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Taste of Ward 3—Help save the restaurants in Ward 3, which includes the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods, by ordering takeout food from them through Saturday, January 23. Every two receipts submitted by January 27 will be entered into drawings for gift cards. Learn more by visiting tasteofward3.com.
HDC’s impact in 2020—Watch a short YouTube slideshow of everything the Highland District Council was able to accomplish in 2020 with the help of neighborhood volunteers and board members by visiting bit.ly/HDC2020inreview.
At Home in Highland—Fun Highland Park-related activities that can be done from home will be featured in upcoming editions of the HDC’s e-newsletter. Subscribe at bit.ly/HDCenews. This month’s activity includes activities for enjoying winter. Get the list at bit.ly/HighlandWinterActivities.
Highland Business of the Month—The 5 Star Cafe in Sibley Plaza has been named the Highland Park Business of the Month for February. The cafe is reopening soon at 2469 W. Seventh St. following a two-month renovation project. Read an interview with the owner on the HDC’s website.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, January 25; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, February 4. All HDC meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Links to access the meetings are being posted on the HDC’s website.
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Taste of Ward 3—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council, together with the Highland District Council and others, are encouraging people to support local restaurants. Those who order from Ward 3 restaurants through January 23 may submit photos of their receipts to be entered in a drawing for restaurant gift cards. Learn more by visiting tasteofward3.com.
Community Building Team—Formerly the Community Building Committee, the newly named CBT has changed its meeting structure for 2021 to allow for more voices and informal participation. The CBT will meet quarterly, with the next meeting scheduled for April 12. Smaller subgroup meetings relating to events and initiatives in the neighborhood will be held in between. To learn more, email email@example.com or sign up to receive meeting notices at macgrove.org/participate.
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—Transportation Committee on Monday, January 25; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, January 27; Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, February 4; and board of directors on Thursday, February 11. The meetings will be held virtually via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sign up by visiting macgrove.org/participate.
Summit Hill Plan—A Summit Hill Comprehensive Plan survey, which allows Summit Hill residents, business owners and visitors to have a hand in shaping the future of the neighborhood, will be available on the Summit Hill Association’s website beginning the week of January 17. The plan is a comprehensive overview of every important aspect of Summit Hill, including housing and business regulations, zoning, parking, transportation, open areas and historic preservation. City officials will refer to the plan when making decisions on such issues as zoning and land uses. People can keep abreast of the plan’s progress at summithillassociation.org/survey.
Helping the homeless—Numerous homeless camps have emerged across Union Park’s neighborhoods. The Union Park District Council 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 for making donations. An Amazon wish list (tinyurl.com/y6hj8wnf) has also been assembled for a Union Park encampment. People also may join Hamline-Midway Neighbors Helping Homeless Neighbors (tinyurl.com/yys3ur6p).
Upcoming online meetings—Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 20; Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 22; 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.
Board update—At its meeting on January 11, the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation board of directors heard a request for support of changing a portion of the exterior material of the Alvera apartments being built at 337 W. Seventh St. from metal panels to an exterior insulation finishing system, or EIFS. The change of building materials is to allow for hand painting a mural on four sides of the building. The board also reviewed initial concepts for the mural.
Freedom House update—A second public meeting has been scheduled for an update on Freedom House now that the day shelter for homeless people has begun operating out of Fire Station 51, 296 W. Seventh St. The virtual event will be held on the evening of Tuesday, January 26. For the log-in link, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
Upcoming virtual meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21; Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3; Joint Riverview Task Force, 6 p.m. Thursday, February 4; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, February 8. Updated agendas and links to the Zoom meetings can be found by visiting fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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