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SCNA Website and Newsletter Updates
SCNA is kicking off 2017 with a fresh new looking website that is designed to be more user friendly for all kinds of electronic devices. Based on feedback from our Steering Committee listening sessions we heard the older website designed with the help of students of Rev Academy, launched in 2014, has a lot of information but simply needed an update. We’ve simplified it and given it a fresh new look. Residents can find out who SCNA is, what it does, and how they can get involved right from the homepage. We also have homeowner resource links, program information, and history of our organization and the area also on our website.
 
Along with this important website update, SCNA will for the first time be going to a bimonthly publication of our Community Connections newsletter in 2017. Six times rather than twelve times this year along with some special mailings, SCNA will be printing and delivering the Community Connections newsletter. If residents prefer to have an emailed copy rather than a printed copy mailed to them they can sign up for our e-newsletter at our website at www.shinglecreekmpls.org. Our archived monthly printed newsletters are also available online under the What? Tab.

Waste less in 2017
Pick up a FREE organics recycling bin January 10th

Free kitchen collection containers and extra compostable bags now available
 
About 30% of your trash is organic material that could be put to a better use through composting instead of being treated as garbage.  Resolve to waste less in 2017 by signing up to receive a green organics cart for composting. 
 
How do I participate?
All Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can get a green organics recycling cart at no extra cost by signing up online or by calling 612-673-2917.  Once you receive your cart, collect your food scraps and non-recyclable paper in a compostable bag and place the bagged organics in your green organics cart.  The cart is serviced weekly on the same day as your garbage.  
 
Why participate?
Receive bonus of 6 months’ worth (30 count) of compostable plastic bags for free.  The bags are mailed to you after you sign up. Pick up a free kitchen collection container from a community organization near you. Save money by reducing the number of size of your garbage cart(s).No extra charge to participate.
 
Where can I pick up a free kitchen collection container?
Pick up a container at our January 10, 2017 SCNA Neighborhood and Board meeting at 6:30pm at Creekview Park, 5001 Humboldt Ave N, Mpls, MN 55430.

How can I sign up?
For more information about organics recycling or to sign up, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/organics or call 612-673-2917.
Metro Transit Update at Jan 10 SCNA neighborhood meeting!
The Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association works hard to keep residents informed about changes, improvements, pending city decisions and information that may effect residents at the neighborhood level. We've invited Metro Transit representatives back to our January Neighborhood meeting to give us updates on the Brooklyn Boulevard improvements and bus stops along the corridor that are being planned for 2017 and future.

A developer for a property in the neighborhood will also be giving a short presentation. Come and hear from him about his proposal to improve a property and his company. All our SCNA meetings are free! Light refreshments will be served! Feel free to attend to learn more! If you'd like to learn more about a particular topic or question...contact us!
Holiday Thank You Celebration Huge Success!
With over 50 people attending this premiere event sharing what their partnership or volunteering has meant to them, we feel the love! To see more photos go to our Facebook page at Shingle Creek NA
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Patrick Henry Herobotics Establish 6 New Diverse Teams in 2016!
As part of their First Robotics national grant received in the summer of 2016, the Patrick Henry Herobotics Team has helped establish 6 new diverse robotics teams at the middle school level across the northside. For more updates and mentoring opportunities go to: Patrick Henry Herobotics Team facebook page.


Did you know that 1/4 of people over the age of 65 fall each year?
Part of the reason for this is your physical environment – your home. Senior Community Services’ HOME Program can help reduce your fall risks and allow you to remain independent in your own home for longer by doing a free Home Health & Safety Assessment. At the end of the assessment, you will receive a report detailing practical steps you can take to reduce fall risks and make your home safer. Our handypersons are available to work with you to make any desired repairs and safety improvements.
For more information on our HOME program or to schedule a FREE Home Health & Safety Assessment call 952-746-4046 or visit www.seniorcommunity.org.

 

Partner with us to Create a Better Neighborhood and Community!
Donate or Volunteer with SCNA

Is your New Year's resolution for 2017 to get more involved in the neighborhood and community? Want to donate funds to a local 501c3 organization like the Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association for upcoming community events and ongoing work of SCNA? Donate here today!
Do you have some time to share to make a difference on our board or at an upcoming event? Check out our Volunteer Page to get started today!Donate today!
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Plans Improvements for Northside! Want to learn more? Sign Up Now!
 
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Our mailing address is:
Shingle Creek Neighborhood Association
PO Box 15656
Minneapolis, MN 55415
mpls.scna@gmail.com

Amy Luesebrink
SCNA Administrative Director
612-597-9464

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