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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.
The Friday before Nicollet Open Streets was an interesting day around the community center, everywhere I went that day you could see the final pieces falling into place for the event on Sunday. I have to admit it was kind of fun and impressive watching the gears of the City’s special event machine start moving along after months of planning.
For the past couple of years, my colleague from Kingfield, Sarah Linnes-Robinson and I have been talking about having the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations partner on a community event that would celebrate the neighborhoods, show off what a great area the Nicollet corridor is becoming, and promote neighborhood businesses.
On a recent Sunday, a two-mile stretch of Nicollet Avenue from Lake Street to 46th Street was closed to motorized traffic and open for biking, walking, dining, dancing, hula hooping, poetry reading, dragon dancing and more.
Open Streets events allow people of all ages to experience streets in a new way, promoting healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and community connections. An estimated 9,500 people ventured off the sidewalk into the street for the Nicollet Open Streets event Sunday, Sept. 14.
The Lyndale Bike Patrol Program has ended for another year. We were very fortunate that so many people donated funds to this program again this year. This year we were able to raise a total of $4,353.94.
Monday, January 266:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the January Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting where we will be discussing the current legislative session with Lyndale's elected officials Rep Susan Allen and Sen Jeff Hayden, getting and update and having a discussion with City officials about the potential for reopening Nicollet Avenue, and giving an update on Painter Park's prospects for capital improvements.
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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