Here is the latest “Midpoint,” a mid-month Web report on some local news and information, since the publication of our August issue:

boréal art loft in September

boréal will host “Where Wax Meets Clay,” a collaboration of pottery and encaustic paintings by Cindy Syme and Lynne Sarnoff-Christensen.

The show runs from Sept. 3 to 30 in the boreal art loft. 2276 Como Ave.

boréal store hours are: Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artwork by: Cindy Syme (pottery) & Lynne Sarnoff-Christensen (painting above)

Ice Cream Social

The District 12 Community Council ice cream social is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Hampden Park, 993 Hampden Ave. This is a time for community building, conversation and ice cream! People from District 12 committees and connected organizations will be there to talk about what they’ve been doing in the St. Anthony Park community. 

Local organizations will be invited to engage in community conversations about equity, trauma, food insecurity and crime. Find out more at

Women’s Drum Center

The nonprofit Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., is offering

an intermediate drum line camp, an exciting new four-part drum series during September.

      This camp will explore original drum pieces, as well as songs performed by drumHeart, the premier ensemble of the Women’s Drum Center, and will be led by Jo Klein, drumHeart member since 2009.

       Drums will be provided. Drum camp sessions will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3. Fee: $65. Register at

Appearing in the September Bugle

The September issue of the Bugle will be out before the end of August to subscribers’ mailboxes and to distribution sites around town.

         Here are a few of our highlights:

  • Eric Erickson, a social studies teacher at Como Park Senior High School, shares the story of his summer African teaching adventure.
  • Freelancer Sarah CR Clark reports on a new business at Milton Square, the Makery.
  • Read up on info about the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.         
  • Chuck Laszewski, a Falcon Heights resident and former St. Paul Pioneer Press environmental reporter, writes a commentary on the need for electric school buses.

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