“What a great neighborhood!”
-Spencer Morris who lost
The Corcoran News
his home in the fire of Jan. 10.
Published by The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization Volume 20 Number 1 February 2006
Fire Destroys Corcoran Fourplex Volunteer
By Amy Arcand, CNO Staff
put up in a father’s picture on it. She said,
hotel and “I hadn’t even had a chance
offered some to look at these books. I’m By Rachel VanScoy, CNO Staff
immediate glad that I was able to save n Monday, February 6th, CNO is hosting
support. them.” She also said that it is a dinner honoring all those who donated
Williams came too late in life to have to deal their time as volunteers in 2005. The
into the CNO with all of this and to find adinner will be at Corcoran Park. We start
office the day new home. According to the serving food at 6:00pm; the awards ceremony
after the fire landlord, Morris had lived in begins at 6:30pm. In an effort to make sure
and reported the apartment for 30 years. people can enjoy the goodies, the presentation,
that they were Stephanie and Rob and the company, the General Membership
only able Westphal, Block Leaders meeting will start at 7:30pm. The meeting
n Tuesday, January
includes a recap of 9th Ward Awards, community
10th, the fourplex at
the corner of 20th Ave. “We lost everything. I don’t reports, and a presentation on 311 by Noah
S and 35th Street burned. The
fire started around 7:00 a.m. even have my purse.” to Council Member
All four units were occupied
-Resident of Burned Fourplex CNO depends
but everyone was able to
get out safely. Amy Arcand, on the people
to stay at the Days Inn on for the 3400 block of 19th who get involved
CNO director, was at the site University Ave. until Friday, Avenue, organized a week-
and spoke with one of the in committees,
January 13th and were looking long donation drive to help the or with single
residents. Derrick Williams, for another apartment in the affected families. They asked
who lived in the upper left events. “Volunteers really do make up the
neighborhood. He said, “The residents to donate household heart of Corcoran,” agrees 2004 volunteer-
unit, said he “heard a ‘crack, landlord offered us another goods, furniture, clothing,
crack’ noise and woke up to of-the-year Jessica Ward-Denison. If you are
apartment over on Nicollet but money, and gift cards to local ever interested in helping CNO in any way,
see fire behind the radiator.” we love this neighborhood and grocery chains. “We wanted
Williams and his girlfriend, please call us at: 612-724-7457, or email:
want to stay here.” to reach out to our neighbors email@example.com. If you volunteered
Daisy Evins, ran out of the Eric Gustafson, CNO’s in their time of need,” she said. last year and have not received an invitation,
building in their pajamas, Housing and Land Use Donations were gathered
without time to even grab any please let us know. We want to keep our records
Coordinator, met Naomi at the CNO office and accurate and we want you to join us for dinner!
possessions. Amy was able Morris the day after the fire. distributed to the families.
to give them clothes and some Morris, who is in her 80’s, “The community response was
gas money. Evins said, “We lived in the bottom right unit incredible!” remarked CNO
lost everything. I don’t even with her son Spencer. She Organizer Rachel VanScoy.
have my purse.” According was back at the building with “Within three days our office
to Williams, smoke detectors several of her children to was filled with donated items.
never went off. salvage what she could from It looked like we were having
The Red Cross arrived at the wreckage. Eric found a rummage sale. Residents
the scene around 9:30 a.m. her holding two books that kept calling to offer donations,
and offered residents some she had gotten for Christmas even after the drive was
assistance. Residents were Stephanie and Rob Westphal organized a donation drive
and an antique plate with her finished.” for the victims of the fire that brought in hundreds of
items from neighborhood residents.
Celebrando la primer posada en el vecindario de Corcoran!!
Por Ángel Morales, Coordinador del proyecto MLOP
E l día Viernes 16 de Diciembre
del 2005 a las 6:00 p.m. se
llevo a cabo una reunión
comunitaria en las instalaciones del
unos días. En esa parte de la historia,
adaptada a nuestras costumbres, en
nuestros países latinoamericanos, que
combinamos, lo religioso con lo que
quebrar la piñata, pero el momento
más inolvidables y divertido fue para
los que quebraron la piñata.
Al romper la piñata los dulces
a todos su aportación, y contribución
al programa MLOP, en nuestros
vecindarios. Disfrutamos todos a la
vez y despedimos el año de una forma
parque Corcoran, (3334 20th Ave. S. acontece en la vida diaria. cayeron regados por el piso y todos alegre.
Minneapolis) En esta celebración se hizo con los se arrojaron a recogerlos. Fueron solo Asistieron a esta celebración cerca
Para celebrar una noche, en la que integrantes de los equipos de soccer dos horas de diversión pero muy bien de 30 adultos y alrededor de 60 niños,
la convivencia era total entre niños en el vecindario y demás niños de aprovechadas por los chiquitines. disfrutaron a más no poder y fue la
(as) y adultos. otras comunidades, fue una aportación Este fue un esfuerzo conjunto última reunión del año del programa
Esta celebración fue para de “Casa México” y sus voluntarios de MLOP y “Casa México” por MLOP en el vecindario de Corcoran.
conmemorar, las fiestas de navidad y y estuvieron regalando bolsitas con conservar las tradiciones y costumbres Esperamos continuar este año con
se celebra días antes del nacimiento dulces, y se cantaron canciones de de los latinoamericanos inmigrantes y la misma energía e incrementarla
del niño Jesús, dentro de la creencia esta época navideña, hubo música también para poder mostrar nuestras para que más vecinos participen
Católica cristiana. por el D.J Payasito, y se quebraron aportaciones en lo cultural a nuestra en estas actividades que buscan
Los acontecimientos se muestran, piñatas. Esta fue la parte más divertida comunidad. unirnos y trabajar por una comunidad
al buscar alojamiento José y Maria en para los chiquillos porque el ver la Pero lo mejor de la reunión fue más fuerte, en nuestros propios
la ciudad de Belén y piden posada por ansiedad por ser los escogidos para que nos pudimos reunir y agradecer vecindarios.
PAGE 2 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
Letters from the Editor . . . By Carla Kaiser, CNN Editor
I n the past few months, the
has seen many changes.
and 31st Street during the night
time? There’s a window that
faces the second level track of the
track. Maybe that’s what our
neighborhood is up to as well...
moving and changing to keep up
at 3121 Cedar
Businesses have come and gone. YWCA. You see people running, with all of us!
