Community

Rake-A-Difference Day sign-ups Community Thread is seeking volunteers to help seniors throughout Washington County rake their yards Saturday, Oct. 25. This family-friendly volunteer activity engages approximately 700 volunteers to rake approximately 80 yards of seniors who otherwise are not able to do so. Sign-ups welcomed by individuals or groups through Friday, Oct. 10. Raking typically [...]

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Oak Park Heights announced that it began a second round of chlorination in the city’s water system after it again tested positive for non-harmful “total coliform bacteria.” The city began chlorinating the water system a second time on Sept. 17, and will do so until approximately mid-October, when the city estimates that utility construction will [...]

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The Washington County Historical Society announces that Frederick L. Johnson will be the featured speaker for the Washington County Historical Society membership dinner meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater. Johnson has taught in St. Paul Public Schools for 34 years, earning the Minnesota Chamber Foundation’s Education Excellence Award [...]

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BY LEE MILLER GAZETTE COLUMNIST A ride around Long Lake shows how summer has slipped through our fingers. In the back yard, the high-bush cranberries and prairie rose hips are red and bitter tasting. And the rose hips have little thorns or spines. In the Expensive Garden, the last of the black heirloom tomatoes are almost [...]

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