April 21, 2016 eNews

April Meeting Highlights

  • Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist with the MPD, presented a summary of Part 1 Crimes for 2016 and Armatage continues to be a very safe part of Minneapolis, with thefts and burglaries as our main issues. Almost all reported incidents were non-forced, and serve as a reminder to lock doors.
  • There are a few openings still remaining for the Rec+ summer program, and a couple for next fall’s after school childcare program.
  • Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA) will be hosting an organics recycling workshop on Saturday, June 11 (just after our area will receive their organics cans, for those who requested before the February deadline). More details to come!

We are back online! 4-21-16

After more than a month of our website being out of commission, we have resurrected it — and will hope to bring it up to date in over the next week.

Armatage Happy Hour

Thursday, April 28
Cafe Maude

Join members of the ANA for a casual happy hour and a chance to meet neighbors, ask questions about what we do, and share your ideas about what you’d like to see happen in Armatage.
Cash bar • Appetizers provided by the ANA

ANA Annual Meeting

May 17 starting at 6:30pm
Armatage Community Center

Join us for a bike-focused annual meeting!

  • Bike Fixation — bike services stations located around the City
  • Perennial Cycle (formerly Calhoun Cycle) — how to carry things on your bike (from a purse to bags of groceries)
  • Midtown Greenway — Greenway Glow event on June 18
  • Minneapolis Bike Coalition – protected bikeways
  • Biking maps, resources and more will be available for attendees.
  • Linea Palmisano (Ward 13 Update)
  • Paul Thissen (tentative)
  • And more…

We need to do some business — that of electing members to the board, and addressing any issues that may require the board’s attention.

We hope you can join us for this informative and fun night!

We want to know!

We will celebrate our 25 years of service during our Summer Festival (on Monday, August 8). In exploring ways to commemorate this anniversary, we are asking residents their interest in having the ANA commission a work of art. The artist we are considering is Adam Turman, a local artist who’s unique style can be seen around town.

We would work with the artist to have him create an image unique to our neighborhood. Some current ideas include:

  • Having the word “Armatage”
  • A representation of the park sculpture
  • Showing our borders (landmark streets, shape of outline, or such)
  • Hint of Minnehaha Creek
  • No people images (focus on nature and buildings)
  • Possibly include the Armatage tree logo
  • Other ideas? (Please forward your suggestions to our coordinator.)

After checking out his work, we’d like to know the following:
Would you purchase a limited addition Armatage screen print (18×24)? *


*(We understand you are basing your response on an image we don’t have yet, but hope our ideas above give you a sense of what will/won’t be in the image. Again, send us your thoughts for what you’d like to see!)
[Pricing est. $20-$30/unframed print]