Ridglea North News

January 2021

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, neighbors! Cheers to a happy and healthy 2021!

Camp Bowie Improvements

Camp Bowie District announced the commencement of a $400,000 beautification project along the 6700 - 7000 blocks of Camp Bowie Boulevard. The organization was awarded a Green Ribbon Grant to improve the medians and landscaping along the far west stretch of The Boulevard. Click here to read the full press release from Camp Bowie District.

Block Captains Wanted!

As we gear up for another fun-filled year here in Ridglea North, we are seeking Block Captains for several blocks. Being a Block Captain does not require a big time commitment, and direction will be provided for helping your neighbors. Responsibilities include welcoming new neighbors to the block, passing out flyers twice a year and encouraging neighbors to host block parties. Contact Neighbors Director Lynn Newman if you are interested in being a Block Captain.

Join the Yard of the Month Committee

With so many beautiful yards in Ridglea North, we need help selecting winners! Committee members will work with the YOTM Chair, via email, to identify stand-out yards each month. Contact Committee Chair Travis Taylor if you would like to help.

No Soliciting Signs

sponsored by Chris Miller, Realtor

RNNA "No Soliciting, No Handbills" signs are back in stock! 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. Contact RNNA President Tyler Wright to place your order.

News from the City

City Council Redistricting

In 2016, Fort Worth voters approved an amendment to the City Charter to increase the number of City Council members from nine to 11 following the completion of the 2020 Census. Learn about the process and provide your feedback on redistricting criteria and procedures during a series of virtual public meetings in January. Click here for more information on the Redistricting Task Force.

New City Hall

The City of Fort Worth plans to purchase 100 Energy Way, formerly the Pier 1 headquarters located on the west edge of downtown, to be used as the future City Hall. Click here to read the full announcement from the City.

Neighbor Spotlight: Judy Nelson

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. Retired now, I’ve been a “Jill-of-all-trades” over the years: art appraiser and consultant, fund-raiser, editor, community volunteer and yoga teacher, to name a few. My son is a writer, and my designer-daughter’s company, August Morgan, purveys chic cocktail napkins and apparel. My grandchildren live, alas, in Austin and Brooklyn, so I depend on friends and neighbors to enliven my days.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? In 1991 I moved from an elegant 1920 Spanish-style Ryan Place home to a fun Mid-Century Modern on Kenwick. Thirteen years later I moved a whole two blocks south to a condo designed by Billy Haines in the 1960s. Google him! I’ve been here happily-ever-after. Wow, that’s almost 30 years!

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? My favorite thing in our neighborhood is Berney Park. I love watching the families at play, the soccer games, the dog-walkers, “Moon” and all of the regulars who get their steps in every day there. Let us not forget the hard work that so many did to get the paths paved and the tables and benches installed a few years back. And the little box for exchanging books? It’s so sweet!

4) What makes Ridglea North unique compared to other places you've lived? Ridglea North is one of Fort Worth’s best-kept secrets. It’s a real neighborhood, with varied styles of housing and income levels, and quick access to Camp Bowie, I-30, and Bryant Irvin. Campisi’s is right around the corner. Who could ask for more?

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