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$25 trees available to residents

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting 8 a.m., March 17, at www.treetrust.org. Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.

 

Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.

 

Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.

 

Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.

 

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Organics recycling update

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Did you hear that a Drop-Site Organics Recycling Program is coming to HDPL this spring???

More info on that is coming (so stay tuned) BUT if you plan to be involved (and you totally should! icon smile Organics recycling update here is a great way to get a low-cost kitchen pail for your organics:

http://www.recycleminnesota.org/ram-store/ram-sale-events/2014-minneapolis-sale

 

Minneapolis is hosting one of the Recycling Association of Minnesota’s (RAM’s) rain barrel and compost sale events again this year.  The sales are now live and the pickup date is scheduled for April 26th to coincide with Earth Day activities.  If you’re interested in a low-cost rain barrel, compost bin or kitchen pail, you may purchase them now from any of the sale events listed on RAM’s webpage.

Here’s a link directly to RAM’s Sale Events webpage: http://www.recycleminnesota.org/programs/sale-events

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InnerCity Tennis Free Saturday Youth Program

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Free Saturday Youth Tennis Program

InnerCity Tennis, located on the corner of 40th and Nicollet, in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, has a free Saturday tennis program, which serves children ages 3-17. On average, over 300 children and 80 volunteers participate each week.

 

The 2014 Saturday Winter Program begins January 11th and continues through February 22 (6 sessions in all). Children ages 3-11 participate from 3:00 – 4:30pm and junior high and high school aged children participate from 4:30 – 6:00pm.

 

Same day registration for the program is completed at the tennis center, before the program begins. Children can join the program at any time.

 

For more information on the InnerCity Tennis Saturday Program, visit them on the web at

http://innercitytennis.org/about/programs#saturday-winter-program

 

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Frost Fest 2014!! Details, Menu’s and all

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Organics Recycling meeting Summary December 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Neither snow nor ice could prevent residents of Tangletown and HPDL from attending our Organics Recycling Summit. In attendance were representatives from Hennepin county, the city of Minneapolis and our city council member John Quincy.

John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system. He showed a few benefits of finalized compost; erosion control and highway revitalization landscaping.

David Herberholz and Kellie Kish from the City of Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste and Recycling, detailed the cost analysis of using different containers and explained the statistics and structure of the ongoing organics recycling pilot programs in Minneapolis and surrounding townships.

Lauren Anderson, Tangletown board member and coordinator of the Macalester-Groveland compost project, explained the do’s and don’ts of organics recycling and how it differs from backyard composting. It turns out dairy and milk are approved organics recycling material for the type of drop-site organics recycling program we are planning to implement!

The evening wrapped with a brief Q&A and a door prize followed by closing statements from Minneapolis Council Member John Quincy. There proved to be no shortage of enthusiasm towards the project and we look forward to bringing organics recycling to a location near you in the very near future! Check this website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ( @hpdl_mpls ) to stay abreast of any future developments.

 

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John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system

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Councilman John Quincy showed his support and helped us close out the meeting

 

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Organics Recycling Project

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Organics Recycling in HPDL is Here!

Hale, Page, Diamond Lake and Tangletown neighborhoods have been working with the City of Minneapolis to set up a local organics drop-site at Pearl Park where we can all bring compostable items like fruit and veggie scraps, meat and dairy, and paper products like napkins, pizza boxes, and much more.  The official launch of the program will be the Earth Day Celebration at Pearl Park on April 26th. A short training is required to participate, and will be offered during the event.  Initially, the Pearl Park drop-site will have specific drop-off hours. Volunteer monitors will be on hand to answer your questions and help ensure the first couple months of the program are a success.  After that initial period, the program will be accessible 24/7.

Join HPDL on Earth Day (on April 26th) and get going with our new Organics Recycling Program from 9:30-Noon at Pearl Park. Celebrate our beautiful community by becoming more eco-friendly with our clean-up and Organics Recycling program.  Keep an eye on this website and follow our social media outlets on Facebook  and Twitter (@hpdl_mpls), for more updates.

 

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The ownership of being a student.

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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Hope For Parents

Hope Lutheran Church, 5728 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis

(612) 827-2655

 

October 21 – 7:00 – 9:00pm

 

“The Ownership of being a student. What tools are your students missing? ” Presented by Megan Stone

 

Megan will discuss the reasons why many students are not equipped with the tools to be successful in school and what we can do to help them to take ownership of their school experience. Some tools that will be discussed are homework help, homework completion, self advocacy, and organization.

 

Megan Stone has her masters in science education and was a teacher in the Eden Prairie and Edina. She has been working with students and faculty for over 15 years. She is the founder and president of Stone Foundations of Learning. The mission of Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc., is to help students and faculty build confidence in and outside of the classroom by teaching organizational skills and improving their quality of work, while developing a student’s ability to advocate for themselves and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own actions through ownership.

 

FREE

CEU certificate available.

 

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Buckthorn Bust

Monday, September 30th, 2013
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BUCKTHORN BUST!

 

Saturday, October 26

 

9 a.m. to Noon

 

Meet at the Pearl Park Parking Lot for

 

coffee/cocoa, rolls, equipment and instructions

 

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Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Route Change Along Lake Nokomis

Monday, September 9th, 2013
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In 2013, the October 6th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon route is changing and this affects residents in the Hale and Diamond Lake neighborhoods. The starting line for the race has changed slightly in anticipation of construction around the Metrodome, and to make up for the resulting lost distance, runners will now run along the west side of Lake Nokomis on W. Lake Nokomis Parkway (see map, attached). In previous years, runners have followed Cedar Avenue across the lake before turning on E. Lake Nokomis Parkway.

 

Traffic will not be allowed on W. and E. Lake Nokomis Parkway and road closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Please be aware of special NO PARKING restrictions along the routes; signs will be posted on each block. Residents living in the affected area should utilize westbound streets and southbound avenues. For northbound travel, 35W and Nicollet Avenue both go over the course and will be unaffected.

 

Twin Cities In Motion works closely with the police and traffic departments to ensure safety and minimal disruptions. The race route will be opened to traffic at approximately 11:20 after the runners and TCM cleaning crew have passed the area. As a major community event, we strive to be a good neighbor to all residents who live and work along the course and ask our runners, spectators and volunteers to respect public and private property as if it were their own.

 

Thank you for understanding and we hope that you will come out and cheer on the race!

 

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Flu Vaccine Clinic 9/11/2013 at Field School

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Flu Vaccine Clinic

Wednesday September 11th 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Field Community School Gym 4645 4th Avenue

 

All students, their families, school staff and community members are welcome! Vaccinations are available for children that are older than 6 months, adults and seniors. If children or adults are insured please remember to bring your health insurance card.

 

Uninsured Children Will Be Vaccinated For Free.  Uninsured Adults Have a Suggested Donation of $14

 

Flu vaccinations and flu mist will be available. All medications will be administered by MVNA Registered Nurses. Questions? Contact Co Chair Becky Reed at Fieldcommunityschoolpta@gmail.com or call 612 701-6115.

 

Funding for free flu vaccinations for uninsured children is provided by the Kohl’s and Children’s Influenza Prevention Project for Kids. This event is also sponsored by: Mpls Public Schools, Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency, Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, City of the Lakes Department of Health and Family Support

 

 

 

 

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