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Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now!

Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now!

By Robert Albee Our good friend Carl Peterson turned 100 years old this year on January 6th! Happy 100th Birthday, Carl! It got me to thinking… If my father were still alive, he would be 101 now. He suddenly departed at age 66. And his father passed even earlier, yet to my eyes, he seemed much older than my father ever did or than myself [...]

Phillips West Neighborhood Upcoming Events

Phillips West Neighborhood Upcoming Events

February 2nd (Thursday) 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Phillips West Community Meeting!  Agenda Items include; an update from the Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis Police Update, Minneapolis City Council Update, 35W Access Project Community Input & ANW Hospital Update. Free Pizza Dinner & Beverages Provided.  Meeting will be held at Lutheran [...]

Jim Stewart’s article in The Alley Prompts Visitor to Create a Wood Type Poster of Wendell Phillips

Jim Stewart’s article in The Alley Prompts Visitor to Create a Wood Type Poster of Wendell Phillips

A poster marking Wendell Phillips’ 200th birthday, nailed to a power pole in the former copper mining town of Calumet, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Daniel Schneider, who lives in Michigan’s copper district, nailed up 11 of the wood type posters in Calumet and surrounding mining towns on November 11, 2011. A novice letterpress printer, [...]

A-POD and Guri Nabad Partnership Launches Unique Somali Diabetes Management Workshop and Meetups

A-POD and Guri Nabad Partnership Launches Unique Somali Diabetes Management Workshop and Meetups

By Robert Albee An October Saturday became one of those magic times that took more than two years to imagine and plan— yet just a few hours to implement! Ubah Keynan a diabetes nurse not long out of formal schooling herself, marveled to see a group of Somali women who had just met sharing their travails with diabetes so openly and [...]

A Peace of My Mind Exploring the meaning of peace one story at a time

A Peace of My Mind Exploring the meaning of peace one story at a time

Minneapolis photographer John Noltner will release his book, “A Peace of My Mind” on November 3rd, with a book release party at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis from 7-9pm. “A Peace of My Mind” is a 120-page book that features the b&w portraits and personal stories of 55 individuals who answer the simple question, “What does [...]

Running Wolf Fitness Center is Up and Running!

Running Wolf Fitness Center is Up and Running!

By Robert Albee After months of waiting for the day that Running Wolf Fitness Center would actually be running again, that day has finally arrived! Doors opened on Monday, October 17th at the Phillips Community Center and for a few moments it seemed like a Gold Rush! Actually, it was a gold rush because now there is a place in Phillips where [...]

Manz Tage: The Journey Was Chosen

Friday–Saturday, October 28–29, 2011 A two-day conference on the life and ministry of Paul O Manz, Cantor at Mount Olive from 1946-1983, then at Christ Seminary/Seminex and St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago. Simultaneous to serving these specific communities, he served the Church at large around the world mostly with his [...]

Ingebretsen’s Saga: A Family, A Story, A Legacy in Food An East Lake Street Saga as told through a family history and a lot of food.

Ingebretsen’s Saga: A Family, A Story, A Legacy in Food An East Lake Street Saga as told through a family history and a lot of food.

By Carsten Smith “The project took nine months. I could have had a baby in that period, but a book is much easier to care for after gestation. I’m glad I opted for the book,” says Anne Gillespie Lewis, author of Ingebretsen’s Saga, which is now available at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts. The idea for the book had been percolating [...]

Taste Of Phillips Dedicates Mural At Hans Christian Andersen School October 29!

Taste Of Phillips Dedicates Mural At  Hans Christian Andersen School October 29!

Taste Of Phillips: October 28-29. Mural Dedication. October 29 at 11:00am at Andersen School between 26th and 27th Streets on Andersen Lane, and will be part of St. Paul’s Annual “A Taste of Phillips” Art Festival.  Local artists will display their work at St. Paul’s, beginning with a reception and poetry/spoken word/music night, [...]

The Alley’s Roving Reporter at the August 13 Bridging Event: What are examples of “Bridging” you have experienced in Phillips?

Muriel Simmons: “We worked on building bridges in the neighborhood; between the community and the police;  between corporations and neighborhood organizations; and between young people and older people.” Back then, drug dealers called police on me, that’s when I knew I had their attention.  Respectful relationships were formed with [...]

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