Vol. 20, No. 4 • June 30, 2010 nenorthnews.com
What’s that smell? Help is on the way
by Margo Ashmore
home is in NOMI Waiting for the kids to
New homeowners board the bus at Cityview
& kids celebrate 3 School, the driver smells the
stench of barnyard in the air.
Neighbors notice it, too, when
whipping along the I-94 free-
way near Dowling with the
car windows open. It’s been
several weeks now. Where is
it coming from, and is any-
one doing anything about it?
It’s the smell of rotting yard
waste; too much water, too Organic Technologies separates compostables from plastic and wood. (Photo by Stephanie Xiong)
Learning, teaching little air. It’s been a warm
everywhere weather phenomenon since relief is coming within a week, the odor’s source and public of- destinations—a composting fa-
late last summer and got and the long term solution is ﬁcials. They’ve been working on cility in Columbus (Anoka County)
home, parks, streets 6 worse this summer due to
many factors. Short term
slow in coming, but is also mov-
ing along, according to people at
solutions since last fall.
Organic Technologies, Inc.
for the crumbly organic stuff, and
HERC, the Hennepin County
(OTI), 3750 Washington Ave. N., garbage burner, for the plastics,
is the contractor handling the woods and other debris.
Neighbors: Gateway transfer of Minneapolis residents’
yard wastes. Material is trucked to
The basic formula for breaking
down yard wastes into compost,
no place for more liquor the yard, a former Koch oil reﬁn-
ery, down in a hollow below
Washington Avenue. There, the
which improves texture and adds
nutrients when mixed with dirt, in-
volves having some “greens” (ni-
by Margo Ashmore liquor store at 217-229 West plastic bags are broken open, trogen rich, grass), “browns” (car-
“There is not a basis of Broadway…and therein lies the larger pieces of wood are re- bon rich, leaves/wood), enough
Congratulations, hardship…I’ll move to deny” reason they were at the Z&P moved by hand, and the rest air and not too much water.
Graduates said Minneapolis City Council Committee. goes through a mechanical sorter Organics
Member Lisa Goodman, and The recently-adopted, long- at least two times before the var- —turn to page 4
List of local students
starts on page......... 7 the rest of the council’s
Zoning and Planning Comm-
in-process West Broadway Alive
plan and an existing city-desig-
ious elements get trucked to their
ittee (Z&P) agreed, with nated “pedestrian overlay dis-
Fourth Ward Council Member
Barbara Johnson abstaining.
The proposal at hand, June
trict” call for two ﬂoors of build-
ing occupancy in that area, in
the spirit of having larger num-
What’s new at Lundstrum?
24: Take out BJ’s Liquor bers of workers who could lunch by Gail Olson
Lounge, a strip club, replace at places like French Meadow Dance. Deportment.
with a liquor store and a deli and shop at assorted West Style.
version of the French Broadway stores. French For 80 years, the icon-
Meadow Bakery, a popular Meadow’s building would have ic Dorothy Lundstrum
Did you know we all South Minneapolis restaurant. a quasi-two ﬂoor mezzanine, for taught those things to
Master, a development seating, but the liquor store hundreds of Northside
come from Africa? company, turned the former would all be on one level. youngsters. Co-founder
DNA portraits and
Fawzia Khan’s art 12 Rainbow Bowl at Broadway
and Second Street into their
offices, then renovated and
Project representatives stat-
ed it was not ﬁnancially feasible
to build a second story for office
(with her sisters Lorraine
and Marion) of a school
in Ascension Church’s
Letters to the Editor............2 moved into the former Irv’s use above the liquor store be- clubhouse in the 1920s, Kavontae Foster & Javon Williams get
Bar on that same stretch of cause there would not be Dorothy—who started ready for “Annie, Jr.” (Provided Photo)
News Notes.........................5 Broadway (the Eiden Building, enough surface parking avail- work at age 15—ran the
Business Notes....................8 which would share parking able on site. They had received enterprise almost up until her and music library live on at the
access with the new build- 1998 death. Lundstrum Center for the
Event Listings......start on 9
ings). They propose to build BJ’s site She would likely be pleased Performing Arts, 1617 2nd St.
Classifieds..........................11 a one-story building for the —turn to page 5 to know that her dream, spirit N. That’s where the five
Casserly sisters—Amy, Kerry,
Susan, Janie, and Laurie—
July Events: 7/7 Creating Characters at 7/10 Master Gardening class
daughters of Dorothy’s close
7/1 MPRB online survey avail. 7/11- Gethsemane garage sale friend, Lois Melcher Casserly,
7/8 The Sweet Colleens are 7/15
7/1 River Rats Water Ski Show,
“Live on the Drive” carry on Lundstrum’s work and
Free! Every Thursday! 7/12 Improvised music concert
mission. After her death, they
7/14 Ice Cream Social at
bought her school. In 2008, they
July Creekview Park
7/15 Jevetta & Fred Steele
moved it to a new building on
Second Street, bringing Lund-
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 7/17 Open Eye Puppet Theater
at Homewood Studios
strum’s original wood dance stu-
1 2 3
dio ﬂoor with them.
7/17 Motivational speaker
Josiah Jackson: Burned This summer (as in previous
Out, But Still in the Race summers), they’re continuing her
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7/22 Business tax credit tradition of teaching Northside
seminar at EMERGE and other youth, with two musi-
7/24 Tour de Camden cal theater camps for kids, “Annie
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 7/25 Manufacturing Home, Jr.”, for ages 8-12, with perfor-
ends July 25 mances July 16, 17, and 18; and
7/25 Sand Volleyball leagues “Bye Bye Birdie,” ages 12-19,
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
begin July 25 with performances August 6 and
7/31 Outdoor movie at Boom 7. The “Cabaret and Musical
Island: Field of Dreams Theater Performance Workshop”
for adults will have an Aug. 19
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Find details on these and many performance.
more local events starting on
Page 9 of this NorthNews Lundstrum Center
—turn to page 8
editorials & reader commentary
Recovering from a LOCAL TOPICS: READERS SPEAK OUT
preventable tragedy Light rail planners have heard
from Northside residents
North and in my opinions do little to serve the
transportation needs of the North community. I
am writing to urge you to get involved and stay in-
The tragedy of the British Petroleum (BP) oil disaster in the Gulf I am writing to applaud the early efforts of the volved. What can you do? Join the conversation,
of Mexico has two “silver linings,” one environmental and one po- Northside community in participating in the attend local meetings, call your local officials and
litical. The environmental silver lining is the fact that BP will prob- Bottineau Light Rail Transport route, decision tell them light rail should not be about making a
ably, eventually, suffer enough of a financial loss that people who making process. pretty train ride for suburbanites to go downtown.
operate other corporate giants will think twice about conducting I recently attended an LRT presentation in It has the potential to be an economic engine in
operations that are so risky to the environment. The political silver Robbinsdale. Local folks were there in their casual the North Community that means jobs, access
lining is that the politicos who try to blame “the other side” for the attire and the guys in ties were making their pre- to jobs and redevelopment and revitalization of
disaster sound silly, as they should. There’s plenty of blame for sentations about the light rail route alternatives the community.
everybody, including consumers (that’s all of us), whose demand that are currently under consideration. I over- Your voices have already been heard. Keep it
for oil, collectively, drives a bunch of bad decisions. heard one of the presenters saying that the pro- up. Contact Counties T ransit Improvement Board,
It’s doubtless a hollow comfort to those who have lost loved ones, posed route through North was third in the list of 477 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55102, 651-222-
livelihoods, nearby ecosystems and natural beauty to this disaster, several alternatives and initially had not been 7227, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Bottineau Boulevard
but because of it, other people and places will almost certainly be under serious consideration, until “a bunch of Partnership, 612-344-1400, Metropolitan Council,
saved. As the beaten-down and ridiculed environmentalists are al- people from the neighborhood started having 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101, 651-602-
lowed to live in peace again (they’ll be needed to help keep the dis- meetings” and getting organized. 1000.
aster from becoming total, permanent destruction), we will almost My mother raised me not to eavesdrop and so Renee Crichlow
certainly be slower to try to fool Mother Nature. for that I apologize but he was speaking rather Robbinsdale
It’s a shame that we won’t simply jump to the logical conclusion loudly. Anyway, congratulations to the Northside
and listen to the environmentalists when they say something is a residents who have been meeting, getting or-
bad idea. Instead, even the most progressive people in powerful cir- ganized and getting their voice and the needs of WE WELCOME YOUR
cles pay homage to the rich and powerful and call for a “balanced their community heard. Your efforts have not been
approach” between environmental protection and profiteering. If the in vain. The light rail alternative that goes through Letters to the
BP disaster isn’t enough to prove it, we’ll say it: There can be no bal-
anced approach. You’re either killing off the environment or you’re
North is called the D2 alternative and your efforts
to date have helped this alternative rise. Editor
not. Business people can make money without taking environ- The hard work is not done yet, there is anoth- See contact information below
mental risks. If there’s a risk to the environment, you don’t do it. er alternative the D1 route that would largely skirt
Yes, a preserved wetland is more important than an office build-
ing, and you don’t get a hardship waiver just because the wetland
costs less than the more appropriate buildable property down the
road. You’ll make your money a bit more slowly, but you’ll still make
plenty of money. Deal with it. Yes, saving an endangered species
NEWS: Candidates for local offices
is more important than a few thousand logging jobs and a few mil- The following candidates have filed for local Gary Mazzotta (Republican), 560 2nd St. N
lion dollars of logging profits. Save the animals, save the trees, and offices for the 2010 election, according to the #110, 612-339-1658, gmazzotta28@rocket-
invest in a safe, reasonable unemployment-compensation program Minnesota Secretary of State office. The primary mail.com.
to take care of any workers who get caught in the squeeze. election is Aug. 10, the general election is Nov. 2. County Commissioner District 1
It seems counter-intuitive that political liberals should share the All addresses are in Minneapolis unless other- Mary O’Connor, 5429 Lyndale Ave. N, 763-
policy-related blame for this disaster, but they do. Everyone at the wise noted. (I) denotes incumbent. 561-8038.
policy level was fully aware that only dumb luck would prevent a dis- State representative and senate elections are Mike Opat (I), 4529 York Ave. N, 763-533-8034,
aster of this proportion if deep-water off-shore drilling were allowed. partisan; if two or more candidates from a party email@example.com.
