Northeast Flannel Fest Fundraiser

Northeast Flannel Fest

WHEN: February 9th, 2019, 11 AM – 3 PM

WHERE: Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Ave. NE

COST: $25 per family (Individual adults $12; individual children $5)

This winter family festival presented by East Side Neighborhood Services features snowshoeing, ecocrafts, a chili feed, hot cocoa, free flannel family photos, cookie decorating, snow shelter building, fire building, a scavenger hunt, and sledding!
All proceeds benefit Camp Bovey.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: Flannel Fest

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday January 28, 2019

** due to inclement weather this meeting has been rescheduled to Monday February 4th **

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday January 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.
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For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services or the accessible entrance opened please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings.  We are in a small location and members have allergy issues.  Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft minutes for CPNA meeting Monday November 19, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:42- Open Time
6:45 – General Meeting

– Old Business
Gateway Update
East of the River Parks Plan Update
37th AV NE bike lanes update
DLTL fiscal agent update

– New Business

Community Connection Conference Saturday
Earth Day 2019
2018 year in review form
Agenda/work items for 2019
Historic Designation for Architect Triangle
Stormwater work in CPNA
East of the River Public Hearing
Bridge Overlook Garden Maintenance
Gateway Site
Roadside Clean Up of University with Marshall Terrace Neighborhood
Annual Meeting
Hi View Sidewalk (may involve an official NPP consider early for vote at June Mtg)
NPP
Plans for 2020 and beyond

– Crime and Safety Update
– Announcements/ Communications

The NCR department will conduct an internal financial and programmatic reviews for the following organizations: Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association Columbia Park Neighborhood Association East Calhoun Community Organization  East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Assn. East Phillips Improvement Coalition  Folwell Neighborhood Association Kenny Neighborhood Association  Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Assn. Windom Community Council   Windom Park Citizens in Action

The internal reviews are conducted for organizations deemed low risk or those who need follow-up from previous financial contacts.  The NCR policy and neighborhood specialist will conduct these reviews.

Housing Link

New Website to help find housing in Minnesota https://www.housinglink.org/ this site is especially helpful for those looking for affordable housing and includes information on subsidized housing as well.

$800,000 Grant to Help Reduce Pollution in NE Minneapolis

The MWMO is pleased to announce that we received an $800,000 grant from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR) to address water quality and flooding issues in Northeast Minneapolis. The funds, which come from the state’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, will be used to install a series of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) at the Columbia Golf Course in Northeast Minneapolis. The improvements will help protect the nearby Mississippi River as well as reduce flooding in the area.

MWMO Summer Internships

In February, the MWMO will post job openings for a number of full-time summer internships in various program areas. These internships will be open to current college students as well as recent college graduates. Recent intern positions have included internships for water quality monitoring, capital projects, and communications and outreach.

To be notified as soon as new intern positions are posted, make sure you sign up https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MNORGMWMO/subscriber/new?topic_id=MNORGMWMO_4

8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday February 25, 2019

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STEP UP INTERNSHIPS Apply Now

Youth Employment* Program Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Internships

  The City of Minneapolis youth employment program Step Up has begun accepting applications for 2019 summer internship placements. Eligible Minneapolis young people, ages 14-21 who are interested in participating in the Step Up class of 2019 have until February 10th to complete an application online HERE.

  After Step Up applicants are accepted to the program, they must complete work readiness training certified by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber and then are matched with employers based on their skills and interests and the employers’ needs. Interns work part or full-time from June 17th to August 16th, and many also participate in additional professional development opportunities throughout the summer.

*these are paid internships
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MLK Day events in the Minneapolis Parks

No photo description available.Photo: MLK monument  Washington DC

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 11:00am – 2:00pm @ Powderhorn Recreation Center

Celebrate the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and lunch. Doors open at 11 am. Be sure to join us for this free, family-friendly event. Volunteers are welcome!

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 3:00pm – 4:30pm @ Central Gym

Come and celebrate the life and movement of Dr. King. This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker and an old fashioned soul food dinner.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center

The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration includes a keynote presentation, live entertainment and a tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin  Luther King, Jr. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program.

For more details of the day look HERE

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8th annual Community Connections Conference is on February 2nd, 2019!

The conference is an annual free event with exciting learning labs, speakers, panel discussions and fascinating exhibitors. Save the date: the 8th annual Community Connections Conference is on February 2nd, 2019!  This year’s theme will be Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis .

Conference participants will:

• Gain practical skills and tools to be involved in communities and City decision-making.
• Explore unique challenges, possibilities and practical applications of community engagement.
• Strengthen neighborhood and community connections.
• Learn ways to better reach out to under-represented communities.

Schedule:

• Registration: 8:00 AM
• Opening panel: 9:00-10:15 AM
• Morning workshops: 10:30-11:45 AM
• Lunch: 12:00-1:00 PM
• Afternoon workshops: 1:15-2:30 PM
• Closing forum: 2:45-4:00 PM

Registration is now OPEN. Check here for more information.

8th Annual Community Connections Conference: Saturday, February 2nd

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CPNA Year End Greetings

snowflakes-275x300The Columbia Park Neighborhood Association wishes you a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year.  Our next meeting is Monday January 28, 2019 (delayed a week due to the MLK holiday).

 

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CP Rail Hoilday Train December 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with The Trews and Willy Porter

Tuesday, December 11, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m, Lions Park, between 37th Avenue NE & Stinson Blvd. This annual fundraiser for the East Side Neighborhood food shelf features music, food and family entertainment. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/689549968094119/

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Agenda for Board/General Meeting Monday November 19, 2018

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday November 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE.
MAP
For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services or the accessible entrance opened please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings.  We are in a small location and members have allergy issues.  Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Minutes of Monday October 15, 2018
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:42- Open Time*
6:45 – General Meeting
– New Business
City of Minneapolis Public Works to discuss dedicated bike lanes on both sides of 37th AV NE
Accept Jeff Schalles resignation from the board
Vote on approval of a fee of $175 to produce a newsletter (to be sent quarterly)
Hire Jeff Schalles to produce the newsletter
– Old Business
Official vote to become the fiscal pass through agency from the MWMO to DLTL for their Stormwater Project planning grant.
Renew staff contract for an additional 12 months
Finalize letter for CM Reich regarding Gateway Property
Official Comments for the East of the River draft now out for public comment
– Crime and Safety Update
– Announcements/ Communications
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train with The Trews and Willy Porter   Tuesday, December 11, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m, Lions Park, between 37th Avenue NE & Stinson Blvd. This annual fundraiser for the East Side Neighborhood food shelf features music, food and family entertainment.
8:00- Adjourn    Next Meeting Monday January 28, 2019  Happy Holidays

*OPEN TIME is usually 15 minutes where anyone can come share their view on something related to the Columbia Park Neighborhood. Shortened this month to accommodate the bike trail conversation

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Annual Craft Fair at Edison High School

Autumn Makers’ Fair

Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Edison High School Gym, 700 22nd Avenue NE. Check out local artists, crafters and foodmakers at this annual fundraiser to benefit Edison High School students.

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VOTE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6th!!!

July 4th clipart Find your sample ballot here so you can make informed choices at the polls on Tuesday November 6th.  Not sure where to vote?  Look here.  Already voted early or absentee…Thank you for participating in our democracy!

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