December 2014

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Today in Lincoln Park

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December 17, 2014: At the official opening of the KwikTrip store on 27th Ave. West between Michigan and Superior, the Boys and Girls Club and the Northern Lights Foundation received checks to help support the work they’re doing in the community.

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Seed Libraries and Seed Sharing

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As you may have heard, the future of the Duluth Seed Library is in question. This library, which makes it possible for users to share the extra seeds they’ve collected at the end of the gardening season with others, is proving difficult to maintain in the face of laws requiring large-scale seed tests before they are sold or given away. This evening there will be an informational meeting about the seed sharing issue–if you are interested in finding out more about this situation, join the Institute for a Sustainable Future, Duluth Seed Library committee members, and city councilors at this meeting. It’ll be held at Peace Church, 1111 N. 11th Ave. East., on Thursday, December 11 from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Neighborhood gardeners and anyone interested in food access and sustainability issues are invited to attend and get informed about this important topic.

The issue will also be addressed at Monday’s Duluth City Council meeting, to be held at 7 pm in the 3rd floor Council Chamber at City Hall on 411 W. 1st St.

For more details, check out the library’s event page here.

Design Duluth, Part Deux

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Tomorrow, December 10, the Design Duluth Collaborative (the St. Louis River Alliance, Duluth LISC, and the University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture) invite the public to come to Clyde Iron Works for final project presentations by 11 graduate design student teams. Come see what they’re imagining for the St. Louis River corridor! From economic development to food access to environmental design, they’re thinking outside the box for ways to make the river neighborhoods more welcoming places to live, work, learn, and play.

The event goes from 11 am-2 pm in the event space at Clyde Iron. There will be light snacks and refreshments available; at 11 am there will be a short introduction to the program, and afterwards there will be a chance to look at students’ projects and chat with them. If this all sounds familiar, it’s because the program had an initial event in October that let students present the sites they were most interested in and get neighborhood input as they worked on narrowing down their projects. If you went to that and were intrigued, come see what they’ve done since!

Tuesday, Two Ways

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There are two very different community events going on tomorrow evening, but they both have the community’s health in mind. Stop by one on your way to the other if you can!

The first: Fair Food Access and Insure Duluth are partnering up to have an open house for local residents who need a little bit of guidance making it through the health insurance sign-up process. There will be food provided, and Northern Expressions Arts Collective will have creative kids’ activities to keep them busy while you navigate the enrollment process. That’s from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center, 3002 W. 3rd St.

Then head way down Grand Avenue to the Morgan Park Community Center for the monthly meeting on the Morgan Park Community Club. Why would you go if you’re not a MP resident? Tomorrow’s special guests, Susan Johnson and Catie McCoy from the Environmental Protection Agency District 5,  will be discussing plans for the US Steel site cleanup, which will have an impact on all the riverfront neighborhoods, including Lincoln Park. That starts at 6:30, and the address is 1242 88th Avenue West.