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Linden Hills Neighborhood Council

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August 15, 2016
In This Issue
Business District Alleyway Meeting

Monday, August 15, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.

Council Member Linea Palmisano will present information about the available options to accommodate parking and traffic through the old east-west trolley right-of-way that begins at Great Harvest Bread Co. and runs between Upton and Xerxes Aves.

CM Palmisano has met with business owners, residents, and representatives from Minneapolis Public Works to discuss egress options in the alleyway. Everyone is invited to attend this important presentation. 
Pocket Park Community Meeting

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St. 

Learn about the latest plans for the pocket park located at at 43rd & Upton. Landscape architect for the Linden development, Patrick Sarver, will present project drawings and will answer questions. This meeting follows two community input sessions held in 2015.  

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Linden Hills Pocket Park Plans
2015 Community Input Sessions 
Ward 13 Community Forum: Walking & Biking in Minneapolis 

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2914 W. 44th St.

Council Member Linea Palmisano will host a conversation about how the city builds its infrastructure with walkers and bikers in mind. Everyone is welcome.

Presenters will be Matthew Dyrdahl, Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis and Kelley Yemen, Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for Hennepin County

This family-friendly event will include a Q & A and refreshments. For more information. 
Linden Hills Red Cross Blood Drive 

Thursday, August 18, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Linden Hills United Church of Christ,
4200 Upton Ave. S.


Blood banks nationwide are suffering critically  low supplies. Please consider donating blood at this neighborhood blood drive hosted by the Linden Hills Business Association.

Call 651-247-7536 to schedule a time slot. Donors must be 18 years of age or older, and a valid I.D. is required. After giving, please stay to enjoy ice cream, music, and visits with community representatives, the Minneapolis Police Department K-9 Unit, and more.

Contact Kathryn with questions at 612-927-6267. 
Nice Neighbors Day is Back for a Second Year

Last year was such a success that the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council is once again sponsoring Nice Neighbors Day. This is a great chance to get out and meet your neighbors and lend a hand to keep Linden Hills a beautiful place to live.

When: Saturday, September 24, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Projects include: painting park signs, gardening maintenance, planting and weeding, and helping out at the library. Please follow the instructions below to sign up and join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Ginny Halloran

Here's how to sign up in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com.
2. Enter your email address
3. Sign up - choose your spots (projects) - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, contact Ginny Halloran to sign up manually.
LHiNC Grants Available 
LHiNC Streetcar logo
Deadline to apply is September 15

LHiNC donates most of the revenue it raises back to our community in the form of grants to organizations or projects that make Linden Hills a better place to live.

Recent recipients, among many others, have included:
- Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra
- A pollinator garden and party at Lake Harriet Lower Campus
- The Southwest Community Education Green Team and Study Buddies program
- Minneapolis Pops Orchestra 

Please visit our grants webpage for information about how to apply.
If you have questions, please contact LHiNC at info@lindenhills.org
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Who funds us and where does the money go?

As a non-profit, LHiNC operates using funding provided by the City of Minneapolis as well as funds raised through efforts such as the Linden Hills Festival and other events. 

In addition to neighborhood event fundraising, LHiNC also receives estate gifts with a targeted use. It is with these kinds of funds that LHiNC is able to provide grants. 

In the past four years alone LHiNC has provided over $30,000 in grants to the community. The grants span a wide range of uses from music and art programs to scholarships.

LHiNC issues grants twice during the year (please refer to the fall application information in the article above). LHiNC seeks to expend funds in an appropriate manner that is well-regulated and that best meets the needs of our great community.
 

The Community Participation Program (CPP) and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) are both funding programs administered by the city. CPP is used to support community engagement activities and related administrative expenses for LHiNC.

