Junta de inquilinos establecida para el avance de mejoras a viviendas, próxima reunión, miércoles 22 de octubre

El 11 de septiembre, líderes residentes de departamentos en Corcoran votaron para formalizar nuestros esfuerzos de inquilino del vecindario en una Junta de Inquilinos.

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Se aproxima el cierre de la temporada con la llegada del otoño

Creámoslo o no, el otoño ha llegado y la temporada del Mercado de Granjeros de Midtown se está acercando a su fin con el comienzo de la caída de las hojas y la caída de las temperaturas. Al adentrarnos en octubre, nos quedan sólo cuatro mercados sabatinos y cuatro mercados de los martes en esta temporada 2014. Aunque la temporada del mercado está apagándose, habrá todavía fantásticos artículos disponibles en el mercado y suficientes actividades para que vengan y disfruten. Asegúrense de almacenar verduras frescas y locales para enlatar en vinagre, y no se pierdan nuestras últimas oportunidades para disfrutar el mercado y visitar con amigos, vecinos y a nuestros comerciantes fabulosos antes del cierre de la temporada.

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Residentes se suman al desarrollo de 2225 East Lake

Cerca de 150 personas llegaron el 3 de abril a escuchar sobre los planes propuestos por Hennepin County para la compra y rediseño de 2225 East Lake, propiedad de 6.5 acres, entre la estación del tren ligero de Lake Street y el YWCA. Desde aquel tiempo, el Condado ha juntado a 2 grupos de trabajo de del gobierno, profesionales de diseño y residentes locales, para trabajar en el asunto relacionado al diseño sustentable y conexiones de trafico bici/peatones dentro del diseño. Cada uno de estos grupos se ha reunido una vez, y el CNO reunió información de residentes quienes participaron, incluyendo residentes de Corcoran como Jane St. Clair, Tami Traeger, John Paul, Benjamin Tsai, Billy Weber, Gerry Tyrrell, Heidi Traore, Jim Walsh y Peggy Knapp.

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Affordable solar will allow residents to save money

The cost of solar panels has dropped 99% since 1977. In Minnesota, the long-term electricity cost from solar has decreased below the rising cost of utility bills. Now, local residents are making solar accessible for everyone through a member-owned cooperative, Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF).

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Tenants' council established to advance housing improvements, next meeting Wednesday, October 22

On September 11, apartment resident leaders in Corcoran voted to formalize our neighborhood’s tenant organizing efforts into an open Tenants’ Council, or La junta de inquilinos.

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Community workshop: Home Weatherization 101

Ready for a cozy winter with energy saving tips on Wednesday, October 15 from 6-8pm at Corcoran Park gym.

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Share the Harvest: Donate locally-grown produce to families in need

Share the harvest is a CNO program allowing gardeners and farmer’s market shoppers to contribute locally-grown produce to Sisters’ Camelot, a reputable local organization that offers free produce and free meals to hungry Minneapolis residents through its colorful mobile food share bus.

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Event recaps: Clean Sweep, gardening workshop

Gardening workshop

On August 20th, CNO hosted an informational workshop with local gardening expert Marcus Larson. Corcoran neighbors stopped by the Corcoran Community Garden (3301 34th Ave S) to walk through the green space, and learn a few tips. Now that growing season is mostly over, Marcus recommended “topping” or cutting off the top vertical stem of tomato plants in order to focus the plant’s energy on ripping its fruit. Marcus also shared a recipe and taste of refrigerator pickles, which were very delicious.

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Market season draws to a close as autumn arrives

Believe it or not, autumn has arrived and the Midtown Farmers Market season is nearing its end as the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures start to drop. As we head into October there are only 4 remaining Saturday markets and 4 Tuesday markets left in the 2014 season! Although the market season is winding down there will still be plenty of great items available at the market and plenty of activities to come out and enjoy. Be sure to stock up on fresh, local veggies for canning and pickling and don’t miss your final opportunities to enjoy the market and visit with friends, neighbors and our wonderful vendors before the season draws to a close!

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