Welcome Home! The Neighborhood section is where you will find topical
information on living and working in the Nokomis East
neighborhood--and even a little about our good neighbors
in the surrounding areas.
Join in on the Great Nokomis East Neighborhood-Wide Garage & Yard Sale, Saturday, June 22
Do you live south of the Parkway and East of Cedar Avenue? Then this event is right up your alley or front yard.
If you would like to have your address added to the list of sales that day and be on our map then fill out our registration form to let us know your address and a little about what you will be selling. Registration is free and there are no sales fees.
NENA will create maps and a list of sales for people to pick up at local businesses or find on the NENA website.
(After the event, we will ask you to fill out a brief survey of how things went for your sale.) Last year, over 90 separate sales were held within Nokomis East
Please download the 2013 info sheet and registration form here (461k PDF). Simply return the completed form via email, send by mail or drop off at the NENA office: 3000 East 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Registration deadline is Monday, June 10. We will post further information as the date nears.
You hold your sale and NENA will get out the word for you. More addresses always equal better sales. For those of you that are not interested in having a sale, get your walking shoes and wallets ready so you can have fun perusing the sales near you that day.
This is a rain-or-shine event, Saturday, June 22th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Individual sellers have the right to change their hours or expand days of sale. All sale locations are run by their respective sellers, and are fully independent of NENA. There are no fees for the listing.
Gateway Gardens Update
Has been moved to its own Nokomis East page.
And don't forget: Nokomis East Gateway Gardens is on Facebook
The Night Before New Year's Eve Party, ringing in 2010 - The Video
NENA's 10th-annual "The Night Before New Year's Eve Party" on December 30, 2009 was the subject of a production by the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN).
See the night in review, and look for friends and acquaintances. It's a fun vid and captures the spirit of the night well.
It may be seen online in two parts at:
http://mtn.org/Video/community/shows/2010/nokomis.html (fixed link 2/18)
offers Graffiti Solutions webpage
responses to graffiti include murals, landscaping and more.
City of Minneapolis has a webpage to
allow neighbors to share creative tips for preventing
graffiti. "Every day I see more and more creativity
from neighbors who are using art and landscaping
prevent graffiti," 9th Ward Council Member Gary
Schiff said. I hope this website becomes a tool for
neighbors to submit their own photos and share ideas across
The webpage www.minneapolismn.gov/graffiti/ shows examples such as landscaping, murals and types of fencing that deter graffiti. Residents are encouraged
to send in photos of their own efforts, and share helpful tips. Graffiti often collects on large flat blank surfaces, such as buildings, garages and flat fences. Landscaping, like ivy or other clinging plants helps to reduce the likelihood of graffiti on a surface. Some fences are less likely to be spray painted such as fences with board gaps, alternating boards or lattices.
Report Graffiti online.
Radon detection kits available from County
Hennepin County is offering radon detection kits to enable you to test
for the presence of this invisible, odorless and dangerous gas in your
a naturally occurring gaseous form of ionizing radiation, has been
ranked by the Surgeon General as the second leading cause of
lung cancer in the United States. The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency lists Hennepin County as a high-potential radon region,
where one in
every three homes is likely to have elevated radon
are $9, or two for $17.
These tests can be purchased at home building centers or in person at:
1011 First Street So., Suite 215, Hopkins, MN 55343
or by mailing the form (link below) to the same address, along with a personal check made out to Hennepin
Online order form, Or call (612) 543-5225.
Creek monitoring. The USGS now
provides real-time monitoring of the creek's
flow, as measured under
the Highway 55 bridge. Website (12/06/05)
Rides for Seniors
you a senior citizen in need of a ride to medical
or dental appointment? If you live east of 35W
and south of 42nd St., the Nokomis
Health Seniors program
has volunteer drivers who are ready and eager
to help seniors get to and from the necessary appointments
they may have.
schedule a ride, or for more information about Nokomis
Healthy Seniors, call the help line at (612)729-5499.
Office hours are 8am to 4pm. Voice mail is
available after hours. (6/07/05)
you have forgotten kid toys collecting dust in the attic?
Have exercise equipment in the basement that could be
someone elses treasure? Thinking about fixing
up the garage to watch those Vikings? Try the Twin
Cities Free Market! Residents can log into
a website where they can post their old stuff online
and browse the free items other residents have posted.
There are 300-400 new items listed every week. Some
recent items include a gas grill, landscape rocks, a
pet carrier and a cast-iron sink.
in the Twin Cities Free Market keeps reusable goods
out of the trash, and helps people avoid buying new,
which is great for the environment and the pocketbook.
In Hennepin County alone, it's estimated that 32 million
pounds of usable clothing and household goods are thrown
away each year - that's enough to fill shopping carts
lined up from Minneapolis to Milwaukee.
2003, The Free Market had more than 8,000 listings and
facilitated more than 4,000 exchanges, amounting to
more than 500 tons of materials. The Twin Cities Free
Market is funded in part by Hennepin
Want to give it a try? Just visit: www.twincitiesfreemarket.org/