Sunday, August 29, 2010

HMEG has a new look!

This posting has been waiting to shine for some time. If you had not noticed, the HMEG logo got a significant upgrade this year. Much of the credit for the new logo goes to Midway-ite Mona Toft, who re-designed the HMEG logo . Mona added the color scheme, tree seedling and a border, bringing the former logo to the prime-time.

In our preparations for HMEG spring events, the group wanted to take the snazzy new logo on the road to both the Arbor Day/Festival of Trees, and the Midway Folk Festival.

Christina Jenson and Erin Pavlica collaborated on the the hand-dyed tablecloth, made of reused fabric. Mona arranged for our fabric banners to be printed by Christi Michaels-Flaherty, owner of T-Shirt Lady.Biz, Digital Garment & Fabric Printing.

The result of these efforts were brilliant. The HMEG booth was sharp. Kudos to all involved, your service is greatly appreciated.

The photo above shows Mona next to the banner in May at Newell Park.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Contribute to HMEG's tree fund by buying books on 8/21 and 8/22 at Borders

For a printable pdf of this voucher, click this link.

Shop at Midway Borders in-store and bring this bar code with you. Or, shop online and enter the Borders online code. A percentage of the net sales raised from this coupon will be donated to the Hamline Midway Tree Project to buy more trees for the neighborhood! Its Border's
Benefit Days – their way of giving back! Click to learn more about the HMEG Tree Team.

Hamline Midway Neighborhood Tree Project 8-21-10 to 8-22-10

Valid 08/21/10 – 08/22/10 at the Midway-St. Paul Store Only or Online using Borders Online Code: HMTP8212W for use at

Excludes previous purchases, gift cards, newspapers, magazines, coupon books, digital downloads, comics, special orders, video games, Smartbox products, Rosetta Stone software, and shipping. Void where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. Cash value .01¢. Not redeemable for cash. Valid on 8/21/10 - 8/22/10.

Cashiers: Ring items, select S3, select S4, scan or enter barcode #, select S1, enter $0.01, and Total. Note: if a customer presents a Total Purchase coupon, such as "$5 off Total Purchase" or "10% off Total Purchase", use this barcode to ring that discount. Follow the instructions on the original coupon, but scan the barcode on the Benefits Day voucher. The register will only accept one barcode for Total Purchase coupons.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hamline Midway Bugs n' Bikes Community Garden Tour

Spend the day biking between Hamline Midway gardens, participating in activities, eating wonderful food, and having a great time at the:

Hamline Midway Bugs n' Bikes Community Garden Tour Saturday, August 21st, 10 am – 2 pm

Part of the Gardening Matters “Parade of Community Gardens”

Here is the list of the SIX community gardens participating in Hamline Midway neighborhood and the exciting activities and events each site is planning. This day will celebrate these sites and the people who volunteer to make them happen. Lots of fun to be had right in the Midway!

Pump up those bike tires and chart your course:

41. Snelling Planters
755 Snelling Ave N

::Bug hat activity
::Composting information/demonstrations
::Sidewalk sale & free popcorn at Hamline Hardware

at Mosaic on a Stick
595 Snelling Avenue N

::Free community mosaic on a stick project 12-2pm

42. SPROUT Garden
1514 W Englewood Ave

::Bike check-ups, tune-ups, and education with Terri from Now Bikes and Fitness
::Bike Activity with Scott and Carrie from the Hamline Church
::Crafting project for kids!

43. Maxine Smith Rain Garden
Hamline Church-W Minnehaha Ave & N Simpson St.

::Rain garden information
::Capitol Region Watershed District staff present to answer questions on managing rain water runoff
::Face painting and cargo bike demonstration.

44. Midway GreenSpirit
W Pierce Butler Route & Hamline Ave N

::Check out the new orchard!
::Eat honey sweetened treats
::Ask Master Gardeners and beekeepers everything you ever wanted to know
::Beehive Demo at 1 pm; kids activities

45. Horton Park Gardens
W Minnehaha Ave & Hamline Ave N

::View beautiful native plant gardens
::Get questions about tree growing & emerald ash borer answered by experts
::Learn about the neighborhood tree inventory and how to get a free or low cost tree for your yard
::Refreshments and activities

46. Hamline Thomas Garden
Hamline Ave N & W Thomas Ave

::Information on monarch butterflies
::Learn the history of the garden – from decay to beauty!
::Come at 1:00 for a 15 minute lively and informative stuffed animal show by playwright, ::performer, and teacher Leslye Orr of Dreamland Arts.

Note: the numbers on the map correspond to the numbers above, which correspond to the listings posted at, which will correspond to the bright orange directional signs you will see on the Parade day. A poster/flier for the Bugs n' Bike Tour for printing can be found here.

This map can also be accessed online at Google Maps