Browsing Archive: October, 2014

What I Know 10-29-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, October 29, 2014,
The power of the press is alive and well. Some of you may have seen the nice article on Micawber's by Jim Walsh that ran in the Strib last week. It described our local retailer's efforts to develop a new business plan in the midst of difficult economic times for independent bookstores. It also referenced a group of neighbors supported by the Foundation that have been meeting with owner, Tom Bielenberg, to try to help him navigate the challenging waters and changing times. One of the outcomes ...
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What I Know 10-22-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, October 22, 2014,
Fall is certainly in the air and we have enjoyed a sustained color parade for several weeks thanks to the cool nights and sunny days. I hope you have all had a chance to take in this visual feast, Hillside and Valentine were particular highlights on our fall color tour.

Fall means school activities are back in full swing as well as events for a variety of neighborhood groups I have listed below. I attended the October community meeting at Como High School last night. This is part of the outre...

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What I Know 10-15-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,
I had the pleasure of attending two concerts on Monday of the Danish String Quartet. They were in town for a Sunday Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series concert and stayed over in part thanks to a Foundation grant that brings these concerts to the schools and senior home. So, I joined up with MiP director, Julie Himmelstrup, and around 400 elementary school kids for a wonderful 45 minute morning performance of scandinavian music, after which we moved on to the senior home for another 45 min...
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What I Know 10-8-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
Leading my headlines this week is news that the Colossal Cafe's foray into an evening schedule has not done well enough for them to keep doing it at this time. The good news is, according to John Tinucci, owner/operator with his daughter Elizabeth, their breakfast and lunch business is going strong and they will continue to focus on that, but after Saturday, Oct. 18, they will not be open for dinner

John said the neighborhood has been very supportive, but the reality is they need to draw fro...
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What I Know 10-1-14

Posted by SAP Community Foundation on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
Last week I get a call from neighbor, Tom Lohse, who wanted to talk about light rail safety. His daughter, Shana, had recently been killed by a train at the Westgate Station in our community and he felt her tragic death could have been prevented. He told me he's retired and doesn't sleep much these days, so he has plenty of time to think and rethink the unfortunate circumstances that might have meant the difference between life and death for Shana. If you ask him how it feels to go through al...
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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.