West metro town briefs: Friendship Village gets a face-lift

  • Updated: April 22, 2014 - 1:49 PM


Friendship Village gets a face-lift

Senior living community Friendship Village of Bloomington has broken ground for a $5.2 million renovation to improve dining experiences for residents, including adding a second dining venue, a kitchen expansion, a new wood stone pizza oven and other upgrades.

Officials say the renovations will better position the community to cater to an emerging group of modern seniors who have more adventurous tastes. “The focus is on resident-centered design that enhances quality of life,” said Pauline Drake, marketing director.

Tremain Architects and Planners of Minneapolis designed the renovation. The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2014 or early 2015.


Earth Day celebration is Monday

Edina will mark Earth Day on Monday, April 28, with a free public forum called “What Will Turn You On In 2030? Powering Our Energy Future.”

The forum is at South View Middle School and begins with a resource fair from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by keynote speaker Michael Noble, executive director of Fresh Energy, which promotes a clean energy future. Students from Cornelia Elementary, South View Middle School and Edina High School will present skits, reports and projects on energy and environmental issues.

Enter South View from door No. 7. There will be door prizes for those who bike to the event and a drawing for three Home Energy Squad Visits from the Center for Energy and Environment.

For more information, contact Ross Bintner at 952-903-5713 or RBintner@EdinaMN.gov.

The event is sponsored by the Edina Energy and Environment Commission.


Volunteers needed for meal packing

Trinity Lutheran Church and Feed My Starving Children need more volunteers to pack nearly 350,000 meals to nourish children in El Salvador whose bodies lack vitamins and minerals needed for proper growth.

The event will be held April 25, 26 and 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 6th Av. N., Long Lake.

More information and registration is available at www.trinitylonglake.org. Larger groups that wish to register are asked to call the church office at 952-473-8577.


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