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Ray Manisto looks over the tasty options at the potluck portion of the "Know Your Neighbor" block party last Thursday evening. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Annual block party turns neighbors into friends

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How do you get to know your neighbors? For Cliff Svedahl, the answer was to host a get-to-know-your-neighbor block party.

Svedahl moved to the 1000 block of Sahlman Avenue in 1971 but was busy with work and family. When he retired, Svedahl and his wife, Kay, realized there were neighbors on the block they had never even seen!

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