Opinion ........................................................... 2 Crime & Safety ...................................... 4 Film Reviews................................................ 6 Renting Info ................................................7 CARAG News ............................................... 8 ECCO News ................................................ 10 Events Calendar.....................................12
< Hibiscus Flower A mural by artist Betsy Cole, is adorning the side of the Jungle Theatre as part of the theatre’s 21st birthday.

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JULY 2011 • Volume 7, Number 7

town hall in deep water
By Bruce Cochran
According to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District website Lake Calhoun may only be 90 feet at it’s deepest point but the water that John Winter is wading in may be deeper still. His project to erase the name of John C. Calhoun from the lake may require more work on many levels. deep page 5
(Photo by Bruce Cochran)

A Zone offense
Bars initiate late night patrols as noise proposal takes a time out Lake Calhoun name change may require state authority

Floating some ideas
State Representative Frank Hornstein
(Photo by Kay Nygaard-Graham)

Parks Department rethinks lake rules and offers something new for Calhoun

“Uptown is becoming a dangerous carnival,” voiced CARAG Resident Phillip Qualy, one of the few speakers supporting the Tuthill Noise Amendment at the public hearing at City Hall on June 6. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

State budget impasse and possible shutdown spark debate
By Kay Nygaard-Graham
State Representatives Frank Hornstein and Marion Greene along with Senator Scott Dibble drew a standing-room-only crowd at Bryant Square Park on Thursday, June 23 to hear the chilling news. There really are no good choices. One participant summed it up like towN page 9

By Bruce Cochran
Since its initial introduction in February, a controversial noise ordinance amendment has generated some heated discussions across business districts outside of downtown and especially in Uptown where industry and neighborhood share dense populations and tight quarters.

wouldn’t fix this. We need to tie the solution to the problem.” Those comments did not move the ordinance’s supporters. Kris Price described how since she has lived in the Wedge neighborhood raising her family that “Uptown has changed,” and supported the proposal by describing it as a tool. “Meg’s proposal tries to create rules of engagement.” And finally she added “Uptown is not just for partiers, it’s for families too.”

seal coating
July road repair
No streets will close but driving may be slow during some reconstruction. Weather may affect schedules.
Small quick steps have helped Robert advance well enough to challenge his instructor Will Hoeschler, at right. Log rolling classes are being held on the eastern shore of Lake Calhoun. More info at www. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

two uptown locations
The first is the alley between Girard and Fremont Avenues and 22nd and 24th Streets. This will begin roughly the week of July 3. The second is Irving Avenue between Lagoon Avenue and 36th Street. Minneapolis crews will lay down tac oil and granite chips for seal coating. This will begin roughly the week of July 17. About one month later they will return to sweep up the extra chips on both projects. Weather could disrupt the schedule but, in general, the seal coating is expected to be completed in July.

log rolling
Classes are now offered at the 32nd Street Beach and East Lake Calhoun Parkway. World Champion Abby Hoeschler and her brother Will are teaching the 45 minute classes in two sessions. Session 1 is going on right now. Session 2 starts July 18 and runs through August 17. There will be FloAtiNg page 5

A public hearing on June 6 in front of the Minneapolis Regulatory, Energy & Environment Board (RE&EB) At the end of the featured a majorhearing the proity of speakers posal was forwho either spoke warded to the full out against the council without a entire amendment recommendation or just parts of it. by the RE&EB. Underlying many The ordinance industry concerns was scheduled for was the interest a full council vote in correctly identifying the specific - ALEX WOEHRLIN, on June 17 but noise concerns of CARAG RESIDENT was “postponed for two cycles, the neighborhood. with direction to Uptown Association (UA) president, Thatcher staff to work with a task force to Imboden, speaking on the UA’s develop specific recommendations behalf clarified some of these and/or ordinance amendments as underlying concerns to the Board. appropriate.” “We need to understand the problem better. This ordinance In the meantime Tuthill’s office ZoNe page 4

“Uptown is imploding... I don’t know, maybe it’s time we look at Residential Permit Parking.”

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life, liberty And the pursuit of happiness
Editorial by Phyllis Stenerson

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed… With this revolutionary, visionary document the world’s first democracy was established along with the founding principles of America. Democracy is often cited as one of the major accomplishments of civilization and the best form of government ever invented. “I never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence” said Abraham Lincoln, one of our most admired presidents.

eral level a stalemate between the two parties over the debt ceiling has major potential negative repercussions. We’re mired in seemingly endless wars and the military is our major expenditure, shortchanging education, infrastructure renewal and numerous other investments needed to continue the nation’s progress. An economic collapse was

and increasingly contentious with violence erupting all too often. Corporations and the wealthy have gained control of the political process by pouring massive amounts of money into creating and communicating their message plus making huge financial contributions to campaigns, substantially drowning out the voice of the grass roots. This is the culture war, and it is real.

“It must be laid down as a primary position and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal service to the defense of it.”
avoided but we’re left with massive debt. The Wall Street bankers that caused the crash are getting richer while millions of ordinary people have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and record numbers of people are falling into poverty. Congress is ignoring those in need. Income for middle class workers has declined so that this backbone of a democratic society is severely endangered. The American Dream is slipping away for many.

Cover to Cover
After more than ten years at 2914 Hennepin Ave., Booksmart has moved into the basement of Cheapo Records at 1300 W. Lake St. Replacing Booksmart will be Roam Interiors, which “brings quality, creative, functional and beautifully designed modern accessories and furniture from around the globe for your home and urban lifestyle.” More info at (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

Now, 235 years later, we need to face the fact that we’re not living up to the vision of our founders and the potential of democracy. Problems and divisiveness have escalated to the point democracy is endangered. In Minnesota, government could shut down unless Republicans and Democrats can reach a compromise. The waste of taxpayer money and pain to countless citizens would be awful. At the fed-

At the root of most controversies is our worldview – the way we see the world and our place in it, our philosophy of life. There are two dominant worldviews, one usually labeled conservative and the other liberal or progressive. Or left and right. So much has changed over the past 30 years that there’s now no common understanding of what those terms actually mean. Most people are spread across the continuum but the political debate is stuck at either end. We have conflicting visions of what kind of country we want America to be. People argue about who is a “real” American and what is the “real” America. We basically do not understand each other.

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The split emerged in the turbulent 1960’s but didn’t - THOMAS The American become domiJEFFERSON public is now nant and toxic the most deeply until about ten divided since the Civil War. We’ve years ago. The invasion of Iraq always had diversity of opinion was the catalyst for many of us. It but it has reached epic propor- seemed so obviously wrong, even tions. For instance, the income stupid, to some of us and an essengap between the rich and the rest tial, even righteous, act to others. of us is the worst since the Gilded Age of robber barons at the start of We can’t even agree on our history. the 20th Century. Cultural differ- Information presented by histoences involving racial, economic editoriAl page 6 and gender justice are rampant

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Uptown neighborhood news
Uptown Neighborhood News is a monthly publication of Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) in cooperation with the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO). UNN covers the news of Uptown and is delivered free to households within the area bounded by Lyndale Ave. S. and Lake Calhoun, between Lake Street and 36th St. W. Extra copies are distributed to businesses in the Uptown area, along Lake Street, and Lyndale and Hennepin Aves. Circulation is 5,200, with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publication and distribution is before the first of every month. Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to residents. Articles, letters to the editor and story ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The editor reserves the right to edit for length, clarity, relevance to the area or other reasons. Editorial and advertising guidelines are available. Please contact the editor: News, tips & letters to the editor UNN 3612 Bryant Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55409 editor Phyllis Stenerson (CARAG) AssistANt editor Bruce Cochran (CARAG) Art directioN & productioN Bruce Cochran AdvertisiNg Susan Hagler (CARAG) 612.825.7780 MANAgiNg BoArd Appointed/Elected Representatives: Ralph Knox, President (ECCO) Virgil McDill, Vice Chair (CARAG) Elizabeth Walke, Treasurer (CARAG) Linda Todd, Secretary (ECCO) Ruth Cain (ECCO) Samantha Strong (CARAG) coNtriButiNg photogrAphers Bruce Cochran, Anja Curiskis, Bethany Heemeyer, Kay Nygaard-Graham coNtriButiNg writers Bruce Cochran, Scott Engel, Kay Nygaard-Graham, Wendy Schadewald, Mary Ann Schoenberger, Monica Smith, Sarah Sponheim, Phyllis Stenerson, Meg Tuthill NewspAper circulAtioN CARAG/ECCO/Uptown Circulation: Bill Boudreau, Justin Jagoe 5th preciNct coMMuNity AttorNey Lisa Godon 612.673.2005
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Lyndale Church Back On Lyndale Avenue
125 years ago Lyndale Church started on the Wedge (NW) corner of Lake and Lyndale. We’re back. We are sharing space with Intermedia Arts (and Salem Church) at 2822 Lyndale Ave. S. Come check us out. 9:15 a.m. Christian education for all 10:30 a.m. Worship in either the Intermedia Arts theater or gallery
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public is invited to uptown Neighborhood News Board Meetings
Uptown Neighborhood News is managed by a board of local citizens. The ECCO Board and the CARAG Board each appoint three representatives. Uptown residents are urged to participate in their community newspaper by submitting news items, writing letters to the editor and/or attending Board meetings. UNN Managing Board meetings are open to the public. Anyone is invited to observe and a time for public comments will be scheduled. Meetings are held at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue South. Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and held the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise scheduled. (July meeting is July 11.)


