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ECCO News

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CARAG News

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Events Calendar

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< Colossus Built as a mosaic of pieces, this giant bust by James Tyler, is vaguely reminiscent of Toltec Native Ameri- can Indian heads. The sculpture is one of eight art installations for the Mosaic project scheduled for unveiling on February 1. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

February 2012 Volume 8, Number 2

Oh yeah, It’s On

Loppet running as scheduled Feb. 4-5

SaTurday, February 4

Snow Sculpture Contest: 8am-1:45pm Teams of sculptors have 5 hours to turn a large block of snow into a work of art.

Loppet Kubb tournament: 10am Teams of 2-6 players compete in this Swedish lawn game in a 32 team Round Robin/Knockout tournament. Kubb is played on long Scandinavian summer evenings and bitter winter days. Now played throughout the world, the 2012 Loppet Kubb Tournament is the largest winter tournament in the United States. All ages and abilities are welcome for this unique and fun event. penn Ice-Cycle Loppet: Noon-2pm An exciting bike race on a short track

of ice.

Surly Beer and Vendor Village: Noon-9pm Visit for Surly Beer, outdoor and fitness vendors and more. Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet and one Dog national Skijoring Championship: 1:30pm Dogs pair up with their human skiers during this exciting race around Lake of the Isles with an Uptown finish. Minnesota Youth Ski League SuperCarnival: 1:30pm-3:15pm Ski games for children 12 and under, alongside the finish line in Uptown.

rossignol Junior Loppet: 2:30pm

A 1.5k, 3.5k or 5k race around Lake of the

Isles with an Uptown finish for anyone age 19 or younger.

Cook County Minne-Loppet: 3:30pm

A free and non-competitive event for

kids ages 12 and under. All kids receive medals, cookies and hot cider.

Finn Sisu Sprints: 12:30pm-5pm 2 minute heats in the heart of Uptown. Youth and open divisions.

park nicollet Luminary Loppet & tent party: 6pm-9pm

A beautiful night-time ski around Lake

of the Isles, lit up with thousands of ice

luminaries, plus a heated tent full of music and fun.

Sunday, February 5

reI tour: 9am

A 10k non-competitive ski tour starting at Theodore Wirth Park and finishing

in Uptown.

Hoigaard’s Classic: 9:20am

A 25k classic/diagonal stride race starting at Theodore Wirth Park and finishing in Uptown.

City of Lakes Freestyle Loppet: 10:30am

A 33k urban ski race starting at Theodore Wirth Park and finishing in Uptown.

Chuck & Don’s Skijoring Loppet and two Dog national Skijoring Championship: 1pm Two-dog skijor teams at Theodore Wirth Park. Surly Beer and Vendor Village:

10am-3pm

Visit for Surly Beer, outdoor and fitness vendors, and more.

Minnesota Youth Ski League SuperCarnival: 11am-1pm Ski games for children 12 and under, alongside the finish line in Uptown.

For more info please see www.cityoflakesloppet.com.

Uptown. For more info please see www.cityoflakesloppet.com. This is a view looking north across Lake Street

This is a view looking north across Lake Street toward Cowboy Slims. Girard Avenue recedes between the Mosaic building and Lagoon Theatre on the left and Cheapo is in the foreground to the right. (Photo by Bruce Cochran)

Walk This Way

Gassen’s latest proposal leverages walkway

By Bruce Cochran

The Girard pedestrian bridge over the Greenway will soon open as part of the Mosaic project and the redeveloped pedestrian open space behind Calhoun Square was completed a while ago. Now a grand walkway is being designed that will connect the two as part of a proposal at Lake Street and Girard Avenue in the core of Uptown.

City Walk Uptown is a project of local developer Clark Gassen. In return for stripping seven parking spaces from Girard Avenue, the project will create a 22 foot wide sidewalk from Lake Street to Lagoon Avenue. The new development designed by BKV architects is Gassen’s most recent pro- posal for the current site of Cowboy Slim’s and the adjacent parking lot.

The mixed use project includes two restaurants, residential rental units,

gym, pool, flexible retail units and about 212 parking stalls including some underground parking. With a conditional use permit, the current site’s C3A (Community Activity Center District) designation allows for restaurant and retail uses.

Gassen made a handful of requests from the Lowry HIll East Neigh- borhood Association (LHENA) where the project is located at their December 14, 2011 monthly meeting. The LHENA Board unanimously supported the project along with several requests for land use applica- tions. If the developer files all of the necessary paperwork for the project by the deadline then the proposal will be scheduled for a public hearing at the Planning Commission Meeting in Room 317, City Hall, 4:30pm, February 21, according to City Planner, Janelle Weidmeier.

February 21, according to City Planner, Janelle Weidmeier. Above is a rendering of City Walk Uptown

Above is a rendering of City Walk Uptown looking northeast from the corner of

Girard Avenue and Lake Street. (Digital Illustration courtesy of BKV)

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Precinct Caucuses Tuesday, February 7

by Gary Farland

The Minnesota election cycle kicks off with precinct caucuses on Tues- day, February 7 at 7 pm. The DFL, Green and Republican Parties are holding caucuses. The Grassroots and Libertarian Parties are not.

