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Meet St. Anthony
                                            Northeast Minneapolis • St. Anthony • Columbia Heights • Hilltop                                                                            
HS principal

                                                                                                                                              Scherer closes NE retail
Wayne Terry’s taught
all over the district                3
                                                                                                                                                         story by
                                                                                                                                                    Gail Olson
                                                                                                                                                A long-time business
                                                                                                                                              on the Mississippi
                                                                                                                                              River’s east bank
                                                                                                                                              plans to vacate its
                                                                                                                                              Northeast location and
                                                                                                                                              sell the land to the
Do raccoons eat
popcorn?                                                            Swept away Park                                                           Minneapolis Park and
                                                                                                                                              Recreation Board.
                                                                                                                                              According to City of
                                                                            at Logan
Animal puppets and                                                                                                                            Minneapolis information, the                           Board Superintendent Jon
movies at Silverwood                 9                                Frigid weather makes for good ice rinks,
                                                                    and good ice rinks attract broomball leagues.
                                                                                                                                              park board recently approved
                                                                                                                                              an agreement with Scherer
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gurban said in a recent press re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     lease, “We never anticipated that
                                                                    This Saturday, Jan. 9 game at Logan Park,                                 Brothers Lumber to buy its 13-                         the entire parcel could be offered
                                                                    according to the warming house guy, was                                   plus acre site (just north of the                      for public parkland. The Minne-
                                                                    between the Northeast Screaming Eagles
                                                                                                                                              Plymouth Avenue bridge on 8th                          apolis Park and Recreation Board
                                                                    and the so far undefeated Bulldogs. The rink
                                                                    was scheduled for several days running into                               Avenue NE), and redevelop the                          has led revitalization efforts along
                                                                    the coming week. Logan’s first annual Family                              land as park land.                                     the riverfront for decades, and we
                                                                    Ice Skating Party the night before attracted                                Dawn Sommers, park board                             don’t want to miss this opportuni-
                                                                    a capacity crowd. More winter fun photos                                  public information and marketing                       ty to further enhance it.”
                                                                    on page 7. (Photos by Margo Ashmore)                                      manager, said the purchase price
                                                                                                                                              has not yet been finalized. Park                           Scherer Brothers                      14
The Aging Challenge

by Clifton Ware                                                                                                                               2010 party caucuses Feb. 2
Big type and                                                                                                                                                   story by                              weighing in on their choices for a
head-on advice                       4                                                                                                                      Gail Olson
                                                                                                                                                                                                     congressional representative
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Keith Ellison now holds the seat
                                                                                                                                                With precinct caucuses sched-                        representing all four areas), the
                                                                                                                                              uled for Feb. 2, election season                       governor, a state representative
                                                                                                                                              2010 is already upon us. North-                        and a state senator.
                                                                                                                                              east, St. Anthony, Columbia
                                                                                                                                              Heights and Hilltop voters will be                               2010 elections                     6

                                            County money                             New bridge design decided
Waiting to be Sauced,                       for local parks                                               story by                            who typically use the St.                                 The 530-foot long bridge,
and other Serendipity                                   story by                                                                              Anthony Parkway bridge will                            built in 1925, goes over the
                                                                                                        Gail Olson
                                                                                                                                              then need to find another route                        Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Fiber artists warm                                     Gail Olson
                                                                                       The work won’t start until                             for the following two construc-                        rail yards, which consultant T om
walls at Banfill-Locke                         A Northeast park and a St.            2011, but Northeast area drivers                         tion seasons.                                          Johnson calls “one of the
                                            Anthony park recently got a wind-                                                                                                                        busiest rail yards in the coun-
                                            fall from Hennepin County: a total                                                                                                                       try.” The city plans to replace
Letters to the Editor..................2    of $475,000 in Hennepin County                                                                                                                           the bridge with a new cable-
                                            Ballpark Initiative money, desig-                                                                                                                        stayed bridge, a design that fea-
Business Notes.........................6    nated for youth sports facilities.                                                                                                                       tures long cables from each
Event Listings............start on 7           The Minneapolis Park and                                                                                                                              end joining at a central tower.
Classifieds.......................13-14     Recreation Board put in a                                                                                                                                   Johnson, who works for the
                                            Hennepin Youth Sports Grant                                                                                                                              Hay Dobbs consulting firm, coor-
News Notes.............................15   request to the county last year                                                                                                                          dinates the bridge project for the
                                            and will receive $130,000 for                                                                                                                            City of Minneapolis’ public works
                                            Bottineau Park, at 22nd Avenue                                                                                                                           department. He has been meet-
                                            and Second Street NE. First                                                                                                                              ing with neighbors, including
                                            District Park Commissioner Liz                                                                                                                           Marshall Terrace and Columbia
                                            Wielinski said that the park has                                                                                                                         Park neighborhood residents, for
                                            four backstops sharing one out-                                                                                                                          more than a year about the
                                            field; the money will be used to                                                                                                                         bridge project. Neighbors formed
                                            make “one nice baseball field                                                                                                                            a Citizens Advisory Committee
                                            and one field with a soccer/foot-                                                                                                                        (CAC) that met monthly to dis-
                                            ball layout.”                                                                                                                                            cuss the issue.
                                                                                     Artist’s rendering of the proposed cable-stayed bridge over the
                                              “Ballpark” money                14     railroad yard on St. Anthony Parkway (courtesy of Hay Dobbs P.A.)                                                           New bridge                    14

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         January 11, 2010

Think Tank
                                                                                                             editorials & reader commentary
                                                                                                           READER COMMENTARY:

Can we really claim                                                                                        Reed got it right on health
                                                                                                           care reform...or did he?
                                                                                                                                                                                        one does not have some form of universal
                                                                                                                                                                                        health care, it’s the U.S. In those other coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                        tries, no one dies because they do not have

we are overtaxed?                                                                                             My congratulations to the editors for final-
                                                                                                          ly printing an opinion (Jason Reed letter, Dec.
                                                                                                          16) that could be labeled as conservatism,
                                                                                                                                                                                        health care, and no one goes bankrupt be-
                                                                                                                                                                                        cause of an illness. Everyone gets good med-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ical care when needed, and at less cost than
   Until our kids are too smart because we have too many great schools that                               but, in fact, is simply common sense. There                                   here. Every year we pay a greater percentage
employ too many great teachers and pay them way too much...                                               are very few examples, in history, where gov-                                 of our national wealth for health care. It now
   Until our streets are too safe because we employ too many police officers                              ernment’s intervention in commerce has had                                    runs about 15 percent of gross domestic prod-
and pay them way too much...Can we really claim that we are overtaxed?                                    long term positive results. Allowing compe-                                   uct. At the current rate of growth, in the not too
   It’s entirely true that we can’t solve problems by simply throwing money                               tition, in health care, is the key to beginning                               distant future, it will be our gross domestic
at them. And it makes for a great sound bite. Enjoying that sound bite, how-                              to bring costs down. We need to allow HMO’s                                   product.
ever, leads way too many people to believe that we can solve problems (or                                 to compete in all 50 states, rather than to fos-                                                              Robert Buseth
ignore them and deal with their fallout) without spending any money. That’s                               ter islands of health care monopolies.                                                              Northeast Minneapolis
preposterous. Solving even a few of today’s pressing problems is going to                                 Congress’ tinkering is simply that, and their
cost plenty. And that means more taxes.                                                                   lack of understanding macro economics will                                    Now is the time to get
                                                                                                          result in a whole laundry list of unintended
   Until our population is too healthy...                                                                 consequences that will not serve us well at all.                              involved in local politics
   Until a too-good economy creates too many jobs and everyone has too                                                                   Barry Brottlund                                   Our Founding Fathers set up a constitu-
much money...Can we really claim that we are overtaxed?                                                                         Northeast Minneapolis                                   tional represented republic form of govern-
   All this talk of “no more taxes” creates a sour taste. We need to pay more                                                                                                           ment. The purpose of this government is to
taxes. A lot more taxes. More and more and more taxes. (Sorry for the rep-                                   I, like Jason Reed, was outraged at your                                   preserve liberty of the governed and provide
etition, but we have to make up for the people in high places who are afraid                              views on health care. Health care in the hands                                security for the people to pursue life, liberty
to accept and state the obvious.) Very few of government’s failures are at-                               of big government is not the answer and I’m                                   and happiness. The process to secure the
tributable to government workers who aren’t good enough, aren’t smart                                     discouraged, not surprised, that the                                          aforementioned constitutional government
enough or aren’t efficient enough. They fail because their obligations have                               Northeaster would take such a view. The                                       starts the first Tuesday in February, specifical-
infinite boundaries and their budgets are finite. We have important work to                               working class people of Northeast deserve                                     ly Feb. 2, 2010. The event is the “caucus.”
do to keep America safe, strong and competitive, and we’re taking politicians                             better than to be called “uncaring” if they                                   The caucus starts a series of events elect-
seriously who are trying to get by on the cheap.                                                          don’t agree with your thinking. Look at the re-                               ing delegates for various levels of political re-
                                                                                                          cent polls that indicate most of us “uncaring”                                sponsibilities within a political party. Both
    Until hungry people have too much to eat...                                                           individuals believe this health care bill be-                                 Republicans and Democrats, along with sev-
    Until we rescue too many people from fires and medical emergencies be-                                fore Congress is not the answer. Reed                                         eral other party groups, hold caucuses that
cause we employ too many fire fighters and pay them way too much...Can                                    spelled it out quite well. Thank you for pub-                                 night.
we really claim that we are overtaxed?                                                                    lishing his remarks.                                                             I encourage you to attend the caucus of
    Saying that governments have to “live within their means,” when soci-                                                              William Roeske                                   your political party preference. The pream-
ety’s needs go unmet, is a bit like passing a law that says construction foot-                                                                    Blaine                                ble of our Constitution demands your partic-
ings can’t be any more than 10 feet deep, and then building a structure                                                                                                                 ipation, by starting with “We the People”....
that needs footings that go down 15 feet, and hoping for the best. In most                                   I find Jason Reed’s letter full of half-truths                                See you on Caucus Night.
cases the builder can, and should, get a variance and dig five feet deeper,                               and misleading information. He claims the                                                                            Tim Utz
just as government can and should go back to the citizens for more taxes                                  Bureau of Indian Affairs spends “over 50 per-                                                                 Candidate for
if their elected representatives fail to properly fund its obligations. Government                        cent of their money on administration costs.”                                                       Minnesota House 50-A
doesn’t have “means” that must be lived within. Government has obligations                                For an agency whose function is primarily
that it must meet in their entirety regardless of the cost. Government’s                                  administrative, I fail to see why this should                                 Why not a park-and-ride-
means are limited only by the extent of its citizens’ willingness to invest in                            be so surprising.
society’s needs. If the people don’t like the level of taxation, they need                                   Reed asks where in the Bible it says provid-                               and-stay for rail users?
merely to choose things they don’t want the government to do, and, in num-                                ing health care is a moral issue. I am not a bib-                                Recently I wanted to use the Northstar Rail
bers substantial enough to be convincing, tell the government to stop doing                               lical scholar, but I remember reading in                                      to go out of town for Thanksgiving. The sta-
them. Instead, through their elected representatives, they obligate the gov-                              Genesis where Cain asks God, “Am I my                                         tions do not have overnight parking. If you
ernment to perform a set of tasks, fail to properly fund them, and then blame                             brother’s keeper?” the answer given was                                       want to make this more accessible to peo-
the public employees for doing a bad job, feeding the myth that govern-                                   quite clear. And didn’t Jesus say, “Whatsoever                                ple, wouldn’t you make it have an overnight
ment can’t do anything well or efficiently. Does anybody really wonder why                                you do unto the least of these, you also do                                   lot? Thinking about going to a T   wins game or
it doesn’t work so well?                                                                                  unto me?” Again, the meaning seems quite                                      a Gophers game and staying at a hotel or a
                                                                                                          clear.                                                                        relative’s house for an evening? Sorry, you
  Until all food supplies, water supplies and medicines are too safe...                                      Reed says those who are against any pub-                                   need to get your car out of the lot after the last
  Until too many kids are too happy and too healthy because we have too many                              lic health care are not heartless and non-car-                                train or you will be towed.
parks and recreation programs that are too well staffed by people we pay way                              ing. Perhaps, perhaps not. I would ask just                                      It is a great system if you work downtown,
too much...Can we really claim that we are overtaxed?                                                     how they are demonstrating their care and                                     but what if you are a business traveler?
  Failings, mistakes and inefficiency do occur in government; small mistakes                              concern. Perhaps by showing up at public                                      Wouldn’t it make sense hopping on the train
can add up to big dollars, and the world will be a better place if we are dili-                           meetings with pictures of the President as                                    and riding to the airport versus driving through
gent in fixing those problems. But the bulk of government’s problems hap-                                 Hitler? Or by shouting down anyone who                                        traffic to the airport?
pen because good people are required to do too much with too little.                                      dares to disagree with them? They, I hope,                                       The point of this system was to make trav-
  The real answer to a too-high tax bill is not reducing the numbers on that                              represent a small minority of citizens. But                                   el more accessible for Minnesota and con-
tax bill, any more than the real answer to government deficits is printing                                what is alarming is that there are people (even                               necting communities. It is time we put thought
more money. Achieving a lower tax bill will mean living without entire chunks                             if a minority) who will go to those lengths.                                  into making these lots have an overnight sec-
of government services, and that will be a hard sell for a lot of Minnesotans                                Reed offers the example of WalMart and                                     tion. Even if you are charged five dollars a
who believe that meeting certain needs collectively makes for better lives in-                            Target as not paying the CEOs exorbitant                                      night to offset the cost of a police officer mak-
dividually. Until that changes, or until some of the above “untils” come to pass,                         salaries because of competition. I cannot                                     ing an extra loop, it would be efficient for trav-
prepare to pay more taxes.                                                                                speak to Target, but of the 10 richest people                                 elers and would promote business in the
                                                                                                          in America, five are Waltons, the people who                                  downtown area by making it more accessible
                                                                                                          run WalMart. So I guess rank does have its                                    from the rail.
                         Be ready to       VOTE in 2010                                                   privileges.                                                                                                    Garrick Grace
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             January 11, 2010

New principal Terry no stranger to St. Anthony HS
                           story by                                                                                                                       be a good idea. My first teaching job was     dents. About 40 percent, according to
                                                                                                                                                          at St. Anthony High School.”                  school figures, come to St. Anthony from
                          Gail Olson
                                                                                                                                                             Terry’s long experience in the district    other communities through open enroll-
   St. Anthony High School Principal                                                                                                                      proved helpful last summer when he            ment. He said he supports the district’s
Wayne Terry is in his first year as princi-                                                                                                               oversaw the school reconstruction proj-       open enrollment policy (which two un-
pal, but has been a teacher at the school                                                                                                                 ect at the high school, a building he said    successful school board candidates re-
since 1997. “I feel like this place has al-                                                                                                               he knows “inside and out.”                    cently challenged) because “without
ways been home. It’s been a very easy                                                                                                                        (In May, 2008, St. Anthony voters ap-      open enrollment we would not exist as
transition. We’ve got a pretty close-knit                                                                                                                 proved the school district’s sale of          an independent school district. There is
staff, and I feel like I’ve been accepted by                                                                                                              $11,515,000 in general obligation school      no way we would maintain three build-
them in this new role.”                                                                                                                                   building bonds to renovate and repair         ings if we just relied on residents to fill
   Although the transition to his new job                                                                                                                 the schools, improve science and com-         our schools. We wouldn’t have had the
might have been easy for him, the inter-                                                                                                                  puter labs, renovate the high school          state Knowledge Bowl champs or the
view process was more grueling, he                                                                                                                        kitchen and build a new student drop off      two-time state baseball champs.
added. “The selection process was fair-                                                                                                                   area in front of the high school and mid-        “More than 280 students took
ly involved. It was a national search that                                                                                                                dle school.)                                  Advanced Placement exams last year.
attracted 69 candidates. Twelve were                                                                                                                         Wilshire Park renovations are finished,    Our student athletes, such as our soft-
granted interviews. T panels of 10 peo-                                                                                                                   he said, and workers have completed           ball team, have been able to compete in
ple each [including school staff, admin-                                                                                                                  part of the high school renovation work in    lots of state competitions. What we are,
istrators and parents] interviewed us.                                                                                                                    the main section of the building, remod-      we are because of our size. It’s just the
   “We had two nights of interviews, and                                                                                                                  eling and reconfiguring classrooms and        right size for us to be very competitive
                                                                                  St. Anthony High School Principal
both of mine were on the second night.                                            Wayne Terry. (Photo by Gail Olson)                                      installing new plumbing and an air cir-       academically. Open enrollment has also
From that, they selected three candi-                                                                                                                     culation system.                              increased our student diversity, although
dates. We had final interviews with the su-                                       He also served as a teacher on special                                     “When you’re working with a building       there is plenty of diversity already in the
perintendent [Rod Thompson] and the                                            assignment, working on the schools’                                        of this age [early 1960s], we’re starting     community.”
other two school principals [Wilshire                                          technology and mentoring new teach-                                        from scratch,” Terry said. “The air qual-        He said his future goal is to have the
Principal Kari Page and St. Anthony                                            ers. “I was all over the district and the                                  ity in all the buildings has been a real      high school be more of a community.
Middle School Principal Shirley                                                buildings,” he said.                                                       problem for years; now we’ll have a state     “We’ve identified students who don’t
Gregoire],” Terry said. “By the end of the                                        Terry, who is from Duluth, attended the                                 of the art heating and cooling system.”       have much positive adult interaction, and
process, I felt like I’d been dragged                                          University of Minnesota-Duluth for his                                     Future work includes building a new cafe-     will provide them with positive adult role
through a knothole.”                                                           undergraduate degree and Hamline                                           teria and remodeling the gymnasium;           models. We will be focusing more on the
   He was happy to get the job, though, he                                     University for his master’s degree and                                     the new construction will fill a courtyard    achievements of our students, and on
added, and he said he feels like he’s                                          administrative licensure. After student                                    area between the existing gym (which is       making them better people. We believe
been preparing for it ever since former                                        teaching for a year (“I didn’t have a good                                 linked to the school by a walkway) and        that students who ordinarily might just
principal Tom Keith, who retired last year,                                    time with that,” he said) he decided to                                    the high school’s main building.              make it through will benefit from getting
hired him as a high school biology                                             go into another line of work.                                                 T erry said the high school has 660 stu-   extra attention.”
teacher. “T groomed me for school ad-                                             He got a job as an animal trainer, trav-
ministration. He pushed me to get my                                           eling around the world producing bird
master’s degree and enroll in the admin-
istrative licensure program. I started an in-
                                                                               shows for Natural Encounters. “It wasn’t
                                                                               parrots on bicycles. It was working with fal-
                                                                                                                                                            Turn those unwanted
ternship in 2006 as dean of students in
the high school and middle school. After
                                                                               cons, hawks, and owls. I spent two and a
                                                                               half years on the road; I went to places like                                   Holiday Gifts into
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I completed my internship, the superin-                                        Africa and Guatemala. In the off season,
tendent made me dean of students at                                            I consulted at zoos. By the time I met my
Wilshire Park Elementary School.” When                                         wife Michelle in 1991, my passport was
Page went on maternity leave last year,                                        full. I decided to stop traveling and give                                                     The Minnesota Gold Exchange                                    Cash for
Terry assumed the job of interim principal.                                    education another try, which turned out to                                                    is locally owned and operated.                                 your Gold.