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i Am …, i wonder seniors … Intergenerational program for students and
By Mary Ann Schoenberger
Students entering grades three through five this fall and adults age 60 and better are invited to participate in a week long intergenerational program at Southwest Senior Center called “I am …, I wonder …” During the program participants will learn about people from other generations and about themselves. Each day will include an art project, exercise and movement, making new friends and enjoying a healthy snack. Participants will leave with their own handmade books, filled with impressions from the week. Victor Sanchez, an artist and educator, will head up the program. “This is a great opportunity for children and seniors to get together to learn more about each other. We often find that kids don’t have much access to older adults if they don’t have a grandparent in the area, so this is a way to get different generations working together,” said Mary Ann Schoenberger, Southwest Senior Center Director. Program Dates: August 12 August 8 to Place: Southwest Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Avenue Time: 9:15 am – 11:45 am Cost: Recommended donation of $15. No cost for students on free and reduced lunch. Registration is limited. Please sign up early. For more information or to register, call Mary Ann at 612.822.3194. Funding is provided by Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) and Volunteers of America – Minnesota.

By the Slice

David Hathaway, co-owner of Mesa Pizza in Iowa City and Dinkytown brings his third restaurant to 1440 W. Lake St. Specializing in pizza by the slice, the restaurant should be open by October 1. Unless the restaurant can negotiate an extension to stay open until 3am some nights, they will be open seven days a week 11am-1am. More info at (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

yard work And housework services For seniors
Seniors (at least sixty years old) and disabled people can get assistance with tasks around the house and yard through neighborhood programs. Geographical boundaries determine which organization can help. Uptown area residents north of 36th Street should contact the Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP). Through their Chore Program for seniors, NIP can schedule independent contractors and volunteers to provide housecleaning, lawn care and minor repairs—on a sliding fee scale. You can get information in the Seniors Program part of their website or call 612.374.3322. Seniors south of 36th Street can call TRUST, Inc.’s Chore Program at 612.827.6150. Their website is Submitted by CARAG’s newlyformed Seniors Task Force group. If you have ideas or are interested in joining, contact Kay Nygaard Graham at 612.825.3637.


open your heart to the hungry And homeless!
Donations to the Joyce Food Shelf during the month of July will be matched proportionally by the Open your Heart Challenge Grant. Donations can be made online through PayPal, through the mail to 1219 W. 31st St., Mpls., MN 55408 or by stopping by the site at 3041 Fremont Avenue. For further information contact Jean McGrath, Director, 612.825.4431, or go to

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The Uptown Association’s Community Affairs Committee is introducing “Adopt-a-Block,” a program designed to involve Uptown businesses and residents in a collaborative effort to combat graffiti and other instances of vandalism through consistent graffiti education and clean-up. The program is committed to infrastructure maintenance, beautification efforts and community building. By participating in this project, businesses have the opportunity to engage their commercial and residential neighbors in positive partnerships that create lasting relationships, shape positive perceptions and keep Uptown inviting and energetic. For more information or to sign up to “adopt a block,” please contact Bailey Bazzachini at or 612.823.4581.

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crime & safety
ZoNe from 1 has put together a Task Force made up of industry people, neighborhood people, police and Council Members Goodman, Schiff and Tuthill in order to come to the table to brainstorm ideas on tackling the noise issue. She wants to see “balance.” But an Uptown bar industry group has met many times since December to address that issue. That initiative has taken on added urgency in light of the proposal. Since the hearing the group has joined forces to initiate their own strategies. Their goal according to Gary Windschtil, owner of Stella’s, is to identify issues of concern to the residents.” He added that they would “implement tactics that are measurable over a reasonable time and examine results as quantitatively and realistically as possible.” On their list is employee education, taxi stands and late night off-duty neighborhood police patrols. In reaction Tuthill said, “I have to give them credit. They realized it [the noise ordinance] wasn’t going away and finally admitted that there was a problem – very smart.” She believes her amendment motivated them to act. “This is the first time that these restaurants have come forward publicly with this stuff.” Those industry “tactics” have become an offensive strategy with three elements.

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May 23 - June 21
“burglary of dwelling” includes garages, attached or unattached.

chelsea Adams, Crime prevention specialist 612.673.2819 or 5th precinct: sectors 1&2: (Uptown)


employee education
Windschtil is working on implementing an employee education program for alcohol servers to help patrons be better neighbors when leaving the premises.

taxi stands
Crime Prevention Specialist Chelsea Adams, 5th Precinct, describes how the taxi stand proposal helps move people and contribute to the solution. “In the spirit of aiding the movement of people out of Uptown in a quick and timely manner after bars close, the Fifth Precinct, Business Licensing and Council Member Tuthill’s office are working to establish late night taxi stands in Uptown. The existence of late night taxi stands has been helpful elsewhere in Minneapolis. Taxi stands help patrons find taxis easily and leave the area quickly which also allows for a smoother bar close. They also help reduce street congestion and pollution because taxis will not need to circulate. Businesses next to the proposed taxi stand locations are being asked for input. The details are still being worked on. So, current plans are to have the taxi stands created by mid-July.” The proposed plan will establish five taxi stands for 21 cabs, seven days a week, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

late Night patrols
Cowboy Slims, Parasole (Chino Latino, Il Gatto, Uptown Cafeteria) and Stellas are funding late night off-duty neighborhood police patrols. The out-of-pocket expense, according to Sergant Timothy Mattsson, 5th Precinct, will run roughly about $1,200 a week and will be paid entirely by the those bars. Those patrols began June 16 and will likely run most of the summer until August or September. Their schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday night would have a car with one officer and Friday and Saturday would have two officers in the car. Their current zone is the lake parkways on the west to Lyndale Avenue in the east, 26th Street from the north to 32nd Street to the south. The schedule and map may also be modified pending warm weather and activity patterns. Asked if these patrols would simply represent added presence to regular 5th Precinct policing or something different, Sergeant Timothy Mattsson was clear. These patrols will be specifically looking for unlawful behavior from Uptown bar patrons. Preferred officer recruitment will be from those who are familiar with the neighborhood and its activity. Residents do not need to call any special number to take advantage of this additional presence. They are encouraged to simply keep using 911 to report criminal activity during these patrols.

where do we go from here?
Long time CARAG resident, former board member and previous owner of Gigi’s Restaurant, Alex Woehrlin, commented on the future of the noise dilemma, “Uptown is imploding...I don’t know, maybe it’s time we look at Residential Permit Parking.” Bruce Cochran is Assistant Editor, Art Director and in charge of Production for the Uptown Neighborhood News and lives in CARAG.

