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In this issue: LHENA News ................................... 2-3 Exercise ...............................................4 Arts ................................................... 7 Restaurant Review ..............................9 Public Safety .....................................11
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2013 City of Lakes Loppet
‘This is Serious’
3 alarm fire tears through East Isles condo
Photo by Bruce Cochran
the penn ice-cycle Loppet, Noon-2:30pm, is a circuit bike race on a track of ice. the saturday race takes place on the lagoon between Lake of the isles and Lake calhoun.
SW Journal Snow Sculpture Competition (All Day) • Penguins, Polar Bears, skiers and art–all come to life from snow. • Sculpting from 8am-1pm near the Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun • Judging from 1:15-1:45p. • Viewing–all day, all weekend. Loppet Kubb Tournament (11am-8pm) • Swedish lawn game on snow • In front of the Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun Penn Ice-Cycle Loppet (Noon-2:30pm) • Circuit bike racing on a track of ice. • On the lagoon between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun. • Preliminary heats from noon-1:30pm, finals from 1:30-2:30pm. Finn Sisu Sprints – Qualifying Heats (12:30pm) • Skiers start on Lake of the
Isles and finish on Hennepin Avenue • A race against the clock– skiers start individually, those with the best times advance to the finals later in the day. Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet (1:30pm) • Combines dog sledding and skiing. • Lake of the Isles–Uptown. • Watch both the running of the dogs and the Loppet ice bike race. • 7K one-dog national championship race, 5K and 2.5K races. Rossignol Junior Loppet (2:30pm) • A race specially designed for skiers 19 and under. • New start on Lagoon between Lake of the Isles an Lake Calhoun, finish on Hennepin • Skiers race against others in their age classes: 18-19 (older juniors), 16-17 (J1), See LOPPET page 2
Photo by Bruce Cochran
1508 Lake st., saturday, december 29, the day after the blaze.
By Bruce Cochran A age 30, Josh Socks a student of law at St. Thomas, has had ample time to amass a life’s worth of memories, photos and personal effects. But on the morning of December 28,
Socks’s home, at 1508 Lake Street would be just a memory in a matter of minutes. By midday with only his memories, he’d be asking himself what really mattered. Socks was initially woken by
his building’s fire alarm when he was asleep in his bed. When his roommate knocked on his door and said “This is serious!,” he got out of bed, grabbed his wallet, phone, and keys. See FIRE page 6
10th Ward Race Now Includes Bender
Wedge resident joins Bradley, Griggs, Killian and incumbent Tuthill
Lisa Bender announced her candidacy for Minneapolis City Council Ward 10 in Decemb er. She joins Ken Bradley, Nate Griggs, Kendal Killian and incumbent Meg Tuthill. “I would be honored to represent the neighborhoods of Ward 10 on the Minneapolis City Council,” Lisa Bender said. “My husband and I chose to raise our family here in a vibrant urban neighborhood, where we can walk to the grocery store, bicycle to Lake Calhoun and shop at local businesses.” Bender has a decade of experience as an organizer and city planner working to help cities become more healthy, equitable and people-centered. She is a founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and serves on the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee. For the past several years, Bender has worked with communities
See BENDER page 6
Saturday, January 12, 2013 2-6 p.m. CALHOUN SQUARE
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Annual Historic Preservation Home Improvement Funding Now Available
An exciting opportunity for home restoration projects!
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Neighborhood (LHENA) Revitalization Committee has opened funding for its annual historic exterior home improvement program. An information session will be held on January 22, with the application deadline following on February 28. All residential property owners within Lowry Hill East may participate. Funds up to $10,000 per property are available and must be matched by the property owner on a 1:1 basis. This deferred loan is 100% forgivable if the property is owned for at least ten years following its receipt, and zero payments must be made in the interim.
Eligible improvements include those made to the exterior of the property for the purpose of preserving or restoring its historic character. Past projects have included repair and restoration of porches, stucco, siding, windows and doors. Repair of items is highly encouraged and will be viewed more favorably over replacement. Any proposal for replacement must include substantial evidence that repair is not possible (age alone is not sufficient justification). All proposed improvements must be as historically accurate to the specific property as possible. Research on the original architecture of the house should be conducted. Evidence should be gathered through sources such as historic photos of your property and/or comparison to similar styles in the area to make reasonable assumptions of what once existed. Visit the Hennepin History Museum, www.hennepinhistory.org, the Minnesota Historical Society, www.mnhs.org, and the City of Minneapolis Development Review, www.ci.minneapolis. mn.us/mdr/index.htm. A panel with expertise in historic preservation, architecture and historic rehabilitation will review and rank all submissions. Since the intention of the program is to improve the appearance and preserve the historic character of the neighborhood as a whole, curb appeal is important. Projects featuring repairs visible from the street will receive a higher rank. As you gather ideas for potential projects, you may want to consider reviewing the following resources on preservation: • Preservation Briefs: www. nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation: www.nps.gov/hps/tps/standguide/rehab/rehab_standards.htm Please note that the information and instructions provided on these sites are not required knowledge for the homeowner, but may be helpful as definitive guides to preservation. You may choose to share this information with your contractor. An informational meeting on the program will be held on Tuesday, January 22, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Jefferson Community School (1200 26th Street) in the lower-level cafeteria. Historic preservation architects will be available to provide advice on project ideas. To register for an appointment with an architect, email Caroline Griepentrog, LHENA@thewedge.org or call 612.377.5023. Twenty-minute appointments will be available at the following times: 6:30 pm, 6:50 pm, 7:10 pm, 7:30 pm, 7:50 pm, and 8:10 pm. Representatives from the Center for Energy and Environment will answer questions about financing. Program application and guidelines available at www. thewedge.org or on the CEE website: www.mncee.org (search for all available home improvement grant and loan programs by property address). Please call the LHENA office at 612.377.5023 or email LHENA@thewedge.org with any questions.
