Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Facebook, Internet Security, & Websites

The Hibbing Community College is offering classes on Social Networking because of the constant growth and change in communication.
  • Facebook I - This introductory Facebook class is designed for beginners. If you are interested in establishing a Facebook account and learning how to use Facebook to converse with family/friends, reunite with friends from your past, or meet someone new…..this class is for you! March 16, 2010 6pm-8pm $29
  • Facebook II - This intermediate class will teach you some of the more advanced features of Facebook such as: security, applications, photos, videos, pages, and more… Participants should already have a Facebook account. Feel free to bring your camera and/or videos to upload and fill your photo albums, change your profile pictures, etc. If you want to do more with Facebook, this class is for you! March 30, 2010 6pm-8pm $29
  • Basic Internet Security is taught in three modules, each 3 hours in length and will teach individuals basic Internet technology skills. There is no pre-requisite requirement. April 14, 21, 28 6pm-9pm $117
  • Create Your Own Web Page - This course focuses on the design, development, and maintenance of World Wide Web pages using the Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language (XHTML). Students learn how to manage Web page fonts, colors, and graphics and will create Web pages which include text, images, tables, frames, forms, and image maps. Students will use cascading style sheets (CSS) to control and format Web page content. - When: March 24, 31, April 7 (Wednesdays) Time: 6pm—9pm Cost: $129

To register: Contact Tina @ 218.262.7259 Or go to our Web site @

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hibbing Healthy Lifestyle Coalition

The Hibbing Healthy Lifestyle Coalition encourage you to join in our efforts to create a healthier community. HHLC's goal is to reduce obesity through information, education and innovative low or no cost options that empower community members to make healthy lifestyle choices for a lifetime.

Many of our chamber restaurants are participating in one " A light night out" HHLC's, "A light night out", program focuses on local restaurants offering a lighter, healthier fare. A different, local restaurant and it¹s light menu options will be featured each month now through August.
The Coalition (HHLC) encourages you to patronize Zimmy's, this month's restaurant offering , "A light night out", and to share this information with your employees.

Featured appetizer specials and salads include:
  • Pork Pot Stickers pan seared in broth served with Gen. Tso's sauce for $6.99.
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip served warm with sunflower crackers and fruit for $6.99
  • Montreal Steak Salad : Julienned Montreal rubbed steak on romaine lettuce, topped with dice red and green pepper and red onion, hard boiled egg, tomato and cucumber, crumbled blue cheese with Zimmy's secret dressing for $10.99.

Zimmy's is located at 531 Howard Street in downtown Hibbing. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The phone number is 262-6145.

Concert Tickets and Museum Pass Program

The Hibbing Public Library still has free tickets for the following concerts:
  • Sunday, March 7th, 2010, The 47th Lollipop Concert will be at the Duluth DECC. Children’s animal activities start at 2:00 p.m. The concert, “Wild Things! Lions and Tigers and Bears—Oh My!” starts at 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 12, 2010, “The Chatterton Duo” will be performing at the Virginia High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This is an Arrowhead Concert Association performance.
  • The Mesaba Concert Association will present “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”, Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hibbing High School Auditorium.

Take advantage of these great programs. Just bring your library card to the front desk of the Hibbing Public Library and check out the tickets. Take the whole family.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Take your family to all of these great places. Checkout free passes to the following museums and sites:

  • Duluth Depot,
  • Great Lakes Aquarium,
  • Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site,
  • Judy Garland & Children’s Museum in Grand Rapids,
  • Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet,
  • Cook County Historical Society, Grand Marais,
  • Ely-Winton Historical Society, Ely,
  • North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, Tofte, and
  • Palkie Grist Mill, Esko.

Passes are available at the Hibbing Public Library and any number can be checked out with a library card. They can be used at any time.

This is another project that is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Volunteers needed to walk and enjoy the summer in Hibbing!