Lake Street looks different, 35th walking, talking, or stretching. In this issue, CNO staff and
Street looks different, and even They keep warm by constantly volunteers have covered the
Cedar Avenue. How odd to moving, yet remain right here. changes that you may have been by Eric Gustafson, CNO Staff
think that during this coldest (or Kind of like that hamster in the wondering about. If there’s
supposed to be coldest) time of wheel going something here you don’t see, or
the year the Corcoran residents ‘round and would like a translation of, please
and business owners are moving ‘round... I’ll ask for more information! And
around the most. admit that I as always, your thoughts and
Have you walked or driven too am one comments are welcome here in
past the corner of 21st Avenue of those your community newspaper.
people on the
Coffee Eclectic…It’s Electric! By Mary Buhr, Corcoran Resident
ike and Denny Letson, the “brothers” of organic coffee. Both she and Buhr were greatly
Brothers Electric Company, an established disappointed when her financing didn’t come
electrical contracting business located through as expected. Buhr resumed operation of
at 3447 Cedar Ave S, recently entered Coffee Eclectic last Wednesday and the Letsons
into an agreement to purchase the business Coffee decided to take the leap into what was, for them, the
Eclectic from original owner, Mary Buhr. uncharted territory of the specialty coffee business.
n January 11, Chad Blihovde from Jordan
Buhr’s last day will be Tuesday, January 31st. Buhr was both relieved and excited by the
Realty gave me a tour of the 30-unit
The Letsons will take over on Wednesday, February purchase agreement reached with the Brothers
1st, and Mike’s daughter, Amy Halverson, will Electric Company Wednesday apartment building at 3121 Cedar Avenue,
manage Coffee Eclectic. Some might wonder morning. The Letson brothers have which is currently undergoing major renovations.
why owners of a successful, well reputed electric operated their company in its current Chad was involved in a recent sale of the building
company would suddenly dive into the thick of location for many years. They not to new owner Vishnu Lalta. At this time, nine of the
the highly competitive specialty coffee business. only have experience operating a units are still occupied.
As owners of the building at 3445 Cedar (in other business, but a vested interest and
The first priority for Mr. Lalta, Chad explained,
words, Buhr’s landlords) it presented an unexpected, sincere commitment to building
nonetheless intriguing opportunity. upon what Buhr started, expanding has been making improvements to building security
Coffee Eclectic’s presence and and access. “The outside doors are now secure,” he
Annette Whitener of Roseville assumed said, “so you can’t just wander in off the street, and
operation of the business on Monday, January 9th service to the surrounding community. They
will keep the current name and logo, as well as we’re in the process of changing all the locks.”
with the intent of fulfilling her dream of having
her own coffee shop. Whitener, who grew up in honor any un-expired Coffee Eclectic coupons, Chad showed me several vacant apartments, in
the Corcoran neighborhood, shared a dream and gift certificates and promotions, upon assuming
various stages of work. The focus now, he said, is
vision similar to Buhr’s: of creating a neighborhood ownership.
on tearing out damaged carpeting and repairing or
gathering spot in a community near and dear to her For any further information, stop in the shop or replacing subfloors in the units. “We found some
heart, as well as offering locally roasted fair trade, contact Coffee Eclectic at (612) 724-8111 carpet in pretty bad condition, water damage to
some of the plywood subfloor, and cockroach
problems.” New carpet and linoleum was apparent
Bienvenidos a Abogados y Bailadores in some of the units as we walked through.
The previous building owner, Spiros Zorbalas,
By Sue Redmond, Corcoran Resident put the building up for sale in December after
the building’s rental license was revoked by
t was a bright sunny day when I stopped in vision uses traditional culture to support youth in the City Council. Zorbalas owns ‘UPi Property
to meet Susanna De Leon and Bruce Nestor, understanding their culture through dance and the Management Group,’ which managed 3121 Cedar
who moved their law office to 3547 Cedar arts. Paintings of fellow dance troupes have been and still manages dozens of buildings throughout
Ave S. from downtown in April 2005. Maybe you given and exchanged. A memorial to four dancers Minneapolis. The revocation at 3121 Cedar was
remember the old building/house that was run down who died in a car accident last year coming to based on UPi’s failure to address repeated criminal,
and falling apart on that corner? The building now Minnesota for the solstice dance includes photos disorderly, and nuisance activity at the premises,
has a fresh, clean look with new paint and a clean and a candle for their remembrance. including use and sale of crack cocaine.
yard. Attorney-husband-wife team Susana and The couple takes a variety of legal cases, At the time of revocation, the City Council
Bruce have their offices and a kitchen in the back mainly focusing on the immigrant population defined a number of specific corrections that must
with a side entrance and receptionist. The front half and immigrant issues and needs. Bruce provided be made at 3121 Cedar in order for the building
is reserved for the dance group that Susanna is very a resume that includes his work with Centro manager—previous, new, or otherwise—to secure
committed to. The front has a large space for their Campesino and the Iowa Immigrants Rights a rental license. These included full extermination
practices. The couple was friendly and welcoming, Network, and he is a member of the Bar in Iowa and fumigation of the building, and acceptance of a
giving me a tour of the building and talking in depth and Minnesota. Susanna came to the United detailed management and security plan by the SAFE
about their commitment to the community and States as a teen and worked in labor jobs typically unit of the police department. CNO understands that
their work. Bruce and Susanna live in Corcoran so available to immigrants, as described in her resume. Lalta has been working on his plan with SAFE.
they can now walk to work and continue their deep Susanna obtained a law degree from the U of M,
involvement in the community. When asked for comment on the new owner,
is an adjunct professor at the U and is active in the
longtime 3121 Cedar resident Ed Fesler responded,
Susanna is a petite Mexicana-Xicana woman Chicano Studies Department. Susanna is involved
simply, “The new owner is great! Outstanding!”
with an earnest and active involvement in her with many community agencies that focus on the
culture through the Traditional Aztec dance troupe, rights of immigrants and has been involved in Chad Blihovde said of Lalta, “he’s a hands-on
QuetzalCoatlicue, and her work with immigration. educating elected representatives. property manager with a good reputation. He makes
QuetzalCoatlicue means ‘divine bird of the serpent a point of getting to know each of his residents.”
QuetzalCoatlicue accepts invitations to
skirt’ and is a Kalpulli – learning community whose participate in events, giving dance performances on Chad went on to praise 3121 Cedar as a quality
focus is to share and conserve cultural teachings. evening and weekends. The dances are a ceremony building that has simply suffered from lack of care.
The troupe danced at the Midtown Public Market and an offering to the community. Their next biggest “We’re finding plenty of insulation between the
this past summer and gives frequent performances event will be the summer solstice celebration floors, which makes for quiet living spaces. Most
in the Twin Cities and beyond. The group is open on June 21, 2006, with a vigil the night prior. units will soon have new flooring; and many, new
to youth and young adults, practicing in the front The troupe welcomes neighbors and community lighting and appliances. We look forward to working
space of the building. Susanna has created a safe members to attend and receive the music and with the City, and to turning this building around.”
supervised space for youth to make their dance energy from the dances and to bring offerings of For more on 3121 Cedar Ave, see the November
dresses, masks and drums, work on the computer, fruits, flowers or candles-traditional gifts for the 2005 issue of The Corcoran News.
use the phone and have a snack or meal. Susanna’s celebration.
PAGE 3 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
Yes, in Minnesota
Bicyclist and Corcoran Resident Christopher Szarke Talks Shop
by Eric Gustafson, CNO Staff
A coffee shop conversation
made a wintertime convert
of long-time bicyclist
Christopher Szarke. “Until
recreation. “I’ll often take a trip
around one of the lakes on my way
home from work,” he said.