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 3138 Johnson St NE         55418   2      175,000      Judy Hughs, Shelby Ferstenberg   763-780-8448   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 2526 University Ave NE     55418   2      149,850      Michael Gacek                    612-781-1337   Edina Realty             call agent for details
 3012 Taylor St NE          55418   2      154,875      Michael Gacek                    612-781-1337   Edina Realty             call agent for details
 1818 Arthur St NE          55418   2      114,900      Erich Young                      612-788-4900   Edina Realty             call agent for details
 3563 Benjamin St NE        55418   dplx   300,000      Doug Salsberg                    763-572-8000   Counselor Realty         call agent for details
 2350 McKinley St NE        55418   dplx   200,000      Doug Salsberg                    763-572-8000   Counselor Realty         call agent for details
 601 Pierce St NE           55413   dplx   149,900      Jason Reed                       612-554-3199   Grand Realty LLC         call agent for details
 51 Dellwood Cove           55110   5      699,900      Kathy Borys                      651-628-5616   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 7125 Pleasant View Dr      55112   4      439,900      Dan Saplis                       763-370-0139   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 443 81st Ave NE            55432   4      174,900      Darlene Tucker                   612-720-8020   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 201 17th Ave SW            55112   4      call agent   Mark Kozlak                      651-639-6379   Edina Realty             call agent for details
 21 4th St N                55401   3      499,900      Nate Harrington                  612-290-0658   Edina Realty             call agent for details
 2562 8th St NW             55112   3      249,900      Kathy Borys                      651-628-5616   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 1315 Skywood Ln NE         55421   3      154,900      Steve Varichak                   763-574-6969   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 110 Bank St SE #L2105      55414   2      595,000      Arlo Dissette                    612-202-7459   Roger Fazendin           call agent for details
 1620 81st Ave NE, #9       55432   2      175,000      Betty Johnson                    612-803-8090   RES Realty               call agent for details
 3219 Pecks Woods Turn      55112   2      170,000      Joe Kasel                        612-532-1177   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 20 Windsor Ln NW, #206A    55112   2      174,900      Bill & Kathy Daniels             763-574-6975   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 182 Galtier Place          55126   2      120,000      Betty Johnson                    612-803-8090   RES Realty               call agent for details
 1567 Creek Meadow Dr       55433   2      100,000      Bill & Kathy Daniels             763-574-6976   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 575 10th Ave NW            55112   2      96,000       Darlene Hafner                   612-360-0292   Coldwell Banker Burnet   call agent for details
 2033 Arbor Lane            55364   1      449,900      Arlo Dissette                    612-202-7459   Roger Fazendin           call agent for details
  Call Kerry Ashmore at 612-781-4821 to find out how to get your listing into THE GRID!
      January 11, 2010

              3rd Annual                                                                                    Clif Ware’s book: on making
         Martin Luther King Day
        Neighborhood Celebration                                                                            the most of life after 50
          at Northeast Community                                                                                               story by                         to read.
              Lutheran Church                                                                                                                                       If it still appears
                                                                                                                          Kerry Ashmore                         daunting, again,
  Monday Jan. 18, 2010 at 7pm                                                                                  It was the kind of morning Johnny Nash
                                                                                                            sang about—definitely a bright, sun-shiny
                                                                                                                                                                don’t worry. Read
                                                                                                                                                                the preface and
                                                                                                            day—in the second week of June, 1974. I             the first chapter,
         Featuring: Speeches honoring the Rev. Dr. King,                                                    was ascending the many stairs in front of           called “Laying the
                                                                                                            Scott Hall, the main music building at the          Groundwork”
                  Music by the Spiritual Knights,                                                           University of Minnesota, making small talk          (combined, a very
       United Deliverance Temple Gospel Choir, and others!                                                  with the comparatively small group of sun-          manageable 27
                                                                                                            bathing students who were taking summer             pages), to get a
            Refreshments served at 8:15pm following program.                                                classes, mentally preparing for my first lesson     good idea of who
                 *Food drive for the Little Kitchen Food Shelf:                                             with a new-to-me voice teacher. My long-            Clif Ware is and
   Please bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations for the “Little Kitchen” Food               term dedicated and innovative voice teacher,        where he’s com-
 Shelf (a ministry of Northeast Community Lutheran) to serve our neighbors in need. Thank You!              Dwayne Jorgenson, had arranged for me to            ing from; and rest        Clif Ware (also pic-
                                                                                                            spend a few terms with another teacher, one         assured that the          tured on Page 1 with
                                                         Lowry Site: 724 Lowry Ave. NE                                                                                                    The Silver Tones)
                                                                 (corner of Lowry & Quincy, near DQ)        who might give me a different perspective           remainder of the
                                  612-788-2444                                 as I tried to find my vocal way.
                                                                                                               I was certainly not a bass. My okay-on-a-
                                                                                                                                                                book is written in the same easy-to-under-
                                                                                                                                                                stand, practical style.
                                                                                                            good-day baritone range, however, gave out              One can follow the book from front to back,
                                                                                                            about a third lower than a baritone’s neces-        or take advantage of the extensive chapter

  Elim Preschool
                                                                                                            sary high range. Then came what us slight-          breakdowns to jump directly to a particular-
                                                                                                            ly-irreverent voice students called “a break        ly interesting topic, then to another, and so on.
                                                                                                            you could drive a truck through,” followed              Ware doesn’t mince words when it comes
                                                                                                            by a high range (a “head voice”, the aca-           to the inevitable. There’s a substantial dis-
                                                                                                            demics called it) that was too strong to be a       cussion of dying, and the often extremely un-
 685 13th Avenue NE • Minneapolis • MN 55413                                                                falsetto but too weak to have convincing per-       pleasant time that immediately precedes it.
                                                                                                            formance value.                                         The book, however, is far more about liv-
 Register Now for Preschool this Fall - 612.789.1063                                                           My new teacher was Clifton Ware. I was al-       ing than dying. Ware puts together many of the
                                                                                                            ready in awe of the simultaneously powerful         common-sense “living well” ideas that are
                                                                             and gentle tenor voice I heard emanating            often discussed but rarely integrated. The
                                         Ages 33 months to 5 years for half-days or full days               from his second-floor office/studio in Scott.       reader quickly learns, if he/she hasn’t already,
                                         • Affordable tuition – sliding fee scale                           The still-very-youthful singer/teacher who          that life after 50 includes physical, social, spir-
                                         • Core Knowledge® Curriculum Sequence                              had “transplanted” from the South a few             itual, financial and medical issues that, if not
                                         • Lunch Bunch and Morning Romp for extended sessions               years earlier let me in a few minutes before        settled appropriately while a person is younger
                                                                                                            my first lesson was to begin, so that I could       and in better health, can create serious prob-
                                                   Nondiscriminatory Policy                                 hear the student before me, a graduate stu-         lems when youth and health begin to fade.
                                         • We are a multi-cultural school that does not discriminate.       dent with a tenor voice, whose rendition of a           It takes on some common perceptions that
                                         • Any child regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, religion,    beautiful French aria knocked my socks off.         don’t pass that common-sense test, and urges
                                          family structure or source of payment may be enrolled and            The process of getting that tenor from point     readers to adopt a fresh perspective when
                                          receive the full benefits of our school readiness program.        A to point B in his vocal development; and          the established norms aren’t working for them.
                                                                                                            getting yours truly from point A to point B in          His words range from contemplative and
                                                                                                            my vocal development; were different chal-          theoretical (“In confronting the many chal-
  Open House - Thurs Feb 18 - 6:00-7:30pm                                                                   lenges indeed, but Ware moved seamlessly            lenges humanity faces, we may find that fear
                                                                                                            from one to the other, and I made moderate          can be paralyzing. And the antidote to such
                                                                                                            progress in my two terms studying with him.         paralysis is defiant, resilient, persistent hope,
                                                                                                            Eventually, I too was assigned to prepare           no matter the odds.”) to painfully practical
                                               Find out how one of these                                    and sing the beautiful French aria. For Ware,
                                                                                                            the contrast between the accomplished grad-
                                                                                                                                                                (“So, if you’re out of shape and low on ener-
                                                                                                                                                                gy, I beg you to consider getting off your duff
                                               beautiful apartment homes                                    uate student and me, a 20-year-old with a           and start exercising!”).
                                                                                                            still-very-unsettled voice, must have been              In a recent interview, Ware said it is impor-
                                                      can be yours!                                         stark if not painful. But he never let on.          tant for people to make decisions in advance
                                                                                                               Ware’s accomplishments in the ensuing            about some “real controversial areas: pain,
            Monroe Village is owned by
            the Volunteers of America,
                                                      Call 612-789-6066                                     35 years are such that darn near anyone             death, dying.” He joked that the book has
                                                                                                            who follows classical vocal music perform-          been “received well by certain people who be-
                                                    for more information!                                   ance or pedagogy knows him, at least by             lieve the way I do,” realizing that he might not
                                                                                                            reputation. I’ve always been proud to say I         win any popularity contests by taking on soci-
 An independent 55+ senior housing development at 19th and                                                  took lessons from him way back when.                ety’s “general avoidance of talking about death.
Central Avenues NE, offering comfort, convenience and quality.                                                 So, imagine my surprise when I saw his           It helps to think about it, talk about it, face the
                                                                                                            name in the “from” column of a recent email.        problems head-on,” while acknowledging that
• Spacious one, one-plus                                                                                    Ware had recently moved to St. Anthony,             “in almost any case, it’s something messy.
  den, two bedroom/two
                                                                Call for January special on beautiful
                                                                                                            and wondered if the guy he saw in the news-             “We still hold out for life at any cost, not
  bath apartment homes.                                            2 bedroom apartment home.                paper was the same one who studied with             quality of life,” he said.
• Individual heating and                                                                                    him back in the 1970s.                                  While careful handling of finances is impor-
  air conditioning                                                                                             I was amazed and honored to be remem-            tant, he said, money isn’t everything. “It does-
                                                                                                            bered, given that my vocal accomplishments,         n’t take a lot to be happy. Some of the most
• Full-size washer and
  dryer in each unit                                                                                        then and since, have been...well, let’s use         miserable people in the world are the rich.”
                                                                                                            the term “unremarkable.”                                Ware added that the book is not only for
• Controlled access at                                                                                         Ware’s latest successes have involved writ-      the 50-plus generation. Asked to advise peo-
  all entrances                                                                                             ing; not only scholarly, musical writing but        ple in their 30s, he said, “a lot of it would be
• On the busline                                                                                            other subjects as well. His most recent             the same. They can die just as fast as some-
                                                                                                            book—yes, can we finally get to the subject         one who is 75 or 80.”
                                                                                                            of this article?—is on a topic that grows clos-         Now 72 and retired from everyday teaching
                                                                                                            er to my heart (and numerous other organs)          after 37 years at the U of M, Ware continues
     FOUNDED BY WORKING PEOPLE                                                                              daily: Aging.
                                                                                                               At 350-plus pages, The Aging Challenge:
                                                                                                                                                                to perform and teaches group voice classes
                                                                                                                                                                at the new Silverwood Park in St. Anthony.
                                                      for all                PEOPLE.                        Making the Most of Life After 50 might appear
                                                                                                            daunting at first glance (and at first lift). But
                                                                                                                                                                A new 5-week session begins in March. He
                                                                                                                                                                and his wife Bettye live at Silver Lake Village.
                                                                                                            don’t be alarmed, much of the bulk owes itself          To order a copy of the book, visit Ware’s
                    There is a bank in your neighborhood that shares your values                            to the large, wide, serifed type style that is      web site at
                                                                                                            mercifully easy for aging eyes (such as mine)
                    and is working to make the neighborhood a better place for

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                                                                                                                                                                       January 11, 2010

                                      Ask The Professionals
Q: Are your dry, irritated eyes trying to tell you            Q: I read in the magazine Mens Health an article titled      Q: My wife tells me I have the TV too loud. Should she
something?                                                    “Seven Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack,” one way was          wear earplugs so it doesn't damage her hearing?
                                                              to floss your teeth like a fiend. How can that help me
A: You may be one of 15 million Americans held                prevent a heart attack?                                      A: It is very considerate of you to consider that your wife
captive by a condition called dry eye. Dry eye is a                                                                        may suffer a noise-induced hearing loss from the TV.
condition that results from inadequate wetting and            A: Dear potential flosser. According to the American         Most likely, you have a hearing loss and that's why you
lubrication of the eye. In people with dry eye, either        Heart Association 59 million Americans have some form        want it louder than she does (unless she has REALLY
not enough tears are being produced to the keep the           of heart disease. 950,000 Americans die each year from       good hearing). Get a diagnostic evaluation from a
eye healthy and comfortable, or the tears evaporate           cardiovascular disease. In the past the focus was on
                                                                                                                           Licensed Audiologist first. Most insurance plans, even
too quickly because the tear film's protective barri-         weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. Today there is
ers are compromised. Environmental conditions,                CRP, C Reactive Protein, as a forecaster of heart disease.   Medicare, cover this test, but only if you see an
especially during Minnesota winters, really bring             It is a measure of inflammation present in your body.        Audiologist. He or she will discuss hearing aid options
out dry eye compliants. During an eye exam sever-             Gum disease, an inflammatory disease of the mouth, can       for you if there is no medical treatment. They work better
al tests can be done to confirm dry eye. We can then          be prevented by good hygiene i.e. flossing and brushing.     than ever and don't cost as much as you may imagine. It's
discuss treatment options such as lubricating eye             Flossing and preventing gum disease can reduce the           worth it to hear your wife whisper those sweet nothings!
drops, environmental changes or prescription eye              inflammation which could influence heart disease. In my
drops.                                                        office we routinely screen for gum disease and have tests
                                                              to run for CRP. We want you healthy. Call 612-789-3573                 Hearing Help Audiology
     St. Anthony Eye Clinic                                   for a free screening, ask for the Dental Medicine Special.                        at Johnson Street Clinic
          Dr. Todd J. Hanson, O.D.                            Floss and keep your heart healthy.
           2929 Pentagon Drive                                                                                                               Dr. Shirley Fors
          St. Anthony, MN 55418                                       Advanced Dental Group                                              MN Licensed Doctor of Audiology
             612-781-4730                                           Implants, Esthetic, and General Dentistry                               2904 Johnson St NE                             3909 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony • 612-789-3573                              763.559.0603

Q: Th k, M ve, re the?                                        Q: How can I be sure that my funeral expenses                Q: I’ve heard there are situations in which a bank would just
                                                                                                                           release me from my mortgage if I’m missing payments.
                                                              will be taken care of?                                       Is that true?
A: Think. Move. Breathe. Wow, a very simple “to do”           A: : Irrevocable Funeral Trust (IFT) policies are a          A: This is actually true, and there are several circumstances in which this could
list that gets extremely confusing with a couple of impor-    great way of making sure your final expenses are             happen. One is called a “deed in lieu of foreclosure”. In this case, you’d
tant letters missing! Your nerves are a direct extension of   paid. The maximum allowed is $15,000 and any
                                                                                                                           essentially give the house back to the bank without drawing out the foreclosure
                                                                                                                           process. Unfortunately, the bank doesn’t always agree to this, and at any rate,
your brain. Nerves are how your body and brain commu-         unused money after final expenses is sent to the des-        this will have the same effect on your credit as an actual foreclosure.
nicate with each other. And, these nerve impulses travel at   ignated beneficiary. This policy is exempt from              The other option is to work with the bank to sell the property for market value
a rate of 300 mph . . . whoa, now that’s fast (why that’s     Medicaid. You can also do a 1035 exchange where              – even if it’s less than what you owe. The bank doesn’t actually want to own
even faster than Adrian Peterson on a break-away)! So,        you can do a transfer from an existing policy to a           houses, so this option is less harmful to your credit. Better yet: most of the
what do you think would happen if there was pressure on                                                                    time, the difference between what the house sells for and what you owe is for-
                                                              IFT. No charge for this transfer. You also accumu-           given.
a nerve anywhere in your body? Well, basically, your          late interest on this policy. NO FEES FOR THIS
brain wouldn’t get the complete message from your body.                                                                    I should stress that you should always try to make your payments. But if you
                                                              POLICY. PROTECT YOUR MONEY. You can also                     simply can't, and there are many people in this situation, seek guidance from a
And, if we’re talking about the nerve going to your lungs     transfer an existing life insurance policy to a IFT.         lawyer or real estate professional with experience in this area as soon as possi-
so you can breathe, that would not be good.                   Don't hesitate. CALL NOW and find out additional             ble.

