It’s turkey (photo) time

With Thanksgiving so close, this is one bold bird hanging out on a fence in a St. Anthony Park back yard. ... more
Ann Reed, left, and Dan Chouinard lead the monthly St. Anthony Park community sing held on the Luther Seminary campus. Photo by Lori Hamilton

The sound of music

At a very young age, Dan Chouinard knew that one of his “specialties was going to be playing music for people to sing and dance to,” he says, a vocation inspired by his grandparents who often sat at the family … more


USPS approves funding for Como Station

The Como Branch post office will reopen in a new location in the 55108 ZIP Code area, but that location has not been determined. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has approved funding to lease a new site in the neighborhood. … more

Annette Edeburn has been working at the post office on Como Avenue for nearly 30 years.

Annette: the familiar face behind the P.O. counter

Annette Edeburn has been the familiar face behind the counter at the Como Avenue post office for nearly 30 years. Now that the branch has closed at 2286 Como Ave., you can find her at the Roseville branch, 2000 County … more


A guide to shopping, Santa and song

SHOP HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, St. Anthony Park’s annual celebration in the business district along Como Avenue, will be held Saturday, Dec. 5. The day’s activities include strolling carollers; reindeerpulled sleigh rides and Santa photo-ops at Sunrise Bank, 2300 Como … more

Ecumen revises senior co-op site plan, forming neighborhood design group

Matt McNeill, director of business development for senior housing developer Ecumen, gave an overview of the company’s efforts to work with the St. Anthony Park community on site plans for a senior housing cooperative on Nov. 5 at the District … more

St. Anthony Park Como 2030 revisited

The changes of land use in the works on the Luther Seminary campus and Healy Building site along Como Avenue in north St. Anthony Park appear to be the first major projects opened up by Como 2030, an addendum to … more

Affordable housing 101

There is a rule of thumb that says your housing costs—whether you’re a pauper or a plutocrat—should not exceed 30 percent of your income. That’s the simple part of the definition of affordable housing. Beyond that, things get more complicated. … more

Town and Country began at Lake Como.

Town and Country Club began near Lake Como

The first country club in this area is celebrating its 125th anniversary near the Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul. But the Town and Country Club actually got its start in 1897 in a rented residence … more

Oak project brings more trees to Como Park

If you’ve driven through the Lexington Parkway/Como Avenue intersection on the eastern edge of Como Regional Park lately, you may have noticed what appear to be clusters of white stakes near the Como Pool. These are actually “grow tubes” protecting … more

Eat beat: Take a comfort-food tour of the ‘hood

It’s the time of year that calls for flames in the fireplace, extra blankets and warm foods to prepare us for the chill of the evening. If you’re looking to venture away from the hearth, here’s a comfort-food tour of … more