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Monday, October 11, 2010

Scenes from “Open Streets” in Old North and North City Farmers’ Market

The heart of Old North St. Louis was abuzz with activity on Saturday as a mix of cyclists, hikers, strollers, and skaters participating in the City’s “Open Streets“ day crossed paths with shoppers at the North City Farmers’ Market at Crown Square.  Just up the street at Wingmann Park (west of 14th between Wright and Dodier), Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s greenspace committee and Habitat for Humanity worked with volunteers and resources from Operation Brightside to make significant improvements to the triangular community garden.

Zara prepares to sell some coffee at the Urban Studio Cafe stand.

Stephen and James kept busy at the bike repair and tune-up station.

Stephen and James kept busy at the bike repair and tune-up station.

Free bike helmets and helmet-fittings, courtesy of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Forks & Feet Forward Old North!

Free bike helmets and helmet-fittings, courtesy of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Forks & Feet Forward Old North!

The bungee run.

The bungee run.

Sarah Kate Buckles, Manager of Old North Grocery Co-op, staffed the co-op's stand at the market.

Boxing lessons were among the many aerobic activities offered as part of the Open Streets events.

A main-stay at the market, Willie offered a variety of greens and sweet potatoes, fresh from his farm.

Inside the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s office, Washington University presented another one of their weekly family nutrition cooking classes, while ONSLRG’s gallery was the setting for a presentation to University of Missouri journalism students, led by Kara Lubischer of MU Extension, about the variety of healthy eating initiatives under way in Old North.

Next weekend will bring even more activity to Crown Square as the North City Farmers’ Market finishes up its 4th season with the last market day of the year (9 a.m.-noon on Sat., Oct. 16 - check www.northcityfarmersmarket.org for details), and as Metro Theater Company brings two performances of Delilah’s Wish to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s gallery at 2700 N. 14th Street on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th.  See below.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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