                                                              reasons why you would want to do this.                       For a FREE copy of my book, Foreclosure Secrets Revealed, visit

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Q: How do I start to research the process of                  Q: So, Central Liquors is now locally owned; what            Q: Why should I get my pet microchipped?
remodeling my basement?                                       brews do you offer that are also locally owned?
                                                                                                                           A: Microchips offer a permanent form of identifi-
A: One way to start learning about remodeling                 A: You are right. Central Liquors is now locally owned       cation that cannot be lost like collars or tags. The
your basement is to attend the upcoming educa-                and offers local products, including a number of             microchip is about the size of a grain of rice which
                                                              Minnesota-bred brews. The newest selections of craft         is implanted just under the skin with a needle. The
tional class at Castle on Tuesday, January 19th,              beers are all produced within a 50 mile radius of Central
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is not a                                                                            microchip is imbedded with an identification num-
                                                              Avenue NE. The newest bad-boy of beers, Surly,               ber, which is associated with the owner’s informa-
sales pitch, but is designed to be informative and            (Brooklyn Center) is receiving local & national attention.
educational. Design ideas, timelines, budgets, and                                                                         tion at the company where the microchip is
                                                              For those interested in a lesser known but fabulous
planning tips are some of the items covered. Wine             savory local brew, try the husband-wife brewing team
                                                                                                                           enrolled. With 10 million pets getting lost every
and hors d'oeuvres are provided by Pop!                       from Flat Earth Brewing Company (at West 7th in down-        year and 90% of those without any identification
Restaurant. Space is limited to 12 people. If you             town St. Paul). For a refreshing fresh flavor, try the       not returning home, the presence of a microchip
would like to attend one of our classes, please               newest kid on the block is Lift Bridge, produced by 5        increases the chance of reuniting a lost pet with
RSVP as soon as possible to Loren at 612-789-                 guys from Stillwater. Looking for an even more socially      their owners. In order to get a microchip implant-
8509 ext 2# or fill out the registration form on our          conscious experience? Try Finnegan’s (St. Paul) where        ed, please talk to your veterinarian.
                                                              100% of the profits go to help the working poor and at
website at                                 risk youth. With these great local choices, you can’t go
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                                                                                                                           Q: How can I track whether people have seen my ads?
   Do you have a                                                           When you contact                                Do I have to offer coupons?
                                                                                                                           A: Many industries rely on coupons, but lately some trade
    question for                                                              or patronize                                 associations are recommending against the practice, because
                                                                            these businesses,                              it trains people to only buy when there’s a deal offered.
     one of the                                                              please mention
                                                                                                                           Couponing to track ad results is tricky…if the item and
                                                                                                                           price offered aren’t universally sought-after and recognized

    professionals                                                       that you saw them in the                           as good, the coupon won’t pull even though the rest of the
                                                                                                                           ad does its job, informing and inviting, planting the seeds of
                                                                              Northeaster.                                 desire for the product or service. It makes sense to post a
   on this page?                                                                                                           copy of your ad or ads by the phone or the cash register, so
                                                                                  Thank you.                               your point of sale staff can ask “did you see our ad?” and
                                                                                                                           make note when customers comment that they did. They
             Contact them directly, or                                                                                     may be buying something not advertised. Set goals for and
             write to the newspaper at                                                                                     keep track of what you advertise, so you can see what kind
 or                                    Professionals, inquire about                       of improvement happens; and budget so that you can expose
                   Northeaster                                           this exclusive opportunity.                       your message frequently over time and earn discounts.

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            1620 Central Ave. NE #101
             Minneapolis, MN 55413                                Call Margo Ashmore 612-867-4874
                                                                   or Bob Germaine 612-788-0187
                                                                                                                                               Your advertising professional
            January 11, 2010

Business Notes                                                                                                                  Which races are up?
Compiled by Northeaster staff                                                                                                                                                      three members to serve four-year terms and
                                                                                                                                1     2010 elections                               one member for a two-year term.
   Adrian Stockman has opened Hong De                                customers. Pedestrian-involved accidents                      In Minneapolis, four public school board           The seats held by Heights City Council
Choy Li Fut, Inc. at 1620 Central Ave. NE,                           increased almost 16 percent over last year,                seats and a Hennepin County commission-            members T    ami Diehm and Bruce Kelzenberg
Suite 133. Stockman offers Kung Fu classes                           and in the past year alone there have been                 er seat will also be on the Nov. 2 ballot.         are up for election, as is the mayoral seat
for all age groups. For more information con-                        three accidents involving death or critical                Columbia Heights and Hilltop voters will           now held by Gary Peterson. In Hilltop, vot-
tact Adrian at 651-329-7844 or hongde-                               injuries on Central Avenue NE. In response,                choose two council members and a mayor.            ers will decide the fate of seats now held by                                                  the Columbia Heights Police Department                     Four Columbia Heights public school board          council members Jim Shear and Linda
                                                                     instituted a pedestrian safety initiative.                 positions will be on the ballot, as will an        Johnson and Mayor Jerry Murphy. According
   Ready Meats, 3550 Johnson Street NE, has
                                                                     According to Police Chief Scott Nadeau,“one                Anoka County Commissioner seat.                    to Hilltop City Clerk Ruth Nelsen, Hilltop does
started carrying Sito’s Authentic Lebanese
                                                                     of the most concerning elements of these                      The Independence Party, 651-487-9700,           not hold a primary.
Cuisine, including tabouli, hummus and gar-
                                                                     accidents is that they were all preventable if   , will have a
lic sauce, family recipes of Almera Alexander
                                                                     people, to include both pedestrians and                    Feb. 2 caucus, as will the DFL party, 651-293-     Minneapolis
Moses, who has shared her cuisine with
                                                                     motorists, had been following the law.” The                1200, and the Republican party,           The four Minneapolis Public School Board
many friends, relatives and neighbors in
                                                                     department has initiated a campaign to “edu-               651-222-0022, According             seats held by Tom Madden, Chris Stewart,
Northeast for 70 years.
                                                                     cate the public and reduce or eliminate                    to Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s website,      Pam Costain and T. Williams will be on the
  Northeast artist Shelagh Gamble will be                            pedestrian involved injury accidents on                    caucuses for the Constitution Party (763-227-      ballot. One incumbent, Costain, said she will
featured in the February issue of WomenInc                           Central Avenue and University Avenue NE,                   4359, and the Green Party            not run again; Williams said he plans to run
Magazine. You can read about her artistic                            according to a news release. The department                (651-288-2820, are TBD,          for another four-year term. (Madden and
roots in Okoboji, IA as well as her more recent                      reminds pedestrians to cross at crosswalks,                to be determined. The Libertarian Party will       Stewart did not respond to a Northeaster e-
endeavors in ceramics, painting, and collage                         use the pedestrian bridge at 49th and Central              not have a caucus in 2010.                         mail before this edition was printed.) In a
work in Northeast.                                                   avenues, and to use caution when crossing                     The point of a caucus, according to Ritchie,    2008 decision, voters decided that—starting
  It wasn’t a great year for some of                                 the street. They also remind drivers to drive              is for people to discuss public policy issues      with this year’s election—rather than all of
Columbia Heights businesses’ pedestrian                              the speed limit, and to reduce distractions in             and pass resolutions, vote in a straw poll,        them being at-large members as in the past,
                                                                     their vehicles such as cell phones.                        elect precinct officers and elect delegates.       six school board members will represent spe-
                                                                       Dr. Hamza Adem, D.C., B.S. has opened                    Caucuses are open to the public.                   cific areas of the city and three members will
Stock Watch                                                          Oda Chiropractic Health at 1620 Central                       The filing period for prospective candidates    serve at large. The districts will be based on
Company                   1/6/10     7/6/09          1/6/09          Ave. NE, Suite 107. For more information con-              opens July 6 and closes July 20. The primary       boundaries similar to those used by the
    Graco (GGG)            29.21      21.38           25.98          tact him at 612-331-6800.                                  date might move this year from its scheduled       Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
    Medtronic (MDT)        45.33      33.96           31.23                                                                     Sept. 14 date to Aug. 10. According to State          The transition will take place over the next
    Bemis (BMS)            29.92      25.50           26.03            It seems like forever since we’ve had a                  Representative Carolyn Laine, the federal          two school board elections. This year, three
    US Bank (USB)          23.71      17.09           23.75          good old fashioned winter...and the holi-                  government recently notified counties, cities,     of the four available seats will be tied to dis-
    Wells Fargo (WFC)      28.11      23.10           27.54          day season weather brought back lots of                    school districts and townships of the federal      tricts, and one will be an at-large seat. Board
    Xcel Energy (XEL)      20.87      18.55           16.76          memories. It’s got to be bad for business if               Move Act, which calls for moving up the pri-       members Jill Davis, Lydia Lee and Carla
    Qwest (Q)               4.51       3.98            3.61          people can’t get around; however, we’ve                    mary date to make it easier for absentee vot-      Bates, who were elected in November, 2008,
    TechneCorp (TECH)      67.91      61.41           63.11          found that the first good blast of “seasonali-             ers and overseas military personnel to vote.       will be allowed to finish out their four-year
    Supervalu (SVU)1       12.87      12.75           15.09          ty”—warm or cold—is often accompanied                      The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office will     terms.
 Supervalu is parent company for Cub Foods                           by an upsurge in business, especially at the               introduce the change to the state legislature;        In the 2012 school board election, the num-
Source:                                    local level. We hope that’s the case this year.            according to Laine, it is being “fast tracked,”    ber of board members will be increased from
                                                                                                                                which likely means that if approved, it will go    six to nine.
                                                                                                                                into effect this year.                                Northeast voters will choose a state repre-
                                                      A familiar face at the                                                       The general election day is Nov. 2.             sentative for district 59A (Diane Loeffler now
                                                                                                                                                                                   holds the seat), a state senator for district 59
                                                      time of need.                                                             Columbia Heights, Hilltop
                                                                                                                                   For Columbia Heights and Hilltop, the State
                                                                                                                                                                                   (Larry Pogemiller now holds that seat), and
                                                                                                                                                                                   a District 2 Hennepin County Commissioner
                                                      Three generations of service                                              Representative seat for District 50A (current-     (Mark Stenglein now holds that seat).
                                                                                                                                ly held by Carolyn Laine) and the State
                                                      in one location.                                                          Senate seat for District 50 (currently held by     St. Anthony
                                                      Traditional Funerals,                                                     Satveer Chaudhary) are up for election this          St. Anthony does not have a school board
                                                      Cremation Services,                                                       year, as is the Anoka County Commissioner          or city council election this year. Voters will
                                                      Pre-Need Counseling                                                       seat now held by Jim Kordiak.                      vote for a state representative for the 54A
                                                                                                                                   Public school board seats for Independent       seat now held by Mindy Greiling, and a state

                  John & Richard Hunt
         Front Row:
                 Jeffery & Robert Hunt
                                                     Billman-Hunt                                                               District 13 held by Missy Lee and Kathy Olson
                                                                                                                                will be on the ballot, as will seats now held by
                                                                                                                                                                                   senator for the District 54 seat now held by
                                                                                                                                                                                   John Marty. They will also vote for a District
                                                                                                                                two appointed board members, Scott Bardell         2 Hennepin County Commissioner.
                                                         Tel: 612-789-3535
         Back Row:
        We are a family serving families.                                                                                       and Barbara Goodwin. Last year, Bardell was          The portion of St. Anthony north of 37th
                                                                                                                                appointed to a seat vacated by Don Murzyn,         Avenue NE lies in Ramsey County and is rep-
                                                                                                                                and Goodwin was appointed to a seat va-            resented by Ramsey County District 2

                                                                                                                                cated by Joe Sturdevant, Jr. Both Murzyn           Commissioner Jan Parker. Her seat is not up

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                                                                                                                                and Sturdevant moved out of the district be-       for election this year. The portion of St.
                                                                                                                                fore their terms were up. The seat Sturdevant      Anthony south of 37th Avenue is in Hennepin
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                                                  The Northeast EXPERIENCE

