BULBS GALORE: In preparation for the annual neighborhood festival and this year’s drive to sign up people for the Minnesota Energy Challenge, neighborhood coordinator Jennifer Swanson contacted Xcel Energy to see if she could get a light-bulb donation.
She was successful, receiving more than 300 bulbs a week after making
her request. The donation amounted to more than $700.
Each resident who signs up for the challenge receives a bulb.
The Armatage Neighborhood Summer Festival will be 6–8:30 p.m. July 22 at Armatage Park.
ELECTIONS: The Tangletown Neighborhood Association held officer elections at its June 16 meeting. The new president and vice president are Ryan Fisher and Mary Jane Mitchell, respectively. Jerry Doyle and Mary Davidson will continue as treasurer and secretary, respectively.
FOURTH OF JULY: The neighborhood association still is seeking volunteers to help out at the neighborhood’s Fourth of July celebration. The earliest shifts would start around 8:30 a.m.; the latest would end sometime after 1 p.m. The more volunteers that apply, the shorter the shifts will be.
Call the association at 952-886-3303, or e-mail email@example.com.
TRAFFIC LIGHT TO STAY: A motion in support of keeping a stoplight at the intersection of Dupont Avenue and West 24th Street was approved by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) Board of Directors.
Council Member Ralph Remington (10th Ward) said several residents of The Wedge had asked him about removing the stoplight. They argued the energy used by the light and its environmental impact outweighed the need for a stoplight at the intersection, Remington said.
Several neighborhood residents expressed strong opposition to its removal over safety concerns at the intersection. Remington agreed not to pursue its removal.
BOARD ELECTIONS: Peter Sukki Kim was elected LHENA board president. Caprice Bart will serve as vice president and new board member Ryan Wilson will serve as treasurer.
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): Board meets 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 2nd 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 Whole Foods (classroom), 3060 Excelsior Blvd.
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.
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