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OPINION | Bringing the Lyndale neighborhood together for 'Nicollet Votes'

Thu, 2014-08-28 16:50
Lyndale Neighborhood Association

This past month Lyndale begun working on the Nicollet Votes project. The goal for this project is to increase voter turnout in the Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhoods from 57 percent to 65 percent in this non-presidential election year and to have over a thousand conversations with community members about what is important to them in their neighborhood. The project will do this through voter registration, being present at community events, phone banks, and thirty-two neighborhood doorknocks.

At the beginning of August, Lyndale brought on two canvassers, a neighborhood intern, and a HECUA intern through the U of M to work on Nicollet Votes. After recruitment and canvassing training, the team began recruiting volunteers at events throughout the four neighborhoods.

The Nicollet Votes team includes two canvassers, Hani Ali and Cesar Atienzo, who are being paid through a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation, Charlotte who is our neighborhood intern, and Nathaniel Elder who will be joining the project in September from HECUA. In this article you’ll get a brief introduction to each member of our canvass team and a short description of what the project will look like in Lyndale.

Greetings, I’m Hani. I came to this country 14 years ago, but people in my community still spend a lot of time talking about Somali politics. I’m excited about this project because I want my community to get involved in their present life in the United States. Back home being involved in politics was limited, but in this community you can make a difference. I’m here to say come out to vote and have a voice. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

I’m Charlotte and I have lived in Minneapolis for all 17 years of my life. I got involved with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association though the community conversations organized by LNA. One of the things that came up in the conversation was that people in our neighborhood wanted to get involved with the community, but didn’t know how. That was definitely the case with me. I know how important it is in small communities like ours to get our voices heard. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply go out and vote, because the people elected are the people who represent you and your community.

Hello my name is Cesar and I have lived in the Lyndale neighborhood for over 10 years. I really like living here because the diversity of the people, the beautiful parks, and the bike paths. I got involved with the Nicollet Votes Project because growing up in Mexico City I had the opportunity to help organize people in my neighborhood. I have been working with the Latino community in Minneapolis and this is another opportunity for me to help my community and help create a better place for everyone.

Lyndale’s first canvass day is on Wednesday, September 17th. We’ll meet at the Lyndale Community Center at 3537 Nicollet for a training at 6pm, and we’ll finish the evening by 8:30pm. At the canvass you’ll have training, a script, and a partner to get you ready for success knocking on the doors of our neighborhood.

These conversations are very important. They are not only about making our democracy work for us at the polls, they are also about engaging the community around the issues that are important to our community members. This is a way for us to bring democracy to our neighborhood

After the first canvass we’ll be in Lyndale every week on different days. We’ll try to knock our entire neighborhood, but in order to do that, we need your help! Contact Jennifer: jennifer [at] lyndale [dot] org / 612.824.9402 x 12 to get involved.

This past month Lyndale begun working on the Nicollet Votes project. The goal for this project is to increase voter turnout in the Lyndale, Kingfield, Stevens Square, and Whittier neighborhoods from 57 percent to 65 percent in this non-presidential election year and to have over a thousand conversations with community members about what is important to them in their neighborhood. The project will do this through voter registration, being present at community events, phone banks, and thirty-two neighborhood doorknocks.

At the beginning of August, Lyndale brought on two canvassers, a neighborhood intern, and a HECUA intern through the U of M to work on Nicollet Votes. After recruitment and canvassing training, the team began recruiting volunteers at events throughout the four neighborhoods.

The Nicollet Votes team includes two canvassers, Hani Ali and Cesar Atienzo, who are being paid through a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation, Charlotte who is our neighborhood intern, and Nathaniel Elder who will be joining the project in September from HECUA. In this article you’ll get a brief introduction to each member of our canvass team and a short description of what the project will look like in Lyndale.

Greetings, I’m Hani. I came to this country 14 years ago, but people in my community still spend a lot of time talking about Somali politics. I’m excited about this project because I want my community to get involved in their present life in the United States. Back home being involved in politics was limited, but in this community you can make a difference. I’m here to say come out to vote and have a voice. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

I’m Charlotte and I have lived in Minneapolis for all 17 years of my life. I got involved with the Lyndale Neighborhood Association though the community conversations organized by LNA. One of the things that came up in the conversation was that people in our neighborhood wanted to get involved with the community, but didn’t know how. That was definitely the case with me. I know how important it is in small communities like ours to get our voices heard. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply go out and vote, because the people elected are the people who represent you and your community.

Hello my name is Cesar and I have lived in the Lyndale neighborhood for over 10 years. I really like living here because the diversity of the people, the beautiful parks, and the bike paths. I got involved with the Nicollet Votes Project because growing up in Mexico City I had the opportunity to help organize people in my neighborhood. I have been working with the Latino community in Minneapolis and this is another opportunity for me to help my community and help create a better place for everyone.

Lyndale’s first canvass day is on Wednesday, September 17th. We’ll meet at the Lyndale Community Center at 3537 Nicollet for a training at 6pm, and we’ll finish the evening by 8:30pm. At the canvass you’ll have training, a script, and a partner to get you ready for success knocking on the doors of our neighborhood.

These conversations are very important. They are not only about making our democracy work for us at the polls, they are also about engaging the community around the issues that are important to our community members. This is a way for us to bring democracy to our neighborhood

After the first canvass we’ll be in Lyndale every week on different days. We’ll try to knock our entire neighborhood, but in order to do that, we need your help! Contact Jennifer: jennifer [at] lyndale [dot] org / 612.824.9402 x 12 to get involved.

© 2014 Lyndale Neighborhood Association

    TC Weekend | Ring in Labor Day weekend with community gatherings, the MN State fair and more!

    Wed, 2014-08-27 13:17
    Paige Elliott TC Daily Planet

    Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

    Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


    North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

    Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

    Hyatt Regency

    1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


    Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

    MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

    911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

    Free and open to the public

    12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

    Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

    Cedar Cultural Center

    416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

    8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

    $10 in advance; $12 at the door

     

    Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

    Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

    Historic Fort Snelling

    National Historic Landmark

    200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

    $11 - $6 

     

    Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

    Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

    Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

    200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

    11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

    $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


    TASTE of Friendship, August 31

    Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

    Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

    2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

    Noon to 6 p.m.

    Free and open to the public.

    For more information call 612-386-9501

    Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

     

    Tomato Tasting, August 31

    If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

    Tiny Diner

    1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

    12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    This is a rain or shine event

    Open to the public

     

    Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

     

    Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

    Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

    Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

    7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    Free and open to the public 

     

    Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

    1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

    Adults (13-64): $13

    Seniors (65 & over): $11

    Kids (5-12): $11

    Children (Under 5): Free

     

    Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

    Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

    Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

    Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

     

     

    Updated 8/29/2014 11:55 p.m.

    [If you don't see the Storify photos and comments below, please refresh your browser window.]

     

    [<a href="//storify.com/tcdailyplanet/tc-weekend-labor-day-edition-community-gatherings" target="_blank">View the story "TC Weekend Labor Day Edition | Ring in the holiday at community gatherings!" on Storify</a>]

    Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

    Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


    North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

    Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

    Hyatt Regency

    1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


    Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

    MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

    911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

    Free and open to the public

    12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

     

    Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

    Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

    Cedar Cultural Center

    416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

    8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

    $10 in advance; $12 at the door

     

    Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

    Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

    Historic Fort Snelling

    National Historic Landmark

    200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

    10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

    $11 - $6 

     

    Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

    Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

    Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

    200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

    11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

    $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


    TASTE of Friendship, August 31

    Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

    Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

    2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

    Noon to 6 p.m.

    Free and open to the public.

