Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Ford site hearing—The Saint Paul Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the open space standards in the Ford site’s master plan and zoning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 23. The staff report can be viewed at stpaul.gov/planning-commission. More about the meeting and how to comment is at bit.ly/OpenSpaceMtgJuly23.

National Night Out—This year’s National Night Out will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 3. The Highland District Council has four street barriers available for rent at $10 each for those who are hosting a block party. Call the HDC or email info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org for information. Those who register their block party at stpaul.gov/departments/police/national-night-out will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a visit from Sergeant Fuzz and a disc jockey.

Pool House music and more—Join the HDC at the old Highland Pool House on Montreal Avenue and Edgcumbe Road from 6-11 p.m. Thursday, August 5. The event will include the Rustic Chef food truck, ice cream from Cold Front, lawn games, an art activity, Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Amazing Cowboat puppet show, live music from Lena & The Love Kills, and the 2020 movie The War With Grandpa. The event is sponsored by the HDC, Highland Business Association, Friends of Highland Arts, and the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Jazzed About Highland—Music by the Selby Avenue Brass Band, food and fun will continue from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, August 12, in the parking lot of Langford & Karls Chiropractic Clinic, 730 S. Cleveland Ave. The event is sponsored by the HDC and Highland Business Association.

Garage Fest—Highland Park’s annual garage sale is back. Garage Fest 2021 will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 10-11. People can register their garage sales and pay the $15 fee by August 27 to be included in the promotion of the event. See highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.

Upcoming meeting—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, July 26. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar for the link to join the Zoom meeting.


macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Garage sale—The Great Macalester-Groveland Garage Sale is now accepting registrations. The garage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 24. The fee is $20 for households and $30 for businesses. The registration deadline is August 6. Learn more at macgrove.org/garagesale.


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Anti-racism sessions­ 2021—Macalester-Groveland neighbors are organizing a series of programs focused on owning a home and creating more equitable wealth. The next session will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 22. For more information, visit macgrove.org/events.

Alley Garden Awards—Judging is taking place through July 22 for the community council’s annual Alley Garden Awards. Those who believe their alley garden was missed can contact alyssa@macgrove.org after the judging period is over.

Century building plaques—All owners of buildings in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood that were constructed in 1926 or before are eligible for century building plaques. Learn more by visiting macgrove.org/eventshttp://macgrove.org/events.

Upcoming online meetings—Transportation Committee on Monday, July 26; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, July 28. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. For notices and Zoom details, visit macgrove.org/eventshttp://macgrove.org/events.

Summit Hill

summithillassociation.org • 651-222-1222

SHA office reopens—The Summit Hill Association’s offices at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave., reopened for regular hours on July 12.  

Home tour canceled—The Summit Hill House Tour that had been rolled over from 2020 and was scheduled to take place this fall has been canceled. The SHA will be contacting those who purchased tickets to explain their refund options. The Development Committee is now seeking public comments and volunteers for a fall social and fundraising event to replace the house tour. 

Board openings—Two positions are open on the SHA’s board of directors. Application forms are available at summithillassociation.org/become-a-board-member and are due by 7 p.m. on August 11. Candidates are being encouraged to attend the August 12 board meeting to answer questions and campaign for appointment.

Community Thinkers—The SHA’s Community Thinkers’ series will hold a live Facebook event from noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 23. Guest speakers will be Carol Carey, executive director of Historic Saint Paul, and Erin Hanafin Berg, policy and deputy director at Rethos. They will answer questions on historic preservation and its implications for the Summit Hill neighborhood. For details, visit summithillassociation.org/calendar.

Upcoming Zoom meetings—Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee, 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 21; and Zoning and Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. Meeting details are available at summithillassocation.org/calendar.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam—The Union Park District Council will celebrate the return of its Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the Merriam Park Recreation Center, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave. The event will include music, ice cream and children’s activities. Jars of peanut butter will also be collected for the food shelf.

Sign up to volunteer—The UPDC is canvassing its neighborhoods to inform residents of local activities and considerable volunteer assistance is needed. People who are interested in helping staff distribute flyers in the neighborhoods are being asked to email jonah@unionparkdc.org.

Upcoming meetings—Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21; Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 26; board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 4; and Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 9. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or jonah@unionparkdc.org or click on the links at unionparkdc.org/calendar.

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 jonah@unionparkdc.org.

West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org • 651-298-5599

Board update—At its July 12 meeting, the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation’s board of directors approved a fiscal sponsorship agreement for public activities at Keg & Case Market, 928 W. Seventh St., pending legal review. The board also accepted the resignation of Area 2 board member Emma Pearl. People interested in the position should email Emily@fortroadfederation.org. Candidates must be 16 or older and live, own property or own a business between Saint Clair and Armstrong avenues.

Journalism and social media—A neighborhood discussion on journalism and how to decipher if information is true on social media will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, via Zoom. Speakers will include Kelly Smith and Jim Walsh from the Star Tribune, Jane McClure from the Villager, and David Lamb from the Community Reporter. Register and get log-in information at FortRoadFederation.org.

National Night Out—This year’s National Night Out will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 3. If there is no party on your block, consider taking a walk around that evening to see who is gathering nearby.

Upcoming Zoom meetings—Community Discussion: Journalism and Social Media, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27; Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 4; Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, September 13. Details are at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.


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