Posts Categorized: Alerts

LCC is Seeking Volunteers for Public Art & Streetscaping Planning group!

Longfellow Community Council in partnership with Hennepin County is looking for creative volunteers to help develop a comprehensive public art plan and long-term maintenance strategy for streetscaping improvement along the Minnehaha corridor. This project will stretch from Lake Street to 46th street along Minnehaha Avenue with the construction beginning April of 2015 and wrapping up… Read more »

Preventing Winter Time Auto Theft

During the colder months, car thieves take advantage of residents who leave their cars running unattended. The temptation to start the car and let it warm up while you stay warm inside or leaving it running while doing a short errand could be a costly mistake! Officers may issue tickets (with fines of $34) to… Read more »

Metro Blooms Announces Garden Award Winners

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Barbara Speltz, 612-801-9321  2014 Minneapolis Garden Awardees Revealed at Metro Blooms’ Garden Award Event (November 7, 2014) The top 2014 Minneapolis Garden Awards were presented at Metro Blooms’ Annual Garden Awards event on November 6, 2014. The following award descriptions can be requested in full, as can contact information…. Read more »

LCC Volunteer Spotlight: Lyndon Torstenson

Name: Lyndon Torstenson Neighborhood (Longfellow, Howe, Hiawatha, Cooper): Hiawatha How long you’ve volunteered for LCC: 20 years as of this winter! What committees you serve on: River Gorge Committee What projects you’ve worked on: River Gorge Master Plan, interpretive signs, river gorge map and guide, grant writing (to fund restoration and trail work), birding hikes, geology… Read more »

Community Meeting on City Proposed Budget

Council Member Andrew Johnson is hosting a community conversation on Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm that will be an opportunity for residents to learn more and ask questions about the proposed city budget. The meeting will take place at the Lower Campus of Minnehaha Academy in the Chapel (4200 West River Parkway). The City Assessor and staff from the Finance Department will… Read more »

Stay safe and warm this winter

The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to make sure that everyone stays safe and warm this winter by taking proactive steps to ensure their natural gas service isn’t discontinued during the winter. Carbon monoxide dangers increase in the wintertime, sometimes as a result of homeowners using unsafe methods of heating their homes. Residents who think that their… Read more »

Weekly Events Round Up November 7-13

General Information The Longfellow Community Council’s Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser is Saturday November 15 at Gandhi Mahal. Register your chili here! If you would rather just eat chili than make it you can buy tickets here. Eat Lake Street runs October 1-December 1, 2014. Dine at participating restaurants and spend at least $50 to receive a free t-shirt. Spend at… Read more »

Last Day for Yard Waste Collection is Nov. 17

The last collection of compostable yard bags and bundled brush for 2014 will be on the garbage collection day during the week of November 17. Yard waste must be in compostable bags that are paper or compostable plastic, or it can be in a reuseable container at least 26 inches high with sturdy handles. Yard waste isn’t allowed in city… Read more »

Don’t forget to vote today!

Tuesday, November 4 is the general election in Minneapolis and there are a few easy steps to prepare. Online tools available through the City’s elections website make it possible for voters to find their polling place and can provide information on how to register to vote. There are also links to get a list of candidates, ballot questions and a sample ballot for individual… Read more »

Give to the Max is Thursday November 13!

Give to the Max is Thursday November 13th! Give to the Max is a day for giving in Minnesota, and the Longfellow Community Council is asking for your support. As you probably know, the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is Longfellow’s neighborhood organization dedicated to making Longfellow the best neighborhood it can be. We’re the neighborhood’s… Read more »

November Message from the President

November means that gratitude and giving are on our minds. I am personally very thankful to live in such a generous community where people give so freely of their time and talents, as well as financially, to many worthy causes. I’d like to highlight two particular opportunities for people in the community to give support… Read more »

Welcome New Board Member Cathy Coon!

At the October 16th, the LCC Board of Directors elected Cathy Coon as the new representative of the Hiawatha neighborhood.  Cathy has replaced Mike Linzbach who is moving from the Hiawatha neighborhood for a new job in Atlanta at the end of October. Cathy has lived in the neighborhood for about 12 years.  She has… Read more »

Weekly Events Round Up October 24-30

General Information Eat Lake Street runs October 1-December 1, 2014. Dine at participating restaurants and spend at least $50 to receive a free t-shirt. Spend at least $100 to be entered to win a prize pack worth $250. For full details, rules and participating locations visit here.Choose To Reuse Coupon Program runs through October 31st. Download the coupons… Read more »

Street Sweeping Begins

Fall is here, and that means crews are preparing to sweep streets across Minneapolis. Drivers will need to park out of their way so they can do a thorough job cleaning our roadways. Minneapolis Public Works will begin the big task of curb-to-curb sweeping and leaf collection on streets throughout the city on Tuesday, Oct…. Read more »

Centerpoint Construction in Howe

A high profile construction project by CenterPoint Energy will be start at the beginning of November in the Howe neighborhood/Longfellow Community of Minneapolis. They will be replacing roughly 200 feet of natural gas distribution pipe along 35th Street E., from Hiawatha Avenue To Dight Avenue. The reason they are deeming this a high profile project… Read more »