Wednesday, December 20, 2006
As a result, the offices of the NRP and the City Coordinator are working together to conduct a series of public meetings and a community survey.
The previously announced deadline for public comment on the report has been extended until Thursday, February 8, 2007.
Public meetings have been scheduled for the end of January and early February, at locations selected to encourage attendance by a broad cross-section of community members.
A language interpreter has been arranged at the meeting on February 1, 2006.
The date, time and location for the North side meeting is:
Thursday, February 1st, 2007 – North (Sumner-Glenwood, Near North, Willard-Hay, Hawthorne, Jordan, Folwell, Cleveland, McKinley, Victory, Webber-Camden, Shingle Creek, Lind-Bohanon)
Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue N
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
(Interpreters for Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao and Oromo languages will be available)
Monday, December 18, 2006
2007 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
Located at the intersection of Emerson and West Broadway on the 5 and 14 bus lines
For more information: Juxtaposition Arts, 612.588.1148
Here are some scenes from the Open House including a discussion from Juxtaposition Arts project director Satoko Muratake.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Thank you to everyone who took time to announce their events and talk about what worked well for them this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again in January!
Here, Ellen Luger, Executive Director of the General Mills Foundation, discusses the Hawthorne Huddle (approximately 30 seconds):
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
In keeping with the celebretory spirit of this month's Huddle, a delicious hot breakfast will be served. Please come to celebrate the 9th anniversary of he Hawthorne Huddle and share your thoughts on the accomplishments we should celebrate and what we should work on for new year!
Special speakers will include Mayor R.T. Rybak, Interim Chief of Police Tim Dolan, and City Council member Diane Hofstede, as well as safety updates from Lt. Mike Sauro of the MPD 4th Precinct and a welcome from Ellen Luger, executive director of the General Mills Foundation.
Tuesday night on December 5th, the Timberwolves paid a visit to the Hawthorne area neighborhood to play basketball with our kids at the newly christened Gary Wilson Gymnasium at Farview Park. Gary Wilson and many other friends of Farview Park and the Hawthorne neighborhood were in attendance, and the evening included free t-shirts and a pizza party afterwards!
You can see some of the great photos from the evening here!
Thank you to everyone who came to make this a great event!
Coach W.H. Nelson also expressed his appreciation.
Coach Gary Wilson was very pleased as well.
Here, you can watch the Timberwolves as they play with the children:
Monday, December 04, 2006
Over 200 people gathered on Saturday, December 2nd to honor Gary Wilson for his lifelong contributions to the community. With the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, they dedicated the new gymnasium at Farview Park in the Hawthorne Area Neighborhood to him.
Friends, families and officials gathered from far and wide to thank him for the unique and tremendous impact he's had on their lives and the well-being of the city.
Gary Wilson and his family expressed their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone who has helped him along the way.
You can see more pictures of the dedication ceremony here!
Here is a youtubed video of the dedication ceremony. (Approximately 1 minute long)
Thank you, Gary, for everything you've done for our community!
It's made a difference!