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JULY 2011
deep from 1 At the May 18 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) meeting Winters requested that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed to United States Senator Hubert H. Humphrey due to John C. Calhoun’s known ardent support of slavery. Since then the MPRB had been researching the possibility as it took the request under advisement. At the June 15 MPRB meeting, Attorney Brian Rice, council for the MPRB, brought the issue to a close with respect to the MPRB. At that meeting he issued his opinion to the Board. “As the only authority to change the name of a lake rests with the Commissioner under MN general law, no other governmental authority or state agency is constitutionally or statutorily empowered to change the name of Lake Calhoun. As a result, I do not see how Mr. Winter’s request to change the name of Lake Calhoun can be accomplished by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Consequently, unless the state constitution is amended, the legislature determines that the name of Calhoun should not be used in connection with the naming a lake, or the legislature enacts a new general law which would allow a park and recreation board in a city of the first class to name or rename a lake, or the legislature enacts a new general law which would allow a park and recreation board in a city of the first class to name or rename a lake, I believe that neither the Park Board nor the city of Minneapolis has the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun.” Public Information and Marketing Manager, MPRB, Dawn Summers added, “there’s nothing we can do with this issue.” Since then Winters has reevaluated his strategy. That has included meeting with the Urban League, corresponding with Peter Boulay at the Department of Natural Resources, as well as considering setting up a nonprofit to pursue a different strategy for a name change. That strategy, he says, may include choosing a name “not as politically challenged as Humphrey.” He added that he may even be open to a kiosk located near the lake describing the “complete and truthful” history of John C. Calhoun. If in fact Winter does achieve a name change for Lake Calhoun it certainly wouldn’t make the name go away. In Uptown alone the lake isn’t the only thing named Calhoun. A quick glance around the neighborhood reveals, Calhoun Apartments, Calhoun Beach Club,

Uptown neighborhood news • 5 . Calhoun Cycle, Calhoun Square, Calhoun Village, East Calhoun Parkway, Lake Calhoun Sailing School and West Calhoun Parkway. If the lake were to be renamed would any of these places names be changed? Owner of Calhoun Cycle summed up his opinion on the matter. If Lake Calhoun were to be renamed, would he change the name of his store at Hennepin Avenue and 34th Street? “Not likely at all, unless that guy got so much traction that everybody spit out the name Calhoun.”

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Bryant square park events
Concert Series Summer is here and live music at the Bryant Square Park outdoor performance space has already begun! Concerts occur every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. through August. For more information and to see who is planning at upcoming concert nights, visit the Bryant Square Park Concert Schedule webpage at!__bsp. Ice Cream Social Bryant Square Park is also holding their annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come on out for some ice cream, food, games, live music and a chance to get to know your neighbors.

thank you to Lunds and Kowalski’s for donating bottled water and food to help out our neighbors in North Minneapolis. They stepped up when the community needed it most. We truly appreciate their generous donations.

Meet with Meg
Join us for Meet with Meg for lunch on Tuesday, July 12 from 12 pm to 1 pm at the 5th Precinct’s Community Room, 3101 Nicollet Avenue. Meet with Meg is a time for you to talk with her, ask questions, and voice concerns. Bring your sack lunch. Cookies and lemonade are provided! Meet with Meg is held the second Tuesday of every month. Attention: If you want help translating this information into a language other than Hmong, Spanish or Somali, please call 311. Hmong - Ceeb toom. Yog koj xav tau kev pab txhais cov xov no rau koj dawb, hu 612-673-2800; Spanish - Atención. Si desea recibir asistencia gratuita para traducir esta información, llama 612-6732700; Somali - Ogow. Haddii aad dooneyso in lagaa kaalmeeyo tarjamadda macluumaadkani oo lacag la’ aan

Over 600 riders entered the Kids Race during the Nature Valley Grand Prix Uptown Criterium on June 17. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)

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open water swimming
Brad Bourn, Commissioner District 6, has been working with Mayor R.T. Rybak and Optum Health to organize a less antiquated open water swim policy. That plan may change as it makes its way to the July Board vote but currently it calls for a triangular swim area marked off by 500 yard lengths between floating buoys. One lap would equal 1500 yards. The area would be located at the Calhoun North Beach and have two to three safety volunteers in the water and two to three on the shore during the weekly session. That schedule looks like Thursday nights through the summer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Safety instruction and staffing would be donated by Optum Health. The biggest question at this point in the discussions is whether the Department will charge a fee. The Board is roughly split on this issue and hasn’t decided on all of the details but for the most part all members support the general idea of an open water swim area on Lake Calhoun.

east harriet’s Annual roseFest
RoseFest is an annual East Harriet neighborhood festival for family, friends and neighbors. This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, July 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at Lyndale Farmstead Park. RoseFest includes a variety of live music, tasty food and beverage, classic car show, inflatables, kids carnival games, face painting, a magician, dunk tank and more! The event is both a community building activity and a fundraiser for the neighborhood and its programs. All money raised goes directly back into neighborhood programs. Many volunteers are still needed if you can help, please contact Deb at

swimming dock
A 10’ x 13’ off-shore floating swimming dock has been installed at Thomas Beach, located within the buoyed swimming area.

Beach toys
This summer, swimmers are invited to bring their non-inflatable foam toys such as swim noodles or balls to the beach. In the past, all flotation devices were prohibited but now only inflatable rafts and toys are not allowed as they can deflate, block lifeguard views and pose safety hazards.

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Fishing dock
Provided the Minnesota State Government is not shut down this July, a new fishing dock will be installed on the west shore of Lake Calhoun near the end of the summer. For more information see

Bike project updates
Bryant Bike Boulevard Construction work to create the Bike Boulevard on Bryant Ave South began at the end of May. The Franklin Avenue median and the bump outs at 26th and 28th Street are nearing completion. 1st and Blaisdell Avenue Bike Lanes The construction of the 1st/Blaisdell Avenue bike lanes began, June 13. Work is expected to be finished in a matter of weeks. This will be a mobile operation with no road closures. However, there will be temporary lane closures at times. To get more info on this particular project, visit

white house, here we come
First Parasole corporate chef Todd Bolton’s Porcupine Sliders became a finalist in the Whole Grains category, one of three areas of entry in Michelle Obama’s “Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge.” “Today we won Best in Nation in our category,” said Bolton. “Which means that only two competitors nationwide stand in our way from winning the Grand Prize and a trip to the White House.” First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA launched the recipe competition in September, 2010, challenging school district teams to develop creative, nutritious and kid-approved recipes that schools can easily incorporate into National School Lunch Program menus. Entries were solicited in three categories: whole grain foods, dark green and/or orange vegetables; and dried beans and peas. bers and students at the South Education Center Alternative Program (SECA) school, where his son is a student, Todd created Porcupine Sliders: mini turkey burgers made with spinach, dried cranberries and brown rice served on toasted multigrain rolls with lettuce and tomato. Prior to entering the competition, Todd revised the recipe several times. “Originally, we fried the sliders,” says Bolton, “but to reduce fat, we adapted the recipe for baking. We also served them to the students and took their responses into account. “It was a challenge. I wanted to create something that would taste great, but would be fun and here’s the kicker, compliant. We had a volume of government guidelines to adhere to, things related to salt content, percentage of calories from sugar, etc. We had to submit our recipe for nutritional analysis. We needed a signoff from the school nurse, a teacher and a lunch lady.

Parasole one of three finalists in First Lady’s national Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest
“And of course, we needed the kids to give it a thumbs up.” and appearance and presentation. On June 16, Todd Bolton and his SECA teammates learned that they had won their category, beating out all Whole Grain recipe competitors nationwide and would compete as finalists for the Grand Prize.

victory in the semi-Finals
In March of 2011, Bolton and his team were notified that they were one of five semi-finalists in their category. That victory triggered a visit from Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) staff and judges, who judged the Porcupine Sliders on four criteria: taste and flavor profile; appeal to students; creativity and originality;

And now: the National cook-off
On July 25, Bolton and his team white page 9

please dispose of cigarette Butts responsibly
Cigarette butts are small but create a huge problem. Rain washes the cigarette butts down the storm drains and directly into our lakes. If you live in a multi-unit building, please ask the property owner or manager to place cigarette butt receptacles by outside doors. Help keep our lakes clean.

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• Uptown neighborhood news editoriAl from 2 rians generally goes through peer review and public feedback over time before becoming accepted by the public as common knowledge and the foundational truths of our democracy. Over the past few years the “right wing” has aggressively promoted and presented an alternative “true” history of the United States. It’s largely based on minor incidents and obscure writings being presented as major influences. The legitimacy and effectiveness of government programs have been discredited since Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address in 1981 that “Government is not the solution. Government is the problem.” That pronouncement became a mantra and political philosophy. tion could be directed. The good news is that in the last ten years as problems emerged and escalated a vibrant, well informed conversation emerged via the internet. The not-so-good-news is that falsehoods go viral even more easily. participate in the process. This all combines to threaten the very stability of our governing system. This may seem melodramatic and overblown but, sadly, I believe it is an accurate description of the state of the union. I’m mad as hell and refuse to take it anymore without speaking out. Driving my fury is deep concern over what kind of a world our grandchildren will inherit. My service as Editor of the Uptown Neighborhood News is ending with this issue so I can focus on doing what I can to revitalize American democracy. What’s wrong with America can be fixed with what’s right with America. We are ready and able to become an even stronger and better country.