When asked about the cold,
As long as he can
feel safe and visible to
drivers, Christopher says,
it’s a good day to bicycle.
then, I’d always parked my bike for Christopher says dressing in layers, Visibility starts with
winter to ride the bus.” he explained. with a waterproof shell and pants, is reflective gear. As he does
“That day I met a gentleman who was crucial. And he wouldn’t leave home year-round, Christopher
over seventy and biked year-round, in without his balaclava-style facemask wears a strobed, reflective
all weather.” to cut the winter wind. band on his leg and a
Christopher has never owned a car, reflector and headlamp on
Climate aside, Christopher says he his helmet. “In cases where
a choice driven primarily by concern finds Minneapolis to be a bicyclist-
for impact on the environment. “I it’s safer, I’m not afraid to
friendly city. And, there’s an extra use a lane of traffic,” he
started bicycling more in my late-30s, element of camaraderie in winter, he
in part because I wanted to work more said, “and this is allowed by of knobby tires you see on a mountain
says. “You quickly start to recognize state law.” Christopher says he hasn’t bike are the only special equipment
exercise into my everyday routine,” he people who take the same routes.” On
said. Since his fateful encounter in the encountered much trouble sharing the a bicycle should need,” he said.
his regular commute, he rides on the roadway. “Some bicyclists I’ve talked Christopher also does a full tune-up of
coffee shop, he’s made bicycling his Midtown Greenway, which is plowed
year-round transport. to report harassment from drivers. his bicycle before and after the winter
during winter, and Park Avenue, one But I’ve always shown and expected season.
Christopher currently works at of the many streets with a designated mutual respect, and I’ve never had a
Park House, a day center for people bicycle lane. “There’s a surprising problem.” Christopher says he learns more
living with AIDS, as a certified volume of bicycle traffic in winter, every season, and insists he’s not an
massage therapist. He also has a especially on the Greenway,” he To combat the extra abuse to expert on winter biking. “A great place
private practice in Corcoran. Although said. But there are also major streets his bike from cold and road salt, to get advice is bike shops,” he said,
he started winter bicycling in order he’s learned to avoid, such as Cedar Christopher says he scrubs down the “the Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha
to commute, he soon found himself Avenue and Lake Street. chain regularly with a toothbrush and is a great resource for routes, repairs,
doing more cold weather riding for chain oil from a bike shop. “The sort and gear.”
Villa Market Bienvenida a la sucursal
de envíos “Los Gallos”
By Amy Arcand, CNO Staff
V illa Market, which opened in
December 2005 at 3408 Cedar
Avenue, is owned by Meria Por Ángel Morales, Coordinador del proyecto MLOP
Villa and Daniel Marcatoma. This n el mes de Diciembre, de los clientes pueden aprovechar, como
husband and wife team completely dio la apertura oficial de la clientes distinguidos al final de año
remodeled the inside of the building oficina de “Los Gallos” # 5 reciben regalos (deben de guardar sus
that was recently purchased by en la ciudad de Minneapolis recibos) también en algún momento
his brother. Meria and Daniel are and household goods as well as a small y están localizados en: 1855 E. han estado regalando un disco
Ecuadorians and have lived in meat counter in the back featuring Lake St. En Minneapolis. Para compacto de música en español, al
Minnesota for six years. This is their Mexican favorites. The selection of ser más precisos en el vecindario hacer 3 envíos.
first business. The couple financed the beans is outstanding as they carry de “Corcoran” en la esquina de Hacen celebraciones en donde
business with savings and has not taken la 19th Avenida y la calle Lake. toda la comunidad esta invitada:
garbanzo, fava, lentils, canary, pinto, Este negocio estaba anteriormente
out any business loans. They live in black, red and blackeye beans. Patrons localizado en la misma calle Lake, como por ejemplo: El día de las
Northeast Minneapolis but say that they will find large sacks of rice and a nice Madres, 10 de mayo. El día de
junto a la estación de radio hispana la virgen de Guadalupe, 12 de
love this neighborhood and are excited array of spices. The store also offers “Radio Rey, en el vecindario de
about opening their business here. diciembre.
money transferring services through Longfellow.
The inside of the store is filled with Western Union and Inter-Cambio Este negocio es operado por su
Los Gallos inicio operaciones dueño el Sr. Orlando Cruz, a pesar
Mexican and Ecuadorian products Express. parciales el día 9 de diciembre, el de ser un negocio con servicio en
that are meticulously displayed on the Stop in and see the wide variety horario de oficina es: lunes a sábado español, tiene personal bilingüe que
shelves. Customers will find a small of Mexican products and introduce de 9:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m. atiende por igual a personas de toda
selection of fresh foods like jalapeños, yourself to one of our newest Los domingos de 9:00 a.m. a 5:00 la comunidad.
limes, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, yucca neighbors. Don’t forget to pick up p.m. Los servicios que ofrecen: El servicio al cliente es por
and tomatillos. There is a wide variety groceries for dinner and a Coke in the • Envíos de dinero a diferentes demás personalizado y atendido
of bottled drinks, salsas, dairy products bottle for the walk home. partes del mundo, en especial a por jóvenes y bellas (bilingües)
Latinoamérica. señoritas, visítelos y será atendido
• Aceptan su amablemente por: Aracely, Griselda,
THE CORCORAN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS cheque en el uso Aidee, Dennos. la persona encargada
Next Issue: March 4, 2005 de un servicio, de esta sucursal, es: Alma Delia.
Copy & Ad Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2005 pago de servicios,
Published by Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, delivered ( Gas, electricidad, Mencionare que el propietario de
monthly door-to-door in and around Corcoran Neighborhood. este negocio, es una persona que esta
Boundaries: E. Lake St. to E. 36th St.: Hiawatha Ave. to Cable, teléfono,
Cedar Ave. etc..) envuelta en los eventos comunitarios,
Chief Editor: Carla Kaiser, 612-724-7457 • Compra y y fue uno de los patrocinadores de
firstname.lastname@example.org reservación de “La Fiesta” en este vecindario, y
Newspaper Volunteers: Eric Lindberg, Val Lies, no solo patrocino el vento también
Johnny Jones, Jr., Susan Redmond boletos de avión.
Ad Sales: Contact CNO at 612-724-7457 for rate •Cambio de estuvo presente el día del evento y
sheet and information about special moneda. estuvo regalando artículos y dando
discounts and classifieds. •Venta de tarjetas globos a todos los niños.
Circulation: 2,200 telefonicas.
Delivery: 612-724-7457 Apoyemos a los negocios que se
Printing: Finance and Commerce •Money orders. encuentran en nuestro vecindario
A CPED Community Development Block Grant provides •Y algunos usando sus servicios, de esta manera
partial funding through Citizen Participation funding to CNO. servicios podremos hacer una relación mas
Opinions and viewpoints expressed in CNN are those of más. Visítelos fuerte en nuestra comunidad, entre
the writer and may not reflect the views of Los Gallos opened their doors for business at para mayor vecinos y negocios, y haremos mas
CNO or its funders. información.
their new location in Corcoran on Lake Street. It fuerte una economía local.
