WBNA Enews March 29, 2011
- Created on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:27
- Written by Kari Nel Lang
ENEWS March 29, 2011
JOIN THE SCHOOL BOARD
Anyone interested in public education and shaping the future of Providence schools? Providence’s School Board has an opening. Consider it a great way to make a difference and experience public service, especially in light of recent announcements surrounding our West Side Public Schools. Deadline to apply is this Friday, April 1.
Also, if you haven’t already, go to www.wspec.org to keep up with what’s happening on our neighborhood schools. The West Side Public Education Coalition is asking West Side neighbors go to their site and take a short survey. WBNA has been working in collaboration and as a member of WSPEC.
ANY WBNA MEMBERS LOOKING FOR A GARDEN PLOT?
SAVETHE DATE SWELL Soiree: An Open House Celebrating the Grand Opening of 1577 Westminster Street, Friday, May 6 from 5:30-9:00 PM
Tour the long-awaited new construction at 1577 Westminster Street. Attend a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Angel Taveras. See the future home of Fertile Underground Grocery, the West Side’s first ever affordable, natural foods grocery. View the supportive housing apartments owned and managed by SpurwinkRI. PARTY at the SWELL Soiree hosted by the WBNA and SpurwinkRI. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
P.S. Help make the Fertile Underground Grocery Happen by going to: kickstarter.com/projects/funderground/fertile-underground-grocery
WBNA Annual Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale: Speaking of spring cleaning….Clean out your neglected treasures (stuff, quality junk, etc.) and sell your unloved items during the WBNA Annual Neighborhood-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 21st from 8:30am-1:00pm. For just $10 you get a spot on the Official Neighborhood Yard Sale Map, advertising, and an official city yard sale permit. This map will be handed out FREE of charge at local West Side businesses, and at the WBNA and all participating sales. The map will also be online. To get your address on the map go to http://www.wbna.org/join , when you select member level in the drop down menu, choose Yard Sale Listing $10. While you are there, if you are not yet a member, sign up to become a WBNA member too! Not to mention being part of one of the “funnest” events of the year and a few extra sheckles to your pocket. Help us meet our goal of 50 sales on the map!
Quality of Life issues: Our neighbors in Elmwood have drafted a petition to help “Increase fines and penalties for loud Boom Cars”. Lt. San Lucas, Providence Police District Commander for our neighborhood, supports this petition. Please click here to sign the petition http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nomoreboomscarsprovidence/
The WBNA organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to live, work, and play.
WBNA Business Hours
Mon – Thurs: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday