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Sheff and Athena from Tin Fish updated Uptown Neighborhood News on
whats in store their Spring and Summer season. They are doing a total light-
ing renovation at the Calhoun Refectory and switching all lighting to LED.
This new lighting will provide better nighttime security and will use half the
electricity of the current lighting. Another exciting development is they are
adding a ridiculously cute shave ice/ ice cream truck to the Calhoun
experience. This wont be the converted delivery-style-truck that you may
have seen in other areas like downtown or Northeast Minneapolis. Instead,
think 1950s soda fountain on wheels!
Tin Fish Ready For Spring
By Gary Farland
The political season gets off to a
start Tuesday, April 16 when the
Minnesota Democratic Farmer
Labor Party (DFL) will be hold-
ing precinct caucuses across
Minneapolis. There will be no
Republican caucuses this year -
- delegates elected last year will
By Bruce Cochran
Presenting to a recent meeting
of the LHENA (Lowry HIll
East Neighborhood Association)
Zoning and Planning Board,
Thatcher Imboden, Finance &
caucuses get the
political season rolling
Lagoons sequel rests on MoZaic Phase II
also serve this year at a City con-
vention to be announced. The
Green Party held its City con-
vention on February 17, but did
not announce a candidate, and
the Independence Party has not
announced its intentions.
This year only City races will be
held, with all offices up for elec-
tion except for the School Board.
There will be no primary, since
the City is now using Ranked
Choice Voting (RCV). The races
are non-partison, but parties can
endorse candidates.
The DFL caucuses will elect
representatives separately to the
ward conventions and to the
City convention. The precincts
will elect a delegate (and alter-
nate) to the ward conventions for
each 25 DFL votes cast in the last
election. To the City convention,
each precinct will elect a delegate
(and alternate) for each 100 such
votes. There is a form to fill out
if one cannot attend the caucus
and would like to be elected. Go
to the Minneapolis DFL web-
site at www.mpls.dfl.org and go
to the Caucus and Convention
info page and then Nomina-
tion Letter. Instructions are
included.
The DFL will hold precinct cau-
cuses at these locations at 7:00pm
on April 16:
Ward 10, Precinct 3: This
includes all of East Calhoun
neighborhood. The location is St.
Marys Greek Orthodox Church,
3450 Irving Avenue South. 55
ward convention and 14 city con-
vention delegates (and alternates)
will be elected. The convener is
Gary Farland at garyfarland@
msn.com
Ward 10, Precinct 4: This
includes the north half of
CARAG neighborhood, down to
33rd Street. The meeting place
is Jefferson Elementary School,
1200 26th Street. 59 ward con-
vention and 15 city convention
delegates (and alternates) will
be elected. The convener is Zack
Farley at zackfarley@yahoo.com
Ward 10, Precinct 6: This
Development Manager, Ack-
erberg Group, gave an update
on the developers plans for
Phase II of the MoZaic proj-
ect. The goal of the visit was to
The Lagoon, (above) and Uptown Theater businesses are both owned by
Landmark Theatres. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
street signs send
mixed messages
By Glen Christianson:
featuring input from Crime
Specialist Chelsea Adams,
and members of the ECCO
Neighborhood Board
Whats Wrong with
this picture?
Just look at the picture for a sec-
ond. Focus on the signs. Then
ask yourself, what messages are
conveyed by these signs?
The sign at the top, designed
by East Calhoun resident Ken
Ushio, welcomes you to the East
Calhoun neighborhood with a
blue-green stylized logo. These
signs (20 total) were installed on
the periphery of the neighbor-
hood in Fall 2011, replacing older
ECCO signs, which had aged
through general weathering and
graffiti. The messaging of these
new East Calhoun signs, with
pleasing blue and green colors to
represent our watery surrounds
and environmental friendliness,
was intended to invite people
into the neighborhood.
The sign directly below,
designed by Minneapolis CCP/
SAFE, alerts criminals that
neighbors are watching for sus-
picious activity and will call 911
if they notice anything. These
signs were installed in 2006 in
response to a perceived threat
of increasing property crime in
the neighborhood. The messag-
ing of these older Crime Watch
signs was to build community
From left to right are Council Member Meg Tuthill, Ken Bradley, Lisa Peterson Bender and Kendal Killian at the March
12, 10th Ward Candidate Forum. (Nate Griggs was not present due to active duty in Afghanistan.) (See related editorial on
page 2) (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
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By Kendal Killian
Talking to people throughout
Ward 10 is my favorite part of
my campaign. Ive knocked on
over 1,000 doors and have had
hundreds of conversations. I
like to ask people, What do you
love about living in our neigh-
borhood? Im running for city
council because we deserve a
council member who respects all
of us, and all of our reasons for
living here.
Out going door to door, Ive met
cab drivers and doctors, rappers
and jazz musicians, journalists
and web designers. As one voter
asked me, how do we maintain
the special sauce that makes our
part of the city so charming?
To me its about diversity. Delib-
erately surrounding ourselves
with dramatically different life-
styles and cultures makes our
own lives better. Whether its
the neighbor petitioning his
neighbors to acquire a beehive,
the pizza parlor that wants to
stay open until 3:00am, or the
east African family who does
everything different from the
performance artist next door,
this is why we live here. I believe
that the vitality, the richness, the
unique character of our corner of
the city comes from its diversity,
not in spite of it.
We have a talented field of can-
didates here in Ward 10, so its
an appropriate question when
folks ask, what makes me differ-
ent? As one supporter told me:
Kendal, I support you because
you have the political chops to
get things done for our ward,
and the progressive values to
make sure it is done right.
Im honored someone thinks
that. Here are some things I
think we should do:
1. Nicollet Avenue reclaimed
at Lake Street, with mixed-
use development lining those
new blocks. I would hope -
- and would push for -- a com-
mercial and housing mix that
will serve all of the areas resi-
dents.
2. New transit options for Nicol-
let Avenue, the Greenway,
and Hennepin Avenue that
encourage riders to patron-
ize businesses all along their
routes, and not just serve as a
point-to-point shuttle.
3. Aggressive reinstatement of
the renters tax credit, com-
bined with an education effort
to make sure our most at-risk
neighbors know to take advan-
tage of it, and to help keep
our neighborhoods diversity
strong.
4. Better neighborhood coor-
dination of temporary snow
emergency lots, to help resi-
dents without off-street park-
ing weather snowstorms with
fewer stresses.
My involvment in the DFL did
not begin the day I announced my
campaign. I have been immersed
looking for a leader
Forum questions leave us wanting more
valuing Diversity in Uptown
By Bruce Cochran
If youve ever been through a
grueling job interview process
that involved multiple inter-
views, cross examinations and
hyper-specific situational ques-
tions, only to feel like you were
applying for an FBI post, then
you probably would have left the
10th Ward Forum hungry for
more.
A standing-room-only crowd
listened to four of the five 10th
Ward candidates on March 12.
The Forum was a good way
to kick-start the discussion of
leadership, but due to the lim-
ited time, most of the candidates
answers gave only a glimpse of
their potential. Feeling dissat-
isfied with simple answers to
complex issues, I left the Forum
wanting to know more about
two things: What are your job
performance skills? and What
specific plans of action do you
have to reach your goals?
The 10th Ward hosts a broad
spectrum of residents, which
makes equitable governing a
challenge. In fact, Council Mem-
ber Meg Tuthill is the first coun-
cil member to seek re-election
in over a decade. Exacerbating
the demands of the job is a com-
munity that is at the same time
frustrated and ecstatic about its
recent growth.
Uptown has a broad spectrum of
residents with an equally broad
spectrum of values. Whether or
not its the next trendy neighbor-
hood is beside the point. With
amenities like cultural entertain-
ment, grocery, lakes, restaurants,
bike paths, proximity to down-
town and a good transit system,
Uptown has always been and
will continue to be in demand.
letter from the editor
By Melissa Slachetka
Spring is coming and Im excited
to once again see buds emerging
from tree branches and tulips
starting to bloom in sunny cor-
ners of the yards and boulevards.
