Weekly Roundup: Dec 11-17

Stay safe and strong, Greater Longfellow.


Vaccination Survey
Help the City, State and County plan to equitably distribute the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available later in 2021. Your perspectives are vital on:
·         What vaccination means to you.
·         Your concerns, hopes and suggestions
More information and the survey link can be found at:

The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices on Mondays between 11am-1pm (or other arrangements can be made, email info@longfellow.org). WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.

Take survey by Dec. 18 on transforming community safety
Provide your input on what community safety looks like and tell us your ideas about a new model of community safety for Minneapolis. You can take the survey in EnglishSpanishSomaliHmong or Oromo.

The survey has been extended to Dec. 18 to hear from more voices for the first phase of survey results, which is planned to be presented to council in early January. Input provided after Dec. 18 will continue to be used for future engagement phases.

In June 2020, the City Council pledged to create a new model of community safety. As part of that, the council committed to a yearlong process of community engagement. This survey is one of the first steps in that process. Through the survey, you can share your vision for a new community safety model. You can also provide ideas for how to accomplish that new model. Read more

Featured Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Online panel discussion planned for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10
Thursday, Dec. 10 is Human Rights DayIn recognition of the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly, a virtual panel discussion will focus on human rights challenges faced here in our communities from the death of George Floyd to the disproportionate health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19.

The online panel, scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., will discuss how we face our own human rights record and commit to actionable steps as our communities process the traumas of 2020. Panelists leading the conversation will include:

  • Valerie Jensen, director of the Department of Human Rights and Economic Inclusion, City of Saint Paul.
  • Amy Bergquist, senior staff attorney for The Advocates for Human Rights and member of the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights.
  • Rachel Bowen Pittman, executive director of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA).
  • LaJune Lange, Honorary Consul of South Africa in Minnesota and former Hennepin County District Court Judge.
  • Abdifatah Mohammed of the City’s Civil Rights Department.

The City of Minneapolis, the United Nations Association Minnesota Chapter and the City of Saint Paul are co-sponsoring the panel. The City Council recently adopted a resolution recognizing Dec. 10 as Human Rights Day and the I-35W Bridge will be lit blue and white to recognize Human Rights Day on Thursday. Register for Thursday’s online panel.

Flu shots more important than ever – commit to get yours for National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 6-12
National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 6-12. The week reminds everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the upcoming winter and holiday months.

The flu is serious and kills 30,000-60,000 people every year. Those most at risk for serious complications from flu and COVID-19 include people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes or lung disease; people 65 and older; and Black, Latinx and Indigenous people.
This winter, we’ll be dealing with the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, so it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our health care workers and emergency responders.

Getting a flu shot is easy, safe and free, even if you don’t have health insurance. Flu season lasts through March. If you can’t get vaccinated now, it’s OK to do it later, even in early 2021. Read more


Friday, Dec 11 

Saturday, Dec 12

Shine Your Light National Festival: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga @ noon • ONLINE EVENT 
Yoga Sanctuary is partnering with Take Back the Night, a nonprofit Foundation dedicated to raising awareness and supporting survivors of sexual violence. All proceeds go to TBTN. This is a virtual workshop so you may participate anonymously if you wish. You will receive an email with a Zoom link 30 minutes before class starts. 

Sexual violence is all-too-common and can create a sense of a ‘fractured self’ in survivors. Join Shelley Pagitt to experience Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditation through a lens of ‘compassionate witness’. As you move your body through connected breath and collective intention your nervous system will find space to relax and release some of the unintentional ‘holding’ of painful experiences. Class will end with Yoga Nidra, a healing, relaxing meditation that is used to restore a sense of wholeness and well-being
$10, $20 or $30 donation goes to TBTN
*please contact shelley@YogaSanctuaryMpls.com if you are experiencing financial hardship – we want you to be with us.

Shelley Pagitt is a teacher at heart. She has been learning, living and sharing holistic ways for 30 years. Her passion for practicing and teaching yoga with intentions of integration are rooted in Child Psychology and love of people. Shelley created Yoga Sanctuary, a holistic, nonprofit studio in South Minneapolis in partnership with Solomon’s Porch, a progressive, inclusive Christian Community.

