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Why 3 will not run for school bd. - Northeaster


                                                                                                                          Vol. 32, No. 5 • March 8, 2010

Souped up event
                                             Northeast Minneapolis • St. Anthony • Columbia Heights • Hilltop                                                                      
raised SACA money

                                                                                                                                                                             Why 3 will
“Empty Bowls,”
full hearts and fun               15                                        Party business
                                                                                                                                                                             not run for
                                                                                                                 story & photos by Margo Ashmore
                                                                             Editor’s Note: Margo Ashmore was a delegate to the District 59 DFL convention.
                                                                            “Stand together in a                         seats in Edison High School’s

                                                                                                                                                                             school bd.
                                                                            line, in twos. We’ll be                      auditorium, and they then some-
                                                                                                                         what dutifully followed her direc-
                                                                            easier to count and                          tions, congregating in an aisle.
                                                                            they’ll be so impressed.”                         —continued on page 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                         story by
                                                                               That’s approximately what an
                                                                            informal leader of the Margaret
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gail Olson
Raised in Northeast,                                                         Anderson Kelliher/Education,                                                                       Three of the four Minneapolis school
lived in Oregon                                                                   Jobs and Environment
                                                                                                                                                                             board candidates who ran for office four
                                                                                    subcaucus said at the
Jane DeGidio did a lot                                                                                                                                                       years ago—Pam Costain, Tom Madden
of good in the world                  3                                               Senate District 59 DFL
                                                                                       (Democratic Farmer-
                                                                                        Labor) Convention
                                                                                                                                                                             and Chris Stewart—say they’re not going
                                                                                                                                                                             to do it again. The trio cited different rea-
                                                                                         Feb. 27. Nearly 30                                                                  sons for quitting. Costain, in a letter print-
                                                                                         adults were stand-                                                                  ed in the Star Tribune last week, named
                                                                                         ing among the                                                                       low pay as a problem. Madden said that
                                                                                                                                                                             doing a good job required working at a
                                                                                                                                                                             “burnout level.” Stewart said he has other
                                                                                                                                                                             things he wants to do.
                                                                                                                                                                                Madden said that when the four of
                                                                                                                                                                             them (the fourth is Theatrice Williams,
                                                                                                                                                                             who has said he will run again) took of-
                                                                                                                                                                             fice together, they had enthusiasm and
Celebrating the                                                                                                                                                              support from new Superintendent Bill
                                                                                                                                                                             Green. “We had 10 years of cleanup work
peregrine falcon                                                                                                                                                             to do. People [on past boards] either did-
This hooded bird                                                                                                                                                             n’t recognize the problems as being as
helps tell a story                10                                                                                                                                         big as they were, or they hadn’t wanted
                                                                                                                                                                             to deal with them. We met every week
                                                                                                                                                                             and got a ton done, including a strate-
                                                                                                                                                                             gic plan. But by taking on all the big is-
                                                                                                                                                                             sues, you upset more people. Everybody
                                                                                                                                                                             agrees that change is needed, but no-
                                                                                                                                                                             body wants it in their back yard.
                                                                                                                                                                                “I had hoped to be transformational,”
                                                                                                                                                                             Madden added. “I think that instead, we

                                                                                                                                                                                                             School Board                        4
Hart publishes book
about war ship days
On the Netherlands
                                             Lunda working on two local bridges                                                                                                                                            stories by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kerry Ashmore

SS Astrea                         12         They’re pile driving for Lowry Bridge                                                      Camden Bridge closing mid-April-Oct. 1
                                             “What’s that                                                                                  The Camden Bridge over the
                                                                                                                                        Mississippi River and Interstate 94,
Letters to the Editor..................2     noise?”                                                                                    which links 37th Avenue NE and
News Notes...............................5     Construction                                                                             42nd Avenue N, will stay open until
Event Listings..........start on 6           work is underway                                                                           mid-April before closing for sever-
Business Notes.........................9     on the new Lowry                                                                           al months for major repair work.
                                             Avenue Bridge                                                                              The previous schedule called for
Classifieds.......................13-14      over the Mississippi                                                                       the bridge to close March 15.
                                                                     Design for the new Lowry Bridge. (Graphic                                                                                      The Camden Bridge will still
                                             River, and residents    courtesy Hennepin County)                                             City officials said the change                           be blue.
                                             have a chance to                                                                           was made at the request of the
                                             meet the people behind the proj- already installed cofferdams                              contractor, Lunda Construction,                         pletion and penalties for late
                                             ect and find out how it will af- (watertight enclosures) and                               to allow time for specialty steel                       completion that could total sev-
                                             fect them in the coming months. have begun driving the approx-                             fabrication. City Engineer Jack                         eral hundred thousand dollars.
                                               Hennepin County officials imately 100 32-inch pilings                                    Yuzna said the city agreed to                              The bottom line, Yuzna said,
                                             have scheduled an open house down about 130 feet into the                                  the later start time, as long as                        is “We want this thing open in
                                             Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8 p.m. river bottom, according to                                  the deadline for finishing the                          the winter.”
                                             with a short presentation at 7 Hennepin County Construction                                project, Oct. 1, was maintained.                           During the construction work,
                                             p.m., at East Side Neighborhood Project Engineer Paul Backer.                                 Yuzna said the contract with                         two consecutive Mississippi
                                             Services, 1700 Second St. NE.                                                              Lunda, about $10 million, in-
                                               Construction workers have                 Lowry Bridge 14                                cludes incentives for early com-                                 Camden Bridge                           8

                                                        Congressman                                                                               Seussical Jr.—play,                               Waite Park
                                                         Keith Ellison at            tails          Arab Film Festival at        tails             dinner & auction—at              tails            Community School                    tails
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                                                          CH City Hall                               Heights Theatre                                NE Middle School                                  Spring Gala




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                                                                                               NE Network
                                                                                                meeting at East Side tails
                                                                                                 Food Co-op         de
                                                                                                                                             Help Columbia
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                                                                                                    Thurs., 3/11, 7:30 a.m.                        Tues., 3/16, 6-9 p.m.                             Sat., 3/20, 7-10 p.m.
         March 8, 2010

Think Tank
                                                                                                             editorials & reader commentary
                                                                                                           READER COMMENTARY:

Thanks for the start                                                                                       On media people’s fear of
                                                                                                           using certain words
                                                                                                                                                                                        Minnesota as work begins on vital infrastruc-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ture improvements, including roads, bridges,
                                                                                                                                                                                        wastewater treatment plants, and public build-

of a great investment                                                                                       Bravo. What a great editorial (Media must-
                                                                                                          n’t shy away from words, Northeaster, Feb.
                                                                                                          22). I applaud you for a very refreshing arti-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ings across the state.
                                                                                                                                                                                            The bill contains $10 million to help with
                                                                                                                                                                                        reconstruction of the Lowry Avenue bridge.
    We applaud local officials at the city, county, regional, state and federal                           cle that did not offend me at all and I fall into                             The new bridge will replace the bridge that
level who have held firm and insisted that infrastructure investment in                                   a couple of the “categories.”                                                 was demolished last fall because it was not
Northeast and North Minneapolis buy something that’s more than utilitari-                                                                    Joey Webb                                  safe. Theodore Wirth Park also would receive
an. We see it in plans for the Lowry Avenue, Camden and St. Anthony                                                                Columbia Heights                                     $1 million for its Olympic Training Center, in
Parkway bridges. We see it in major improvements to Lowry Avenue North                                                                                                                  preparation for the 2011 Junior Olympics.
(and planned improvements to Lowry Avenue NE), Central Avenue NE                                           Join Heights Police in raising                                                   The bill also contains $750,000 for the
(long-awaited), West Broadway Avenue N and University Avenue NE. We see                                                                                                                 Minneapolis Emergency Operations Center,
it in riverfront park developments (slowly but surely), and on the Humboldt                                funds and food for the hungry                                                which will move from the sub-basement of
Greenway (which is still having its ups and downs).                                                          As police officers we have seen first hand                                 city hall to the fire training facility just across
    Infrastructure investments that show beauty and artistry in addition to                               the effects of our faltering economy and those                                the Camden Bridge in Northeast Minneapolis.
function send a powerful one-word message about the people who support                                    who are in need as a result of the economy                                    Firefighters from around the state will be able
and use those public roadways, bridges and other projects. The word is                                    and many losing their jobs. The need for food                                 to train and use its resources. The bill contains
pride.                                                                                                    and the basics needed for day-to-day living is                                $5 million to replace the hyperbaric cham-
    As with many attributes that are beneficial, pride needs to be applied                                greater than at any time in recent memory,                                    ber at HCMC. It will be essential in treating pa-
with moderation; however, we’re in no danger of over-pride-ing ourselves in                               and community food shelves have been hit                                      tients from around the state who have suf-
the near future. Our communities need more and more opportunities to                                      hard by many who would not have thought                                       fered traumatic brain injuries, carbon
show the world not only how inexpensively we can do things (examples                                      that they would have been in need of assis-                                   monoxide poisoning, and other dangerous
abound), but also how well we can do things.                                                              tance just a couple of years ago. Many of                                     illnesses that can be treated with pure oxygen.
    As with most investments, however, an investment in pride needs to be                                 those who have bit hit the hardest have been                                  The hyperbaric chamber is located across
well-managed, well-maintained and well-supported; and officials will likely                               families with young children as well as the                                   the street from our district.
have to muster up just as much courage and political will to make those sup-                              elderly and working poor.                                                         Elsewhere in Minneapolis, there is fund-
port decisions as it took to make the initial investments. And that won’t al-                                  o
                                                                                                             T do our part and try to help those in need                                ing for a Museum of African-American History
ways be easy.                                                                                             in our community, the Columbia Heights                                        near the convention center, a Park Board pro-
    The trees and shrubs that beautify many infrastructure investments typ-                               Police Department is hosting an event entitled                                posal to redo the sculpture garden at the
ically need more water than what falls from the sky, and human intervention                               “Columbia Heights Police to Arrest Hunger”                                    Walker Theater, funds to replace the St.
to deal with weeds. The nicest, newest roadway in town will develop potholes                              on March 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Columbia                                  Anthony Parkway Bridge, and money for the
that need to be repaired; and will collect dirt, dust and litter that have to be                          Heights Police Department.                                                    University of Minnesota and state colleges.
cleaned up. A place that can be called “once beautiful, now neglected” is                                    This is going to be a great, family friendly                                   By funding projects such as these, as well
even more sad than a place that never had the benefit of the beauty. And                                  event with a number of fun activities as well                                 as others across the state, the Senate is tak-
it creates a justifiable sense of “why bother” among the taxpayer-investors                               as food, so that you don’t even need to make                                  ing a proactive approach to boost Minnesota’s
who took the initial beautification plunge. We don’t need that.                                           your family dinner that night. Best of all, we                                economy as we slowly pull ourselves out of
    Beyond the money that’s needed to create and maintain these visible                                   are going to be raising money for a great food                                this recession. The capital investment pack-
expressions of community pride, more politically-touchy investments are                                   shelf, staffed by dedicated workers and com-                                  age is only the first step in a larger effort we
needed. That might involve things we don’t do as well as things we do. For                                munity volunteers that serve the Columbia                                     are undertaking this legislative session to re-
many parts of North Minneapolis, and for continually-increasing areas of                                  Heights, Hilltop, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park                               invest in Minnesota and get Minnesotans
Northeast and Columbia Heights, it’s essential to slow, stop and reverse                                  communities.                                                                  back to work.
trends that lead toward urban decay, in addition to making the public invest-                                There will be SACA (Southern Anoka                                                                           Linda Higgins
ments celebrated above.                                                                                   County Assistance) staff on-hand to answer                                                                      State Senator
    What does this mean in practical terms? It means a continuing commit-                                 questions, assist with the event, and help                                                                 North Minneapolis
ment to decent, low-rent housing (even if it requires a government subsidy)                               raise awareness during Minnesota Foodshare
so that people of limited means don’t need to seek out and support prop-                                  month. Donations made to SACA are tax-de-
erties that are poorly maintained and contribute to a slum-like appearance
in some neighborhoods.
                                                                                                          ductible under some circumstances, and all
                                                                                                          proceeds from the event will go to SACA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     We support the

    It means assertive code enforcement, coupled with assistance for prop-                                   Our goal is to raise at least $1,000, which
erty owners who want to do the right thing but lack the resources to consis-                              will buy 8,000 pounds of food for those in
tently comply with regulations. It means a renewed commitment to a con-                                   need.
cept that we don’t hear about as often as we once did: preventing the                                        Please consider spending your evening

concentrations of poverty that offer various forms of predators easier ac-                                with the CHPD and making an impact in our
cess to potentially-vulnerable victims.                                                                   community, helping our neighbors and friends
    What can the average resident do? Be aware that it’s rare to find a neigh-                            during this difficult time. We are suggesting
borhood that looks clean, well-maintained and classy but is actually a hotbed                             a donation of $10 per person or $20 per fam-

of crime and misery. Appearances count, and critical aspects of a neighbor-                               ily, but no one will be turned away if they can-
hood’s appearance happen one house at a time, one yard at a time, one park                                not afford the donation.
at a time, one block at a time.                                                                                                            Scott Nadeau
    As taxpayers, we do our part when we support our government repre-                                                                    Chief of Police
sentatives who use our tax dollars to give community-level projects the                                                                Columbia Heights
extra boost that shows off our pride. They also need our guidance and sup-                                                                                                                   If you have a complaint about
port when they tackle the less-visible challenges to community pride. As in-                               Minnesota bonding bill will                                                      our news coverage, contact us.
dividuals, we do our part when we keep our areas clean and well-main-
tained, and help our neighbors who might need help to do the same.                                         help with jobs, local projects                                                       If we cannot resolve the
    The challenges are constant, the work isn’t easy. In a way, it “helps” that                             Job creation is our top priority this session.                                        problem, contact the
the alternative—continuing urban decay—is intolerable.                                                    Last week, the Minnesota Senate passed a
                                                                                                          comprehensive package of building projects                                                News Council at
                                                                                                          worth $999 million. Economic experts pre-
                                                                                                          dict this bonding bill could create as many                                                 612-341-9357.
                                                                                                          as 10,000 much-needed jobs throughout

