Emily’s Cafe: 36 Years of Goodness

Every day for the past 36 years, Emily Benincasa has gone from table to table greeting each guest dining in her namesake restaurant, Emily’s F&M Café. It’s their beloved customers that have kept Emily and her husband, Elliott, going all of these years. In fact, Emily works seven days a week just so she can…

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Pictures with Santa

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make Holiday on 44th extraordinary. A special thank you to Jill, Barb, Chris, Emily, Gina, Jason, Lorna, Matt, and Santa who volunteered in ViNA’s office for Pictures with Santa. Over 500 people came through the office during the event and we’re so grateful for the wonderful neighbors…

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Holiday Lights Contest

Judging for Victory’s annual Holiday Lights Contest begins on Friday, December 14. Keep your lights shining bright through December 30 to be considered. Prizes will be awarded for best traditional display, best contemporary display, and best block representation. Prizes will be presented at ViNA’s gathering on January 23. If you would like to volunteer as…

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ViNA Supports Charter Amendment

When you go to the polls this year, you will find a question regarding an amendment to the City of Minneapolis’s charter that should make it easier for neighborhood businesses to serve cocktails. Currently, the sale of hard alcohol is restricted to establishments located in areas of seven contiguous acres of commercial property. This requirement is a…

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Dive into local history with ViNA

Many events and decisions of the 20th Century impacted what Victory looks like today. In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice and its significance to our neighborhood, ViNA is encouraging our community to explore our local history. Check out one or all of the following events to help gain an understanding of our rich, recent history.  Author Talk: Curt…

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Build Victory. Join ViNA’s Board.

The Victory Neighborhood Association has vacancies for four positions on its board of directors. The positions will be filled during a special election on December 12. Two terms expire in September of 2019 and two terms expires in September of 2020. All positions are eligible for reelection at those times. ViNA seeks to fill the…

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Victory Grows With You. Volunteer with Us.

By Mathew O’Brien, 2017 ViNA Volunteer of the Year Take a moment to think about what you like or even love most about living in the Victory Neighborhood. There is a lot to choose from. The strong sense of community, the Kids’ Cook program, outdoor movies and concerts, Tiny Fields and Little Free Libraries…to name…

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Staycation Weekend

Stick around Victory for Staycation Weekend. Join your neighbors & enjoy free events all weekend long.  Victory Rocks Friday, August 3, 6-10 PM Victory Park, 4414 Upton Avenue Live music featuring opening acts from the neighborhood and headliner, Papa Roof & the Soul Villains. 6 PM- Subject to Change 6:45 PM- John Lampson 7:15 PM-…

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