Marjorie Otto

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

Mon
12
Aug

Face to Face’s homeless shelter marks 25 years

Continues work to curb youth homelessness

 

Mon
12
Aug

New book describes the history of public libraries, with a local angle


“Reinventing the People’s Library,” released in conjunction with the East Side Freedom Library’s fifth anniversary, ties the Arlington Hills Library building to local, state and national history. (courtesy of the East Side Freedom Library)

Published as a part of East Side Freedom Library’s 5th anniversary

 

Mon
05
Aug

CLUES celebrates expansion


Dayton’s Bluff nonprofit Comunidades Latinas en Servicio, or CLUES, celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters expansion on July 31. The 19,000 square-foot addition include a teen tech center, kitchen, elder center, classrooms and offices. (Marjorie Otto/Review)

The nonprofit Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, also known as CLUES, celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters expansion on July 31. 

Mon
29
Jul

Layers of plans and studies have Indian Mounds neighbors wondering what’s going on

Confusion was the main topic during a community listening session about Indian Mounds Regional Park July 22 at the Marian Center in St. Paul.

Mon
29
Jul

Swede Hollow Master Plan approaches finish line


Work on the Swede Hollow Master Plan is close to being complete, with city staffers planning to have a final version ready to go in September. Project manager Cheeneng Yang is looking for feedback from the community on prioritizing a list of potential projects included in the plan. (graphics courtesy of City of St. Paul)

Planners still seeking feedback from community

 

Another update on the Swede Hollow Park Master Plan was shared during a July 23 Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting.

Mon
22
Jul

Dragon Festival met with fiery heat


Marjorie Otto/Review

With tropical weather for mid-July it was a good time to be racing dragon boats on Lake Phalen during the annual Dragon Festival held July 13 and 14.

Mon
22
Jul

More of Maryland to undergo 4-to-3 lane conversion

Another section of Maryland Avenue will be studied this summer and fall as it’s reduced from four lanes to three.

Mon
22
Jul

Observation deck and trail going in at Swede Hollow Park


The nonprofit youth organization Tree Trust is currently working on improvements in Swede Hollow Park. It’s building a new observation deck and improving a primitive trail near the creek, work tied to suggestions made during the city’s ongoing process of creating a master plan for the park. (courtesy of City of St. Paul)

Look for some improvements at Swede Hollow Park this summer. 

Mon
22
Jul

Can’t skip this summer tradition


Marjorie Otto photos/Review

The Ramsey County Fair returned for its 106th year in a row, running July 10-14.

Mon
15
Jul

As senior population grows, so does the need for services


The East Side is served by two senior service nonprofits, North East Seniors for Better Living and East Side Elders. Both support seniors and their caregivers by providing resources like social events, transportation, wellness care, caregiver coaching, handyman services and other resources, with nearly all of it depending on volunteers. (Thomas Bonneville/Lillie Suburban Newspapers)

East Side nonprofits seek volunteers to help ageing neighbors

 

As the Baby Boomers continue to age, the need for senior services is growing. 

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