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Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
January 19, 2021
COVID-19 Update
Adults 65+ and Educators Now Eligible for Vaccine
The Minnesota Department of Health has opened nine pilot sites across the state, where people in the following groups can make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine: adults 65 years of age or older, educators (prekindergarten through grade 12), school staff and child care workers. 

Beginning Tuesday, January 19, at 12 p.m., Minnesotans 65 years of age or older can make an appointment to receive the vaccine at one of these pilot sites. Visit: Find My Vaccine to learn more. Vaccine is available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 
Education, school, and child care workers will receive information about signing up for an appointment from their employer.

There continues to be a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota. MDH encourages Minnesotans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead.


Governor Eases Restrictions
Governor Tim Walz announced measures that loosen restrictions on important parts of daily life.

As of January 11:
  • Bars and restaurants can open at 50% capacity, with a maximum of 150 people, both indoor and outdoors. Reservations required. No more than 6 per party.
  • Indoor events and entertainment can open at 25% capacity, no more than 150 people. Masks required.
  • Outdoor events and entertainment can open at 25% capacity, no more than 250 people.Social distancing is required. Strong recommendation for masks.
  • Organized sports (youth and adults) practices open. Games resume January 14 with limited spectators.
  • For social gatherings, two households may gather indoors. Three households may gather outdoor. Masks are strongly encouraged.
 

Other Important Links
Local Business Update:
How Integrative Health Can Help
At a time when lots of people are operating in a full-on stress mode, Rachael Peltier Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at SuNu Wellness provides advice on how to personally tune-in and get grounded.

Health is a word that has been top of mind for many of us, for some time. Now, more than ever, we are being called to address not only our “health” in general, but all of the elements that influence it. You may hear or see words like Holistic or Integrative attached to Health and feel confused about what that means. Simply put, it is an emphasis on the whole person; Read More
LHiNC Environment & Sustainability
Committee Events
Join the Linden Hills Environment & Sustainability Committee on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual session with representatives from Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling.

Learn new tips and tricks on recycling and waste management for a more sustainable community. Please register for this event with Leah Fish, lpklemmt@gmail.com.

Hennepin County Plastic-Free Challenge
Hennepin County will be kicking off a virtual month-long effort to reduce single-use plastics. Most plastics are only used for a short period of time and then discarded, contributing to an increased amount of plastic waste.This challenge runs January 20 to February 21, 2021. There are 60 different actions you can choose from to best fit your lifestyle. To sign up and create your profile visit EcoChallenge - Sign-up. Join the challenge today and make 2021 a green year!
Public Meeting - Transforming Community Safety
Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m.

In June, the City Council passed a resolution committing to create a transformative new model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis. Since then, internal work groups and key stakeholders have been exploring ways to develop an integrated community safety response that works for everyone. To learn more about the city's work to transform community safety, visit the city's Community Safety website and/or attend a January 26th online public meeting. RSVP here to attend.
Kite Festival Goes Virtual
kite fest
LHiNC is excited to again sponsor the Annual Lake Harriet Kite Festival, which is going virtual this year due to COVID-19. Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board have created Kite Kits so that you can bring the festival to your own backyard or neighborhood park, The $5 Kite Festival Kit includes a make-your-own kite, hot chocolate and other fun activities. You can order your Kite Kits through January 22, 2021. Order yours now.
New Signs Highlight Trolley Path History
The next time you take a walk down the Linden Hills Trolley Path you’ll notice some new signs installed along the path from Upton to Chowen. The eleven signs recount through pictures and text the history of the Minnesota Streetcar in this community. It was a joint project between the Minnesota Streetcar Museum and LHiNC, which funded the project.

Minnesota Streetcar Museum historian Aaron Isaacs selected photos from the museum's collection, captioned them, and oversaw production and installation. Each sign is placed, so the viewer sees the historic photo and current scene from the same angle,” said Isaacs. A big thank you to Aaron Isaacs and the Minnesota Streetcar Museum for bringing this historic project to our neighborhood! See example here.
LHiNC Food & Toy Drive - Thank You!
LHiNC wants to thank everyone who generously donated to our food and toy drive in December. We were overwhelmed by your generosity! Dozens of neighbors stopped by our drop-off location at St. Thomas the Apostle church and helped us fill up an entire trailer with food and toys.

All donations were delivered to Waite House in South Minneapolis just before the holidays. A special thank you to Big Blue Boxes for donating the trailer, St. Thomas the Apostle, and all the LHiNC volunteers who helped collect and unload the donations. Click here to see photos.
Linden Hills Library Resources Here for You
To show their support for the community, the Linden Hills Library has put together fun activities and resources for all ages:
  • Kids Dial-A-Story
  • New Adult Dial-A-Story
  • Join Linden Hills Library Virtual Book Club
  • Online Tour for Homework Support
  • Reading Lists for Students 3rd - 12th grade

All that and much more - Details here.
I-35W & Minneapolis Community Impact
A Linden Hills History Study Group Zoom: January 20, 7:00 p.m.
Approximately 25,000 residents were displaced by the construction of I-35W that went between Crosstown, 2nd Ave. and Stevens Ave. in South Minneapolis. The public works construction project began in 1956 and was completed in 1967. Read more.

Please call 612-926-0646 or email contact@lindenhillshistory.org to register. For more information: www.lindenhillshistory.org 
Around the Neighborhood
Café Cerés a new coffee shop by top pastry chef Shawn McKenzie is now open at 3509 West 44th St in Linden Hills 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Details here.

New Pedestrian/Bike Trails
In conjunction with ski trail grooming operations, the Loppet Foundation will periodically provide snow rolling to provide an even and packed surface for walking trails around Lake Nokomis and the Chain of Lakes (Brownie Lake, Cedar Lake, Lake of the Isles, Bde Maka Ska, and Lake Harriet). Read more.

Give Linden Hills Kids a Smile - Linden Hills Dentistry would like to continue to extend the opportunity for disadvantaged children in our neighborhood to receive complimentary dental care on Saturday, February 6th, 8:00am-1:00pm. Contact Linden Hills Dentistry at 612.922.6164 as soon as possible to reserve your appointment.

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