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The meeting was on Wednesday, May 7th, at the Lyndale Community Center from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
We are going to have a doorbell workshop on Saturday, May 31st at 10:00am. This was the day and time that will work best for Tim, who will be leading the demonstration. Erick & Taylor volunteered to have the workshop at their house, since they need a new doorbell. Ten people should be about the right number, people can sign up on a first come first served basis.
At the May 13th meeting Mark Hinds gave us information about the Ready to Work! A Job Seeker’s Workshop that LNA is organizing. The workshop is on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Zion Church (128 W 33rd Street). The purpose is to provide opportunities for community members to improve their job search skills.
At the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to talk with employers and learn about interviewing practices, get tips on completing applications, and resume writing. People will also have an opportunity to learn about community resources. This workshop is open to all community members young or old and there will be translation available in Spanish and Somali.
Join your neighborhood on Saturday, June 14th from 5:00-8:30 pm for Lyndale's annual Fish Fest at the Garfield Aquarium (33rd and Garfield). At this year's Fish Fest, we'll have Fish Tacos, live music from the Tom Hunter Blues Band, and lots of great activities.
This year will be a special celebration, because Xcel Energy recentenly sold the building and the person who is buying it is planning on converting it to a single family home. So next year's event may be a very different celebration.
The Chair opened at 36th and Bryant in 2005 with just the two of us and a chair. We grew out of our space there and decided to move to a larger location in June of 2013. We currently have nine stylists and three front desk staff. While we really miss our corner on Bryant, we are very happy to have our own space on Lyndale.
The building was beginning to be a little neglected and had some questionable activities taking place so we were very excited to be able to get in here and clean things up. We still have some work to do but it will be an ongoing process and a labor of love.
The Lyndale neighborhood is very fortunate to have space for people to garden. The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) owns four garden lots and has another area we are hoping to turn into another community garden.
The garden at 31st and Pillsbury is rented and maintained by The Youth Farm. They have gardened there for many years. Teaching youth the importance of growing and harvesting nutritional fruits and vegetables. The produce is used by the program and distributed to participants' families.
The Lyndale Walkers had their 22nd Walk-A-Thon Kick-off potluck party on Sunday, May 4th. We gathered at the residence of Luther and Jo Krueger, Mike hauled over his big BBQ grill and grilled up some delicious ribs and brauts. People brought dishes to share and we had a tasty meal while we got caught up on the latest news and talked about the history and purpose of the Lyndale Walkers.
We were happy to have a couple people that were interested in joining the Lyndale Walkers attend the kick-off and the little kids had a lot of fun.
Chances are if you were around for the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue, you saw Lyndale community member Dave Romm out with his trademark camera documenting every step. As a long term Lyndale resident, the construction literally started just outside his front door. Over the course of the two year project, he took thousands of photos of the construction and created the Urban Archaeology project that has been shown at the Central Library downtown and at the Lyndale Community Center.
The sun was out and as we rounded the corner to the entrance of the museum, Asherah the Hebrew goddess of motherhood and fertility greeted us as she lay prone, awaking and bringing Spring with her. Once we entered the museum the scent of fresh flowers greeted us and my daughter Lula pointed and exclaimed in delight, “Mommy, look at all the beautiful flowers!!” She had no idea what was in store.
The museum was literally blooming with flowers, thousands of flowers spanning the spectrum and bringing a special life to not just the museum, but the paintings that inspired the arrangements.
In the world of local residential real estate, the worst is behind us as we continue our upward trajectory into a full recovery. With active listings at a 10-year low, the tides have changed putting sellers in the proverbial driver’s seat.
Buyers’ high expectations on condition and amenities have not waned, however, they have broadened their search criteria or are purchasing smaller homes because of rising home prices. The median sales price for March was $190,000 which marks the 25th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. The Whittier Alliance is a neighborhood organization dedicated to building a flourishing and distinctive world class neighborhood. LNA and Whittier are currently seeking a Community Organizer for the Somali/East African Community to split their time working with the communities in the two neighborhoods.
Friday, July 256:00 pm to 8:30 pm
A celebration in honor of community members who have helped to make Lyndale a safe, vibrant, and sustainable community.
Monday, July 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the July General Membership meeting to have a conversation with newly elected Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene, have a community discussion and vote on LNA's new Block Club Plan, and have a discussion about changing the name of General Membership Meeting.
2014 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
3255 Lyndale Ave
3149 Nicollet Ave
Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
3510 Nicollet Ave S
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
3019 Lyndale Ave S
4005 Nicollet Ave
3355 Blaisdell Ave S
Become a Sponsor Today!
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