Browsing Archive: April, 2012

What I Know 4-25-12

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,
I spent this lovely morning touring St. Paul looking at project sites seeking STAR funding. As those who read this blog regularly may remember, I am a member of the STAR board which grants money - garnered from a city tax - for capital improvements in St. Paul. The board consists of appointed representatives from all the wards who meet a half dozen times a year to decide on annual and year-long grants. The final decision is always made by the City Council but we rate the requests based on how...
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What I Know 4-18-12

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
Finally some rain and seasonable weather. These weird weather patterns are a little hard to get used to, but in a couple years we'll probably have fewer expectations of "seasonable" and may not even be using that term anymore. That is another long and somewhat disturbing conversation that I will leave to other formats and forums.

I stopped by Something New last night, the most recent manifestation of daughter of the Park, Sue Rohricht's, energy for the eclectic, in the Healy building lower lev...
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What I Know 4-11-12

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 11, 2012,
Last Friday the deal to purchase the Vandalia Mattress building finally closed with 1st & 1st Development company taking over from the banks that had taken it in foreclosure several months ago. It's been a long process, but there is a lot of hope that this building will become a centerpiece for the emerging Creative Enterprise Zone. The proposed plan by Peter Remes and his 1st & 1st team is to keep most of the current tenants (a radiator company working with lead and a snake/reptile breeder a...
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What I Know 4-4-12

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 4, 2012,
Nice to be back in town after 11 days in the west where it was cooler almost every day than back here in the old tulips, daffodils, and greenhouse of the midwest. Very weird. Who would think you could be gone for that amount of time in late March and almost miss the magnolia blossoms? The coasts are fun to visit, but with this kind of warming, I would not want to live anywhere near them. That is a monumental problem, but not one I will tackle in this blog. This blog is devoted to the Foundati...
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About Me


Jon Schumacher - Executive Director Hi, I'm Jon Schumacher, the Executive Director of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. The Foundation's role is to understand our community needs, bring people together to help find solutions and then support their implementation. I am the point person for that and the blog is my way of keeping my board and neighbors up-to-date on all that is happening around District 12.