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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 [...]

199 Years later Wendell Phillips is still in “All the news that’s fit to print.”

199 Years later Wendell Phillips is still in “All the news that’s fit to print.”

Wendell Phillips, Phillips Community’s namesake, still makes news as the agitator and moral guide.  The following article was in the New York Times this month.  Following the article, we have printed an e-mail exchange between the author of the article and James B. Stewart, Macalaster College, St. Paul.  Stewart is a professor of history and [...]

Mpls. Swims Plunges in With Pool Proposal to Park Board

Mpls. Swims Plunges in With Pool Proposal to Park Board

By Robert Albee Citing statistics of persons of color and low incomes drowning in the Land of 10,000 Lakes prompted Minneapolis Swims and the Phillips Community Parks Initiative (PCPI) into pushing the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) toward supporting a proposal to enable them to pursue independent funding to restore the 75’ [...]

Happy Birthday: Wendell Phillips @ 199 & Phillips Community’s Carl @ 99

Happy Birthday: Wendell Phillips @ 199 & Phillips Community’s Carl @ 99

by Harvey Winje Wendell Phillips’ 199th Birthday is November 29, 2010.  Phillips Community proudly uses his name and legacy advocating for peace and justice for all.  The Alley Newspaper celebrates Wendell’s 199th Birthday with the exclusive, Special Edition, Spirit of Phillips cartoon collage below by Dave Moore and Linnea Hadaway and [...]

Foran has retired from In the Heart of the Beast Theatre A Public Tribute to Honor and Thank Kathee Foran for 14 years at the helm, off stage, dedicated leadership

by Sandy Spieler Thank You Kathee Foran!!!! Please join us in honoring Kathee Foran for her many years of service to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the Lake Street Business community. A thank you party will take place at In The Heart of the Beast Theatre on November 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All are [...]

Phillips Community Center Update “No, I’ll take the stairs!” … Carl Peterson

Phillips Community Center Update  “No, I’ll take the stairs!”  … Carl Peterson

by Robert Albee, Ventura Village It’s finally done! Last week we sent to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for most of the organizations who want to work together with the Park Board in the reopening and ongoing operations of the Phillips Community Center. It’s located at 11th Avenue and [...]

EARTH’S AXIS ALIGNED @ 3:09AM utc* 9/23/2010 AWESOME AUTUMN ACTIVITIES BEGIN Franklin to & Lake St.

By Harvey Winje At 3:09 AM September 23, 2010, the Earth’s axis tilted so that it was not away from or towards the Sun. The Earth’s Equator came in alignment with the center of the Sun. On that date, day and night were of approximate equal time called the equinox. . Anticipating longer nights, people have begun planning and filling [...]

A Peace of My Mind a place to hear voices for peace

A Peace of My Mind a place to hear voices for peace

By John Noltner This exhibit is the result of almost two years of work, exploring the meaning of peace. The seed for this project was planted as two events in my photographic journey coincided. The first was a sort of restlessness I had been feeling for some time that I was not doing exactly what I had been made to do. The second event was [...]

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