Dear Neighbors, typically our April 27, 7pm meeting at Clare House would be a Board meeting. Open to the public, but rather dull. Monday night is an exception. Our Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins has volunteered to come at 7pm and open our meeting with an update on the County’s actions regarding a proposed increase of oil train freight through our neighborhood.
Monday, March 23rd, 7pm at Clare House, Central Avenue between Spring and 3rd we’re hosting our Community Meeting. Everyone is welcome, and we’ll start at 7 so everyone can get home. Topics of conversation include:
Council Member Jacob Frey
Hillcrest Development proposal for Broadway
Our Parks, including the opening of our Community Gardens
May Plant Give Away
Love St Anthony proposal with Stephanie Williams.
Hope to see you Monday night
Fix-It Tech Events
A free community technology education event providing computer hardware repair, education and tech support.
Friday, January 30, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Takoda Institute – AIOIC
1845 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, 55404
Friday, February 27, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Oak Park Center – Pillsbury United Communities
1701 Oak Park Ave N., Minneapolis 55411
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Waite House – Pillsbury United Communities
2323 11th Ave S., Minneapolis, 55404
Have a Computer Question or Issue?
- If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support!
- Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.
Details & What to Bring:
- First come, first served. Labor will be FREE. Parts available to purchase.
- Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord.
- Volunteers will help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.
Free Workshops and Resources
- Short sessions will cover basic computer maintenance and Internet safety. Pick up resources, learn about technology education programs and careers.
SAENA has money ear-marked for updated street lighting… We need to decide if this project is something we’d like to pursue.
The link below contains the Minneapolis Street Lighting Policies.
This is a good start to understanding the process and basic information the City provides.
At the Community Meeting last night (January 26) this information was shared by a member of the Minneapolis Public Works Department.
If you or someone you know is in need of additional assistance paying for heating and energy bills, the Energy Assistance Program might be able to help.
Offered through the MN Department of Commerce, this program can help pay some home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.
For more information and to apply, call 1-800-657-3710 or go online
Eastside Neighborhood Services can help seniors file their taxes, free of charge. They take walk-ins or appointments. Call 612-781-6011.
It is important for everybody’s safety to keep walkways shoveled throughout the winter months. If you need help with snow removal, please contact Northeast Senior Services at 612-781-5096.