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

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 [...]

How green is your clean?

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 [...]

June 2018 Alley Newspaper

June 2018 Alley Newspaper

Time is running out for The Alley!

Time is running out for The Alley!

Phillips Aquatics Center: A dream come true! IS OPEN!

Phillips Aquatics Center: A dream come true! IS OPEN!

MURPHY BYRNE (MURPHYBYRNEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM) COURTESY OF MPLS. PARK & RECREATION BOARDPhillips Aquatics Center Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (at entrance to the 6-Lane Pool) These 25 adults represent the Partners for the Center’s Renovation and Expansion whose support and dedication was a wide range of individuals and organizations in [...]

Our DAD, Virgil Welna

Our DAD, Virgil Welna

By VIRGINIA M. MAGNER   He unlocks the door and cranks down the awning. Then turns on the lights. A new day is dawning. It’s eight o’clock sharp; all merchandise in its’ place. For the next 10 hours he’ll keep a steady pace. Serving the needs of the young and the old. And listening with his heart, I have been told. Down [...]

Virgil Welna 1929-2018 Vast legacy by quintessential storekeeper and community elder

Virgil Welna 1929-2018 Vast legacy by quintessential storekeeper and community elder

Virgil Welna has heard the last bell signaling another person to meet and serve By JENN WELNA Born on March 24th, 1929 in Holdingford, MN to Alphonse (Al) and Anna, Virgil (Virg) Welna was one of six children. When he was in 8th grade, his family moved from their large house in the small town to a two-bedroom apartment in the Phillips [...]

March for immigrant and workers’ rights!

By LINDSEY FENNER On Tuesday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, a broad coalition of community, immigrant, and labor organizations will be marching through South Minneapolis for immigrant and workers’ rights. Organized by the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), neighbors will be showing up for a platform that protects all [...]

Laura Waterman Wittstock, still the superb journalist

Laura Waterman Wittstock, still the superb journalist

Laura Waterman Wittstock | J Arthur Anderson/ALLEYNEWS First Person Radio Signs Off the Air By ELAINE SALINAS The final segment of First Person Radio (FPR) aired on KFAI Radio in Minneapolis on February 14th, 2018, forty years after it originated as The Native American Program on KUOM-AM, the University of Minnesota’s radio station. First [...]

Riverside Meadow named for Annie Young

Riverside Meadow named for Annie Young

CAM GORDON/ALLEYNEWS Martha Anne “Annie” Young 1924-2018 By CAM GORDON On Saturday, March 17, over 100 people gathered in Lower Riverside Park to celebrate the life of longtime Phillips resident and recently retired Minneapolis Park Commissioner, Annie Young, who passed away earlier this year on January 22. The celebration included a [...]

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