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Regla De Oro Art Gallery – 2743 Lyndale Ave
Westy Copeland Exhibit – Lighthouses of Maine – October 14th to November 30th.
Phone # 612-886-1247 website www.regladeoro.com
I was asked the other day to describe what we do as an organization. In some ways it’s a simple question and in other ways it can get complicated trying to describe everything we do and why we do it.
For the past few years our work has been guided by a strategic plan developed after the merger between the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) and Lyndale Neighborhood Development Corporation (LNDC). It’s a plan that, I think, has served the neighborhood well and helped us build one of the most active and engaged neighborhoods in Minnesota.
It was a beautiful sunny day, a cool breeze, and a great day to take the gorilla for a walk. The annual Halloween Walk was on Sunday, October 26th and once again we had a lot of fun.
There weren't as many walkers who joined us this year, but those of us that did participate enjoyed the surprised looks we got from motorists and walkers. We gave a little help to some guys that were moving a heavy piece of equipment.
We also stopped and talked with kids, some that were happy to see us and some that were a little hesitant about the gorilla that was with us. Mike had made a pot of soup for those who wanted to stop back and have a bowl and a beer. Another fun Lyndale Walkers Halloween Walk!!
On Tuesday, October 14th, Andrea Jenkins, Eighth Ward Policy Aide attended the LNBA meeting, answered questions and gave us some information about the reopening of Nicollet Avenue, Champions site, food/liquor ratio, and the commercial bathroom ordinance.
It is that time of the year when the Lyndale Walkers will be gathering for their Halloween Walk. This is probably the most fun walk that we do all year, and it is great having the children with us. Last year we had about twenty people participate in the walk and everyone had a great time. Many of the walkers come in costume so this gives the adults a chance to play dress-up for Halloween. The last few years we have had the privilege of having our neighborhood gorilla and her trainer with us to amuse and startle those along our route. They will be with us again this year, if we are assured that the gorilla will behave (doubtful). We will meet Sunday, October 26th at 3200 Pleasant Avenue and walk from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Come and enjoy the fun.
The sun was shining, the day was lovely, and the event happening at the Lyndale Community Center had just gotten underway. LNA’s annual Fall Fundraiser 2014 was on Friday, September 26th and the Center looked beautiful. Thanks to Natasha, floral arrangement extraordinaire, and general aesthetic setter. Candles were lit, flowers displayed, and the Silent Auction was set to welcome Lyndale community members to LNA’s chicest event of the year.
¡Celebra el día de Halloween cerca de Lyndale con Halloween Spooktacular! El evento esel 31 de octubre de 6:30 a 8:00pm en el Parque de Bryant Square. Tendremos baile, dulces y una fogata. El evento es gratis y apropiado por todas las edades.
Se invita a las familias de todas las edades al Parque de Lyndale Farmstead para una fiesta nueva de Halloween el 31 de octubre de 6:00 a 8:00pm. ¡Queremos ver sus disfraces! Todavía necesitamos voluntarios para ayudarnos a planear la fiesta. Póngase en contacto con nosotros: 612.270.4948 si tiene ideas y le gustaría ayudar.
This month we take a look at LNA’s Housing, Planning & Development Committee.
Focus: Housing and development issues in the neighborhood.
What they do: The Housing, Planning & Development Committee meets and works with developers on development projects. Reviews variance, zoning and license requests and gives guidance to various neighborhood projects.
Some current projects include:
On Saturday, September 13 around 3’oclock in the afternoon, a fun-seeking group of neighbors attended the Lyndale Housing, Planning and Development Committee’s first Progressive Party! Attendees were able to tour four different homes in Lyndale Neighborhood while enjoying an appetizer and beverage at each stop.
The first stop was the home of Rob and Laura Dahlstrom (3304 Harriet Ave S). At this home the group enjoyed beer, delicious sangria, bacon-wrapped steak bites, and cookies, while touring the Dahlstrom’s home including their 3rd floor finished family room with comfy sectional. We also had the opportunity to meet their two beautiful dogs. Rob and Laura have owned this home since April 2013.
I met with the current owners of Hair Police, Wendy (Stachowicz) and Kellie (O’Rourke) over a cup of coffee this morning at Muddy Waters- both with incredible hair (of course). Wendy had streaks of blue/green that looked incredible with the backdrop of her dark hair and Kellie had this amazing blonde high-ponytail with multi colored dreds and extensions. They definitely write the book on good up-to-the-minute hair, but as we started to discuss their story I hadn’t realized to what extent Hair Police had been a rogue pioneer in the community.
Wednesday, February 46:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center, 3537 Nicollet Avenue.
Tuesday, February 102:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00mp at Dulono's Pizza, 607 W. Lake Street.
Tuesday, February 106:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Crime & Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the 5th Police Precinct, 3101 Nicollet Avenue.
2015 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.
36th and Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
3255 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
4005 Nicollet Ave
3355 Blaisdell Ave S
3019 Lyndale Ave S
5318 Lyndale Ave S
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
3255 Lyndale Ave S
5462 Nicollet Ave S
Become a Sponsor Today!
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