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 8, 2010

Jane DeGidio was a champion who “changed the world”
                           story by                                                                                                                       ons, working for prisoners’ rights.                    speeches and letters from more than 10
                                                                                                                                                            Her final job before her death from                  colleagues and family members.
                          Gail Olson
                                                                                                                                                          breast cancer at age 63 was working as                   DeGidio is survived by her mother;
   At Jane DeGidio’s funeral in Oregon                                                                                                                    director of job development at Goodwill                daughter Jomel McNair of Seattle; two
on Nov. 20, 2009, her colleagues said                                                                                                                     Industries in Eugene, Oregon.                          sisters, Joanne Stepanchak-McNair of
that she had changed the world.                                                                                                                             DeGidio’s mother, Alma Stepanchak,                   San Diego, Calif. and Jill Parent of
   A long-time champion for women’s                                                                                                                       who lives in New Brighton, said that the               Columbia Heights; and a granddaugh-
rights and racial equality, DeGidio was                                                                                                                   University of Oregon honored her daugh-                ter, Gabriella McNair of Seattle. The
born in Minneapolis in 1946 and raised                                                                                                                    ter with a celebration of life on Jan. 28, at          University of Oregon Foundation has es-
near 33rd Avenue and Garfield Street                                                                                                                      Beale Concert Hall. The reception in-                  tablished a Dr. Jane DeGidio Memorial
NE. She attended Waite Park Elementary                                                                                                                    cluded a greeting, invocation, and                     Scholarship Fund.
School, Northeast Junior High School
and St. Margaret’s Academy, where she

                                                                                                                                                           Social Anxiety Study
taught ballet to inner city youth.
   After earning a bachelor of arts degree
in sociology from the University of
Minnesota and serving on the Catholic
Inter-racial Council, she went to Oregon,
earning a master’s degree and a doctor-                                                                                                                     Do you fear and avoid social situations? If so, you may have
ate in counseling and educational psy-                                                                                                                      Social Anxiety Disorder. Individuals 18-65 years old who
chology, with an emphasis on women’s
and minorities’ issues, from the University                                       Jane DeGidio. (Photo courtesy of her
                                                                                                                                                            suffer from social anxiety disorder are needed for a
of Oregon.                                                                        family)                                                                   research study.
   DeGidio joined the Peace Corps and
worked in Kentucky’s Appalachian moun-
tains in the late 1960s. In 1969, she re-
                                                                               Zayed University in the United Arab
                                                                               Emirates from 2002 to 2004, working at
                                                                                                                                                                        Call Saaraa at the University of Minnesota
turned to the University of Oregon as ex-                                      universities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In                                                 at 612-627-4495 or email
ecutive director of student affairs. She                                       2004, she traveled to Toledo, Spain, to
became dean of student affairs in 1988.                                        serve as a member of the Middle Eastern
She traveled to Zimbabwe on a Fulbright                                        Education Leadership Institute, an an-
scholarship in 1989, as the visiting dean                                      nual Harvard-based educational leader-
of student affairs and an academic spe-                                        ship program.
cialist. She also went to the University                                         In Eugene, Oregon, DeGidio served
of Swaziland with the United States                                            on the Eugene Women’s Commission,
Information Agency, working in the areas                                       where she helped organize the city’s sex-
of women’s rights, prisoners’ rights, and                                      ual assault services. She was the first
racial discrimination in educational insti-                                    woman appointed to the State
tutions.                                                                       Apprenticeship Commission. She also
   She was dean of student affairs at                                          served on the Board of Sponsors for pris-

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All say the next board will probably have it easier
1        School Board                                                                 three will be at-large (currently they all                              He said four years of being on the                                             ing thing. The reality is that we are in
                                                                                      are) and six will represent different geo-                           board was enough for him. “I didn’t want                                          tough circumstances in urban education.
were transitional. It’s the next board that                                           graphical areas of the city, following the                           to be a career school board member or                                             As our core funding continues to erode,
will be transformational. I’m proud of that,                                          same boundaries as Minneapolis Park                                  a politician. With this job, I got a good vi-                                     the picture’s not getting any better.”
though; it came out of four years of hard                                             and Recreation seats. Madden said the                                sion of how much of it is about being a                                              Northeast resident and at-large school
work.”                                                                                district seats might make running for                                politician. Running again would take a                                            board member Jill Davis, who is starting
   He said he initially ran because, as the                                           school board easier, but “I don’t know if                            certain level of gluttony for punishment.                                         the second year of her four-year term,
father of three girls in school, he got frus-                                         the job itself will be any easier. As long as                        It wears on you. I don’t think the public is                                      said that after a career in social services
trated with “the lack of stuff going on.”                                             board members have to close schools                                  aware of how much work we do.                                                     (she works for Hennepin County), “I feel
Now that the board is on the right track,                                             and change curriculum, people will be                                   “We had a backlog when we came in,                                             like I had somewhat of a handle on the
the job might be better for future board                                              unhappy.”                                                            and we tackled a lot in short order. We did                                       time commitment going in. It’s probably
members. “It’s easier to step on a mov-                                                 Stewart said he got a lot of experience                            the pre-work to one day deliver the sta-                                          more than you’d realize.”
ing treadmill,” he said.                                                              being on the school board, and decided                               bility the school district needs. There was                                          The economy has hit every board
   In November’s election—per an                                                      there is much he can do when he leaves                               so much to get done.                                                              member, she added, and “it is a chal-
amendment approved by voters in                                                       the job “to help the community [residents]                              “And yet, no matter how you do the job,                                        lenge to work full or part time and still
2008—one board seat will be added to                                                  be better advocates for themselves in                                it’s not going to be good enough for a                                            handle a board members’ responsibili-
the board, and another in the following                                               education. The system is not real great                              large portion of the city,” Stewart added.                                        ties. You get invited to every event, things
election, bringing the total to nine. The                                             with people who are detached from the                                “People tell you you’re failing their chil-
school board seats will change so that                                                community. They get marginalized.”                                   dren. They say every kind of cruel, insult-                                                                School Board                          5

                                                                                                                                                                                                 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., Mar. 27, 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
                                                                                                                            Pastor 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. Nursery provided
                                                                                   Education following.                      A Non-Denominational N.T. Assembly
      ASSEMBLY OF GOD                                                                                                       10:20 am Sunday School - All Ages                                            Father Glen Jenson                                       Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
4054 Van Buren St. NE (763) 788-3822
                                                                               Reconciling in Christ. All are welcome.
                                                                                                                            11:00 am Family Bible Hour - Ministry                                                                                           Wednesday Lenten Worship 7 p.m.
                                                                          Pastor Stefan Rickman •
          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: Soup Supper 5-6:30 pm; Choirs, Youth                         3312 Silver Lake Road 612-781-2766                                                                                                                                                Pastors: Dr. Titus and Gayle Jideofor
 & Adult Activities 5-8:30 pm; Lenten Worship 7 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                     March 8, 2010

Job demands almost too
much for a family person
                                                                                                                              News Notes
                                                                                                                              by Kerry Ashmore

                                                                                                         The Minneapolis Riverfront Corporation, a non-                     His project tests the power of various homemade
4     School Board                                   She has encountered some negativity              profit created to advance the goals in the City of                    fruit and vegetable batteries.
                                                  from people on other issues, she added,             Minneapolis Above the Falls riverfront development                       James Benhardus, Elizabeth Hale, Nicole Hale,
that can happen at any point in the day.          but “I don’t take it personally, although I         plan, received its status as a 501(c)(3) organization,                Marrissa Henry-Mashuga, Vashti Pearson and
Having some flexibility in your job is help-      think it probably does get wearing over             which is required for many kinds of state and foun-                   Sarah Peterson of Minneapolis and Janet Horsager
                                                                                                      dation funding.
ful. This job can be what you make it to          time. Obviously there will always be peo-                                                                                 of St.Anthony were named to the dean’s list at Bethel
be. To feel good about it, you would be           ple who are not happy; they blame the                   Linda Ernst, Columbia Heights Public Schools’                     University, for achieving a 3.6 or higher grade point
                                                                                                      federal and state programs coordinator, is the first                  average.
working 20 to 30 hours a week on it.”             board. Although I understand significant            recipient of the district’s Employee of the Year award.
   Davis said the board meets three times         funding limitations, there are people who           Ernst has worked for the district for more than 36
                                                                                                                                                                               Jessica Singh of Minneapolis received a Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                            of Arts degree in Psychology from Bethel University
a month and also holds monthly execu-             blame us for it. There are times you feel           years and provides district-wide coordination in the                  in Roseville.
tive sessions that start at 4 p.m. and            bad.”                                               researching, planning, writing, and application for
                                                                                                                                                                               Zoila Guachichulca of Minneapolis was named
might last until 9 or 10 p.m. “There is              Four years ago, she said, the press              various state and federal grants, which includes the
                                                                                                                                                                            to the dean’s list at Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., for
                                                                                                      tracking and monitoring of grant budgets.
sub-committee work; those are two-hour            was much harder on the school board                                                                                       achieving a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
meetings once a month or every other              than it seems to be now. “Now other dis-               Northeast resident and visual artist Loretta
                                                                                                                                                                               Megan Fellegy a 2007 graduate of Columbia
                                                                                                      Bebeau has had four large drawings accepted into
month. We also have study sessions,               tricts are closing schools. When it hap-            the Revealing Culture exhibit that will be held at the                Heights High School, was named to the dean's list at
where we meet with staff on a topic and           pened in Minneapolis, it was blamed on              Smithsonian Institution's International Gallery,                      the University of Wisconsin River Falls.
have time to ask questions.                       poor management. As it turns out, we                opening June 8.                                                          Salah Bedeiwi, Eileen Booker, Charles Butter-
   “When you add in big changes like              led the way.”                                          Book artist Chip Schilling, formerly of Northeast,                 worth, Richard Eddy, Amino Esse, Sean Luopa,
Minneapolis has gone through, and ini-               Davis, who is married, said that fami-           will display work at the 10th anniversary Reader’s                    Rochelle Mars, Abigail Mode, Loretta Oates,
tiatives such as Changing School                  ly support is critical for board members.           Art show at Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave. S.,                 Patrick Parisian and Tenzin Woser of Minneapolis;
                                                                                                      March 12-April 23.                                                    Andrea Ulland and Alexander Steffenson of St.
Options [the administration’s plan to deal        “I have an 11-year old, and it is hard on                                                                                 Anthony; and Barkash Jeylani, Emily Johnson and
with declining enrollment, which includ-          him, in a way. If he was younger, the job              Jupiter Adams-Phipps of Northeast, a 7th grader                    Lindsay King of Columbia Heights were named to
                                                                                                      at Cyber Village Academy Charter School, advanced
ed closing schools], we were averaging            would probably be impossible for me. I              to the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair in February.
                                                                                                                                                                            the dean’s list at Normandale Community College,
meetings three times a week. Being on             work full time.”                                    From there, he was selected to compete at the State
                                                                                                                                                                            for achieving a 3.5 or higher grade point average.
the board of an urban district school is             She said she thinks that when the                Science and Engineering Fair to be held March 26-28.
very time consuming.                              board structure changes to geographic
   “People have different tolerance lev-          areas, it will help. “It will give us a better

els about how much they can balance               shot at diversity.”

