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Archive for November, 2010

Request a Fulton Farmers Market Car Magnet

The Fulton Farmers Market is just around the corner!  Show your support for our market by adorning your car with our new car magnets.  Our magnets are 5-1/2 inches square and can be displayed on the back of your vehicle (trunk or hatch) similarly to how you would place a bumper sticker. They would also look great displayed on a file cabinet or other metal surface at your office where others can learn about our exciting new farmers market.

Share your enthusiasm and help spread the good word!

E-mail to reserve one while supplies last.

Fulton Farmers Market car magnet

These custom magnets were furnished courtesy of MagnetStreet.

Categories: News, Things To Do

Fulton Farmers Market at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

Fulton Farmers Market is excited to announce that we have a home for our market!  Get ready for a Saturday morning stroll over to the Lake Harriet United Methodist Church parking lot at 49th & Beard for a relaxing cup of coffee, a bite of food and loads of fresh, local produce every week from mid-May through late-October starting next spring.  In the meantime, visit us at the Kingfield Farmers Market’s Holiday Market, Martin Luther King Park, 41st & Nicollet, from 11-3 on Sat., Nov. 13.

We are also thrilled with our logo design and hope you are as excited as we are.  Many thanks to our talented designer Jennifer Brower Montgomery for all of her time and creativity.

We are busy planning for the opening season and always welcome new volunteers. If you are a web designer, web developer, or have an interest in composting, we would love to talk to you.  Please e-mail Steve Haslach or Meg Cowden at

Keep up-to-date with the latest news by liking us on Facebook: Fulton Farmers Market page or by following us on Twitter: fultonmarketmn.

Categories: Community Engagement, Things To Do

Pershing Park November Update

Winter Park Program Registration
Begins  at 6 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 6.  Register online at, in person or over the phone at 612-370-4928.  Information on winter programs will be available at, beginning Tues., Nov. 30.

SWAC Winter Sports (Hockey, Wrestling and Basketball) Registration
Winter Sports registration is open through the “mail-in” system or online at  “Mail-in” registration forms will be available at Pershing Park.

The Pershing Park Building will be closed the following dates: 
Fri., Nov. 26 and Mon., Dec. 20 through Sun., Jan. 2.

Categories: News, Parks

B.L.E.N.D. Award Winners: Six Projects Selected for 2010

The B.L.E.N.D. Award is pleased to announce that six projects were selected for B.L.E.N.D. awards for 2010.  Awards were presented at the FNA Annual Meeting on October 13.

4724 Emerson Avenue South
Architect: Trehus In-house + Mark Kawell
Builder: Trehus Architects+Interior Designs+Builders
Property Owner: Eric & Gina Buss

5312 Ewing Avenue South
Architect: Kuhl Design + Build, LLC
Builder: Kuhl Design + Build, LLC 
Property Owner: Jeremy and Stacey Sosna

4116 Zenith Avenue South
Architect: Rehkamp Larson Architects
Builder: J. S. Johnson & Associates
Property Owner: Kent and Monica Stuart

5909 Queen Avenue South
Architect: Paul Ormseth, AIA
Builder: Karen Kurt and Joe Butzer
Property Owner: Karen Kurt and Joe Butzer

4929 Abbott Avenue South
Architect: Mackey Malin Architects
Builder: G3 Development
Property Owner: Amy Roettger

4249 Bryant Avenue South
Architect: Paul Meyer Architects, Inc.
Builder: Scott Builders
Property Owner: Cathy & Jim Sinning

Our jurors this year were:
Rob Grundstrom, Sr. Design Project Manager, Target Corp.
Eric Ludwig, Architect, Laurel Ulland Architecture
Bob Shaffer AIA, Architect, Foundation Architects
Brian Severts, Associate Broker, Edina Realty

If you have a new or remodeled home or business completed in the last five years, consider submitting your project next year.  Distinguish yourself by blending in.  Visit to see photos of this year’s projects and get more information about the awards.

The 2010 B.L.E.N.D. Award is proudly sponsored by Armatage Neighborhood Association, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, Fulton Neighborhood Association, Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association,Tangletown Neighborhood Association, and Windom Community Council.

