Picnic like it’s 1939 – Lilac Way Events

Picnic like it’s 1939. Three picnics. Three historic Lilac Way parks, built during the Great Depression. BYOP (bring your own picnic). Bike, walk or drive to join your friends and neighbors for these unique events. And become a part of history. Choose from three Restore Lilac Way community picnics 6.13.2020 Saturday, 10am-2pm Graeser Park, Robbinsdale…

A touching Lilac Way story that inspires this project

1.1.20. When the restorelilacway.com website re-launched in May 2018, it included a new Lilac Way stories section. Now I’ve collected many interesting memories from Lilac Way visitors. This latest story from Ed Stately is my favorite so far. He saw a Restore Lilac Way Facebook post with a beehive fireplace, and his memories came flooding…

John Zieba presents Lions Club service and Graeser Park stewardship

11.26.19. November’s meeting of the Robbinsdale Historical Society featured John Zieba of the Robbinsdale Lions Club. Scroll down to see photo gallery. Organized in 1939, this local Lions Club has a strong commitment to helping the community through financial support and action. All of the help they provide is either voluntary or funded by donation…

Lilacs reblooming, confused by fall weather

Oct. 7, 2019. In this interesting story by Heather Brown of WCCO TV News, she talks to a  Circle Pines, MN gardener with lilacs reblooming – in October! She interviews Julie Weisenhorn, an associate extension professor at the Department of Horticulture at the University of Minnesota who helps us understand this unusual phenomenon. Only the…

Restored Lilac Park featured in Nordic Ware exhibit at Norway House

Sept. 18, 2019. Scroll down to see photos of ‘Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt’ exhibit at Norway House. We were thrilled this exhibit featured Nordic Ware’s community involvement in Lilac Park’s restoration. The display includes the Beehive Cake Pan created for the park’s 2009 Grand Opening, a nice writeup and a…