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Lyndale is been blessed with committed, passionate, and inspiring volunteers who continue to make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Let LNA who that special person is, whether they are your block club leader, that person who makes sure the walkways are clear, or the person who has been a committee member for years.
LNA’s Community Service Awards acknowledge all the love and care that volunteers have given to Lyndale in benefit of the entire community. Each year LNA awards two to three outstanding volunteers, or groups of volunteers, with the distinction at the Annual General Meeting in June.
Calling all Hosts Extraordinaire! We need your hosting skills to help make Lyndale’s Great Gatherings a success!
Great Gatherings are fun and creative mini fundraisers that support LNA while getting community members together for social activities and events. Use your unique skills to design a Great Gathering that will showcase your talents, engage community members, and support the Lyndale Neighborhood Association.
One thing that sets these events apart is that they are hosted BY community members FOR community members. These events have been popular and have raised over $10,000 in the past 3 years! We are grateful and proud of our community members and want to help you get involved in these unique events.
On Oscar Sunday, the Lyndale Social Club showed up to bowl, drink some good beer, and hang out with some of the loveliest that Lyndale has to offer. The Bryant Lake Bowl was bumping, so we had to wait a bit, but the cool Summit brew and fun conversations made the time fly. Sammy, Lyndale’s littlest social clubber made his LSC premiere while his momma bowled strike after strike.
Many of us in this neighborhood who have lived here since the mid 1990’s recognize Laura Johansson as the bright, calm, forward thinking and fluent-in-Spanish community leader of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. She helped start a Latino women’s group, and a Somali group. Several years later, Laura made more than a professional commitment to this neighborhood when she and her husband Dan Prince bought a house and began raising their family right across from Painter Park.
Lyndale’s annual Open House is coming up and we need you to make it a success. This event draws around 350 people every year and connects community members with programs, services, and neighbors in a fun and festive atmosphere. Open House staple “Taste of Lyndale” will be there with samplings of delicious fares from the neighborhood and our carnival games will again make an appearance.
Shifts are an hour and fifteen minutes long, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the event, get your grub on, and make a few bids at the silent auction. Currently our volunteer needs are:
We wanted to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in Live Nicollet over the past eight months. All together we awarded 4,500 points, which included 625 trips to buy things at participating businesses.
We would also like to say congratulations to Todd Grosz who was the big Live Nicollet winner in our efforts to help support businesses during the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue. Todd far out distanced the competition and ended up with 1,325 points, that’s over 250 Live Nicollet activities, in what was an amazing demonstration of commitment to the local business community.
The first cohort of the Somali Women’s Leadership Program came to an end in December 2012. The women graduated on January 17th, 2013 with proud feelings, which gave them more confidence and eagerness to increase their neighborhood involvement. The graduation night was very memorable because the women talked about the extraordinary experiences they gained from the program and the importance of community involvement.
This cohort was made of 15 amazing women who eagerly participated throughout the program.
They met twice a month from May to December 2012 finishing 14 knowledge, relationship, and skill building sessions.
We are living in a time, unfortunately, when record numbers of people are facing hunger. Many families struggle with putting food on the table. In Minnesota one in 10 families deals with issues of hunger and food insecurity and don't know where their next meal is coming from. Lyndale Neighborhood Association is proud to announce we are sponsoring a LNA Food Drive to support local area food shelves.
This year’s Lyndale Open House will be on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Lyndale Community School (34th and Grand Avenue). Yes, we said Friday, March 22nd.
After a lot of discussion the LNA Board decided to move the Open House to Friday this year as an experiment to see if we can take this great Lyndale event to the next level. One of the things we often hear from families with young kids is that they already have planned activities on Thursdays or that they need to head home early to get everyone to bed for school the next day. We’re hoping that by moving the event to Friday that more families will be able to come and have more fun.
“Naturalization” is the process for obtaining U.S. Citizenship. The purpose of this article is to provide the big picture of the Naturalization process. Note that the description below is a generalized discussion of the process and requirements. For every rule, there are exceptions and clarifications. This article provides a starting-point for determining whether you may be eligible for filing a Naturalization application. The next step is discussing this with an attorney to determine if you are indeed able to file.
Why File for Naturalization?
The benefits of U.S. Citizenship are many, including:
1) You cannot be deported if you are U.S. Citizen, unless you obtained citizenship by fraud.
Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
Monday, June 245:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Lyndale Annual Potluck and member meeting June 24th, 2013 from 5:30-8:00pm
Monday, June 246:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join as at the Lyndale Annual Meeting on Monday, June 24th. Starting at 5:30 we will have a community potluck BBQ, with LNA providing stuff for the grill. At 7:00 pm we’ll have a short annual meeting that will get you all caught up on the past year and let you know what’s ahead.
Thursday, July 256:00 pm to 8:00 pm
We'll tour our neighbors gardens in Lyndale to get ideas for our own and to be impressed. The tickets and raffle are a fundraiser for the environment committee.
2013 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2013.
Amigo Service Center
3544 Lyndale Ave
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Zion Lutheran Church
128 West 33rd St.
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
301 W Lake St
3335 Blaisdell Ave
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Lake Wine and Spirits
404 W Lake Street
3510 Nicollet Ave
5462 Nicollet Ave
3501 Nicollet Avenue
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
3244 Blaisdell Ave S # 7
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill
105 W Lake St.
26 Oak Grove Street
3416 Nicollet Ave
3447 Lyndale Ave
3043 Nicollet Ave
116 E 32nd St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Avenue
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
625 W 31st
3019 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave