Apple season is well underway, and the Victoria Valley Orchard, located at 4304 Victoria St. in Shoreview, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this time of year. There are many varieties of delicious apples grown at the local orchard, such as the sweet and tangy Zestar!, juicy and flavorful SweeTango, aromatic and tart State Fair and well-balanced and versatile Red Baron, to name just a few. Families enjoyed walking through the orchard and were serenaded by a Dixieland band on Sunday, Sept. 21. Photos by Linda E. Andersen/Bulletin)
Tom Reynen of Shoreview took the winning photograph that will be featured on posters for the St. Paul Fall Art Crawl, which will take place Oct. 10-12 throughout St. Paul. Reynen's photo is called "New Day in Lowertown." Over 80 images were submitted for consideration.
Mary Jo Mahowald of Arden Hills was the top fundraiser for the PurpleRideStride, a bike ride and 5K walk/run benefitting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network that took place Sept. 13. Mahowald is the organization's Advocacy Chair, and raised more than $6,500.
Meggan Besonen, a certified veterinary technician, works the desk with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Mary Philippson's Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Ark Pet Hospital's resident green-necked doves, from left, Blanche and Laurel. "They're our little old ladies," says Angie Parlin, who has worked at Ark for 15 years, adding that Laurel is more than 20 years old. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Owning her own business was never explicitly part of the plan, not really a goal, says Dr. Mary Philippson, who owns the Ark Pet Hospital in New Brighton, the veterinary practice she bought in 2008.
The St. Anthony Village Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sept. 13. Families got to meet local police officers and fire fighters along with many other neighborhood groups. Above, Ethan Abrahamson, 3, manned the controls of the back hoe as his cousin, Cole Severson, 3, observed. Operating Engineers Local 49 provided the back hoe.
Paramedics Kenny DeRosier and Albert Reiff receive cards from twins Etta and Elsie Slabiak, now 3, with their mother Becky, Aug. 28 during a paramedic recognition event. DeRosier and Reiff drove Becky to the hospital while she was in labor with the twins and had the complication of a prolapsed umbilical cord. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Pete, Elsie, Etta and Becky Slabiak check out an ambulance at the Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
The Allina Medical Transportation center in Mounds View is a state-of-the-art staging area for paramedics and the ambulances and high-tech equipment they field in to medical emergencies.
On Aug. 28, the center served another function: the site of reunion for twin girls and the paramedics who helped ensure their safe delivery one morning three years ago.
Three Bulletin-area kayakers from the Rice Creek Boat Club, Cassie Rogers and Sarah Tokos of New Brighton and Ina Poecher of Shorevew (pictured left to right), medaled in the USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championship held in early August in Lak
Sometimes a cowboy’s gotta look tough, like this mean-mugging wrangler did during the New Brighton Stockyard Days kiddie parade Aug. 6 at Vets Park. Kids of all ages walked, biked, scooted or were pushed in strollers along the two-loop route before settling down to watch a movie in the park at dusk.
Back row, from left to right: Coach Joe Fast, Michael DeGroot (MV), Matthew Baker (MV), Ben Wetermeyer (RV), Nick Squire (Irondale), Garrett Hanson (Centennial), Gunnar Eastep (RV). Middle row: Jordan Van Berkel (RV), Ryan Yoch (MV), Aaron Zerfas (MV), Connor Barrett (RV), Peder Ericson (RV), Jake Dingman (MV). Front row: Holden Tranquillo (Centennial), Tom Bombeck (Centennial), Ben Kottke (MV), Connor Stamper (MV), Andrew McGregor (RV), Klimba Dyauli (RV), Connor Nelson (MV).
Not pictured: Brock Fitzpatrick (Centennial). (submitted photo)
The North Suburban Soccer Association’s U17 C1 boys team brought home a state championship last month.
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.
Evelyn Kleine; Margaret Feng-Ling Johnson; Grace Johnson; Joseph Morey; Christian Oswood; Army Pvt. Jesse A. Schloesser; Sierra Ahlers-Moore; Patrick “Pat” Weber; State Rep. Alice Hausman; Thomas Gilligan, Jr.; Michael Burgoyne; Stacy Doepner-Hove