The Yoga Sutra defines yoga as “unbinding the bonds of sorrow”. Shelley believes that yoga is a potent tool that, when practiced and shared, can help to rebalance some of the injustices inherent in our personal and collective history. Shelley seeks to increase opportunities and access to safe, fun, relational yoga for diverse populations in hope that many will experience inner and outer freedom and fulfillment.

Great Stay At Home Scavenger Hunt: Holiday Edition @ 11am • ONLINE EVENT
We think we’re all in need of some holiday cheer and after the overwhelming response we received from our original “hunts” we’ve created another day-long virtual event designed to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, but this time with a twist just for the holidays!  Gather up those in your household (kids welcome!) or create a virtual team with your closest friends and embark on a fun-filled “hunt”.  With 100+ challenges (including 50+ new holiday/winter inspired), trivia, contests and more – this won’t be your average day of quarantine!
For more information and to register visit: https://getknitevents.com/stay-at-home-scavenger-hunt/

Drop-N-Go Toy Drive! @ 1-3pm
Donate a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy benefitting the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ families we serve.
Hennepin Square Office Building
2021 E. Hennepin Ave – LOBBY
Minneapolis, MN 55413
If you have any questions, please contact Ramona at ramona.richardson@tcpride.org
Please wear a mask and practice all social distancing guidelines.


Sunday, Dec 13

Nora’s Sunday Showtune Challenge! @ 8pm • ONLINE EVENT • FREE
The Showtune Challenge is BACK by popular demand! Brought to you by new host Nora, Music Mayhem: Sunday Showtune Challenge is a live, virtual song-guessing game show where your love of musical theater helps you gain points and tickets that can lead to cash and prizes!
Compete against players from around the world, and learn interesting facts about the songs and shows we feature. 

Its free, easy, and fun: 
1) Watch on your computer: https://twitch.tv/mayhemtrivia
2) Guess on your phone (or another browser): https://gomayhem.com/

Be sure to tune in 10-15 minutes early to ensure you’re ready to start playing! Themes will change weekly, so study up on your showtunes!

Monday, Dec 14

December Quick Reads Book Club w/ Seward-Longfellow Library Community @ 6:30pm
Join Anna the Librarian for a special virtual session of East Lake Library’s monthly Quick Reads Book Club – Second Mondays 6:30-7:30pm. Link to meeting is provided one day prior to the event to those who register on the Hennepin Libraries website. Quick Reads Book Club discusses new and interesting titles that are quick to read – all book selections are under 250 pages! 
The book for December is Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

Register for Quick Reads Book Club sessions:  https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=quick%20reads
Link to Hennepin County Libraries book page: https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/5665282109
More information on current library grab-and-go services: https://www.hclib.org/about/current-services/grab-go
Link to OCLC page with listing of other library holdings: https://www.worldcat.org/title/perfect-nanny-a-novel/oclc/988858995

Support our local bookstore Moon Palace Books by purchasing a copy to be sent to your home: https://www.moonpalacebooks.com/
Here is the description“When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood–and the American debut of an immensely talented writer”

Brick Art Design Lab Virtual Class w/ Snapology of Minneapolis @ 4pm
Join Snapology in this virtual LEGO class as we learn about different types of art and the periods in which they were created as we build our own works of art! Students will draw inspiration and guidance from great works of art like Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” Wright’s “Falling Water,” and more! By the end of the experience, your child will be able to not only share information about famous artists, art forms, and art movements, but create their own unique works of art that reach beyond the past and into the future.
Snapology teachers are always present and actively teaching and engaging with students during class.

Supplies: Internet/Webcam device.  Roughly 1 gallon Ziploc Bag of loose LEGO bricks.  No special bricks required. 
Location: ZOOM Platform
Age Range:  5-10
Cost: $44

Hiawatha Academies – Food Distribution(OPEN TO ALL) w/ Hiawatha Collegiate High School @ 10am
Please follow the instructions below to help maintain social distancing, please follow these rules during meal distributions:
– Upon Arrival, please tell us how many kids are you requesting food for.
– Please open your trunk so staff can load the food there.


Tuesday, Dec 15

Stories in a Snapshot – December w/ American Swedish Institute @ 2pm • FREE 
Join ASI staff on Zoom as we explore different photographs from our archives each week. Together we will learn about the history of the photograph and its ties to Swedish-American culture. Participants are encouraged to share stories that are relevant to the photograph’s content.