JULY 2011

short redhead reel reviews
Rating Legend: (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) “l’Amour Fou” (Nr) (3)
[Subtitled] — Longtime business partner and lover Pierre Bergé gives a fascinating, heartfelt commentary in this intriguing, informative, 93-minute, cameo-dotted (Catherine Deneuve, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Linda Evangelista, The Village People, François Mitterrand, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Carla Bruni) 2010 documentary in which he chronicles the legendary, 51-year career of iconic French fashion designer Yves Matthieu Saint Laurent (1936-2008), who took over the House of Dior at age 21, and gives insights into their personal lives through still photographs, archival film footage, interviews with muses Loulou De La Falaise and Betty Catroux and star Jack Lang, his priceless art collection (artworks by Picasso, Mondrian, Brancusi, Modigliani, Matisse, and Braque) that was auctioned at Christie’s, and tours of their opulent homes in Paris on the West Bank, Normandy, and Marrakech. ful, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, 2010 film, which takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster, about a hardworking, undocumented Mexican gardener (Demián Bichir) in East Los Angeles who desperately tries to nurture his troubled, 14-year-old son (José Julián), who hangs out with a no-nonsense teenager (Chelsea Rendon) and her gang member friends and family, to keep him out of gang life and to improve their lives by borrowing money from his sister to purchase a truck from his coworker (Joaquín Cosio) so that he can be his own boss and earn more money.

“Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.”
Our country is becoming increasingly diverse and complex while our ability and/or willingness to seriously deal with problems deteriorates. Our expertise and potential for advancing society has

“inside Job” (pg-13) (4)
[Some drug and sex-related material.] [DVD only] — Matt Damon narrates Oscar-winning, exhaustive, anger-inducing, educational, thought-provoking, 2010 documentary, which is divided into three segments (Part 1:How We Got There, Part 2: The Bubble, and Part 3: The Crisis), that begins by examining the financial meltdown in Iceland in 2008, which was triggered by the governmental deregulation of three banks and their subsequent collapse after borrowing $5 billion over a 5-year period and the tripling of unemployment in 6 months, and continues with dissecting the global financial crisis in 2008, which led to more than 6 billion foreclosures by 2010, countless loss of jobs, and a $20-trillion price tag, through primarily candid interviews with financial experts, including Icelandic economic professor Gylfi Zolga, writer Andri Magnason, Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman, former Moody’s rating Agency Managing Director Jerome Fons, former Federal Reserve Governor Frederic Mishkin, MIT professor and Chief Economist Simon Johnson, bankruptcy lawyer Harvey Miller, factory worker Joanna Xu, Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, former AIG Director Martin Feldstein, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, financial editors Gillian Tett and Allan Sloane, Senior Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, former Bush administration Chief Economic Advisor Glenn Hubbard, former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus of Investment Banking Samuel Hayes, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Vocker, Center for Responsible Lending Director Eric Halperin, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, Law and Finance Professor Frank Partnoy, Chief Economic Commentator Martin Wolf, Westwood Capital Managing Director Daniel Alpert, Harvard Economics Professor Kenneth Rogoff, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering Professor Andrew Lo, former IMF Chief Economist Raghuram Rajan, former Lehman Brothers Vice Chairman Jeffrey Lane, therapist Jonathan Alpert, elite prostitute Kristin Davies, authors Charles Morris who wrote “The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown” and Satyajet Das who wrote “Traders, Guns & Money,” former Treasury Secretary Donald Regan, reel page 9

The teaching of civics in public schools or community forums has all but vanished and the general public is woefully uninformed about our nation’s history and political system. This lack of education created a vacuum into which erroneous informa-

“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
grown but the willingness to accept new ideas is often suppressed. The magnitude and multitude of problems overwhelms the public’s willingness or ability to effectively

The Uptown Community of Minneapolis is a living example of what’s right in America. We need to share our culture of intelligent, involved citizenry and responsive government with other communities, and learn from them. I urge all thoughtful, patriotic citizens across the political spectrum to get involved in a vibrant national dialogue and citizen activism. It’s a way for ordinary citizens to understand and articulate America’s true moral values so they can prevail over partisan ideology. (Note from the Editor: readers are invited to visit my website, www., for extensive information providing context on which this Editorial is based).

“the Art of getting By” (pg-13) (2.5)
[Sexual content, language, teen drinking, and partying.] — A solemn, touching, predictable, coming-of-age film in which the parents (Rita Wilson and Sam Robards), the principal (Blair Underwood), and teachers (Alicia Silverstone, Jatlath Conroy, et al.) try desperately to motivate a brilliant, morose, rebellious, artistic high school senior (Freddie Highmore) whose loner tendencies are challenged when he is befriended by a cynical Brooklyn painter (Michael Angarano) and a disillusioned, lonely, free-spirited classmate (Emma Stone), who lives with her sexy, irresponsible mother (Elizabeth Reaser).

Clearing the Streets, Clearing the Mind

“A Better life” (pg-13) (3.5)
[Some violence, language, and brief drug use.] — A suspense-

ZTYLE to-go

Capping off Bike Walk Week, residents crowded the streets for various activities including yoga, for the Minneapolis Open Streets Celebration at Lyn Lake on June 12. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)

Kui S. Yuen who goes by the name of Sam, comes from the Minneapolis promotion industry of music and events. He saw a market for his products in Uptown and good traffic for a site at 2827 1/2 Hennepin Ave. The new store is Ztyle and target’s the 16 to 29 year age range. Selling entertaining iPhone cases, iPad cases, iPhone accessories, car stickers and rhinestone customization, the store is open Monday through Saturday, 11am-8pm and Sunday, 11am-6pm. More info at or 612.868.1965. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

Flower & Garden Shoppe
Native Plants,Veggie Starts,Organic Soil,Worm Compost & Worms
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Your earth friendly neighborhood florist and greenhouse

JULY 2011 tect Your Family from Lead in Your Home. Further, as discussed above, a landlord must disclose to a prospective tenant that he or she has received a notice of contract for deed cancellation or notice of mortgage foreclosure prior to entering into a lease with a tenant or accepting payment of rent or a security deposit. In addition, a bank which forecloses on a landlord’s property generally must provide a foreclosure advice notice to a tenant at the same time it serves the landlord with a notice of sale. A bank may be liable to the tenant for $500 if it violates this statute. (46) • Next Installment CHAPTER 1-8. UTILITIES.

Uptown neighborhood news • 7 .

living together
Fourth installment in the UNN’s series •

Landlord & Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
Excerpts from the “Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities” handbook from the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The full handbook is available through the Attorney General’s website as well as in other formats upon request for free at


7. disclosure to the teNANt
Before signing a lease, paying rent, or paying a security deposit, a prospective tenant must be given a copy of all outstanding inspection orders for which a citation has been issued. (Citations are issued by a housing inspector when a housing code is violated and the health or safety of tenants is threatened.) In addition, a tenant or prospective tenant must be given a copy of all outstanding condemnation orders and declarations that the property is unfit for human habitation. (43) If the inspection order results in a citation but does not involve violations that threaten the health and safety of the tenant, the landlord (or person acting for the landlord) must post a summary of the inspection order in an obvious place in each building affected by the order. The landlord (or person acting for the landlord) must also post a notice that the inspection order is available for review by tenants and prospective tenants. (44) A landlord has not violated these requirements if the housing inspector has not issued a citation, the landlord has received only an initial order to make repairs, the time allowed to finish the repairs has not run out, or less than 60 days has passed since the deadline for making the repairs. (45) Additionally, landlords who rent units built before 1978 must disclose all known lead-based paint and leadbased paint hazards in the unit, include a warning in the lease, and give renters a copy of

the Environmental Protection Agency’s pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home. Leadbased paint that is peeling (or its dust) may be especially hazardous to children’s health. Tenants who suspect that they have a lead paint problem or would like to get more information should call the National Lead Information Center at 1.800.424.5323 and request a copy of the EPA’s pamphlet Pro-

Local Color

Cliche, at 2403 Lyndale Ave., held their annual Sidewalk Fashion Show in late May where the models exit the store and cross the street for an extended runway, rain or shine. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)

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The Food Co-ops:
The people who brought you organic, seasonal, local, sustainable food. Still listening. Still serving. Still pioneering.

rental property owner workshop
Tues., July 19 6-8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis police department 5th precinct, 3101 Nicollet Avenue
This free workshop is designed for rental property owners in Minneapolis. (You must own rental property in Minneapolis. This information is Minneapolis-specific and does not replace education in other municipalities.) The workshops provide pertinent, up-to-date information on how to manage your property, what services the city provides and has speakers including veteran rental property owners in the city.

