Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This year’s six Distinguished Volunteer Service Award recipients have contributed more than 4,335 hours of volunteer service to the Park District.
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Tuesday, April 9
Information provided by Three Rivers Park District. In recognition of their contributions to Three Rivers Park District, six volunteers have been awarded the Park District’s Distinguished Volunteer Service Award. “The Distinguished Volunteer Service Award is a way to acknowledge outstanding representatives of our dedicated park volunteers,” said Deb Vosler, volunteer coordinator for the Park District. “In 2012, 811 ongoing volunteers donated more than 32,400 hours to programs and services within the park system. We simply would not be able to deliver the number of high-quality programs and services to the public without them.” This year’s six Distinguished Volunteer Service Award recipients have contributed more than 4,335 hours of …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The school is just $10,000 from a new and safer playground. To hit the goal, the PTO has partnered with many local vendors and businesses for fundraisers.
The goal to provide all Richfield S.T.E.M. School students with a safe playground is no longer a pie in the sky dream. The schools PTO has raised $240,000 to replace the existing equipment, which is just $10,000 short of its goal. Before being re-branded Richfield S.T.E.M. School in 2010, the former Richfield Intermediate School housed third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, and at one time sixth-graders. Now that the building is home to kindergarten through Grade 5 students, many parents became concerned about the safety of the playground equipment. "We have some kids as young as four years old now," Lisa Randolph, a member of S.T.E.M.'s PTO told Richfield Patch in a previous interview. "We need to make the playground safer for those little …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
RSA needs a recreational league director before its Jan. 6, 2013 meeting.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted to Richfield Patch. Dear Editor, We have reached a critical crossroads for Richfield Soccer. With registration for the 2013 spring/summer season right around the corner (Feb. 1, 2013), the time has come for the current board to make a decision on whether or not there will be a recreational league for the upcoming season. Despite RSA's request for a parent or adult to volunteer their time as the recreational league coordinator, unfortunately as of Dec. 14, no one has done so. The recreational league director is a big job: setting the schedule, finding coaches, organizing teams, and troubleshooting are some of the tasks required. There are people to help, though. RSA has board members in …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Students collected more than 8.000 items.
Richfield Middle School students collected more than 8,000 non-perishable food items for VEAP last week. VEAP, or Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, is a nonprofit that provides a variety of services and programs for Richfield, Edina, Bloomington and South Minneaplis residents. Dean Kasparek’s eighth-grade science class collected the most items, brining in more than 1,700 items, according to the Sun Current. The class got The Hobbit prize packs and tickets to a pre-screening of the new movie from the director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy from Warner Brothers. Do you have an upcoming Richfield event? Put it on the calendar. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Friday, November 16, 2012
On Nov. 13, School of Engineering and Arts students listened to Aaron Holm and Richfield resident Rob Rieckenberg, both amputees, talk about the challenges of living without legs, and the benefits of technology.
When Richfield resident Rob Rieckenberg was 26 years old, he was mugged on his way to a friend's house. He was left unconscious on the railroad tracks in Minneapolis when a train hit him. When Rieckenberg woke up in the Hennepin County Medical Center, he had 60 staples in his head and his right leg was amputated. Aaron Holm was 40 years old when he decided to help a co-worker who got a flat tire on Interstate 394. In the process of changing her tire, a car traveling on the shoulder hit Holm at 55 miles per hour, pinning him between two cars. The accident cost him both his legs. But on Nov. 13, at the School of Engineering and Arts, you would never know that Holm and Rieckenberg were short a leg or two. That's because prosthetic limbs have …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Share your memories with the community.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Kids packed lunches for those in need on Oct. 5.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Sandy's Tavern is offering trivia-goers a little incentive to help homeless veterans through the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.
For those of you who are avid Sandy's Tavern Monday Trivia Night regulars, this will be especially important for you. In honor of the bar's Oktoberfest celebration, players who bring in a travel or trial size hygiene product donation will get a free lifeline during the games. All donations will be given to the Minneapolis VA Health Care System (known to many as the VA Hospital) to help homeless veterans and are being collected throughout the month of October. Currently, all players and teams are allowed two lifelines chosen by the trivia moderator, Kevin Parks. Up to three additional lifelines can be gained with your toiletry donations. Items being collected include: Remember, all donations should be travel or trial size. If you aren't a …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Richfield's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program is participating in Wreaths Across America.
Editor's note: The following information was taken from a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program press release. Each year, donated wreaths are delivered to national veterans cemeteries around the United States, where thousands of volunteers take a quiet moment to show their gratitude and appreciation during the holiday season. Richfield's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program invites locals to participate in Wreaths Across America by sponsoring a wreath. Help remember, honor, and teach—by thanking a veteran. To sponsor a wreath or for more information, go to WreathsAcrossAmerica.org. Please add Group ID# MNRBY01 and Location ID #MNFSNM to your order. The deadline to sponsor a wreath is Nov. 26; wreaths will be placed at Fort Snelling Cemetery on Dec…
Post offices in zip codes beginning in "554" are collecting toiletries for those in need.
The United States Postal Service has teamed up with *The Salvation Army to help those affected by the recent Duluth, MN floods. The Richfield Post Office, along with all post office locations within zip codes beginning in "554," are collecting basic hygiene products through Nov. 1. Many Duluth area residents have been displaced and are now facing homelessness, according to USPS flier for the collection. The flooding was declared a federal disaster. "We've found these are the items that people are really in need of this year," Mike LePree, a USPS executive board member, said at Minneapolis Area Chamber event last week. The travel or trial size items that are being accepted include: The items collected will be given directly to the local The…