From Sun Street Breads, 4600 Nicollet:

It’s Dinner Time!

On November 10, we’ll be opening the doors at 5:00pm for dinner. We’re incredibly excited to have chef Annette Colon designing and preparing a range of classic dishes made the Sun Street way.

Annette Colon has been surrounded by talented cooks for most of her life.  Born in New York  City and raised in Puerto Rico, Annette spent her formative years learning traditional cooking methods of the island with her Grandmother and her friends.  This passion for food has led her to work with talented chefs in Key West, Cape Cod, Boulder, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wales and England, and for the past ten years, Annette worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Lucia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar.

We’ll also be offering some of the classics from our lunch menu (Susan sandwich, anyone?), as well as wine (by the glass or bottle) and beer (we’ll be featuring Fulton Sweet Child O’ Mine on tap!) and hot drinks from our espresso bar. And let’s not forget about the incredible desserts that Solveig has dreamed up!

Dinner hours: 5:00-9:00, Tues.-Sat.

Seating will be first come, first serve. Please do call ahead if you plan on arriving with a large party. The bakery and cafe will still be open during our regular hours (6:30am – 2:00pm, 7 days a week).

Public comment opportunities scheduled Nov. 9 and 22, Dec. 14

The Superintendent’s Recommended 2012 Budget for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) focuses on neighborhood parks, financial sustainability and enhancing service delivery to the community.

“The Park Board is living within its means with a zero percent property tax levy increase and a proposed operating budget slightly below the 2011 Approved Budget,” explained Superintendent Jayne Miller. “In 2012 the Park Board will focus on reducing operating costs and creating new revenue by maximizing technology, identifying work process improvements, increasing workforce flexibility and investing in neighborhood parks.”

The Superintendent’s Recommended 2012 Budget totals $58,687,896 for the general operating fund, a 0.6 percent reduction from the 2011 approved budget.

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All too often, Minneapolis residents find a vacant house on their block. A new informational flyer from the City has tips that can help you ensure the neighborhood is safe until someone new moves in. View/download the vacant house flyer

November Knitting Classes @ Digs Studio, 3800 Grand

Cable Coffee Cozy
Master the unique cable stitch while crafting this adorable cozy for your to go cup or favorite coffee mug!

Level: Confident Beginner (knows how to knit, purl, cast on)
Materials:  Worsted weight superwash wool (1 skein), US size 6 needles, cable needle
Cost: $15.00 (materials needed)
Date: November 15, 6:30-8 PM (1 session)

Learn to Knit a Scarf or Cowl

This beginning level class allows you to knit at your own pace. Learn the basics of knit and purl, casting on, and basic pattern reading. Choose to craft a traditional scarf or turn your knitting into a cute cowl. The choice is yours!

Level: Beginner
Materials: Lamb’s Pride Bulky (2 skeins), US size 11 straight or circular needles, darning needle (optional)
Cost: $20.00 (materials needed)
Date: November 9 & 16, 6-8 PM (2 session class)

Intro to Socks
Always wanted to conquer socks? This three session class will ease you into sock knitting using bigger needles and bigger yarn. You will be a pro in no time!

Level: Confident beginner (knows how to knit, purl, cast on)
Materials: Any worsted weight wool (preferably superwash) approx. 200 yards, US size 5, double pointed needles, set of 4
Cost: $35.00 (materials needed)
Date: November 30, December 7 & 14, 6-8 PM
(3 session class)

From Southwest Minneapolis Patch:

On Oct. 30, Prebish, 72, is closing down Shorty & Wags. Sales remain strong — in fact, as news of the closing has circulated the past few days, Wags has occasionally run out of wings before closing time — but Prebish is retiring from full-time work and has decided to close his business and sell the commercial building at 3753 Nicollet Ave. S.

“I’m just getting burned out with the fast pace,” Prebish said. “We sell a lot of wings here, and go through a lot to make this happen.” But don’t expect to find Prebish relaxing on a beach anytime soon. “Retirement,” for him, consists of moving north with his girlfriend to Longville, Minn., and opening a new chicken wing joint in Cass County perhaps as soon as next spring….

Read more on Patch

If so, you can see the array here on Southwest Minneapolis Patch!  The panels will help reduce owner Mark Brandow’s electricity bill.

NCR is pleased to provide for review and comment a first draft of the revised Community Participation Program Guidelines. The draft guidelines outline how Community Participation Program funding will be provided to neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis to assist with community engagement and to act on neighborhood priorities.  The approved Guidelines will go into effect starting July, 2012. 

Written comments on this draft will be accepted until Monday, November 21, 2011. You may email your comments to (email preferred) or send them to:

Neighborhood and Community Relations Department

Tri-Tech Center, Room 220

331 2nd Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55401

All feedback will be posted online on the NCR website.

To help answer questions or provide clarification, NCR Staff and NCEC Commissioners have arranged three city-wide informational meetings:

Oct. 27, 2011
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

4055 Nicollet Ave

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