Category Archives: Bloomington

Get Your Green Badge>>

    Here’s your chance to be really GREEN: train to become a certified Master Recycler/Composter!  Hennepin County will be training 30 volunteers who will perform at least 30 hours of community service related to the broad concept of waste reduction.  Specifics might include staffing event booths or designing and implementing waste-reduction plans for schools…Continue Reading

Stone Brewing Debut…

  If you are a fan of craft brews, you’ve probably heard of California based Stone Brewing Co., perhaps best known for its Arrogant Bastard Ale, soon to be distributed here in Minnesota.  The beer’s label is indicative of the company’s broader ethos, admonishing prospective drinkers: “You’re Not Worthy”.  Advertising verbiage aside, the brew is…Continue Reading

The “Puck” Gets Iced…

On April 18, 2011 the Walker Art Center will replace Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21 restaurant with a new restaurant called Gather under the auspices of Richard D’Amico’s popular local restaurant group.  The new restaurant will be open for lunches only, except for a Thursday evening dinner menu designed by a rotating cast of guest chefs. D’Amico…Continue Reading

New Lyn-Lake Brazilian Restaurant…

An exciting new restaurant, Brasa Viva Brazil, will be opening in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood in late March or early April.  Located at 913 West Lake Street, this new establishment will specialize in Brazilian oriented cuisine such as grilled chicken and ribs done Brazilian style with peanut powders, lemongrass and Brazilian spices providing a uniquely tangy…Continue Reading

New Social Media Tools for the City of Bloomington

Like other municipalities in the Twin Cities, Bloomington has launched several new social media pages  designed to expand its communication with the community.  The new social media sites, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, will expand the avenues for public access to Bloomington news and information, including topics ranging from snow emergencies and road closures to special…Continue Reading

Honing your writing skills on First Pages

First Pages is a program presented by Hennepin County Libraries and The Loft Literary Center providing writers who have a story to tell an opportunity  to hone their skills through free 60 minute labs. The “teaching artists” from The Loft who lead each session are experienced professionals who know how to guide others through the…Continue Reading