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The sun was shining, the day was lovely, and the event happening at the Lyndale Community Center had just gotten underway.  LNA’s annual Fall Fundraiser 2014 was on Friday, September 26th and the Center looked beautiful.  Thanks to Natasha, floral arrangement extraordinaire, and general aesthetic setter.  Candles were lit, flowers displayed, and the Silent Auction was set to welcome Lyndale community members to LNA’s chicest event of the year. 

I met with the current owners of Hair Police, Wendy (Stachowicz) and Kellie (O’Rourke) over a cup of coffee this morning at Muddy Waters- both with incredible hair (of course). Wendy had streaks of blue/green that looked incredible with the backdrop of her dark hair and Kellie had this amazing blonde high-ponytail with multi colored dreds and extensions. They definitely write the book on good up-to-the-minute hair, but as we started to discuss their story I hadn’t realized to what extent Hair Police had been a rogue pioneer in the community.

The Friday before Nicollet Open Streets was an interesting day around the community center, everywhere I went that day you could see the final pieces falling into place for the event on Sunday.  I have to admit it was kind of fun and impressive watching the gears of the City’s special event machine start moving along after months of planning.  

On a recent Sunday, a two-mile stretch of Nicollet Avenue from Lake Street to 46th Street was closed to motorized traffic and open for biking, walking, dining, dancing, hula hooping, poetry reading, dragon dancing and more.

Open Streets events allow people of all ages to experience streets in a new way, promoting healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and community connections. An estimated 9,500 people ventured off the sidewalk into the street for the Nicollet Open Streets event Sunday, Sept. 14.

November 4th marks another general election in the State of Minnesota, which will shape the political landscape for the next few years. All of our state’s executive offices are up for election as are the all the seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives, several state judicial seats, a United States Senate seat, and all eight of Minnesota’s seats in the United States House of Representatives. These elections offer an important opportunity for our neighborhood to make our voices heard. 

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¡Celebra el día de Halloween cerca de Lyndale con Halloween Spooktacular! El evento esel 31 de octubre de 6:30 a 8:00pm en el Parque de Bryant Square. Tendremos baile, dulces y una fogata. El evento es gratis y apropiado por todas las edades.

Se invita a las familias de todas las edades al Parque de Lyndale Farmstead para una fiesta nueva de Halloween el 31 de octubre de 6:00 a 8:00pm. ¡Queremos ver sus disfraces! Todavía necesitamos voluntarios para ayudarnos a planear la fiesta.  Póngase en contacto con nosotros: 612.270.4948 si tiene ideas y le gustaría ayudar.

The sun was shining, the day was lovely, and the event happening at the Lyndale Community Center had just gotten underway.  LNA’s annual Fall Fundraiser 2014 was on Friday, September 26th and the Center looked beautiful.  Thanks to Natasha, floral arrangement extraordinaire, and general aesthetic setter.  Candles were lit, flowers displayed, and the Silent Auction was set to welcome Lyndale community members to LNA’s chicest event of the year. 

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Cuando empezamos el Proyecto de la Votación de la Nicollet, el equipo del proyecto habló con Chuck LeBon en unos eventos del vecindario acerca de involucrarse en los tacados de puertas. Se mostró reacio, porque tocar las puertas de desconocidos le acordó de ir puerta a puerta como un oficial de colecciones de préstamos en sus años pasados, pero se puso de acuerdo en hacerlo. Chuck dice que nunca lo habría hecho siendo un hombre más joven, pero ahora quiere vivir en una “calle de dos vías.” Quiere aprender acerca de su comunidad, acerca de lo que le pasa a otras personas.

On Saturday, September 13 around 3’oclock in the afternoon, a fun-seeking group of neighbors attended the Lyndale Housing, Planning and Development Committee’s first Progressive Party!  Attendees were able to tour four different homes in Lyndale Neighborhood while enjoying an appetizer and beverage at each stop. 