But they saw Sarah Palin calling “Drill baby, drill” to the cheers of have filed, they will face each other in the pri- Tom Reynolds, 5478 71st Circle N, Brooklyn
thousands and decided the battle could not be won. And maybe they mary and the one receiving the most votes will go Center, 763-560-0035, firstname.lastname@example.org.
were right. But on an issue of this magnitude, you don’t go down with- on to the general election. County board and County Commissioner District 2
out a fight (unless, that is, you’re a 21st Century liberal). school board elections are non-partisan. For each Roger Smithrud, 2357 James Ave. N, 612-
Where was the screaming? Where were the 200-plus congres- county board seat, candidates with the top two 767-1990, email@example.com.
sional representatives marching to the White House to tell President vote totals in the primary will go on to the gener- Mark Stenglein (I), 2322 Taylor St. NE, 612-
Barack Obama that if he failed to loudly and proudly use all the al election. Two at-large school board members 788-1235.
power of the executive branch to stop the drilling, he could kiss will be elected, so candidates with the top four Blair Tremere, 2305 Lee Ave. N, Golden Valley,
the 2012 nomination goodbye? Where were the people blocking ac- vote totals in the primary will go on to the gener- 763-670-1729, firstname.lastname@example.org.
cess to various stages of preparing the drilling operation, being al election. Note that many of the At-Large school Minneapolis School Board at large
forcibly removed and arrested? board candidates are from North Minneapolis. James Everett, 1320 Oliver Ave. N, 612-369-
Progressives, like environmentalists, are constantly ridiculed and State Senate District 58: 8283, email@example.com.
beaten down in the mainstream media. (Take note: The so-called Hayley Astrup (Republican), 724 N 1st St., Rebecca Gagnon, 4701 Drew Ave. S, 612-865-
liberal media died years ago, giant corporations own almost all of #524, 507-438-0946, firstname.lastname@example.org. 9465, email@example.com.
it now.) Many are trying hard, but by 1960s standards, they didn’t Linda Higgins (DFL) (I), 1715 Emerson Ave. Shirlynn LaChapelle, 2325 River Pointe Circle,
lift a finger on this one. Baseball managers who truly believe they N, 612-522-2776, firstname.lastname@example.org. 612-382-0431, email@example.com.
are right will argue with the umpire until they’re tossed out of the Troy Parker (DFL), 4933 Penn Ave. N, 612- Steven Lasley, 719 Elizabeth Lane, 612-588-
game, not to get the bad call changed, but to make sure the um- 242-0892, firstname.lastname@example.org. 0384, email@example.com.
pire thinks twice about the next close call. Yes, liberals who are Kale Severson (DFL), 1410 Irving Ave. N, 612- Richard Mammen, 5046 29th Ave. S., 612-
afraid to stand up and be liberals—and at least argue with the um- 522-0363, firstname.lastname@example.org. 235-0981, email@example.com.
pire—bear some responsibility when politically-preventable disas- State Representative District 58A Doug Mann, 3619 Grand Ave. S, 612-824-
ters occur. David Boyd (DFL), 4900 Bryant Ave. N, 612- 8800, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s heartening to see the government bludgeoning BP to get 298-7675. Mohamud Noor, 2955 Tyler St. NE, 612-250-
recompense to the victims before BP can figure out how to avoid Chris Hiatt (Republican), 4151 Girard Ave. N, 9660, email@example.com.
paying for the damage. It offers a slight (and also hollow) comfort 612-226-8308. Chanda Smith Baker, 1305 Washburn Ave.
to victims of the Exxon disaster in Alaska, many of whom, for prac- Joe Mullery (DFL) (I), 4101 Vincent Ave. N, N, 763-227-3177, firstname.lastname@example.org.
tical purposes, will never be compensated because of the extended 612-521-4921. Dick Velner, 90 9th St. S #1414, 612-339-5509,
litigation and the eventual inadequacy of the settlement. At least their State Representative District 58B email@example.com.
suffering is not totally in vain. We learn ever so slowly and painful- Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) (I), 1501 Hall T. Williams (I), 1310 Washburn Ave. N, 612-
ly, but we do learn. Curve N, 612-521-0237, firstname.lastname@example.org. 522-4994, email@example.com.
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2 NorthNews •June 30, 2010
Celebrating 800 homes
by Stephanie Xiong
and Margo Ashmore
“In order to get my house I had to work
a total of 300 sweat equity hours; paint-
ing walls, doing floor installations, build-
ing walls…” said Connie McClure, owner
of the 800th home that Habitat for
Humanity built in the Twin Cities. “I be-
lieve that by building your own home you
appreciate it more,” McClure said. T alking
to those assembled at a June 14 cele-
bration, she said she worked her hours
at other homes “but now I have the skills
for taking care of my own house.”
Habitat for Humanity’s philosophy is
that a strong family starts from a good
home; Habitat “brings people together
to create and preserve homeownership
in our neighborhoods, to partner with
hard-working, low-income families to be At left, Connie McClure and her daughter. During the speeches at the June 14
successful homeowners, and to inspire celebration for several new homeowners, Susan Haigh, president of Twin Cities
action that promotes affordable housing Habitat for Humanity, noted all the fun going on with hula hoops. She said “it’s
really for the children, that we do this work.” (Photos by Margo Ashmore)
for everyone in our community,” accord-
ing to the website, tchabitat.org. community revitalization” Dipman said. building McClure’s home, told the group maintenance issues, safety improve-
The non-profit organization works “With the foreclosure crisis dispropor- that she, too, is a North Minneapolis res- ments and code violations, has touched
through volunteer labor and donations. tionately affecting North Minneapolis, we ident who chose to live here after work- an additional 239 North Minneapolis
The families make their down payment, want to help revitalize communities with ing in the area. homes in the same areas, plus the
McClure said, by working the hours. Then fairly permanent residents who can con- Dipman noted that there are still fore- Webber Camden, Victory, and Cleveland
there is a 30-year no-interest mortgage, tribute to further stabilizing” their areas. closures up for purchase in the surround- neighborhoods.
according to Chad Dipman, who works McClure, who found out about the op- ing area, and said he hopes that the good Twenty more homes will be built or ren-
on property acquisition and project man- portunity for a new house through her work will spread. According to a map ovated through the Jimmy and Rosalyn
agement for Habitat. church group while living near 30th and provided by Twin Cities Habitat for Carter Work Project later this year, many
He said the mortgage is based on av- Sheridan Avenue in North Minneapolis, Humanity, the organization has been in- in the Hawthorne EcoVillage area.
erage construction cost (about $120,000- said she’s happy to be able to stay in the volved in 137 home builds and rehabs Habitat officials have noticed that more
$125,000) which is then tailored to the general area. Her house, on Willow in North Minneapolis The homes are than 20 percent of the people in the T win
specific house (extra for extra bedrooms, Avenue in Lowell Curve, is on one of a mostly, like the Willow Avenue home, in cities Metro Area spend most of their in-
bathrooms, etc.). Habitat for Humanity few land parcels that Habitat for the Jordan neighborhood, with others come on their housing. “This creates
maintains a right to buy the home back Humanity purchased from another non- primarily in the Near North, Willard Hay, tremendous instability in our communi-
if the owner wants to sell, and there are profit developer, PPL, Inc. The site, the Folwell, McKinley, Hawthorne and ties, weakens our economy, and even
ways of recouping other subsidies, if any, former Lowell school, had been vacant Harrison neighborhoods impacts our health and educational suc-
upon sale. for many years; the redevelopment in the A Brush With Kindness, a Habitat for cess” according to their website, tchabi-
Why does Habitat for Humanity work in works for at least the last five. Humanity activity in which volunteers tat.org.
North Minneapolis? “We’re interested in Terra Lumley, the site supervisor for help homeowners catch up on deferred
George Nelsen remembered
George Nelsen was writing a book, yard full of joyous flowers. Nelsen has a
“The Husband’s Gift Book.” He died May surviving brother, Gene, in Nebraska, the
23 at age 72 of thrombosis after living state where George was born. He also
22 years with Parkinson’s Disease. The leaves behind a miniature Schnauzer,
biography made available at his funeral SoJo (Sojourner Truth).
service and the luncheon at Jordan New What newer Northside residents may
Life Lutheran Church notes that “he was not know about this retired transporta-
a most honorable man, caring for her tion executive (Minneapolis Public
[wife Vivian Jenkins Nelsen] during sev- Schools and Ebenezer Society): “In 1980,
eral major illnesses.” George and Council Member Van White
George and Vivian (at right in the founded Northside Neighborhood Hous-
photo) founded INTER-RACE in 1988, ing Services. Known as ‘Mr. Housing,’
“a diversity think-tank dedicated to im- George won the McKnight Foundation
proving race relations through research, Award for his work in affordable housing
education, and consultation.” for bringing $800,000 to the Northside
They enjoyed international travel, espe- for rehabilitation and second mortgages.
cially to Denmark, and he loved to sur- George was thrilled when they expand-
prise Vivian with gifts, hence the subject ed to $166 million of investment with ‘re-
of his book. development through lending’ as their
Their Homewood neighbors know the major stabilization strategy for neighbor-
couple for their hospitality and their huge hoods experiencing decline.”
Old Highland history
The Old Highland Neighborhood
Association has contracted with Tammy
Lindberg to work with residents to col-
lect neighborhood history and to docu-
ment contributing properties. The ulti-
mate goal is to use the social history and
architectural documentation to update
and expand the existing self-guided
Walking T Guide of significant proper-
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For more information, contact Tammy
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June 30, 2010 • NorthNews 3
Kids get helmets and bikes, officers get a fun summer
by Gail Olson he worked as a security officer in Mayor of cheeseburgers
Minneapolis Police Officer Michael R.T. Rybak’s office. and fries and serve
Kirchen, working in his second year of Bike “We knew we had to get our own everybody lunch in
Cops for Kids, said he and his partner, grants, because the Minneapolis Police somebody’s yard.”
Officer Mark Klukow, are usually on their Department (MPD) is in no financial Sometimes, on re-
bikes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. shape to fund our program,” he said, ally hot days, they visit
Those are the hours the kids ages 5 to adding that MPD Chief Tim Dolan is very the wading pool at
18 are typically outside. “A lot of kids supportive of the bike cops program. Cleveland Park. “We
around here don’t have anything going The Peace Foundation, a North take off our socks and
on in the summer. Their folks don’t have Minneapolis-based non-profit organiza- shoes and wade in.”
a cabin, the family’s not going to tion, is the program’s fiscal agent, he He said that he and
Wisconsin Dells. They’re hanging around added. Klukow are assigned
in their yards.” Sondra Samuels, PEACE Foundation to the police depart-
He and Klukow started their summer president, said of the bike cops, “They ment’s juvenile unit.
job on June 14, riding together through are wonderful. They symbolize what In the summer, the
neighborhoods—their area, south to everyone wants from their police offi- other liaison officers
north, is West Broadway to Dowling cers—engagement, compassion, and (there are 16) work in
Avenue; east to west, it’s the Mississippi great police work.” other youth-related
River to Penn Avenue—on their police Officers Mark Klukow and Mike Kirchen with Martrease, a stu- areas, such as the
bikes, carrying burly packs full of bike School liaisons dent from Lucy Craft Laney who won a free bike for wearing his
Police Athletic Unit or
helmet and being safe. (Provided photo)
helmets. After Kirchen and Klukow talk to Kirchen said he already knows many working at the YMCA.
youngsters about bike safety, they hand neighborhood youths because during Two other Bike Cops
out free helmets. the year, he is the school resource officer isn’t going to use. We get four tickets a for Kids officers work in South Minneapolis.