Categories: Housing

Friends of Fulton 2010 Honored at FNA Meeting

Congratulations and thank you to this year’s Friends of Fulton award winners who were honored at the FNA Annual meeting on October 13.  Many thanks to these wonderful volunteers whose efforts make Fulton the great neighborhood that it is.

Marc Holtey – Pershing Park Director Marc Holtey is the backbone of Pershing Park’s outstanding park activities and a steadfast supporter of FNA programs and initiatives.  His collaboration with FNA is the reason for our success in reaching out to the community.  We are grateful for his giving, community spirit.  Marc has been a member of the Community Engagement Committee for three years and plays a key role in coordinating the Fulton Festival at Pershing Park.   We are very lucky to have Marc as our Park Director.

Lisa McCleary – Lisa has served as the Fulton Block Club Facilitator for the past two years.  As Block Club Facilitator, she recruits new block contacts and maintains the list of contacts.  She keeps the welcome packets updated and ensures that packets are delivered to new homeowners via their block contacts and she sends out welcome letters to new homeowners.  Lisa also is a member of the Fulton Community Engagement Committee and has coordinated Children’s Activities at the Festival for two years. 

Barbara Melom – One of Barb’s missions is to help homeless people.  Not only does she plan, shop for, prepare and serve meals at the Simpson Shelter, but she also organizes knitters from all over the U.S. to make socks and “Hats for the Homeless.”  At her community-garden plot she gathers vegetables from other gardeners to donate to those in need of fresh food.  She also participates in Project Homeless Connect, a one-day, one-stop-shop of comprehensive services for the homeless.

Courtney Remes – Courtney designed our beautiful new Fulton website, working in collaboration with our FNA Website Committee.  In addition to her work for the neighborhood, she has contributed many volunteer hours working on the website, especially on the business directory.  Our thanks to Courtney for making us look so good and helping us to ensure that we have a strong web presence. 

Kris Roe – In her position as staff at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Kris helped provide comfortable and convenient meeting space for the Safety committee for the past decade.  Kris has been one of the committee’s strongest allies, always willing to accommodate special requests (such as arranging large community gatherings at the church) and offering to help out in any way.  Kris has also been a longtime neighborhood volunteer, who was active in NRP planning projects during the 1990s.  The Safety committee thanks Kris for her years of good work on behalf of Fulton neighborhood!

To see photos of this year’s Friends of Fulton, visit /leadership/friends-of-fulton-awards/.

Categories: Community Engagement

Weatherizing Help Available Now From SW Green Team

The Southwest Green Team is available to weatherize windows for seniors and special needs residents in the community.  Installation will take place on Saturdays in November and early December.  Call Southwest Community Education at 612-668-3100 to sign up.

Categories: Housing, News

FNA Annual Meeting Update: Board Comings & Goings

 At the Fulton Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting on Oct. 13, six Board members were elected to two-year terms, including two new Board members: Jeremy Abbs and Jim Tincher and four incumbents: Meg Cowden, John Finlayson, Steve Haslach and Erle Savage

Many thanks to outgoing Board members Nick Mark and Linda Romine for their many years of leadership on behalf of the neighborhood.  Nick served as FNA President, NRP Chair and Fulton Neighborhood News Copy Editor during his tenure.  Linda served as Treasurer for three years and is a key member of the FNA Environment Committee.  We wish them well in their new endeavors.  Congratulations to our new FNA Board.

Categories: News

50th & France Tree Lighting Ceremony – 5 p.m., Sat., Nov. 27

 Experience this holiday season with the “Tree Lighting Ceremony” in Edina on Sat., Nov. 27 at 5:00 p.m. The professional association of 50th & France is hosting a fun-filled day with FREE music, beverages, & activities. Visits with Santa will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Reindeer Sleigh Rides will be offered from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Enjoy the festive sounds of the Chamber Singers of Edina High School, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and leading up to the grand tree lighting at 5:00 p.m.  The first four Thursday’s in December, select stores will be open until 8 pm, please go to for the list of stores.

