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Riding out the recession

Bridge-area businesses face tough economic times

The Podium celebrates 50 years in Dinkytown

Limited edition 'Podium' models mark anniversary

Longfellow’s Elite to help unemployed

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

Strength by association

Area business organizations work hard to buffer against hard economic times

Global Village closes on West Bank

Tough economy claims decades-old Cedar-Riverside fixture

April 1–5

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

Look closely

Marcy students and parents learn the zen of drawing

March 23–30

Census discussion, South Minneapolis Housing fair, West Side Story, Women of Mill City, Tattoo Art opening, more

Common Ground Meditation Center opens in former Diner

Buddhist center will host an open house on May 9

March 16–22

School choice meetings; President Obama’s early days; Penumbra's A Raisin in the Sun; AIDS benefit at Hang It; Monsters and college at Northern Clay; Reflections at MCBA; more

'Visioning' sessions for Central Corridor station art begin March 11

Bridge-area station sessions will take place March 17–26

DFL ward conventions March 28, April 4 and 18

Wards 3, 1 and 2 still to come

March 9–15

Longfellow Garden Club; 'A' Mill tour; library events; Koryo Saram screening; Frank's By the Bog of Cats; Monsters and college at Northern Clay; more