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Crime & Safety ...................................... 4
Halloween In Uptown ............................7
CARAG News .............................................. 8
ECCO News ............................................... 10
Events Calendar .....................................12
OCTOBER 2012 • Volume 8, Number 10
< A Lighter Strider Rider
A helium powered participant in the East Calhoun
Labor Day Parade. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Your Community-Supported News Source • Covering the Uptown AreA and the Neighborhoods of CARAG and ECCO
When Push Comes To Love
Remodel keeps the faith at Uptown Theatre
Goodwill Hunting
Thrift Retailer looking at Lyn-Lake
By Bruce Cochran
At a September CARAG Zoning Committee meeting, representa-
tives from Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota conducted a presenta-
tion for a new three story building to replace the existing H Design
building that currently sits at 3034 Lyndale Avenue and the adjacent
home property at 3020. The concept is still in a very rough proposal
stage and the organization is in the process of acquiring feedback
from the neighborhood.
Wine Tasting Cancelled
The Hennepin Lake Community Wine Tasting (tentatively
scheduled for Wednesday, October 24) has been postponed until
Spring 2013. Uptown Neighborhood News will announce exact
date and location, as soon as these details are made available.
By Bruce Cochran
You’ve been in your seat for 90
minutes–sucking down local
taps, Twizzlers and that coffee
you thought you might need to
get through this foreign film in
the newly renovated Uptown
Theatre. The film is good–so
good you actually forgot about
that boss review on Monday.
This is it, the film is coming to
a climax, but all you can think
about is how full your bladder
is, your bladder hasn’t been this
full since...well, that time you got
stuck in Twins traffic–after the
But then you remember, you
won’t miss the storyline because
you can still hear the movie in the
restroom. Yes! You’ll find sweet
relief and not miss a moment of
the action.
You have complete faith in your
plan because this is one of the
most modern movie houses
around: a larger screen, 4K digi-
tal projection, luxurious seating,
reserved seating, plush balcony
sofas, a lounge with gourmet
concessions and tons of alcoholic
options. So of course there’s a
speaker in the bathroom...duh!
But you run to the door, punch
it open and...no speakers. After
an extensive Hollywood-style
remodel with the latest bells and
whistles, they failed to ask aver-
age Joe about features for the
restrooms. The Uptown Theatre
has no restroom speakers for the
movie audio. So you spend the
rest of the show piecing together
what you remember from what
you didn’t see or hear and badger
your friends for the rest after the
movie is over.
I spent the previous weekend at
one of the last showings at the
Cottage Grove Drive-In, so of
course I’m a little nostalgic. The
place has so much soul that you
think it’s even low-fi cool that
there are signs in the bathroom
An Uptown Theatre employee prepares the marquee on September 14 for the debut of Ira Glass’s “Sleepwalk With
Me”. Uptown Theatre’s opening weekend included Q&A’s with Glass following some of the weekend’s showings. (Photo by
Bruce Cochran)
CARAG Annual Meeting
Fest, Super Sale, a garden tour,
and neighborhood kickball
game, along with initiating fund-
raising efforts, like Dining Out
for CARAG and an Uptown Art
Fair Pop Booth. The Neighbor-
hood Revitalization Program
(NRP) sponsored 25 new bike
loops and initiated planning for a
West 36th Street bike track, sup-
By Melissa Slachetka
Bryant Square Park was filled
with laughter and discussion as
CARAG Neighborhood held its
annual meeting on September 18.
Attendees enjoyed a dinner from
Chiang Mai Thai, held board
elections, heard about the history
of Uptown by guest speaker and
author, Thatcher Imboden, and
chuckled along with the spirited
improve of Theater of Public
Policy, hailing from Huge The-
ater. This annual meeting was
less of a meeting and more of a
chance to talk with friends in
the community and get excited
about past accomplishments and
future goals.
CARAG had quite a few accom-
plishments in 2012. Their Green
Team promoted new City recy-
cling rules, investigated ways
to extend organics recycling,
and supported efforts to make
CARAG events “zero-waste”.
True to this mission, the annual
dinner boasted multiple bins
for recycling and compost-
ing. CARAG’s Livability and
Engagement Committee orga-
nized events like Chilly Chili
Brad Benyas of Segway Evolve in
St. Louis Park. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
LOvE page 6
CARAG page 9
GOOdWiLL page 8
SEGWAy page 9
An elevation sketch of the proposed three story Goodwill building at 3034
Lyndale Avenue.
Thatcher Imboden gave a presentation at the CARAG Annual meeting. He is
the co-author of “Uptown, Minneapolis” and “Lyn-Lake, Minneapolis”. (Photo by
Melissa Slachetka)
Win Dinner for
2 at Chipotle
(see details on page 12)
Afraid of the Kitchen?
By Bruce Cochran
Picture yourself cruising along
the Greenway, taking in the col-
ors and muted smells of a cool fall
day when you come across a long
line of motorized Segways mak-
ing their way along what you
thought was your last safe haven
for non-motorized vehicles.
Soren Jensen, Executive Direc-
tor of the Midtown Greenway
Coalition is well aware of these
sightings over the summer. The
Coalition has received mostly
surprised and occasional angry
calls from cyclists who call to
report their presence. Posted
signs at trail entrances clearly say
“No Motorized Vehicles”. But
Jensen knows details of state law
CHAPTER 285-H.F. No. 2882,
passed in 2002 that legalizes Seg-
ways on all Minnesota trails.
The 5.5 mile length Midtown
Greenway boundaries are Chow-
en Avenue in the west, to West
River Parkway in the east. It’s
still a state trail and by law that
means bikers, walkers, runners,
inline skaters and Segways are
all allowed.
Business co-owner Brad Benyas
of Segway Evolve in St. Louis
Park, sells and allows test drives
for most of his shop vehicles.
None of which are gas powered.
He said that when potential cus-
tomers want to test ride some
will travel as far east as Lake
In response to Segway use on the
Midtown Greenway he said, “It’s
a recreational trail–our tax dol-
lars go to pay for it.” He added
Segway To Greenway
But is it legal?

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Letter from The Editor
Thatcher Imboden, co-author
of two books exploring Uptown,
recently spoke at the annual
CARAG neighborhood meeting.
He gave an architectural slide
show presentation, which includ-
ed some very cool old black and
white photos and aerial maps,
highlighting the changes that
swept through Uptown since the
late 1800’s all the way up until
present. Change was the key idea
Imboden was energized about
and those listening shared in his
excitement and reminisced about
the neighborhood.
Uptown started as a very rural
area, developed to a very industri-
al area, and has now transitioned
into a very urban area. Some of
the buildings we still know today
have weathered many years and
some are brand new construc-
tion. Imboden’s books and some
of the photos shown are avail-
able online and also at Magers
& Quinn (which incidentally, I
believe he mentioned used to be
a car dealership). This juxtaposi-
tion of old and new got me think-
ing. What do we keep when the
world is changing so much that
you almost need to buy a new
cell phone every year or it just
won’t function? How do we bal-
ance priorities when it seems as if
you don’t update your status on
Facebook or Twitter in a couple
days, people may start putting
out missing persons notices?
Technology has made us walk a
fine line that didn’t exist in the
past. The steady stream of infor-
mation on the web makes us
more globally aware and closer
with distant friends and rela-
tives. What it doesn’t do (or real-
ly shouldn’t do, unless you have
a deeper issue) is keep us behind
closed doors. Twitter, Facebook,
and other social media are valu-
able assets to expand the com-
munity already developed by a
tactile experience. In my case,
fixing and customizing my 1975
Honda motorcycle is a blend of
both worlds. The organic nature
of welding rusty spots on the
tailpipe or tracing and hand-cut-
ting new gaskets after an engine
swap is what makes a person
feel connected with the history
of the object and the process
behind making it whole. There’s
that same sense of connection in
sharing pictures online, joining
a forum, or sharing emails with
someone who has questions on
how to do the same thing.
Technology doesn’t change the
way people love to be out run-
ning around the lake, but it can
help organize a running group
or share the current weather
with others. Seeing a movie at
the new Uptown Theatre or the
Lagoon is a great night out and
sharing what you thought about
the movie is just an extension
of talking about it with your
friends. Picking up a local paper
at the neighborhood coffee shop
gives a bigger story than a quick
glimpse online, yet sometimes
you want a little of both, which is
why Twitter is great for creating
a buzz. Technology may change
the way we look at life, still
change doesn’t always have to be
a bad thing. Just as the boundar-
ies changed to expand the city
of Minneapolis into the once-
rural Uptown, change is the ever
advancing part of our lives.
(Photo by Melissa Slachetka)
This Election is About Core values
by Phyllis Stenerson
Once every four years, the Amer-
ican people vote to elect a Presi-
dent to be their leader. Ideally
this person will reflect, articu-
late and seek to advance the best
values at the core of America’s
experiment in democracy.
