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“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all their might that which they desire.” - Paulo Coelho
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association planned this year’s Children’s Day celebration along with Mother’s Day on May 10th at Painter Park.
The Children’s Day tradition formally began in 1954 when the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that all countries institute a day dedicated to the littlest ones in the home. It provides them respect and importance in society and what better way to celebrate their childhood than to combine this day with Mother’s Day. We all get along better when we are together as families.
The following is a police advisoy issued by the Minneapolis Police Department on Robberies in Lyndale on June 18, 2014. On June 18, 2014 there were 2 robberies that occurred in the Lyndale neighborhood, possibly involving the same suspects. The first robbery occurred at 7:25 am, on the 3200 block of Pillsbury Ave S. The victim was walking to her home, when 2 suspects, one with a handgun, demanded the victim’s cell phone and purse. The second incident occurred at 11am on the 3100 block of Pleasant. The victims were sitting in their car, when 3 suspects, one displaying a handgun, demanding the two victims cell phones. None of the victims were injured in these incidents.
The community is invited to an open house about transit and transportation related improvements near Interstate 35W, Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. Staff from Metro Transit, Minnesota Department of Transportation, the county and the city will share updated proposals for improvements in the area, including:
- A two-level, enclosed Orange Line station, with enhanced pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and 31st Street;
- Physical improvements to Lake Street in the vicinity of the I-35W; and
- Proposed ramps at I-35W and Lake Street.
Thursday, June 19
Whittier Community Center
425 26th Street West, Minneapolis
It’s a party!!! Thursday July 17th is the Lyndale Garden Tour. We are looking for people interested in having their garden on the tour and not just flower gardens; we would love to see how our neighbors might be growing their own food. Anyone interested should contact Jennifer Arnold at the Lyndale office (612-824-9402 x 12 / email@example.com)
The Garfield Garden has welcomed six neighborhood residents as new gardeners this year. With help from the established gardeners there and volunteers recruited by LNA, they have prepared their plots, sown seeds, and set out seedlings.
Gardening Matters supplied the seeds and seedlings, and Youth Farm is supporting the gardeners with additional tools and other help. An LNA Block Club Micro Grant is providing funding for this project.
The new Garfield gardeners bring their children with them when they come to work in their plots. It’s great to see the next generation of Lyndale residents being part of growing some of their own food.
It has been a rare part of my work life to work “alone.” I seem to choose jobs where working with or around other people is built into what I do. I have been a teacher with class sizes as small as 4 but as large as 39, a manager at the Children’s Museum, on a team of 4 with a staff of 9 and visitors by the thousands. As a young adult I worked in a restaurant, a convenience store, and a movie theater where the constancy of customer contact could get overwhelming at times. I am now the operator of a café where it is rare to go an hour without some kind of customer contact.
Bryce and Kelly Pier have been fixtures of the Lyndale neighborhood for over a decade. Their kids have grown up at events like the Fish Fest and La Posada and as a family they have worked hard to help make Lyndale a wonderful place.
Bryce grew up in Coon Rapids and Kelly grew up in La Center, a small town in southern Minnesota. Both moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota and bought a home in Minneapolis’ Near North neighborhood. After living there for about 10 years Bryce received a unique opportunity to work with a start-up based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “After about a year it was obvious that the start-up wasn't going to make it and we realized just how much we missed and loved Minneapolis” Bryce says.
I recently had the opportunity to present to the board of a foundation as a part of their strategic planning process. They asked us to present because they had been impressed by our proposal and wanted to learn more about how we approach our work, about neighborhood organizations, and how neighborhoods change.
When I think about how neighborhoods change, I always start from the premise that great neighborhoods happen because people care about and invest in them, whether it’s their time, energy, money, or ideas there’s a conscious effort to make something better. It can be as small as a single person investing in their home or as large as creating a comprehensive plan for redevelopment in a neighborhood.
There is no denying the excitement and energy of getting thousands of people together for a common cause. On Saturday, May 31st, 13 Lyndalians got on their sneakers, grabbed their water bottles, and put on their “Heart” shirts to walk in the American Heart Association’s 20th Anniversary Heart Walk. Thousands of people flocked to the Target Field before the walk and were able to stroll through the upper concourse to visit sponsor tables, meet mascots, and get health screenings. As the start of the walk drew closer, participants were encouraged to sit with their groups to watch the mascot race. I was rooting for the Tooth Fairy to win, but she was edged out by Petey P. Cup.
Júntese con nosotros el lunes, 23 de junio para la Reunión Anual de Lyndale en el Parque Painter. La Reunión Anual es su oportunidad de escuchar acerca del año pasado y ver que viene el próximo año.
La tarde empezará con un asado proveído por LNA con otras comidas que pedimos que la comunidad aporte. Siguiente habrá una reunión corta en que presentaremos el Premio de Servicio Comunitario, elegiremos siete miembros a la mesa directiva y hasta cinco miembros alternativos, y tendremos una presentación corta acerca de que ha hecho LNA en el año pasado y algo sobre lo que viene el próximo año. La reunión también le dará su oportunidad de mostrar su destreza en hornear con un concurso de postre.
Sunday, September 1412:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Enjoy our main street by ped or pedal as the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) & Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) host the first annual Nicollet Open Streets event from 12 - 5 PM between Lake and 46th Street!
Friday, September 266:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday, September 26th for Lyndale's annual Fall Gala! Featuring a wine tasting and exciting silent and live auction items. Come to have fun and support a good cause at the same time.
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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