LOWRY HILL EAST
Neighborhood Association Newspaper
The Wedge is a monthly publication of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA). Distribution is free to residents and businesses of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood. Mailed subscriptions are $20 per year. The Wedge newspaper exists to address neighborhood events, issues, and causes, while providing a public forum for the community to share information and ideas and to voice individual opinions and concerns within the Lowry Hill East neighborhood. Stories, opinions, letters, photographs, and drawings are always welcome. Email email@example.com for assignments or to share your ideas. The deadline for submitting items is the 17th of the month prior to publication. The display ad deadline is the 15th of the month prior to publication. Editor Bruce Cochran firstname.lastname@example.org Office Administrator Caroline Griepentrog email@example.com Advertising Representatives Susan Hagler: 612.825.7780 firstname.lastname@example.org Harry Savage: 612.799.1523 HarrySavageSpeaks@gmail.com Wedge Committee Chair Linda McHale: 612.823.1270 email@example.com Layout & Illustration Kelly Newcomer firstname.lastname@example.org Regular Contributors: Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Caroline Griepentrog, Kathy Kullberg, Beth Marsh The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of LHENA or its board members. The Wedge reserves the right to exercise discretion in publishing any material submitted and further reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. Questions about The Wedge may be directed to the editor or to The Wedge committee chair. ©2013 LHENA, all rights reserved. LHENA 1200 West 26th St. Minneapolis, MN 55405, 612.377.5023 email@example.com
commercial/retail project presentation
Thurs., Jan. 10, 6:30pm
LHENA Branding Committee
The Branding Committee meets the second Thursday of each month and is tasked with redesigning LHENA’s logo and brand.
Photo by StuartWainstock.com
a happy smile from audrey Johnson summarizes the good cheer at LHENa's annual Holiday party on dec. 19th.
Please note that LHENA Board and committee meetings are held Jefferson Community School, 1200 26th Street, in the Media Center, Room 204, unless otherwise indicated.
on a volunteer basis and are elected to one-year terms at the annual meeting in April.
Wed., Jan. 9, 6:30pm
LHENA Zoning and Planning (Z&P) Committee
The Z&P Committee regularly meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. This committee reviews any project, development, or zoning request in the neighborhood. A good fit for anyone interested in city planning, architecture, and transportation.
Mon., Jan. 14, 10am
Wedge Newspaper Committee
Meeting held at Jackson’s Coffee and Gelato, NE corner of Lake St. and Bryant Ave. The Wedge Newspaper Committee oversees content and production of the Wedge newspaper.
munity and government. The LHENA Board makes neighborhood building and land use recommendations to the City, maintains financial oversight of the organization, publishes The Wedge newspaper, organizes neighborhood social events, and serves as a forum for neighborhood concerns. Members serve on a volunteer basis and are elected to twoyear terms at the annual meeting in April.
Tues., Jan. 22, 6:30pm
Historic Preservation Program Informational Meeting
This meeting will be held at Jefferson Community School, lower-level cafeteria, 1200 26th Street. Find more information on page 2 regarding the historic preservation program. Representatives will be available at this meeting to answer questions about the program, financing, and advise on potential projects. Visit www. thewedge.org for more information.
Mon., Jan. 7, 7pm (Date change)
LHENA Neighborhood Revitalization Committee
The Neighborhood Revitalization Committee regularly meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. This committee focuses on implementing the LHENA Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II Action Plan and other revitalization strategies. The plan is divided into sections: housing; infrastructure; crime & safety; and youth, arts & commerce. Members serve
LOPPET from page 1
14-15 (J2), 12-13 (J3), 10-11 (J4), 8-9 (J5), 7 and under (Youth Division). • 1K (straight in) or 3K or 5K races around Lake of the Isles, all with a Hennepin Avenue Finish. Minnesota Youth Ski League SuperCarnival (1:30pm3:30pm) • This free event includes food, fun and ski games for kids of all ages (limited equipment available for kids without skis). • Lagoon between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun Cook County Minne(sota)Loppet (3:30pm) • Free event for pre-registered kids ages 12 and under ($10 to register day-of). • New start on Lagoon between Lake of the Isles and Lake Calhoun, finish on Hennepin • Everyone is a winner – all kids receive a medal, a homemade cookie and hot cider. Finn Sisu Sprints Finals (4:30pm) • Two-minute heats in the heart of Uptown! • Junior (19 and under by age category), Paralympic and Open categories. Cash prizes for Paralympic and Open categories. • Only the best make it to the Finals: top eight men and women in the Open category, top four females and males in each Junior and Paralympic category. Park Nicollet Luminary Loppet (registration required) (6-9pm) • 1,000+ ice luminaries, an even bigger ice pyramid, fire dancers, the Ice-Cropolis, the downtown skyline, and much more... • Bon fires, cookies and hot cocoa stations. • Post-Luminary Uptown Party in Calhoun Square for
paid registrants / $10 otherwise. • Non-competitive–registration is open to snowshoers, walkers and skiers alike. • Hennepin–Lake of the Isles–Hennepin. • New–Surly Brewing Beer Garden–complimentary 10 oz. pour for each adult Luminary Loppet participant. Post-Luminary Party (7pm10pm) • Live music and dancing in Calhoun Square • Free for Loppet registrants, $10 otherwise Vendor Village • Dozens of fitness and winter vendors in Calhoun Square • Free samples, fitness technology and advice, wax recommendations, shopping, and much more... Surly Beer Garden (Sat.: 1pm-7pm, Sun. 10am-3pm) • Calhoun Square and near the Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun
Wed., Jan. 16, 6:30pm
LHENA Board of Directors
The LHENA Board of Directors regularly meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. LHENA’s mission is to represent the interests and values of Lowry Hill East residents, property and business owners to the larger com-
January Z & P meeting agenda items include
• 2316-2320 Colfax Avenue redevelopment update • 2700 Hennepin Avenue
A Castle Made of Sand?
