Twenty-three pies—13 sanctioned and 10 unsanctioned—were entered in the Comstock family’s 2014 pie baking contest. The pies ranged from sweet to savory and traditional to original. Photo by Marina Lang

Perfect pies

This is the story of a family’s pursuit of just that: the perfect pie. ... more
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Foundation director announces bid for school board seat

Jon Schumacher, executive director of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation, has announced his candidacy for the St. Paul Public Schools Board of Education election in 2015. Four seats on the school board will be up for election next fall. … more

Keep an eye on those reindeer

The Como Zoo has once again installed a webcam for viewers to watch the zoo’s two resident reindeer in December. The live stream can be seen at www.apl.tv/reindeer.htm. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will be checking in on the … more

Langford Park Winter Classic set for Jan. 8-11

Winter enthusiasts, mark your calendars for the 56th annual Langford Park Winter Classic, Jan. 8-11, a four-day event that includes a squirt hockey tournament, a basketball tournament, a mini-mite hockey scramble, a treasure hunt, hockey skills contest, hot dogs and … more

Meet your neighbors at 29th annual St. Anthony Park Progressive Dinner

The 29th annual St. Anthony Park Progressive Dinner will be held Saturday, March 1. The fun, food and neighborliness will begin with appetizers at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church, 2200 Hillside Ave. Then diners will fan … more

Public hearing set for Phase 2 of Raymond Ave. repaving project

The St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, on the second phase of a three-phase reconstruction of Raymond Avenue. Phase 2 will stretch from Hampden Avenue to Energy Park Drive. If the … more

New vendor selected for Como Lakeside Pavilion

After months of speculation, a new vendor was selected to operate Como Lakeside Pavilion. Como Dockside is slated to open in spring 2015 and will include a full-service restaurant, an expanded summer concession stand and new recreational options. Based on … 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

Liz Richards, executive director of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, raises the Live Free Without Violence flag to honor people who have been killed due to intimate partner violence. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

‘Live Free’ flags opens public conversation on domestic violence

Liz Richards draped her Live Free Without Violence flag from the brick railings at 97 Langford Park in St. Anthony Park for most of October to honor four people killed in 2014 due to intimate partner violence. She raised it … more

The late Dave “Snaker” Ray grew up near Berry and Eustis streets in St. Anthony Park. Photo courtesy of Red House Records

Dave Ray Avenue

A portion of Franklin Avenue between Berry and Eustis streets in St. Anthony Park will be renamed “Dave Ray Avenue” in honor of the late influential bluesman known to his fans as Dave “Snaker” Ray. Though the official name of … more

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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., on Nov. 5. The trees will be displayed in federal offices and lobbies to complement the Capitol Christmas Tree, … more