New Uptown newspaper preps for August start

A new CARAG/East Calhoun neighborhood newspaper, in the works since 2004, expects to begin publication in August. A joint neighborhood committee has also chosen a name and interim editor.

Committee Chair Gary Farland told the CARAG board in June that the new paper would be called "The Uptown Neighborhood News." He said the name was chosen to allow the paper to capitalize on Uptown events. The neighborhoods run between Lake and 36th streets and Lyndale Avenue to Lake Calhoun’s eastern shore.

The newspaper committee also selected Liza Lawrence, a staffer at Orr Books, 3043 Hennepin Ave. S. to serve as the paper’s interim editor.

The newspaper is a joint venture of the two neighborhood groups, and CARAG bears financial responsibility.

Plans for a new publication began after the demise of the East Calhoun News last October.

The newspaper committee is seeking volunteers to work on the Uptown publication. For more information, contact Lawrence at unneditor@earthlink.net.