I cant wait to pull my motorcy-
cle out of storage and plan some
weekend rides. Im sure I wont
be the only one excited to hop on
my bike, so as the snow melts,
be sure to watch for motorcycles
and bicycles, alike! Like the sea-
sons, change will be taking over
Uptown. College students will be
moving in and out respectively,
and there might be some political
changes in store for our very own
Ward 10. I sent out brief note on
Twitter (@UptownNewsMpls)
that candidates can send in edi-
torials for any of our issues and
am excited about the upcoming
debates. If you are a concerned
neighbor or have an issue you
feel strongly about, we invite
you to send in a guest editorial,
too! We just ask that you iden-
tify yourself, your neighborhood,
and a phone number to verify
any facts (we wont publish your
phone number dont worry).
Space permitting, we will work
to include as many viewpoints as
possible.
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Citizen
ACtion
CARAG Neighborhood
612.823.2520
carag@carag.org
East Isles Neighborhood
612.821.0131
nrp@eastisles.org
ECCO Neighborhood
612.821.0131
nrp@eastcalhoun.org
Lowry Hill E. Neighborhood
612.377.5023
lhena@thewedge.org
Minneapolis Information
311
Mpls. Park & Rec. Board
Brad Bourn
612.230.6443 ext. 6
bbourn@minneapolisparks.org
Anita Tabb
612.230.6400 ext. 4
atabb@minneapolisparks.org
Mpls. Public Schools
612.668.0000
answers@mpls.k12.mn.us
City Councilperson (10)
Meg Tuthill
612.673.2210
meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.
Mayor R.T. Rybak
612.673.2100
rt@minneapolis.org
State Senator (60)
D. Scott Dibble
651.296.4191
sen.scott.dibble@senate.mn
State Representative (61A)
Frank Hornstein
651.296.9281
rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn
State Representative (61B)
Paul Thissen
651.296.5375
rep.paul.thissen@house.mn
Governor Mark Dayton
651.201.3400
mark.dayton@state.mn.us
U.S. Congressman (5th)
Keith Ellison
612.522.1212
www.ellison.house.gov
U.S. Senator
Al Franken
202.224.5641
info@franken.senate.gov
U.S. Senator
Amy Klobuchar
202.224.3244
www.klobuchar.senate.gov
President
Barack Obama
202.456.1111
comments@whitehouse.gov
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includes the south half of
CARAG neighborhood, from
33rd Street to 36th Street. The
meeting place is also Jefferson
Elementary School, 1200 26th
Street. 74 ward convention and
19 city convention delegates (and
alternates) will be elected. The
convener is David Krewinghaus
at david@davidkrewinghaus.
com
Ward 10, Precinct 2: This
includes the south half of the
Wedge neighborhood, from
26th Street to Lake Street. The
location is Jefferson Elementary
School, 1200 26th Street. 66 ward
convention and 17 city conven-
tion delegates (and alternates)
will be elected. The convener is
TBA.
The 10th Ward, which includes
East Calhoun, CARAG and the
Wedge among other neighbor-
hoods, will hold its DFL ward
convention Saturday, April 27, at
Jefferson Elementary School. At
that convention, a candidate for
the 10th Ward City Council will
be nominated, along with party
business. The announced can-
didates are Meg Tuthill (incum-
bent), Lisa Peterson Bender, Ken
Bradley, Kendal Killian and
Nate Griggs. A candidate forum
will be held Thursday, March 28,
Ranked Choice Voting
The 2013 Minneapolis municipal elections will be conducted using the voting system called Ranked
Choice Voting (RCV). This change is the result of a referendum that voters passed in 2006, and was
first implemented in 2009.
Ranked Choice Voting combines the municipal Primary and the General Election into one event, so
there is no Primary in 2013. In Ranked Choice Voting, voters may also rank a different 2nd and 3rd
choice candidate on the on the same ballot, in the columns just to the right of a voters first choice.
Source: www.minneapolismn.gov/elections/index.htm
in the progressive movement for
over a decade, working tirelessly
for the DFL and its local and
statewide candidates. Since 2004,
I have been a leader for get-out-
the-vote efforts right here in our
neighborhood. My work has
resulted in deep relationships
with policy makers across the
city and state.
This is demonstrated by the fol-
lowing endorsements for my
campaign: Deputy Senate Major-
ity Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-
62), Representative Karen Clark
(DFL-62A), Senator Patricia Tor-
res Ray (DFL-63), Minneapolis
Park Board Commissioner Brad
Bourn and Metropolitan Council
Member Adam Duininck.
Kendal and I have worked
together for years, engaging
young people and non-tradi-
tional constituencies in our city,
Senator Hayden says. By delib-
erately reaching out and bring-
ing everyone to the table, Kendal
will be a leader in closing the real
equity gaps we face in Minneap-
olis. He knows how to get things
done, Hayden added.
We must craft policies at the city
level that proactively reach out to
and engage traditionally under-
represented communities, and
start to close the vast opportunity
gaps that persist here.
Im sure you agree. I sincerely
hope you consider supporting me
at caucuses (4/16) and the con-
vention (4/27). Please contact me
directly 612-234-2335 to discuss
any topics important to you.
Together, we can make our great
community even better.
Kendall Killian lives in the East
Harriet neighborhood and is run-
ning for the 10th Ward Council Seat.
7:00 to 8:30pm, at Bryant-Square
Park.
The DFL City Convention will
be held June 15 at the Conven-
tion Center. At that convention
the DFL will nominate candi-
dates for Mayor, all Park Board
seats, and the Board of Estimate
and Taxation. The district Park
Board conventions will be held
separately prior to the conven-
tions for Mayor, Board of Esti-
mate and Taxation and at-large
Park Board seats (3).
The announced DFL candidates
for mayor are Betsy Hodges,
Jackie Cherryhomes, Grant
Haas, Don Samuels, Mark
Andrew and Gary Schiff. Mayor
R.T. Rybak decided not to run
again. According to the State
Republican Party, Cam Win-
ton will run as an independent.
The DFL announced candidates
for the Board of Estimate and
Taxation are David Wheeler and
Carol Becker.
The announced DFL candidates
for the at-large Park Board seats
are John Erwin, Bob Fine and
Tom Nordyke, all incumbents.
Precincts 10-2 (Wedge) and 10-3
(ECCO) are in Park Board Dis-
trict 4 and the incumbent Anita
Tabb has announced her can-
didacy. Precincts 10-4 and 10-6
(CARAG) are in Park Board
District 6 and the incumbent
Brad Bourn has announced his
candidacy.
Candidate filing is from July
30 to August 13. The general
election is November 5. More
information is available at the
websites of the City of Minne-
apolis (elections) and the party
websites.
Gary Farland is a resident of East
Calhoun.
Minneapolis Ward 10 boundaries.
(Map courtesy of City of Minneapolis)
caUcUses from 1
KilliaN from 2
Sub
Prime?
Primebar, at Calhoun Square
closed its doors on March 25,
after only being open for less
than nine months. (Photo by Bruce
Cochran)

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crime & safety
Chelsea Adams, Crime Prevention Specialist
612.673.2819 or Chelsea.Adams@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
5th Precinct: Sectors 1&2: (Uptown)
crimes By location February 19 - March 18
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Burglary Residential includes
garages, attached or unattached, and
may include unlocked or open doors.
legeND
Rape
Robbery Business
Robbery Person
Shooting
*Sound of Shots Fired
Theft from Motor Vehicle
Aggravated Assaults
Arson
Auto Theft
Burglary Business
Burglary Residential
Domestic Aggr. Assault
Larceny (Other Theft)
Narcotics Arrest
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*ShotSpotter detects gunshots using multiple
sensors, triangulates the position of the gunshot
with great accuracy, and immediately alerts 911
operators, who can quickly dispatch police.
eyes on the street
Block Leaders Needed in 5th Precint
The Minneapolis Police Department is always looking for Block
Leaders. Just attend a short and informal training, give them your
contact information with email, and forward pertinent emails to your
neighbors. Thats all. Contact your Crime Prevention Specialist, (at
right).
areas most in need
of Block leaders
Block leaders
active
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10th Ward News
From Council Member Meg Tuthill
Contact Meg at 612.673.2210, meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us,
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Visit us at www.
ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward10
Uptown association
chooses assistant Director
Jessica Jesswein, originally from
Germantown, Wisconsin, is a
2011 graduate from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
campus. At UW-Eau Claire,
Jesswein held two event planning
internships with local non-prof-
its organizations. Once graduat-
ed, she moved to the Twin Cities
and joined a team of Events Spe-
cialists for the Girl Scouts of
Minnesota and Wisconsin River
Valleys 100th anniversary. Jess-
wein planned multiple events for
these organizations, including
three centennial events, a birth-
day celebration event at the Mall
of America with over 140,000
attendees, an Awards Gala at the
Minneapolis Convention Cen-
ter with over 1,000 attendees,
and a community action project
throughout Minnesota with over
25,000 attendees. She then tran-
sitioned into a new role within
the Girl Scouts organization as
a Corporate and Foundation
Giving Officer, where she wrote
grant proposals, and worked
with corporate sponsors. Most
recently, Jesswein has accepted
the role of Project Coordinator
with the Uptown Association
(UA).
As the UA Project Coordinator,
Jesswein will assist in the over-
all direction, planning, manage-
ment and evaluation of the UA
efforts and the Uptown Art Fair.
Jesswein replaces Megan Orr
who served with the UA for four
years.
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get your trees!
Trees are now available for 10th
Ward residents through the
Citys $25 tree program.
A total of 1,000 trees in nine dif-
ferent varieties will be offered
for sale. Trees are available for
Minneapolis homeowners, busi-
nesses and nonprofits and must
be planted on private property.
Trees can be picked up May 18-
20 at the Minneapolis Impound
Lot. Ordering opens citywide
Monday, March 25 and will
remain open until the trees sell
out. The City partners with
Tree Trust on this program.
Tree Trust will hold two free
workshops on proper tree plant-
ing and tree care. You can order
your tree online through the Tree
Trust webpage at http://treetrust.
org/minneapolis.
For more information visit the
Citys Tree webpage at www.
minneapolismn.gov/sustainabil-
ity/WCMS1P-080826. I hope you
take advantage of this offer. Our
tree canopy is very important!
Our tree canopy improves our air
and water quality while reducing
our heating and cooling costs.
registration now
open for 38th annual
NUsa conference
I hope you will take the opportu-
nity to join us for the 38th Annu-
al Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA)
Conference on Neighborhood
Concerns taking place right here
in Minneapolis! The conference
is May 22-25 and will be held at
the Hyatt Regency in downtown
Minneapolis. This years confer-
ence is being hosted by the City of
Minneapolis Neighborhood and
Community Relations (NCR)
Department, in partnership with
Nexus Community Partners, the
Minneapolis Park & Recreation
Board and host neighborhood,
Citizens for a Loring Park Com-
munity (CLPC).
The conference is expected to
bring over 800 people to Min-
neapolis from across the coun-
try. The conference will provide
helpful tools for engaging our
community by exploring unique
challenges, possibilities and
practical application of success-
ful engagement and community
building strategies. St. Paul and
Rochester will join with Minne-
apolis to provide hands-on learn-
ing, sharing and networking
opportunities.
Registration is now open! You
can also find a copy of the reg-
istration book on the NUSA
webpage. The Hyatt Regency
has also reserved special rates for
attendees.
If you have further questions
or would like additional infor-
mation, please visit the Citys
NUSA Conference webpage or
contact Carrie Day Aspinwall,
Conference Coordinator, at 612-
673-2243 or email minneapolis-
NUSA2013@gmail.com.
identity through an emphasis on
crime watching, with the orange
eyeballs signaling our collec-
tive watchfulness. According to
Minneapolis Crime Prevention
Specialist Chelsea Adams, the
bottom line message is neighbors
are watching out for one anoth-
er.
At the last East Calhoun Board
meeting, a Neighborhood Crime
Watch sign removal initiative
was discussed based upon a per-
ceived disconnect between the
two messages mentioned above.
In particular, several board
members questioned the effec-
tiveness of the signs and argued
that they conveyed a negative
impression of the East Calhoun
neighborhood. Removing the
older orange signs would require
a change to the Scope of Services
of our NRP plan. If these older
orange signs were removed, they
would be reused in other Min-
neapolis neighborhoods who
have requested additional Crime
Watch signs. At the end of the
community energy services
gets a New Name:
home energy squad
Since 2010, the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) has
worked in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and CARAG
Neighborhood Association to deliver the Community Energy Servic-
es (CES) Program. The collaboration has helped people save money
and energy and take the next steps towards making their homes more
energy efficient. Over 5,000 Minneapolis households participated in
CES. The experience was great, said Bill from Longfellow. I felt
that I was doing something that will change how I consume energy
and help me to save money going forward.
This year the CES Program is merging with the Home Energy Squad
(HES), which is also sponsored by CenterPoint Energy and Xcel
Energy and delivered by CEE. The same great home energy visit,
with the installation of energy saving materials, blower door test,
insulation inspection, combustion safety tests, contractor list, rebates
and financing information, will still be available to Minneapolis resi-
dents for $70, its just going to now be called the Home Energy Squad
Enhanced visit instead of the Community Energy Services visit.
CEE will continue working with CARAG Neighborhood Associa-
tion to educate homeowners about energy savings and promote the
home visit program. To encourage participation in the program
CARAG Neighborhood Association will reimburse residents for
their home visit! Thats right - a full $70 reimbursement! If youve
not yet had an opportunity to receive a home energy visit, check out
the website www.mncee.org/hes-mpls or call 612-335-5874 to sched-
ule one right away!
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painter park april Update
Painter Park has begun to take registrations for spring programs
which start Monday, April 1. You can register online at www.min-
neapolisparks.org and navigate to Painter Recreation or you can stop
down at the park and register with Mitch Waukau. We will still be
offering preschool for ages 3 to 5 Monday through Friday 9:00am to
noon and lunch bunch from noon to 1:30pm on Monday through
Thursday. Some days fill up quicker than others so dont hesitate and
get signed up right away. Stop down at the Park and grab a flyer for
more information regarding preschool.
Parents get ready to plan a busy summer for your children. Sum-
mer registration will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 9:00am you
can either sign up online or stop by Painter Park. We will have our
preschool camp for ages 3 to 6 Monday through Friday 9:00am to
noon. We will also have our summer day camp for ages 6 to 12 with a
field trip every other Friday. Summer day camp takes place Monday
through Friday from noon till 5:00pm and runs from Monday, June
10 until Friday, August 23. More details to follow so keep an eye out
for the summer brochure.
Any questions stop down at the park or call Mitch Waukau at Painter
Park 612-370-4911.
Painter is always looking for new and exciting programs to get youth
and adults involved, so if you have any great ideals please stop down
and tell us your thoughts.
discussion at the last board meet-
ing, the decision to remove or
keep the orange Crime Watch
signs was tabled in order to solic-
it more community feedback on
this initiative.
What do you think? You can
provide feedback by contacting
ECCO NRP Coordinator Moni-
ca Smith via email nrp@eastcal-
houn.org. Alternatively anyone
can attend one of two upcoming
meetings: a March 26 Livability
Committee meeting, or an April
4 East Calhoun Board meeting.
Both meetings will take place
at 7:00pm at St. Marys Greek
Orthodox Church (35th Street
and Irving Avenue).
Crime Prevention Specialist
Chelsea Adams will be available
to answer questions at the March
26 Livability meeting. She will
also forward an email to her cur-
rent list of ECCO block captains
to get their feedback. Then at the
April 4 board meeting, the East
Calhoun board will consider a
motion to remove the orange
Crime Watch signs.