The Corcoran Neighborhood News was a wintery day, but the business looks forward Este negocio Por nuestra parte mediante
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization to the coming months. Stop by and see all the tiene diferentes
3451 Cedar Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55407 el programa de Midtown Latino
different services they offer! promociones Organizing Project, le damos la
durante el año que
PAGE 4 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
Residents Choose From Three Corcoran Neighbor
Single-Family Home Proposals 3451 Cedar Ave South
phone (612) 724-7457
by Eric Gustafson, CNO Staff
A t CNO’s January 4 Housing
meeting, to invite neighbors.
Attendees were pleased with
were nicely broken up by intersecting
roof lines of various heights. His was
Corcoran residents the proposals, two of which were the smallest house proposed, and
interviewed three parties to proposals from individuals who wish to live the Committee felt it would most
for a new home at 3028 19th Avenue in the house themselves. Selected closely match its neighbors in size
South. The lot, currently empty, is and architectural character. Jesse’s
was the proposal of Jesse Lee, who
owned by the City of Minneapolis, grew up in Minneapolis and said he proposed builder is D&J Steele, ring your family, bring your
which intends to sell the lot to a is excited about raising a family in which has an office on East 35th St. in neighbors, bring your friends…
private party for construction of a the neighborhood. The committee the Corcoran Neighborhood. hey, bring strangers!!! Saturday,
new single-family home. As part of identified house height and size, and CNO’s recommendation, and March 11th, 2006 the Chatterbox
such a process, the neighborhood aesthetic fit with existing houses on that of City staff, will go to the City Pub is hosting a buffet brunch
organization—CNO, in this case— the block, as major concerns, since Council. The mayor must also sign fundraiser for CNO from 10am-2pm.
reviews the proposals and makes a most houses on this block of 19th off on the final decision for sale. Earl That means three good deals:
recommendation to the City Council. Avenue are 1-1/2 storey bungalows, Pettiford, Senior Project Coordinator
Once it received copies of the compared with the two-storey houses for the City, said that barring any ~ Support a local and loyal business
proposals, CNO flyered the 30xx proposed. unforeseen delays in City Hall, ~ Support your community organization
block of 19th, first before the new the builder should be able to break ~ Eat great food and visit with great
The elevations Jesse presented
year, and again the week of the ground in the spring. friends on a lazy Saturday morning!
What could be better!? Meal
Graphic Design Help Needed tickets are $10each and half of all
proceeds go to CNO programs. RSVP
CNO needs a Graphic Designer to help us update our logo, select colors and fonts, and today at 612-724-7457 or email
create a professional brochure. We’re looking for someone to help us standardize our look email@example.com. Tell us who you
and help staff portray a consistent image. Professional experience is not necessary but we are are, what time slot you want (they run in
looking for someone who can take on the entire project without a lot of direction from staff. If 30 minute reservations. i.e. 10, 11:30…)
and how many guests you are bringing.
you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Arcand at 612-724-7457.
Call soon, space is limited!
E-Board Minutes 12/12/05
Submitted by Jessica Ward-Denison
In attendance: Kirk Roggensack, Ella Ritzman, Sue Duoos, Jeremy that we currently do not have. He lives in the area most affected by a $100 petty cash reserve for the Midtown Latino Organizing
Mork, Gwen McMahon, Kevin Reuther, Gerry Tyrrell, Jessica Ward- prostitution and is interested in working with the Longfellow group of Project that is funded by Longfellow Community Council and
Denison and Amy Brock. neighbors. He seeks the At-Large position. managed by CNO staff. LCC replenishes the fund when it gets
Approve November E-Board minutes – November minutes were Kath is interested in taking on a new role within the board. She has low. The fund has been approved by the LCC board and has been
not approved in December, pending Board discussion. stepped down as Chair of the Events committee and would like to move in place for 6 months. The auditors wanted the CNO board to also
Appoint new Board members: Sue Duoos-Vice-Chair, Jeremy to an at-large position. Kirk is up for election in May and has decided approve the fund. No questions. Motion carried.
Mork-At-large, Kath Lenk- At-Large. to step down as Chair at that time. He would like to take over as Events All About Family request from Brian Kelly: Board fields a
Sue is the Director of the Midtown YWCA and has been an active Committee Chair. The Events committee will operate without a chair request from Brian Kelly for an art project at the Park. The Board
member on the LU&T committee and the market. She brings with her until May when Kirk makes the change. Both Kirk and Kath have said decided that Kirk would call Brian and talk to him about the project and
a wealth of non-profit management experience and a commitment to they will help with events until that time. coming to the events meeting to discuss it, as this type of request should
our neighborhood. She is seeking the Vice-chair position and will be a After discussion and questions, Motion was made by Gwen come up through committee.
good fit for the Executive/Personal committee as she manages a large to appoint Sue Duoos, Vice-Chair, Jeremy Mork, at-large and “New Ideas” procedure: Ella presented a proposal to the board
staff and works with the financials at the Y. She will represent CNO as Kath Lenk, at-large to board positions and seconded by Ella. No discussing how the staff and board can be responsive to ideas from
a business owner. questions. Motion carried. the community after goals have been set for the year. The goal of this
Jeremy currently works for the State of MN and has worked Other: Kirk is moving to E. Nokomis, but will stay on the board procedure is to provide staff with direction on how to respond. As an
for non-profits in the past. He is interested in grassroots organizing as chair as a property owner in Corcoran. In effort to more effectively organization we want to hear new ideas from the community and be
and would like to become a lobbyist for children. He looks at this support the director and staff, the Personnel committee will meet more able to respond realistically. Ella has volunteered to work with staff to
opportunity as a way to connect to the workings of politics in our often going forward. develop a procedure.
neighborhood. He is currently renting and would bring a perspective Motion was made by Gerry and seconded by Kevin to approve Adjourned.
E-Board Minutes 11/14/05
Motion made by Ella and seconded by Kath to approve to expel member,] and that it was important to move forward as the Motion made by Gerry and seconded by Jess – to approve 3
September and October E-Board minutes. Motion passed. position on the board needed to be filled – Luis was notified by the days of paid time off for staff as a holiday bonus. December 27, 28
Midtown Public Market request for funds from CNO to support chair of the opportunity to attend and have the opportunity to stay on and 29 2005. Motion carried.
the market in 2006 by donating $5,000 to the operating budget. Joanna the board. Ernesto was called, but direct contact not made. Based on Committee Reports
presented the budget for 2006 for the Market. Motion made by Jess previous discussions, and the following of notification procedures and 1. Housing
to support a grant of $5,000 to MPM from CNO for 2006 operating Luis’s inability to attend meetings, it was deemed by the board that it MOTION made by Ella and seconded by Gerry to transfer
budget. Ella seconded. Motion passed. was necessary to remove Luis in order to fill the at-large position going all funds remaining in the NRP ‘Exterior Deferred’ fund pool
2006-2007 CNO Goals: Board discussed the outreach goals and forward. A motion was required to remove the member therefore: A (approximately $66,750) to the ‘Revolving Loan’ fund pool. Motion
Kevin raised a concern that goal 1 referred only to Latino residents and motion was made to remove Luis Paucar from the board for lack had been moved and passed by housing committee previously.
