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Ann Dillard celebrated for inspiration, leadership

Ann Dillard celebrated for inspiration, leadership

 

Ann Dillard was chosen as the Pandora Inspiring Woman of the Week for Channel 5 Twin Cities Live last week. Nominated by her son Joseph Dillard, this is what he had to say about why he nominated his mother as an inspiring woman.

 


I am not only nominating this woman because she is the first woman I ever loved, but also because she is one of the strongest women I have ever known. My mother has been an incredible inspiration to me ever since she was PTA President at my Elementary School. With her passion for education, I got to witness the respect and admiration she received every day from the administration, and the hard work she put in to make positive changes every day. She taught me manners, integrity, and most importantly, my mom taught me love. Along with love, I am proud to have learned from my mom, the importance of giving back.

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Visit Santa

Golden Thyme is hosting "Visit Santa" on Sat Dec 24th at 924 Selby in St Paul, MN 55104. 


Consider dropping off a toy at Golden Thyme or make a contribution to Iluminadas Performing Arts  for a toy purchase. Thank you!

Iluminadas is providing outreach to the deaf community  for Saturday  Dec 24th's "Visiting Santa" in the Rondo/Frogtown and University neighborhood.

The gift of reading

The gift of reading

 

Target distributed more than 6,400 new books to all Minneapolis Public Schools and Saint Paul Public School kindergarteners on Monday, December 19 helping to nurture children's love of reading through the Holiday season.

As part of the donation, Target team members surprised the students of Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary in Minneapolis and Jackson Preparatory Magnet school in St. Paul with new books last Monday.

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Twin Cities bicycling increases 52 percent over last five years; means less-congested, safer streets

Twin Cities bicycling increases 52 percent over last five years; means less-congested, safer streets

 

Bicycling in the Twin Cities has increased by 52 percent over the past five years, and walking by 18 percent, according to new data released recently by Bike Walk Twin Cities, the federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.

Twin Cities bicycling, in particular, experienced a sharp year-over-year increase – up 22 percent from 2010 to 2011. Bike Walk Twin Cities officials attribute this increase to several factors, including new Twin Cities bikeways, fluctuating gas prices, and heightened community awareness of the health and social benefits of bicycling.

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Art Cunningham: 20 years of celebrating community

Art Cunningham: 20 years of celebrating community

 

When a guest walks into the Brooklyn Park studios where the Art Cunningham Show is filmed, the first thing they might see is Art Cunningham himself, beaming a welcoming smiling and asking the guest to sit down so they can talk a while.  The only things missing are a front porch and some lemonade.  Cunningham has a way of putting people at ease, and for the past twenty-plus years, he has been doing just that, as host of a weekly, live television broadcast, the Art Cunningham Show.

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North Minneapolis neighborhood beat...

Interested in Joining or Leading a Block Club in Hawthorne?
Crime statistics go down drastically in the community when Hawthorne has active, responsible residents looking out for one another. There is training available to learn what to look for when monitoring the neighborhood, tips for staying safe, etc. Please call the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council at 612-529-6033.

GED Classes
Sumner Library, located at 611 Van White Memorial Blvd. is now accepting enrollment for GED classes.  A ten-dollar registration fee is required for material expense. All classes however are free.  The classes are held mornings from 10:00am-noon and evenings from 6:30-8:30pm Monday through Thursday.  For more information: 612-377-5399.

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Artspeak: Paris Noir (Black Paris)

Artspeak: Paris Noir (Black Paris)

 

Black Paris exists.  Those who inhabit it are expatriates like the deceased American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright who felt that living in France gave them a freedom they could not find in their home land, the United States of America. 

But there are also the off-springs of French and Black unions, people from the countries France once colonized (Senegal, Mali, Algeria—to name a few), immigrants from Morocco, Turkey, and other places like Cuba, and American Jazz musicians like drummer John Betsch who view France as a music mecca. 
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