Are you interested in helping to make a coordinated Kingfield garage sale happen this year? It can still happen if we bring together a critical mass of interest and energy! Join us on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7 pm at Anodyne to talk about the possibilities.garagesale

Many neighborhood parents are concerned about the Changing School Options plans. While we do not know what that end result will be, it is likely that there will be a closer relationship with Lyndale School. The Lyndale and Kingfield neighborhood associations, along with Lyndale School, have offered to co-host an evening event to learn about Lyndale School. This meeting is NOT intended to discuss any of the options currently in front of the Board. The meeting is to learn about the school, its current academic and enrichment programs, and why it is considered by the district to be a high-quality school. The purpose is to build a relationship with its immediate neighbors so that, no matter the outcome of Changing Schools, neighbors can make informed decisions about their involvement with Lyndale School.

When: Tuesday, June 2, from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Where: Lyndale Elementary School, 312 West 34th St.
What: A presentation by the principal, the PTO president, and some teachers

To RSVP, please call the school: 668-4000
For question, please call Elizabeth Short, PTO president,  827-5235

Childcare will be offered.

 eyesWhat’s happening on the streets of Kingfield?

This feature is posted each Monday, so you can share concerns and crimes that you see happening in our neighborhood. Do your part to increase the safety of Kingfield and let your neighbors know: What are you seeing on your daily walk? From your window? At the bus stop? In the alley?

Leave a comment on this post to let others know. Be specific about location. Check out the comments on this post to see what others have to say this week.

Remember: This is a way for neighbors to share information and does NOT replace official reporting of crimes.

-If there is an emergency, or you see suspicious activity or a crime that requires a police response, call 911

-To report other problems, such as street lights out, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, or animal complaints, call 311

Search ‘Eyes on the Street’ on the left side of the page, to view previous weeks’ postings.

The residents of the 4200 block of Garfield Avenue South in the Kingfield neighborhood are organizing a benefit to raise money to help pay the medical bills incurred by five-year-old Gabriel Grieling after being run over by a Minneapolis school bus on February 25, 2009.  Up until the day before the accident Gabriel and his mother were living on our block with his paternal grandparents Ralph and Linda Grieling. We are a close-knit block and are coming together as a community in order to help the Greiling family.

Garfield resident Kevin Kling, who is a nationally recognized playwright and storyteller best known for his commentary on the NPR show All Things Considered will be headlining the show.  Also on the bill are next-door neighbors Rosie Cole and Lloyd Brant who are best known for their popular comedy act The Wacky Chicken Show. Kevin, Rosie and Lloyd will lead an impressive line-up of entertainment that are coming together for the Gabriel Grieling Benefit.

With Sincere Thanks,
The Neighbors of the 4200 Garfield Ave. So.
Kingfield Neighborhood, Minneapolis MN 55409

Saturday, May 30, 2009
South High School
East 32nd Street & 20th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m.
Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $20 / Students & Seniors $10
Reservations and Information
Telephone: 612-824-0430

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Accident investigators seek public’s assistance

May 20, 2009 (MINNEAPOLIS)  The Minneapolis Police Department’s Traffic Accident Investigation Unit is requesting the public’s help in learning more about a possible hit and run accident that occurred on May 15th, 2009 at 7:40 p.m. in the area of Nicollet Avenue South and West 32nd Street. 

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Jury convicts Jamaal Freeman in baseball-bat beating death of Minneapolis bicyclist

Jamaal Freeman was convicted Thursday of killing bicyclist Mark Loesch with a baseball bat in September 2007. Loesch’s family expressed relief at the verdict. By Abby Simons, Star Tribune 5/21/09

As a reminder, applications are still being accepted to fill eight openings on the City’s new Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC).  These eight openings will be elected by neighborhood organizations.  The NCEC will provide direction to the next phase of NRP and the City’s community engagement work.  Applications should be received by Tuesday, May 26 at 4pm.

To download an application and for more details please visit the City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Web page at:

A citywide forum will be held as an opportunity to meet the candidates and your neighbors.

June 3, 2009 at 6:00pm
Van Cleve Park (in the Como neighborhood)
901 15th Ave SE (corner of 15th Ave SE and Como)
Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 370-4926
Electors may cast their vote at the citywide meeting, take the information back to their neighborhoods for discussion, or wait and caucus with the other district electors.

With questions please contact:
David Rubedor
Senior Project Manager
ph:  612.673.3129
Jennifer Lastoka
Community Engagement Coordinator
ph:  612.673.3163

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