This program is free. Space is limited to 10 participants per session and registration is required. Register by 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning to receive instructions to join us via Zoom. This program will be recorded so ASI can capture stories for archival and marketing purposes. 
Stories in a Snapshot December schedule; click individual dates to register:
•  December 15 – https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/stories-snapshot-21
•  December 22 – https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/stories-snapshot-22
•  December 29 – https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/stories-snapshot-23

Childhood Toys: A Special Holiday History Talk @ 10:30-11:30am
Kate Roberts, Senior Exhibit Developer for the MN Historical Society, will take us down memory lane with a talk on toys from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  She will share stories and photos of some of each era’s most memorable playthings. There will be time during the presentation for questions and of course, reminiscing.
Co-sponsored by Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors and Minneapolis Community Education.
To register call 612-668-3775, or email Helene.Gauthier@mpls.k12.mn.us


Wednesday, Dec 16

Jim Walsh Virtual Book Launch @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Jim Walsh launches his latest book, Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis, in conversation with Lizz Winstead

Laughter Yoga @ 10:30-11:30am
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Laugher Yoga improves mood, reduces stress, and allows you to laugh during these strange and difficult times. The class is appropriate for every level of fitness and will be done in a seated position. 
To register call 612-729-5799 or email juliaockuly@LSHealthyseniors.org.

Cancer Education & Support Group (virtual) @ 12:15pm • ONLINE EVENT
Meetings via Webex (with a phone option) every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Join by phone (audio only) or Webex (video and audio)
Link: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/
Webex Meeting Number (access code): 199 304 1993
Webex Meeting password: ZSgSfEZ*796

Instructions to join the Webex are on our website: https://www.minneapolis.va.gov/patients/downloads/How_to_join_Minneapolis_VA_Webex.pdf 
Phone Number: 404-397-1596 
Phone Access Code: 199 822 0585
No appointment needed. All Veterans affected by cancer and their caregiver are welcome.

Topics include:
– Overview of Cancer
– “Chemo Brain”- Integrative Health
– Movement & Rehabilitation
– Nutrition
– Caregiver Stress

FIX WHAT YOU CAN virtual event with NAMI Chicago and Mindy Greiling @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
Mindy Greiling will host a virtual event with the Chicago Branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DdtIJXrWR4Clem-vuv31gA.

In his early twenties, Mindy Greiling’s son, Jim, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Greiling was a Minnesota state legislator who struggled, along with her husband, to navigate and improve the state’s inadequate mental health system. Fix What You Can is an illuminating and frank account of caring for a person with a mental illness, told by a parent and advocate.

“Mindy Greiling’s passionate support for mental health has turned Minnesota into a national leader on the issue.” —St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Fix What You Can offers readers deeper understanding of mental illness’ toll and a keener sense that society can do better by those afflicted. Putting this book in citizens’ hands is in keeping with Greiling’s long career of public service—and if it is that career’s capstone, it’s a worthy one.” —Star Tribune

Read more about the book here: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/fix-what-you-can.

Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters @ 5pm • ONLINE EVENT
In this 1-hour workshop you will learn about the 4 most common types of current resume formats, how to choose the best one(s) for you, a few Do’s and Don’ts of resume writing and how to use accomplishment statements on a resume. You will leave with an understanding of what a resume and cover letter is and many tools to help them start creating one or update a current one!
Join with this link: https://lssmn-org.zoom.us/j/85632003901?pwd=N3dnRU12U1MrSVE2VzA4cXJVaU5ZQT09

My Time – 45min Mindfulness Self-Care Practice @ 5:30pm • ONLINE EVENT
Take this small slice of time just for you.  This weekly drop-in practice is perfect for self-care, mid-week reset, or an addition to any other ongoing practice. You can expect a very brief intro, Mindful movement (think gentle stretching and releasing), and Mindful meditation.
Each week will have a different intention (i.e., cultivating inner strength, self-compassion, gratitude).  This is a dana (donation/karmic exchange of energy) offering.
http://www.paypal.me/onemomentcenter to donate the amount you’d like.
Suggested donation $5-$20
Join us live with Zoom:
Meeting ID: 834 0678 3414
Passcode: 879082

