NEWS & VIEWS OF PHILLIPS SINCE 1976
Tuesday July 17th 2018

Keep citizen journalism alive!

Donatebutton_narrow

Archives

July 2018 Alley Newspaper

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Dave’s Dumpster – Freedom in Thought and Word

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Juneteenth Freedom Day

was proclaimed on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Governor Mark Dayton in the State of Minnesota. Juneteenth Freedom Day is an annual remembrance of the ending of slavery that promotes the celebration of freedom and justice for all Americans through an emphasis on continued education, achievement, and tolerance.

“The United States of America is a nation founded on the principles of liberty and justice for all. The Civil War was fought to ensure that freedom would be shared by all Americans, Communities throughout Minnesota and the United States unite on this day to honor freedom, and to encourage respect, tolerance, and acceptance of all cultures.” …from Gov. Dayton’s proclamation.

On January 1, 1863, former President Abraham Lincoln officially signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which gave freedom to slaves. On June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years later, freedom became a reality for all remaining slaves in the State of Texas.

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Alley Contest!

PowWow Grounds Coffee $5 Raffle for telling what, where, when the foreground was built?

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Ideas and responses to The Alley transition

1. Sunday, July 22, 11-5pm, Open Streets

Come and talk to Alley volunteers as part of the Midtown Phillips Festival, 15th Ave. and E. Lake St. and/or at Friends of the Cemetery at the Lake Street Gate to Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery between Cedar Av. And 21st Av; both as part of Open Street Lake Street.

2. Thoughts about the transition from Alley reader and Phillips resident, Kelly Trius:

“I’ve been an Alley reader and a resident for over a decade here and when I saw the last issue of The Alley, with its call for residential input, I started thinking.”

“I love the Alley, the fact that there is a neighborhood newspaper, that there are people distributing it. I would love it in any neighborhood, but I especially love it here. East Phillips is in so many ways a microcosm of the world. In these few square blocks people have gathered who know the meaning of the word ‘Resilience’. Every day here, we are literally healing the pain and repercussions of slavery and Jim Crow, genocide and boarding schools, colonialism and refugee camps by getting to know one another, supporting one another, valuing each other, empowering each other. Each day we face the biggest, scariest, most traumatizing forces of history—and each day most of us come out alive on the other side.”

“There are stories and images, imaginings and histories in this neighborhood that could make the meanest person laugh and cry. On the eve of climate change, Minneapolis and the world are looking for someone to teach them about ‘Resilience.’”

“I think that there is no better place than right here in East Phillips.”

“I think that it is time for the Alley to reach out to a larger audience, with a larger message. Not pity stories, not scary stories, but stories that show our strength in overcoming each day, our ingenuity for staying alive, our ability to care for and about each other. On our good days, East Phillips residents and community workers are keeping each other off drugs, helping each other out of domestic abuse, keeping each other off the streets, holding each other’s babies, planting gardens that we all may eat and see beauty. As for our bad days—well, maybe there won’t be so many when the little things that we do each day are lauded as the great things that they are. Poverty and oppression are good teachers, if you can keep from being traumatized.”

“When I meet my neighbors across The Alley, these are the stories we tell each other—clothes for the free market, food down the street, microloans, chasing off drug-dealers with children bearing Popsicles, befriending the teen who ‘kidnapped’ your daughter because she was ANGRY with her world and its history, ending a knife fight with a few looks across the playground, creating transitional space for refugee women escaping domestic violence, art on the sidewalks, gardens, affordable swim lessons, the power of drums…”

“You and I both know that this list goes on forever. I think we need to tell our stories of ‘Resilience.’ And I think that The Alley should help us tell them—through interviews, ghost-writing, art, poetry, youth contests, thematic discussion pages—media that touches emotions and a deeper purpose.”

“Not to mention the practical side of having a larger audience and a larger cause for a paper that needs a financial boost.”

“I’d love to help save The Alley; sorry I had to miss the meeting last Wednesday. Thank you for all that you do!!!”

3. What are your opinions? Ideas? Email Cathy: cstrobel11@gmail.com

4. Make a donation of $5 or more!  Alley Communications, PO Box 7006, Mpls MN 55407. Thank you to those who have!

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Movie Corner “I like you just the way you are.” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”… Fred Rogers, 1928-2003

By HOWARD McQUITTER II

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is one the kindest titles given to any film. It is a benevolent, heartfelt, energetic portrayal of Fred Rogers, a man of exemplary status who revolutionized children’s programs on television. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, took a route, not to a church pulpit, but to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) with a new method of programming for children.

He brought children into his studio from different races and backgrounds engaging them by speaking in ways up to the time, circa 1968, unheard of on children’s programs which usually concentrated on using cartoons and superheroes.

