Dressed as a colorful watermelon, a costumed young woman danced around jangling bells and and pointing to the Snail Lake pavillion where a picnic lunch, including watermelon, was held at the end of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club-sponsored Watermelon Ride. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
Parents and kids take a break for a picnic near the end of the July 4 Watermelon Ride. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
Bicycle riders enjoy a picnic at Snail Lake Park near the end of the Watermelon Ride on July 4. Food included hot dogs and beans, healthy green salad, chips, cookies, drinks and, of course, large slices of seedless watermelon. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
A mother and her two children ride down Snail Lake Boulevard heading to a picnic at Snail Lake Park during the Watermelon Ride July 4. (Pamela O'Meara/Bulletin)
The day dawned cool and sunny with a few billowy white clouds for the July 4 Watermelon Ride through Shoreview and the surrounding northern suburbs.
At its June 24 meeting, the Mounds View Public Schools board voted to seat Jonathan Weinhagen in the vacancy created when board member Lisa Sjobeck announced her resignation in May; he will take over the seat effective July 1 through the first Monday of 2016.
Irondale High School in New Brighton will have a new principal effective July 1 as Eric Nelson takes over for outgoing principal Scott Gengler, who announced this past spring that he’d be moving west to Wayzata High School.