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Calendar Upcoming Meetings & Events:  Board, Oct 23. Calendar page

2014 Voter's GuideNew Item2014 Elections Voters Resources for Nokomis East residents. Its a long ballot this year. Learn about the candidates for your area. Voter's Guide Page (Updated, 10/16/14)

Treet Sweeping signNew ItemFall Street Sweeping Began Oct 21: During the four weeks of the fall street sweep, crews will clean up about 1,100 miles of city streets. To make sure the sweepers can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance. Street lookup, Rules and Tips (10/18)

National Park ServiceNew Item Dog Walk at Coldwater, Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM Bring your dog to Coldwater Spring and walk around the park with other dogs and their people. With Halloween just days away, costumed canines are quite welcome. All dogs must be on leashes. No reservations, just show up. More info (10/13)


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Donate Halloween CostumesFalls-O-Fun Halloween party at Minnehaha Park: Saturday, October 25, 2013, 1-4pm, Minnehaha Regional Park (4825 Minnehaha Ave S).  Hayrides, moon walks, bonfire, Treat Trail, dance, music and more. Costumes encouraged! $3 admission (children under the age of 1 are free). All ages (10/22)

Garden clippersNew Item Gateway Gardens: The season finale is Friday October 24, 7-8pm    Nokomis Naturescape Gardening, Tuesday, Oct 28, 5-7pm. Read the update: Volunteer Gardens Info & More  (10/21/14)

New ItemNokomis Urban Craft Fair, Saturday, November 8, 9AM-3PM. The Nokomis Community Center is at 2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway. Free Coffee Bake Sale - proceeds benefit park art programs. Live Jazz Music. Vendor info here (10/23)

Sassy Spoon to open in 3 Tiers location. The Sassy Spoon food truck is getting a permanent location at 5011 34th Ave. S.  Owner Tamara Brown has signed a lease and plans to open later this fall. Brown plans to offer her signature sweet-potato hash and other favorites, like braised pork with a ginger slaw and sesame turkey meatballs. She also plans beer and wine plus serve brunch on weekends. Read article in the Business Journal  (9/04)


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Minneapolis Monarch FestivalMpls Monarch Festival. Thank You, Thank You, and Thank You again to the 96 volunteers who made the 2014 Festival a great success. You all worked hard, and without you we couldn't have done it. We wish we could thank you all individually. This year's event was bigger and better attended than ever! Photos and more links on or

click for more on the Monarch classesNew ItemGrowing Monarch Habitat Workshop Thank you to all 67 people who attended the workshop.  It is wonderful to see urban and suburban residents willing to create much needed monarch habitat. (6/02)

Click for SMHF WebsiteSouth 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)

Click for the NBNYE pageThe 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)


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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