Wee Wednesdays 2020 – Every 3rd Wed @ Midtown Global Market @ 10:30am
Join Swanny Rose every 3rd Wednesday of 2020 for “Wee Wednesdays” at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis for a 45 minute Swanny Rose KIDS Show and some free family fun! swannyrose.com/KIDSshow

Thursday, Dec 17

Hennepin Book Club (via Zoom) at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church @ 7pm
Do you love reading? Especially during this homebound time? Join your Hennepin Avenue UMC community for a new virtual book club! Join us for an hour-long book discussion by Zoom meeting on December 17, 2020 at 7pm.
This month’s book selection will be A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote. We will discuss this book at book club on December 17.
We will continue to discuss the future schedule and book selections at each meeting. We will try to select books available online through local libraries or inexpensive websites like thriftbooks.com. Please email Jane Mylrea if you are interested: janecmylrea@yahoo.com

Thursday online Trivia: The Office @ 7pm • ONLINE EVENT
The Office trivia as you’ve never seen it before, and may never see again!  Here on Facebook, broadcasting live from our living room to yours.  All original, all challenging, all fun questions about the co-workers you don’t wish you had.


City of Minneapolis Updates & Info

City seeking feedback on draft Upper Harbor redevelopment plan
The City is seeking input on the redevelopment plan for the Upper Harbor site on the Mississippi River in North Minneapolis – a 48-acre City-owned site formerly home to a barge shipping terminal.
You can comment on the Upper Harbor Draft Coordinated Plan by taking an online survey on the project website by Jan. 15, 2021. Online open houses on the plan will be held Dec. 15 and in early January.

The redevelopment of the Upper Harbor will connect North Minneapolis to the Mississippi River, retain public ownership of the land, and include a new 19-acre park, the Community Performing Arts Center, a health and wellness hub and new affordable housing. It will also provide commercial spaces for local businesses, opportunities for a community-based organization to own or manage commercial real estate and bring 300 living wage jobs to the Northside.
Read more about the project
Watch a video on the Upper Harbor project

Take Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling’s survey on how your waste generation and purchasing behaviors have changed since March. The responses are anonymous and will serve as a guide for developing community outreach and educational messaging for 2021. The survey will close December 20th at 11:59 p.m. but don’t wait, fill it out today.Take the survey.

 Speed limit now 20 mph on local residential streets for safety
Crews have finished installing signs at entry points in Minneapolis alerting drivers that the speed limit is now 20 mph in the city unless otherwise signed. The City of Saint Paul expects to complete its installation of new citywide and downtown gateway signs by early 2021.

Slower speeds on local streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how you get around. The speed limit changes follow detailed technical studies done by the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Works departments to determine appropriate local speed limits as required by state statute. Now that the gateway signs are installed in Minneapolis, the 20 mph speed limit on local residential streets is in effect. The cities will generally not be posting 20 mph signs on local residential streets.

New speed limits are 20 mph for local residential streets; 25 mph for larger, arterial City-owned streets; and 30-plus mph for a few City-owned streets. Per Minnesota law, cities do not have authority to change speed limits on County and MnDOT roads. Speed limits on these streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will not change.

Reducing speed limits is one of the key strategies in the Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan, which outlines key steps for the next three years to advance the City’s goal of ending traffic deaths and injuries on City streets by 2027
Watch a video promoting the new slower speed limits in EnglishSpanishSomali and Hmong.
Learn more about the speed limit changes at visionzerompls.com and stpaul.gov/speedlimits.


COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

State health officials issue updated guidance for COVID-19 quarantines
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued updated COVID-19 quarantine guidance that integrates new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including options for shorter quarantines under certain conditions.

For months, CDC had recommended a quarantine period of 14 days for those exposed to someone with COVID-19. This guidance was based on evidence showing that a person can develop a COVID-19 infection as many as 14 days after being exposed. While a 14-day quarantine remains the recommendation for greatest protection, last week CDC announced an update to that long-standing guidance that includes options for 10-day or seven-day quarantines under certain conditions: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing.

