Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Welcome to the middle of summer!!! Ok, maybe the middle of summer doesn't really deserve exclamation points, but we here at NNA are sure up to lots of exciting stuff. The 2nd annual Wine (& Sangria!) Tour and the Movies on the Block events were huge successes (thanks to all who helped make them happen!). We're petitioning the city to bring regular street sweeping to our neighborhood (Did you even know that the city has a fleet of street sweeping trucks? They do!). And, we're already starting to plan for our annual Beer Tour! So, take a scroll below for more about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA has been up to...
General Meeting Tuesday!
Back to its regularly scheduled day of the week, our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Tuesday). This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community! Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood and bring any questions and concerns you might have.
NNA July General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, July 28th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)
Street Sweeping Initiative
Are you frustrated by the amount of trash on the street? Sick of the mountains of garbage collecting in the gutters and drains? Would you like to see regular street sweeping come to Newbold? Here's your chance to make it a reality! The Clean and Green Committee is looking for volunteers to help canvass the neighborhood to collect signatures in support of our street sweeping pilot initiative, which we plan to present to our councilman in the fall.
If you think you can lend a hand, email firstname.lastname@example.org or, better yet, come out to our next meeting on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 PM at Benna's West (Broad and Dickinson) to learn more!
Beer Tour 2015
It's that time of year again! We are now looking for anyone interested in helping to organize or be a host for the 2015 Beer tour. Email email@example.com to get in on the beery fun!
Upcoming Social Events
Help Needed at Childs Elementary
We're putting out the call for volunteers to help maintain the Childs School garden and playground! Anyone who's been by there recently knows that the garden and playground have seen some extra love in the past few months, but we need volunteers to help keep it looking its best. So, if anyone has some extra time to water plants and pick up trash, please email the education committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes from Public Safety Committee
1) While there has been a decrease in the number of robberies and thefts from persons in the neighborhood, the area has seen an increase in burglaries and thefts from autos, so please be extra careful to lock up your house and your car.
2) The Public Safety Committee's monthly walk will be held on August 4, at 7PM, weather pending. We will meet at 17th & Federal. Come meet neighbors, enjoy the summer evening and discover new and interesting parts of where you live, while using the city's 311 service to report safety and other issues along the way. We hope to see you there.
3) Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in violence, and particularly gun violence, over the last few months. On August 20th, the Police Service Area 3 meeting will take place for our area at 1327 S. 19th Street (Gospel Baptist Church). Come find out what is going on in the neighborhood, what the police are doing about it, and ask any questions you may have. This is also an excellent opportunity to report any issues you may have on your block, which helps provide the police with locations to keep an eye on. Make sure your voice is heard!
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