highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005
Board candidates sought—The Highland District Council will hold its annual meeting and board elections on Thursday, April 22. A virtual information session for prospective board members will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15. Learn more about which grids will be up for election and what it means to be a board member at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/hdc-event/2021-election.
Highland Business of the Month—The HDC’s Business of the Month program continues with the 5 Star Cafe in Sibley Plaza being featured in March. The Five Star Cafe, 2469 W. Seventh St., reopened in February following a two-month renovation of the space. For more about the Business of the Month and to read an interview with the owner, visit bit.ly/HDC5Star.
Upcoming Zoom meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4; Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9; prospective board member information meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15; and Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Links are posted on the HDC’s website. For information on future meetings, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.
macgrove.org • 651-695-4000
Annual meeting and elections— The Macalester-Groveland Community Council will host a virtual annual meeting on the evening of Thursday, April 8. All those who live, work, learn or play in the neighborhood are being encouraged to participate. They can learn more about the neighborhood, meet board candidates and connect with grid representatives. Board candidate applications will be available online after March 11. Board elections will take place online and via mail from April 8-15. Learn about open seats and running for the board at macgrove.org/annualmeeting or email email@example.com.
Century building plaques—The community council offers owners a chance to purchase plaques identifying their building’s age. Any property that will be 100 years old by 2025 is eligible. Order at macgrove.org/100years by March 31.
Celebrate Frost Fest—The community council is inviting residents to celebrate winter by participating in Frost Fest. A treasure hunt is now underway to find bronze, silver and gold pucks hidden in the neighborhood, with clues available on the council’s website and social media. People also can pick up hockey pucks from a distribution spot, adorn them and send in photos of them by March 7 to enter a decorating contest. Participants in Frost Fest will receive discounts to local businesses during the weekend of March 5-7. Visit macgrove.org/frostfest.
Show your neighborhood pride—Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can still be ordered online for home delivery. The shirts come in kiwi green, heather indigo blue and dark heather gray in a variety of sizes. To order, visit macgrove.org/tshirt.
Community Building Team—The newly renamed Community Building Team has changed its meeting structure for 2021 to allow for more voices and informal participation. The CBT’s next quarterly meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 12. Subgroup meetings will be held during the in-between months. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up to receive meeting notices at macgrove.org/participate.
Upcoming meetings—Inclusivity Task Force on Thursday, March 4; board of directors on Thursday, March 11; Transportation Committee on Monday, March 22; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, March 24. The meetings will be held via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for notices and Zoom information at macgrove.org/participate.
Summit Hill Plan—The Summit Hill Association will host a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 22, to discuss its neighborhood plan. The plan is a comprehensive overview of important aspects of living in Summit Hill. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See the calendar on the SHA website for details.
Plant sale—The SHA will hold its annual plant sale online this year in partnership with Gerten’s Garden Center. Visit gertensfundraising.com and type in “191” to visit the SHA site to find a variety of plants, flowers and gift cards. The fundraiser will close at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 22.
Solidarity fund—The Union Park and Lexington-Hamline community councils are offering a solidarity fund for those in need of housing relief. Funds will be used to cover rent, mortgage payments and utilities. To donate to the fund, visit givemn.org/story/Li2sdg. For assistance, call 651-917-3883.
Union Park micro-grants—The UPDC is seeking applications from residents and small groups of neighbors for grants of $400-$600 to complete small projects in its neighborhoods. Applicants are being encouraged to build partnerships with neighbors, businesses and other organizations. Applications are due by the end of May. Visit unionparkdc.org/micro-grant.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 8; Committee on Land Use and Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22. To access the Zoom meetings, email email@example.com or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.
COVID-19 resources—Those who need assistance or informational pertaining to COVID-19 are asked to call the UPDC office, visit its website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Annual meeting—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation will hold a virtual annual meeting on the evening of Tuesday, April 20. The event will feature guest speaker Sean Kershaw, a West Seventh resident, director of the Saint Paul Department of Public Works and co-host of Grand Oak Opry. More details will be forthcoming.
Garden with us—Starting March 5, gardeners from the neighborhood can reserve their plot at the Fort Road Community Garden on Jefferson Avenue and Victoria Street. Gardeners from outside the neighborhood can reserve any remaining plots starting March 20. Plot rental is $35 for the year. Visit fortroadfederation.org/fort-road-community-garden.
Upcoming Zoom meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, March 8; Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18; and Lexington Parkway extension open house on Thursday, March 25. Details and log-in information can be found at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
Stay in touch—People are invited to “like” the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation on Facebook and subscribe to its e-newsletter on its website.
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