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Covering life, work, and play in the Historic Mill District and Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront neighborhoods. Have an opinion, local news or events to share?  Contact us.

Monday
Sep012014

Webster/Downtown School Welcomes New Principal

Ms. Ginger Kranz has been appointed principal of the new school at Webster, which will open for the 2015-16 school year. Ms. Kranz brings over 20 years of experience as an innovative, results-oriented teacher and leader. She recently served as an instructional leader for Minneapolis Public Schools, supporting principals and teachers and serving as a steering committee member for the new Ramsey Middle School.

Ms. Kranz is currently pursuing her doctorate in organizational leadership, policy and development at the University of Minnesota. She also has certification in the AMS Montessori Middle School Program and the Chicago Urban Education Program, which focuses on bringing cultural and global awareness into the classroom setting.

Monday
Sep012014

The Week Ahead in Mill City

Sunday
Aug312014

Week 17 at the Mill City Farmers Market

August 30 at the Market.  :)

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Susan's first apple pie of the season. YUM

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

People leaving the Market with their arms full - a beautiful sight.

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Bacon for the masses.

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Now THAT'S a carrot!

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

This gorgeous wall hanging from ArtAndes will be auctioned at the (sold out) September 7 MCFM Sustainable Soiree.

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Apparently there's more to life than fine artisan dark chocolate.  Fred also has a knack for animating driftwood.

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Hops!

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

The goat!  (Nice horn extensions, Nancy.)

August 30, 2014 Mill City Farmers Market

Wednesday
Aug272014

Minnesota Opera Residency at Hennepin County Library Kicks Off With September 11 Performance at Central Library

Via an August 26 Press Release from Hennepin County Library:

Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at five Hennepin County libraries this fall during a season-long Minnesota Opera Residency at the Library.

The residency begins in September with Opera Viva! Kick-Off Performances by Minnesota Opera Resident Artists at Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., and at Ridgedale Library, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
 
The residency continues in October with Opera Viva! Opera 101 events at Northeast Library, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., and at Nokomis Library, Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Edina Library will host opera stars of tomorrow at Opera Viva! In Recital, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
 
“Minnesota Opera is thrilled to bring our artists into Hennepin County libraries this season to share the joy, humor and drama of the operatic art form,” said Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist Angie Keeton. “It will be a great opportunity for community members to engage directly with our talented artists and artistic staff.”
 
Opera Viva! events throughout Minnesota Opera’s 2014-2015 season in residence at the Library will teach about opera through song, performance and conversation.
 
Register online at http://www.hclib.org/ or call the library.
 
Watch for more Opera Viva! events in 2015, including interactive children’s programs Through the Eyes and Ears of Mozart and a two-part series about the creation of The Manchurian Candidate, a New Works Initiative opera premiering this spring.
 
Events are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

They are presented in collaboration with Minnesota Opera, one of the nation’s largest and most distinguished opera companies, known for its world-class artistry and innovative productions.
 
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Opera Viva! Kick-Off Performance
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall
Attend a concert of operatic proportions! Opera favorites will be performed by Minnesota Opera Artists and will be a feast for the eyes and ears!
 
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Opera Viva! Kick-Off Performance
Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka
 
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Opera Viva! Opera 101
Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
No experience necessary! Minnesota Opera teaching artists will present a brief history of opera and a special 2015-16 season preview, with live musical examples.
 
Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Opera Viva! Opera 101
Nokomis Library, 5100 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis
No experience necessary! Minnesota Opera teaching artists will present a brief history of opera and a special 2015-16 season preview, with live musical examples.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Opera Viva! In Recital: Minnesota Opera Resident Artists
Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square
Enjoy an evening of world-class singing from the opera stars of tomorrow! Members of the Minnesota Opera's Resident Artist Program will present an array of beautiful music from opera to art song.

Tuesday
Aug262014

Volunteer for Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts – September 9-11 

Minneapolis City of Lakes

Volunteer for Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts – September 9-11 

Minneapolis Public Works is gearing up to conduct its 8th Annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count, and you can help! Volunteers are needed to count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations around the city. The main days for counting will be September 9-11. All count shifts are from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Public Works conducts bicyclist and pedestrian counts in order to understand the impact of non-motorized traffic on streets, sidewalks, and trails. Accurate counts enable the City to plan and build for bicyclists and pedestrians, while tracking what’s successful and what should be done differently.

If you’re interested in volunteering, register online or contact Simon Blenski at simon.blenski@minneapolismn.gov or 612-616-7345.

To learn more, visit the City's count page to view traffic flow maps and past count reports.

Monday
Aug252014

[Video] Black Helicopters Buzz the Guthrie Theater

From early last week, part of the US Army Night Stalkers exercise: