Seward Neighborhood Group

Garage Sale Map posted!

The Seward Garage Sale Days map has been posted! Find it here to explore sale options and do some planning for this weekend!

Check out the sales Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm!

SNG Fundraiser at Pizza Luce!

Come support SNG by eating at your favorite, local pizza place!

On May 16th, Pizza Luce is donating 25% of all dine-in purchases to Seward Neighborhood Group! Bring a flyer (you can pick up flyers at the SNG office, Matthews Park, or Welna II Hardware) OR just use the event photo from your phone.

All proceeds support the community building of SNG!

3rd Precinct Bruglary Alert

From April 1st through April 25th there were seventy-seven (77) residential burglaries in the 3rd Precinct. That is a 45% increase from the same period last year. They occurred throughout the precinct. At this point Minneapolis Police have arrested five suspects who may have been involved in these burglaries.

Of the burglaries:

  • 22 (28%) occurred on Fridays.
  • 18 (23%) occurred between 4 PM and 6 PM.
  • 58 (75%) occurred during daylight hours.
  • 23 (29%) occurred during the hours of darkness.
  • 60 of the burglary’s occurred in homes. 21 (20%) of those were unforced.
  • 17 of the burglaries were garage break-ins. 4 (24%) were unforced.

In response to these crimes, Third Precinct Officers are doing extra patrols in the hardest hit areas – when available between calls. Your best defense to reduce your chances of becoming a victim is to take some simple, common sense Home Security precautions.

This Is What You Can Do:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked; both your home and your garage.
  • Install effective security hardware (e.g. good deadbolt locks, high security strike plates) to make it more difficult for someone to force their way in to your home or garage.
  • Install good lighting around your property.
  • Keep outside lights on at night, especially around entrances.
  • Make sure your house number is lighted and visible.
  • Cover garage windows and permanently secure them, so thieves cannot see what you have in your garage or easily enter.
  • Keep an eye out on your neighbor’s homes and yards. If you see someone who appears to be “casing” property call 911 immediately.
  • Get to know your neighbors. Form a block club so you can get to know one another and more easily share information.
  • If you suspect someone is in your home, do not enter. Retreat and call 911.

Additional information about home security, personal safety and other crime prevention tips are available from Shun Tillman, the Seward Crime Prevention Specialist. 612-673-2846

Neighborhood Clean-up Sat. April 16 10 at 2300 E. Franklin


Minneapolis Earth Day Cleanup April 23 9:30 -Noon at 24th St. and the West River Pkwy

Minneapolis Earth Day cleanup • Saturday, April 23 – 9:30-Noon

Join SNG and the Minneapolis Parks at the annual Earth Day Clean up.  The MPB will provide the supplies and advanced registration is NOT required! Simply show up at  24th St. & West River Pkwy  and pick up your gloves and garbage bag.  There will be supplies for cleaning and stenciling near-by storm drains also.

Trees still available for Mpls Residents for only $25

Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.  This program is a collaboration of the City of Minneapolis and Tree Trust.  Trees are going fast so order soon here.

Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum three properties.

Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.

Clean-up on Franklin Ave. and S. 9th St. on April 16

Franklin Ave. and 9th Street Clean up on April 16th, 10am – Noon
sponsored by  SNG and Franklin Housing Co-op
Join SNG and the Franklin Housing Co-op in a spring clean-up of Franklin Ave. and 9th St.  Meet us at the Franklin Housing Coop parking lot at 2300 E. Franklin 10AM on April 16th and pick up your gloves and garbage bag.  We will have coffee to start you off with and pizza at the end to celebrate our clean streets!  There will be supplies for cleaning and stenciling near-by storm drains also.  This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.

Blood Drive at Garland’s Inc

When:  Tue Mar 15, 2016,  8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Where:  Garland’s Inc,  2501 26th Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Contact: Denise Lucier, 612-276-7228
Click here to make an appointment
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Sponsored by Garland’s Inc and Welna Hardware

SNG Board of Directors Vacancy

Seward Neighborhood Group currently has three seats on the Board of Directors to fill. Any Seward resident over the age of 18 who wishes to become more involved in the neighborhood is welcome to run for the Board. We would love anyone who has an interest in furthering SNG’s mission, which is to “Make Seward a better place to live, work and play”. Some specific skills we would love to see in a Board member, though not required are:

Experience any of the following:

  • Non-profit finance
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and/or social media
  • Community engagement

The board meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM in Matthews Center. Please contact or call at 612-338-6205 ext 119 if you are interested.


Seward Garage Sale Days May 18th and 19th

Garage sales are the perfect reuse and recycle event, your trash becomes someone elses treasure. Join SNG on May 18th and 19th for our annual Garage Sale Days. Registration fee for the SNG sales is just $18, for this you get a place on our printed map, an official garage sale lawn signs, copies of the sales map and a link on our website.

If you don’t want to host a sale remember to save the date for walking around the neighborhood and enjoying our unique Seward Community.