See the map on page three to determine the precinct you live in and use the table to locate the meeting place. The four precincts of ECCO and CARAG are shown. Complete information including locations for other neighborhoods can be found at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s web- site: www.sos.state.mn.us, click on Elections.

At the caucuses, attendees will elect delegates and alternates to represent their precinct at the political party’s district, city and county conven- tions. Also, precinct officers will be elected, resolutions may be passed and presidential straw polls may be taken. A major complication to this year’s political process is that redistricting may move precinct delegates

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Steve Green, CaraG board Member, Passes away

Steve Green, member of the CARAG Board of Directors, died on December 23, 2011. A tribute to Steve was given at the January CARAG board meeting by President Dianna Boegemann who praised his out- standing service to the community, sadness over his passing and loss to the board.

Steve was born in Sioux Rapids, IA in 1942 and grew up on his family’s farms. He attended Graceland College and the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. After college he worked for the International Voluntary Service (IVS) in rural commu- nities in Laos and Thailand. In August 1977 he moved to Minneapolis and in 1983 married Connie (Hill). Steve worked in the construction business, first for his own business, Classic R & R, and as a construction manager for the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation until his retirement in 2009.

He is survived by wife, Connie; son, Stephen (Toni Schweigert) of Min- netonka; step-sons, Justin Holzer of Minneapolis and Kristopher Olson of Livermore, CA; grandchildren, Calvin, Charlotte, Rhyan and Sydney plus many relatives and friends. Services were held on December 30.

Common Law

(Land, Air, Water & Waste)

By Sarah Sponheim

Common LAW is a new column on local environmental news that con- cerns our common land, air, water and waste.

air

Julie Mellum and Sue Romain from the citizen group Take Back the Air (www.takebacktheair.com) gave a presentation to the East Calhoun Green Team on the health hazards and air pollution associated with wood smoke from recreational burning in city neighborhoods.

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Time To Choose Middle School

By Gael Ellis

Parents of students who will attend middle school in the fall of 2012 must get their choice cards to Minneapolis Public Schools by February 29, 2012.

To find the school that will best fit the needs of a child or find when an open house is scheduled, parents can contact Student Placement Ser- vices at 612.668.1840 or visit www.mpls.k12.mn.us. If a child attends Armatage, Kenny or Kenwood the pathway is Anthony. If a child attends Burroughs or Lyndale the pathway is Middle School at Ramsey. If a child attends Whittier the pathway is Anwatin.

Gael Ellis lives in the East Calhoun Neighborhood.

Uptown neighborhood news

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commentary

desperately Seeking Moderates

Editorial by Phyllis Stenerson

I’m going out on a limb here to say the recent primaries for the Republican nominee for President of the United States were unique. Never before have national can- didates of one of the major politi- cal parties overtly directed their appeal specifically to a narrow demographic based on religion. This group includes about 20% of the population.

Further exacerbating any sem- blance of normalcy or reason is the influx of millions of dollars by super-rich donors, about 1% of the population. Thanks to a two-year- old Supreme Court ruling, anony- mous donors can spend as much as they want and say whatever they want to influence voters. Verifi- able facts seem not to be necessary. Negative charges are more power- ful than critical analysis.

“Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.” Anton Chekhov

And this is just the early stage of what promises to be a long and

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grueling election season. Imagine what will happen when the com- batants turn from their circular fir- ing squad to face the other party.

American democracy is in a very dark place, absurdly out of balance with money power dominating people power and ideology trump- ing reason. At a time of critical problems including almost half the population now living in poverty, serious deliberation is needed.

“The community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where nonconfor- mity with accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaf- fection and where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent.” Judge Learned Hand

Millions of regular citizens are repelled by the nastiness of the political process and won’t get involved. About 20% of the vot- ing population is at each end of the political spectrum dominating the process. That leaves about 60% who hold mixed worldviews – a combination of libertarian, con- servative, liberal and progressive

deadLIne for submissions to the Uptown neighborhood news is February 15 (email: uptownnews @yahoo.com)

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depending on the issue. Cognitive linguist George Lakoff calls these people biconceptuals. We usually

call them swing voters, the middle

or moderates. These are the people who ultimately decide the elec- tions.

I prescribe the same remedy

repeatedly: ratcheting up the level

and quality of citizen participation

in

our democracy. Boost the ener-

gy

way up!

“Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privi- leges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

Are there any political moderates out there? In Uptown? Your voic- es are needed.

Go to your caucus, contact neigh- bors and elected officials, join an organization representing your perspective, send money to these organizations. Do whatever it takes to restore balance and sanity to the American political system.

“Democracy doesn’t work without citizen activism and participation, starting at the community…What’s right and good doesn’t come natu- rally. You have to stand up and fight for it – as if the cause depends on you, because it does. “ Bill Moyers

Send a Letter to the Editor to UptownNews@yahoo.com telling the community what you think. Don’t hold back!

(Information to put this commentary into context can be found at www. ProgressiveValues.org.)

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Saturday, Feb. 4 SpringHouse Open House, 1-4pm

Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappe, Join us for a 6 week series Pot Luck at 6pm and/or Discussion at 7pm Starting February 29.