The idea—in addition to the safe bik- at Lucy Craft Laney school on Penn game, and Mark or I will take three kids Kirchen is a 19-year MPD veteran, and
ing education—is to connect with area Avenue N. “I work in North Minneapolis at a time, usually students I know from Klukow is an 18-year MPD veteran. “You
youth and show them that “cops are good all summer long and I’m running into Lucy Laney who are doing well in school. get a little burned out driving around in a
people, too,” Kirchen said. “A lot of kids Lucy Laney kids all summer. They know The seats are outdoors; they’re bigger squad car arresting adults. They get put in
around there see the Minneapolis Police they’ll run into me when school starts.” than the general seats, and there are ad- jail, they get out, and you re-arrest them.
Department arresting people on their Klukow is a school officer at Southwest ditional perks. If it’s cold outside, for in- If we can connect with some kids in North
block. They typically will only see offi- High School. stance, they bring you blankets.” Minneapolis and change their attitude
cers in squad cars. We want to show Kirchen said it’s been a bit difficult ex- He said that when he and Klukow call about the police, and make their summer
them a different side to the police.” plaining their mission to some people, parents to get permission, “they are just a little more memorable, then it’s worth it.”
They initially thought they might do who want them to come to community thrilled. A lot of kids have never been to Kirchen said that bike cops service
bike rodeos, he said, but quickly found events and give out free helmets. “That’s a Twins game.” Sometime this summer, their own bikes and are mindful of their
that “that didn’t pan out so well in con- not what we want. This program is about he added, they won’t go to a game in health. “You have to stay hydrated.” A
necting with kids.” Riding down streets connecting with kids, not giving out free the police van, as they usually do; they’ll long-time bicycle enthusiast, in addition
and being part of the neighborhood is stuff. We stay away from big events.” all bike down to the stadium. to bike riding, he said he also takes a
more effective. One fun, extra thing they’ve been able Another strategy they use to get to daily five-mile early morning run.
The cops carry a camera and portable to do, thanks to Ciresi, Kirchen said, is know the kids is a time-proven one: food. For information about the program, go to
printer and take photos of the kids in their taking small groups of kids to Twins “We have a real good relationship with the website, www.bikecopsforkids.blogspot.com,
helmets, he added. “We sign the picture games for free. “Mr. Ciresi has season the people at McDonald’s on Lyndale. or check out the Bike Cops for Kids
and give it to them. The little kids think it’s tickets to the Twins’ Champions Club, Sometimes when we come across a Facebook page. “We have more than 1,600
neat.” and he occasionally gives us tickets he large group of kids, we’ll go and get bags fans on our Facebook site,” Kirchen said.
In addition to the free helmets, there
might be an additional bonus for the
youthful populace. “We tell them that if we
see them wearing their helmets and
Old tanks to go, new lease to come
being safe on their bikes in the future, Organics ed decomposing, and steam rises from Carrie Flack, a Senior Project
there’s a good chance that they’ll win a —from page 1 the pile. A front-end loader moves the ma- Coordinator for the city’s Community
free bike,” Kirchen said. terial around to give it more air. Austin said Planning and Economic Development
The whole helmet idea doesn’t go over Greg Austin, one of OTI’s managing the compostable bags can actually cause department, said that as of May 28 the
so well with the older teens, though, he partners, told NorthNews, “It’s been a the material to be too tightly packed; the Minneapolis City Council approved dem-
said. “The older kids generally won’t take rainy summer. Wet grass clippings may plastic bags have more air spaces be- olition of the old tanks, and the new lease
the helmets. If they do take them, they have been sitting up to a week when they tween them. At no time does the process agreement is awaiting signature by OTI.
don’t wear them.” get here, bagged up with no air and no get so hot as to start a fire, he said. OTI will pay up front for what’s consid-
Sometimes, he said, when parents see carbons. Open it up, you smell rot. The layout of OTI’s site, which they ered a capital improvement, and then
police officers talking to their children, People say it smells like a barnyard. Well, rent from the city’s River Services, Inc., the rent attributed to the additional us-
they get worried, and come outside to it’s anaerobic, the same thing that comes the terminal operator, contributes to the able land will count against the demoli-
see what the trouble is. “We say we’re out of a cow, so of course it smells like odor problem. Three huge tanks and tion cost, like prepaying rent.
the bike cops,” Kirchen said, and they that. Sometimes we get bags of apples; other infrastructure from the old Koch There is not yet a new site water man-
explain the program. they really reek!” operation, due to be removed, not only agement plan, as the engineers will have
Does transportation cost that much? take up space but obstruct water flow, to wait to see what’s left after the tanks
Grant-funded Why not just ship it all to Columbus to sort causing ponding. “The water is the prob- are removed. Austin said he hopes the
The Bike Cops for Kids program op- there? “It is very costly,” Austin said. “And lem,” Austin said. Organics sitting on tanks can be dismantled in the next cou-
erates on grants, he added. Last year we can’t cross county lines with the wood, water will not have enough air, and the ple of months. “It will help for fall when we
they were able to buy 31 bikes—Trek due to Emerald Ash Borer.” Austin said ammonia smell will start again. need space” as all the leaves come in.
bikes valued at about $200 each— the ban on transporting wood out of the Randy Kiser, supervising environmen- While no composting per se goes on
through Penn Cycle. This summer, he county came with no notice; officials talist for the solid waste operations and at this relatively small site, the trucks that
added, as word of the program has showed up one day mid-summer 2009 the energy conservation unit at Hennepin pick up the material for Columbus can
grown, they attracted more donors, in- and said “no more.” It took until June 24 County Environmental Services con- bring back finished compost for distribu-
cluding the Minneapolis Foundation, to get approval and an account set up at firmed that OTI’s first transfer trailer load tion, “almost free, as part of our contract”
Dean Phillips, president of the Phillips HERC to take the non-compostables there. of plastic and sticks arrived there June to community gardens. A load went out
Distilling Company, and the Mike Ciresi A truck arrives at OTI and dumps a load 24. “It occupies a lot of our tipping floor Thursday the 24th to the Powderhorn
Foundation, which was the program’s from a suburb (about 25 percent of OTI’s so we ask them to come later in the day.” East Community Garden.
initial funder last year. Kirchen said he business is from other than the Because there are other “industrial waste” “We’re trying to be good neighbors.
had made some contacts, such as Ciresi, Minneapolis contract). It’s grass in the sources coming in, and the burner needs We’re about as green as you can do it,”
who is an attorney, in the seven years compostable paper bags. It’s already start- a variety of garbage, they’re limiting OTI Austin said. “We try not to do certain things
to one, maybe two, such loads a day. At when the wind’s blowing the wrong way.”
Social Anxiety Study
that rate, though, the backlog will proba- The City’s Environmental Services
bly be cleared within a week or two. Manager Lisa Smestad said her depart-
ment ordered OTI to submit plans (de-
scribed above) for remedying the “nui-
sance odor.” She said that while there
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Megan Jean Knopik, Mai Ka Lee, Amber students at Edison High School June 1, to recognizes Service Award for Outstanding Community Service
Manders and Matthew Miskowiec of Minneapolis their efforts to raise awareness about genocide. The by the Minnesota Department of Education.The 20-30
were named to the dean’s list at St. Cloud State students presented several programs this year high- students in the group create, produce and perform
University, for achieving a 3.75 or higher grade point lighting genocide in Darfur, Sudan and other coun- plays about bullying,fighting,lack of respect and graf-
by Kerry Ashmore average. tries where residents face mass violence and are in the fiti, under the direction of teacher Jeff Lundeen.
beginning stages of genocide.The students were also
Harrison Neighborhood Association received a Zoe Bianco,Colin Gordon and Tara Piastowski of Fasil Adinew, Donte Green and Margarita
in a documentary, Children of Genocide: Five Who
$10,000 Social Change grant from the Headwaters Minneapolis received degrees from Creighton Novack of Minneapolis have received scholarships
Survived, filmed this spring by Twin Cities Public
Foundation for Justice. University in Omaha, Neb. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
Television and World Without Genocide (Pappas is a
Edison High School, North Community High Alexandra Anderson,Samantha Clos and Yussuf board member for World Without Genocide). The folks at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation
School, New Visions Academy, Northeast Middle Jamaa of Minneapolis received academic honors at Board are resurfacing the full- and half-court basket-
Daniel Korman and Mary Ross of Minneapolis
School and WISE Academy; and Graco and U-Care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ball courts at Bethune Park this summer.
were named to the dean’s list at the University of
all in the North and Northeast area,received Hennepin Regina Quandt of Minneapolis was named to the Minnesota-Duluth for achieving a 3.5 or higher grade Minneapolis Urban League received funding
County Wellness by Design awards for excellence in dean’s list at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, for point average. ($9,000) for a five-week ceramics project and the
promoting school and worksite wellness. achieving a 3.6 or higher grade point average. African American Culture Camp, to begin in August;
Nicque Mabrey-Schaff, a committee legislative
Lyric Hupp of Minneapolis was named to the and Hollywood Studio of Dance received funding
Sharon Allison of Minneapolis graduated Cum assistant for the Minnesota Senate; and Chuck
dean’s list at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota for ($10,000) for the Nine-Month Dance Program, which
Laude from the FOCUS Degree Completion program Tombarge,account supervisor for Himle Horner,were
achieving a 3.6 or higher grade point average. provides professional lessons in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-
at Northwestern College in St. Paul. named to the board of directors at Avenues for hop, creative movement, praise dance, and fitness to
Jay Wagamon of Minneapolis was named to the Students from Edison High School designed and Homeless Youth, 1708 Oak Park Ave. N. youth and adults beginning in September; both from
president’s roll of honor at the University of North built architectural sculptures out of donated non-per- Frances Stark of North Minneapolis was recently the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
Dakota for achieving a 3.8 or higher grade point average. ishable food items, for display at the Flint Hills honored for five years volunteer service at the Arc’s Danielle Foster of Minneapolis received a
Pa Vue of Minneapolis was named to the dean's list International Children’s Festival in St.Paul in early June. Value Village store in New Hope. Concordia Opportunity Grant to attend Concordia
at Concordia University in St.Paul for achieving a 3.5 or The food was donated to a local food shelf.