                                                                                                                                                                                    $               95
in their lives,” Davis added. “It can be             Davis said the board is considering
overwhelming. I haven’t even talked               creating new schools, including self-gov-
about the e-mails and the school events.”         erned schools. It will also discuss high                                                                                                                        Expires 3/21/10 NE

   When asked if any constituents criti-          school redesign and implementation.                                                                                                                + Tax        Not valid with other
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intendent (to replace Green) rather than          NE should be relocated; five different
go out for a national search, Davis said          sites are under consideration. “It is a hor-                                                                                        Now offering
                                                                                                                                                                                      exterior wash $
she hadn’t gotten much feedback. “I ab-           rible building, and the staff needs a bet-                         or RAIN-X                                                        only for                  8.25+Tax
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                                             The Northeast EXPERIENCE
                                    Thursday,Mar.11 at Edison High           Humanities class.The cost is $3 for    returns with a program celebrat-        p.m.Tickets are $5 at the door;cost       Sebastian Bach’s 325th birthday.
Performance                         School,700 22nd Ave.NE.The talent
                                    show starts at 3:30 p.m. and the
                                                                             the talent show.The money will go
                                                                             to the “Invisible Children”organiza-
                                                                                                                    ing the passionate,heartfelt music
                                                                                                                    of Russia.The concert held Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                            includes dinner. Menu: Seuss on a
                                                                                                                                                            Platter,Pulled Roast Beast on a Bun,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Featured organists: Chris Brand,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeffrey Patry, John Salverson, Brad
    Arts                            film screening of “Child Soldiers”
                                    starts at 5 p.m.This is an education-
                                                                             tion, an organization that builds
                                                                             schools for former child soldiers.
                                                                                                                    Mar. 14, 4 p.m. at First Lutheran
                                                                                                                    Church,1555 40th Ave.NE,will fea-
                                                                                                                                                            Green Eggs and Hamlets, Baked
                                                                                                                                                            Beans, and Seuss Slaw. Beverages
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Schultz and Kraig Windschitl. Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                      admission; come when you can;
                                    al documentary about child sol-          For more information, contact          ture songs by Tchaikovsky and           and meat-free alternatives will also      stay as long as long as you like.
Talent show and film                diers around the world. The film         Bridget Altmann at 612-668-1375.       Rachmaninoff’s romantic “Elegiac        be provided.For more information,
screening at Edison                 showing is part of the human rights                                             Trio No.1.”Tickets are $7, available    call 612-668-1500.                        Moonlight Serenaders
   #6650:Come and see the many      forum,and the talent show is a serv-     “Heart and Soul of Russia”             at the door. The concert is spon-
talents of students and staff on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Big Band concert
                                    ice learning project for Ms.Novak’s        #6151:The Midgard Ensemble           sored by the Music at First Concert     St.Anthony Civic                             #6655: St. Anthony-New
                                                                                                                    Series at First Lutheran.               Orchestra spring concert                  Brighton Community Services
                                                                                                                                                               #6687: The St. Anthony Civic           Senior Citizen Advisory Council
                                                                       4446 Central Ave. NE                         Acoustic open mic at                    Orchestra’s spring concert is set for     presents a Big Band concert on
                                                                                                                    Lily’s Coffee
                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, Mar. 21, 3 p.m. at the St.        Tuesday,Mar.30,1-3:30 p.m. fea-
                                                                                                                       #6353:Lily’s Coffee Shop,3301        Anthony Community Center,                 turing the Moonlight Serenaders.
                                                                                                                    Central Ave.NE,host san open mic        3301 Silver Lake Rd.NE.Free admis-        Concert will be held in the St.
                                                                            PULL-TABS                               event on the second Friday of
                                                                                                                    each month, 6:30-10 p.m. Those
                                                                                                                                                            sion. The program includes selec-
                                                                                                                                                            tions from Die Fledermaus,Itsy Bitsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anthony High School auditori-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      um,3303 33rd Ave.NE.Seating be-
                                                                            Open Daily at Noon,                     who would like to perform should        Spider, Haydn’s Musical Clock, Auf        gins at 12:30 p.m.Tickets:$5 when
                                                                                Mon.-Sat.                           sign up at 6 p.m. For more infor-       Der Jagd, Peter and the Wolf and          purchased in advance at the
                                                                                  Noon on Sunday                    mation, call 612-789-2158.              The Toreadors from Carmen.For in-         Community Services office, 3301
                                                                               MN LIC #B-00012-001                                                          formation,call director Carol Jensen      Silver Lake Rd., and $6 at the door
       BINGO MONDAYS! EVERY MONDAY STARTING AT 1 PM • New Game Packets                                              Seussical the Musical,Jr.               612-788-3516.                             the day of the show. For more in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      formation, call 612-706-1166.
             BAR BINGO SAT., MARCH 13 & MARCH 27 • 2 PM Start                                                       at NE Middle School
                                                                                                                       #6664: Northeast Middle              Organ Recital honoring
               NIGHT BINGO – NO NIGHT BINGO IN MARCH                                                                School,2955 Hayes St.NE,proudly         Bach’s 325th birthday
Karaoke FRIDAYS, MARCH 12 & MARCH 26 • 8-MIDNIGHT                                                                   presents its spring musical,
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___________                            The Northeast                                                EXPERIENCE
                                       Danny Saathoff (wall constructions                            20,5-9 p.m. For more information,
      Event listings                   and jewelry), Scott Albright (furni-                          call 612-617-9965.
                                       ture) and Farida Hughes (paintings).
    cont’d from Page 6                     Scott Albright makes whimsical                            ..and more art nearby

                                       and functional furniture with hand                                #6522: The Soap Factory, 518
                                       carved surfaces,found objects,and                             2nd St. SE, 612-623-9176, presents
 Performance                           specialty finishes.Danny Saathoff’s
                                       jewelry and wall constructions are
                                                                                                     an experiment in communal living,
                                                                                                     an investigation into the history of
  Arts (cont’d)                        rich with detail: miniature painted
                                       landscapes, architectural plan de-
                                       tails, rusted gears, and moving air-
                                                                                                     Midwestern communes, and an
                                                                                                     embrace of collaborative artmak-
                                                                                                     ing.Show runs through April 4.
Arab Film Festival                     plane parts all combine to make                                   #6500:The Textile Center Joan
   #6654: The 2010 Arab Film           delightful,delicate Rube Goldberg-                            Mondale Gallery,3000 University
Festival,presented by Mizna,a local
Arab American organization,will be
held Mar. 11-14 at the historic
                                       like assemblies.Farida Hughes’ab-
                                       stract paintings have bright color-
                                       ful flocks of shapes that flit over the
                                                                                                     Ave.SE,presents“Metaphoric Fibers:
                                                                                                     Untamed Knitting and Crochet,”on
                                                                                                     display through Apr. 17 with an
                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday, March 17 • ALL DAY LONG!

Heights Theatre,3951 Central Ave.      colorfield like birds,leaves,or land-                         opening event Friday,Mar.12,6-8
NE,and features a wide-ranging and     scapes viewed from the air.                                   p.m.;artists’talk at 7 p.m.The artists
thought-provoking selection of fea-
ture-length and short films made
                                           The exhibit runs Mar.11-21 with
                                       an opening reception Friday,March
                                                                                                     featured take the traditional art of
                                                                                                     knitting and crochet beyond func-                                                                                 Chef-Carved
about Arabs and Arab Americans.        12, 5-9 p.m. and a special Spring                             tion into art abstraction. For more
For more information, contact the      Fling closing event Saturday,March                            information, call 612-436-0464.
theatre at 763-788-9079.                                                                                 #6677:Gallery 122 at Hang It,122

                                                                                                                                                                 Corned Beef Sandwiches
                                                                                                     8th St.SE,presents a group exhibition
St.Anthony Village band                  Find out more                                               of the class of 2011 graduate students
and choir concerts                                                                                   from MCAD, on view Mar. 19-May 7
   #6668: St. Anthony Village
                                         about these events                                          with an artist reception Friday,Mar.
Middle and High School invite the        including web links                                         19, 7-10 p.m.; music provided by
                                                                                                     Unicorn Dream Attack. For more in-                                          Starting at 1 pm (while supplies last)
community to the following music
concerts: Tuesday, Mar. 16: High
                                         at                                          formation,call 612-874-7222.
School Choir; Thursday, Mar. 18:                                                                         #6663:Banfill-Locke Center for
High School Symphonic & Concert
Bands; and Monday, Mar. 22: 7th
                                         Search by                                                   the Arts, 6666 E. River Rd., Fridley,
                                                                                                     presents “Collages,”by artist Charles
                                                                                                                                                             tom olson cancer benefit
& 8th Grade Band. All concerts
begin at 7 p.m. in the St. Anthony
                                         Event Number!                                               Martin,on view Mar.13-Apr.3,with
                                                                                                     a free opening reception on
                                                                                                                                                                               saturday, March 27
Village High School Auditorium,                                                                      Saturday, Mar. 13, 4-6 p.m. For
3303 33rd Ave.NE.                                                                                    more information,call 763-574-1850.                     Buy tickets in advance at Moose or Tom’s Barbershop at 938 Lowry Ave. NE

            Arts                                                                                     are 15 minutes long.To register, call                   serving breakfast every day
Icon Show at Baltic Imports
                                                   Classes                                           763-706-3690.Space is limited.
                                                                                                                                                               9 am mon.-Fri.; 8am Sat. & sun.
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Hennepin Ave., presents its 12th           #6617: The Columbia Heights                                  #6379: Pierre Bottineau
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annual Icon Show,“Echoes of the        Family Center,1440 49th Ave.NE,of-                            Library, 55 Broadway St. NE, 952-                        Black
Eternal: Contemporary Icons from       fers free monthly presentations for                           847-2850,will host Chemists in the                       Angus
                                                                                                     Library on Saturday,Mar.20,1:30-
Poland and Romania,” featuring a
selection of contemporary Polish
                                       parents.The March event,“Community
                                       Baby Shower,”will be held Thursday,                           3:30 p.m.This program is a volun-                                 Also offering great daily lunch & dinner specials!
                                                                                                     teer effort of chemistry students,
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                                                                                                                                                               Weds. Night’s RIB NIGHT!
and Romanian icons and crosses,        Mar.18,6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 100F.
plus Russian miniature master-                                                                       teachers,and professionals to bring                                                                                                Full rack
                                       Call 763-528-4517 to register; refer-                                                                                                                                                             of ribs
works and Greek icons. Education       ence event #1015F.Call 763-528-4515                           the fun and wonder of chemistry
about the icons and the nature of      to reserve childcare.                                         to kids age 6 and up.For more infor-
iconography throughout the show.
Show runs Mar.14-Apr.3, with an        Camden Music School
                                                                                                     mation, call the library.
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14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A related lec-      Music School’s spring term begins
ture on the icon vs.religious paint-   Monday, Mar. 15. Scholarship ap-
ing in Eastern European tradition,     plications are due Monday, Mar.                               Edison and North High
entitled “Echoes of the Eternal:The
Nature of the Icon in Eastern
Europe,” will be held Thursday,
                                       29, 5 p.m. CMS offers Musikgarten
                                       early childhood classes, vocal and
                                       instrumental lessons, music theo-
                                                                                                     seek career fair volunteers
                                                                                                        #6642: Edison High School’s ca-                                     Wed., 6:30pm & Sat., 1:30pm
                                                                                                     reer fair is seeking volunteers for the
Mar. 18, 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 612-331-3296.
                                       ry , and ensembles for adults and
                                       kids. Classes are held in at Luther
                                                                                                     Friday, Mar. 12, noon-3 p.m. event
                                                                                                     at Edison High School, 700 22nd
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                                       Memorial Lutheran Church,3751                                 Ave. NE. Represent your career, in-
10th annual Juried                     Sheridan Ave.N.and at Northeast                               dustry or position and join other pro-
Spiritual Art Show                     Community Lutheran Church,697                                 fessionals to help students deepen
    #6648: The 10th annual Juried
Spiritual Art Show will be held at
                                       13th Ave.NE.To register,or for more
                                       information call 612-618-0219.
                                                                                                     their awareness of career options
                                                                                                     and make educated decisions as                                                                  NOON!
Elim Church,685 13th Ave NE from                                                                     they prepare for life after high school.
Sunday,Mar.21-Friday,March 26,
3-7 p.m. and features Minnesota
artists.The show is a production of
                                       Youth Activities                                                 #6641: North High School’s ca-
                                                                                                     reer fair is also seeking volunteers
                                                                                                     for its Monday, Mar. 22, 9-11:30
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the NE Mpls Artist Concierge           Kids Read...Dogs Listen                                       a.m. event at North Community
Service and is a guest of Elim
Church for the second time since
it began.Admission is free.
                                           #6657: Kids Read... Dogs Listen
                                       provides an opportunity for your
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                                                                                                     High School, 1500 James Ave.N.
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                    Detour to
                    1    Camden Bridge
                    River bridges that will be “out” (the Lowry
                    Avenue Bridge has already been demol-
                    ished). Northeast and North Side peo-
                    ple will be asked to go as far south as
                    Plymouth Avenue or as far north as
                    Interstate 694 if they want to cross the
                    Mississippi River during construction.
                       Traffic engineers say they are aware
                    that crossing the river at Broadway would
                    be a slightly shorter detour, but say also
                    that the Plymouth Avenue Bridge is much
                    better able to handle the extra traffic than
                    is the Broadway Bridge.
                       Bicyclists will be asked to detour to the
                    north and cross at the Interstate 694 bridge.
                       The construction will include new ex-
                    pansion joints, new lights, a new deck, a
                    new drainage system, and new approach
                    panels, sidewalks, crash railings, and
                    pedestrian railings.
                       The bridge will also be repainted,
                    Yuzna said, retaining the blue color the
                    bridge has now. The repainting work is
                    scheduled for 2011, and the bridge will
                    not have to be closed for that work.
                       Yuzna said workers will also have to
                    rework the bridge’s drainage system.
                    Now, much of the water from rain storms
                    goes directly into the river. The new sys-
                    tem, he said, will “capture it into a storm
                    water pipe...and run it off the bridge and
                    into the land.”
                       On the west end of the bridge, south of
                    the bridge and east of the trail, he said,
                    is a natural low point. Now, he said, it’s
                    “all overgrown,” but it will be converted
                    into a settling pond. “A lot of the water
                    runs there already,” he said.
                       On the east end, he said, “there isn’t an
                    opportunity to do that open-air” sediment
                    settling, so they plan to create an under-
                    ground treatment area for storm water.
                       The bridge’s current pin-and-hanger
                    support system, which has some parts
                    that are fracture-critical, will be replaced
                    with a bearing system, Yuzna said.
                       He said city officials considered trying
                    to keep the bridge open during the work,
                    but concluded that the disruption of clos-
                    ing the bridge couldn’t be avoided. “T  rying
                    to do it under traffic,” he said, “would still
                    require a significant amount of closing,”
                    and the work would go slower. “We felt it
                    was more disruptive than just closing it.”
                       First Ward City Council Member Kevin
                    Reich, who represents residents on the
                    east end of the bridge, said, “It will take
                    some time for people to get used to get-
                    ting across the river without this bridge,
                    but as new traffic patterns settle in, City
                    traffic engineers will be looking for ways
                    to help ease traffic flow as much as pos-
                    sible. Getting through this construction
                    will require some patience, but the ben-
                    efits will be well worth the disruption.”
                       Fourth Ward City Council Member
                    Barbara Johnson, who represents residents
                    on the west end of the bridge, said, “We
                    know having this bridge closed will be an in-
                    convenience for many people. “But a com-
                    plete closure means we’ll get through this
                    inconvenience much faster, and it creates
                    a safer working environment. Minneapolis
                    residents have been wonderful in adapting
                    to new routes during major construction
                    we’ve had recently, including the I-35W
                    Bridge and the Crosstown projects.”
                       Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said,
                    “This project is a great example of how the
                    Recovery Act is making a difference in our
                    city and across the country. It will create
                    about 90 construction jobs this year, and
                    the work they do will benefit us for decades.
                    The life of the bridge will be extended at
                    least 35 years because of this work.”
                                                                                                                                                                      March 8, 2010

