Ridglea North News

March 2021

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Cowtown Cleanup

Saturday, March 20, 8:30am

Join our neighborhood clean-up crew! Light breakfast treats, gloves and trash bags will be provided as neighbors collect litter and work on some landscape projects in Berney Park. Cowtown Cleanup is a great way to help beautify the neighborhood, volunteer together as a family or complete service hours. Contact Luci Digiorgio-Vasquez to volunteer.

Berney Park "Adopt-a-bed" Program

The RNNA Park & Green Spaces committee is 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.

Volunteer with RNNA at Cowtown Brush Up

Saturday, April 10, 8:00am

Twice a year, Trinity Habitat for Humanity partners with the City of Fort Worth and volunteers to help families in need of assistance do minor exterior rehabs and give their home a fresh coat of paint. It brightens up the neighborhoods and is such a huge help to the homeowners, many of whom are elderly residents on fixed incomes no longer able to do this work on their own. Click here to learn more about the volunteer day. Contact RNNA Outreach Coordinator Suzie Jary to join the RNNA volunteer team!

RNNA Moms Group

Last month, the RNNA Moms Group hosted a social distanced Valentine's themed craft project for members. Kiddos picked up supplies and created fun and tasty heart-shaped Valentine's chocolates at home. The group hosts a variety of activities and playdates throughout the year. If you're not receiving RNNA Moms Group emails, contact Moms Group VP Audrey Glaser to be added to the group!

Street Light Project Update

The Ridglea North Street Light Improvement Project was broken down into two phases: Phase 1 for installation of LED fixtures on existing poles, and Phase 2 for installation of new poles. Phase 2 construction is complete. Phase 1 construction began in late February and is projected to be complete by the end of March.

News from the City

Access a list of COVID-19 vaccination registration websites

Fort Worth residents seeking their COVID-19 vaccinations have numerous venues to select from, and the list is expanding quickly. The City of Fort Worth has compiled a comprehensive list of vaccination clinics operating in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. The list will be updated as new information becomes available. Click here to view the list on the City's website.

TRWD Flyfest

Saturday, March 13, 9am-5pm

The Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) trout stocking season culminates with TRWD Flyfest, a celebration of urban fishing in and along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in southwest Fort Worth. The event promises fun for the whole family with fly tying lessons, casting lessons, live music, children's activities, cooking demonstrations, food trucks and more! Health and safety protocols will be in place to provide social distancing and enhanced sanitation measures, and masks will be required. Click here to learn more.

Snowman/Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Snowman/Yard of the Month winners Mary and Tom Reid at 6237 Kenwick Ave. Honorable Mention goes to Michelle and Brian Scott at 6128 Locke Ave. Thank you for braving the cold to keep Ridglea North festive and beautiful! Interested in helping choose the next winner? Contact Yard of the Month Chair Una Bailey to join the committee.

Neighbor Spotlight: Beth Caraway

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. I am originally from Pasadena (Texas) and my husband is from Spur (west Texas). We met at Texas Tech and are avid Red Raider fans! We stayed in Lubbock while E.L. finished his law degree from Tech and I worked for the Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau. When it was time for us to decide where to live, we chose Fort Worth. Best decision ever! That was in 1986. My husband went to work for a Fort Worth law firm, eventually started his own firm and now spends most of his time with real estate and various business investments and plays a good bit of golf at RCC. I went to work for the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau before becoming a stay at home mom for 20+ years. I have now been a realtor for 10 years and am with Burt Ladner Real Estate (also a Ridglea North neighbor). We have 3 grown sons and our youngest child, J.B. – a golden retriever. Our son, Chip, is a UT graduate, now lives in Denver with his fiancée Sydney and is in the oil and gas industry. Our son, Chase, is a Tech graduate, lives here in Fort Worth and works with E.L. And our youngest, Greg, is another UT graduate who is in private equity in Houston.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We have lived in Ridglea North for over 14 years. We absolutely love it here! We have lived in many neighborhoods in Fort Worth and this is by far our favorite! We love that it is a true neighborhood and everyone is always out and about. Berney Park is truly the heart of this community and we love how it brings all of the neighbors together.

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? Our block parties! 6200 Kenwick is such a special block. We really watch out for each other and have all become such good friends. I know that I can call on most anyone on our block and they will be there. I always say that our block and Ridglea North itself is a throw back to the 1950’s. A “Leave it to Beaver” way of interacting with each other. We definitely have something really special here. We also have really fun block parties and can’t wait to get back to our normal socializing!!

4) What's your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? There are so many! Fort Worth is still a small town in so many ways and we love that. But we also love all of the different pockets and restaurants. We love our western roots. E.L. is involved with the Stock Show every year and we really look forward to that. Can’t wait for 2022 and to welcome everyone back to the Rodeo and Stock show. My daily favorite thing to do in Fort Worth is walking J.B. around the neighborhood and Berney Park. We are so lucky to have such a great place to walk and give a wave to our neighbors.

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Make them feel welcome and lend a helping hand when needed. Get to know your block. We keep an up to date directory with names, kids names and contact numbers. We also have a group text to keep each other updated on important information, when someone is sick, safety information or if someone needs help. And for all of the good news too! I love knowing that I live in a place where my neighbors care!

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