ELECTIONS SOON: The Fulton Neighborhood Association will hold elections at its annual meeting, set for Sept. 10. Six current board members will be up for reelection.
Anyone interesting in joining the board should call neighborhood coordinator Tara Kumar at 922-3106 or e-mail [email protected]
FESTIVAL SOON: The Fulton Neighborhood Association is looking for more volunteers for its neighborhood festival, which will be 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Pershing Park.
Anyone interested in participating can call 922-3106 or e-mail [email protected].
CALL IT A COMEBACK: The neighborhood’s annual summer festival — canceled last year after difficulty finding volunteers — returned this year, and it did so with a vengeance.
Bryan Simmons, Kenny Neighborhood Association chairman, said turnout at the Aug. 9 event ranged from about 800 to 1,000 people, as much as three times the regular amount. Some of that success, he said, can be credited to being able to take a year off and step back and do some revisioning.
In the past, it was a simpler event with booths and silent auctions. But for this year’s Summerfest, the neighborhood association decided to put the focus squarely on three of people’s favorite things: friends, food and music.
With help from some 50 volunteers, Famous Dave’s, Ron Lischeid’s Wiener Mobile and Corn Cadillac, a shoutout from City Council Member Betsy Hodges (13th Ward), the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and music from such acts as Soul Tight Committee, it all went off without a hitch, Simmons said — save, perhaps, for a lone streaker.
“It really came together,” Simmons said. “I’d say it was a good comeback.”
CVS HEARING: A public hearing on the proposed CVS/pharmacy planned for Sunnyside and France avenues before the City Council’s Planning Commission has been postponed until Sept. 8.
The meeting is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Hoping to get back on track in raising money for a skate park in their neighborhood, a group of young skaters is putting on a pancake breakfast from 8:30–11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Lynnhurst Community Center, 1345 Minnehaha Parkway W.
The trio of Burroughs Community School students — Sam Abrams, Harris Sutherland and Carl Forsline — approached the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board last year about having a skate park installed. The Park Board told them there was no money.
Beth Sutherland, Harris’ mother, said the children have since raised just a little over $100. But she said they are serious about reaching their goal of $50,000.
The community breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, bacon and orange juice, and will cost $5. Sutherland said a raffle also is being planned.
NICOLLET STREETCAR FAVORED OVER LRT: The Stevens Square Community Organization Board of Directors voted to reverse its informal support of light rail transit (LRT) on Nicollet Avenue.
The Board voted to adopt a resolution opposed to LRT and in support of streetcars, another transit option that has been considered for Nicollet Avenue.
The vote aligned Stevens Square with the Whittier neighborhood to its south. The Whittier Alliance Executive Board passed a resolution opposing LRT on Nicollet Avenue several months ago.
NO MEETING: The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council will not hold its regular meeting in September. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Whole Foods, 3060 Excelsior Blvd.
FALL FESTIVAL: The Windom Fall Festival will be from 4–8 p.m. Sept. 6. To
volunteer, call Amanda at 821-9109 or e-mail [email protected]
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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