Soon, young and not so young were glued to TVs “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood”, starting on February 19, 1968; eventually lasting 31 seasons and 912 episodes. He did not shy away from certain topics, such as producing a primetime special that spoke directly to children about Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination.

It was a bold move by Rogers for that day when most programmers would have shied away from telling children about an assassination or any other such devastating event.

The documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” at the 37th Mpls.-St. Paul International Film Festival began locally at the Uptown Theater on June 15, 2018.

Cast: Joe Negri (Himself), Francois Clemmons (Himself), Kailyn Davis (Herself), David Newell (Himself), Yo-You Ma (Himself).

Director: Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”) presents a real treat to a man who loved all, especially children. (PG-13) Running time: 94 minutes.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

How green is your clean?

By EMILY WORMAN

This summer, the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is partnering with Hope Community and the Lake Street Council on a project focused on improving air quality in Phillips. This project aims to reduce the environmental and public health risks associated with certain cleaners, by assessing the janitorial products used in housing complexes and local businesses and working to help them switch to cleaner products. MnTAP offers a variety of free services to interested businesses, including assessment of the safety of current cleaning products, education on safer products and recommendations for alternative products, and samples of new products. We are dedicated to making this project a success by working with you to find alternatives that are comparable in cost and effectiveness.

There are many benefits to switching to safer cleaning products:

  • Improve air quality for customers and residents by limiting harsh chemicals and air pollutants.
  • Protect employees from health risks such as respiratory system issues and aggravated asthma- that can come from exposure to unsafe chemicals.
  • Limit loss of labor and reduce insurance and worker compensation costs through creating a safer work environment.
  • Lower cleaning costs by replacing aerosols with reusable containers and reducing the cost of hazardous waste disposal.
  • Use as a marketing tool, by showing your commitment to sustainability and earning green building credits.

This is a great way to continue to improve your community, while helping address the important issues of pollution and community health. A small change can make a big difference. If you are interested in setting up a meeting with MnTAP, to schedule a free consultation and sample new cleaning products, please reach out to Emily Worman at worma007@umn.edu, 952-567-0445 or 612-435-1682.

Emily Worman is a MnTAP Intern at Hope Community

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

What’s Up at the Franklin Community Library – July 2018

By Erin Thomasson

ALL AGES

Franklin on the Green
Tuesdays, 2-4 pm
Badminton, soccer, Frisbee, & games outside; weather permitting.

Science Wednesdays
2-4 pm
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activity each week!

Puzzlemania!
Thursdays, 2-4 pm
Educational, fun puzzles & games!

Game On!
Thursdays, 5-7 pm
Card games, board games, xBox, & VR – play or learn a new one.

Family Storytime
Fridays, 10:30-11 am
All ages & caregivers. Talk, sing, read, write & play sharing books, stories, rhymes, music & movement.

Energy Release Games
Saturday, July 14, 2-3 pm
Registration required. Try 10-15 different games that will make you move! Sponsors: Friends of the Hennepin County Library, MELSA. Collaborator: Pros of the Rope.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8:30pm
Also Ingebretsen’s at Norway House (913 E. Franklin Avenue)

A celebration of wild mushroom foraging…beyond morels + a photo exhibit of wild mushroom still lifes by Michael Karns, Lisa Golden Schroeder, and Dennis Becker. Free event.

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks

Phillips West – July 2018

Phillips West Neighborhood Events: www.phillipswest.info

By CRYSTAL WINDSCHITL

July 5th Thurs. 6-7:30pm
Phillips West Monthly Community Meeting

(Note: No July meeting due to proximity to 4th of July holiday)

August 7th Tuesday 5-8 pm
Phillips West Neighborhood 22nd Annual National Night Out Celebration!

Please join hundreds of Community Partners & Residents for one of the biggest National Night Out Celebrations in Minneapolis! EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES WITH PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Event will be held along 27th Street between Columbus and Portland Avenues! A variety of FREE picnic food including snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs, watermelon, cookies & ice cream! There will also be a variety of entertainment including a Mariachi band, dancing contest, open mic rap contest with opportunity to win grand prizes, salsa dancers, 3 clowns, 2 bounce houses, a puppet show, face painters, fish pond, children’s games, McGruff the Crime Dog, twinkle the Mascot, Mickey Mouse, and a giant inflated slide! Information on dozens of community resources will be available! If you would like an information table or would like to get involved contact Crystal at 612-879-5383 or email pwno2005@yahoo.com

Share this with your friends:
  • email
  • Print
  • PDF
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Tumblr
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
 Page 1 of 178  1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last »