News briefs

Area lawmakers host meeting

State Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, and Reps. Kathy Lohmer, R-Stillwater, and Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, will hold a town hall meeting at the 7 p.m. July 8 at the Stillwater Public Library.

The legislators will give an update of the 2013 Legislative session and answer questions from constituents. All residents are invited to participate.

“We are honored to represent the people of District 39 at the State Capitol, and we look forward to hearing about the issues that are important to our constituents,” Housley said.

Contact Housley at 651-296-4351, email at or U.S. Mail at 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 21, State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.

Volunteer for St. Croix trail cleanup

Volunteers are sought to spend a morning clearing litter and invasive species along the St. Croix River to prepare for a new trail leading from downtown Stillwater.

The event is 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. July 27 followed by a complimentary lunch. Conservation Corps Minnesota youth crews will lead the cleanup on the future Brown’s Creek Trail, starting at the Depot on the north end of Main Street. The trail follows the former Minnesota Zephyr rail line and, when complete, link downtown Stillwater to the Gateway Trail that runs to St. Paul.

“This trail will be an important link between downtown Stillwater and the Gateway rail and connect more people to the river,” said Stillwater Mayor Ken Harycki. “The city greatly appreciates the service of volunteer and young people in the Conservation Corps who are improving the public’s access to outdoor recreation in the St. Croix Valley.”

Walsh speaks at museum

NORTH ST. PAUL — The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting welcomes renowned American psychologist, educator and author, Dr. David Walsh, as speaker at the July 12 “Pause that Refreshes” speaker series.

Walsh specializes in issues directly affecting Scouting today: parenting, family life and the impact of media on children and teens. He will speak on parenting, civility and the adolescent brain.

Walsh’s latest book, “Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids,” equips parents with usable information across a range of topics, like exercise, nutrition, play, sleep, stress, self-discipline, emotional intelligence and connection.

The “Pause that Refreshes” program is 12 to 1:30 p.m. July 12. Cost is $10 and a light lunch is provided. Space is limited so RSVP to Katy Epler at or call 651-748-2880.

Lakeview Bridge marathon results

The 30th summer session of Lakeview Foundation’s Bridge Marathon has begun and play has been completed for the period ending June 30. Group leaders are:

Daytime Group

  • Sharon Lammers and Janet Meisterling, 13,540
  • Mary Charpentier and Karen Charpentier, 11,650
  • Mary Jo Teed and Barb Dahlke, 11,630
  • Karen Finnegan and Mavis Hornby, 9,710

Evening Group

  • Debbie and Steve Johnson, 5,160
  • Mariam and John Calkins, 4,770
  • Karen and Jim Dahl, 4,570

The bridge marathon raises money for the Lakeview Foundation scholarship fund. Call Chairman Barb Dahlke at 651-439-4162 for any information this community-wide activity.

Club celebrates 25 years with party

Adventure Club celebrates its 25th anniversary with a party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 18 at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater.

The event is for anyone who has been involved with Adventure Club or is interested in learning more about the program. A bounce house, face painting, DJ, PowerUp, food donated in part by Famous Dave’s and cake will be provided at no cost to party attendees.

Visit for more information about Adventure Club.