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I first met Maria in September in our multi-level ESL class. Not long after I had first met her, our class split into two levels and she moved on to the advanced level class; which meant I only got to see her during our class coffee break. Luckily for me, I was fortunate enough to meet with Maria one-one-one over coffee and interview her for this story.
Business Notes are short updates about what’s happening at Lyndale Businesses.
Dulono’s Pizza – 607 West Lake Street
“Date Night” every Tuesday after 5pm – medium 2 topping pizza & bottle of Coppola Rosso Classic Red Wine for $25
Music Friday & Saturday nights from 8:00pm to midnight
Feb 14-15 Copper Creek
Feb 21-22 The Middle Spunk Creek Boys
Feb 28-Mar 1 Clay Hess and John Garon
Mar 7-8 Jim Ohlschmidt, Tom Schaefer and Tim Hennessey
Mar 14-15 Blue Yodel #9
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) has a new program to assist buisinesses to improve the exterior of their existing commercial properties with affordable loans through their LNA Commercial Façade Improvement Loan Program.
This is a great opportunity to get some of those exterior improvements done. Do you need a new roof, siding need to be replaced or painted, would new awnings look good, or maybe new doors and windows would cut down on heating and air conditioning costs. The loan funds are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply, get the paperwork out of the way and be ready to start the work as soon as the weather warms up.
Here are some program details:
Action Alerts for December, 2013 were presented by Assistant County Attorney Jennifer Saunders. Many cases are still active in the court system, although there are few open. If an investigation has been open for six months with no resolution, City Attorney Saunders removes it from the Action Alerts Report. Thanksgiving weekend saw an up-tic in burglaries, but December experienced the fewest Action Alerts in a long time. Usually, there are at least 20, but December saw only 16. Precinct-wide in 2013, there was a spike in robberies. Narcotics charges come mostly from traffic stops.
During the past year LNA began a new strategy to engage Lyndale's diverse community members through a series of community conversations. The goal of the conversations is to understand the value people place on their connections in the neighborhood, discover what they want for Lyndale, and build community. This article is a summary of what we have heard so far.
The conversations involve small groups of community members gathering to talk about what issues are important to them and why they care about where they live. They are rooted in the idea that for Lyndale to be a safe, sustainable, and vibrant community the people who live and work in the neighborhood need to share their opinions and hear from each other.
The first item of business at the January meeting was the variance request for the development project at 3144-3146 Garfield/600 W 32nd Street. Property owners, Danny Perkins & Drew Levin (D&D Real Estate), architect, William Wells and the construction rep, Chris Casey, were all at the meeting to present the designs and answer questions. This property is called a reverse corner lot, which means it has two front yard setbacks. A variance was requested to reduce the front yard setback of 600 West 32nd Street from 15’ to 10’-6”.
The meeting was Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the 5th Police Precinct, 12:00 to 1:00pm. Crime Prevention Specialist John Reed talked about business robbery prevention. The following are a few things a business can do to prevent a robbery.
To plan this year’s Lyndale Open House on Friday, April 11th, LNA is bringing together community organizations, neighborhood leaders, and volunteers.
Since the Open House is a chance for community members to connect with local community organizations and LNA’s committees about what they’re working on, what they offer, and how to be involved, it’s a great way for us to pull together the organizations who make up the fabric of our community to make sure this annual event is vibrant and fun!
Qualifying taxpayers can get free help preparing their federal and state income tax returns at locations across Minnesota. You can get this help if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You are a senior citizen (age 65 or older)
- You are disabled
- You speak limited or no English
- Your income is $52,000 or less
Help with your current tax return is available during the tax season. Most free tax preparation sites are open Feb. 1- April 15. You can find information on places you can go for free tax preparation at www.taxes.state.mn.us – search for “free tax preparation sites”.
What should I bring with me to have my taxes prepared?
Usted puede ser elegible de recibir ayuda gratis para preparar sus impuestos si se aplica una de las siguientes condiciones:es una persona mayor (tiene 65 años o más), es discapacitado, habla poco o no ingles, su ingreso es bajo de $52.000 o menos.
Se puede conseguir ayuda con tus impuestos de este año desde el primero de febrero hasta el 15 de abril.
Se puede encontrar los lugares de conseguir ayuda gratis a www.taxes.state.mn.us– busque “free tax preparation sites”.
¿Qué debo traer conmigo para preparar mis impuestos?
Tuesday, March 1112:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meets to discuss different Business issues in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, March 116:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday, March 246:30 pm to 8:00 pm
For the March General Membership meeting we will be inviting candidates running for the open Hennepin County Commissioner seat, hearing about some potential improvements at Painter Park, and the upcoming Lyndale Open House.
Tuesday, April 86:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
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
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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