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Get Dick Bancroft!

Get Dick Bancroft!

Dick Bancroft, Storyteller, July 21, 1927 – July 16, 2018 COURTESY OF BANCROFT FAMILY BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Dick was born in St Paul, MN on July 21, 1927 to parents who were both industrious and creative, and they wanted their son Dick to be the same. He shoveled walks and did many other chores for nickels, following his father’s [...]

House set ablaze by fireworks

House set ablaze by fireworks

COURTESY OF GABRIEL AND AMY PASS Two families displaced, and entire house damaged by fire and water BY TESHA CHRISTENSEN On Thursday, July 5, 2018, an individual shooting off fireworks in Cedar Field Park set fire to a duplex at 2502 S. 18th Ave. This was the second of two house fires in South Minneapolis that day. Firefighters also believe [...]

Just Say N.N.O. National Night Out

Just Say N.N.O. National Night Out

Phillips West Neighborhood 22nd Annual National Night Out

Phillips West Neighborhood 22nd Annual National Night Out

July 2018 Alley Newspaper

July 2018 Alley Newspaper

Dave’s Dumpster – Freedom in Thought and Word

Dave’s Dumpster – Freedom in Thought and Word

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 [...]

Ideas and responses to The Alley transition

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 [...]

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 [...]

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