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Summer is here, and Keystone’s free food distributions are back! We’ll be distributing fresh fruits and vegetables along with other grocery staples. These will be drive-through events, so all you need to do is drive up, pop your trunk, and leave with your free food! These events will be at the West 7th Community Center at 265 Oneida St,...

Spaghetti Dinner

It’s been almost two years since we all gathered for a plate of spaghetti, and Keystone is so excited to be able to bring this great tradition back. The Spaghetti Dinner will be Thursday, Oct. 28. 4:30–7:30pm at at the West 7th Community Center.  Tickets will go on sale Sept.7 and can be purchased at the community center. Costs:...

Whole wide world

West 7th Public LibraryBy Terry Giinther, Library Manager  Explore the World through CookbooksThere are so many ways to explore and celebrate the diversity of our community and world. Cooking and eating are a very delicious way to do it. West 7th Library has many books about meal preparation and healthy eating. Expand your culinary skills around...

The Pants Project

BEATRICE COSGROVE reviewer (5 out of 5 stars)  The Pants Project written by Cat ClarkeWhen Liv Spark finds out that his new school, Bankridge Middle School, has a uniform policy that says girls must wear skirts and boys can wear pants, Liv is infuriated. Although Liv may seem like a girl on...

Citywide Drop Off

The City of St. Paul is hosting and appliance, electronics and mattress drop off at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 18. Fees will apply. Paper shredding and cardboard collection will come at no cost. The Highland District Council can be contacted at info@highlanddistrict.org or by phone at 651-695-4005 for seniors who need assistance. 

Mizna’s Arab Film Festival

Still from About Some Meaningless Events (dir. Mostafa Derkaoui, 1974) Mizna’s Arab Film Festival is set to return Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The festival will be held in a hybrid format at Trylon Cinema with remote screenings available across the country. Established in 2003, Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival features local debuts of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features...
County PerspectivesCombatting the housing crisis from all angles In the Ramsey County government, we have been addressing the housing crisis for decades. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people experiencing homelessness – and many of them are still navigating these challenges today. Over the past year, the county invested millions in providing food, counseling,...
Listening House, a nonprofit based in St. Paul that provides hospitality and resources to homeless people during the day, a time when most shelters shut their doors, opened in a new location last January in the St. Paul Fire Department’s “Freedom House” building (296 W. 7th St.)  Molly Jalma, executive director of Listening House, joined the organization in 2020 after...