This Arden Hills home was one of two painted by teams from Land O'Lakes, Inc. during the Metro Paint-A-Thon. Paint team leader Vern Pearson estimates it took about 75 volunteer hours to prep and paint the home. The second home, located in Roseville, took an estimated 90 hours over two weekends to complete. (submitted photos)
Teams paint homes in Arden Hills and Roseville
Over one of the best weekends of summer for city festivals, trips to the cabin and hanging out at the pool, 18 volunteers took on a task only Tom Sawyer could convince someone is fun: painting a house.
The railroad crossing at Victoria Street near County Road E is one of two railroad quiet zones established in Shoreview Aug. 6, prohibiting the use of train horns while trains cross the road. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
The railroad crossing at Lexington Avenue with its existing medians and crossing bars; the recently added median is visible along with new “no train horn” signage. (Mike Munzenrider/Review)
Two at-grade railroad crossings in Shoreview, one at Lexington Avenue and another at Victoria Street, both near County Road E, are now railroad quiet zones as of Aug. 6, following the completion of improvements at both crossings.
Irondale High School Marching Knights entertained the crowd that gathered for Mounds View’s parade last year.
The New Brigthon Ambassadors took their float down the road in the annual Mounds View celebration last year.
Boy Scout Troop 367 was one of the participants in the parade last year.
The Mounds View Lions Club was grilling up good eats at last year’s Festival in the Park.
“Elvis in the Park”
Mounds View’s annual city celebration, the Festival in the Park, is Aug. 16 in City Hall Park, 2401 County Rd. 10, behind Mounds View City Hall.
The Festival, now well into its fourth decade, features fireworks, food, drinks, a car show, parade and a 5K run, giving the city, as Mayor Joe Flaherty said at a June city council meeting, “an opportunity to celebrate itself.”
Water customers participating in Shoreview’s Water Consumption and Groundwater Awareness Project would recieve a meter reader such as this to track their water use in close to real time. (graphic courtesy of the city of Shoreview)
Groundwater use has surpassed surface water use in the metro area over the past seven decades. (graphic courtesy of the Metropolitan Council)
Water issues are more visible than ever—in regards to both too much and too little in area lakes and streams—though much of what is used by cities in the metro area comes from an essentially invisible source that isn’t seen until one turns on the
Merrill Morse, chair of Friends of Island Lake, tends the rain garden/filtration bed where the trail south of the Shoreview YMCA meets Milton Street. Island Lake is in the background. (Pamela O’Meara/Bulletin)
This sign with an Island Lake Park map is posted beside the rain garden near the southwest corner of the lake off Milton Street. (Pamela O’Meara/Bulletin)
If you are walking along the trail that goes from Lexington Avenue just south of the Shoreview YMCA through Island Lake County Park, keep your eyes open for the colorful rain garden/filtration beds with lots of black-eyed Susans swaying in the bre
According to Ramsey County, the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park was swamped and officially closed on July 21, though as the heat index topped 100 degrees, many took to the beach regardless of the mass of plants. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
“Bog” removal costs estimated at $50,000
High water levels on Shoreview’s Snail Lake have recently created a number of problems for lakeshore residents and visitors alike, prompting the city to remove a great deal of vegetation from the lake and Ramsey County to close the beach at Snail Lake Regional Park.