Uptown
News
Notables
horejsi named employee
of the Year
Uptown neighbor Marlana Hore-
jsi has been named an Employee
of the Year by Goodwill/Easter
Seals Minnesota! She specifically
earned the Advancing the Mis-
sion Award for her work in the
ReEntry Program. Horejsi is an
inspiration to all of us, and wed
love to see her get recognition in
her community as well as inside
our organization! stated Mary
Beth Casement, Marketing Proj-
ect Manager for Goodwill/Easter
Seals Minnesota.
huge show of support
for hUge theater
HUGE Theater was pleased to
announce that their Silent Auc-
tion on March 2 raised a grand
total of $3,958 to support their
non-profit programs, shows and
classes. Donations from Lyn-
Lake shops were very popu-
lar, including a 45 million year
old fossil from ZRS Fossils and
Gifts, a Smitten Kitten gift bag,
and a Hatian steel art piece from
Regla De Oro. Several bidders
won golden tickets to HUGE
Theater, which allow them to
come to every show in 2013 and
there was a bidding war over
hand-blown glass pendants and
MacPhail summer camps for
children. The silent auction gave
the community a chance to show
HUGE Theater how much it
was supported. For example,
Adam Iverson started the bid at
$200 for a HUGE class (the actu-
al cost). He and his wife already
come to three shows a week and
would take the class anyway,
but wanted to give as much to
HUGE as possible.
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give an update on where the
overall project is at in its first
phase, what still needs to be done
and the next steps for Phase II.
The next phase of MoZaic will
replace a surface parking lot
located on the west side of Fre-
mont Avenue just north of
Lagoon Avenue, (see photo on
page 6). The project will primar-
ily contain office space, although
the final mix of uses is still being
analyzed. The project will
expand public amenities as part
of the next phase, but very little
retail. The office space offering
comes on as Ackerberg notes
success filling the MoZaic build-
ing and wanting to continue that
trend by luring more daytime
business to Uptown.
Additional plans for Phase II will
improve the east-west connection
through the area and could also
include a bike center with lock-
ers and showers.
And because the next phase still
doesnt have a structural start-
ing place and the final layout is
not imminent, only final nego-
tiations between Ackerberg and
Landmark on a lease for the new
space will decide what happens
to the Theater.
A very rough timeline depends
on the extent of pre-leasing for
the project. Ackerberg is hoping
to receive city and neighborhood
approval by this summer and
begin construction as early as the
end of 2013 to early 2014.
Just ask any real estate agent.
But new residents will continue
to add to the growing variety of
values and reasons for living in
Uptown.
Weve managed.
Now we need to lead.
Guess what? This isnt just a pol-
icy inspection; its also a job inter-
view. The day to day working
attributes of the next candidate
will be crucial. Well need some-
one who can manage priorities
by delegating and reaching out.
So lets be realistic. This is a
tough job. Complaining is easy.
Leading with a positive vision
takes a leader. How will these
candidates manage daily chal-
lenges? Its great to think about
grand ideas, but how do you find
the time to pursue them? Tuthill
adds a sobering statistic: Im the
person you call when your street
isnt plowed, when your garbage
isnt picked up. That is 90% of
this business.
This means well have to embrace
challenges. Kendal Killian makes
a strong style point from past
experience working at a Macys.
Say Yes first when a customer
asks for blue socks then figure
out if you can get somea point
meant to counter what some
would say is the confrontational
style of Tuthill.
start with a vision
Density and mass transit go
hand in hand and best served by
a vision. As Ken Bradley con-
tended, we need density on our
transit corridors, but he coun-
tered with Were building the
density. But guess what? We
havent built the transit to sup-
port the density. And thats not
all, according to Killian If we
have more population in Minne-
apolis, were going to have more
representation in the Legislature
and Congress.
Lets budget to leverage region-
ally ingrained mass transit
and density. Or as Lisa Bender
exclaimed Government works
best when it leverages partner-
ships from community organiza-
tions in the private sector.
tough choices for a
changing landscape
Local municipalities, like Min-
neapolis are frustrated by a lack
of leadership at the national level
to fight climate change. Theyve
decided to take the lead. As the
City pursues more ways to lower
its carbon footprint, those issues
have also worked their way to
the center of the development
discussion. One way is that more
new renters are looking to live in
walkable communities with effi-
cient housing. Bradley adds A
lot of renters dont want to own
a car.
A new leader will have to make
tough choices about preserving
the character of the neighbor-
hood with these new requests.
No matter what, the next council
member will still need to make
tough decisions. Decisions that
will inevitably upset some.
Trader Joes provides a good
example. The cons for the pro-
posal included: permanently
upgraded zoning at 27th Street
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It has been predicted for about a gener-
ation: the formal living room will disap-
pear from the American residence. The
living room is still part of many house-
holds but a transformation is underway.
From the home builder perspective
the living room will be used for mul-
tiple purposes. Others believe that it
will vanish completely to save on
square footage.
A generational perspective plays a role
as well. Mikes grandparents home has
a formal living room. Its rarely used,
but they would never even think of us-
ing it in any other way.
The disappearing living room may be a
sad day for interior designers who lose
formal space for their creativity, but
many people are exchanging formality
for daily accessibility.
In many of the traditional foor plans of
our neighborhood homes, formal living
rooms are frequently used as home of-
fces, reading rooms, and music rooms.
In some of the more ambitious changes
we have seen, walls have been opened
or removed to create spacious and
light-flled areas.
Homeowners today are adapting their
spaces to better ft their lifestyles and
daily needs, making the older home
evolve with them in the 21st Century.
As the business mantra goes, Its
always easier to keep the cus-
tomer you have than look for
new ones. The second way to
help business is generate pedes-
trian traffic. Daytime office
traffic is some-
thing most people
agree is what
Uptown needs.
The MoZaic proj-
ect is an example
of this. But we
cant just hope; we
need to be aggres-
sive about luring,
working together
and making sac-
rifices to leverage
more daytime traf-
fic. A solution that
is two-fold; it gives
us less dependence
on nightlife for
economic sustain-
ability, and that
in turn can help
keep a check on growing night-
life noise. Bradley gives us one
example. I believe that Minne-
apolis can be a leader at reducing
global warming emissions while
creating good paying jobs and
attracting emerging industries.
find your race, then build
your bike
Our next leader will need to
engage more stakeholders. Our
next leader will need to reach out
to partners. Our next leader will
need to find a bold vision, and
then pursue characteristics that
help move that vision forward.
Bruce Cochran is Art Director and
in charge of Production for the
Uptown Neighborhood News and
lives in CARAG.
and Lyndale Avenue, and sub-
urban design of the building
and surface lot that didnt jive
with the Lyn Lake Small Area
Plan. Pros for the
proposal included:
local neighborhood
jobs, and poten-
tial carbon foot-
print savings by
giving locals who
travel by car to St.
Louis Park TJs, to
walk, bike or bus
to a local store. In
other words, these
projects can be
complex in their
repercussions and
rarely are they
black and white.
Having a vision
will help guide
them.
1 person, 1 vote
You get one vote whether you
own land or not. Killian reminds
us that 75% of this ward is now
renters. All of the candidates
know that we need to engage
renters more, but as Bender says
we need to find specific ways to
get them to the discussion. Not
everyone should have to go to
every meeting.
This wont be easy because the
growing, newer, highly mobile
rental culture can be more insu-
lated from homeowners. Stud-
ies have shown that its not until
residents buy a car, home or get
married, that they become more
invested in their community.
Business is key
The first thing we can do is help
the businesses that are here now.
This isnt
just a
policy
inspection;
its also
a job
interview.
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CARAG
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On the agenda
W. 31st Street
Improvements
CARAG Super Sale
The Neighborhood Garage Sale
Saturday, May 18, 8am-4pm
Only $10 to Register
Metro-Wide Advertising
Sale Yard Sign
Maps Listing 50+ Sales
Renters May Register for a
Sale at Bryant Square Park
Registration Form
Circle Sale Location: Front, Back, Side, Inside, Bryant Square Park
Circle Refreshments: Yes, No
Describe Your Sale Items (40 letters or less):
Name
Address
Phone
Email
Fee: $10 (Checks payable to CARAG)
Deadline: 6pm, Wednesday, May 15
Send/Deliver Registration to: Rick Pritchett 3236 Colfax Ave S
More Info: 612.281.7456 or www.carag.org
Register online at
www.carag.org!
