January 2009

Minneapolis Public Schools Information Fair, Saturday, Jan. 10

School request cards due Friday, Feb. 28 for grades PreK–8

Transformed Metro Petro reopens on University Avenue in Prospect Park

Space, staff, facilities expanded and improved at former Citgo station

Minnesota Center for Book Art’s winter book caps a year of work

Open Book literary organizations host January events

Legislators’ town hall meetings, Saturday Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 13

TIME CHANGE for Saturday meeting: 12:30–2 p.m.

15th Avenue Southeast plan public review ends Feb. 1

Southeast Como Improvement Association (SECIA) Jan. 6 board meeting

Van Cleve development update; SEMCOL reps; University District Alliance report; crime and safety; student interns and liaisons; Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission reps

Diamond Willow gets the body rolling

Community education catalogs out; courses begin Jan. 26

Revolving loan programs help residents improve their homes

2009 Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour nomination deadline is Jan. 23

Bridgeland Angler, January 2009

Nicollet Island/East Bank Neighborhood Association (NIEBNA) Jan. 13 board meeting

Lunds windows against code; Chute Square park vision; B.F. Nelson/Boom Island parks; Mississippi Watershed grants; deficit means cuts at city level

A month of tributes at The Cabooze

Cash, Joplin, Band, Marley featured starting Jan. 16



Bluff Street Park moves closer to reality on West Bank

Park Board staff to study proposal to restore and clean up Mississippi overlook

Critter-free cooking

Seward resident brings vegan show to the web

Eye on U, January 2009

Miyagi brings Aveda stylists to Hennepin Avenue salon

Prospect Park to develop ‘master plan’

Informal vision will help guide development, neighborhood in the future

SNG newsletter, Jan. 15 2009

Prospect Park East River Road Improvement Association, Jan. 26 meeting

Treasurer position will open in April; Wi-Fi expected in Prospect Park by end of March; Luxton Book Exchange becomes formal committee

Seward Neighborhood Group, Jan. 28 meeting

New officers elected; 2009 budget unveiled--deficit anticipated; Curbside compost collection could come to Seward; Peace Garden lacks funding

West Bank Community Coalition Jan. 21 board meeting

Augsburg liquor license; Coyle Center program funding; Central Corridor substation locations; new board members; new layout, process for board meetings

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