2020

Ben Swart of Hardshell Fitnes, Thrive Might, and Frost Iron Training.

Meet your Neighbor: Ben Swarts

building community through health & wellness and the importance of strength and resilience in meeting the challenges of living in our current environment. 

Last week, on a chilly late October afternoon, I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down and talking with Ben Swarts, founder of Frost Iron Training – the newest gym in the neighborhood. We sat outside in the sun and chatted. Ben told me about how he sees his space as an opportunity to build…  Read More

U of M Professors Awarded are Doing Exciting work with Practical Impacts

They won the MacArthur Fellowship for doing some cool stuff.

Neuroscientist Damien Fair and chemical engineer Paul Dauenhauer work in fields of study that not everyone understands. Neuroscience just, sounds complicated. And well, chemical engineering sounds no less daunting of a discipline. But that isn’t keeping Fair and Dauenhauer from doing work that we can all understand. Neuroscience professor Damien Fair is working to see…

Butterscotch Zucchini Blondies

Vegtables for desert? Yes!

Photo credit www.industryeats.com BUTTERSCOTCH ZUCCHINI BLONDIES INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup butter; 2 cups brown sugar; 1 egg; 2 tsp vanilla; 2 cups all purpose flour; 1/2 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp baking soda; 1/2 tsp salt; 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon; 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini; 1 cup butterscotch chips. INSTRUCTIONS: Cook butter in a saucepan over…

SUN Group Letter to Residents and Businesses

A call to action for our neighbors in support of neighborhood associations and democracy

The SUN Group is writing because we need your support to sustain the valuable work of neighborhood associations.   Dear Residents & Businesses of South Minneapolis, We are the Southside United Neighborhoods, a coalition of southside neighborhoods. Our members include the Longfellow Community Council (LCC), Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA), Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA),…