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Audacity Revisited

by Deborah PadgettGeorge Floyd’s killing, Elijah Cummings’ and John Lewis’s deaths have left me humbled, helpless and grief stricken. I cannot be silent because silence is complicity. But it is the Black voices we need to hear! Is there a role for me in drawing attention to these voices? I am listening to...
by Jerry RothsteinThe Bay Street Burger Dive, which opened in August at the former Bay Street Grill site, has become the latest in an 80-year history of food and drink enterprises on the spot.In the teeth of the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on our neighborhood businesses, three partners with deep roots in the Twin Cities...
by David LambPastor emeritus of St. Stanislaus Church, a Catholic parish in the Little Bohemia neighborhood, the Rev. John Calvert Clay guided and inspired thousands to embrace their faith and involve themselves in their communities. He passed away in his sleep on September 13 at the age of 94, in what was only his second year of...

Keystone Community Services

Meals on WheelsNEW FREE MEALS are available! In partnership with Ramsey County, Keystone is able to provide FREE Meals on Wheels services to qualifying home-bound, low-income people. Our Meals on Wheels program has been modified during the pandemic and we safely can bring nutritious food to you. For more information, call 651-318-9091 or visit meals-on-wheels.com.
Early October is a perfect time to think about planting some of those fabulous spring flowering bulbs. I have planted Asiatic Lilies as late as November through a light snow. That wasn’t fun, so try to avoid that situation. You could still transplant Peony and Iris. They are actually tubers and rhizomes not bulbs....
The other morning, just after sunrise, I walked down the stairs to my urban country kitchen. I pulled back the Irish lace curtains I’d stitched up many years ago. The sky was a pure robin’s egg blue. And then I saw it. Smoke. I swear, my first glance out into the garden; soaring up on the railroad...
BEA'S BOOKSOne Crazy Summer (5 out of 5 stars) One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is about three sisters: Delphine, Vonetta and Fern. It takes place in 1968 when the sisters go see their mother in Oakland who left them when Fern was a baby. Their mother isn’t fun—she’s actually very serious. That summer...

But Where’s My Doctor?

by Jerry RothsteinWith news of radical changes reported on pages 1 and 3 of this issue, we asked Dr. Stephanie Rosener, head of the United Family Medicine (UFM) Residency Program, to explain the process and its hoped-for outcomes.Dr. Rosener graduated from the UFM Residency Program in 2002, worked at UFM, spent time away and returned to the...