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On Sunday, September 14th the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhoods will be welcoming thousands of people to our community as a part of the Nicollet Open Streets event. This is an exciting opportunity to show off the new Nicollet Avenue and all the great things going on in our neighborhoods.
Kingfield and Lyndale have been working with local businesses, nonprofits, and community volunteers for months to plan what we hope becomes our neighborhoods' biggest annual festival. In other areas Open Streets events have drawn people from all over the metro area to see parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul that they’ve never been to before. Those of us who live here, know what we have to offer, but this is our chance to show off how great our neighborhoods are to a much bigger audience.
During the next couple of months there will be three free outdoor concerts at Painter Park. The concerts are a part of the Hosmer World Music Series.
The Hosmer World Music Series is a partnership between the Lyndale Neighborhood Association, Hosmer Library, KFAI, and Painter Park. In June the series received a $10,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) that will fund the series through June of next year.
Over the past six months a group of LNA Board and staff members have been working to improve the neighborhood’s General Membership Meetings. The General Membership Meetings are the neighborhood’s monthly community meetings that usually consist of discussions of neighborhood issues, City of Minneapolis policy issues, conversations with elected officials, and what LNA is working on.
The purpose of the meetings is to make sure there is a place for community members to come together to discuss what’s happening in the neighborhood and that there is a place for them to be involved in their neighborhood’s decision making process.
When talking about growing up in a small town in Western North Dakota, Volunteer Committee member Ann Leitel says, “I was not cool because I didn’t rodeo. I wore jelly shoes and didn’t have a belt buckle associated with barrel roping.” This is one of Ann’s great skills, painting a picture with a few statements; with this one statement I could see Ann in the 80’s rocking her jellies out in ranch country.
The 2014 LNA Bike Patrol, started out very “wet” this year. It seemed like it rained every day in the month of June. Myself and Sgt. James Jensen were able to ride a few nights. I believe I have been a participant in this program since 2001. Every summer, I am fortunate to meet new people in the neighborhood and to reconnect with those I have known for years.
The first agenda item was a discussion regarding the increase in administration fees that the Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE) is asking for administration of the loan programs. CEE send a letter to the 42 neighborhoods it services in June telling them there would be an annual $5,000 flat fee to service their loan contracts. The fee is per contract, LNA currently has two contracts with them, and the $5,000 fee is the same regardless of how many loans a neighborhood closes.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s ESL Program serves English Language Students in Lyndale and the surrounding neighborhoods. The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality English instruction and to help students become more connected to their community.
ESL Teachers are responsible for leading one of Lyndale’s ESL classes. LNA currently offers a variety of ESL classes each week. Classes are held in off-site locations in the Lyndale neighborhood. LNA is currently looking for a teacher for one of our evenings classes that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
This is a 15 hour a week position that includes a half-hour of prep time for every hour of class time.
On July 8, in lieu of a Crime and Drug Committee Meeting, we had a working walk. There was an eclectic group of six walkers who met at Painter Park. During the walk, one by one walkers broke away so there ended up not being a gathering at Crema Café as had been planned, but it was a fun walk on a beautiful night.
Participants were lucky to have long-time Lyndale resident Jo Gibson along, as she had prepared several Lyndale success stories which she wanted to share and to whose locations she took us and told their stories. She also had some suggestions for “theme walks”.
The meeting was Tuesday, July 8th at the Lyndale Community Center and Kellie Kish, City of Minneapolis Recycling Coordinator, had a power-point showing an enormous amount of information about recycling. The main focus was on commercial recycling and the changes to the Environmental Acceptable Packaging Ordinance. Who is affected by this? All people, businesses, events, or individuals who serve or give away food prepared for immediate consumption. This includes all restaurants, grocery store hot-cases, mobile and temporary food vendors (food trucks and other event vendors).
Have you ever seen a lawn that has been 'scalped' in the middle of summer? Not a pretty sight!
Research has proven that grass that is maintained at a taller height actually grows deeper roots than grass that is mowed short. When moisture is scarce, deeper roots will keep the grass healthier than shallow ones. And, when you mow too low you see more narrow stems, it can take many days before the lawn looks good again.
If you come back from vacation and the grass is way too tall, mow it in stages. Take off 1 1/2 inches the first time and in a couple of days, mow again. Taking off 3-4 inches all at once is really tough on grass.
Wednesday, November 56:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center.
Tuesday, November 1112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meets to discuss different Business issues in the neighborhood.
Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from noon to 1:00pm
Tuesday, November 116:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Crime & Safety Committee Meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the 5th Police Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave). 6:30 to 8:00pm
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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