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uptown neighborhood news wants to hear from the community

News tips, story ideas, articles, photos with captions, letters to the editor and commentary are welcomed and encouraged. Send by the 15th of the month to uptownnews@yahoo.com or UNN, 3612 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409.

All submissions must be relevant to Uptown. Letters to the Editor are limited to 250 words. High resolution photos are required. We reserve the right to decide whether or not a piece will be published and to edit for space, clarity, appropriateness or legal concerns. We need to know your name, address, phone number, e-mail and neighborhood.

UNN is a monthly publication of Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) in cooperation with the East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO). UNN covers the news of Uptown and is delivered free to households within the area bounded by Lyndale Avenue and Lake Calhoun, between Lake Street and 36th Street. Copies are distributed to businesses in the Uptown area. Circulation is 5,200 with a pass-along readership of 10,000. Publica- tion and distribution is before the first of every month. Contributors are area residents who volunteer their time to bring the news of the area to residents.

UNN is managed by a board of local citizens with the ECCO and CARAG Boards each appointing three representatives. Monthly meetings are held at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue from 7 pm to 9 pm the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise scheduled. Meetings are open to the public. Contact uptownnews@yahoo.com to confirm and/or request time on the agenda.

Copyright © 2012 Uptown Neighborhood News

Editor Phyllis Stenerson (CARAG) 612.331.1929 uptownnews@yahoo.com

Art Direction and Production Bruce Cochran (CARAG)

unn612@gmail.com

Advertising Susan Hagler (CARAG) 612.825.7780 susanhagler@earthlink.net

Managing Board Ralph Knox, President (ECCO) Elizabeth Walke, Treasurer (CARAG) Linda Todd, Secretary (ECCO) Harry Savage (ECCO) Samantha Strong (CARAG) Nancy Riestenberg (CARAG)

Contributing Photographers Bruce Cochran, Bethany Heemeyer, Caleb Sponheim

Contributing Writers Carol Bouska, Bruce Cochran, Gael Ellis, Gary Farland, Harry Savage, Monica Smith, Sarah Sponheim, Phyllis Stenerson, Meg Tuthill, Nicole Valentine

Newspaper Circulation CARAG/ECCO/Uptown Circulation:

Bill Boudreau, Justin Jagoe

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Kenwood Offers Tours For Prospective Families

Annual Fundraiser This Month

By Nicole Valentine

Its tour time at Kenwood Elementary School. With school request cards due to the District on February 29, parents considering Kenwood are encouraged to take a parent-led tour. Tours take about an hour and are held most Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 am through Febru- ary 23. Prospective parents also will have a chance to meet briefly with school Principal, Cheryl Martin, and Community Liaison, Sue Payne. Call Sue Payne at 612.668.2778 to schedule your tour. Come and see why “Arts+Smarts=Kenwood.”

Kenwood’s biggest fundraiser of the year is the evening of Saturday, Feb- ruary 11. The ticketed event is open to the public. Contact event chair Alyssa Peterson at Alyssa@evokedesigninc.com with donations or ques- tions.

Nicole Valentine is the parent of Kenwood students.

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

City now accepting STeP- uP Program applications!

The City of Minneapolis has offi- cially released the 2012 STEP- UP Summer Youth Application. The Minneapolis Employment and Training Program (METP) has combined its summer youth employment opportunities under the STEP-UP name. Therefore, the STEP-UP application is the sole entry point for youth ages 14-21 to apply for a summer job

with the City of Minneapolis. The

application deadline is February 3,

2012.

STEP-UP serves youth who Live in the City of Minneapolis, are ages 14 to 21, are not enrolled and actively attending college (PSEO is ok), come from lower-income households (example: annual max- imum income for a family of four

is $64,000). Application is at www. minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/

public/@cped/documents/webcon-

tent/wcms1p-081310.pdf. More information is available at www. minneapolismn.gov/cped/metp/ resources/cped_stepup.

Winter Wonder Walk/ride

Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition (MGC), Bike Walk Twin Cities, and the Minneapo- lis Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, February 11 at noon for an after- noon of biking and walking, food, learning and fun winter activities on the Midtown Greenway. Events include a fat tire bicycle obstacle course courtesy of Freewheel Mid- town Bike Center, slow-bike races with Nice Ride MN, a marshmal- low-roasting bicycle, snow tub- ing behind a bike, tricycle trains, snowshoe activities, and treats from Common Roots Café.

Whether you’re an experienced winter biker, a year-round walker or a fair-weather cyclist just itch- ing to get back on the trails, come out and show winter that it can’t force you onto four wheels! Infor- mation is at www.minneapolismn. gov/. Though the Midtown Gre- enway Coalition asks for a dona- tion to help support this event, participation is free.

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to another senate district. After the caucuses, and before the sen- ate district conventions, delegates will be informed if they have been moved based on their address. Hopefully, this will involve few

delegates. On May 3 the City will redefine precinct boundaries based on new Census data which will then pertain to the primary and election process.

In order to vote, offer resolutions or become a delegate at a precinct

caucus, one must be eligible to vote in the 2012 general election, live in the precinct and be in general agreement with the principles of the political party.

