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Sherman Associates and developer George Sherman were recognized for "the adaptive reuse of the former Lincoln Park Elementary School."
Phase one provides space for the Lincoln Park Boys & Girls Club at an affordable price. It also created office space, a shared kitchen and community gathering area for Community Action Duluth and Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative. The plan also includes 49 quality, affordable apartments for working families, including a small number of supportive housing units for homeless families.
Ecolibrium3 was recognized for its programs, which have achieved extraordinary environmental results. In two years, 457 households completed advance energy efficiency measures, with an average household savings of $646 per year; 323 multi-family energy scores were generated with 11 completed projects representing 141 units of housing; 162 do-it-yourself audits were completed; and energy work was complete or in progress on 87 percent of units. Jodi Slick, CEO of Ecolibirium3, was honored as a Champion of Change at the White House this month and named as a finalist for the Minnesota Environmental Initiatives Awards.
Scott Bradt, president of Northern Minnesota business banking at Wells Fargo Bank, was recognized for his leadership and special contributions as former Board chairman and the head of the Fund Development Committee. Bradt, an outgoing Duluth LISC Advisory Board member, provided guidance through a difficult economic climate and the transition to broader fundraising during his five years of service.
The Duluth YMCA's Community Services branch is a lead agency for Mentor Duluth, 21st Century After School Programs and True North AmeriCorps. The three programs provide services for thousands of at-risk youth in Northern Minnesota.
SHRAB advises the state archives and other statewide archival, records or information agencies, and also works to promote an understanding of the role and value of historical records.
Rotary groups visit project sites in Bolivia
International Committee members from Harbortown Rotary, Superior Club 40 and Fargo Moorhead Rotary and others visited and dedicated various schools, medical clinics and water reservoir projects at sites throughout Bolivia. Pictured above are members of Harbortown Rotary, Superior Club 40 and Fargo Moorhead Rotary: Kerry Everett, Genene Lynott, Jeff Lynott, Warren Bender, Keith Brokke, Desiree De Mers, Michael Cochran, Blake Crosby, Kathleen Neustel, Scott Neustel and Karl Everett, while at the Jusku Molle Reservoir dedication west of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Committee members were honored guests at the dedication of the San Jacinto Medical Clinic (above) in a rural mountainous area west of Sucre, Bolivia. They participated in a parade, were entertained by music, dancing, poetry, and provided with dinner. The San Jacinto Medical Clinic project was supported and funded by the following Rotary Clubs: Harbortown, Club 25, Superior Club 40, Skyline, Fargo-Moorhead Clubs, Rotary International and Cochabamba Rotary club, and constructed by Mano a Mano.
Grandma's Wild Rice Burgers win taste test
During the fourth annual "Flavor of the North" restaurant tasting fundraising event, Grandma's Saloon & Grill's signature Wild Rice Burgers were voted best entrée among attendees. The event was April 18 at the Eveleth Curling Club and featured more than 15 vendors and restaurants from the region. More than $38,000 was raised for the United Way, with 400 people attending.
Pictured (from left) are Shelley Valentini, executive director of the United Way; Kelly Klander, Grandma's general manager; Boyd Peterson, Grandma's executive chef; and Bob Pluskwik, Grandma's sous chef.