Halloween Tour Results are In
Thank you to everyone who hosted a display, participated in, or voted in this year’s Halloween Tour! The results are in and voting was close this year!
Huge thanks to Book Club for generously donating a $50 gift card to each of the following displays:
- Best use of Pumpkins: 5642 Oliver Ave S (bottom left)
- Spookiest: 5621 Morgan Ave S (top left)
- Kenny Neighborhood Fave: 5428 James Ave S (bottom right)
- Armatage Neighborhood Fave: 5821 Sheridan Ave S (top right)
Give Today to Support the ANA
We hope you’ll join us in supporting the Armatage Neighborhood Association with a Give to the Max Day donation this year. Give to the Max Day is Nov 17, but you can give early today. With your help, the ANA works to make Armatage a place where all are welcome, empowered, and connected through community-building events, environmental work, safety initiatives, advocacy and communications that keep you informed and engaged.
Big or small, EVERY donation matters! Give today at givemn.org/organization/Armatage-Neighborhood-Association As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, every donation to the ANA is tax-deductible and eligible for an employer match.
Get Ready to Vote in the 2022 Election
The November 8 election is almost here so make sure you’re ready to cast your ballot! We’ve included helpful links below but if you’ve got more questions, https://vote.minneapolismn.gov is sure to have the answer!
- Vote Early: any Minneapolis resident can vote at the Early Vote Center at 980 East Hennepin Ave, 7 days a week. Hours at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/vote-early-in-person/
- Vote on Election Day: double check your polling place at pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ Polls are open from 7am–8pm. Make sure to thank your precinct’s poll workers!
- Check Voter Registration: check your voter registration at mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx You can also register to vote at your precinct on Election Day.
- See a Sample Ballot: find out what’s on the ballot at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/ballot
Field + Festival Holiday Market at Wagners
Field + Festival’s popular holiday markets at Wagner’s Garden Center are BACK! Check out the food and maker market series every Saturday and Sunday from 10am–2pm this holiday season. The fun happens inside the Wagners greenhouses, a warm escape perfect for holiday shopping!
Check out each week’s participating vendors and learn more at https://www.fieldandfestival.com/events
Pumpkins Can Go in Organics Recycling
When you’re done with your carved pumpkins and other gourds, you can put them in your green organics recycling cart. They don’t need to be bagged but do remember to remove any candles or lights first.
If you haven’t signed up for organics recycling yet, you can also put them with your other yard waste. Added synthetic materials such as paint, permanent markers, glitter or jewels make that part of the pumpkins non-compostable, and then they have to go in the black garbage cart.
21-Day Equity Challenge
In 2021, the United Way of Olmstead County challenged Minnesotans with a powerful opportunity for learning, action, and growth. The concept was simple – spend 10-15 minutes a day learning about equity and justice issues. Although you cannot sign up to receive daily emails any longer, all 21 days of activities can still be accessed on their website. Activities include watching short videos, reading articles, and listening to music; all things you can do from the comfort of your home. More than 1500 Minnesotans participated in October of 2021; will you challenge yourself to participate now? Access the activities here: 21-Day Equity Challenge | United Way of Olmsted County (uwolmsted.org)
“We must see who benefits from their race, who is disproportionately impacted by negative stereotypes about their race, and to who power and privilege is bestowed upon – earned or not – because of their race, their class, and their gender. Seeing race is essential to changing the system.” – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Thank you to Armatage neighbor, Sheila Dingels, for this write-up!
Keep Leaves Out of the Street
Please do your part to protect our local waterways and keep your leaves out of streets and storm drains. Collect leaves and other yard waste and place them next to your regular recycling and garbage containers for city crews to haul. You can also use leaves as mulch in your garden, mow them into your lawn, or add them to your backyard compost.
In Minneapolis, it is illegal to rake leaves from your yard into the street (Title 17, § 427.270 of the Minneapolis Code). Decomposing leaves wash into storm drains and eventually end up in Minneapolis’ lakes, streams, and the Mississippi River where they over-fertilize the water and help harmful aquatic plants and algae thrive. The result is murky water that isn’t good for swimming or fishing and harms wildlife. Thanks for doing your part this fall! Visit minneapolismn.gov/ solid-waste/yardwaste/ for more information or call 612-673-2917.
Street Sweeping is Underway
Watch the progress, look up your sweeping date, and get all your street sweeping questions answered at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/getting-around/parking-driving/street–sweep/
Crews will post temporary “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they’re swept. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.
Are You Signed up for Snow Emergency Alerts?
Snow season is approaching (noooooo!). The City of Minneapolis mailed out snow emergency info last week so now is a great time to make sure you’re signed up to receive alerts. You can sign up for text, email and phone alerts and download the Minneapolis Snow Emergency smartphone app at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/getting-around/snow/snow-emergencies/snow-updates/
When a Snow Emergency is declared, parking rules take effect so plows can clear the streets. Plowing the streets completely requires vehicles parked on streets to move. We all have to work together to do our part and follow the parking rules so plows can do the best job possible and we can avoid a ticket and tow.
Help Needed: Racial Housing Covenant Interviews
Do you live in a home that had a racial housing covenant? Daniel Rosenblum, a visiting PhD researcher working with the Mapping Prejudice Project, is looking for residents from Armatage who would be open to participating in interviews. This would be a great opportunity to share your perspective on your home, neighborhood, racial covenant histories, and recent events in Minneapolis in relation to covenant data compiled by the Mapping Prejudice Project.
To sign up, contact Daniel Rosenblum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-337-0670.