It’s all about getting counted & heard
                                                Northeast call me when they are at the
1     Convention
                                                end of the line.”
   What’s a subcaucus, and why does                Loeffler said there are three things peo-
the counting matter? How does one of            ple should do: Check off the campaign                                                        Compiled by Northeaster staff
these conventions work? For anyone              finance contribution box on their taxes, fill
other than the 369 who attended (and            out their census form, and encourage                                                            News from Northeast Bank: Mark Ethen is the
perhaps for a few who did), the political       any snowbirds they know to fill out their                                                    new executive vice president-chief credit officer;
ritual may remain a mystery.                    census in Minnesota, not the other state                                                     Annette Wanchena was recently hired as vice presi-
   Getting just the right count in a sub-       where they live in winter. It’s been fore-                                                   dent/cash management; Andrea Murphy was pro-
                                                                                                                                             moted to assistant vice president-commercial loans;
caucus allows for more representation           cast that Minnesota is within 1,100 to                                                       Barb Wagner was promoted to vice president-oper-
as coalitions form, because “remainders”        7,000 residents of losing a Congressional                                                    ations. Pamela Harris was recently named to the
get rounded up to whole units. Political        seat because its population hasn’t grown                                                     bank’s board of directors. Harris is a partner with the
parties may not represent every potential       as fast as other states’.                                                                    law firm of Martin & Squires, PA in St. Paul, and is a
voter, but they do provide a structure that        Kahn added: “check off the wildlife and                                                   Falcon Heights city council member.
vets candidates and rewards them with           environment check box on your taxes.”                                                           A team of students from the Shorin Ryu Karate
volunteers and help raising money for           Kahn, known during her 30-plus years                                                         School, which is based in Northeast and St. Anthony,
                                                                                                                                             won 12 gold, 11 silver, and 10 bronze medals at the
their campaign expenses. Behavior and           in the Minnesota House for her environ-                                                      AAU Karate State tournament in Milwaukee. Fitness
loyalty within the party structure is seen      ment work, said “I get a lot of tolerance                                                    Crossroads in St. Anthony and Total Employee
as an indicator of how well a candidate         from you to work on the kinds of things                                                      Assistance Management (TEAM) in St. Paul sponsor
will “play with others.”                        no one pays attention to.” For example,                                                      the team.
   For example, the smooth running large-       protecting the Mississippi Flyway bird           Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison       Did you see Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn's family
ly shoo-in convention looped off into a                                                          told constituents that even if they think   displaying the “VONNCOUVER” banner at the winter
                                                                                                 he is doing a good job, he needs to         Olympics? The banner was made right here in
series of parliamentary challenges over                                                                                                      Northeast,at Banner Creations,1620 Central Ave.NE.
one potential delegate to a higher gath-                                                         hear from them so he can tell his fellow
ering: The name of Felix Montez, who                                                             lawmakers he has a mandate from the            Pinnacle Services, 724 Central Ave. NE, a multi-
                                                                                                 public. Former 2nd Ward Minneapolis City    service provider for children and adults with disabili-
was not actually at the convention, was                                                                                                      ties, received LEED (Leadership in Energy and
                                                                                                 Council Member Joan Campbell looks
put forward by the nominating committee.                                                         on. (Photos by Margo Ashmore)               Environmental Design) Gold certification by the
A delegate asked if anyone on the nom-                                                                                                       U.S.Green Building Council for the renovation work at
inating committee could speak to know-                                                          travels he’s found that the mayor of         the turn-of-the-last-century building. Pinnacle
                                                                                                                                             Services moved into the location in November, 2008.
ing him, and how this happened, given                                                           Minneapolis has “tremendous support
that he had been identified as a                                                                throughout the state.”                          Kramarczuk’s, 215 East Hennepin Ave., which is
                                                                                                                                             now a food service partner for Target Field (the new
Republican not long ago.                                                                          Tom Rukavina from the Iron Range           Twins stadium), will host the next Northeast
   A substitute candidate stepped for-                                                          gave an energetic speech. A John Marty       Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Get-
ward. There were attempts to suspend                                                            supporter lauded Marty as the voice of       acquainted Breakfast Wednesday, March 24, 7:30-9
rules and remove Montez’ name from                                                              the everyday person and the uninsured,       a.m. Stop in for a complimentary breakfast, a one-
                                                                                                                                             minute commercial for your business and space to
nomination, and others who said “just                                                           a good listener, and first champion of the   display your business promotional materials for other
take the vote, it will be obvious.” And                                                         Minnesota Health Plan, and “now every-       business people to see.
eventually it was, Montez got no votes,                                                         one’s gotten behind it.” A Matt Entenza         Impact Proven Solutions, just across the
but the hope of wrapping things up by 1                                                         supporter spoke.                             Mississippi River from Northeast at 4600 Lyndale Ave.
p.m. had gone out the window on the                                                               When this delegate/reporter left be-       N, has acquired Advantage Mailing, Inc. located in
spring breeze.                                                                                  fore the resolutions portion of the day,     Winsted, Minn. It’s Impact’s fourth acquisition in the
   East Minneapolis District 59 State                                                           the subcaucus process gave a glimpse         past two years. Impact CEO Tim Johnson said they
                                                                                                                                             plan to continue the Winsted operation and their
Senator Larry Pogemiller, (voted Legis-           State Senator Larry Pogemiller, District      of who District 59 committed Democrats       goal is to retain Advantage’s employees.
lator of the Year by Politics in Minnesota,       59, accepted the party’s nomination           most want for governor. Margaret
the moderator pointed out) was re-en-             and talked about the state’s fiscal sit-      Anderson Kelliher (who has spoken at
dorsed by acclamation as were State               uation and the economy. The words in          previous functions) had 89, Rybak 72,        Stock Watch
Representatives Diane Loeffler (59A) and          the background are real-time translation      others a smattering (including Marty with    Company                     3/5/10     9/4/09   3/5/09
                                                  from audio (like a court reporter) and
Phyllis Kahn (59B). In his acceptance                                                           17). However, 107 were uncommitted.              Graco (GGG)              29.64      24.98    14.99
                                                  assist large groups in seeing what they                                                        Medtronic (MDT)          45.50      38.71    25.76
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Legacy Amendment for arts, culture, his-                                                        Minneapolis School Board: For the first          US Bank (USB)            25.20      21.45     9.01
tory and the environment got more votes         migration route in the metro area. She          time, some members will be elected by            Wells Fargo (WFC)        29.15      26.91     8.12
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in Minnesota than did President Obama.          noted that the emerald ash borer has            district. Both announced local candidates        Qwest (Q)                 4.66       3.46     3.14
   He said “This is the time to build stuff.    leapt the St. Paul border and has been          seeking DFL endorsement (the city en-            TechneCorp (TECH)        65.69      61.45    47.11
When interest rates are low and people          spotted in Prospect Park.                       dorsing convention is May 22), Jenny             Supervalu (SVU)1         15.86      14.38    15.08
are out of work, that’s the time to build.”       Other speakers echoed the call for a          Arneson and Marcia Thomas, spoke to          1Supervalu is parent company for Cub Foods
While criticizing Gov. Tim Pawlenty, he al-     new, this time DFL, governor. Minne-            the District 59 group. For information on    Source:

luded to still needing to try to work with      apolis School Board Member Jill Davis:          the candidates, go to their campaign web
him to get things done. “Let’s hope he          “Who we elect as governor is critical.          sites, and
takes the advice of one of the people he        This governor has borrowed back from  
admires, Winston Churchill, and ‘do the         our students because we managed our
right thing when all other options are ex-      resources correctly.”
hausted.’”                                        Rebecca Otto, state auditor: “We’ve
   Loeffler focused on unemployment,            got to get people out to vote. If there is a                                         
noting that if the federal government           depressed turnout, we’re in trouble.”                                                              763-781-6976
doesn’t extend unemployment benefits,             Actual governor-candidates spoke: R.T.                                                              3844 Central Ave. NE
there will be 1,000 people per week in          Rybak, who said we need a tough fiscal                                                               Columbia Heights, 55421
Minnesota falling off unemployment with         manager, and to invest in health care
no job to go to. She said “the people of        and transportation. He said that in his                                                         “We Really Care”

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           March 8, 2010

Falconers, watchers celebrate the species’ return
                           story by                                                                                                                                          don’t continue to thrive.
                                                                                                                                                                                What would you see and
                   Margo Ashmore
                                                                                                                                                                             hear if you went along with
   “We may love them, they tolerate us                                                                                                                                       these veteran falcon watch-
but they don’t love us.” Teenagers? No,                                                                                                                                      ers?
peregrine falcons, red tail hawks, and                                                                                                                                          You might see the falcons,
other birds falconers relate to. Jacquelyn                                                                                                                                   about the size of pigeons,
Fallon’s talk at the Carl Kroening                                                                                                                                           sitting on cliffs, corners of
Interpretive Center in North Mississippi                                                                                                                                     buildings, towers, or bridges.
Regional Park Feb. 20 covered a global                                                                                                                                       “They like height and water,”
story of the peregrine, once nearly extinct                                                                                                                                  Fallon said.
and now no longer listed as endangered.                                                                                                                                         You might see them div-
   “Falconers started this” comeback, and                                                                                                                                    ing at speeds over 200 miles
“Minneapolis started it all,” she said, talk-                                                                                                                                per hour, using their very
ing about her organization, the Midwest                                                                                                                                      long toes to get past the
Peregrine Society’s, successful efforts in                                                                                                                                   feathers and hang onto the
captive breeding and monitoring the birds                                                                                                                                    smaller birds they prey on,
after DDT-weakened shells led to an 80 to                                                                                                                                    until they can land, bite the
                                                                                                                                Michelle held Jackie Fallon’s
90 percent decline in the species world-                                                                                        peregrine falcon so the crowd of 30 peo-     neck to kill the prey and start
wide and almost wiped out the American                                                                                          ple at Kroening Center could watch how       eating, or return to the nest
peregrine. In 1973, America stopped                                                                                             the bird eats raw meat. Fallon had many      to provide food for (in sea-
using the pesticide, though it is still used                                                                                    tales of special birds she’s observed        son) mother and babies. A
elsewhere in the world and endangers                                                                                            during her volunteer career. (Photos by      lot of their hunting is done
birds who migrate.                                                                                                              Margo Ashmore)                               at night, and bats are a fa-
   The species name “peregrinus” is Latin                                                                                                                                    vorite.
for “wandering” and has come to mean                                  ing to the website www.midwestpere-           Public viewing sites include Lock and         You’d hear everyday terms such as
“migration.” The birds will travel 20,000                    “Falco,” the root of falcon,     Dam 1 (on the Mississippi River near the “rake” and “hack” used in very different
miles and are one of the world’s most                                 means “sickle,” for the shape the bird’s    Ford Bridge), the Mendota Bridge, and ways. Rake refers to the action of the
widely dispersed species. Many midwest                                fully extended wings make.                  the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bridge in feet catching prey, and hack refers to the
urban peregrines don’t migrate, accord-                                 Until the recent construction and con-    Prescott, Wisconsin. Public peregrine release of young of fledgling age, en-
                                                                      version at the Xcel Energy Riverside        banding sites include Mayo Clinic in couraging them to fly.
                                                                      Plant, there was a falcon nesting box       Rochester and the City Center in                What is a falconer? Generally, a person
   OIL CHANGE                                                         with a webcam on the smokestack there.      Minneapolis. Fallon, who now lives in who uses trained birds to hunt for them.

