• By Katie Emmons/NOHOA President
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As we roll up our sleeves and look to the year ahead, the NOHOA Board has some new people, reconfigured roles and lots of exciting plans and ideas to share with you. 

  • By Shannon Granholm/Quad Community Editor
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From infants, to toddlers, to middle schoolers or high schoolers, to college students, to parents, to grandparents and even great-grandparents, music can be powerful and allows us to relate to one another. 

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North Oaks resident Don Craighead will be honored at a Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo Feb.28-March 1 at the Depot in Minneapolis. More than 500 global leaders in robotics research, design, business development, investment, law and policy will shar…

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Winter is the best time to prune trees to keep them healthy and protect them from disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

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Bethel media production major Andrew Hed produced a video that won his family’s business a $7,500 grant last summer.  Hed Cycling, a competitive bicycle wheel manufacturer, was one of just 10 businesses nationwide to receive the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant. To win, the company had to sub…

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February’s Weed of the Month is garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Garlic mustard is an edible, biennial herb that emits a strong garlic odor. It was brought to the United States from Europe and has naturalized in many eastern and Midwestern states. In Minnesota, it is widespread in the so…

  • By Joan Brainerd/Contributing Writer
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Recently, the East Oaks Road bulletin board was demolished when a car ran into it.  A decision on whether it will be replaced is awaiting the outcome of a discussion on possible improvements to the entrances. Unfortunately, this bulletin board was not available when recycling cart informatio…

  • By Kathy Laur/Contributing Writer
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“Click your heels together three times and say there’s no place like St. Odilia for musical theater.”  In its 25th year of putting on musicals, St. Odilia is off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! This timeless classic by L. Frank Baum is a favorite among young and not-so-young viewers.

  • By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor
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VADNAIS HEIGHTS — A “veterans village” under construction on the corner of Arcade Street and Garceau Lane is the dream of Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman, who was inspired to start an affordable housing nonprofit after hearing a message from U2’s Bono at his church.

  • By Katy Ross/Contributing Writer
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On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the city of North Oaks will begin single-sort recycling. This means that residents may put all paper, cans and glass in the same container. If residents want to continue to use their current recycling bins, they may do so. For a list of what can and cannot be recycled, pl…

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North Oaks members of the Mounds View Girls Swim & Dive team celebrated a successful season at the North Oaks Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 4. Pictured left to right are senior Libby Fleming, senior Morgan Kerfeld, 7th grader Sara Wilkowske, freshman Lauren Lian, 7th grader Kira McCallum, fr…

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I don’t know about you, but as summer turns to autumn, I can only think of getting out on the links and playing golf. When the season starts, we should do our best to prepare for success. Even if we haven’t made time in the winter or spring to lose those few extra pounds, increase our flexib…