202107 Garden 1By William Zajicek, contributor

 For two weekends in May, more than 33 different volunteers made the first major planting at Garden of Whispering Willows & Flowing Waters. Some volunteers showed up on both weekends bringing our total volunteer group to nearly 40 individuals.

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 By Zan Gao and Yingying Chen, contributors

202106 CAAM Scholar 1


Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) is the oldest and largest Chinese American community organization in Minnesota. Its mission is to provide cultural, educational, recreational, and other programs to promote the cultural heritage and enhance the Chinese Americans’ quality of life in Minnesota.


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 By Wyn Huynh, contributor

 202106 PekingGardenThe devastating results from the riots and looting on the day George Floyd was killed just a year ago have put many businesses out of business. Compounding with the blow of the COVID pandemic, many retail stores, restaurants and shops shuttered their doors — some permanently. A lucky few survived, however.

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 By Jennifer Bennerotte, contributor

202106 melody



The Rotary Club of Edina presented Melody Zhou with its 2021 Chrysanne Manoles Women in Leadership Award at its May 6 meeting.



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by Romi Slowiak, Board member. Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society, contributor; April 2021

Sometimes you think you are not really in control of your life, not sure where you are going, and then you realize every step has led to this moment.  

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