    For more information call 612-386-9501

    Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

     

    Tomato Tasting, August 31

    If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

    Tiny Diner

    1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

    12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    This is a rain or shine event

    Open to the public

     

    Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

     

    Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

    Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

    Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

    7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    Free and open to the public 

     

    Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

    1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

    Adults (13-64): $13

    Seniors (65 & over): $11

    Kids (5-12): $11

    Children (Under 5): Free

     

    Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

    Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

    Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

    Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

     

     

    Updated 8/29/2014 11:55 p.m.

    [If you don't see the Storify photos and comments below, please refresh your browser window.]

     

    [<a href="//storify.com/tcdailyplanet/tc-weekend-labor-day-edition-community-gatherings" target="_blank">View the story "TC Weekend Labor Day Edition | Ring in the holiday at community gatherings!" on Storify</a>] © 2014 Paige Elliott

      TC Weekend | Ring in Labor Day weekend with community gatherings, the MN State fair and more!

      Wed, 2014-08-27 13:17
      Paige Elliott TC Daily Planet

      Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

      Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


      North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

      Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

      Hyatt Regency

      1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


      Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

      MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

      911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

      Free and open to the public

      12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

       

      Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

      Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

      Cedar Cultural Center

      416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

      8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

      $10 in advance; $12 at the door

       

      Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

      Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

      Historic Fort Snelling

      National Historic Landmark

      200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

      10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

      $11 - $6 

       

      Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

      Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

      Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

      200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

      11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

      $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


      TASTE of Friendship, August 31

      Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

      Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

      2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

      Noon to 6 p.m.

      Free and open to the public.

      For more information call 612-386-9501

      Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

       

      Tomato Tasting, August 31

      If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

      Tiny Diner

      1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

      12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      This is a rain or shine event

      Open to the public

       

      Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

       

      Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

      Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

      Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

      7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
      Free and open to the public 

       

      Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

      The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

      1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

      Adults (13-64): $13

      Seniors (65 & over): $11

      Kids (5-12): $11

      Children (Under 5): Free

       

      Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

      Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

      Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

      Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

       

       

      Updated 8/27/2014 8:22 p.m.

      Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

      Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


      North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

      Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

      Hyatt Regency

      1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


      Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

      MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

      911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

      Free and open to the public

      12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

       

      Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

      Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

      Cedar Cultural Center

      416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

      8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

      $10 in advance; $12 at the door

       

      Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

      Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

      Historic Fort Snelling

      National Historic Landmark

      200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

      10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

      $11 - $6 

       

      Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

      Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

      Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

      200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

      11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

      $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


      TASTE of Friendship, August 31

      Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

      Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

      2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

      Noon to 6 p.m.

      Free and open to the public.

      For more information call 612-386-9501

      Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

       

      Tomato Tasting, August 31

      If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

      Tiny Diner

      1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

      12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

      This is a rain or shine event

      Open to the public

       

      Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

       

      Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

      Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

      Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

      7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
      Free and open to the public 

       

      Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

      The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

      1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

      Adults (13-64): $13

      Seniors (65 & over): $11

      Kids (5-12): $11

      Children (Under 5): Free

       

      Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

      Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

      Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

      Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

       

       

      Updated 8/27/2014 8:22 p.m.

      © 2014 Paige Elliott

        TC Weekend | Ring in Labor Day weekend with community gatherings, the MN State fair and more!

        Wed, 2014-08-27 13:17
        Paige Elliott TC Daily Planet

        Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

        Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


        North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

        Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

        Hyatt Regency

        1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


        Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

        MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

        911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

        Free and open to the public

        12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

         

        Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

        Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

        Cedar Cultural Center

        416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

        8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

        $10 in advance; $12 at the door

         

        Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

        Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

        Historic Fort Snelling

        National Historic Landmark

        200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

        10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

        $11 - $6 

         

        Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

        Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

        Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

        200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

        11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

        $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


        TASTE of Friendship, August 31

        Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

        Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

        2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Free and open to the public.

        For more information call 612-386-9501

        Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

         

        Tomato Tasting, Sunday, August 31

        If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

        Tiny Diner

        1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

        12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

        This is a rain or shine event

        Open to the public

         

        Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

         

        Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

        Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

        Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

        7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
        Free and open to the public 

         

        Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

        The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

        1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

        Adults (13-64): $13

        Seniors (65 & over): $11

        Kids (5-12): $11

        Children (Under 5): Free

         

        Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

        Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

        Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

        Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

         

         

        Updated 8/27/2014 8:22 p.m.

        Where has the time gone? The kids are going back to school, football preseason is off and running, and Labor Day weekend is here, marking the traditional end of summer. According to AAA, an estimated 35 million people will hit the road this holiday weekend. If you’re planning to stay in town, we found a few events to mix in between the BBQs, picnics, and other Labor Day weekend fun. See what’s on tap below.

        Let us know how you will spend the holiday weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic or the name of the event, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.


        North American Festival of Wales, August 28 – 31

        Held in a different location each year, the North American Festival of Wales takes place at the Hyatt Regency this year, offering a full day of festivities. Bring family and friends and celebrate the culture and heritage of Wales in Minneapolis with food, music, children’s activities, a marketplace and much more. Registration is required for entry. View a full schedule of events here.

        Hyatt Regency

        1300 Nicollet Mall,  Minneapolis


        Broadway Day Block Party, August 30

        MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has teamed up 4SeenMagazine to host a block party on West Broadway in north Minneapolis. Come on out and enjoy food trucks, live music, a kid's corner with bike tune-ups, a bouncy castle and mobile arcade, and a job fair with local non-profits and community organizations.

        911 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis

        Free and open to the public

        12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

         

        Afrisota: Sounds & Culture of Africa in Minnesota, August 30 

        Based on the African Rhythms radio program on KFAI, Afrisota kicks off its first year of celebrating African culture in the Twin Cities. The event features live music, a fashion show, spoken word, DJs, tasty food and more!

        Cedar Cultural Center

        416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

        8 p.m. (Doors open at 7p.m.)

        $10 in advance; $12 at the door

         

        Minnesota and the First World War, August 30 - September 1

        Bring the family out for a history lesson at Historic Fort Snelling and experience a look inside the “Great War,” when the U.S. joined WWI in 1917. Historical accounts, costumed staff, military demonstrations and weapons firings are sure to give you a glimpse for Minnesota's role in this time in history.

        Historic Fort Snelling

        National Historic Landmark

        200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul

        10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all three days)

        $11 - $6 

         

        Labor Day Weekend Brunch Cruise, August 31

        Spend the holiday weekend enjoying the beautiful sights of the Mississippi river on the Padelford Riverboat. Set sail with family or friends for a two-hour trip which includes a buffet of French toast with fresh berries, chef's choice potatoes, carved turkey breast, carved ham, salad, and more. Advance, prepaid reservations required; Seats are still available. Visit the website to reserve your seat.

        Padelford Riverboat on the river at Harriet Island

        200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. Saint Paul

        11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Board at 10:30 a.m.)

        $41.50 (+tax & fees) for Adults. $21.15 for Children 3-12. Price includes cruise and brunch. 


        TASTE of Friendship, August 31

        Try the Taste of Friendship if you’re in the mood for joyous sounds of Gospel music this weekend! The festivities include local Gospel singers, vendors, children’s activities, and guest speakers, including Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and VJ Smith of Mad Dads, among many others. 

        Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

        2600 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

        Noon to 6 p.m.

        Free and open to the public.

        For more information call 612-386-9501

        Please note if you live in the area: 38th St will be closed between 25th Ave. S and 27th Ave. S from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 and buses will detour. More bus detour details here.

         

        Tomato Tasting, Sunday, August 31

        If you love tomatoes, you’ll love this event. Hosted by Tiny Diner, the event features over 40 varieties of tomatoes with every color, size and shape. Live music, workshops on seed saving, grilled picnic foods and beverages will also be offered.