The founders were abundantly
clear that democracy meant
opportunity and justice for all – a
revolutionary ideal never before
written into a nation’s govern-
ing principles. Embedded in the
Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution are major
declarations of this belief that are
repeated in many ways through-
out our history.
Sometimes people call
me an idealist.
Well, that is the way I know
I am an American…
America is the only idealistic
nation in the world.
Woodrow Wilson
We now have multiple crises
so serious that democracy itself
is genuinely threatened. The
media is focusing on one of
the major issues – jobs and the
economy. Poverty is almost never
mentioned. We have the biggest
gap between the extremely rich
and the rest of us since the Great
Recession of the 1930’s. Some say
its worse. Record numbers of
poor are living in poverty while
the rich get richer.
This mess didn’t just happen.
Republicans made it happen,
Democrats let it happen and we
citizens watched it happen, or
When searching for causes,
money tops the list. Corpora-
tions can now legally contribute
an unlimited amount of money
to influence elections. Although
both of the major political parties
are at the receiving end, there is
no doubt that much more money
goes to Republicans.
America’s corporate and
political elites now form
a regime of their own and
they’re privatizing democracy.
All the benefits – the tax
cuts, policies, benefits –
flow in one direction: up.
Bill Moyers
Continuing the quest for cause
and effect, religion is high on the
list. Freedom of, and freedom
from, religion traditionally guid-
ed our experiment in democracy
and was staunchly defended by
both parties until recently.
I am for freedom of religion
and against all maneuvers
to bring about a legal ascendancy
of one sect over another.
Thomas Jefferson
We establish no religion
in this country.
We command no worship.
We mandate no belief,
nor will we ever.
Church and state are and
must remain separate.
Ronald Reagan
Now religion is being used selec-
tively to sanctify or vilify public
policies. The primary election
Uptowners rocked the vote on September 9. Bryant Lake Bowl hosted a
Rock the Vote block party with food, drinks and musical entertainment. (Photo
by Bruce Cochran)
No Stone Unturned
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Bremer Bank
Brueggers Bagels
Bryant Square Park
Cheapo Records
Chiang Mai Thai
Common Roots Cafe
dunn Bros
(Hennepin & 34th)
dunn Bros
(Lake & Bryant)
falafel King
famous dave’s BBQ
Gigi’s Café
Health Resource Center
isles Bun & Coffee
it’s Greek to Me
Joyce food Shelf
Joyce United
Methodist Church
Kowalski’s Market
Magers & Quinn
Lagoon Theatre
Parents Automotive
Pizza Luce
Rainbow foods
Sebastian Joe’s
ice Cream Cafe
Southwest Senior Center
Spyhouse Coffee Shop
Uptown diner
Uptown Theatre
Tea Garden
Treetops At Calhoun
vail Place
Walker Place
The Wedge
yWCA (Uptown)
The Hennepin County Library, Walker Branch at 2880 Hennepin Avenue cele-
brated it’s last day on Saturday, September 22. Hennepin County Commis-
sioner Gail Dorfman presented a special “Family Storytime” to celebrate
the forthcoming new library. The new library is estimated to be completed
by mid-2014. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
To Be Continued...
Taking it To The Polls
don’t Get Towed
Fall street sweeping set to begin
Fall is here, and that means Minneapolis street sweeping crews are
preparing to sweep streets across the city. Drivers will need to park
off the selected streets and out of the crew’s way so they can do a thor-
ough job cleaning our roadways.
Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curb
sweeping and leaf collection on Tuesday, October 23. During the
four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will clean
up about 1,100 miles of city streets. To make sure the sweepers can
do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted
on selected streets at least 24 hours in advance to insure streets will
be clear of cars when they’re swept. Please Note: The first signs will
be posted Monday, October 22, and sweeping will begin the next
day. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow street sweep
parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.
following the parking rules
“No Parking” signs – City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least
24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7
am to 4:30 pm on the day a street is swept. The “No Parking” signs
will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely
swept to allow people to resume parking. Vehicles not in compliance
with “No Parking” signs may be ticketed and towed to the Minne-
apolis Impound Lot.
Message Media
The City will use Facebook and Twitter to post periodic street sweep-
ing updates and information.
To become a fan of the City of Minneapolis Facebook page, go to
To follow the City’s Twitter account, go to www.twitter.com/
In addition to the “No Parking” signs that will be posted the day
before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,500 auto-
mated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will
be swept the next day.  There’s no guarantee that the calls will reach
everyone, so residents should be sure to check the schedule and watch
for signs.
By: Melissa Slachetka
You probably all have your
calendar’s marked for Tuesday,
November 6th and that little
green card with your polling
place tacked up on the fridge, sit-
ting on your desk, or stacked in
your basket of mail. Maybe you
already know who you are going
to vote for, but if you need more
information or it’s your first time
voting, October is a great month
start investigating your options.
voting 101:
Some information to help
you vote in November
Be sure to check the green card
for your polling location, as this
is something that can change and
you don’t want to be waiting in
line at the wrong place or show-
ing up at an empty building.
Yes, you can leave work to vote.
Employees are allowed to take
time (which is to be considered
paid leave) to vote during the
morning on Election Day.
Minnesota Constitutional
Amendments that will be on
the Ballot:
Recognition of Marriage Sole-
ly Between One Man and One
Woman (Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)
“Shall the Minnesota Constitu-
tion be amended to provide that
only a union of one man and one
woman shall be valid or recog-
nized as a marriage in Minne-
Photo Identification Required for
Voting (Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’)
“Shall the Minnesota Constitu-
tion be amended to require all
voters to present valid photo
identification to vote and to
require the state to provide free
identification to eligible voters,
effective July 1, 2013?”
You can find plenty of informa-
tion online to help you make
decision and find polling spots.
www.vote411.org and www.
onyourballot.vote411.org even
have a complete ballot to look
at, customized to your location,
which includes websites and
information on the candidates.
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process, including the party plat-
form, for the Republican Party
in 2012 was dominated by con-
servative extremists with a very
narrow definition of religion.
Presidential candidates adhered
to this rigid ideology to survive
the selection process. Republicans
are traditionally associated with
conservatism which has meant
adhering to the tried and true
and holding back radical change.
That has been flipped on its head
with party positions radically
at odds with tradition, includ-
ing that America is a Christian
nation and the wall of separa-
tion between church and state is
wrong. However, this seems to
apply more to social issues like
women’s health and reproduc-
tive rights and marriage equality
than it does to economic justice.
If this is going to be a Christian
nation that doesn’t help the poor,
either we have to pretend that Jesus
was just as selfish as we are,
or we’ve got to acknowledge that
He commanded us to love
the poor and serve the needy
without condition and
then admit that we just
don’t want to do it.
Stephen Colbert
You are either on the side
of the oppressed or on the
side of the oppressor.
You can’t be neutral.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
It has taken a long time to fully
accept this sorry situation as real-
ity and to express it publicly. I’m
fervently hoping that Ameri-
cans will reject this extremist
conservatism in the November
elections. It will most likely be
difficult for many who have
cherished recollections of mod-
erate conservatism, and perhaps
negative feelings about the other
party. I also plead with voters to
devote hearts, minds and energy
to restoring balance in the com-
ing years.
You shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley
Those who have the privilege
to know have the duty to act.
Albert Einstein
Righteousness exalts a nation. Hate
just makes people miserable.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Phyllis Stenerson is the previous
Editor of the Uptown Neighbor-
hood News. Information providing
context can be found at www.Pro-
gressiveValues.org. Comments can
be sent to Phyllis@progressiveval-

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crime & safety
Chelsea Adams, Crime prevention specialist
612.673.2819 or Chelsea.Adams@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
5th precinct: sectors 1&2: (Uptown)
Crimes By Location August 21 - September 23
“Burglary of Dwelling” includes
garages, attached or unattached, and
may include unlocked or open doors.
Cooperation between Uptown businesses, residents, and City govern-
ment has led to a number of new initiatives that are making Uptown
a vibrant place for business and visitors, while still being a great
place for residents to call home. A task force has developed a num-
ber of initiatives to reduce noise and address other livability concerns
expressed by area residents, and those changes are already making a
difference in the neighborhood.
10th Ward Council Member Meg Tuthill, who represents the Uptown
area, created the Uptown Outdoor Area Task Force to bring together
representatives from Uptown businesses and restaurants, including
Parasole Restaurant Holdings, area residents, the hospitality indus-
try, Minneapolis Police, the City’s Regulatory Services Department,
and the offices of City Council Members Lisa Goodman, Gary Schiff,
and Elizabeth Glidden. The task force initiated action in a number of
areas, including better parking and taxi options, reduced noise from
outdoor patio areas, and additional police patrols in the area.
“I think these new initiatives are helping us find a balance. I used to
hear frequent complaints from folks in the area about noise and liv-
ability issues, and I’m excited to say those complaints have dropped to
zero since many of these steps were taken.”
