The Falcon Heights City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. 

2013 Kwong Award recipient

The winner of the 12th annual Neal Kwong Award is Katie Mercer-Taylor, a senior at Roseville Area High School. The City of Falcon Heights established the Neal Kwong Award to recognize young people in the community who display outstanding leadership, voluntarism or citizenship.

Mercer-Taylor has been serving as the youth commissioner on the Falcon Heights Human Rights Commission and has been instrumental in planning the city’s annual Spring Together, which celebrates diversity in the city. She has been an exceptional student, athlete and active member of the Gay/Straight Alliance at her high school. She has also helped to establish Green Education Experiences for Kids (GEEK), a national network that empowers young leaders to improve their surroundings through environmental education. That ultimately led to the formation of an environmental club in Roseville Area Middle School as well. Congratulations, Katie.

Babysitting clinic offered

The City of Falcon Heights is offering a babysitting clinic on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. The clinic is designed to help young people obtain the American Red Cross certifications for babysitters. The cost is $65. Register at www.falconheights.org_Parks and Recreation.

Register for summer programs now

Kids enjoy affordable specialty camps and programs not found anywhere else for ages 3 and older, including Blast ball, Harry Potter Camp, Plant and Cooking Naturally, along with day playground camps, sports camps and family sports programs. Online registration is available at­_Parks and Recreation.

Free gunlocks

Falcon Heights residents can get a free gunlock at the front counter at City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. Due to a limited supply, only one lock will be given per household.

Become a Falcon Heights firefighter

The Falcon Heights Fire Department is recruiting new members. If you are interested in joining the department, you must live within seven to eight minutes of the fire station, located at 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. (you do not have to be a resident). The department offers full firefighter and EMT training. Members get paid for drill nights (Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.) and fire calls. For more information or to apply, go to If you have questions, call 651-792-7632.


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