Jewelry maker Hans Early-Nelson holds Ella Cedar Jones at the Uptown Market. His website is Located on 29th St. between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues, the Market is open every Sunday, 11am-4pm, rain or shine, now through September 25 and is completely volunteer-run. For more information, please visit (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)

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CARAG report
Lake St. 36th St.

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group

The CARAG Board meets the third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Bryant Park Community Center, 31st and Bryant. All CARAG residents are welcome and urged to attend.

June 21 Meeting Agenda
Motion for Approval: Second. Motion passes. Agenda Approved.

Bryant square park update: via written report from Julie sandin
• BSP concert scheduled distributed. Concerts held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 18. View concert schedule at or carag. org • BSP Ice Cream Social is Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.The band Bethany Larson and the Bee’s Knees will be performing. Besides great music, there will be Sebastian Joe’s ice cream. • Free Summer Lunch/ Snack program: Bryant Square Park will be serving free lunch and snack to youth ages 118 again this summer. The meals are prepared by the Minneapolis

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG), Monthly Neighborhood Meeting Minutes, June 1, 2011. DRAFT: Subject to approval at the January 2011 CARAG Meeting. Minutes recorded and submitted by Scott Engel. Board Members Attending: Diana Boegemann, Carol Bouska, Julie Cohen, John Darlington, Dan Jenney, Jason Lord, Zack Farley. Absent: Holly Buchannan, Samantha Strong

Public Schools Food Service Dept. Monday – Friday, Lunch is served 12:30 to 2 p.m. and Snack 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. until August 19. • There is a NEW Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts class (Capoeira) for adults at Bryant Square Park that is held Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through August 17. Register online at or at the Park front desk

to allow a task force to discuss strategies to manage noise from bar and restaurant patrons. The task force will include City Council Members, restaurant owners and city residents. • A letter was submitted to Council Member Tuthill requesting her advocacy and support for curbside composting for CARAG. Motion: To submit the letter to Council Member Tuthill requesting that

Then, the group discussed community needs and attributes as additional input for the mural.

May 17 Meeting Minutes
Motion for Approval: Second. Motion passes. Minutes Approved.

Hennepin Ave.

Midday Mozart

Irene Cardenas took advantage of afternoon sun to play Mozart at Dupont Ave. and Lake St. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

No meeting in July. Have a great summer!
Next Meeting Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7pm Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)

Bryant Square Park Ice Cream Social
Wednesday July 13 6:00-8:00pm 3101 Bryant Ave S • Kids’ Games & Activities • Live Music from “Bethany Larson and the Bee’s Knees” • Food & Ice Cream • Moonwalk
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Lyndale Ave.

uptown Market: Brendan Jordan
• Jordan distributed a packet of info that included a memo guiding the UM update, an Uptown Market Manager position description and contract, balance sheet, cash flow report, and proposed 2011 budget. • Motion to appoint five members to the UM Managing Board for two year terms: Jess Horwitz, Abby Jensen, Adam Faitek, Conner McCall, Jess Kubis. Seconded. Motion passes. • MOTION: “The CARAG Board of Directors approves the Uptown Market Manager position description and contract. The CARAG Board empowers the UM Board to proceed in contracting for the position contingent upon: - Providing a more detailed income/expense month-end report to the CARAG Board for June (as early in July as possible), and every month thereafter through the market season. - Providing a monthly fundraising report to include not only income, but also a brief narrative report on contacts, likely sponsors, those who have declined to sponsor, planned events, etc.” Seconded. Motion approved. • CONSENSUS: The Board deferred approval of the proposed UM annual budget, with the expectation that UM return with a budget that clearly states the budget period as well as the previous year's "budgeted" and "actual" revenue and expense numbers. • Board members requested more detail in the financial reports including: On the cash flow report: • Do away with most/all of the “uncategorized” line items by providing more specific categories or slotting those items into existing categories. • Break out the “Consultant Fees” into two line items - Fundraiser and Market Manager, so the Board can see rate of spending on each separately. • Add a “Sponsorship” category to the income side of the ledger to distinguish this income from fundraising events • To the degree possible, provide last year’s numbers each month to show comparative progress in all income/expenses. If this requires burdensome data reentry a brief written or verbal report will suffice. Other: • Provide the Board with a vendor list, and comment on how this compares to 2010. • Provide the Board a list of UM sponsorship opportunities, including amounts, etc. • Consult with CARAG’s bookkeeper and/or auditor to advise on changing UM’s fiscal year to be the same as CARAG’s. The Board expressed general approval for this move, but a report back for a motion is advised.

Tuthill supports improved crosswalks at Lake and Hennepin and will encourage Public Works to incorporate them when re-setting traffic signals next year.
council Member Meg tuthill
• Open Streets Minneapolis was held June 12 on Lyndale Ave. S. between 22nd St. and 42nd St. The event went well and a lane for pedestrians may be added next year. • It is not clear how a State shutdown will affect the City. However, the Bryant Bike Boulevard will likely be delayed because of required State involvement in that project. • Tuthill supports improved crosswalks at Lake and Hennepin and will encourage Public Works to incorporate them when re-setting traffic signals next year. Tuthill suggested that CARAG work with ECCO, Lowry Hill East, and East Isles on this community issue since all four neighborhoods border this intersection. • Update on Outdoor Patio Ordinance: The proposed ordinance will be delayed two cycles (5 wks) CARAG be next in line for implementation of curbside composting. Seconded. Motion passes.

pizza luce’ Block party: colin hanks and erin Mul
• The block party is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, Noon-8pm and features live music, a bounce house, dunk tank, face painting and pizza. Pizza Luce provides security to keep patrons safe and cleans up the area after the event. • Motion “To support the Pizza Luce Block Party and send a letter to the City stating this.” Seconded. Motion passes.

Nrp implementation committee: carol Bouska
• Motion for Approval: To approve a proposal allocating $1,000 of NRP funds to support graffiti prevention programs, including specifically the Aldrich Arts Collaborative Mural Project. Second. Motion Approved. • The Neighborhood Safety Organizer position, approved at the May meeting, has been filled. Zack Farley is the new CARAG Neighborhood Safety Organizer and will start immediately. • Holly Windle, chair of the Senior’s task force, updated the group about low-cost chore services provided by the Neighborhood Involvement Program (NIP). NIP will provide people to do handyman services, yard work and house cleaning for $15 per hour or less depending upon incomes. • Mary Ann Schoenberger, director of the VOA Southwest Senior’s Center, updated the group about a CARAG NRP sponsored InterGenerational program starting in August. Children grades 3-5 will participate in activities with seniors and an artist facilitator. Schoenberger is also leading up a mosaic mural project to be installed at Bryant Avenue Market this fall.

CARAG Neighborhood Meeting

Aldrich Arts collaborative Mural project: Matt Johnson
• Aldrich Arts Collaborative provides art classes and activities for youth in Southwest Minneapolis at Aldrich Presbyterian Church. They will be working with Mexican artist Gustavo Lira to develop a mural on the alley wall of Glenn’s Barbershop this summer. A mural unveiling is planned for July 30. • Johnson passed out a survey to gather input about what images will be included in the mural.

Next Meeting
• Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Bryant Square Park. No July Meeting

Meeting Adjourned.

