April Newsletter

Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 16th 10:00AM – 1:00PM

The Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt is finally back and this year we’re teaming up with Town North Park and TJ’s Dawg House food truck for a fun day in Glenville Park. The egg hunt will have separate age groups with special prizes in each egg. Several games including a Hula Hoops, 3-legged race, egg toss and corn hole.

TJ’s Dawg House food truck will be on site for lots of good food for purchase. Plain dog, chips and a drink for the kids for $5. Cash preferred but can accept debit/credit cards.

Make it a family event, bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect eggs!

And like in years past, the Easter bunny will make an appearance and there will be a photo-op area. Lots of fun for all ages!

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March 2022 Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Day Walk/Run
Saturday, March 19, 10:30AM

Get your steps in with this adult, kid, and pet friendly event around the neighborhood on March 19th! We will follow a guided walk/run course as a group for 3.17 kilometers, just under 2 miles. (St Patrick’s date 3/17 themed distance).

Make sure to wear your green, both for good luck AND for prizes! Gift cards will be awarded to the best dressed in three categories: Adult ($50 Gas gift card – the real pot of gold these days!), child ($50 to Target), and pet ($25 to Petco).

All are welcome and speed is irrelevant!

Details:

  • Meet at the Glenville Park Parking lot at 10am on Saturday March 19th
  • 3.17k walk will begin promptly at 10:30am
  • Some light grab-n-go brunch snacks and beverages will be available before and after the event
  • Start/End at the Glenville Park playground
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February 2022 Newsletter

Membership Drive Report

If you renew or join this month, and choose the Flag Program option, it will help ensure a flag will be posted for the President’s Day holiday. Memberships are $25 per year and for an additional $30 you will be enrolled in the flag program. More details and payment options on the website: http://ncpna.org/join. Memberships are needed to fund operations, activities and beautification projects.

Hot Chocolate in the Park February 5th 2:00-4:00 p.m.

When we think of February, we think of African American History Month, President’s Day and, of course, Valentine’s Day. But did you know that during the month of February there are five days dedicated to chocolate celebration? On the 1st we have National Dark Chocolate Day, World Nutella Day on the 5th, National Chocolate Mint Day on the 19th, National Chocolate Covered Nut Day on the 25th and finally National Chocolate Souffle Day on the 28th. And honestly, we could add Valentine’s Day to the list since a box of chocolates is a common gift for Valentine’s Day.

If you are like us, you don’t need a reason to celebrate chocolate, but it sure is sweet to have one! So, for the love of chocolate, come have hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies with your neighbors on Saturday, February 5th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Glenville Park Pavilion. Free of charge!

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January Newsletter

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Membership Drive Underway

If you renew or join this month, and choose the Flag Program option, it will help ensure a flag will be posted for the President’s Day holiday. Memberships are $25 per year and for an additional $30 you will be enrolled in the flag program. More details and payment options on the website: http://ncpna.org/join. Memberships are needed to fund operations, activities and beautification projects.

Hot Chocolate in the Park February 5th 2:00-4:00 p.m.

When we think of February, we think of African American History Month, President’s Day and, of course, Valentine’s Day. But did you know that during the month of February there are five days dedicated to chocolate celebration? On the 1st we have National Dark Chocolate Day, World Nutella Day on the 5th, National Chocolate Mint Day on the 19th, National Chocolate Covered Nut Day on the 25th and finally National Chocolate Souffle Day on the 28th. And honestly, we could add Valentine’s Day to the list since a box of chocolates is a common gift for Valentine’s Day.

If you are like us, you don’t need a reason to celebrate chocolate, but it sure is sweet to have one! So, for the love of chocolate, come have hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies with your neighbors on Saturday, February 5th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Glenville Park Pavilion. Free of charge!

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November Newsletter


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Holidays are Coming

The holidays are coming and this is always a busy time and a chance to reflect on the past year. While we had hoped to bid COVID a farewell this year, we aren’t quite there yet. Hopefully by this time next year we will be able to welcome a more normal time. While the holidays are a fun time they can also be stressful. Take a deep breath and be kind to yourself and your neighbors.

Halloween Decorating Contest Results

The Halloween decorations were great this year with some very impressive displays. It was really tough picking the winners this year.

The second place winners were Boyd Clark & Kasey Withers, 2 Spring Valley. 
The first place winners were Michael Villard & Ailun Qian 505 Palomar Ln. 

Thanks to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing the holiday decorations in December.

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October Newsletter


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National Night Out

Wow, National Night Out this year was great, we had a big turnout, food and fun. The Berkner Jazz Band and Drum Line both dazzled the crowd.

