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OCTOBER 2014 - Volume 10 - Number 10
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< Cellular Cinema
New Films Made With Film is a celebration of
film in this new experimental work made with
good, old-fashioned celluloid at Bryant Lake
Bowl on Oct. 1. (See page 11 for more events.)
Your Community-Supported News Source COVERING THE UPTOWN AREA and the Neighborhoods of CARAG and ECCO
A Trick or Treat?
Canoekin Regatta descends on Lake Calhoun in giant pumpkins
Walking Shadow presents the regional premiere of Gabriel by
acclaimed British playwright Moira Buffini. This historical thrill-
er deals with themes of love, identity, family, and sacrifice at
times of war. The play depicts a tiny, rocky island in the middle
of the English Channel. A bitter winter night, and two years into
the German occupation a young girl calls on ancient fairy magic,
and a beautiful, naked young man washes up on the mine-filled
Guernsey beach. Is he an English pilot? Or a Nazi officer? For
the women who found him, Gabriel could either be their savior,
or the biggest danger theyve ever met. Gabriel Moira Buffinis
carefully crafted script is a tense tale of wartime intrigue and illic-
it romance, with hints of Quentin Tarantino and Gabriel Garcia
Marquez.
A proposed development for 1609, 1611 Lagoon Avenue and 2910 Irving Avenue. (Illustration courtesy of City of Minneapolis)
Located in the Shoreland Overlay District
(SHOD), the site is zoned R6, (High Density
Multiple-Family District). (See sidebar on page
12 for definitions)
Although Planning staff has not
completed a detailed analysis
of what land use applica-
tions will be required,
their likely applications
include:
By Bruce Cochran
DJR Architecture of Minneapolis has proposed
a 45-unit residential building for the corner of
Lagoon and Irving Avenues. The 6-story 70-foot-
building includes 96 bicycle
and 48 enclosed car
parking spaces.
Gabriel at
Theatre Garage
Walking Shadow presents regional
premiere of wartime thriller
All Aboard!
Rail~Volution Conference stops in Uptown
Midtown Lofts resident and local architect Burt Coffin (at right) discusses
how his residence fits in with transit oriented communities. The Lofts are
located at 2845 Colfax Avenue on the north side of the Midtown Greenway with a
connection providing direct access. (Photo by Bruce Cochran
More Density is Proposed for Uptown
Residential building would replace four residential homes
November Elections Bring
Many Choices to the Polls
By Gary Farland
On November 4 voters will elect to fill a wide array of offices, including U.S. senator and U.S. rep-
resentative, all statewide offices, state representative, county sheriff and attorney, school board mem-
bers, and many judge positions.
In addition, two questions will be addressed which would change the City Charter. On page 3 is
the ballot that voters in East Calhoun and CARAG will face. Asterisks have been added to denote
incumbents, but this will not be on the ballot. Voters north of Lake Street will have a slightly differ-
By Bruce Cochran
The Rail~Volution national conference on transit and communi-
ties converged on the Twin Cities in September. Rail~Volution, a
national 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization, hosted the four
day conference.
By Sally King
Guest writer Sally King inter-
viewed Bill Gerten about the
Canoekin Regatta on Saturday,
September 20.
How big were the pumpkins
and where did they come
from?
The pumpkins in the regat-
ta were all greater than 400
pounds each. The largest one
in the race was 669.5 pounts. It
was also the largest one I grew
this year. The pumpkins were
grown as a field crop in Inver
Grove Heights.
And how was your commute? Participants navigate the waters of Lake Calhoun during the Canoekin Regatta on
September 20. (Photo by Sally King)
ABOARD page 2
GABRIEL page 7
TREAT page 7
ELECTIONS page 3
DENSITY page 12
Ross Destiche plays Gabriel and Miriam Schwartz plays Lily in Gabriel.
(Photo courtesy of Walking Shadow Theatre Company)
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Rail~Volution! participants gathered around MoZaic Art Park just off the Midtown Greenway and Girard Avenue.
The Trolley Ball in the foreground is designed after the historic Streetcar #1300 that was built in 1908 by the Twin City Rapid
Transit Company, a public transportation system that provided rail service to the community between 1880 and 1954. The
Trolley Ball was fabricated in 2012 by Lars Fisk. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
One of those mobile sessions
entitled BOD: Bike-Orient-
ed Development + The Mid-
town Greenway made stops in
Uptown.
Attendees learned how the
an abandoned rail corridor
into a world-class bikeway
and a desirable location for
residential and commercial
bicycle-oriented development.
Stops highlighted bicycle infra-
structure, the Midtown Glob-
Jefferson Elementary
October Calendar
2 Site Council/PTO in Media Center, 5- 6pm
8 International Walk to School Day
14 Conferences, 4:20- 7:20pm
15 Conferences, 8:20am- 4:20pm
15- 17 No School
23 Family Night:
Somali Culture Celebration in Cafeteria, 5:30- 7pm
31 No School
Walking Wednesdays
Join our walking group. Meet at Blaisdell & 27th every Wednesday
(starting October 8) at 9 a.m. to walk together to school. Buses will
operate as normal for those who cannot participate. See the flyers
posted at Door #5 for more info or call Saida Omar at 612.668.2739
with any questions.
Join Site Council
We are looking for parents to be involved in Jeffersons Site
Council. This leadership group is made up of families, teachers,
staff, and community members who work together to make
Jefferson a great place for our students. We meet the first
Thursday of the month in the Media Center from 5 to 6 p.m. Our
first meeting is October 2. Contact Saida Omar at 612.668.2739
with any questions or childcare/interpretation needs.
Jefferson Community School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Community Contact: Elizabeth Hale
612.668.2749, elizabeth.hale@mpls.k12.mn.us
Serving as a catalyst for the
movement to build livable
communities with transit,
Rail~Volution inspires people
in communities and regions to
make better transit and land
Midtown Greenway Cor-
ridors had been voted the
nations best urban bike trail.
They learned from communi-
ty organizations, public agen-
cies and developers how they
worked together to transform
use decisions. They do this by
partnering, equipping and con-
necting people and institutions
at all levels.
Part of the conference program
included mobile workshops
located around the Twin Cities.
ABOARD from 1
JoAnna Hicks, Director of Development for Ackerberg Group, (at right) discussed the process involved in rallying
several agencies to develop the Girard Avenue Bridge (center) that reconnected the Avenue from north to south.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
A Call For Artists
Calhoun Square is looking for a talented artist for an art installation that will go on Lake Street.
With the changes happening with Calhoun Square, their goal is to engage the community and
have this piece as a permanent fixture of our new urban mall. The fixture must be designed
and installed for outdoor weather (something for all weather), creative, out of the box, uptown
related if possible.
Timeline
We would like to get this
done before the snow starts
falling
Selection Process
There is a committee who
reviews submission requests
that will meet once a week until
we have identified the artist.
Compensation
$10,000
More Information
Brian Trinh: 612.465.0283:
briantrinh@ackerberg.com
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CANDIDATE PARTY
U.S. Senate
Steve Carlson Independence
Mike McFadden Republican
Al Franken* DFL
Heather Johnson Libertarian
U.S. Rep. District 5
Lee Bauer Independence
Doug Daggett Republican
Keith Ellison* DFL
State Rep. Dist. 61B
Tom Gallagher Republican
Paul Thissen* DFL
Governor & Lt. Gov.
Hannah Nicollet & Tim Gieseke Independence
Jeff Johnson & Bill Kuisle Republican
Mark Dayton & Tina Smith* DFL
Chris Holbrook & Chris Dock Libertarian
Chris Wright & David Daniels Grassroots
Secretary of State
Bob Helland Independence
Dan Severson Republican
Steve Simon DFL
Bob Odden Libertarian
State Auditor
Patrick Dean Independence
Randy Gilbert Republican
Rebecca Otto* DFL
Keegan Iversen Libertarian
Judith Schwartzbacker Grassroots
Attorney General
Brandan Borgos Independence
Scott Newman Republican
Lori Swanson* DFL
Andy Dawkins Green
Mary OConner Libertarian
Dan R. Vacek Legal Marijuana Now
County Commissioner Dist. 3
Jeffrey A. Beck Nonpartisan
Marion Greene* Nonpartisan
County Sheriff
Eddie M. Frizell Nonpartisan
Rich Stanek* Nonpartisan
County Attorney
Michael O. Freeman* (unopp.) Nonpartisan
City Question No. 1 Yes/No
City Question No. 2 Yes/No
School Bd. At Large (Elect 2)
Rebecca Gagnon* Nonpartisan
Don Samuels Nonpartisan
Iris Altamirano Nonpartisan
Ira Jourdain Nonpartisan
Supreme Ct. Assoc. Justice 2
John Hancock Nonpartisan
Wilhelmina (Mimi) Wright* Nonpartisan
Supreme Ct. Assoc. Justice 3
Michelle L. Macdonald Nonpartisan
David Lillehaug* Nonpartisan
Judge Court of Appeals
Seats 1,3,4,9,10,12 & 15
uncontested
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Judge 4th District Courts
Courts 1,5,9,10,14,19,20,25,27,
28,30,31,32,38,42,47,51,54,55, 57,58,61,62
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Judge 4th Dist. Court 16
Bruce Michael Rivers Nonpartisan
James A. Moore* Nonpartisan
Judge 4th Dist. Court 43
Paul Scoggin Nonpartisan
Bridget Ann Sullivan Nonpartisan
Judge 4th Dist. Court 61
Amy Dawson Nonpartisan
Beverly J. Aho Nonpartisan
CITIZEN
ACTION
CARAG Neighborhood
612.823.2520
carag@carag.org
East Isles Neighborhood
612.821.0131
nrp@eastisles.org
ECCO Neighborhood
612.821.0131
nrp@eastcalhoun.org
Lowry Hill E. Neighborhood
612.308.1737
wedgecoordinator@gmail.com
Minneapolis Information
311
Mpls. Park & Rec. Board
Brad Bourn
612.230.6443 ext. 6
bbourn@minneapolisparks.org
Anita Tabb
612.230.6400 ext. 4
atabb@minneapolisparks.org
Mpls. Public Schools
612.668.0000
answers@mpls.k12.mn.us
City Councilperson (Ward 10)
Lisa Bender
612.669.3286
Lisa.Bender@minneapolismn.gov
Mayor Betsy Hodges
612.673.2100
Betsy.Hodges@minneapolismn.gov.
Marion Greene, 3rd District,
Hennepin County Council
612.348.7883
marion.greene@hennepin.us
State Senator (60)
D. Scott Dibble
651.296.4191
sen.scott.dibble@senate.mn
State Representative (61A)
Frank Hornstein
651.296.9281
rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn
State Representative (61B)
Paul Thissen
651.296.5375
rep.paul.thissen@house.mn
Governor Mark Dayton
651.201.3400
mark.dayton@state.mn.us
U.S. Congressman (5th)
Keith Ellison
612.522.1212
www.ellison.house.gov
U.S. Senator
Al Franken
202.224.5641
info@franken.senate.gov
U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar
202.224.3244
www.klobuchar.senate.gov
President
Barack Obama
202.456.1111
comments@whitehouse.gov
The Phoenix Theatre is moving into 2605 Hennepin Avenue, most
recently occupied by the Brave New Workshop theater group. (Photo
by Bruce Cochran)
Phoenix Rising
ent ballot, with different state
representative races.
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SELECT LOCATIONS
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 Daves BBQ
Gigis Caf
Health Resource Center
Hennepin-Lake
Liquors
Isles Bun & Coffee
Its Greek to Me
Joyce Food Shelf
Joyce United
Methodist Church
Kowalskis Market
Magers & Quinn
Mohn Electric & Lighting
Lagoon Theatre
Parents Automotive
Pizza Luce
Rainbow Foods
Sebastian Joes
Ice Cream Cafe
Southwest Senior Center
Subway
Spyhouse Coffee Shop
Uptown Diner
Tea Garden
Treetops At Calhoun
Vail Place
Walker Library
Walker Place
The Wedge Co-op
YWCA (Uptown)
ELECTIONS from 1 All voters can find their sample
ballot at the Minnesota Secre-
tary of States website which
also has links to many of the
candidates with information
they put forth about them-
selves. Ballots can be found by
searching for MN Secretary of
State and then selecting the fol-
lowing options in order: Elec-
tions and Voting, Voters, View
Sample Ballot. Then put in
ones zip code and address and
the ballot appears.
The first City question would
change the City Charter
requirement having to do with
the filing fee one must pay to
run for a city office. This was
brought about by the 35 candi-
dates running for mayor in the
last election, half of who spent
less than $100 on their cam-
paigns according to reporting
requirements. Rachel Mad-
dow of MSNBC described it as
crazy pants.
The question would increase
the filing fee for candidates
seeking City elected offices
from $20 to $500 for the office
of Mayor, to $250 for the City
Council, and to $100 for the
Boards of Estimate and Taxa-
tion and Park and Recreation.
However, as stipulated in state
law, candidates could alterna-
tively submit a petition signed
by voters who could vote in that
election. That would require
signatures equal to the lessor of
500 or 5 percent of votes in the
last election for that office.
The second City question
would remove the City Charter
requirement placed on about
70 restaurants located within
residential neighborhoods that
70 percent of their revenues
come from food as opposed to
beer and wine.
Also, it would remove the
requirement that food be
served with every order of wine
or beer and would not expand
their alcohol sales to liquor.
These restaurants would then
be subject to new ordinances
being proposed for all restau-
rants outside of downtown.
On Sept. 19 the Minneapolis
City Council voted 12 to 0 to
lift the 60 percent to 40 per-
cent food to alcohol ratio reve-
nue requirement for about 100
restaurants located on commer-
cial corridors, which pertains
to the Uptown area. Instead,
the Council will adopt a new
set of rules stipulating when
the businesses must sell food,
how much space they can ded-
icate to the bar area and how
their license could be revoked if
problems arise.
Gary Farland resides in the East
Calhoun Neighborhood.
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crime & safety
Crimes By Location August 19 - September 22
Burglary Residential includes garages, attached or unattached, and may include
unlocked or open doors.
LEGEND
Rape
Robbery Business
Robbery Person
Shooting
*Sound of Shots Fired
Theft from Motor Vehicle
R
*ShotSpotter detects gunshots using multiple
sensors, triangulates the position of the gunshot
with great accuracy, and immediately alerts 911
operators, who can quickly dispatch police.
