October 1, 2011

This Weekend - Lawn Care - $40 Core Aeration Service

Jeff Ambrose has a number of homes lined up for core aeration this weekend.  He completed our yard today and did a great job.  

Halloween Fright Farm (Low Scare matinee Sunday Oct 30)

This message was sent to me by our neighbor Jody Schwab:

Hello Neighbors,
If you and your family are looking for a great event to attend this Halloween, please read on!

I have attached a flyer for the Ramsey County Sheriff's Fright Farm event.
This is a total volunteer event, the "barn" where the event is held is transformed each year into a elaborate "haunted house".

In addition to our main event we offer a "low scare" for children.
This special “Low Scare” matinee for kids is held Sunday, October 30th from Noon to 4 PM. Admission to the low scare haunt is only $5 for all ages.

Regular Event Dates: October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-31
Time: 7 PM – 10 PM, Admission $10.00

You might recognize one of the actors!

I wanted to extend invitations to the neighborhood. 
This is truly a great Halloween event, and much less expensive than other haunts in the area.

Please check out our web site, and pass the word to others in our "hood"!
Web site: www.frightfarm.org


Jody Schwab
Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Training Unit

September 27, 2011

November 8 School Levy Renewal - Informational Community Meetings

On November 8, voters in the White Bear Lake Area School District will vote on a proposed renewal of the district's Local Operating Levy that was passed in 2007. A renewal does not increase taxes - it simply renews the current levy. 

Since the levy was last approved in 2007, the District has kept our promises to the community, seen a rise in test scores, been recognized for stewardship in our management of resources, and formed innovative partnerships that improve opportunities for students. Additional information about these accomplishments can be found at http://www.whitebear.k12.mn.us/pdfs/6FactsBookmarkFINAL.pdf.

Failure to renew this existing operating levy will result in a $14 million loss in revenue and would require planning to:
· Reduce staff, which will increase class sizes.
· Reduce or eliminate programs.
· Close and consolidate school sites.

Parents and community members have the opportunity get information and submit questions at  http://www.whitebear.k12.mn.us/levyrenewal.html. 

In addition, the district is hosting three community information sessions. Please take the opportunity to gather information and ask questions so you can make an informed decision on November 8.

Community Information Meetings:
  • 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 at Vadnais Heights City Hall
  • 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Hugo City Hall
  • 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at White Bear Lake City Council Chamber
If you are not able to attend the community meetings but have questions, you are welcome to contact me at 651-407-7563 or contact Pete Willcoxon Sr., Executive Director of Business Services, at 651-407-7515.

Dr. Michael Lovett,
White Bear Lake Area Schools
Serving the communities of Birchwood, Gem Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Maplewood, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township.