Foundation work continues on the Walker Library
Tell me about it
The REI 10K Tour (9am start) • Non-competitive • Family and friends ski together from Wirth Park to Uptown • Easier course–avoids hills and takes the direct route Spectating tip: Most Tour finishers will arrive between 10 and 11:45am. The Hoigaard’s Classic Loppet (9:20am start) • 25 kilometers (15+ miles) • Classic skiers use the traditional style of cross country skiing Trivia: Along with the TriLoppet and Trail Loppet, the City of Lakes Loppet is part of the Hoigaard’s Challenge. Participate in all three events in the same year, compete for age group recognition and receive a commemorative pin and a chance to win a oneweek stay at Bearskin Lodge
on the Gunflint Trail. Spectating tip: The winners will arrive between 10:30 and 10:45 am, but classic skiers will continue to finish throughout the day. The City of Lakes Loppet (10:30am-11am start) • This race is “freestyle”– meaning that skiers can ski in any style–but most skiers will use the skate-style of skiing. • This is the most popular Loppet race, with over 1,200 participants expected. Trivia: Over $3,000 in prize money. Past Loppet Champions include Minneapolisbased Olympians Carolyn Bramante and Caitlin Gregg as well as Kazakhstani Olympian Andrey Golovko. Spectating tips: The winners will arrive in Uptown between 11:45 am and 12:15 pm, depending upon course and weather conditions, but
– The Wedge
Thank You Thank You
the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood association (LHENa) would like to thank our friends and neighbors for coming out to the holiday party on december 19. it was great to see everyone!
Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
Ryan Bender ...................612.669.3042 Susan Bode .....................612.872.4077 Will Bornstein ................952.913.6887 Bill Casey ........................612.803.9246 Burt Coffin......................612.310.7707 Tim Dray ........................612.209.6790 Bryan Friess ....................612.886.2545 Daniel Haley...................612.871.7339 Elise Maxwell .................612.668.3953 Linda McHale.................612.823.1270 Shae Walker ....................612.730.7013
Photo by Chuck Alvord
Many thanks to Social House, 2919 Hennepin avenue, for hosting the party.
LHENA wishes all a happy and healthy new year!
By Bruce Cochran Frack sand isn’t the only valuable sand out there. John Wicks, Hennepin County Property Services Department, Senior Project Manager explains what’s going on in what seems like a long time for foundation work. After early initial estimates came back for demolition and foundation rebuilding of the new library, the building team came up with a more cost effective approach–reuse some of the existing foundation. An idea that initially seems simple but still requires careful planning.
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Neighborhood Revitalization Program Steering Committee
See LOPPET page 9
Jen Beckham ..................612.871.1755 John Bode .......................612.872.4077 Brian Friess .....................612.886.2545 Daniel Haley...................612.871.7339 Blake Hanson .................651.485.3635 Lewis Kuhlman ..............507.381.7749 Fiona Pradhan................612.926.4356 Georgia Rubenstein .......651.261.9684
For instance in the photo above are Bobcats loading and packing sand in the basement of the existing foundation. But that sand is a very specifically quarried sand for the exact purpose of this project. It contains the size, shape and moisture capabilities to help support the interior walls of the new library. This and other reinforcements on the east side of the site will help to keep Hennepin Avenue from falling into the site as the old library roof is removed and the new construction has begun.
