Minneapolis and Tours Sister Cities association seeks new board members for 2013. Commitment times vary; most volunteer opportunities average 4 hours a month. We are especially looking for individuals to help with our grant writing and events teams.
Please email your questions or express your interest with a brief summary of your skills and experience to: Gail.MTSCA@comcast.net
The citizens of Tours were promised that the worksite on the rue Nationale would be cleared (at least temporarily) in time for Christmas Shopping. Read more at la Nouvelle République
Shop Sundays Til You Drop, December Only
Ed Coughlin, MTSCA Blogger
In France there is no “Sunday shopping” except the Sundays in December. On a typical Saturday, downtown streets are full of people. It’s totally the opposite of downtown Minneapolis and other American cities. In France, people go “downtown” on Saturday as a social practice.
Tours promised that the construction barriers on the Rue Nationale would be removed (I think it was by the 14th). Some are gone, but many people don’t see how they can remove the rest because it would be difficult to create a safe roadway at the worksite which will eventually have “granite?” pavers like the ones you see here. Continue reading