highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005
Meet board members—Those who are interested in getting to know who represents their part of the neighborhood on the Highland District Council’s board of directors are invited to meet them at bit.ly/meetHDCboardmembers.
Taste of Ward 3—Order take-out food from restaurants in Ward 3, which includes the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods, between January 9-23 and submit your receipts to be entered into drawings for gift cards. Every two receipts submitted by January 27 will be eligible for the drawing. Receipts can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the HDC office, 1978 Ford Pkwy., Saint Paul, MN 55116. Include contact information. Winners will be notified in early February. Learn more at tasteofward3.com.
Family shelter on Randolph—Join a virtual town hall hosted by Ramsey County, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet to learn about a potential temporary shelter for families facing homelessness at the sisters’ Provincial House, 1880 Randolph Ave. The town hall will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 5. Visit bit.ly/VirtualTownHallJan5.
HDC office hours—The Highland District Council office will be closed from December 24-January 3.
Upcoming meeting— board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, January 7. All HDC meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Links to access the meetings are being posted on the HDC’s website.
macgrove.org • 651-695-4000
Taste of Ward 3—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Highland District Council and others are putting together a program to support local restaurants. Those who order from Ward 3 restaurants between January 9-23 may submit photos of their receipts to be entered in a drawing for gift cards from local restaurants. Every two receipts is good for one entry in the drawing. Learn more at tasteofward3.com.
Free virtual webinar—A webinar on climate will be presented by Russ Stark, chief resilience officer for the city of Saint Paul, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. More details and registration information are available at macgrove.org/2020webinars.
Show your neighborhood pride—Locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can now be ordered online for home delivery. The shirts come in kiwi, heather indigo and dark heather in a variety of sizes. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.
Office closed—The community council office remains closed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holiday house tour—The Summit Hill and Ramsey Hill associations have created a virtual Historic Hill Holiday House Tour. The 30-minute, professionally narrated video offers a chance to look inside eight historic properties in the Summit Hill and Ramsey Hill neighborhoods and see how they are decorated for the holidays. The tour will be available through January 5 and can be purchased for $20. Proceeds will benefit local projects and nonprofit organizations. Learn more and buy tickets at stpaulhistorichilltours.org/home/2020holiday.
Helping the homeless—Numerous homeless encampments have sprung up across Union Park’s neighborhoods, most prominently at Snelling Avenue and I-94. The UPDC is working to help ensure that homeless people have the resources they need. The Saint Paul Camps Hub (linktr.ee/StpCampsHub) will connect people to different sources to donate and get in touch with those who are coordinating those efforts. An Amazon wish list (tinyurl.com/y6hj8wnf) has been assembled for another Union Park encampment. The UPDC is also encouraging people to join Hamline Midway Neighbors Helping Homeless Neighbors (tinyurl.com/yys3ur6p) on Facebook.
Upcoming online meetings—Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 28; board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 6; and Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 11. To access the Zoom meetings, email email@example.com or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.
Stay in touch—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board update—At its meeting on December 14, the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation board of directors approved updates to its strategic plan and personnel policy, as well as a 2021 budget. Planning for board recruitment also began, as well as discussion about next year’s annual meeting. Instead of the traditional holiday party in January, the board will volunteer serving meals at Catholic Charities’ Opportunity Center.
Yard signs—Orders are still being accepted for yard signs with the message “West 7th Believes: Black Lives Matter, Fort Road Together, LGBTQ Lives Matter, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, Immigrants & Refugees Are Welcome, All Abilities Are Celebrated.” The signs can be picked up at curbside at the federation’s office after purchase. People can see the design and place an order at fortroadfederation.org/yardsign.
Upcoming virtual meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 6; and Joint Riverview Task Force, 6 p.m. Thursday, January 7. Updated agendas and links to the Zoom meetings can be found by visiting fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
Office closed—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation office will be closed on December 24-25 and on January 1.
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