“The success of the Uptown noise mitigation plan is a good exam-
ple of the positive effects that can occur when local businesses work
together with neighbors, regulatory officials, police and the city coun-
cil to objectively define problems and determine workable solutions
with measurable results,” said Randy Stanley with Parasole Restau-
rant Holdings, which operates a number of bars and restaurants in
Uptown and which took a leadership role in the effort.
Some of the initiatives and changes that have been put in place
• Parking and taxi options that help keep visitors’ vehicles out of the neigh-
borhoods. Fewer people parked in the neighborhood means less noise and
disruption in residential areas late at night.
• A number of new taxi stands have been put in place in the Uptown
area, making it easier for customers to take a cab instead of parking in
the neighborhood.
• Businesses are exploring ways to encourage visitors to park in the area’s
parking ramps instead of in the surrounding neighborhoods. The
recently opened MoZaic ramp adds more than 400 new off-street park-
ing spaces in the heart of Uptown.
• Reducing noise in outdoor areas, especially late in the evening.
• Businesses with outdoor seating have agreed to keep music to a stan-
dard background level after 10 pm Sunday through Thursday nights
and after 11 pm Friday and Saturday nights.
• Following a sound study, businesses have reduced noise by facing out-
door speakers into or toward their businesses wherever practical.
• Additional police patrols sponsored by a number of businesses.
• Businesses have funded additional police patrols in the area around
Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street Thursday through Saturday nights.
This extra law enforcement presence helps reduce and respond to liv-
ability offenses that negatively affect neighborhoods. Participating res-
taurants; Bar Abilene, Bryant Lake Bowl, Cafe Barbette, Chino Latino,
Herkimer, Lowry, Moto I, Old Chicago, Stella’s Fish Cafe, Uptown
Cafeteria all contributed in excess of $20,000 from Memorial Day, 2012
to mid-September, 2012.
• Better outdoor area management and communication with customers to
help everyone have a good time out on the town while being considerate
of people who live in the area.
• Businesses instituted a “Hush” campaign, which involves posting mes-
sages on tables, in entry ways, and in outdoor areas reminding custom-
ers to keep the noise down late at night.
• Businesses have stepped up employee training so they can help their
customers understand the importance of being good neighbors to the
surrounding area.
• City business licensing made improvements to its application process,
recognizing that business owners are able to take proactive measures to
reduce the impact their outdoor areas have on the greater community.
• The Fifth Precinct instituted a security plan review as licenses come up
for renewal to ensure businesses have effective security plans.
Tenth Ward Council Member Meg Tuthill addresses the crowd via bull-
horn–compliments of the MPD. Tuthill updated everyone on the progress of the
Uptown Outdoor Area Task Force during a September event at Uptown Cafeteria.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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One Minneapolis One Read
The latest book choice for One
Minneapolis One Read is “Spirit
Car: Journey to a Dakota Past”
by Minnesotan Diane Wilson.
Wilson grew up in a Minne-
apolis suburb. Following ques-
tions about her family’s past in
South Dakota and Nebraska, she
tracked down information about
her maternal relatives through
five generations.
The result of Wilson’s quest for
discovery is “Spirit Car,” a book
of vignettes she created in her
desire to honor the lives of her
Dakota family. The story of Wil-
son’s family begins with a vivid
account of the 1862 Dakota War
in Minnesota and then follows
her family members’ nomadic
travels across South Dakota and
Nebraska in their struggle to
One Minneapolis One Read
is Minneapolis’ community
read where everyone in town is
invited to read the same book.
This will be the second year of
the citywide “read”. For more
information on One Minneapolis
One Read and on this event, visit
the One Minneapolis One Read
City Council Property Tax
Work Group
I have been asked to sit on a City
Council Property Tax Work
Group. As a former business
owner, I paid commercial real
estate taxes, as a homeowner,
and former landlord, I have paid
residential property taxes. This
experience gives me a unique per-
spective. I am looking forward to
serving on this committee with
Council Members Glidden, Lilli-
gren, Hodges, Council President
Johnson and City staff from sev-
eral departments.
Upcoming Rental Property
Owner Workshops
These free workshops are
designed for rental property
owners in Minneapolis. (You
must own rental property in
Minneapolis. This information
is Minneapolis-specific and does
not replace education in other
Workshops are held from 6-9pm
on the following days
• Wednesday, October 17 at the 5th
Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave)
• Wednesday, December 12 at the
5th Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave)
The agenda for all 2012
• The ABC's of Rental Property
• Criminal Conduct on Licensed
• Legislative updates and resources
available to owners and managers
of rental property owners
• Working with the MPD
RSVP by email only to Luther.
Include your contact informa-
tion and list of rental properties
you oversee.
Lake Street Council’s
“Museum in the Streets”
Plaques are now installed along
Lake Street highlighting historic
information about people, places
and events of our commercial
corridor. (See photo this page)
The plaques are grouped into
three different walks. The
Uptown/Lyn Lake walk runs
10th Ward News
From Council Member Meg Tuthill
Contact Meg at 612.673.2210, meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us,
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Visit us at www.
• Arts Commission
• Charter Commission
• Civil Rights Commission
• Advisory for People with Disabil-
• Housing Board of Adjustment
• Nicollet Ave Special Service Dis-
• Public Health Advisory Commit-
• South Hennepin Special Service
• Thinc.GreenMSP
• Youth Violence Prevention Com-
• Capital Long Range Improve-
ment Committee
• Citizen Environmental Advisory
tember 12. They are anticipated
to raise manhole covers and start
sidewalk removal on Thursday,
September 13. Pouring the new
sidewalk is planned for Friday,
September 14.
Most of the work behind the
curbs, such as sidewalks and
boulevard areas, will begin the
week of September 17.
The intersections of 32nd, 33rd,
and 34th are closed. They will
minimize the parking restric-
tions as much as possible outside
of the construction zone. The
restrictions are necessary to allow
for equipment maneuvering and
to maintain safety for the public
as well as the construction work-
ers. All businesses will be open.
Minneapolis Traffic is working
on installing conduit behind the
curb and foundations for signals
and lighting. The permanent
signals at Lake Street and 31st
Street are awaiting power from
Xcel Energy.
Phase 3 Update
Currently, Thomas and Sons
anticipates wrapping up Phase 2
on Friday, September 21. Thom-
as and Sons anticipate clos-
ing down Phase 3 (35th to 36th
Street) starting on September 24,
weather permitting. It’s antici-
pated that Phase 3 removals will
be done in the north half of the
block first, then the south half
in order to maintain access to
businesses. More details will be
shared as they become available.
Metro Transit buses are detoured
from Nicollet Avenue between
Lake Street and 36th Street onto
Blaisdell Avenue (southbound)
and 1st Avenue (northbound).
More info on bus detours can be
found on Metro Transit’s web-
Public Works staff will hold
stakeholder construction update
meetings on every Tuesday at
11am at the field office located
at the southeast corner of 36th
Street and Nicollet Avenue.
Immediate project issues – Call
On-site Project Inspector Bob
Schmidt, 651-308-3805.
General project questions – Call
Project Engineer Beverly Warm-
ka, 612-673-3762.
Questions relating to your busi-
ness and the project – Call
Project Business Liaison Erik
Hansen, 612-673-5022.
For additional information
regarding the project, visit the
Nicollet Avenue Project web-
If you want help translating
this information into a language
other than Hmong, Spanish or
Somali, please call 311.
Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj
xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no
rau koj dawb, hu 612-673-2800;
Spanish - Atención. Si desea
recibir asistencia gratuita para
traducir esta información, llama
Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad
dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo
tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo
lacag la’ aan wac 612-673-3500.
Hours: Tues - Fri. 11am-7pm | Sat. 9am-4:30pm | (Afterhours by Appointment)
22 years in the art of hair...
Lyn-Lake Barbershop
Jayson Dallmann - Propietor
3019 Lyndale Avenue South
...Now at
Lake Street Council’s “Museum in the Streets” debuted in September with plaques
now installed along Lake Street highlighting historic information about people,
places and events. The podium plaque above draws attention to the Granada
Theater (most recently the Suburban World Movie Theater) at 3022 Hennepin
Avenue. A large map sign has been installed at the southeast corner of Lake St.
and Humbolt Ave. for locations in the Uptown Area. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Interactive web feature
Folks can use a feature on the
City’s website to find out when
the sweepers are coming through
their neighborhoods. The tool
will be available at www.minne-
Street sweeping is explained in
English, Hmong, Somali and
Spanish as part of the City’s “Did
you know” series of short videos
that can be viewed at www.You-
Tube.com/cityofminneapolis and
on City cable channels 14 and 79.
Residents who have friends or
neighbors who speak these lan-
guages are encouraged to share
links to the videos. 
The fall street sweep takes four
weeks, and visitors to the web-
site will be able to find out which
week their street is scheduled to
be swept. Then, on the weekend
before each of the four weeks, the
schedule for the upcoming week
will be broken down to show
which day of the week streets are
scheduled to be swept.
