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! here is a great way to get a low-cost kitchen pail for your organics:
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
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.
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
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.
John Jaimez from Hennepin Co provided an overview of the waste process in our county and how organics recycling fits into that system
Councilman John Quincy showed his support and helped us close out the meeting
Tangletown and Hale Page Diamond Lake (HPDL) neighborhood associations are working together with the City of Minneapolis to bring Organics Recycling to our neighborhods! We are looking to create a free local drop-off option for compostable materials as early as Spring 2014 and we need you!
If you live in Tangeltown or HPDL, are interested in learning more about the program, or if you are ready to sign up please join us for a community summit with refreshments and door prizes at the Fuller Recreation Center (4800 Grand Ave South Minneapolis) on Wednesday December 4th at 7pm.
If you can’t make the meeting, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Hope For Parents
Hope Lutheran Church, 5728 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
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.
CEU certificate available.
Saturday, October 26
9 a.m. to Noon
Meet at the Pearl Park Parking Lot for
coffee/cocoa, rolls, equipment and instructions
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!