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CARAG & UNN Board Member Nancy Riestenberg, Board Member Melissa
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crime & safety

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Ushio, East Calhoun resident, for generously donating his time and talent to design
East Calhoun’s new logo and boundary signs. The old boundary signs were salvaged
and are available for interested residents. Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.
org if you are interested. (Photo by Caleb Sponheim)
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Crimes by Location

December 29 - January 22

Chelsea adams, Crime prevention specialist 612.673.2819 or Chelsea.Adams@ci.minneapolis.mn.us 5th precinct: sectors
Chelsea adams, Crime prevention specialist
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5th precinct: sectors 1&2: (Uptown)
“Burglary of Dwelling” includes
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Springhouse Ministry Center Welcomes Community

SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 West 28th Street, is hosting an open house on Saturday, Febru- ary 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The new

venture is home to three progres- sive Protestant congregations: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Lyndale United Church of

Christ and Salem English Luther-

an Church (the former owners).

The congregations came together

in a unique partnership of com-

mon ownership to create shared space while maintaining their sep- arate congregations. They retro- fitted the sanctuary portion of the old Salem Lutheran to house three churches with ample spaces for worship and community activities.

The event will be held in conjunc- tion with an open house for the new Greenleaf Apartments, an affordable housing project located on what was once Salem’s educa- tion wing.

A special worship service will be

held on March 25 at 2 pm to for- mally dedicate the building. Pas- tors are Jen Nagel, Salem English Lutheran; Bob Brite, First Chris-

tian Church and Don Portwood, Lyndale United Church of Christ.

Contact

Sanders,

612.325.8066, associatepastor@fcc- minneapolis.org.

Rev.

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Water

Alex

Gehrig,

Program

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dinator

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citizen

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Minnesota Waters (www.minne- sotawaters.com), will attend the February meeting of the East Cal- houn Green Team (February 8 at 7pm at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox

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Center can be found at www.soovag.org. (Photo by Bethany Heemeyer

Joe Tries To Fit In

Trader Joe’s makes some adjustments

By Bruce Cochran

Told Development Company of Plymouth has gradually modified its proposal for the 2700 block of Lyndale Avenue. The nearly one acre project has a footprint that extends from 27th Street all the way down to the current location of Art Materials at 2728 Lyndale Avenue. Told responded to some of the many previously voiced concerns from the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) at their Decem- ber 14, 2011 meeting.

That meeting yielded many comments from the ESG Architects’ pro- posal but primarily that it felt “suburban”, “not dense enough” and that it didn’t feel it fit the neighborhood’s plans for the future.

From that meeting Told regrouped and returned with a new floor plan for the entire property to show on January 11. Along with many adjust- ments, some of the major changes include:

• 30 surface parking spaces (down from 50) and 40 additional underground spaces for a new total of 70.

• Two new curb cuts for two-way traffic at the southeast corner and to the northwest corner of the property. The northwest entrance/exit will run par- allel to the alley and allow semi trucks to pull in from 27th, back in, unload and drive out onto Lyndale, and for customers to enter and exit the lot.

• A common area similar to what Kowalski’s currently has outside its store with landscaping and tables.

The LHENA board responded positively to the added underground parking and continued to critique the design, but was hesitant to give an overall assessment considering there were no new elevation drawings to look at since the last meeting.

Told will be returning to the LHENA Zoning and Planning Committee meeting on February 8 to discuss the project further.

Bruce Cochran is Art Director and in charge of Production for the Uptown Neighborhood News and lives in CARAG.

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Church). Alex will be assisting the Green Team on a project to paint stencils beside our storm sewer drains calling attention to the fact that trash and toxins washing down the drains flow directly into Lake Calhoun.

Waste

A new group (as yet unnamed) will tackle waste reduction in multi-family buildings in the

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ECCO report

East Calhoun Community Organization

Lake St. 36th St. Hennepin Ave. LAKE CALHOUN
Lake St.
36th
St.
Hennepin Ave.
LAKE CALHOUN

ECCO meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 34th & Irving. All ECCO residents are welcome and urged to attend.

ECCO Meeting Minutes for January 5, 2012. (East Calhoun Neighborhood Monthly Meeting) Minutes recorded and submitted by Harry Savage and Monica Smith,

Board Members Present: Sarah Sponheim, President; Blake Harp- er and Linda Todd, Co-VP; Glen Christianson, Treasurer; Harry Sav- age, Secretary; Anja Curiskis; Kate Davenport; Brad Durham; Gael Ellis; and Heather Wulfsberg. Board Members Absent: Judy Shields and Jim Smith. Also present: CM Meg Tuthill and guest speaker Felicity Britton

ECCO Board President Sarah Spon- heim called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

unanimously

approved.

The

agenda

was

Meg Tuthill: City Council Member, Ward 10

• Told Development is working on a proposal for 27th St and Lyn- dale Ave. with Trader Joe’s as the potential tenant. The site is not currently zone for that type of business and would require a zon- ing change to be permitted. • The Kite Festival will be held

on January 21 (one week later than original date of Jan 14 due to warm weather) noon-4 p.m. at Lake Harriet.

