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Lyndale Neighborhood Association / Whittier Alliance
Community Organizer – Somali/East African Community
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. The Whittier Alliance is a neighborhood organization dedicated to building a flourishing and distinctive world class neighborhood. LNA and Whittier are currently seeking a Community Organizer for the Somali/East African Community to split their time working with the communities in the two neighborhoods.
This year there will be some great Halloween events in and around Lyndale for families and kids.
On Sunday, October 27th those that want to join the Halloween Walk will meet at the Montrose’s at 3200 Pleasant Avenue at 4:00pm. Costumes are not required, but they sure are fun. We stroll around the neighborhood for an hour or two having fun and visiting with neighbors. And I have verification that the gorilla will be un-caged and walking with us again this year. Hopefully the trainer will have a little better control of her, as last year she got loose at the Painter Park playground. Bring your kids and join us for a fun family Halloween Walk.
I-35W RECAP REPORT #25 – SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Charleen Zimmer, President of Zen & Associates, acted as chairwoman for today in Lisa Vecoli’s absence. The main goal of today’s meeting was to approve and put forth a recommendation from the group as to the final design concept of the Transit Station at Lake St and 35W, allowing the architectural firms to move forward with their construction plans, operational/security/maintenance plans and cost estimates.
For Natasha Villanueva, finding Lyndale meant finding a job and a community. After returning from a Peace Corps posting in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Natasha was looking for community, for somewhere to become a part of and to call home.
Growing up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Natasha was a part of her National Honors Society and volunteered with the local Key Club. She moved to Minneapolis to pursue a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota where she also volunteered as a tutor at La Escuelita. After graduating from university, her love of learning led her to serve as an Americorp Volunteer and then join the Peace Corps.
In Lyndale’s ESL program, students are goal centered. They come for specific reasons—to improve their work prospects, to connect with community, to help their family. The Lyndale ESL Program has also put goal setting front and center, and this month, we’re poised to reach a big one—the expansion of the program and addition of a third class, marking our first step toward leveled classes.
So what do you want to know about the neighborhood? It’s a question we ask ourselves all the time and something we really want to know – especially if you’re reading this.
Every month we come together to figure out what we should cover in the Lyndale Neighborhood News and at www.lyndale.org. You can cover a lot of ground in sixteen pages of print and the infinite universe of the internet, so what we write about is limited only by what we think people are interested in and the amount of time we have to write.
Business Notes are short updates about what’s happening at Lyndale neighborhood businesses.
A Peacefull Place– 2516 Lyndale Avenue
I offer Therapeutic Coaching, NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapy. My website is http://www.apeacefulplace.us/ Jane M Gallagher, BA, CTC, CHT at 612-567-8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dulono’s Pizza – 607 West Lake Street
Music Friday & Saturday nights from 8:00pm to midnight.
October 11th- Painter Park 5:30-7:30pm
Leading Lyndale is a team of youth and families from Lyndale who are working together to create opportunities to better integrate the residents of Lyndale beyond culture, race, and ethnicity. This group has been meeting every Wednesday since July. These meetings are held at Painter Park from 5:30-7:00pm.
The Leading Lyndale team is planning its first effort called #LyndaleTogether, a community event geared to offer unique opportunities for Lyndale community members to build positive relationships with one another.
#LyndaleTogether will offer the following:
The September Crime & Drug Committee meeting was held at the 5th Police Precinct on September 10th at 6:30pm. This meeting began our fall season and attendees were enthusiastic and ready to go on our various projects. People who had attended the home safety workshop at the Precinct Station on July 23rd extolled its value and encouraged it being repeated so more people have a chance to participate.
The Hosmer World Music Series is pleased to announce our Fall concert schedule. The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between LNA, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio. For more information, contact Roy Woodstrom at (952) 847-2900.
Painter Park Concert
34th & Lyndale - Music starts at 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 12th - Brass Messengers
A Minneapolis/St. Paul sprawling fun factory of eleven musicians. Music of choice is anything that fits into the twisted brass tubing, from inspired originals, to "sing-a-longs" and “covers” from around the globe. Truly, a joyful noise.
Tuesday, December 1012:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 12:00 noon, at Cause Spirits & Sound Bar
Tuesday, December 106:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm at 3200 Pleasant Ave
Saturday, December 144:00 pm to 7:30 pm
¡Ya viene lo mejor tiempo del año! Júntate con nosotros para el gran evento anual de La Posada donde habrá comida, Santa, aguinaldos, comunidad y más.
The most wonderful time of year is coming! Join us at our grand annual event, La Posada. There will be delicious food, Santa, gifts, community, and more!
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
StarTribune Mpls News
- Vikings, Wells Fargo reach tentative agreement on signs
- After 7 years, Twin Cities litigator leads way on swipe-fee case
- Gentlemen, stop your engines — monster truck show celebrates last event at the Metrodome
- Retired teacher unleashes artistic passion as a museum guide for kids
- Minneapolis school board adds Somali-American
Twin City Daily Planet Neighborhood News
- OPINION | Corcoran community: Creating leaders - An experience with "Mujeres y Líderes en Acción y Poder"
- Corcoran residents featured in Art Crawl
- Construction begins on "Hi-Lake Triangle" mixed use development
- Corcoran volunteer recognition dinner Feb. 12
- Corcoran Park and other highlights of the neighborhood