        Tiny Diner

        1024 East 38th Street, Minneapolis

        12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

        This is a rain or shine event

        Open to the public

         

        Last Call! - Events wrapping up this weekend:

         

        Meat and Greet - Penn and Broadway, August 1 - August 29

        Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the last Meat and Greet community gathering, offering free BBQ, live music, spoken word and more!

        Penn and Broadway N., Minneapolis

        7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
        Free and open to the public 

         

        Minnesota State Fair August 21 - September 1

        The Great Minnesota Get-Together wraps up September 1! Get out to the fair if you haven't already. Find all our MN State Fair coverage here.

        1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

        Adults (13-64): $13

        Seniors (65 & over): $11

        Kids (5-12): $11

        Children (Under 5): Free

         

        Free Outdoor Music & Movies:

        Music & Movies in the Park - Minneapolis

        Rooftop Movie Night at Solera restaurant - Minneapolis

        Music & Movies in the Park - Saint Paul

         

         

        Updated 8/27/2014 8:22 p.m.

        © 2014 Paige Elliott

          A new name, expanded program at Rock Star Supply Co.

          Sun, 2014-08-24 16:59
          Kristal Leebrick

          One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

          Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

          This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

          MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

          MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

          One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

          Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

          This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

          MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

          MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

          © 2014 Park Bugle

            A new name, expanded program at Rock Star Supply Co.

            Sun, 2014-08-24 16:59
            Kristal Leebrick

            One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

            Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

            This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

            MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

            MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

            One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

            Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

            This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

            MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

            MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

            © 2014 Park Bugle

              A new name, expanded program at Rock Star Supply Co.

              Sun, 2014-08-24 16:59
              Kristal Leebrick

              One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

              Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

              This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

              MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

              MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

              One year after Rock Star Supply Co. set up shop at the southwest corner of Raymond and University avenues, the tutoring and writing development center that offers free tutoring and homework help to low-income students ages 6 to 18, has adopted a new name and expanded programming.

              Now called the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, or MOI, the center will launch a crowdsourcing campaign through Indiegogo on Sept. 15 to raise capital to open a retail shop aimed at funding the program. MOI was awarded a $30,000 Star Grant from the City of St. Paul, and the Indiegogo campaign will raise money to match that funding, said Chad Kampe, director of the center. The funding goal is $41,300. MOI is also one of three groups in the running to receive a $5,000 grant per year over three years from the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation. (See the story about that grant challenge here)

              This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Park Bugle. Check out the links below for other recent Park Bugle stories:

              MOI is working to become part of author Dave Eggers’ 826 National, a nonprofit that gives leadership training, administration and other resources to writing and tutoring centers around the country. The centers are patterned after Pirate Supply Co., which was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Pirate Supply blends a fun retail shop (yes, it sells pirate gear) with artists and writers who are willing to tutor. Besides Kampe,

              MOI has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA workers and a number of volunteers working with students. Kampe says this year schools will come to the center on field trips for bookmaking and writing workshops. Find out more about MOI or to volunteer go to www.moi-msp.org.

              © 2014 Park Bugle

                North Minneapolis bus riders: Fill the gap in the map

                Sun, 2014-08-24 15:55
                Bill Sorem The Uptake

                A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

                1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'
                2. Meet 100% of the need for bus shelters in RCAPs (racially-concentrated areas of poverty). Currently suburbs need only 25 riders per day to get a shelter, in the city 40 riders per day are required.
                3. Standardizing the criteria for bus amenities across the region.

                When asked why the lack of connectivity is surfacing now intead of earlier in the planning process, Minneapolis City Council member Lisa Bender said the SW light rail project was started during the Bush administration when the federal transit emphasis was on suburban service rather than the central cities. She noted the the Uptown area was bypassed as well as no planning for extensive city bus connections. [Video below]

                A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

                1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'
                2. Meet 100% of the need for bus shelters in RCAPs (racially-concentrated areas of poverty). Currently suburbs need only 25 riders per day to get a shelter, in the city 40 riders per day are required.
                3. Standardizing the criteria for bus amenities across the region.

                When asked why the lack of connectivity is surfacing now intead of earlier in the planning process, Minneapolis City Council member Lisa Bender said the SW light rail project was started during the Bush administration when the federal transit emphasis was on suburban service rather than the central cities. She noted the the Uptown area was bypassed as well as no planning for extensive city bus connections. [Video below]

                © 2014 The Uptake

                  North Minneapolis bus riders: Fill the gap in the map

                  Sun, 2014-08-24 15:55
                  Bill Sorem The Uptake

                  A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

                  1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'
                  2. Meet 100% of the need for bus shelters in RCAPs (racially-concentrated areas of poverty). Currently suburbs need only 25 riders per day to get a shelter, in the city 40 riders per day are required.
                  3. Standardizing the criteria for bus amenities across the region.

                  When asked why the lack of connectivity is surfacing now intead of earlier in the planning process, Minneapolis City Council member Lisa Bender said the SW light rail project was started during the Bush administration when the federal transit emphasis was on suburban service rather than the central cities. She noted the the Uptown area was bypassed as well as no planning for extensive city bus connections. [Video below]

                  A press conference sponsored by Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOC) presented requests to the Metropolitan Council to follow up on previous commitments for equity on transit for the north side neighborhoods, specifically:

                  1. Securing bus transit connections to the current and proposed light rail systems - 'fill the gap in the map.'
                  2. Meet 100% of the need for bus shelters in RCAPs (racially-concentrated areas of poverty). Currently suburbs need only 25 riders per day to get a shelter, in the city 40 riders per day are required.
                  3. Standardizing the criteria for bus amenities across the region.

                  When asked why the lack of connectivity is surfacing now intead of earlier in the planning process, Minneapolis City Council member Lisa Bender said the SW light rail project was started during the Bush administration when the federal transit emphasis was on suburban service rather than the central cities. She noted the the Uptown area was bypassed as well as no planning for extensive city bus connections. [Video below]

                  © 2014 The Uptake

                    Open Streets Minneapolis – Sustainable transportation, Seward businesses and even cute dogs

                    Thu, 2014-08-21 22:47
                    Paul Jahn

                    Well, the Open Streets Minneapolis Franklin Avenue event was certainly a success. It was filled with local produce, Seward businesses, bicyclists, pedestrians, Nice Rides, concessionaires, cute dogs, a puppet show and even a player piano. Rain did clear some people out but that didn’t happen until well over 4 hours into it.

                    This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Streets.MN. Check out the links below for other recent Streets.MN stories:

                    One thing I love about Twin Cities events like this is the way they often tie in local community projects and businesses. It allows you to have an enjoyable time while learning more about the area.

                    I was certainly happy to see this tweet from Metro Transit beforehand.

                    Metro Transit Tweet

                    Because of this, we were all able to take the Blue Line LRT for free on Sunday which I took and landed us right in the middle of the event. Here’s the pass that I simply took a screenshot of with my phone.

                    Free Metro Transit Pass

                    For transit, there were certainly many others options as well. Nice Ride has 5 stations right within the event’s boundaries.

                    5 Nice Ride Stations on E. Franklin

                    I just downloaded the OMG Transit app and it gave be great info if I wanted to use these Nice Rides from basically right outside my condo at Gateway Park.

                    Nice Ride Station at Gateway Park

                    Thanks to Matt from OMG Transit, I used their directions feature to enter an address close to Open Streets’ participant Tracy’s Saloon on Franklin where my friend Rob is a co-owner. It gave me what appears to be the quickest route at this particular time.

                    Directions to Tracy’s

                    You can always use Car2Go. I use this program often as there are often cars located just a block away or so from my home location.

                    Nearby Car2Go Pick Up

                    They had a presence at Open Streets as well. They were very informative, had a couple cars out there to give potential users an easy in-person, visual demonstration of how the process works, and even provided nice SWAG like promotional T-shirts and convenient shades.