By Trilby Busch
Red’s Reviews in a Nutshell
By Wendy Schadewald
Minneapolis’s Iconic Master Builder
In the age of the great Minneapolis master builders, 1880-1910, one name stands out among all the rest: Theron Potter Healy. Healy is not only the city’s most prolific master builder, but also one whose houses can boast of stylistic distinction and superb craftsmanship. Researcher Anders Christensen “discovered” the houses of T. P. Healy through his 1979-81 survey of building permits for houses in the Wedge. His initial research found 30 Wedge Healy houses, 27 of which are still standing. He then turned to researching other neighborhoods of the city to learn more about Healy’s life and work. To date, Christensen has found over 140 Minneapolis structures with Healy’s name on the building permit, primarily in the Central, Wedge and Lowry Hill neighborhoods. The most visible of Healy’s houses are those on the 3100 block of Second and Third Avenues South, off the 31st Street freeway exit ramp. The majority of these houses were built during the 1880s and ’90s, when the Queen Anne style, with its fretwork, ornamented exterior, and asymmetrical façade was in vogue. In 1989 the block received recognition as Healy Residential Block Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While the Central neighborhood contains many of Healy’s early houses and Lowry Hill his later creations, the Wedge has the whole spectrum of Healy’s work. Remarkably, from his third house (2654 Colfax, 1886) to one of his last (2439 Bryant, 1905), Healy’s Wedge houses were all designed and built by Healy himself. In fact, the Wedge has what is arguably its own “Healy Block”, the 2400 block of Bryant Avenue. Healy designed nine of the houses on this block, and his company built eight of them. Stylistically, they run the gamut from the transitional Queen Anne with its steep-pitched roof (2409) to the understated Colonial Revival (2439). Another three of the houses on this block were designed and built by Healy’s friend and peer, master builder Henry Ingham. In the 1880s, Healy built four Queen Annes in the Wedge, all along the 27th Street streetcar line, and in 1892 Healy constructed six houses north of 24th Street. One of these was
“The Central Park Five” (NR) (3)
An in-depth, eye-opening, thought-provoking, ire-producing, 2-hour documentary that uses archival film clips, still photographs, and interviews with lawyers Michael Warren and Michael Joseph, former NYC Mayors Edward I. Koch and David Dinkins, social psychologist Saul Sassin, Kevin Raymond’s sister Angela Black and father Kevin Raymond Sr., former Governor Mario Cuomo, minister Rev. Calvin Butts, historian Craig Steven Wilder, and journalists Natalie Byfield, Lynnell Hancock, and Jim Dwyer to chronicle the shoddy, irresponsible investigation by New York City detectives Linda Farstein, John Hartigan, Elizabeth Lederer, Carlos Gonsalez, Humberto Arroyo, and Aaron Rosenthal of the brutal rape and neardeath beating of 28-year-old Wall Street investment banker Trisha Meili on April 19, 1989, while she was jogging in Central Park and the subsequent erroneous arrests, lengthy interrogations and coerced confessions, and trials of teenagers Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise and the eventual overturning of their convictions after 18-yearold Matias Reyes was arrested on Aug. 5, 1989, for the horrendous crime.
“Rust and Bone” (R) (3.5)
[Strong sexual content, brief graphic nudity, some violence, and language.] [Subtitled] — A somber, realistic, melodramatic, well-acted, predictable, 2-hour film, which is adapted from Craig Davidson’s collection of short stories, about a hot-headed, former Belgian boxer (Matthias Schoenaerts) who goes to France with his 5-year-old son (Armand Verdure) to live with his cashier sister (Corinne Masiero) and her truck driver husband (Jean-Michel Correia) and begins an unlikely relationship with an Orca trainer (Marion Cotillard) he met while working as a nightclub bouncer when they are drawn to each other after she survives a horrific accident. ©1986-2013 by Wendy Schadewald The preceding films were reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, who has been a Twin Cities film critic since 1986. To see more of her film reviews, log on to www. shortredheadreelreviews.com.
A place for women
Exercise your Right—to Right your Exercise
If you have any 2013 exercise goals the Wedge has launched a monthly series to bring you exercise advice from fitness professionals in Uptown.
By Gina Franssen, Owner X2 Fitness, a new fitness studio operated by women for women, has opened on the lower level at 2538 Hennepin Avenue. X2 (X-squared) Fitness owner and instructor Gina Franssen wanted to create a space where women could come together not only to train hard and reach their fitness goals but also to build a sense of community. “I feel it’s really important to challenge yourself both physically and mentally amongst your peers,” said Franssen. “They are the ones that make you want to push yourself harder and take your training to the next level.” The small group, women-only
classes are designed to be welcoming to women at all fitness levels. Boxing, Grappling and Kettlebell classes are offered at X2 Fitness. “I’m a big fan of keeping classes smaller to maintain quality instruction and to develop more of a team atmosphere and, feeling of community,” said Franssen. Boxing classes at X2 Fitness focus on the fundamentals of striking and footwork, incorporating mitts, heavy bag and double-end bag. Grappling classes stress ground techniques based on leverage and movement and are great for self defense and personal safety. X2 Fitness’ Kettlebells offer-
ings are circuit training classes using kettlebells, bodyweight exercises (plyometrics, push ups, pull ups, etc.), medicine balls and Bulgarian Bags. Owner and instructor Gina Franssen brings more than 15 years of teaching and training experience to X2 Fitness. Franssen is a Brazilian JiuJitsu brown belt, a USA Boxing certified boxing coach and former fighter. She also is a IKFF-certified kettlebell trainer, ACE-certified personal trainer, Yogafit-certified yoga instructor and PIA-certified pilates instructor. For more information about X2 Fitness or for a class schedule, visit www.x2fitnessmpls. com, contact X2 Fitness at email@example.com or call at 612.787.2551.
Photo by Dave Enblom
2439 bryant ave. s., Healy’s last wedge house, 1905.
2409 bryant ave. s.
1716 colfax ave. s.
Local Spaces Get You Moving in 2013
wrecked in 1964 for an apartment building, and the remaining five are all currently being used as rooming houses. Of the thirty Healy-built houses in the Wedge, three so far have been demolished (2210 Bryant, 2303 Colfax, and 2212 Aldrich), all during the mid-1960s to clear the way for the construction of apartment buildings. In 1893, the beginning of a decade of economic depression, Healy built only two houses: the Orth house at 2320 Colfax (currently slated for demolition for a Lander Group apartment building) and 821 Douglas Avenue on Lowry Hill, built for A. Knoblauch for the princely sum of $10,000. Coincidently, this large, elegant house was wrecked in 1981 by developer Paul Klodt also to build an apartment building. The Orth House at 2320 Colfax is not just any Healy house, for it represents a pivotal point in Healy’s career. 1893 is a significant year in the history of architecture, the year of the Chicago World’s Fair. In this year the Queen Anne style began to fall out of fashion, replaced by the Colonial Revival and NeoClassical styles, made popular by the Fair’s “White City”. 2320 is Healy’s first Colonial Revival house, a significant part of his architectural legacy. Although it has been re-sided and its large front porch enclosed, 2320 nevertheless re-
Outdoor Skating and Hockey Rinks
Rinks are now open. When winter settles in, lace up your skates or grab a hockey stick! 47 outdoor ice rinks at 22 parks citywide opened in December. Many offer separate rinks for general skating and recreational uses such as hockey, broomball and pond hockey. Weather permitting, most rinks will remain open through February 18, with the Lake of the Isles open until March 3.
