- Published: 22 July 2015
A U of M student is conducting a Master’s Thesis project and is administering a survey to Southwest Minneapolis residents about the importance of neighborhood heritage. She reached out to the neighborhood association asking for help distributing the survey and will share the results with us to help us better understand the needs and priorities of the neighborhood.
If you are interested in helping, here is a link to the survey (please complete by Sept. 1): https://umn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40ldE75vDG1KSIR.
Keep reading for more information and a message from the student:
What makes your neighborhood special?
Please take this opportunity to be part of a research study about the character of your neighborhood and the places you feel are important to it. The purpose of this study is to better understand the similarities and differences between the Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods through the experience of residents. Most importantly, it is a chance to express your views and contribute to the conversation about what makes your neighborhood special. The results of this study will be made available to the Southwest Minneapolis community so that the participating neighborhoods can appreciate the diversity of resident views.
This anonymous online survey will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive, you will be given the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win an iPad Air. To participate in this survey please click the link or copy the url into your browser.
- Published: 02 July 2015
We are excited to be bringing you a new, more laid back and low cost neighborhood festival this year. However, being laid back and low cost still requires some effort! We’re looking for some volunteers to help primarily with activities for the kids- inflatables, games and the Cookie Walk. If you can spare an hour to help, we’d love to hear from you. Please check out our online sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48afaf2da6f49-2015 to choose a time slot. Each volunteer will receive a $3 coupon to use with one of the vendors.
Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you and having a great neighborhood event on July 30.
- Published: 01 July 2015
Kenny and surrounding neighborhoods have recently seen a spike in two different types of thefts – packages being stolen after delivery by UPS and other carriers, and theft of items left for recycling and garbage pickup. In one instance someone came on to a resident’s property and took items that were not for recycling.
Here’s what each of us can be doing to prevent thefts AND assist the police in making arrests. Please also see the attached pdf for more tips.
REPORT all incidents as soon as possible to the police by calling 9-1-1.
Package Delivery Thefts:
- If a package theft issue, contact the company that you purchased the item from, then the Delivery Company, and then 9-1-1 with any known details. ALL delivery companies work with the police to identify and stop these types of thefts.
- If you have an order for delivery of a special item (family heirloom, jewelry, etc.) consider other options for delivery of the package as detailed in the delivery package options provided by our Crime Prevention Specialist.
Theft of Recycling, Garbage, and Other Property:
- Always keep your garage doors locked and secured unless you are in the immediate vicinity of the garage.
- Consider installing motion activated lighting to alert you when someone has entered the property.
- Do not put out valuable recycling items until just before scheduled pick up.
- If you do see a scrapper going up and down the alley, taking things out of the garbage cans or recycling bins, or going onto private property, call 9-1-1 immediately. (This will alert the police to any patterns of activity and allow them to provide extra patrols in the area.)
For more Information contact Kenny’s crime prevention specialist, or click on one of the resource links listed:
Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
3101 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Crime prevention resources: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/
Crime maps and statistics: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-statistics/
- Published: 28 June 2015
The 1st Annual Kickin' Back Kickball Tournament will take place at the Kickin' Back at Kenny Summer Festival on July 30.
Gather your friends, family and neighbors and put together a team. We're looking for 8 teams of up to14 players (minimum of 11 players) ages 8+.
Team registration encouraged by July 16.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
- Published: 28 June 2015
We're changing things up this year and kickin' back for a good old-fashioned family picnic in the park!
Thursday, July 30
1328 W. 58th St.
Please join us for a relaxed evening at the park having dinner with the family, visiting with neighbors and playing with the kids!
We'll have low cost hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and veggie burgers
Back by popular demand: mini donuts and sno-conesNEW this year: fruit, veggies and other healthy sides
Cash only- no credit cards or those pesky tickets
We have a variety of activities for the kiddos planned - ALL FREE! New: Pop-Up Park including arts and crafts, board games, hula hoops, etc. We'll also have two bounce houses, carnival games, a Cookie Walk, MIA Art Activity, MPRB Naturalist and the Yum Power Cart.
For adults we've got the Annual Kenny Car Show.
Local band, Space Heater, will be playing covers and some original music.
Mark your calendars and make plans to kick back and join us!