Good Neighbors in St. Louis Park

Storm clean-up, generous residents and community favorites

The recent round of storms over the weekend wreaked havoc around the Twin Cities area and unfortunately, St. Louis Park was not entirely spared. Once again neighbors came together to help one another out. The City of St. Louis Park website, stlouispark.org, has detailed information for residents about a variety of storm-related recovery activities. There will be curbside pick-up of debris beginning on Tuesday, June 25 (see the website for specific disposal instructions).  If there is a downed tree on your block, be a good neighbor to city workers by parking your car at least 100 feet away.  Additionally, the drop-off site for brush, logs and branches, located at 2501 Edgewood Ave. S., will offer extended hours through July 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A valid ID with a St. Louis Park address is required.  Speaking of good neighbors, a special “thank you” to all who joined us at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Wednesday, June 19 for the unveiling of our “Best of St. Louis Park” winners.  It was a great evening made even more special by the support of several sponsors: Discover St. Louis Park, 36 Park, St. Louis Park Emergency Program, The Indulge and Bloom Group, DoubleTree by Hilton, the WǀS Duo and Muddy Paws Cheesecake.  One more neighborly note: Tami Cabrera, owner of Muddy Paws, was on hand to give an update on the recent Peter Hobart Elementary fundraiser to benefit families affected by the Lilydale tragedy and to express gratitude for the outpouring of support. Thanks to the generosity of local donors and bidders, $32,000 was raised in just over two weeks.  In Cabrera’s words, “together, we made history and helped these families affected by a tragedy that brought us all together.”  The generous spirit of St. Louis Park residents is once again revealed. Read all about the “Best of St. Louis Park” winners in the July issue of St. Louis Park Magazine.