.
The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family
entertainment for more than 40 years, is a multimedia production
one of the top character licensors in the industry; a leading publisher
of children’s books; and home to Jim Henson Television, Jim Henson
Jim Henson Interactive and Jim Henson’s Creature ShopT. The
is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and production facilities
in New York and London. The Jim Henson Company is a wholly owned
of EM.TV & Merchandising AG based in Munich, Germany.
All images on view courtesy of The Jim Henson Company
and the Henson Family. ©2001 The Jim Henson Company. MUPPETS,
and elements are the trademark of The Jim Henson Company.
The Vision of Jim Henson exhibit is presented at Minnesota
Children’s Museum with promotional support from KARE 11, Star Tribune
Twin Cities Parent.
The Museum is located at Seventh and Wabasha Streets in
downtown Saint Paul. For 24-hour exhibit, program, and general
visit http://www.mcm.org or call
Saint Paul Classic Bike
On September 9, 2001 two scenic routes of either 15 or
31 miles allow traffic-free cycling along the mighty Mississippi River.
Most of the long route and ten miles of the short route will be closed
The ride starts at the University of St. Thomas, Cretin
and Summit Avenues in Saint Paul.
Over 5,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the
seventh annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour. It is one of the two
bike rides in Minnesota, but what really distinguishes this ride is
it is four festivals rolled into one.
* It’s a bike festival and once-a-year opportunity to bike without
traffic along Shepard Road, Warner Road, Mississippi River Boulevard,
Parkway and a short stretch of Highway 61. Hundreds of volunteers
ride support and Saint Paul Police are stationed at major
The 31-mile route follows the historic Saint Paul Grand Round - an
necklace of parkways and trails that circles the city and links Como,
and Indian Mounds parks with 13 miles of great riding along the
* It’s a food festival. Local bakeries, coffee shops and natural food
co-ops provide healthy refreshments that taste great.
* It’s a music festival. Live music is featured at all four rest stops
and the main stage at the University of St. Thomas. This year’s acts
include guitar great Dean Magraw, folk singer Charlie Maguire,
jazz man Irv Williams, and the dance-happy Caribbean music of Cyril
and the Calypso
* It’s an art festival. Barebones Productions will be creating
35-foot-long bicycle dragons, giant ravens and other concoctions to
kick off this year’s event. Cyclists can also enjoy the Minnesota-grown
folk art of Burma Shave signs installed along the route Phalen and
Mounds parks with 13 miles of great riding along the Mississippi River.
For a free brochure phone the HOTLINE.
Registration forms can be printed from the Web Site. Register on-line
a credit card at Active.com. HOTLINE
WEB SITE: http:// www.spnec.or
Higher Average Wages
in Unemployment Benefits
The Minnesota Department of Economic Security
that the maximum weekly benefit amount for new Unemployment Insurance
increased from $427 to $452 effective August 1, 2001. This new amount
reflects an increase of $38 in the average weekly wage earned by
workers in 2000. The state’s average weekly wage has risen to $679.07.
State law requires the maximum weekly benefit amount to be adjusted
”Minnesotans can be proud of our state’s strong workforce
and low unemployment rate,” said Gov. Jesse Ventura. “This increase
that Minnesotans are continuing to bring in higher paychecks than they
did last year.”
Persons applying for Unemployment Insurance benefit
receive a weekly benefit equal to 50 percent of their average weekly
up to the state maximum. To receive the maximum weekly benefit amount,
an unemployed worker must have an average weekly wage of $904 during
quarters of work.
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* 2 Bedroom Apartment, with deck. New wood floors and
* 2 Bedroom Historic Apartment. Hardwood floors. $800.
* Debbie’s Doghouse. Experienced groomer wanted. Call
*Wanted: person with good references to clean small house
Bluff call 651-772-3421
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send it to Dayton's Bluff District Fourm, 798 E. 7th St.; St. Paul,
1. Business classified ads (selling products or services) are $15.
Special offer does not apply.
2. Classified deadline is August 20th.
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Minnesota Folk Festival
The Minnesota Folk Festival featuring Vance
Keelaghan, Pat Donohue, the 3rd Annual New Folk Songwriting Contest,
Ostroushko, Lojo Russo and Funks Grove, The Deadly Nightshade Family
Monroe Crossing, The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, plus more to be
taking place on September 15 & 16, 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Mounds
Park in St. Paul. This event is free and open to the public.
