SNG E-Newsletter Dec. 22. (Happy Holidays from Seward Neigbhorhood Group!)

Happy Holidays from SNG!!

Mcknight Matching Grant awarded to Seward Neighborhood Group
We are pleased to announce that McKnight Foundation has awarded us with a
$5000 matching grant for new and increased givers. We have already reached
$2500 of that goal and are hoping to reach $5000 by the end of the year. If
you haven’t already given to SNG you can mail a check in to 2323 E.Franklin
Ave. Mpls., MN 55406 or donate online at Please consider us in your
year end giving!! Thanks.

History Committee awarded a grant through the Minnesota Historical Society
Congratulations to the History Committee for receiving a grant of $6850 to
help write the book about Seward History. Great work!! Happy writing.

Exciting news! We have a new committee-the Community Building Committee. This committee will work on new ways to create community in the neighborhood
and support ongoing activities like the Garage Sales, National Night out and
King’s Fair. We are looking for new members. The first meeting is Jan
17th at 7PM, at 2418 30th Ave. South., the home of Diann and Rudi Anders.
Call Kerry at 612-338-6205 ext 119 or email at if you have any

Seward Neighborhood’s test of 2-sort recycling increases recycling rates
The Seward neighborhood is participating in one of three very important
recycling test projects to improve the City’s recycling program. About 700
homes in Seward are part of the test 2-sort recycling pilot program and the
Seward Neighborhood Group has taken an active role in community outreach.
Preliminary numbers indicate the pilot area has experienced a 30% increase
in the amount of recycling collected compared to totals before the project
started on March 29, 2011. To see a KARE-11 segment on the pilot recycling
program, go to:

SNG Committee Calendar -Crime and Safety Committee – January 9
7:00 PM, Matthews Center, 2318 29th Ave. S. FFI, contact committee chair Kathy Sikora at
-Community Development Committee – January 10
7:00 PM, Matthews Center, 2318 29th Ave. S.
FFI, contact Doug Wise at
-History Committee – Jan 4
7PM, SNG office, 2323 E. Franklin Ave.
FFI, contact Dick Westby at
-Environment Committee Meeting – TBA
6:55PM , SNG office, 2323 E. Franklin Ave.
FFI, contact committee chair Carol Greenwood at -Board of Directors Meeting – Janurary 25
7:00 PM, SNG office 2323 E. Franklin Ave. Board meetings are open to the
public-all residents and those who work or own property in Seward are
invited to attend. FFI, contact board chair Mike Trdan Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership News
Welcome to 6 new volunteers who completed conference facilitator training
over the weekend. For announcements about future training opportunities,
please contact Michele Braley at 612-338-6205 x108 or

For more information about restorative justice, SLRJP and how you can get
involved, contact Michele Braley at or 612-338-6205 x108

Community News and Events Midtown Greenway Survey
Do you have 10 minutes to help the Greenway and Midtown Greenway Coalition?
Please take their survey.

Donate Books to the Women’s Prison Book Project

Start the new year with clean shelves. Donate those books that you are
never going to reread! The most requested books are about drug and alcohol
recovery issues, English and Spanish language dictionaries, educational GED
materials, fiction and non-fiction by people of color, journals, self-help,
abuse issues, health, arts and crafts, spiritual, puzzle books, and
mystery/horror novels. They cannot accept hard-cover books or spiral bound
books. Their website is . They accept
donations dropped off during Boneshaker Books hours of 11 am to 8 pm daily.
Inquiries can be made at

Mathews Park Ice Follies-Save the Date February 11

This newsletter was compiled by SNG with the assistance of neighbors who
contributed suggestions and news items. To subscribe, send an email to with “subscribe” in the subject line. To unsubscribe, send an
email to with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. If you know
of an upcoming event, meeting, or news item that should be included in a
future newsletter, please email Thank you!

Kerry Cashman, Community Coordinator
Seward Neighborhood Group
2323 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-338-6205, x119




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