Jerry Sedgewick and the inaugural edition of Prevail News. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

Hitting the streets

St. Anthony Park man launches a twice-monthly "street newspaper" aimed at helping the homeless. ... more
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From a Scudder Street patio to the Guthrie

Mayda Miller’s first stage was a backyard patio on Scudder Street in St. Anthony Park, where her family and neighbors gathered each August for the annual National Night Out celebration. Those summer parties included a potluck, a visit from the … more

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation float

Get your 4th in the Park, Como Fest info here

Feeling nostalgic or maybe a little patriotic? Head to the St. Anthony Park neighborhood on Saturday, July 4, for the 68th annual Fourth in the Park celebration. The day will begin with the Langford Park Distance Races and feature a … more

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Cheers!

There’s not much quite like a cold root beer float on a 90-plus-degree day in June to mark the last day of school. For nine years, students at St. Anthony Park Elementary School have been treated with a free float … more

Murray Middle School science teacher Tim Chase helps eighth-grade students as they dissected frogs during one of the last days of the school year. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

Making St. Paul a smarter place

Tim Chase wants to leave a legacy. Now just weeks from his 50th birthday, the eighth-grade science teacher at Murray Middle School has spent much of the last half-century laying the foundation for his life’s work. “I’m hoping to make … more

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Library names Tom Foster Volunteer of the Year

The St. Paul Public Library has named Tom Foster the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for his dedicated work with children at the library’s St. Anthony Park branch. Foster and his menagerie of furry puppet friends have partnered alongside staff … more

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Kent Eklund named Spirit of the Park winner

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation has announced that Kent Eklund is the recipient of the foundation’s 2015 Spirit of the Park Award. Eklund and his wife, Katherine, have been St. Anthony Park residents since July 4, 1979. Over those … more

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Yes, Virginia, there probably will be a hardware store on Como Avenue

Frattallone’s Hardware and Garden’s plans to open a shop at 2286 Como Ave. in the current post office building are proceeding. Tom Frattallone says the company has an active purchase agreement with the building’s owner. He hopes to close in … more

Wing’s depiction of Dietrich Lange, signed with his distinctive flourish. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society

A sketch pad brought them together

Two St. Anthony Park residents familiar to the public in the first half of the 20th century were Frank Wing, newspaper cartoonist, and Dietrich Lange, educator and conservationist. They weren’t close neighbors—Wing lived near the St. Paul campus of the … more

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Eat Beat: Pie, the perfect picnic treat

When Krista Craven and Christina Rogan decided to enter the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Brewery-sponsored Twin Cities Pie Experiment contest in fall 2012, winning the grand prize and moving on to compete in the Food Experiment National Championship, they had no idea … more

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Website aims to point families to metro-area fun all year long

Summer break is fast approaching, and with it, that dreaded complaint, grumbled by kids of all ages: I’m booooooooored. There are only so many times you can throw everyone in the van and go look at giraffes. Family Fun Twin … more