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

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

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).

16th Street Reconstruction from ‘A’ St. to ‘F’ St.

Open House Public Meeting

Monday, January 9, 2017 6 – 8 PM

McPhee Elementary School

820 Goodhue Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68508

Please enter through the main doors on the west side of building

Join to learn more about the reconstruction of 16th St. from ‘A’ St. to ‘F’ St. The project team will be available to discuss the construction plan and to answer your questions about the project.

Information will also be available about the ‘D’ St. Water Main Replacement project to be completed in conjunction with this project.

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