                    Car2Go SWAG

                    Speaking of the Open Streets on Franklin, there were a few compelling projects and businesses to see.

                    Bikeways for Everyone is a community project which aims to increase and improve bicycle lanes to make them safer and more comfortable for riders. This is one example of them promoting protected bicycle lanes with curbs over just the green painted strips.

                    Bikeways for Everyone

                    The Seward Community Co-op has been really popular since the opening of their current location in 2009 (although they have been in business since 1972). They were selling grilled foods at the Zipp’s Liquors music stage along with others setting up shop, including Harriet Brewing.

                    Zipp’s Parking Lot

                    They also had an informational booth a couple blocks to the west with some nice SWAG including a round Seward Co-op sticker I proudly wore all day.

                    Seward Co-op Swag

                    They’re really easy to get to by almost any mode of transit, and I’m a fan of their willingness to shelf local products. They take on Ella’s Heavenly Hunks natural treats, Jonny Pops frozen pops, and Luv Ice Cream, just to name a few.

                    I made a new doggie friend at the Fun City Dogs tent. While speaking with Taylor for a while, he gave a great overview of their dog daycare program. It’s a cage-free facility with both large outdoor and indoor areas where the dogs can play and rest. They even specifically use dog beds and rugs on the floor to accommodate dogs who aren’t allowed on regular couches and beds.

                    Pit Bull at the Fun City Dogs Tent

                    They’re located right off of the Hiawatha Trail and one block south of the Franklin Ave LRT station. Both the trail and LRT are certainly dog friendly, although you do need to keep dogs in carriers when you use Metro Transit buses or trains unless it’s a service dog.

                    A few of you know that I’m fond of objectively reading local online reviews while using public transit. Here are a couple reviews of businesses and projects that represented at Open Streets.

                    Google+ for SPOKES Bike/Walk Connect:

                    SPOKES Bike/Walk Connect Reviews

                    Yelp for More Than a Bicycle/Recovery Bike Shop:

                    Yelp Reviews for More Than a Bicycle/Recovery Bike Shop

                    Did you attend the Franklin Ave Open Streets Minneapolis event and what form of transportation did you use? What other events do you use transit for? Open Streets certainly made options readily available and convenient. We’d love to hear from you and your experiences.

                    Streets.MN
                    • Sorry i missed this. I've never met an open street I didn't like. Community is something that can't be "forced", but it sure can be helped along with things like this! - by Hans Gasterland on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:03am

                    Open Streets Minneapolis – Sustainable transportation, Seward businesses and even cute dogs

                    Thu, 2014-08-21 22:47
                    Paul Jahn

                    Well, the Open Streets Minneapolis Franklin Avenue event was certainly a success. It was filled with local produce, Seward businesses, bicyclists, pedestrians, Nice Rides, concessionaires, cute dogs, a puppet show and even a player piano. Rain did clear some people out but that didn’t happen until well over 4 hours into it.

                    This article is reposted from TCDP media partner Streets.MN. Check out the links below for other recent Streets.MN stories:

                    One thing I love about Twin Cities events like this is the way they often tie in local community projects and businesses. It allows you to have an enjoyable time while learning more about the area.

                    I was certainly happy to see this tweet from Metro Transit beforehand.

                    Metro Transit Tweet

                    Because of this, we were all able to take the Blue Line LRT for free on Sunday which I took and landed us right in the middle of the event. Here’s the pass that I simply took a screenshot of with my phone.

                    Free Metro Transit Pass

                    For transit, there were certainly many others options as well. Nice Ride has 5 stations right within the event’s boundaries.

                    5 Nice Ride Stations on E. Franklin

                    I just downloaded the OMG Transit app and it gave be great info if I wanted to use these Nice Rides from basically right outside my condo at Gateway Park.

                    Nice Ride Station at Gateway Park

                    Thanks to Matt from OMG Transit, I used their directions feature to enter an address close to Open Streets’ participant Tracy’s Saloon on Franklin where my friend Rob is a co-owner. It gave me what appears to be the quickest route at this particular time.

                    Directions to Tracy’s

                    You can always use Car2Go. I use this program often as there are often cars located just a block away or so from my home location.

                    Nearby Car2Go Pick Up

                    They had a presence at Open Streets as well. They were very informative, had a couple cars out there to give potential users an easy in-person, visual demonstration of how the process works, and even provided nice SWAG like promotional T-shirts and convenient shades.

                    Car2Go SWAG

                    Speaking of the Open Streets on Franklin, there were a few compelling projects and businesses to see.

                    Bikeways for Everyone is a community project which aims to increase and improve bicycle lanes to make them safer and more comfortable for riders. This is one example of them promoting protected bicycle lanes with curbs over just the green painted strips.

                    Bikeways for Everyone

                    The Seward Community Co-op has been really popular since the opening of their current location in 2009 (although they have been in business since 1972). They were selling grilled foods at the Zipp’s Liquors music stage along with others setting up shop, including Harriet Brewing.

                    Zipp’s Parking Lot

                    They also had an informational booth a couple blocks to the west with some nice SWAG including a round Seward Co-op sticker I proudly wore all day.

                    Seward Co-op Swag

                    They’re really easy to get to by almost any mode of transit, and I’m a fan of their willingness to shelf local products. They take on Ella’s Heavenly Hunks natural treats, Jonny Pops frozen pops, and Luv Ice Cream, just to name a few.

                    I made a new doggie friend at the Fun City Dogs tent. While speaking with Taylor for a while, he gave a great overview of their dog daycare program. It’s a cage-free facility with both large outdoor and indoor areas where the dogs can play and rest. They even specifically use dog beds and rugs on the floor to accommodate dogs who aren’t allowed on regular couches and beds.

                    Pit Bull at the Fun City Dogs Tent

                    They’re located right off of the Hiawatha Trail and one block south of the Franklin Ave LRT station. Both the trail and LRT are certainly dog friendly, although you do need to keep dogs in carriers when you use Metro Transit buses or trains unless it’s a service dog.

                    A few of you know that I’m fond of objectively reading local online reviews while using public transit. Here are a couple reviews of businesses and projects that represented at Open Streets.

                    Google+ for SPOKES Bike/Walk Connect:

                    SPOKES Bike/Walk Connect Reviews

                    Yelp for More Than a Bicycle/Recovery Bike Shop:

                    Yelp Reviews for More Than a Bicycle/Recovery Bike Shop

                    Did you attend the Franklin Ave Open Streets Minneapolis event and what form of transportation did you use? What other events do you use transit for? Open Streets certainly made options readily available and convenient. We’d love to hear from you and your experiences.

                    Streets.MN

                      Corcoran News | August 2014

                      Thu, 2014-08-21 20:40
                      Corcoran News

                      Corcoran News finds new digs
                      National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!
                      Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor
                      Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!
                      Support the Market August 21st at the Rail Station
                      Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market
                      Residential organics drop-off coming to the South Transfer Station!
                      Tenant organizing update
                      Corcoran Neighborhood housing resources
                      Help re-paint the CNO office
                      Share the harvest
                      Free Gardening Workshop August 20
                      Support CNO's work!
                      Film in the City at the Midtown Market!
                      Discuss retail needs, investment options, and vacant storefronts
                      South High welcomes new principal
                      Frances' neighborhood
                      Community bike ride through neighborhood August 15-16
                      Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement
                      Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden
                      Home rehab before and after
                      New neighbors? Welcome packets available
                      Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) update
                      Best practices from Green Building Tour
                      Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors meeting
                      CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20

                      In Spanish

                      El periódico Corcoran encuentra nuevo traje
                      Planea una Salida de Noche Nacional
                      Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria
                      ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!
                      ¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles
                      Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown
                      Noticias sobre el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino
                      Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                      Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                      Click here for current edition.

