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Ventura Village news February 2019

Ventura Village news February 2019

Ventura Village General Meeting Wed., April 10 7:00 PM 2323 11th Avenue

Ventura Village General Meeting Wed., April 10 7:00 PM  2323 11th Avenue

Amen Corner One Year Anniversary

Amen Corner One Year Anniversary

“Ventura” means happiness and Good Luck to you! Buena Ventura Participating Sponsors – Ventura Village, MAD DADS, KFAI Radio, Diversity Alive The Amen Corner open microphone community listening sessions were created by VV one year ago July 23, 2011 and are held every Thurs. and Fri. at Touchstone “Thrones” Plaza of Peavey [...]

Come Celebrate Re-Opening of Phillips Community Center May 12!

By Shirley Heyer, MPNIA rep to the Phillips Community Parks Initiative and PCC meetings After saving the PCC from demolition or sale to private ownership, residents of the surrounding neighborhoods can sigh with relief! Their four-year effort saved the building with its double gym and swimming pool. Their efforts also resulted in a new [...]

1st Annual Bridging Festival was a Blast!

1st Annual Bridging Festival was a Blast!

By Dallas Johnson Our 12 hour event on 8/13 (two dozen activities moving through 10 sites) exceeded our wildest expectations. The active embodiment of an invitation, the majority of the day was hands-on and interactive. It was well attended and numbers grew with each stop along 24th St. From collecting the water at dawn, bringing the water [...]

Touchstone Plaza at Peavey Park “Bridges” Generations

Touchstone Plaza at Peavey Park “Bridges” Generations

By Robert Albee Imagine a public art project that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and is promptly neglected—no, make that abandoned—by the very community that commissioned the work in the first place!. That’s the legacy of Touchstone Plaza, located on the southwest corner of Chicago Avenue and East Franklin Avenue in Peavey Park. I [...]

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

“Programs might die, but good ideas and community… live” Phillips’ “Wellness Corridor”

by Robert Albee For the past two years many of us in the Phillips Community have been working to resurrect the Phillips Community Center (PCC) and turn it into a centerpiece for rebuilding the fabric of the neighborhood—this time as Phillips people instead of edifices or individual programs. We want the PCC to become Phillip’s hub of [...]

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 [...]

Phillips Community Center Update “No, I’ll take the stairs!” … Carl Peterson

Phillips Community Center Update  “No, I’ll take the stairs!”  … Carl Peterson

by Robert Albee, Ventura Village It’s finally done! Last week we sent to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for most of the organizations who want to work together with the Park Board in the reopening and ongoing operations of the Phillips Community Center. It’s located at 11th Avenue and [...]

“On Behalf of” or is it “In Behalf of?”

By Robert Albee I consider myself a fairly experienced writer, though I wouldn’t call myself a “man of letters” or anything as strong as that. You might have caught my story when I tried for a clever headline entitled, Five Separate Suitors Seek Space in the Phillips Community Center in last month’s Alley newspaper. Two weeks later, I [...]

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