was not representative of all new immigrants. Discussion followed of attendance. Motion was seconded. Motion carried. Board 2. Out reach and Events
about whether it had to say “Latino,” because of the MLOP program or members and staff will continue to surface candidates for open • Fund Drive, Please Donate & Carol on 12/11 at 2:30
if it could say all new immigrants. It was decided to refer the question board positions. Board suggests a panel or committee within the • Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held on Feb 6th
to the Executive Director & the Program Manager. MOTION made by MLOP program to foster board members and then bring the “up thru 3. Land Use and Transportation (LU&T)
Kevin, seconded by Ella: Approve the 2006-2007 goals as written committee.” • A brochure is being made about CNO with Metro Design Center to
with the exception of the first Outreach goal – based on review by FROM SEPTEMBER 12, 2005 Board MINUTES: Addition to promote the neighborhood to developers
Exec Director and Program Manager. Passed. Agenda: Personnel committee update. Personnel committee met to • Conversations continue about the property that Anishinabe Academy
Discuss possible removal of 2 board members who have had discuss the lack of participation of some board members. Committee is located on
poor attendance. Luis Paucar attended the February and March reviewed by-laws regarding lack of participation and recommends • LU&T passed a motion opposing Wellington’s request for a window
2005 board meetings but has missed the rest of the year. In February, adding this policy to facilitate removal of non-attending board variance on the Aldi store at the corner of Lake & 21st.
the board discussed Luis’ attendance with him and he committed to members: Midtown Public Market (MPM)
attending regularly. Ernesto Payan attended the February and June If an Executive Board member fails to attend 3 Executive Board • Project for Public Spaces grant and Global Market partnership –
2005 board meeting but missed the rest of the year. Ella requested that meetings in a row or 4 out of 6, this would constitute grounds for MPM has formed a partnership with the Global market at the Sears site
we contact Luis again, as she felt that he was interested in participating removal. The member must be notified 1 week prior to the next to submit a joint grant for $25,000 to support research, programs and
and should get another change. Board discussed that he had been Executive Board meeting that expulsion grounds have been met. The staff in the 2006 season. MPM will have a consultant relationship with
notified previously per the by-laws written policy [If an Executive member has the right to make appeal to the board at this meeting. the Global Market as they look to open their outdoor market in 2006.
Board member fails to attend 3 Executive Board meetings in a row or There must be a 2/3 majority vote to expel member. • MPM met with Kingfield and the Northeast markets to discuss
4 out of 6, this would constitute grounds for removal. The member Motion: Kirk brought forth motion to approve policy as written, joint marketing and partnership opportunities.
must be notified 1 week prior to the next Executive Board meeting that Eric seconded. Motion carried unanimously. 4. Midtown Latino Organizing Project (MLOP)
expulsion grounds have been met. The member has the right to make Treasurer’s Report - Review of September financials, all in order. • Awards were handed out to 60 children who participated in the
appeal to the board at this meeting. There must be a 2/3 majority vote soccer program
La Misión: Nosotros, los residentes de Corcoran, en toda nuestra diver- CNO’s Mission Statement: We, the Corcoran residents, in all our diversity,
sidad, procuramos reforzar y proteger el carácter único, vida llevadera, y la will strive to strengthen and protect the unique character, livability, and social
tela social de nuestro vecindario. Nosotros procuraremos alentar y habilitar a fabric of our neighborhood. We will endeavor to encourage and empower all
todos los residentes, negocios y dueños de propiedades para unirlos, hablando residents, businesses and property owners to unite in addressing our common
de nuestras cuestiones comunes. issues.
PAGE 5 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
rhood Organization Computers Midtown
Minneapolis, MN 55407
fax (612) 721-7588 Needed Public Market
CNO is in need of 2 computers. If you
just upgraded and are wondering what
to do with your old computer, consider
donating it to CNO and getting a tax By Joanna Stone,
Midtown Public Market Coordinator
deduction. Call 612-724-7457 to see
if your machine meets our needs. Our
basic requirements are as follows:
Celeron or Pentium 4
2.5 GHz processor
512 MB of RAM
I t’s an exciting time
for the Midtown
Public Market, and
that is not something
I usually get to say in
• 40 GB hard drive
• PC’s only-no Mac’s
Carolers agreed that 2005 weather was much more Also check with your employer to see We have recently
pleasing than the previous year. Throats were sore from been notified that we
what they do with old computers.
singing but hearts were toasty by sunset. Dogs, reindeer will be receiving a
and wassailers alike spread warm cheer all over the $25,000 grant from
neighborhood. Don’t miss joining them next year! Project for Public
Spaces (PPS). PPS is a
based in New York City,
that is dedicated to
creating and sustaining
Wrap Up Call 3-1-1!
public places that build
are awarding grants,
with funding provided
by the W. K. Kellogg
By Rachel VanScoy, CNO Staff
ccess to City government is now easier, Foundation, to a total
thanks to 311. Minneapolis 311 is now up of twelve markets from
hank you to everyone who donated their
throughout the country.
money or their time to the Corcoran and running. By using your phone to call
These markets were chosen out of a group of 259
Neighborhood Organization this past month. 3·1·1, people who work, live and visit Minneapolis applicants.
Because of your generosity, we were able to reach can get customer-friendly access to city information
and pass our Fund Drive goal of $1,300! Wow! This and services. This grant will mean a lot for MPM- it will allow
will be a great start for us in the new year. us to become accessible to EBT/ Food Stamps this
Minneapolis 311 replaces hundreds of City
season, to increase our community outreach and
Our caroling event put everyone in the right phone numbers people had to go through for education efforts in the community, and to form a
spirit for pulling off the Drive. Our World-Famous help. However, it’s more than just a switchboard. partnership with the new Midtown Global Market
Corcoran Singers split up into two groups this year Call center agents are specially trained to get the that will be opening in the old Sears Building on
and visited the 34th and 35th blocks. We had a great information callers want. If the agents don’t have Lake and Chicago this spring. MPM will be running
time singing loudly and sporting our fancy antler the answer, they’ll find the people who do. a small satellite farmers market outside of the
headbands and silver bells along the streets of Global Market on Thursday afternoons this season,
The 311 agents are also ready to take requests
Corcoran. which will give our community a new market, our
for service. People who want to get a broken water market greater visibility, and give our vendors the
As you know, CNO always has some event or main fixed, have graffiti removed, report a stray opportunity to sell to the thousands of people who
program running that helps better this community. dog, or ask for any other City service need only call will live or work in the building.
