Red Bull Crashed Ice is returning to Summit University January 19-20. The event is a championship for ice cross downhill, a blend of downhill skiing, hockey, and motocross. The course begins at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and winds downhill ending near Kellogg Boulevard.
For more information:
"Each year, the General Mills Foundation and UNCF present an annual MLK Holiday Breakfast in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With the help of countless volunteers, Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul hosts breakfasts at multiple neighborhood locations, featuring a live broadcast of the General Mills event as well as a hot breakfast and local programming. Join us for these inspiring community celebrations."
There will be a breakfast held in Summit-University at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Please visit this site to register to attend: http://interfaithaction.org/mlk
393 Marshall is where the Boy Scouts headquarters currently is, on the corner of Marshall and Western. The applicant (Exeter Group) is interested in purchasing the property, demolishing the current structure, and building housing on the lot.
At this time, they have only applied to rezone the lot at 393 Marshall from OS (office) to T2 (residential). If the property is rezoned, they will begin to develop their site plans. You can find more information about the city's zoning code here:
Their application was filed in early November, and notice was sent to neighbors close to the property. They met with SUPC at our November 14 Neighborhood Development Committee meeting, and SUPC officially voted to oppose the application. The basis for this decision was that we felt there was not enough contact or conversation with neighbors leading up to this major change, and opposed moving forward without community discussion. SUPC sent a formal letter to the City explaining this decision and concern.
Their Saint Paul Zoning Committee hearing was on November 21, where they voted to support the rezoning application. Their next steps will be:
Saint Paul City Council public hearing- 3 pm at Saint Paul City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd. W.
If you have any comments or concerns you are able to participate by writing our Ward 1 City Council Office:
310-A City Hall 15 Kellogg Blvd. West
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Or you can write to us and we will forward your letter!
I have a partner named Jen and two cats (Sienna and Zoey).
How long have you lived in the neighborhood:
I moved to the neighborhood in July 2016.
What do you call your "hometown":
I grew up just across the Wisconsin border in a small town called New Richmond.
I work as a web developer of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Favorite thing about Summit-University:
I love the vitality of the community, especially the Selby business district. I spend a lot of time walking and biking through the neighborhood and enjoying the big, shady trees and friendly people.
What you hope to bring to SUPC:
I aim to bring a fresh perspective to the board. I hope to represent the interests of renters and low-income families. I want the board to think not only about how our decisions affect all our neighbors, but also people who may move here in the future.
Mike is a SUPC Board Member who represents Sub-District F.
Are you interested in getting involved and helping shape YOUR neighborhood? We have many opportunities at SUPC, including positions on the Board of Directors.
If you live in sub-district A, B, or D, you can petition to join the Board this year! Positions in other sub-districts will be up for election in September. Want to learn more? Join us at our monthly meeting, attend one of our committee meetings, or contact our office. You can find out more here: http://www.summit-university.org/board--committees.html
Though we prefer you shop local at one of our excellent neighborhood shops, we know that sometimes you need something they just don't have. Luckily, there's still a way to benefit our neighborhood even if you shop online.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Get set up!
Here's how you can have a portion of your Amazon Smile purchases donated to the Summit-University Planning Council:
1. Sign in to Smile.Amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
2. Under "Select a charity" use the search bar to type in " Summit-University Planning Council ."
3. Select "Summit-University Planning Council" from the list of charities.
4. Check the box that says "Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Summit-University Planning Council." Then click the "Start Shopping" button.
Whenever you log on to make an Amazon purchase, make sure to start from smile.amazon.com. You may even want to bookmark that page. Savvy users may also want to check out the SmileAlways extension for Chrome web browsers. SmileAlways automatically redirects all Amazon.com pages to Smile.Amazon.com.
I have lived in the Summit-University neighborhood for about four and half years. After renting here for a year, my partner and I decided to buy a house in the Rondo neighborhood and make this our permanent home. I love the beauty and diversity of this community and I enjoy staying involved through the Summit-University Planning Council.
I am passionate about the environment and work in Public Services for Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, cooking, traveling, and helping to beautify the neighborhood through my ever-evolving gardens.
Liz is a SUPC Board Member who represents Sub-District C.
December 26, 2017 from 1pm to 4pm @ MLK Recreation Center
Join us as we bask in the warmth of family, community, and culture together. Activities will include spoken word, community art collaboration, and musical performances by youth. A light luncheon will be served. Contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Youth Spring Sports Registration
Registration for youth spring volleyball, futsal soccer, and floor hockey runs January 1-31. The early bird discount runs January 1-5:
Registration for Spring Blast is now open. Spring Blast is a free program offered from 1pm-4pm during spring break at recreation centers throughout Saint Paul. For ages 6-12.
Winter/Spring Activity Registration
Winter/spring activity registration is now open at MLK and Jimmy Lee Recreation Centers. Browse and register for activities online.
Join Selby Ave merchants for a special evening on December 21st, from 4-8pm.
The Summit-University Planning Council will have cookies, cider, and fun activities! Other particpipants include:
The Muddy Pig
Great Harvest Bakery
The French Hen
The Curling Club
The Co Op