Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan is one of five recipients of a Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The East Sider hopes to connect underrepresented communities, including the East Side, with grants and other philanthropic support. (submitted photo)
Hopes to connect people of color with grant money
Dayton’s Bluff resident Avi Viswanathan just earned an influential spot at the Bush Foundation, thanks to a philanthropy fellowship.
Viswanathan is one of five recipients of the Ron McKinley Philanthropy fellowship. The fellowship, put together by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, seeks to ensure that local philanthropy is equitable and inclusionary to communities of all types.
“The staff’s pretty dogged about helping students,” said Harding High School’s Ralph Alexander, career counselor in the College and Career Center. Harding seniors Alexander Roman, Pajai Xiong, and Gao Zong Her have been busy applying for scholarships and colleges. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Harding High School’s 2014 graduating class seems to have been well poised for higher education.
The 290 students, now graduated and beginning their college educations, earned an average of $34,615 in scholarship money.
The Sun Ray Library at 2105 Wilson Ave. reopened Saturday, Nov. 8 after undergoing a $5.5 million renovation the past 11 months.
Kicking off the festivities were the Harding High Drum Line members, who joined dignitaries and patrons for the first glimpses of the remodeled space.
The renovated building has more windows, an extra 2,500 square feet of indoor space for the public, an outdoor reading garden, a quiet reading room, study and meeting rooms, and a 900 square-foot community room with after-hours access.
photos by Linda Baumeister/Review
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, stands in the new taproom space the brewery is working on in Plaza Del Sol on Payne Avenue. Culhane’s hoping the place will be open by Jan. 1, 2015. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Kathleen Culhane, head brewer at Sidhe Brewing, has been working hard to get the fledgling brewery open. If things go well, Sidhe Brewing will soon be operating one of the smallest beer taprooms in the state.
A picnic operetta in Swede Hollow Park on Sunday, Sept. 14 drew a big crowd. The play, put on by Mixed Precipitation, was a fun "punked up" take on the English Baroque play King Arthur. The group has one final performance on Sunday, Sept.