March 2017 Newsletter

March's Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • Flower basket planting is right around the corner and WE NEED YOU! Sign up HERE to volunteer. 
  • Have you ever been to a neighborhood meeting? The next one will be March 13th. Check the newsletter to see who will be there! 
  • Garage Sale Weekend sign ups are up! There's more info in the newsletter, of course, and also right here!
  • Eclectic Book Review Club's schedule has been announced! Check the newsletter for more info.


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Posted on March 6, 2017 and filed under Newsletter.

February 2017 Newsletter

February's Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • What do DMPA Presidents even do? Find out what our wonderful past presidents have done for our neighborhood. 
  • Bus Rapid Transit update - in case you weren't able to make it to January's meeting, you can find updates in the newsletter.
  • Garage Sale Weekend is coming! Sign up HERE.
  • Check out the preliminary master plan for the Sunken Gardens!
  • February's neighborhood meeting with Film Streams - more info in the newsletter, where else?


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Posted on February 6, 2017 and filed under Newsletter.

January 2017 Newsletter

January Newsletter

In this month's newsletter:

  • In President Molly's message:
    • Have you seen the Sunks Skating Rink? If you get a chance, tell Dundee Bank "Thank you!" for funding, installing, and removing the rink. They'd be delighted to hear it!
    • This month's neighborhood meeting will be January 9th. Find out more here.
  • Flower Basket Planting is right around the corner, and we need volunteers! What better way to spend an afternoon than by chatting with great neighbors and getting your hands dirty? Find out more here.
  • It's no secret that we LOVE libraries! Find out when the Friends of Omaha Public Library annual meeting is in the newsletter!


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Posted on January 4, 2017 and filed under Newsletter.

Addition to the Subway Mural

A note from a DMPA board member: 

There was a space in between the "Dundee Subway" letters that was a possible target for future graffiti.  It was also pointed out to me that we had not included our light posts and flower baskets in any of the murals. After contacting several schools and other possible artists, my daughter Catrina said she could do it and with the nice weather this weekend, her new mural was painted to the wall in the tunnel.  It looks great and it now has the anti-graffiti coating on it.  I am attaching a picture of the finished product.

-Dave Schinzel

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

December 2016 Newsletter

December Newsletter


In this month's newsletter: 

  • There's info on an upcoming events such as:
  1. Tree trimming workshop offered by City Parks & Rec and Public Property Department
  2. Complete Streets Design Mural Competition
  • More news on the Ash Borer Information about the
  • President Molly writes a great Thank You to Kitty Prinz in her letter
     
  • And lastly, Don Bowers is hanging up his hat with these final great tips in this month's Old House Mechanic

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Posted on December 6, 2016 and filed under Newsletter.

2017 Flower Basket Information

It is that time of year... Flower Basket collection. Planting begins in early March and we need ALL of the donations by that time. **Your Block Captain will also be collecting if you prefer checks or cash but we hope more and more people take advantage via the convenient online donations. It is VERY easy and you have several payment options. Your donation will of course be filed with your block (don't forget to note your address). 

Please take into consideration that there are flower baskets at the "entrances" to the neighborhood that are not on a particular block. The neighborhood "as a whole" takes care of these with the extra donations we receive. That being said, know that any extra donations go toward these baskets, damaged or stolen baskets, fuel/water/materials expenses, or other unforeseen costs.

It is a one of a kind program that only survives because of the generosity of time and treasure. Neighborhood volunteers plant, hang, water, and remove the baskets every year. 


Click below to...
DONATE ONLINE
Volunteer to water the baskets
 

Thank you for supporting this great program,
Peter Manhart
312 S 57th St
themanharts@cox.net

 

Posted on November 11, 2016 .

November 2016 Newsletter

November's Newsletter Highlights:

  • This month’s neighborhood meeting is on the 14th. We’ll be talking trees. We'd love to see you there!
  • Speaking of trees, thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in the Re-Tree Midtown program!
  • Also, huge Thank You to Dan Rock and the flower basket crews for all of your hard work!
  • Mark your calendar! Holiday Lights on Dundee is Thursday, December, 1st.
  • Check out the Dundee Community Garden Fall Update! The DCG donated over 1000 pounds of produce this year! Wow!

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Posted on November 11, 2016 and filed under Newsletter.

October 2016 Newsletter

October's Newsletter
In this month's newsletter:

  • President Molly reminds everyone of upcoming neighborhood meetings. The board meeting is tonight, and the neighborhood candidate's forum meeting is October 10th. Check out the newsletter for details!
  • There are some exciting updates for the Sunken Gardens!
  • Lastly, there has been some vandalization in the Dodge Street Subway and we need your help to ensure that we can protect the mural from further damage. You can donate here

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Posted on October 3, 2016 .

Dodge Street Subway Mural Vandalization

As everyone should know, the five "Windows on Dundee" murals were installed in May by UNO students.  They look great and are a great addition to our neighborhood.  There has been some minor graffiti over the summer but the anti-graffiti coating works great and any paint has been easily wiped away without any damage to the underlying surface.  Some additional caulking on the roof was done to address some leaking during heavy rains.

Unfortunately, a couple of the murals were damaged when a vandal decided to tear off a couple of edges that had come loose.  We had all of the murals cauled with an adhesive after that happened and it seemed to work.  However, in the last week someone decided to take a knife to one of the murals and tore off almost half of the mural cutting it into many pieces.  Fortunately, Grace Rock picked up the pieces and I was able to get the mural put back together again over the weekend.

I met with the contractor on Saturday to see if he had any thoughts or ideas.  First, he suggested using an inexpensive deer camera to see if we can get a picture of who may be doing this.  I went out to Dick's and I was able to get a $50 camera that I am going to put on one of the poles.  The contractor also suggested covering the murals with an abrasive proof plexiglass.  The contractor is going to get me estimates by tomorrow.  His best guess was probably $6,000 to $8,000.  He understands how important it is to get this done quickly before any further damage is done.

We currently have $2,252.84 remaining from the funds designated for the subway.  We have a $1,027.20 cost for the two mural artists plaques that are yet to be installed.  That leaves $1,225.64 that can be dedicated to the plexiglass covers.  That means we would need to raise another $5,000 to $7,000 to get it done.

I am committed to doing whatever I can to raise that money so these great pieces of art can be protected.

Posted on September 7, 2016 .