                      Corcoran News finds new digs
                      National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!
                      Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor
                      Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!
                      Support the Market August 21st at the Rail Station
                      Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market
                      Residential organics drop-off coming to the South Transfer Station!
                      Tenant organizing update
                      Corcoran Neighborhood housing resources
                      Help re-paint the CNO office
                      Share the harvest
                      Free Gardening Workshop August 20
                      Support CNO's work!
                      Film in the City at the Midtown Market!
                      Discuss retail needs, investment options, and vacant storefronts
                      South High welcomes new principal
                      Frances' neighborhood
                      Community bike ride through neighborhood August 15-16
                      Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement
                      Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden
                      Home rehab before and after
                      New neighbors? Welcome packets available
                      Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) update
                      Best practices from Green Building Tour
                      Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors meeting
                      CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20

                      In Spanish

                      El periódico Corcoran encuentra nuevo traje
                      Planea una Salida de Noche Nacional
                      Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria
                      ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!
                      ¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles
                      Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown
                      Noticias sobre el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino
                      Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                      Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                      Click here for current edition.

                      © 2014 Corcoran News

                        Corcoran News | August 2014

                        Thu, 2014-08-21 20:40
                        Corcoran News

                        Corcoran News finds new digs
                        National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!
                        Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor
                        Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!
                        Support the Market August 21st at the Rail Station
                        Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market
                        Residential organics drop-off coming to the South Transfer Station!
                        Tenant organizing update
                        Corcoran Neighborhood housing resources
                        Help re-paint the CNO office
                        Share the harvest
                        Free Gardening Workshop August 20
                        Support CNO's work!
                        Film in the City at the Midtown Market!
                        Discuss retail needs, investment options, and vacant storefronts
                        South High welcomes new principal
                        Frances' neighborhood
                        Community bike ride through neighborhood August 15-16
                        Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement
                        Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden
                        Home rehab before and after
                        New neighbors? Welcome packets available
                        Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) update
                        Best practices from Green Building Tour
                        Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors meeting
                        CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20

                        In Spanish

                        El periódico Corcoran encuentra nuevo traje
                        Planea una Salida de Noche Nacional
                        Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria
                        ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!
                        ¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles
                        Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown
                        Noticias sobre el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino
                        Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                        Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                        Click here for current edition.

                        Corcoran News finds new digs
                        National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!
                        Buying tasty and healthy: A Community Action endeavor
                        Sad the World Cup is over? Support your local FOOTBALL!!
                        Support the Market August 21st at the Rail Station
                        Celebrate Latino culture, bikes and more this August at the Midtown Farmers Market
                        Residential organics drop-off coming to the South Transfer Station!
                        Tenant organizing update
                        Corcoran Neighborhood housing resources
                        Help re-paint the CNO office
                        Share the harvest
                        Free Gardening Workshop August 20
                        Support CNO's work!
                        Film in the City at the Midtown Market!
                        Discuss retail needs, investment options, and vacant storefronts
                        South High welcomes new principal
                        Frances' neighborhood
                        Community bike ride through neighborhood August 15-16
                        Swandive Theatre celebrates five years of community engagement
                        Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden
                        Home rehab before and after
                        New neighbors? Welcome packets available
                        Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) update
                        Best practices from Green Building Tour
                        Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Board of Directors meeting
                        CleanSweep is back! Mark your calendar or volunteer Sept. 20

                        In Spanish

                        El periódico Corcoran encuentra nuevo traje
                        Planea una Salida de Noche Nacional
                        Comprando rico y sano: Un esfuerzo de acción comunitaria
                        ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!
                        ¿Nuevos vecinos? Paquetes de bienvenidos disponibles
                        Celebrar cultura Latina, bicicletas y mas este agosto en el mercado de productores de Midtown
                        Noticias sobre el Centro de Desarrollo Económico Latino
                        Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                        Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                        Click here for current edition.

                        © 2014 Corcoran News

                          Film in the City at the Midtown Market!

                          Thu, 2014-08-21 20:37
                          Corcoran News

                          On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

                          Film in the City is a project that works with at-risk youth to teach them about telling a story through the medium of film. From February through June, the youth had weekly workshops with film professionals—screenwriters, camera operators, sound and lighting people, and others. The project involved a group of youth, largely based at Avenues (a shelter for youth), whose work culminated in producing a script, with the help of three screenwriting mentors, for a short film. One of the scenes for A COMMON MANOR was set at a farmers’ market and Film in the City was grateful for the help of Midtown Market manager Miguel Goebel and CNO Executive Director Eric Gustafson in arranging for the film to be shot at the market. The film was directed by Corcoran resident Wendy Knox.

                          A COMMON MANOR is tentatively set for a preview showing at the Riverview Theater in September. More information about Film in the City at their website, www.filminthetwincities.com.

                          Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                          Click here for current edition.

                          On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

                          Film in the City is a project that works with at-risk youth to teach them about telling a story through the medium of film. From February through June, the youth had weekly workshops with film professionals—screenwriters, camera operators, sound and lighting people, and others. The project involved a group of youth, largely based at Avenues (a shelter for youth), whose work culminated in producing a script, with the help of three screenwriting mentors, for a short film. One of the scenes for A COMMON MANOR was set at a farmers’ market and Film in the City was grateful for the help of Midtown Market manager Miguel Goebel and CNO Executive Director Eric Gustafson in arranging for the film to be shot at the market. The film was directed by Corcoran resident Wendy Knox.

                          A COMMON MANOR is tentatively set for a preview showing at the Riverview Theater in September. More information about Film in the City at their website, www.filminthetwincities.com.

                          Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                          Click here for current edition.

                          © 2014 Corcoran News

                            Film in the City at the Midtown Market!

                            Thu, 2014-08-21 20:37
                            Corcoran News

                            On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

                            Film in the City is a project that works with at-risk youth to teach them about telling a story through the medium of film. From February through June, the youth had weekly workshops with film professionals—screenwriters, camera operators, sound and lighting people, and others. The project involved a group of youth, largely based at Avenues (a shelter for youth), whose work culminated in producing a script, with the help of three screenwriting mentors, for a short film. One of the scenes for A COMMON MANOR was set at a farmers’ market and Film in the City was grateful for the help of Midtown Market manager Miguel Goebel and CNO Executive Director Eric Gustafson in arranging for the film to be shot at the market. The film was directed by Corcoran resident Wendy Knox.

                            A COMMON MANOR is tentatively set for a preview showing at the Riverview Theater in September. More information about Film in the City at their website, www.filminthetwincities.com.

                            Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                            Click here for current edition.

                            On Tuesday, June 24, a swarm of young girls in red berets and blue shorts, a big camera and some amazing lighting equipment, and a flock of people who didn’t seem to be shopping suddenly appeared at the Midtown Farmer’s Market. Film in the City, a project that was funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Legacy Amendment, was behind the sudden burst of activity.

                            Film in the City is a project that works with at-risk youth to teach them about telling a story through the medium of film. From February through June, the youth had weekly workshops with film professionals—screenwriters, camera operators, sound and lighting people, and others. The project involved a group of youth, largely based at Avenues (a shelter for youth), whose work culminated in producing a script, with the help of three screenwriting mentors, for a short film. One of the scenes for A COMMON MANOR was set at a farmers’ market and Film in the City was grateful for the help of Midtown Market manager Miguel Goebel and CNO Executive Director Eric Gustafson in arranging for the film to be shot at the market. The film was directed by Corcoran resident Wendy Knox.

                            A COMMON MANOR is tentatively set for a preview showing at the Riverview Theater in September. More information about Film in the City at their website, www.filminthetwincities.com.

                            Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                            Click here for current edition.