Beacons Climate Theatre at Northeast Middle University in St. Paul.
higher grade point average. State Sen. Sandy Pappas presented an award to 27 School was awarded a 2010 Minnesota Student
Plan for BJ’s site would use city loan programs
BJ’s site said they had been into the stores, and Arriel McDonald talked
—from page 1 believe their concept will be different. about his professional bas-
When the last WBC committee vote was ketball career and desire to
a conditional use permit from the taken, eight supported development at do something good for the
Minneapolis Planning Commission earli- the BJ’s site but not with a liquor store, Northside. Next to him are
Tene Wells, seated, and
er this summer, but the commission de- two were in favor of the project as is. Mark Dziuk, standing, who
nied two variances and a requested site The full WBC board voted by email assisted in presenting the
plan review. City staff on the project, Kim and a letter was sent to the committee. case for a new project that
Holien, said there would be adequate park- Sarita T urner, outgoing executive director includes a liquor store and
ing for all the uses, including a second of the group, told Z&P the “proposal a small deli version of
story, as defined by the pedestrian overlay. poses a quandary, that a lot of work had French Meadow Bakery.
The proposal got a fuller airing at a West gone into the West Broadway Alive plan They were in the meeting
Broadway Business and Area Coalition and there’s much conversation about room at the West Broadway
(WBC) meeting June 21. Not just any other developments in the pipeline being McDonald’s where the
liquor store, this one would be owned by challenged.” She said the board said owner Tim Baylor probably
remembers his own initia-
former Gopher basketball player Arriel they do not want another liquor store on tion into the world of
McDonald, who is related by marriage to West Broadway and don’t feel the project Northside public process.
the (Gary) Sudduths and other prominent would be a good gateway. (The site is (Photo by Stephanie Xiong)
Northside families, whom, he said, have just east of the freeway.)
told him they would like to be able to buy The French Meadow portion of the deal,
their wines and spirits at a place more like Steven Shapiro, French Meadow Bakery nesses, and they have a con-
Surdyk’s in their own neighborhood. ,
and Café vice president told Z&P would tamination cleanup application
He has no related business experience be a licensing agreement for an operator in to the Metropolitan Council
but said he is getting advice from a sim- to use the name and carry out a similar that is “not dissimilar to oth-
ilar store, and would like to give back to dining concept. French Meadow has ex- ers.”
the neighborhood. After the mid 1990s at ecuted such an agreement at an airport, The full city council could
the U of M, he went on to play basketball and is working on another at the Galleria. vote to confirm or overturn the
internationally, and he now owns rental Even without this clarification, atten- McDonald said he had attempted to put Z&P determination on the variances July
housing in North Minneapolis. He said dees at the WBC meeting were skeptical something together for this site 10 years 2. Z&P committee members commend-
he had help from a Fourth Precinct offi- that a business with one-third the foot- ago but got nowhere. According to Dziuk, ed Master’s work throughout the city and
cer writing the store’s security plan. print of the original store would replicate who presented the project to the WBC, encouraged them to develop a plan more
Representatives of two existing West what they like about French Meadow, the owner of BJ’s is now willing to sell (a in keeping with the existing restriction;, for
Broadway liquor stores, Merwin’s and and they were not sure if they were sat- claim that hasn’t been independently ver- example, to pursue shared parking agree-
Broadway Liquor Outlet, were at the isfied with a letter of intent and not a full ified). Dziuk said there is no specific pub- ments so that a second story would be
WBC meeting. McDonald was asked if fledged lease agreement. Shapiro said lic grant subsidy proposed for the project, feasible. Johnson also said she has asked
he was aware of their wine selection, or they’re now working on a way to eventu- but the proposers plan to use lower-than- the city attorney to write a brief on the
just what would be different; he and Mark ally own the West Broadway building market interest rate loans through city in- legal standing of any issues the city may
Dziuk, who presented the schematics, they would occupy. centives available to all qualifying busi- have with BJ’s.
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All sorts of fun ways to learn something new
Students at Harvest Prep Charter School on June 11 demonstrated what’s involved
in making one product, a car. Employees from Deloitte connected them with
string as they called out the countries on cards handed out earlier. It was one of
many exercises to get the fifth-graders thinking about economics. Other classrooms
had other topics developed by Junior Achievement’s “JA in a Day.” Students
commented on what they learned: Deanna said “I was surprised that most of the
things we wear are made in China. I’m okay with that, they’re nice clothes.”
Naomi liked “learning how to make a car.” Passianet said “for most jobs you have
to learn math and science. I want to be a lawyer.” Anaja: “I want to be a design-
er. We saw examples.” Xylonna: “We did a skit, four groups with four in each. We
called ours Diversity Studio Dance. We just want it to happen.”
Deloitte’s Nitin Malik said this was his second time out. “I like that the kids are so
honest about their skills. They’ll tell you they don’t like working with people.”
Sydney Liu, a financial project manager, said she travels a lot, and tries to do what
they call “IMPACT Day” whenever she can. “The entire company shuts down,
everyone is out doing this.” (Photo by Margo Ashmore)
What fun awaits when you go to North Regional Library. Saturday, Top: Discovery Crew at PYC Arts & Technology High School met every week
June 19, kids could make high-bouncing balls, poke a stick through Monday after school. Some of the 30 in the group gathered again to talk about
a balloon without popping it, and above, make heat and cold in the year and their Walk for Success, held May 27. Coordinator Walter Anderson
the same bag as three different chemicals interacted. Members of (green shirt) said they didn’t want to give the image of a protest or a 5K; they car-
the American Chemical Society set up several such experiments ried positive signs during a 6-mile walk to downtown Minneapolis. Students are
that the kids could try. (Photo by Margo Ashmore) The NorthNews from left, Tiffany Sherrod, Shaquille Sargent, Kenisha Marie, Corey Blevins-Tucker,
banner photo is of watery Elmer’s glue and food coloring; com- Charmagne Henry, Daniel Thompson, Marquis Hickman, Destiny Marie. Favorite
bined with borax, it makes a stretchy polymer not unlike Silly Putty. moments: Kenisha “The Peace Jam” where she gave part of the keynote. The
group made quilts for babies and learned about teamwork, “which is good,
because I like to work by myself.” Destiny: “Three Rivers Park District, we did a
project to put wood chips down, I saw a snake, went down to the river to skip
LOWRY - MARSHALL rocks, and saw dead fish on the shore full of maggots.” Charmagne: “I liked our
Black History Showcase, we did a skit, danced, and listened to other people.”
CAR WASH (Photo by Margo Ashmore)
Above: Marissa Gravdahl of Camden won a bike in a drawing at a potluck for the
Self Touchless Hungry Little Reader program of Person to Person, 2113 Central Ave. NE. Parents
are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s education and create
Service Automatic an atmosphere that invites reading and learning. The bike was courtesy of Keith
$ 50 $
400 (at left) who won it on another occasion, and the helmet came from the bike
cops. For info on Person to Person, call 612-706-0854. (Photo by Stephanie Xiong)
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Notes Lundstrum Center Kerry has performed in five shows on
—from page 1 Broadway: Pippin, A Chorus Line, Annie,
My One and Only, and Annie Warbucks.
Compiled by NorthNews staff Other summer youth offerings include Susan is a Minnesota Opera Studio
The Jordan Area Community Council has sent the
two classes of “Sing and Dance,” for Artist who has experience in opera and
City of Minneapolis a letter of support to rezone the ages 3-5 and ages 5-8; “Act, Tap Sing,” operetta, nightclub, pop, folks and mu-
land at 1516 West Broadway to permit Auto Zone to for ages 8-12; and other classes in act- sical comedy; as a club singer, she trav-
tear down the existing car wash and build their opera- ing, hiphop, dance, drumming. Adults eled extensively in the U.S. and Canada.
tion there. We’ll be watching the progress, just as we’ll can learn ballet, Broadway dance, Janie, a performer as well as profes-
watch the proposal for the BJ’s site detailed on page 1.
“Dorothy’s T ap”—with vintage music from sional model, appeared in the national
Jariland Spence’s Prayer Center on West Broadway Lundstrum’s music collection played live tour of A Chorus Line and international
was featured in City Pages.
on piano—and tap dance. tour of Music in the Mirror in Seoul,
Fire-N-Ice at Penn and West Broadway recently The Lundstrum Center’s focus is Korea. She performed in 42nd Street and
added soft-serve ice cream to their menu. That means
cones, sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, soda floats Broadway musical theater, said Executive A Chorus Line at the Chanhassen Dinner
and dip cones. Ibrahim Said, who also owns Hook Fish Director Amy Casserly Ellis; it offers Theater, My Fair Lady and Merry Widow
& Chicken, brings friendly service and high-quality music, voice, theater and dance class- with the Minnesota Opera Company and
ample-quantity fresh-cooked combos, dinners and es for kids and adults. During the school Susan Casserly Kosel, Dana Harrison, Ordway Music Theater.
sandwiches.Famous for the Philly Steak and Lemonade
(I can see why, the lemonade is the “ice” variety, and a
year, classes start after school and run Amy Casserly Ellis. (Photo by Gail Laurie, an actress, model and dancer
into the evening. Last year they taught Olson) (and wife of former U.S. Senator Norm
Philly can be made hot with peppers, hence the “fire”),
the menu also includes gyros and chicken variations on 575 students. lost went to Nellie Stone Johnson.” Coleman), has danced with the Minnesota
the theme. Look for the 20 percent off coupon on the They plan to soon kick off a capital Ellis said that the teachers and staff Dance Theater, the Boston Ballet, the City
back of NorthNews. campaign to upgrade their auditorium, enjoy having a diverse student body. Ballet, and Harkness Repertory Theater
The 50’s Grill, 5524 Brooklyn Blvd., has a 25th which they jokingly refer to as a “Spanky “They come from different ethnic groups, companies in New York.
anniversary celebration running through July,with spe- and Our Gang” kind of space. different economic groups, and they are Ellis (Amy) said all of them were Dorothy
cials on food and beverages. For information, call 763-
560-4947. What’s the plan for a renovated audi- making lifelong friendships here.” Lundstrum’s students. The Lundstrum
torium space? “We think we might build The Lundstrum staff includes four full Center, which is a non-profit organization
Connie Beckers’new place,The Goddess of Glass &
Friends, across from the post office at Lowry & Penn, in a retro-1930s theater,” Ellis said. Dana time people and three part-time employ- with an 11-member board, is celebrating
our estimation, is like going to the Spring Art Party in a Harrison, director of operations, added, ees, and about 12 professional teachers its 10th anniversary this year, and she said
classy, carefully planned showroom. Monica Kenton is “We’re still waiting for that big check to who work as independent contractors. they have tried to stay true to her original
the featured Gallery Artist and 17 others have work on come in.” Ellis said their year includes an annu- mission. “She was an amazing person,
consignment.“I’m probably heavy on glass right now,”
said Beckers, herself a glass artist. Every couple of
Ellis said that the owners and board of al May gala. “We bring in Broadway tal- way ahead of her time. She took her stu-
months, she’ll be switching some or all of the partici- directors agreed that they wanted to stay ent. We have strong ties with many per- dents back and forth to New York. She
pants so that the visitor finds variety and urgency—like on the North Side. In the summer, she formers, and they work with our kids. The knew Liberace and Donald O’Connor;
it, buy it now or it may not be there, either because it’s added, most of the students are from North students also do public performances at O’Connor danced at her studio. She did
been bought (she said sales have been good) or Minneapolis, but during the school year, the end of our 12-week semesters.” so many things back then that are just
switched out. Price points are accessible. The store is
the North Side numbers have been wan- starting to come into curriculums today: re-
open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
there will be events on the fourth Thursday evening of ing. Last year about 60 percent came from The Casserlys flexology, beauty, diet, pilates. She taught
each month (next up July 22).For more information,call North and 40 from other areas, but it will All five of the sisters have lengthy per- blind students. Every time we think we’ve
612-521-0399 or go to www.goddessofglass.com. likely be closer to 50-50 next school year. formance resumes: got something new, we find out that
Mark your calendars for July 24 to FLOW along West “What’s happened is the foreclosures. Amy performed with Michael Jackson Dorothy already did it.”
