highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005
Taste of Ward 3—Order takeout 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. Learn more by visiting tasteofward3.com.
Senior, caregiver support—The Highland Block Nurse Program serves seniors age 65 and older and their caregivers who live south of Saint Clair Avenue and west of Lexington Parkway. A major focus of the program is ongoing caregiver support and regular calls to make sure residents stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other services include in-home visits for foot care (nondiabetic), medication setups, monitoring of chronic conditions, and bathing assistance. The cost is based on a sliding-fee scale. Transportation to appointments, snow shoveling and grocery assistance may also be available. For information, contact program director Paula Fischer at 651-696-8425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randolph-Snelling meeting—A neighborhood meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, regarding a proposal to construct a six-story apartment building on the southwest corner of Randolph and Snelling avenues. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar for updates.
New website—Check out the HDC’s new website at highlanddistrictcouncil.org. You can also find the Highland District Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, January 7; Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 12; and Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. All HDC meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Links to access the meetings are being posted on the HDC’s website. For future meetings, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.
macgrove.org • 651-695-4000
Taste of Ward 3—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council, together with the 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 restaurant gift cards. Learn more by visiting tasteofward3.com.
Free virtual webinar—A virtual 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 still 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.
Upcoming meetings—Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, January 7; Community Building Committee on Monday, January 11; board of directors on Thursday, January 14; Transportation Committee on Monday, January 25; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, January 27. The meetings will be held virtually via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sign up by visiting macgrove.org/participate.
Office closed—The community council office remains closed. Email email@example.com for more information.
Pedestrian safety survey—The Summit Hill Association’s Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee encourages Saint Paul residents to take part in a short pedestrian safety survey sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Access it at https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eVzUc3nOTvvEJvL.
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—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 6; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 11; Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 18; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 20; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25. To access the Zoom meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.
COVID-19 resources—Union Park neighbors who need assistance related to the coronavirus are invited to call the UPDC office, visit its website or email email@example.com.
Contact us—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.
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