            Search by Event Number at!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Enjoying the
            To find more details about any Northeast Experience listing, including links to related                                                                                                  sunny cold
            websites, type the Event Number, found in the event descriptions (Ex. #1234), into
            the Event Number Search in the left column at, and click GO.                                                                                                             weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This family took advantage of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saturday’s sunshine to teach the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     kids how to skate Jan. 9. They
                                         play indoor gym games every week-             Audubon Winners
Youth Activities                         day, 2-5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays,
                                         play dodgeball and on Thursdays,
                                                                                       Card Club & Bridge Club
                                                                                          #6321: Play 500 and other card
                                                                                                                                                                                                     were doing fine even without the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     chairs.Next up,at Windom Park,
                                         play floor hockey.Both run 4-5 p.m.                                                                                                                         they were going to try sledding.
Girls Only Jr.Book Club                  Later in the evening, 6-8:45 p.m.
                                                                                       games Thursdays,1-3 the                                                                                Below,a snowman spotted in the
   #6237:For girls in grades 2-4.Join                                                  Audubon Park Recreation Center,
                                         every weekday, kids 10-15 are free                                                                                                                          200 block of 6th Ave.NE.
other girls to talk about a great                                                      1320 29th Ave.NE. The Center also
                                         to use the rec room equipped with             hosts the Audubon/Waite Park
book Thursdays,Jan.14 & Feb.11,
                                         board games,computer games and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photos by Margo Ashmore
6:30 p.m. at Pierre Bottineau                                                          Bridge Club (#6322) on the 2nd
                                         bumper pool. On Fridays, 6-7:30               and 4th Tuesdays of the month,
Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, 952-
                                         p.m.,girls 10-15 have a group of their        noon-3 p.m. Coffee and treats are
                                         own to plan fun activities along with         provided; donation suggested.
                                         the youth leaders.On Tuesdays,4-5             Ages 40 and up.Call 612-370-4910
Paws to Read                             p.m.,kids 6-12 can get some super-
   #6238:Certified volunteers help                                                     to register.
                                         vised cooking time. Cost is $1 per
put young readers at ease so they        session. For kids 10-15, there is an
can cuddle up with a dog or other        “International Food and Culture               55 Alive Four Hour
animal and practice reading aloud.       Experience”to be had Wednesdays,              Refresher
Call ahead to find out what types        6:30-8:30 p.m.Cost is $2 per session.            #6258:This four hour drivers im-
of animals will be visiting and to re-      Logan Park, 690 13th Ave. NE,              provement course held Friday,Jan.
serve a time. For kids in grades 1-      612-370-4927,has a Girl’s Group for           15,1-5 p.m. at Audubon Park,1320
5. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m. at        ages 6-12 Tuesdays 3-5 p.m.A na-              29th Ave. NE, is specially designed
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55             ture program for kids 6-12 runs               for senior drivers age 55 and older,
Broadway St.NE, 952-847-2850.            Mondays,3:30-4:30 p.m.The park                and is intended to help improve
                                         also offers varied fee-based class-           their skills while teaching them how
Heights Recreation offers                es for kids.Imprints in the Park is an        to avoid accidents and traffic viola-
youth athletics & classes                art class for kids 6-12 starting Jan.         tions as well as lower their insurance
    #6246:Pre-register for youth ath-    21.It runs 6 Thursdays,3:30-4:30              premiums. Hosted by the Falldin
                                         p.m. and costs $25. A Stepping                American Legion Post #555.A regis-                                                                  When was the last time you were in a
                                                                                                                                                                                              REAL BARBER SHOP?
letics and classes by calling Columbia
Heights Recreation at 763-706-3730       Stone Theatre class for kids 6-12             tration fee of $12/AARP members,
or register in person at Murzyn Hall,    starts Jan. 23. The class runs 6              $14/non-members,must be paid in
                                         Saturdays,11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.               advance. Make checks payable to:                                                                               Hot Lather Shaves
530 Mill St.Programs include:Youth
                                         and costs $50. There are also                 AARP. For sign-up and registration,                                                                     Tonic & Massages • Men’s Cuts
Bowling, Grades 3-5 Boys & Girls,                                                                                                                                                                                                   Flat Top
Wednesdays,Feb.3-March 24,$30;           evening floor hockey and soccer               call and send checks to: Virgil                                           Senior & Children’s Discounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Short Hair
                                                                                                                                                                                             Lowry Avenue
                                         groups for kids 5-8 starting Jan.13.          Persing,2201 40th Ave.NE,Columbia
Gymnastics, 3 & up Boys & Girls,
Tuesdays, Jan. 12-March 2, $40;          Cost $30. Coming in February:                 Heights,MN 55421,763-788-5570.                763-781-6976                                                                                  Experts!
Dance,3 & up,Wednesdays,Jan.13-
Feb.10,$35;Martial Arts,Little Tigers,
                                         cheerleading,self-defense for kids
                                         4-16.Each cost $6.                            55+ Driver Improvement
                                                                                                                                       3844 Central Ave. NE
                                                                                                                                      Columbia Heights, 55421
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tue-Fri 8-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sat 8-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2413 Lowry Avenue NE
3-6 yrs., Jan. 28-Feb. 25, $30; Tae         Northeast Park,1615 Pierce St.             Program
Kwon Do,6 & up,Jan.14-March 18,
$40; Crochet Classes, Session 2
                                         NE,612-370-4920,offers free draw-
                                         ing classes to kids 9-15 Fridays,
                                                                                           #6276:The Minnesota Highway
                                                                                       Safety Center offers 55+ Driver
                                                                                                                                 “We Really Care”                                                              Lowry & Stinson — next to bank
March 4-April 29,$15;Kundalini Yoga      4:15-5:15 p.m. Pre-tap and ballet             Improvement Courses in Northeast
Classes with Tiera, 2nd Monday of        classes for kids 6-12 start Jan. 13           Minneapolis on the following dates:
each month, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8,    and cost $30 per session.Mondays,             Saturday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

                                                                                                                                   A Continuum of Care
$4 per class.                            7-8:30 p.m.the park offers a cook-            (four-hour refresher course),
                                         ing class for kids 6-15.This class con-       Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Upper Northeast Parks                    veniently corresponds with its                (eight-hour full course), and
                                         Monday evening yoga class for                 Thursday,Jan.21,5:30-9:30 p.m.
Winter Youth Sports

                                                                                                                                  When You Need it Most
                                         adults. Cooking class is $10 and              (eight-hour full course) at East Side
   #6323: Register for Basketball,       yoga is $27.
Hockey,Wrestling,and Gymnastics                                                        Neighborhood Services,1700 2nd
                                            Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE,             St NE, and Thursday, Jan. 28, 1-5
with the Upper Northeast Parks.          612-370-4959, offers AM & PM
Youth sports are available for chil-                                                   p.m. (four-hour refresher course)
                                         Recreation Plus childcare programs            at The Senior’s Place,1801 Central
dren ages 5-18,and registration can      which cover before and after
be taken at Waite (1810 34th Ave.                                                      Ave.NE.Courses are taught by a MN
                                         school,plus school release days.Call
NE),Windom (2251 Hayes St.NE),or
Northeast (1615 Pierce St. NE)
                                         for prices and details.
                                            Windom Park, 2251 Hayes St.
                                                                                       Highway Safety & Research Center
                                                                                       certified instructor.Pre-registration                                                          Since 1952 Crest View
                                                                                       is requested. The fee for the four-
Recreation Centers.For more infor-
mation, call 612-370-4959.
                                         NE, 612-370-4905, offers free
                                         evening activities for kids 6-12 in-
                                                                                       hour refresher course is $20 and                                                               Senior Communities
                                                                                       the eight-hour course is $24. For
Youth trips through
                                         cluding open gym on Mondays
                                         and Wednesdays,homework help
                                                                                       more information or to register call
                                                                                                                                                                                      has Provided
Heights Recreation
   #6244: Pre-register for one of
                                         every weekday,nature-based play
                                         groups on Fridays, and other
                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Services:
                                         theme days on Mondays.The park
                                                                                       UCare for Seniors
Columbia Heights Recreation’s non-
school day youth trips by calling 763-   is open to kids of all ages every             Medicare Advantage plan                                                                        • Senior Housing
706-3730 or in person at Murzyn          weekday, 2-7 p.m. for various                     #6282: UCare is holding infor-
Hall,530 Mill St.Trips include:Skiing    games and activities.                         mational meetings about its UCare
                                                                                       for Seniors Medicare Advantage
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Assisted Living
& Snowboarding at Afton Alps,
Friday, Jan. 15, $16; 3-D Movie &                                                      plan.Members of UCare’s sales staff                                                              & Memory Care
                                                                                       will discuss the UCare for Seniors
                                         Senior Scene                                  Classic,Value,and Value Plus plans.
                                                                                       Meetings will be held in the
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Skilled Care Services Including:
Youth activities,classes,
sports at NE Mpls.parks                  Senior Club at Windom
                                                                                       Northeast area on Wednesdays,
                                                                                       Jan. 13, 20 & 27, 2 p.m. at UCare,
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Short Term Rehab
   #6361:Minneapolis Parks and              #5111:Join other seniors to play
                                         cards, enjoy various entertainers,
                                                                                       500 Stinson Blvd. NE. For more de-                                                               • Home Health Care
Recreation offers numerous op-                                                         tails or to register for a meeting,call
portunities for local youth to keep      and go on field trips on the 2nd              1-877-523-1518.
their bodies and minds active dur-       and 4th Friday of the month,1-3
ing the winter months.          Windom Park,2251 Hayes
                                                                                             More event listings
                                                                                                                                                 Call Today and Let Us Care for
   Bottineau Park,2000 2nd St.NE,        St. NE. Coffee and light goodies
612-370-4958, invites kids 6-14 to       served. New faces are always wel-                      on Page 9
                                         come.Call 612-370-4905 for details.

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                                                                                                    __________________                             The Northeast                     EXPERIENCE
            Search by Event Number at!
                                         a Wednesday morning sports sam-           trivia games all about nature. See
                                         pler for kids 3-5 starts Jan.13.Cost      what you can learn through playing
                                         is $37 for each sport; $20 for the        with your family. Free, for all ages.
                                         sampler. On Monday and Friday             Sunday,Jan.24,1-3 p.m.#6339
      Event listings                     mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. the                 Winter along the River:Where
                                         gym is open for kids up to age 5.         do animals go when the snow flies?
    cont’d from Page 7                   Adult must accompany child.Cost is        How does the park change in win-
                                         $2.50. A SteppingStone Theater            ter? We’ll investigate snow and ice
                                         class entitled “The Very Hungry           and observe birds that visit the

   Family Fun                            Caterpillar and Other Furry
                                         Creatures”runs 6 Saturdays,10-11
                                         a.m.starting Jan.23.Cost is $50.
                                                                                   feeders. After a story, we’ll take a
                                                                                   walk to discover animals and their
                                                                                   tracks and then warm up inside
Snowshoe Shuffle                            Northeast Park,1615 Pierce St.         with a tasty snack.$5/person.Ages:
   #6305: The Fifth Annual Twin          NE, 612-370-4920, offers Parent           3-5, plus adult. Reservations re-
Cities Snowshoe Shuffle,a certified      Child Yoga on Fridays,10-11:a.m.          quired;call 763-559-6700 and refer-
5K and 10K race/walk for all ages        starting Jan. 15. Cost is $27. Story      ence activity #116903-01.Tuesday,
and all abilities hosted by East Side    Ballet and Creative Movement              Jan.26,10-11:30 a.m.#6340
Neighborhood Services,will be held
Saturday,Feb.6 at Ramsey County
                                         starts Wednesday, Jan. 13, 5:30-
                                         6:15 p.m. and costs $30.
                                                                                       Homeschool opportunity:
                                                                                   Winter Survival:Discover how an-         Silverwood Cinema                       Puppet Show and Cinema was the theme at
                                                                                                                                                                    Silverwood Park in St.Anthony,Jan.6.Families
Long Lake Regional Park, 1500               Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE,         imals survive Minnesota winters.                 Photos and text by Carol Jensen got to meet and interact with several puppet
Old Highway 8 NW in New Brighton.        612-370-4959, offers Pre-School           Learn which animals sleep all winter,                                            animals including a raccoon that eats popcorn
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the       weekdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call            produce antifreeze in their bodies,or                                            (right),and a snowy owl.The children got to
race beginning at 10 a.m. Prizes,        the park for prices and details.          even freeze solid.Use natural mate-                                              pet and hold the animals, and learn about
awards and silent auction will fol-         Windom Park, 2251 Hayes St.            rials to create a nest and test its                                              them from park supervisor Julie Alcorn-
low the race. Entry fee is $35 for       NE, 612-370-4905, offers Tiny Tots        warmth. Compare animal furs and
                                         on some weekday mornings. Call            then hike to find signs of active an-
                                                                                                                                                                    Webb.Above,Isabella and Stephanie Griffith
adults,$20 for high school students,                                                                                                                                get popcorn from Joe Anderson.
free for children,and includes a long    for prices and details.                   imals. Discover what they eat and
sleeved knit shirt and post-race                                                   where they go.In the afternoon,ex-                                                  Then everyone watched the movie Into The
warm-up chili lunch and award cer-       Cinderella Ball                           plore how Native American and                                                       Deep, an IMAX documentary about life in
emony.Snowshoes are available for            #6265: Columbia Manor, 3300           European trappers, loggers and pi-                                                  the kelp forest of the deep ocean off the
a $5 rental fee.There will also be a     Central Ave. NE, will host a              oneers kept warm.Try making a fire
                                                                                   with flint and steel,building a shel-
                                                                                                                                                                       coast of southern California.They saw how
free fun run and activities for kids.    “Cinderella Ball,” a parent/child                                                                                             the different sea creatures live and survive
Proceeds benefit Camp Bovey, a           event (ages 2-7 years), limit two         ter, and searching for natural insu-
summer youth program of East Side        adults per family,on Saturday,Jan.        lation.Cost is $10 for the full day or                                              including how a Swellshark made its family,
Neighborhood Services (ESNS). To         23, 6-7:30 p.m. Wear royal ball at-       $5 for half the day.Reservations are                                                and how a male Garibaldi protected his nest
register, call 612-781-6011.             tire and dance into a fairy tale;pic-     required.Call 763-559-6700 to make                                                  from a giant Starfish.
   A pre-race spaghetti dinner will      tures with Cinderella,create prince       a reservation and reference activi-
                                                                                   ty #11692304-06.Program is open to
                                                                                                                                                                       The next Puppet Show and Cinema will be
be held Friday, Feb. 5, 5-8 p.m. at      or princess crown.Space is limited;                                                                                           Feb.3.For more information call Silverwood
East Side Neighborhood Services,         call 612-370-4927 to register.            ages:6-16.Wednesday,Jan.20,10
1700 2nd St. NE. Dinner is $5 and        Registration deadline is Jan. 20 or       a.m.-2:30 p.m., 10 a.m.-noon, or                                                    Park at 763-694-7707.
includes early check-in for race,con-    until event is full; $8.                  12:30-2:30 p.m.#6316
firmation of shoe rental and an op-
portunity to meet other racers.          Activities at the Kroening                Storytime at the library
                                                                                      At Pierre Bottineau Library,55
                                         Interpretive Center                       Broadway St. NE, 952-847-2850:
Playtime at NE Mpls.parks                    The Kroening Interpretive Center
   #6366: Minneapolis Parks and                                                    #5603:      World      Language
                                         in North Mississippi Regional Park,
Recreation offers various sports and                                               Storytime: Spanish, ages 2 and
                                         4900 Mississippi Court,763-559-6700,

                                                                                                                             . Plan Ahead for the New Year .
activities for pre-schoolers and their                                             up. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. #6185:
                                         offers ongoing activities,including:
parents. Staring Jan. 19, Audubon                                                  Toddler Storytime for children age
                                             Snow and Ice: Art and
Park,1320 29th Ave.NE,612-370-4910,                                                2 and 3. Saturday, Jan. 23; 10:30
                                         Architecture: Create art and archi-
will offer a sports sampler on Tuesday                                             a.m.#6236:Play and Learn for in-
                                         tecture from snow and ice.Construct
evenings and morning preschool play      an outdoor ice castle and blow “crys-
                                                                                   fants to pre-kindergarten-age kids.        Visit all Catholic Eldercare’s residences, and find a
dates on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of                                                Wednesdays, Jan. 13 & 27, Feb.
the month. Some fees involved. Call
                                         tal”bubbles.Keep warm by the bon-
                                         fire and come inside for a hot bever-
                                                                                   10 & 24; 11 a.m. #2932: Family                wonderful new home that fits your lifestyle.
the park for more details.                                                         Storytime for children ages 2 and
                                         age. $5. All ages. Reservations
   Bottineau Park,2000 2nd St.NE,                                                  up.Wednesdays,10:30 a.m.                                                     •   Independent Living Apartments
                                         required;call 763-559-6700 and ref-
612-370-4958, opens its indoor                                                        At St. Anthony Library, 2941
                                         erence activity #116901-00.                                                                                            •   Assisted Living
playground Wednesdays and                                                          Pentagon Dr. NE, 952-847-6075:
                                         Saturday,Jan.16,1-3 p.m.#6304
Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Friday evening             Free Family Fundays: Once
                                                                                   #3019:Baby Storytime for children                                            •   Memory Care
floor hockey for kids 3-5 starts Feb.                                              from birth to 24 months.                                                     •   Adult Day Program
                                         Upon a Time: Discover how peo-
19.Cost is $15.The park also offers                                                Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. #3020:
                                         ple throughout time shared stories.                                                                                    •   Skilled Nursing Care
Tiny Tots on some weekday morn-                                                    Family Storytime for children ages
                                         Browse through story books and
ings.Call for prices and details.                                                  2 and up.Wednesdays,11:30 a.m.
                                         listen to Native American legends.                                                                                          Call our main number for more
   Logan Park, 690 13th Ave. NE,         Create your own story on a “buffa-
612-370-4927, offers Parent Child                                                                                                                                     information: 612-379-1370
                                         lo hide.”Free, for all ages. Sunday,
Yoga on Wednesdays,10:30-11:30           Jan.17,1-3 p.m.#6317                          More event listings                                                   
a.m. starting Jan. 20. Cost is $26.          Free Family Fundays: Nature                                                     EOE
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                                                                                                                                                 Memorial Lutheran Church,3751
                                                                                                                                                                                                               required for dinner and are due
                                                                                                                                                                                                               January 31.Discounts available for
                                                   BREAKFAST BUFFET                                        cont’d from Page 9                    Sheridan Ave. N. and Northeast at                             Rusin Association members. For

                                                                                                                                                 Northeast Community Lutheran                                  more information, contact Karen
                                                     Sundays, 10-2                                                                               Church,697 13th Ave.NE.For more
                                                                                                                                                 information call 612-618-0219.
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                                                                                                        Just for Teens                           New City open house
Baggan’s Pub
                                                                                                                                                     #6160:New City School,229 13th
                                                             763.788.0882                              Computer lab,open gym
                                                                                                       for teens at NE parks
                                                                                                                                                 Ave. NE, 612-623-3309, will host an
                                                                                                                                                 open house on Tuesday,Jan.12,5-                               Northeast Middle School
                                                                3720 East River Road                      #6365: Minneapolis Parks and           6:30 p.m. New City School is a tu-                            Musical Fundraiser
                                Call to join our                 Fridley, MN 55421             Mon. or Thur. Night                                                     Recreation offers local teens vari-       ition-free public school with small                               #6342: Northeast Middle
inquire about our banquet room    Golf League             Just Minutes from Downtown Minneapolis       ous ways to keep busy outside of          class and free busing is accepting                            School (NEMS), 2955 Hayes St.NE,
                                                                                                       school.                                   students in grades K-8.                                       is hosting its second annual “Winter
                                                                                                          The computer lab at Audubon                                                                          Warm Up”fundraiser on Thursday,
                                                                                                       Park, 1320 29th Ave. NE, 612-370-         Try acupuncture for free                                      Jan. 21, 7-11 p.m. to benefit their