This year, we are setting up a quick and easy online 311. Agents will get requests to the right people, and
donation box linked to our website. If you feel will provide reference numbers so people can follow In addition to much-needed funding, PPS is also
overwhelmed at the time of year when everyone up on their cases. connecting us with resources and support that will
asks for money, consider making small monthly make the market better than ever this year. I just
People who do not speak English can also use returned from the Grantee Convening in Austin,
contributions. Even $5 a month will help sustain
our programs, and with online credit payments 311. They will either be helped by a call center TX, where I met the other coordinators of markets
there is no hassle of mailing a check. Just go to agent who speaks their language, or a translation that received grants from PPS, and learned a lot
service will be contacted to help with the caller. about creating great public spaces, EBT at farmers
www.charitybox.com/CNO or visit our website:
markets, marketing, and more.
www.corcoranneighborhood.org and click on Calls to Minneapolis 311 will be answered from
the online donation link. Monthly and one-time 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thanks to all who support the Midtown Public
donations are easy, and you don’t have to pay for For more information go to... Market- we would not be here without you. And a
postage! As always, we will still send you a receipt special thank you to Jessica Ward-Denison for her
for these tax-deductible gifts. help in researching, planning and drafting the grant
proposal we sent to PPS.
3-PAC Minutes 11/28/05
47 Attendees. Minutes from 10/24/05 were with crowd control. There have been a rash of $100,000 in stolen items. Resulted in 6 people being -The CLEAN Program might provide another
approved. Burglaries in Seward. Mostly daytime with minor booked on narcotics and weapons charges. Most of toll. Identifying someone on probation and has
Treasurer’s Report: $753.14 in savings and $34.11 losses. The individual rang the front doorbell, if them will likely go to federal court, it was the largest geographic/other restrictions can be reported for a
in checking no answer, he would go to the back door and kick crystal meth seizure in the history of Minneapolis. violation.
CCP/SAFE Report: Sector 1 – A) Maps available it in. Last week, a woman called about a burglary Concerned Corcoran Neighbors: The Concerned -CCP/SAFE is still sending out “Dear John” letters,
on crime patterns, also Lake St. Chronic Offenders in process and police arrived in time. Central is Corcoran Neighbors (CCN) voiced their concerns to those identified as engaging a prostitute, but
info. B) Robberies have become the primary issue. being hit hard with robberies. A robbery at 34th about the level of prostitution occurring in their license plate numbers and descriptions of activity are
Sector 2 – A) There is a citywide robbery alert, Street and 5th Avenue where victim was shot. Also a neighborhood. They asked three questions: 1) What needed.
assistance needed to announce it. There is no pattern robbery at gunpoint at 37th and Oakland. Suspect was is the city’s policy about stopping street prostitution? -Using the Court Watch: Stay informed of who is
to the robberies. B) Please report information! apprehended with a gun and admitted to the robbery. 2) What can people do? 3) What makes things coming to trial for a prostitution related crime in
Reports result in action from the city. C) Suspicious Seems to be associated with the Bloods street gang. difficult for the police? The CCN also requested that their area and follow up with impact statements.
activity calls – 70% of these calls are initiated by The suspect involved in the robbery on Oakland the police target johns and pimps for arrest and take -Dealing with the pimps is very difficult unless
an officer and 30% by citizens. These calls are claimed the Bloods were dividing the area among their photos in order to keep tabs on them. Covered a prostitute identifies them, which doesn’t often
important because they can lead to the identification individuals for robberies. in discussion: happen. Pimps have been arrested when an
of a problem and increased patrol of the area. Sector -Crime is up throughout the City. Up by 5% in -Prostitution is major and never seems to go away. undercover officer approaches a prostitute and pimp
3 – A) Putting together a robbery alert. Sector 4 the 3rd precinct - lowest increase of any precinct. -CCN is organizing a neighborhood patrol, working is nearby. If he gets close enough and gives a sign
– A) The Rodeo Club has become a problem – a Robberies are up by 20% and aggravated assaults are for improved lighting, and pressure on enforcement. to the prostitute regarding the transaction, he can be
major incident happened last week. B) Police caught up by nearly 30%. However, homicide is down by -There is more pressure on johns because they can arrested for promoting prostitution. This happened
a burglary in progress, who was possibly involved in 19% rape is down by 5%. now be charged with a gross misdemeanor and their on Bloomington.
other burglaries. -The Officer of the Month: Blair Lehner. cars can be seized. However, most get their cars -A major frustration for police: they can’t arrest
State of the Precinct Inspector Gerlicher: The Especially for breaking up a narcotics sales ring. returned from a lien on them which the city would be someone for a misdemeanor unless they observe it.
Rodeo Club has become a major issue with a major After a tip about crystal meth in the city, he found obligated to pay. -The 3rd Precinct will continue discussing with CCN
disturbance that involved fighting and shots fired several other addresses involved. After raids, police -Funds went to john and prostitution details on Lake to come up with strategies and tactics.
and which generated many calls. Police have met seized over 14 lbs of crystal meth; 1 lb of tar heroine; St. in Corcoran and at 3rd and Lake. Resulted in 65 Next Meeting on Friday 12/2/05. Jan. 3PAC: 1/23/
with the owner who will hire off-duty police to help 8 guns; $72,000 in cash; 10 vehicles; and over arrests. 05
PAGE 6 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
See what’s going on in our community this month… Arts, entertainment, education, meetings, & more!
Thru Feb 5: A Tale of Two Bad and The Funky. Proceeds benefit Feb 11: DESIRE at the Susan
Cities, Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm. families of children with disabilities. Hensel Gallery, 7-9pm. 3441
Park Square Theatre at the Historic Music, dancing and complimentary Cedar Ave S. A poetic multi- media
Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Place in St. food and drink from Rudolph’s Bar-B- environment will be filled with
Paul. Timeless characters, surprising Que. Tickets are $50, call PACER at LIVE POETS on Feb 11. 3 years
twists and redemptive power of this 952-838-9000 or visit www.pacer.org. in the making, Desire opened Jan
World Premier adaptation of Dickens’ Tickets will sell fast, so get yours today! 7. Desire is an installation. You will
masterpiece. $15-34 tickets. 651-291- walk into a total environment devoted
Feb 24-Mar 26: GOTAMA-
7005. Feb 6: Volunteer Recognition to the journey from adolescence to
senescence, from sexual awakening to
A Journey to the Buddha, At In the
Dinner & General Membership Heart of the Beast Theatre, 1500 E
Thru Feb 16: CITIES at Meeting, 6pm. At Corcoran Park. All fecundity, relationship, sorrow, aging
and beauty. It is a lushly beautiful
Lake St. A privileged and sheltered
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Tues/ Corcoran neighborhood volunteers, prince grows curious about life outside
residents and business owners invited! space, poetic, replete with color,
Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm. his palace. Despite the best efforts
sound, lights all focused on allowing
1st floor of the Regis Center for Art of his father, the prince wanders into
you to experience the theme. Quiet,
at 405 21st Ave S. Several area artists
present images of cities. A panel
Feb 7,9,23: Precinct Caucus meditative, warm and inviting for
the village to see for the first time the
old, the sick and the dead. Deeply
Trainings, evenings. Locations at the dark days of winter. Visit more
discussion will be held Thursday Feb 9 moved, he decides to throw away his
Unity House, Oak Park Center, Waite than once. And return for the HOT
at 7pm in the In-Flux room adjoining worldly ways and sets off on a quest to
House (Spanish only). Nonpartisan POETRY READING in the spirit of
the gallery. Call 612-624-6518 for more experience, understand and ultimately
workshops will train community Valentine’s Day on Feb.11, curated by
info. overcome the curse of suffering.
members on the role of precinct Lisa Calame Berg. Desire runs Jan 7-
A world-premiere production.
caucuses in shaping the focus of Feb 24. Call 612-722-2324 for more
Tickets $15. 612-721-2535 or go to
Feb 4: Give Kids a Smile, 8am- political parties. Participants will information.
