The County Health Department is using a COVID-19 Compass Snapshot to recommend best practices for travel, being in public, going to gatherings, and doing business. Info on the Neighborhoods’ COVID-19 postcard is still accurate and timely. Many studies are finding that many, in one case, more than 40% of those infected, have no symptoms but they are able to spread the virus. This is why experts are begging us to wear masks when we are around people outside of our household and especially when we are indoors. More information is at https://lacrossecounty.org/covid19.
The US Census is still happening. Our city, so far, has a return rate of about 65%. If you haven’t yet completed your census survey, you may do so online at https://www.census.gov/. You may complete the survey even if you’ve lost or didn’t get a census ID number in the mail. If you know any UWL, Viterbo, or WTC students whose homes are not in La Crosse, please urge them to complete the survey!
There is a primary election coming on August 11. Absentee in person voting continue through August 7. After that, plan to vote in person at City Hall between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at City Hall. Read more about the primary election at https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voting/
Grow Solar La Crosse, a solar group buy initiative hosted by the Sustainable La Crosse Commission for La Crosse County residents and business owners, is offering more “Solar Power Hour” information sessions for those considering putting solar panels on their home or business. The program offers free assessments and estimates and discounted prices for those who sign up by September 30. There is also a link at the program website for those wishing to donate to help Habitat for Humanity install a solar system on the ReStore and (link coming soon) to help the La Crosse School District install solar on some public schools.
Community school and “victory gardens” are producing food and it’s available for YOU! The Aptiv garden is now producing beans, cabbage, kale, lettuce, and some cucumbers. You are welcome to go any time and pick a meal. The Hintgen school.garden has tons of kale and some raspberries (outside of the fence) right now with other veggies coming soon (I see lots of little tomatoes). If you are interested in produce from the school garden, please reply to this email. The Kane Street garden is another source for food and exercise:for anyone: https://lacrossehtf.org/the-kane-street-community-garden/
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has added a Little Free PANTRY to its Little Free Library, so if you need a book or a meal, check it out. Donations are also welcomed. Read more at http://gslacrosse.org/little-free-pantry
Highland Park is nearly done! If you would like to help plan a little program to “officially” open the park in late August (following public health guidelines), please email. We are grateful that a park neighbor has been watering while plants are getting established. The cistern shoukd be connected soon. Come to our August 10 online meeting for updates!
The Hintgen Neighborhood Association meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the GOODWILL Retail Store and Training Center (3954 Mormon Coulee Road).
Board: Co-Chair: Cathy Van Maren, Co-Chair: <vacant>, Secretary: Denise Burns, Treasurer: Sue Bluske
View our organizing documents:
Diagonal Road to the North, to the Eastalong the Railroadtracks along 29thStreet South, to Holly Place, Broadview Placeand Mormon Coulee Road to the South, and Losey Boulevard to the West.