N
Aggravated Assaults
Arson
Auto Theft
Burglary Business
Burglary Residential
Domestic Aggr. Assault
Larceny (Other Theft)
Narcotics Arrest
Map Notes
Larger icons represent more
recent activity within the four
week period.
Block by Block
Block leaders make a difference
Provided by the Minneapolis Police Department
In crime prevention, we often ask for new block leaders and tell
you how it can help your block. But the best people to talk about
it are the block leaders themselves. Below is one such story, of
an actual block leader in Fifth Precinct; what made them decide
to get involved, and how theyve felt about it since. We are not
including the name for their privacy.
East Isles Block Leader since 2007
There were many garage break-ins that occurred on our block
when I first moved into our home. I often found that neighbors
didnt communicate what was happening to one another. I decid-
ed to have more of a connection to my neighbors than just a casual
hello during dog walks, so I became a block leader in the East
Isles neighborhood to create a stronger community bond. The first
thing I did was create a simple email database for my neighbors. It
included a block map of home address and the names of everyone
who lived in each property. When we had National Night Out
(NNO) events, we used this map to make introductions and a way
to see who lived in what property. It was a great way to break the
ice to make introductions.
When crime alerts or home break-ins did happen, it was easy
to email this information out as they occur to inform neigh-
bors so everybody was aware of what was happening within the
block. The communities and neighborhoods in Minneapolis are
so unique and diverse; I feel that being a block leader helps to
strengthen those connections.
Is there a block leader on my block?
If you dont know of anyone on your block, there probably isnt, or
the person may no longer be active. There can be as many block
leaders on a block as people are interested, so you could be one if
youd like. We can also do building leaders, for multi-unit dwell-
ings like apartment or condo buildings. You can also contact your
CPS to ask if your block is already listed as being organized.
What does it mean to be a block leader?
Connect with neighbors on your block. This could be through
an email list, a private Facebook page, or whatever else works
for you. We send you automated alerts of most crimes that occur
within about 2 blocks around your home, and ask that you send
that information to your neighbors.
Thats it. Thats the minimum.
Theres a lot more that can be done if you have time, inspiration,
or inclination, but at the very least we just want an open line of
communication on the block. We also recommend you make
block clubs be more social than just related to crime.
How do I become a block leader?
Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist. In Fifth Precinct, we
typically meet you at a coffee shop near you sometime during
the workweek for a short, informal meeting where we give you
resources and answer any questions. Usually around 30 minutes;
could go longer or shorter based on your schedule and questions.
Chelsea Adams is the Fifth Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist
for Uptown. She can be reached at 612.673.2819 or Chelsea.Adams@
ci.minneapolis.mn.us.
Crime Safety Tips from
the MPD Fifth Precinct
Provided by the Minneapolis Police Department
Just a reminder: lock your doors and windows, and record the
make/model/serial number of valuables in your home, garage, and
of your car and bicycle.
A lot of our reported property crimes are burglaries in garages
where the entry point is an unsecured or open door or window.
The same goes with residential burglaries of homes. Even when
someone closes the window, they sometimes forget to lock it and
dont realize that someone can push the window open and enter.
There are some very simple and cheap steps everyone can take to
reduce their chances of a burglary happening in their home.
Most reported theft from motor vehicle occurs when a thief sees
items inside the vehicle and breaks a window to access it. To pre-
vent theft in your vehicle, remember to not leave any valuables
inside. Even if you put it under a seat or put a blanket over it,
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Wedge Co-ops 40th Anniversary Block Party, on September 7 featured live music, food, and local farmers.
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)
40 Years of
Co-op-eration
Project Details
The goal of the 36th Street
project is to provide bicycle and
pedestrian accommodations
between East Calhoun Park-
way and Bryant Avenue. There
is currently no sidewalk on the
southern side of 36th Street.
This poses potential safety
ricks to individuals walking on
that side of the street, primari-
ly transit passengers accessing
Metro Transit eastbound bus
stops.
Several alternatives were pro-
posed in January 2013. Fol-
lowing public feedback and
feedback from the Ward 10
Council Office, the preferred
alternative was Layout A, (See
page 5). The preferred layout
includes a two-way protected
bikeway and pedestrian path at
street level. The facility would
run along the southern curb of
36th Street adjacent to Lake-
wood Cemetery. There will
be a 3-foot buffer between the
vehicle lane and the bikeway
and will include flexible ver-
ticals posts and painted pave-
ment to mark the buffer zone.
What is a protected bike
lane?
A protected bike lane is an
exclusive bicycle facility that
combines the user experience
of a separated path with the
on-street infrastructure of a
bike lane. A protected bike
lane is physically separated
from motor vehicle traffic and
distinct from the sidewalk. By
separating bicycles from motor
traffic, protected bike lanes can
offer a higher level of comfort
than bike lanes.
Why Minneapolis is building
protected bikeways
Currently, thousands of people
utilize the trail system every
day. However, the same indi-
viduals hesitate to ride a bicycle
on most city streets. Many bicy-
clists have a very low degree
of comfort about sharing the
street with motor vehicles,
and standard bike lanes do not
alleviate this fear. While some
future opportunities exist to
expand the trail network and
fill important gaps, providing
comfortable bicycle connec-
tions to everyday destinations
will largely happen on streets
in coming decades. Protected
bikeways bring the experience
and security of riding on a trail
to the street.
New Project Schedule
Construction was originally
anticipated for early August,
but has been postponed to
early October according to
Simon Blenski, Bicycle Plan-
ner, Minneapolis Public Works
Department, to accommo-
date City paving schedules
and nearby sewer work. The
planned construction sequence
will be:
1. Removal of the existing traf-
fic signal at 36th Street and
Emerson Avenue (see photo
above).
2. Construction of a new side-
walk at 36th Street and Rich-
field Road.
3. Removal of one eastbound
travel lane on 36th Street
from Richfield Road to
Dupont Avenue.
4. Installation of a two-way
protected bike lane and
pedestrian path on 36th
Street from Richfield Road
to Dupont Avenue.
5. Installation of standard bike
lanes between Dupont Ave-
nue and Bryant Avenue.
More Info
For more details or progress on
the plan see minneapolismn.
gov/bicycles/projects/36th_St_
West.
Green Light for 36th Street Bike Path
Bike/pedestrian path will run between East Calhoun Parkway and Bryant Avenue
This traffic signal at 36th Street and Emerson Avenue has been removed in preparation for the 36th Bike Path con-
struction. Southbound one-way traffic on Emerson now has a stop sign. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Proposed cross section between East Calhoun Parkway and Dupont Avenue. (Illustration courtesy of City of Minneapolis)
thieves know what to look for.
If you have to keep valuables in
your vehicle, put it in the trunk
before reaching your destina-
tion. Keep in mind that even
your gym bag of dirty clothes
could be tempting, as a thief
doesnt know if there are valu-
ables inside.
Fast food workers from Centro De Trabajadores Unida en Lucha (The
Center of Workers United Struggle) strike Uptown McDonalds to pro-
test for higher wages on September 9. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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A good neighbor is one you
can rely on to be there.
To schedule an appointment, call 612-873-6963.
