Posts Categorized: St. Anthony Village

Decision 2008, and My Vote Goes to…

Posted by & filed under America, Politics, 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 […]

Walk It Off

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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.

VillageFest 5k – 28:20

Posted by & filed under Runs, St. Anthony Village.

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 […]

Gas Line Break: Old Highway 8 & New Brighton Blvd

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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 […]

Suspicious Van in the Village

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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 News Block by Block

Posted by & filed under Newspapers, St. Anthony Village.

“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 […]

SAFD Says Merry Christmas 2006

Posted by & filed under Christmas, 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 […]

The 5th Congressional District Race from My Corner

Posted by & filed under Politics, St. Anthony Village.

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 […]

How 'Bout Just the Lot?

Posted by & filed under For Sale, House, St. Anthony Village.

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 […]

Much Love to the St. Anthony Village Muni

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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 […]

What a Difference 3 Blocks Makes

Posted by & filed under Parenthood, St. Anthony Village.

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 […]

We're Selling Our House in St. Anthony Village, MN

Posted by & filed under For Sale, House, Listing, Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village.

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, […]