Become a 2013 WBNA Member in March & win a prize!!!
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 08:54
Written by WBNA-rpm
E-NEWS March 26, 2013
Become a 2013 WBNA Member in March & win a prize!!!
West Side Business Member Discount Program –
New WBNA Facebook PAGE
Crime Watch Meeting – TODAY, Tuesday March 26th, 7:00pm WBNA-HQ
Spring Clean up – April 20th Meet at 8:30 Dexter Training Grounds
PPS announces Karen Jessup as new Interim Director
PNPP Tree Planting – April 20th (Westminster/Carpenter Streets) @ 10:30am
Garden Plots Available at WBNA Bridgham Street Garden
Good News for the Cranston Street Armory
Broadway Cigars Liquor License Request: (UPDATE)
Evensong at All Saints’ Memorial Church – April 28th, 5:00pm
UCAP Event on April 18th – open to the public!
Join PP&L's Discount Heating Oil Service & the WBNA gets $50.00 for each referral
“Bury the power lines” Petition
New Discount for March Memberships!: Join the WBNA during the month of MARCH and you will be entered into a raffle to win a RI Yoga and Pilates Passport. The passport, which retails for $75, offers free passes to over 200 yoga and Pilates studios statewide. Explore all Rhode Island has to offer in yoga and Pilates with the Passport. Visit www.YogaandPilatesPassport.com for more information. If you love the West Side, become a WBNA member today! http://www.wbna.org/join
Hooray! We are over halfway there! WBNA’s membership goal for our 30th Anniversary year is 300 household and business members. Currently, WBNA has 164 total 2013 members, 45 of which are business members. Take part in improving the quality of life on the west side by becoming a WBNA member and go to view the other great benefits of membership http://www.wbna.org/about/member-benefits
Check out the West Side Businesses who are a part of WBNA’s Member Discount Program: Present your WBNA membership card at any one of the following businesses and receive a discount because you are a WBNA member! Currently our business member discount participants are BTS Tire & Service Store, BankRI, Federal Hill Podiatry, Fertile Underground Grocery, Hillary Adams Massage, T.F. Morra Tree Care, Providence River Animal Hospital, Westminster Eyecare Associates, West Side Sewing Studio, and the YogaandPilatesPassport. Visit this link for discounts being offered http://www.wbna.org/programs/west-side-businesses Our newest member discount member is BTS Tire & Service Store. BTS Tire is offering a 10% discount on automotive mechanical service, includes parts and labor. Visit www.btstire.com
If you're a West Side Small Business Owner, and would like to expand your customer reach while contributing to the development of the West Side, consider becoming a WBNA business member today and becoming a part of the WBNA Member Discount Program!
NEW FACEBOOK Page: Attention neighbors, residents of the WEST SIDE and anyone interested in what's happening in the best neighborhood in Providence: we are going to begin phasing out the old WBNA Facebook group in favor of our spanking new page. It's a more effective way to keep people updated, so be sure to "like" it! https://www.facebook.com/wbnapvd
WBNA Crime Watch/Neighborhood Action: The WBNA Neighborhood Action Crime Watch meeting is TODAY Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:00pm at the WBNA HQ. There have been some unfortunate motor vehicle larcenies happening around the west side neighborhood – Lt. San Lucas has offered these reminders of caution for neighbors & residents to keep in mind.
This week we had several reports of larcenies from MVs in the area- particularly Federal Hill area. The best preventive strategy is NOT TO LEAVE ANYTHING in YOUR VEHICLE. One report on Bainbridge St indicates the subject’s GPS and his wife’s empty purse was stolen,…well DO NOT LEAVE That for the thief, take it with you. Another report on Spruce St indicated the complainant’s purse was stolen from the vehicle,…DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PURSE in the vehicle. If your vehicle does not have any of these items then the thief will go on to one that has. LT San Lucas
SPRING CLEAN UP -- Street Captains Needed for April 20th! Our Annual Spring Clean up is on April 20. Neighbors gather at 8:30am at the Dexter Training Ground before we spread out to the clean the neighborhood! We are looking for Street Captains to help with the clean-up! If you were a captain last year and would like to do it again this year, please email
and let us know! If you have never been a Street Captain, it is easy and fun and gets you a special invitation to the Official Street Captain party. Please consider volunteering to be a street captain and/or let us know of a neighbor that might want to be a captain. Thanks to the following neighbors who at the last Neighborhood Action Crime Watch meeting, volunteered to be street captains: Eric for Sycamore Street, Dave for Ellery Street, Tom for part of Broadway, Phidias for part of Westminster. Our goal is to have a street captain for each street in the neighborhood.
Garden Plots Available at Bridgham Garden: Great News WBNA Member Gardeners! We have 20 plots available for rent at the Bridgham Garden. Membership has its privileges! These gardening plots are available to current 2013 WBNA members. If you would like to grown your own vegetables and/or even a small cutting garden email
(subject line: Bridgham Garden). The garden plot fee for 2013 season is $45.00. As always it availability is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS! If you are thinking about renting a plot – please don’t wait! For your convenience use the link to become a 2013 WBNA member! www.wbna.org/join . You can also pay the $45.00 plot fee on-line for the garden plot as well. Please select OTHER and in the notes area indicate this is for the Bridgham Garden Plot.