Clean streets mean a
healthier environment
Minneapolis is known for its
sparkling lakes and waterways,
and we want to keep it that
way. That’s why protecting and
enhancing our environment is
one of the City’s top priorities.
Street sweeping is one way we
work to protect our environment
because it keeps leaves and debris
from clogging our storm drains
and polluting our lakes and riv-
ers. It also helps keep our neigh-
borhoods clean and livable.
Minneapolis streets are swept
completely curb to curb once in
the spring and once in the fall.
Residents should not push leaves,
grass clippings, or other debris
into City streets – it’s bad for our
lakes and waterways, can cause
safety hazards, and is against the
law. Anything that goes down a
storm drain flows directly into
our lakes and river, and decom-
posing plant material in the
water encourages the growth
of harmful aquatic plants and
TOWEd from 3
from Holmes Aveneue South
eastward to Garfield Avenue
This project has been three years
in the making. Come check it out
and maybe learn something new.
Calhoun/isles Sewer
improvement Project
Work related to the Met Council
sewer improvements project will
require the closure of East Cal-
houn Parkway where it intersects
The Mall the first three weeks
of September and again during
October. Northbound traffic on
East Calhoun Parkway will be
detoured east on The Mall and
north on James Avenue to access
East Lake of the Isles Parkway.
Southbound traffic on East Cal-
houn Parkway will be detoured
east on East Lake of the Isles
Parkway, south on James Ave-
nue, and west on Lagoon Ave.
Through approximately the end
of November, the westbound
lane of The Mall will be closed
between East Calhoun Parkway
and James Avenue. Westbound
traffic on The Mall will be
detoured south on James Avenue
and west on Lagoon Avenue to
access East Calhoun Parkway.
Detours will be posted. For more
info, visit the Met Council Sewer
Construction webpage.
Board and Commission
Interested in joining one of the
City’s many boards and commis-
sions? Now is the time to apply!
The following boards and com-
missions have openings. Applica-
tions are due by Friday, October
• Civilian Police Review Authority
• Heritage Preservation Commis-
• Public Housing Authority
• Planning Commission
• Senior Citizen Advisory Commit-
• Minneapolis Telecommunications
• Uptown Special Service District
• Zoning Board of Adjustment
For more information on each
committee and to apply, visit the
City’s Boards and Commissions
Meet with Meg
Please join me on Tuesday,
October 9, 2012 from 12-1pm at
the 5th Precinct’s Community
Room (3101 Nicollet Avenue
South). This month we will have
Special Guest Speaker David
Herberholz, Director of Minne-
apolis Solid Waste and Recycling.
David will be there to discuss
single sort, organics and answer
any questions you might have.
Meet with Meg is a chance to ask
me questions, and voice any con-
cerns you may have. Bring your
sack lunch! Cookies and lem-
onade are provided! Meet with
Meg is held the second Tuesday
of every month.
Nicollet Ave Construction
Access to local businesses will be
maintained. Please support our
local businesses during construc-
Thomas and Sons is scheduled to
have only the top layer of asphalt
left between 35th and Lake Street
by the end of Wednesday, Sep-

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CARAG actor cuts his teeth at Twin Cities Film Fest
Soles for
John Fluevog comes to Uptown, adjacent to the newly remodeled Uptown
Theatre at the corner of Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues. Marketing & Com-
munications Director for Fluevog, Stephen Bailey said, “We’ve been looking
for a place in Minneapolis for 3 years and couldn’t have found a better spot
than this corner in an historical theatre building.” Above is the “Mini Bunny”,
new for fall 2012. By Bruce Cochran
Rich Reeder plays the lead role as
Joe Corduroy, a quiet dentist find-
ing a new purpose in retirement
when his nephew is left comatose
by a violent mugging. Joe takes to
the streets to show the city’s riff-
raff a new light; the muzzle flash
of a Mauser pistol. The incisive
thriller, “The Retirement of Joe
Cordury”, directed by Mike Nel-
son, was shot January through
April 2011.
Reeder has appeared in a num-
ber of feature films, including
“Public Enemies” and “Thin
Ice”. He has also appeared on
stage at the Guthrie in “Streetcar
Named Desire,” at Theatre in the
Round “Ring Round the Moon,”
and Open Window Theatre’s
“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge”
among others. He has worked as
on-camera talent in commercials,
and runs his own film production
company called Lockhaven Com-
“The Retirement of Joe Cordu-
roy” plays at the Twin Cities Film
Festival on Thursday, October 18
at 9 pm. For a complete schedule
please see www.twincitiesfilmfest.
warning you not to drink the
water. So you keep coming back
because...really...it’s about the
show–the parade of human con-
dition that appears every week-
end at that great getaway–the
Which puts it all in perspective.
i-Phones, Twittter, drone cam-
eras, paid tours of Mt. Everest,
almost-live photos of Mars and
soon–commercial space travel.
All are great attempts to narrow
the emotional space between us
That’s why in the end...really...it’s
about the greatest slumber party
still around–the monoplex movie
theatre. One of the last places
you can have a shared experience
with random people–random...
except for the fact that they may
all happen to share your love for
a Wim Wenders film, pithy the-
atre comments, grainy cinema
images or lack of a “pause” but-
So even if the remodel doesn’t
make much connection to the
theatre’s architectural style
except for the fact that they left
the murals, the original intent of
this building’s theatre is intact.
It’s still a monoplex. I still feel
like I’m having a shared experi-
ence with lots of other people in
person. Me and my baby bladder
will power through–this is “the
National clothing retailer Francesca’s Collections is expected to be open
its boutique by November on the west side of Calhoun Square at street
level. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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CARAG resident Rich Reeder plays his first movie lead in “The Retirement of
Joe Cordury”, Rockford Road Pictures.
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Open Late! – 11am-2:30am, 7 days a week, 323 W. Lake St.,
Flower & Garden Shoppe
Your earth friendly neighborhood
florist and greenhouse
612.208.1205 | 910 W. 36th St.
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Mon-Sat: 11am-6pm | Sun: 12noon-5pm
Pumpkins!!....and native plants!!
Blacula: young, Black
and Undead
Wednesday October 31, 7pm
Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 Lake St.,
When Franklin Park discovers
that the love of his life is dating
an ancient African vampire, no
one believes him, so he enlists the
help a strange vampire-slaying
duo to help save the girl . . . and
maybe even the world.
Presented by Wild Seven/New
Voice Theatre and Written and
Directed by Harry Water Jr.
Tickets are $8 in advance and
$10 day of show.
Bryant Square Park
Wednesday, October 31,
3101 Bryant Avenue
Kids Dance DJ, Marshmallow
Roast, Apple Cider
City Ghosts: Tales of
Minneapolis Hauntings
Two Fridays: October 19 & 26,
Gluek House, 2447 Bryant
Two Saturdays: October 20 & 27,
Drew House, 2012 Bryant
In the spirit of Halloween, eat,
drink, and be scared listening
to folklorist Trilby Busch relate
stories of real hauntings in Min-
neapolis. A $15 donation to the
Lowry Hill East Neighborhood
Association(LHENA) gets you
refreshments and scary stories,
plus a glimpse into the mystery
and grace of a bygone age in
Wedge houses over a century
old. Tickets are $15 and Avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis and must be purchased
in advance. Purchase tick-
ets at www.thewedge.org. or
contact the LHENA office at
612.377.5023 or LHENA@
thewedge.org. Please, no chil-
dren under the age of 13. Period
costumes are encouraged.
Uptown HallowEve festival
Saturday, October 27,
Calhoun Square
Register at Calhoun Square
starting at 1pm and pick up your
trick-or-treat walking map. Ages
12 & under. The first 500 kids
receive a free trick-or-treat bag!
Costume Contest, Craft Activi-
ties, Photos, Entertainment,
Restaurant/Retail Offers and
Trick-or-Treating at participat-
ing Uptown businesses
The Bakken Museum’s
“Magic and Monsters”
Saturday, October 13,
Magic and Monsters: A Super
SPOOKY Science Second Sat-
A spooky twist on the monthly
Super Science Second Satur-
day! Celebrate Halloween with
“Magic and Monsters!” a day of
ghoulish science fun including
appearances by The 3M Visit-
ing Wizards, The Kitchen Pan-
try Scientist and Frankenstein’s
Monster. Enjoy crafts, treats,
Uptown Celebrates Halloween
Hear Tales of Minneapolis Hauntings at the Gluek House, 2447 Bryant Avenue.
hair raising photographs and
plenty of entertainment. Wear
a costume and receive 50% off
The Bakken Museum is at the
corner of West Calhoun Park-
way and 36th Street on the west
shore of Lake Calhoun. Free
parking is available in The Bak-
ken’s lot. For more information,
visit www.TheBakken.org or
call 612-926-3878.

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Calhoun Area Residents Action Group CARAG report

Lake St.
36th St.


The CARAG Board
meets the third
Tuesday of each
month, 7 pm
at Bryant Park
Community Center,
31st and Bryant.
