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East Lake Savers closes

East Lake Savers closes

  By Tesha M. Christensen After 27 years, the Savers on East Lake St. shut its doors for the last time on April 3, 2019. The closure came as a surprise to staff members, shoppers and building owner, Wellington Management, Inc. “We are disappointed with their departure,” said Wellington Management Executive Vice President [...]

Heart of May Day

Heart of May Day

People – gathering in workshops, conversation, rehearsals, and celebration HOBT/MayDay artist and staff member, Ramon Cordis and those quoted helped collect these testimonies. May Day Workshop 2019, by Bruce Silcox 36 Parades later (for me), I keep participating because it is so much fun work! My favorite aspect of the entire MayDay [...]

MayDay 1974-2019: Everyone’s an artist, and creator of the future using ceremony and ritual for peace, justice and equality

MayDay 1974-2019: Everyone’s an artist, and creator of the future using ceremony and ritual for peace, justice and equality

  Dan Newman and Laurie Witzkowski-Denise Mayotte By DAN NEUMAN Dear MayDay People, Forty-four years ago a bunch of community activists and artists created a parade and a ceremony to welcome spring and the ending of a war. A few hundred people joyously marched from Phillip’s to Powderhorn and rallied on the shore of the [...]

Beloved principal leaves on high note

Beloved principal leaves on high note

By Kinsley Wilcox-McBride This article is reprinted courtesy of the South High student newspaper, the Southerner.  Beloved Principal Ray Aponte made a huge announcement on March 19: with the end of the 2018-19 school year, he will officially end his time as principal of South High.  Aponte has served as South’s Principal for the past [...]

ADDICTED NO MORE

ADDICTED NO MORE

Augsburg Fairview Academy students hear real life stories from  Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge participants LUCY PREYSZTeens shared their stories with other students during a Know the Truth presentation at Augsburg Fairview Academy. Left to right: Anthony, Troy and Casey. We hope that if you are ever faced with a situation where drugs are [...]

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What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

What’s possible for HOTB, MayDay?

by TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN Bruce SilcoxHOTB has been a offering after-school and summer programs for kids at Little Earth, the Waite House, and Collaborative Village (a PPL project) for several years. About 150 kids are part of this year-round program that focuses on telling the stories of the Phillips neighborhoods and participants’ cultures. [...]

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

In the Heart of the Beast is short of funds, losing staff but looking to the community for answers

Bruce SilcoxHOTB Executive Director Corrie Zoll is hopeful about the organization’s future and believes it is full of exciting possibilities. “This is an extremely painful moment,” Zoll admitted. “At the same time, I’m really looking forward to conversations with people about what is possible.” Last year, HOTB had expected to receive a [...]

City says ‘no’ to Roof Depot urban farm

City says ‘no’ to Roof Depot urban farm

Council prioritizes office space to farm and jobs proposed by local residents DJR rendering of EPNI farm proposal. by CAROL PASS, EPIC & EPNI On Dec. 7, 2018 the Minneapolis City Council voted to deny any space at the Roof Depot site for the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm project, replacing it with a voter services office, class space [...]

To feast and to flourish

To feast and to flourish

162 sheltered at Navigation Center, 119 placed in housing and over 100 sheltered by Camille Gage Editor’s note: This article originally appeared as a blog post at www.franklinhiawathacamp.org. On Friday, Jan. 11, a feast was held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. It had been three weeks to the day since the last residents of [...]

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