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Twist & Crawl
2310 Colfax Avenue
Former residence of leading businessman,
Samuel Jacobs, has generations of history
By Kathy Kullberg,
LHENA historian
One passes quickly by the
brown house at 2310 Colfax
Ave. S. without giving it a
glance. But take a pause and
note the Moroccan detail in the
porch roof pediment and then
the double arched front win-
dow and the curved bay win-
dow on the north side. These
are all distinguishing details of
master builder T.P. Healy.
What is even more lost in time
is the man for whom the house
was built: noted Minneapo-
lis jeweler, Samuel Jacobs, a
progenitor of one of the most
successful Jewish families in
Minnesota and widely known
for unostentatious charity and
kindly interest in welfare of
others.
Jacobs was born in Germany
about 1839, but moved to the
United States and to Titusville,
Pa. in 1861, attracted by the oil
boom in Oil City. After own-
ing a successful dry goods store
there, in 1878 he moved the
family to Minneapolis having
heard great stories about new
opportunities in the city by the
mighty Mississippi.
He began his fine jewelry busi-
ness at 209 Washington Avenue
and later expanded to Nicollet
Avenue. The store eventually
became S. Jacobs & Co. located
at 811 Nicollet selling a wealth
of beautiful china, glasswares,
Tiffany wares, et cetera.
The Jacobs family was one of
the founding families of the
first reformed Jewish congre-
gation in Minneapolis, Shaarai
Tov, which was located next to
the original Hennepin Library
on 10th Street.
As the jewelry business grew
so did the desire to move out of
the city to the new Sunnyside
suburb for the middle class.
In 1892 Jacobs hired the popu-
lar master builder, TP Healy to
build his home at 2310 Colfax.
He was among the first Jewish
families to build in the upscale
district of Lowry Hill East.
Samuel Jacobs family consisted
of his wife Anna, three daugh-
ters and two sons. The sons,
Benjamin and Louis, took over
the jewelry store when Sam-
uel passed away in 1904. Son-
in-law Leopold Metzger, also
closely associated with Shaa-
rai Tov, became president of
the firm for many years and
established S. Jacobs & Co. as
a premier destination next to
Daytons Department Store on
Nicollet, with innovative dis-
plays and grand charity events.
Metzger was also one of the
organizers of the Minneapolis
Symphony Orchestra.
S. Jacobs & Co. was not only
well known locally but in 1972,
Lady Sarah Churchill, daugh-
ter of Sir Winston Churchill
visited the Nicollet store during
a promotional tour for Chur-
chillian Heritage silver.
The Kenwood Parent Band performed for the Kenwood School Annual Crawl which featured food, games, and
an unlimited supply of kid energy. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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The 2310 Colfax Avenue house is located in the Wedge Neighborhood.
(Photo by Kathy Kullberg)
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How did the Canoekin Regatta come together?
What were the ideas behind the event?
According to Bill Gerten, most people who enter the sport of
giant pumpkin growing start off by having a friendly, joking con-
versation about the topic with someone. This soon progresses to a
challenge as to who can grow a larger pumpkin. All of a sudden
both people are putting count-
less hours into growing these
pumpkins just for the sake of
the competition.
I got into this sport after hav-
ing a conversation just like this
with a classmate in graduate
school last year, Gerten said.
This year was Gertens second
year growing giant pumpkins.
I would have to say, last year
was a learning year with my
largest pumpkin topping out
at around a measly 200 lbs.,
which was still enough to beat my competitor, said Gerten. I am
planning on much larger pumpkins this year, with a new goal in
mind. This year my growing strategy is much different than the
previous year. I plan to grow fewer plants on the same piece of
land, allowing each plant to have more space. Each of my 8 plants
should have roughly 600 square feet to grow.
According to the pumpkin breeder Gerten got his seeds from,
each plant should be able to produce three pumpkins weighing in
at 300-500 pounds per fruit.
So, what does someone do with pumpkins of that size?
Well, I planned to bring them to a lake, hollow them out, and race
them like canoes (canoekins, if you will). The biggest problem I
faced this season is the amount of work it takes to grow a crop
like this. The best way I could think of for encouraging people
to volunteer time to help with this hobby was to instate a pump-
kin draft. The idea behind how the pumpkin draft works is that
I keep track of the number of hours every individual worked in
the pumpkin patch over the course of the season. Then, at the end
of the season I will add up the number of hours each person has
worked and rank them in order of total hours worked.
How you rank in the draft determines what choice of pumpkin
you get for the regatta. The person with the most hours gets the
first choice, the second most number of hours gets the second
choice, and so on and so forth. In the end, the more time you put
in, the better canoekin you will get.
This year, mid-season, we
knew there was a good chance
we were going to have pump-
kins large enough for an event
and that is when the planning
began. We picked a place and
date, invited some friends and
the rest is history. The event
went really well and it was nice
to see everyone having a good
time. People and kids passing
Uptown resident, Miriam Schwartz
plays Lily in Gabriel at Minneapolis
Theatre Garage. (Photo courtesy of Walking
Shadow Theatre Company)
Each pumpkin plant needs at least 300 square feet of space to grow. (Photo
by Sally King)
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around the course.
Any tips for growing giant pumpkins?
You will need good genetics, good soil/patch placement, a lot of
time and some luck. The basic theory about giant pumpkin grow-
ing is to allow the vine to get to about 15 feet long. At that point
you let it keep one or two pumpkins. This allows all of the nutri-
ents and water to support a few
fruits as opposed to lots of little
fruits. Each plant will need at
least 300 square feet of space
to grow. There are lots of great
resources online for more tips
and help.
Who are the key people behind
the event?
There were many people who
helped me make this season
and event a success. Carolyn
Vanous helped a great deal
with the logistics and plan-
ning of the event. Jared Mahn, my brother Bob Gerten as well as
Carolyn also helped out a lot with the planting and harvest of the
pumpkins. Their help was a big reason the event worked out the
way it did.
Gerten Greenhouses supplied the fertilizer and equipment,
including trucks, tractors and tills.
Any plans to make the Canoekin Regatta an annual event?
I plan to make the event happen again, but there are too many
variables and uncertainties to know right now. As I told everyone
who helped me, this is just like any other field crop, and we are
always only one hailstorm away from having nothing.
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CARAG
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Community
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Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm
Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)
CARAGs Midtown
Greenway Clean Up
Saturday, October 11
(11am-Noon)
Meet at Colfax Avenue
in the Greenway
Come out and help your neighbors
keep CARAGs adopted section of
the Midtown Greenway neat and
clean. This is a fun and easy way
to improve our community. Gloves
and trash bags provided.
Welcome 2014-15 CARAG
Board of Directors
Michelle Beaulieu
Diana Boegemann
Cameron Conway
Colin Harris
Brad Klein
Jay Lindgren
Tricia Markle
Cedar Phillips
Nancy Riestenberg
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group CARAG report
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at Bryant Park
Community Center,
31st and Bryant.
All CARAG residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.
2ND COLOR PLATE
Calhoun Area Residents Action
Group (CARAG), Month-
ly Neighborhood Meeting
Minutes, September 16, 2014.
DRAFT: Subject to approval at
the October 2014 CARAG Meet-
ing.