All CARAG residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.
CARAG | 3612 Bryant Avenue S | Minneapolis, MN 55409
www.carag.org | carag@carag.org | 612.823.2520
Join the CARAG E-update at www.carag.org to receive emails about CARAG activities and events.
On the
Board of
• City Council
Meg Tuthill
• Select
Coalition Rep
• Community
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00pm
Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)
Welcome 2012/2013 CARAG Board of Directors
Kyle Burrows Diana Boegeman
Carol Bouska Jay Lindgren
Jason Lord Maura Lynch
Erick Peterson Nancy Riestenberg
Samantha Strong
CARAG’s Midtown Greenway Clean Up
Saturday, October 20, 10am-Noon
Meet @ Colfax Ave in the Greenway
Help your CARAG neighbors clean our adopted
section of the Midtown Greenway! Gloves and trash
bags are provided.
Calhoun Area Residents Action
Group (CARAG), Monthly
Neighborhood Meeting Minutes,
September 18, 2012. DRAFT:
Subject to approval at the January
2012 CARAG Meeting. Minutes
recorded and submitted by Carol
Members Present: Diana Boege-
mann, Carol Bouska, Dan Jen-
ney, Jay Lindgren, Jason Lord,
Nancy Riestenberg, Samantha
Strong. Excused Absence: Jean
Jonas, Erick Peterson.
Meeting was called to order at
6:30 pm after a complementary
meal from Chaing Mai Thai was
Welcome & introductions:
diana Boegemann
• Boegemann welcomed neigh-
bors to the annual meeting and
introduced the Board of Direc-
tors. Thank you out-going Board
Members- Dan Jenney and Jean
Board of director Elections
• Diana Boegemann, Carol Bouska,
Jay Lindgren, Jason Lord, Erick
Peterson, Nancy Riestenberg, and
Samantha Strong were nominated
for the CARAG Board of Direc-
tors at the August 21 CARAG
• Kyle Burrows and Maura Lynch
were nominated and they intro-
duced themselves.
• Motion, Seconded to elect all nom-
inated candidates to the 2012/2013
CARAG Board of Directors.
Presentation: Thatcher
• Imboden presented the history
of the CARAG area including a
photo slide show. The presentation
is based on his books- “Uptown,
Minneapolis” and “Lyn-Lake,
Minneapolis” which are part of
the History of America series.
Theater of Public Policy:
Tane R. danger
• The Theater of Public Policy
is a local improvisation group
which performs out of the Huge
Theater at 3037 Lyndale Avenue
S. The group educates citizens
about public policy issues through
• The group performed for
CARAG neighbors using input
from attendees and Imboden’s
CARAG year in Review:
diana Boegemann
& Julie Cohen
• Boegemann and Cohen presented
a photo slide show and reviewed
accomplishments from the past
Treasurer’s Report:
Samantha Strong
• Strong presented 3 proposed bud-
gets for fiscal year 2013 which
runs from October 1, 2012 to Sep-
tember 30, 2013.
• Motion, Seconded to approve the
1.) CARAG Operations Budget,
2.) CARAG NRP Administra-
tive Budget, and 3.) Uptown
Neighborhood News Budget.
Adjourn. The meeting adjourned
at 8:10PM.
Changes were made at the end of
the summer to the City of Min-
neapolis Zoning Code of Ordi-
nances relating to Zoning Code:
Specific Development Stan-
dards: Title 20, Chapter 536. One
of those changes reflects a relax-
ation of the 1,000 foot distance
rule required between second-
hand goods stores.
The proposed 30,600 square foot
building consists of retail on
floors one and two with offices
completing the third floor. This
retail store would be the first for
Goodwill within the City of Min-
neapolis. As a retail center the
building would have a parking
lot and donation drive-through
that enters a portion of the build-
ing. On the west side of the prop-
erty a wall would completely seal
off the alley.
Aside from obvious noise issues
for nearby residences, some other
concerns have been voiced.
Al Hagen, Lyn-Lake property
owner and Lyn-Lake Business
Association member said that
although “we need the daytime
activity” he voiced an opinion
echoed by other members of the
“I would prefer something more
Yet other stake holders in the
community see it as a big plus.
Rebecca Spence, Director of the
Uptown Food Shelf thinks “it
would be great for a number of
people that the Shelf serves who
come from the north side of
Lake Street. They don’t neces-
sarily shop in Uptown but they
would go to a Goodwill store.”
Once upon a meal
CARAG resident and Board member Jason Lord joins CARAG resident
Caroline Krafft in sharing a plate while dining at Uptown Cafeteria. “Any-
time you can simultaneously drink beer and donate to the neighborhood, it’s
a good thing” said Lord. The September 13 Dine Out For CARAG raised
an estimated $800 for CARAG to help support the neighborhood’s hous-
ing, safety, transportation and community-building programs. (Photo by Bruce
But the biggest remaining ques-
tion may be the ownership of
the building. Goodwill chooses
to not own very many of their
stores. At this time Goodwill has
said they have not
made a final deci-
sion on whether
they would own the
building or not. The
result of the deci-
sion would impact
the tax rolls. As a
501(c)(3) nonprofit,
Goodwill would not
be paying any taxes
on the property. If
they leased it then
the building owner
would make tax
payments. Whether
or not those are the
only two options for
taxes and owner-
ship would require
more property tax
Either way, if Goodwill does go
in it would give them an oppor-
tunity to further their mission
in Minneapolis: “assisting peo-
ple with barriers to education,
employment and independence
in achieving their goals.”
Lyn-Lake is already dotted with
many vintage and thrift clothing
stores nearby, such as The Cor-
ner Store, Tatters and Buffalo
Exchange. The change in loca-
tion distance means
that Goodwill may
either be competi-
tion for other stores
or help to create
a destination for
vintage and thrift
Marc Luers is Presi-
dent at Tatters, an
alternative cloth-
ing store that sells
around 70% used
clothing and has
been in business
since 1980. Tatters
is located at 2928
Lyndale, just one
block north of the
proposed Goodwill
location. Luers “has
no problem with
Goodwill coming to the neigh-
borhood. All commerce is good
and we [Tatters] can hold our
own in the face of any competi-
tion. It would bring more people
to the neighborhood. Tatter’s
sells stuff nearly as reasonably
priced as Goodwill.”
A first floor plan of the proposed Goodwill building for 3034 Lyndale Avenue.
“I would
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©1986 through 2012 by Wendy
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reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, who
has been a Twin Cities film critic since
1986. To see more of her film reviews
see www.shortredheadreelreviews.com
Southwest Senior Center Gets fit
By Mary Ann Schoenberger
It’s never easy to stick with a weight loss program and there are very few low cost ones that focus on the
needs of those 50 and up. To address this issue, Volunteers of America – Minnesota’s Southwest Senior
Center is starting a 10-week Weight Loss Management Program with the help of Renee Gust, RN.
As a public health nurse, Gust has observed that there is a need for a program of this kind. “Losing weight
is hard but not impossible. There are many weight loss programs out there and may work well for some.
Working in disease prevention
as a nurse, I see there are not enough accessible and inexpensive places for people to go to get help with
managing their weight. What I want to do is help people build the confidence and strength to reach their
weight goals and live a healthy, happy life.”
The program will take place at Southwest Senior Center from 1 – 2 pm starting Friday, October 12. The
recommended donation for the 10 week class is $35 ($30 for Center members), but people can donate less
if the cost is prohibitive. The goal is keep the class going after the 10-week program so that participants
can continue to make and meet their goals with the education and support they need.
Participants also can take advantage of other programs at the Center that can help them in their wellness
efforts such as a weekly Diabetes Education and Support Group, over 10 exercise classes at the Center
each week including Tai Chi, and nutrition and other wellness classes. In addition, Center Social Worker
Linda Walker, can work with individuals to address other issues that may impact them including work-
ing with people on housing, Medicare, Medicaid, caregiver issues, and Social Security.
To find out more about the Weight Management Program or other events at Southwest Center, call 612-
822-3194 or mschoenberger@voamn.org. All programs take place at Volunteers of America of Minneso-
ta’s Southwest Senior Center at 3612 Bryant Avenue South.
Easy Access To
Community Resources
Uptown Association to Host Safety and
Services Summit
Minneapolis (September 14, 2012) – Have a question about living or
working in Minneapolis? Uptown Association (UA) hopes to pro-
vide answers at its Safety & Services Summit on Thursday, October
11 from 5-8 pm at Calhoun Square in Uptown, Minneapolis. The
complimentary event will feature expo style presentations and discus-
sions on personal safety and the many services provided by City of
Minneapolis and other community partners.
The Uptown Association Community Affairs Committee developed
the Safety and Service Summit, in its inaugural year, in response
to resident and business requests for easier access to community
resources. Guests can expect to learn safety best practices from local
law enforcement; learn about and discuss the long-term visions for
local neighborhoods; interact with local political and community
leaders; attend featured presentations on personal self-defense; take
away cost effective suggestions for protecting businesses; and learn
about the many municipal services available to increase livability and
enjoyment of the city.
