Monthly Archives: June 2015

Help clean up the 35W sound wall

The Greening Committee is working to keep the lands adjacent to the 35W Sound Barrier Walls cut and tended and few volunteers have been able to keep the lands south of 46th Street along 2nd Avenue mowed. However they have been unable to tend the lands north of 46th Street and they are now “out of control.” New Greening Committee Co-Chair Tim Price is asking that volunteers join him in a 90 minute burst of cutting, weeding, raking and bagging along that stretch of land. There will be two opportunities this Weekend:

1) June 6, Saturday morning 8:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. and
2) June 6, Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Over time, the Greening Committee will create a work plan with specific dates and times when volunteers can work in teams or individually. The 90 minute ”burst of activity” will aim to mow, rake and bag yard-waste for 1 block with minimal physical effort. Tim will be available at each of those times with bags, rakes, safety cones – allowing us to do our work safely.

Please contact Tim Price if you are available to help out at 612-385-2297 or at

If you are unable to join in but are willing to devote some time any day or time June 4th – Thursday – June 7th – Sunday, let Tim know and he will make sure to get the tools to you to do a “burst” of activity at your time.

photo by Flickr User edkholer 

6th-Annual Classic Car Show at 48th & Chicago

carshow 2014 019 The South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance (SCABA) will hold its 6th-Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the intersection of 48th Street and Chicago Avenue. The car show will feature a wide variety of classic cars and trucks from the 1940s through the 1980s—and even some cars older than that! Admission is free! Everyone is invited to stop by and “stroll through the past” while dreaming about the cars from yesteryear!

Street Kings Car Club of Minneapolis-St. Paul will again co-host the car show. “Last year’s car show was our best car show ever in terms of the number of cars that participated,” stated Mike Kmiecik, president of SCABA. “We had some cars displayed on Chicago Avenue for the first time, instead of just having cars on 48th Street on the east and west sides of Chicago Avenue. We like being able to spread out the car show, if we can. Hopefully, this year we’ll be able to spread it out even more.”

carshow 2014 020The car show is open to anyone who wants to exhibit their classic cars or trucks. The show will also feature a “bounce house” for kids as well as a D.J. who will be spinning classic ’50s–’80s tunes, plus a beer garden operated by Adrian’s Tavern. The “paint car” will be available again this year for the kids to turn into a “work of art” – for free! Of course, all of that will be in addition to the great restaurants and other businesses around the 48th and Chicago intersection that
will be open that day.

There is a small registration fee for each vehicle participating in the show: $10 for pre-registered vehicles; $20 for day-of-show registrations. Anyone interested in entering the car show should check out SCABA’s website at for more information.