                                              Now Serving Breakfast!
                                                                                                       4910, is available to teens                  #6230: Northeast Community                                 after-school theatre program.This
                                                                                                       Tuesdays,6-8 p.m.                         Acupuncture invites the commu-                                year, the school will produce both

                                                 EVERY DAY!                                               Bottineau Park,2000 2nd St.NE,
                                                                                                       612-370-4958, offers football fun-
                                                                                                       damentals Mondays, 3-6 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                 nity to experience acupuncture,an
                                                                                                                                                 amazing medicine that’s over 3,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                               a play and a musical involving over
                                                                                                                                                                                                               one hundred students onstage and
                                              M-F 9am-2pm; Sat & Sun 8am-2pm                           XBOX 360, colored pencil art,
                                                                                                                                                 years old,at a free acupuncture day                           backstage. The school needs to
                                                                                                                                                 Sunday, Jan. 17, noon-6 p.m. at                               raise $10,000 to make this opportu-

         STEAK & EGGS SPECIAL $5.99
                                                                                                       bumper pool and foosball                  their studio located at 1224 2nd St                           nity a reality for its students. The
                                                                                                       Mondays,6-9 p.m. and basketball,          NE Suite 200,above the Frank Stone                            headline entertainment for the
                                                                                                       volleyball,and dodgeball Fridays,         Gallery. According to the World                               evening is Whiskey Mondays,NEMS
                                                                                                       3-6 p.m. There are also opportuni-
         Also offering great daily lunch & dinner specials!                                            ties for teens to volunteer in the
                                                                                                                                                 Health Organization,acupuncture
                                                                                                                                                 can be used to effectively treat var-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               staff member Sean Balwin’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                               American Band.
                                                                                                       park, leading youth activities. Call      ious conditions including neck and                                Doors open at 7 p.m.,silent auc-

                                                                                                       the park for details.                     back pain, chronic illness, depres-                           tion bidding closes at 9 p.m.
                                                                                                          From 2-7 p.m. weekdays, the            sion, headaches and digestive is-                             Donations are still being accepted
                                                                                                       gym at Windom Park,2251 Hayes             sues.For more information,call 612-                           for food and beverage and silent
                                                                                                       St. NE, 612-370-4905, is open for         709-5872 or 612-708-8917.                                     auction items. Contact Kimberlee
                                                                                                       kids of all ages. But on Tuesdays,                                                                      Adams 612-668-1483 for more in-
                                                                                                       7-9 p.m. the gym is reserved just                                                                       formation.

                                                                                                       for teens to play floor hockey, bas-
                                                                                                       ketball, or soccer.                       Learning Festival
                                                                                                                                                     #6314:The St.Charles Home and                             All You Can Eat Spaghetti
                                                                                                                                                 School Council invites the commu-                             Dinner and Book Fair
                                                                                                                                                 nity to the St. Charles Learning                                 #6343: An all you can eat
                                                                                                                 Events                          Festival Sunday,Jan.31,9:30 a.m.-
                                                                                                                                                 1 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo
                                                                                                                                                                                                               spaghetti dinner and book fair will
                                                                                                                                                                                                               be held at Immaculate Conception

                                                                                                       Camden Music School                       School,2727 Stinson Boulevard,as                              Catholic School, 4030 Jackson St.
                                                                                                                                                 part of the Archdiocese of St.Paul-                           NE on Friday, Jan. 29, 4-7 p.m.
                                                                                                       celebrates 5 years                        Minneapolis’ National Catholic                                Dinner includes spaghetti and meat-
                                                                                                          #6331: Camden Music School                                                                           balls,salad bar,bread,beverage and
                                                                                                                                                 Schools’Week celebration.The fes-
                                                                                                       has several events planned to cele-                                                                     dessert.Tickets:$6.50/adults,$5/sen-
                                                                                                                                                 tival includes a tour of the school
                                                                                                       brate its fifth anniversary,including:                                                                  iors,$4/children 12 and under.Pizza
                                                                                                                                                 in which all areas of the curriculum
                                                                                                       Anniversary Week Festivities for                                                                        and other items available for an ad-
                                                                                                                                                 will be covered. Students at all

              Tuesday, January 12, 7-9pm
                                                                                                       students and parents, Jan. 18-23,                                                                       ditional charge.Carry-out available.
                                                                                                                                                 grade levels will have science proj-
                                                                                                       with daily drawings for fabulous                                                                        Everyone is welcome. For more in-
                                                                                                                                                 ects on display with explanations
                                                                                                       prizes,special eat-treats,a trivia con-                                                                 formation,call 763-788-9065.
                                                                                                                                                 by the students themselves.
                                                                                                       test and more; a Children’s Sing-

             Meet Mikko Koivu
                                                                                                                                                     Registration for the 2010-11
                                                                                                       Along,Saturday,Feb.13,4-5 p.m.,
                                                                                                       CMS in Camden; a Beatles Sing-
                                                                                                                                                 school year (for new students only)                           Spaghetti Dinner and
                                                                                                                                                 will also take place that day in the                          Raffle at Pope John Paul II
             & Antti Miettinen
                                                                                                       Along with Dan Chouinard and
                                                                                                                                                 school auditorium. A $95 registra-                               #6355: Pope John Paul II
                                                                                                       special guest song-leaders,Friday,
                                                                                                                                                 tion fee is due at the time of regis-                         Catholic School, 1630 4th St. NE,
                                                                                                       April 9,7 p.m. at the Capri Theatre;
                                                                                                                                                 tration.New and transfer students

                       win prizes!
                                                                                                       and a Drum-Along and String-                                                                            will host a Spaghetti Dinner and
                                                                                                                                                 must also present a baptismal cer-                            raffle event Saturday,Feb.6,4:30-
                                                                                                       Along, date yet to be determined.
                                                                                                                                                 tificate if they were not baptized at                         7 p.m. Cost is $30/family;$8/adults;
                                                                                                       Mark your calendars and watch for
                                                                                                                                                 St. Charles. For more information,                            $6/seniors 60+ and children 8th
                                                                                                       more information. Camden Music
          $3 Bud light bottle specials                                                                 School classes and events are held
                                                                                                                                                 call the school at 612-781-2643.                              grade and under. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               mation, call 612-789-8851.
                                                                                                                                                 Duchnovich Day

 BAR BINGO!! Wed., 6:30pm & Sat., 1:30pm
                                                                                                                                                 Celebration                                                   Youth Benefit Dinner
                                                                                                                                                    #6311: The Rusin Association                                  #6176: The East Minneapolis
                                                                                                         Find out more                           presents the annual Duchnovich                                Exchange Club is hosting a dinner
            $1,000 Coverall every session!                                                               about these events                      Day Celebration Saturday, Feb. 6
                                                                                                                                                 at St. Mary’s Cathedral School
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to benefit youth at Jax Cafe, 1928
                                                                                                                                                                                                               University Ave.NE on Wednesday,
                                                                                                         including web links                     Building, at 17th and 5th streets                             Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Cost to attend is
 TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENTS                                                                              at
                                                                                                                                                 NE.The event begins at 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                 with a presentation on Eastern
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $150/couple.For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                               email the Exchange Club at
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                                                                                                         Search by                               Cincebeaux.
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                                                                                                                                                 haluski, along with entertainment
                                                                                                                                                 by the Lipa Dancers and Carpathy                                     More event listings
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                                        Heights Kindergarten                    questions answered by local non-
      Event listings                    registration nights                     profit foreclosure counselors.Free,
                                                                                confidential advice provided.
                                                                                                                        Open house at Nasseff home                                                      Lenora,from St.Maron’s Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                        (in back), and Manager Jim
   cont’d from Page 10                      #6247:Columbia Heights Public                                                                                                                               Thompson (in doorway) chatted
                                        Schools (CHPS) elementary schools       Presented in collaboration with the
                                                                                Hennepin County Taxpayer                                                                                                with a couple who came from
                                        welcome incoming parents and
                                                                                Services and Minnesota Home                                                                                             Southeast Minneapolis to look
                                        their kindergartners who will at-
Bulletin Board                          tend school in the fall of 2010.
                                        Children must be five by
                                                                                Ownership Center.The closest up-
                                                                                coming workshop will be held
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the Peter Nasseff Senior Home,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the new independent living sen-
                                        September 1, 2010 to enroll.            Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. at                                                                                           ior apartments at 621 Second
Peace In The Precincts                  Registration nights will be held at     Central Library,Doty Board Room                                                                                         St. NE. During the Jan. 9 open
Caucus Training                         North Park Elementary, 5575             (2nd floor), 300 Nicollet Mall,                                                                                         house,they gave tours of the 24
   #6273: Peace In The Precincts        Fillmore St. NE, 763-528-4300,          Minneapolis, 612-630-6000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        unit facility. Residents started
Caucus Training is a non-partisan       Monday,Jan.11,5:30-7 p.m.; and                                                                                                                                  moving in this summer; mostly
training educating citizens on how      at Highland Elementary, 1500            Hip Hop Scholarship                                                                                                     one-bedroom units remain.There’s
to prepare for this February’s          49th Ave. NE, 763-528-4400,                #6329: In honor of Hip Hop, the
precinct caucuses.Learn how to get                                              Minneapolis-based apparel compa-                                                                                        underground heated parking
                                        Thursday,Jan.14,5:30-7 p.m.
involved in the political process,in-       Columbia Heights offers all day     ny,Blame It On Hip Hop (BIOHH),is                                                                                       and shared amenities, and vin-
fluence public policy,and raise your    kindergarten at each school.CHPS        announcing their first annual schol-                                                                                    tage stained glass window accents
voice for peace,justice and sustain-    serves the communities of               arship essay contest, awarding (2)                                                                                      salvaged from houses.
ability issues. Here are the events     Columbia Heights, Hilltop and the       $500 scholarships to two students
happening near you:                     southern third of Fridley. Families     to advance their work in elevating                                                                                            Photo by Margo Ashmore
   Thursday,Jan.21,6:30-8 p.m.,         living outside of this area may apply   Hip Hop culture.
Pierre Bottineau Library, 55            for open enrollment. North and             Graduating high school seniors       prove their home’s energy future.        2010 Minneapolis &                        award:Youth-Focused: individual
Broadway St.NE, 952-847-2850            Northeast Minneapolis families          and college students from across            The CEE will host two free edu-                                                or group.The award will recognize
   Sunday, Jan. 24, 3-4:30 p.m.,                                                the nation are encouraged to write
                                                                                                                                                                 Saint Paul Home Tour
                                        who desire to enroll in CHPS may                                                cational workshops Thursday,Feb.                                                   an individual who is 18 years or
Central Library (Room N-402),300        also be eligible for free transporta-   an original essay, answering one of     4,6-8 p.m.or Saturday,Feb.6,10           wants your home                           younger at the time of nomination
Nicollet Mall, 612-630-6000                                                     the following “Big Questions:” 1)       a.m.-noon at The Salvation Army,            #6057:The 2010 Minneapolis &           or an organization that is led by
                                        tion through the Choice Is Yours
                                                                                What is the importance of hip-hop       2727 Central Ave.NE.Choose one of        Saint Paul Home Tour is looking for       youth. Adult: individual or group.
                                        Program. For additional informa-
Blood Drives in Heights                                                         culture and it’s foundations, and       these two-hour workshops to learn        homeowners and home improve-              The award will be presented to an
                                        tion or to find out what school at-
   #6344:The Red Cross is holding                                               what active role are you taking to      how to lower your energy use and         ment professionals who would like         individual who is 18 years or older
                                        tendance area you live in, call the
blood drives at Immaculate                                                      give back to hip-hop? or 2) What do     save money. Reserve your spot at         to put their homes on the Tour.           at the time of nomination, or to a
                                        Placement Center at 763-528-4426.
Conception Catholic Church,4030                                                 you think the world would look like     the workshop by contacting Beth          Nomination/applications are due           group (partnerships, community
Jackson St. NE on Saturday, Jan.                                                without hip-hop, and what signifi-      Bennett at 612-335-5874.Childcare        Thursday,Jan.21,2010,and early            coalitions, organizations).
                                        Salem Pre School Open                                                                                                    submissions are encouraged. The
23,9 a.m.-2 p.m.,and at Columbia                                                cance does hip-hop have in your life?   will be provided at both workshops.                                                   The selection committee, com-
Heights VFW,4446 Central Ave.NE
                                        House and Registration                     Submissions will be accepted             The CEE is also offering a cus-      Tour, in its 23rd year, will be held      prised of public health profession-
                                            #6341: Salem Pre School of          through Monday,Feb.15.Students                                                   Saturday and Sunday, April 24
on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12:30-5:30                                                                                         tomized home energy visit,includ-                                                  als and community volunteers, is
                                        Salem Covenant Church,2655 5th          are encouraged to share personal                                                 and 25, 2010. For more informa-
p.m. All blood types are needed.                                                                                        ing a blower door test, from quali-                                                looking for applicants who demon-
                                        St. NW, New Brighton, will have an      experiences and narratives,as well                                               tion, call Tour Coordinator Margo
A blood donor card or driver’s li-                                                                                      fied professionals (only 1.5 hours of                                              strate leadership and success in cre-
                                        open house and registration for         as any relevant supplements:                                                     Ashmore at 612-673-5103.
cense or two other forms of identi-                                                                                     your time) who will identify addition-                                             ating solutions to public health
                                        2010-2011 classes on Saturday,Jan.      rhymes, poems, photos, sketches,
fication are required at check-in.                                                                                      al ways for you to save money in your                                              problems.Past award winners have
                                        30,10 a.m.-noon.Families interest-      video, etc. For more information,                                                Nominations requested
Individuals who are 17 years of age                                                                                     home. Cost is $20.You could get up                                                 been advocates for healthy behav-
                                        ed in seeing the facilities, meeting
(16 with parental permission),
                                        the teachers and/or registering for
                                                                                visit                    to $400 in services and materials for    for Anoka County public                   iors or have helped protect the
weigh at least 110 pounds and are                                                                                       free, including low flow shower-         health award                              health and safety of county citizens.
                                        fall classes are welcome. For more
in generally good health may be
                                        information,call 651-633-0158.          Audubon and Logan                       heads,setback thermostats,compact            #6310: Nominations are being             The deadline for nominations is Jan.
eligible to donate blood.                                                       Park residents could save               fluorescent light bulbs,gasket seals,    sought for the annual Anoka County        25.Nomination forms are available by
                                                                                                                        door sweeps, faucet aerators, pipe       Public Health Recognition Award to        calling Pat Robinson, Anoka County
                                        Free foreclosure                        money on energy bills                   insulation and attic hatch weather-                                                Community Health and Environmental
Free design consultations                                                          #6309:The Center for Energy and                                               be presented by the Anoka County
    #6275: Castle Building &            prevention workshops                                                            stripping to help participants save      Board of Commissioners.The award          Services,at 763-422-7187.
                                           #6270: What happens during           Environment (CEE) has chosen
Remodeling,2600 Johnson St.NE,of-                                                                                       energy immediately.Audubon Park          recognizes and honors citizens in
                                        foreclosure and what do home-           seven Minneapolis neighborhoods,
fers free design consultations on the                                                                                   Neighborhood residents:Audubon           Anoka County who devote their time,
                                        owners need to know? What rights        including Audubon Park and Logan                                                                                               More event listings
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month                                                                                      Park Neighborhood Association will       energy and talents to improving pub-
                                        do homeowners and renters have?         Park, to test its new pilot program
between 9 a.m.and 1 p.m.To reserve                                                                                      cover the cost of the $20 fee for the    lic health in their communities.                 on Page 12
                                        What options are there? Get your        focused on helping residents im-
a time,call Steve at 612-789-8509.                                                                                      first 100 homeowners to sign up.             There are two categories for the

