LHNA ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, May 12th, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
at The Walker Art Center
Please join your LHNA Board for a fun and informative evening on the state of our neighborhood. We will hear from City Council Member Lisa Goodman and Park Board Superintendent Anita Tabb about events within the neighborhood. This meeting is an opportunity for you to learn more about the three major construction projects that will impact our neighborhood in the next couple of years — the Hennepin/Lyndale Reconstruction Project, the Sculpture Garden Renovation and the Walker Art Center Renovation. We will also be electing new Board members. There will be a cash bar, snacks and time for you to meet your neighbors. Join in on the fun on the 12th and all year long with LHNA!
Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm
At the Lake of the Isles Ice Rink & Warming Hut
Enjoy Skating with your Neighbors & Family. Get Warm by a Blazing Fire. Drink Hot Cocoa. Eat Cookies. Have Winter Fun!
Sponsored by the Cidna, East Isles, Lowry Hill & Kenwood Isles Neighborhood Associations 2015
Give your input on the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reconstruction Project. Complete this online survey by December 19th.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), in partnership with the Walker Art Center, is planning reconstruction of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and renovation of the Cowles Conservatory.
The community engagement process is expected to begin in August 2015 with construction to start July 2015 and complete Fall 2016. The garden and conservatory will be closed during construction.
After twenty five years and more than eight million visitors, the Sculpture Garden’s failing infrastructure needs to be reconstructed in a sustainable manner to serve visitors now and for generations to come. The project includes repair or replacement of deteriorated and inadequate infrastructure such as irrigation, drainage and stormwater systems, walkways, retaining walls, and other physical assets of the sculpture garden. The project will also result in increased physical accessibility and improved energy efficiency.
The MPRB has received up to $10 million in public funding to reconstruct the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. In May 2014, the Minnesota State Legislature appropriated $8.5 million in state bonding funds to the project and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization has dedicated up to $1.5 million for innovative stormwater management systems in the project.
LHNA’s next Board meeting will be Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the Kenwood Rec Center at 7:00 p.m. This is one week later than usual due to elections. All residents are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to visit the LHNA website at www.lowryhillneighborhood.org, and sign up to receive LHNA’s monthly E-Blast about events in the neighborhood.
We are encouraging all in our community to
LEAVE THE FRONT LIGHT ON all night.
If you have a back porch/yard lights, we encourage you to
leave those on as well. Light is a BIG deterrent to criminals.
It will not cost you more than a few dollars increase in
your monthly electric bill.
It will be Tuesday, July 15th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Lowry Park (at Colfax & Douglas).
The social is sponsored by the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association and Friends of Thomas Lowry Park
A special thank you to our local Sebastian Joe's and The Lowryfor making this event delicious!
Minneapolis #1 in the Nation for National Night Out 2013! Let's do it again in 2014!
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
You can register your event online or through 311.
The LHNA Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Walker Art Museum at 7:00 p.m. preceded by a social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. Don't miss this fun and informative event.full story...
The LHNA Board Meeting will be Tuesday, May 6th at the Kenwood Rec Center at 7:00 p.m. All residents are welcome.full story...
A notice from Phillip Schwartz Housing Inspector II, City of Minneapolis:
The City of Minneapolis has secured federal funding for roadway improvements on sections of Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues between Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard.
Please visit www.hennepinlyndaleproject.com to learn more about the project, sign up for email updates and submit your questions/comments online.
You can also contact: Jessica Laabs, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Stakeholder Outreach (651)643-0437 email@example.com
or Ole Mersinger, City of Minneapolis, Project Engineer, (612) 673-3537. firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting 8 a.m., March 17, at www.treetrust.org. Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.
Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.
Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.
Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.
Celebrating Winter Minnesota-style
The 11th Annual City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2014 - offers a good combination of participant and spectator activities and races for people of all ages and ability levels. This year’s Loppet Weekend will have a true festival-feel as nearly all of the 19 events will start and finish in a centralized area on Lake Calhoun. Races and activities include cross country ski races of varying distances and skiing styles, snowshoeing, skijoring, dog sledding, snow-sculpture making, a carnival, and a kids’ “race.”
For many the highlight is the Comcast Luminary Loppet where people of all ages and experience levels ski, snowshoe, or walk around Lake of the Isles among thousands of candle-lit ice luminaries. It’s truly magical. To ensure a high-quality experience for paid participants the Loppet Foundation is going to be more stringent about registration given the increasing popularity of the event and to be fair to those who have registered. Please register online for the Comcast Luminary Loppet and other Loppet Weekend events (see website for complete schedule) at loppet.org.
Loppet Weekend, including the Comcast Luminary Loppet, is put on by the Loppet Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that engages people of all ages and backgrounds in year-round outdoor activities across its four areas: events, adventures (youth and adult programming), stewardship, and racing. Proceeds from all of the events advance its youth programs, stewardship efforts, and overall work in the community.full story...
Visit the Yard Waste page for additional details to your yard waste collection service. Please note that it is a violation of City ordinances to rake leaves into the street. Leaves raked into the street will create significant public safety, flooding, and pollution problems. The proper disposal method is to bag all your leaves, including from the boulevard, and put them out with your solid waste collection. The schedule for yard waste pick-up can be obtained from Solid Waste at (612) 673-2917.full story...
The city of Minneapolis is committed to keeping you in the loop regarding current crime trends and opportunities for involvement in crime prevention. Minneapolis Crime Prevention Specialists have sent hundreds of emails to their lists annually. These emails include crime alerts, meeting notices and crime maps, and requests for community impact statements.
This service is provided at no charge to you, and your contact information will be kept strictly confidential. You may unsubscribe from one or all of your lists at any time. If you have any questions whatsoever regarding crime alerts or crime and safety issues in your area, don’t hesitate to contact your Crime Prevention Specialist.
To sign up for Minneapolis Crime Alerts go to this link http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/crimealert/police_crimealert_emaillist
The City Council is now in the process of considering Mayor R.T. Rybak’s 2014 recommended budget. The final approval of the 2014 budget is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Two public comment hearings give you an opportunity to tell council members what you think about the budget.
Nov. 19 at 6:05 p.m. — Room 317 of City Hall
350 South 5th Street
Dec. 11 at 6:05 p.m. — Room 317 of City Hall 350 South 5th Street
City Voter Education Resources
In 2006 Minneapolis voters approved a charter amendment implementing the use of Ranked Choice Voting for municipal elections. Trainings opportunities for volunteers to become Voter Ambassadors are being scheduled throughout the month of September, and interested residents are encouraged to sign up now at http://vote.minneapolismn.gov
The Minneapolis Police Department's 5th Precinct is holding a burglary prevention workshop August 22, 6 p.m., at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S. Police will go over when to use 911 or 311, burglary prevention tips and how the police investigate property crimes.
Tuesday, September 4th
Wednesday, September 19th
Planning Commission public hearing regarding the tear-down of 1925 Colfax Ave. with the Planning Commission (opportunity for public testimony)
Groundbreaking is expected in August on the construction of the road between Parade Stadium and the Parade Ice Arena. The road will be closed to through traffic for several weeks. During that time, there will be provisions made to access the Parade Ice Arena parking lot.full story...
Lowry Hill Residents are invited to attend a special meeting with the Bridge For Youth to discuss last week's burglary and assault on a neighborhood resident. (Police have apprehended the suspect, who was residing at The Bridge, within 24 hours following the crime.) The meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bridge. Please enter on the West 22nd Street entrance (not Emerson).full story...
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Thank you for your generous support of LHNA!