August 2009 Archives

Waite Park Community Council Meeting: September 2

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Carol Oosterhuis, Crime Prevention Specialist from the Minneapolis Police Department, Second Precinct, will be at the Waite Park Community Council meeting on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm to discuss the neighborhood policing plan for Waite Park. This discussion is a great opportunity for Waite Park residents to meet with Carol and brainstorm ways individuals and blocks can address livability crime issues and craft ways to partner with the police to make our neighborhood a safer place. We hope that you and your neighbors will join us and share your concerns and ideas.
 
Waite Park Community Council meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Waite Park Community Center at 1810 34th Ave. NE. We hope to see you there!

Waite Park Voice, Sept/Oct 2009 Issue

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wp voice screen shot sept 09.pngAs of today, the Waite Park Voice newsletter will now be available online in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader or Mac OSX Preview application required for viewing).

You may notice a different look to the "Voice" than you're accustomed to, but you can expect the same relevant neighborhood news concerning Waite Park and North East Minneapolis.

Download the current issue here:
WPVoice_Sept-Oct09.pdf

Please let us know what you think of the changes and send us your feedback at waiteparkcc@gmail.com. Editorial submissions for the Nov./Dec. issue are due no later than Friday, October 9th, 2009.

Waite Park Walks Over 18 Million Steps!

Northeast neighborhoods deserve much applause after 3 months of intense walking!  Back in May, East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) challenged all 13 Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods to form walking clubs and trek the virtual distance of The Appalachian Trail (4.35 million steps!).  Of the 9 teams, 7 teams completed the journey (some neighborhoods had more than one team, so step totals are combined below).  As the numbers show, many return trips occurred:


  1. Waite Park (2 teams)    18,584,437 steps
  2. ESNS (2 teams)    12,616,349
  3. Beltrami (1 team)    11,778,751
  4. NE Park (1 team)      9,958,000
  5. Marshall Terrace (1 team)      8,730,928
  6. St. Anthony West (1 team)      8,373,989
  7. St. Anthony East (1 team)      5,064,105
  8. Bottineau Park (1 team)     1,905,198
  9. Sheridan (1 team)      1,390,628
TOTAL STEPS    78,402,385
     
Nimbly in just 92 days, 184 walkers logged in 78,402,385 steps or 39,201miles!  18 individuals logged over 1,000,000 steps on their own!! Definitely some serious stepping on our side of town! The top stepper in Northeast was Gordon Bixler of the Waite Park Neighborhood with 2,020,559  individual steps.   

Waite Park (Bywood Blazers and We Don't Waite to Walk teams) walked 18,584,437 steps!  Five of their walkers individually stepped over 1,000,000 steps! East Side Neighborhood Services (ESteppers and Friendship Center teams) handily took 2nd Place Trophy with 12,616,349 steps!  Two of their walkers tracked over 1,000,000 steps each.

Special kudos go to all teams for their efforts to feel better and become fit, while creating and sustaining NE as a vibrant community filled with healthy, active residents. Sincere thanks to the outstanding teams leaders who made this event a success: Margery Powers (Beltrami); Mary Kunza (Bottineau); Angie Manley (ESNS); Susan Sigurdson (Marshall Terrace); Laurie Andersen (NE Park); Susanne and John Peterson (St. Anthony East); Jude Marget (St. Anthony West); Liz Oesterreich (Sheridan); and Mary Farnham, Shel House and Deborah Nelson (Waite Park).

Please come to our NE Walking Celebration event to celebrate the steps of your friends, family and neighbors, plus preview the Holland/ArtShare NE guided-audio walking tours. Join us Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m.-12 Noon at Bottineau Park, 2000 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis.

Food, fun and prizes await and all are welcome!  Any questions, please call Sheila at ESNS 612-787-4020 or Jennifer at ArtShare 612-623-1512.
 
This project was supported by Steps to a Healthier Minneapolis and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Its contents do not necessarily represent the official view of the HHS.

Volunteers Needed at Northeast Middle School

hotc_small.jpgHands On Twin Cities is looking for volunteers from the Northeast community to paint murals and do light landscaping at Northeast Middle School this fall. This project will take place from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on September 19, 2009. No experience is necessary to participate in this event.

Sign up for the event online through Hands On Twin Cities.

Hands On Twin Cities is an organization that seeks to meet the needs both of people who want to volunteer and of organizations working with volunteers. Hands On Twin Cities connects individuals and groups with meaningful opportunities to effectively serve and learn, mobilize and manage volunteers, provide leadership development opportunities and facilitate education on social issues. More information on Hands On Twin Cities can be found here.

Northeast Middle School is located at 2955 Hayes St NE.



Alita Bergan joins the WPCC

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Alita Bergan has been elected as a board member to the Waite Park Community Council. Alita was nominated and elected to the board at the Waite Park Community Council meeting on August 5, 2009. She is filling a two-year board position that became available in July.

Alita has been a Waite Park neighborhood resident for seven years. She brings a strong background in marketing, public relations and graphic design to the Community Council. The Waite Park Community Council looks forward to having Alita on board.


Waite Park Community Council Meeting: August 5

At the Waite Park Community Council meeting on August 5, Councilman Paul Ostrow will be on hand to discuss the progress of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program that is currently underway in the first ward. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is a nationwide program that was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. Councilman Ostrow will also discuss the proposed streetlight fee and provide updates on other city news.
 
At the September 2 Waite Park Community Council meeting, Carol Oosterhuis, Crime Prevention Specialist from the Second Police Precinct, will be on hand to discuss the neighborhood policing plan for Waite Park. This discussion is a great opportunity to meet with Carol and brainstorm ways that individuals and blocks can address livability crime issues and craft ways to partner with the police to make our neighborhood safe.
 
The Waite Park Community Council meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Waite Park Community Center at 1810 34th Ave. NE. We hope to see you there!


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