Midpoint report for February Bugle website

Here is the latest “Bugle Midpoint,” a monthly Web report on some new local news and information since the publication of the February 2023 Bugle

SAP Community Foundation grants

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation starting in March is accepting applications from local community organizations and groups for its 2023 grant program.

Grants will be awarded in June.

Further details can be found on the foundation’s website or by contacting executive director Julie Drechsler at sapcommunityfoundation@gmail.com. Previous applicants will also be notified of the new grant round.

Last year, the foundation awarded $32,000 to 16 local community groups to deliver programs and initiatives in the areas of education, environment, arts and culture, aging in place, business vitality and livability.

      “This year, the grant program will have a larger focus on partnerships and the Foundation is encouraging applicants, if possible, to demonstrate a partnership approach,” said Julie Drechsler, Community Foundation executive director.

Elementary School luminary festival coming

The second annual St. Anthony Park Elementary Luminary Festival will be held on Feb. 25 and 26 at Langford Park. Illumination will begin both nights during the 5 p.m. hour and by twilight the luminary path will be ready to walk. 

The Saturday evening showing will have special programming for SAP Elementary School students, with hot cocoa and entertainment scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday evening’s illumination will allow attendees to walk the path at their own pace in a more meditative environment. 

The free event is hosted by the St. Anthony Park School Association. However, donations can be made to support programming and enrichment at the neighborhood elementary school at givemn.org/event/sapluminary.

League program on “Restorative Justice”

Can a “Restorative Justice” approach break the cycle of repeat offenders in the justice system?  

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the League of Women Voters St. Paul invite the public to learn with a panel of experts at “Restorative Justice:  What is It? How Does It Work?”

This program will be held online via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21.

     Panelists will include: Ramsey County Attorney John Choi; 

Dispute Resolution Center executive director Roslyn Harmon and Tina Sigel, program manager at Restorative Justice Community Action.

This will be a virtual event. Interested participants can register on Zoom at this link:


The Zoom webinar will be closed captioned and livestreamed on LWV Roseville Area’s Facebook page.

Coming in the March Bugle

Ramsey County is expected this spring to rebuild a segment of Cleveland Avenue in St. Anthony Park with special conditions aimed at protecting an endangered insect — the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.

         The county’s compromises include a pledge to minimize project work in an area inhabited by 35 mature trees 350 feet north of the Folwell and Cleveland avenues intersection, according to Friends of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.

         Despite the county’s accommodations for the bumble bees, plenty of mature trees are scheduled to be taken down in this segment of the Cleveland Avenue project. Read all about it in the March issue of the Bugle.

         Compiled by Bugle managing editor Scott Carlson.

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