The Minnesota Commercial Railroad, headquartered in St Paul, weaves its way through the Longfellow neighborhood from Hiawatha Ave Grain elevators, then across Lake St and to the north side of Brackett Park. Seen here as the day’s work ends, hauling grain from Minnesota Farms to feed the world.
The Longfellow Community Council board meeting was held last night at Brackett Park. It included a handful of funding requests for community events, including a carnival next year at Anne Sullivan Communication Center, a Longfellow community school.
On Wednesdays from 7-9 PM, there’s Open Mic at Lake Coffee House. Many kinds of Chai, coffees, and excellent Baklava are available as well. Conrad and Diane performed blues, one of many home-grown acts on this cold fall evening. They also play on Sundays at 10 AM, as part of the Walker Community Church celebration, over in Powderhorn neighborhood.
Volunteers at the Danish American Center hard at work making æbleskivers. These are Danish pancakes that are made in abundance during their monthly Danish Breakfasts. The next one is not until January 18. See the schedule here.
Longfellow Community Council Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser at Gandhi Mahal. Community members vote for their favorite chilis in the categories of meat, vegetarian, spicy and business. All proceeds raised during this event will go towards Longfellow Community Council’s programs and initiatives in the Longfellow neighborhood.