- Published: 26 August 2020 26 August 2020
We are happy to share some of the results of our 2019 and 2020 Kenny Raingarden Program. We had hoped to host an in-person garden tour, but are going with a self-guided tour in this time of COVID-19. The attached pdf highlights several of the gardens around the neighborhood- each one had unique needs and solutions. Each garden is visible from the sidewalk or street and we ask that you not go onto private property. Also please remember to socially distance and wear a mask!
- Published: 14 August 2020 14 August 2020
As we reflect on the events of the past few months, the song What the World Needs Now came to mind:
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
It's the only thing that there's just too little of.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.”
Download and print the empty picture frame (link below) to tell us what the world needs now. This could be a drawing, painting, poem or written word. To a young child, maybe the world needs more ice cream; to a youth, it might mean being able to spend time with friends down at the creek; and to an adult it might mean safety and health and in our city. Let your imaginations run wild and tells us what YOU think the world needs.
Send your submission to:
PO Box 19593
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Be sure to include your name and address either on the back or on the envelope. We’ll create a virtual art showcase and post submissions on our website as well as social media for all to enjoy. Each entry will receive a $5 gift card from Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream. Have fun and be creative! Need more than one copy? Download a copy of the PDF and print as many as you need. Both kids and adults are encouraged to participate!
- Published: 25 June 2020 25 June 2020
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has opened the application period for the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program. Applications will be accepted between Tuesday, June 23 and 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2.
This program will provide $10,000 grants to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible.
Priority will be given to businesses closed by executive order, with minimum funding levels for businesses owned by women, veterans, and people of color; businesses with six or fewer employees, and for indoor retail and food markets with an ethnic cultural emphasis.
A randomized, computer-generated lottery process will be used to select eligible businesses that will receive awards. All awards will be administered by qualified local and regionally based nonprofit agencies, and the grant funds can be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, and other similar business expenses.
To be eligible, businesses must have a permanent physical location in Minnesota and be majority owned by a permanent resident of Minnesota. Businesses must be able to demonstrate hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Published: 04 June 2020 04 June 2020
Check out the neighborhood activity for “kids” ages 1 to 101! Show us what Kenny neighborhood looks like to YOU! Decorate this map of the neighborhood any way you like — add your house, family, pets, neighbors, school, etc. Send it to us at KNA/PO Box 19593/Minneapolis, MN 55419; be sure to include your name and address. We’ll create a virtual art showcase and post drawings on our website as well as social media for all to enjoy. Each entry will receive a $5 Sebastian Joe’s gift card. Have fun and be creative! Adults are welcome to participate, too!
Click on the attachment to download and print a copy.
- Published: 16 June 2020 16 June 2020
The online KNA Annual Meeting has recently concluded. Voting for KNA Board Members and proposed bylaws amendments took place electronically.
The proposed amendments to the KNA Bylaws passed by unanimous vote.
The newly elected KNA Board Members for a three-year term (2020-2023) are:
Thank you to these neighbors who have stepped up to a leadership role in the neighborhood! And thanks to all of you who cast a vote.