August 2015

Found 5 blog entries for August 2015.

It’s a busy month across the Twin Cities what with school starting. We found a couple of items of interest in addition to school stuff from around Bloomington that we want to share with you.

Watch your Pooch

Bloomington pet owners are being urged to keep a close eye on their pets, especially cats and small dogs, because of reports of coyote attacks. Don’t leave them outside unattended and, should a coyote approach you or your pet scare it away by yelling, clapping your hands ― anything that makes a lot of noise.

Prevent coyotes from coming on your property by keeping your garbage cans tightly closed and removing any other food sources such as bird feeders. If you must keep your pet outdoors, confine it to a run or a kennel.

Although the

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The Bloomington real estate market’s latest statistics are out and, in a nutshell, inventory is down, new listings are down and prices are up. Let’s break down the numbers to get a better idea of exactly what’s going on in the Bloomington market.

Most of the market’s changes over this time last year are slight, with the exception of the number of closed sales (an increase of nearly 17 percent) and the inventory of available homes, which decreased 7 percent to give us a 17 percent decrease in the “month’s supply of inventory.” This figure is commonly used as a market indicator, with a 5 to 6-month supply of inventory signaling a balanced market. Bloomington now has a paltry 2.9-month supply, a clear sign of a seller’s market still in force.

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There is lots happening in Bloomington and we’ve chosen some of the news stories and events we think you’ll be most interested in. Oh, by the way, we’re just as tired of the story as you are, so we promise this is a Cecil-the-lion-free zone.

So, you want to be a TV Star

Think maybe you’re cut out to be a survivor? If so, you’ll want to be at the Mall of America Rotunda for the casting of the CBS TV show “Survivor” this Saturday.

You must be a United States citizen and at least 18 years or older to be considered.  You’ll be given 60 seconds to tell the casting folks why you should be on the show so prepare your schtick now. The event starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday August 15.

Oh, before you go, download the release forms. You can find a link

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Rick Bronson's House of Comedy is one of the top attractions for laughter and fun in the Bloomington area. You can enjoy plenty of laughter with some of the top stand-up comics performing along with all kinds of drinks and food. Here's what you can expect when you attend a show at the House of Comedy.

The Club

The comedy club features many of the top touring comics, which have been featured on Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Falon, Chelsea Lately, David Letterman and other Late Night TV shows. Many are starts from Comedy Central, Mad TV and SNL, as well. Some of the recent performers have included:

  • TJ Miller from the Transformers
  • Jay Pharaoh from SNL
  • Bryan Callen from The Hangover
  • Bobby Lee from Mad TV
  • And Many More!


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August’s Bloomington School of the Month, Oak Grove Middle School, serves 823 students in grades 6 through 8. With 53 full-time teachers, there is one teacher for every 15 students. Oak Grove has the second best student/teacher ratio in the district. Scroll to the end of this blog post for 2015 back-to-school information.

Special Programs

Oak Grove offers a large number of extracurricular opportunities to students. These include a number of clubs, from the art club to the drama club to the Young Women’s Leadership Forum. Activities at school include the Homework Connection, Jazz Band, Student Council and more.

If your child is interested in athletics he or she will find a range of sports at Oak Grove. These include:

  • Cross Country -
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