Marjorie Otto

Marjorie Otto can be reached at motto@lillienews.com, or at 651-748-7816.

Fri
22
Sep

SNAPSHOT: A little bit of school spirit


Above, a photo booth was used by many at the Warrior Rally, including a a few members from the Henry Sibley Pom Squad. Right, Dodge Nature Center had a booth at the event where attendees got a chance to hold chickens. photo courtesy of ISD 197

SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (photos courtesy of ISD 197)

Fri
22
Sep

Harvest Festival medallion found in Swede Hollow Park


From left to right, Harvest Festival medallion hunt clue-writer Ed Brodie, and medallion hunting team Matt Koskie, Skylar and Steven Sanfter, were recognized at the Harvest Festival kick-off dinner on Sept. 20. Koskie and Sanfter found the medallion in Swede Hollow Park on Sept. 17. Marjorie Otto/Review

First year of medallion hunt is a success.

 

For Matt Koskie and Steven Sanfter, the Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival medallion was their tenth medallion find this summer.

Fri
22
Sep

SNAPSHOT: Fantastic fungus


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SNAPSHOT - because sometimes all you need is a great photo and a few words. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

Fri
22
Sep

$2,500 stolen from Arcade-Phalen American Legion


The man seen in security footage from the Arcade-Phalen American Legion is suspected of stealing $2,500 from the establishment on Sept. 19. courtesy of Arcade-Phalen American Legion

A man apparently stole $2,500 from the Arcade-Phalen American Legion using a ruse to simply walk out of the veterans association with the cash.

Fri
22
Sep

Old Swedish Bank Building is up for sale


The building at 965 Payne Ave., known locally as the Old Swedish Bank Building, is up for sale. The current owner, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, is looking to get out of the business of being a building owner to focus more on East Side development projects. courtesy of Google Maps Street View

For fans of the historic Old Swedish Bank Building, now is your chance to own it. 

The 965 Payne Ave. building is on sale for $629,900.

Mon
18
Sep

East Side restaurant owner heads to Texas to cook warm meals for Harvey first-responders

When a natural disaster hits halfway across the country, it can be difficult to find a way to directly help those affected. 

Mon
18
Sep

Maryland Avenue resurfacing postponed


From mid-May through mid-July, Ramsey County collected data and comments following a four-to-three lanes reduction on Maryland Avenue between Payne Avenue and Johnson Parkway. graphic courtesy of Ramsey County

Engineers want more time to collect more data

 

Mon
18
Sep

Lifelong East Sider honored as parade grand marshal

Payne-Arcade Harvest Festival Parade set for Sept. 23

 

Mon
11
Sep

Catch Cook St. Paul on the Food Network Sept. 11


In January, producers from the Food Network's new show "I Hart Food" came to Cook St. Paul to film an episode. Above, restaurant owner Eddie Wu and the show's host Hannah Hart discuss one of the dishes they cooked. Marjorie Otto/Review

Following January shoot, the episode finally airs

 

Mon
11
Sep

Local community garden wins Beautification Award


The Green Pride Garden, located at the corner of Greenbrier Street and Lawson Avenue, recently won the Beautification Award from the Sustainable St. Paul Awards. The garden is managed by resident Regina Ripple. Marjorie Otto/Review

When Regina Ripple decided to turn an empty lot into a community garden, she said she never in a million years thought she’d win an award for it. 

But that’s just what happened. 

“I was really surprised,” laughed Ripple.

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