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vegetarian Items
                                                                                                                                                                                               New Wine Selection
4446 Central Ave. NE • 763-788-8187
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. M-F
           Open Daily at Noon, Mon.-Sat.                                                                                                                                                      $4 Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers
                    Noon on Sunday                                                                                                                                                                            8 - 10 a.m. M-F
                 MN LIC #B-00012-001
 VIKINGS –              NOON on Jan. 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                $1 Tacos & $4 Margaritas
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday & Tuesday
      Burger Baskets $2.25, Bloody Mary’s $2.25
                FREE GAME BOARDS!                                                                                                                                                              Pub Quiz Monday 10 p.m.
         BINGO MONDAYS!                                                                                                                                                                       “Springo” Sat. & Tue. 6 p.m.
EVERY MONDAY STARTING AT 1 PM                                                                                                                                                                  Comedy Sundays 8:30 p.m.
                  New Game Packets
    BAR BINGO SAT., JAN. 23 • 2 PM Start                                                                                                                                              Pull Tabs
NIGHT BINGO SAT., JAN. 16 • 6 PM Start
          Karaoke                                                                                                                                                                     Every Day
    FRIDAY, JAN. 22 • 8-MIDNIGHT with Dan Reeves                                                                                                                                           New
         SAT., FEB. 6 • 4:30-7:00 PM
  Pork Tenderloin Dinner
       $6 w/all the trimmings! Eat-in or To-go                                                                                                                                         New Games!
         MEAT RAFFLES:                                                                                                                                                                   Thursdays
 FRI., 5:30 PM-?, SAT., NOON-?
 RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION                                                                                                                                                                   at 7 p.m.    $1,000 Jackpot
 TUE., JAN. 26, 11:30 AM TO 6:00 PM                                                                                                                                                           Up to $200 consolation
        Call Don Lind at 763-572-9786                                                                                                                                                          on all bingo games
             for more information                                                                                                                                                               Church of St. Maron Lic #32235
                January 11, 2010

The Northeast                                                        EXPERIENCE__________________
                                                                   local community. Volunteers for               ding and much more. Cost is $17                  the Minneapolis Board of Education                 NAMI Connection peer                               Third Ward CARE meeting
        Event listings                                             cooking and serving are needed.               for adults and $.50 per year for chil-           will be presented at a community                   support group                                         #5660: Council Member Diane
     cont’d from Page 11                                           Everyone is welcome.This month’s              dren up to age 10.Order tickets by               meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14,                         #4984: A free peer support                      Hofstede hosts monthly Third Ward
                                                                   meal will be held Saturday, Jan.              calling Cheryl at 651-633-0679.                  6:30-8 p.m. at the Urban Research                  group for adults recovering from                   C.A.R.E.(Community And Resource
                                                                   23, 5:30-7 p.m. at 724 Lowry Ave.                                                              and Outreach/Engagement                            mental illness, sponsored by the                   Exchange) meetings to deal with
                                                                   NE. For more information, call the                                                             Center (UROC),2001 Plymouth Ave.                   National Alliance on Mental Illness                problem properties,mortgage fore-
Church Events                                                      church at 612-788-2444.
                                                                      #5991: Community United                           Meetings                                  N. School leaders will also address
                                                                                                                                                                  questions from the public. A light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (NAMI) of Minnesota, meets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mondays, 1 p.m., at Northside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        closures and safety issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Participants include: Beltrami
                                                                   Methodist Church,950 Gould Ave.                                                                dinner and child care will be avail-               CSP,1300 Girard Ave.N.,for 90 min-                 Neighborhood Council, Bottineau
Free community meals                                               NE, 763-788-9009, will serve free             Housing inspections                              able. Please call 612-668-0230 to                  utes. Trained facilitators who are                 Neighborhood Association,Nicollet
   #5926: The community is invit-                                  meals to residents in need on the             program                                          reserve a space.                                   also in recovery lead the groups.                  Island-East Bank Neighborhood
ed to free meals hosted by Trinity                                 second Monday of each month,                     #6363:The 2nd Precinct Advisory                                                                  For more information, contact                      Association, St. Anthony East, St.
United Methodist Church, 2511                                      5:30-7 the church Social Hall.         Council (2PAC) will present a hous-              PEN: Public Education                              Matthea at 651-645-2948 ext.108.                   Anthony West Neighborhood
Taylor St. NE, 612-789-7600, at 6                                  No pre-notification is required.                                                                                                                                                                     Association, and Sheridan Neigh-
                                                                                                                 ing inspections program with                     Northeast                                             NAMI also sponsors free support
p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd                                                                                          Minneapolis Housing Supervisor                      #6269:PEN is a collaborative effort             groups for families who have a rela-               borhood.The next meeting is sched-
Saturdays of each month in                                         Lutefisk dinner                               Angie Hugen Monday,Jan.11,6 p.m.                 between parents,teachers and com-                  tive with a mental illness. Led by                 uled for Wed., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. at
lounge of the Education Building                                      #6312: First Lutheran Church               at Monroe Village,1900 Central Ave               munity members,sharing energy and                  trained facilitators who also have a               Center for Families,3333 4th St.N.
(enter from the Taylor St. parking                                 of Columbia Heights, 1555 40th                NE.For information,call 612-673-2874.            ideas that will lead to stronger public            family member with mental illness,                 For information call 612-673-2203.
lot).The first meal is sponsored by                                Ave.NE,will hold its annual Lutefisk                                                           schools in Northeast Minneapolis.                  the support groups help families de-
Trinity UMC and the second meal                                    and Meatball Dinner on Saturday,
by Grace UMC.
                                                                                                                 Proposals for New Mpls.                          Meetings are held on the third                     velop better coping skills and find
                                                                   Jan.16,with 4 seating times at 12,                                                             Monday of each month,6:30 p.m. in                  strength through sharing their expe-
   #6001: Each month, Northeast                                    2, 4 and 6 p.m. Dinner includes               Public Schools                                                                                                                                              More event listings
                                                                                                                   #6330: Proposals for “New                      the Edison High School Media                       riences.For information on this group,
Community Lutheran Church of-                                      lutefisk, meatballs, rutabagas, her-                                                           Center. For more information, con-                 call Laurie or Lee at 952-894-9109.                        on Page 15
fers a free nutritious meal to the                                                                               Schools”applying for approval from
                                                                   ring, beet pickles, lefse, rice pud-                                                           tact Dean DeGroot at 612-789-7629

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you would like to see your place of worship listed in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                        directory, call Bob at 612-788-0187 or Kerry at 612-781-4821.

                                                                                      Northeast Area
                                                                                        Worship Directory
 CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS                                                           GRACE UNITED                                      NORTHEAST COMMUNITY                                         ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA                                               ST. MICHAEL’S & ST. GEORGE’S
       A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and                                      METHODIST CHURCH                                      LUTHERAN CHURCH                                               813 Main St. NE • 612-379-2324                                UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
       multi-generational congregation.                                     Lowry Ave. at Cleveland St. N.E. 789-7462              13th & Monroe 612-788-2444      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 505 4th Street NE                 612-379-2695
     “A high-risk, low-anxiety church”                                           Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors               Sunday School/Bible Study 9 am, Worship 10 am                                Mass:
                                                                            Worship 10:30 am • Luncheon 11 am                      Free Monthly Community Dinner, Sat., Jan. 23, 5:30 pm                Weekdays: 11:30 am                                       (English) Pro Liturgy 8:45 a.m. Sundays
     Worship: Sunday, 10:00 a.m.                                                                                                   Meal and fellowship with your Northeast neighbors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday: 8:30 am & 5:30 pm
 Church School for all ages: 11:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                   Location change for Sunday activities & Community
                                                                                                                                   Dinner: the church building at 724 Lowry Ave. NE.
                                                                                    Pastor: Duane A. Lookingbill                                                                               with Adoration 1 hour prior to the 8:30 am Mass
                                                                                                                                   Pastors: Evelyn Dahlke and Craig Pederson                                                                                      Very Reverend Euhen Kumka 379-2280
             Jin S. Kim, Senior Pastor                                                                                                                                                                   Sunday: 9:00 am
  4301 Benjamin St. NE, Columbia Heights                                       GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS                                                                                                  Sacrament of Reconciliation:
           Phone: 763-503-2600                                                LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)                                                                                          Saturday: 7:45-8:10 am & 4:30-5:15 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ST. TIMOTHY’S
                                                      27th Ave. & Johnson St. NE 612-789-7256                                                                                                                                              LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
                                                                                                                                      N.E. GOSPEL CHAPEL                                           E-mail:                                825-51st Avenue NE (763) 571-9721
                                                                                  Worship 10 am (Nursery available)                 2749 Ulysses St. NE (612) 781-3541
       COLUMBIA HEIGHTS                                                                                                                                                                            Web site:                                    Worship 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                     Education following.                           A Non-Denominational N.T. Assembly
       ASSEMBLY OF GOD                                                                                                             10:20 am Sunday School - All Ages                                            Father Glen Jenson                                              Nursery provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                 Reconciling in Christ. All are welcome.
 4054 Van Buren St. NE (763) 788-3822                                       Pastor Stefan Rickman •           11:00 am Family Bible Hour - Ministry
         10:00 a.m. Worship Service                                                                                                06:00 pm Evening Service                                                                                                     
     6:00 p.m. Sunday Night Fellowship                                                                                                Wed. 7:00 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study                                ST. BONIFACE
   Wednesday Family Night: 6:15 p.m. meal,                                  IMMACULATE CONCEPTION                                   Info Call Brad Biddle (651) 773-3058                             CATHOLIC CHURCH
      6:45-8 p.m. programs for all ages
           Pastor: Dan Thompson                                             CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL                                                                                          629 NE 2nd St. Mpls.   612-379-2761                                 ST. CYRIL CATHOLIC CHURCH
                                                                               4030 Jackson St. NE, Col. Heights                                                                                                          IGLESIA CATOLICA SAN CIRILIO
  COMMUNITY UNITED                                                                            Masses                                                                                                Mass: Saturday 4 pm;                                            1315 2nd St. NE • 612-379-9736
                                                                            Weekdays:              Tues.-Fri. 7:30 am                          You are welcome at…
  METHODIST CHURCH                                                          Saturday:                         5:00 pm              OAK HILL BAPTIST CHURCH                                         Sunday 10 am & 7:45 pm                                           Mass Schedule / Horario de Misas
   950 Gould Ave. NE, Columbia Heights                                                                                             4141 University Ave. NE, Columbia Heights                                                                                              Saturday / Sábado
                                                                            Sunday:              8:00 am & 10:00 am
                                                                                                                                                    (763) 789-4337
                                                                                                                                   Traditional Service 9 am • Contemporary Service 10:30 am   ST. CONSTANTINE UKRAINIAN                                                    4:30 pm English
                                                                             Pre-K through 8th Grade School
 Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship & Sunday School                                    Accredited academics • Multi-cultural                        Sunday School offered during both services                  CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                      Sunday / Domingo
                                                                                                                                   Wed: 6:30 pm Awana club, Jr. & Sr. High Groups
                 Reverend Ruth Hograbe                                      Athletics • Music programs • Day care                             7 pm Adult Bible Study & Prayer
                                                                                                                                                                                              515 University Ave. NE 612-379-2394                                      7:30 & 10:30 am Español
                                                                                  ALL ARE WELCOME!!                                        Pastors Paul Widen & Dave Briley                    Daily Liturgy: 7:30 am Confessions: Sat. 3 pm                                 9 am English
                     THE CRUX                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday: 8 am (English) 10 am (Sung in Ukrainian)
                                                                                                                                                                  Last Sunday/Month: 9 am (English & Ukrainian)                         Wed. & Fri. / Mier. & Vier.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             9 am English
        Centered in Christ~Living on the edge!
                Worship Gathering
                                                                                 763-788-9062                                                                                                        Pastor: Fr. Canon Michael Stelmach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revs. Edison Galarza & John Pilaczynski
           5 p.m. on Sunday evenings at                                                                                              OUR LADY OF MOUNT
                                                                                                                                                                                               ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
    DeLaSalle High School on Nicollet Island
               1 DeLaSalle Dr., Minneapolis
                                                                            MILL CITY CHURCH                                       CARMEL CATHOLIC CHURCH
                                                                                                                                   701 Fillmore Street NE 623-4019
                                                                                                                                                                                              BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH
 Affiliated with the LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ)              A church focused                                                                                          2215 NE 3rd St. N.E., Mpls 612-789-6252                             THE SALVATION ARMY
                                                                                        on loving NE                                      Sunday Mass at 9:30 am                                                                                                      CENTRAL CORPS
                                                                                                                                                                                               Liturgy: Sat.-Sun. 9 am; Tue.-Thur. 8:30 am
                                                                                    in the name of Jesus.                                      Mass is signed for the                                                                                            2727 Central Ave. NE 612-789-2858
               ELIM CHURCH                                                                                                                                                                    Vespers: Sat. 6 pm; the eve of the Feasts 7 pm
                                                                                                                                              Deaf & Hard of Hearing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday School 9:30 am
                                                                                   Sundays 10 a.m.
              An Oasis in the City
                                                                                                                                    Margery E. Powers - Parish Life Administrator          
       685 13th Avenue NE, 612-789-3591                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday Worship 10:45 am
     Sunday: Discipleship Hour 9 am                                                    Sheridan School                                                                                                                                                                     Call for weekday schedules.
       The Gathering Coffee 10 am                                                 1201 University Ave NE                                                                                      ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH                                         Pastors: Captains Vong & Ting Luangkhamdeng
       Worship 10:30 am
                                                                                                                                                                                              Broadway & Washington St. NE 612-379-4296
     Wednesday: Kids’ Club 6:30 pm                                                                 THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN                                       
       Prayer Gathering 6:30 pm                                                                                                       CHURCH OF GOD                                                                                                                   TRINITY UNITED
     Small Groups Available                                                                                                           STRONG TOWER PARISH
                                                                                                                                                                                               Bible Study & Sunday School 8:45 am                                  METHODIST CHURCH
     Elim Preschool 612-789-1063                                            MT. CARMEL LUTHERAN                                    1424 Monroe St. NE 612-874-7310                                        Worship 10 am                                           Lowry Ave. at Taylor St. NE 789-7600
                                                                             St. Anthony Pkwy. & Ulysses St. 612-781-2796
             Pastor Kevin Hanson
                                                                            9:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
                                                                                                                                      Non-denominational, multi-cultural congregation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Worship 10 am • Fellowship 11 am
      Visit us at                                                                                                        9:45 a.m. Sunday School                                        Pastor Daniel Lindner                                          Children’s Corner provided
                                                                                                                                           10:30 a.m. Worship Service
                                                                                                   (Nursery provided)
                                                                            10:30 am Coffee Fellowship                                                                                                                                                                     Free community meals:
                                                                                                                                                                                               ST. MARY’S ORTHODOX                                                    2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month at 6 p.m.
   FIRST LUTHERAN                                                           10:45 am Sunday School, 11 am Adult Forum                   First Sunday of each month Thanks Giving Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pastor: Greg Garman
                                                                                                                                                followed by Fellowship and Lunch.
                                                                                     Weekday Child Care 612-781-2798                Wednesday 7 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Service                   CATHEDRAL
       CHURCH                                                               Pastors Dodd Lamberton and Melanie Heuiser Hill         Last Friday of each month Night Vigil at 10 p.m.                    1629 NE 5th St. 612-781-7667
 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE VINE WORD OF TRUTH
                                                                                                                                          Nursery and crib room provided
           763-788-9653 web site:                                                                                                                                                         Sunday:   8 am Matins;
                                                                                                                                   THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER                                     9 am Divine Liturgy;
                SUNDAY WORSHIP                                                    NATIVITY                                                                                                                    11 am Church School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come Worship and Grow in Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sunday 10 am
 Worship 8:45 & 11 am; Sunday School 9:55 am;                                                                                                                                                       Saturday: 6 pm Vespers
  Adult Education & Fellowship Time 10 am                                     LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                                                 Please call the church office, 612-781-7667, for other services.                Wednesday 7 pm
     WEDNESDAYS: Dinner 5-6:30 pm;                                           3312 Silver Lake Road 612-781-2766                                                                                                                                                    Pastors: Dr. Titus and Gayle Jideofor
  Choirs, Youth & Adult Activities 5-8:30 pm                                        Welcome to Worship!                                                                                               ST. MATTHEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For special events and more info,
                                                                                                                                    SACRED HEART OF JESUS                                                                                                                     call 612-788-1222
  IGLESIA DE DIOS PENTECOSTAL MONTE HOREB                                             Saturday 5:30 pm                               POLISH NAT’L CATHOLIC CHURCH                                  LUTHERAN CHURCH                                               3055 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
 Servicios: Martes 7 pm, Sabado 7 pm, Domingo 12:30 pm
                                                                                    Sunday 8, 9, 10:30 am                                      2200 5th Street N.E.                           4101 Washington Street NE • 763.788.9427
                                                                                        Nursery Available                                       Mpls, MN 55418                            
           GLORIA DEI                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WAITE PARK WESLEYAN
                                                                                 Fellowship, Beverages & Snacks                                  (612) 781-9328                                   Saturday Worship 5:30 pm                                       1510-33rd Ave. NE at Lincoln St. 612-781-7434
3014 McKinley St. NE, Mpls                         612-781-1989              Weekday Childcare 612-781-1537                                                                                     Sunday Worship 8 & 10:45 am                                       Worship Services 10:45 am & 6:00 pm
 Sunday: Christian Education 8:45 & 11:15 am
                Worship 10 am
                                                                                For a listing of classes, events                          10 AM - English Mass                                Sunday Education (all ages) 9:30 am                                  Christian Education Classes 9:30 am
                                                                               and connections, see our web site                                                                                                                                                  Weds. Ministries for ALL ages 7:00 pm
                                                                                                                                    We welcome new parishioners!                                    David’s Christian Learning Center:
               Nursery and Crib room available                                       or call 612-781-2766                                                                                                                                                               Nursery available for all services
                    Pastor Dean W. Gade                                                                                                                                       763.789.4030                                       Pastor: Duane O. Fisher, Youth: Jesse Mathews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    January 11, 2010