City Council Member
Meg Tuthill
Up c o mi n g E v e n t s
CARAG Earth Day Clean Up
Saturday, April 20, 9:30am-Noon
Bryant Square Park Rec Center (3101 Bryant Avenue S)
Keep our Uptown neighborhoods clean and green by joining your CARAG
neighbors for the 19th Annual Minneapolis Earth Day Clean Up. The
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will supply trash bags and a limited
supply of gloves (but please bring your own gloves if you have them).
Coffee & pastries provided by Dunn Bros and Common Roots
No pre-registration required
For more information, visit www.minneapolisparks.org.
Dining Out for CARAG
Tuesday, April 30, 11am-10pm
Dar Bar Indian Grill (1221 W. Lakes St.)
Join us at Dar Bar Indian Grill for the third Dining Out For CARAG event! Dar
Bar is generously donating 20% of the evenings proceeds to CARAG to help
fund our neighborhood programs. Support local businesses while supporting
your community is a win-win.
Community
Updates
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group CARAG report
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The CARAG Board
meets the third
Tuesday of each
month, 7 pm
at Bryant Park
Community Center,
31st and Bryant.
All CARAG residents
are welcome and
urged to attend.
Morrisseys Co-Owner and General Manager, Paul Crilly is happy to
report robust crowds the first week of business starting with St. Pat-
ricks Day. He added We have been well received by the neighborhood.
The food and beer pub at 913 Lake St. is now serving its full menu. More
info at 612-465-8555. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Striking green gold?
Calhoun Area Residents Action
Group (CARAG), Monthly
Neighborhood Meeting Minutes,
March 19, 2013. DRAFT: Sub-
ject to approval at the April 2013
CARAG Meeting. Minutes record-
ed and submitted by Carol Bouska.
attendance
Diana Boegemann, Carol Bous-
ka, Jason Lord, Maura Lynch,
Nancy Riestenberg, Samantha
Strong. Excused Absences: Kyle
Burrows, Jay Lindgren, Patrick
Tillisch
introductions: Diana
Boegemann
The meeting was called to
order at 7:08pm. Board Mem-
bers and attendees were intro-
duced.
community forum: all
CARAG Green Team will
lead an Earth Day Cleanup on
April 20 from 9:30am-Noon.
Treats from Common Roots
will be served in addition to
fruit, coffee and water. All
are welcome to come and help
clean up the neighborhood.
Samantha Strong noted that
she has moved to the ECCO
neighborhood, but continues to
operate a business in CARAG
meeting membership require-
ments.
agenda & minutes:
Diana Boegemann
Motion, Seconded to approve
the agenda with the addi-
tion of a Zoning Committee
update. Approved.
Motion, Seconded to approve
the February 19 CARAG
Neighborhood Meeting min-
utes. Approved.
Bryant square park Update
13 & under baseball registra-
tion starts March 26 with the
season running April to June.
Scholarships are available.
Coaches are still needed.
Zumba classes ages 18+ are
held every Wednesday eve-
ning.
Call BSP 612-370-4907 or
www.minneapolisparks.org
for hours and more info.
council member meg
tuthills Update
The City is considering allow-
ing flea markets and is work-
ing on regulating them.
Tuthill explained that the
Community Participation Pro-
gram (CPP) will fund neigh-
borhood activities at a level of
$5 million per year through
2020.
The City will offer $25 trees
for private property plant-
ing. CARAG residents will be
able to apply for trees starting
March 18. More information
is on the city website: www.
minneapolismn.gov/sustain-
ability/WCMS1P-080826.
The Park Board is beginning
to condemn ash trees on pri-
vate property in the city. They
are marking them in green.
Bryant avenue market
(Bam): scott engel
The Citys Health Department
and CARAG worked with
the owner of BAM last month
on the Healthy Corner Store
program. The effort included
making small changes to bet-
ter display healthy foods like
fruits and vegetables. New
signage, labels, and contain-
ers direct customers to these
items.
CARAG, The City, and BAM
plan an event this spring to
promote the healthy food
options at the store.
crime prevention specialist
(cps): chelsea adams
Adams is the CPS for much of
southwest Minneapolis includ-
ing CARAG. She discussed
crime statistics for the neigh-
borhood and noted that crime
remains at modest levels.
However, burglaries, robber-
ies, and larcenies are an issue
for CARAG neighbors.
Several blocks in CARAG do
not have block leaders. Peo-
ple who are interested should
contact Adams at Chelsea.
adams@minneapolismn.gov.
You can also get crime alerts
by contacting Adams.
Nrp report: carol Bouska/
scott engel
Engel described a proposed
NRP Plan Modification that
will move about $111,000 from
dormant Phase 1 and Phase 2
strategies. Most of the funds
will be moved to Phase 2 home
improvement programs, clean
neighborhood programs, and
Bryant Square Park improve-
ments. Motion, seconded to
approve the NRP Plan Modifi-
cation as presented. Approved.
The Transportation task force
met March 7 and discussed the
upcoming repaving of W. 31st
Street through CARAG. The
City may be able to include
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1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com
the company You Keep
(r) (3.5)
[Language] Opens April 19
After a Vermont housewife
(Susan Sarandon) is arrested by
FBI agents (Terrence Howard,
Anna Kendrick, et al.) for her
involvement in the death of a
bank security guard thirty years
earlier as an anti-Vietnam war
activist in the Weather Under-
ground in this intense, well-
acted, two hour political thriller,
which is based in Neil Gordons
book and highlighted by a stel-
lar cast (Julie Christie, Stanley
Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper,
Sam Elliott, Stephen Root, and
Brit Marling), a widowed New
York lawyer (Robert Redford),
who has an 11-year-old daughter
(Jackie Evancho), goes on the run
to clear his name with the help
of former associates (Richard
Jenkins, Nick Nolte, and Bren-
don Gleeson) when a tenacious
Albany journalist (Shia LaBeouf)
uncovers his real identity.
ginger & rosa (pg-13) (3)
[Mature disturbing thematic
material involving teen choic-
es: sexuality, drinking, smok-
ing, language] A somber,
engaging, low-key, star-studded
(Annette Bening, Timothy Spall,
and Oliver Platt), 90-minute film
that chronicles the changing rela-
tionship and mounting tension
between two longtime British
best friends, a free-thinking 17-
year-old redhead (Elle Fanning)
who lives with her dysfunctional
parents (Christina Hendricks
and Alessandro Nivola) and a
teenage raven-haired girl (Alice
Englert) who lives with her
divorced mother (Johdi May),
growing up in London in 1962
during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
mud (pg-13) (3.5)
[Some violence, sexual referenc-
es, language, thematic elements,
smoking] Opens April 26 A
captivating, touching, down-to-
earth, realistic, 135-minute film
in which a 14 year-old boy (Tye
Sheridan), who lives in Arkan-
sas with his unhappy parents
(Sarah Paulson and Ray McKin-
non) and has fallen for an older
student (Bonnie Sturdivant), and
his orphaned best friend (Jacob
Lofland), who lives with his uncle
(Michael Shannon), befriend a
down-on-his-luck fugitive (Mat-
thew McConaughey) who is
hiding out on an island in the
Mississippi River from the law,
bounty hunters, and a venge-
ful father (Joe Don Baker) and
his hotheaded, gun-wielding
son (Paul Sparks) and is desper-
ately trying to reconnect with
his abused lover (Reese Wither-
spoon).
a place Beyond the pines
(r) (3.5)
[Language throughout, some
violence, teen drug and alcohol
use, a sexual reference] A
dark, compelling, well-acted,
140-minute film that comes full
circle as it follows the tumultu-
ous lives of two men, a hotshot
stunt motorcycle rider (Ryan
Gosling) who makes the wrong
choices when he leaves the carni-
val to work for a sleazy mechanic
(Ben Mendelsohn) in an attempt
to care for his one year-old son
who lives with his waitressing
mother (Eva Mendes) and her
African-American boyfriend
(Mahershala Ali) in Schenectady
and an ambitious, straitlaced,
lawyer-educated cop turned pol-
itician (Bradley Cooper) with a
wife (Rose Bryne) and young son
who becomes a reluctant hero
despite accolades from his peers
(Ray Liotta, Robert Clohessy,
et al.) and the district attorney
(Bruce Greenwood) after a bank
robbery, whose paths ultimately
cross, which changes both of their
lives and that of their 17-year-old
sons (Dane DeHaan and Emory
Cohen, respectively).
starbuck (r) (3)
[Sexual content, language, drug
material] When a slacker
French Canadian (Patrick
Huard), who has a pregnant
police officer girlfriend (Julie
LeBreton) and a job delivering
meats for his fathers butcher shop
in Quebec, is astonished to learn
that he is the biological father to
533 children as a result of donat-
ing sperm numerous times dur-
ing his 20s to raise money to send
his deserving parents to Italy in
this captivating, sporadically
funny, entertaining, 2011 film, he
sets out initially to anonymous-
ly meet some of his offspring,
including an actor (Patrick Mar-
tin), a drug addict (Sarah-Jeanne
Labrosse), a quirky Goth lover
(David Michael), a lifeguard
(Flix-Antoine Tremblay), a soc-
cer player, a manicurist (Camille
Vanasse), a mentally challenged
disabled man, and a guitar-
ist, after discovering that 142 of
them have filed a class-action
lawsuit to learn his identity.
