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Julie Ward of Golden Valley helped a medical clinic in Costa Rica as part of a summer program called Walking Tree Travel. (submitted photo)
Michael Hindin July 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm
Julie, We as a community are very proud of you. You are an example of many dedicated young peopleRead More who are making our community and the world a little bit better. Even more importantly you are an example to dozens of young people who will follow your leadership and make their own contributions. Thank you.
Gary Cohen May 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm
The May 25th date is a maintenance day to do weeding and other clean up. The September 28th date isRead More the planting date. Volunteers are welcomed on both dates.
Stefanie Briggs May 20, 2013 at 01:33 pm
Thanks Gary! I have updated the story to include this information!
Blair Tremere September 23, 2012 at 02:33 pm
This was the fifth annual Lilac Planting Project event that is a prime example of how a small sparkRead More from an individual's [Dr. Dwight Townes] idea of volunteer community beautification grew to a well established tradition. All volunteers each year are bona fide BridgeBuilders who are in fact creating connections for the people who live and work in Golden Valley. The real reward is seeing the fruits of the labor along Highway 55 from Highway 169 east to Douglas Drive. Thanks first goes to the volunteers and to the contributors [including Byerlys, Caribou Coffee at Byerlys, and to General Mills], the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and to the City Council of Golden Valley who created and supports the Envision Connection Project.
Jenny Tufford September 24, 2012 at 10:22 am
My friends and I decided to volunteer this year, and we are so glad we did! Met some wonderfulRead More people, got some exercise and did something good for the city we love. We'll be back again next year for sure!
Kate Rivard September 30, 2012 at 01:17 am
I wanna be part of this. When we moved to Minneapolis-St Paul for school in 1992, I learned of theRead More bottle nose and Lilac Way, then the Botany teacher's Theo Wirth Wildflower garden and the Golden Valley garden club. This would be a dream come true. Please add me to the list and let me know the 2013 date planned. Kate at kthisriv@gmail.com
Elizabeth September 8, 2012 at 02:53 am
I purchased some beautiful clothes for next summer on a half off Tuesday. I'm really happy to knowRead More that the proceeds are distributed back to the community!
Carolyn Kaehr September 10, 2012 at 02:22 pm
I found a beautiful oil on canvas painting at the thrift store several weeks ago, bought it, andRead More plan to give it to my pastor in October for Pastor Appreciation month. I know that he'll love it because it will remind him of his growing-up years in Holland !! I know that it's worth much much more than the price I paid for it, too. I stop at the shop each Tuesday, when clothing is half price, and look around at everything. The oil painting was a true "God Wink" that surprised me because of its beauty and what the scene will mean to him and his family !! I'm very glad that proceeds from the shop help continue Calvin Christian Schools, too, as many students benefit so much by the Christian education provided !!!