Attendance
Diana Boegemann, Cameron
Conway, Brad Klein, Jay Lind-
gren, Maura Lynch, Nancy
Riestenberg, Samantha Strong.
Excused Absences: Michelle
Beaulieu, Carol Bouska
The meeting was called to
order at 6:38 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions
Boegemann welcomed attend-
ees and reminded them that all
residents, business owners, and
property owners are considered
members of the CARAG orga-
nization allowing them to vote.
Thank you Courtney Blair,
Carol Bouska, and Maura
Lynch for serving on the Board.
Team members and coach
Jasha Johnston were intro-
duced and given a gift card to
Pizza Luce.
Theater of Public Policy
The improv group performed
after observing the meeting.
The group performs at Bryant
Lake Bowl and the schedule
can be found at t2p2.net.
Artistic Utility Box Wraps
CARAG is partnering with
Uptown Association to work
with artists to wrap utility
boxes in the neighborhood.
The wraps beautify the com-
munity and prevent graffiti.
(See photo at right)
The Adopt a Block graffiti
clean up is September 28.
The Art Outside the Box event
celebrating the utility box
wraps is Sunday, October 5, 1-3
p.m. at Intermedia Arts
Treasurers Report:
Samantha Strong
Strong presented the proposed
fiscal year 2015 CARAG Oper-
ations and NRP Administra-
tive Budgets. Each proposes a
balanced budget next year with
slight changes to income and
expense categories. Motion,
seconded to approve the FY15
budgets. Approved.
Uptown Neighborhood News
is proposing a budget that
breaks even next year. UNN
seeks a new Advertising Repre-
sentative to boost ad sales.
Adjourn
The meeting adjourned at 8
p.m.
CARAG Board of Directors
Nominations & Elections
Michelle Beaulieu, Diana
Boegemann, Cameron Con-
way, Colin Harris, Brad Klein,
Jay Lindgren, Cedar Phillips,
and Samantha Strong were
nominated for the Board at the
August CARAG meeting and
appeared on the ballot.
Tricia Markel was nominat-
ed and added to the ballot.
Samantha Strong decided to
withdraw her name from the
ballot and step down from the
Board.
Motion, seconded to approve
the slate of 9 candidates:
Michelle Beaulieu, Diana
Boegemann, Cameron Con-
way, Colin Harris, Brad Klein,
Jay Lindgren, Cedar Phil-
lips, and Nancy Riestenberg.
Approved.
Featured Guests: Bryant
Square Park Baseball Team
Last July, Mike Kaszuba from
the Star Tribune wrote an arti-
cle about the baseball team
at Bryant Square Park. The
group of boys comes from
diverse backgrounds and they
were mostly new to baseball.
Kaszuba, however, was unable
to attend the meeting due to a
breaking new story.
A recently decorated utility box at Dupont Avenue and Lake Street. (Photo by
Bruce Cochran)
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Short Redhead Reel Reviews
By Wendy Schadewald [Rating Legend: (4=Dont miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it)
shortredheadreelreviews.com]
Uptown
October Film
Schedule
Listed in order of release date
and subject to change. Please see
landmarktheatres.com for final
titles, dates and times.
LAGOON CINEMA
1320 Lagoon Ave. 612.823.3020
10/3 Last Days of Vietnam
10/10 Kill the Messenger
The Two Faces of January
10/17 Lilting
Men, Women,
and Children
10/24 Birdman

White Bird in a Blizzard
10/31 Art & Craft
UPTOWN THEATRE
2906 Henn. Ave. 612.392.0402
10/24 Whiplash
*Opens either at Lagoon
or Uptown
By Bruce Cochran
September 10 marked the
third public meeting of stake-
holders for a major redesign
of 29th Street. The project
area includes 29th Street West
between Hennepin and Lyn-
dale Avenues. Convening at the
Walker Library, the group met
to further discuss how to mani-
fest the projects major themes:
Closing in on Three Designs for 29th Street
Considering public art
The meeting featured a presen-
tation of three potential street
designs (shown above) for var-
ious portions of the project
area and participants had an
opportunity to comment on the
designs.
Although there is $700,000
allocated to begin the proj-
Hector and the Search for
Happiness (R) (3)
[Language and some brief
nudity.] A poignant, imag-
inative, entertaining, 114-min-
ute, comedic drama in which
a regimented, naive, bow-tie-
wearing, British psychiatrist
(Simon Pegg), who leaves his
longtime girlfriend (Rosamund
Pike) in London, wants hap-
piness eventually for himself
and for his patients (Tracy Ann
Oberman, Veronica Ferres,
Chris Gauthier, et al.) and then
goes on a heartfelt journey
that begins in Shanghai where
he meets a cynical, wealthy
banker (Stellan Skarsgrd)
and an abused Chinese prosti-
tute (Ming Zhao), continues in
Africa where he helps a selfless
friend (Barry Atsma) at a vil-
lage hospital and a notorious
drug dealer (Jean Reno) to get
his overmedicated wife back,
and ends in Los Angeles where
he meets up with a pregnant,
psychologist former flame
(Toni Collette) with two kids
and a professor (Christopher
Plummer) also studying happi-
ness.
Kill the Messenger (R) (3.5)
[Language and drug content.]
An eye-opening, ire-
inducing, factually based, star-
studded (Michael Sheen, Andy
Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson,
Barry Pepper, Ray Liotta,
Robert Patrick, Richard Schiff,
and Paz Vega), 112-minute film
based on Gary Stephen Webbs
novel Dark Alliance and
Nick Schous novel Kill the
Messenger in which California
investigative reporter Gary
Webb, who has a wife
(Rosemarie DeWitt) and three
kids (Lucas Hedges, Matthew
Lintz, and Parker Douglas),
writes a shocking, explosive
article on the CIAs unbelievable
involvement in drug trafficking
in Nicaragua and in arms
dealing and then finds that
his newspapers editors (Oliver
Platt and Mary Elizabeth
Winstead) do not support him.
The Skeleton Twins (R) (3)
[Language, some sexuality,
and drug use.] After her
depressed gay brother (Bill
Hader), who is a waiter in Hol-
lywood waiting for his big act-
ing break, slits his wrists in a
suicide attempt in this somber,
dark, well-acted, 93-minute
comedic drama, he reluctantly
goes to live with his estranged,
equally suicidal twin sister
(Kristen Wiig), who is flirt-
ing with her handsome scuba
diving instructor (Boyd Hol-
brook), and husband (Luke
Wilson) in upstate New York
and then tries to reconnect with
his former lover (Ty Burell).
Tracks (PG-13) (3.5)
[Thematic elements, some par-
tial nudity, disturbing images,
and brief strong language.]
A captivating, factually based,
moving, 112-minute, 2013 film
based on Robyn Davidsons
novel that follows the ardu-
ous, dangerous, emotional,
1,700-mile, 9-month journey
of a gutsy, stubborn, 27-year-
old Australian naturalist (Mia
Wasikowska) as she walks
ect, the nature of the project
will require more than that
amount to complete. Because
the ideas for this street are
something completely new in
the city of Minneapolis, proj-
ect director, Don Pflaum says
finding a funding model and
coordinating a balance of inter-
ests involved and engaged will
require some time for coordi-
nation.
Weve never done this before,
he explained. Pflaum further
described how the city needs to
take the necessary time to make
sure we do it right.
