This neon Dreamland sign
decorates the wall just outside
the entry to IFP MN, one of the
anchor tenants at Vandalia
Tower. Pictured here are IFP’s
Nancy Paul, development
director; Deacon Warner, youth
programs director; and Reilly
Tillman, deputy director and
education director. Photo by
Kristal Leebrick

Old King Koil factory is still a dreamland

It used to be a mattress factory, so you might say that the building at 550 Vandalia St. at the edge of south St. Anthony Park has always been in the dream business. ... more

Community council sets up fund to help Universal Christian Ministries after weekend burglary

The St. Anthony Park Community Council has set up a GoFundMe page to help a neighborhood church replace a number of musical instruments, sound equipment and thousands of dollars in cash that were stolen from the church during a burglary last weekend. Police … more

European earthworm invasion topic at next SAP Garden Club meeting

Dr. Lee Frelish will talk about the European earthworm invasion in Minnesota Forests at the St. Anthony Park Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with … more

Public hearing will address zoning changes along Green Line

The City of St. Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Friday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 15 W. Kellogg Boulevard, to discuss zoning changes that would allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built on … more

Alan Arthur, CEO of nonprofit housing developer Aeon; Janet Troutman-Simmons, chair of the tenant’s group at Como by the Lake apartments; and St. Paul’s Ward 5 councilmember Amy Brendmoen were on hand Jan. 14 to celebrate Aeon’s purchase of the apartment building.

Como by the Lake residents celebrate new owners

  Residents of Como by the Lake apartments packed the social room of the building during a reception Jan. 14 that celebrated their new landlords and the end of fears that they may have to move. Nonprofit housing developer Aeon … more

Installation of the piping system under Curtiss Field. Photo courtesy of Capitol Region Watershed District

Curtiss Field flood-mitigation project hailed

The City of Falcon Heights recently received a 2015 Watershed Steward Award for its efforts to mitigate flooding in Curtiss Field park. The recognition came from the Capitol Region Watershed District, which also collaborated on the work in the park, … more

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Look who made the Neighborhood Honor Roll

Five Como Park and St. Anthony Park residents were placed on the City of St. Paul’s Neighborhood Honor Roll in January. Each year, residents of all 17 districts in the city are encouraged to nominate neighbors who make their neighborhoods … more

The just completed model home in 1928 in what is now Hollywood Court. Photo courtesy of Briana Vogen

Hollywood Court is off the beaten path

It’s likely that many of the motorists who regularly whiz by on Snelling Avenue in Falcon Heights have never noticed a residential enclave on the west side of the busy street. Tucked in between the TIES Education Technology Collaborative on … more

A Larpenteur Avenue street sign adorns a vineyard wall in Thomery, France. Photo courtesy of Larpenteur family

It’s a long street, but not that long

After the Park Bugle published an article about Auguste Larpenteur (“Larpenteur got a street named after him, but not the one he wanted” January 2016 issue) Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom told us of a modern-day “French Connection.” In summer … more

Bugle poetry contest deadline is March 4

Poets: It’s time to sharpen your pencils and start thinking about the sixth annual Park Bugle poetry contest. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4. The top three winning entrees will be published in the April issue of the … more

Black Lives Matter topic of discussion series at Roseville Library

It’s been called one of the most vibrant protest movements in recent history, and it’s attracted its share of critics as well. Join Macalester professor Duchess Harris as she talks about the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement … more