Archive for the ‘Community Engagement’ Category

2nd Annual Holiday Boutique

December 7, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lynnhurst Community Center
1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association will be hosting a Holiday Boutique on Sat., Dec. 7.  This event supports local artists and offers them a no-cost opportunity to show and sell their unique goods.  It also offers local residents a chance to support small, independent artisans while shopping with their friends and neighbors.  The Boutique will feature artists from Kenny, Armatage, Lynnhurst, Fulton, Linden Hills, Tangletown, East Harriet, Kingfield and more!

Categories: Arts, Community Engagement, Things To Do

City in Need of Election Judges

Are you interested in serving as an election judge, or do you know someone who is? Election judges are essential to a successful Election Day. They are the officials that staff local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day. Serving as an election judge provides an opportunity to learn about the elections process and is a great service to our community.
Although hundreds of people are already signed up to be election judges, Minneapolis is still in need of several hundredmore judges to staff up for Election Day. Election judges open and close the polls, register and sign in voters, distribute and collect ballots, operate voting equipment, and record and certify vote totals.
To be an election judge, you must be:
  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota.
  • Willing to attend a two-hour training class
  • Able to work either a full day (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) or a part-time shift (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Categories: Community Engagement, News, Things To Do

Ward 13 Candidate Forum

Minneapolis City Council Ward 13 Candidate Forum

Neighborhoods: livability, vitality and future investments


Tues., Oct. 22

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Burroughs Community School

1601 W. 50th St.


If you have specific questions for the candidates, please contact Beth Forsythe at


Sponsored by:

Armatage Neighborhood Association

East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association

Fulton Neighborhood Association

Kenny Neighborhood Association

Linden Hills Neighborhood Council

Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association

West Calhoun Neighborhood Council

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales on 9/21

Shop 85 sales!

Saturday only, Sept. 21, 9am-4pm

Rain or shine

Download map and list of sale addresses here or hard copies available Saturday at:

  • ·         Lynnhurst  Community Center (50th & Minnehaha Pkwy)
  • ·         Pershing Park Community Center (3523 W. 48th St.)

f:  front yard        b: back yard        a:  alley

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Fulton Fall Festival and Craft Fair on 9/7

The annual Fulton Fall Festival is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pershing Park.

You can count on lots of family-friendly fun to include a bike parade featuring the Southwest High Marching Band, inflatables, petting zoo, games and art projects for kids, food drive and food can sculpture, festival food (hot dogs, corn on the cob, etc.), the Marketplace and Craft Fair, and Silent Auction. The Smarts and The Melvilles will be providing musical entertainment.

New this year:  Mini-donuts (yum!!) and a Craft Fair.  Bring your wallet, do some shopping and support local neighborhood artists at the same time!

Registration for the Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales will also be going on.  $5 will register you to host a sale and have your address listed on sale maps and advertising efforts.  Sales will be on Sat., Sept. 21.

NEW!!  Fulton Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with Lynnhurst and Linden Hills neighborhoods is sponsoring a campaign to keep leaves out of the streets and out of our lakes, rivers and streams.  Pick up a yard sign at the Fall Festival or contact us at and we’ll get you a sign.

We need your help to make the event a success. It is fun, easy, and short. Come join us!  8 free tickets for volunteers.

IB Students are approved to receive CAS hours for this volunteer opportunity.  We will provide documentation at the end of the shift.

Call Blaire Hartley at 612.749.6563 with questions or sign up for a volunteer shift here.

Categories: Community Engagement, Parks, Things To Do

Congressman Keith Ellison to Host RNAV Meeting on Aug. 27

Congressman Ellison, in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, is hosting a community meeting to talk about the status of RNAV – a type of navigation that puts planes on a more precise track, leading to consolidation of airplane traffic and noise. The meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, August 27
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Washburn High School
201 W. 49th Street

If you have any questions about this event, please call (612) 522-1212.

