Northeast Update – What’s happening in and around my neighborhood

Meanwhile, life does go on Windom Park in beautiful Northeast Minneapolis — here are some highlights:

Candidates’ meeting – Candidate signs and door knocks trump holiday shopping this season in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis.  The short campaign season is has drawn several candidates for the State Senate District 59 seat vacated by long-term Senator Larry Pogemiller who has resigned his seat for an administrative position as the state’s Director of Higher Education.

Voters will gather for a Neighborhood Candidate Forum on Monday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Van Cleve Park Community Center, 901 15th Avenue Southeast.  All candidates have been invited to attend the Forum which is free and open to the public.

The primary election is the next day, Tuesday, December 6.  The Forum is organized by the Southeast Como Improvement Association.

Holiday Train – Check the timetable – On Sunday, December 11, 8 P.M. the 2011 Holiday Train will pull into Shoreham Yards, 2800 Central Avenue NE .  The train’s arrival is the highlight of the Holiday Train event sponsored by the Canadian Pacific Railway and Northeast Chamber of Commerce to support the food shelves at East Side Neighborhood Services.

The 2011 Holiday Train event, 7-9 PM gives community members the opportunity to donate cash or food to benefit neighbors in Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis and environs.  All are invited to an evening of free live musical entertainment, children’s activities,  horse drawn carriage rides, and refreshments – all to support the three ESNS food shelves that serve over 2000 individuals a year.

ESNS can be reached at 612 781 6011 or

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Northeast Calendar — Windom Park residents are among calendar viewers of and from Northeast who will be viewing 2012 from a whole new perspective – the first annual 2012 Northeast calendar now hitting the friendly streets of the community.

Northeast resident and comic artist Kevin Cannon designed the calendar which features art selected from a host of calendar proposals submitted by local artists and selected by local residents.

The 28-page calendar features monthly depictions of each of the thirteen neighborhoods of Northeast, each contributed by a local artist.  The calendar will also feature information about the neighborhoods and some of 2012’s major community events.

The cover of the calendar is designed by Lauri Svedberg.  All of the selected graphics are posted on the Northeast Community Development Corporation website.

Calendars will be available for purchase at local events in days to come.  Individual calendars are being sold for $10, with generous options for bulk purchase, ranging to a price of just $55 for a bundle of 25 calendars.

A release party for the calendar will be held at Eastside Food Coop, 2521 Central Avenue NE,  on Sunday, December 4, Noon-3:00 p.m.  Free and open.  Coffee provided by the Chowgirls, a Northeast catering service.








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