                                                                      These days, the Multifoods Tower in         Pacific, Missouri, came back to                 Michelle, a falconer, said she saves
                                                                      downtown Minneapolis is the closest site,   Minnesota to observe the earliest birds anything her bird brings back, to feed
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                                                                      and bird banders put on quite a show at     migrating back this month. As a volunteer, the bird. She said there’s success in
  Up to 5 quarts 5W30 oil. Most cars/light trucks. Expires 3/31/10.   lunchtime in the second week in June,       she’s put many miles on her car help- “weight management. You want the bird
                                                                      when young birds are just old enough to     ing to track and band these birds through to be just hungry enough—not too hun-
                                          Mon-Fri 7am-7pm;            handle and band, not old enough to be       the years.                                    gry as to be weak. We’re not interested
                                          Saturday 8am-4pm            dangerous to the banders. Otherwise, a        She said that even though they have in food for ourselves. We’re just happy
                                         1227 Central Ave. NE         webcam keeps fans up to date at             been delisted as an endangered species, they tolerate us, and we’re in it to be part
                                           (Central & Broadway)
                                                                      www.thefalcons        they need to be monitored in case they of the cycle.”

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                                      Ask The Professionals
Q: One Source of Workplace Stress?                            Dr. Buzz Hellickson of the Advanced Dental Group                                     Q: Why do hearing aids cost so much?
A: You’re staring at it. Computers. For most of us, it’s
                                                              Dear Dr. Hellickson: I have been wearing dentures for a number of                    A: The cost of hearing aids must be evaluated by how long they
                                                              years. Recently the corners of my mouth have become red, dry,
hard to remember how we ever got our job done without         cracked and very sore. What causes this, and can I cure or prevent this
                                                                                                                                                   last, and how much you value being able to hearing better. Most
them. More than 143 million Americans use a computer          condition? It does not look or feel good. Thanks for your help.                      audiologists include years of follow-up visits in the cost of the
at work every day. And if you spend more than two hours                                                                                            hearing aids, which will be necessary to maintain optimal func-
                                                              Dear Denture Wearer: A number of things might be at work producing                   tioning and programming throughout the life of the aids, around
a day in front of a computer, you could be among the esti-    this condition. The length of time you’ve been wearing your dentures and
mated 125 million people suffering from Computer Vision       the method in which you are cleaning the denture surfaces. Long-term den-            5 years. There are different levels of technology available—
Syndrome or CVS.                                              ture wearers frequently have what is called reduced vertical dimension. This         highest technology hearing aids will cost more, sometimes
                                                              is shrinkage of the foundation of bone that results in the nose and chin             around $5,800/pair. Even the most advanced hearing aids are a
                                                              becoming closer together. The collapse of the facial structure creates folds
CVS is caused by the eye constantly focusing and re-          in the corners of the mouth where saliva and its contents can accumulate.            compromise of what our ears can do naturally, assuming one is
focusing on the characters on a computer screen. As a         The solution to this facial shrinkage is new dentures. However, you could            born with normal hearing. Always get the best hearing aids that
result, you may experience symptoms that include:             have a fungal infection [thrush], which also produces those symptoms.                you can afford and recognize that you will still miss words now
                                                              Cleanliness is next to Godliness to solve this issue. Use a clean toothbrush,
headache, loss of focus, burning/tired eyes, blurred vision   as mold and bacteria grow on toothbrushes. Clean your toothbrush with
                                                                                                                                                   and then, as we all do.
and shoulder/back aches. Call our office for an appoint-      Listerine: swirl it, rinse it off, and air dry. Use xylitol to heal the corners of
ment to determine if you have CVS and to learn what           your mouth and to eliminate the thrush. Take 7 to 8 grams of xylitol [about          Use visual cues whenever possible and turn down the back-
solutions we can provide.                                     two teaspoons] per day. Best to take a little after each meal. Xylitol is            ground noise when you can—this will help everyone hear better.
                                                              found at a health food stores or my dental practice, which offers a complete
                                                              oral care system for denture wearers as well as those who have their teeth.
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Q: “C” or “S”?                                                Q: How can I be sure that my funeral expenses                                        Q: I’d like to get a good price on a house, and I know that buying a
                                                                                                                                                   short sale is one way to do that. But should I feel like I’m taking
                                                              will be taken care of?                                                               advantage of someone in a tough situation if I buy a short sale?
A: Did you know that every mammal has seven ver-
tebrae in their neck? It true! Humans, giraffes, or           A: : Irrevocable Funeral Trust (IFT) policies are a                                  A: While I understand this perspective, the answer is “absolutely not.” The
                                                                                                                                                   reason why someone is doing a “short sale” (when a person has to sell their
even flamingos all have seven vertebrae in their cer-         great way of making sure your final expenses are                                     house, but the value of the house isn't as high as what the person owes) is to
vical spine! The difference is in the curve. Humans           paid. The maximum allowed is $15,000 and any                                         avoid foreclosure—and the devastating consequences that accompany it. The
have a “C” shaped curve in their neck - we can look           unused money after final expenses is sent to the des-                                short sale is the way out.

up and down or side-to-side; giraffes have a very             ignated beneficiary. This policy is exempt from                                      The truth is, without an offer on the house, there can be no short sale. Without
straight neck and can only move them up and down.             Medicaid. You can also do a 1035 exchange where                                      a short sale, the homeowner will go into foreclosure. And since short sales can
                                                                                                                                                   take a long time, Sellers in this situation are usually happy to see a buyer who
Flamingos, well, you know how they can move their             you can do a transfer from an existing policy to a                                   is willing to make an offer and stick it out through the process of the short sale.
neck “every which way but loose”, they have an “S”            IFT. No charge for this transfer. You also accumu-                                   While these Sellers would love to see an offer high enough to pay off their

curve in their neck. That’s how they can reach                late interest on this policy. NO FEES FOR THIS                                       mortgage, we’ve all lost value on our homes, and no one can be expected to
                                                                                                                                                   pay more than market value. When a homeowner is doing a short sale, their
around with their beak to scratch their behinds.              POLICY. PROTECT YOUR MONEY. You can also                                             credit often recovers much faster, so they'll be back; owning a home before you
And, as handy as that might be, I’m glad humans               transfer an existing life insurance policy to a IFT.                                 know it. Every one can win.

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Q: How do I start to research the process of                   Q: So, Central Liquors is now locally owned; what                                   Q: Can my dog get Lyme Disease?
remodeling my bathroom?                                        brews do you offer that are also locally owned?
                                                                                                                                                   A: Yes, but it is very likely to go un-noticed because
                                                               A: You are right. Central Liquors is now locally owned                              often the dog will not show any symptoms of being sick.
A: One way to start learning about remodeling                                                                                                      Usually dogs get sick so gradually that most people do
                                                               and offers local products, including a number of
your bathroom is to attend the upcoming educa-                                                                                                     not notice anything wrong, occasionally dogs limp or go
                                                               Minnesota-bred brews. The newest selections of craft
tional class at Castle on Tuesday, March 16th, from            beers are all produced within a 50 mile radius of Central                           lame. When we test dogs yearly for Heartworm disease
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is not a sales               Avenue NE. The newest bad-boy of beers, Surly,                                      we run a 4DX test which also tests for Lyme, Ehlrichia
pitch, but is designed to be informative and educa-            (Brooklyn Center) is receiving local & national attention.                          and Anaplasmosis. These last 3 diseases are all spread
tional. Design ideas, timelines, budgets, and plan-            For those interested in a lesser known but fabulous                                 by ticks. We find that 40% of dogs not currently vacci-
ning tips are some of the items covered. Wine and              savory local brew, try the husband-wife brewing team                                nated for Lyme disease test positive even if they never
                                                                                                                                                   leave the city. Most of these dogs appear normal and
hors d'oeuvres are provided by Pop! Restaurant.                from Flat Earth Brewing Company (at West 7th in down-
                                                                                                                                                   have no symptoms. With treatment it takes about 3
Space is limited to 12 people.                                 town St. Paul). For a refreshing fresh flavor, try the
                                                               newest kid on the block is Lift Bridge, produced by 5                               years to test negative. We strongly advise you to vacci-
If you would like to attend one of our classes,                                                                                                    nate all dogs for Lyme Disease and use a tick preventa-
please RSVP as soon as possible to Loren at 612-               guys from Stillwater. Looking for an even more socially
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        March 8, 2010

Hart: “I am the only one left who sailed in the war”
                  story by                       limited space. When they were in the
                                                 tropics, temperatures in the engine room
                Gail Olson
                                                 could reach 130 to 140 degrees; in the
   In 1940, the third mate on the Royal          North Sea, the ship deck was covered
Netherlands Steamship Company’s SS               in ice.
Astrea said it best, after the sailors got          In addition to worrying about under-
news of the latest German invasion. “It          water mines, U-Boats and enemy planes,
must be terrible for those Norwegian sol-        Hart had some harrowing experiences
diers, to hear that your country is occu-        on board ship, two on the SS Astrea.
pied and you can’t go home,” he said.            One night while taking the temperature
   A month later, that scenario came true        of the refrigeration room, the door
for Hollander Johan Hart, when Germany           slammed and locked behind him. He
invaded his home country. A Merchant             rang the bell for help but there was no
Marine seaman, Hart had shipped out              one in the engine room to hear. After half
in March, 1939. He was at sea on six dif-        an hour he was nearly frozen; finally the
ferent ships through all of World War II.        fireman came to the engine room, heard
After the invasion, he didn’t see his par-       the bell and let him out.
ents for six years; it was 10 years before          Not only was he in physical trouble at                                                      Clockwise: Hendrik Goor and Johan Hart
he saw his brother Jan again. His travels,       that point, but the engine wasn’t doing                                                        on the SS Astrea in March 1941, Johan
from 1939 to 1947, included New York,            too well, either: its lubrication was past                                                     Hart in 1946, and today. (Photos courtesy
London, East Africa, India, Indonesia,           due and the water in the boilers was too                                                       of Johan Hart, and by Gail Olson)
Australia and New Hebrides.                      high in one and too low in the other. He
   Hart, who lives in Northeast’s Audubon        worked frantically for nearly an hour to get                                                      Hart left the Royal Netherlands
neighborhood and recently turned 90,             the engine back to normal.                                                                     Steamship Company in July, 1947. He
has written and self-published a book,              The second incident resulted in injury,                                                     worked at a chemical plant in Holland
Under the Crown Flag, about his experi-          when he was trying to connect a six inch                                                       for a while before coming to the United
ences as a seaman. He held a book sign-          oil line to the ship (to fuel the boilers).                                                    States (brother Jan was already here) in
ing last Saturday at Macalester Plymouth         “This connection was about 12 feet                                                             1953. He worked as a boiler inspector
Church in St. Paul; he and his wife              above the oil barge. To make the con-                                                          for a company that sent him to Minnesota
Florence Hart said they sent word of it          nection, I had to stand on a small platform                                                    in 1956. His first wife, Millicent, died after
to family members, friends, and Scottish         made of two planks which hung from the                                                         a heart operation in 1957.
Club and Dutch Club members. Hart said           ship by two ropes. Because the oil line                                                           He worked for several companies as a
it took him 20 years to write the book,          was heavy and had a large steel cou-                                                           boiler inspector, he said, but they “kept
which is packed with photographs, let-           pling, it was hoisted by a pulley to the                                                       going out of business.” He found long-
ters, postcards, and many documents              height where I was to connect it to the           His studies didn’t go so well after that,    time employment with St. Paul Fire and
from the Merchant Marine.                        ship.                                          he said, because of the constant air raids      Marine and later Kemper Insurance,
                                                    “However, just as I got hold of the cou-    in England. He was relieved to go back          where he stayed until retiring in 1985.
His adventures                                   pling, the rope holding the oil line broke     to his ship.                                       He married his wife Florence, who is
    Hart followed in his brother’s footsteps,    and the heavy coupling hit the plank on           The trips out to sea were long, some of      from Scotland, in 1962 and introduced
going to sea at 19 as an engineer. In the        which I was standing. The planks were          them lasting six to seven months. He            her to a hobby he had in Holland:
book’s foreword, he wrote, “We were not          old and they broke. I fell about 10 feet       counts himself very lucky, because he           Volksmarching, international hiking (typ-
heroes, we did not belong to the Armed           onto the steel barge, the coupling miss-       seemed to have had a knack for getting          ically 20 miles a day for four days). They
Forces, and we could not fight the enemy,        ing me by a few inches.” He had to climb       transferred off ships that later blew up.       have hiked in Germany, Ireland,
but they definitely tried to kill us. However,   up a rope ladder to the ship’s deck, with      Only two of the six ships he served on          Switzerland, and Austria.
I lived to tell my part of the story and am      a splitting headache, sore back and leg.       lasted long enough to be scrapped after            Florence, a professional dancer, taught
happy about that!”                               The chief steward brought him two as-          the war; the other four, including the SS       Scottish Highland dancing at Macalester
    Life on the ship was not easy: he typ-       pirins and a glass of orange juice.            Simon Bolivar, SS Astrea, SS Ulysses,           College for 38 years, and Johan—also
ically worked more than 10-hour days                “That was it,” he wrote. No doctor          and SS Bodegraven, were torpedoed or            a dancer—made Scottish dance swords
and his jobs included lubricating the main       check up, and at 8 p.m. he was back on         hit mines.                                      of aluminum and steel, which he sold to
engine by hand every half hour “with a           duty in the engine room.                          Everything in those days wasn’t work         people all over the world.
limited amount of oil;” at the same time            His third close call was on land, when      for him, though. He often got leave at             For seven years, he took on a part time
he was looking after the pumps, gener-           he was taking engineering classes in           port in New York in the heydays of the          job inspecting boilers at prisons, which he
ators, and refrigeration systems and keep-       London and got caught in an air raid. A        Roxy Theater and Radio City. He saw             retired from at age 84. He now volun-
ing the water evenly divided in two boil-        V1 flying bomb, also called a doodle bug,      the Dorsey Brothers, Gene Krupa, and            teers once a week at a local thrift store.
ers.                                             dropped 50 yards in front of him. “I saw       Glen Miller and his band. He ate his first      The Harts have three children and six
    He looked after the propeller shaft          it coming. I hit the ground and covered        hot dog at Coney Island and had a               grandchildren.
bearings in the tunnel and kept the en-          my head and ears. I survived, but half         Manhattan cocktail (which he liked much            For his family, he wrote another book,
gine room log. He also stood watch every         the roof of the house I was staying in got     better than the hot dog), experienced           Under the Light of Lange Jaap [a Holland
day, walking on deck in rolling seas in          blown off.”                                    spaghetti (didn’t like it), and danced with     lighthouse], a memoir about growing up
                                                                                                girls at a dime-a-dance dance hall.             in Holland from 1920 to 1939.
                                                                                                   He and his mates met girls and went             The couple plans to attend a Royal
                                                                                                back to their apartments, where they had        Netherlands Steamship Company re-
                                                                                                some drinks and laughs and played Bing          union in late April, and will spend time in
                                                                                                Crosby records on a portable gramo-             Amsterdam. Although they are looking
                                                                                                phone with a crank handle. He saw Alice         forward to it, Hart said the reunion will
                                                                                                Faye and Phil Harris dancing at a night-        be bittersweet for him.
                                                                                                club in Atlantic City, where he went be-           “I am the only one left who sailed in
                                                                                                cause men in uniform got discounts.             the war,” he said.

