Community

Love & basketball & Mayflower

By Lilianna Bagnoli  bagnolil@grinnell.edu The Grinnell Men’s Basketball Team is having a great season and may have the residents of the local Mayflower Community to thank for their morale. During Winter Break, the team spent an evening with some of their biggest supporters, residents of the Mayflower Community facility, when ten independent Mayflower residents hosted…

Seeds to grow a brighter future in Grinnell

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Imagine Grinnell, a non-profit foundation on a mission “to improve quality of life in Grinnell, support a healthy environment, and compliment local economic development efforts” (according to an emailed statement) is hosting a seed sale to benefit the Grinnell Community Garden. Themed packages of heirloom seeds are being sold for ten…

Author Bakopoulos illuminates rust belt realities

By Hannah Grischuk  grischuk@grinnell.edu Eyes flicking downward as he grinned shyly, Dean Bakopoulos charmed the crowd of community members and students that filled Pioneer Bookstore in downtown Grinnell last night during a reading of his first novel “Please Don’t Come Back From the Moon”.  The popular English professor read the first chapter of his novel…

ESL volunteers mentor Marshalltown youth

By Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson  beckwith@grinnell.edu While most Grinnellians are recovering from weekend festivities on Saturday mornings, a group of dedicated volunteers head to nearby Marshalltown to reach out to young buds. The Grinnell English as a Second Language (ESL) program is a volunteer organization aimed at having volunteers teach and play with kids who go to…

Main Street Holiday Shopping Crawl

Downtown Grinnell gears up for Jingle Bell Holiday Grinnell will kick off the holiday season with the annual Jingle Bell Holiday festivities on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Gordon Canfield will light the town tree at 5:15 p.m. and Santa and Mrs. Clause will be greeting kids and the young…