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By Tim Rumsey, MDForty-four years ago, seeing the value of the W7th News that had launched earlier in the decade and looking for a way to add to the newsletter health information that would be relevant to readers, I launched the Healthline column. Though it has changed hands several times in the past decades, it has been a thrill to...
Vadnais (1944-2021) passed peacefully in May. She was a journalist, writer, and peacemaker. The editor of the Earth Sheltered Living Magazine and the the Community Reporter newspaper as well as president of the Twin Cities Community Newspaper Association, she enjoyed collaborating on writing projects with her beloved husband, Donald Empson, including on the second edition of his book, The Street Where...
West 7th Public LibraryBy Terry Giinther, Library Manager  West 7th Library Expanding Hours  Starting June 7, you can visit the West 7th Library to browse and checkout books, DVDs, and more Monday–Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Monday and Thursday 12:30-8pm; Tuesday 11:30am-5:30pm; Wednesday and Friday 10am-5:30pm. Computers with...

Gyil Drum Class

The Women's Drum Center (2242 University Ave. W.) will be launching a Gyil drum class in June. The Gyil is the primary traditional instrument of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and Burkina Faso; it is a forerunner of modern marimbas and xylophones and is sometimes referred to as the African xylophone. Alyssa Moffat will be teaching traditional songs and rhythms;...
St. Paul’s public fitness centers and walking tracks have reopened, including the facilities in the Palace Park Community Center, which is open M-F 9am-1pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm. Masks, memberships and advance reservations (call 651-298-5677) are required.
Applications are due June 15 for Oneida scholarships, available to adult learners, age 18+, who live in the West 7th neighborhood and are enrolled in a certificate or degree granting post-secondary training or educational program. Funds can be applied to textbooks, tuition, a laptop, and other education or training expenses. Grants range from $1000 - $3000. Visit www.keystoneservices.org to apply.
St. Paul Parks & Recreationt is seeking candidates for a number of positions, including facilities improvement coordinator, lifeguards, and aides. View the current openings and apply here: https://bit.ly/3fbbyOY. 
The nonprofit that offers a platform for contemporary literature, film, art and cultural production centering the work of Arab, Southwest Asian and North African artists, recently made its first venture into year-round film programming, offering a monthly selection of programs called the Mizna Film Series. Upcoming screenings focus on surveillance, Beirut, police violence and politics. Purchase a pass to the series...