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towN from 1 this: “A state shutdown is unthinkable. The only thing worse is the Republican budget.” Senator Dibble opened with a brief overview of the mostly bad news, followed by Representative Marion Greene who shared some of the highs and lows of her experiences as a freshman legislator. She described her successful collaboration with Republican colleagues on a particular bill as one of the highlights. All the elected representatives agreed the Republican-led legislature had accomplished little when it came to balancing the budget, but had managed to spend inordinate amounts of time on all the wrong things: the amendment to ban same sex marriage. a bill to loosen state gun laws, abortion bills and even passing a bill to suppress voter participation. All in all, it had been a dreadful ordeal. Representative Hornstein wryly observed that according to his analysis the Ways and Means Committee had morphed into the “Ways to be Mean Committee.” He went on to describe the Republican budget as “a wholesale attack on the public sector” and characterized the proposed cuts as “deep, unprecedented and completely unsustainable.” Participants were invited to share in the discussion and were eager to ask questions. The first to introduce himself was Dan Cohen, who immediately got a laugh when he bravely confessed that he was a Republican and pleaded with participants to please “save the Republican Party and vote against the marriage amendment.” Taking advantage of the brief good will, he confessed that his main objective was to suggest that perhaps the legislators could be persuaded to put aside their opposition to expanded gambling and support the proposed Racino bill which would enable Canterbury Park to compete more favorably with other racetracks such as those in Iowa and Oklahoma by providing larger purses. Dibble and Hornstein failed to be persuaded, however, citing the well documented addictive component of the pastime and arguing that the inevitable attendant social and economic problems were unacceptable. Hornstein readily acknowledged the need to raise revenue, but explained the question that must be asked is “what is the best and fairest way to do it?” They were polite. Greene was also polite but said she was more amenable to being persuaded. ing? What about voter registration issues in light of the Citizens United decision? What can be done to reinstate Minnesota’s campaign donation rebate? We were reminded of former Governor Pawlenty’s un-allotment scheme which crippled state public financing. When one woman opined that “we should push the Governor to find other creative ways to balance the budget” she was met with a quick response from Dibble: “The Governor has made two major compromises and gotten zero back.” On the future of Local Government Aid (LGA) Dibble’s response was equally telling: “Are they serious? Revenue sharing is not welfare!” Local activist and journalist Lynnell Mickelson offered her analysis that, based on a number of conversations with various players, it seemed likely “Republicans do want a shutdown.” Again and again the question was asked: What can we do? What can we do? Dibble’s response? “Raise holy hell.” He meant it. He said it again. Call, call, call, and call again. All your legislators need to hear from you. The ones you agree with need to know they have your support. The ones you don’t agree with need to understand the extent of your opposition. Someone shouted “Remember, silence is a form of speech” Leroy Duncan of Take Action Hansen), who tells the public that animal killings are due to bear attacks, and follow a reclusive, nononsense Norwegian hunter (Otto Jespersen) whose government job it is to track and kill mountain and woodland trolls, which explode or turn into stone when they are exposed to ultraviolet light or sunshine.
©1986 through 2011 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 see

Uptown neighborhood news • 9 . Minnesota took the occasion to encourage everyone to join the Minnesota Coalition of faith, nonprofit and labor communities to stand together on the steps of the capitol in support of the Governor’s plan for new revenue on Thursday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Business cards with three phone numbers printed on them were left by the door: Majority Leader Amy Koch (R) 651.296.5981 Speaker Kurt Zellers (R) 651.296.5502 Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) 651.201.3400 The full Legislative Session Report for June 2011 authored by Dibble and Hornstein is available at www. 60Dibble/update/June2011update. pdf Kay Nygaard-Graham lives in CARAG.

Jojo’s Mojo

More questions, more debate
What can be done to encourage moderate Republicans? What about organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)? How have they contributed to the nationalizing of issues like collective bargain-

Jojo, the “wall curator” and head of The G.A.M.E. (Graffiti, Art, Mentoring and Education) program shows off his work at the Intermedia Arts Summer Kick-Off BBQ on June 14. The event featured mural painting, screen printing, button making, food from World Street Kitchen, DJ Shannon Blowtorch and an all-ages dance class with Amy Sackett (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)

one-sort recycling coming to east calhoun
By Sarah Sponheim
The East Calhoun neighborhood will participate in a pilot project to study the cost-effectiveness of one-sort recycling. Beginning later this summer, eligible households (single-family to four-plexes) will be able to mix all recyclables in one large cart (similar in size to our current garbage carts) instead of sorting them into paper bags. This project, a collaboration between Hennepin County Environmental Services and Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling, will include the Willard-Hay neighborhood in North Minneapolis. Minneapolis is one of only two cities in Hennepin County that requires residents to separate their recyclables. As is the case with the current East Calhoun pilot for curbside organics collection, this new pilot will examine the feasibility of expanding one-sort recycling citywide. The project will study the number of households participating, the quantity of recyclables collected and the degree to which recyclables are contaminated with non-recyclable materials like trash and yard waste. Recyclables that are “clean” (free from contamination) generally fetch a higher price at point of sale. This income allows the City to keep our garbage and recycling rates low. Residents in East Calhoun should be on the lookout for a letter from the City announcing and explaining the program. The letter will arrive later this summer. (The exact date is not known at this time.) The city will then deliver a large blue cart to each household and remove any small blue recycling bins. Volunteers will distribute informational brochures. Now is a good time to downsize from two large garbage carts to one, or from a large to a small cart. And it’s not too late to sign up for a green organics cart. To request a green cart and/or to exchange your present large garbage cart for a small one, contact the Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling office at 612-673-2917. For additional information, visit and click on Waste Watchers, or email

reel from 6 former Greenlining Institute (a consumer advocacy group) Director Robert Gnaigda, Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter, Financial Service Roundtable Chief Lobbyist Scott Talbot, and former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Deputy Director Michael Greenberger; after 2001, the financial sector was dominated by five investment banks (i.e., Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bears Stearn), financial conglomerates Citigroup and J.P. Morgan, three security insurance companies (i.e., AIG, MBIA, Ambac), and three rating agencies (Moody’s, Fitch, and Standards and Poor’s), which ultimately linked together home buyers, lenders, investment banks and investors.

and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Vincent Menjou Cortes).

“trollhunter” (pg-13) (3)
[Some sequences of creature terror.] [Subtitled] — An imaginative, creative, suspenseful, entertaining, cinema-verité style, 90-minute, 2010, mockdocumentary in the vein of “The Blair Witch Project” and “Cloverfield” in which amateur college filmmakers, a director (Glenn Erland Tosterud), the cameraman (Tomas Alf Larsen), and a sound engineer (Johanna Mørck), ignore the warnings of the wildlife board representative (Hans Morten

Sweet Release

“Midnight in paris” (pg-13) (3)
[Some sexual references and smoking.] — Woody Allen’s imaginative, creative, star-studded (Michael Sheen and Carla Bruni) romantic comedy in which a successful Hollywood screenwriter (Owen Wilson) travels to Paris with his fiancée (Rachel McAdams) and his soon-to-be-in-laws and unexpectedly finds inspiration for his new novel when he travels back in time to the 1920s and meets Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), Zelda (Alison Pill) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston), Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody), Cole Porter (Yves Heck), Joséphine Baker (Sonia Rolland), Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) and her partner Alice B. Toklas (Thérèse Bourou-Rubinsztein), Pablo Picasso (Marcial Di Fonzo Bo) and his lover (Marion Cotillard), Luis Buñuel (Adrien de Van), T. S. Eliot (David Lowe), Henri Matisse (Yves-Antoine Spoto), Paul Gauguin (Oliver Rabourdin), Edgar Degas (François Rostain),

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A Z E R O - WA S T E

Visitors witnessed the dove release outside the chapel at Lakewood Cemetery in celebration of Memorial Day. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer)



white from 5 will compete against the two remaining competitors in a final Cook-Off event at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Again, judges will rate the recipes on taste and flavor profile; appeal to students; creativity and originality; and appearance and presentation.

And the winner receives....
Should Parasole win it all, SECA will receive $3,000 and Bolton’s team will be invited to the White House to prepare their recipe for First Lady Michelle Obama. “We’ll make a few extra, too, just in case Barack, Sasha and Malia haven’t had lunch,” promises Bolton.


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JULY 2011

ECCO report
Lake St. 36th St.

East Calhoun Community Organization

ECCO meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 34th & Irving. All ECCO residents are welcome and urged to attend.

Two lanes of Lake Street will be used for car traffic and the other lanes of Lake will be used for the Loppet course. Residents will be notified of the street closures.

Meg tuthill: city council Member, ward 10
• Open Street Minneapolis, Ciclovia will take place on Sunday, June 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Lyndale between 22nd and 42nd. • CM Tuthill authored an ordinance amendment about outdoor dining: requiring that establishments turn off amplified music by 10 p.m. (patios can, however, remain open until their allowable closing times) and set and enforce capacity for their patios. This will allow better enforcement by police and Regulatory Services. Please email opinions to CM Tuthill. Best practices in other cities were reviewed; by comparison Minneapolis is very liberal with its outdoor areas. • Uptown is adding 21 taxi stands in the Hennepin-Lake-Lagoon bar/restaurant area • Public Works is retiming all of the stoplights in SW Minneapolis over the next two years.

