This is the last Grove e-news to be published in 2011. The next Grove e-news will be published in January 2012. Newsletter archives are online.
It was a close call for Helen Foster and Fred Cooper's home, 2190 Folwell, when this tree fell across Burton Street following the Aug. 1 storm that blew through our neighborhood.
Photo credit: George Weiblen
Annual Fall Potluck Picnic & Buckthorn Bust
3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Rain or Shine
Residents are asked to bring a rake, garden gloves and a dish to share. Watch for an e-flyer with more information.
Annual Grove Homeowners Association Meeting features a guest speaker on household storm water runoff prevention
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Falcon Heights City Hall
2077 West Larpenteur Avenue
Find out why "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named stormwater runoff as our nation’s biggest water quality threat" (http://www.bluethumb.org/why/); easy things homeowners can do to postively affect or capture stormwater runoff; and resources and grants available to homeowners to do so. Capitol Region Watershed District administrator, Mark Doneux, will present.
More pictures from Night to Unite 2011: (pictured above) Ann Bechtell, Grove president, and Phil Pardey, co-treasurer/secretary; (and below) splashing around are Bridget Keel and Norah Caflisch.
The traffic triangle garden project has almost completed its first growing season (pictured right). Much work has been done by many residents. We hope the volunteer effort and the garden will continue to grow.
The group met their goal to plant 1/3 of the triangle this summer. Great job, everyone!
A mix of native and non-native hardy perennials are planted with a few annuals for color until the perennials become established. This year, the beds required some watering; however, the garden is designed to be relatively self-sustaining once plants are established.
The city of Falcon Heights will continue to mow the existing grass. I'd like to thank all the people that have contributed time, effort and money; purchased plants; or shared plants from their own gardens. At the risk missing someone (and apologize if I do), I would like to thank the following people:
For plant donations purchased and shared: Helen Foster, Cynthia Hobbie, Karen Kloser, Karen Tang, David and Maryanne Wark, George Weiblen, Brenda Zimmerman
For time and labor: Brett Arenz, Ann Bechtell, Rose Cherlin, Paul Crowell, Helen Foster, Cynthia Hobbie, Karen Kloser, Elise Schiffman, Brenda Zimmerman
For monetary donations: David & Mary Ann Wark, Alan Smith & Monika Chandler
For water and hoses: Kloser/Schiffman household, Wagner household, Crowell/Stillman household
— Rebecca Montgomery, project organizer
Caroline Ann Montgomery Weiblen joined brother Carl, almost 3, and parents, Rebecca Montgomery and George Weiblen on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:56 a.m. 7 lbs.-2 oz. Congratulations!
back to top
Now listed with Coldwell Banker Burnet: Sarah Kinney
Our municipal government is one of seven cities statewide to reach the second step stage designation for best practices in sustainability efforts. Falcon Heights has:
• Conducted a city-wide carbon footprint analysis for future impact
• Installed energy efficient, cost saving lighting in city buildings
• Zoned for higher densities in redevelopment areas
• Added more bike racks and pedestrian facilities
• Expanded the community garden
• Rebates on building permit fees for qualifying purchases, and
• Instituted a Buy Local campaign with prize incentives
Shop to support these local businesses and win prizes! Collect stickers at the 7 of the 13 local businesses pictured above. Get a card at City Hall and return it with your stickers and a chance to win. Drawings are held quarterly and prizes are from participating businesses.
back to top
• Have something to sell or give away?
• Need a handyman referral?
• Want to organize a gathering?
• Post lost or found items?
• Looking for a golf partner?
Go to the online message board to read the postings. However to post, you must register a username and password to log-in.
How does the online message board work? Once you are registered, you will have to check the Forum for updates, there will be no notifications sent for new messages posted.
Of the free online message boards evaluated, ravelly.com:
- has no popup ads except the banner above (nothing is free)
- archives up to 300 threaded-style, searchable messages
- is hosted on an offsite server
- is a spam protected, safe and secure forum
back to top