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Friday July 19th 2024

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Around the Neighborhood: Hopeful Messages

Around the Neighborhood: Hopeful Messages

By BEN HEATH

Meet Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz

Meet Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz

By Tesha M. Christensen Diane Seven-year-old Diane Amgamarca-Ortiz can make friends with anyone.  She”'s in second grade at Risen in Christ Catholic Church (1120 E. 37th St.), and takes the bus over to Banyan Community after school. At Banyan, she works on homework, plays in the gym, and “chills out.” Diane is one of 16 South Minneapolis students whose portraits are part of the WE ARE 2065 project by local painter Joanna Hallstrom. Diane is one of three participants from Banyan. “I love Banyan,” she stated. Diane will be 53 in 2065. What will she be like then? “Nice, kind and I think my likes will be the same,” said Diane. As part of the project, students were interviewed and asked to share their experiences of school, family and growing up for a soundscape the accompanies the gallery.  How does her day start? “I wake up, brush my teeth, change and have breakfast,” she said. “Then I come [...]

W H A T Y O U S E E

W H A T   Y O U   S E E

Karissa Kleven, 8, took this photo after the freshly fallen snow on Feb. 20, 2019 “because I think these trees are beautiful with the snow on them.”Â   To be part of our new WHAT YOU SEE feature, post a photo to your Instagram account and tag #alleynews, or email it to copydesk@alleynews.org.  All ages encouraged to  participate. 

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