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Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl included many Midway Como locations

Posted on 07 May 2018

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The 2018 Spring Saint Paul Art Crawl took place throughout the city on the last weekend of April. This was the 27th year for the art crawl, and over 400 artists showed their work in 34 different locations—more than 70 of those artists were in the Hamline Midway and Como neighborhoods […] Continue Reading

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Planning Commission overrules staff recommendation, will allow BP rebuild

Posted on 07 May 2018

The East Elevation (top illustration), facing Hamline Ave., will be the entrance point to a newly constructed BP gas station. The South Elevation (bottom), with a drive-through car wash door on the left, faces University Ave. (Illustration from the St. Paul city website) By JANE MCCLURE An aging BP gas station, convenience store and car […] Continue Reading

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A downsized Big Top wants variance on distance requirement

Posted on 07 May 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Longtime Midway Center tenant Big Top Wine & Spirits could become a lot smaller. The liquor store must relocate as part of the Allianz Field soccer stadium development. But will city officials amend a longstanding policy of distance requirements between liquor stores, to allow even an interim move? Plans call for the […] Continue Reading

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Deneen Pottery rooted in the past while looking to the future

Posted on 07 May 2018

The Deneen Pottery company motto is, ”Our life’s work in is your hands.” Their 170 glazes are all mixed from scratch, and based on recipes developed by company founder Peter Deneen. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Deneen Pottery is a second generation, family-owned business in the Midway that, according to President Niles Deneen, […] Continue Reading

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Friends School offers unique summer classes to stimulate and entertain

Posted on 07 May 2018

By JAN WILLMS (All photos were submitted) Summer is approaching, and with the season comes a multitude of camps for children that are offered in the Twin Cities. (See the March Monitor for dozens of summer opportunities.) But one organization, the Friends School of Minnesota, has been offering a wide selection of camps for the […] Continue Reading

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City Council will act soon on controversial rezoning for 2330 Long Ave.

Posted on 07 May 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Change continues at a quick pace in the West Midway. The St. Paul City Council is poised to act in late spring or early summer on a rezoning request for another multi-unit housing development. And part of the longtime Minnesota Chemical Company complex is poised to be transformed into office space. The […] Continue Reading

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Como High: NHS Service Projects, Music, Academic and Athletic Awards

Posted on 07 May 2018

Compiled by ERIC ERICKSON, Social Studies Teacher • Members of Como Park High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) have been busy serving the community throughout the year. Aside from being recognized for outstanding academic achievement and leadership, NHS members develop and implement service projects. Photo right: Recently, NHS members teamed up with the Children’s Book […] Continue Reading

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Central Baptist Church celebrates 125 years of community service

Posted on 07 May 2018

The weekend of Apr. 27-29 was a celebration marking 125 years of service for Central Baptist Church, 420 N. Roy St. The church was established as the Second Swedish Baptist Church in 1893 at the corner of Front Ave. and Albemarle St. In 1911 the congregation decided to move, and the original church building was […] Continue Reading

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Monitor In A Minute

Posted on 07 May 2018

By JANE MCCLURE Port, city approve Lyngblomsten changes Changes to a longtime Como neighborhood facility for elders are expected to improve life for residents there. On Apr. 25 the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved the issuance of approximately $10 million in bank‐qualified conduit tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds for Lyngblomsten, 1415 Almond Ave. The […] Continue Reading

Hamline Elementary community map

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Hamline + Community = Love

Posted on 07 May 2018

Illustration left: A little under three years ago Hamline Elementary began work to be more visible in the neighborhood. During the process Karen McCauley began creating a map to represent what were the greatest strengths in the community. (Image provided) By JESSICA KOPP In the process of making something amazing at Hamline Elementary, here’s one […] Continue Reading