Broadway for the annual arts crawl. More information A lot of kids have had to leave our pro- at Lincoln Center and Gregory and For information on the Lundstrum
on participating as an artist, and closer to the event,
information on venues and participants, at www.
gram because they’ve moved. We are Maurice Hines at the Perry Street Center for the Performing Arts, all 612-
flownorthside.org. the arts magnet school for Nellie Stone Theater. She appeared in Oklahoma at 521-2600 or go to the website, www.lund-
The West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Johnson, Patchwork Quilt, Ascension the Ordway and in many regional the- strumcenter.org.
will soon be saying “au revoir” to Executive Director and Hall schools. Many of the kids we ater shows.
Sarita Turner. She’s been awarded a Bush Leadership
Fellowship which provides a year of study. The job has
Class of 2010
Victor Gaddy Jordan Katchmark Jibril Nur Alexis Sorensen Chaia Xiong
Ricardo Garcia Maganda Charles Kester Shemse Nuru Denise Stalling Chee Xiong
Melissa Garner Khalid Khalil Kievin Odero Alecia Stigler Ker Xiong
Roba Geleta Yubo Koji Warda Odhowa Mariah Stokes Bee Yang
Zakria Geylani Marty Kuchera Jennifer Olson Alison Stone Chong Yang
Tasianna Gladney Christopher Kukowski Ayanle Osman Michael Strachota Gaozuapa Yang
Paula Gomez Kylia Lamotte Nasro Osman Chynera Strauder Laylo Yaqub
Maricela Gonzales Dean LaPoint Minela Osmanovic Hayley Super Eyni Yousuf
Leilualani Gonzalez Arroyo Crejonia Larkins Demario Parker Beth Sutherlund Farida Yousuf
Miguel Gonzalez Diaz Donald Lomax Miriam Pelaez Mendoza Denequa Talley Ahmed Yussuf
Job Gonzalez Garcia Nikirah Long Vianey Peña Torres Luis Tapia Hernandez Dina Zamora
Tania Graciano Reyes Tomas Lopez Aragon Estefany Perez Marquez Yahtia Taylor Lindsey Zastrow
•••••••••• Edatu Bakuto Sharie Covington Earic Gray Mikie'al Loyd Dontay Peterson Bontu Tefera
Yonathan Luz Velazquez
Alejandro Pliego Gudiel
Jose Pliego Sanchez
High School Johnita Beal Jalisa Crosby Abdishakur Guled Julia Magnan Rafael Portilla Montero Jason Thompson Menlo Park
Francisco Becerra Castellon Amy Daher Keyse Guled Habiba Mame Jose Portillo Elias Bekele Tilahun
700 22nd Ave. NE, Kamesha Beeks Chyna Daley Carlissa Haflund Nahum Martinez Velasco Audryanna Pos Devi Timaul Academy
612-668-1300 Abdi Bekelcho Kemah Davies Jonathan Handy D'Lissa Mattox Melissa Potts Regina Todd 1700 2nd St. NE,
Birhane Bekelcho Brilliante Davis Calvin Hardwick Joshua Mattson Shataea Pouncy Leah Tousignant 612-787-4016,
Abshir Abdi Gemechu Bekelcho Jerlean Davis Letisha Harris Adam McAllen Lontaria Powell Adnane Traore www.esns.org
Amun Abdi Tracea Berger-Brown Lachmie Dhanesri Luceeka Harvey Shanika McAllister Juan Carlos Quito Villa David Trefethren
Fardowsa Abdi Garlynn Betts Michael Dingman Idil Hashi Shanay McCord Gladys Quizhpi Erika Uzueta Alisha Clark-Ambriz
Ayan Abdirahman Henry Bischoff Isnino Dire Zeinab Hassan Donald McCoy David Rabanales Montesinos Armando Valenzuela Artemio Salas
Bontu Abdissa Tiffany Blair Ismahan Diriye Amal Hassen Mauricio Medina Tablas Danniece Redditt Mai Vang
Dula Abdissa Nigeria Boclair Mahamed Diriye Fayiza Hassen Lorenza Mendez Perez Mzee Rehani Moua Vang
Travis Bradshaw Ronshawnda Dozie Casey Hellerud Sebastien Mestre Gustavo Reyes Gonzalez Pa Vang Rebecca Lonski
Mohamed Abukar Kayvona Branson Destinee Dozier Kayla Henning Kolandria Metcalf Troy Richardson Gustavo Vasquez Cody Corbin
Vannesia Adams Cenai Brown Ayan Duale Marcelo Hernandez Arce Jasmine Mitchell Susana Riera Iveth Velazquez Olmedo Dominique Jackson
Ayan Ahmed Kharita Brown Sandy Ebrahim Mayrany Hernandez Morales Awo Mohamed Monica Riera Alvarado Angela Vengas Hernandez Dontay Jenkins
Marian Ahmed Emelyn Caballero Rosales Sahra Egal Marlene Hidalgo Fadumo Mohamed Elizabeth Riera Barbecho Jocelyn Vetaw Jesse Holden
Omar Ahmed Jasmine Caldwell Trent Eisenzimmer Brianne Hogan Hawo Mohamed Felicia Robinson Brenda Vue Johnny Song
Samira Ahmmad Jamesha Campbell Chioma Ejimkonye James Holliday-Landrey Idman Mohamed Tommy Rock Yewpheng Vue Jozef Wawrzyniecki
Abdullahi Ali Daisy Cano Asho Elmi Tomesha Hollie Ikran Mohamed Mickella Rolfes Hodan Waaeys
Elyas Ali Ashley Carmichael Mohamed Elmi Alma Howard Ahmed Mohamoud Rosa Ruiz Cortes Zahra Wako
Maurice Carter Mohamed Elmi Tia'Lana Hunter Muse Mohamud Reine Rypa Najee' Walton LaKisha Ford
Adrian Anderson Sierra Carter Monica Estrada Perez Nasro Hussein Vanessa Montesino Sou Saechao Nicole Washington LaRina Humphrey
Brent Anderson Gerald Cepeda Olivia Evanovich Nimo Ibrahim Angelic Moore Artemio Salas Molina Ashanti Watson Lorenzo Garner
John Anderson Janice Chang Khadra Farah Brittany Jackson Wil'darious Moore Frederick Sanders Laquesha West Moira Kuehn
Charles Andrews Joey Chareunrath Mohamud Farah Magdalena Jaime Mary Jean Moreno Barreto Gema Santana Piguave Antasia White Nate Smith
Emily Ayala Nuritu Chikaki Omar Farah Jabarti Jama Ornida Moua Nicholas Scaresthehawk Dominique Wiley Rachel Thomas
Iyyar Ayala Goeloe Mikale Clark Sakariye Fiqi Mubarak Jama Brenda Mozo Ceron Terrell Schleif Nyeasha Wiley Robert Deloria
Johnathan Baez Regina Cole Yesenia Flores Lopez Ubah Jama Benjamin Nebelung Tenzin Singhi Felicia Williams
Yesenia Bahena Bahena Ka'Presha Coleman Mowlid Fodey John Jara Julie Nguyen JaLena Slaughter- Ferguson Nickolas Williams
Jamal Bakar Cynthia Combay Mubarak Fodey Benjamin Johnson Robert Northrop Satara Smith Jaton Williamson
Baredu Bakuto Enoc Cortez Diaz Danielle Foster Julon Johnson Davionte Nunn Shakaila Smith Michael Wright
Kyra L Johnson Awil Nur Tasha Smith Suzette Wuollet
8 NorthNews • June 30, 2010
The Northside EXPERIENCE
Urban Warfare: The Peaceful Warriors Explore the science of motion with
Search by Event Number at nenorthnews.com! This movie’s going
the Science Museum of Minnesota.
A larger than life demonstration il-
to the New York Inter- lustrates curve balls, spinning
national film festival skaters, flying objects and more.
that of the multi-billion dollar hous- Capri theater announces
Arts ing industry selling the idea back to
us. This project began in 1999 with
2010-2011 Legend series
#7249: The Capri Theater an-
Cannon and Marilyn
Moore, Eagle Heart
Dirk Hands on activities follow—expe-
rience the motion mayhem! Tues.,
the idea of documenting the process July 20, 6 p.m. at Webber Park
nounces their 2010-2011 season. Productions, showed
of building homes in assembly-line Library,4310 Webber Pkwy., 952-
Exhibits at Homewood factories.Is a home a product like an
The season opens with “BLUE: their film “Urban 847-2750.
