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Peace More Than Ever!

Adapting with Truth and Love By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL This is the most important election of your lifetime. I’m sure you’ve heard that before, and will hear it again. Nonetheless, 2020 presents a stark choice to us: not only electing a President and Congress, but faced with an even more important decision. Will we continue to be led [...]

The ELC is open to new members

The Alley Editorial Leadership Committee (ELC) does a wide range of supportive tasks so the Board of Directors and Program & Engagement Coordinator can focus on core duties. Involvement/tasks are adaptable to time available and individual interests. Interested and/or questions? copydesk@alleynews.org; 612-990-4022

What’s Up at Your Community Libraries

What’s Up at Your  Community Libraries

By Lindsey Fenner All Hennepin County Libraries closed on March 17 and are tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on April 6. Please check the library website at www.hclib.org for updates, as the reopening date may change. Availability of listed services below may change. Starting March 20, ALL library staff are working from [...]

Earth Day Cemetery Clean-Up

Earth Day Cemetery Clean-Up

Please join us starting at 9 a.m. on April 18, 2020, for a cemetery clean-up in honor of Earth Day. Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery 2945 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407 If you can, bring a rake and work gloves. We have plenty of bags. Light refreshments will be provided. If you can’t make it at 9, come later. [...]

Lawns For Legumes

Lawns For Legumes

Earlier this year, Minnesota approved the Lawns to Legumes program which provides funding to help residents convert their lawns to natural habitat for pollinators. Learn how you can bee involved! • Demonstration Neighborhood Project for Phillips and Corcoran neighborhoods’ grant provides funding for residents to install pollinator-friendly, [...]

Sing After Every Storm

Sing After Every Storm

By MIKE HAZARD PHOTO MIKE HAZARD Ellie and Jamaih posed in the sun outside the back door at Peace House. Ellie wrote a poetical reflection on life the day she got sober. It hangs on the poetry wall inside. A few lines go: “Be like the winds: Sing after every storm. Change is scary, especially to those who watch us change while [...]

Palm Sunday Peace Processional April 5th

Palm Sunday Peace Processional April 5th

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL, St. Paul’s Church 15th & 28th Palm Sunday Peace Processional 2019 PHOTO PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL St. Paul’s will host its annual Palm Sunday Procession for Peace on Sunday, April 5. We will march to places of pain and joy in Phillips, stopping to pray, to remember and to reclaim spaces that have been taken [...]

“Searching,” Chapter 34 Epilog

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL “One person’s found is another person’s lost.” We are taught that this is true, that there always must be winners and losers, that it is part of the way the world is made, that the “invisible hand” directs the fortunes of everyone, and that as one rises, another must fall. But what if by searching and [...]

“Searching,” A Serial Novelle— Chapter 1

“Searching,” A Serial Novelle— Chapter 1

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL EDITOR’S NOTE Regarding “SEARCHING” Alley Communications has been honored and pleased to publish this novella by Patrick Cabello Hansel in The Alley Newspaper -- a first for The Alley and for any local community paper as far as we know. Many noteworthy writers published novels in a serial format in newspapers or [...]

“Returning”

By PATRICK CABELLO HANSEL Author’s note: this story picks up years after the saga of Searching, serialized in 34 issues of the Alley in the early 2010’s. In that story, we met Luz and Angel, two 19 year olds running from their past and searching for their future, along with a score of beautiful and strange neighbors. Patrick Cabello [...]

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