A sphecid wasp on butterfly weed. This wasp is a grasshopper hunter. (Photo by Margot Monson)

Insect-friendly gardens

Creating a garden habitat that attracts beneficial insects includes planting diverse, untreated plants and seeds. St. Anthony Park entomologist Margot Monson offers tips on how to create such a garden. ... more

Let’s do it again

April is National Poetry Month and the Bugle is marking this annual celebration of verse with our fourth annual poetry contest. Fifteen poems were submitted. This year’s prompt was repeat. From a wide range of entries, including fixed form and … more

St. Anthony Park zoning changes to be reviewed April 3

The St. Anthony Park Land Use Committee will discuss a proposal to change the zoning code in north St. Anthony Park to allow the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) at the committee’s regular meeting on Thursday, April 3, at … more

Andy Boss

Bugle founder Andy Boss: The man who invented the word “mentor”

He was a banker, an arts advocate, a community builder and a leader who had his hands in projects that touched all sectors of St. Paul, from serving for 24 years on the St. Paul Public Housing Authority to helping … more

Brian Stewart

Como artist will document state with help of arts board grant

Thanks to a $10,000 Minnesota State Arts Board grant, Como resident Brian Stewart will canvass the state this year to create a group of plein-air paintings that illustrate the state’s geographic, ethnic, seasonal and aesthetic diversity. Stewart plans to set … more

Art Crawl will stretch from University Ave. to South Como

South Como will join the St. Paul Art Crawl in April when Front Avenue Pottery, 895 Front Ave., hosts its first Art Crawl invitational exhibit, sale and free hands-on event Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27. Participants will be … more

IFP Minnesota plans to relocate in 2014

Andrew Peterson, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Minnesota, says the organization’s imminent move from 2446 University Ave. W. is “happy news.” The organization announced in early March that it had given notice on its lease and had … more

Music in the Park season ends with Cuarteto Latinoamericano

The Music in the Park Series will conclude its 2013-14 season with the debut of Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the Latin Grammy-winning string quartet from Mexico, performing on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, … more

Gordon and Kate Bratts in the Mill City Ballroom. (Park Bugle photo by Lori Hamilton)

There’s more to 928 Raymond than meets the eye

Driving down Raymond Avenue in south St. Anthony Park, it’s hard to miss the Hampden Park Co-op. The red brick building sits directly across the street from Hampden Park and boasts a colorful still-life mural depicting wholesome foods like breads … more

Business news: Urban Growler hopes for June opening

A number of things need to come together before Urban Growler Brewing can open its doors for business at 2325 Endicott St. in south St. Anthony Park, says co-owner Jill Pavlak, but the target date is June. Pavlak and partner … more

Rapids Restaurant Equipment assistant manager Blake Skaja, sales associate Irina Johnson and general manager Harold Parten.

Business news: Rapids Restaurant Equipment isn’t just for restaurants

Rapids Restaurant Equipment may be the new kid on the block, but its history goes back to the 1930s. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company was founded by an ex-beer salesman in 1936 (three years after the repeal of … more