I rejoined the Fitness Crossroad, the neighborhood gym about a month ago and have yet to make it a regular part of my schedule. In hopes of more quickly getting in a comfortable rhythm1 I’ve ported their Group Fitness Schedule PDF into a subscribe-able calendar (for iCal or Google Calendar). If you’re in the area […]
Posts Categorized: St. Anthony Village
Attention, St. Anthony Villagers, your sample ballots are here (Hennepin | Ramsey) My votes; Presidential & Vice Presidential: Barak Obama & Joe Biden U.S. Senator: Dean Barkley U.S. Representative District 5: Keith Ellison U.S. State Representative District 54a: Mindy Greiling Constitutional Amendment: Clean Water, Wildlife, Cultural Heritage and Natural Area: Yes. Overall, the decisions were […]
Considering I’m a couple blocks in either direction from the Minneapolis city boundaries, I’m amused to see this ‘Coming Soon’ network in my available network listing – while sitting on my sofa. I’m guessing this means the Phase 5 Build out is on schedule for Feb 2008 completion.
Ed Kohler draws a 2 mile circle around his house and identifies all the places within biking distance. Walkscore.com quantifies and ranks the amenities within 3 miles of your house on a scale of 0 – 100. Suprising results at least for me – the Roseville Apple Store is bikeable at 2.48 miles away.
A light, refreshing rain started with the VillageFest 5k this morning. The course was a nice tour of the south-western corner of the Village, with a few more zigs and zags than I’d like. Even in the rain, a few fellow citizens – including Jen and C – stood on the corners to cheer everyone […]
I’m running in the St. Anthony, MN VillageFest 5k on Aug 4. Same neighborhood, different route, more people, and much earlier in the morning. If you’re in town – join me. UPDATE 4 AUG 2007: Results of my run and impressions of VillageFest 2007 here.
From the St. Anthony Police Dept, 8:47am: “Our department is currently on the scene of a significant gas line break in the area of Old Highway 8 and County Road 88. At this time, officers are evacuating the residents of the Arbor’s Townhomes located in the immediate area of the break.” Update 9:20am: “The damage […]
This just in from the St. Anthony Police Department “Suspicious Activity” mailing list: On the morning of May 11th, two young boys were playing basketball in front of a home in the 3500 block of Belden. A black full-size van with tinted windows pulled up next to the driveway and the driver asked the boys […]
“The future of media is to stop boring us with news that doesn’t relate to our lives. I’ll start reading my ‘local’ newspaper again when it covers my block.” – Chris Anderson Chris nails the idea I’ve talked about on this blog (1, 2, 3) and in numerous lunches: the blog-on-every-corner news. St. Anthony Village […]
We finished trimming our first, real, Christmas tree in 4 years tonight, good thing too. Tonight was the annual, unofficial, St. Anthony Village Christmas parade. Christmas carols waving in and out of earshot as not one, not two, but four (!) St. Anthony Village Fire Department vehicles slowing cruising each block. Of course, the lighted […]
Mindy Greiling, state rep for St. Anthony, Lauderdale, and Roseville, just stopped by to say ‘Hi’. I was in the basement organizing my tool shop (more on that later) when she rang the doorbell. I’m glad I took a moment to meet her.
A couple weeks back, the family and I checked out the St. Anthony Village VillageFest parade (How could we not?). Of course, the candidates for the 5th District were there – well…I shook hands with Ember Reichgott Junge (points for a cool sign and strong German name) and Mike Erlandson (points for Sabo endorsement). I […]
As expected, the contractor that bought our old place is now selling the lot. If you were interested in the location, but not so much the house itself. It is now a blank canvas. Build as you wish. Reminds me of scene from the Chevy Chase classic Fletch Lives (which, coincidentally, I saw at the […]
This morning we grabbed some coffee, put Cooper in his stroller, and took a walk up the block to watch the old house get knocked down. Hopeful is the only word that comes to mind. More photos here and here on Cooper’s site.
Just heard sometime on Friday our old house will be demolished. Good thing too, we’re pretty sure the place has gone feral since we left.
After working inside all day (still too much construction noise to move the office outside) I took a the 7-block walk up to the Chipotle in our nearly a year-old Silver Lake Village (spot of the old Apache Plaza mall donchaknow). In addition to burritos, crack stone creamery, and a handful of other less than […]
Jen’s been adding more words to the photos over at Cooper’s site. My two recent favorites: Things the realtor didn’t show us You talkin’ to me?
We’ve been in the new place about a week now, and I’m amazed at the difference 3 blocks makes. Seriously, from 2700 block of 31st to the 2900 block of 30th. All week, there’s been kids riding bikes, shooting hoops, and we’ve met half our neighbors. Rock on. Speaking of rocks. We’re deep into the […]
Woke up this morning to the road construction crew sawing through cement. Wondering why it’s so loud, I wander half-awake through the house, to discover they’re inches from the Neon – sawing though my driveway. Just outta sight are three giant Caterpillar road construction monsters. Damn Vogons.
It’s official. Old house sold, new house bought. Move underway as you read this.
Though it’s blown over and buried under six inches of fresh powder, a ‘SOLD’ sign was added to the ‘For Sale’ sign in front of the house this weekend. Details to follow.
While the house was being shown tonight, Jen and I tried out Cabina’s Italian Kitchen in the ever maturing Silver Lake Village. I’m not sure why, I always assume Italian places are going to be Maggiano’s and pricier. Tonight, I was more in the mood for Chipotle than than sit-down Italian. Cabina’s is closer to […]
Just got word there’ll be an Open House at 2701 31st Ave NE, St Anthony, MN from 2-4pm this Saturday, Feb 25th. This one’s open to everyone. If you want to check the place out, mark your calendars. Especially if you’re looking for a great starter house for you and your dog. No, we won’t […]
If you sell real estate and want to take a the house, there’s an agent open house tomorrow – Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 from noon to 2pm. Come by, check it out. For more info on the place, review my past house posts.
Let’s say you bought the house we’re selling in St. Anthony Village. If you did, you wouldn’t be a Minneapolitan – you’d be a Villager. St. Anthony Village is it’s own 3-square mile city – St. Anthony, MN to be specific. Yes, NE is in address and the post office will deliver to a 2701 […]
3 showings on the house since we got the MLS number yesterday morning, and a drive by. Nice. The ‘For Sale’ sign comes early next week, I think it’d be cool if it was sold before then. In Ericast #50, Eric Larsen says you can’t buy a house for under $200k. Well, you can – […]
The house is on the MLS now – #3152250. Woo hoo. I see this house being perfect for 3 different people: Single people (even with kids)It’s a small place, easy to maintain, with lots of storage. Easy access to downtown and the highways with a huge lot for gardening and landscaping. DINKs or DIPsJust the […]
We’re starting the listing at $189,900 and if you’re interested drop Sam a line. This place just isn’t big enough for the 3 of us. So, we’re moving on. If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know the backyard is great for watching movies off the laptop and recording podcasts. Bamboo flooring on the first floor, […]
This is the second winter we’ve spent in the house and the second winter somebody covered a city firetruck in lights, turned the carols up to 11, strapped a sleigh on the back, threw Santa in it, and drove around the village spreading holiday cheer. Like the summer’s helicopter ping-pong drop – it makes both […]