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When Longfellow resident Mary Laurel True was only five years old, her mother taught her how to recognize a bargain and how to dress with style. True said, “I’m the oldest of six … more
A couple years ago following the uprising in our community, the Longfellow Community Council and the Longfellow Business Association joined together to help businesses and residents feel safer in the … more
Longfellow resident, handcrafter, and entrepreneur Anna Sharratt is offering up all kinds of fun classes through her new business. In her Twin Cities Makers Circle (TCMC) classes, participants use … more
Conversations about closed and proposed safety facilities continue to bring disagreement and hope to the southside community.   While the city seeks feedback on proposals for three … more
Confluence Studio is an open, critical space for neighbors to imagine different ways for our communities to live. Through creative collaboration, art, and creativity, Confluence plays through future … more
Rachel Boeke has left her position as executive director of the Longfellow Community Council (LCC).   She was hired to help lead the organization in the fall of 2021 and her last day … more
By Eric Ortiz Mark Rivard is not your typical educator. He never went to college. He was not that good a student in high school. And he calls himself “uneducated.” But he has found a … more
Mark your calendars for an anniversary celebration, Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vine Arts Center in the Ivy Building. Stop by for food, drinks, updates about SLRJ, and to view a gallery … more
It’s a 60 degree day in March, and I’ve just returned from a walk along West River Parkway. The signs of spring have begun to awaken along the path – budding flowers and grasses, … more
The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood is known for its charming bungalows and craftsman-style homes. These old homes are embedded into the character of our neighborhood, but as any property owner … more
A typical Minnesota winter has more snow than what we’ve seen this year (which is almost none). Personally, the snow is what I love most about the cold winter months – the trees sparkle … more
Earth is spinning faster than it was 50 years ago – days are ever so slightly shorter. It’s an infinitesimal difference, a difference we can’t notice, but this year I could swear I … more
Well friends, my time in office has come to an end. I want to thank you, the people of Ward 12, for giving me the opportunity to serve you over the past decade, and for your tremendous support along … more
Calling all pizza lovers! Last month Longfellow Community Council hosted our first-ever pizza party, and it won’t be our last. Thanks to the 100+ neighbors who came out to the Toolbox … more
Ben Howery joined LCC in August of 2023 after recently completing his undergraduate in urban studies. He joins the team from the Southeast Como Improvement Association where he gained experience in … more
The Longfellow Community Council's annual No Pie Charts, Only (Pizza) Pies! event will be on Thursday, Oct. 12. Please note that it was incorrect in an advertisement in the Sepember Messenger where … more
Beginning this year, Longfellow Community Council opened up our grant programming so we could fund more projects and initiatives led by people in our community. Getting our community involved is … more
Black-owned pop-up businesses and organizations lined the block of Minnehaha starting from Arbeiter Brewing up to The Hook and Ladder during the free 2023 Soul of the Southside festival on Monday, … more
Art has the ability to bind people to places and to each other – and on a beautiful Sunday in June, over 700 members of our community came together at Solace at the Palace to make art, connect … more
The Longfellow Business Association (LBA) held its annual meeting at Galapagos Bar and Grill on Lake Street on May 11, 2023 where it held its annual election of board members and officers. Front row, … more
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