No future public meetings
have been planned at this time
but information and updates
are available at ci.minneapo-
lis.mn.us under Construction
Projects.
Improved Roadway Condi-
tions
Safer connections between
Lyndale and Hennepin Ave-
nues
Prioritizing pedestrian and
bike traffic
Reducing vehicle traffic
Adding green space and site
amenities
across the central Australian
Outback from Alice Springs
to the Indian Ocean in 1977
with her steadfast dog and
four obstinate camels while
talkative National Geograph-
ic photographer Rick Smolan
(Adam Driver) captures her
fascinating sojourn through
photographs.
The Two Faces of January
(PG-13) (3)
[Some violence, language, and
smoking.] After a shady,
unscrupulous American inves-
tor (Viggo Mortensen) acciden-
tally kills a private detective
(David Warshofsky) in his
hotel room in Athens in 1962 in
this dark, captivating, gripping,
well-acted, 97-minute film
based on Patricia Highsmiths
novel and reminiscent of
Hitchcocks films, he and his
beautiful wife (Kirsten Dunst)
are aided by a foolish, multi-
lingual, opportunistic, hand-
some, New Jersey-born tour
guide (Oscar Isaac), who helps
the couple obtain passports and
escorts them to Crete.
OPTION 1 - One way street without parking
OPTION 2 - One way street with parking
OPTION 3 - Shared use plaza
1986 through 2014 by Wendy
Schadewald. The preceding films
were reviewed by Wendy Schade-
wald, who has been a Twin Cit-
ies film critic since 1986. To see
more of her film reviews, log on
to www.shortredheadreelreviews.
com.
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East Calhoun Community Organization
ECCO report
ECCO meets the
first Thursday of
each month,
7 pm at St.
Marys Greek
Orthodox Church,
34th & Irving. All
ECCO residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.
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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 ve days before our event.
Please join us for the
Free pizza and
professionally staffed
childcare.
Agenda items
Q Hear from elected
ofcials
Q Learn about ECCO
events & programs
Q Elect new ECCO
board members.
Nominations will be
accepted before and at
the meeting
Thank you to Galactic Pizza
for generously supporting
our Annual Meeting.
thank you
The East Calhoun
Community Organization Says
to These Labor Day Celebration Sponsors
1st National Bank
of the Lakes
Amore Victoria
Bar Louie
Ben and Jerrys
Calhoun Store
BoneYard
Brave New Workshop
Cafferys Deli & Subs
Cal Surf
Calhoun Beach
Framing
Calhoun Chiropractic
Clinic
Chiang Mai Thai
Chipotle
Chuck and Dons
Pet Food
Comedy Sportz
Coup dtat
Cub Foods
Corner Store Vintage
Davannis
Dunn Bros Coffee at
2528 Hennepin
Famous Daves
Golden Leaf
Granite City Food
& Brewery
Half Price Books
HUGE Improv Theater
Isles Bun & Coffee
Jungle Theater
Kowalskis Market
Lake and Irving
Landmark Theatres
Lees Shoe
Lucias
Lunds
Lyndale Tap House
Mesa Pizza by the
Slice
Mill Valley Kitchen
Milios
Morrisseys Irish Pub
My Sisters Closet
Nicos Taco and
Tequila Bar
Noodles
Once Upon a Child
Penn Cycle
Pizza Luc
Punch Pizza
Rinata
Roat Osha
Royal Pet
Sa Bel Salonspa
Sebastian Joes
Ice Cream
Spill the Wine
St. Marys Greek
Orthodox Church/
Greek Fest
St. Paul Saints
Starbucks
Stellas Fish Caf
Studiiyo 23
Tatters
The Chair Salon
The Lowry
The New Upton Diner
The Tea Garden
The UPS Store
Tin Fish
Toppers Pizza
Trader Joes
Trygs
Uptown Association
Uptown Tavern &
Rooftop
Urban Eatery
Williams Pub
Wuollets Bakery
Special thanks to Chipotle, Mesa Pizza, Milios, Noodles,
Sebastian Joes, Starbucks, and Wuollets Bakery for
generous donations to our community potluck!
Questions? Contact Monica Smith, 612-821-0131 or nrp@eastcalhoun.org
Learn about the new
ECCO legacy project
Think of ECCO in
bloom with cherry
trees! This coming
spring, the
ECCO Board
will support the planting
of 50 cherry trees throughout the
neighborhood.Neighbors will be asked
to pay $10 for each tree. ECCO will
cover the rest of the expense, provide
an educational program on how to
manage cherry trees without pesticides
and even assist you in planting if you
wish. As our trees grow, we hope to
start an annual, fall Cherry Festival.
You can place an order for your cherry
tree at the Annual Meeting.
East Calhoun Neighborhood
Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 2
St. Marys Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
Pizza & Social Time 6:00 p.m. Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m.
ECCO Meeting Minutes for
September 4, 2014. (East Cal-
houn Neighborhood Monthly
Meeting) Minutes recorded and
submitted by Monica Smith and
approved by the ECCO Board by
electronic vote prior to publica-
tion.
Attendance
Board members present: Linda
Todd, President; Susie Gold-
stein, Treasurer; Emily Balogh;
Anja Curiskis; Kate Daven-
port; Paul Harstad; Lara Nor-
kus-Crampton; Harry Savage;
David Tompkins; and Heath-
er Wulfsberg. Board member
absent: Ben Jilek.
Guests: Ben Somogyi, Senior
Policy Aide to Council Mem-
ber Lisa Bender, Ward 10; and
ECCO residents Klaus Oberg-
fell and Mark Rosenfeld.
ECCO Board President Linda
Todd called the meeting to
order at 7:00 p.m.
Ward 10: Ben Somogyi:
Senior Policy Aide to
Council Member Lisa Bender
The 36th St Bikeway construc-
tion is expected to begin this
month.
Food trucks: Council Mem-
bers have the authority to allow
food trucks in their wards. The
ordinance allow food trucks to
be located on residential streets,
but the Council Member may
choose to restrict access to cer-
tain locations. The ordinance
does not require notifying
property owners that food
trucks are allowed on their
street. CM Bender is looking
for feedback on allowing food
trucks in ECCO.
Accessory Dwellings Units
(granny flats): Two remain-
ing Open Houses are sched-
uled: September 16, 5-7 p.m. at
North Regional Library, 1315
Lowry Ave. N. and September
17, 7-9 p.m. at Kenwood Com-
munity Center. Information is
also available online at
minneapolismn.gov/cped/proj-
ects/WCMS1P-126877
60/40 Liquor Ordinance chang-
es: A public hearing will be
held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1:30
p.m. at City Hall.
The ordinance that would
restrict the size of new homes
in residential neighborhoods
was unanimously approved by
the City Council. New regula-
tions will go into effect on Oct.
1.
Southwest LRT: The city
approved municipal consent
for the project. The Supple-
ment Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (SDIES) has
not been released regarding
environmental impacts of the
tunnels in the Kenilworth Cor-
ridor. The City Council direct-
ed city staff to immediately
present options if the SDIES
reveals any detrimental envi-
ronmental impacts.
An ECCO board member
requested that the city pro-
vide more public information
regarding the status of the law-
suit against 1800 Lake.
