Highland Park

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Highland Heritage Project—The Highland Heritage Project, in partnership with Friends of Highland Arts and funded by a Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Grant, is researching the neighborhood’s history, including its housing. Does your house have an interesting history? Are you curious about the story behind other local houses and apartment buildings? Those with questions or suggestions or who would like to become part of the team are being asked to contact hhp@highlandheritageproject.org or Jackie Mosio at 612-396-3644. For more on the project, visit highlandheritageproject.org.

Neighbor thank-you notes—Fun Highland Park-related activities that can be done from home will be listed in upcoming editions of the Highland District Council’s e-newsletter. Subscribe at bit.ly/HDCenews. This month’s activity involves creating notes to let your neighbors know you are thankful for them. A template is available at bit.ly/HDCneighborTYnote.

Stay connected—Get the latest neighborhood information and event updates by following the Highland District Council on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Upcoming online meetings—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 17. All HDC meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Links to access the meetings are being posted on the HDC’s website. For information, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.


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Donations are doubled—This year’s Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 19. All donations up to $2,500 to the Macalester-Groveland Community Council will be matched. Early giving is underway at givemn.org/macgrove. For more giving options, visit macgrove.org/donate.

Shop small this season—The community council and Macalester College’s High Winds Fund are encouraging customers to patronize small local businesses this holiday season. Between Shop Small Saturday on November 28 and December 19, those who make three purchases from Macalester-Groveland businesses may enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards. Full entry details are available at macgrove.org.

Wear your neighborhood pride—Locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can now be ordered online for home delivery. The shirts come in kiwi, heather indigo and dark heather in a variety of sizes. Visit macgrove.org/tshirt.

Join the snow team—Volunteers are needed to help keep the community council’s organics recycling drop-off site on Grand Avenue free from snow and ice this winter. Volunteers can expect to shovel two or three times during the season, or less if enough people sign up. Learn more or register by emailing mgcc@macgrove.org.

Century plaque—The owners of homes and businesses in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood that were built in 1925 or before are eligible to purchase an engraved plaque for their building to identify its age. Order by November 30 to receive one by the holidays by visiting macgrove.org/100years.

Upcoming online meetings—board of directors on Thursday, November 12; and Transportation Committee on Monday, November 23. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and can be accessed via Zoom. Council staff will send out meeting links a few days in advance. Email mgcc@macgrove.org. The online meeting of the Housing and Land Use Committee planned for Wednesday, November 11, is being rescheduled. Check the website for updates.

Union Park

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Annual social—The Union Park District Council will hold its annual social and board elections at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19, via Zoom. Visit tinyurl.com/y6ldmjdq to sign up. Grids 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10, and the Skyline Tower and small business seats are all up for election. Early voting began November 9 at the UPDC office, 1821 University Ave., Suite 308.

Board candidates—Applications for board candidates are now available at tinyurl.com/yxwl9jtq. Candidates must receive five signatures from neighbors. Zoom meetings for prospective candidates will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, November 11 and 18, and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Candidates can also drop into the office during those times. Email wako@unionparkdc.org to join the meetings.

Park improvements—The UPDC’s Environment and Parks Committee makes recommendations for the spending of city park funds for both capital improvements and programs. Those who see a need at their neighborhood park can help make it better by filling out a request at tinyurl.com/y24zvvg2.

Upcoming online meetings—Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 16; Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18; and Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 30. For information on joining the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or visit unionparkdc.org/calendar.

Stay in touch—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing info@unionparkdc.org.

West Seventh

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Yard signs available—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is taking orders for yard signs stating, “West 7th Believes: Black Lives Matter, Fort Road Together, LGBTQ Lives Matter, Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Immigrants & Refugees are Welcome, All Abilities are Celebrated.” Yard signs are ready for curbside pickup at the Federation’s office after purchase. Order at fortroadfederation.org/yardsign.

Trivia night fundraiser—Join friends and neighbors for a West Seventh virtual trivia night at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 10. Test your skills in history, landmarks and a full round all about the West Seventh neighborhood. A traveling trophy from local KRL Foundry will be awarded to the winning team. Proceeds will support the Fort Road Federation. Tickets will be available for purchase on the website starting November 13.

Upcoming virtual meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19; Joint Riverview Task Force, 6 p.m. Thursday, November 12; Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, December 14. Updated agendas and links to the Zoom meetings can be found at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.


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