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

GLOW Holiday Festival at State Fairgrounds

In what is being called “The Great Minnesota Holiday Get-Together,” the GLOW Holiday Festival is continuing through Jan. 3 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

       Presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, the inaugural attraction is a one-mile drive-thru with 10 seasonal scenes featuring illuminated trees, icicle and art installations, a festive gingerbread house and more than 1 million holiday lights.

       “GLOW was designed with the health and safety of our guests and employees in mind, and we are following the recent state orders to ensure our experience is safe for everyone,” according to event organizers. “GLOW guests will be required to stay in their vehicles throughout our holiday lights experience and the drive-thru food court. “  

       Tickets must be purchased online in advance at Entry is timed for every 15 minutes and the drive-thru experience takes about 40 minutes.

Online holiday boutique continues

The St. Anthony Park Community Foundation’s Online Holiday Boutique continues through Dec. 20, featuring items for sale from local artists, makers and small businesses in St. Anthony Park. Items may be mailed, picked up or delivered.

       Items for sale include wine glasses, silk zipper clutches, luminaries, paintings and books.  For further information, go to the Foundation’s website at

Bugle photo galleries coming

They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

      Well, words are pretty darn important, too. But there are times when we don’t have space for all of our copy, particularly photos in our print edition.

       So, we are starting a new feature on our Bugle website we are calling “Park Photo Galleries.”  They will consist of photos that we have had in our print editions along with extra pictures that we didn’t have space to run.

       In addition, readers are invited to send us interesting photos of community activities or other happenings in your neighborhood. Send photo submissions to  with the tagline “Photo Gallery.” We will then curate and post photos to our website. As time rolls on, we may make changes to strengthen this feature.

In the January Bugle

Coming in our next issue of the Bugle: We look back at 2020 and highlight some of the top news of the past year in the pages of the Bugle. We also tell how the St. Anthony Park Community Nursery School has been meeting the challenge of COVID-19 and talk with Angela Casselton, the new executive director of the Creative Enterprise Zone., and the challenges ahead for organization in 2021.  

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