1986 through 2013 by Wendy
Schadewald. The preceding films were
reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, who
has been a Twin Cities film critic since
1986. To see more of her film reviews
see www.shortredheadreelreviews.com
common laW
By Sarah Sponheim
Common LAW is a regular column on local environmental
issues concerning our common land, air, water and waste.
Nice ride comes to east calhoun
After winning a years subscription to Nice Ride Minnesota (a system
of rental bikes stationed across the Twin Cities), East Calhoun resi-
dent Grant Dietrich decided hed like a Nice Ride station that was
closer to home than the one outside Lunds Grocery Store on Lake
Street and Humboldt Avenue. Dietrich asked Nice Ride if theyd
install a station at Hennepin Avenue and 34th Street (outside Dunn
Bros.Coffee); they said not this year, but maybe in 2014. Undeterred,
Dietrich talked to the owners of Dunn Bros. Coffee and Calhoun
Cycle and to the East Calhoun neighborhood board: everyone loved
the idea of a Nice Ride station in the neighborhood. Fortified with
this support, Dietrich returned to Nice Ride. The result? According
to Melissa Summers, Customer Care Manager for Nice Ride, Your
Nice Ride station is scheduled for the first wave of station deploy-
ment, so itll be up and running by the middle of [this] April. The
location is ideal due to its proximity to major bus lines on Henne-
pin Avenue and the system of bike paths around the Chain of Lakes,
and also, because of the housing density in the surrounding neigh-
borhoods of East Calhoun and CARAG, it makes this Dunn Bros.
a popular destination. Kudos to Dietrich for coming up with a great
idea and making it happen.
A second new Nice Ride station in our area this season will be located
on Park Board property, on the island outside JJs Coffee on Lake
Street and Knox Avenue. In 2013, Nice Ride Minnesota will have a
total of 170 stations (including 24 new ones) with a fleet of about 1500
bikes.
tin fish lights the Way
Tin Fish owners Sheff and Athena Priest have taken the initiative to
improve the exterior lighting at their restaurant by Lake Calhoun.
Their contract to lease the building from the Park Board stipulates
that a portion of the income from the Tin Fish be held in escrow for
building improvements. The Park Board agreed to the Priests pro-
posal to spend some of this reserve on more effective, attractive and
energy-efficient exterior lighting. Local lighting design firm Mlazgar
Associates, Inc., created a plan to install LED (light-emitting diode)
floodlights, soffit lighting around the perimeter of the roof, and ceil-
ing lights above the covered seating area. The new LEDs will pro-
vide better light at less than a third of the energy usage and cost to the
Park Board. Mayer Electric will complete the installation before the
Tin Fish opens this spring.
The Park Board is looking to use the Tin Fish project as a model for
lighting improvements at recreation centers across the park system.
Thank you, Athena and Sheff, for taking the lead.
earth Day clean-Up
Earth Day clean-ups will take place from 9:30am-noon on Saturday,
April 20. Local sites include: Gateway Park (corner of Lake Street
and East Calhoun Parkway); Bryant Square Park (31st Street and
Bryant Avenue); West Calhoun Parkway and 36th Street, and East
Lake of the Isles Parkway & West 27th Street.
east calhoun Bicycle festival
On Saturday, May 11, 1:00-3:00pm, East Calhoun will host its first
spring Bicycle Festival at St. Marys Greek Orthodox Church (Irving
Avenue and 35th Street), featuring a wide array of local resources
such as, the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Nice Ride, the Minne-
apolis Bicycle Coalition, Peace Coffee and local bike shops, with a
kids bike swap, bike rodeo, door prizes, free tune-ups, safety tips and
refreshments. Come celebrate biking with us!
Sarah Sponheim is chair of the East Calhoun Green Team. She can be
reached at greenteam@eastcalhoun.org.
What goes round . . .
This year runners will enjoy the Minneapolis Recyle Run 5k on Sunday,
April 21, 8:45 am, on Lake Harriet. Register for the sixth annual Minneapolis
Recycle Run 5K and FREE Half-Mile Kids Run, benefiting the Minneapolis
Earth Day Clean Up online at www.minneapolisrecyclerun.com by Saturday,
April 13.
Uptown
april film
schedule
Listed in order of release date
and subject to change. Please see
www.landmarktheatres.com for
final titles, dates and times.
lagooN ciNema
1320 Lagoon Ave. 612.823.3020
4/5 Beyond The Hills
The Sapphires
4/12 A Fierce Green Fire
Trance
4/19 Gimme the Loot
4/26 In the House
My Brother the Devil
UptoWN theatre
2906 Henn. Ave. 612.392.0402
4/5 The Place Beyond
the Pines
4/12 To The Wonder*
4/19 The Company You Keep
*(Movie will either open
at Uptown or Lagoon)
some pedestrian improve-
ments after the repaving, but
bike lanes are not likely at
this time. Therefore, the task
force drafted a resolution ask-
ing the City to make improve-
ments that benefit pedestrians,
bicyclists, and motorists. The
Board made some edits and
formatting changes: Motion,
seconded to approve the fol-
lowing resolution:
CARAG neighborhood
requests that resurfacing
and maintenance along 31st
Street include pedestrian
and bicycle improvements
in addition to auto-focused
improvements. Resurfac-
ing 31st Street with the
current unnecessarily wide
drive lanes will increase
traffic speeds, creating an
unsafe pedestrian and bicy-
cle environment. Auto-only
street improvements are
an unbalanced investment
for the CARAG neighbor-
hood, which includes many
pedestrians and bicyclists.
The CARAG neighborhood
requests a holistic approach
incorporating modern
pedestrian and bicycle stan-
dards with street mainte-
nance. These are low cost
solutions that can provide
big safety impacts:
Added street bike lanes
Improved crosswalk mark-
ings
Narrowing drive lanes
Uptown Association plans to
apply for the Innovative Graf-
fiti Prevention Grant from the
City and wants to partner with
CARAG. The project involves
creating utility box raps.
Motion, seconded to partner
with the UA on the graffiti
prevention grant by contrib-
uting $500, in NRP funds and
providing volunteers for grant
implementation. Approved.
Zoning committee: scott
engel
Motion, seconded to appoint
Brad Ehalt to the Zoning
Committee filling a vacant
seat. Approved.
Uptown Neighborhood News
The UNN Managing Board
approved a series of edits to the
UNN Bylaws and Account-
ing Procedures documents.
The most significant changes
include allowing UNN man-
aging board to vote by email.
The CARAG Board discussed
the need to add language to
the Accounting Procedures
that clarify that check signers
must be CARAG Members.
Motion, seconded to approve
the UNN Bylaws as presented.
Approved.
Motion, seconded to approve
the revised UNN Accounting
Procedures adding the phrase
of which at least two are
CARAG members to line 1a.
Approved.
treasurers report
The 16th Annual Chilly Chili
Fest was a record setting year
raising more than $2,500 for
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East Calhoun Community Organization
ECCO report
ECCO meets the
first Thursday of
each month,
7 pm at St.
