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The ‘Affluenza Season’ is upon us; advice is to give less

Posted on 21 November 2017

By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Nokomis resident and entrepreneur Brianna Harrington has a suggestion for the holiday season this year: give less! Harrington is not a modern-day Scrooge, but someone deeply concerned about the effects of hyper-consumption on our planet and its inhabitants. She believes that we would all be happier exchanging more moments, and fewer mementos—not […] Continue Reading

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The grain to glass distillery movement is thriving in Longfellow

Posted on 21 November 2017

Article and photos by STEPHANIE FOX When Chris Montana (photo right) grew up around the Longfellow neighborhood, in apartments just off Lake St., few would have guessed that he would become a maker of high-end vodka. He attended South High School before heading off to college for a degree in English. He then spent time […] Continue Reading

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MakeRoom Artist Residency launching in Longfellow in 2018

Posted on 21 November 2017

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Longfellow resident Thomas Wegner has created an opportunity he calls the MakeRoom Artist Residency, and he is ready to start taking applications for 2018. The residency will offer one artist (or two collaborating artists) the time and space to focus on their art for ten days—free of charge. The […] Continue Reading

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Dementia behavior consultant is carving his own niche

Posted on 20 November 2017

Article and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN From his home office in the Longfellow neighborhood, Dr. Eilon Caspi (photo right) is doing all he can to humanize the face of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Caspi, who holds a Ph.D. in gerontology, has worked his whole adult life in the aging field, starting as […] Continue Reading

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Day of the Dead celebrated at Roosevelt High School

Posted on 20 November 2017

As told by JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ, Spanish Immersion Photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This was the first year that Roosevelt High School organized an event for El Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. The idea was to celebrate our Latino diversity and multicultural traditions at Roosevelt High School with the broader community. La […] Continue Reading

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Fun / community was Spooktacular theme

Posted on 20 November 2017

Children, families, and tenants all turned out on Oct. 28 for the 4th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Open House at Minnehaha Senior Living and Providence Place Senior Living, 37th St. and 23rd Ave. Many families turned up in costumes (photo right provided) and played the games which included a fishing booth, a duck pond, pumpkin bowling, […] Continue Reading

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International president of Toastmasters says organization changes lives around the world

Posted on 20 November 2017

By JAN WILLMS Toastmasters changes lives. Balraj Arunsalam (photo right by Jan Willms), international president of Toastmasters from Sri Lanka, said he has seen the proof of this many times. In the Twin Cities area to speak at a fall conference in Rochester Nov. 3, Arunsalam said he has seen the impact Toastmasters has not […] Continue Reading

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NENA News: Night Before New Year’s Eve planned Dec. 30

Posted on 20 November 2017

Night Before New Year’s Eve Want to celebrate the New Year with your kids but don’t want the late bedtime hassle? The Night Before New Year’s Eve party on Sat., Dec. 30, is a family-oriented, free event chock full of activities, including a “midnight” countdown at 7:15pm. Enjoy a kid-friendly dinner, carnival games, music, and […] Continue Reading

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Above average rainfall, saturated soils and aging infrastructure cause sinkholes

Posted on 20 November 2017

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) received inquiries in late October from visitors and neighbors of Nokomis-Hiawatha Regional Park about waterlogged parkland and the appearance of sinkholes and settled grounds along streets and in parks. High precipitation levels over the past two years have resulted in lush grass, beautiful […] Continue Reading

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Hi-Lake Intersection has a tough summer

Posted on 26 October 2017

The intersection confounds motorists, pedestrians, and bikers alike. (Photo by Margie O’Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This summer saw a significant rise in activity underneath the overpass at Hiawatha Ave. and East Lake St. According to an update from Hennepin County Health and Human Services, a group of 5-25 people began occupying both sides of the […] Continue Reading

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