• The public hearing for Tao Natu- ral Foods was held on January 5. Tao plans to expand their outdoor café from 16 to 48 seats, increase their indoor seating to 32 and have extended summer hours. They are also applying for a wine and beer license. • The Planning Commission approved CM Schiff’s zoning code change for Conditional Use Permits.

• Meet

noon-1 p.m. at the 5th Precinct.

10,

with

Meg

is

January

Guest Speaker: Felicity britton, People for Parks

People for Parks (www.peoplefor- parks.net) is grass-roots non-profit organization that contributes vol- unteer time and money to projects and programs throughout the Min- neapolis park system. The organiza- tion was created in 1977 to help fight Dutch Elm Disease. They have con- tributed $2 million to Minneapolis parks over the years.

A number of past projects were highlighted. People for Parks will be raising money to repair the ship mast of the USS Minneapolis at Lake Cal- houn (near the Tin Fish).

Ways to get involved: Become a member, nominate a project and spread the word about People for Parks.

Committee reports

Green Team

• Their next meeting is January 11 and will include a presentation from Take Back the Air, a citizen activist group focusing on back- yard, controlled fires.

• The Green Team is partnering with East Isles for a screening of the green film “No Impact Man” on January 16, 7 p.m. at Grace Trinity Community Church (28th and Humboldt).

• The Waste Watchers grant is complete but the project is ongo- ing. The final report is due soon.

• Kate Davenport and Sarah Sponheim met with volunteers from East Isles, The Wedge and CARAG to address bigger waste reduction issues such as compost- ing in multi unit buildings and at large neighborhood events.

• Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) is holding a con- ference for neighborhood organi- zation on February 11, the focus will be to share best practices and foster collaborative working among organizations.

• Minneapolis is revising its climate action plan. A kick off event will be held on February 1, 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library 5:30 p.m.

Finance Committee

• The CPP funding has been extended until June 30, 2012 and ECCO will receive an additional $9,400 for this period. The board unanimously approved a motion to accept the budget allocation as presented by the Finance Com- mittee.

• Committee should be thinking

about their funding needs and submit ideas to the Finance Com- mittee by January 27. One idea mentioned was a community directory.

• The ECCO budget will be dis- cussed at length at the February ECCO board meeting.

Livability Committee

• The first meeting of this newly

formed committee will be Janu- ary 24, 7 p.m. at Dunn Bros at 34th and Hennepin.

Tree Task Force

• Rainbow Treecare attended the December meeting to discuss treatment options for Ash trees. The committee discussed offer- ing options to residents to treat or replace Ash trees. Participation

would be voluntary.

• Ralph Sievert, Director of Forest- ry for the Park Board will attend the January 17 TreeTask Force meeting (7 p.m. at St. Mary’s)

uptown neighborhood

news (unn)

• The UNN is hosting a public forum on January 9, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s to hear from residents about ideas for the paper.

Monica Smith’s report

• The NRP administration closed on December 31 and the workload has been transferred to NCR.

• The board unanimously approved the addition of radon and/or asbes- tos abatement to the list of home improvements that are eligible for funding through ECCO’s grant

and loan program.

• The price for the Community Energy Services (CES) home visit will be going up in the spring. ECCO is reimbursing the $30

co-pay for the first 150 residents who participate in CES through the end of March. Information about this program can be found at www.eastcalhoun.org (NRP

page).

• The new East Calhoun boundary signs have been hung. If anyone is interested in one of the old signs, please contact Monica Smith at

nrp@eastcalhoun.org by Febru-

ary 15.

• The Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearing on Janu- ary 10 and 12 regarding Excel Energy’s request for high voltage power lines along a section of the

Midtown Greenway.

• The City of Lakes Loppet is scheduled for February 4-5. The route will be using portions of Lake St and Hennepin Ave.

eCCO board Meeting Minutes

ECCO bylaws state “It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Board to keep correct attendance and minutes of all meetings of the Organization and of the Board.” ECCO is out of

compliance with the bylaws because the staff person (not the secretary) has been keeping the minutes. Sarah

Sponheim proposed this revision to

the bylaws. “It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Board to keep correct attendance of all meetings of the Organization and of the Board

eCCO page 7

EAST CALHOUN EVENTS AND PROGRAMS FEBRUARY EVENTS EAST CALHOUN PROGRAMS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 7:00 -9:00
EAST CALHOUN EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
FEBRUARY EVENTS
EAST CALHOUN PROGRAMS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Grants available for East Calhoun residents
ECCO Board and Neighborhood Meeting
We invite you to apply for one or all of the following programs:
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450
Irving Ave S
The ECCO Board will be discussing priorities and finalizing
the organization’s budget for 2012.
Home energy efficiency upgrades and/or exterior improvement
grants (up to $3,000) and loans (up to $7,500); home security
improvement grants (up to $250); compost bin and/or rain
barrel grants (up to $100); and free home energy visit!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
7:00 p.m.
East Calhoun Green Team Meeting
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
Learn more about these great programs at
www.eastcalhoun.org (NRP page) or call
Monica Smith at 612-821-0131.
3450
Irving Ave S
Alex Gehrig, Program Coordinator for Minnesota Waters,
will meet with us to discuss details of a storm drain stenciling
project. The Green Team meets the second Wednesday of each
month, please join us!
East Calhoun
we our ’ re waste watching
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
7:00 p.m.
East Calhoun Tree Task Force
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450
Irving Ave S
The group will be discussing information on the safety of
chemical treatments and strategies for minimizing the impact
of the Emerald Ash Borer in our neighborhood. All are welcome.
It’s not too late to get your own green organics
recycling cart; sign up now and receive a compli-
mentary counter-top compost pail and compostable
bags (while supplies last)!
Save space and money by exchanging your large
trash cart for a small one.
To sign up, call Minneapolis Solid Waste &
Recycling at 612-673-2917 or email Waste
Watchers* at greenteam@eastcalhoun.org.
www.eastcalhoun.org
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to
learn more about our events. Send a request
to nrp@eastcalhoun.org or call Monica Smith
at 612-821-0131.
*Waste Watchers is a group of
East Calhoun neighbors who care
about making less waste.