Scheduled participants include: 311, 911, Animal Care and Control,
Business Licensing and Consumer Services, Council Member Tuthill,
Fifth Precinct Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis Fire
Department, Hennepin County Waste Reduction, Nice Ride MN,
Park Police, Personal Safety Expert Mary Brandl, and Uptown Spe-
cial Service District.
Uptown Association (UA) is a nonprofit organization whose mis-
sion is to improve the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown
through collaboration and partnerships. UA advocates for the great-
er benefit of the entire Uptown community. The organization is
member-based with a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors and
serves in a variety of capacities to more than 500 businesses and nine
neighborhood associations in Uptown’s perceived boundaries. It has
six working and active committees that include Board of Director,
member, non-member and resident representation. The Uptown
Association is also the producer of the Uptown Art Fair, soon to cel-
ebrate its now in its 50th anniversary.
Two-wheelers take advantage of a
perfect cycling day for the Minne-
apolis Bike Tour on September
16 near Lake Calhoun. (Photo by
Bethany Heemeyer)
ported the installation of a mosa-
ic mural at Bryant Ave Market,
and developed guidelines for a
home loan program to launch
in January. The loans will be for
outdoor homestead projects.
The next CARAG event is a
Midtown Greenway clean up
scheduled for Saturday, October
20. Interested volunteers can find
out more by visiting the CARAG
website www.carag.org, or call-
ing 612-823-2520.
CARAG from 1
SEGWAy from 1
that all of his users are “thor-
oughly trained before going out-
The Coalition is not happy about
the Segways, but according to
Jensen they’re reminding call-
ers it is legal, to respect their
presence, and until it becomes
a problem, they’re not going to
apply resources to try to change
the law.
This issue at the Coalition has
naturally progressed to the defi-
nition of “motorized vehicles”.
With the exception of Segways
and motorized wheelchairs, the
only other motor allowed on the
Greenway is the “power-assisted”
bicycle. This has led to the orga-
nization debating the presence
of power-assisted bicycles on the
Greenway. But at this point, the
Coalition has not taken an offi-
cial position.
Jensen offered his personal opin-
ion. “I think anything that gets
more people to ride a bike is a
good thing,” adding “even if it
means that some want to use the
power assist for hills and distanc-
Power-assisted bicycles have
only been legal on the Greenway
since May 2012. Bill Beekman,
a local entrepreneur was seek-
ing alterations to the definition
of a “power-assisted” bicycle. He
wants to run a year-around solid
shell taxi pedicab downtown
and recognizes because the total
weight with passengers is heavy,
he’ll need a little help.
Beekman’s request was not the
only one. Other constituents
have asked for the changes to
allow them to bicycle more due
to changes in their age or ability
to self-propel a plain bicycle.
Beekman asked State Senator
Scott Dibble to help author a
modification. It made it into this
year’s omnibus transportation bill
(H.F. 2685, Session Law Chapter
287). It changed the definition of
bicycle to allow for a power assist
up to 20 m.p.h. and requires
the user to be 15 years of age or
older. Which in turn expands the
definition of a bicycle and all of
it’s legal operations. The law still
does not allow “electric bicycles”
which have a larger motor and
can exceed 20 m.p.h.
So for now the “electric-assist”
bicycle is also legal on Minnesota
trails, which includes the Mid-
town Greenway.
The Greenway is becoming more
popular every year which will
only continue to put pressure on
it’s mission definition.
Bruce Cochran is Art Director and
in charge of Production for the
Uptown Neighborhood News and
lives in CARAG.
“Liberal Arts” (NR) (2.5)
When a 35-year-old New York
City college admissions counselor
(Josh Radnor), who has just bro-
ken up with his bitter girlfriend
(Kristen Bush), returns to his alma
mater to attend the retirement din-
ner of a favorite professor (Richard
Jenkins) in this lightweight, low-
key, quirky, romantic comedy, he
ends up being attracted to a drama
student (Elizabeth Olsen), is oddly
befriended by a suicidal student
(John Magaro) and a wacky free-
spirit (Zac Efron), and surpris-
ingly beds a former professor
(Allison Janney) and then happily
returns home where he unexpect-
edly meets a beautiful bibliophile
(Elizabeth Reaser).
“The Master” (R) (3.5)
[Sexual content, graphic nudity,
and language.] — Superb acting
and cinematography highlight
Paul Thomas Anderson’s unusual,
captivating, discussion-provoking,
137-minute film in which a rab-
ble-rousing, sex-obsessed, mentally
unstable, erratic, alcoholic (Joaquin
Phoenix) is taken under the wing
of a charismatic, philosophy-spew-
ing, smarmy, Scientology-like
leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
of “The Cause,” who has a devot-
ed pregnant wife (Amy Adams)
and a young daughter, a look-a-
like son (Jesse Plemons), and an
adult daughter (Ambyr Childers)
whom he marries to her fiancée
(Rami Malek) onboard a yacht,
during the 1950s after serving as a
sailor during WWII and ends up
becoming the leader’s right-hand
man as he travels with him from
San Francisco to Manhattan, Phil-
adelphia, Phoenix, and eventually
to England along with many of his
devoted followers (Laura Dern,
Barlow Jacobs, Christine Ames,
Martin Dew, Joshua Close, Kevin
J. O’Connor, Barbara Brownell,
Brady Rubin, Jill Andre, et al.).
“The Paperboy” (R) (1.5)
[Strong sexual content, violence,
and language.] [Opens Oct. 12]
— The feisty housekeeper (Macy
Gray) narrates this dark, dis-
jointed, odd, slow-paced, love-it-
or-hate-it, albeit well-acted film
in which a seasoned journalist
(Matthew McConaughey) returns
home to his widowed father (Scott
Glenn) and younger brother (Zac
Efron) in Florida with his assistant
African-American writer (David
Oyelowo) to investigate the possi-
ble miscarriage of justice of a vile,
creepy death row inmate (John
Cusack) accused of killing the
town sheriff (Danny Hanemann)
after receiving letters in 1969 from
the prisoner’s sex-crazed fiancée
(Nicole Kidman).
“The Perks of Being a
Wallflower” (PG-13) (3)
[Mature thematic material, drug
and alcohol use, sexual content,
including references, and a fight—
all involving teens.] — While a
lonely, abused, introverted, emo-
tionally distraught, 15-year-old
student (Logan Lerman), who
lives with his parents (Kate Walsh
and Dylan McDermott) and older
siblings (Zane Holtz and Nina
Dobrev) in Pennsylvania, is men-
tored by a compassionate English
teacher (Paul Rudd) in this engag-
ing, coming-of-age film, he is
befriended by two older students
(Emma Watson and Ezra Miller)
as he desperately tries to recover
from the suicide of a friend, to
find his niche in the world, and to
make friends (Mae Whitman, Erin
Wilhelmi, et al.) as a freshman at
his new school.
“Sleepwalk with Me”
(NR) (2.5)
A quirky, uneven, down-to-earth,
82-minute comedy based on Mike
Birbiglia’s memoir and come-
dic monologues about a wan-
nabe comedian bartender (Mike
Birbiglia) in New York City who
struggles with making a commit-
ment to his longtime voice coach
girlfriend (Lauren Ambrose) and
dealing with his tendency to sleep-
walk to the concern of his parents
(Carol Kane and James Rebhorn).

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East Calhoun Community Organization
ECCO report
ECCO meets the
first Thursday of
each month,
7 pm at St.
Mary’s Greek
Orthodox Church,
34th & Irving. All
ECCO residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.

Lake St.
36th St.


East Calhoun Community Organization Says
to These Labor Day Celebration Sponsors
Please join us for
Pizza, Politics and Projects at the
East Calhoun Neighborhood
Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2012
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
Pizza & Social at 6:00 pm Meeting 6:45-8:30 pm
Free pizza dinner, bring your specialty for the dessert potluck.
Free professionally staffed childcare.
Agenda items
1 Learn about neighborhood
events & programs
1 Vote on Neighborhood
Priority Plan (more info at
1 Elect new ECCO board
members. Nominations will
be accepted before and at
the meeting
1 Socialize with your
elected offcials
thank you
Accent Arts
Alt Bike Shop
Amigo Service Center
Amore Victoria
Ben and Jerry’s Calhoun
Brave New Workshop
Caffery’s Deli & Subs
Chiang Mai Thai
Comedy Sports
el meson
Famous Dave’s
Half Price Books
Isles Bun & Coffee
Jungle Theater
JJs (Lake St. at Lake
Kinsen Noodles
Kitchen Window
Kowalski’s Market
LA Fitness
Landmark Theatres
Lee’s Shoe
Mesa Pizza by the slice
Moss Envy
Old Chicago
Penn Cycle
Pizza Lucé
Punch Pizza
Rainbow Foods
Roat Osha
Salon Levante
Sa Bel Salonspa
Social House
St. Mary’s Greek
Orthodox Church/
Greek Fest
Stella’s Fish Café
The Chair Salon
The Lowry
The UPS Store
Tin Fish
Top Shelf
Toppers Pizza
Trader Joes
Tum Rup Thai
Uncommon Grounds
Uptown Association
Urban Eatery
Williams Pub
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn more about our events.
