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Updated Thursday, April 17

Calendar Upcoming Meetings & Events: Board, April 17; Annual Meeting, April 22. Calendar page

New item Please join us at NENA's 2014 Annual Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, April 22. Elect your neighborhood's Board reps, see who wins the "Best of Nokomis" Noki Award, volunteer recognition and more. Note: No dinner this year.. 7 PM, Crosstown Covenant Church, 56th St and 29th Ave. S. More Information (3/26)

Not so new itemSector 3 Crime Updates:
Feb 11 - Feb 19, 2014. Update (pdf)
       Feb 1 - Feb 10, 2014. Update (pdf)
       Jan 8 - Jan 31, 2014. Update (pdf)

New itemMPD has a new crime statistics interactive mapping tool: Online Interactive map (may be slow to load) Click and drag map to move to our corner of Mpls. (2/06/14)


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Wards 11-12 Newsletters

click for more on the Monarch classesNew ItemGrowing Monarch Habitat Workshop features Monarch Gardens-to-Go planting kits. Learn how you can create much needed monarch habitat.  EVERYONE can make a difference – even in a small urban yard. Saturday, May 31 at the Nokomis Community Center. Deadline for registration is May 17. Note that the workshop alone is free and open to anyone who shows up. More information and registration (4/17)

click for more on the Garage SaleNew ItemMARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Nokomis East Neighborhood-Wide Yard & Garage Sale, is coming Saturday, June 28.  Make it a Super Saturday by either cruising the neighborhood-wide garage & yard sale event or holding your own sale.  Last year, 139 households and businesses held sales that one day!  More info and registration forms coming soon. (4/17)

Click for SMHF WebsiteNew itemSouth Mpls Housing Fair, Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Fair on 4/05. It was nice visiting with many of you! If you didn't get there, stop by the office to pick up a free copy of the contractors and services resource guide. Or stop by the website any time to check out the Fair's list of contractors, financial resources, archtitects and designers that specialize in our local area. SMHF Website. (Updated 4/07/14)

Not so new itemSidewalks of the Twin Cities--Featured Sidewalk--34th Ave at E 50th St. Read what one traveler has to say about our favorite intersection: "The other day I happened across the holy grail of sidewalk wandering: the perfect corner..."  (1/08/14)


 NENA Bits

Click for the NBNYE pageNew itemThe Night Before New Years Eve: Thank you to everyone who attended Minneapolis’ most popular, kid-friendly, early New Year’s celebration on December 30. It was a great crowd and a fun night for all!  Special thanks to all of you who volunteered your time for the event!  We wish all of you a wonderful 2014! (1/02/14)


New ItemTwin Cities Daily Planet on the Minneapolis Monarch Festival: Monarchs reign over Lake Nokomis celebration (9/10/13) with photos. (9/12)

click for more on the Garage SaleNew ItemThe Nokomis East Neighborhood-Wide Yard & Garage Sale: A big Thank You to everyone involved--both sellers and shoppers. Fortunately, the predicted rains held off, and in spite of storm debris in the streets, the crowds were good. 39 households and businesses participated. NENA produced and distributed about 1,500 sets of the map and listings for the sale. (Updated 6/23)

New item Thank you to everyone who attended NENA's 2013 Annual Neighborhood Meeting and Dinner on April 30. The amazing KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance Group put on a great show! Special thanks go out to Fat Lorenzo's for catering the great dinner and to Crosstown Covenant Church for the gracious use of their nice facilities. The 2013 Noki Award was presented to MaryLynn Pulscher of the MPRB for her tireless collaboration with NENA on producing the Monarch Festival. (5/01)

Home improvement loansHome Improvement loans are back!: NENA has funding available for Home Improvement Loans through our administrator, the Center for Energy and Environment. The program offers low interest loans for eligible home improvements and City code violations. For more information on the Improvement loans, please visit the Center for Energy and Environment (, call (612) 335-5830, or email You may also pick up an application at the NENA office, 3000 East 50th St. (5/18)

The Emerald City Globe Award.Minneapolis wins 2009 Emerald City Globe Award  Our city was selected from 174 other candidates to receive the coveted 2009 Emerald City Award for its work in green promotion. Read the Press Release in the Lighter Side. (April 1, 2009)  There's more, like the Glowing Walleyes, the Sharks in Minnehaha Creek and the Viking Timbers in Lake Nokomis. They're all in the Lighter Side.


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