Global Water Dance marks solstice in Minneapolis

Early in the afternoon June 15, the weather was threatening to make the event a wash out. Then an hour before the 7:00 p.m. start the sky cleared and the crowds arrived for Solstice River XVII. Choreographer Marylee Hardenbergh of Global Site Performance, assisted by Jordan Hart and Emily Gastineau, teamed with Hamline University’s Center for Global Environmental Education to present the 17th site-specific performance at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.The character of the dance and music performances at this event are secondary to the river. This single-day worldwide event involves over 2,000 dancers staging performances centered on water issues, then broadcasts them online. The dances highlight local water issues that would have to be solved to ensure safe water. Continue Reading

FREE SPEECH ZONE | Navigating the Political Landscape

NorthWay Community Trust co-hosted the March 15th panel discussion titled, “Navigating the Political Landscape”. The event was designed to introduce people to the legislative process, inform the public of important decisions pending legislative action, and encourage civic engagement. 

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Fueled by coffee and bagels, Harrison neighbors design their own community

January 9 & 10, 2009 –
Harrison Neighborhood Association and the American Institute of Architects gathered maps, markers, rolls of tracing paper, coffee and piles of bagels to conduct their third Neighborhood Design Charrette. These idea-generating sessions lead to improvements such as the removal of/future uses for an abandoned gas station, and long-term vision and development near an exit off of 394 at Van White Memorial Boulevard. This third Charrette concentrated on the potential at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Morgan. The process takes a few Friday night hours and most of the day on Saturday. Architects and neighbors alike pitched in to generate design documents which will inform future developers of the neighborhood’s dreams and their enthusiasm for the process. Continue Reading