Send a request to nrp@eastcalhoun.org or call Monica Smith at 612-821-0131.
The East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) invites and encourages participation by every resident to each
program, service and event organized by ECCO. Should you require an accommodation in order to fully participate,
or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting Monica Smith at 612-821-0131
or nrp@eastcalhoun.org at least fve days before our event.
New board members
needed! Seven positions
on the ECCO Board are
open for election this year.
A term is two years long.
Nominations are made and
voted on at the October Annual
Mtg. Candidates must be at least 18 years old
and a resident of East Calhoun. Responsibili-
ties include attendance at monthly board
meetings (frst Thursday at 7 pm) and participa-
tion in at least one committee. Committees are:
Green Team, Livability (zoning, traffc, safety),
Social, and Uptown Neighborhood News.
Time commitments for each vary. Contact
Monica at nrp@eastcalhoun.org if you are
interested in joining the board.
ECCO Meeting Minutes for Sep-
tember 6, 2012. (East Calhoun
Neighborhood Monthly Meeting)
Minutes recorded and submitted by
Harry Savage and Monica Smith
and approved by the ECCO Board
by electronic vote prior to publica-
Board Members Present: Sarah
Sponheim, President; Linda
Todd, Co-VP; Harry Savage,
Secretary; Anja Curiskis; Judy
Shields; and Heather Wulfsberg.
Board Members Absent: Blake
Harper, Co-VP; Glen Christian-
son, Treasurer; Kate Davenport,
Brad Durham; and Jim Smith.
Guests and Residents: Meg
Tuthill, 10th Ward City Council
Member; Gregg Massey, NCEC;
David Peterson, Minneapolis
Public Works; Nancy Ward,
Chair of Tree Task Force; Susie
Goldstein; Michael Keller; and
Eric Sumner.
ECCO Board President Sarah
Sponheim called the meeting to
order at 7:03 pm.
Council Member Meg
Tuthill: Ward 10
• CM Tuthill congratulated ECCO
on a successful Labor Day Cel-
• Walker Library will close on
Saturday, September 22 at 6:00
pm for construction of the new
library. Closing day events begin
at 10:30 am on Sept 22.
• Watch for road closures on East
Calhoun Parkway at The Mall for
Calhoun Isles Sewer Project con-
• Upcoming Meet with Meg: Tues-
day, September 11 and Tuesday,
October 9. Guest speaker for the
October meeting will be David
Herberholz, Director of Solid
Waste & Recycling for the City of
• Pedestrian Advisory Committee
is seeking volunteers. More infor-
mation at www.minneapolismn.
david Peterson: Bicycle
and Pedestrian Section,
Minneapolis Public Works
The City of Minneapolis is
exploring options for adding
a bike lane to 36th Street from
Chicago Avenue to Lake Cal-
houn. Peterson attended the
meeting to discuss options and
get feedback. The presentation
focused on four optional lay-
outs between Dupont Avenue to
Lake Calhoun. More informa-
tion is at: www.minneapolismn.
West. CARAG supports Layout
A: a two-way, buffered cycle
track and pedestrian path on the
southern side of the road. A joint
ECCO and CARAG meeting
was suggested. Feedback should
be sent to: David.Peterson2@
Committee Reports
Livability Committee
• Michael Keller, 3133 East Calhoun
Parkway, attended the meeting to
discuss an addition to the back
of his single family home. He is
seeking a variance to a side yard
set back (5’ is required, the house
currently is sited at 2’8” from the
property line). The neighbors on
either side of the property do not
have any objections to the project.
The ECCO Board voted to send a
letter to the City stating a position
of “not opposed” to the variance
• The Planning Commission
approved the request to sepa-
rate the joined properties at 3401
Irving Avenue and 1523 West
34th Street.
Tree Task Force
• The Task Force reviewed infor-
mation that they would like to
present to the community at the
Annual Meeting on October 4.
The purpose of the presentation
is to raise awareness about Emer-
ald Ash Borer and offer options
to individuals with Ash trees on
their boulevard and/or private
property. The Task Force was
asked to include information in
the presentation about the poten-
tial risks of chemical treatment
options. Door knocking was sug-
gested to specifically target prop-
erty owners with boulevard Ash
Social Committee
• Thanks to all who helped make
the Labor Day Celebration a big
• Heather Wulfsberg to follow up
on a rumor that the Wine Tasting
event will not be held this year.
• Melissa Slachetka completed her
first edition as the editor of the
Green Team
• The Green Team is helping to
implement organics recycling at
the Greek Festival (September 7-9).
President’s Report
• The Park Board is planning a cha-
rette to study the area between the
north side of Lake Calhoun and
the south side of Lake of Isles.
• The Park Board is doing routine
maintenance on the slopes along
the east side of Lake Calhoun
between Lake Street and 36th
Street to remove invasive plants,
etc. Volunteers may be needed to
help in the future.
• The Tin Fish is planning some
landscaping changes including per-
meable pavement to absorb run-
off and adding native plantings.
Gyro DJs
Prep cooks shave lamb for gyros from the big spinning sticks during the
2012 Taste of Greece at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in September.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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By Nicole Valentine
Principal Cheryl Martin reports,
“The school year at Kenwood
is off to a great start.” Both the
welcome back BBQ, open house
August 23 and the first few
weeks of classes went smoothly.
Martin stated that the popular
neighborhood school currently
has about 460 students enrolled.
Most grades are full or slightly
over their projected numbers.
Common LAW
October 2012
By Sarah Sponheim
Common LAW is a regular column on local environmental issues con-
cerning our common land, air, water and waste.
Minneapolis City Council Approves Event Recycling Ordinance
Beginning in 2013, all parades and races, as well as all large (at least
2,500 attendees) block events in Minneapolis will be required to pro-
vide recycling containers beside every trash container. In addition,
event organizers must provide written verification that materials
were delivered to a recycling processing facility. Thanks to Council
Member Betsy Hodges for spear-heading this effort.
St. Mary’s Greek Festival Slashes Trash
Throughout the sun-sparkled course of this September’s annual 3-day
Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, well over 8,000
attendees cheerfully sorted their beverage containers, plates, utensils
and food waste into separate bins. An estimated 2 tons of recycling
(primarily containers and cardboard) filled a massive 20-yard roll-off,
while several dumpsters-worth of organics (compost) further lessened
the garbage output from this high-volume event. Congratulations to
Greg Maimares and Krisanthy Sikkila for their effective leadership.
Minneapolis Parks to Boost Recycling and Composting
According to Lisa Beck, director of maintenance for the parks, the
Park Board plans to implement single-sort recycling and organics
recycling (composting) inside all its facilities and at popular outdoor
locations (restaurants, playgrounds, docks and beaches); single-sort
recycling will be expanded along park trails so that every trash bin
is matched with a recycling bin. The time-frame for this welcome
development is not yet determined, but new bins could appear as
early as next spring.
Landscape Changes Afoot
Tin Fish Landscaping
The Tin Fish will be re-landscaping the areas flanking the railing
along the lake shore. The larger trees in both sections will be trans-
planted north of the building, and the existing shrubs will be removed.
Permeable pavers and bike racks will be installed in a portion of the
area, and a variety of native, hardy perennials will be planted along
the wall. As a result of this landscaping, runoff from the sidewalks to
the north and south of the Tin Fish building will be absorbed before
reaching Lake Calhoun. In addition, the lower-profile plantings will
enhance diners’ views of the marina and lake.
Park Board Design Charrette
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will invite the public to
participate in two events geared toward designing solutions to safety,
traffic and landscaping issues in the area encompassing the north end
of Lake Calhoun and the south end of Lake of the Isles. On Wednes-
day, October 9, 7-9 pm (location to be determined), there will be
Visioning Session in which the public can offer their ideas and opin-
ions. On Saturday, October 13, 9-11:30 am (location to be determined),
there will be an Open House to present the tentative solutions created
by the design team during the intervening charrette, or compressed
design process. For more information, visit: www.minneapolisparks.
36th Street Bikeway
Plans are under consideration for creating bike lanes or a cycle track
along 36th Street between East Calhoun Parkway and Dupont
Avenue South. Please visit the following website to see diagrams of
the current proposals: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/projects/
36th_St_West. Your comments are welcome. Please respond to
David Peterson at: David.Peterson2@minneapolismn.gov.
P.S. Water your trees!
Sarah Sponheim serves as President of ECCO and Chair of the East Cal-
houn Green Team.
St. Mary’s Greek Festival collected two tons of recycling. (Photo by Sarah Sponheim)
• Monica Smith’s contract will be
reviewed by an electronic vote of
the ECCO Board.
