Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Meetings to remain online—Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Highland District Council’s plan to move toward in-person board and committee meetings has been postponed until at least September. The decision will be re-evaluated at the end of this month.

Movie and bike giveaway—Join the HDC outside Sibley Manor Apartments on Thursday, August 19, for games, snacks and a movie provided by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation. The Police Department’s Bike Truck will also be there with a basketball hoop, video games and frozen treats. Free Bikes 4 Kids will have a limited number of bikes and helmets available for children ages 5-10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The animated movie Tom and Jerry will be shown at 8 p.m.

Garage Fest—Highland Park’s Garage Fest 2021 will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 10-11. People who register their garage sales and pay a $15 fee by August 27 will be included in all event promotions. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.

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Drop-off event—The city of Saint Paul will host an appliance, electronics and mattress drop-off event from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Fees will apply, but paper shredding and cardboard collection will be done for free. For details, see tinyurl.com/utwjtp2c. The HDC will help pick up items for seniors who need assistance. Call the HDC office or email info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org.

Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, August 23; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, September 2. All HDC meetings are held online via Zoom until further notice. Links to access the meetings are posted on the HDC website.


macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Great Garage Sale— Mark your calendars for the Great Mac-Grove Garage Sale that will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 28. A map of the more than 55 sale locations will be available online beginning August 18. Learn more at macgrove.org/garagesale.

Mac-Grove Fest—This year’s Mac-Grove Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 11, on the fields of the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. The festival will celebrate the businesses, organizations, artists and residents who make Macalester-Groveland a great place to live, work, learn and play. For the full schedule of activities, see macgrove.org/macgrovefest.

Volunteers needed—There currently is an open seat for a representative of an at-large faith institution on the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s board of directors. Volunteers also are needed to help out at the Mac-Grove Fest on September 11, and to pick up items for seniors during the citywide drop-off event on September 18 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Those who are interested should contact the community council.

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. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.

Summit Hill

summithillassociation.org • 651-222-1222

Annual meeting—The Summit Hill Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 14, outside of the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather or stricter pandemic precautions, the meeting will be conducted via Zoom and links will be made available at summithillassociation.org/calendar. All those who live, own property or own a business in the Summit Hill neighborhood are invited to attend the meeting as well as apply for an open seat on the SHA board of directors. Complete the new application form at summithillassociation.org/join-the-board.

Board notes—At the SHA board meeting on August 10, committee reports were read and there was a discussion on development activities in lieu of the fall house tour. The Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee is asking families to review the Twin Cities Safety Cup Pledge created by the University of Minnesota. It is a tool for discussion among family members regarding the responsible sharing of roadways and walkways. The pledge can be found at tcsafetycup.umn.edu.

“The Summit”—The SHA’s newsletter, “The Summit,” will be arriving in mailboxes in the second or third week of September. The coming issue will contain the annual meeting announcement, fall house tour news, a summary of redevelopment plans for 695 Grand Ave., and news from the SHA’s Environmental Committee.

Upcoming meetings—There are no meetings of the SHA board or its committees scheduled for August 18-31. Consult summithillassociation.org/calendar for the most current meeting information.


summit-university.org • 651-228-1855

Board elections—Voting for the Summit-University Planning Council’s board of directors begins on September 1. The deadline for candidates to register to be on the ballot is August 24. For information, call the council office or email jens@summit-university.org.

Stay informed—The public is invited to like the SUPC on Facebook and sign up for its e-newsletter, “The Porchlite” by visiting its website.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

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

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

Upcoming meetings—Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 18; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 30. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or click 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

Parking survey—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation has again heard concerns about parking near Permit Parking Area 7 centered at West Seventh Street and Smith Avenue. In response, it has created a short survey for those who live or own a business near that area. The survey will arrive by mail and be used to make a recommendation to the city about possible changes to parking requirements.

Drop-off events—Electronics can be dropped off from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday August 21, at Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice St. (enter from Nebraska Avenue). A citywide drop-off for bulky items will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the State Fairgrounds. To volunteer, visit district10comopark.org/volunteer_signup.html. For more information, see tinyurl.com/ans43dps. West Seventh seniors who need assistance getting their bulky items dropped off should email Emily@fortroadfederation.org.

Upcoming meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 1; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, September 13; and Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 16. Details are at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.


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