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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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Spring cleaning in Edgewater begins in earnest the weekend of April 28 and 29, as the city stages its Spring Day of Service and Alley Cleanup Day.

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers are needed to provide qualified senior homeowners with basic outdoor chores like raking, window washing, sweeping and small outdoor projects, as part of the annual Spring Day of Service.

Community alley cleanup day follows on Sunday, April 29. Volunteers are asked to meet at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park, on the corner of 25th Avenue and Chase Street, to be assigned alleys to cleanup within the city.

The Monday after, Republic Services and the city will again be offering alleyway pick-up, with the dumpster drop off scheduled the following Saturday, May 5.

See the city website for what can be picked up or dropped off, volunteer signup, and more details: www.edgewaterco.com.