Dave Lee’s guitar-making avocation has become his vocation. Photo by Lori Hamilton


Three area craftspeople lay down their tools and talk about their work. ... more
Laura Leffler-McCabe as Jocasta (center), Michael Ooms as Creon, surrounded by the ensemble in the
March/April 2015 Savage Umbrella production of “These Are the Men.” Photo by Carl Atiya Swanson

Vandalia Tower theater company brings social issues to the stage

A new organization in the Creative Enterprise Zone is working to transcend traditional dinner table conversations about difficult issues with an innovative approach to theater and collaborative creativity. Savage Umbrella cooperates as a company to create new works of theater, … more

The Leisure Center celebrated its  45th anniversary in June at a special anniversary luncheon that included a toast to the longevity of the program. Mary Markgraf (shown here) cooks the meals served each week at the center.

The coffee pot is always on at St. Anthony Park Leisure Center

For 45 years, seniors have gathered in the basement of St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church every Wednesday (except during the Minnesota State Fair) to share lunch, exercise, make crafts and socialize. Members of the St. Anthony Park Leisure Center … more

Law enforcement cracks down on street racing

As summer temperatures swelter, St. Paul streets are once again heating up with street-racing activity. The whine, screech and hum of engines modified to push speedometer needles near triple digits fill the air late into the night, and the associated … more


Woman’s fascination with India culminates with e-book series

Have you ever become so fascinated by a subject that you followed every available resource, each path leading to another branch—and another and another? That happened to Nancy Lorimer when she lived in India and became captivated by Indian architecture, … more

Some of the girls currently living at the Blue House orphanage in Kazo, Uganda. Photo by Karen Lilley

September African Dinner Gala to commemorate orphanage founder

Hope Multipurpose Inc. (HMI) will hold an African Dinner Gala to commemorate Beatrice Garubanda’s legacy on the 10th anniversary of her death and to benefit the girls who live at the Blue House orphanage in Kazo, Uganda, which Garubanda helped … more

This drawing shows solar units on both the pitched sanctuary roof at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church
and on the flatter roof of the education unit. St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church

St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church to vote on solar installation

Members of St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church will vote on Sept. 20 on whether or not to install a solar photovoltaic system on the church roof. If the vote is affirmative, this system will offset about half of the church’s … more

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

Hitting the streets

Jerry Sedgewick, a St. Anthony Park resident, wanted to do something to empower Minnesota’s homeless population. With a diverse background that includes newspapers and media, Sedgewick began researching “street” newspapers, a concept he learned about after a visit to Nashville, … more


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



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