Lind Bohanon Home and Art Fair
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Lind Community Garden Kick Off, Sunday May 5, 2013
LBNA Wishes to Thank Local Business owner Paul Miller
and Install This Sign and Awnings
For their generous donation of 8 garden signs and doorprizes!
LBNA Says Thank You to our Valuable Volunteers!
Many thanks to all of our valuable Volunteers!
Come Grow with Us!
||Many thanks to long-time board volunteers Joel and Janell Brever
Many thanks to Centerpoint Energy for their generous
$500 GIVE(Grant Incentives for Volunteer Employees) grant!
LBNA Chair Wes Countryman receives a check for $500 for the ongoing work of the Lind Bohanon Neighborhood Association!
The grant is from Centerpoint Energy's GIVE (Grant Incentives for Volunteer Employees). It was given through the volunteer efforts of Centerpoint employee and LBNA Volunteer Committee Coordinator Valerie Cuff. Many thanks Valerie for chosing to volunteer with LBNA! Pictured from l-r: (LBNA Board members: Ione Woodford, Jenifer Scherer, Sheila Scott, Shirley Gish, Georgia Lynch, Wes Countryman, Valerie Cuff, Jan Countryman, Ardella Cherry, Michaeleen Kelzenberg, Susan Spiller, Pauline Betley, and Jimmie Payne Jr.
LBNA is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization established in 1997, and is the City's designated Neighborhood Revitalization Program(NRP) group for this neighborhood.
Our mission is to improve and enhance our neighborhood in the areas of housing, business, safety and community involvement.
The vision of LBNA is to have a neighborhood that has housing that appeals to home buyers and a diverse population; to have a business community that produces decent jobs and fits the needs of its residents; to educate and inspire our community and encourage involvement from its residents and businesses to ensure a safe and clean neighborhood of which we can be proud.
Partnering with the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program, LBNA planned and implemented $1.6 million worth of revitalization improvements for our neighborhood in the following categories: Housing, Business, Crime and Safety, and Social Environment. LBNA is currently gearing up for implementing its newly approved NRP Phase II $523,000 Action Plan to improve our community.
Volunteers are currently needed just one night a month for these important committees to help us implement our NRP Action Plan!
For more information about our programs, projects and activities---Contact our LBNA staff at 763-561-1616 or 612-588-7641.
We want to hear from you! Send us an email with your questions, positive ideas for the neighborhood, or to comment about our website to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
History of the Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood:
Lind-Bohanon was incorporated by the City of Minneapolis in 1887. Early in the neighborhood's development there were strong ties to the Mississippi River. Much of the lumber and supplies for building were brought to the area on barges and other boats.
Many of the large, older homes in the community were boarding houses for people who worked in the Lind-Bohanon area along the Mississippi river. One of the major employers was a workhouse/farm located on the northern section of Lind-Bohanon. Our community's name comes from combining the original school name, Jenny Lind (named for the "Swedish Songbird" who performed for P.T. Barnum's circus for many years), with Bohanon (a founding family that had much influence on the neighborhood).
The neighborhood has an urban history that begins mostly after World War II. Most of the original residents were families of World War II veterans who received buying assistance through the G.I. Bill.
Most recent assets added to the community are the Humboldt Greenway, adding over 100 new single-family and townhomes in our neighborhood. The Shingle Creek housing for adults over 55 and Kingsley Commons for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
The Jenny Lind Elementary and Olson Middle School are greatly increasing learning opportunities for our local children. Patrick Henry High School is among the top IB programs in the nation. Three Rivers Park District's Carl Kroening Interpretive Center is a rich resource center that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. Bohanon Park (49th and Bryant Ave N) and Ghar Square (51st and Lyndale Ave N) are two large parks for picnics, sports activities, wading pool, hockey rink, baseball fields, tennis courts, and children's play areas.