                            © 2014 Corcoran News

                              Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                              Thu, 2014-08-21 20:34
                              Corcoran News

                              La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.

                              PROGRAMAS DE PRÉSTAMOS

                              CNO se ha hecho disponible los fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Vecindario para dueños de casa que quieren hacer reparaciones y mejoramientos a sus propiedades. Los siguientes tres programas están administrado por el Centro de Energía y Medioambiente (Center of Energy and Environment o CEE). Para términos completos, condiciones y para aplicar favor de llamar un Oficio de Préstanos CEE o visita a www.corcoranneighborhood.org/housing-resources/

                              Préstamos Rotativos - $2,000 a $10,000 a 4% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible en orden de llegada para mejoramientos elegibles incluso a: mejoramientos relacionados a la energía, mejoramientos externos para atender transgresiones del código de propiedades, mejoramientos relacionados a la seguridad, mantenimiento general, y mejoramientos para el beneficio del público. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              Prestamos de Rehabilitación para Propietarios - $1,000 a $10,000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible para ellos que compren casa de una familia o un dúplex que está actualmente vacío debido a ejecución o abandono. Propiedades tienen que ser ocupado por el dueño, y el préstamo está atrasado hasta la hora de venta de la propiedad o refinancio. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              Prestamos aplazados de emergencia - $1000 a $5000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible para casos limitados en qué condiciones hacen que una propiedad este inhabitable, muy peligroso al ocupantes, o capaz de causar problemas graves de la salud. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              CHEQUEO DE LA SEGURIDAD DE CASA

                              Reduce la vulnerabilidad de su casa a entrados forzados o robos por programar un Chequeo de la Seguridad de Casa gratis ofrecido por la Unidad SAFE del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis. Para más información contactar Karen Notsch, Especialista en la Prevención de Crimen a 612-673-2856 o Karen [dot] notsh [at] minneapolismn [dot] gov

                              PREVENCIÓN E ELIMINACIÓN DE GRAFITI

                              La ciudad de Minneapolis se requiere que grafiti se limpia por el dueño de la propiedad entre diez días. Productos gratis para limpiar pintura en aerosol están disponibles en estaciones de bomberos de Minneapolis y en la oficina CNO. Por favor reportar grafiti con marcas de mara al 311. A pedido un empleado del CNO puede visitar su casa para repasar estrategias para prevenir grafiti como luces de seguridad, murales o postes escalonados.

                              PREVENCIÓN DE EJECUCIÓN

                              Si esta atrasado con su hipoteca – o preocupada que no vaya a poder hacer pagos en el futuro – el CNO puede conectarle con un consejero que se puede negociar con su compañía de hipotecas para modificar su hipoteca para facilitar sus pagos. Este es un servicio gratuito sin límite máximo o mínimo de ingresos económicos.

                              Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                              Click here for current edition.

                              La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.

                              PROGRAMAS DE PRÉSTAMOS

                              CNO se ha hecho disponible los fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Vecindario para dueños de casa que quieren hacer reparaciones y mejoramientos a sus propiedades. Los siguientes tres programas están administrado por el Centro de Energía y Medioambiente (Center of Energy and Environment o CEE). Para términos completos, condiciones y para aplicar favor de llamar un Oficio de Préstanos CEE o visita a www.corcoranneighborhood.org/housing-resources/

                              Préstamos Rotativos - $2,000 a $10,000 a 4% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible en orden de llegada para mejoramientos elegibles incluso a: mejoramientos relacionados a la energía, mejoramientos externos para atender transgresiones del código de propiedades, mejoramientos relacionados a la seguridad, mantenimiento general, y mejoramientos para el beneficio del público. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              Prestamos de Rehabilitación para Propietarios - $1,000 a $10,000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible para ellos que compren casa de una familia o un dúplex que está actualmente vacío debido a ejecución o abandono. Propiedades tienen que ser ocupado por el dueño, y el préstamo está atrasado hasta la hora de venta de la propiedad o refinancio. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              Prestamos aplazados de emergencia - $1000 a $5000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                              Disponible para casos limitados en qué condiciones hacen que una propiedad este inhabitable, muy peligroso al ocupantes, o capaz de causar problemas graves de la salud. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                              CHEQUEO DE LA SEGURIDAD DE CASA

                              Reduce la vulnerabilidad de su casa a entrados forzados o robos por programar un Chequeo de la Seguridad de Casa gratis ofrecido por la Unidad SAFE del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis. Para más información contactar Karen Notsch, Especialista en la Prevención de Crimen a 612-673-2856 o Karen [dot] notsh [at] minneapolismn [dot] gov

                              PREVENCIÓN E ELIMINACIÓN DE GRAFITI

                              La ciudad de Minneapolis se requiere que grafiti se limpia por el dueño de la propiedad entre diez días. Productos gratis para limpiar pintura en aerosol están disponibles en estaciones de bomberos de Minneapolis y en la oficina CNO. Por favor reportar grafiti con marcas de mara al 311. A pedido un empleado del CNO puede visitar su casa para repasar estrategias para prevenir grafiti como luces de seguridad, murales o postes escalonados.

                              PREVENCIÓN DE EJECUCIÓN

                              Si esta atrasado con su hipoteca – o preocupada que no vaya a poder hacer pagos en el futuro – el CNO puede conectarle con un consejero que se puede negociar con su compañía de hipotecas para modificar su hipoteca para facilitar sus pagos. Este es un servicio gratuito sin límite máximo o mínimo de ingresos económicos.

                              Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                              Click here for current edition.

                              © 2014 Corcoran News

                                Barrio Corcoran recursos de vivienda

                                Thu, 2014-08-21 20:34
                                Corcoran News

                                La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.

                                PROGRAMAS DE PRÉSTAMOS

                                CNO se ha hecho disponible los fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Vecindario para dueños de casa que quieren hacer reparaciones y mejoramientos a sus propiedades. Los siguientes tres programas están administrado por el Centro de Energía y Medioambiente (Center of Energy and Environment o CEE). Para términos completos, condiciones y para aplicar favor de llamar un Oficio de Préstanos CEE o visita a www.corcoranneighborhood.org/housing-resources/

                                Préstamos Rotativos - $2,000 a $10,000 a 4% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible en orden de llegada para mejoramientos elegibles incluso a: mejoramientos relacionados a la energía, mejoramientos externos para atender transgresiones del código de propiedades, mejoramientos relacionados a la seguridad, mantenimiento general, y mejoramientos para el beneficio del público. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                Prestamos de Rehabilitación para Propietarios - $1,000 a $10,000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible para ellos que compren casa de una familia o un dúplex que está actualmente vacío debido a ejecución o abandono. Propiedades tienen que ser ocupado por el dueño, y el préstamo está atrasado hasta la hora de venta de la propiedad o refinancio. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                Prestamos aplazados de emergencia - $1000 a $5000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible para casos limitados en qué condiciones hacen que una propiedad este inhabitable, muy peligroso al ocupantes, o capaz de causar problemas graves de la salud. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                CHEQUEO DE LA SEGURIDAD DE CASA

                                Reduce la vulnerabilidad de su casa a entrados forzados o robos por programar un Chequeo de la Seguridad de Casa gratis ofrecido por la Unidad SAFE del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis. Para más información contactar Karen Notsch, Especialista en la Prevención de Crimen a 612-673-2856 o Karen [dot] notsh [at] minneapolismn [dot] gov

                                PREVENCIÓN E ELIMINACIÓN DE GRAFITI

                                La ciudad de Minneapolis se requiere que grafiti se limpia por el dueño de la propiedad entre diez días. Productos gratis para limpiar pintura en aerosol están disponibles en estaciones de bomberos de Minneapolis y en la oficina CNO. Por favor reportar grafiti con marcas de mara al 311. A pedido un empleado del CNO puede visitar su casa para repasar estrategias para prevenir grafiti como luces de seguridad, murales o postes escalonados.

