Field Regina Northrop News and Events
Great Streets’ Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program
IT’S BACK AGAIN……the FRNNG has been awarded funding for the Great Streets’ Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program. This money is available for improvements made to storefront businesses in Great Street eligible business nodes. The matching grant ratio is 1:2 with maximum grant amount of $5,000, meaning every grant dollar you spend is matched by two dollars.
To apply for a grant your storefront business must meet the following requirements:
- The property is located in one of the Great Streets eligible business nodes:
- Follow all buisiness guidelines.
- The property is up-to-date and remains up-to-date on all property taxes
- Be responsible for all construction management
- Have funds available to pay improvement costs since this is a cost reimbursement program - all work must be completed prior to receiving any of the programs funds
The Façade program can pay for many exterior improvements that are visible from the public street such as exterior painting (including murals), re-siding, repair and much more!
The Façade application will be accepted until Wed, July 31st, 2013 at 4pm. Funds are awarded on a first come first serve basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.
FRNNG has assigned a Program Administrator, Susan Stensland, to assist you with the process. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Susan at 612-824-3896 or email@example.com.
Field School seeks to fill spot on Field Site Council
Field School is looking for an interested community member to serve a 2 year term on its Field Site Council. The position would best be filled by someone who does not currently have a student at Field but who does have an interest in the school operations and activities. For more information, please contact Mike Wedl, Field Site Council Co-Chair at 612-812-7391.
Jones Financial Group Opens Office in Field
Patricia Jones, Principal of Jones Financial Group, is excited to introduce her firm to the Field Regina Northrop community with its new office at 4748 Chicago Avenue, Suite 6. For over 10 years, Patricia has helped individuals and families plan their financial future and move toward their goals with confidence.
Depending on your life stage, you may face major financial events in the not-too-distant future—whether sending children or grandchildren to college, buying a home, preparing for retirement, managing retirement income, or providing for long-term health care. The challenge goes beyond simply deciding which investments to choose. The real challenge is to formulate strategies for accumulating and preserving wealth that extends to future generations. That’s where we can be a valuable resource.
The Jones Financial Group is small enough to give you the individual attention you deserve. Through LPL Financial, the professionals at Jones Financial Group offer the following services:
Financial planning through LPL Financial, based on your core values; insurance planning; asset management through LPL Financial (fee-based, not product-driven); gifting strategies and estate planning; investment/insurance workshops (open to the community).
Our process begins and ends with you—understanding your core values and current financial picture. Together, we craft a road map defining a sound strategy for pursuing your definition of success. We focus on getting to know you, understanding your needs,and creating a lasting relationship based on the quality of advice we provide. We commit our experience to help you work toward achieving your goals and building a legacy that can significantly impact the people and the causes you cherish. Contact us at 612-326-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants Needed for U of M Research Concerning Airport Noise
A study is being conducted in neighborhoods surrounding the airport to learn more about airport noise and how it affects neighbors on a day to day basis. Individual interviews will be approximately 30 minutes (1 session only). To sign up or simply learn more about the project, please contact: Dudley Bonsal, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota: 612-625-6080 or by email at email@example.com
Taste of FRN Cookbook Fundraiser
FRNNG is collecting recipes now through the Fall for a fundraiser cookbook. Help us by submitting your favorite recipes to the cookbook committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the FRNNG office at email@example.com
Along with your recipe, please list your name as you would like it to be printed in the cookbook along with the neighborhood you live in. Pass the info on; the more recipes we get the better the cookbook will be!
Senior Nutrition Program
Monday through Friday the Volunteers of America host a free/reduced price lunch for area seniors aged 60+. The suggested contribution is $3.50, however they just ask people to pay what they can afford. No one is ever denied a meal because they cannot pay. Meals are at 1:00pm at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 1720 E. Minnehaha Parkway. For more info call 952-945-4157 or 612-729-6668.
Garage and home break ins on the rise in FRN
Due to a string of recent burglaries of area garages and homes, sector 3 Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele has released this document to let you know how you can protect yourselves and help prevent future crimes. Please help spread the word to your neighbors!
Looking to get involved in your neighborhood?
FRNNG currently has openings on its board and is also looking for volunteers to sit on committees. Please see the Committees tab above for more information.
City of Minneapolis Expands Recycling Program
As a result of a successful pilot project with the Eastside Food Co-op, the City of Minneapolis has expanded its recycling program to now include all numbered plastics #1-7. Newly accepted items include containers such as pudding and fruit cups, margarine, yogurt and cottage cheese containers. Also accepted are paper based boxed such as broth, wine, milk and juice. For more information, please visit the City of Minneapolis' recylcing guide by clicking here.
Free Home Security Audits
Is having your house or garage broken into a constant worry for you? Stop home burglaries before they happen with a free home security audit conducted by Crime Prevention Specialist Sue Roethele. Contact Sue at the Third Precinct by calling 612-673-2839 or e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood
Are you looking for a way to volunteer with organizations in your neighborhood, but don't know quite how to get connected with the right group? For information about non-profit groups near you that are looking for volunteer help, check out VolunteerMatch.org, an easy-to-use web-site that lists volunteer opportunities by zip code. Now that we're moving towards the holidays, there are plenty of opportunities to help your neighbors. If you want a way to "get back" while you "give back," volunteering is the way to do it!