ECCO Meeting Minutes for June 2, 2011. (East Calhoun Neighborhood Monthly Meeting) Minutes recorded and submitted by Monica Smith

they will have limited seating (1520 seats) designed to turn over quickly. They will have between 1-3 staff in the restaurant as business warrants. Residents were concerned noise from bar patrons going even later into the night. Hathaway indicated flexibility on hours. Residents also encouraged them to offer organics recycling and to avoid plastic service-ware.

to define EAB as a tree nuisance, requiring licensed tree services to apply pesticides and prohibiting the transportation of ash wood out of the county (quarantined to slow the spread of EAB). The Park Board cooperated with Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to set EAB traps.

EAB is very hard to identify. One indication is presence of woodpeckers (they eat the EAB larvae). The first confirmed infestation in Minneapolis was in February 2010, Tower Hill Park. 78 confirmed and suspected trees were removed. In May 2009, EAB was found in ecco page 11

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Board members: Sarah Sponheim (Vice President), Blake Harper, Tim Norkus-Crampton, Jim Smith and Heather Wulfsberg. Monica Smith (NRP), Meg Tuthill (City Council Member, Ward 10) and other residents and invited guests were also in attendance. ECCO Board Vice President Sarah Sponheim called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Ingrid Remak, City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation presented a plan for the 2012 City of Lakes Loppet. The Mall has been used for the finish line for the Loppet. They will be moving the finish line to Hennepin Ave between Lake and 31st due to construction on the Mall for the new Walker Library. There will be no access to Lake Street from ECCO from 9 a.m. Friday, February 3 to midnight Sunday, February 5, 2012.


ralph sievert: director of park Forestry, Minneapolis park and recreation Board (MprB) and Anita tabb: commissioner district 4 MprB
Ralph Sievert gave a presentation to regarding Emerald Ash Borer to East Calhoun residents in August 2010. He was invited back to present additional information to a broader audience. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a proven killer of ash trees, killing tens of millions of trees since 2002. EAB is believed to have come to the US in 2006 via cargo ships from Asia (into Michigan) on ships from Asia in 2006 and has quickly expanded to other states, including Minnesota. Minnesota has over 900 million ash trees (second only to Maine). 21% of the tree canopy in Minneapolis is Ash (over 200,000 public and private trees). There are 160 Ash trees on boulevards in East Calhoun (primarily on Irving and Holmes). The Park Board stopped planting Ash in 2007 and since then has updated ordinances

Waste Loss Fair

david hathaway, Mesa pizza
Mesa Pizza would like to open a business at 1440 West Lake Street (in East Isles) and are asking support to be open until 3 a.m. daily. They currently have restaurants in Dinkytown and Iowa City. Their concept is pizza by the slice,

Zippa Curiskis (age 7) bowls at the Waste Loss Fair, held on June 11, at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. The pins are made from recycled plastic bottles and paper.
(Photo by Anja Curiskis)


Monday, July 4 9:00 p.m. S’more Summer
32nd Street Beach S’mores for East Calhoun residents at 9:00 p.m. followed by Minikahda Club’s fireworks over the lake. Be there!

Saturday, July 16 9:30-11:00 a.m. Cheering Costume Workshop
Location to be announced See detail below.


Thursday, August 11 6:00-7:30 p.m. Obstacle Course Croquet Social
Lake Calhoun at 33rd Street Compete with your neighbors at Obstacle Course Croquet and stay for a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. Rain date: Aug 16.

Thursday, July 14 7:00 p.m. **Note date** ECCO Board and Community Meeting
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church Due to scheduling conflicts, the July meeting of the ECCO Board will be held the second Thursday of the month. Please join us!

Sunday, July 17 10:00 a.m. East Calhoun Floats a Boat!

Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun Cast off! Join Team ECCO for our best boat yet. Contact Gael Ellis ( NOW to held build, name and crew the boat. See below for more details.


Monday, September 5 3:00-6:00 p.m. Labor Day Celebration
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church All the usual fun and festivities! Parade, games, potluck dinner and bingo! St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church is located at 3450 Irving Avenue South
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn more about these events. Send a request to or call Monica Smith at 612-821-0131.

will it float?
Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races - Sunday July 17
Cheer for Team ECCO in the Commodore’s Race, 10 a.m. at Thomas Beach

Help needed to: build, name, and crew the boat!

Or be part of the cheering section!

Building schedule will be posted on www. Cheering Costume Workshop: Saturday, July 16, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Create a costume to cheer on Team ECCO. All supplies provided. Join the fun!

watch your waste
Sign up for a Green (compost) Cart Get your Waste Watchers Lawn Sign Sign up for a “How to Recycle” home consult


Contact: Gael Ellis at gael. or 612-987-2344 to participate in these events.

For more information, visit or contact us at

It’s all free & fun!

JULY 2011
ecco from 10 St. Paul. The EAB crossed the river and 177 additional trees were removed in Minneapolis. Current eradication does not work and losses are inevitable. A MDA grant has allowed the Park Board to targeting defective trees, 1500 Ash have been removed and replaced in Minneapolis. They do not work on Ash between May 1st and Labor Day to prevent to spread of EAB. Treatment of public Ash by property owners requires a permit from the Park Board and treatment via trunk injection. Options for private trees include: doing nothing, plant a replacement tree nearby prior to Ash dying, remove Ash and plant a replacement tree, or treat the Ash using recommended strategies. Homeowners need to determine the value of the tree and consider: the health of the tree, how long they will own the home, removal costs, treatment costs, etc. If treating the tree is the preferred option, a licensed tree service needs to apply the pesticide. EAB handouts were provided about insecticide options and potential side effects of systemic insecticides. Stingless wasp (eats EAB) will be released in St Paul in June in an attempt to control EAB population. It is uncertain how effective this will be. The Park Board will remove and replace any boulevard Ash upon request from homeowner. At the August 2010 presentation, concerned ECCO residents approached the Park Board about a phased removal and replacement of Ash trees in the neighborhood to diversify and maintain the tree canopy. The Park Board created a 5-year plan for Irving Ave (between 31st and 33rd Streets).

Uptown neighborhood news • 11 . Nine Ash were removed and replaced in 2011 with the consent of the property owners. A need for a broader community discussion was evident and prompted the community meeting tonight. Planting new trees between existing Ashes is not a solution because spacing is a concern and new trees should be located in ideal place (usually where current trees are located). ECCO offers grants of up to $250 annually to treat elm and ash trees (through NRP funds). The Park Board offers free watering bags for young boulevard trees. The bags are easy to use and help trees by slowly releasing 20 gallons of water. Watering young trees is property owner’s responsibility to ensure their health. Request your free bag by contacting the Park Board. Option for East Calhoun include
• Individual choice to replace boulevard Ash • Block-wide decision regarding Ash on a particular block • Street-wide decision regarding Ash on a particular street • Neighborhood-wide plan

Sarah Sponheim proposed that the ECCO Board work on a broader neighborhood education plan to lead to a decision about Ash in East Calhoun. Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m. Next meeting: Due to scheduling conflicts, the July meeting of the ECCO Board has been rescheduled to the second Thursday (July 14) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.

Music And Movies in the parks
July Movies–Lyndale Farmstead Park–15 minutes after sunset
7/7 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 7/27 Madagascar

July Music
Performances begin at the following times, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change. More info at