                                PREVENCIÓN DE EJECUCIÓN

                                Si esta atrasado con su hipoteca – o preocupada que no vaya a poder hacer pagos en el futuro – el CNO puede conectarle con un consejero que se puede negociar con su compañía de hipotecas para modificar su hipoteca para facilitar sus pagos. Este es un servicio gratuito sin límite máximo o mínimo de ingresos económicos.

                                Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                Click here for current edition.

                                La Organización Vecindario de Corcoran apoya a sus residentes en mantener y mejorar sus viviendas. Favor de repasar los siguientes recursos que se ofrece el CNO y nuestras organizaciones asociadas. Si tiene preguntas se puede contactar a Ross Joy a ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org o 612-724-7457.

                                PROGRAMAS DE PRÉSTAMOS

                                CNO se ha hecho disponible los fondos del Programa de Revitalización del Vecindario para dueños de casa que quieren hacer reparaciones y mejoramientos a sus propiedades. Los siguientes tres programas están administrado por el Centro de Energía y Medioambiente (Center of Energy and Environment o CEE). Para términos completos, condiciones y para aplicar favor de llamar un Oficio de Préstanos CEE o visita a www.corcoranneighborhood.org/housing-resources/

                                Préstamos Rotativos - $2,000 a $10,000 a 4% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible en orden de llegada para mejoramientos elegibles incluso a: mejoramientos relacionados a la energía, mejoramientos externos para atender transgresiones del código de propiedades, mejoramientos relacionados a la seguridad, mantenimiento general, y mejoramientos para el beneficio del público. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                Prestamos de Rehabilitación para Propietarios - $1,000 a $10,000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible para ellos que compren casa de una familia o un dúplex que está actualmente vacío debido a ejecución o abandono. Propiedades tienen que ser ocupado por el dueño, y el préstamo está atrasado hasta la hora de venta de la propiedad o refinancio. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                Prestamos aplazados de emergencia - $1000 a $5000 a 0% tasa de interés fija

                                Disponible para casos limitados en qué condiciones hacen que una propiedad este inhabitable, muy peligroso al ocupantes, o capaz de causar problemas graves de la salud. Los términos no incluyen un límite máximo de ingresos económicos, préstamo está garantizado por hipoteca sobre su propiedad, y gastos a la escrituración apliquen.

                                CHEQUEO DE LA SEGURIDAD DE CASA

                                Reduce la vulnerabilidad de su casa a entrados forzados o robos por programar un Chequeo de la Seguridad de Casa gratis ofrecido por la Unidad SAFE del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis. Para más información contactar Karen Notsch, Especialista en la Prevención de Crimen a 612-673-2856 o Karen [dot] notsh [at] minneapolismn [dot] gov

                                PREVENCIÓN E ELIMINACIÓN DE GRAFITI

                                La ciudad de Minneapolis se requiere que grafiti se limpia por el dueño de la propiedad entre diez días. Productos gratis para limpiar pintura en aerosol están disponibles en estaciones de bomberos de Minneapolis y en la oficina CNO. Por favor reportar grafiti con marcas de mara al 311. A pedido un empleado del CNO puede visitar su casa para repasar estrategias para prevenir grafiti como luces de seguridad, murales o postes escalonados.

                                PREVENCIÓN DE EJECUCIÓN

                                Si esta atrasado con su hipoteca – o preocupada que no vaya a poder hacer pagos en el futuro – el CNO puede conectarle con un consejero que se puede negociar con su compañía de hipotecas para modificar su hipoteca para facilitar sus pagos. Este es un servicio gratuito sin límite máximo o mínimo de ingresos económicos.

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                                © 2014 Corcoran News

                                  ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!

                                  Thu, 2014-08-21 20:30
                                  Corcoran News

                                  El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.

                                  Si planea dejar basura para CleanSweep, favor de salir y voluntar para una hora o dos. Si esta haciendo un proyecto grande de remodelar, favor sacar sus propios materiales por reservar un cupón gratis de Transfer Station.

                                  Si – Voluntarios de CleanSweep colectaran:

                                  • Las piezas de chatarra de paneles de yeso, yeso, tejas, madera. Por favor, elimine todos los clavos.
                                  • Las piezas de chatarra de hormigón, asfalto, ladrillo, metal.
                                  • Llantas.
                                  • Necesitamos puertas! Corcoran CRECE busca puertas de madera, puertas de armarios, y la madera contrachapada. Deja esto para GreenSweep.

                                  NO - CleanSweep no recogerá:

                                  • Electrodomésticos o muebles. El servicio de basura de la ciudad lleva artículos grandes.
                                  • Los artículos peligrosos (adhesivos, combustibles, aceite de motor, pintura, baterías, bombillas). Traiga estos a un sitio de un servicio gratuito del Condado de Hennepin.
                                  • Electrónica (televisión, radio, computadora, impresora). Utilice una bajada del Condado de Hennepin.
                                  • Los desechos de jardín. La ciudad recoge el cepillo, las hojas y la hierba cortada en temporada.

                                  VOLUNTARIOS: Tengan un gran tiempo ayudando a los vecinos, rebuscando para encontrar "tesoros", y conocer a gente nueva. Partimos a las 7:45 am con una breve reunión de desayuno en CNO (3451 Cedar Ave S), y terminamos con un buen almuerzo de vuelta en CNO. Por favor, use zapatos con punta cerrados, mangas largas y pantalones largos en vez de cortos. Trae un recipiente de agua si puede. Nosotros le podemos ofrecer guantes y mucha agua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ross en CNO si eres capaz de ayudar.

                                  OTROS RECURSOS:

                                  • Savers en 2124 East Lake acepta artículos de uso doméstico utilizables y ropa.
                                  • Twin Cities FreeMarket es una forma libre de donar y encontrar los elementos no deseados.
                                  • Craigslist es una forma efectiva de vender o regalar artículos deseados.
                                  • Vales. Haciendo un importante proyecto de remodelación? Propietarios de Minneapolis pueden reservar un bono gratuito para descargar artículos en la Estación de Transferencia de Southside.

                                  Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                  Click here for current edition.

                                  El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.

                                  Si planea dejar basura para CleanSweep, favor de salir y voluntar para una hora o dos. Si esta haciendo un proyecto grande de remodelar, favor sacar sus propios materiales por reservar un cupón gratis de Transfer Station.

                                  Si – Voluntarios de CleanSweep colectaran:

                                  • Las piezas de chatarra de paneles de yeso, yeso, tejas, madera. Por favor, elimine todos los clavos.
                                  • Las piezas de chatarra de hormigón, asfalto, ladrillo, metal.
                                  • Llantas.
                                  • Necesitamos puertas! Corcoran CRECE busca puertas de madera, puertas de armarios, y la madera contrachapada. Deja esto para GreenSweep.

                                  NO - CleanSweep no recogerá:

                                  • Electrodomésticos o muebles. El servicio de basura de la ciudad lleva artículos grandes.
                                  • Los artículos peligrosos (adhesivos, combustibles, aceite de motor, pintura, baterías, bombillas). Traiga estos a un sitio de un servicio gratuito del Condado de Hennepin.
                                  • Electrónica (televisión, radio, computadora, impresora). Utilice una bajada del Condado de Hennepin.
                                  • Los desechos de jardín. La ciudad recoge el cepillo, las hojas y la hierba cortada en temporada.

