Archbishop Bernard Hebda passes his shepherd's staff to a Risen Christ Catholic School student following a mass at Church of the Holy Name Thursday. Appointed to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2016 by Pope Francis, it was Hebda's first mass at the Powderhorn Park neighborhood church. Hebda said the Risen Christ students "are the smartest in the archdiocese" because they learn in both English and Spanish.
Orren Fen. 10, left, Rose Mason, 6, and Eloise Carlson make up the parts of a dragon that will eventually swim through a tsunami at Powderhorn Park. The three are taking part this week in a Spring Break theater arts program run by the Minneapolis Parks Department, which also holds a similar program during two day-camp sessions in the summer.
"Wisdom of the caller"
Men visit with Imam Rashid Abdul-Hadi following Friday prayers at Masjid Niamat UL Islam, a mosque in the basement of Cup Foods on Chicago Avenue South. The Abumayyaleh brothers started the mosque in 2000 to honor their mother, Niamati, who passed away from leukemia. Her name means blessing in Arabic.
"Purls of wisdom"
Nancy Mykleby, left, Karen Gabrielson, Helen Larson, Donna Aase and Joyce Howe knit and chat during a gathering at Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts on Lake Street. The women are a part of a knitting group that has been meeting on Mondays at Ingebretsen's for 12 years.
Jai and Aaron, owners of local soap company, Noble Soap Gallery, enjoy biking through the neighborhood together after a delivery drop off for a whole sale retailer in Uptown. Jai and Aaron have had their company a little over a year and deliver their all vegan soap to local retailers via bicycle.
"Scooting through puddles"
Tamarack Brohaugh, 11, razor scootered through a puddle near the corner of 16th Avenue South and East 33rd Street as a heavy snow began to fall Monday. Tamarack and his brother, Raven, determined it made more sense to go back and forth through the puddle to avoid the risk of slipping on icier parts of the road.
"Dusk at the Park"
Today was the warmest day we have experienced in 2018, almost hitting 50 degrees! Everyone in the neighborhood took advantage of being outside all day even as the sun started to set and temps dropped.
"Flicks and Knits"
Every Thursday the upstairs of StevenBe becomes home to the weekly event "Geek Chic Movies & Knits" where knitters and friends gather and work on projects side by side while watching their favorite flicks. Surrounded by the abundant and bright yarns and fibers of the shop along with the company of fellow knitters created a sense of warmth and connection on a snowy Thursday night.