Uptown Pride

Bryant square park (Bsp) – 7pm, tuesdays and thursdays lake harriet Bandshell (lhB) – 7:30 pm Monday-thursday; 2pm & 5:30pm sunday
7/1 7/2 7/3 7/3 7/4 7/5 7/5 7/6 7/7 7/7 7/8 7/9 7/10 7/10 7/11 7/12 7/12 7/13 7/14 7/14 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/17 7/18 7/19 7/19 7/20 7/21 7/21 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/24 7/25 7/26 7/26 7/27 7/28 7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 7/31 LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB BSP LHB LHB LHB LHB LHB Honeysuckle Hot Club–Hot Club, Swing, Latin Jazz The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble 2:00 Siems - Hauer Acoustic Duo–Classic and Original Folk/Blues 5:30 The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble Retro Groove–Groove to the Sounds of the 60’s-70’s Zachary Scot Johnson–Singer-Songwriter with Folk Tinge The Flyin’ A’s–Rockin’ Americana Toe-Tappers & Beautiful Ballads Eden Prairie Community Band w/Jazz on the Prairie Big Band–A Little Music for Everyone Store Bought Hair–Dixieland with Store Bought Hair Nigel Egg in 3G–Original Roots Music and More Minnesota Sinfonia–Professional, Classical, Fun The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble 2:00 Hot Swing Combo–Jazz Music for Swing Dancing 5:30 The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble St Louis Park Community Concert Band–Beautiful Concert Band Music Patchouli–High Energy Folk Meets Flamenco River City Jazz Orchestra–Big Band Jazz Theater Latté Da–Contemporary and Classical Musical Theater 1st Things 1st–Classic Vocal Swing with Horns Robbinsdale City Band–Marches, Showtunes, Light Classics New Primitives–High Energy World Music The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble 2:00 Magic Mama–Organic Hip Hop, World Beats 5:30 The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble Brio Brass–Non-Traditional, Rockin’ Brass Band World Beat Connection–Jazz Standards and Louisiana Rhythms Bob Frey–Regular in Cities’ Folk Scene Machinery Hill–Folk Music from Many Places Tom, Dick & Harry–Acoustic/Electric, Covers/Originals Rhonda Laurie–Vocal Jazz Standards Minnesota Sinfonia–Professional, Classical, Fun The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble 2:00 Stephanie Pauline, Joe Uveges and More than Music–Warm Acoustic Tones and Ripe Harmonies 5:30 The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble Israel Scout Friendship Caravan–Israeli Musical Variety Show The Flemming Fold–High Quality, Unique Family Entertainment Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis–Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Concert Hopkins Westwind Concert Band–Community Concert Band Lynn Brownell–MN/NY Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Classic Big Band–Big Band Swing and Vocals The Willie August Project–Nationally Acclaimed Melodic Modern Jazz The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble 2:00 Dean Harrington and Friends–Hot Club, Swing, Latin Jazz 5:30 The Minneapolis Pops Orchestra–Full Symphonic Ensemble

The opening band warmed up to thankful revelers of a rain-free evening at the June 24 Bryant Lake Bowl Pride Block Party, which was in high contrast to last year’s storm that created an evening of havoc for the event. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

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ReCoRds Wanted
Buying LPs, 45s and related. Ken 612.600.7075,

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Sheetrock (Drywall) Taping, skim coating, textured ceilings. Ceiling & wall repair, water damage, wallpaper removal, power washing, deck staining. Fully insured. References. 24 years experience. A lifelong uptown area resident. 612.825.9959, 612.991.6384

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Asian form of bodywork, balancing mind & body. 1 hour, $60. For appointment call 612.374.0931.

Cleaning, etC.
Assistant: housework, yard work, pet care, babysitter, etc. 612.636.1701.

Home RestoRation, Remodeling and RepaiR
All Projects Considered. Handyman Services. Great Service and Quality. Licensed and Insured. Dan 612.655.4961.

atHeist/agnostiC aa sUndaYs 6pm
3249 Hennepin Ave S, Ste 55, 612.710.4467
Passions erupt in the summer heat of a 1929 New York City tenement as neighbors and newcomers alike strive to make a better life. Twenty-six actors tackle sixty roles in this rarely produced, bold ensemble exploration of America past and present. Girl Friday Productions Presents Elmer Rice’s “STREET SCENE”, July 7-30 at the Minneapolis Theater Garage, 711 W. Franklin Ave. More info at

Windows and doors. Siding. Fences and decks, finish carpentry. Custom tile. Sheet rock, taping. Local references, free estimates. Tom 612-824-1554

UptoWn gRapHiC design
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JULY 2011

community events calendar
(Editor’s Note: We will run community event listings every month on this page. Contact to submit your event information by the 15th of each month to be included in the next issue.) through quaint northeast neighborhoods and ends with a fantastic run across the Stone Arch Bridge, finishing near Hennepin Island Park.


get oFF mY dress… LoVe is A drAg!

iCe CreAm soCiAL
Bryant Square Park - 6-8pm 3101 Bryant Ave. • 612.370.4907
Kids’ games and activities, live music from “Bethany Larson and the Bee’s Knees”, food and ice cream, and a moonwalk.

Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm 810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949
Get Off My Dress…Love Is A Drag! is written by Mattress Fever. Stepping out of the shadows and into her own dimly lit spotlight …get a ticket aboard the catch-up train with this unintentionally internationally unknown performing illusionist of her own universe Krystal Kleer as she breaks it down to what living the low life in high heels is all about. Fridays, July 15, 22 and 29 and Thursdays July 21 and 28 at 10pm. $12 in advance/$15 day of show.


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 punishment, perception and anything else in between. Bring your questions and prepare to engage your mind.


Solid Gold. Street performances by the North Star Roller Girls, Familia Skateshop, Honeycomb Salon, Jamison the Juggler, Chicks on Sticks, Accordionist Patrick Harison, and Infiammati Fire Circus. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit People Serving People. The organization provides emergency shelter to 99 homeless families every night in Hennepin County. Located in Downtown Minneapolis, this 10-story building is essentially a hotel whose primary form of hospitality comes in helping families to overcome homelessness. The heart and soul of People Serving People’s work is the time spent on strengthening the futures of the 200+ children at the shelter every day.

Open Eye’s Driveway Tour program. For more info see


gUYs reAd booK CLUb

Walker Library - 4-5pm 2880 Hennepin Ave. • 952.847.8400
Guys entering grades 4-6. Join other guys to talk about a good book. Pick up a copy of the book at the information desk. They’re reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien. Guys Read is made possible by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County with generous support from the Ann and Jack Cole Children’s Fund. Register online or call 612.543.8400.

imboden &phiLLips“LYn-LAKe”
Magers and Quinn - 7:30pm 3038 Hennepin Ave. • 612.822.4611



printing And pUppetrY


VAiL pLACe roLL ‘n’ stroLL
Vail Place - 8am-1pm 1412 W. 36th St. • 612.824.8061

red, white & boom! tC hALF mArAthon

Father Hennepin Bluffs Park - 6:30am 420 Main St. SE. • 651.289.7700
This looped course begins on historic St. Anthony Main Street, past iconic northeast landmarks like the old Grain Belt Brewery, along the mighty Mississippi on St. Anthony Parkway, up legendary Deming Hill,

Thatcher Imboden and Cedar Imboden Philips, have collaborated once again, after the success of their book, Uptown Minneapolis, to bring together a compilation of seldom-seen images from Lyn-Lake’s long and colorful history. The Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis is one of the city’s most distinctive neighborhoods, joining people from all walks of life in a blend of rich history and urban edge. Stop in to discuss the book with these authors and pick up a copy of their new book.

Highpoint Center for Print. - 1-5pm 912 Lake St. • 612.871.1326
The Perfect Summer Day is Coming. Highpoint and Open Eye Figure Theatre present a day of printing and puppetry for your delight. Take part in a Highpoint Free Ink Day from 1-4 pm. Then, enjoy a show by Open Eye out in HP’s parking lot at 4:30pm. You’ll make some great prints and see The Adventures of Juan Bobo part of


sUpport groUp For men’s biseXUAL And gAY issUes

Roll and stroll for mental health. A fundraiser for Vail Place which transforms the lives of people with mental illness through recovery-oriented community support services that empower them to achieve self-sufficiency.

Twin Cities Men’s Ctr. – 7:30-9:30pm 3249 Hennepin Ave. • 612.822.5892
Men of all orientations explore a wide range of personal issues including our sexuality. We focus on our feelings about who we are and how we choose to live in the future.


AQUAtenniAL beACh bAsh

July’s Contest: The UNN is Giving Away . . . 1 Dinner for 4 at Chipotle!
(Courtesy of Chipotle)

Thomas Beach - 10am-4pm Lake Calhoun • 612.376.7669

Board-er Patrol

The Aquatennial Beach Bash at Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun includes special events such as the Milk Carton Boat Races and Sandcastle Competition. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the Best Days of Summer on the beach.



bAstiLLe dAY bLoCK pArtY

Barbette - 2-10pm 1600 W. Lake St. • 612.827.5710
The annual free block party will take place rain or shine on Sunday, July 17th from 2pm-10pm outside at Barbette. Featuring entertainment by Clementown, Brass Messengers, The Evening Rig, National Bird, Pink Mink, Rogue Valley, Faux Jean, Tony Sandler of Sandler & Young, and In honor of international Go Skateboarding Day on June 21, and according to it’s website, “skateboarders around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding.” Over 200 boarders gathered at Familia Skate Shop at 2833 Hennepin Ave. to skate en masse north down Hennepin Ave. to downtown, complete with police escorts. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

OR 2 pairs of Movie Tickets! (Courtesy of Landmark Theatres)
RULES: 3 entries will be chosen at random on July 10 from the correct answer to this question “How many ads contain a coffee cup?”
Email your answer to
(Previous month’s winners are not eligible. One entry per person)

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