                                  VOLUNTARIOS: Tengan un gran tiempo ayudando a los vecinos, rebuscando para encontrar "tesoros", y conocer a gente nueva. Partimos a las 7:45 am con una breve reunión de desayuno en CNO (3451 Cedar Ave S), y terminamos con un buen almuerzo de vuelta en CNO. Por favor, use zapatos con punta cerrados, mangas largas y pantalones largos en vez de cortos. Trae un recipiente de agua si puede. Nosotros le podemos ofrecer guantes y mucha agua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ross en CNO si eres capaz de ayudar.

                                  OTROS RECURSOS:

                                  • Savers en 2124 East Lake acepta artículos de uso doméstico utilizables y ropa.
                                  • Twin Cities FreeMarket es una forma libre de donar y encontrar los elementos no deseados.
                                  • Craigslist es una forma efectiva de vender o regalar artículos deseados.
                                  • Vales. Haciendo un importante proyecto de remodelación? Propietarios de Minneapolis pueden reservar un bono gratuito para descargar artículos en la Estación de Transferencia de Southside.

                                  Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                  Click here for current edition.

                                  © 2014 Corcoran News

                                    ¡El evento CleanSweep regresa!

                                    Thu, 2014-08-21 20:30
                                    Corcoran News

                                    El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.

                                    Si planea dejar basura para CleanSweep, favor de salir y voluntar para una hora o dos. Si esta haciendo un proyecto grande de remodelar, favor sacar sus propios materiales por reservar un cupón gratis de Transfer Station.

                                    Si – Voluntarios de CleanSweep colectaran:

                                    • Las piezas de chatarra de paneles de yeso, yeso, tejas, madera. Por favor, elimine todos los clavos.
                                    • Las piezas de chatarra de hormigón, asfalto, ladrillo, metal.
                                    • Llantas.
                                    • Necesitamos puertas! Corcoran CRECE busca puertas de madera, puertas de armarios, y la madera contrachapada. Deja esto para GreenSweep.

                                    NO - CleanSweep no recogerá:

                                    • Electrodomésticos o muebles. El servicio de basura de la ciudad lleva artículos grandes.
                                    • Los artículos peligrosos (adhesivos, combustibles, aceite de motor, pintura, baterías, bombillas). Traiga estos a un sitio de un servicio gratuito del Condado de Hennepin.
                                    • Electrónica (televisión, radio, computadora, impresora). Utilice una bajada del Condado de Hennepin.
                                    • Los desechos de jardín. La ciudad recoge el cepillo, las hojas y la hierba cortada en temporada.

                                    VOLUNTARIOS: Tengan un gran tiempo ayudando a los vecinos, rebuscando para encontrar "tesoros", y conocer a gente nueva. Partimos a las 7:45 am con una breve reunión de desayuno en CNO (3451 Cedar Ave S), y terminamos con un buen almuerzo de vuelta en CNO. Por favor, use zapatos con punta cerrados, mangas largas y pantalones largos en vez de cortos. Trae un recipiente de agua si puede. Nosotros le podemos ofrecer guantes y mucha agua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ross en CNO si eres capaz de ayudar.

                                    OTROS RECURSOS:

                                    • Savers en 2124 East Lake acepta artículos de uso doméstico utilizables y ropa.
                                    • Twin Cities FreeMarket es una forma libre de donar y encontrar los elementos no deseados.
                                    • Craigslist es una forma efectiva de vender o regalar artículos deseados.
                                    • Vales. Haciendo un importante proyecto de remodelación? Propietarios de Minneapolis pueden reservar un bono gratuito para descargar artículos en la Estación de Transferencia de Southside.

                                    Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                    Click here for current edition.

                                    El evento CleanSweep ayuda a residentes disponer de basura arriesgado que no se puede ser reutilizado, vendido o donado. Residentes pueden dejar desechos solidos en su callejón la noche de viernes, 19 septiembre, marcado con “CleanSweep”. Voluntarios colectarán y llevarán cosas al Southside Transfer Station la mañana de Sábado, 20 septiembre.

                                    Si planea dejar basura para CleanSweep, favor de salir y voluntar para una hora o dos. Si esta haciendo un proyecto grande de remodelar, favor sacar sus propios materiales por reservar un cupón gratis de Transfer Station.

                                    Si – Voluntarios de CleanSweep colectaran:

                                    • Las piezas de chatarra de paneles de yeso, yeso, tejas, madera. Por favor, elimine todos los clavos.
                                    • Las piezas de chatarra de hormigón, asfalto, ladrillo, metal.
                                    • Llantas.
                                    • Necesitamos puertas! Corcoran CRECE busca puertas de madera, puertas de armarios, y la madera contrachapada. Deja esto para GreenSweep.

                                    NO - CleanSweep no recogerá:

                                    • Electrodomésticos o muebles. El servicio de basura de la ciudad lleva artículos grandes.
                                    • Los artículos peligrosos (adhesivos, combustibles, aceite de motor, pintura, baterías, bombillas). Traiga estos a un sitio de un servicio gratuito del Condado de Hennepin.
                                    • Electrónica (televisión, radio, computadora, impresora). Utilice una bajada del Condado de Hennepin.
                                    • Los desechos de jardín. La ciudad recoge el cepillo, las hojas y la hierba cortada en temporada.

                                    VOLUNTARIOS: Tengan un gran tiempo ayudando a los vecinos, rebuscando para encontrar "tesoros", y conocer a gente nueva. Partimos a las 7:45 am con una breve reunión de desayuno en CNO (3451 Cedar Ave S), y terminamos con un buen almuerzo de vuelta en CNO. Por favor, use zapatos con punta cerrados, mangas largas y pantalones largos en vez de cortos. Trae un recipiente de agua si puede. Nosotros le podemos ofrecer guantes y mucha agua. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Ross en CNO si eres capaz de ayudar.

                                    OTROS RECURSOS:

                                    • Savers en 2124 East Lake acepta artículos de uso doméstico utilizables y ropa.
                                    • Twin Cities FreeMarket es una forma libre de donar y encontrar los elementos no deseados.
                                    • Craigslist es una forma efectiva de vender o regalar artículos deseados.
                                    • Vales. Haciendo un importante proyecto de remodelación? Propietarios de Minneapolis pueden reservar un bono gratuito para descargar artículos en la Estación de Transferencia de Southside.

                                    Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                    Click here for current edition.

                                    © 2014 Corcoran News

                                      Home rehab before and after

                                      Thu, 2014-08-21 20:25
                                      Corcoran News

                                      The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.

                                      GMHC takes on some of the toughest rehab projects, updating them so that new owners won't have to do anything for a minimum of five years. Nearly all of GMHC’s homes come with down payment assistance which helps people with low to moderate incomes become homeowners in our communities.

                                      The new blue home already has a new family moving in once finishing work is completed later this year.

                                      Get involved in CNO’s housing work by joining the Land Use & Housing Committee, and contacting Ross Joy, 612-724-7457 or <ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org>.

                                      Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                      Click here for current edition.

                                      The home at 3142 22nd Ave S has been distressed for several years, including four foreclosures since 1997. Thanks to advocacy by CNO, Greater Metropolitan Housing Cooperation (GMHC) made the commitment and is delivering another quality, energy efficient, affordable home in Corcoran neighborhood.

                                      GMHC takes on some of the toughest rehab projects, updating them so that new owners won't have to do anything for a minimum of five years. Nearly all of GMHC’s homes come with down payment assistance which helps people with low to moderate incomes become homeowners in our communities.

                                      The new blue home already has a new family moving in once finishing work is completed later this year.

                                      Get involved in CNO’s housing work by joining the Land Use & Housing Committee, and contacting Ross Joy, 612-724-7457 or <ross [at] corcoranneighborhood [dot] org>.

                                      Contribute, advertise, or learn more about Corcoran News.
                                      Click here for current edition.

                                      © 2014 Corcoran News

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