Good News for the Cranston Street Armory: WBNA recently spoke with staff at Rhode Island State Properties to get an update on efforts towards the preservation and repair of the Cranston Street Armory. The State has recently engaged Martha Werenfels of Durkee, Brown, Viveiros and Werenfels Architects to complete an existing conditions report with the goal of working towards completing the stabilization of the building. The report will be finished in May and with the information gathered they will go out to bid in July for a first phase of exterior work that could include masonry work and window repair or replacement during the rest of the summer and fall.
Providence Preservation Society Names New Interim Director: Providence, RI: Karen Jessup, who served for years as a Providence Preservation Society (PPS) Trustee and Board President of the Providence Revolving Fund has become the Society’s interim director, according to Board of Trustees President Lucie Searle. Karen is taking over for Executive Director James Hall, who stepped down after accepting the position of deputy director of the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Karen back to PPS,” stated Searle, adding, “As a former Chair of the Providence Historic District Commission and founding member of the Revolving Fund, Karen has over 30 years of experience working in Providence’s preservation landscape. The breadth and depth of her experiences and achievements on both a national and international level are extensive.”
West Side Tree Planting: Saturday April 20 Westminster Street & Broadway .- VOLUNTEERS are always needed to help at the street tree plantings and will meet 10:30am at 75 Carpenter Street! Visit http://www.pnpp.org/ for more details. This year the Tree planting fall on the same day as our Annual Neighborhood Spring Clean up so please rally your neighbors and ask them to join in and come and clean and plant a tree on the same day. Trees not only beautify your streetscape but they also add value to your property and neighboring properties. (Planting are cancelled only due to very extreme weather conditions). If you have any questions click here http://www.pnpp.org/faq.htm
BROADWAY CIGAR HEARING (UPDATE): The Broadway Cigar located license hearing for a BV Full Liquor License hearing on March 13 @ 1PM was attended by a very large and strong opposition to this request. At the meeting the Applicant asked to withdraw their application once again but the opposition was strong and the hearing continued.
The attorney for the opponents presented a compelling case showing that a remonstrance of 61% of abutters, which was an unusually high percentage for a hearing request for a liquor license. He also cited other issues that were not in line with this request. The board heard all who wished to speak on this hearing. Broadway Cigar was denied as a result of a Legal Remonstrance.
Evensong at All Saints’ Memorial Church: Sunday, April 28th at 5:00 PM. Music will include the Bernstein “Chichester Psalms”, Stanford “Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis” in C Major, and G. Fauré “In Pardisum.” Barry Turley, organist and choir director. Free, with donations supporting the City Meal Site and the All Saints’ Arts Program. 674 Westminster Street, Providence. 401-751-1747. Handicapped accessible.
Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program: Please join UCAP on April 18 from 5-7pm for a very special reception and live auction “UNDER CONSTRUCTION: ADVANCING POSSIBILITIES” at UCAP Headquarters. Enjoy live music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on incredible auction items including an African Safari for two! Awards, hard hat tours of the new building under construction and more. For tickets and more information, contact Shannon Campbell at 401-272-0881. http://www.ucap.org/
People’s Power & Light: People’s Power & Light (PP&L) is having a March Madness referral program. It’s a 12 day promo that started on March 20th and ends on March 31st. We’re offering new members their second year of membership for free! There are more details on our website: http://www.ripower.org/heating-oil/join Take Advantage of the Savings- Throughout the month of March, PP&L members, like me, have been paying an average of 27 cents less per gallon vs. the state average price for heating oil. Join PP&L's Discount Heating Oil Service...Save money with buying power. Join 13,000+ members. Several delivery and payment options. PP&L contracts with local, full-service dealers. PP&L helps you save oil and money through energy efficiency. Trust a local non-profit that has been around since 2002. Please make sure to say the WBNA directed you to PP&L’s program! The WBNA received $50.00 for every referral
Bury the power lines – Petition Information: After many years of work, the goal of burying the waterfront power lines is within reach! With $17.5 million earmarked for burial, about 90% of the funds have been raised (see below). Please sign the petition at https://www.change.org/petitions/bury-the-waterfront-power-lines-in-providence-and-east-providence One minute of your time will help upgrade our waterfront for generations to come. Please sign now. Anyone can sign, whether you're a resident of RI or not. Please forward it to friends and family and put it on facebook.Thank you for your help! Below is the petition and background information, with fact sheets, photos, and a map at www.friendsofindiapointpark.org.
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The WBNA is a nonpartisan non-profit neighborhood advocate association whose mission is to organize neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence. Our goal is to apply the best practices for the neighbors and residents of the west side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL (Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally). The WBNA remains neutral on all issues political or otherwise that do not relate directly to our goals and mission.