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                                                                                                                                               beautiful apartment homes
                                                                                                                                                      can be yours!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 8, 2010

 Announcements                                                                                        Wanted Classifieds                                                                                                 For Sale

 OPEN HOUSES                                ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES                  AUTOS WANTED                                AUTOS WANTED                            MISCELLANEOUS WANTED                       MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE
 Open House - 2601 Kenzie Terrace           BUYING COINS & PAPER MONEY                     Cash for Cars                                                              Buying: LP Records, 45s, music mem-        Manufactured      homes in the
   The Kenzington of St Anthony             Cash Paid. Experienced, Honest.              Junkers towed free                                                           orabilia, t-shirts & similar. All types.   Fridley area. Like new, financing
Active, independent 55+ adult living           Call Andrew 612-770-6578                    763-843-8498                                                               Ken 612-600-7075 or      available. $17,500. Call Merle at
                                                                                                                                                           I ’L L
      Sunday, March 14, 1-4pm                                                                                                                            H O ’ LK
                                                                                                                                                           IOL                                                   612-781-3149.
                                                   Buying Antiques                  $$ Top Cash for Junkers $$                                                        **Wanted** Old stereos, HiFi’s,
          Light lunch served                                                                                                                               YOU
                                            Furniture, rugs, lamps, paintings          More for Repairables                                              HOOK
                                                                                                                                                            UP!       & ham equip., etc., need not

  Get the word out.
                                            Cash pd, 30 yrs Exp. NE buyer.           Fast pickup, Entire metro                                              YOU       work. Andy 651-329-0515                         Northeaster
                                             651-734-5144 or 651-497-9616            612-330-0013 - 24 hours                                  U
                                                                                                                                   $$$ FOR CARSP !
                                                                                                                                   PROMPT & PROFESSIONAL               REAL ESTATE WANTED                             We take Visa,
  Advertise your Business in the                                                      $$ Junk cars wanted $$                              612.788.1975
        Northeaster                          Deadline for Ads in the next          Free tow aways small cars ok                   $$$ FOR CARS                        WANTED: Sngle fam. or duplex,                    Mastercard,
    Call the Classified Line at                  Northeaster:                          Fast pickup, call today
                                                                                                                                     612.788.1975                     cash as-is, fair prices, fast closing,          Discover, and
                                                                                   612-759-9039 or 612-750-2487                OWNER                                  Dan, 1-800-791-4974 x 1001 24hrs
  612-788-9004 to place your ad.                 Tuesday, March 16.                                                            OPERATED        Frank Scott                                                           American Express

                                                                                    Rentals Classified Advertising
 APARTMENTS FOR RENT                         APARTMENTS FOR RENT                   APARTMENTS FOR RENT                         APARTMENTS FOR RENT                     COMMERCIAL FOR RENT                        DUPLEXES FOR RENT
Columbia Heights, 1 & 2 BR,                                                                                                                                           Office/Studio for rent. 375 Sq for         8xx 5th St. NE, upr, lg 2 BR, appl,
ht/wtr paid, nr bus, $550-$700 +                                                   Up to One Month Free!                        Arden Court Apartments                $300 util incl. Free parking. close        new porch & windows, pantry off
1 mo dep, no smk/pets, off st.                                                                                                  346 Cleveland Ave SW                  to 35W. 651-295-4700                       KT, $850/mo +dep. 612-636-0229
prkg. 612-270-0287 lv name & #.
                                                                                    Beautiful Apartments!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 13xx Grand St NE, lg 2 BR,
629 5th St NE, 2BR, Hdwd fl,                                                       1 & 2 BR’s from $600-$825                       • Reduced Rents                                                               $925/mo. incl all util, w/bsmt, W/D,
laund, cat ok, off st. pkg., close to                                              Long Lake Estates         651-633-5183         • 1 BR from $600                      AFFORDABLE                               oak flrs & wdwk, front/side porch,
U & DT, avail now. $300 off 1st mo.
$800/mo. + dep. 763-535-3746
                                                                                   Quarry Place              612-782-9707         • 2 BR from $700                         RATES!                                avail 4-1. Gary 612-702-2473

                                                646 22nd Ave NE                    4200 3rd St. NE           763-572-9400        • Reduced Deposits                      RETAIL-OFFICE                             Great NE Mpls 2 BR duplex,
CH 42xx 3rd St NE, 2BR, quiet,                                                                                                                                                                                    new paint, carpet, fridge, $700.
Ht pd, Nr park, $575. 3BR $695.
                                              Squeaky clean, all new, quiet        Diamond 8 Terrace          612-788-2005           • Free Garage                           SPACE                                    Marion 612-789-8039
                                              corner apt, locked entrance,             *restrictions apply call for details           • Heat Incl.                      AVAILABLE NOW
                                               very safe, laundry, busline,                                                                                                       36xx 3rd St NE, large 1BR upper,
117 Mississippi Place, Fridley,                   parking. Apl fee $0
                                             612-789-9507 or 952-890-9000                                                        • Lots of Amenities                       612-781-2607                          off st park, on bus, no pets, $650
2BR, $750+dep., W/D, A/C, off                           1BR $750                                                                                                                                                 + gas. 612-706-9356 evenings.
                                                                                                                                3-8 p.m. Mon-Fri ; 12-5 p.m. Sat          *931-20th Ave. NE
st parking. 612-308-5396                           Section 8 approved                   Apache Village                                651-636-8018                                                               5xx 4th St. NE, 3 BR, close to
                                             612-789-9507 or 952-890-9000                                                        612-308-3023 weekends.                       (1455 sf)
Clean, Affordable 1BR, Busline,                                                          Apartments                                                                       5-6 private offices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bus, no smk/pets, no Sec. 8,
Univ. & 694. $560/mo. Ht incl.                                                                                                                                                                                   $850 + util. 763-208-7820
                                                                                        3839 Hart Boulevard                                                               w/large windows
Senior bldg avail. 952-239-5310
                                             3940 Peters Place NE                   Senior Building - 1&2 BR fr $740                Columbia Park                       Spacious common area                      FOURPLEXES FOR RENT
   St. Anthony                               Reduced rent & deposit.                    Ask about SPECIALS                           Apartments                         *2111 Central Ave. NE                     15th Ave SE & E. Hennepin
                                             1 BR remodeled apartment.                Elevators-near Silver Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Near U, 2BR Upper, $595+util.
     Caravelle Apts                          Heat incl, Controlled entry,                  Village shopping                           1 & 2 BR units                          (1000 sf)
      Small Complex                          off street parking. Near bus             Center Controlled access,                                                             2 private offices
                                                                                                                                Ask about Move in Specials
    Quiet Neighborhood                       line, school, & shopping.                  Heated parking avail.                                                             w/conference room
                                             Seniors welcome.                      Indoor pool, spa & activity room.              Across from golf course                                                         HOUSES FOR RENT
         1 BR $675                                                                                                                                                       Large windows facing
         2 BR $800                                                                              No pets                                On bus line                            Central Ave.                       6XX 20th Ave NE, 3BR, 1BA, pets
         3 BR $975                                                                    $30 app fee & 1 yr lease                                                                                                   OK, Lrg KT, W/D. $1100/mo +dep
                                                 3-8 p.m. Mon thru Fri                                                                    Available                    Off-street parking                        & util. No Sec. 8. 612-987-3748.
  Under new management                               12-6 p.m. Sat                        763-788-2626
        First Month Free!                                                                                                            612-788-4447                      On the bus line
                                               612-308-3023 weekends.    
          (with 12 month lease)                                                                                                                                                                                   ROOMS FOR RENT
   612-788-8377                                                                                                                                                                                                  NE Mpls, males only, furnished,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Common LR, Kit, bath & W/D,
    Deadline for Ads
                                              Do you have a local property to rent? Why not advertise with the Northeaster?                                                                                      $100 wk+$150 dep. 763-732-0811
      in the next                                        We’re cheaper than the big papers & get great results.                                                                                                  NE Mpls share kitch & Ba, no
   Northeaster:                                                 Call 612-788-9004 to set up an ad today!                                                                                                         drugs or alcohol. util, W/D incl.
  Tuesday, March 16.                                                                                                                                                                                             $400 mo./deposit. 612-788-1212

                                                              Home Repair & Remodeling Classified Advertising
 BUILDING & REMODELING                       CONCRETE & MASONRY                    CONCRETE & MASONRY                          FLOORING                                PLUMBING                                   ROOFING
* A1 HANDYMAN SERVICES *                    Concrete work – steps, side-                                                      Hardwood Floors install, repair,        Burkhardt Plumbing serving NE                       Quinlan Roofing
Plumbing repairs & installation,            walks,    patio’s, driveway.           HERIK           JOHNSONH                   refinish, fully insured. Free esti-     since 1910. Old home specialist.           Shingles, metal, rubber & rolled
Doors, Windows. Tile, & Wall repair         Call Tom Seemon 612-721-2530                                                                                                       612-781-1973
Lic. #BC20527740. 612-819-4966
                                                                                   Concrete • Masonry                         mates, Ref. Sean 612-270-3237                                                      roofing.       Gutter/GutterGuard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 installation/cleaning. Ice dam &
                                                                                     Waterproofing                                                                         Geno’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 snow removal. Insulation/ventila-
     DETAILS . . . details
 Countertops, Cabinets, Furniture
                                                            I REPAIR               Licensed • Bonded • Insured                  Restore Your Floor’s                    Sewer & Drain                            tion. 10 yrs exp. Free estimates.
  Repurpose, Repair, Upgrade,                               CONCRETE               Driveways • Steps • Core Fills                 Natural Beauty!
                                                                                                                                                                        Sewer & Drain
                                                                                                                                                                          Cleaning                               Lic & ins. Taylor 612-239-4779
      Windows, Doors, etc.                                                         Sidewalks • Retaining Walls
Phone: 612-706-6196 / Fax: 4107              Save big $$$ over new & tear-out.     Drain Tile for Wet Basements
                                                                                                                                • Sanding • Stairs • Repair
                                                                                                                                   • Install • Re-Coating                      Cleaning                           SIDING