3021 Holmes Avenue 612.343.7500 www.alignpilates.com
1221 Lake Street, Suite 104 612.886.2642 www.customfitnessuptown. com
721 26th Street 612.872.6347 www.one-yoga.org
tains elements of Healy’s original design, as evident in an old photo. But if you’d like to see how the Orth House would appear today, had it been consistently maintained, take a look at 1712 Dupont Avenue South on Lowry Hill, built in 1894 for Emily Wagner. There’s a notable similarity between the design of 1712 Dupont and 2320 Colfax in their profiles, fenestration, porches and rooflines. From his early mid-sized Queen Annes to the great architect-designed mansions he built for the city’s Establishment on Lowry Hill, Healy’s houses exhibit a pride in workmanship and design excelled by those of no other master builder and equaled by few. Healy is truly the iconic Minneapolis master builder, and his 27 remaining Wedge houses are a unique and important part of that legacy.
Trilby Busch lives in Lowry Hill East. Anders Christensen’s research into the work of T.P. Healy was written up by this writer in a Twin Cities magazine article titled “Legacy of a Master Builder” (Nov. 1981), available online at www.sanfordberman.org/hist/ healy/healyy.pdf. For current updates on the Healy Project, check out “T.P. Healy, Master Builder: King of the Queen Anne” on Facebook.
Christ tended to attract an assorted crowd, too.
Sundays: 8:30am Traditional Service 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Jazz Worship
Part of SpringHouse Ministry Center at 28th & Garfield, Mpls. discoversalem.org
3101 Bryant Avenue, 612.370.4907 Monday-Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday noon-6pm.
2937 Lyndale Avenue, Suite 10 612.824.1722 www.facebook.com/awakenpilates
1940 Hennepin Avenue 612.871.9077 www.mnartists.org/hauser_ dance2
2800 Lyndale Avenue 612.720.2121 www.theshedfitness.com
Lyndale United Church of Christ in SpringHouse Ministry Center (3 churches, 1 building)
SundayS 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Christian education for all ages Worship (in the North Sanctuary)
Lake of the Isles
2500 Lake Isles Pkwy. E, 612.370-4875 Monday-Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm.
2920 Bryant Avenue 612.817.2866 www.barrebliss.com
Calhoun Square, 2nd Floor 612.392.0395 www.lafitness.com
1207 Lagoon Avenue 612.823.1333 www.snapfitness.com
610 W. 28th St. Minneapolis MN 55408 612.825.3019 Lyndaleucc.org
LyndaLe UNITED CHURCH
2836 Lyndale Avenue 612.870.YOGA (9642) www.bikramyogamn.com
Warming Rooms and Free Loaner Skates
Both outdoor ice rink locations feature warming rooms and free loaner skates available on a first come, first serve basis. Sizes and quantities vary by location.
Calhoun Beach Club
2901 Hennepin Avenue 612.822.0600 www.lifepoweryoga.com
723 26th Street 612.208.1490 www.twintowncrossfit.com
Vote nO on amendments in november for love and justice and start discussing climate change with friends, family, neighbors and deniers.
Ice Rink Hotline
For ice conditions and rink closings, call the MPRB ice rink hotline at 612.313.7708. For more info see www.minneapolisparks.org/rinks.
2925 Dean Parkway 612.925.8300 www.calhounbeachfitness.com
Core Power Yoga
2100B Lyndale 763.210.2191 www.movementminneapolis.com
2538 Hennepin 612.791.1141 firstname.lastname@example.org
2930 Emerson Avenue 612.822.9642 www.corepoweryoga.com
The OM Collective
3350 Lyndale Avenue www.theomcollective.com
2808 Hennepin Avenue 612.874.7131 www.ywcampls.org
3146 Hennepin Ave. • 612.823.3988 • www.shoezoo.us
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Warm Up at Highpoint’s Winter Co-op Exhibition
By Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Wedge Arts Reviewer With winter’s chill upon us, I was happy to see so many depictions of summer in Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s winter cooperative exhibition, “Art Formally Known as Prints.” As I contemplated the myriad works of art on the walls, the sunlight entering through the gallery’s large windows helped ease the tension I felt from making my way through the snow to get there. And with 29 artists’ works to study, I had plenty of reasons to linger in the sunshine. Pamela Carberry’s collograph and intaglio prints quickly put me into a reverie. The panoramic views of quiet water and distant lands were peaceful and intriguing, especially “Still Horizon,” with its perfect reflection in blue, gray and purple. Clara Ueland’s “After the Storm,” intaglio print could almost be of the same scene, but as a close-up. The foreground is crowded with rocks on a shore, and the reflective waters mirror the undulations of indigo clouds above. Artists Don Krumpos and Tyler Green also used water as their inspiration, but they chose to focus on things that live beneath the surface. With vibrant oranges and blues, Krumpos’s disquieting woodcut, “Charles, the fish farmer, tends to his genetically modified flock,” is an interesting statement regarding the future of the world’s food sources. Green chose to set his relief print, “Man of the Sea,” on murky gray handmade paper. The squid-headed subject makes me think of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu creature. My favorite find of the show, however, was a small woodcut by Ellen Wold. “Hepatica” is a dainty woodcut depicting a tumble of peach-colored flowers and grassy green stems and leaves. Of all the beautiful prints on view in this show, Wold’s simple blooms brought me the most joy. The cooperative exhibition will be on view until January 26. Highpoint is located at 912 Lake Street. For more information call 612.871.1326 or visit www. highpointprintmaking.org.
