LYNLAKE STREET ART SERIES
The 2022 LynLake Street Art Series is back for its fifth year July 16-17, and is looking for volunteers. Over 50 artists will visit LynLake and Uptown to paint over 30 walls. There will be food trucks, vendors and spray paint demos.
GOT IDEAS FOR A VACANT LOT?
The Whittier Alliance purchased a vacant lot at 21st and Nicollet last year, and is in the process of drafting a request for proposals to select a community developer to help them build a new project there that ideally meets some neighborhood needs in a creative way. To inform those priorities, Whittier Alliance is seeking community input through a survey. It’s available in English, Spanish, and Somali on their website.
TANGLETOWN, CREEK WALKING TOUR
Take a local walking tour through Preserve Minneapolis led by Tangletown resident and neighborhood historian Tom Balcom on Tuesday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. Explore the winding streets and creek environment of the neighborhood originally known as Washburn Park. Learn about landmark sites such as the Washburn Water Tower, the Harry Wild Jones House, Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum (where Justice Alan Page Middle School now stands), and the Minnehaha Creek, parkway, bridges, woods, and trails.
UNITY CONFERENCE DRAWS NATIVE YOUTH
More than 1,600 Native youth from across the country are anticipated to attend the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) National Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., July 8-12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Attendees will hear from a variety of expert panelists and speakers, and have access to more than 50 workshops covering issues that are timely and relevant to today’s Native youth. The conference keynote addresses will be delivered by Chef Stephanie “Pyet” DeSpain (Prairie Band Potawatomi), the first-ever winner of Gordon Ramsay’s “Next Level Chef” and James Anderson (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe), trainer, speaker, author, and co-founder of the Lifeskills Center for Leadership.
France Avenue Resurfacing and Bike Lanes
Hennepin County is proposing to resurface France Ave S. from Excelsior Blvd. to W. 49th St. and is considering the addition of bike lanes to the new surface.Feedback is important in this process. Comment about the proposed restriping work, removing on-street parking and adding bike lanes in residential areas. Submit a written comment or attend the upcoming event in the Fulton neighborhood; date to be determined.
SERVE ON BICYCYLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) works toward biking improvements, and involves people interested in city biking issues. The BAC is an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council as well as the Park Board. It serves as a liaison to bicyclists, businesses, neighborhoods, and other communities and agencies. The Ward 13 BAC seat is vacant.
YARD WASTE PICKUP CHANGES
As of June 20, yard waste pickup has changed from weekly to every other week for some parts of south, southwest and northeast Minneapolis to adjust for a staff shortage. Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers in Ward 13 whose collection will change to every other week live south of Minnehaha Creek. Collection will be every other week on regular pickup day, but for the most efficient routes it might not align with your recycling week.
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