4 R’s Remodeling – Basements,                Bring life back to your old steps,    Curb Cuts • City Sidewalks                    • Existing Floor Removal                           $79
                                                                                                                                                                                  Any inside
doors, floors, woodwork, trimwork,           walk, foundation, drive, basement        Wrought Iron Railings                                                                         drain
                                             walls, brick, stone or block.                                                                                                                                                                 SIDING
sm. jobs. Susie 612-220-4986
                                                                                   Extensive Northeast References                                                                     $79                                                INSTALLED
Ceramic Tile repair, regrout &
                                             Repair or build new rail-               612-781-5822
                                                                                           We Bid NRP                                                                                                                                       ONLY
remodel. 46 yrs exp, insured,
Free estimates. Bill 952-922-2417             ings or trellises also
                                                                                     The very best in quality,
                                                                                    design, value & experience
                                                                                       FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                                                        763-792-2999                              REPAIR KING             $3750
                                              any welding projects.                                                                                                                                               Install now and save big money!
Kitch, additions, bath, bsmnt remod,                                                 612-781-5822                              INSULATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reside your house with new
        INTEGRITY                                New & Old Repair                                                                                                                                                 premium vinyl siding for only
ceramic tile, plaster repr. cabinetry,
                                                   ~Free Estimate~
                                                                                   Lifelong Northeast Resident                   Insulation - Thermal Mineral           Reserve your space                        $3750. Price based on typical NE
drywall, exterior repr, pnting. lic
bond, ins. Straitline 612-789-4252
                                               Family Owned since 1890             H FREE ESTIMATES H                          Rock Wool. Windows new/repair.
                                                                                                                              Free estimates. Call 612-825-6616
                                                                                                                                                                            in the next                           exterior size of 1000 sq.ft.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Call Thad, an Edison grad,
                                                 In Business 110 Years!
                                                Northeast & North Mpls.            ELECTRICAL                                                                              Northeaster                             for your free estimate and
          763-744-6221                              Insured & Bonded              B.C. ANDERSON ELECTRIC, INC.
                                                                                                                               PAINTING & WALLPAPER
                                                                                                                                                                                by Tuesday,
       Home Solutions                                                             ELECTRICAL WORK Serving the
                                                                                                                              Ornelas Painting, fine house                                                           612-232-2405
   Doors, windows, decks, baths,
  basements, attics, tile, siding & wrap!    VIC OSHESKI                          NE area for the last 25 yrs. Senior
                                                                                                                              painting, interior and exterior,
                                                                                                                              Reasonable prices 612-385-4434
                                                                                                                                                                                March 16.                               Hurry! Limited time offer!
                                                                                  Dscnt. 612-986-6625 or 612-781-7242
       Anything else? Just Ask!
                                             612-788-0322                                                                        Painting                                                                          Please tell our Advertisers
 Certified in Lead-safe Work.                                                            N.E. ELECTRIC                           GR’S PAINTING & REPAIR.
                                                                                                                                Free Estimates & Low Rates.
                                                                                                                                                                         Call 612-788-9004                        you found them here, in the
    Quality Workmanship.                                                           Your neighborhood electrician                                                                                                          Northeaster
                                                                                                                               Col. Heights, Grant 763-789-2510
                763-744-6221                                                        since 1977. 763-789-4800
                                                                                  Voss Electric Service, Residentl.                                                                                                                  • Roofing
                        Lic. #20595022
       Free estimates. Insured                                                    Commercial, Remodel, Service
 Visa, MC, & Discover accepted                                                    upgrades, ceiling fans, garages,                                                                                                                   • Siding
                                              Licensed    Bonded     Insured
                                                                                  bsmnts, All your electrical needs.             Painting                                                                                            • Windows
       Home & Property                                                            Quality work/Low rates. Lic., bond-                                     Est. 1977
                                               Call for Free Estimates            ed, Ins. 26 yrs exp. 612-483-1727               Neat Work on All Phases                                                                            • Doors
             Handyman                        763-434-1169                                                                           of Interior & Exterior                                                                           • Gutters
                                              Concrete Specialties
  Big & Small Jobs                                Room Additions
                                                                                                                               Res. & Comm. • 30+ Years Experience                                                                   and more!
                                                                                         REMINGTON                                      Free Estimates
  Done with You in Mind!                        3 Season Porches

  • General Home Repair
                                               New Homes - Decks
                                               General Contractors
                                                                                           ELECTRIC                                 Licensed • Bonded • Insured                   Quality Workmanship
  • Interior / Exterior
  • Repair / Replace / Remodel
                                              Over 40 Years Experience
                                                   State Lic# 8782
                                                                                                                                 651-638-3993                                  Refreshing Customer Service
  • Carpentry                                  SERVICE UPGRADES                                                                               Licensed & Insured
                                                                                   REWIRE OLDER HOMES                           Thinking about Spring
  • Windows / Doors
                                                                                                                                   Home Repairs?
      Free Estimates                           Northeaster                         Call for All Your Electrical Needs!
                                                                                                                                    Call one of our
                                                                                                                                                                                    Call for a Free Estimate
                                               We take Visa, Mastercard,
     763-913-9555                                    Discover, and                    651-762-7543                              advertisers and get an
      Licensed & Insured                          American Express                                                                     estimate.                      MN License #20635444
             March 8, 2010

The Northeast                                 EXPERIENCE__________________
                                             p.m. The program is offered               Park, 2000 2nd St. NE, 612-370-
        Event listings                       Monday-Friday, June 14-Aug. 20, 7
                                             a.m.-6 16 Minneapolis recre-
                                                                                       4958,before April 1 and receive $5
                                                                                       off the registration fee. Call your
                                                                                                                                                  “Help count!”
      cont’d from Page 7
                                             ation centers,including:Bottineau,        local park for more details.
                                             2000 2nd St.NE,612-370-4958;and
                                             Waite,1810 34th Ave.NE,612 370-           No-Cost Home Repair
Bulletin Board                               4959.Activities include games and
                                             sports,swim lessons,arts and crafts,
                                                                                       applications due Mar.15
                                                                                          #6661:The Windom Park Neigh-
                                             two park classes per day, and one
Musical instruments                                                                    borhood Organization and
                                             field trip a week.Fee waivers can be      Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
needed at Mpls.Schools                       requested by qualified Minneapolis        (RTTC) are seeking qualified home-
    #6671: Ear Candy Charity will            residents upon availability.Parents       owners for no-cost home repair for
collect donations of musical instru-         should contact their desired Rec          Fall 2010 Rebuilding Day. Deadline
ments to help music programs in              Plus+ site for fees, availability and     to apply is March 15. RTTC, a non-
the Mpls. Public Schools (MPS).              complete registration information.        profit home renovation organization,
Donations may be dropped off at                                                        provides no-cost home renovations
any of the 19 Minneapolis fire sta-          Summer childcare at                       for qualified homeowners. The ren-
tions Mar.8-13,9 a.m.-6 p.m.MPS              Immaculate Conception                     ovations are performed by teams of
is unable to accept pianos or organs,            #6658:Immaculate Conception           volunteers focusing around one
but all other types of musical instru-                                                                                                                                                      Left: Recruiting at Cub on West Broadway
                                             School, 4030 Jackson St. NE, offers       Saturday in the spring and one
ments and equipment are accept-                                                                                                                                                             March 6. Right: Pop signs at East Side Neigh-
                                             summer child care for students K-         Saturday in the fall each year. For
able for donation.For more informa-          5th grade. The program includes           more information,contact Rebuilding                                                                  borhood Services. (Photos by Margo Ashmore)
tion,visit          quality teachers, enrichment activ-       Together Twin Cities at 651-776-4273            The Census Bureau is recruiting people to help find the hard-to-count, and non-
                                             ities, field trips and more. Regis-       or WPCiA at 612-788-2192.
Disadvantaged Business                                                                                                                 profit organizations are trying to get the word out, that it’s important to be count-
                                             tration deadline is March 31. For
Enterprise certification                     questions,registration information,                                                       ed, so as not to miss out on the government aid that’s attached to population. In
                                                                                                                                       mid-March, a form will arrive in your mail, and it just takes “10 minutes for 10
    #6495:Free monthly meetings will
be held at the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Transportation,Conference
                                             or a tour of the facility,contact Jodie
                                             Bunish at 763-788-9062 ext.225.                     Events                                questions in 2010, and it’s confidential” organizers say. More info:

Room 120A, 395 John Ireland Blvd.            Eastside Parks spring                     Keith Ellison to address                      3rd annual Green Gala                    Alumni Floor Hockey                        p.m.Tuition assistance available.For
in Saint Paul,to teach business peo-         sports registration                       Heights City Council                              #6554: The Bottineau Neigh-                                                     more information,call 763-788-9065.
ple how to get their business certi-
                                                                                                                                                                              Tournament at IC School
                                                 #6681: Eastside Parks spring             #6652: Congressman Keith                   borhood Association will hold its            #6680:Immaculate Conception
fied as a Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE). The next meeting
is scheduled for Thursday,Mar.18,
                                             sports registration begins Monday,
                                             Mar.8 and will continue until May
                                                                                       Ellison (D-MN) will address the
                                                                                       Columbia Heights City Council on
                                                                                       Monday, Mar. 8, 7-8 p.m. at
                                                                                                                                     third annual Green Gala fundrais-
                                                                                                                                     er on Saturday,Mar.20,7-10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                              Catholic School, 4030 Jackson St.
                                                                                                                                                                              NE will host its first ever Alumni Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Church Events
                                             10 or until the teams are full. The                                                     at the California Building Gallery,      Hockey Tournament on Friday,Mar.
9-10 a.m. Contact Angela Finn at                                                       Columbia Heights City Hall, 590
651-366-3073 to RSVP.
                                             first 75 people who register in per-                                                    2205 California St. NE. The Green        19,5-9 p.m. and Saturday,Mar.20,           Ham and Cash Bingo
                                             son at Audubon Park, 1320 29th            40th Ave.NE,to give an update on              Gala is a family oriented event built    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The tournament              #6646: Attend the annual Ham
                                             Ave.NE,612-370-4910,on Monday,            federal legislation and hear from             around a full blown fashion show         is open to anyone who attended ICS         and Cash Bingo event at Kolbe
Rec Plus summer childcare                    Mar. 8, 6-8 p.m. will receive a free      council members about issues con-             featuring neighborhood people as         for a least one year and is currently      Center,1630 4th St.NE,on Sunday,
   #6546: The Rec Plus school-age            dilly bar and will be entered in a        cerning the city and region. For              the models,and highlighting cloth-       high school age or older;is a parent       Mar. 21, 2-5 p.m. for a chance to
childcare program is taking appli-           drawing to win free Twins tickets.        more information, contact Alison              ing and accessories from area thrift     of an ICS student, past or present;        win an Easter ham.Bingo is 25 cents
cations for its summer program be-           Register at Logan, 690 13th Ave.          Harris at 612-522-1212.                       stores and reuse shops.                  or is married to an ICS alumnus.Cost       per card. Door prizes also given out.
ginning Tuesday, Mar. 16, at 5:30            NE, 612-370-4927, or Bottineau                                                              Event attendees can expect a not     to play is $10 per person with 3
                                                                                                                                     too serious evening with hors d’ou-      games guaranteed.To enter a team,          Pot O’Gold bingo and

