East Side People

Mon
24
Mar

Undefeated Johnson Como 10U Girls Win Championship

The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play.  This victory handed them the championship.

Sun
09
Mar

Gearing up for Art in the Hollow


The cabaret fundraising event for Art in the Hollow, held Friday, Feb. 28 at the Historic Mounds Theatre saw a great turnout from the neighborhood.

The MC, Foxy Tann, (right) charmed audience members from the stage.

The cabaret had performances ranging from spoken word poetry to folk and gypsy funk bands.

photos courtesy of East Sider Sarah Geving

At top, the cabaret fundraising event for Art in the Hollow, held Friday, Feb. 28 at the Historic Mounds Theatre saw a great turnout from the neighborhood. At left, the MC, Foxy Tann, charmed audience members from the stage. Below, the cabaret had performances ranging from spoken word poetry to folk and gypsy funk bands.
 

Mon
03
Mar

D.C. trip is East Side Boy Scout’s honor


Paul Thao, an East Sider who goes to Harding High School, was chosen as one of a select few to go to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America. (submitted photo)

Paul Thao has kept busy while in Washington, D.C., touring a whirlwind of different government buildings, such as the White House, the CIA, Arlington National Cemetery, and the U.S. Supreme Court. (submitted photo)

East Side Hmong teen chosen to represent the region
Prior to Friday, Feb. 21, 17-year-old Paul Thao had never been on an airplane.
The East Side teen was flown out to Washington, D.C. by the Boy Scouts of America to take part in the organization’s annual report to the nation, detailing the Scouting’s accomplishments. This year, the boys gave the report to Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Mon
03
Mar

Life-long East Sider finds peace in a paintbrush


Janet Cullen shows off two paintings that will be in her show at the East Side Arts Council. Cullen spent years painting without showing anyone, but recently found the motivation to show her work. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

One of Cullen’s favorite, this piece is darker and contains elements of her past. Though she scrawled “power” on the painting, she doesn’t know why she wrote the word. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

This bright piece of art shows the positive pastel images that Cullen creates. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

East Sider Janet Cullen has not had an easy life.
Her father was an alcoholic, and she lost one brother to suicide.

Mon
17
Feb

Neighbors are honored

Every year, the City of St. Paul holds a neighborhood honor roll where each of the city’s 17 district councils name three individuals or groups as Neighborhood Honor Roll honorees. Below are bios provided by the district council offices.

Mon
10
Feb

Ice that’s nice - photos

Residents in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, near Gotzian and East Fifth streets, decided to spruce up their front yard with an elaborate ice castle. The colorful blocks of ice splash a little color into the gray streets and white snow. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Mon
27
Jan

Sledding hill is a shining star on the block


Pam Santoso (top left) sleds with her kids Dewa (bottom)and Rirana at David Sterling’s sledding hill. Sterling’s hill he built on a mostly flat lot is just one of the assets he’s putting into the neighborhood. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

David Sterling, 71, shovels snow to improve the sledding hill on the vacant lot next to his house in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood.

Neighbors sat around on David and MaryJo Sterling’s porch and drank hot cocoa on a cold, blustery day.

East Sider David Sterling, 71, may be an older gentleman, but he’s got plenty of energy to put into his neighborhood.

For five years running, he’s built a sledding hill alongside his house in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood for nearby kids to come to for some outdoor fun.

Tue
21
Jan

Community of Peace class wins award for songwriting

Out of roughly 10,000 pieces of art made by students statewide, a song called “Living on the East Side,” written by a class of high-schoolers at Community of Peace Academy, rose to the top.

Mon
23
Dec

East Siders turn up to help dole out gifts


Bill Nisbit jokes with another volunteer as they put out gifts on tables. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Bill Nisbit helps find a gift for a boy at the toy distribution event at Merrick Community Services’ Edgerton Ave. location on Monday, Dec. 16.

Toys are shown at the toy distribution event at Merrick Community Services’ Edgerton Ave. location on Monday, Dec. 16. About 3,500 kids will receive holiday gifts through the event.

Hot Wheels, Play-Doh, basketballs, baseball gloves, footballs, Target gift cards -- the gifts poured in for East Siders in need.
Merrick Community Services was able to help 1,000 families have presents to give to their kids this holiday season, via a toy drive culminating in a toy distribution event.
The annual toy drive has been going strong for decades.

Mon
23
Dec

East Sider goes all out with lights display


Doug Schultz, at right, got a lot of help from his neighbors in setting up his light show. Shown clockwise are neighbors Pam Voss and her son T.J. Voss, Carla Hoffman, Rick Buckley, and John Hansen. The lights display has brought the neighbors closer, Voss said. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

Doug Schultz is aiming to get 1,000 pounds in food donations for Merrick Community Services through his light show. He constructed a sign to update light show viewers of his progress.

Schultz’s display is spread out over six front yards, and has over 40,000 individual lights, as well as a projected display of Santa Claus.

Doug Schultz stands before his house, the control center for the elaborate lights display on the 1500 block of York Ave.

To say that the holiday lights display at 1526 York Ave. is exuberant is most certainly an understatement.
It’s got 40,000 lights, fills up the front yards of six homes, and is synced up to a rotating queue of 36 Christmas songs with the help of computer light sequencing software.

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