Ridglea North News

April 2021

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May 1 Municipal Election Resources

The next General Election for Fort Worth Mayor and City Council will be held May 1, 2021. In-person early voting runs April 19-27. The deadline to register for the election is today, April 1. Below you will find resources from the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County to help you navigate the voting process.

Thank you, Cowtown Cleanup volunteers!

Thank you to the neighbors that came out for our Cowtown Cleanup event on March 20. Volunteers picked up trash around the neighborhood and pulled weeds in Berney Park. Special thanks to our to cleanup organizer Luci Digiorgio-Vasquez. Stay tuned for another cleanup event in the fall!

Park & Green Spaces News

Berney Park "Adopt-a-bed" Program

The RNNA Park & Green Spaces committee is still looking for a few good neighbors to help with bed maintenance in Berney Park. Families, individuals, businesses, and neighbor or friend groups are invited to "adopt" a bed in the park. Responsibilities include pulling weeds throughout the year as needed and communicating any other landscape needs to the Park & Green Spaces VP. This is a great way to help out with neighborhood beautification efforts without a big time commitment. Contact P&GS VP Joe French if you are interested in the program.

Park & Green Spaces Maintenance

RNNA continues to oversee the maintenance of park and green spaces throughout Ridglea North. RNNA has contracted with TruGreen to apply fertilizer, weed control, and broadcast fire ant control throughout the year in Berney Park. RNNA also schedules supplemental mowing of the park and medians as needed. Your donations and support of our programs allow us to continue keeping our green spaces in tip-top shape - thank you!

Contribute to Park & Green Spaces

No Soliciting Signs

sponsored by Chris Miller, Realtor

RNNA "No Soliciting, No Handbills" signs are in stock and available for purchase. The signs are pre-assembled and made of sturdy aluminum with rounded corners. The cost is only $10 per sign thanks to the generous support of Chris Miller, Realtor. To purchase, click below to contact RNNA President Tyler Wright.

Purchase a No Soliciting Sign

News from the City

COVID-19 vaccinations now open to all adults

All adults are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas efffective March 29. More people are getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as more doses are being shipped to communities across the U.S. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are already well underway, and a third option, from manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, has now received FDA emergency authorization and is making its way to vaccine hubs around the country. For information about vaccination locations and for vaccine Q&A, visit the City of Fort Worth website

Become a lifeguard this summer

Want to have a splash at the pool this summer while earning some extra money and gaining valuable work experience? Individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Fort Worth’s aquatic facilities are asked to undergo tryouts before completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. Click here to learn more on the City's website.

Yard of the Month

The April Yard of the Month has been awarded to Kris Jones at 6425 Malvey, who definitely has a gifted “green thumb.” When Kris bought her house 2 years ago, it was almost totally hidden by the overgrown shrubbery & the out of control cactus garden. She tore out all the landscaping, painted the house & started the transformation. It is now truly an inspiration with a variety of plants, both annuals & perennials, and lots of color! She also has plans to build an arbor on the east side of the house. The really cool thing is that Kris is helping several of her neighbors beautify their yards. Please drive by this wonderful example of a beautiful Ridglea North yard. Interested in helping us choose the next winner? Contact Yard of the Month Chair Una Bailey to join the committee.

Neighbor Spotlight: Abby Avants

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. We moved to Ridglea North in our first home almost two years ago. I moved to Texas in 2012 from Chicago. I met my husband while I was living in Dallas. My husband is a Fort Worth native. Eventually, he convinced me to move to Fort Worth or as he would call it, the "right" side of the metroplex. We lived in an apartment off the trail for 2.5 years and then found our Ridglea North house in April of 2019. My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and I work for Everman ISD as an elementary curriculum specialist. Since moving in, our lives have been in fast forward! Our house has been amazing as newlyweds and now as new parents. We welcomed Theodore, our son, last March and celebrated his first birthday this March! Life has been strange in the past year but we love to cook, explore the neighborhood, travel, go out to eat and take our little man to the park.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We have been here for almost two years.

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? We love walking around the neighborhood, trying out new businesses in the area, and hitting up the swings at Berney Park. We always seem to meet someone new! We can't wait for more activities in the near future to get more involved with RNNA.

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? We love the trail and exploring new places to eat and drink.

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Just wave and be friendly, a kind act goes a long way!

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