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One seed = many fruits Many pieces = one beauty

One seed = many fruits Many pieces = one beauty

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Out of one seed comes many fruits. Out of many broken pieces comes one unique beauty. That is the hope of the “Semilla” Community Arts Program at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Phillips. The idea for Semilla—which means “seed” in Spanish—came from St. Paul’s work in the arts and community organizing over [...]

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

by Robert Albee For the past two years many of us in the Phillips Community have been working to resurrect the Phillips Community Center (PCC) and turn it into a centerpiece for rebuilding the fabric of the neighborhood—this time as Phillips people instead of edifices or individual programs. We want the PCC to become Phillip’s hub of [...]

A highway divided, but it didn’t conquer. What is a Bridge? New community project in Phillips West

A highway divided, but it didn’t conquer. What is a Bridge?  New community project in Phillips West

by Dallas Johnson A bridge is more than a connection between two places. Yes, our very own 24th St pedestrian bridge across 35W connects our neighborhood to Whittier. But did you know it’s also a testament to community activism? You are invited to help breathe new life into the incredible story of our bridge. What’s the [...]

“Turning A Negative Into A Positive….” GI Hi-Jacked at Hi-Lake!… Green Institute dead to South Mpls.

by Annie Young Last month The Alley printed information about The ReUse Center closing. Now another part of the story unfolds before our eyes, where has the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center and The Green Institute gone? On Monday, January 25th the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center’s name came down and Greenway signage was put up. On Friday, [...]

All My Relations Gallery debuts Frank Big Bear

All My Relations Gallery debuts Frank Big Bear

The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) celebrates the All My Relations Gallery Grand Opening with an exhibit of never-before-seen paintings by master artist Frank Big Bear. Reception and Celebration January 21,  5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at All My Relations Gallery, 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Mpls. Hours: Tuesday-Friday [...]

Victor Borge: Life and Laughs of a Scandinavian Humorist Exhibit Opens at the American Swedish Institute

Victor Borge: Life and Laughs of a Scandinavian Humorist Exhibit Opens at the American Swedish Institute

February 18 – May 1, 2011 Exhibit  explores Victor Borge’s life and achievements with  film clips, recordings, photographs and memorabilia. Admission: see below. Born Børge Rosenbaum in Denmark on January 3, 1909, Mr. Borge trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and began his career in Denmark in the 1930s. While touring in [...]

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center at 2300 17th Ave. Exemplifies reward of unity after 40 years of vision and six years of struggle

East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center at 2300 17th Ave. Exemplifies reward of unity after 40 years of vision and six years of struggle

: It has been forty years since hopes and visions of improvement to the two blocks of land between 17th and Cedar Avenues and 22nd and 24th Streets began.  Initial plans and proposals for dense housing were halted by limited citizen initiated political “arm twisting” that was nonetheless effective.  That effort led to park development [...]

ReUse Center Closed after 15 years

ReUse Center Closed after 15 years

by Harvey Winje The Reuse Center in Phillips closed on Dec. 11th, held a one week on-line auction, gave away the remains, and was ended by Dec 31st. The Mpls. Reuse Center, which began as the first retail sales store selling reusable building materials in an urban shopping center in the United States, opened at the Hi-Lake Shopping Center on [...]

The Alley’s Annual Fundraising event persevered through record snowfall!

The record-setting snowfall the evening of The Alley Newspaper’s Annual Meeting and Fundraising Auction understandably limited attendance and income for this important event. Bravo and thanks to the three dozen who were able to navigate the streets and snowdrifts. Thank you also to the individuals and businesses whose donations were [...]

Seeking Wellness

by Harvey Winje With great resiliency, neighborhood people have endured change for decades while seeking to maintain personal wellness for themselves and the entire community. Many have discovered that seeking personal wellness and community wellness are integrally linked together.  Good sleep, adequate resources, physical activity [...]

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