Tuesday, December 25, 2012
You may notice a little less news on the site while I’m on vacation, but here’s how you all can continue to share information with your neighbors on Southwest Minneapolis Patch.
First, thank you for your loyal readership this year. Happy holidays and safe travels to you all! Starting on Dec. 26, I will be taking some time off to spend the holidays with family, returning to the wheelhouse of Southwest Minneapolis Patch on New Year's Day. You may notice a little less news and information being passed along via Patch during this time, but the site has lots of tools to help you continue to share information with your neighbors while I’m gone. If you have news you’d like to share, log in and post it as an announcement using this link. If you have an event you’d like to share, log in and post it as an event using this link. You can also let Southwest Minneapolis know your news by posting a Local Voices column here. We’…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Much of the city is shut down.
Much of Minneapolis will be closed on Christmas Day. Restaurants Most restaurants will be closed, but it never hurts to call ahead if you're not sure. Grocery Stores Every grocery store in Southwest Minneapolis (Cub Foods, Kowalski's, Linden Hills Co-op) will be closed. Government City of Minneapolis offices will be closed, but police and fire personnel are still on duty. City parking meters will not be enforced, but all other parking restrictions in the city remain in effect and subject to enforcement, including Park Board meters along city parkways, and University of Minnesota parking meters. If the city normally picks up your garbage and recycling on Tuesday Dec. 25 or Wednesday Dec. 26, pickup will be a day later than it normally …
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know....
Patch surveys local psychologists and therapists to help you through the weekend.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Candlelight services are particularly popular this year.
Monday, December 17, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
Monday, December 17, 2012
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know.... $23,439.38 How much it would actually cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas. 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion. Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Looking for decorating inspiration this season?
At a historic single-family home on the grounds of Bachman's flagship Minneapolis location, Twin Cities residents are invited to get a taste of "alpine chic" and find some inspiration for decorating their house this holiday season. Pictures of some of the rooms can be seen on the local decorating blog Itsy Bitsy and Pieces. Each room in the house is set up according to a different theme, to help spur your imagination. For example, the sunroom of 5936 Lyndale Avenue South is set up for a casual holiday party, and the den is done up in a homey, cabin-in-the-woods style. Every room has small seasonal touches that might inspire your own crafting. According to the company's website, if a visitor finds themselves particularly moved by an antler …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
How to pick out the best tree for your home, preference and price point.
There are plenty of places in Southwest Minneapolis to pick out this year's Christmas tree, including: Klier's Nursery Center Where: 5901 Nicollet Avenue Hours: Mon.—Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bachman's Where: 6010 Lyndale Ave S Hours: Mon.—Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunnyside Gardens Where: 3723 W 44th St Hours: Mon.—Sat. 9am - 8pm, Sun. 9am - 6pm 44th St. Nursery And Flower Shop Where: 4355 Nicollet Ave Hours: Mon.—Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wagner's Greenhouse Where: 6024 Penn Avenue South Hours: Mon.—Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Anne Damon recently returned from Mexico with over 700 unique pieces of art.
Listening to Anne Damon of Lynnhurst's Zinnia Folk Arts describe the results of her regular buying trips south of the border, you're liable to find yourself lost in descriptions of splendid Mexican cities and art emerging from hidden campesino houses like so much buried treasure. See photos (at right) of some of the folk art Damon found on her recent buying trip to Mexico. She may bracket her tales with comments like "really, I can't think of interesting things that happened," as she did in a recent interview with Patch, but Damon's tales of silversmiths hammering away in whitewashed, hillside cities like Taxco de Alarcon sound like the stuff of great adventures. A Folk Art Bloodhound Perhaps one reason Damon is so modest about the …