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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Bike Racing & Beer At Criterium And Brewfest, June 10

The Ridge at 38 Criterium is a cycling race on a fast, 1.15-mile course. Participating cyclists ride as many laps of the closed-loop circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ArtLine To Open With Dinosaur-Sized First Friday Celebration

Signage and a bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route between three parks, packed with activities and artwork in each. PHOTO: WILL STRATHMANN

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Edgewater Bee Guardian Abuzz about Bees

Edgewater resident Kelly Shinn is seeing fewer honey bees flitting from flower to flower than she would expect during this time of year, and she’s not alone.

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Adds New Rescue To Fleet

It’s nearly 43 feet long, weighs in at more than 36 tons and carries 500 gallons of water. West Metro Fire Rescue’s newest apparatus is a combination fire truck and rescue truck, designed to get firefighters out the door and on scene faster.

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Join American Legion Post 17 on Saturday, May 5, for its Jackpot Bingo Tournament, a perfect opportunity to have fun and support local heroes – veterans.

“All proceeds from the Jackpot Bingo Tournament go towards our mission to assist and help veterans and active military when they return home,” according to the Post’s Kim Davis.

“It’s a fun event and everyone loves a chance to win a jackpot! The more that play, the bigger the pot!”

Held at 1901 Harlan St., Edgewater, doors open at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at noon.

A series of five games will be played, with the first four paying $50 to the winners. The fifth is a “black out” in which the winner goes home with the jackpot.

There will be a free raffle between games, and food and drinks will be available.

Bingo cards are $1 or a sheet of six for $5. Participants must be 18 years of age to play.