Month of Miracles

South Pointe Christian Church is organizing their sixth annual Month of Miracles. The concept is very simple. Community members request help with basic services and South Pointe Christian Church tries to meet those needs as best they can. In previous years, many projects have been accomplished, including: cleaned-up yards, built patios, installed swing sets, remodeled bathrooms, and painted houses.

The schedule for 2018 is:
• June 27 … Postcards mailed
• July  14 … Request deadline
• Aug. 5 ….. Project selection
• Aug. 26 … Kick-off event, details TBA
• Sept.    …. Volunteers complete projects
• Oct.  07 … Finale Celebration, details TBA

 

You can request assistance online here.

You can volunteer your help here.

Would you like more information? email: monthofmiracles@southpointecc.org

Man Caves and She-Shed Tour!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

3 PM – 7 PM

This is a fun new event sponsored by the Near South Neighborhood Association. Enjoy a 1.5 mile walk or bike ride. Park once and walk the full tour. We are featuring spaces you may miss otherwise – behind the scenes, relaxation areas, alley art, and workshops where the homeowners create and fix things. This is a Tour of spaces where people enjoy themselves, create and fix things, and a few hidden and public places along the way. The gender stereotypes are just for fun on this tour – everyone can enjoy this!

Man Caves – basements turned into fun areas for games, tv, and entertainment areas, workshops, garages…

She Sheds – potting sheds, relaxation spaces, sitting areas…

Walk-bys – alley art, three parks in the Near South, and beautiful homes along the way.

These are the locations on display this year:

  • 1937 F Street, carriage house work shop; garage, potting room “she shed”;
  • 2128 B Street, basement entertainment area, back yard.
  • 1954 A Street – beautiful, unique yard
  • 1844 Washington, garage workshop, solar panels

Get more information at the Event Page!

Lincoln Bike Plan 2018

 

The city of Lincoln is working on a Bike Plan! The primary purpose of this bicycle plan is to identify an on-street bicycle network that builds on the City’s extensive trail network and will provide safe and low-stress bicycle commuting and recreational opportunities. The plan will depict a comprehensive system of off-street and on-street facilities that safely connects neighborhoods and destinations and encourages bicycle travel.

You can check out more information by visiting the website: LincolnBikePlan.com

You can also participate in the survey! Click here before and participate on or before May 21st!

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Community Crops Gardens are available!

Have you ever wanted to try having a garden? The Near South Neighborhood has a community garden located 18th & F Street.  It was developed by the First Presbyterian Church and Jacob’s Well in partnership with Community Crops. The garden location offers 18 individual garden plots consisting of raised beds measuring at 20’x5′.

Now is the time to sign up for your own garden bed!

For more information, visit Community Crops’ website: http//communitycrops.org/.

 

Deny Alcohol Sales Less Than 100 Feet Away From Homes & Schools

The Near South Neighborhood Association is AGAINST the zone change request that would allow grocery stores to sell alcohol, even if they are within 100 feet of a residence, school, church, or mental health facility.

Currently, businesses must be 100 feet away from residences, schools, churches, and mental health facilities in order to sell alcohol to be consumed off site.

By making an exception for grocery stores, we open up a slippery slope to other community service providers like pharmacies and convenience stores. If exceptions are made for one group, others will follow. Exceptions weaken the point of the law.

If you’d like to read more on our stance, we have attached some more detailed questions/answers, as well as the Near South Neighborhood Association’s letter to our elected officials.

Additional Information/Questions & Answers

Letter to Elected Officials

Year Round Local Food Market?

The South of Downtown Organization is holding a community conversation and dessert. The discussion topic is:

Should Lincoln Have a Year-Round Local Food Market / Public Market in or Near Downtown?

When: Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8 PM
Where: F Street Community Center,
1225 F St, Lincoln, NE 68508

SODO is seeking a wide range of viewpoints and opinions in order to inform community leaders regarding various perspectives on this topic. Space is limited and child care will be provided.

Please RSVP so that there will be enough space, dessert and childcare for everyone!
http://go.unl.edu/LNKMarket

If demand is high, we may organize another meeting in late February. For more information, please contact shawn.ryba@lincolnsouthdowntown.org

Luminarias on Goodhue Boulevard

 

We will be placing luminarias (candles in paper bags) along Goodhue Boulevard on December 24th. Candles will burn through the night, leaving a beautiful view all the way to the state capitol building.

The NSNA could use your help! If you would like to help set up/light luminarias on December 24th or help pick them up on December 25th – check it out & sign up here!

Questions? Contact amy.hochstetler@nearsouth.org.

Irving Fall Picnic

Thursday, September 21 5:30-7:30 pm

2745 S 22nd St (Irving School Playfields)

Friends, families, and neighbors are all invited!

  • Bring your blankets and lawn chairs
  • Hear live music from the The Algorhythm and Less Talk More Polka
  • Bring your picnic dinner or purchase food from Heoya food truck or Kona Ice.
  • Meet our neighborhood police officers
  • Hang out with friends, and meet new ones!
  • Finally, watch the Irving Chimney Swifts arrive home at sunset!

16th Street Is Open!

 

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Thank you to City of Lincoln Public Works for a beautiful new street surface in the Near South!

South 16th Street between “A” and “F” streets reopened to one-way southbound traffic at 3 p.m.Monday.  The street had been closed since February for reconstruction. South 17th Street was closed to southbound traffic during that time.

Crews will restore South 17th Street to one-way, northbound traffic between “G” and “A” streets over the next two days.  Final improvements will include restriping lanes, temporary roundabout removal and traffic signal reactivation at the intersection of 17th and “A” streets.

Workers will be using flagging to direct traffic during control device removals.  More information about the project is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 16).