Friday, October 16, 2009
Tough Choices in the 5th Ward!
Guest post by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Images from Don Samuels' facebook page and www.kenfarkash.com
I'm not talking about trying to decide who to vote for. Hawthorne has a friendly competition with its neighboring ward over which of us is revitalizing faster. I know there's plenty of work to be done throughout NoMi, but I see the progress that Don has helped usher in (75% reduction in homicides, Cottage Park, Catalyst, Coloplast, the Ackerberg Group, and the list goes on) and I can't think of anyone more qualified to keep on doing that work. He's got his detractors, but to me they all sound like this (click here).
So the tough choice in the 5th ward actually involves Don Samuels vs. a seven-foot dinosaur...
Connie Nompelis (No-b--you know what? If JNS readers don't know how to pronounce this by now, I'm not going to help you) is hosting a welcoming party at what might become known as the Dinosaur House, for NoMi's newest artist resident, Ken Farkash. Starting at 7 p.m. on October 24 at 2512 23rd Ave N is a marvelous evening of cider, wine, snacks, conversation, and a sneak-peek of Ken's excellent work.
But ALSO at 7 p.m. on the 24th is a momentum party to support Don's re-election. That's at 2700 Logan Ave N, in the Jordan neighborhood. The facebook page to the event claims there will be good food, good drinks, and good peeps (roasted Peeps? please tell me there will be roasted Peeps!), and of course Don himself.
Which one to go to? I just can't decide!