Saturday, July 30, 2011
HIgh winds and lightning are among the features of Saturday storms.
Storms swept through Anoka County Saturday night, with high winds, rain and incredible lightning displays. The National Weather Service included southern Anoka County in a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that expired at 11 p.m. There was also an earlier warning for the county. A Flood Advisory remains in effect through 4 a.m. Sunday. What did you see? Leave a comment below or upload your own photos.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The lake's level has risen with recent rains.
Heavy rainfall lately means the Moore Lake has been quite a bit bigger than its usual self. In this photo, the sign pole is partly submerged; usually it's out of the water. The first arrivals when Moore Lake Beach opened at noon on Friday were these colorful chairs. Their owners had yet to settle in. Busiest time at the beach is around 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Are these the dog days of summer? Because they only seem fit for a dog.
Hot enough for you? It's been nearly a week since Minnesota magically converted to Florida for the summer, and any step outside the house feels like you are drinking the air that surrounds you rather than breathing it. All winter we tried to come up with ways to keep ourselves entertained indoors, longing for summer when we could run to the park or draw on the sidewalk outside our house. Now, once again, we're trapped in the living room. And if I have to watch Tangled one more time I may start pulling out my own thickly flowing tresses. So: what to do when the heat has you beat. There's only so many videos a family can bear, and sooner or later you need to find another way to pass the time inside. I'd like to say that I have had some …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Picnickers and fisherfolk braved the downpours at Moore Lake.
Persistent rain didn't stop people from enjoying themselves at Moore Lake on Saturday.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A cool breeze and a jug of water helps.
The shores of Moore Lake could be Fridley's coolest outdoor spot on what is sure to be the hottest day of the year so far. It helps if you wade in up to your calves, as Dan Barger did Tuesday morning, the second day of an excessive heat advisory that includes Fridley. "This is my spot," Barger said, as he cast a fishing line about 30 feet out. "There's a nice breeze. You don't even feel the heat." Then, lifting his shirt to reveal a bright red, two-day-old sunburn, he added: "That's the problem. It's really dangerous, if you're afraid of (sunburn)." The danger for most people not ankle-deep in Moore Lake, according to the National Weather Service, is that the combination of heat and humidity create conditions for heat-related illness. The …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Goslings, sand, water, traffic, and the setting sun.
It was a pretty end to a pretty steamy day at Moore Lake Park.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
About two dozen volunteers showed up on a blustery morning to pick up trash and raise awareness of water quality issues at Moore Lake Park
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dave McCoy
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Volunteers from Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, 5656 Oakley Dr., Allied Waste and Fridley Women of Today pitched in and picked up bags and bags of trash from around the shores of Moore Lake in Fridley Saturday morning.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Fridley’s weekend entertainment guide to the earth, spring, islands and Oz.
It’s Thursday of the holiday weekend, and Fridley Patch is here to fill your back pocket with ideas. Earth Day Litter Pick-Up When: Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon Where: Moore Lake Park and Beach Why Go: Take pride in keeping your community clean. Price: Volunteer your time Spring Fling When: Saturday, April 23 from noon to 4 p.m. Where: Springbrook Nature Center Why Go: Celebrate “spring” on the nature trail, in the petting zoo, playing carnival games and meeting a giant rabbit. Price: $6 per person Hawaii Revealed When: Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Where: Northtown Library (711 County Rd. 10 NE, Blaine) Why Go: It’s not too late to mentally travel to island life through traditional music from the soul of Hawaii. Price: Free …
Monday, March 14, 2011
The council decided not to apply for a grant to build paths on Moore Lake's west side.
A proposal to seek state money for new park trails on the west side of Moore Lake got bogged down Monday at the Fridley City Council. City staff were set to apply for a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation grant this month, but the council voted 4-0 against a resolution supporting Fridley's application. The main sticking points: How the city would come up with $30,000 or more in matching funds for the $60,000 project, and whether it would be wise to build more paths the city can't afford to plow in winter. "What are we going to not fund because of it?" asked Ward 3 Council Member Ann Bolkcom. City Manager William Burns said he expected the city would defer some parks expenses for upkeep on playing courts, benches…
Monday, February 7, 2011
Firefighters from New Brighton came to Fridley for ice-water rescue rehearsals.
Here are some of the ways Fridley made news online over the past week.