Neighborhood notebook

BRYN MAWR

BMNA supports playground repairs

Arson damaged two slides at the Bryn Mawr Community School playground, and the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA) plans to help pay for replacement.

The BMNA Board of Directors voted Nov. 11 to donate about $5,900 to the school to help pay for new slides. The BMNA School Committee reported metal slides would replace two plastic slides damaged by fire in September.

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CARAG

Uptown Market may go weekly in 2010

A representative from the Uptown Market said the monthly street market featuring arts, crafts and fresh produce could go weekly next summer.

A report delivered Nov. 17 to the CARAG Board of Directors indicated Uptown Market staff members were in talks with city officials to meet the requirements for a weekly market. Located on 29th Street between Lyndale and Dupont avenues, the market was held four times this past summer, its inaugural season.

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LYNDALE

New housing programs launched

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) recently launched four new low-interest home loan programs for neighborhood homeowners. The offerings include a multi-family revolving loan program, an affordable housing loan program, a homebuyer assistance deferred loan program and a single-family revolving loan program. For details, go to lyndale.org or contact Norma Pietz at 824-9402×15 or norma@lyndale.org.   

La Posada event coming up

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s (LNA) 12th annual La Posada holiday celebration is set for Dec. 13, from 3:30 p.m.–7 p.m. at Lyndale Community School, 312 W. 34th St. Admission is free, but participants are encouraged to donate what they can to support the cost of the event. To volunteer or for more information, contact Sarah Scott at 824-9402×12 or sarah@lyndale.org.

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THE WEDGE

Two bridal shops planning Wedge locations

Two different bridal shops planning locations in The Wedge won support from the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) Board of Directors Nov. 18.

Elin Michel-Midelfort sought a change of non-conforming use from the city to open a wedding dress retail store and personal training studio at 723 W. 26th St., formerly an automotive shop. Midelfort said the shop would focus on vintage bridal wear.

David and Barbara Hornig also will seek a change of non-conforming use from the city to open a wedding dress and accessory retail store at 2401 Dupont Ave. S., a former grocery store. The Hornigs said that store would focus on items for “destination weddings,” such as warm-weather bridal wear.

The LHENA Board voted to send the city a letter of support for both applications.

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CITYWIDE

A call for home tour participants

The 2010 Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour is seeking homeowners and home improvement professionals to participate in its annual tour in late April.

“Contractors often help staff the homes, and homeowners ask their families and friends to contribute a few hours,” said Margo Ashmore, tour coordinator. “A good support network hosting the home makes it fun. Talk it up at fall and winter gatherings. Community leaders also should start now, identifying individuals or clusters of well-kept and remodeled homes to participate.”

Nominations/applications for the tour are due Jan. 10.

The tour will take place April 24–25. For more information, contact Ashmore at 673-5103 or e-mail her at link@nrp.org. An application can be found at MSPHomeTour.com.

— Sarah McKenzie, Jake Weyer and Dylan Thomas

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Southwest neighborhood group meeting times

Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.

Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 1st Tuesday at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.

East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Lyndale Farmstead Park Building, 3900 Bryant Ave.

East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.

Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.

Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.

Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.

Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.

Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.

Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): General membership meetings are on the 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.

Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Monday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.

Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.

Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.

Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.

For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, go to www.swjournal.com and click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at smckenzie@mnpubs.com.

Neighborhood notebook

ARMATAGE

Neighborhood boundary in question

The Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA) and Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA) recently realized they both have the incorrect boundary between their neighborhoods listed in their bylaws. The city changed the boundary sometime in the past decade so that it runs down Logan Avenue through the middle of two properties between 59th and 60th streets. Knowing which neighborhood the properties are in is important when applying for housing loans and figuring out voting rights, ANA members said at their monthly meeting in October. The neighborhoods are working with the city to straighten out the issue.   

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KINGFIELD

Community bonfire

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association’s (KFNA) Crime Prevention and Safety Committee is hosting a community bonfire Nov. 14 from 7–9 p.m. at Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. Hot cider will be provided. It’s a social event for all ages — no agenda is planned.

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LOWRY HILL

Property taxes 101

The Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA) will host an informational session on city property taxes 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave.

Minneapolis Finance Director Pat Born and Budget Director Heather Johnson will be on hand to describe the city’s tax structure, explain how property taxes are set and answer audience questions.

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Southwest neighborhood group meeting times

Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA):  Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.

Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 1st Tuesday at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.

East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Lyndale Farmstead Park Building, 3900 Bryant Ave.

East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.

Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.

Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.

Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.

Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.

Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.

Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.

Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): General membership meetings are on the 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.

Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Monday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.

Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.

Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.

Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.

Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.

For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, go to southwestjournal.com and click on “Resources.” Send neighborhood news to Journal editor Sarah McKenzie at smckenzie@mnpubs.com.