Photo by Dakota Wolf
sometime after 8am from the parking lot of Lund’s grocery.
Photo by Bruce Cochran
Later that morning Mpd continued blasting the rear of the building as the side walls became visibly warped.
FIRE from page 1
After leaving his unit, he and his roommate saw Andrea Johnson from another unit, holding a fire extinguisher. He
grabbed the fire extinguisher and proceeded down the back stairwell to the first floor unit just below his, where the fire started. His intention was to try and stop this fire at the source. He said once he entered the
unit he realized it was no use as the thick black smoke made it impossible to see or breathe. After that they all decided it was time to get out and let the firefighters handle it.
Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) crews arrived at the 8-unit condo engulfed in flames around 8:15 am. Initially a crew entered the 100 year old building to assess the fire but had to abruptly leave the building because the fire had already made it unsafe even for experienced firefighters.
and phone requests. He laments with a tone of irony, “I updated my Facebook page while my life burned away.”
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demo crews taking down the building about 4pm the same day for safety reasons.
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Her vision includes: • streets designed to be inviting and safe to walk and bicycle at any age • ensuring development is high quality and contributes to the community’s history and beauty • collaborating with residents to implement forward-looking solutions that support the city’s well-being She lives with her husband Ryan (a LHENA board member), daughter Alice and two adopted dogs in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood.
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He’s very slowly beginning the process of inventorying his things for the insurance company but expresses futility, “You can’t replace photos or letters, stuff people make for you . . . litAt that point tle intangibles MFD began . . . you can’t soaking the — ex-resident Josh Socks buy them. roof of the What do you building from need?–you atop a ladder need everytruck. Meanthing!” He says while another truck, one of 11 fire trucks to- it’s overwhelming, you “do a tal on the scene that morning, couple of things everyday– began building a fire curtain not too much. One day at a on the east side of the building time. You’ve got to try to get as to keep the fire from jumping whole as you can.” across to the Dunn Bros building next door. By 8:30 am a sec- Socks’s family lives out of state. ond alarm was called, followed When asked what he was goby a third alarm at 8:34 am. ing to do next he said, “I don’t (Each additional MFD alarm know where I’m going to live signifies more crew and trucks in a week.” are needed.) A third truck shot water from the rear onto the What to do? third floor of the building. One person was taken to the hospi- A fundraiser is already in the tal to be treated for smoke in- works for the victims of the fire halation. by Amore Victoria, 1601 Lake Street. Co-owner Jenna VicBy 10:30 am the fire was under toria explained, “many of the control. By 4:00 pm demoli- residents were regular customtion began on the building to ers of ours.” The event, which prevent it from crashing down includes a live auction, is tenuncontrollably. The cause of tatively scheduled for January the fire was blamed on an un- 9th at 6 pm, but immediate help is on its way as well. The attended candle. restaurant is also developing a “Wish List” for necessities like Inventory of Life clothes, Target and Walgreen’s Socks recalls the day’s events gift cards and other incidentals during a phone interview the to be donated to the victims next day. When asked if he of the fire. Anyone wishing wished he had grabbed any- to help with the donations or thing else he said, “If I had had the fundraiser should conmore time I wish I would have tact Jenna Victoria at jenna@ grabbed my birth certificate, amorevictoria.com or check passport, and laptop–it was the Amore Victoria Facebook full of personal photos I didn’t page. backup.” Bruce Cochran is Editor of the He says that the first thing he Wedge newspaper and lives in bought was a phone charger. Uptown. That way not only could he keep his phone running, but he found it was easier just to update his Facebook page than try and return all of his email
“I updated my Facebook page while my life burned away.”
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Defining ‘Time’ at Intermedia Arts
By Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Wedge Arts Reviewer If you are reading this, the rumored Mayan 2012 “end-ofthe-world” prophecy did not come to pass. It also means you still have a week or so to catch the current show at Intermedia Arts, “Dimensions of Indigenous: Explorations of Indian Time in 2012.” With a nod to the end of the Mayan “long count cycle,” this partnership exhibition between “Discover This!” and Intermedia asked Indigenous artists to focus their works around the theme of time. Sonya Oberly’s short film, with the apt title, “What Time’s Grand Entry…?,” is a meditation on the energy used to put on a pow-wow, showing pulsequickening drumming as well as the harnessed energy of participants dressed for Grand Entry, waiting for the signal to begin. Sharing that corner of the gallery, Todd Bordeaux’s submission – a gold watch nestled on a red pillow – takes an even more literal look at what Indian Time is. The standard watch face has been replaced by magnificent beading. The red, blue, gold, black and silver seed beads are arranged to form an eight-pointed star. Rico Méndez, aka DJ Don Cuco, invites visitors to lose track of time for a while. His installation asks people to sit in a hardwood rocking chair, wrap themselves in a vibrantly colored blanket and listen to five songs composed by Mendez while gazing at the four large God’s Eye he has placed around the chair. Curator Rebekah Crisanta’s piece features one of the most timeless things of all – the Milky Way. Shown as a representation of a silver and black serpent, “Mixcoatl’s Tail,” her mixed media installation greets you as you enter the gallery space, compelling you to slow down and enjoy the time you spend exploring the exhibition. “Dimensions of Indigenous” will be on view until January 12. Intermedia is located at 2822 Lyndale Avenue. For information, visit www. intermediaarts.org or call 612.871.4444.