 Announcements                                                                                           Wanted Classifieds                                                                                                For Sale
 PUBLIC NOTICES                              ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES                        AUTOS WANTED                           AUTOS WANTED                            MISCELLANEOUS WANTED                       FURNITURE FOR SALE
                                                     Buying Antiques                              Cash for Cars                                                         **Wanted** Old stereos, HiFi’s,            Beaut., like new, light oak Hutch,
  NE Mpls area Republican                    Furniture, rugs, lamps, paintings                  Junkers towed free                                                      & ham equip., etc., need not               49”W x 79”H x 17”D, upr glass
    Party (GOP) Caucuses:                    Cash pd, 30 yrs Exp. NE buyer.                       763-843-8498                                                          work. Andy 651-329-0515                    doors. $250/bo. 763-786-8598
 Will be held Tuesday, February                                                                                                                             I ’L L
                                              651-734-5144 or 651-497-9616                                                                                 HOOK
 2nd, 7-9 pm at the following                                                              $$ Top Cash for Junkers $$                                       IOL
                                                                                                                                                            Y ’ LU      Buying: LP Records, 45s, music mem-
 locations: Pillsbury Elementary                                                                                                                                                                                    MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE
                                             BUYING COINS & PAPER MONEY                       More for Repairables                                         HOOK
                                                                                                                                                             UP!        orabilia, t-shirts & similar. All types.
 Ward 1, Precincts 1-7.                      Cash Paid. Experienced, Honest.                Fast pickup, Entire metro                          YOU                      Ken 612-600-7075 or      Manufactured homes in the Hilltop
 Edison High School Ward 1,                     Call Andrew 612-770-6578                    612-330-0013 - 24 hours                  $$$ FOR CARSP !
                                                                                                                                                U                                                                  and Fridley area. Like new, financ-
 Precincts 8, 9 & 10 and Ward 3,                                                                                                          612.788.1975                                                             ing available. $13,000 to $23,000.
 Precinct 6.                                                                                                                          PROMPT & PROFESSIONAL              REAL ESTATE WANTED
                                                                                             $$ Junk cars wanted $$                                                                                                Call Merle at 612-781-3149.
 DeLaSalle High School, Ward 3,                                                           Free tow aways small cars ok              $$$ FOR CARS                        WANTED: Sngle fam. or duplex,
 Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.                      Get the word out.                             Fast pickup, call today                                                   cash as-is, fair prices, fast closing,
 For more info or to find your                        Advertise your                      612-759-9039 or 612-750-2487           OWNER 612.788.1975                     Dan, 1-800-791-4974 x 1001 24hrs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
 precinct, go to                                                                                                      OPERATED        Frank Scott                                                       Bank Foreclosures Free List
                                                      Business in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   w/pics or REOs, Owned Homes,
  Northeaster Reaching the                          Northeaster                                                                                                                                                    HUD Homes, Short Sale & more!
    people you want to reach!
                                                                                           Deadline for Ads in the next Northeaster: is Tuesday, January 19. Call 612-788-9004 and place your ad today!  

                                                                                           Rentals Classified Advertising
 APARTMENTS FOR RENT                          APARTMENTS FOR RENT                         APARTMENTS FOR RENT                    COMMERCIAL FOR RENT                     CONDOS FOR RENT                            FOURPLEXES FOR RENT
1 BR, renovated historic apt, off st                                                                                                                                    $750 1BR Condo w/Garage,                   17xx Adams St. NE, newly reno-
 park, heat pd., lndry, bus, clean,            Arden Court Apartments                          Apache Village                        ARTIST'S                           18XX Arthur St NE, Avail now,              vated, 3 BR & 4 BR, $1100 &
south exposure, $625/mo, across                346 Cleveland Ave SW                             Apartments                       WORKSPACE STUDIO                       $1150, wtr, sewer/trash pd, great
 from Co-op. Scott 612-810-6905                                                                                                  370 sq ft, 11 ft. ceilings,            Call Shanna @ 651.894.3513                 area in Arts District. 952-472-1113
                                                  • Reduced Rents                              3839 Hart Boulevard
3 BR, newly remodeled, off street                                                                                                24 hour access, east-facing                                                        15th Ave SE & E. Hennepin
                                                 • 1 BR from $600                          Senior Building - 1&2 BR fr $740      windows, private entrance.              DUPLEXES FOR RENT
parking, laundry, Sec 8 welcome,                                                                                                                                                                                   Near U, 2BR Upper, $595+util.
Avail 2/1. 612-201-0360                                                                        Ask about SPECIALS                Basement storage space                 1906 Quincy St NE, upper, 1BR,
                                                 • 2 BR from $700                            Elevators-near Silver Lake
                                                                                                                                 included. In building with five        $600+util. no pets, no smk, on st prk,
Columbia Hts, 2BR, Quiet, A/C,                  • Reduced Deposits                                Village shopping               other artists. Gallery available.      avail 1/15. 612-788-0518 after 4:30         Spacious 2 BR. $850 and incl
Nice yard, near bus & park, off st                  • Free Garage                            Center Controlled access,                                                                                              heat, offstreet park. Near bus
parking. $725 mo. 763-789-4770                                                                 Heated parking avail.              Call George at 612-587-0230           25xx California St. NE, 2 BR upr,          47th/Polk.
                                                     • Heat Incl.                         Indoor pool, spa & activity room.                  or e-mail                  clean, well-maint., all util + on-site             or 612-424-5113
**3816 Stinson NE** 1 BR $625,                                                                                                      laund. incl., avail. now. $850/mo.
                                                • Lots of Amenities                                    No pets
Non-smkg bldg, quiet, near bus &                                                                                                                                        Non-smkg, no dogs. 715-268-4499
      Silver Lake Village.                                                                   $30 app fee & 1 yr lease                                                                                               HOUSES FOR RENT
                                               3-8 p.m. Mon-Fri ; 12-5 p.m. Sat
  Housing Plus 612-522-3394                          651-636-8018                                763-788-2626                    AFFORDABLE                             Lowry/Monroe, Unique 1 BR upr,             19xx Upton Ave. N, 3 or 4 BR, 2
                                                                                                                                                                        no smk/pets, near 2 buslines,
          350 26th Ave. NE                      612-308-3023 weekends.                           RATES!                              $575 incl. utilities. 651-631-2961
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BA, Sec. 8 OK, $1175 + util.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Available now. 612-522-6924
             2 BR, $675
                                                                                                                                  RETAIL-OFFICE                         36xx 3rd St NE, large 1BR upper,
            612-751-6037                      Up to One Month Free!                            Columbia Park                          SPACE                             off st park, on bus, no pets, $650
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   26xx Quincy St. NE, 4 BR, 2 BA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   W/D, gar., Sec. 8 OK, newly remod-
   1 Studio, renovated historic                Beautiful Apartments!                            Apartments                       AVAILABLE NOW                          + gas. 612-706-9356 evenings.              eled, new appl., $1,300+util.,
apt, off st park, heat pd., lndry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Avail. 1/1, 651-631-0580
  bus, clean, $550/mo, across                 1 & 2 BR’s from $600-$825                          1 & 2 BR units                     612-781-2607                          18xx 5th St NE, 3 BR upper,
from Co-op. Scott 612-810-6905                                                                                                                                           $800 incl util. + dep. Cat OK -           6XX 20th Ave NE, 3BR, 1BA, pets
                                              Long Lake Estates         651-633-5183       Ask about Move in Specials              *931-20th Ave. NE                      no other pets. 612-788-4553              OK, Lrg KT, W/D. $1000/mo +dep
Clean, Affordable 1BR, Busline,               Quarry Place              612-782-9707         Across from golf course                   (1455 sf)                        25xx Jackson St. NE, 1 BR lwr, 1           & util. No Sec. 8. 612-987-3748.
Univ. & 694. $560/mo. Ht incl.                4200 3rd St. NE           763-572-9400              On bus line
Senior bldg avail. 952-239-5310                                                                                                     5-6 private offices                 blk off bus, W/D, gar. avail., No Sec.     34th/Buchanan St. NE, 1 BR+
                                              Diamond 8 Terrace          612-788-2005                Available                      w/large windows                     8, $750 + ht./elec. 612-325-9530           den/BR, 1 BA, W/D, gar., $850/mo
    St. Anthony                                   *restrictions apply call for details
                                                                                                                                  Spacious common area                  5xx 4th St. NE, 3 BR, close to             + util, no Sec 8. 763-221-5659

      Caravelle Apts                                                                                                              *2111 Central Ave. NE                 bus, no smk/pets, no Sec. 8,
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Scherer and park board negotiating land sale
                                                            lumber yard. “I cut my teeth at that location            board is mindful that the site is an old indus-             will be accessible for trail purposes, accord-
1       Scherer Brothers                                    from the time I was 11. I started out dusting            trial property on the riverfront, and will be               ing to an agreement between the City of
   Mark Scherer, Chief Operating Officer of                 shelves and graduated to a delivery truck.               careful in its due diligence.                               Minneapolis and Graco. North of the
Scherer Brothers, said that Scherer Limited                 At one time, it was the largest single-loca-                If the sale goes through, the Scherer site               Broadway Bridge, Sheridan Memorial Park
Partnership, not the lumber company, owns                   tion lumber company in the country.”                     will provide park access for a continuous                   provides river access up to the railroad
the property, although some lumber compa-                      Newly elected District 1 Park Board                   east bank trail from Boom Island up to the rail-            bridge.”
ny owners are also partnership members.                     Commissioner Liz Wielinski, who was sworn                road bridge at 18th Avenue NE. The trail will                 Wielinski said that what the park board
“This land lies in the Above the Falls project              in to office Jan. 4 (former Northeast-area               connect Plymouth Bridge with the Broadway                   does with the land in the future will depend
area, and the city has always had its eye on                commissioner Walter Dziedzic did not run                 Bridge, creating a loop for pedestrians and cy-             on the funding it can get. Gurban said that
it,” he said. “It’s a good thing for the city.              for re-election last year), said that acquiring          clists. Park board information adds that “a                 the park board will seek residents’ opinions
From a nostalgic standpoint, it dates back                  the Scherer land is a “wonderful opportuni-              segment of the industrial property owned by                 on how to develop the land.
80 years for us; it’s certainly sad, because of             ty. We really want to get the trail connection           Graco [bordered by the river, Broadway
our family’s ties to this area, to see it go away.          through there.” However, she added, the park             Avenue and Marshall Street in Northeast]
For years, Minneapolis has been our flag-

                                                            Stadium tax excess will help local ball fields
ship location. I feel better that it’s going back
to the city and to the river.”
   (The Above the Falls Master Plan, adopt-
ed by the park board, Metropolitan Council                                                                           al evening play for soccer, softball, baseball              of grant funding. The county plans another
and City Council, calls for continuous park                 1      ”Ballpark” money                                  and football. There is always a greater de-                 round during the first half of 2010. (District 2
and trail development along both banks of                       Tim Kremer, chair of the Bottineau                   mand for field time than we have available.                 includes the Hennepin County portion of St.
the river from the Plymouth Bridge to the                   Neighborhood Association (BNA), said that                The money will also go toward environmen-                   Anthony and all of Northeast Minneapolis.)
northern city limits and North Mississippi                  neighbors are very happy that the park will get          tal improvements, with additional trees. We                    The Hennepin County Ballpark Initiative,
Regional Park. According to park board infor-               some renovation work. “We are ecstatic,” he              will be improving spectator seating for two                 authorized in 2006, provided for equal
mation, several trails on the west bank have                said. “It’s just great. Work on the field is over-       fields, the varsity baseball and varsity soft-              amounts of sales tax proceeds to expand li-
been completed since the Above the Falls                    due; it’s used by lots of different people for           ball fields, and including a covered structure              brary hours and to provide capital grants for
plan was adopted, and the city has acquired                 soccer and baseball. The field is overused               to improve spectator safety and comfort.                    youth and amateur sports facilities, accord-
and improved parkland on both riverbanks.)                  and not up to standard. This money will im-              People getting hit by batted balls from other               ing to Hennepin County information. So far,
   The Scherers have owned the site since                   prove it.”                                               fields has been a considerable issue.                       the county has used the money to keep 13
the 1930s, and have operated a lumberyard                       Kremer said he is disappointed, however,                “The final project will be a fence for the               additional libraries open on Sundays; the
and lumber storage/transfer facility there.                 that the city’s decision to end the                      varsity softball field,” Urdahl added. “The                 program is referred to as “Ballpark Sundays.”
Peter Scherer, CEO of Scherer Brothers                      Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP)                funding and the project should all begin be-                The county received 38 grant applications
Lumber, said (in a press release), “If the                  left BNA with limited funds. “Improving the              fore spring. The work will be done in different             last December and recommended 18 of them
Minneapolis Park Board does acquire the                     park was one of BNA’s Phase II goals. It’s a             stages; some should start before the snow                   for funding. The total grant funds in this round
property, we will be pleased to see that a                  little disheartening, when I see an opportuni-           melts.”                                                     are $2.7 million.
recreational area for the community will com-               ty like this, where we could have used our                  He said, “This really nice part of this proj-               Stenglein said that the money (in a plan au-
memorate the site where my family first pulled              money to leverage more improvements and                  ect is that it was a collaborative effort among             thorized by the state legislature) comes from
logs from the river bottom.”                                better blend the park into the community at              different city groups. The city and school dis-             the “over-collection of sales tax revenue” on
   Mark Scherer said they have a purchase                   large.”                                                  trict worked together and the Sports Boosters               the new T  wins stadium. The county hired the
agreement with the park board; the board                        Troy Urdahl, St. Anthony schools’ director           and various sports programs were also in-                   Blaine Sports Facility Commission to evalu-
has until March 31 to complete its due dili-                of athletic activities and facilities, said the          volved.”                                                    ate the proposals so that the process would
gence. The company discontinued its retail                  city received information about the grant pro-              St. Anthony Mayor Jerry Faust said that                  be fair. The money, he added, can’t be used
operations at the site on Dec. 18 and is trans-             gram last fall and put in a grant request. “We           the school district had applied for the money               for sports facility operations.
ferring material to its remaining locations in              got exactly what we wanted, $345,000. Ours               and the city had supported it. “A lot of cred-                 “This is an exciting opportunity to fund
Shakopee, Arden Hills (located at highways                  was the single largest project that was fund-            it goes to Commissioner Stenglein,” he                      capital improvements,” Stenglein added.
35W and 96, it will serve the Twin Cities) and              ed.                                                      added. “Without him, it wouldn’t have hap-                  “These projects will create new recreational
Hopkins, off Excelsior Boulevard. The mill-                     “The money will be used to add field light-          pened.”                                                     possibilities for hundreds of kids in the area.”
work facility, currently across the street from             ing to Central Park. Right now, only two of                 District 2 Hennepin County Commissioner
the Northeast lumberyard, will move to New                  the four fields are lit. This will allow addition-       Mark Stenglein said that this is the first round
   The Shakopee location, he added, is not
as centralized but is larger, at 18 acres. “We
have the areas covered with our suburban
yards. Given the way new construction is
                                                            They decided not to close California Street
going, they are better able to handle the busi-                                                                      they considered closing California Street,                  ined it for the city in 2000) said is rare. In
ness.” The millwork facility will take a while              1      New bridge
                                                                                                                     which intersects with St. Anthony Parkway                   2000, only two others existed among the
to relocate, he added, because it requires                     The group included some people who felt               at the western foot of the bridge. Some said                state’s highway bridges, and both of them
“far more complicated” electrical work and                  strongly about keeping the historic bridge               the intersection is hazardous because visibil-              had been built before 1913. But engineers
ductwork.                                                   and repairing it, and others who wanted a                ity isn’t good. Others worried that if California           have been calling for its replacement since
   He said they lost about a third of their work-           new bridge. In the end, according to Johnson             Street were closed and traffic re-routed, other             1994, saying rehabilitation isn’t practical. In
force at the Northeast location in the move,                (in a recent newsletter), studies concluded              nearby streets such as Grand would get too                  2007, the city submitted a Fracture Critical
through downsizing. “About 40 of them will                  “that to repair or rehabilitate the existing             busy.                                                       Inspection report to the federal government,
move to other locations; we lost about 20                   bridge would cost slightly more than building               “The city did some research and found                    noting that the bridge’s concrete cap and
people due to the nature of the economy and                 a new one, but that the anticipated life span            out that the traffic level on California is fairly          steel stringers at one pier are compromised.
the building industry.” Scherer Brothers em-                of those ‘fixes’ would be only half that of a            high,” Langason said. “It didn’t make sense                 Workers repaired that problem, but the city
ploys about 240 people, he added.                           new bridge.” CAC opted for a new cable-                  to close it. After that issue was settled, the              said the bridge has needed many repairs
   The Scherer family owns a significant part               stayed bridge. Although it costs less than               meetings seemed to calm down, and the rest                  over the last decade. In 2008, the city re-
of the company, he said. In addition to him-                other designs the group considered, many                 of the work proceeded.”                                     ceived an $8 million federal bridge grant,
self and his brother Peter, their brother                   people said they liked its appearance.                      Neighbors selected the cable-stayed bridge               which will be used toward the project.
Kristopher is the chief financial officer, and                 Greg Langason, Concerned Citizens of                  in an informal survey, he added.                              St. Anthony Parkway is part of the city’s
their cousin John Zitur is vice president of                Marshall Terrace chair, said that much of the               The St. Anthony Parkway bridge, number                   Grand Rounds Scenic Byway; the new bridge
business development. Mark Scherer said                     bridge discussion centered on potential re-              90664, is a Warren through truss bridge,                    will be wide enough for pedestrian and bike
he has personal history with the Northeast                  configuration of nearby streets. At one point,           which historian Charlene Roise (who exam-                   lanes, in addition to automobile lanes.