FEBRUARY 2012

www.carag.org

Uptown neighborhood news 7 .

CARAG report

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group

• 7 . CARAG report Calhoun Area Residents Action Group Hennepin Ave. 36th St. The CARAG

Hennepin Ave.

36th St.

The CARAG Board meets the third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Bryant Park Community Center, 31st and Bryant. All CARAG residents are welcome and urged to attend.

Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG), Monthly Neigh- borhood Meeting Minutes, January 17, 2012. DRAFT: Subject to approval at the January 2011 CARAG Meeting. Minutes recorded and submitted by Carol Bouska.

attendance

Diana Boegemann, Carol Bouska, Melissa Davidson, Dan Jenney, Jason Lord, Erick Peterson, Nancy Rieste- nberg, and Samantha Strong

Introductions: diana boegemann

The meeting was called to order at 7:10pm and Board Members were introduced.

Board Member Steve Green passed away in December. He will be great- ly missed by his neighbors.

agenda & Minutes:

diana boegemann

Motion, Seconded to approve the meeting agenda. Approved.

Motion, Seconded to approve the November 15 CARAG Neighbor- hood Meeting minutes. Approved.

bryant Square Park: Julie Sandin

The ice rink and warming house are now open. Free skate rental is avail- able. Hours: Monday-Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday noon-

6pm.

CaraG/ Waite Park Twitter race: Jeffrey Martin

Martin is the President of the Waite Park Community Council neigh- borhood organization. In October, he challenged CARAG to race to 300 Twitter followers. CARAG won this race resulting in Martin provid- ing Psycho Susie’s pizza during the meeting.

Thanks to Zack Farley for his efforts to build CARAG’s Twitter follow- ing and manage the account.

Council Member

Meg Tuthill

The Lake Harriet Winter Kite Fest is cancelled due to lack of ice on the lake.

The City of Lakes Loppet is Febru- ary 3 and 4.

Crime & Safety Forum:

Paul buchel, CPS Chelsea adams, and Lt. Jack Kelly

Buchel directed attendees to break into small groups to discuss how crime has affected them and ways to address it.

Crime prevention specialist Chelsea Adams and Lt. Jack Kelly addressed crime and safety issues identified in the small groups.

Neighbors were encouraged to take action to prevent crime, call 911 when they notice suspicious activity, and find ways to know their neigh- bors.

nrP report: Jason Lord

Lord presented three NRP projects proposed by the Transportation task force:

• Create highly visible, durable, and artistic crosswalk markings at 31st & Bryant

• Create on-street bike lanes on W. 36th Street between Lake Cal- houn and Bryant Avenue S.

• Install bike racks throughout the neighborhood. Motion, Seconded to approve NRP Scopes of Services dedicating $10,000 for pedestrian markings, $10,000 for bike routes, and $2,000 for bike racks. Approved.

Zoning Committee update:

aaron rubenstein

The committee met on January 10 and passed three motions.

Motion, Seconded to support Jimmy John’s late night hours license. Approved.

Motion Seconded to approve the following resolution regarding the City Walk development. Approved. “CARAG strongly supports the planned pedestrian space of the pro- posed City Walk Uptown project (BZZ 5455).

The creation of a pedestrian walk- way linking Calhoun Square’s Girard Meander, Mozaic, and the Midtown Greenway, by removing the parking lane on the east side of Girard, would provide more public space for people, narrow the street, add value to our neighborhood, and serve as a model for future devel- opments. The proposed walkway would increase significantly the walkability of our neighborhood.

CARAG also requests and strongly recommends that several additional measures be taken to increase the safety and visibility of pedestrians using the Girard Meander from the south side of 31st Street to the north side of Lagoon Avenue. These improvements include 8-foot to 10-foot curb extensions or bump- outs at the northeast and southeast

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corners of Lake Street and Girard Avenue and at the southeast corner of Lagoon and Girard avenues, and better crosswalk markings from Lagoon to 31st Street that conform to the City’s pedestrian standards.

CARAG has several concerns and suggestions regarding the design and materials of the proposed City Walk Uptown building:

• The use of Hardiboard or cementitious fiber board pan- els, and alternatives, should be carefully considered for this and other projects in the area. At a minimum, if this type of build- ing material is used, the color(s) should be integrated into the over- all scheme of the building (the use and prominence of white panels on a recently completed building in the area fails in this regard).

