Browsing Archive: April, 2014

What I Know 4-30-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 30, 2014,
There was a very nice honor bestowed upon neighbor and Bugle editor, Kristal Leebrick. In case you haven't heard, she won first prize in Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books poetry competition this year. The theme for the competition was Love and Kristal wrote hers about a first kiss in Jr. High. Here's the link to the Pioneer Press article that contains that lovely poem. A nationwide search is now on for the unnamed (Kristal has forgotten) but fortunate North Dakota son whose smooch was memo...
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What I Know 4-23-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 23, 2014,
I attended a nice get-together of our COMO BUSINESS COMMUNITY last Monday. Hosted jointly by the Foundation and Muffuletta's new manager, Bryan White, in their back dining room, it featured delicious appetizers from chef Matt Ellison and good conversation about shared goals and ideas for promoting our unique destination retail area. I think there was at least one rep from just about every store on the avenue and since there are some relatively new faces, it was a good opportunity for everyone...
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What I Know 4-16-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 16, 2014,
I've been thinking about how to make my blog a little more organized/accessible. I realize it can sometimes be a little rambling and perhaps hard to navigate without reading through the whole thing. Not that I want readers to cherry pick only the interesting stuff, I do want you to have to read through all of my musings and reporting, however mundane or off point. That's the prerogative of a blogger, right? To bore, inform or entertain at will.

As you may have noticed, I have titled items now,...
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What I Know 4-9-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 9, 2014,
I attended the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) public meeting hosted by the D12 Land Use committee last week along with perhaps 40 or 50 other neighbors. For those who haven't heard about the concept or need a reminder, this is an idea being promoted by a group of neighbors to lower or carbon foot print and provide more housing options, especially for seniors looking to downsize but stay on their property. Basically, it would change our zoning code to allow two living structures on one lot with...
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What I Know 4-2-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,
Happy spring! Don't put away your shovels, there's a big 2-day snowstorm coming this way starting Thursday night. Yippee.

Now, let's talk about big box retail a little. As I assume most of you already know or have read on the circulars in the mail and paper, national retail giant Total Wine & More has opened a big store in Roseville. It offers thousands of wines and beers and, as they promise in their name - More - as in liquor, and related supplies I assume. TW&M tried to open their first sto...
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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.