The Emerald Ash Borer - poses a threat to all ash trees. Ash trees make up a very large number of the trees in our area and could be wiped out by the Borer. To help fight this danger, the University of Minnesota has chosen Hibbing for a very special project.

Part of the University's work will include a detailed inventory of every tree in town. Volunteers will be needed to help conduct this tree census. Assista nts from the U of M will also join in. The inventory will provide vital information needed to protect our trees now and into the future.

Staff from the U will be in Hibbing to train us in March. (Dates depending on volunteer's availability.) Once we are trained, we can begin the inventory and work on it throughout the summer.

Contact Daryl Brekke ( at City Hall (218-262-3486, ext. 723) or the Hibbing Parks and Rec Dept. (218-362-5940) as soon as possible to arrange training.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

City Government - Learn about or get involved!

Hibbing Public Access TV will be hosting interviews with City administration personnel and Department Heads on Channel 2. These interviews will help the public be better informed as to who the people are that are responsible for the different functions of the city's operations, from where does the money come from and hot it is spent to filling pot holes.

If you have questions stop in the US Bank Building Lower level with your written questions or mail to: All about town, Hibbing Public Access Television, 211 E Howard St. Hibbing MN 55746.

The City Council of the City of Hibbing is always seeking dedicated and interested residents of Hibbing to serve on City Boards / Commissions.

We need your commitment and ideas to help advise the elected and appointed officials on matters which promote and maintain the continued healthy growth of the community.

Current Vacancies include:
  • Central Business Commission - 5 vacancies
  • Fire Fighter Service Commission - 1 vacancy
  • Historic Preservation Commission - 3 vacancies
  • Parks & Recreatioon Board - 4 vacancies
  • Police Civil Service Commission - 1 vacancies (3 year)
  • Public Library Board of Trustees - 2 vacancies /1 two-year vacancy
  • Public Utilities Commission - 1 vacancy
  • Television Cable Commission - HPAT - 2 vacancies
Applications must be returned to the Council Office by March 10, 2010.

For an application and information about the selection policy, go to:

AARP Volunteer Tax Help

Free Tax Preparation Every Tuesday from 9:00 – 1:00 AARP volunteer tax preparers will be at the Memorial Building Senior Center to assist with filing your taxes. This is done on a first come first served basis.

Volunteer tax preparers will be at the Hibbing Public Library on Friday's from February 5 - April 9, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free tax assistance to low or moderate income with special attention to those age 60 or older.

What should you bring with you? The list below tells you the most commonly required documents. Some of these items may not apply to you in which case you can disregard them.

* Social security numbers for you, your spouse, and all your dependents
* Last year's tax returns
* W-2s for yourself and your spouse
* Any 1099s you or your spouse received
* Alimony received
* Unemployment compensation statements
* Social security income statements
* Any other statements showing income
* IRA contributions
* Tuition payments and Student loan interest payments
* Any itemized expenses you may wish to deduct, such as:
o Out-of-pocket medical expenses
o Non-cash donations
o Cash donations
o Vehicle license tabs
o Property taxes paid
o Job-related moving expenses
o Mortgage interest paid
o Tax preparation fees
o Uniform costs
* Daycare expenses - you will need to provide the name, address, amount paid, and social security number or EIN for each provider you paid.
* Minnesota Education credit:
o Educational software
o Private school tuition or tutoring
o Academic books/materials
o Music lessons and music equipment rental
o Tuition for academic summer camp
o Instructor fees for drivers education
o School supplies (must have itemized receipt)
o Property Tax Refund documents
o CRPs - Certificate of Rent Paid
o Property tax statements
* If you wish to use the direct deposit/direct debit option, please bring your checkbook with you to verify your bank account and routing information.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine's Day Specials

Sammy's Pizza will be having heart shaped pizzas (any size) to share with your Valentine as well as complimentary Valentine's Day cake!

Sportsman's Restaurant and Taverna specials include Prime Rib Au Jus, Steak and Garlic Lime Shrimp, BBQ ribs, or Turkey Dinners with all the trimmings.

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