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Goblins & Gremlins Party+Parade CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED!!
Due to the inclement weather conditions for

Saturday October 29, 2011

 West Side Goblins & Gremlins Party & Parade

has been CANCELLED

We are sorry for the inconvenience

Underwater? Trouble with your mortgage payment? Come to the Nov. 1 WBNA General Meeting for help

Please spread the word about this meeting to anyone who lives in or near the West Side of Providence and/or who is struggling with their mortgage payment.

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NEXT WBNA GENERAL MEETING, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 6PM (NOTE 6PM START TIME), 1560 WESTMINSTER STREET

Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) in cooperation with Mayor Angel Taveras, Senator Paul V. Jabour, Representative Michael A. Tarro and Representative Anastasia P. Williams to host on Nov. 1 an informational meeting on foreclosure-prevention funds at West Broadway West Broadway Neighborhood Association, WBNA

 Unemployed homeowners should call 401-277-1500 for an appointment to begin the HHFRI application process

 Providence (Oct. 25, 2011) – A free informational public meeting on the foreclosure-prevention program Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 6 p.m. at West Broadway Neighborhood Association, WBNA,

1560 Westminster St., Providence.

 Mayor Angel Taveras, Senator Paul V. Jabour (District 5, Providence), Representative Michael A. Tarro (District 8, Providence) and Representative Anastasia P. Williams (District 9, Providence) are urging homeowners to attend the meeting as the latest changes to HHFRI have made it easier for those Rhode Islanders having difficulty making mortgage payments to get assistance from HHFRI, a service of Rhode Island Housing.

Homeowners who are unemployed, and believe they may qualify can now contact the HHFRI Center, 401-277-1500, directly to get an appointment to begin the HHFRI application process. Homeowners with hardships other than unemployment will continue to seek out assistance from a HUD approved and HHFRI certified counseling agency such as the Rhode Island Housing HelpCenter, 401-457-1130.

 

“HHFRI is and will bring relief to struggling Rhode Islanders and keep them in their homes," said Richard Godfrey, executive director of Rhode Island Housing. “The purpose of this program is to prevent foreclosures and stabilize the housing market by helping homeowners make mortgage payments.”

 

Struggling homeowners may qualify for this program if they have a documented financial hardship such as a sudden loss of a job, underemployment, unforeseen medical expenses, and disability of a family’s key wage-earner or costly home repairs as a result of the flooding in Rhode Island during the spring of 2010. Also, members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have experienced a drop in income due to deployment are qualified for assistance. (This applies to all personnel in regular and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.)

For more information on HHFRI and the list of all community meetings, visit: www.HHFRI.org; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." title="blocked::mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call: 401-277-1500.

The U.S. Treasury has made available to Rhode Islanders $80 million to help those at risk of losing their homes. Rhode Island Housing has been designated by the Treasury to oversee the funds. The agency will be processing, approving and administering the submissions from lenders, servicers and specially trained HHFRI certified counselors

Coming soon! Goblins and Gremlins Party and Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2011

 Contact: Kari Lang

401.831-9344, 401-301-3821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WBNA Fourth Annual Gremlins & Goblins Halloween Party and Parade

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association is celebrating Halloween and the whole Providence community is invited to join the fun. The fourth annual Goblins & Gremlins Party and Parade takes place Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-4pm.

 Bringing together ghouls, goblins and gremlins of all ages from across the greater Providence area, this Halloween party and parade promises to be a celebration of creativity and community. On Saturday, October 29, all friends and families are welcome to enjoy in this FREE fun festival and march around the West Side’s iconic Dexter Training Ground Park.

 Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the parade will start promptly at 3:30 p.m to conclude the event. All are welcome to participate in the parade beginning on Parade Street (near the baseball field), and continue 0.7 miles around the park’s perimeter.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Heritage Restoration brings back its giant pumpkin launching Trebuchet (a medieval catapult)! Pumpkins will be available for $5 and can be launched across the Training Ground for a smashing scene. Bring your own pumpkin and you can launch it for just $2.

 Kid friendly activities will include storytelling, face painting, arts & crafts. Grown-up ghouls can enjoy the end of Oktoberfest in the “Beer Garden.” Other activities include live music and a raffle with great prizes such as artwork by local artists and restaurant gift certificates! In addition to Halloween festivities, the RI Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Parade Street from 11am-3pm!

 Be sure to don your best Halloween costume and pets are welcome to participate in the merriment as well! Kids of all ages do not want to miss this unique opportunity in the shadow of the West Side neighborhood’s castle-like armory.

 Established in 1983, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote their diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. For more information about the WBNA, please visit www.wbna.org.

