We are so happy to announce that SUPC will be hosting a Mini Drop-off Cleanup Event! Do you have any electronics, appliances, or documents that you need to get rid of? Then Save the Date!
JUNE 2, 2018
8 AM- 1 PM
Sears Parking Lot, 425 Rice Street
Accepted Items (small fees apply):
No refuse disposal
The Summit-University Planning Council, in partnership with The City of Saint Paul, will be hosting a small scale community drop off event on June 2! We need lots of volunteers to make it work, and we are looking for these positions:
1. Morning Shift 7:30-10:30
2. Afternoon Shift 10:30-1:30
3. Volunteer Photographer
4. Pickup crew to assist neighborhood elders
Adults 18+ Can register by visiting https://www.volunteersignup.org/4T4QL
or by calling 651-228-1855
Youth 16-17 are able to register only with a registered adult, please call for assistance.
By Mike Foley
It’s that time of year when snow and ice (are supposed to) give way to grass and leaves. It’s also the time of year when sidewalks, trails, bike lanes and neighborhood streets see more bikers and walkers.
In Minnesota, drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians not only at marked crosswalks but also at all intersections without crosswalks or stop lights. It’s the law! Failure to obey the law is a misdemeanor. A second violation within one year is a gross misdemeanor.
Pedestrians must obey traffic signs and signals at all intersections that have them.
Failure to yield the right-of-way and driver inattention/distraction are the main contributing factors in pedestrian crashes.
When it comes to bikes, bicyclists may ride on all Minnesota roads, except where restricted. Bicyclists should ride on the road (not the sidewalk) and must ride in the same direction as traffic.
When it comes to safety, bicyclists and motorists are equally responsible for bicycle safety. The number-one factor contributing to bicycle-vehicle collisions is failure to yield the right-of-way — by bicyclists and drivers alike.
About one-half of all bicycle-vehicle collisions are due to a variety of bicyclist behaviors, such as disregarding a traffic sign or signal. The other half are caused by vehicle driver behaviors, such as inattention and distraction.
Tips for drivers:
Tips for bicyclists:
Tips for pedestrians:
By Megan Jaunich
Heritage Tea House Boutique, 360 W. University Avenue (Suite 103)
Please join us in welcoming Heritage Tea House to the Summit-University District!
ot only do they offer breakfast, lunch, coffee, wine, and more than 24 loose-leaf teas, Heritage Tea House is also an African Cultural Boutique, and hosts events such as "Soulful Saturdays", with dates currently scheduled through the spring. If you haven't stopped in, you should!
Thursday Nights 8 PM- Open Mic
Friday Nights 5 PM- R&B and Chill
Saturday Nights 8:30 PM- Soulful Saturdays
Find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeritageTeaHouse/
Have you heard about Jane's Walk? It is an international movement for community members to host "walk and talks" in their neighborhoods. Here in Saint Paul, Carol Swenson (who also works with SUPC on the Dale Street Project) is coordinating events during the month of May!
Please join us at one of the upcoming Jane's Walk Events! They are free, fun, and don't require registration.
Learn more at:
By Garry Nordenstam
Roasting a whole head of cauliflower makes for a dramatic presentation and utterly delicious vegetable.
1 head of cauliflower
For Garnish - Lemon Juice, Aleppo pepper, chives
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.Remove any leaves and the stock (carefully) keeping the head together.
3.Rub olive oil over the entire head of cauliflower - top and bottom.
4.Sprinkle the cauliflower with salt.
5.Place in a cast iron pan and cover it with foil.
6.Roast for 30 minutes.
7.Remove foil and roast another 60 minutes.
8.Dress it with some lemon juice, a little Aleppo pepper and chives.
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