Monica Smith, Staff Report
• Utility box wrap project: the City
is expecting to release the request
for proposal in mid-September.
Cost estimates have not yet been
• Home improvement loan and
grant funds are still available for
ECCO residents. See www.eastc-
alhoun.org for more information.
• More information is needed
from the NRP housing program
administrator about a potential
home improvement project that
does not meet the current guide-
lines of the housing program. The
ECCO Board will vote on the
matter electronically.
• The National Neighborhoods
USA Conference will be held in
Minneapolis, May 22-25, 2013.
Call for presentations and exhibit
registration is now open.
• Critical parking is in effect on
Knox Avenue between Lake
Street and 31st Street. Permit
parking only from 9 am – 10 pm
Neighborhood Priority Plan
(NPP) A postcard will be mailed
to all East Calhoun residents ask-
ing people to vote on one of the
three proposed ideas for NPP.
Write in votes are also encour-
aged. The final vote will take
place at the October 4 Annual
The meeting was adjourned at
8:56 pm.
Next meeting
The Annual Meeting will be
held Thursday, October 4, 6:00
p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Ortho-
dox Church.
Addendum 9-14-12
By majority electronic vote, the
ECCO Board approved a revised
contract between ECCO and
Monica Smith.
Kenwood School fall Activities Underway
“Our strong student numbers
reflect the community’s support
of our programming and teach-
ers. On behalf of all Kenwood
staff, I want to thank our fami-
lies for their continued support
and partnership,” said Martin.
The school has added a third
classroom and teacher for the
fourth grade this year due to the
size of the grade.
This fall, Kenwood welcomed its
new Community Liaison, Chris
Madden. Madden, who has
lived in Lowry Hill since 1996,
is the parent of a cur-
rent “Kenwood kid”
and two students at
Kenwood’s path-
way school, Susan
B. Anthony Middle
School in southwest
Minneapolis. Madden
replaces long-time
Community Liai-
son, Sue Payne, who
retired last spring.
When asked what
drew her to apply for
the position, Madden
says, “I love this school and this
community and I wanted to do
something to support the school
and its kids.” She says she is look-
ing forward to getting to know
the families and the teachers
better. Madden, who is married
to former Minneapolis School
Board Chair Tom Madden, has a
background as a graphic design-
er, and has been active on the
school’s PTA for many years.
The beautiful weather Saturday,
September 8 provided a great
backdrop for the school’s 16th
Annual Kenwood Crawl. This
first community building and
fundraising event of the school
year brings kids, teachers, and
families together while promot-
ing fitness. Students walk by
grade the one-mile perimeter of
Kenwood Park and raise dona-
tions through sponsorships.
For the past several
years, the event has
raised about $11,000
for the school’s PTA,
which supports
arts residencies and
classroom needs.
Event co-chair and
CARAG resident,
Brad Ehalt, said,
“This is a great event
to kick off the school
year. Our new fami-
lies participate and
begin to feel a part of
this wonderful community. The
children visit with their teach-
ers and friends outside of the
classroom. And we raise funds
to support our school’s mission,
while emphasizing fitness and
getting outdoors on a beautiful
fall morning.” About 450 people
attended this year’s event.
ECCO from 10
New Community Liai-
son Chris Madden
First graders participate in the fundraising walk for this year’s Kenwood Crawl.

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reCent work: MArY LIngen
& george FArrAH
Douglas Flanders Art Gallery
910 Lake St. • 651.213.2662
Two innovative approaches to viewing the
earth: Lingen’s work has the appearance
of stained glass, with hard lines and geo-
metric shapes, while Farrah’s paintings are
composed of loose, free-flowing, rhythmic
gestures, lines and layers. Although the
work from these two artists is very differ-
ent technically it is equally beautiful and
Ben kYLe
Barbette - 10pm
1600 Lake St. • 612.827.5710
Ben Kyle; singer, songwriter and driving
force behind the Midwest’s favorite alt-
country band Romantica, can be counted
on to bring you a song brimming with
melody, meaning and feeling. Mr. Kyle
has just released a recording of duets with
Austin songstress and fiddle queen Carrie
BookS & BArS
Bryant Lake Bowl -7pm
810 Lake St. • 612.825.8949
Books & Bars presents Wild: From Lost to
Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Tiny
Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life
from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl
Strayed is the #1 New York Times bestsell-
ing author of the memoir Wild, the advice
essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things, and
the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah
Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s
Book Club 2.0. It has been optioned for
film by Reese Witherspoon’s production
company, Pacific Standard. IndieBound
selected Wild as their #1 Indie Next pick
for April, Barnes and Noble named it a
“Discover Great New Writers” pick on their
Summer 2012 list.
LAnD oF 10,000 LoveS: A
HIStorY oF QUeer MInneSotA
Magers and Quinn - 7:30pm
3038 Hennepin Ave. • 612.822.4611
Magers and Quinn presents a Release Party
for Stewart Van Cleve’s Land of 10,000
Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota. For
too long, LGBTQ communities—including
Minnesota’s—have been maligned, mis-
represented, and often outright ignored.
Myths regarding the queer experience
have grown and become embedded in
local and national consciousness. The
absence of queer stories over time in local
historical and popular writing only served
to further this ignorance, but great strides
have been made in recent decades to cel-
ebrate Minnesota’s vibrant queer history.
Add to this rising chorus an enchanting
new voice: Land of 10,000 Loves, Stewart
Van Cleve’s wide-ranging and unprec-
edented illustrated history of queer life in
For woMen’S BoDIeS
Intermedia Arts - 8pm
2822 Lyndale Ave. • 612.871.4444
Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem Phe-
nomenal Woman, This Was Made for
Women’s Bodies explores the ways in
which a woman’s experiences are por-
trayed through her body. Tickets are $10
in advance, student, senior and $12 at the
door. Running October 11-14.
CIneMA LoUnge
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 Lake St. • 612.825.8949
The original short film showcase featuring
Minnesota work by local, indie filmmakers.
Think it’s too difficult to find a nice, afford-
able venue at which to screen your work?
Or maybe you’re of the movie going per-
suasion and think there’s no place to see
great locally-made independent film?
Hogwash! Cinema Lounge provides local
filmmakers with a cool, intimate venue to
screen their latest work and film enthusi-
asts a spot to come and see the best indie
shorts coming out of Minnesota today. All
while enjoying beer, wine, and great food.
The best part? Admission is FREE. Cinema
Lounge provides a venue for filmmak-
ers who normally wouldn’t have a place
to screen their work, whether it’s due to
a shoestring budget or edgy, alternative
content preventing them from finding a
home at the local megaplex. Plus, involv-
ing the audience with the Q+A allows the
filmmakers to get genuine feedback from
discerning viewers. Finally, it’s a hangout
for filmmakers, producers, screenwriters,
and anyone to network and meet like-
minded folks, possibly forming contacts
for future projects.
Neighborhood Involvement Program
Temple Israel • 612.746.8543
The Neighborhood Involvement Pro-
gram (N.I.P.) community clinic will host its
annual Music for Medicine fundraiser on
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Temple Israel
in Minneapolis. The event will feature
a silent auction and buffet brunch from
Noon to 2pm and chamber music con-
cert performed by members of the Min-
nesota Orchestra from 2pm to 3pm. Now
in its seventh year, the Music for Medicine
fundraiser is presented in partnership with
the Twin Cities Musicians Union to raise
money for N.I.P., a health care and social
services non-profit organization. The
money raised by this event helps to fund
programs for women, men, and children
in need of healthcare and social services.
N.I.P.’s small staff and large group of caring
volunteers provide effective, affordable
services that clients appreciate and can
use to improve the quality of their lives.
Services are based on a flexible, sliding
fee scale. No one is turned away due to an
inability to pay.
repetoIre DogS
Bryant Lake Bowl - 10pm
810 Lake St. • 612.825.8949
What if Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, and
other Shakespearean actors tackled the
memorable dialogue from “Showgirls”?
How would character actors like Chris-
topher Walken or Adam West interpret
beloved stories from Mother Goose?
Could the Muppets or Looney Tunes take
on the rough and vulgar language of “Pulp
Fiction” or “Silence of the Lambs”? Every
“dog” has its day -- even when its late at
night. Doors at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.
community events calendar
“I tried a ‘designer’ gym and a
‘discount’ gym. But I came back to the
YWCA because of the people here.”
-Jeffrey, member since 2004.
Offer valid on new adult and family memberships.
Some restrictions apply. Offer ends October 31, 2012.
During October
the Joiners Fee is
50% off!
Plus, save with an introductory
personal training pass.
4 sessions for only $160!
This Month The UNN
is Giving Away . . .
for 2 at
RUles: The first reader to correctly answer
this question will be the winner:
Where can you find the letter combination
henti in this issue besides this sentence?
email your answer to unn612@gmail.com.
[Previous month’s winners are not eligible.]

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