3pm. 6th Floor, Moos Tower at 515 understand how to put forth their
Delaware St. The U of M School of
Dentistry students and faculty dentists
ideas by creating and introducing
a resolution, learn how their party
Feb 21: Child Abuse Prevention Mar 11: Chatterbox up today!
Fundraiser for CNO. Sign
will provide free dental care for chooses candidates for endorsement, Strategies Community Workshops,
approximately 200 Minnesota children as well as gain a fuller understanding 8:45am to 12pm. Various locations.
who do not have access to dental care. of the precinct caucus process and Prevent Child Abuse MN and MN Mar 11: Housing Fair, South
If you plan to attend, please contact participatory democracy. RSVP at Department of Health will host High School. See article.
Claudia at 612-625-0402 or Kristina at www.mncn.org/mpp or call 651-642- workshops for those interested in
1904 x246 promoting April as Child Abuse
Prevention Month. Events include Mar 15: A Brush With Kindness
materials and ideas to use year-round. Applications Due! See article.
Feb 4: HOT Party, Cool Feb 7: Child Support $5 admission. Locations listed online
Informational Session, 6:30-7:30pm. www.pcamn.org. Pre-registration is
Cause, 7:30pm. The Loft at Barfly
in downtown Minneapolis. Popular Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway required! Call 651-523-0099 or 1-800-
Mar 16: Block Leader Training.
St. N.E. RSVP at 612-348-2478 Held at the Third Precinct offices on
bands Tambuca and The Good, The 621-6322.
Lake Street. RSVP at 612-673-2856.
Help With Home Graffiti Cleanup
Repair Available Crews Work
And Volunteers Needed Through Winter
Housing Fair Returns
By Eric Gustafson, CNO Staff
Two Twin Cities programs help with repair
and maintenance work for low-income orcoran residents continue to benefit from
n Saturday, March 11th, from 10am-3pm, the a partnership between CNO and Hennepin
homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or 12th annual South Minneapolis Housing and
whose work and family situation is an obstacle County’s Sentence-to-Serve (STS), whose
Home Improvement Fair will take place at crews clean gang graffiti vandalism year-round,
to doing the work themselves. South High School, 3131 19th Ave S. The Housing even through the cold months. “If they can tag it, we
Rebuilding Together is a non-profit volunteer Fair is free and open to the public and continues can paint over it,” said STS Director Bob Hunter.
organization that provides interior and exterior to be one of the most successful and well-attended
repair services on specific work days in 2006. neighborhood based events in Minneapolis. “Once we have permission from a Corcoran
These could include accessibility modifications property owner, we turn it over to STS and the
The South Minneapolis Housing Fair promotes graffiti is gone—turnaround time is still less
for a disabled resident, or repairs to plumbing, home improvement and maintenance, project
roofing, broken appliances, doors and windows, than a week,” explained CNO Organizer Eric
financing, city living, and local neighborhood Gustafson. “This goes for any property within our
or general repairs. Homeowners must complete involvement. Attendees will have the opportunity
an application to be considered, and services neighborhood boundaries of Cedar, Hiawatha, Lake,
to meet over 100 contractors, real estate agents, and 36th Streets. In addition to painting, (STS Crew
are provided at no cost to those who qualify. lenders, and community organizations. There wil
Rebuilding Together is also seeking volunteers Leader) Phillip Gray is an expert with spray paint
also be free seminars from professionals. removal products and what works best for metal,
of all skill levels. To inquire or request an
application, call 651-776-4273. This year, offers include a presentation by stucco, and wood.”
Star-Tribune columnist John Ewoldt, entitled Vandalism is a frustration no one deserves to deal
A Brush With Kindness is a volunteer “Maintaining a Green House: How to use the 3-
program that helps low-income homeowners with, but prompt removal of gang graffiti disrupts
R’s” (reduce, reuse, recycle). Ewoldt will provide the intended message to rival gangs, and makes
make light exterior renovations at no cost. free and inexpensive resources to help you find a
Crews will work throughout the summer. the community safer. “Many homeowners have
better home for your old stuff than the garbage. removed the graffiti themselves, and quickly,”
Again, an application must be submitted for He’ll discuss places to find new and used building
consideration, and the deadline is March 15, continued Gustafson, “and they deserve a big
materials. For more info: www.housingfair.org. ‘Thank You.’ Those unable to clean it themselves
2006. A Brush With Kindness is also looking
for volunteer labor. To inquire or request an The Housing Fair is a family event. A free shouldn’t feel bad, but we hope they’ll call CNO to
application, call 612-788-8169. children’s woodcraft project will be offered all day. give us permission. The STS experts are happy to
There will be hourly drawings for over 100 door handle it for them.”
CNO also has copies of these applications. prizes, and a Grand Prize drawing worth more than
Stop in the office or call 612-724-7457. If you CNO also has a variety of removal products and
$200. Refreshments will be available for purchase. latex paint, available to homeowners at no cost.
are aware of a neighbor who could use help
with home repairs or maintenance, please talk Presented by South High Community Education and Residents who witness vandalism in progress, or
participating neighborhood associations, including CNO. who have information that could lead to an arrest,
to them about these programs or contact CNO. For further information visit www.housingfair.org. should call 911.
PAGE 7 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
Getting that Early
By Johnny Jones, Jr.,
Corcoran Resident Meeting Minutes 1/12/06
That word “Spring” put exciting thoughts in
my head. Bright sun, nature’s greens and blooms!
And don’t forget about us humans, we are also in
better spirits. That season is not too far off. I am
I t was 40 degrees on a sunny
Thursday afternoon when nine
seniors met for our monthly meeting
and penny bingo. Our President,
looking forward to beautiful flowers, vegetables, Helen Filipek, contributed her paper
snowmen for our table décor today.
CNO Board Profile:
and beautiful human smiles. But, in order to have
beautiful flowers, vegetables and smiles, you need Thank you, Helen.
Preparation... The dinner tonight was Swedish
Gather your Containers: They can be recycled
egg cartons, yogurt cups, or seed trays. Its not a
fashion statement here! However, make sure your
meatballs and mashed potatoes with
gravy and Swedish lingonberries.
Helen made us a spice cake, served
By Amy Arcand, CNO Staff
containers are clean. Do that with a bleach blend of with whipped cream.