#7168: The exhibit of work by Songs on the Indigo Side,” on Oct. Warfare: The Peaceful
automobile? Can you mass-produce 9 & 10. On Feb. 12 &13, “Nancy
Robert Tabb will run through July Warriors”exploring the
10 with a closing party Sat., July
a sense of home? By focusing on Wilson & Peggy Lee: The Sultry work of several organ-
Art Out of the Box:
brand new, factory-built mobile Divas of Jazz” will feature Ginger Dreams and Monsters
10, 3-7 p.m. at Homewood izations working with
homes that had never been lived in, Commodore and Connie Evingson. #7275:For kids entering grades
Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave.N. youth, at the Capri
Eckert could observe and comment On April 9 & 10,Greta Oglesby re- 2-5. Dreams and nightmares can
#7292:Ron Brown uses hip-hop June 19. The message
on the strategies employed by man- turns to the Capri for a NEW solo inspire brilliant art. Explore
vocabulary to explore notions about brought out core val-
ufacturers to make them feel homey show “I Sing Because ...” All three Francisco de Goya’s “The Sleep of
whether Hip-hop is dead;if so,what ues like “connect each
and appealing to buyers.She found Legends shows will be presented Reason Produces Monsters,” and
might replace it, and if not, how to youth with a trusted
it very interesting, for instance, that 7 p.m. Saturday nights and 3 p.m. see a contemporary interpretation
reinvigorate it. Exhibit of his work adult,”and“unlearn the
someone thought a picture of a ship- Sunday afternoons.Season tickets by artist Yinka Shonibare. Create
will run July 14-31 at Homewood. culture of violence.”
wreck on a prop TV,or a rifle next to cost $60 for either the Saturday your own dreamscape using
Details about opening reception
the bed, might help sell a home. evening or Sunday afternoon se- Before the screening, Little C per- mixed-media. Funded by the
and gallery talk,plus the possibility
Exhibit will be on display through ries, $15 off single ticket prices. formed “This is the Real Me” and Library Foundation of Hennepin
of a community/family workshop
July 25. For more information call Season ticket holders pay no ticket “Together” a song for Haiti which has County and presented in collabora-
coming soon.Call the studio at 612-
612-643-3511, or RSVP to exhibi- fees and have flexibility to ex- had over 380,000 hits on YouTube, ac- tion with the Minneapolis Institute
587-0230 for more details.
firstname.lastname@example.org. change tickets within the season cording to the website for the High of Arts. Thurs., July 15, 2 p.m. at
#7293: In August, Homewood
Studios will feature “The Spoon at no added cost.Our “Be Fee Free” School for Recording Arts, one of the North Regional Library, 1315
Project,”drawings by Maxin West.
Exhibit will run Aug. 3-31 with an
Performance program for series subscribers also
allows you to purchase additional
organizations featured. Others were
Bolder Options, the Cookie Cart, Colin
Lowry Ave. N., 952-847-8450.
(#7275);and Sat.,Aug.7,1 p.m. at
opening reception Fri., Aug. 6, 6-
9 p.m.,and a gallery talk Fri.,Aug. Arts single tickets to Legends concerts
with no additional fees.
Now through Fri., July 16 is the
Powell Youth Leadership Center, Hope
Ministries Charez Jones Foundation,the
Minneapolis Police Juvenile Appre-
Webber Park Library, 4310
time for current season ticket hold- hension Team and Juvenile Supervision Wild Wings
Live on the Drive free ers to renew and/or make any Center, Juxtaposition Arts, MAD DADs,
Housing Design outdoor concert series PEACE Foundation and Shiloh Ministries.
#7277:For kids entering grades
changes to their current ticket.New 1-5. Are you really Amelia Earhart
Competition entries on #7152: Pack a picnic, chairs and season ticket sales open to the gen- (Photos by Margo Ashmore) or Charles Lindbergh at heart? Then
exhibit in North Mpls. blankets, and bring your family and eral public on Mon., July 26. On take flight with the life-sized wings
#7237:The 47 entries submitted friends to three “Live on the Drive” Wed., Sept. 1 single tickets go on door family events. Bring chairs or Webber Park Library, 4310 you will create: bat wings; faerie
for a housing design competition, summer music concerts on sale to the general public. Order blankets to sit on. Movies start at Webber Pkwy. wings;or beautiful,colorful butter-
“Bearden Place: A Housing Thursdays, July 8 & 15 and Aug. forms are available at thecaprithe- dusk. Northside movies, dates and #7134: Kids Jr. Book Club: For fly wings. Don’t forget your beak,
Competition in the Artists’Core,”in- 12.The concerts are free and will be ater.org.For more information,con- locations are as follows: Fri., July kids entering kindergarten-grade 3. fangs or antennas! Register online
cluding the winning schemes will held outdoors 6-8 p.m. on Victory tact Karl Reichert at 612-643-2024. 16,Madagascar,Bohanon Park,900 Thursdays,July 15,Aug.5;3-4 p.m. or call 952-847-8450. Thurs., July
be on exhibit. The City of Minn- Memorial Drive at 34th Ave.N. 49th Ave.N;Sat.,July 17,Sleepless at Sumner Library, 611 Van White 22, 2-4 p.m. at North Regional
eapolis and the Builders Outreach July 8: The Sweet Colleens are
Foundation (BOF), the charitable
arm of the Builders Association of
ists who fuse their diverse musical
Family Fun in Seattle, Boom Island, 700 Sibley
Ave. NE; and The Great Debaters,
Harrison Park, 503 Irving Ave. N;
Paws to Read: Certified volun-
teers help put young readers at
Library,1315 Lowry Ave.N.(#7277);
and Sat., July 24, 1-3 p.m. at
Webber Park Library, 4310
the Twin Cities (BATC), sponsored backgrounds into a high-energy, Tues.,July 24,Men in Black,Victory ease so they can cuddle up with a Webber Pkwy.(#7284)
the housing design competition this infectious and crowd-pleasing mix Open Eye Puppet Theater Memorial Drive; Sat.,July 31,Field dog or other animal and practice
spring, engaging the design com- of “Celtic folk-rock and alternative #7294:Open Eye Puppet Theater of Dreams,Boom Island;Tues.,Aug. reading aloud.For kids in pre-school
munity to assist in rebuilding com- country/Americana,with Cajun and will present “A Surprise For Little 10, Madagascar, Farview Park, 609
and up.Presented in collaboration
munities affected by foreclosure. Caribbean seasonings. Grampa,” Sat., July 17, 5 p.m. in 29th Ave. N. More information at with North Star Therapy Animals. Advanced and WeDo
The competition called for the de- July 15 (rescheduled from June the back yard at Homewood mplsmusicandmovies.com. Saturdays, June 5, July 10, Aug. #7270:Take your Scratch-gener-
sign of four to seven live/work units 10): Jevetta and Fred Steele; and Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N, as 7;12:30-2 p.m. at Sumner Library, ated games or animations to the
for the site,located at the northwest coming Aug. 12: Seven Steps to part of their “Driveway Tour”series. 611 Van White Memorial Blvd.,952- next level by incorporating new
Brodini Magic Show LEGO WeDo robotics and motion-
corner of Plymouth and Sheridan Havana. Bring a blanket,snacks if you wish, Magician Graylyn Morris will raise 847-2875. (#7137); and Sat., July
avenues North. “Live on the Drive” is presented for this outdoor puppet show for 17,12:30-2 p.m.at North Regional detecting tools.Previous experience
spirits and test kids’powers of con-
The exhibition will be held at the by founding partner, North all ages.Cookies and lemonade will Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., 952- with Scratch (a free computer pro-
centration as he manipulates ropes,
University of Minnesota Urban Memorial, with the Cleveland be served. In case of inclement 847-8450.(#7276) gramming language) is helpful,but
scarves, balls and other magician’s
Research and Outreach/ Engage- Neighborhood Association, the weather,the performance will take #7269: First Pages: Character not required. For kids entering
props in a perplexing “now-you-see-
ment Center (UROC),2001 Plymouth Minneapolis Park and Recreation place in the gallery.A donations hat Creation: Do you have a favorite grade 5 and up. Register online or
Ave.N,and runs through Fri.,July 23 Board, North End Hardware, the will be passed at the end of the character in a book or story? How call 952-847-2875. Wed., July 28,
kids entering kindergarten and up.
with an opening reception,Wed.,June Northwest Minneapolis Business show to help defray the theater’s did the writer discover the charac- 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Sumner Library,
Fri., July 16, 2 p.m. at Sumner
30, 5:30-7 p.m. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., Association and NorthNews. For expenses. Call the studio at 612- ter’s secret powers or the fact that 611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Library, 611 Van White Memorial
8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 more information,call 612-588-1155 587-0230 for more details. Blvd. (#7271); Sat., July 10, 1 p.m. they wear high-top sneakers and
p.m.;Closed weekends.More informa- or visit www.liveonthedrive.org. at Webber Park Library, 4310 glasses? Learn how to create a char- Girls’Club,now on Wed.
tion can be found at www.ci.min- Poolside Stories Webber Pkwy.(#7283) acter that keeps the reader interest- #7142: Energize your summer
neapolis.mn.us/foreclosure/Foreclosur Improvised Music #7274: Join the Sumner librari- ed and your stories full of surprises. with lots of crafts,games and activ-
es_Steps_to_Recovery.asp #7291: Homewood Studios, an at Harrison Park Pool, 503 For kids entering grades 4-6.Register ities.For girls entering grade 6 and
2400 Plymouth Ave. N., 612-587- online or call 952-847-2875. Wed., up.Register online or call 952-847-
0230,presents improvisations and
sound investigations Mon., July
Irving Ave. N., for “fun in the sun”
poolside stories Thursdays, July
8-29, 2-3 p.m. For kids in kinder-
Youth Activities July 7, 2 p.m. at Sumner Library,
611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
3-4:30 p.m. at North Regional
#7224: The Mpls Photo Center, 12, 7 p.m., featuring Milo Fine - garten and up and their families. Library, 1315 Lowry Ave.N.
2400 N. 2nd St., presents a new ex- drum set jr. (bowed cymbals), or- Kids read! Kids write! Motion Mayhem
hibit by 2010 McKnight Fellow Amy chestra chimes, B flat clarinet; Viv Movies in the Park #7282:Kids Book Club:For kids #7251:Suspend a ball in mid-air.
Eckert.According to a press release, Corringham - voice; Charles Gillett entering grades 4-6. Register on- Drop a nail in a bottle without
- guitar; and Elaine Evans - violin.
#7132:The Minneapolis Park and More event listings
Manufacturing Home explores Rec Board presents its 2010 Movies line or call 952-847-2750. Thurs- touching the nail.Pull a tablecloth
Eckert’s definitions of “home” and Suggested donation is $5. in the Park line up. These are out- days,July 8 & Aug.12,6-7 p.m. at out from under a set of dishes. on Page 10
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The Northside EXPERIENCE__________________
light Parade through July 9.Sign- tion and treatment. The event will
Event listings up for any of these events individ- feature a live webcast and Q&A ses-
ually, as a corporation or with a sion.To register for the webcast,visit
cont’d from Page 9 team, but act quickly! Spaces are ww.ReleaseYourPotential.com.
filling up fast! For information on
how to participate, visit www. Free graffiti removal
Bulletin Board aquatennial.com/register.php.
#7295: Some Aquatennial
events happening near you!: (Visit
#7247:West Broadway Business
& Area Coalition is teaming with
Hennepin County STS to remove
www.aquatennial.com for details.) graffiti from Northside businesses
Donate blood through The Twin Cities River Rats: Free & residences.For more information
the American Red Cross water ski shows on the Mississippi contact Erin at 612-353-5178.
#7254: According to the River South of the Broadway Bridge,
American Red Cross,the blood sup- near 17th Ave. on West River Road Absentee ballots for Aug.
ply often drops during the summer Sat. & Sun., July 17 & 18, 3 p.m.
10 primary are available
months due to donors being on va-
cation or busy with summer activi-
and 7 p.m.each day.
