Neighborhood notebook

Fulton

Community remembers Tom Broder

Members of the Fulton community gathered around Pershing Park May 15 to honor the late Southwest restaurateur Tom Broder.

The Fulton Neighborhood Association held a ceremony where an oak tree was planted in the name of Broder, who passed away in 2008, to honor the effort he put into bettering the Fulton neighborhood.

Jon Finlayson, member of the Fulton Neighborhood Association Board, said the Fulton Neighborhood Association wanted to honor Broder, owner of Broders’ Cucina Italiana and Broders’ Pasta Bar, for the dedication he gave to the community outside of his work at the popular restaurants.

Finlayson said Broder’s relationship with the Fulton Neighborhood Association started with Broder expressing the initial interest.

“It is not common for restaurateurs to fully engage in the neighborhood, but Tom approached us,” Finlayson said. “He felt public service was a good thing, and he did a lot of it.”

Broder served on the Fulton Neighborhood Association Board twice, according to Finlayson, who said Broder always had a project or a plan for the community.

To his own recollection, Finlayson said Broder was unsuccessful only once in his time on the board.

“The only thing he didn’t do is that he never got the skateboard park he wanted built,” Finlayson said.

Molly Broder, Broder’s wife, said her husband’s interest in the neighborhood came from a background in sociology and political science. She said her husband was always thinking about the future of the neighborhood, and he had a strong belief in the ability to solve civic issues through discussion and diplomacy.

“My kids told me they will have to go and touch the tree every time before they go vote,” Molly Broder said.

Holiday Stationstores presentation

The Fulton Neighborhood Association’s Board of Director is inviting Fulton residents to a brief presentation and Q&A session June 9 to learn about proposed changes at the Holiday Stationstore at West 50th Street and Drew Avenue South.

Holiday Stationstores across the city, including this Fulton location, are adding electronic display signs outside their stores. Representatives of the gas station are seeking feedback on the proposed signs.

Mike Cronin, a representative of Holiday Stationstores, will be leading the presentation. The meeting will be 7:45 p.m. at the Pershing Park Recreation Center, 3523 W. 48th St.

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ARMATAGE

Board officers elected

The Armatage Neighborhood Association Board of Directors elected Dan Sweeny president at its April meeting.

Also elected were: Alisha Stowbridge, vice president; Nikki Lindberg, secretary; and Jim Steely, treasurer.

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ECCO

ECCO Super Sale

Saturday, June 5, marks the 38th annual ECCO Super Sale. Hours for the sale will be
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Super Sale is an annual event sponsored by the ECCO Board in which all ECCO residents are encouraged to participate by having a garage or yard sale on the same day. Last year, 55 sales took place within the ECCO neighborhood.             

The ECCO neighborhood includes the following area: Lake Street to 36th Street and from Hennepin Avenue to East Calhoun Boulevard.

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STEVENS SQUARE

SSCO to hold annual meeting

The Stevens Square Community Organization [SSCO] holds its annual meeting 10 a.m.–12 p.m. June 12 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave. S.

The annual agenda includes election of SSCO Board of Directors members. Also, SSCO committees will report on their activities.

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THE WEDGE

Board officers elected

The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors re-elected Katherine Himes to board president in May.

Other board officers elected where: Mark Greenwald, vice president; Peter Dahlberg, treasurer; and Lisa Peterson-Bender, secretary.

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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.

Neighborhood notebook

ARMATAGE and KENNY

Neighborhood garage sales this month

The Armatage and Kenny neighborhoods will host their annual garage sales May 29 from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Residents interested in having a sale need to register by May 24 by filling out a form at armatage.org or Kenny.org. The registration fee is $10, which gets your address listed in a Star Tribune ad and on social networking sites, as well as on a map of all the neighborhood sales. For more information, call the Armatage Neighborhood Association at 668-3206 or the Kenny Neighborhood Association at 392-4477.

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ECCO

Potluck social for East Calhoun residents

The ECCO Board is hosting a potluck social on Thursday, May 20 from 6–7:30 p.m. near the Tot Lot at Lake Calhoun. Bring a dish to share, beverages will be provided. Check the website in case of bad weather: eastcalhoun.org


ECCO Super Sale

Saturday, June 5, marks the 38th annual ECCO Super Sale. Hours for the sale will be
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Super Sale is an annual event sponsored by the ECCO Board in which all ECCO residents are encouraged to participate by having a garage or yard sale on the same day. Last year, 55 sales took place within the ECCO neighborhood.

