Look who is going to Washington

St. Anthony Park residents Mark and Dave Hansen of Hansen Tree Farm near Cambridge, Minn., sent seven trees to Washington, D.C., to in federal offices and lobbies to complement the Capitol Christmas Tree, which is also a Minnesota tree. ... more

Hampden Park Co-op sounds call to action

Last summer, Hampden Park Co-op put out a call to action to its members to increase sales at the Raymond Avenue food cooperative. General manager Greg Junge says that call appears to have been heeded. As of Nov. 1, the … more

Midway Creamery horses were stabled on the south side of Como, west of the creamery. Photo courtesy of John Gammel

Area once was home to several creameries

One hundred years ago, there were several creameries in the Como area and two of the sturdy buildings that housed them are still in use today. For example, the Como Park Condominiums at 1098 N. Lexington Parkway, on the hill … more

Black Bear has never had a problem getting volunteers to help with the annual free Thanksgiving dinner.

Black Bear Crossings offers free Thanksgiving dinner one last time

It has always been about community for David and Pam Glass, owners of Black Bear Crossings on Como Lake, especially around the holidays. Growing up surrounded by extended family, David’s home was filled with loved ones on holidays. His parents … more

James “Dad” Drew teaches early Boy Scouts how to tie knots

Local Boy Scout troop founder inducted into Founders Hall

Every year, the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting (which contains historic information and displays from scouting in and around Minnesota) inducts six community members into its Founders Hall. This year, one of the honorees was James … more

Forum brings Roseville closer to ‘dementia-friendly’ action plan

A Roseville group has begun shaping a plan to help the community become “dementia friendly,” following a public forum this fall where 53 people offered advice on what to do. “We’re very happy with the energy and thoughtful ideas that … more

SAP Community Foundation annual meeting set for Dec. 4

As part of its yearlong 15th anniversary celebration, the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation will host a panel discussion and neighborhood forum on Thursday, Dec. 4, at its second annual State of the Park public meeting and nonprofit fair. The … more

The Bugle needs your financial support

For more than 40 years, the Park Bugle has been the trusted source of news and information for our neighborhoods. Not only has it won numerous awards for coverage of local news, many of us eagerly await its arrival on … more

Public meeting on Raymond Avenue construction is Nov. 19

The City of St. Paul will host a public meeting on the second phase of Raymond Avenue reconstruction on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., at Langford Recreation Center, 30 Langford Park. City officials will present the latest plans on the … more


Election 2014

Lauderdale City Council Lauderdale’s long-serving mayor is running for re-election unopposed on Nov. 4, while two incumbents and a political newcomer are vying for two city council seats. All residents vote at Lauderdale City Hall, 1891 Walnut St., where polls … more

From left, Steve Mars, Scott Mars, Jack Reibel and head chef Billy Ring in the shiny new Paddy Shack kitchen. (Photo by Roger Bergerson}

Paddy Shack opens at Half Time Rec

The Half Time Rec is taking a big step up from toaster oven pizza. The new Paddy Shack at the Rec opened Oct. 20, adding food service to the popular south Como bar. Now customers can order walleye and Irish … more