The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.

                              

A Line (Snelling BRT) Information Session

Join the MGCC Transportation Committee and Katie Roth from Metro Transit on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Smail Gallery (located in the Olin-Rice Science Center - click here for map) at Macalester College to learn more about the A Line coming to Mac-Groveland. All are welcome to attend. 

A short presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a Q & A session and open house to follow. 

Frost Fest 2015

Join us for a wintertime tradition! Frost Fest will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Groveland Recreation Center warming house and ice rink. The event will feature free hot chocolate and treats, music provided by DJ Stevie Ray and skating on the general rink (skates available to use).
 
Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Hallie Q. Brown food shelf. 
 
Schedule of Activities: 
 
1:00-2:15 p.m. Decorate a Puck
1:00-2:15 p.m. Puck Shot Contest
1:30-2:15 p.m. Kids Skate Races
2:15-2:30 p.m. Prizes announced
2:30-3:00 p.m. Dance Party with DJ Stevie Ray
 
Please note: Frost Fest will be canceled if there are any harsh weather conditions on January 31st (blizzard or extreme temperatures under 0 degrees). 
 
Interested in volunteering? Email mgcc@macgrove.org
 
 

Congratulations to 2014 Macalester-Groveland Neighborhood Honor Roll Recipients

Our neighborhood derives its strength and success from the bonds of community and commitment of those who live, work, learn and play here. Macalester-Groveland is lucky to have many neighbors committed to growing and benefiting our community in spectacular ways.

Every year, we recognize outstanding community members and volunteers from Macalester-Groveland as part of the citywide Neighborhood Honor Roll Celebration. The Macalester-Groveland Community Council nominates neighbors who have made significant and lasting impacts in the community each year who they feel deserve special recognition.

This year’s Honor Roll Celebration will take place Friday, January 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas Binz Refectory, Summit Avenue. Mayor Christopher Coleman and City Council President Kathy Lantry will recognize this year’s honorees at the celebration. Light hors d’oeuvres  will be provided and the Davu Seru Jazz Trio will perform. Honorees names will also be added to a plaque that will hang in City Hall. cognition. MGCC has selected four winners who will join other honorees from across the city at this special celebration in their honor.

You are welcome to join us in celebrating these community members’ contributions to their neighborhoods and city.

Randolph Avenue Reconstruction Information

Randolph Avenue will be reconstructed in 2015 and 2016: 

"Ramsey County, in cooperation with the City of Saint Paul, will reconstruct Randolph Avenue from Snelling Avenue to I-35E to replace the deteriorating roadway section. The preliminary engineering phase of the project is underway. The project construction will take place over two years.  Randolph Avenue reconstruction in 2015 will be between Brimhall Street and Syndicate Street.   Randolph Avenue reconstruction in 2016 will be between Syndicate Street and I-35E.  CLICK HERE for the project layout.

The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. The street reconstruction will include concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer drains, sanitary sewer and water main repairs, new bituminous pavement, sodded boulevards, lantern style street lighting, and new sidewalks with upgraded pedestrian curb ramps. Randolph Avenue will remain in its current configuration of two travel lanes and two parking lanes." - Ramsey County Public Works 

Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More and Share Feedback: 

Randolph Public Meeting
February 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Highland Park Community Center (formerly referred to as Hillcrest Recreation Center), 1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul 

Macalester-Groveland Community Council Transportation Committee Meeting
February 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Edgcumbe Recreation  Center, 320 S. Griggs Street, Saint Paul

2015 Home Improvement Fair

Now accepting applications!

The 23rd Annual Macalester-Groveland & Highland Area Home Improvement Fair will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Cretin-Derham Hall (550 South Albert Street) in Saint Paul from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Home Improvement Fair is one of our neighborhood’s most popular events, bringing hundreds of area homeowners to attend and learn about your products, services, and/or educational efforts.

Register by filling out either the Exhbitor or Sponsor Application (below) and return it with the fee to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) at 320 South Griggs Street, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

The application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015.  Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t delay!

Snow Reminders

Remember, stpaul.gov/snow  is your best source for Snow Emergency information. Click here to receive notifications via email or text when a Snow Emergency is declared.

Teardowns: What MGCC is doing and how you can get involved

In the past weeks, our community has had many conversations around teardowns in the neighborhood.  These conversations highlight a problem that communities throughout the metro area are struggling to address: a property is quietly bought, approved for demolition, and replaced with ill-fitting new construction, all without any notice to surrounding neighbors or community groups.

The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) has been working to proactively address neighborhood concerns about the increasing pace of home teardowns and new construction in Macalester-Groveland. 

Join the Organics Recycling Drop-off Site

The Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site is now a completely free service to anyone who lives or works in Saint Paul, thanks to support from the City of Saint Paul.  By participating, you'll reduce waste, save money on your trash bill, and minimize your family's environmental impact by joining the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site.  Joining the program or renewing your membership is easy: visit www.macgrove.org/organics to download a registration form. 

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