HDC in 2021—A brief recap of the Highland District Council’s impact on the neighborhood in 2021 can now be viewed at bit.ly/HDC2021video.
Highland winter fun—Join the HDC and the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation for outdoor fun from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 26, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. There will be a bonfire, hot cocoa, games and sledding. See the website for more information.
HDC e-newsletter—People can subscribe to the HDC’s monthly electronic newsletter at bit.ly/HDCenews.
Upcoming meetings—Community Development Committee to discuss redevelopment of the property at 580 S. Snelling Ave. for Jardin Academy Spanish Immersion Preschool, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 15; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, February 28. Almost all HDC meetings are being held online via Zoom until future notice. Select meetings (when noted) will be in-person at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. Agendas and meeting links are posted on the HDC website.
Annual meeting and elections—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council will host its annual meeting and board elections from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, via Zoom. All those who live, work, learn or play in the neighborhood are invited to attend. Those who tune in will learn more about the neighborhood, meet board candidates and connect with current grid representatives. For information about the meeting or running for the board, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century building plaques—Those whose Macalester-Groveland homes or commercial buildings are nearing or over 100 years old may still purchase engraved plaques to celebrate the older structures. Any building that will be 100 years old by 2027 is eligible. Order and pay online by March 31 at macgrove.org/what-we-do/100years.
Mac-Grove T-shirts—A new order of locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts has been received. Visit macgrove.org/tshirts.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors on Thursday, February 10; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, February 16; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, February 23; and Transportation Committee on Monday, February 28. All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Sign up to receive monthly meeting notices and log-in information at macgrove.org/participate.
Neighborhood Plan—The deadline for participating in the “visioning survey” on the Summit Hill Association’s new Neighborhood Plan has been extended to February 19. To have their thoughts included in drafting the plan, Summit Hill residents, visitors and business owners can complete the brief questionnaire at SummitHillAssociation.org/Survey.
Reach ‘The Summit’—The spring issue of the association’s newsletter, “The Summit,” will be reaching mailboxes in the Summit Hill neighborhood in late February or early March.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, February 10; Zoning and Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 15; Streetscapes Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16; and Neighborhood Plan Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 22. For information and participation links to the Zoom meetings, visit SummitHill Association.org/calendar.
Union Park resource map—Union Park District Council staff are beginning preliminary work on a map of resources in the neighborhood. Those who know of an establishment that they consider vital to the quality of the neighborhood may email email@example.com.
Upcoming online meetings—Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 14; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. Click on the Zoom meeting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: West Seventh recipes—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is collecting recipes from local residents to be included in a cookbook that will be sold as a fundraiser for the organization. Recipes may be sent for consideration to fortroadfederation.org/cookbook.
Board nominations—A new board president, treasurer and one coordinator for each of the planning district’s three geographical areas will be elected at the board’s annual meeting in April. Those who are interested in these volunteer positions should fill out the nomination form on the website. Candidates must be 18 or older and live, own property or own a business in the area served by the Fort Road Federation. For information, email the office at email@example.com.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, February 14; and Community Engagement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17. For meeting details, see fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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