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‘Miscellany’ Archives

PCPI Pitches PCC Proposal to Park Personnel

PCPI Pitches PCC Proposal to Park Personnel

by Robert Albee After three months of waiting, the Phillips Community Parks Initiative (PCPI) finally had an opportunity to present its proposal to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for leasing and participating in the operations of the Phillips Community Center. The actual written proposal was submitted July 9th and project [...]

Lifeway mural “Our Power comes from Our People”

Lifeway mural “Our Power comes from Our People”

Green Tomato Cook-Off Results

by Claudia Slovacek Although it was a smaller turnout for the 10th annual Green Tomato Cook-off, the results of the cooks just keep getting better each year. We added a fourth category this year for dishes made with a MN produce/product and then blended it with the original three categories of sweets, savories and sauces/condiments. Sue [...]

Third Annual Taste Of Phillips

Celebrating the diversity of arts and culture in the Phillips Community. Sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at 2742 15th Ave S. October 1 thru 10. Friday, October 1, 7:00 pm Artist’s Reception and Poetry/Spoken Word reading. Saturday, October 2, 10:00 am, Scandinavian pastries and Café con Leche, dedication of murals done by [...]

SEWARD CO-OP & Deli Debuts “Preferred Products: Principle 6” Oct. 2

By Lindsey Frey and Tom Vogel “While organic and fair trade are very important, Principle 6 of the 7 International Principles adds support for local economies and quality small-scale production. We hope the P6 boosts sales for these producers and businesses, … giving shoppers a quick way to identify ‘best of the best’ products and [...]

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization’s 7th Annual $.50-$2.50 Book Sale

Sat. Oct. 23rd from 9 to 4  3451 Cedar Avenue South. Books of all kinds.  Book lovers, come and enjoy homemade baked goods and books $0.50-$2.50!  Raffle prizes from area businesses! Proceeds benefit the work of CNO. Donations being accepted at the CNO Office. Info: Nathan Matter at 612-724-7457 or email

Wedding Announcement: Jonathan Miller weds Amy Wehrman

Wedding Announcement: Jonathan Miller weds Amy Wehrman

Longtime (gosh, it has been a long time, hasn’t it) Alley editor and graphic designer Jonathan Miller celebrated his nuptials to Amy Wehrman on August 14. Amy and Jonathan celebrated their wedding with 160 of their friends and family at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The old-exploded-flour-mill-reborn-as-wonderful-museum was chosen to [...]

Losing our Assets: A Plea For Help!

By Robert Albee I started out trying to tell a story about Ancient Traders, the East Franklin Avenue strip mall across the street from my house, but wise counsel prevailed and pointed out too many holes, inaccuracies and inflammatory language in that draft so it is better to start afresh. So this story is more of an editorial than a narrative, [...]

Seward Co-Op Creates Rating for Excellence and Cooperative Ethics “Principle Six” “preferred products” Debuts Oct. 2

by Lindsey Frey and Tom Vogel Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli launches a new product rating system October 2nd that highlights products from small, local farmers and producers, as well as cooperative businesses. Going beyond the expected “organic” and “local” labeling, conscientious shoppers can select and purchase items produced in the [...]

FREE $5. Match to First $5. EBT Dollars Spent at 3 Markets on Produce

EBT Recipients Have a New Reason to Shop at 3 Farmers Markets By Katie Eukel Recipients of food assistance can now use their EBT cards to purchase affordable, healthy and tasty food at the Midtown, Minneapolis, and Northeast Farmers Markets in Minneapolis. These markets will also encourage EBT users to eat well by offering an [...]

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