ANA Community Meeting Minutes — July 9, 2012

Audubon Neighborhood Association

Community Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2012

Attendees: Board members Nic Baker, Kevin Kelly, Adam Sieve, Candace Baker, Justin Kwong, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser, and 11 community members

  1. Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M..

  1. Review of agenda: The agenda order was changed to allow guest presenters to go first.

  1. Review and approve board meeting minutes from May 7, 2012: Justin moved to approve, Gavin Watt seconded. Minutes were approved as written.

  1. Officer and committee reports

    1. President’s report

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ANA Board Meeting Minutes — July 9, 2012

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2012

Attendees: Nic Baker, Kevin, Adam, Candace Baker, Justin Kwong, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser
1. Call to order: Nic Baker called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

2. Review of agenda: No additions.

3. Review and approval of board meeting minutes from June 4: Justin moves, Kevin seconds to approve. Minutes are approved as written.

4. Officer and committee reports

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New Website Connects NE Book Clubs

Northeast Reads logoNortheast Reads is a community project to connect readers and writers of all ages!

We have created a website to post area book clubs and writing clubs and you are invited to add your events to the calendar.

You can view the site at:

The site is still being constructed as people from our libraries, community organizations and schools add events and news. We want to choose a book to read as a community as well!

Submit your ideas and calendar events to

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2012 Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market Vendor Profiles

Remember to stop by the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 4–7pm. There you can find locally grown produce, herbs, and flower bouquets.

We are in peak growing season here in Minnesota so expect to find a great variety of produce!

We have kept the same five vendors throughout all four years the Audubon Mini Market has been open. This year Kim Vang’s father, Pang Vang, is filling in for her since she is taking care of her new baby.

Farmer with table full of fresh produceVendor: Pang Vang
Farm location: Hugo, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 21 miles
Products sold: herbs, many vegetables


Farmer with table full of fresh produceVendor: Xong Her
Farm location: Afton, MN
Distance from Market to Farm: 25 miles
Products sold: raspberries, jam, herbs, many vegetables


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Photos Wanted

The Audubon Neighborhood Association website is completing a significant upgrade. As part of that upgrade, we would like to include more photos from around the neighborhood.

We’re looking for banner images (must be 1000px wide) and random snapshots (like those that appear on our front page sidebar).

We can’t pay you, but we can give you credit (with a link to your page/site, if you like). Also, we cannot promise your image will be used.

All submissions will be presumed to include a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

Send your pics to, and be sure to let us know how you want to be credited.

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ANA Website Upgrades

[2013 OCT 12] The Audubon Neighborhood Association website is undergoing maintenance. It may be unavailable or intermittently available for a few days.

Meanwhile, you can check the official ANA Facebook page contact the organization at:
612-788-8790 --OR--

And you can always keep in touch with your neighbors in our Facebook group, too:

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The Coffee Shop Northeast to Expand


by Mason Sullivan

The Coffee Shop Northeast will celebrate its two-year anniversary on July 1. During its first two years, business has been good. One of their toughest challenges has been that, on occasion, there has not been enough seating when a large number of customers who wish to order beverages and food “for here.”

By the end of July, that problem will be remedied.

An expansion is underway that will more than double the shop’s square footage and increase its seating capacity to around 57 (It currently seats 27). That’s good news for customers who head to the neighborhood establishment with visions of enjoying their goodies in-house.

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Bike Walk Move at the Market on July 12 and August 9


Info about new ways to get around, plus free bicycle check-up from Recovery Bike Shop.

The Twin Cities has many new bike routes, including the Emerson & Fremont Ave bike routes in North Minneapolis. What’s a bicycle boulevard? How does this route connect to others in the Twin Cities? The Bike Walk Move table will have these answers and more. Spin the Bike Walk Move Wheel, answer the question, and you can win prizes! Bring your bike for a quick bike check-up from the great folks at Recovery Bike Shop. Bicycling is up 52% in the Twin Cities from 2007-2011. Come find out how easy it can be to bike or walk where you need to go, especially if you’re not going far.

Bike Walk Move is a campaign to raise awareness and use of new routes and programs funded through the Bike Walk Twin Cities federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.

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