LiNK E-News
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
September 15, 2020
LHiNC Annual Meeting
Connecting With the Community
It's a Virtual Meeting - Everyone Welcome
October 6, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join LHiNC online to learn about your council and celebrate your community. We will give awards to Linden Hills Treasures, those neighbors who go above and beyond.

You can meet and vote for LHiNC Board candidates and hear about what’s next for LHiNC and how you can get involved. Registration required. Please register online today: lindenhills.org/connect2020

Open Houses & Public Comment
City Updates to Zoning Code
The City is in the process of updating its zoning code to match the development guidelines of Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan approved by City Council in 2018. This technical process will take several years, during which the public will have opportunities to review and comment on specific guidelines and regulations.

Next up for public comment are changes to draft built form regulations, which govern issues such as: building height, floor area ratio (FAR), lot sizes and setbacks from property lines, among other things. The deadline for written comments on these regulations is October 19.

Don't Forget to...
Apply now to get your ballot for the general election
Want to make sure your ballot will be returned on time to count for the general election on Nov. 3? Apply now. This will ensure plenty of time to receive your ballot, vote, and then return your ballot using the postage-paid envelope. Apply on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website

Complete the Census by Sept. 30
There are less than 30 days left to get counted in the 2020 Census. The data that is obtained by the census allows the federal government to determine where to allocate resources for things like schools, parks, roads and much more. An undercount in any of our communities could have devastating and long-lasting impacts. Visit My2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and get counted before the Sept. 30 deadline.
New Playground Designs
Your Feedback Wanted
It’s time to renovate the playground at Linden Hills Park. A few months ago, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board surveyed our neighborhood to learn what type of play areas residents wanted.

Based on that feedback, the MPRB design team completed a concept plan. Now they want to know what you think of it. Check out the design and take the online survey before September 18.

Young Environmentalist Workshop
October 17, 2020
underground communication between trees and plant life, fungi, photosynthesis and carbon sequestration; a solution to climate change. Click here for a preview.

Nine year old Ethan Fish, (lower photo) will demonstrate differences in temperature between plants and bare soil. Invited guest speaker Shona Snater from the Land Stewardship Project, is bringing her microscope to project actual microbial life in the soil from the trolley path onto a screen for all to see.

When:Saturday October 17
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Outside on the trolley path near York Ave and 44th St

Youngsters with their parents are invited to attend. Masks are required. Due to social distancing requirements, seating is limited. To attend, please contact Ginny Halloran at gkhalloran@gmail.com for an electronic ticket.
Communities in Crisis - in This Together
Virtual Speaker Series on Immigration
  • Immigrants and Refugees – Part 2
  • Thursday, September 17 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Meeting 

Speaker: Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. Ms. Iyer will discuss the work of the Center during these challenging times and share how people can help the immigrant community and the center in its work.


You will receive details for the September 17th virtual meeting via email. If you cannot join us live, we will post all talks on LHiNC’s YouTube Channel. Questions? Please email info@lindenhills.org.
Closing Time - History Viewed from the Barstool
Thursday, October 1, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Join the Linden Hills History Study Group to hear Andy Sturdevant and Bill LIndeke talk about the history of various Twin Cities bars. Andy and Bill will take us on an entertaining journey into the highs, lows, bright spots, and dark corners of the Twin Cities’ most famous and infamous drinking establishments—history viewed from the barstool as described in their book, Closing Time.
 
Hosted virtually through Google Meet, the program will begin with Andy and Bill’s prerecorded talk, followed by a real-time discussion. Please call 612-926-0646 or email contact@lindenhillshistory.org for the Google Meet link. For more information, visit our website at www.lindenhillshistory.orgEveryone is welcome.
In Remberance of Jäger
On August 27, dozens of neighbors and dogs gathered at Settergren's Hardware for the official unveiling of a sculpture of the beloved dog named Jäger. Jäger was the official greeter, treat taster, morale officer, and guard dog (kept the cats out) for Settergren’s. He loved greeting and socializing with everyone that came into the store, especially the kids.

Jäger passed away last fall at the age of 13. Upon hearing the news, neighbors and LHiNC chipped in to raise funds for this beautiful memorial to this sweet dog.
Around the Neighborhood
Upcoming Workshops - Healing Through Writing and Parenting in a Pandemic
Be Well is a new nonprofit organization that believes accessibility and a holistic approach to health creates vibrant communities. Follow them on Facebook to learn more about their mission and organization, and to stay apprised of the online sessions discussing these two important subjects.

Check-out the Mini Pop Up Art Fair
Saturdays through October from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Everett & Charlie will host a Mini Pop Up Art Fair (weather permitting) outside the gallery on 43rd Street and through the alley behind Wild Rumpus. The "Art in the Alley" will have up to twelve local artists who will be on hand selling their art. All necessary COVID precautions will be in place (social distance, masks, etc.) to make sure everyone is comfortable for an enjoyable event. Contact the gallery here.

Village Snack Bar: Food Trucks + Chef Pop Ups
Settergren's of Linden Hills and Linden Hills Farmers Market are hosting the Snack Bar. Mask up, walk up and take away great food truck fare. September 17 + 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. Prices starting at $5. Takeaway only. Masks heavily encouraged. Social distancing required. Located outdoors at Settergren's at 2813 W 43rd St. More information here.

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Editor: Carol Clemens - carol@lindenhills.org
Content Contributor: Becky Allen - Executive Director LHiNC - becky.allen.lhinc@gmail.com