Categories: Community Engagement, Environment, News

Lynnhurst/Fulton Garage Sales

Many residents have expressed interest in starting a neighborhood-wide garage sale similar to Linden Hills.  These type of group sales draw customers into the area because they can visit many quality sales in a small geographic area. However, it can be difficult to get enough families to commit to hosting a sale to make it worthwhile.  Luckily, our neighbors in Lynnhurst have graciously invited Fulton residents to join in their well-established sale on Sat., Sept. 21.  Having two neighborhoods join together will offer a fabulous opportunity to reach out well beyond our communities.  Please save the date for Sept. 21 for buying or selling!    

A $5 registration fee will include a group ad in the Star Tribune and your listing on sale maps. If you would like to host a sale, mail registration and money (checks made payable to Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association) to:

Mary Vander Leest                                  

4653 Aldrich Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Registration must include:

·    Your name and phone number (it won’t be published, but just in case there are questions)

·    Address of the sale

·    Location of the sale: Front, Back, Alley or Driveway

·    In five words or less, a description of your sale (e.g. kids gear, general household, sporting goods, etc.)     

Deadline to register:  Sept. 10

Date of Sale: Sat., Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4p.m.; rain or shine

Questions? Call Mary at 612.827.5132


Please contact us at 612-922-3106 if you have any further questions.



Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Craft Fair Coming to Fulton Fall Festival

The Fulton Fall Festival and Food Drive will be expanding the Marketplace area and hosting a small craft fair showcasing artisans from southwest Minneapolis.  If you are interested in participating and showing your wares, please contact us at or at 612-922-3106 and we can get you more information. Download an application here.

Categories: Arts, Community Engagement, Things To Do

One-Sort Recycling Forum

One-Sort Recycling Program

And Other Solid Waste Issues


Summer Forum


Sat., June 22

9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Lynnhurst Community Center

Everyone Welcome!


·         Now that nearly all Southwest residents have their new “one-sort” recycling carts, we want to make sure that everyone is putting the correct materials into their cart.

·         Do you know all of the plastics that can be included, or whether to include bottle caps or jar lids? How about paper? Do you know the difference between recyclable and non-recyclable (maybe compostable) paper?


Please join us to hear from the experts about the new Minneapolis One-Sort Recycling Program and other sold waste disposal issues involving Hennepin County drop-off facilities.


Bring examples of materials you are wondering about, and get your answers NOW, while the program is still young!

Also, hear about the success of the program to date and what happens to all of the materilas that are collected.


Speakers:  Kellie Kish, Recycling Coordinator, Division of Solid Waste & Recycling, City of Minneapolis

                     Jeremy Jones, Waste Reduction Specialist, Hennepin County Environmental Services


9:15 – 9:30            Sign-in, coffee and rolls

9:30 – 10:15         Presentations

10:15 – 11:00      Follow-up questions and discussion


Forum co-sponsored by the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee and Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association

Categories: Community Engagement, Environment, Things To Do

Update on Parking Issues at 49th & Drew and 49th & Chowen

Here is what we have been able to find out from our City Council office:

1. Critical Zone parking car count:

Staff plans to conduct the study during lunchtime 11:00a to 1:00p and the evening hours 4p to 10p. They plan to use summer interns to conduct this study and they will begin their work on May 20th. The study will take approximately 2 weeks.

2. 30’ No Parking signs:

Staff has agreed to install these signs at 49th & Chowen and Drew to improve pedestrian safety at those corners.

3. Driveway signs:

Red Cow owner Luke Shimp needs to call 311 to request these signs for the driveways on Chowen and Drew. After they are requested and paid for (and the ground thaws), Traffic will install driveways signs at a cost of $200/per sign.

The owner of Red Cow has contacted us (FNA) asking for help in identifying the contact info for the three houses on Drew and Chowen that have driveways. We are trying to find that information, but if anyone can help us with names and contact info for those three properties, we would greatly appreciate it! Just send us a note at and we will help get those property owners connected with Red Cow for the signs.

4. Crosswalk markings @50th & Drew:
The criteria for painted crosswalks are:

· A signalized intersection (like 50th & Chowen)

· A school patrolled intersection
· Mid-block with and overhead flasher

The intersection of 50th & Drew does not meet the criteria for crosswalk markings. For their safety, pedestrians are encouraged to cross 50th Street at the signalized intersection of 50th and Chowen.

Categories: Community Engagement, Safety