Program offers kids free summer meals
Children in the Anoka-Hennepin School District will have access to free meals this summer through the district’s Child Nutrition Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
Anoka-Hennepin will offer free meals for all children ages 2 to 18 at 14 locations. Adults may purchase meals with correct cash only. Adult meal prices are $3.50 for lunch or brunch, $2 for breakfast, and $1 for snacks. All meals must be eaten at the site. For more information about locations or the program, call 763-506-1240.
Residents exceed 2012 recycling goal
County residents recycled nearly 34,000 tons of materials in 2012, exceeding their goal by 14 percent.
“It’s remarkable to look at the recycling totals countywide in 1988, when we were just getting started, and compare it with where we are today,” said County Commissioner Jim Kordiak, who chairs the county’s Waste Management and Energy Committee. “We’ve gone from 4,734 tons of recycled materials back then to today’s impressive total.”
The city of East Bethel received special recognition for having the most improved municipal recycling program in the county, increasing recycling totals from 158.32 pounds per resident in 2011 to 176.61 pounds in 2012
Andover was cited for having the most prolific municipal recycling program in the County. It had a recycling rate of more than 312 pounds per resident per year for all materials. Andover promotes recycling through the city newsletter and website, cable TV, ads in the local newspaper and movie theater, and fliers. In 2012, more than 411 tons of material were collected at the city’s drop-off recycling center and at spring and fall recycling events.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Instructor earns McKnight fellowship
Anthony Marchetti, an adjunct photography instructor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, is one of four recipients of the 2013-14 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers.
The $25,000 fellowships support midcareer artists who live in Minnesota and “use photography as a primary means of creative, personal expression.”
Marchetti, who also is a faculty member at the Art Institutes International Minnesota and an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, says the fellowship will help him with a project that involves extensive travel.
This year’s other fellows are Paula McCartney and Mohamud Mumin, both of Minneapolis, and Alec Soth of St. Paul.