A special songwriter's event: The New Folk Songwriting
Concerts & Workshops
Sunday Evening Cajun Dance
Food and Concessions
Plus: a Crafts Fair, Children's events and a Silent
VANCE GILBERT (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
It's all in one seemingly impossible package. His spellbinding live
show. His deliriously virtuosic singing. His accomplished guitar style.
His outrageous, edgy humor. And the songwritng. Named Kerrville Music,
Award's Vocalist of the year at the close of 1997, the award highlights
Gilbert's unshakable commitment to the music.
JAMES KEELAGUAN (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)
James Keelaghan is one of the brightest stars on the world folk scene
today. He's earned international acclaim for his song writing and
and has taken main-stage at some of the most prestigious festivals in
USA, England, Australia, Denmark, and Hong Kong. At home in Canada he's
award winner (and three-time Juno nominee.) In 1996, he was the
of the Global Visions Artist of the Year award for his work on the
Service Committee documentary Feeding the Future: The Seeds of
He also narrated and wrote the music for two films and hosted two CBC
THE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING CONTEST (30 finalists
perform their own original
Established in 1999 at the suggestion of Peter Yarrow, this annual
event is becoming one of the high points of the year for songwriters
all across the Metro Area, the State of Minnesota, and beyond, The 2001
Festival will see 30 finalists take to the stage to perform their
material over two days, A winner will receive a cash prize and be
to perform at the 2002 Minnesota Folk Festival.
PAT DONOHUE (Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter)
Hs talents are displayed weekly in his appearances on public radio's
A Prairie Home Companion where his guitar playing, writing and singing
are featured regularly. The 1983 National Finger Picking Guitar
Donohue's style blends blues and folk in a critically acclaimed display
of guitar artistry. Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss, Loose Ties and other
performers have recorded his original songs.
PETER OSTROUSHKO - One of the finest mandolin and
fiddle players - the world today.
LOJO RUSSO & FUNKS GROVE - a mixture of folk,
jazz, Celtic and new age ambient: "Folknojazz"
MONROE CROSSING - Bluegrass Extraordinaire.
THE DEADLY NIGHTSHADE FAMILY SINGERS - Alternative
Parlor music: an eclectic mix of swing, rock, bluegrass, Latin and
PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
WHEN: September 15 & 16, 2001, 10:30 a.m. to 10
WHERE: Mounds Park, St. Paul - (Mounds Boulevard off I-94,
downtown St. Paul.)
PRICE: Admission is Free
FURTHER INFO: Minnesota Folk Festival, 651-292-4900;
Community Police Meeting
The Eastern District Police have hosted a monthly meeting
with community members to listen to and address people’s concerns about
crime and other issues on the East Side. This monthly meeting is held
third Friday of the month at 9:30 am.
Beginning Thursday, August 16, 2001 there will be an
community meeting at 6:30 pm to accommodate those community members who
cannot attend the Friday morning meetings.
The community meetings are held at the Eastern District
police office at 722 Payne on the corner of Payne and Minnehaha
Please join your neighbors and the police at either
The August meetings are on August 16th at 6:30 pm and on August 17th at
Bluff Residents Graduate From St. Thomas
Three Dayton's Bluff residents graduated from University
of St. Thomas this spring. Elvis I. Abanonu received a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Political Science, Juan A. Cervantes received a Master of
Administration, and Linh Thi Bach Nguyen received a Bachelor of Arts
in Business Administion/Financial Management at the University of
St. Thomas' spring commencement exercises on May 19, 2001.
More than 1,300 students received bachelor's, master's
and doctoral degrees at the spring ceremonies. St. Thomas is
largest private college or university.
Children's Garden Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning from 9 to 11 am until mid September
locally grown fresh vegetables and flowers are available next to the
Hollow Cafe at the corner of East 7th Street and Bates. The
Garden is a program that teaches children the importance of good
and how to grow, maintain, and sell the vegetables.
Your Urban Yard - Landscaping for Water
Wednesday, September 6
HealthEast Care Center on Dellwood, Chapel
753 East Seventh St.
The East Side is situated between two incredible natural
resources: the Mississippi River and Phalen Chain of Lakes. Join
the Friends of the Mississippi River for an interactive workshop on
water quality right in your own backyard.
