April 2009

April 1–5

Epworth Church auction; Seward Concert Band; 9/11 films; Paul Zerby reading; music of Nordic Americans

Riding out the recession

Bridge-area businesses face tough economic times

Global Village closes on West Bank

Tough economy claims decades-old Cedar-Riverside fixture

Strength by association

Area business organizations work hard to buffer against hard economic times

Longfellow’s Elite to help unemployed

Dry cleaner donates $16,000 worth of services to job seekers

The Podium celebrates 50 years in Dinkytown

Limited edition 'Podium' models mark anniversary

Southeast Como Improvement Association, March 10 board meeting

Como and Talmadge road construction; sprinklers at rayvic site; SECIA agrees outdoor couches a hazard; grant applications; policing plan and parking enforcement;

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) March 19 board meeting

Bookkeeping; Howe School reuse; Xcel substation resolution; NRP proposals; Community Benefits Agreement; Midtown Market; Candidate forum review

West Bank Community Coalition (WBCC) March 18 board meeting

Dar al Hijrah open house April 16; Earth Day events; website updated; safety walks and crime update; board retreat and committee membership; fire alarm

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) March 17 board and general membership meeting

NCEC meeting inconclusive; clean sweep grant; game-day mitigation; University property rights; 600 SE Main St. develoment opposed; transportation plan; sofa ordinance resistance; Marcy Arts Gala

Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association (PPERRIA) March 23 board meeting

Dorothy Whittaker recognition; NRP update; Central Corridor LRT agreement; Garage at 68 Barton; Zoning primer; annual meeting in May; Pratt playground funds;

South girls basketball team wins state championship

Tayler Hill adds title to state scoring title

April 6–12

Longfellow meetings; Solutions Twin Cities happy hour; Human rights and children’s books; Owls in the city; Public health film festival; more

New season, new bike, new you

Tips on choosing a new bike this spring

April 2009

BRIDGELAND ANGLER: Prospect Park poet Michael Kincaid reads, April 7; Ralph Rapson remembered; kudos and fundraiser news; more

Minneapolis—St. Paul International Film Festival in its 27th Year

Festival opens April 16

Succeeding students

Project SUCCESS helps schoolkids set the stage for later life

Glendale Food Shelf reopens

Crescent Moon Pizza opens in Como

Campus Pizza moves — but not far

New location offers expanded bar, seating, hours and menu items

‘Greening’ the fields

Environmental grants set stage for later development

MAP gala patrons build art collection and curriculum

Annual art auction set for Saturday, April 18

April 18 is Green Village Day in Southeast Como

CSAs, urban farms and charity provide produce and sustain farmers

Seward Co-op CSA Fair, grand opening celebration is Saturday, April 25

Talking pictures

Wing Young Huie’s monthly salons foster photographers

‘Dine out for life’ on April 30

Drawing article deserves another look


April 13–19

Mosque open house; Zerby reading and Bean exhibit; Textile Center and Weavers' Guild sale and open house; Subterranean Twin Cities

Southeast Como Improvement Association (SECIA), April 7 board meeting

Stadium issues, University District Alliance, Talmage safety upgrades, Como Cleanup is April 26

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) April 17 board meeting

Annual meeting Appril 22; neighborhood community engagement rep meeting and models; Xcel substation and lines; Seniors Aging in Place program; Schiff on foreclosures; Hennepin County Community Works

West Bank Community Coalition (WBCC) April 15 board meeting

Coyle Center expansion plans; Minneapolis Foundation West Bank funds; committee updates, office space

April 20–May 2

Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour; Coyle Center plans on display; restorative justice training; South High pancake breakfast; more

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) April 21 board meeting:

Neighborhood Community Engagement Commissions districts; Clean sweep canceled; May 1 riverfront walking tour; community garden day April 27; potluck and plant swap June 1;

‘Recovery Act’ funds bolster arsenic cleanup; child arsenic levels below concern

April 27 open house will present child-arsenic study findings