World Wakesurfing Champion- #7287: From Hennepin County:
The primary election is Aug. 10,
Juneteenth the United States.This year's event was held June 19 at
North Mississippi Regional Park.
ties. To donate blood call 1-800- ships: Thurs., July 22, 10 a.m.-6 Juneteenth is America’s second Independence Day Activities included stages of live music,food,art,read-
GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit p.m.; Fri., July 23, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and if you can’t make it to the polls
Celebration and is the oldest African American holiday ings, history villages, parade and community booths.
redcrossblood.org to make an ap- Sat., July 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., to vote,absentee ballots are available
commemorating the day when the last major vestige of Above, the audience at early morning dance perform-
pointment or for more information. Mississippi River adjacent to West and will be accepted through Aug.9.
slavery was abolished following the end of the Civil War. ance at one of the stages at Juneteenth (Photo by Trang
All blood types are needed to en- River Road in Minneapolis. You can apply for an absentee
Minneapolis holds one of the largest celebrations in Do,Twin Cities Daily Planet,used with permission)
sure a reliable supply for patients. Mill City Museum has special ballot if:You’re going to be absent
(While all blood types are needed events and hours during Aquatennial. from the precinct on the day of the
state primary; illness or disability S., Minneapolis). Attendance is not ed with 48-hour notice by calling in Spanish, 952-847-8510. Thurs-
to meet patient demand, type O Xcel Energy RiverBlast,Sat.July
prevents you from going to a mandatory, but encouraged. 612-230-6413. More information, days,noon-2 p.m.
negative blood is especially need- 24, 6-10 p.m., West River Road &
polling place;religious discipline or plus an online survey is available at #7272: Master Gardener:
ed at this time.) A blood donor card Portland Ave. Pre-fireworks festivi-
observance prohibits you from Hennepin County offers www.minneapolisparks.org.Paper Perennial Flower Gardening:
or drivers license,or two other forms ties include music performances
going to a polling place;you are an surveys can also be filled out and Grow plants that beautify your
of identification are required at and additional activities. low-cost vaccinations
election judge in another precinct. returned at recreation centers landscape year after year.Sat.,July
check in.Upcoming blood donation Target Fireworks Show, Sat. #7290:Vaccines prevent diseases
There are two ways to vote by throughout the park system. 10,2 p.m.
opportunities near you:Wed.,June July 24, 10-10:30 p.m., along the for people of all ages,and Hennepin
absentee ballot: In person at your #7273:Burned Out,But Still in
30, 2-7 p.m. at East Side Mississippi River in Downtown Mpls. County is offering low-cost immu-
county auditor’s office (in Hennepin, the Race: Motivational speaker
Neighborhood Services,1700 2nd
St.NE,and Thurs.,July 8,1-6 p.m.at
the City of Brooklyn Center,6301
Programs help disabled that is at the Elections Office on the
Public Service Level of the Henn-
nizations to people who lack health
insurance or whose health insur-
ance does not cover vaccines.
Classes Josiah Jackson will help you discov-
er your next job or career move.
people get services epin County Government Center at Events close to you: Hennepin Sat.,July 17,11 a.m.-noon
Shingle Creek Parkway. #7267: People who are disabled 300 S. Sixth St. in downtown County’s Brookdale Service North Regional Library
and under the age of 65 are invited to Minneapolis),or,in many cases,your The following classes are held at Business tax credit lunch
Gethsemane garage sale Center, 6125 Shingle Creek
a free information session,“Waiver city or township clerk’s office; by North Regional Library, 1315 #7253: Learn how you can save
#7217: Gethsemane Lutheran Parkway, 9 to 11 a.m., on July 27
Overview for Individuals Under 65.” mail to your county auditor or city Lowry Ave.N. Most classes require your business thousands of dollars!
Church, 4656 Colfax Ave.N.,has set and Aug. 24. and at Hennepin
Waivers allow enrollees easier access elections administrator. registration; call 952-847-8450 or Fran Regan, from the MN Depart-
new dates for its youth garage sale, Health Services Building, 525
to home and community-based serv- Applications and absentee bal- 612-630-6600 for details. ment of Employment and Economic
Sun.-Thurs.,July 11-15,4-8 p.m. Portland Ave.S.,fourth floor,8:30 to
ices versus receiving care in hospi- lots are available at your city offices. #6598: Computer Basics Development will present informa-
11 a.m. on Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.
tals or nursing facilities. The session For information call 612-348-5151 Workshop: Fridays,July 23 & 30, tion on available tax credits of up to
Donations are requested but not
KIPP Stand Academy will be offered twice: Tues., July 6, or visit www.hennepin.us/elections. required for the immunizations.For Aug.20 & 27; 1-3 p.m. $2,400;$4,800;or $9,000 (depending
#7215:The KIPP Stand Academy is 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Wed.,July #7143:Business Start Up Work- on eligibility) for hire of targeted
more information about these clin-
a free,college preparatory,public mid- 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Eastside groups. Event is hosted by Emerge
Climate change grants ics, call 612-348-2884 or go to shop Series: Classes run various
dle school serving students in grades 5 Neighborhood Services Room B7, #7265: The City of Minneapolis Tuesdays and Thursdays,6-8 p.m. and the MN Department of
through 7.KIPP Stand provides a learn- 1700 2nd St. NE. Registration is re- is again providing grants to help Call 952-847-8450 for details. Employment and Economic De-
ing environment that is academically quired for the sessions;call 612-596- people in Minneapolis take steps #7278:OpenOffice:Basics:Sat., velopment (DEED).Class runs about
rigorous,safe,and supportive.The KIPP 6631 or go to www.hennepin.us/ Park Board’s new policy
to save energy in buildings.Neigh- July 24,10 a.m.-noon 90 minutes,and will be held Thurs.,
Stand Academy is currently enrolling adsinfo. For directions to Eastside borhood,business,and faith-based
for public participation #7279:Microsoft Excel:Basics: July 22, 11 a.m. at the offices of
students who will be entering 5th,6th, Neighborhood Services,call 612-781- #7266: The Minneapolis Park EMERGE Community Develop-
associations are eligible to apply for Fri.,July 23,10 a.m.-noon
or 7th grade in the fall.Families interest- 6011. and Recreation Board (MPRB) is ment, 1101 W. Broadway Ave. For
the grants, along with other non- #7280: Microsoft Excel:
ed in enrolling their children at KIPP working to develop a new public more information, contact Sally
profits,libraries,park and recreation- Creating and Managing Lists:Fri.,
Stand, should contact Tiffany Dunn at Spasticity seminar participation and engagement pol- Murphy at 612-787-3761.
al centers, and other public organ- July 30,10 a.m.-noon
email@example.com or call 612- #7268: Medtronic is hosting an icy to revise current standards and
izations that serve Minneapolis #7281:OpenOffice:Writer and
287-9700 and ask for information about event Tues., July 13, 7 p.m. to kick provide consistent practices for
residents and businesses.The grants
working and communicating with
Calc: Sat.,July 31,10 a.m.-noon Defensive Drivers Class
student enrollment. off its “Release Your Potential”edu- are made possible thanks to fund- #7264: An eight-hour initial de-
cational campaign, to raise aware- the public.To hear suggestions and
ing the city received from American
ideas from the community on this Classes at Summer Library fensive drivers class will be held at
Aquatennial is July 16-24 ness of spasticity.The no-cost event Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The following classes are held at Folwell Community Center,1615
#7240: From the Minneapolis will be held at Earle Brown policy,the MPRB will conduct pub-
Climate Change Grants can range Sumner Library, 611 Van White Dowling Ave.N.on Sat.,Aug.14,9
Downtown Council: This year, thou- Heritage Center,6155 Earle Brown lic meetings at multiple locations
from $7,500 to $10,000 with no Memorial Blvd. Most classes require a.m.-5 p.m. Bring lunch;coffee pro-
sands of Minnesotans will descend Drive.Jennifer Doble,M.D.,medical throughout the city in July.
match required.Application dead- registration; call 952-847-2875. vided. $12/AARP members, $14/
upon Minneapolis for the “Best director of TBI Rehabilitation All meetings will be held at 6:30
line:Mon.,July 26,4 p.m.To learn #5332: Computer Class in non-members;fee due day of class.
Days of Summer.”Volunteers and Services and Spasticity Manage- p.m. The meetings close by are:
more, visit the City’s sustainability Somali: Call Warsame, 952-847- Call 612-370-4917 to register.
participants are needed. Regis- ment for Special Tree Rehab Systems Thurs., July 15, 6:30 p.m. at
website at www.ci.minneapolis.mn. 5662, for more information.
tration is open for the Milk Carton will lead the discussion and speak Windom Park, 2251 Hayes St. NE,
us/ sustainability/ and under“what’s Saturdays,4-6 p.m.
Boat Races and the Sandcastle about spasticity and available treat- 612-370-4905, and Tues., July 20,
new”click on “2010 Climate Change #6288: Conversation Circles:
Competition at the Star Tribune ment options.Additionally,patients 6:30 p.m. at Farview Park, 621 More event listings
Grants”or attend the informational Call 952-847-5669 for more infor-
Beach Bash.Registration continues living with spasticity will share their 29th Ave. N, 612-370-4922.
meeting,Thurs.,July 1,4-6 p.m. at
Translation services can be provid- mation in English or,in Hmong,952- on Page 11
for the CenterPoint Energy Torch- personal experience with the condi- the Green Institute (2108 21st Ave. 847-8845;in Somali,952-847-8756;
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Teen Bible Study - 6 pm Wednesday
Youth Choir - 4 pm Thursday
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We are an empowered multicultural Sunday Evangelistic Service 2:00 pm
612-529-0686 people of God serving and sharing Pastor Dale Hulme Schedule until May 30
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Friday & Sat. Prayer 7:00 pm
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We welcome all, Breakfast at 8:30 am, Class at 9 am,
Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. including gay and lesbian people.
Then to service at 10:30 am
Pre- 8th grade Breakfast at 9:15 am, Class at
Worship 10:30 a.m. 9:45 am, we will go to service at 10:45 am
The Church of the Loaves and Coming together to serve 9am Adult Forum; 10 am Coffee & Fellowship
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AWANA/Youth Wed. 6:45 p.m. the Fishes M-F 5:30 p.m. with the 10:30 am Worship MINISTRY
911 West Broadway Ave. N.
Kerry L. Bender, Senior Pastor St. Olaf Retirement Communities Schedule starting May 30
Hospitality and Welcome to all. 9:30 am Worship
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“Building a community of faith Pastor Lee Ann Pomrenke New Directions Youth Ministry Communion 1st and Friday Bible School 6:30 pm
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email Lisa Fellegy Tucci at 612-599- teller Nic Zapko; plus exhibits, food evidence of pollinators’ efforts as
along the Downtown Riverfront. held on Sat.,July 24.
