April 11, 2013 by James
United Properties recently announced that it will be opening a new senior living community in Forest Lake, about a half-hour drive from New Brighton, Minnesota, by the summer of 2014.
The community is located on [Read more]
March 16, 2013 by James
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) recently awarded New Brighton as first in the state, and second in the country, for its planning and participation in the 2012 annual National Night Out. No doubt poster printing and [Read more]
February 9, 2013 by Sarah
Educators of New Brighton and the other communities are shining brightly at present, as Energy Star has recently recognized Mounds View Public Schools for its 36% reduction in energy costs, resulting in a savings of nearly $200K just from September to December 2012.
Energy Star, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is geared to help all of America save energy and cut costs by practicing efficient methods and using specific products geared towards helping the environment. Mounds View public schools have been working with Energy Star for the past five years to improve their rating.
According to the district’s website:
“…maintenance staff worked with a local mechanical contractor to update mechanical systems and introduce operational and equipment changes District-wide.”
These alterations included changes to each school’s lighting, heating, and cooling systems, student initiatives, and other behavioral modifications. Awareness campaigns and learning materials were also used throughout the school to teach children about these important efforts.
It is through programs such as Energy Star that schools are able to make significant changes to their carbon footprint, effecting not only their own practices but also the efforts of generations to come. By involving youths and students in an effort to take care of their environment, Mounds View Public Schools continues to teach lessons which will last long beyond this lifetime.
Another way to promote environmental consciousness is through using a print company to raise awareness, ensuring, of course, that materials are recycled after use.
January 26, 2013 by Sarah
The Local Government Innovation Awards has named Irondale High School in New Brighton as the recipient of a grant. Coming in above the competition of over 100 schools, the institution’s Early College program has impressed state leaders and [Read more]
December 7, 2012 by Mark
In 2012, New Brighton joined other communities in ‘single-stream’ recycling – a system where residents can place all recyclable items into one bin. Now, the Twin Cities is taking that one step further.
The system has already [Read more]
November 14, 2012 by Mark
A New Brighton parent group is looking for donations of used children’s clothes and toys.
The parent advisory group representing the Mounds View Early Childhood Programs will accept donations of gently used clothes for babies and toddlers, maternity clothes, or clothing for kids up to the age of 12 (size 14) up until this Friday, November 16.
This event is not only a fundraiser, but also a public service event which serves the families of New Brighton who will be able to get quality items second hand. The event can be best advertised through word of mouth, flyer printing, and poster printing services.
This is an excellent opportunity for parents to clean out closets and put clothing no longer required to good use. Sales of this type are valuable to young parents who need equipment or clothing for their children, yet are unable to afford to purchase new items from a store.
Other accepted donations include baby equipment (provided it meets current safety standards), clean toys, and books in good condition, which will be passed along to needy families in the New Brighton area. All donations can be dropped off at the Pike Lake Education Centre, which is located at 2101 14th Street NW in New Brighton.
The clothing will be sold during the annual Pass-It-Along event, which will be held at the Pike Lake Education Centre from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on November 19 and 9:30 am to 11:30 am on November 20. This is an event the parent group holds every season as a school fundraiser. Admission to the sale is free to the public.
October 14, 2012 by Sarah
A New Brighton company announced at the end of September that it will build a massive plant and logistics location in Nebraska.
Bell Lumber & Pole Co will [Read more]
September 18, 2012 by Mark
It was announced earlier this month that Minnesota’s goals have been reached as 96% of children aged between 19 and 35 months are now vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).
August 15, 2012 by Sarah
July 14, 2012 by Sarah
Plans are underway for the finest summer automobile parade in Minnesota.
This year marks the [Read more]