Neighborhood: West Seventh

People from around the world knit together the community we call West Seventh in Saint Paul. We are fortunate to have a co-op, specialty markets and restaurants, as well as many other independently owned small businesses. Join me on a tour and come visit! I plan to continue my meander with more news from the neighborhood-Continue reading “Neighborhood: West Seventh”

Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update!!!

There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed  a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update!!!”

Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update

There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed  a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update”

WWII, Dad, MN History Center and Discovery

The plane seems to pitch and roll, noise fills the interior and the shouts of the men are deafening. Enemy fire tears holes in the cabin. We are hit! Flames leap past the windows. A green light guides them to their destiny. Jump! Jump now! A voice covers a new silence, informing me that allContinue reading “WWII, Dad, MN History Center and Discovery”

Golden Thyme Cafe, Bouquets by Carolyn: A Selby Avenue Ramble, St. Paul, MN

The 920 block of Selby Avenue, in St. Paul, MN, is the heart of a neighborhood. Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe , Bouquets by Carolyn, and Obama Campaign Headquarters comingle in this short stretch of brick and mortar between Milton and Chatsworth. “Mayor” Mychael Wright and wife Stephanie, owners of Golden Thyme are prominent figures in theContinue reading “Golden Thyme Cafe, Bouquets by Carolyn: A Selby Avenue Ramble, St. Paul, MN”

Weekly Photo Challenge November 2, 2012

Saint Paul, MN developed a water themed park fronting the Mississippi a few years ago, featuring twin fountains. They look like giant arms atop stoney pillars; water flowing and splashing 20 feet to the earth below. On really hot days you can wade in the pool created beneath, or stand under the cascading stream!

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