Marys Greek
Orthodox Church,
34th & Irving. All
ECCO residents
are welcome and
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t hursday, apri l 4 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ECCO Board and Neighborhood Meeting
st. Marys Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 irving ave s
Guest speaker Soren Jensen from the Midtown Greenway Coalition.
The agenda will be posted on www.eastcalhoun.org on April 3.
wednesday, apri l 10 7:00 p.m.
East Calhoun Green Team Meeting
dunn Bros, 3348 hennepin ave s
For more information, contact Sarah at greenteam@eastcalhoun.org.
sat urday, apri l 20 9:30 a.m. - noon
Lake Calhoun Clean Up
See Earth Day Event (right) for more information.
t uesday, apri l 23 7:00 p.m.
Livability Committee
st. Marys Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 irving ave s
The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the
neighborhood and addresses safety, traffc and parking concerns.
The East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) invites and encourages participa-
tion by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ECCO.
Should you require an accommodation in order to fully participate, or if you require
this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting Monica Smith at
612-821-0131 or nrp@eastcalhoun.org at least fve days before our event.
www.eastcalhoun.org
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn
more about our events and programs. Send a
request to nrp@eastcalhoun.org or call
Monica Smith at 612-821-0131.
Lake Calhoun Clean Up
Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Meet at the Gateway Park
(Lake Street at East Calhoun Parkway)
Join your East Calhoun neighbors and help keep
Minneapolis a beautiful place to live and play!
Volunteers needed and appreciated. No pre-registration required.
Bring your own work gloves. Trash bags and directions will be provided.
earth day event
Save
the date
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Saturday, June 1
ECCO Super Sale, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
ECCO Block Party, 5:00 p.m.
featuring potluck picnic and a puppet show!
More info in the May UNN.
Dont miss East Calhouns
frst spring Bicycle Festival!
Saturday, May 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Free admission
- Bike rodeo for kids
- Free tune-ups by local bike shops
- Free helmet fttings and other safety tips
- MTCs practice bus bike rack
- Reps from the Midtown Greenway,
Nice Ride, the Minneapolis Bicycle
Coalition and others
- Door prizes
- Food!
ECCO Meeting Minutes for
March 7, 2013. (East Calhoun
Neighborhood Monthly Meeting)
Minutes recorded and submitted
by Monica Smith and approved by
the ECCO Board by electronic vote
prior to publication.
Board Members Present: Sarah
Sponheim, President; Harry
Savage, Co-VP; Linda Todd,
Co-VP; Glen Christianson, Trea-
surer; Andrew Bornhoft; Anja
Curiskis; Kate Davenport; Susie
Goldstein; Liz Heyman; Lara
Norkus-Crampton; and Heather
Wulfsberg.
Board Members Absent: Emily
Balogh and Jim Smith.
Guests and Residents: Pat
Rounds and 10th Ward Council
Member Meg Tuthill.
ECCO Board President Sarah
Sponheim called the meeting to
order at 7:05pm.
announcements
Thanks to East Calhoun resi-
dent Grant Dietrich for his
work on securing a Nice Ride
station at Dunn Bros (34th
Street and Hennepin Avenue)
to be installed this spring.
council member meg
tuthill, Ward 10:
Information will be avail-
able within the next month
regarding the groundwater
being pumped from an apart-
ment building into the lagoon
between Lake of the Isles and
Lake Calhoun.
Violence Against Women
passed in the US Congress.
Minneapolis is increasing fol-
low up efforts for domestic
abuse cases.
Crime alert: Smart phone theft
has increased. Dont use your
phone while walking; pay
attention to your surround-
ings.
$25 trees are available to Ward
10 residents beginning on
March 18, info at: www.treet-
rust.org.
The Park Board is condemn-
ing infested ash trees on pri-
vate property in and around
Prospect Park and East River
Road.
The City continues to work
on plans for a 36th Street bike
lane.
31st Street will be repaved in
May, striping for bike lanes
will be added (east of Henne-
pin Avenue).
The next Meet with Meg is
March 11, noon-1:00pm at the
5th Precinct.
The Zoning and Planning
Committee voted to postpone
a decision on expanding the
Hennepin County incinerator
(HERC) until after the Envi-
ronmental Assessment Work-
sheet is completed.
presidents report
Neighborhood Watch sign
removal: Glen Christian-
son volunteered to do more
research about the history of
the signs and to write an article
for the Uptown Neighborhood
News and our e-newsletter
asking for community feed-
back about removing the signs.
The Livability Committee
will also discuss the issue at its
March 26 meeting. The Board
will consider a motion at the
April 4 meeting.
The Board approved a pro-
posed letter from the neigh-
borhood to the Uptown
Association.
One of the Co-VPs will chair
the April 4 ECCO Board
meeting in Sarah Sponheims
absence.
monica smith, staff report
Home Improvement Loan
Program: The loan program
has been stagnant. To encour-
age activity, the Board unani-
mously approved a motion
to raise the maximum loan
amount from $7,500 to $15,000;
extend the term of the loan
from seven to ten years; and use
some of the marketing budget
for a mailing to promote the
program. Marketing material
should include information
that the principal/interest from
repaid loans comes back to the
neighborhood for use in other
neighborhood priorities.
Monica Smith and Sarah
Sponheim are working on
the Community Participation
Program (CPP) 2012 Annual
Report. It will be presented for
Board approval at the April 4
meeting.
The Board unanimously
approved a motion to autho-
rize up to $50 for a plaque to
accompany the photograph
given to Amore Victoria for
their community support for
the condo fire victims.
The NUSA conference will be
held in Minneapolis, May 22-
25. Registration fee is $200. At
its April 4 meeting, the Board
will approve a budget for inter-
ested board/committee/com-
munity members to attend the
conference. For more informa-
tion: www.nusa.org. Contact
Monica Smith (nrp@eastcal-
Judy Sheilds and Jon Shameless share conversation at the Republic
during the Uptown Associations (UA) March Monday Night Mingle.
More info at www.uptownminneapolis.com. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)
Republic of Entrepreneurs
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houn.org) if you are interested
in attending the conference.
Website redesign
Andrew Bornhoft presented
his work on a redesigned East
Calhoun website. Board mem-
bers are asked to review the site
and provide feedback. Com-
mittee chairs are asked to pro-
vide committee information
for inclusion on the site. The
monthly cost for the new site
is comparable to our current
site (paid through November
2013).
committee reports
Uptown Neighborhood News
(UNN)
Pat Rounds, one of East Cal-
houns representatives to the
UNN Managing Board, pre-
sented an idea for fundraisers
to support the UNN (outdoor
community movie nights
with corporate sponsors). The
Board requested a written pro-
posal outlining the details.
Livability Committee
A developer contacted the
Livability Committee about
a possible redevelopment of
the properties on the SW cor-
ner of Lake Street and James
Avenue. He was invited to the
February meeting of the Liv-
ability Committee but did not
attend.
Pedestrian safety was discussed
at the February 26 Livability
Committee meeting. Poten-
tially dangerous intersections
in the neighborhood were
identified. The information
was sent to Council Member
Tuthills office.
The next meeting of the Liv-
ability Committee is March
26, 7:00pm at St Marys. Crime
Prevention Specialist Chelsea
Adams will be attending to
discuss night-time nuisance
noise.
Midtown Corridor Alternatives
Analysis CAC
Harry Savage is ECCOs rep-
resentative to the CAC. Their
first meeting was February 19.
Four transportation modes are
being studied (dedicated bus-
way, streetcar, light rail transit
and bus rapid transit). Study
area is Lake Street and the
Midtown Greenway (between
Hiawatha station and future
West Lake Street station of
Southwest LRT). Next CAC
meeting is April 23.
Green Team
Zero Waste Uptown was
awarded a $12K grant from
Hennepin County to work on
increasing recycling rates in
multi-family buildings.
The deadline to participate
in the Raingarden project is
March 15. There have been 26
respondents to date (15 final-
ists will be selected by lottery).
10th Ward City Council
Candidates Forum on Envi-
ronmental Issues: March 28,
7:00pm at Bryant Square
Park.
Meeting adjourned at 9:03pm.
Next meeting is Thursday, April
4, 7:00pm at St. Marys Greek
Orthodox Church.
