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Belle’s Tool Box, creative play space, opening soon

Posted on 29 August 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN There has been a steady hum of construction on the southwest corner of 42nd Ave. and 34th St. for several months now. The bright blue concrete block building, an automobile garage since 1955, has been completely repurposed. Local sign painter Forrest Wozniak recently painted the new business name on the exterior: Belle’s […] Continue Reading

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Family-owned barbershop continues a 52-year tradition

Posted on 28 August 2017

Story and photos by STEPHANIE FOX In early August 1965, barber Ed Martin Sr. first opened the doors on his brand new barbershop. His sign announced that ‘Mug and Brush Hair,’ located near the corner of 34th Ave. and 50th St. in the East Nokomis neighborhood, was opened for business. The shop is still there. […] Continue Reading

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‘Tales of Block E’ is a subject dear to local author’s heart

Posted on 28 August 2017

Photo and story by JAN WILLMS Characters come to life in Longfellow author William E. Burleson’s recently published book “Tales of Block E: Stories from 1979 on the Most Notorious Block in Minneapolis.” Burleson (photo right) has put three short stories into the book, and what results is a rich and insightful description of the […] Continue Reading

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Solar panels supplying 10.9% of energy used at Nokomis Beach

Posted on 28 August 2017

Installation funded by Xcel Energy, part of public/private partnership to add solar projects to five Minneapolis parks Story and photo by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN The new solar power installation at Nokomis Beach is up and running, and will soon supply an estimated 10.9% of total annual energy consumed at the beach. Plus, it created more […] Continue Reading

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Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets was a beautiful day

Posted on 28 August 2017

Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Photo above: This year’s Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets event appeared to go off without a hitch. A pleasant day without heat warnings; good crowds in attendance; and a welcome return of the newly upgraded and repurposed Minnehaha Ave. to the event route. Open Streets Minneapolis brings together community groups and […] Continue Reading

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Off-Leash Area to open new performance space in east Nokomis

Posted on 28 August 2017

The SAGE and Ivey Award- winning Off-Leash Area is launching an exciting new adventure as they announced the opening of a brand new performance venue in South Minneapolis: The Off-Leash Art Box. Construction is underway at 4200 54th St. E., and plans for the Art Box grand opening are set for the weekend of Oct. […] Continue Reading

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Share the River Gorge paddle and social draws a nice crowd

Posted on 28 August 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) served up their annual Share the River Gorge Canoe Paddle and Ice Cream Social on July 26 at W. River Pkwy. and 35th St. This year’s event was a gift to the neighborhood, as it is every year. Free Dilly Bars were provided by the East Lake […] Continue Reading

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Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca 2017

Posted on 28 August 2017

This year’s Monarch Festival will occur on Sat., Sept. 9 from 10am to 4pm. The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly’s amazing 2300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales, and plenty of opportunities to get up-close with monarch butterflies—learn about their habitats, and what you can do […] Continue Reading

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Are you prepared if a natural disaster strikes your home?

Posted on 28 August 2017

Transition Longfellow is an all-volunteer group of Longfellow/South Minneapolis neighbors who create opportunities for neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how they can reduce their energy use and waste, grow their own food, and prepare for extreme weather ahead. Visit www.transitionlongfellow.org to learn more. Preparedness Book Group meets Wed., Sept. 6, […] Continue Reading

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Agriculture area and athletic fields design added to Nokomis-Hiawatha master plan

Posted on 28 August 2017

On July 19, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners approved two amendments to the Nokomis-Hiawatha Master Plan. One amendment creates a designated Urban Agriculture Area on the east side of Lake Hiawatha. Another amendment approved a design concept for the Nokomis Athletic Fields, located on the northwest side of Lake Nokomis. The Nokomis-Hiawatha Master […] Continue Reading

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