The Dog Haus food truck and the MTA shaved ice truck were on hand to feed lots of hungry folks. We had a raffle with lots of great prizes many of which were donated by local businesses. Thanks to Bruce Miller Nursary, Applebee’s, Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mike’s, Starbucks and individuals who donated prizes.

A big thanks to everyone who came and a special thanks to the NCPNA volunteers who made it all happen. Vicki Bean did yeoman duty and was key to a great event. More pictures here.

Halloween Decorating Contest & Trick or Treating

As in past years, we will have a Halloween Themed Yard of the Month and neighborhood trick or treating this year. To maximize the time for decorating, the YOTM judging will occur the weekend of October 23 and 24th so be sure to decorate early if you want to participate. First place will receive a $50 gift card and second place, $25 gift card.

Then join us on Sunday evening 10/31 for neighborhood trick or treating. Last year many residents bagged candy individually beforehand and set-up tables in their yard, which worked great. Feel free to leave your front lights on if you want to participate and we hope to see you out in your yard or walking the streets Sunday evening. It’s a great time for sugar overload and costumes galore!

North College Park Neighborhood Facebook Group

NCPNA has an active private Facebook group. One of the administrators will quickly approve your admission to the group. Click here to go to the group page: facebook.com/groups/ncpna

Book Club Update

After some delays and reschedules, we decided to meet over email to discuss “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. While many enjoyed it and found Frank Loyd Wright’s life fascinating, the book wasn’t a favorite for most of our club readers. This is both the upside and downside of book club as you find books you might not read otherwise, but you might not always be glad you did. Book club is going on hiatus until the Spring since the organizer is rounding the corner to having a newborn around the house, but we look forward to 2022 and meeting more often!

Step-tember Results

Our Steptember competition just wrapped up and man did our community step it up!! Together we walked almost 3 MILLION steps as a neighborhood which translates to just 111 miles short of enough steps to cross the US from North to South.

Individually our 1st place winner getting a $50 Amazon gift card is Rosa Simpkins with 479,140 steps, our 2nd place winner getting a $25 Amazon gift card is returning champ Melissa Magee with 409,912, and the winner an Amazfit band by a random wheel pick of names for those that turned in their weekly steps on time is Samuel Terrell.

Great job to everyone that participated! See you again next year!!

Small Business Spotlight

If you have a small business you want to highlight, please email April Anderson at adawn0105@gmail.com for consideration. We want to support you!

Crime Watch Report

We did not have a regular meeting with our Crime Patrol officer this month due to NNO, however we continue to have good results in North College Park. The usual vehicle break-ins continue to be an issue.

Don’t forget, take your keys, lock and remove or keep valuables out of site. Good outdoor lighting helps, particularly in the back.

Be alert for porch pirates and remove your items promptly. Enlist a neighbor to pick up things if you won’t be home. Sign up for the alerting service from the vendors which will alert you by text that a package has arrived.

Stay alert, if you see activity in the neighborhood which does not feel right, call 911. We can always use additional crime patrol volunteers, on foot or in your vehicle. Contact our crime patrol coordinator for more information. Doug Freeman at d1004free@aol.com

Welcome Baskets

Welcome New Neighbors
Taira & Jeremy Brice, 1115 Morningstar

The Welcome Basket Committee is made up of Linda Brown 214-693-1612, Ioana Bates 469-396-5480 and Vicki Bean 214-949-7805 V.Bean@att.net. We put baskets with home items and food together for our new neighbors and invite them to join the North College Neighborhood Association. Please contact us if you know of a new neighbor on your block! The baskets are sponsored by the NCPNA.

Booster Signs

If you want a “booster” sign, please let Vicki Bean V.Bean@att.net know and we will get you a sign.

Newsletter

This newsletter is the collaboration of several of your neighbors. It would not be possible without their support, thank you!

If you did not receive this newsletter in your email, you can easily sign up to receive your very own copy. We send out a newsletter every month with an occasional special email. We promise to not share your email address and we won’t drown you in emails. Go to http://ncpna.org/enews and fill out the form. Be sure and look for the confirmation email and confirm the subscription.

About North College Park Neighborhood Association

NCPNA is a neighborhood association and, unlike a homeowner’s association, we do not have any authority over anyone’s property. We sponsor activities and projects to help make our neighborhood a more pleasant and safe place to live. Volunteers are always needed, and we look forward to hearing about new ways to achieve our collective goals.

Contact Robert Grinsfelder at rmgrins@aol.com if you can help with any of these activities.

John Slaughter
NCPNA Newsletter Editor