East Side People

Fri
13
Feb

Phalen gathers for freezing fun - Photos

Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.
Gary Hong stands nearby as Charlie Hong raises his fishing pole, sure that he’s caught a fish, only to be the bobber. Fishing through the ice was just one of the many events of the first Phalen Freeze Fest.

Phalen Freeze Fest was held Feb. 7.

Fri
13
Feb

Filling up on fun - Photos

The sand table was fillled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix
The sand table was filled with popcorn fun for Bryson, Cain, Phoenix

The Early Childhood Carnival for 2-5 years olds was held at Christ Lutheran in North St. Paul Jan 31. There were games, minnow races, obstacle course, face painting and more. (photos - Linda Baumeister/Review)

Tue
06
Jan

East Sider wins philanthropy fellowship

Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan is one of five recipients of a Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The East Sider hopes to connect underrepresented communities, including the East Side, with grants and other philanthropic support. (submitted photo)
Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan is one of five recipients of a Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The East Sider hopes to connect underrepresented communities, including the East Side, with grants and other philanthropic support. (submitted photo)

Hopes to connect people of color with grant money
Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan just earned an influential spot at the Bush Foundation, thanks to a philanthropy fellowship.
Viswanathan is one of five recipients of the Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The fellowship, put together by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, seeks to ensure that local philanthropy is equitable and inclusionary to communities of all types.

Mon
22
Dec

Donated gifts bring cheer to families in need

A volunteer helps a shopper pick out gifts.
A volunteer helps a shopper pick out gifts.

Over 650 families came through to receive gifts on Saturday and Sunday for the Merrick Community Services’ Holiday Share Event. An additional 300 families got gifts in the following days.

Mon
01
Dec

Harding grads have college in the bank

“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.

The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.

Mon
20
Oct

All-woman brew team making headway

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015.
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, has been working hard to get the fledgling brewery open. If things go well, Sidhe Brewing will soon be operating one of the smallest beer taprooms in the state.

Thu
25
Sep

Theatre in the hollow


photo courtesy of Romi Slowiak

A picnic operetta in Swede Hollow Park on Sunday, Sept. 14 drew a big crowd. The play, put on by Mixed Precipitation, was a fun "punked up" take on the English Baroque play King Arthur. The group has one final performance on Sunday, Sept.

Tue
16
Sep

Harvest Fest looks to go full scale


The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Full-on parade is back in business

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