Saturday, April 13, 2013
The registration deadline is May 24.
Summer school openings are available for qualifying Minneapolis Public Schools students. The district said it strives to make rigorous academics fun over the summer by enhancing the basic curriculum by incorporating hands-on learning techniques. Classes for kindergarten though eighth-grade students run June 17 through July 25, Monday through Thursday. Classes for Grades 9-12 run June 17 through July 11, also Monday through Thursday. However, there will be no classes Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. The deadline for registration is May 24. Any registrations received after will be placed on a waiting lists. Questions are being directed to each school office, or parents can visit the district's website for more information and …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Locals pushing for more access to creek west of Humboldt Avenue.
According to the Southwest Journal, two Southwest Minneapolis residents need your opinions. Paul Ragozzino, president of the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association, and Jim Tincher, Fulton Neighborhood Association president, are lobbying the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to increase access to Minnehaha Creek west of Humboldt Avenue South. The creek is currently lined with bike and walking paths between Humboldt Avenue and the creek's terminus at Minnehaha Falls, part of Minneapolis' Grand Rounds chain of parkways and trails. At Humboldt, the trails turn sharply northward to connect with Lake Harriet. Between Humboldt and the city border, the creek is publicly owned, but practical access is limited. “We started out with just wanting to …
Friday, January 4, 2013
With highs in the low 20s forecast, better bundle up when you go house-hunting this weekend.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Armatage Elementary students perform today, Thursday and Friday.
Every December, Washburn and Southwest High School students are typically flaunting their artistic prowess at performances across the city. But alongside the older kids, students from Armatage Montessori are also strutting their stuff at the school's annual "Kids on Broadway" revue. The performances—Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and Friday at 7:00 p.m.—are a whole-school affair. "We've calculated it out, and it's taken something like 1,000 (man-)hours to produce," last year's director Julie Flaskamp said of the 2011 show. "I've been completely exhausted." This year, students will be staging musical numbers from nine popular musicals, including Newsies, Les Miserables, and The Who's Tommy.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Betsy Hodges represents all or part of seven Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods.
According to the Star-Tribune and the Southwest Journal, Ward 13 City Councilmember Betsy Hodges has filed papers to run for Mayor of Minneapolis in 2013. In recent months, speculation has been rife about Mayor RT Rybak's political future. Rybak, who also co-chairs the Democratic National Committee, is rumored to be in the running for a prominent position in the Obama administration. He has not yet said whether he will run for mayor in next year's citywide elections. Hodges portrayed her filings as a legal technicality, pointing out that state law required a candidate file election papers after spending or raising $100. “R.T. is a good mayor," Hodges told the Star-Tribune. "If he chose to serve again I would respect that." In an interview …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Patrons get champagne, pizza, and a cake from Patisserie 46
In just two years, Armatage's Pizzeria Lola has rocketed to the top of local foodie charts, and announced the launch of a new sibling restaurant in Linden Hills. Now, owner/chef Anne Kim and her staff are celebrating the restaurant's birthday with a week of special events, culminating on Lola's Friday, Nov. 16 birthday. Tuesday night, cake from Patisserie 46 and champagne are on offer. Wednesday, the restaurant is giving out swag from Surly Brewing and Lola as "birthday gifts" to patrons, and promising "a night of door prizes and general tom-foolery." Thursday, staff are tapping a special, one-off batch of habanero-infused Lonely Blonde ale from Fulton Brewing. Finally on Friday, bring your party dress for Lola's actual birthday and a …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Most Minneapolis voters had politics on the mind on Tuesday. Others had romance.
Most Minneapolis voters had politics on the mind on Tuesday. Others had romance. When one voter at Anthony Middle School walked into his polling place on Tuesday, he suddenly found himself distracted by the scent of cupcakes: You were wearing a jean skirt and smelled like cupcakes. You finished voting before me and vanished, but I'd really like to get to know you. Simply beautiful. Across town, an election judge at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park was in similarly romantic spirits. An evidently hunky, bearded man in scrubs came up to her table with a problem: I was the helpful judge who figured out the solution to your problem. After you voted, you thanked me (flirted, maybe?) and as you left I called to you to ask for your number but before…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Power outage struck a little after 2:15 p.m.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy might be almost 1,000 miles away from Minneapolis as it lashes the United States' eastern seaboard, but some local residents are experiencing a taste of what thousands of the storm's victims will undoubtedly be experiencing in the days to come. According to Xcel Energy's power outage map, 115 homes in Southwest Minneapolis are currently without power. The outages appear to be concentrated along the border between the Fulton and Armatage neighborhoods. Power went out at 2:16, and restoration is expected shortly after 5 p.m. The Xcel website did not list a cause.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Family Fun Walk an innovative approach to fundraising challenge.
Saturday morning, Armatage Montessori students and parents will be trying to raise $25,000 to help their school.But instead of a bake sale, or going door-to-door hawking wrapping paper, the school community is trying something a little different—a walk-a-thon around the school. Each student, save the youngest ones, will be gunning for six laps around the school and around Armatage Park."It's a good way for us to raise money while promoting health and fitness," said Becky Dosse, the event coordinator for the school PTA. "We're usually able to raise quite a bit of money with this event."The carnival-like walkathon will include a bouncy castle, yoga, hopscotch, a scooter race, and many vendors selling things like smoothies, coffee, and hot …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Did you miss any news this month?
What a month! Did you miss anything? Check out our top stories from September: City Trying to Shutter 50th and France Eatery New China Wok, health inspectors say, is years behind on paying fines from many health code violations, including letting mouse droppings accumulate around its to-go containers. The owner says he's now squeaky-clean. Lynnhurst Teen Injured in Hit-and-Run The 17-year old was hit right around dusk at the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and Minnehaha Parkway. Armatage Restaurants' Three Exciting Expansions Armatage's three biggest restaurants are expanding. Now, you've got an even better set of reasons to visit Loring Park, 44th and France, and Kenwood. Who's the Man Behind Tangletown's New School? Principals are key to …