Categories: Things To Do

In Memoriam

With sadness, we remember two FNA volunteers who passed away recently:

Ron King was a past member of the FNA Board, participated in Phase I NRP Planning and ran Operation Clean Sweep.

Nancy Russell participated in Phase I NRP Planning, the Fulton Safety Committee and was a Fulton block contact. 

Our condolences to their families.  They will be missed!

Categories: News

Fulton Fall Festival Thanks

Many thanks to all who attended this year’s fantastic Fulton Fall Festival on September 11.  With your help, we were able to give 1,029 pounds of food to a very grateful Joyce Uptown Food Shelf plus $218 in cash donations.  We also raised over $1,200, which will help fund the activities of the Fulton Neighborhood Association.  $600 also went to Pershing Park for their participation. 

The winner of the $100 food drive gift certificate was Claire C. Nelson.  Claire opted to donate her winnings to local Fire Station 28. 

We are so grateful for all of the volunteers, businesses and other community partners who worked together to make the Fulton Fall Festival 2010 such a success.  First off, a huge thanks to our Community Engagement Committee.  What an amazing team!  We applaud Steve Young, Committee Chair, and volunteers: Marc Holtey, Kristine Johansen, Courtney Klocke, Nancy Lo, Tony Mann, Lisa McCleary, Mary Nolte, Terry Sauer, Lynn Steele, Rhea Sullivan and Joe Wolf.

Also many thanks to our wonderful corps of volunteer food servers, ticket sellers, silent auction monitors, temporary tattoo-ers, pony guiders, children’s activity supervisors and all who gave a couple hours to make this festival a success.  We could not put on a festival without your gracious help. 

Thanks to our fantastic entertainment:  Blues 211, Swing Set, Trio Tipo and Brad McLemore & Band.

Thanks to the Friends of the Linden Hills Library who contributed $48 from the Used Book Sale to FNA.

The Fulton Festival was made possible by the generous donations of the following sponsors and contributors.  Please thank them by patronizing their establishments.

Our Food Sponsors are:  Broder’s Pasta Bar, Bruegger’s, Caribou Coffee, Aunt Sharon’s Cookies

Our Platinum Sponsors are:  The Bead Monkey, Lifecycle Real Estate

Our Gold Sponsors are:  Curves on 50th, Jerry’s Food Stores, White Space Architecture

Our Silver Sponsors are:  KC Groves Tree Experts

A Special Thanks to:  Simply Jane Art Studio & Leonardo’s Basement, Fulton Farmers Market, Friends of the Linden Hills Library, Southwest High School Marching Band, Southwest Community Education, Pershing Park, Fulton Neighborhood Association

Silent Auction donors:  50th & France Chiropractic * Alexa McDowell * All J’s Tire Center * Anderson Cleaners * Angelic Beauty * Arthur Murray Dance Studio * Artistic Floors and Designs * Bayer’s Do It Best Hardware * Beaujo’s * Bibelot Shops * Breadsmith * Brown & Greene Floral * Buffalo Wild Wings * Burger Jones * Café Maude * Coffee & Tea Ltd. * Curves for Women * Dairy Queen * Dunn Bros. * Edina Grill * Famous Dave’s BBQ * The Fixx Workout Studio * Fulton Beer * Gallery 360 * Il Gatto * Kristine Johansen * Linden Hills Co-op * Linden Hills Florist * The Malt Shop * Mary Nolte * Michelangelo’s Pizza * Moss Envy * Peterson Portraits * Point of Balance Pilates * Salut Bar Americain * Southwest Community Education * Summit Brewery * Sunnyside Gardens * Tiny Acorn Photo Studio * The UPS Store * Uniquely Yours * Wild Rumpus * Zumbro Cafe

Many thanks to Nancy Lo for coordinating our waste disposal.  The final numbers are – organics: 161.7 pounds, recyclables: 41.9 pounds (cans, bottles, foil and aluminum pans) and trash 22 pounds.  With careful planning, we hope to do much better next year.

Visit the Photo Gallery under “Our Community” to see photos from this year’s Festival.  For more information about the Fulton Festival or how to get involved, e-mail us at or call 612-922-3106.

Categories: Community Engagement