 

Call for Volunteers!

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote their diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. The WBNA is celebrating Halloween and we need your help! The fourth annual Goblins & Gremlins Party and Parade takes place Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-4pm around the West Side’s iconic Dexter Training Ground Park . Volunteers are needed for this event from the hours of 11:30am-5:30pm.

 Bringing together ghouls, goblins and gremlins of all ages from across the greater Providence area, this Halloween party and parade promises to be a celebration of creativity and community.

 Use this great opportunity to help the City of Providence and the West Side to fulfill some of those FSEHD volunteer hour requirements. We need volunteers to do the following; arts & crafts, storytelling, set up, clean up, and much more.

 If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lauren Sanford (Third Grade Teacher at Henry Barnard) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Coming Soon! Goblins & Gremlins Party & Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2011

 Contact: Kari Lang

401.831-9344, 401-301-3821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WBNA Fourth Annual Gremlins & Goblins Halloween Party and Parade

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association is celebrating Halloween and the whole Providence community is invited to join the fun. The fourth annual Goblins & Gremlins Party and Parade takes place Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-4pm.

 Bringing together ghouls, goblins and gremlins of all ages from across the greater Providence area, this Halloween party and parade promises to be a celebration of creativity and community. On Saturday, October 29, all friends and families are welcome to enjoy in this FREE fun festival and march around the West Side’s iconic Dexter Training Ground Park.

 Activities will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the parade will start promptly at 3:30 p.m to conclude the event. All are welcome to participate in the parade beginning on Parade Street (near the baseball field), and continue 0.7 miles around the park’s perimeter.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Heritage Restoration brings back its giant pumpkin launching Trebuchet (a medieval catapult)! Pumpkins will be available for $5 and can be launched across the Training Ground for a smashing scene. Bring your own pumpkin and you can launch it for just $2.

 Kid friendly activities will include storytelling, face painting, arts & crafts. Grown-up ghouls can enjoy the end of Oktoberfest in the “Beer Garden.” Other activities include live music and a raffle with great prizes such as artwork by local artists and restaurant gift certificates! In addition to Halloween festivities, the RI Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive on Parade Street from 11am-3pm!

 Be sure to don your best Halloween costume and pets are welcome to participate in the merriment as well! Kids of all ages do not want to miss this unique opportunity in the shadow of the West Side neighborhood’s castle-like armory.

 Established in 1983, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote their diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. For more information about the WBNA, please visit www.wbna.org.

 

 Call for Volunteers!

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote their diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. The WBNA is celebrating Halloween and we need your help! The fourth annual Goblins & Gremlins Party and Parade takes place Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-4pm around the West Side’s iconic Dexter Training Ground Park . Volunteers are needed for this event from the hours of 11:30am-5:30pm.

 Bringing together ghouls, goblins and gremlins of all ages from across the greater Providence area, this Halloween party and parade promises to be a celebration of creativity and community.

 Use this great opportunity to help the City of Providence and the West Side to fulfill some of those FSEHD volunteer hour requirements. We need volunteers to do the following; arts & crafts, storytelling, set up, clean up, and much more.

 If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lauren Sanford (Third Grade Teacher at Henry Barnard) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fertile Underground Grocery TONIGHT at Firehouse 13

pssst....  Fertile Underground Grocery is opening on October 20th! (soft opening-w/ grand in November)  pass it on.

TONIGHT, THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13!  7PM TILL LATE....  COME TO THE FIREHOUSE XIII
TO SUPPORT
FERTILE UNDERGROUND GROCERY
AS THEY PRESENT THEIR STOCK N' STASH CAMPAIGN AND...

CELEBRATE HARVEST TIME WITH LOTS OF NATURAL YUMMY FOOD, AMAZING LOCAL MUSIC INCLUDING "MEMBERS OF...SOULSHOT AND BOOCITY!"  AND SEVERAL LOCAL TALENT SURPRISES!

come hear the case for a COMMUNITY SUPPORTED GROCERY!

NO COVER 7 TO 9 PM.  MUSIC AT 9PM, SUGGESTED DONATION 5$-10$. 

BRING YOUR APPETITE FOR NATURAL GOODNESS, SUPER FUNK, ARTISTS EDGE, AND A SUSTAINABLE WORLD!!!

***ALSO:  CHECK OUT THEIR RAD NEW WEBPAGE AT www.fertileunderground.com for more news, more action, and the latest on what’s up with the FUNC!

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WBNA Business Hours
Mon – Thurs: 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(P): 401.831.9344
(F): 401.831.0388

E-mail: wbna@wbna.org