In This Issue
St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
August 2016
SAP Community Garden Offers Fresh Produce to Local Residents

LydiaPlace and the SAP Community Garden have come together in a partnership to help address a need for fresh produce in our neighborhood. SAP currently does not have a food shelf. So for decades, the Community Garden has donated the food generated from two plots as well as contributions from gardeners to the Keystone food shelf. These generous donations, usually totaling over 500 pounds of food a year, never had a place to go to feed our own community members. This year for the first time, Seal Hi-Rise, a local low Section 8 housing facility, and Lydia's Place, a collective worship community, have worked with the community garden in order to deliver fresh produce to lower income residents in St. Anthony Park.

This program has seen great success. The two plots that regularly delivered to midway now go to support local residents, and Lydia's Place hosts a garden plot that community members from low income housing in South St. Anthony Park can help cultivate to share in community building and food education.

A huge thank you to our community garden partners, especially Sherm Eagles and Sue Connor, community garden volunteers, Lydia's Place leader, Scott Simmons, and the residents at Seal Hi-Rise who have opened up their community to a partnership with us.

Annual Garage Sale Sep. 17
Time for the annual SAP garage sale! Hosted by Rich Nelson, the garage sale takes place every late summer in our neighborhood.

What: Coordinated Annual Garage Sale at locations throughout the neighborhood

When: Sat. Sep. 17 from 9:00am-5:00pm

Registration due by noon, Tues. Sep. 13.

Register your garage sale by sending or dropping off this form with a $15 application fee to:

   2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E
              St. Paul, MN 55114

The reigstration fee includes:
  • Listing your address in maps of the garage sale distributed at Speedy Market, Hampden Park Co-op, and Craig's List
  • Garage sale sign delivered, posted, and picked up at your address
  • Ads in the Park Bugle, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, and Craigs List
Questions? Call Rich Nelson at 651-641-1172.
  Register for the garage sale here!
Upcoming SAPCC Board Elections in November 

Join our Board of Directors! As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we rely on our Board of Directors to lead our Community Council, set the stage for proactively engaging community conversations, and anticipating neighborhood needs. Does that sound like you? We want you to consider joining us!

We will put up applications on our website on September 15, due by October 14. Elections will be held the first week of November, both in person at Speedy Market and the Hampden Park Co-op and online on our website.
Coffee with Cailin 
Ever wonder about construction updates? Want to hear about the upcoming developments in the neighborhood? Do you have ideas for the neighborhood you would like to discuss with someone? Ever wonder what the Community Council does?
In our efforts to expand o ur community engagement efforts, our Outreach and Operations Coordinator, Cailin Rogers, will spend a morning in a coffee shop every other week to answer your questions and discuss neighborhood projects. Come talk about what's important to you for whatever time you have.  
 Friday, August 26:
 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Workhorse Coffee Bar
2399 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55114
Friday, September 9:
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Finnish Bistro 
2264 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

 Friday, September 23:
 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Workhorse Coffee Bar
2399 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55114
Urban Growler Two Year Anniversary

Join the Urban Growler as they celebrate their second year with food, music, new beers, and more!

Food specials to be served all day!
Carnita Special - $5
Chili Cheese Dog - $6

Live music in the Beer Garden from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
Smallest Museum in St. Paul Wins Grant

Congratulations to Workhorse Coffee Bar at 2399 University Ave. W. for winning a grant in support of the Smallest Museum in St. Paul hosted just outside of the coffee shop.

The grant will support their monthly exhibits this fall and into next year. Stop by and check out the rotating exhibitions!

Job Opportunities  

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative 

African Immigrant Services

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Grants and Operations Manager

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)
Met Council
Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. 

Land Use
--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Board of Directors--Second Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of Every Month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Environment--Fourth Wednesday of Every Month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- date changes
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
Newsletter written by Cailin Rogers. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email