• We encourage the developer and

architect to design the two-story portion of the building to have a stronger visual/architectural ele-

ment at the corner of Lake and Girard to anchor it and reinforce the street wall.

• There is a sameness and simi- larity of the proposed building design to seven of the eight other sizable Uptown area projects BKV Group has designed (Blue, Murals of Lynlake, 2900 Lyndale, Flux, 1800 Lake, Loop Calhoun, and Lake Calhoun City Apart- ments--Mozaic being the excep- tion). We encourage the architects and developer to come up with a more distinctive design for this project that will contribute more to Uptown’s architectural diver- sity than the currently-proposed design.” Motion, Seconded to approve the following resolution regarding the proposed Trader Joe’s development. Approved

“CARAG:

• Does not support the proposed

Trader Joe’s development as cur- rently designed;

• Has a number of concerns about the design;

• Supports LHENA’s critical review of the project; and

• Encourages individuals to provide their own input about the proj- ect to CPED, LHENA, and CM Tuthill.

Our

design are:

• We are dismayed about remov- ing numerous businesses and storefronts for a one-story, single- use development. Multi-story, mixed-use development should be encouraged. It’s unfortunate that developers are now tending to propose and build either one- story buildings or six to eight story buildings in the Uptown area.

• The City needs to encourage and require multi-story, mixed-use developments along major arteri- als to increase density, transit use, and walkability. The proposed project would be a significant underutilization of the site. The land use plan in the Lyn-Lake Small Area Plan calls for mixed- uses along Lyndale from 1-94 to 28th Street.

• The design of the proposed build- ing is not urban in nature or compatible with the character of the area. A small part of the solu- tion would be to locate building entrances facing Lyndale or at the eastern corner of the building.

• The large, visually prominent parking lot is not compatible with the character or desired character of this portion of Lyndale Ave- nue. We are also concerned about pedestrian safety, reinforcing the pedestrian nature of the street and walkability, and traffic levels and impacts.”

concerns

about

the

project’s

Treasurer’s report:

Samantha Strong

Current account balances as of 12/31/11: Operations- $12,358.49,

NRP- $11,591.08, & Asset Accounts-

$11,045.71.

Committee Policy:

diana boegemann

The CARAG Committee Policy and list of committee members will be reviewed and approved at the Janu- ary meeting each year.

Motion, Seconded to approve the CARAG Committee Policy and list of committee members as presented. Approved.

CaraG bylaws revision:

diana boegemann

Boegemann reported that the CARAG Board agreed to pursue a

revision to the CARAG Constitution & Bylaws allowing up to 11 board members instead of the current 9.

It was agreed that the CARAG Executive Committee will review the current bylaws and propose a specific language change at the Feb- ruary meeting.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:55pm

eCCO page 7

and to take meeting minutes when and if the Organization’s Staff is unable to do so.”

The Board wanted more time to dis- cuss options and unanimously voted to table the discussion until the Feb- ruary meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 p.m.

Next meeting: Thursday, Febru- ary 2, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.

ary 2, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. CARAG Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, February 21,
CARAG Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7pm Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave
CARAG
Neighborhood
Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7pm
Bryant Square Park (3101 Bryant Ave S)
On the
Join your CARAG neighbors for the…
agenda…
CARAG Chilly Chili Fest
• Uptown
Sunday, February 26, 12:30-3pm
Bryant Square Park Community Center
Market
• Hot chili, fixings, goodies and a drink
• Development
Updates
only $3 (Proceeds go to Joyce-Uptown
Food Shelf)
• Learn about CARAG events
• NRP
and activities
Updates
• Door prizes from area businesses
• And More!
• Joyce-Uptown Food Shelf food-drive
(Bring non-perishable food items.)
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community events calendar

FEBRUARY
FEBRUARY

(Editor’s Note: We will run community event listings every month on this page. Contact uptownnews@yahoo.com to submit your event information by the 15th of each month to be included in the next issue.)

3, 10, 17, 24–FRidAYS
3, 10, 17, 24–FRidAYS

BABY StorYtIMe

Walker Library - 11:30am 2880 Hennepin Ave. • 952.847.8400 www.hclib.org

For children from birth to 24 months. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses

with books and music. Build brain power. Free to the public.

11–SAtURdAY
11–SAtURdAY

VALentIne’S DAY tC 5K

Twin Cities in Motion - 10am Lake Harriet • 651.289.7700 www.tcmevents.org

The Twin Cities’ Oldest Winter Running Event: A Valentine-inspired 5K fun run around Lake Harriet. Grab your friends or significant other, catch a glimpse of Cupid, and feel the love of the Twin Cities running community at this fun event. Run with your sweetie or search for your soulmate. Running this event is guaranteed to get your heart racing, in more ways than one!

February’s Contest:

The UNN is Giving Away

Five 7-Day Guest Passes to Calhoun Beach Club! OR 1 pair of Movie Tickets!