By Judy Shields
Every time you turn on the
television or open a newspaper
or magazine, someone is talk-
ing about real estate. Business is
hopping and I have been rock-
ing and rolling since the start of
the year. Homes are movingin
other words they are selling, and
when I say selling I mean fast. A
house can come on the market
at 11:00am on Monday and by
8:00pm that same day there will
have already been 15 buyers that
have walked through the house
and four offers on the table for
the seller to choose from.
In the Twin Cities, we are see-
ing average sale prices rise. This
increase is partly due to the
inventory being lower than in the
last five years, and that inventory
is greatly affected by the fact that
foreclosure and short sales are at
an all-time low. The new descrip-
tion for this market is normal.
Tell that to the buyer who cant
schedule a showing for a home
because it is already under con-
tract. Now the seller will tell you
that they like this new normal!
Soare new normal is simply:
there are less homes for sale; the
price of homes is going up; and
the average number of days a
home is on the market continues
to correct in a downward fashion.
the New Normal in home sales
At the same time, we still have a
fair amount of home buyers.
We can thank the interest rate
levels for keeping these buyers
interested. As I mentioned, we
do see a lot more situations where
there is more than one buyer
interested in a home. This will
naturally have an effect on the
increased values, because instead
of negotiating off the list price,
the buyers (competing with other
unknown buyers) offer their best
offer first. Not exactly the rules
of engagement for normal nego-
tiations.
Couple the above points with
the idea that more and more
people are looking in the urban
zone. I hear a lot more chatter
and questions about bike-ability
and walk-ability from my home
buyers. And where else is this
better than the Uptown neigh-
borhoods? All in all we are in a
good real estate space compared
with two to five years ago. You
can BE the market!
Judy Shields lives in the East Cal-
houn neighborhood and works at
Coldwell Banker Burnet Min-
neapolis Lakes office. She can
be reached at 952-221-1723 or
jshields@cbburnet.com
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Joyce Uptown Food Shelf.
Much of the credit goes to
event sponsors Bryant Lake
Bowl, Bremer Bank, Medica,
and Bull Run Coffee. Thank
you to all the volunteers and
donors for making the event
such a big success.
Motion, seconded to approve a
one-year office lease agreement
with VOA Southwest Senior
Center with rent increasing to
$220 per month. Approved.
Motion, seconded to approve
the resolution identified in the
MN Charitable Organizations
Report Form authorizing
Diana Boegemann and Nancy
Riestenberg to sign and file the
document. Approved.
Meeting Adjourned: 8:40pm.
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9TUESDAY
eiRA ANNUAl MeeTiNg
Uptown Diner - 7pm
2548 Hennepin Ave. (612) 874-0481
www.eastisles.org
The East Isles Residents Association (EIRA)
Annual Meeting begins with dinner and social
time at 6:15pm at the Uptown Diner.
11THURSDAY
dAVid goldeS: eleCTRiCiTY
ANd WATeR
The Bakken Museum - 6:30pm
3537 Zenith Ave. S. 612.926.3878
http://thebakken.org
Mr. Goldes is trained as both an artist and
a scientist and will share how science has
influenced his art. The lecture will describe
how early 19th century science experiments
inspired him to send high voltage electricity
through his drawings, documented in the cur-
rent exhibition. This electrifying event is FREE
and open to the public. The Bakken Museum
inspires a passion for science and its potential
for social good by helping people explore the
history and nature of electricity and magne-
tism.
17WEDNESDAY
lHeNA ANNUAl MeeTiNg
Jefferson Elementary - 6-8:30pm
1200 26th St. 612.377.5023
www.thewedge.org
Gather with neighbors for music and food, run
for and elect members to the Lowry Hill East
Neighborhood Association (LHENA) Board of
Directors and NRP Committee, learn about
fun volunteer opportunities, neighborhood
activities, and more. Refreshments provided
by local restaurants. The annual meeting is in
the lower level cafeteria. Visit www.thewedge.
org for more details or find them on Facebook:
www.facebook. com/thewedgeNeighborhood.
APRIL
(Please send your calendar listings to
UptownNews@yahoo.com with the subject
line: Community Calendar. Submit by the 15th of
each month to be included, space permitting, in
the next issue.)
THRU MAY 19
deATHTRAP
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. 612.822.7063
www.jungletheater.com
Deathtrap, Ira Levins 1978 Tony-nominated
play, is Designed and directed by Artistic
Director Bain Boehlke, This is an ingeniously
constructed play that pairs gasp-inducing
thrills with abundant laughter. Steve Hen-
drickson stars as Sidney Bruhl, with Cheryl
Willis as Myra Bruhl and Michael Booth as
Clifford Anderson.
4THURSDAY
eCCo iNdooR WiNTeR
PlAYgRoUP
St. Marys Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. S. 612.825.9595
www.StMarysGOC.org
The playgroup is FREE, informal and open to
all East Calhoun families and friends with kids
of all ages. They meet in the Great Hall on the
following Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm: April
4, 11, 18. Questions, please contact le3220@
yahoo.dk
5FRIDAY
MARAH iN THe MAiNSAil
The Beat Coffeehouse - 6pm
1414 28th St. 612.710.3992
www.thebeatcoffee.com
Marah in the Mainsail, founded in 2010, is a
folk/indie band. They play a unique blend of
folk, blues and hardcore.
community events calendar
19FRIDAY
ANNUAl STUdeNT eXHiBiTioN
Highpoint Center for Print
912 Lake St. 612.871.1326
www.highpointprintmaking.org
Highpoint Center for Printmaking announces
its upcoming ACCESS/PRINT Teen Project
Exhibition and LOOK/SEE Annual Student
Exhibition. These exhibits will present prints
created by young people at Highpoint in 2012
and 2013. The public is invited to a free open-
ing reception on Friday, April 19 from 5:30 to
7:30pm. Kid-friendly refreshments will be
served. The exhibit will be on view at the gal-
lery through May 11.
20SATURDAY
eARTH dAY CleANUP
Minneapolis Parks - 9:30am-Noon
www.minneapolisparks.org
Join other volunteers for the annual Minneapo-
lis Earth Day Clean Up. No pre-registration is
required. Arrive at any site between 9:30am
and noon and check in at the registration
table. A site coordinator will give you gloves
and bags, and instruct you where to go and
where to leave trash. Uptown Locations: Bryant
Square Park; 3101 Bryant Ave S: Lake Calhoun
East; Corner of W Lake St. & E. Calhoun Pkwy:
Lake of the Isles East; W 27th St and E Lake of
the Isles Pkwy.
20SATURDAY
Y RUN 5K ANd 10K
Lake Calhoun - 7:30am
Thomas Beach
www.ymcatwincities.org
The YMCA invites runners, walkers, kids and
families to join the funand get healthy exer-
ciseon Saturday, April 20, at the Y Run 5K
and 10K at Lake Calhoun. There will also be a
1-Mile Kids Fun Run. All runners, walkers, and
strollers are welcome. Both races and the Fun
Run will begin at 7:30am near Thomas Beach.
The 5K and 10K will be chip-timed. Proceeds
from the event will support youth and family
programs at three local Y branches: the Blais-
dell Y, the Minneapolis Downtown Y, and the
Southdale Y.
30TUESDAY
THe ReTURN oF YoUR
PAReNTS FRieNdS
Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm
810 W. Lake St. 612.825.8949
www.bryantlakebowl.com
Do you remember the more your parents
friends drank, the funnier your parents friends
(thought) they got? And remember when it was
time to go, but they didnt? Well, not much has
changed. And now Your Parents Friends are
back ... and they brought some guests with
them. Throw your keys in the bowl, toss your
coats on the bed and strap yourself in for an
evening of old-school improvisation featur-
ing professionally seasoned performers from
Dudley Riggs, The Brave New Workshop, Mys-
tery Cafe (and some other places that may or
may not still be around). Featuring: Michelle
Cassioppi, Dennis Curley, Julie Grover Andrea
Guilford, Gene Larche, Jim Robinson, Joshua
Will and Tom Winner. More info at www.face-
book.com/YourParentsFriends. Tickets $5.