0814 or email@example.com. and other festivities. flowers turn to fruit; many berries
Activities on July 3 feature a Fun This is the league’s first year at
Event listings Run, live music and a free movie. the newly-renovated Wirth Beach
#7184:Edison Class of 1980 is hav- Accommodations for people with and seeds begin to ripen through-
cont’d from Page 10 ing its 30th reunion Sat., Aug. 14, 7 disabilities include ASL services;CART out the Garden in July. Enjoy the
July 4 activities include the inau- volleyball courts. MPRB is in the
p.m.at Moe’s in Mounds View,2400 services (Communications Access longer daylight hours with an
gural Red, White & Boom! TC Half process of renovating the Wirth
Highway 10.For info on optional golf Realtime Translation);limited PCA (per- evening walk along the trails.
Marathon,plus the annual Fourth of Lake area and the volleyball courts
outing in the afternoon check with sonal care assistance) services; and To register for free public pro-
Events July Celebration and fireworks
along Historic Main Street and
West River Pkwy.Enjoy an evening
are the second phase of the proj-
ect.Wirth Beach courts are located
in Theodore Wirth Park at 3200
Paul Marcus.Contact information can
be emailed to Edison1980@ymail.com
audio descriptors. Those who need
other accommodations must make
grams and fee based special pro-
grams, ask Garden related ques-
Ice Cream Social at or join their page on Facebook page. their request by July 5 by calling:651- tions, or to borrow a Garden
of free entertainment,activities and Glenwood Ave. N. For registration,
#7263: Edison Class of 1960 is 603-2015 (Twin Cities);888-630-9793 Scavenger Hunt kit, stop by the
Creekview Park fireworks at 10 p.m. Music will league and tournament details,visit
having its 50 year reunion at Axel’s (Toll-Free);888-206-6513 (TTY);or 866- Martha Crone Visitor Shelter.All pro-
#7160: A free Ice Cream Social begin at 3:30 p.m. on Main Street. www.minneapolisparks.org – Adult
Charhouse,2540 Cleveland Ave N, 635-0082 (VP).For more information, grams begin at the Shelter unless
will be held at Creekview Park, Father Hennepin Bluffs Park will Sports – Volleyball Leagues or call
Roseville,(attached to the Radisson call Cindy Tarshish, ADA 20th otherwise noted. For any further
5001 Humboldt Ave. N. on Wed., have music and free, family activi- 612-230-6488.
Roseville Hotel) on Fri., Sept. 17. Anniversary Celebration Committee questions call 612-370-4903.
July 14, 6-8:30 p.m. For more in- ties from 6-10 p.m.
For information, call Margaret Chair,at 651-603-2015. The Eloise Butler Wildflower
formation, call 612-370-4965. For more information on all 2010 Tour de Camden Johnson 612-789-4205 or Tom Garden and Bird Sanctuary is locat-
Minneapolis Red,White and Boom #7125: Group bike ride of the Maxwell 612-788-1891;for golf out- Watch the birdies! ed 1/2 mile north of I-394 on
Camden Farmers Market activities,check out www.mplsred- Camden community will take place ing on Thurs., Sept. 16, call Mike #7288: Whether you’re an avid Theodore Wirth Parkway. Metro
#7120:The Warren,4400 Osseo whiteboom.com. on Saturday,July 24,9 a.m.Meet 612-669-2586. birdwatcher,or want to learn more Transit bus route 9 stops at
Rd., hosts the Camden Farmers at Creekview Park,5001 Humboldt Glenwood Avenue and Theodore
about avian life, the Minneapolis
Market,featuring locally grown pro- Twin Cities River Rats Ave.N.,with your bike and helmet.
ADA 20th Anniversary Park and Recreation Board’s natural- Wirth Parkway, just a two-block
duce on Thursdays,3-7 p.m.,July Water Ski Show Celebration ist program offers public bird- walk to the Garden entrance.
8-Sept. 30. Sponsored by Victory #7258:The Twin Cities River Rats National Night Out #7236: Twenty years ago, people watching opportunities for all ages
Neighborhood Association. are back on the Mississippi proving #7196:National Night Out isTues.,
with disabilities officially gained the this summer. Registration is re- Homegrown Experience
free family water ski shows that in- Aug.3,and Minneapolis city officials quired; call 612-313-7725 for de- #7242:The Homegrown Experience
same rights and freedoms as other
Victory Neighborhood corporate music, themed skits, ac- ask that you register your event,even
U.S.citizens when the Americans with tails and program schedules.Please is a new event by the Minneapolis Park
Annual Garden Tour tors,announcers and talented skiers if you are not blocking your street. note if you need binoculars when and Recreation Board (MPRB) that pro-
Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into
#7259:Tour some of the hidden doing stunts, jumps, human pyra- Find information and register at you register. Fee is $5 per session. motes local, sustainable and organic
law on July 26, 1990. Minnesota will
garden gems in the Victory neigh- mids,barefooting and doubles.The www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno.If you Here are the events happening food. Coming to the Nicollet Island
commemorate this landmark legisla-
borhood.Pick up a tour map Sun., River Rats accept donations, and want to close your street for your near you!: Pavilion in Minneapolis on Sun.,Aug.
tion with a statewide ADA 20th
Aug.1,1-4 p.m. at the butterfly gar- concessions,souvenir programs,ap- event,street closure is free if you apply Shingle Creek – Sat., July 10, 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Homegrown
Anniversary Celebration Mon., July
den at Loring School, 2600 44th parel and memorabilia are for sale by July 14. You need permission of 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at Creekview Experience will give people a greater
26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nicollet
Ave.N.This free,self-guided tour will at every show. Events are held 75 percent of your neighbors to be Park at 5001 Humboldt Ave.N. understanding and appreciation of
Island Pavilion,40 Power St.The event
highlight a wide range of garden Thursdays through Aug. 26 at 7 approved for street closure--please Boom Island and Nicollet where food comes from, and how to
is free and open to the public.
styles and a broad diversity of plants p.m. along the Mississippi River on have their names and addresses Island – Sat., Aug. 21, 10-11:30 enjoy it the Homegrown way.
The program will feature local and
and provide a glimpse into the res- West River Rd.near 17th Ave.N.Bring when you apply (you do not need a.m. Meet in the parking lot on Tickets are available beginning
national speakers, including: Minn-
idential gardens of some historic a blanket or chair;parking is free.For their signatures).You can also register Boom Island at 8th Ave. NE and July 1 at www.thehomegrownexperi-
esota native Josh Blue,2006 winner of
homes. For more information, call more information,visit www.tcriver- your event and apply for street clo- Sibley St.just east of the Plymouth ence.com or by calling 612-230-6400.
NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,”who de-
612-529-9558 or visit the Victory rats.com. sure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000). Ave.bridge. Cost is $25 in advance;$35 at the door.
fies stereotypes about disability in his
Neighborhood Association website stand-up comedy act; Former U.S.Sen. The event is for ages 21 and over.
at www.victoryneighborhood.org, Adult sand volleyball Upcoming Edison High David Durenberger,who represented Eloise Butler Wildflower Vendors Wanted: The MPRB is
especially if you want to put your #7161: Registration is open for School class reunions: Minnesota from 1978 to 1995 and has seeking vendors who fit the criteria of
garden on the tour. the second session of the Minn-
Garden & Bird Sanctuary
1990,1980,1960 been a national expert in health poli- producing, sourcing and purchasing
#7213:July is a great time to the
eapolis Park and Recreation Board’s #6693: Edison Class of 1990 is cy for more than three decades; U.S. local and sustainable foods and bever-
visit the Garden. Stroll under the
2010 Red,White,Boom! (MPRB) sand volleyball leagues. having its 20 year reunion at Elsie’s Sen.Amy Klobuchar,who will present ages. Vendors receive a booth space
thick woodland canopy to escape
#7165: The 2010 Minneapolis League play begins the week of Restaurant, 729 Marshall St. NE, on a video message; Peter Berg, project and a listing in the program to be
the summer heat, or visit the
Red,White and Boom! Celebration July 25 and runs through Sept.23. Sat., July 24. More details to come. coordinator for technical assistance handed out to all attendees.For infor-
Garden in the cooler morning hours
is expanding its festivities to Leagues are offered Sunday They are looking for both student and employer outreach with DBTAC - mation on becoming a vendor, con-
to enjoy the sunny prairie and all
Saturday,July 3,for an entire week- through Thursday for all levels of and faculty contact information that Great Lakes ADA Center, Chicago; tact Heather Ocel at hocel@min-
the blooms there. Watch birds flit
end of summer entertainment play. In addition to the leagues, a has not been collected yet. Call or American Sign Language (ASL) story- neapolisparks.org or 612-230-6415.
about busy feeding their young.See
sand volleyball tournament will be
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Artists explore similarities, community
by Stephanie Xiong Khan said she knows, as a former doc- a discussion about their portrait experi-
and Margo Ashmore tor, that no matter who we are we all look ence and stories about growing up on the
Lynn Fellman and Fawzia Khan held an the same on the inside. She also created Northside. The participants are: Reva
artist talk June 17 at UROC (Urban some boxes containing mirrors, where the Margolis Rosenbloom of Jewish Comm-
Research and Outreach/Engagement viewer can look inside and see their eyes unity Action Group, and her brother Bruce
Center) at Plymouth and Penn avenues N. on a different face. It’s an effect that can’t Margolis; Judy Baker, a PICA Head Start
Each had their own body of work to show be photographed because the eye sees executive, Ronald Buckanaga, the Director
to the community. There will be another differently from the camera. These works of Four Directions Charter School; and his
opportunity to interact with one of the artists were inspired by seeing women’s eyes be- mother, Gertrude Buckanaga; Wayne
on July 22. hind their burkas. Hunter, the Director at Phyllis Wheatley
Khan worked with 30 PICA Head Start 3 Fellman worked more with science, cre- Community Center; Khao Insixiengmay,
to 5 year olds, engaging in activities such ating “DNA Portraits.” She used DNA kits the Director of Lao Cultural Center.
as learning how to work together. from the Genographic Project to discover For more on the DNA work and exhibit
Photographer Dave Olsen was there to lines of ancient ancestry. Through the DNA hours, go to www.deepancestryportrait.
capture these events. As Khan was looking mapping, Fellman found that people are com.
through the pictures she was inspired by a all related and “we are all African, we share
picture of the children standing with their common and very ancient lineages.” At right, Wayne Hunter with his portrait
arms and hands stretched out. Khan cre- At an Evening with the DNA Portrait by Lynn Fellman. Below, the hand prints
ated her work by making plaster casts out Project Participants, July 22 from 5 p.m. to Fawzia Khan made with three- and five-
of the children’s hand prints and arrang- 8 p.m. at UROC, the public can join the year-olds. (Photos by Stephanie Xiong)
ing them together. DNA portrait participants and Fellman for
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