(Courtesy of Landmark Theatres)

OR 1 pair of Movie Tickets! (Courtesy of Landmark Theatres) LANDMARK THEATRES CINEMA RULes: 6 entries

LANDMARK THEATRES

Tickets! (Courtesy of Landmark Theatres) LANDMARK THEATRES CINEMA RULes: 6 entries will be chosen by Feb.

CINEMA

RULes: 6 entries will be chosen by Feb. 15 from the

best answers to this question: What is the difference between love and a crush?

email your answer, (pros, peotry, photo, video, etc.) to unn612@gmail.com.

11–SAtURdAY(pros, peotry, photo, video, etc.) to unn612@gmail.com. wInter wonDer wALK/rIDe Midtown Greenway Coalition - Noon

wInter wonDer wALK/rIDe

Midtown Greenway Coalition - Noon

2834 10th Ave. S. • 612.879.0103

www.midtowngreenway.org

Celebrate winter on the Greenway. Fend off the cold with friends as you go for a group ride or walk on the Greenway, par- taking in delicious snacks and fun winter activities as you go. Begin and end at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center. See web- site for details and updates.

12, 19 & 26–SUNdAYS
12, 19 & 26–SUNdAYS

SpoKen worD worKSHopS & open MIC nIgHt

Intermedia Arts - 6-8pm

2822 Lyndale Ave. • 612.871.4444

www.intermediaarts.org

Presenting a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work with some of the top voices in the local spoken-word scene including Guante, Tish Jones, Marisa Carr, and more. Learn about the history and cultural foundations of spoken-word, explore the basics of turning raw ideas into powerful performance art, engage in writing exer- cises, work on performance technique and much more. The workshop will cul- minate in an open mic night dedicated to celebrating teen voices on Monday, Feb- ruary 27 at 7pm . Open to youth in grades 7-12. Space will fill up fast, so send in your registration form today. $15.

19 –SUNdAY
19 –SUNdAY

AMerICAn teACHer FILM

Bryant Lake Bowl - 3pm 810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949 www.bryantlakebowl.com

American Teacher is a documentary film produced by Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers. The message of American Teacher is aimed at everyone in America invested in the success of our education system, our students, and the future of our nation’s democracy and economy. FREE.

21–tUESdAY
21–tUESdAY

CoSMIC CAtAStropHeS:

ApoCALYpSe wHen?

Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm 810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949 www.bellmuseum.org

Life manages to survive under a wide range of conditions, but it also lives under constant threat from all manner of events in the vast universe. Professor Lawrence Rudnick will describe a variety of ways our world could end – from asteroid impacts to rogue black holes, and whether the uni- verse itself might have prevented us from ever existing. You may lose some sleep after this Cafe–not from fear but from the amazing perspectives we gain on human- ity when we think BIG. Professor Rudnick is a UMN observational astrophysicist, studying both supernova remnants and large-scale structures in the Universe. He was a founding member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society, which has now trans- ferred its assets to the Bell Museum to provide astronomy and space education across Minnesota.

23–thURSdAY
23–thURSdAY

LIFe on ICe: 25 YeArS oF ArCtIC expLorAtIon

Magers and Quinn - 7:30pm 3038 Hennepin Ave. • 612.822.4611 www.magersandquinn.com

Lonnie Dupre discusses Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration. Lonnie Dupre has spent most of his adult life either trav- eling in the Arctic or planning his next trip there. His new book, Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration, is an important chroni- cle of Arctic life as well as climate change in the polar region. Life on Ice covers Dupre’s significant achievements, includ- ing the world’s first circumnavigation of Greenland and a summer expedition to the North Pole that reached 68 million people worldwide. During his travels over the Arctic’s disappearing ice, Dupre has participated in both scientific research and cultural exchanges, working with and

gathering data for organizations such as the National Geographic Society, Green- peace, the Explorers Club, the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the U.S. Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His

findings have been called “the Holy Grail

of global warming data.” 24–FRidAY
of global warming data.”
24–FRidAY

tHIrtY DAYS In Frogtown

Bryant Lake Bowl - 7pm 810 W. Lake St. • 612.825.8949 www.bryantlakebowl.com

Thirty Days In Frogtown is presented by Colleen Kruse and Karen Paurus. A scrap- py young waitress hits a fork in the road. One path promises love and security in a relationship with an older man. The other means a continuing struggle to provide for her infant daughter on tips and bus

transfers. Thirty Days in Frogtown”explores its heroine’s moral dilemma in scenes and songs that are uproariously funny, deeply moving and unpredictable. An intimate evening of storytelling at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater with an original score composed and performed by Minnesota Music award winner Karen Vieno Paurus. Comedian and radio talk show host Col- leen Kruse tells the story, based on her real-life experiences as a single mom with

a devilish sense of humor. Also showing Saturday, March 10 and Monday, March

19. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day

of show.

thRU MARCh 18
thRU MARCh 18

DIAL M For MUrDer

Jungle Theater 2951 Lyndale Ave. • 612.822.7063 www.jungletheater.com

Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott and Directed by Bain Boehlke, featuring Cheryl Willis and Michael Booth. Tony Wendice married his wife Margot for her money. Now he plans to kill her for the same rea- son. He arranges the perfect murder and a

brilliant alibi for himself, but plans go awry

in this skillfully written psychological tale.

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