Ridglea North News

November 2020

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Take the "Thankful for our Neighbors" Challenge

Throughout the month of November, RNNA challenges you to get to know or do something nice for a neighbor - someone that's lived here for years or maybe someone new to the neighborhood. No act of kindness is too small. Submit your special moments to us here at RNNA and we'll share them in our newsletter and social media. Photos are encouraged but not required, and submissions can be made without names to remain anonymous. Let's show our neighbors how much goodness there is here in Ridglea North!

Submit an Act of Kindess

Block Captains Wanted!

As we gear up for another 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. Click the button below to contact Neighbors Director Lynn Newman if you are interested in being a Block Captain.

Click here to be a Block Captain!

Thank you to our Litter Stomp Team!

Neighborhood Litter Stomp is a citywide volunteer litter cleanup hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful every fall. On Saturday, October 17, neighbors gathered to pick up trash around Ridglea North. Seven adults, two toddlers and an infant picked up fifteen bags of trash and a tire! Pictured are Chris Curtis and family, Eric and Suzie Jary, Curtis Bassham and Jill Stewart.

RNNA Election this Month

Since we can't hold our traditional in-person Fall Social and Election this year, we will be voting electronically on the 2021 RNNA board. Look for the voting survey in your email later this month. For now, the RNNA Nominating Committee is excited to present the below slate of officers. If you would like to make a nomination, please contact RNNA President Tyler Wright by November 15.

2021 RNNA Officer Slate

President - Tyler Wright

Secretary - Suzie Jary

Treasurer - Michael Klein

VP Association Affairs - Chris Miller

VP Public Safety - Joe Slaieh

Director Moms Group - Audrey Glaser

Director Park & Green Spaces - Joe French

Director Events - Renee Mitcham

Director Neighbors - Lynn Newman

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Yard of the Month winner at 6405 Garland Ave. Thank you for keeping Ridglea North beautiful - and spooky!

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 RNNA President Tyler Wright if you would like to help.

Join the F3 Community

F3 is a national network offering free, peer-led workouts for men. F3 meets Friday mornings at Berney park at 5:30 am. Click below for more information about the program.

Learn about F3

Neighbor Spotlight: Renee New

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. My husband and I moved here from my hometown Abilene, TX in 2000 so I could finish earning my college degrees from UTA and UT Southwestern Medical Center. My husband Perry is from Lubbock, TX and also a Texas A&M alumnus. I own my own business, RENEW Physical Therapy Fort Worth and I am the physical therapist at the Ridglea Country Club. My husband currently works for Prius Intelli. We have four children, 1 girl and 3 boys, a dog named Scout and our cat Batman. My daughter Katriel attended our neighborhood schools and is now a Texas State Graduate who currently works in Boise, ID at Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy. My three boys, Scooter (14), Bridger (11) and Tanner (9) all attend Daggett Montessori School.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We have lived in the neighborhood for twenty years and have lived on three different streets since we moved here - Westridge, Tex Blvd and now Drury Ln. We love our location and its convenient access to Camp Bowie and a hop onto I30. We love our neighborhood and how active and friendly everyone is.

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? My favorite neighborhood activity is Movies in the Park and the 5K fun run. We also really enjoy watching all the Turkey Trot participants run by our house! Our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant is Mi Cocula and the boys love playing in the open field at Berney Park.

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? Our favorite thing to do in Fort Worth is being outdoors, hiking the Botanic Gardens, running or biking on the Trinity Trails, or visiting the Fort Worth Zoo. We also always look forward to the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo!

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? I always like to make eye contact, give a friendly smile or say hello as I pass a neighbor walking the neighborhood. Introduce yourself to new neighbors on the block and make them feel welcome. Get to know one another and be there for each other when the time arises, like when you run out of chili powder to make that frito pie ;)

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