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Seward Profile Print Edition Winter 2014

Includes Seward Winter Frolic brochure and map.

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Let’s stencil the Storm Drains in Seward

SNG’s goal is to freshly stencil all the storm drains in Seward.  

You can help!  With the help of the City of Minneapolis, the parks department, and Friends of the Mississippi River we hope to raise awareness around the pollution of our lakes and rivers from storm drains. Especially as our neighborhood starts to melt into spring we want to make sure our drains stay clean of any trash that is buried in the snow or chemicals that we have used to melt and manage ice. These items and chemicals will drain directly into the Mississippi River and continue pollution. Take it from the professionals at Friends of the Mississippi River as they talk about the harm and potential damage of this on our river:

“Storm drains are part of the storm sewer system which carries untreated rain and snow-melt directly from the city’s lawns and streets to rivers and lakes. This runoff from our urban landscape carries anything in the street — pesticides, antifreeze, fertilizer, motor oil, pet waste, and grass clippings — directly to the nearest lake or river. The stenciled message alerts citizens to this fact.”

Please, if you are interested in helping stencil the storm drains around Seward, SNG will provide supplies starting April 26th for neighborhood use. Email Kerry@sng.org to reserve your stenciling kit.

6th Ward City Council Candidates Forum Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

If you are interested in hearing what the Candidates have to say consider attending the 6thWard City Council Candidates Forum. There are six candidates running: Abukar Abdi, SheikhAbdul, Abdi Addow, Mahamed Cali, Incumbent Robert Lilligren, Abdi Warsame. All Candidateshave been invited! After giving an introductory statement, each candidate will participate in aQ & A session . There will be a Somali & Oromo Interpreter! Light beverages will be provided!

Festival of Giving at Common Ground Meditation Center

Poster for Common Ground's 3rd Annual Festival of Giving

submitted by Nancy Crotti

Common Ground Meditation Center is holding its third annual Festival of Giving, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at the center, 2700 East 26th St. in the Seward neighborhood.

This family-friendly event will include performances by local musicians Larry Long, Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott, Dean McGraw, Marc Anderson and Alex Goldfarb. Ann Carter will lead simple folk dancing with music by Linda Brietag and friends. Spoken-word artists Louis Alemayehu and Kevin Freidberg will also perform, accompanied by Fernando Silva on the flute. Sawatdee, Birchwood Cafe and Peace Coffee and others will provide food and drink for purchase. Admission is free.

Nonprofit organizations that fight hunger and homelessness, assist neighborhood youth and promote public health will have information for visitors and will gratefully accept donations. The festival raised $10,000 for community organizations during each of the past two years’ festivals, according to Mark Nunberg, the center’s guiding teacher.

Participating nonprofits include:

Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

Juxtaposition Arts

St. Stephen’s Human Services

WellShare International

Buddhist Global Relief

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

“Once a year, Common Ground invites the wider community to gather around the joy of giving. We bring together great music, activities for children, delicious food and a chance for people to make connections with these wonderful organizations that will be on site,” Nunberg said. “If you want, you can have a conversation and get to know about the important work these nonprofits are doing to make this world a better place. It has been a real joy to be at this event the past two years.”

For more information, email festivalofgiving@commongroundmeditation.org or call Common Ground at 612-722-8260.

SPOKES Spring Kickoff and Grand Opening April 26

SPOKES spring kickoff & the big GRAND OPENING!

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect

Spring Bike Kick-off and Grand Opening at SPOKESIt is SPRING (we think!). Come to our Spring Kick-off and the Grand Opening of the Hub at SPOKES. Friday, April 26, 5 to 8 PM at SPOKES.

  • Live music
  • Pedal powered music
  • Pedal Powered smoothies
  • Food from local restaurants
  • Games

This is a community family event, kids welcomed

1915 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis (1/2 block west of Minneahaha Avenue on East 22nd Street)

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