The workshop will feature a range of specific options
—from easy one-hour planting efforts to ambitious landscaping projects
. They will have detailed information on composting, soil testing
and rain barrels. One of the instructors is a native plant
so be sure to come ready to ask questions about your yard!
The event will also include an overview of some of the
exciting ecological improvements underway in our community - and a walk
through the Maria-Bates rain garden next to the Swede Hollow
This workshop is sponsored by Friends of Swede Hollow.
For more information about this FREE event, please contact
Alyssa Hawkins at 651-222-2193 or email@example.com.
East Side’s International Marketplace
A growing tradition in one of St. Paul’s oldest
neighborhood, the East Side International Marketplace opened for its
run on Tuesday, July l0.
The International Marketplace, operating as a satellite
site of the St.Paul Farmer’s Market, is located at the corner of Payne
and Sims. Area farmers will be featuring seasonal fruits and
as well as flowering plants. Hours for the Marketplace will be
to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 11, with no event scheduled for
"We’re looking forward to the International Marketplace
as a gathering spot for East Side residents,” stated Mike Anderson,
of the East Side Neighborhood Development Company. “Our staff has
hard to add new features that are certain to enhance the event.”
This season’s Marketplace will feature an expanded
line-up. ”Our wide array of entertainment is what will
the International Marketplace from other area Farmers’ Markets,” stated
Alicia Zepeda, International Marketplace director. “From Native
and Asian dancers to international singers, there will be something for
Katie’s Cabarat kicked off the grand opening event July
10 with a funny,
interactive show for kids and families. Performance times are scheduled
for 12:15 p.m. “We’d love to see area workers stop by during their
break,” added Zepeda.
For more information or an entertainment schedule,
parties can contact the East Side Neighborhood Development Company at
Hour Dollars Orientation
Would you like to learn about a new but old way to share your
skills and benefit from the skills of others?
Then come to the Hour Dollars Service Exchange Program
on Tuesday, August 21st. This orientation will be held in the
Park United Methodist Church at 1049 Euclid St., 2 blocks south of
St.on Earl St.
Two sessions are scheduled,one at 10:00 a.m.and one at
7:00 p.m.You need only attend one session.
Meetings last approximately 2 hours and child care is available.
To find out more or to register your children, please call
Please visit our web site at www.hourdollars.org
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hour Dollars was started on the East Side almost 3 years ago to provide
a means for neighbors to meet each other, share their skills, and solve
problems cooperatively. For example, one person has used the
to exchange grant writing skills for help with home decorating
Another makes phone calls and does mailings in exchange for rides and
Hour Dollars promotes reciprocity. All people have
to give and all services are valued equally. Participation is free and
all it takes to get started is to attend the orientation.
|Christian Child Care With Preschool
Will your child be ready for school? Parents of
the Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood care to give their children the best
to meet the challenges of the 21st century. JOY Preschool and
Care at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 655 Forest offers your child the
of a proven program by experienced staff in a caring and safe
Our Christian emphases will help your child develop in a loving and
We wish to minister to the families of cross-cultural
diversity in the neighborhood with an affordable program. We want
your children to learn and grow close to home with the children they
know as adults in years to come. Director Wendy Ewald is taking
for fall two and three-day preschool classes and full time child care
children 3 to 5 years of age. Call Wendy at JOY 651-771-6982.
Book Club Starting Soon
The Mounds Park Book Club will be holding its first book
discussion on August 21 at 7 pm. The book is entitled "Mutant Message
Under" by Marlo Morgan. The meetings will take place at the HealthEast
Marion Center at 200 Earl Street in Mounds Park. New members are
The second meeting will be held on October 16. The book
discussion will be on "Back When We Were Grown-Ups" by Anne Tyler. The
book club will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of alternate
If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Harr at 651/774-2883.
Come and Discover Trinity
Trinity Catholic School Registration has been set for
Wednesday, August 22 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the School Cafeteria at
835 E 5th St.
Our educational learning environment offers each child
the opportunity to grow as an individual. We encourage every child to
his/her goals by developing their academic, emotional spiritual and
skills. We’ve created a Peaceable School.
Come and Discover Trinity, become a part of our
Additional information, call 776-2763, Sandra Krekeler,
Celebrating Our Neighborhoods
Join the celebration at Merrick Community Services.
Food and refreshments will be served. Free entertainment and
for all ages.
August 14 Eastside Community Center at 1526 East 6th
August 21 Merrick Community Center at 715 Edgerton.
Run for Youth
On Saturday, September 15th, Merrick Community Services
will hold its 4th Annual Run for Youth at Lake Phalen. The event is a
Run/Walk and 1/2 Mile Fun Run. Proceeds from the event benefit Merrick
Community Services (MCS). The entry fee is $15 if received by September
14th. Participants can register online at www.merrickcs.org, or call
for a registration form. Participants can also register on the day of
event, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., at the Phalen Lake Picnic
The event day entry fee is $20. The fee includes a T-shirt and
All ages and abilities are welcome! This event helps MCS provide
and safe programs and activities for local youth and supports the
of the American Lung Association.
Talk, Walk & Ride for Homeless
On Saturday, August 11th, the Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter
will hold its 8th Annual Talk, Walk & Ride for Homeless Animals.
event culminates a pledge drive to support Animal Ark’s shelter,
in Hastings, Minnesota. To receive a pledge form, please call 772-8983,
or download the form from the web at www.animalark.mn.org. Registration
for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., at the Phalen Park Picnic Pavilion.
Pets are welcome! The event begins at 10:45 a.m., and runs along the 3
mile path around the lake. Participants who raise at least $55 will
an Animal Ark T-shirt. Many other prizes will be awarded, including
certificates and stuffed animals from many sponsors. Proceeds from the
event directly benefit the shelter, which operates with a cash deficit
of $15,000 per month, and rescues more than one thousand animals per
Bookmobile In Dayton's Bluff
Dayton’s Bluff Playground
Conway & Maple
2:30 – 3:30
Mound’s Park Methodist
Euclid & Earl
3:45 – 4:45
Margaret & Frank (1300 Wilson)
5:00 – 6:30
(August 8 & 22)
9:30 – 10:00
Large print books, picture books and videos are
Not all books are available, nor are there reference materals.
will be able to answer simple questions..
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EVENTS AT MARGARET RECREATION CENTER
1109 Margaret Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
Rec Check Club
Rec Check is a free after school recreation service with a check-in
component for children in grades 1-6. Registration is required and
is limited. Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m. Free
During regular building hours, we have many games and equipment which
may be checked out for your enjoyment. Items include: table games,
ping-pong, tennis equipment, cards, etc.
The first Friday night of every month will be just for Margaret teens.
School I.D.must be shown, ages 13-17. A variety of activities will be
All neighborhood residents are invited to meet with other community
members to discuss crime and other neighborhood issues. Meetings are
1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Margaret Booster Club
This group specializes in fund raising, community events, assisting
with programs and team sports. Parents and residents are welcome to
Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at
Good Neighbor Code Enforcement
Call Karin at 772-2075
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Take a Hike
Dayton's Bluff Take a Hike on the first
of every month meet at 10:30 AM in Indian Mounds Park at Earl Street
Mounds Blvd. We will hike from Mounds Park through Swede Hollow Park
then walk the length of the Bruce Vento Recreational Trail (formerly
Phalen Creek Recreational Trail) to its end, near Phalen Park. Along
way we will share stories and learn some local history of the area. The
hike is about 6 miles with some moderately rough terrain. Near Johnson
Parkway and Maryland, transportation will be available to return to
Park or you may hike back if you wish.
Join recreational trail supporters and explore
this recreational trail. The paved trail runs from East 7th Street and
Payne Avenue through Swede Hollow to Phalen Park. Dayton's Bluff Take a
Hike started in December of 1990 and over the years hundreds of people
have attended these events. For more information, call 776-0550.
Free Acting Classes for Adults
Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center
800 Conway Street
Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m.
Join us. It's fun!
Ever feel like you're the only mother who
stays home? You are not alone! Come meet other at home mothers at the
The MOMS Club is a national nonprofit
with hundreds of chapters across the country. We are just for the
mother of today!
Local chapters have monthly meetings with
speakers and discussions, park play days, holiday family parties,
for mothers and their children, and activity groups like playgroups,
n' crafts, a monthly MOMS Night Out, and babysitting co-ops. We also do
service projects to help needy children.
Our activities are during the day, when
need support, and mothers may bring their children with them to our
For more information about our chapter call
Tracie Lemke at 651-771- 5834.