Autumn Bazaar at Edison

2013 Fall Bazaar flyer with tree illustrationThe Tommie Booster Group is holding a bazaar, Saturday, Nov 16, 10am–3pm in the Edison gym. Proceeds will help fund Edison’s 2014 Senior All Night Party.

The bazaar will include local artists and crafters, a farmers’ market and a silent auction.

Vendors are being sought, too. Contact Jill Davis at or 612-741-4162 for an application.

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County Bike Plan Outreach

From ANA’s inbox:

Hi everyone,

Hennepin County collaborating with Three Rivers Park District to update the Hennepin County Bike Plan. Community engagement for the bike plan is getting underway. We have several opportunities for input on the plan. You are encouraged to provide your input through any and all of the following options:

Thanks for your input!

Participants Sought for Air Quality Survey

From ANA’s inbox:


We are conducting a city wide air quality monitoring project for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We will be placingapproximately 120 air samplers around the city to obtain sampling data for 77 different chemicals. We are in need of volunteers who live in the City of Minneapolis to place air samplers at their place of residence. I am contacting your community organization in hopes that you can put word out about this project in your community. We have received great response so far and people are excited to learn more about air quality in their neighborhood.

Summa sampling canister

Volunteers will need to have a location outside and off the ground where they could place the sampler (i.e. a porch, table, chair). The sites cannot have people who may smoke near the sampler. For example, the shared patio of an apartment complex would not be a good location. Attached you will find a picture of the sampler. We are using Summa canisters, which are stainless steel electropolished (or "summa" polished) passivated vessels used to collect a whole air sample. To collect a sample, the Summa canister valve is opened and the canister is locked in a designated area for a period of time (for our study, this is 72 hours) to allow the surrounding air to fill the canister and achieve a representative sample. The valve is closed before the canister is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

ANA 2013 Annual Meeting Preview

Annual Meeting

There are special plans for the annual meeting which will take place on Monday, October 7th at 7 pm. It will be held at the Coffee Shop NE (2852A Johnson St NE) once again, which we hope will become the site for future community meetings.

The coffee shop is donating drinks and Hazel's NE is providing desserts (which owner Adam describes as "delectable.") ANA thanks them both.

On the agenda:

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ANA Community Meeting Minutes — August 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
The Coffeeshop Northeast
Monday, August 5, 2013

Members Present: Justin Kwong, Kevin Kelly and Nic Baker

Marty Schreiber moved the minutes from the June ANA and Larry seconded the motion and the minutes were approved by those present.

Nick Madsen and Susan Webb, of the Minneapolis Police Department 2nd Precinct addressed the neighborhood: Webb stated that crime has increased “slightly” in the Audubon Neighborhood.

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ANA Board Meeting Minutes — September 2013

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
September 19, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Members Present: Jeff Smyser, Jessica Kracl, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Nic Baker, Sean Koebele and Kevin Kelly.

The July ANA meeting minutes were moved by Sean, seconded by Jessica and were approved unanimously.

Bremer Bank: Justin has been having difficulties with communication and poor service with Bremer. Other issues have been the overdrafts which Bremer was unwilling to compromise and the difficulty with getting new blank checks. The board did not make a formal decision regarding using Bremer. Nic and Adam will meet with Bremer to look into these issues.

Community Clean-up This Week

Got gloves? Grab 'em & volunteer for Weed It & Reap!

Gather your co-workers, neighbors, friends and families together and help clean up Northeast. Volunteers pick up debris near local businesses, sidewalks, boulevards, area parks and neighborhood streets.

We supply vests, gloves, garbage bags and area assignments. Volunteers receive t-shirts, food and our thanks for their participation!

October 3, 4 & 5, 2013
Weed It & Reap hours are from 9am to 5pm Thursday & Friday and 9am to 2pm Saturday.

Find out more or contact the Northeast Chamber office at 612-378-0050 or email for more information.

Presidents Bike Boulevard Now Under Construction

Over the past several years the City of Minneapolis has been planning for a north-south bike route in NE and SE Minneapolis between the Stone Arch Bridge and Columbia Heights. Originally this was known as the Fillmore Bike Walk Street project. Many of you have been involved in giving feedback to the City of Minneapolis during the design of this project (including a name change – it is now known as the Presidents Bike Boulevard and the Stone Arch Bike Boulevard).

Construction is finally upon us, and you will begin to see some changes along the route. Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to begin this coming Monday, September 23. The City of Minneapolis has hired Thomas & Sons Construction to carry out the work, and several subcontractors will be assisting Thomas & Sons. Activity during the first week of construction is anticipated to include asphalt and concrete removal at the intersections of:

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