Green Team: David Tompkins
31st St Median Tree Replace-
ment Plan: This fall, the Park
Board will remove the dying
tree and grind the stumps.
New drought resistant trees
(disease resistant elm and
seedless Kentucky coffeetree)
will be planted in the spring.
Watering bags will be provided
for the first year or two. ECCO
will request that the new trees
be as mature as possible and to
be planted with plants that will
help sustain water in the area.
Also discussed was the possibil-
ity of some type of monument
or statue on the median.
Raingarden project: Signs have
been installed in all of the gar-
dens. Special thanks to resi-
dent, Nathan Campeau, for his
work on the project.
Staff Report: Monica Smith
Budget and expenses were
reviewed for NRP and CPP
programs. The ECCO Board
approved a motion to shift
$2,400 from under used line
items to the staff line item in
the CPP budget.
An NRP plan modification
may be required to shift bud-
gets to pay for proposed ECCO
projects.
The ECCO Board approved
a motion to extend the time of
performance for two NRP con-
tracts set to expire on 12/31/14.
The contract with Center for
Energy and Environment
(CEE) for the home improve-
ment loan program has been
cancelled.
ECCO will establish a task
force to recommend priorities
for unspent NRP and CPP
funds.
Treasurers Report:
Susie Goldstein
ECCOs financials were
reviewed.
The grant from Minneha-
ha Creek Watershed District
for the raingarden project is
expected soon. ECCOs con-
tribution to the project was
$1,642.31.
The Wine Tasting Fundraiser
will not be held this fall. Orga-
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In September, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board removed dying
trees along the 31st Street median. (Photo by Anja Curiskis)
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do you just like to watch? Playing is free and
open to all, just show up prior to 8:30pm to
sign-up and warm-up. Tickets are $7 to be
in the audience.
THRU OCTOBER 25
QUIETUS: SCULPTURAL
INSTALLATION BY ROLLIN
MARQUETTE
SooVAC Art Gallery
2638 Lyndale Ave. 612.871.2263
soovac.org
Quietus is a site-specific sculptural instal-
lation by Rollin Marquette. This piece is a
massive arched wall that will fill the back
gallery, framed in steel and holding in place
ballistic gelatin skinned acrylic sheets.
Ballistic gelatin is a temporal translucent
material with the same density and volume
of water as human tissue. Marquettes work
combines the idea of permanence using
steel structures in combination with more
ethereal materials that reference human
impermanence. The scale of Quietus visu-
ally dominates the space allowing this
architectural intervention to consume the
viewer with a physical experience. He uti-
lizes elemental aspects of nature such
as light, wind and water in combination
with the physical manifestations of ten-
sion, balance, and corrosion to both reflect
and influence human experience. His work
directs the viewer to consider the everyday
use of materials and technology, along with
the science and precision behind them.
Materials carry meaning based on our
OCTOBER
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each month to be included, space permitting, in
the next issue.)
TUESDAYS
SOCRATES CAFE
Dunn Brothers - 7:30pm
3348 Hennepin Ave. 612.822.3292
The Socrates Cafe is an open meeting. The
evening is spent discussing a short list of
questions of philosophy that range all over
the map from self identity, capital pun-
ishment, perception and anything else in
between. Bring your questions and prepare
to engage your mind.
THURSDAYS
SPACE JAM
Huge Theater - 9pm
3037 Lyndale Ave. 612.412.HUGE
hugetheater.com
Space Jam is a Minneapolis improv jam
open to improvisors of all experience levels
from across the Twin Cities or anywhere in
our galaxy. Every Thursday night host Drew
Kersten and a rotating special guest co-host
will take the stage for the best Minneapolis
improv jam in this universe. The only ques-
tion is are you coming to take the stage or
community events calendar
knowledge of their utility and Rollin uses
this inherent content of materials as a con-
ceptual anchor when developing new work.
Marquette received his MFA from State
University of New York in Albany and he
lives and works in Minneapolis. Rollin has
had numerous solo exhibitions including
the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Paul
Mesaros Gallery-College of Creative Arts at
West Virginia University. Rollin has received
several grants and fellowships in support of
his work including Jerome Foundation Fel-
lowship, Bush Foundation Fellowship and
the McKnight Foundation Fellowship.
4SATURDAY
MILES FOR MALLORY
Lake of the Isles 10-2pm
1917 Logan Ave 952.881.4479
milesformallory.org
Dust off your daubers, start breaking in your
walking shoes and gather at St. Pauls Epis-
copal Church. Its time for the 2014 Miles
for Mallory benefit event. Walk with a pur-
pose around Lake of the Isles and share a
light lunch with friends and family, and win
big in a game of bingo. Miles for Mallory is
a community gathering in memory of Mallo-
ry Hicks who passed away from Pulmonary
Hypertension on January 3, 2011. The event
partners with Twin City area initiatives that
represent causes important to Mallory. This
year net proceeds will be donated to Minne-
apolis Hope Lodge.
nizers are hoping to hold the
event in the spring.
ECCO has awarded half of
the $1,500 donation budget
this year. The board approved
a motion to add the donation
application to our website and
make the additional funds
available for donation.
Committee Reports
Labor Day Celebration,
Heather Wulfsberg
Thanks to all of the volunteers
who helped make the event a
big success. Special thanks to
Brad Albertson for all of his
hard work to secure donations
of food and bingo prizes.
Communications:
Anja Curiskis
Anja is working on recycling
lawn signs to promote ECCO
events.
The Uptown Neighborhood
News will have at least one
more issue. Ad sales have been
increasing.
Midtown Greenway Coalition:
Paul Harstad
The Trailwatchers are seeking
a partner to provide additional
crime prevention monitoring
5SUNDAY
ART OUTSIDE THE BOX
Intermedia Arts - 1pm-3pm
2822 Lyndale Ave. 612.871.4444
IntermediaArts.org
Join the Uptown Association at Intermedia
Arts for a reception to celebrate youth-cre-
ated community art installations in Uptown.
Therell be food and drinks, unveiling of the
utility box wrapping project, a documenta-
ry, meeting of the artists, and prizes for all
attendees.
18SATURDAY
GLOBAL FOLK: MUSIC OF
THE ANDES MOUNTAINS
Walker Library - 2pm-3pm
2880 Hennepin Ave 612.543.8400
hclib.org
For families. All ages. Enjoy cumbia, salsa
and merengue music styles from Alma
Andina Trio, local musicians who fuse con-
temporary electronic rhythms and textures
with traditional South American folk instru-
ments such as the quena (flute), zampoas
(panpipes) and charango (lute).
THE UKULELE ALLEY CARTOON
EXTRAVAGONZO
Bryant Lake Bowl - Noon
810 W. Lake St. 612.825.8949
bryantlakebowl.com
Luke the Uke, along with his pals DJ Mr.
Gosh and Lady Miss Ian, mine the cartoon
Highpoint Receives
$8K County Grant
The Hennepin County board has awarded 14 Green Partners
Environmental Education grants to support organization in
implementing educational projects that engage and empow-
er Hennepin County residents to take actions that protect and
improve the environment. Grants agreements will run through
August 31, 2015.
The Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 W Lake St, received
$8,000. With the grant Highpoint will engage 150 students in
learning about rain gardens and creating art to educate others
about water.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the
art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs,
community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to
engage the public and increase the appreciation and understand-
ing of the printmaking arts.
