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art exhibition Ella Judt at Friedli Gallery Stop by the Friedli Gallery, 943 West 7th St., through May to see the works of upcoming visual artist Ella Judt. At 17, Judt has already been building her portfolio for the last four years. Though she primarily uses acrylic paint, Judt has been expanding...
By Margaret KinneyIn August 2021, longtime Community Reporter board member Julie Borgerding July and her husband Ellery July left their home of 20 years in St. Paul’s West End to go on a journey of a lifetime, following a loosely formed plan to spend one-year visiting countries in Europe. Both are experienced hikers and retired from their careers. So...
ABBY'S ANGLEReview by Abby HortonIn The Storyteller, Kathryn Williams's coming of age novel, we follow a typical teenage girl living her normal life in the early 2000s. As an aspiring writer, Jess Morgan feels pressured to live up to her Mother and Father’s academic expectations, but this all starts to fade away at an unexpected time. While helping clear out...
Local staple Tim Rumsey walked to work most days from 1987 to 2000. He began as a form of exercise but kept at it for his love of local lore harvested through his interactions with people on the street. He began documenting his musings and eventually filled 53 pocketbooks with his observations. Here is just one tale. By Tim Rumsey,...
The National Parks Service and Mississippi River Connection have announced their first-ever Big River Teacher Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation by a teacher who has participated in the park’s education programs. The award came about in honor of retired Ranger Lyndon Torstenson, who was committed to bringing the river into Minnesota classrooms. The award will celebrate a Minnesota...
By Terry Giinther, Library Manager May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and the library is celebrating with events and book lists for all ages.  West 7th Library will host a story stroll, featuring the book Watercress by Andrea Wang on, May 19 (2-6 p.m.). Story strolls are fun family activities that bring literacy...
Months in the making, West Seventh Cooks! cookbook is finally available for purchase. For $25, you can get a hold of about 85 recipes from your neighbors. The book features appetizers, main courses, and desserts alongside salads and other treats. The cookbook also includes recipes from a 1937 West 7th community cookbook assembled by the West End Commercial Club...
Sign up for youth basketball camps at Macalester College this summer. Camps are available for boys entering 4-8 grade and girls entering 3-8 grade. Register online: Girls: tinyurl.com/26dwmajz Boys: tinyurl.com/4due46t5