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December 2011 News anchor tom brokaw takes time out from his recent book tour schedule at the st. Louis park costco, to read the wedge newspaper. January 2012 don shelby takes time out from his book tour of “the season Never Ends” at a december Magers and Quinn book signing to stop and read the wedge newspaper. shelby is one of the most accomplished local tV journalists in the country. off camera, he has been involved in organized basketball as a player, coach and advocate since 1960. inducted into indiana’s delaware county athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, shelby has been compiling stories of pivotal basketball games–those he has played, and those that have inspired him–for over twenty years. February 2012 commissioner gail dorfman takes time out from the Uptown association annual Meeting, on January 18 to catch up on some local news. gail dorfman, Hennepin county 3rd district commissioner, serving st. Louis park and 22 Minneapolis neighborhoods... and wedge reader. March 2012 phil Espinoza day takes time out from the lyrics to catch up on local news at Fifth Element music store, 2411 Hennepin ave. day is general Manager and buyer for Fifth Element, drummer since age 10 . . . and wedge reader. Right column top to bottom: April 2012 scott dibble takes a break from the irons at the Uptown ywca to catch up on the local news. scott dibble is district 60 state senator, weightlifter . . . and wedge reader. May 2012 Kim bartmann takes time out from the Lowry Hill East annual Meeting to catch up on the local news. Kim bartmann, kayaker, bryant Lake bowl owner... and wedge reader. June 2012 Mayor r.t. rybak takes a break from a news conference on road construction to read about the sights and sounds of Lowry Hill East. r.t. rybak, mayor, cyclist...and laid-back wedge reader. July 2012 phil colich, takes a break between cigars to read the local news. phil colich, wine & liquor connoisseur, Hennepin Lake Liquor owner...and wedge reader.
Nifty Shades of Gray
Adventurous dining at The Gray House
By Beth Marsh, Wedge Restaurant Reviewer
ecently opened, The Gray House aims to be a gastropub with drinks and high-quality eats. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the space is small. When my companions and I arrived on a Saturday evening, most of the tables and the bar stools were empty, but as the evening wore on more patrons drifted in. The lighting is low, and the décor is “Plain Jane,” with a dozen or so tables along the walls and windows, and about the same number of stools line the bar. The aura is intimate and the service is friendly and attentive, which is perfect for a date-night visit or a late-night gathering of friends. The focus is on seasonal, fresh ingredients. Both large- and small-plate selections are available, which encourages sharing. The menu groups selections by type; that is, Cold Starters, Hot Starters, Proteins, Noodles, and Sides. Usually two or three specials of the day are available. The wine list is short, but unique in its offerings, as is the beer list. While we perused the menu, we were served a complimentary plate of homemade crackers, brined new olives, sweet and spicy mixed nuts, and slices of crostini bread to top with herb butter. As a starter, we chose to share the Tuna Tartare, and the generous portion of chopped raw tuna was mixed with cooked root veggies and the unusual addition of pomegranate pips, in a light, lemongrass vinaigrette. We scooped the mixture onto the charred crostini bread and agreed that we had chosen well. My two companions each opted for daily special entrees: sweet goat chili with root vegetables, and spicy goat sloppy joe served with a vinaigretteladen green salad. My entrée consisted of two mammoth, melt-in-your-mouth tender, seared scallops accompanied
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by a half-dozen fingerling potatoes and several bite-sized pieces of slab bacon in a puddle of mustard crème fraiche and honey. Wooden planks used as serving plates and platters added an interesting touch.
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A special dessert of the day is available, but the rich and decadent, very sharable Chocolate Custard, baked in a glass jar and containing bits of Amarretto cookie and topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream, is not to be missed. If you are willing to try adventurous cuisine, The Gray House offers the perfect blend of standard ingredients with out-of-the-ordinary ones. I found the Gray House to be a new favorite restaurant for
special evenings out. On the restaurant’s web site, Chef/ Owner Ian Gray writes that he wants diners to leave The Gray House “… remembering a fresh, flavorful meal, great service, and the atmosphere.” My experience was memorable, and I am looking forward to a return visit to sample more of the excellent fare. Beth Marsh is a longtime resident and fan of South Minneapolis. During off-hours from her proofreading and copy-editing day job for an advertising agency, she enjoys movies and creative writing, and she is in the process of illustrating her children’s book.
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skiers will continue to finish throughout the day. Chuck & Don’s 14k Skijoring Loppet - 2-Dog National Championship (1pm start) • Skijoring teams start and finish in the new stadium at Wirth and race two laps around the Hap & Judy Competition Loop as well as the Twin Lake Trail.