The five Jacobs children mar-
ried other leading Jewish fam-
ilies of Minneapolis and St.
Paul: daughter Etta married
Emile Adelsheim, also a jew-
eler; daughter Maryon married
Jacob L May, a clothier; Mollie
married Leopold Metzger; son
Benjamin married Rosa Kahn;
and son Louis married Jennie
Pflaum, daughter of Minneap-
olis pioneering cigar manufac-
turer, Gustav Pflaum. Louis
Jacobs daughter, Gladys mar-
ried Harold Field whose family
owned the Minneapolis State
Theater among others. The
extended families soon moved
south of Franklin Avenue
and west and were among the
founding families of Temple
Israel at 24th Street and Emer-
son Avenue.
Grandson Maurice Adelsheim
was one of the first two Jew-
ish boys from Minneapolis to
attend Harvard University.
Maurice, a lawyer, later became
president of the Minnesota
Retail Jewelers Association,
helped start the Bank of Min-
on the Hiawatha Trail.
Next event: Progressive Dinner
on Sept. 7.
Livability Committee:
Heather Wulfsberg
and Kate Davenport
The Livability Committee
introduced a new document to
be used by developers/residents
when requesting support from
ECCO for variances, condi-
tional use permits, rezoning,
etc. The document will help
ensure that nearby neighbors
are notified of any potential
projects. The board approved
the document which will be
included on ECCOs website
for developers/residents to
access as needed.
Food trucks: Concerns were
raised about potential noise
and fumes from food trucks if
they are allowed on residential
streets.
ECCO Projects
Ben Jilek is working with the
Loppet Foundation to encour-
age the Park Board to extend
their cross-country ski trail
grooming to include Lake Cal-
houn.
Lara Norkus-Crampton pre-
sented a proposal for a cher-
neapolis, was president of the
American National Retail Jew-
elers Association in 1949 and
chairman of the Nicollet Mall
Advisory Committee for at
least 25 years. After his father
died in 1968, Maurice Jr. sold
the establishment to the Texas
firm of Zales as part of the Fine
Jewelers Guild.
After Samuel Jacobs passed
away at home in 1904, his wife
Anna and various family mem-
bers lived there until 1920. The
home was then sold to Charles
Rose, owner of a plumbing
business and has been in the
Rose family for more than 94
years, a remarkable story in
itself. During the trying eco-
nomically challenging years
of the 30s and 40s, 2310 Col-
fax became like so many of
its neighbors, a multi-fami-
ly dwelling. As it was then,
it continues to be a rooming
house but one with a historical
past and many more stories to
tell.
Kathy Kullberg resides in the
Wedge Neighborhood.
ECCO from 10 ry tree legacy project in East
Calhoun. The ECCO Board
approved a motion to offer the
program at the annual meeting
with a budget of $1,500 for a
pilot project. NRP funds will
be used for the project.
Presidents Report:
Linda Todd
A performance review was
conducted for Monica Smith
and her contract was renewed
for another year.
A postcard mailing will be sent
to all residents inviting them to
the annual meeting.
Board elections will be held at
the annual meeting. Candi-
dates are needed to serve on the
board. Contact Monica Smith
at nrp@eastcalhoun or 612-
821-0131 for more information.
The annual Holiday Caroling
party will be held on December
17.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
The next meeting is the annual
meeting on Thursday, October
2, 2014, pizza dinner and social
time from 6-6:30, the meeting
begins at 6:30 p.m. at St. Marys
Greek Orthodox Church.
Decorated bikes, kids and their families, along with the Southwest High Marching Band, strolled in the East Cal-
houn Labor Day Parade. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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archives for a family matinee like no other.
A generous helping of vintage animation
and vinyl oddities, along with a very special
live musical guest, and lots of laughs and
surprises guaranteed to start your weekend
right. Always silly, never stupid.
22WEDNESDAY
9X22 DANCE/LAB
Bryant Lake Bowl - 8pm
810 W. Lake St. 612.825.8949
bryantlakebowl.com
Named for the modest dimensions of the
BLB stage, this exciting dance showcase
features unfettered dance exploration. A
discussion moderated by choreographer/
curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each
piece. October choreographers are Elijah
Ebbenga of Perpich High School for the Arts
and Lindsay Forsythe. 9x22 Dance/Lab is
produced and hosted by Laurie Van Wieren.
23THURSDAY
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
RELEASE PARTY
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 W. Lake St. 612.825.8949
www.bryantlakebowl.com
The Great Depression will celebrate the
release of their new album In a Starry
State. Todd Casper, Wendy Lewis and Brent
Sigmeth will offer acoustic versions of
selections from previous recordings (Uncon-
scious Pilot and Preaching to the Fire) as
well as songs from the new album.
green
NARs sustainable property designation
BC. 20628624
real estate | construction
www.morphmpls.com
612.782.2000
Give Green is our philanthropic
program, providing funding for
selected non-prots who address
the needs of people, animals, and
our environment.
2014 Give Green Partners:
We Work (and Live) in Uptown
Kids size up Mr. Banana as they wait for him to start the Kids Toga Race for Chloes Fight - Rare Disease
Foundation. The Lake Calhoun run was part of the 26th Annual Minneapolis Taste of Greece, sponsored by St. Marys
Greek Orthodox Church. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Waiting for Mr. Banana
Conditional use permit to
increase the height of the build-
ing in the SH from 2.5 sto-
ries/35 feet to 6 stories/71 feet
(possibly taller with rooftop
mechanical equipment or ele-
vator and/or stairway access).
Variance to reduce the front
yard setback along Lagoon
Avenue from the required 15
feet to 5 feet for the building
and the walkway.
Variance to reduce the cor-
ner side yard setback along
Irving Avenue South from
the required 18 feet to 5 feet
for the building and the
walkway.
Variance to reduce the
rear yard setback from the
required 15 feet to 5 feet for
the building.
Site plan review.
A land use application is
expected by the applicant for
the November 10 City Plan-
ning Commission meeting.
Bruce Cochran is Art Director
and in charge of Production for
the Uptown Neighborhood News
and resides in CARAG.
City Planning
Definitions
The SHOD is established to
preserve and enhance the
environmental qualities of
surface waters and the nat-
ural and economic values
of shoreland areas within
the city, to provide for the
efficient and beneficial uti-
lization of those waters and
shoreland areas, to com-
ply with the requirements
of state law regarding the
management of shoreland
areas, and to protect the
public health, safety and
welfare.
The R6 Multiple-family Dis-
trict is established to pro-
vide an environment of high
density apartments, congre-
gate living arrangements
and cluster developments
on lots with a minimum
of five thousand (5,000)
square feet of lot area. In
addition to residential uses,
institutional and public uses
and public services and util-
ities may be allowed.
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The Uptown
Neighborhood News
If We Were Any More Local
Wed Be Sitting On You.
One year before the release of Princes debut album For You, Robert Whitman shot Princes first professional
portrait sessions. New York-based photographer Whitman puts his 1977 photos of Prince on display in Minneapolis
for the first time at Flanders Gallery, 818 Lake St. Opening night is, October 25, 6pm to 9pm. (Photo by Robert Whitman)
Yep, its Prince