The sweet red nectar of Nesocodono mauiensisi attracts its
pollinators—geckos! Photo by Lori Hamilton

U of M seeks new plant conservatory

The 40+-year-old research facility is an education resource to students from kindergarten to doctoral candidates and to the community at-large. ... more

Blomberg Pharmacy closes on Hamline Ave.

                        A fixture in Falcon Heights and the Como Park neighborhood for more than 70 years, Blomberg Pharmacy, 1583 N. Hamline Ave., has been sold to Walgreen’s. “It was … more

The complex was built in 1986.

1666 Coffman celebrates 30 years

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the condominium residence at 1666 Coffman St. in Falcon Heights and residents there are not only celebrating three decades of contented living on West Larpenteur Avenue but are inviting others to join them. … more

Quinlan Fletcher of St. Anthony Park observes a surgery during her
medical mission trip to the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Quinlan

Medical mission to Philippines ‘life-changing’ for local teen

Quinlan Fletcher had no intention of following in her father’s footsteps. While she always admired the work that Dr. James Fletcher has dedicated himself to as a plastic surgeon specializing in hands, she thought surgery was, well, “gross.” “I was … more

An art project created by Metro Deaf School elementary students
merges images and American Sign Language (ASL) signs. Photo by
Lori Hamilton

Metro Deaf School offers bilingual education to students from a rich variety of backgrounds

  Five minutes before dismissal time for the day, and down in the school’s main hall it’s the usual scene of barely contained adolescent energies. Over in one corner, two 12-year-old boys are doing their playful best to wrestle each … more

Lynn Tischler of Your Enchanted Florist. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

Local florist part of Easter design team at White House

Lynne Tischler is a delightful and inspiring woman. It would not be a stretch to say she is enchanting. The front of her little flower shop on the corner of Dale Street and Nebraska Avenue reflects her sense of whimsy. … more


Change is in the air for St. Anthony Park’s Como Avenue business community

Change is the constant when it comes to the businesses of St. Anthony Park as two new ones recently opened and a longtime favorite made a short move to “cozier” quarters. Frattallone’s Ace Hardware and Garden Store, 2286 Como Ave.: … more

Shakespeare workshops for youth offered in June

In June, St. Anthony Park will once again host Shakespeare in St. Anthony Park, an opportunity for middle- and high school youth to hone their acting skills while exploring the world of Shakespeare’s plays. And the community will be able … more

Wanted: Used books, CDs and DVDs

The St. Anthony Park Library Association is seeking donations for its annual book sale to be held Saturday, June 4, during the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival. Please donate new or gently used books, CDs and DVDs. Textbooks or VHS/cassette … more

Some of the specimens in the "Vegetative Taxidermy" exhibit. Photo by Angela Dimler

‘Vegetative Taxidermy’ now showing at Smallest Museum in St. Paul

Falcon Heights artist Dick Wenkel’s “Vegetative Taxidermy” is on view in the Smallest Museum in St. Paul at WORKHORSE COFFEE BAR, 2399 W. University Ave., through the month of March. Wenkel’s tongue-in-cheek scientific display of “previously undiscovered flora and fauna … more

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Poetry Palooza VI

“Ashes to Ashes,” a poem by St. Anthony Park writer Susan Warde, is the winner of the 2016 Park Bugle poetry contest. Our judge, poet LeRoy Sorenson of St. Paul, said Warde’s poem “is an excellent twist on the Cinderella … more