Browsing Archive: January, 2014

What I Know 1-29-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Thursday, January 30, 2014,
I start this blog with good and bad news. The bad news is that we are losing our D12 Executive Director, Amy Sparks. The good news is that she will be taking a position with the Creative Enterprise Zone, basically doing what she has been doing so well for the past several years, providing an anchor of organization and energy. During that time she has been increasingly excited about the new community-building that is going on around the advent of the Green Line. Now she will be able to focus m...
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What I Know 1-22-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 22, 2014,
Okay, deep-freeze time, so I'm conducting business at home today instead of venturing over to the 3rd Place, even though I know it's nice and toasty over there. I need to keep reminding myself that my own personal comfort does not trump the larger implications of weather patterns. I truly appreciate the climatology scientists, like neighbor Mark Seeley, who give us broader perspective weather-related news, rather than the local TV weather "personalities" who pander to the I-me-my part of my b...
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What I Know 1-15-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 15, 2014,
The biggest news in our community over the past week has unfortunately been the saddest. A resident and neighbor, Chris Muesburger, was killed in a fire in his apartment home across from Avalon School on Glendale in the Creative Enterprise Zone south of University Avenue. Chris, who was 30, was the son of Jerry Muesburger and Dianne Revoir who own Bargain Upholstery near the corner of Raymond and Terminal. I know he has at least one sibling, Maya, because she was a pre-school pal of my daught...
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What I Know 1-8-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, January 8, 2014,

Nice to take a little time off from my blogging to refresh, renew and celebrate the season. 2014 is here, and apparently thinks we need to remember that we live in a northern climate. Message delivered.  

So, we meet a new year and begin the dance of engagement. For our neighborhood and the metro, that dance includes the opening of the Green Line in late spring/early summer. How that will affect our district is hard to detail, but it will certainly mean more neighbors, more visitors, ...


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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.