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Assisting Parade and Festival Waste Collection: May Day Green Team

Assisting Parade and Festival Waste Collection: May Day Green Team

BY THE MAY DAY GREEN TEAM In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s May Day Parade and Festival are the result of thousands of hours of planning, preparation, and performance.  Truth-be-told, many feel that the process of building the parade is more exciting than the event itself. Imagine that! This gathering of hundreds of [...]

KEATON TRADITION: Classic fun in the Cemetery

KEATON TRADITION: Classic fun in the Cemetery

BY SUE HUNTER WEIR It’s become a Memorial Day weekend tradition:  a Buster Keaton silent film accompanied by local musicians Dreamland Faces.  You’ll never have more fun than this in a cemetery. This year’s classic film, “Steamboat Bill Jr.” was the fourth Keaton film shown in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.  It [...]

“Shade Tree Mechanics to Multi-Car Service Centers are asked to help: “Squeaky wheel gets the grease,” but it doesn’t stop there!

BY MADDIE NORGAARD Do you want to make a difference in neighborhood air quality? Locally, poor air quality affects Minnesotans by triggering a range of health problems, from itchy throats to asthma attacks. It also contributes to smog and acid rain, leading to contamination of water bodies. That’s why the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program [...]

Blue Line Changes & Driver “Picks” Plus “Peeing” PUBLIC TRANSIT

BY JOHN CHARLES WILSON Well, last month I promised my next column on public transit would be more Phillips-specific. My original plan was to write about the June 17, 2017 schedule changes. Fortunately for Phillips but unfortunately for me, there are very few changes this time around that affect Phillips. One morning and one evening trip daily on [...]

PHILLIPS 50+ WELLNESS PROJECT: 6,175,139 Steps and Counting

PHILLIPS 50+ WELLNESS PROJECT: 6,175,139 Steps and Counting

By the Phillips Wellness 50+ Team The bright green shirts never fail to grab attention as the Phillips Wellness 50+ walkers move along Park Avenue in Minneapolis. Drivers honk, passersby wave. The walkers get lots of positive support from the community. The green-shirt-clad walkers have taken more than 6 million steps on the way to our goal of [...]

¡Agua es Vida! Water is Life!

¡Agua es Vida! Water is Life!

BY BELEM GOMEZ and TALIA HANSEL The Young Leaders Program of St. Paul’s Church and the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts will be exploring themes of watershed education, conservation, and activism this summer. As emerging leaders in our communities, we want to bring an awareness of the importance of water in our lives and change the way [...]

REPAVING Franklin Avenue between South 16th and 21st Avenues, Includes intersections of Franklin, Cedar and Minnehaha Avenues

REPAVING Franklin Avenue between South 16th and 21st Avenues, Includes intersections of Franklin, Cedar and Minnehaha Avenues

Hennepin County is making improvements to and repaving Franklin Avenue (County Road 5) between South 16th and South 21st avenues. This includes the high volume intersection of Franklin and Cedar avenues, which is immediately adjacent to the intersection of Franklin and Minnehaha avenues. Stan Lim stanley.lim@hennepin.us Phone: [...]

A New Column: PUBLIC TRANSIT

By JOHN CHARLES WILSON Hello, People of the Phillips Community!  My name is John Charles Wilson and I have been graciously invited by the Editor of The Alley Newspaper to write a monthly column on the subject of public transit. I grew up in St. Paul, near the present-day Rondo Library, in the 1970s and 1980s.  I have always loved buses and [...]

Cross-Cultural Urban garden unites neighbors and a business in a healthy mission impacting climate change

Cross-Cultural Urban garden unites neighbors and a business in a healthy mission impacting climate change

From left are Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden partners last summer: Ruhel Islam, owner and executive chef at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant; Claire Baglien, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light office manager; Ritchie Robertson Two Bulls, arts therapist for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; and the Rev. Robert Two Bulls of First Nations [...]

Corrine Zala, longtime Phillips Resident, Housing Facilitator and Coach, Comedienne, Cook, and Preservationist

Corrine Zala, longtime Phillips Resident, Housing Facilitator and Coach, Comedienne, Cook, and Preservationist

Corrine Zala, b. February 14, 1955 died April 26th, 2017 pictured here with “Les Walstein, my very best friend.” BY SUE HUNTER WEIR, JANA METGE, DONNA NESTEA, and David PIEHL Corrine Zala. A name known by so many families in this neighborhood.  We met Corrine because she sold us our homes, many our first homes. She negotiated through the [...]

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