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A volunteer with Firefighters for Healing holds a giant teddy bear.

Firefighters for Healing brings toys to distract patients during dressing changes, provides meals for families, temporary housing for out-of-towners or camp scholarships, demonstrating they understand what each family needs to survive the trauma.

St. Louis Park resident Jo Davis’s photo Rainbows and Sunshine won 2nd place, City Landmarks, in the 2017 photo contest. She used a Nikon D750 camera with a Sigma 35mm art lens (ISO 500, f2.8, 1/4000.) Here’s what Jo has to tell us about taking the photo:

As any parent who has raised sports-loving kids knows, many an “Activity and Event” revolves around those sports, those friends, those fellow parents. St.

Every year, each Tiger Oak community lifestyle magazine title holds a photo contest. For us, it’s called “Picture City South,” and our debut was in 2017. With sincere apologies for the late announcement, winners of our first 2017 Picture City South photo contest follow.

It was the mural on the bus that captivated Jo Davis and her then-7-year-old daughter, Riley. “We wanted to explore it just a little more,” Davis says. Which is what they did, on a day last summer in Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park, while they waited to watch the Parktacular parade.

Gail Dorfman is the accomplished leader, innovator and public servant who came to mind recently when St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano was speaking at a national conference (and thinking of a photograph of Dan Wilson on a City South Magazine cover). That’s when it first dawned on him: St.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of City South 2018 contest are announced in July, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically).

Photographer Jeff Liss  writes about his photo Oh, Dear! which won second place in the photo contest’s “Wildlife and Nature” category:

Nestled into the side streets of Uptown Minneapolis sits a large, brick building. It might not stand out among the other brick apartment buildings of the Lowry Hill neighborhood, but for homeless youth and runaways with nowhere else to turn, it can represent safety, hope and a second chance.

Photographer Jo Davis writes about her photo “Lucy” which won first place in the photo contest’s “Pets” category:

Tim and Beth in the Pathways building. Inset: a Word Horse Coaching Card, part of a Pathways practice, including real horses, to "celebrate who you are and where you want to go."

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Saturday, August 10
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community], [Food & Drink]
Celebrate Lake Street's immigrant and refugee owned restaurants with an evening of food, art, and fun!
Saturday, July 20
[Arts & Performance], [Fashion & Shopping], [For the Kids]
Inaugural Minnehaha Falls Art Fair launching July 20! 100+ artists, dog activities, family activities, food trucks and more!