1/30th-1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of warm ow long have you lived in the
Our next meeting date will be neighborhood? I grew up in Longfellow
water. Otherwise the container will disappoint with Thursday, February 9 at 2:30. The
“damp-off”, a fungus disease when they just up neighborhood across the street from Bracket
menu will be baked ziti, salad and Park. Beyond that I have lived in several places
and die. Not a pretty sight. Also, make sure the dessert. Please bring your own
containers have drain holes. within Mpls/St. Paul and even Richfield. I moved to
plate, cup and silverware. Our Corcoran as a renter in September 2004 and have no
Growing Mix: Use a good growing mix-not entertainment will be nickel bingo. intention of leaving anytime soon.
potting soil! Growing mix will insure success and Our door prize winner today was
reduce “damp-off” and other problems. Try this and What made you decide to become a board
Olive Nyenhuis. Please mark your member? I joined the board in December, 2005. I
you’ll make your own: 4 quarts of sphagnum peat calendar for Thursday, February 9,
moss, 2 teaspoons ground limestone, 4 tablespoons see it as an opportunity to get more involved with
our next meeting. my community and to learn more about the kinds
5-10-10 granular fertilizer. After completely mixing,
store in a sealable bag to keep it sterile. This mix of grassroots politics that are a proud tradition in
is called Cornell Mix... must be good if it is called Mary Alice Supple
Cornell! What do you like about living here? I like the
diversity of the neighborhood first and foremost.
Ten Tips for
Plant: Use Cornell to fill your containers to a
quarter inch from the top and tap to settle it. Water I also like that people are involved in making
the mix with warm water and let it drain before Corcoran the best neighborhood it can be. The
seeding. Make rows an inch apart and make holes location is wonderful.
for seeds. Although Cornell will do right by you,
you can get grow mix from garden centers and
Baby Soft Skin What concerns you about the neighborhood?
Prostitution and petty crime are my chief concerns.
What is your job? Will the skills from your
Moisture: Most seeds will germinate with By Sue Redmond, job help you as a board member? I am a social
medium moist conditions, but not soggy. Too much worker which should help me be able to work with
water causes seedling rot and that ugly damp-off. Corcoran Resident and relate to a wide variety of people.
Use a spray bottle for a fine mist. After watering 1. Hydration - drink 4-8 oz. of water before bed and
upon waking - sleep is dehydrating. What is your favorite neighborhood/area bar or
place the containers in large plastic bags in a warm restaurant? The restaurant in the parking lot of Hi-
place… this means less watering. 2. Twenty-four hour lotions - they work to seal the lake shopping center, Pineda Tacos, is fantastic.
Light: In order to have great blooms, vegetables skin with a layer - usually having some Vaseline
based product included. A tip is to not mix these What are your hobbies? Reading, music, travel.
and smiles, these seedlings need great light. This
means a sunny window or cool white florescent products with other lotions as they will not be able
bulbs. They need lots of light to be healthy.
However, some seeds need light to germinate, but 3. Baby products - made for very sensitive
SOCCER BAJO TECHO
others need darkness. Consult the seed pack. skin and are designed to prevent drying. Baby Para niños y niñas de 8 a
Feeding These Babies: Seedling need to be feed shampoos - keep the scalp from drying out or to 12 Años... GRATIS
once in awhile too! Start off with a diluted liquid clean off make up.
El proyecto de organización latina en el vecindario.
fertilizer that is used every two weeks or so, and 4. Oil based products – add to your bath or
increase as the great babies grow. Not too much or shower. No sabes jugar football soccer bajo techo,
they will burn and die from too much food. 5. Pat yourself dry and use soft towels - no rubbing no te preocupes nosotros te enseñamos, y
Do This: Start some or scrubbing your skin. si sabes jugar te enseñamos a ampliar tus
herbs, cold-tolerant habilidades. Los invitamos a llevar a sus
6. Humidity - use vaporizers that don’t require niños al parque e inscribirlos primero en un
vegetables, perennials, filters – use one in your office and one in the entrenamiento intensivo.
and annuals in Mid- bedroom over night - you can also add oils to the
February in order for Estamos llevando a cabo los juegos en
steam area. el gimnasio del Parque de Longfellow que
them to be ready for
spring planting. Onions, 7. Nasal spray – use a saline based formula in the esta localizado en la esquina de la avenida
morning and before bed - a recent study supports 36 y la calle 35 en Minneapolis. Las
cabbage, broccoli, inscripciones son limitadas, pero estaremos
cauliflower need the that well hydrated nasal passages prevent colds.
inscribiendo niños que quieran participara
cool spring for a great 8. Steam - purchase a facial steamer for extra en la liga de soccer en el mes de Mayo.
product. That word hydration for your skin, nose and lungs or hop in Llama a: Ángel Morales Tel: 612 724-
“Great” seems to pop up a lot in this discussion. Its the steam room at your gym. 7457... Deseas ser voluntario entrenador,
for you to have that “great smile” from the seedling arbitro, aguador etc.… llámanos!!
9. Massages and facials - a cheap option are
you and God created!
local schools - the oils benefit your skin with extra
Read: Consult the seed packs for outdoor moisture.
transplanting dates in order to know when to start
10. Toner - keep a spray bottle of toner at work and
seeds for our area. Its very important, for the seed
pack is an encyclopedia for that plant. home- such as Aveda’s Botanical Skin Firming/ The Spy
Toning Agent. Buy one large bottle for home and Something around the corner
Happy gardening! GREAT SMILES! one small one for the office. Refreshes skin in Is hiding
summer and winter. From me
Johnny Jones, Jr. has a home-based business selling
bedding plants: firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-724-4817. Sneaking peeks
I am an active community member, Board Chair of the
Next month’s topic: Midtown Restorative Justice program and a Loft member. How rude and yet how wonderful
Transplanting Those Great Seedlings Please email me at email@example.com with comments By Marie Gardeski,
or story ideas. Powderhorn Park resident and CNO Volunteer
PAGE 8 February 2006 CORCORAN NEWS
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HENRY W. ANDERSON
3640 – 23rd Avenue South - 612-729-2331
Lebanon Lutheran Church FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES
One service at 9:30 a.m.
First & Third Sunday: Liturgical/Traditional Service PRE-ARRANGEMENTS
Second & Fourth Sunday: Country/Gospel Service Our 74th year in the Corcoran area.
Fellowship time follows worship services. Family owned and operated for 3 generations – Est. 1931
2014 E. 36th St. - (612) 729-7356
We welcome our Corcoran friends and neighbors.
3447 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Don’t be SHOCKED be our low prices
PHONE: 612-721-1606 FAX: 612-721-7995
Photocopy & Fax Service
As a community service, CNO offers
photocopy and fax service at the CNO office. $240,00
10 cents per copy
4 BR/2 Bath
Local: $1 first page, 50 cents each additional page
Out of area: $2.50 first page, $1 each add. page Move in condition
Out of country: $6 first page, $3 each add. page
Sorry, No incoming faxes accepted.
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