The ECCO neighborhood includes the following area: Lake Street to 36th Street and from Hennepin Avenue to East Calhoun Boulevard.

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EAST ISLES

EIRA officers selected

The East Isles Residents Association (EIRA) Board of Directors in May selected Jane Schommer to serve as the organization’s vice president.

New EIRA President Mark Lofstrom was elected to that position at the neighborhood organization’s annual meeting in April.

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KENWOOD

KIAA Board of Directors elected

Kenwood residents elected a new Kenwood Isles Area Association Board of Directors at the neighborhood organization’s annual meeting May 3.

Re-elected to the Board were Mike Bono, Terry Campbell, Jeanette Colby, Eric Lind, Amy Lucas, Sam Murphy, Josine Peters, Ed Pluimer, Pat Scott and Kathy and Roy Williams. Also elected were new members Kathy Low, Larry Moran and Eric Sjoding.

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LINDEN HILLS

Neighborhood festival May 16, garage sales May 15

The 35th annual Linden Hills Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. May 16 at Linden Hills Park, 3100 43rd St. W. The event will feature an art fair, a marketplace, live music, a silent auction, a book sale and food.

The neighborhood-wide garage sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.–5 p.m. May 15. Registration for the sale closed May 9.

Visit lindenhills.org for more information on the events.

— Dylan Thomas, Jake Weyer and Sarah McKenzie

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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.

Neighborhood notebook

CARAG

NRP funds to refurbish park building

CARAG approved spending $6,100 on improvements to the Bryant Square Recreation Center, 3101 Bryant Ave. S., at its April Board of Directors meeting.

The donation from CARAG’s share of Neighborhood Revitalization Program funds will go to new carpeting and furniture, as well as a new stove and dishwasher for the center’s kitchen. The center hosts CARAG’s monthly board meetings.

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KINGFIELD

New board members elected

Seven new board members were elected to the Kingfield Neighborhood Association’s board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting April 19. The new members are Brad Kalina, Rachel Bond, Tamera Eirten, John Barber, Brook Tabor and Randy Niemec. Incumbent Mark Brandow was elected to another two-year term.

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LINDEN HILLS

Neighborhood festival May 16, garage sales May 15

The 35th annual Linden Hills Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. May 16 at Linden Hills Park, 3100 43rd St. W.

The event will feature an art fair, a marketplace, live music, a silent auction, a book sale and food.

Linden Hills residents who want their garage included on the map for the neighborhood-wide garage sale event the following day must register by May 9, said organizer Christina Cassano.

The neighborhood garage sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.–2 p.m. May 15. To register a sale location online, visit lindenhills.org.

Those who wish to volunteer for the sale or have questions about the event may contact Cassano at 353-5733 or pumpsog@yahoo.com.

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WEST CALHOUN

Annual meeting is May 11

The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. May 11 at The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S. Board elections will take place. Call the neighborhood hotline at 928-3511 or e-mail info@westcalhoun.org with questions or concerns. 

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WHITTIER

Board officers elected

Erica Christ was re-elected Whittier Alliance Board of Directors chair April 22.

The Board of Directors also elected: Erin Sjoquist, vice chair; Tom Bissen, treasurer; and Elizabeth Grzechowiak, secretary. All officers serve one-year terms.

‘No confidence’ in developer Sabri

The Whittier Alliance Board of Directors approved a “no confidence” vote on developer Basim Sabri, who in the past has clashed with the board over neighborhood projects.

The no-confidence motion cited Sabri’s refusal to remove a rooftop deck from Karmel Plaza, 2910 Pillsbury Ave. S. Sabri and city planning officials disagree over whether the developer had the necessary permits to construct the deck.

The motion also stated that Sabri’s development plans went through frequent changes prior to completion of a building, and that he did not act in the “best interests of the neighborhood.”

The board approved a second motion stating the Whittier Alliance did not support Sabri’s plans for a two-story addition to be built on top of Karmel Plaza. The addition would house a 72-room hotel, The Inn at Karmel Plaza.

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WINDOM

Plant sale planned for May 5

The Windom School Plant Sale is set for May 5, from 2–6 p.m., near the playground at Windom Open Elementary, 5821 Wentworth Ave. S. The sale will feature vegetables, herbs, annuals and hanging baskets. Only cash or checks are accepted. Call Amy Rimington at 922-6492 with 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.