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Thanks for Your Thyme! An Appreciation Event

Painting the Murals at the Garfield Aquarium

La Posada 2013

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Lyndale at the Heart Walk

The Bassais Family at the Heart Walk

Dia Del Nino

Pepina showing off her dance moves with Mariachi Estrella

Litter Outta Lyndale

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden

Board Thank You Calls

LNA Board Members Eric, Melissa, and Natasha make thank you calls and invite people to the Open House

February General Membership Meeting

It was one of the best attended General Membership meetings in years

La Posada Poster

Love Lyndale

November General Membership

Taylor thanks Council Member Tuthill and the 10th Ward Team

Community Center Rain Garden

Thanks to everyone who helps with the Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden in the Fall of 2013

Community Center Rain Garden

Community Center Rain Garden in the Fall of 2013

Community Center Rain Garden

Volunteers installing the new Rain Garden

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Curiosities of Lyndale

Curiosities of Lyndale

Freshly installed boxes at Nicollet and 36th

Fish Fest 2013

Lula and the dancing bear

Fish Fest 2013

Steve waiting for the water balloons

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off

Folks gathered for a BBQ to kick off this year's Walk-A-Thon

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Saturday was cold, but we still picked up a ton of trash!

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Dance time!

LNA's Neighborhoods, USA presentation at April General Membership

Mark and Gaby share about Lyndale's Club de Niños project

April's General Membership Greeters

2013 Lyndale Open House

The Taste of Lyndale Was a Big Success

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Teen Challenge with their Community Serivce Award

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Holly Reckel with her 2012 Community Service Award

January General Membership

Rep Susan Allen discusses the upcoming legislative session

Great Gatherings - The I in Biv

Check out that Funky Shirt!

Lyndale Social Club - White Elephant Party

Evan Passes the Parcel to the Person with the Nicest Smile

LNA Holiday Greeting

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program Cohort visits City Hall

Live Nicollet Bus Front

On the road with Live Nicolet

La Posada (2011)

A dancer from Mexico Lindo

Museum in the Streets

Joyce Wisdom at Kick-off Event

Live Nicollet

Martha, Lisa, and Holly working on the garden at the Lyndale Community Center

Live Nicollet

Alex, the owner of Fresh Cuts outside his shop

Pats Tap Block Party

Scott, Shannon, and Holly hanging out at the Live Nicollet booth

Eating for Art

Join us for Eating for Art this year on Thursday, September 20th

Live Nicollet Feature on Goda Cafe

Moussa Doualeh, owner of Goda Café at 3400 Nicollet Ave. in the Lyndale Neighborhood, learned to cook watching his father in Somalia.

Live Nicollet

Ed and Sam at Variety Beauty Supply

Live Nicollet

Jerry (Corporate Incentives), Mary (El Paraiso), and Dan (Butter) at the July LNBA Happy Hour

Live Nicollet

Joseph G at Alem Chiropractor

Curiosities of Lyndale

Curiosities of Lyndale

Pats Tap

A salad at Pats Tap

Pats Tap Bar

The bar at Pat's Tap

Pats Tap

Pats Tap Skee Ball

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Star Kuts Barbershop Sign

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Support businesses at Lake & Nicollet

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Goda Cafe Sign

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B-Squad Vintage Sign

Honeycomb Salon

Honeycomb Salon

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Front of B-Squad Vintage

Live Nicollet

Sign Up For Live Nicollet Today

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A mock for the Curiosities of Lyndale Project

First Layer of Pavement

The first new layer of pavement in over 50 years on the new Nicollet Avenue

Lyndale's Environement Committee

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden as Part of St. Olaf's Day of Service

Twin City Tattoo

Erik, Jessica, and Mike

2011 Fish Fest

A scene from the 2011 Fish Fest

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting to hear from the Hennepin County Sheriff candidates and to learn about the proposed changes to allow "Granny Flats" in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, November 5
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center.

Tuesday, November 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meets to discuss different Business issues in the neighborhood.

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from noon to 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 11
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Crime & Safety Committee Meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the 5th Police Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave). 6:30 to 8:00pm

Volunteer Special

GOTV Canvassers
Do you want to hone your community organizing skills?  Do you think it important that people Get Out To Vote?!  Join LNA on its “Nicollet Votes” project which will focus on doing outreach and doorknocking to Lyndale and other neighborhoods’ residents this fall.  It is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a multi-neighborhood project which has the potential to empower and engage community members in a very real way.  Contact Jennifer@lyndale.org or 612-824-9402 ext. 12 to learn more and to sign up for training and a shift!

2014 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.


Community Builder
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
Los Andes
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave
Valerie's Carniceria
3149 Nicollet Ave

Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
Pat's Tap
3510 Nicollet Ave S

Good Neighbor
Nicollet Subway
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
Showroom
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
InnerCity Tennis

4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA

3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!

 

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