Less driving, more-efficient buildings, and more looking out for each other are necessary steps if Saint Paul is going to effectively counter climate change, the city’s chief resilience officer told District 10’s Environment Committee this week. Russ Stark, who used to represent Ward 4 in the City Council, said the impacts of climate change on Saint Paul are not hard to spot.
Some people don’t expect much when Lancer Hospitality takes over the Como Lakeside Pavilion’s Spring Café. Tony Arvidson expects to prove them wrong.
The Como Community Council has selected Jonah Fields, Laura Flockencier, and Maggie Zimmerman as District 10’s 2019 additions to the Saint Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll. The annual, citywide award recognizes members of our community who make a sustained and lasting impact on the quality of life in Como and the city – in other words, neighbors who make this a better place to live, work, and play.
Six different haulers will handle trash pickup in Como once Saint Paul’s coordinated collection system begins Oct. 1. Trash day for most of the neighborhood will be Friday, the same day as recycling. For District 10 residents west of Hamline, however, trash day will be Monday; recycling day will remain Friday.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is teaming with two foundations to restore the Schiffman Fountain in Como Park. As anyone could see last summer, the 120-year-old bronze sculpture and fountain are deteriorating rapidly in looks and performance. The cast-iron mermaid statue, which sits east of Lexington Parkway and south of the Lakeside Pavilion, is the city’s oldest.
City rejection of a drive-thru has put a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts at Hamline and Larpenteur on hold. Developer Lee Sarin says he is now trying to rework the development into a larger, multi-tenant space.
District 10 has street barricades and portable recycling containers that community members can use for block parties, neighborhood, or family events
Mike Ireland, the Rev. Frank P. Liu, and Quentin “Q” Nguyen have been chosen as District 10’s additions to the Saint Paul Neighborhood Honor Roll for 2017. The annual award is given to residents or organizations who make a sustained and lasting impact to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood and the city at large.
A “Pollinator Sky Rise” – a unique, ground-breaking combination of sculpture and science experiment – is now in place on the southwest shore of Como Lake. The Sky Rise is a joint project between Public Art Saint Paul and the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab.
Como residents want local coffee shops and sit-down restaurants in our neighborhood, and wouldn’t mind a corner grocer and a taproom, either. Those are some of the conclusions from an online survey District 10 conducted earlier this year about residents’ views on neighborhood businesses.