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Photo Night Rescheduled

The Community Photo Night has been rescheduled to Oct. 10, 6:30 pm. There is still time to send in your photos!

Have your photos of St. Paul’s University Avenue neighborhoods projected on our 40-foot screen on the evening of Sunday, October 10 for our “COMMUNITY PHOTO NIGHT.” This is open to all photographers, amateur or professional, University Avenue resident or not.

All types of photography will be considered, including photos of people, things, landscapes, conceptual, or family snapshots (but only your family snapshots if you live in a University Avenue neighborhood). The photos should be taken in the area north of I-94, south of Pierce Butler, East of Emerald Street (two blocks west of Hwy 280) and west of I-35E.

Send a maximum of 3 jpgs (around 1.2 mb) to: info@wingyounghuie.com

Or drop off a CD (maximum of 3 jpgs) at the Project(ion) Site anytime during projection hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 7 pm – 9:30 pm, 1433 University Avenue (across the street from Walmart, next to the Town House Bar).

This is not a photography contest, rather a way of creating an epic family album from all points of view! Photos selected will be at the discretion of Wing Young Huie.

Read more about the University Avenue Project here.

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Remember Rondo

Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation is opening RONDO’s Coffee Café at the new mixed-used development Frogtown Square on University Avenue and Dale Street in St. Paul. Commercial space is opening at the end of 2010; housing is opening in February 2011.

We are asking all of the RONDO Community and its FRIENDS to join in and help us make this realty come true by participating in our fundraiser. By supporting us, you will assist us in creating another legacy and tribute to the memory of the Rondo Community, help us create jobs for those that are most hard to employ, and help us create a mini-museum to those lives that made RONDO a great place to live, work, worship and raise us.

YOU ARE RONDO!

YOU can particiapte in one of three ways:

  • Buy the naming rights to a coffee, latte, or other beverage for $500 – name that special flavor after your family name
  • Buy a coffee table and emboss a picture of a family memory or great place to go that once existed in the RONDO neighborhood for $400
  • Buy a spot on the wall of fame with a picture of a family memory or great place to go that once existed in the RONDO neighborhood for $300

To see a sample table or to get more information stop by our office or contact:

Nieeta Presley
Aurora/St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation
774 University Avenue W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
651/222-0399
Email
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Unify University Parade Video

Coverage of the community parade along University Avenue in St. Paul to the Western Sculpture Park and the Hmong Arts and Music Festival on Aug. 21.

The parade was organized by concerned citizens and community groups, including the Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition on Affordable Housing (MICAH), the Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC), the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), the District 7 Planning Council, the St. Paul Council of Churches, and more. The groups were brought together by concerns over the light rail and want to show their care, concern and pride in the University Avenue communities.

U7 Client Winning Community Support

flamingo logo

News from the Neighborhood Development Center: University Avenue Business Collaborative (U7), an initiative of eight local organizations, is helping to strengthen small businesses along University Avenue before, during and after the Central Corridor Light Rail project with free ‘results driven marketing’. One of their clients is Flamingo Restaurant, a small restaurant in St. Paul that opened last January, serving Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali food. Flamingo was recently featured on the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Also, here’s another great article on Flamingo from Twin Cities food blog, The Heavy Table.

Join Us for Community Gathering!

University Community logoSaturday, August 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

University between Western and Marion!

Public Assembly at Western Park 11:15!

We want a better University Avenue! We want a more unified University Avenue! The light rail is coming and we want to celebrate our community, and show our pride! And we want you to celebrate with us!

We will be going from Jackson School, along Thomas to Virginia, along Virginia to University, along University to Galtier and along Galtier to the Western Sculpture Park and the Hmong Arts and Music Festival!

After the parade, we will have a Public Assembly on the main stage at the Music Festival. We will be speaking about what brought us out from 11:15- 11:45!

This parade has been organized by concerned citizens and community groups, including the Metropolitan Interfaith Coalition on Affordable Housing (MICAH), the Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC), the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), the District 7 Planning Council, the St. Paul Council of Churches, and more. We have been brought together by concerns over the light rail, and want to show our care, concern, and pride in the University Avenue communities.

We are still accepting registrations, if you wish to participate in the parade! (Contact Vaughn Larry at ASANDC at 651-222-0399 or by email. ) We would love to see you either in the crowd, in the parade, or at the Hmong Arts and Music Festival! For further information, contact John Slade at 651-491-2084 or by email.

Credit for Hard Work

Transportation Equity Network, a national nonprofit, awarded Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff the 2010 Rosa Parks Award for defending civil rights through transportation policy. The video above begins with an introduction by Lonnie Ellis, lead transportation organizer with TEN member ISAIAH. In his speech, Rogoff credited the hard work of the community on East University Avenue for securing the three missing Central Corridor Light Rail stations at Hamline, Western and Victoria.

Development Community Information and Input Session

Central Corridor light rail station rendering

Monday, July 26th
1:00-2:30pm
Central Corridor Resource Center
1080 University Avenue West (south side of University, just east of Lexington)

Come hear about preliminary Saint Paul staff recommendations and provide your ideas, comments and questions on zoning in the Central Corridor area and possible changes to Traditional Neighborhood zoning regulations that would apply citywide. We are engaging in an informal public discussion process to get community input prior to finalizing staff recommendations to the Planning Commission. This session is targeted to developers and other involved in the development process.

Buses #16 and 50 stop near the Central Corridor Resource Center.

If you have any questions, please visit the city web site and click on ‘Central Corridor Zoning Study’ or send an email.