Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and helped on Monday! We had a great turn out.
The next Monday on the Medians is schedule for September 16th from 7-7:45 pm. We will use this time to weed and improve the beautify gardens on the medians. No knowledge or skill needed–just a willingness to work. Neighbors of all ages are welcome!
Bring weeding tools, a sack or bucket to put weed in and water if you want. Meet on the east median.
See you there!
Neighbors, please join Monday on the Medians! We will use this time to weed and improve the beautify gardens on the medians. No knowledge or skill needed–just a willingness to work. Neighbors of all ages are welcome!
The first Monday on the Median will be Monday, September 9 from 7-7:45. Bring weeding tools, a sack or bucket to put weed in and water if you want. Meet on the east median.
See you there!
Trees, Trees Trees!
Midtown Neighborhood Alliance, which FCHL is a member of, has received a grant to plant trees in member neighborhoods. Any homeowner can request a tree from this grant. Trees must be planted in “public access,” which generally means between the sidewalk and the street. However, on some properties, the public access extends up to 10 feet or more into the front yard (or side yard for corner properties).
Homeowners will have some choice on tree variety, however, native, drought and disease resistant varieties are encouraged. There is some restriction based on trees available from local nurseries as well. This is for planting this fall. The homeowner’s obligation is to water and maintain the tree.
If you would like a tree for your property, please contact Peggy Pavlik at 402-657-0851 or email@example.com. Once the address is known, we can look up the public access area of the property. For some of the plantings, holes will be dug for the homeowner. MNA encourages as much homeowner and neighborhood association participation as possible since the free labor can be counted as “in kind” matching dollars for the grants.
Please look over your property and think about planting a new tree. Do this especially if the city has cut down an ash tree on your property.
Just a few reminders for the parade:
Woolworth Avenue neighbors, place have cars off the boulevard by 9 am.
Please bring a dozen or more cookies for the Cookie Table, located on the median across from the church.
Could neighbors please put out trash cans and recycle bins along the parade route for parade-goers garbage? It helps with clean up and keeps our neighborhood beautiful.
Parade registration starts at 10 am in front of the church.
Parade starts at 10:30 am
Ribbons are awarded directly afterwards, please stick around.
Hot dogs and chips for sale.
You can pay your membership dues at the Membership Table on the median. $20 per year, runs July 1 thru June 30.
Cookies are free, in-kind donations are accepted and appreciated.
Help needed on the Woolworth medians! We have a maple forest in the making on the medians that would be nice to clean up before the parade. The middle median seems to be the worst right now. Please stop up and pull up a few trees!
If you can, please meet on the middle median around 7 Monday night for a de-treeing activity! We can hoe, trim or pull them up by the fists-fulls, but we need to get them out of there. If you are not able to help Monday night, stop any time to pull a few! Just leave the pulled ones in a clear pile (maybe on the bench) and we’ll get them picked up.
This is an activity anyone can do, including children. So if you kids are bored or complaining they have nothing to do–send them up to the median with a grocery sack and tell them to come home with a bag of weed trees!
Thanks to everyone who has been working on the the medians. They have looked great with the recent rains, now we just need to keep them going!