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Stone Soup Thrift Shop in St. Paul Park is recruiting people who like to bowl, never bowled in their life, or just want to help local families in need. The ninth-annual Soup-er Bowl fundraiser will take place Saturday, April 22, at Park Grove Bowl, 1020 Hastings Ave., St. Paul Park.
The Queen Esther chapter of the Order of Eastern Star has been quietly active in south Washington County for 100 years. Known for its huge holiday cookie sales and salad luncheon fundraisers, the chapter supports academic scholarships, donations to the Friends in Need Food Shelf and cancer research, and holds annual blood drives.
Early spring cool weather vegetables, flowers and herbs will welcome shoppers to opening day at the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ Farmers Market, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the corner of 70th Street and Lamar Avenue in Old Cottage Grove. Market manager Kim Heilmann said vendors will have scallions, several varieties of lettuce, asparagus, cucumbers, flowers and fresh herbs for sale on opening day.
It’s not exercise, it’s not yoga, it’s Feldenkrais — gentle movements that can help relieve pain, improve posture or cure a golf slice. “Feldenkrais—Awareness Through Movement” is one of the...
Jennifer Cheeseman, a former training specialist at Target Corp. headquarters, has spent her first term on the St. Paul Park City Council learning how things operate and making connections. “Now that I’m more comfortable in that role I want to continue to serve in those areas I’m most passionate about,” said Cheesman, one of three candidates for two City Council seats in the Nov.
Longtime South Washington County Bulletin reporter and columnist Judy Spooner is undergoing therapy and round-the-clock care after suffering a major stroke.
Visit a Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce event and you’ll probably find Jean Brown working there. Brown, advertising sales manager at the South Washington County Bulletin newspaper, was named Business Person of the Year at the Chamber’s 2014 Annual Banquet. She was nominated by four members. “Jean connects with people; they trust her,” said Becky Fox, an independent consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., in Cottage Grove, and a Chamber colleague.
Parishioners at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Basswood Grove in Denmark Township will celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary Sunday, June 8.
Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 has donated $500 to the Disabled Veterans Rest Camp at Big Marine Lake.
Sending care packages to troops serving overseas has become a monthly routine for three organizations in south Washington County—a routine that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In 2003, Linda Lehrke, a Cottage Grove resident and mother of five sons, three of whom are in the military, gathered a few friends together to send a care package to a soldier overseas. “My son Karl, who was serving in Iraq, started it,” Lehrke said recently.