The City provides NRP funds to the various neighborhood organizations. This program was established by the City in 1991 and to-date it has provided over $290 million (across the city) to improve neighborhoods and implement Neighborhood Action Plans. LHiNC has NRP funds remaining that need to be spent on neighborhood projects. Watch for a spending proposal to be presented to the community at LHiNC's annual meeting in October. 
Upcoming Events at Linden Hills Library 

Linden Hills Library, 2900 W. 43rd St.
Library Hours: M, W, F, Sa from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
T, Th from noon to 8:00 p.m.


August 16, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. Adult Book Club, The Floor of the Sky by Pamela Carter Joern. Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings.
 
August 17, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Read stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Sponsor: Friends of the Linden Hills Library. Learn Together: I Took My Frog to the Library, Story Stroll.

August 24, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Stroll and read along the trail as you "step" into the pages of I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric A. Kimmel. Complete the trail and complete the story! Also create an I Took My Frog to the Library-inspired craft. Sponsor: Friends of the Linden Hills Library. Daughter-Mother Maud Hart Lovelace Book Club.

August 24, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration required. For girls entering grades 2-6 and their mother or other female adult. Join others to talk about three books in the Betsy-Tacy series. Lending copies may be picked up at the children's information desk prior to meeting. 
Call for Poetry 

The deadline for the fall poetry spread in the Southwest Journal is Friday, August 19. Submit your best work to Doug Wilhide, poet laureate of Linden Hills, at wilhide@skypoint.com

Look for the collection of local poetry in the September 8 issue of the Southwest Journal. 
Help Linden Hills be a Pollinator-friendly Neighborhood  
honeybee
In 2015, the City Council passed a resolution declaring Minneapolis a pollinator-friendly community and urging residents and businesses to adopt pollinator-friendly practices.

These practices include:
- Eliminating pesticides, including insecticides that stay in the plant
- Discontinuing the sale of pesticides and plants of all kinds that are treated with insecticides   
- Planting more pollinator forage and keeping chemical-free lawn and landscaping

For ideas and information about pollinator friendly practices visit these two websites:www.pollinator.org and www.beelab.umn.edu

 Read the Pollinator Resolution here. 
Visit The Bakken on August 20 

Discovery Days: Engineering
Saturday, August 20, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Hands on engineering activities for the whole family.

Admission - $5/child (ages 5-12), $8/student (ages 13-24), $10/adult, $8/seniors, free for members.

- Explore exciting elements of electrical engineering! Experience fun and unique engineering activities and feel like an expert electrician
- Tour electric cars and learn about this technology's impact on the grid and pollution reduction
- Build mini turbines with the Boston Scientific make-and-take experiment
- Watch the War of Currents science theater show about the discoveries of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
- Play a retro style video game about bio-electricity
- Interact with a robot
- Try circuit building activities

Facebook Event 
Calhoun Refectory Open House 

Thursday, September 8 times:
Noon - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Calhoun Refectory, 3000 Calhoun Parkway

A new study will assess the current state and future needs of the Calhoun Refectory, home to Tin Fish.

This open house is the second of two. At the first meeting on August 12, Park Board staff and consultants introduced the goals of the project and performed intercept surveys. Go to the project webpage for more information.

LHiNC Upcoming Board Meetings 

Join us at one of our upcoming board meetings:
September 13 (Please note the date change)
October 4
October 13 (Annual Meeting)

As always, LHiNC Board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. The LHiNC Board meets at 7:00 p.m. at Linden Hills Park Recreation Center.
History of the Linden Hills Co-op and its Place
in the Food Co-op Movement
 

Join the Linden Hills History Study Group
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church

4201 Sheridan Ave S
 
Everyone is welcome  

The Linden Hills Co-op opened its doors in 1976, and through four moves, membership has increased, and the facilities have expanded. The Co-op continues to demonstrate its popularity and staying power in a very competitive and changing environment.

Join Co-op manager Luke Schell and longtime member Tom Lundgren to explore the history of Linden Hills' venture into the world of food co-ops.

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Your Comments Welcome - Carol Clemens Volunteer Editor -  carol@lindenhills.org  
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, MN 55410
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