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                                                                                                            Arts warm the wintry weekends
                                                                                                            Early in December,Northrup King Building-based porcelain artist
                                                                                                            Ernest Miller,whose work is shown below left,and Dirk DuBois,
                                                                                                            both Art-A-Whirl regulars,teamed up with a jewelry artist and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Kerry Ashmore

               Arts                                                                                         the proprietors of FK Art Glass Studio,Stacy and Christopher
                                                                                                            Kelly. Their “Odd Balls” are pictured at left top, in the Kelly’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edison High School received its official certifi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           cation as an International Baccalaureate World
                                                                                                            home showroom,a huge duplex with attached studio at 22nd                                       School. Edison has 12 teachers trained in the IB
Art-A-Whirl kickoff meeting                                                                                 and Bryant avenues N. Ernest and Christopher both teach at                                     Diploma Programme and they are incorporating
   #6354:Artists interested in participat-                                                                  the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.                                                            IB methodology in their current classes. The
ing in Art-A-Whirl (in May) are asked to
attend the 2010 Art-A-Whirl kickoff                                                                         Below,Robert Meyer,who helps organize the Minnesota State                                      school is recruiting 10th grade students to be
meeting Wednesday,Jan.13,6                                                                           Fair Fine Arts competition/exhibit talks with Lia Rivamonte,                                   included in the 2010-11 official first class.
the Firefighters Hall Museum,664 22nd                                                                       director of the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts at the opening                                  Susan Bodurtha, secretary to the St. Anthony-
Ave.NE (near Edison High School).It’s an                                                                    of “Serendipity,”Jan.9, a Fiber Arts Study Group show on dis-                                  New Brighton school district superintendent, retired
opportunity to renew membership in                                                                          play through Feb. 6. Meyer encouraged fiber artists to submit                                  recently. She started working for the district 19 years
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association                                                                      work for competition.Behind them is “Journal 2008” by Susan                                    ago as a “lunch lady” at Wilshire Park. Bodurtha has
(NEMAA), and meet the NEMAA board                                                                                                                                                                          worked as the superintendent’s secretary since 1995.
                                                                                                            Stein and “Sunset 2009”(the tree) by Elna Goodspeed.
and Art-A-Whirl staff.It is also an oppor-
tunity to meet building captains and vol-                                                                                                                                                                     Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent
unteer to help organize and market your                                                                                                                                                                    William Green received the Hennepin County
building during the event,or sign up for                                                                                                                                                                   Attorney office’s Lifetime Public Leadership Award,
other volunteer positions.Pizza and soda                                                                                                                                                                   which,according to a news release,is “given to indi-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           County Attorney’s Office: pursuing justice.”
Origins to Endings                                                                                                                                                                                           Northeast resident Jim Lichtscheidl played
   #6346:Altered Esthetics,1224 Quincy
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Marley at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul in
St.NE,presents an exhibit in which artists
explore the stories and legends of how
                                                                                                                                                                                                           December, a return engagement.
things were, have been and will be. The                                                                                                                                                                       Hou Xiong of Minneapolis (computer sci-
exhibit runs through Jan. 30 with an                                                                                                                                                                       ences) and David Long of St. Anthony (journal-
artists’discussion Saturday,Jan.16,1-3                                                                                                                                                                     ism) received degrees from the University of
p.m.For more information,call 612-378-                                                                                                                                                                     Wisconsin Eau Claire.
8888. (Pictured on Page 1: “The Little
Light Within Us All”by Kara Hendershot)                                                                                                                                                                      Veronica Pettini of Northeast was named to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the dean’s list at DePaul University in Chicago, for
Mpls Photo Center                                                                                                                                                                                          achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
exhibits portrait winners                                                                                                                                                                                     On a blustery day last month with tempera-
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2nd St.,612-643-3511,presents an exhib-                                                                                                                                                                    5) in St. Anthony’s all-day preschool program
it of the winning works from its recent call                                                                                                                                                               gave 30 toys to the St. Anthony Fire Department’s
for portraits,juried by David Little,Curator                                                                                                                                                               Toys for Tots drive. It’s the 10th straight year that
and Head of Photography and New Media            Karen Wallach’s works “Waiting to be Sauced,                                                                                                              the class has given toys for the toy drive. Wilshire
at Minneapolis Institute Arts (MIA).Exhibit      “ “Purplessent Still Life”and “Sunlit Radience”are                                                                                                        Park students and staff, in partnership with
open daily, noon-6 p.m. through                  in the bottom right photo. Banfill-Locke Center                                                                                                           Wilshire Park Parents Association, collected and
January. Admission is free.                      for the Arts is at 6666 E. River Road, open                                                                                                               donated 2,228 pounds of food, plus $361, to
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MOSAIC proposals due Jan.25            
    #6318:The 2010 Minneapolis MOSA-                                                                                                                                                                          Sarah Henning of Northeast, and her family,
IC commission opportunity calls for                                 Photos by Margo Ashmore                                                                                                                served as grand marshals of the Holidazzle
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ance piece.The work must be a collabo-                                                                                                                                                                     Philip Benson (certificate,The Art of Cooking, with
                                               tion and question and answer session on        Discussions of contemporary Russian             612-370-4920, offers a ceramics class
rative process and focused on cultural                                                                                                                                                                     honors); Kenneth Gammell (associate of applied
                                               the new functionality available in             authors are conducted in Russian.               Tuesdays, 7 p.m. starting Jan. 12. Cost
fusion;a blending of two or more ethnic
                                               Lightroom 3.0 beta and how to get the          Tuesdays,Jan.12 & Feb.16,6-8 p.m.               is $25.On Mondays,7-8:30 p.m. the park                       science degree, interior design, with honors); and
art forms.Application deadline is Jan.25.
For more information call 612-673-3379.
                                               maximum benefit by using it in combi-             #6240: Master Gardener: Small Space          offers a unique opportunity for parents:                     Ryan Purnell (bachelor of science degree, visual
                                               nation with Photoshop CS4,plus a high-         Vegetable Gardening: Learn to create            an adult yoga class that conveniently cor-                   effects & motion graphics, with honors) of
                                               level overview of using Adobe Premiere         highly productive flower and vegetable          responds with a cooking class for kids 6-                    Northeast graduated from Art Institutes
Open calls for art                             Pro to edit HD video from DSLR cameras         gardens in small spaces, make plans,            15.Cooking class is $10 and yoga is $27.                     International Minnesota in Minneapolis.
    #6347:Altered Esthetics,1224 Quincy        like the Canon 5D MKII.Seminars are free,                                                          Waite Park, 1810 34th Ave. NE, 612-
                                                                                              use trellises, containers, wide-row or
St. NE, is seeking artists to exhibit their    but registration is required. For more in-                                                     370-4959, offers open gym for adults                           Joan and John Szurek of Columbia Heights,
                                                                                              square-row, rounded beds and raised
work in the following upcoming gallery         formation,call the center at 612-643-3511.                                                     Saturdays,11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Cost is $3.                       who lead the Columbia Heights Hylanders 4-H
                                                                                              beds.Thursday,Jan.14,6 p.m.
shows.Gender - March,2010:Deadline                                                                                                            Starting Feb. 23, adults can join a table                    Club, received the Anoka County 4-H
                                                                                                 #5901:Spanish-language book club
for submission:Jan.15;Resident Artist                                                                                                         tennis league scheduled to meet                              Outstanding Adult Leader/Volunteer award.)
VI: Creative Collaborations - April,
                                               Citizenship classes                            for adults:Participants will read and dis-
                                                  #6295: The International Institute          cuss Latin American novels. Call 952-           Tuesdays,6-7:30 p.m.                                           The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2010: Deadline for submission:Feb.15;                                                                                                             Windom Park, 2251 Hayes St. NE,
                                               of Minnesota,1694 Como Ave.,St.Paul,           847-5648 for more information.                                                                               (MPRB) presented the Bottineau Park 11 U and 13U
F.R.E.S.H.- May,2010:Deadline for sub-                                                                                                        612-370-4905, sets aside Wednesday
                                               will hold two sets of eight week classes       Saturday, Jan. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m. &                                                                          volleyball teams with the 2009 Fall Youth Volleyball
mission: March 15. For more informa-                                                                                                          evenings for adult basketball and
                                               dealing with English language,American         Saturday,Feb.20,4-5 p.m.                                                                                     Sportsmanship Award Dec.16.Criteria for the team
tion,call the gallery at 612-378-8888.                                                                                                        Monday evenings for adult volleyball.
                                               workplace culture, with practical com-            #6239:Old Slavic Wisdom in Russian                                                                        sportsmanship award include a positive attitude,
                                               puter training for the refugee and im-         Fairy Tales:Learn about Russian princess-       Both activities run 6-8 p.m. and cost $3.
Tuesday Artist Talk                                                                                                                                                                                        commitment, dedication, overcoming adversity
                                               migrant community. Employment as-              es and princes, firebirds, minstrels, mer-
    #6286:The Mpls Photo Center,2400 N.                                                                                                                                                                    and persistence. Team members include Brittany
                                               sistance available upon completion of          maids and witches. A curator from the           Block club training
2nd St.,will host a forum with McKnight re-    the course. Call 651-647-0191 for infor-       Museum of Russian Art will present the             #6362:The Minneapolis Police depart-                      Walsh, Isabella Gonzalez, Sunny Austin, Sam
cipient, Carrie Thompson Tuesday, Jan.         mation. Classes held Feb. 1-March 25           fascinating world of Russian fairy tale in      ment will hold a block club training session                 Kelvie, Cesar Carrillo, Ariela Ramos, Anisia Carr,
12, 7-9 p.m. Carrie will speak about her       (registration is Jan. 25-29), and April        art.Thursday,Jan.28,6-8 p.m.                    Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the 2nd Precinct,                      Jeremiah Kelvie, Val Johnson, Eric Cherland,
latest work, I Hope We Go Together (pic-       12-June 11 (registration is April 1-10).          Classes are held at Pierre Bottineau         1911 Central Ave. NE, at 6 p.m. For ques-                    Lauren Myers, Daynesha Ewing, Lessly Meija,
tured on Page 1).While her grandparents                                                       Library,55 Broadway St.NE.Register on-          tions and reservations,call 612-673-2874.                    Abbey Koenig-Meehan, Daycia McDill, Sage
get old and weaken,so does their town.At                                                      line or call 952-847-2850.                                                                                   Anderson-Lantz, Ayan Mohamud, Margarita
the same time that her grandfather loses
                                               The Meditation Center
                                                  #6324: The Meditation Center, 631                                                           Planning your Kitchen                                        Gonzalez, Jess Meyer, Grace Hubbard, Tayvon
his mind due to Alzheimer’s, the places                                                                                                                                                                    Tollefson, Autumn Simpson and Hannah Vitelli.
that he can’t remember are also deterio-
                                               University Ave.NE,offers a variety of class-   Art classes at Banfill-Locke                    Remodeling Project
                                               es in meditation, Hatha yoga, philoso-            #6349:Banfill-Locke Center for the              #6274:Castle Building & Remodeling,                         Jerry Peterson from Northeast, the former
rating. The Mpls Photo Center’s Tuesday
                                               phy and sanskrit.For more information,         Arts,6666 E.River Road in Fridley,offers        2600 Johnson St.NE,will host a free class                    Bloomington Kennedy High School hockey
Artist’s Talks are free for members and $10
                                               call Georgeann or Lela at 612-379-2386.        various art skills classes including draw-      “Planning Your Kitchen Remodeling                            coach, was inducted into the Minnesota State
for non-members.For more information,
                                                                                              ing, pastels, pen and ink, watercolors,         Project”on Tuesday,Jan.19,5:30-7 p.m.                        High School Coaches Hall of Fame.
or to RSVP,call the center at 612-643-3511.
                                               Winter classes at TeaSource                    screen, stencils, and acrylics, plus cre-       According to a news release, this is not a
                                                  #6345:Various classes will be held this     ative writing.Classes run January-May           sales pitch and is designed to be an infor-                     The area’s first baby of 2010, Makenzie Miley,
“A Common Thread”                              winter at TeaSource,2908 Pentagon Dr.          and vary from one-day workshops to              mational event only.Wine and appetizers                      was born to Danielle Miley and Scott Carpenter of
    #6351: The Textile Center’s Joan                                                          multi-week courses. For more informa-                                                                        Columbia Heights, 12 minutes into the new year,
                                               NE,St.Anthony and their other location                                                         will be served. Space is limited, RSVP to
Mondale gallery,3000 University Ave.SE,                                                       tion, call the center at 763-574-1850.                                                                       at Unity Hospital.
                                               at 752 Cleveland Ave.S in St.Paul.Classes                                                      Katie at 612-789-8509 x 5#.
presents its annual members’ show, A
                                               include “Tea Basics,”“Cooking with Tea,”
Common Thread,on display Jan.15-Feb.

20 with an opening event Friday,Jan.15,
                                               and “Iced-Tea Basics”and do require pre-       Fitness,art and open gym for
6 p.m. featuring a light supper followed
by the annual meeting at 7 p.m.This exhi-
                                               registration.Fees range from $15-20.To
                                               register call toll free 1-877-768-7233.
                                                                                              adults at NE Mpls.parks
                                                                                                  #6364: Audubon Park, 1320 29th Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #1 in Listings Sold in
bition features more than 90 talented local,
regional and national fiber artists and both   Red Cross safety,dance,fitness
                                                                                              NE,612-370-4910,offers Belly Dance (level
                                                                                              2) Wednesday evenings starting Jan.20          s it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Because the     Columbia Heights
the exhibition and opening event are free          #6360: St. Anthony Community
                                               Services in partnership with New
                                                                                              and Belly Dance (level 3) Monday evenings
                                                                                              starting Jan.18.Cost ranges from $96-144.
                                                                                                                                             origin, or an intention to make such preference,
                                                                                                                                            for real estate which is in violation of the law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Buying or selling?
and open to the public.For more informa-
tion,call 612-436-0464.(Pictured on Page       Brighton Parks and Recreation, offers a            Bottineau Park, 2000 2nd St. NE, 612-
                                                                                                                                                           January 25 is your next                                      Call the Rooney Team
1: “Alliance”by Donna Lish)                    variety of Red Cross safety and first aid      370-4958,has a walking/jogging track that                                                                                                    or email
                                               courses, swimming lessons for all ages,        is open weekdays 2-6 p.m. for adult use.                          opportunity to get noticed!
                                               and lifeguard training.This winter,cours-      Meet for open basketball Mondays 9-11                             Call by Tuesday, Jan. 19 to
           Classes                             es include belly dance & pilates (Jan.16-
                                               Feb. 20), and other body and mind
                                                                                              p.m.Cost is $3 per session.A sewing group
                                                                                              meets Mondays 6-8 p.m. and on                                           save your spot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     R. “Mickey” Rooney Team

Free Technology Mondays                        strengthening opportunities.Classes are        Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. you can join a                         Bob Germaine, 612-788-0187                                               763-229-1133
   #6285:The Mpls Photo Center, 2400           generally held at St.Anthony High School,      game using the Wii Fit Plus.Cost is $5.                       Margo Ashmore, 612-788-0185
N. 2nd St., offers “Free Technology            3303 33rd Ave.NE or at the Family Service          Logan Park,690 13th Ave.NE,612-370-
Mondays,”an opportunity to learn about         Center, 400 10th St. NW, New Brighton.         4927,will offer (2) one-day Winter Wellness
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