Neighborhood Briefs


2312 Lyndale Avenue fire
Last Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 a condemned apartment building at 2312 Lyndale Avenue was destroyed by a fire. The incident is currently under investigation and building slated to be demolished. LHENA has contacted the city to determine the future of the site and will update residents as more information is available.
Bryn Mawr School Winter Wish List
On the Bryn Mawr School Winter Wish List are: 1) Winter clothes: in particular there is a high need for snow pants and gloves. School social workers collect these items and distribute them to students. Drop them off at the school office. Contact Mr. G, one of the school’s social workers: 2) Pants and underwear: The school nurse’s office has a high need for pants size 4-8 and boy underwear sizes 5T-12. Drop them off at the school office. Contact Ms. Moniqua at

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has signed an executive order protecting people seeking or receiving gender-affirming care in Minneapolis. During a time when many states are restricting or criminalizing access to this kind of care, this executive order supports people’s access to all services, supplies, drug therapies, and other care that an individual may receive to support and affirm their gender identity.
Executive Order 2022-04 prohibits all city departments and city staff from taking any enforcement action against providers or individuals exercising their right to gender-affirming health care in Minneapolis. The executive order also affirms the right of minors living apart from their parents to make their own medical decision regarding gender-affirming health care, pursuant to Minnesota state law.

The Lyndale Crime & Safety Committee will host its Holiday Potluck Party on Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., at 3200 Pleasant Ave. All are welcome for some good food and a chat. Hosts: Michael and Shirley Montrose. If you have any questions, call 612-326-6029.

EAST BDE MAKA SKA Coffee Connects
The next East Bde Maka Ska Coffee Connects with Our President is set for Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Dunn Brothers Coffee. The president is Thang Holt. A Neighborhood Social is set for Monday, Jan. 9, 5 - 7 p.m. at Lake & Irving Restaurant + Bar. Socials are monthly gatherings to meet other residents and learn what’s going on in East Bde Maka Ska.

Jerome Fellowship Exhibition TO OPEN
On behalf of the Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) presents the new 2021/22 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Early Career Artists. The four fellowship recipients are artists KOBI, Sarah Sampedro, Brooks Turner, and Shun Yong. Their works will be on view Jan. 17–March 4, 2023 in the MCAD Gallery. It is free and open to the public. These four artists were carefully selected from 104 applicants by a panel of arts professionals. Since its inception in 1981, this fellowship has been administered by MCAD and generously funded by the Jerome Foundation. Over the course of four decades nearly 200 artists have been supported by this program. A reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m.

Swing by your favorite spots in Uptown to check out their festive windows.


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