Seward Neighborhood Group

Taste of Seward

Seward Neighborhood Group will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th from 6-9 at Matthews Community Center. In addition to the traditional community potluck supper, silent auction, time to socialize, and Seward Spread Joy Fund announcement, SNG will report on the highlights of its 2015 program year. Elections for SNG’s Board of Directors will also be held. Mark your calendars now to save the date.

Everyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward can become a member of SNG simply by signing up at the Annual Meeting. Although the organization always welcomes financial support, SNG membership is free. For more information about SNG, the Annual Meeting, or serving on the Board of Directors, contact Kerry Cashman at 612-338-6205 or kerry@sng.org.  

Community Development Committee Meeting April 11

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting is April 11, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

 

Stories from Seward’s History: Two Neighborhood Talks in April

Photo at top: Governor Freeman and family at the Governor’s “mansion” at 2316 Seabury Avenue in 1955.

On April 20 & 27 at 7 pm join us at Matthews Center for talks that will feature historical photos and maps in a 50-minute show with discussion afterwards. Dr. Rick Musser has curated colorful stories from materials collected by the Seward History Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group over the past 40 years.

Tickets are $12 per session or two for $20. Tickets available at the door or contact Kerry Cashman, Seward Neighborhood Group, Phone 612-338-6205 or email Kerry@sng.org, or phone Dick Westby at 612-722-2853.

Thursday April 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Republicans, Reds, Radicals and Reformers: A Brief History of Seward’s Politicians

Thursday April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Railways, Riots and Roustabouts: Seward’s Industrial Past

See flyer for more information here.

Community Development Committee Meeting March 14

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting is March 14, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

 

SNG Board Meeting March 22

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for March 22, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

Important Meeting regarding 29th Avenue Closure on January 31, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at City Hall

We need help from residents in the final push to advocate for keeping 29th Avenue closed where it crosses the Midtown Greenway.

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Can you attend this meeting with us?

City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee
Tuesday, January 31
9:30 am – 10:30 am at City Hall

The closure of 29th Avenue at the Greenway since May of 2015 has been a test, and despite the many safety benefits of the closure, the City has not yet committed to making it permanent, even after unanimous votes of support from the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods.

During this meeting, staff will present multiple options, including an option to keep 29th closed, and an option to re-open it to northbound traffic, including trucks and commuter traffic. 29th Ave has been designated a Bike Boulevard and it is used by many students to bike to school. There are many other routes for truck and car traffic. We need residents at the meeting to make sure Council Members know how important it is to make the closure permanent. No public speaking required! Simply being present in the room makes a huge statement.

Background:

Since 2014, Seward Parents have been partnering with the City of Minneapolis on Safe Routes to School planning and implementation. It’s thanks to all of this work by parents and School & City staff that we are in a position to encourage the City to make this closure permanent. This meeting is a critical decision-point on the closure.

February Community Development Committee changed to Tuesday, Feb 7.

The February CDC meeting has been changed from February 14th to Tuesday February 7th at Matthews Center, due to the Valentine Holiday. The March CDC meeting will be back on the second Tuesday of the Month on March 14th.

CDC Meeting

The next scheduled Community Development meeting is January 10th, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

 

SNG Board Meeting Feb. 22

Join us for the next SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for February 22, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

SNG Board Meeting

Join us for the first SNG Board Meeting of 2017 scheduled for January 25, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.

CDC Meeting

The next scheduled Community Development meeting is January 10th, 7pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.