Working 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                     vres and drink for all ages, live jazz   or for more information, call 763-
                                                                                                                                     from the Greg Schaefer Trio and new                                                 corned beef dinner
                                                                                                                                                                              788-9062 ext.223.                             #6678:Immaculate Conception
                                                                                                                                     this year, a silent auction.
                                                                                                                                     Additionally, fashion suppliers will                                                Church, 4030 Jackson St. NE, will
                                                                                                                                                                              Ukrainian Easter bazaar                    host its Pot O’ Gold bingo event
1        Lowry Bridge                                             across the bridge surface; and an under-                           have many of their own products             #6682:Enjoy an afternoon of fes-        along with a dinner Saturday,Mar.
                                                                  ground storm water treatment system that                           available for purchase at the event.     tive family fun Sunday,Mar.21,11           20. Corned beef and cabbage, hot
   “We’re working right now on the two water-                     will also serve a wider area on the east side                      Tickets are $20 and are available on-    a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ukrainian Event         dogs, shamrock shakes and more
                                                                  of the bridge.                                                     line at www.bottineauneighbor-
borne piers” that will support the bridge, he                                                                               12 and under are
                                                                                                                                                                              Center, 301 Main St. NE. Ukrainian         will be available to purchase begin-
said, one near each end of the 400-plus foot                         The system, which will filter storm water                                                                Easter Eggs, fresh Paska (Ukrainian        ning at noon and at 6 p.m. To go
                                                                                                                                     admitted free. Proceeds from this
long bridge structure.                                            through sand to remove pollutants before                           event are used by the neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                              Easter Bread) and Ukrainian food will      meals will be available. Bingo ses-
   How long will the loud noise last? “We an-                     storm water reaches the river, will be “below                      association to fund its annual Earth
                                                                                                                                                                              be available for purchase as well as       sions will be held 1-4 p.m. and 7-10
                                                                  ground, out of sight,” Backer said, and will                                                                an Easter dinner of pierogies, cab-        p.m. Bingo cards are 50 cents,or 3
ticipate loud pile driving noise for the next                                                                                        Day 5K and Watershed Clean Up.           bage rolls,sausage and borscht.Free
                                                                  serve an 80-acre watershed area on the east                                                                                                            for $1.00.For more information,call
three months, roughly. That’s our best esti-                                                                                                                                  admission and onsite parking. For
                                                                  side of the bridge. On the west side, a “small-                                                                                                        763-788-9062.
mate so far,” he said. A county news release                                                                                         Waite Park Community                     more information,call 612-379-1956.
said the pile driving work will continue during                   er but effective” underground treatment fa-                        School Spring Gala
                                                                  cility is planned.                                                                                                                                     Journey of Faith
the day, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                                           #6667: Join the Waite Park           Kenzington open house                          #6576:The Church of All Saints,
   When the demolition work is finished on                           Backer said he is pleased that Lunda                            School Community Saturday,Mar.              #6666: The Kenzington of St.            435 4th St.NE,612-379-4996,is host-
the SuperAmerica building at Lowry and                            Construction, which is also handling the                           20, 7-11 p.m. for their 2nd annual       Anthony, a 55+ independent and             ing a Mission Course, led by Paulist
Marshall, and the debris removed, a chain-link                    Camden Bridge renovation, is the contractor for                    Spring Gala being held at East Side      active adult community, will host          Fr. Bob O’Donnell, St. Lawrence
fence will be built to keep people out of the                     the Lowry Bridge replacement. “They do a very                      Neighborhood Services,1700 2nd           an open house Sunday, Mar. 14,             Parish and Newman Center on
                                                                  fine job on bridge construction,” he said, and                     St. NE, 612-781-6011.There will be       1-4 p.m. featuring tours of individ-
work area.                                                                                                                           a silent auction presented by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mondays,March 15,22,& 29,6:30-
   During 2010, Backer said, he expects the                       they have “a great reputation in the industry.”                                                             ual units,woodworking workshop,            8:15 p.m. Renew your knowledge
                                                                                                                                     Waite Park PTA,a meat raffle,a wine      community room and guest rooms.
pier legs to be built up above the water sur-                        Hennepin County Commissioner Mark                               raffle,plus food and beverages do-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of Catholic basics and your enthusi-
                                                                                                                                                                              A light lunch will be served. The          asm to live and share Catholic faith.
face, and some of the bridge’s ground-based                       Stenglein said, “We are excited to move for-                       nated by a variety of local eateries.    Kenzington is located at 2601              Sponsored by Northeast Catholic
concrete support elements to be finished.                         ward with this project, and it is great to see                     Tickets are $15/person in advance        Kenzie Terrace. For more informa-          parishes,for all Catholics of the area
Crews will likely also finish some temporary                      work crews in the Mississippi River. It might                      (available at Waite Park school or       tion, call 612-788-7525.                   and any and all interested neigh-
support work they will use while construct-                       get noisy at times in the next few months, but                     park); $20/person at the door.                                                      bors and friends. Learn, reflect, and
ing the bridge deck.                                              the noise means people are working and                                 Childcare is available during the    IC School open house                       pray,and together,celebrate the gift
   The new bridge will have wider sidewalks                       Hennepin County is going to get a new bridge.                      event through Mpls.Park and Rec at          #6679:Learn about affordable Pre        of faith.Free-will offering.
                                                                  We appreciate the community’s patience and                         Waite Park from 6-11 p.m. Cost is
with unobstructed views of the Mississippi                                                                                           $15/child and includes games,
                                                                                                                                                                              K- Grade 8 education, plus before
River; a high-efficiency, color-adjustable LED                    continued support.”                                                                                         and after school extended day care
                                                                                                                                     crafts & movies. Children must be
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    municipal off-sale liquor facilities.                                                                                                  Licensed • Insured
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                                                         Werman,and features karaoke,free                 from any Lions Club member at
         Event listings
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                                                         raffles, food served 5-7 p.m. fol-
                                                         lowed by a silent auction.$5 dona-
                                                                                                          LaMere Concrete, 714 18-1/2 Ave. NE,
                                                                                                          612-789-8171 or at Jax,612-789-7297.         “The whole town
                                                         tion.For more information,contact
                                                         the VFW at 763-788-8187.
                                                                                                          The group is also seeking items for
                                                                                                          the silent auction; call LaMere
                                                                                                          Concrete or Jax if you’re interested.
                                                                                                                                                       is here” at Empty
     Fundraisers                                         Geezer Gala: Sock Hop &                                                                       Bowls event
Help Columbia Heights
                                                         Alzheimer’s fundraiser
                                                             #6498: Two Right Feet Dance
                                                         will hold its 2nd annual fund-raising
cops “arrest hunger”                                     event to benefit the Alzheimer’s                 NE Network meeting
    #6685: Officers and staff from                       Association of Minnesota-North                      #6538:The Eastside Food Co-op,
CHPD will be partnering with SACA                        Dakota Saturday, Mar. 20, 7-10                   2551 Central Ave.NE, and its board
food shelf and other community                           p.m. at St. Clement’s Catholic                   of directors invites the Northeast
and emergency services partners                          Church,911 24th Ave.NE.The event                 community to a monthly conversa-                                                                           Youth from several cities got involved in making
to tackle the problems of hunger                                                                          tion between Northeast’s organiza-
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 6-9 p.m. at the
                                                         features music by Rick and the                                                                                                                              placemats, providing the musical entertain-
                                                         Resistors, a silent auction, drive-in            tions,businesses,educators,elected
Columbia Heights Public Safety                                                                            officials, police, art collectives, and                                                                    ment, and building the small glazed clay “Empty
                                                         movie photo ops with local B-                                                                                                                               Bowls” at the fundraising event for Southern
Center,825 41st Ave.NE.The event                         movie filmmaker Christopher                      various groups in the faith commu-
will include tours of the police and                                                                      nity. The topic for the next gather-                                                                       Anoka Community Assistance March 1 at Murzyn
                                                         Mihm and contests to choose the
fire departments; crime scene                            Best ’50s-style Costumes and Best                ing on Thursday, Mar. 11, is public                                                                        Hall. Local restaurants and caterers provided
demos;food;mock police booking;                          Dancers.Snacks and root beer floats              education,with a focus on K-12 ed-                                                                         soup and fixins, there was a silent auction and
child fingerprint kits,and other fam-                    will be available for purchase.                  ucation in Northeast. Joining the                                                                          raffles. Attendees could pay what they were
ily friendly activities. The suggest-                        Tickets are $15 if preordered by             panel discussion will be: Carla                                                                            willing to, and take a reminder that there are
ed donation is $10 per person to a                       Mar.15,or $20 at the door.Fifty per-             Steinbach, Principal of Edison High                                                                        still empty bowls—hunger—in the community.
maximum of $20 per family and                                                                             School;Dr.Padmini Udupa,Principal
will include all the family activities
                                                         cent of ticket sales and photo shoot                                                                                                                        The crowded event, on track to top last year’s
                                                         proceeds,and 100 percent of funds                of Northeast Middle School;and Dr.
as well as food and beverage; no                                                                          Pao Vue,Principal of Pillsbury Middle                                                                      donations (goal $6,000+) was such a hit, sev-
                                                         raised in the silent auction,will go to                                                                                                                     eral people were on cell phones telling their
one will be turned away if they can’t                    support the Alzheimer’s Association              School.Please call 612-788-0950 to
afford the donation. For more in-                                                                         RSVP by Tuesday,Mar.9.                                                                                     friends to “come on over, the soup’s great and
                                                         Minnesota-North Dakota’s pro-
formation, contact Officer Joseph                        grams and services.For more infor-                                                                                                                          the whole town is here!” (Photos by Margo Ashmore)
Sturdevant at 763-706-8100.                              mation, call 612-824-1800.                       Get Acquainted Breakfast
                                                                                                             #6656:Join the Northeast Minne-           PEN: Public Education                            St.NE;call 612-379-8454 to register.           Neighborhood Services,1700 2nd
Wilshire Park silent auction
   #6527:The Wilshire Park Parents
                                                         And coming up soon:                              apolis Chamber of Commerce for
                                                                                                          a Get Acquainted Breakfast on
                                                                                                                                                       Northeast                                                                                       St NE; and Thursday, Mar. 11, 1-5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p.m. (four-hour refresher course)
                                                             #6584:A Spaghetti Dinner and                                                                 #6269: PEN is a collaborative ef-             Stretch & Tone
Association is hosting a silent auc-                                                                      Wednesday,Mar.24,7:30-9 a.m.,at                                                                  #6683: New Brighton’s Family                at The Senior’s Place,1801 Central
                                                         Silent Auction will be held                                                                   fort between parents, teachers and
tion for adults at the New Brighton                                                                       Kramarczuk’s Eastern European                                                                 Service Center Fitness Center, 400             Ave. NE. The fee for the four-hour
                                                         Saturday, Mar. 27, 6-9 p.m. at the                                                            community members, sharing en-
Community Center, 803 Old Hwy.                                                                            Deli, 215 E. Hennepin Ave. This free                                                          10th St.NW,offers a total fitness pro-         course is $20 and the eight-hour
                                                         Moose on Monroe,356 Monroe St.                                                                ergy and ideas that will lead to
8 NW, on Friday, Mar. 19, 6-8 p.m.                                                                        networking event features a compli-                                                           gram designed especially for older             course is $24.For more information
                                                         NE, to benefit Tom Olsen, owner of                                                            stronger public schools in Northeast
A dinner buffet will be available for                                                                     mentary breakfast, the “one minute                                                            adults Tuesdays and Thursdays,                 or to register call 1-888-234-1294.
                                                         Tom’s Style and Tanning,who was                                                               Minneapolis. Meetings are held on
$10 a person from 6-7 p.m.                                                                                commercial,”and space for your busi-                                                          Mar. 9-25, 9-10 a.m. For more in-                 #6645: The Falldin American
                                                         diagnosed with throat cancer in                                                               the third Monday of each month,
   The silent auction planning                                                                            nesses promotional materials. For                                                             formation, call 651-638-2130.                  Legion Post #555 hosts a four-hour
                                                         October of 2009.Tickets are $20 for                                                           6:30 p.m. in the Edison High School
committee is requesting the dona-                                                                         more information or to register, call                                                                                                        drivers improvement course held
                                                         adults,$10 for children 12 and under,                                                         Media Center. Next meeting: Mar.
tion of community auction items.If                                                                        Christine Levens at 612-378-0050.                                                                                                            Friday,Mar.26,1-5 p.m. at Audubon
you or someone you know has a                            free for children under 5,and can be                                                          15. For more information, contact                55+ Driver Improvement
                                                                                                                                                       Dean DeGroot at 612-789-7629.                        People age 55 and older who com-           Park, 1320 29th Ave. NE. A registra-
community auction item they’d be                         purchased at the door or in advance
                                                         at Tom’s Style and Tanning, 938
                                                                                                          Alley Cat Community                                                                           plete an eight-hour course can qual-           tion fee of $12/AARP members,
willing to donate, please contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $14/non-members, must be paid in
                                                                                                          Garden meetings
Tessie Rodkewich at tessierod- or Carolie
                                                         Lowry Ave.NE,and at the Moose.For
                                                         more information,call 612-789-8134.                 #6400:Lily’s Coffee Shop,3301
                                                                                                          Central Ave.NE,hosts the Alley Cat
                                                                                                                                                        Senior Scene                                    ify for a discount on their auto insur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ance premiums.A four hour refresher
                                                                                                                                                                                                        course is needed every three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       advance. Call Virgil Persing at 763-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       788-5570 for more information.
Carlson at                                 #6526:The Lions Club of Northeast
                                                                                                          Community Garden meeting on                                                                   thereafter.Find a course near you:                #6684: AARP drivers safety classes
                                                         Minneapolis will hold its 41st annual                                                         The Joy of Aging – Part II:                                                                     will be held at the Family Service
                                                         Pot o’Gold dinner and raffle fundrais-           the 2nd Sunday each month,3-4                                                                     #6659:The MN Highway Safety
Think Pink cancer benefit                                                                                 p.m. Next meeting is Sunday,Mar.             Reach for the Stars                              Center will offer a 55+ Driver                 Center,400 10th St.NW,New Brighton.
                                                         er Wednesday,March 24 at Jax Café,                                                               #6621: Using ideas from two
at Columbia Heights VFW                                                                                   14.This is a start up community gar-                                                          Improvement Courses on the fol-                Eight-hour classes will be held April
                                                         1928 University Ave. NE with a social                                                         books,“Tuesdays with Morrie” and
  #6662: The Columbia Heights                                                                             den located in the alley between                                                              lowing dates:Saturday,Mar.13,9                 26 & 28 and August 23 & 25. Four-
                                                         at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Raffle                                                         “The Virtues of Aging,”explore the
VFW, 4446 Central Ave. NE, pres-                                                                          3600 block of Van Buren St.NE and                                                             a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Mar. 22, 1-               hour refresher classes will be held on
                                                         prizes: $2,500, $1,500, $500, and five                                                        truths,myths,and wisdoms as well
ents a Think Pink cancer benefit on                                                                       Architect Ave. Please come if you                                                             5 p.m. and Wednesday, Mar. 24,                 March 29,April 12,May 10,May 24,
                                                         prizes of $150.There will also be a silent                                                    as the values of aging. You do not
Saturday, Mar. 20, 4 p.m.-mid-                                                                            are interested in garden space,and                                                            5:30-9:30 p.m. (four-hour refresh-             June 14 and July 12.The eight hour
                                                         auction and music by the Overland                                                             need to read the two books in order
night. Event will be hosted by                                                                            want to plan for the garden. For                                                              er course), and Tuesday, Mar. 23               class fee is $22,or $20/AARP members.
                                                         Quartet.Tickets cost $150 and include                                                         to participate. Class will be held
member of Ladies Auxiliary 230 and                                                                        more information, contact Margo                                                               and Thursday, Mar. 25, 5-9 p.m.                The four hour refresher course is $18,
                                                         dinner for two plus a chance in the                                                           Monday, Mar. 15, 1:30- 3 p.m. at
“Walk for the Cure”participant Lisa                                                                       at 612-789-0525.                                                                              (eight-hour full course) at East Side          or $16/AARP members. For more in-
                                                         drawing. Tickets can be purchased                                                             the MainStreet Lodge, 909 Main                                                                  formation,call 651-638-2130.

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