The new CDC guidance adopted by Minnesota includes several specific conditions. For example, shortening your quarantine period to 10 days after your most recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 may be considered if:

  • You have not tested positive for COVID-19, you don’t have symptoms, and you will continue to watch out for possible symptoms through day 14.
  • You will continue to mask, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, and follow other prevention guidance.
  • You will isolate and get tested as soon as possible if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. Learn more

Find free COVID-19 tests; help stop the spread
The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 tests. Testing is encouraged and available to everyone, whether or not you have symptoms. Testing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and help prevent exposing your loved ones to the virus.

You can expect to get your test results in about two business days.
More free COVID-19 tests

  • Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Exhibit Room E Noon-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends starting Nov. 9 Make an appointment hereFind instructions here.
  • Native American Community Clinic, 1213 E. Franklin Ave. 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Appointments required: Call 612-872-8086 to schedule an appointment.
  • Southside Community Health Services, 324 E. 35th St. 2-3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Appointments required: Call 612-821-3548 to schedule an appointment. You can expect to get your test results in about two-three business days. Same day testing can be done for health care workers, first responders and essential workers.

Find a current list of free COVID-19 tests on the City website.
The COVID-19 test is free, and you do not need insurance for the test. If you need medical care but don’t have health insurance, the Minnesota Department of Health offers resources to find low-cost health care or health insurance.
If you can’t attend one of these testing events, you can use this directory to find a testing location near you.
Watch and share these short videos in EnglishSpanishSomali and Hmong by the Minnesota Department of Health about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 test.Flu shots more important than ever – commit to get yours for National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 6-12
National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 6-12. The week reminds everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the upcoming winter and holiday months.
The flu is serious and kills 30,000-60,000 people every year. Those most at risk for serious complications from flu and COVID-19 include people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes or lung disease; people 65 and older; and Black, Latinx and Indigenous people.

This winter, we’ll be dealing with the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, so it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. It’s the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and our health care workers and emergency responders. Getting a flu shot is easy, safe and free, even if you don’t have health insurance. Flu season lasts through March. If you can’t get vaccinated now, it’s OK to do it later, even in early 2021. Read more


Ways to Help

How to donate food & supplies If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community. Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time. For information on how to support food shelves and meal sites, please visit the Health Department’s food donations page or view the pdf for specific needs shared by food shelves.


Virtual concerts, events, tours, and children’s activities to entertain everyone during social distancing:

Mill City Times Digital Puzzle of the Week “Veiled Moon”

Minnesota Historical Society presents: A Conversation with Gwen Westerman & Erin Griffin
Thursday, December 10, 3 – 4 pm

Minnesota Historical Society presents: Conversation on First Ave & Local Music in this Moment
Thursday, December 10, 7 – 8 pm

Robert Robinson’s Gospel Holiday
Thursday, December 10, 7 pm

History Theatre presents: The Betty Crocker Musical
Through December 10

National Lutheran Choir: The Incarnation for the Healing of the World
Friday, December 11, 8 pm

New Native Fourth Annual Play Festival: Good Medicine
Through December 13

Christmas with Cantus: Lessons and Carols for Our Time
December 11 — 13, December 18 — 20

CP Rail Holiday Train at Home Virtual Concert
Saturday, December 12, 7 pm

Who Brought the Humbug?
Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm

Nachito Herrera’s Cuban Holiday
Wednesday, December 16, 7 pm

Lucinda Williams Livestream / Lu’s Jukebox – Have Yourself a Rockin’ Little Christmas
Thursday, December 17, 7 pm

Minnesota Orchestra: A Midwinter Gathering with Kevin Kling
Friday, December 18, 8 pm

A Christmas Celebration with The Steeles
December 18, 19 and 20, 7 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays
December 19 – 22

Jungle Theater presents: Is Edward Snowden Single?
Through December 20

Minneapolis Historical Mobile Tours
Minneapolis Historical is Preserve Minneapolis’s guide to our city’s historic architecture: www.minneapolishistorical.org. The website includes descriptions, photos and in many cases audio files that describe and provide historical perspective on more than 150 buildings and landscapes, all organized into tours of specific neighborhoods, including Marcy-Holmes, Old Highland, Red Cedar Lane, Lowry Hill, downtown, the Red River Oxcart Trail and many more.

River Talk
River Talk is a thoughtful, informed blog about issues that affect the Mississippi River that is provided by Patrick Nunnally of the University of Minnesota’s RiverLife program. To check it out: https://riverlife.umn.edu/rivertalk.