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Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting: Thursday January 20, 7pm-8:30pm

January 20, 2022 Agenda

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:30-7pm)

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Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121

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  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----

  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (3 minutes)

  • 7:03pm Ground rules (1 minute)

  • 7:04pm Screen grab! (1 minute)

  • 7:05pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update (10 minutes)

  • 7:15pm Arbor Lodge coming year plans including CONCERTS (10 minutes)

  • 7:25pm Severe Weather Prep (5 minutes)

  • 7:30pm At-Large Officer Elections (5 minutes)

  • 7:35pm Parks Chair Needed (5 minutes)

  • 7:40pm Zoom Update (5 minutes)

  • 7:45pm Breakout Room Prompt (8 minute breakout room, 7 minute report out)

  • 8:00pm Committee / Board Updates (30 minutes)

  • Treasurer

  • Transportation

  • Land Use

  • Clean Air

  • Tree Team

  • Neighborhood Emergency Team

  • Outreach / communication

  • Parks



Update: December 20th 2021

 Arbor Lodge Shelter is doing well.   Many neighbors have stepped up to bring food.  Thank you!

They do need things from this list to help those living there:

*. books to read

*. board games

*. playing cards

*. art supplies

*. non sugar snacks like nuts, chips

*. warm hats and socks

You can deliver these items anytime/day between 8am and 6pm.  Just pull into the parking lot, park and walk to the front door - near the intersection.  Someone will be at that door and welcome you and give you thanks for your donation.   The Shelter is at the old Rite Aid building, on the SE corner of Lombard and Denver.

Thank you for considering our new neighbors.


Update: December 19th 2021

 This neighborhood rocks!

Working together, ALNA and the Chief Joseph School PTO recruited just over $6,000 in cash donations this month for the Chief Joseph School Backpack program.  That is just amazing!

Thank you all.

Shelf stable food donations were up also.  The BIG hearts in Arbor Lodge come out at the right time.


Update: December 19th 2021

 Linzer Cookies (Linzerkekse)


Prep time

30 mins

Cook time

20 mins

Total time

50 mins

: Kimberly Killebrew,

Serves: About 26 3-inch completed cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole almonds or hazelnuts (blanched or unblanched)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup sugar, divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • Zest of one small lemon

  • ½ cup raspberry jam

  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. To toast the almonds: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the nuts out on a cookie sheet, place them on the middle rack and toast for about 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let the nuts cool completely and grind them in a food processor along with ¼ cup of the sugar until finely ground.

  2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the ground almonds.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until pale in color, add the sugar and beat until fluffy, and then add and beat the egg yolks, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Gradually beat the flour/nut mixture into the butter mixture. Divide the dough into quarters, wrap each piece with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 2 days.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Remove one piece of dough from the refrigerator at a time. Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper and roll it out to ¼ inch thickness. Use 3-inch cookie cutters (round, stars, heart-shaped are the most traditional) to cut out the cookies and place them on a lined or non-stick cookie sheet. Cut out a top for each cookie, using a smaller cookie cutter to cut out the center so the raspberry preserves will be exposed. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough.

  6. Gather up any scraps of dough, let them chill a few minutes, and cut out the remaining cookies. Note: It's important that the cookies remain firm so that they retain their shape. If the dough becomes soft, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for a few minutes to chill before baking.

  7. In an oven preheated to 350 degrees F, bake the cookies for about12 minutes or until just starting to turn golden around the edges. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes until transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Once cooled, spread the bottom half of each cookie with some raspberry preserves, leaving a thin border around each cookie. Place the top of each cookie on its corresponding bottom half. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill the cut out center with a little more of the preserves.

  9. Store in an airtight container for up to several days.


Update: December 17th 2021

 Holiday Dinner for Arbor Lodge Shelter

Delivery of items anytime December 23rd, or 24th, just take to the front door.

Items left/still needed:

*. 4-6 packages of sliced cheese - (10 slices per package)

*. 6 packaged salads

*. large roll of aluminum foil for leftovers

* large bag of dinner rolls, Costco sells bags of 36 for $5.99

*. bags of chips - any amount

*. one large jar of mustard

*. as many cookies as you want to share

here is the link for the sign up:

Thanks for helping support our new neighbors.

Update, they are close to 70 people at the shelter.  This meal is intended to be simple, and easy to set out anytime over the Holiday.   

You can donate anytime between 8am and 6pm, just go to the front door with your mask, someone will greet you and thank you.   Several of us have had very positive interactions with residents, wishing us a good day, thanking us for donations.  They seem very happy to be at the Shelter.

Happy Holidays to all.

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