October 2014

In the October issue of St. Louis Park Magazine you'll learn all about the Angel Foundation, go behind the mic with sports announcer Bruce Hoberman, and meet three local notables dishing on their love of cooking.

St. Louis Park neighbors gathered on July 26 at the Shops at West End to enjoy local beer, food trucks, music and more—even a loon call contest.

 

Artists and art lovers gathered on July 20 for the closing reception of
the Artists’ Lab summer exhibit at the Sabes Tychman Shapiro Gallery.

 

I love this photo, taken in 1947, because it personifies the wave of World War II veterans who took that first step out of the crowded city and onto the dirt roads and open fields of St. Louis Park.

 

The mission statement for Angel Foundation states that the nonprofit organization provides “emergency financial assistance, education and support to adults with cancer and their families.”

 

It was a beautiful spring day when Jackie Olafson, St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) executive director, noticed a little boy hanging around.

 

Change is in the air, and it’s Health in the Park, a new three-year initiative sponsored by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, which aims to create a healthy, active community.

 

For 14 years, the faith-based, nonprofit organization Matter, formerly Hope for the City, has been accepting corporate surplus items and distributing more than $550 million in wholesale goods to people in need all over the world.

 

The phrase “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof” translates to “righteousness, righteousness you shall pursue” and is the theme of a new exhibit opening October 9 at the Sabes JCC Tychman Shapiro Gallery.

 

Chill out and warm up with one (or more) of Cooper Pub’s most popular drinks for fall, suggested by bar manager Valid Serhan. Besides the beverages, Cooper Pub offers full brunch, lunch and dinner menus.

Frostbite

 

When you think about food all the time, as we do, you notice things, like how many foods around the globe are prepared and eaten the same way.

 

When Karin B. Miller’s husband Thom was diagnosed with cancer in October 1997 at age 34, Miller found comfort writing poetry—which had always been one of her favorite forms of expression—to cope with the fear and stress.

 

At first glance, Andy Higgins, Rabbi Avi Olitzky and Ross Bowen might seem to have nothing in common.

 

Greg Kleven, a longtime sports journalist in St. Louis Park, is quick to offer a sincere compliment about former St.

 

Bruce Hoberman, a 1979 graduate of St. Louis Park High School, has called hundreds of basketball, baseball and football games for St. Louis Park cable television—all as a volunteer. By day, Hoberman is a senior associate in industrial leasing for Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq.

 

If you believe the stereotype, film festivals are for cinephiles—high-culture art enthusiasts, college film majors who eat, breathe and sleep film, independent filmmakers and others who love exceptional cinema.