• This is the second event in the Skijor USA National Championships. Trivia: With 186 skijoring teams, the 2011 Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet was the largest skijoring event in the world! Chuck & Don’s Sunday 7K Fun Skijoring Loppet (1:05pm start) • Wirth Park
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By Georgia Rubenstein The Wedge Business Spotlight is a new feature in the Wedge newspaper. Members of the Neighborhood Revitalization Steering Committee will be highlighting the many locally owned businesses that make our neighborhood unique and a great place to live and work. This month, the first column in the series features moto-i, a restaurant and sake brewery at 2940 Lyndale Avenue. Moto-i, the sake brewpub nestled in the heart of the Wedge’s bustling Lynlake district, opened in 2008. While it’s a relative newbie compared to some of Lowry Hill East’s other local establishments, moto-i has a pretty big claim to fame: it’s the only sake brewery restaurant outside of Japan–and we’re lucky enough to have it right in our own backyard. I recently had the chance to sit down with Susan Rowland, an Uptown native and the restaurant’s general manager, to talk about moto-i’s place in the community. Moto-i owner Blake Richardson has always had a passion for brewing. He fell in love with–and honed his skills in the complex, multi-step process of sake-brewing during travels in Japan. It was a no-brainer, though, for Blake to bring that love all the way across the world and back to the Wedge. A University of Minnesota alum, Blake had called Uptown home for years. He already owned Herkimer Pub and Brewery at 2922 Lyndale, and it was an easy choice to purchase the building just a few doors down as the home of his new sake brewpub. The value Blake and his staff place on their community is clear. Much of moto-i’s food and drinks are locally sourced–including the beer, the soda, and of course, the sake. They’ve recently started a partnership with a rice farm in southern Minnesota, and hope to eventually brew all of their sake from rice that has been locally grown and milled. Their community connections extend beyond just purchasing relationships: staff volunteer in
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the kitchen at the local nonprofit Open Arms of Minnesota, and the restaurant is often host to local fundraising events. Susan points out that moto-i is so much a part of their community in part “because the community has been good to us.” She and her colleagues appreciate being one of many great restaurants in the area, belonging to a neighborhood with plenty of locally owned, eclectic places to eat, drink, shop, or catch a movie or play. The Wedge, according to Susan, is a “nice hub of independent people” who continue to stay true to the neighborhood’s independent spirit. I also asked Susan about how sake has been received by Min-
nesotans over the years–in the land of tater tot hot dish, I wondered if people had been hesitant to embrace a Japanese fermented rice beverage. Many people, she confirmed, are new to sake when they first visit moto-i, but are often surprised that they immediately enjoy the smooth, complex flavors. If you haven’t tried it yet, visit moto-I and see for yourself! Moto-i is located at 2940 Lyndale Avenue, open Monday through Friday, Noon to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 2 am. For more information please visit www.moto-i.com or call 612.821.6262. Georgia Rubenstein serves on the LHENA NRP Steering Committee and lives in Lowry Hill East.
As the new year approaches, millions of Americans reflect on the status quo and resolve to make improvements to their lifestyles. Although it can be tempting to merely focus on extra trips to the gym and getting out of debt, extensive research by Dan Buettner, an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, and New York Times best-selling author, asserts that, “Science shows that where we live–not education, marital status or wealth–is the biggest, controllable factor that determines our happiness.” Buettner will make the keynote address at Uptown Association’s annual meeting, “Thrive,” on Thursday, January 17. He will speak about “Unlocking the Secrets of Happiness” and universal approaches for living a meaningful life. “Thrive” is open to the public; tickets are $25 for Uptown Association members, $35 for non-members. The event will be 5 pm to 8pm at the Lake Calhoun Event Center, 3450 Irving Avenue. Tickets will be available until January 11 at www. UptownAssociation.com.
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5th Precinct Changes
Chief Harteau has selected Inspector Matt Clark from the 5th precinct to become the Assistant Chief on her executive team. Former 5th precinct Inspector Eddie Frizell was selected by Chief Harteau to become the Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau. Lieutenant Tony Diaz has been appointed as the new Inspector of the 5th precinct.
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Recreational Fire Recommendations
The Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) and the Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) presented recommendations on recreational fires to the city council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Health committee on November 28th, 2012. The citizen committees had recommendations in three areas: stronger education and outreach about recreational fires; revising the city code to ban recreational fires on air quality alert days; and enhanced training for the Fire Department and other city staff. To read what the full recom-
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Lives on the Line
Action Center draws attention to Tibet
response from the neighborhood. Being so close to the Wedge Co-op has been great in bringing in people to the ACT Center. Because the media is not covering the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, it is critical for centers like ours to reach out to people with facts. Since Minnesota has the second largest exile community of Tibetans in the United States, many of our visitors know Tibetans, work with them, or are their neighbors. So the issue of justice for Tibet is personal to them. We urge everyone to come in, sign our petitions to legislators, and become active supporters for Tibet.” To date, 100 Tibetans have burned themselves to death in protest of conditions in the Chinese-occupied Tibetan homeland. To learn what you can do, stop by the Action Center for Tibet. The Center is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm, and everyone is welcome.
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The Action Center for Tibet at 2211 Lyndale Avenue, is a new Tibetan activism outreach center in the Wedge neighborhood, created by members and supporters of the local Tibetan community to raise awareness about the escalating human rights crisis in Tibet. The storefront, owned by Wedge resident and landlord Alan Joseph, has been strikingly transformed with continuously running videos and powerful graphics about the current dire situation in Tibet. According to CARAG resident and ACT project volunteer Nancy Da-
dak, the Center’s purpose is to welcome Wedge area residents and passersby to come inside and learn in-depth about the unprecedented Tibetan selfimmolation crisis, which she says is a “cry for justice from courageous Tibetans to the free world.” “The Wedge area has lots of politically aware people who support the cause of human rights and freedom in Tibet, which has been brutally occupied since 1959 by China. We’ve gotten a strong positive
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