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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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Hats Off for Cancer at Sunday’s Best Boutique

Hats Off for Cancer at Sunday’s Best Boutique

 

Sunday’s Best Boutique, formerly known as Just Churchin’it Fashions, announces a partnership with Hats Off For Cancer–a non-profit organizations that collects hats for courageous children who lose their hair during cancer treatments. 

With each hat purchased through the end of December 2011, Sunday's Best Boutique will make a contribution to Hats Off For Cancer.  

 

 

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Snow Emergency alerts tower over the city this winter

Snow Emergency alerts tower over the city this winter

The City of Minneapolis is adding another tool to help folks learn when a Snow Emergency is declared in Minneapolis. New this year, a dozen digital billboards around town will alert drivers to when a Snow Emergency is declared, thanks to a partnership between the City and Clear Channel Outdoor. The new alert system adds to the many existing ways the City already works to help folks learn when a Snow Emergency is in effect.

Throughout this winter, ads to encourage people to sign up for Snow Emergency alerts will appear on the dozen Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards in Minneapolis. Once a Snow Emergency is declared, the ads will be replaced with ones that tell drivers that a Snow Emergency is in effect, and to call the Snow Emergency hotline to find out where to park.

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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.

Harrison
HNA will also hold a board meeting 7-8pm Monday, December 12 at 503 Irving Ave. N. For more information:  Larry Hiscock, 612 374-4849. 

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