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You may have noticed that the winter was not kind to some of the new, greener features of Nicollet Avenue. This spring there were a number of trees that didn’t make it through their first winter and there were lots of patches of dead grass.
According to the Park Board they are still working on their spring tree planting, but as soon as that is done, they will be out to inspect the trees along Nicollet. They will removing any dead or broken trees and planting new trees this fall.
There’s a tension in neighborhood work that can make what we do as an organization challenging. Everyone who lives and works in the neighborhood has an opinion about what we should do and how we should do – at least you hope so, because you know your in trouble when the people who live in your community don’t care about what happens to it. Yet our ability to shape the neighborhood is directly connected to the time and energy community members are willing to invest into the neighborhood.
At one the best attended Annual Meetings in years, community members came together to celebrate the neighborhood and elected eight new board members to the Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s (LNA) Board of Directors.
The evening started off with a community potluck with LNA providing hot dogs, burgers, and sides to get everything started. This year LNA Board Member Robert Dahlstrom provided a taste of the State Fair by making fresh cheese curds and French fries.
On Wednesday, July 16th, volunteers from the Environment Committee will begin distributing fresh vegetables grown in Lyndale to community members at the Lyndale Community Dinner. The Lyndale Community Dinner takes places every Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm at Zion Lutheran Church (128 W 33rd).
This will be the start of the Lyndale Food Share for this summer. If you have extra produce growing in your garden, consider contributing it, interested in getting fresh vetegables come to the Community Dinner.
Fertilizer reminder; remember that the heavy rains in June have leached a lot of nutrients deep into the soil, especially sandy soil. Fertilize flower and vegetable gardens using a granular product that can be scratched into the soil around the plants, or if they are close together, use a liquid fertilizer.
Container plants and hanging baskets are particularly vulnerable to nutrient loss when rainfall is abundant, they can be fertilized every couple of weeks. I use a liquid fertilizer at half strength once a week especially during the hot days of July and August when the baskets dry out so fast and need watering twice a day.
Have you ever noticed that graffiti is a lot like weeds, when the weather warms up you see it start to sprout up everywhere - the difference is graffiti is a lot more disgusting to look at and can be harder to get rid of. Once again LNA has hired a couple graffiti busters to remove or paint over graffiti in the Lyndale neighborhood.
Business Notes are short updates about what’s happening with Lyndale area businesses.
La Fiesta Nacional más grande del año se acerca rápidamente—¡La Noche Nacional de Salir! Este año el martes, 5 de agosto, vecinos en las cuadras del todo el país se juntarán para celebrar en las calles. Minneapolis casi siempre pone el record del país en la cantidad más grande de fiestas, y siempre hay un montón en Lyndale.
Las fiestas proveen una manera divertida y relajada para conocer a sus vecinos. A parte de hacer más amistoso a su cuadra, conocer a sus vecinos tiene beneficios muy prácticos. En Lyndale, hemos probado y demostrado que una de las mejores maneras de prevenir la crimen en su cuadra es conocer a sus vecinos.
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking two well-organized and energetic people to be canvassers for the Nicollet Votes project.
The Crime & Drug Committee meeting was June 10th at the Fifth Police Precinct.
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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