Ridglea North News

September 2021

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Movie in the Park

Sponsored by Primrose School of Fort Worth West

Saturday, September 18, 7pm

Join us for a Movie in the Park, sponsored by Primrose School of Fort Worth West. Enjoy a movie projected on our big screen right in the heart of Ridgea North in Berney Park. Snacks, drinks and fresh popcorn will be available at our concessions table beginning at 7pm (donations accepted - cash only please!). Movie starts at sunset. Click below to help us choose the movie!

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Save the Date: National Night Out

Sponsored by Happy State Bank

Tuesday, October 5, 6pm, Berney Park

Mark your calendar now for our biggest event of the year! National Night Out is an opportunity to get to know our first responders and enjoy a fun evening out with neighbors. Activities include:

  • Live music
  • Food: Hamburger Man and Texas Ice Cream
  • Climbing wall
  • Kids activities at the RNNA "Kids Zone"
  • Representatives from Ridglea Library, City of Fort Worth and more!

First Responder Appreciation

During August, the Wright Family delivered treats to our local Medstar Station to show appreciation for their service to our neighborhood. Interested in helping with first responder appreciation? Contact Outreach Coordinator Suzie Jary.

Yard of the Month

The September Yard of the Month goes to Mckinzie and Matthew Smith at 6416 Darwood Ave. They have lived in our neighborhood for a year they love everything about it. Matthew is an avid gardener he keeps a beautifully manicured lawn with a mix of St Augustine grass and ground cover. A small fenced area encloses a lovely water feature with a path leading to a welcoming front porch and two rocking chairs.

West Nile Virus

There has been a confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample collected from a testing site near Ridglea North in the City of Fort Worth. A positive sample was collected near Fire Station 16, 5933 Geddes, 76107.

It’s extremely important that our community continue to work together to reduce the mosquito population by removing mosquito habitats from their property and remind their neighbors to do the same. The most effective means of protection, even more than spraying, is to stay focused on the reduction of the mosquito population:

  • Please remove all standing water in empty flower pots, pet bowls, outdoor toys, gutters, etc.
  • Maintain your swimming pool.
  • When you’re outdoors, remember to wear repellent that contains DEET.
  • Wear clothing with long sleeves and pants when applicable.
  • You can help by keeping your grass mowed and trees trimmed.

Continued vigilance when it comes to preventing the spread of mosquito viruses in our community is essential. Since there have been West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in your neighborhood, the city’s Code Compliance officers will be monitoring the area looking for litter and debris that could invite mosquitos to breed and nest. If there’s an issue with standing water at a location that is not city property, report it to the City’s Customer Care Center at 817-392-1234.

Neighborhood Tree Planting Program

Ridglea North neighbor Weber Massengale is coordinating tree planting through the Neighborhood Tree Planting Program. This program provides FREE 5-gallon trees (species choice in the google form below) to be planted anywhere within 20’ of the street. Let’s keep Ridglea North beautiful by planting the next generation of trees! Sign up for what kind of tree(s) you want by September 24th, and pickup will be in Mid-October in the grass circle of the 6200 block of Malvey Ave. View the flyer to sign up or to contact Weber. 

Neighbor Spotlight: Karin Kelly Tronche

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. Bernard and I have been married 39 years. We have two sons. The oldest lives in London with his wife and our two grandchildren, ages almost 5 — that’s a girl and a two year-old boy. Yes! It’s fun! But we miss them and hope they will move back to Texas in 2022 after 3 years there. Our younger son is not married —- but we have hope! He lives and works in Austin. I continue my PR campaign for Fort Worth trying to round them up and bring them home. Bernard was born and raised in France. Karin was born and raised in Almost Heaven. That’s West Virginia! The “Mountain State” — Country Roads and all that. Bernard and I have been in North Texas since 1979 and both sons were born here — one in Dallas and the other in Fort Worth. We all speak French - comes in handy with Bernard’s family who still live in France. I am also very lucky to have my 93 year-old mother living in her own home very close to us.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North?  We built this home on Kenwick & moved in 8.5 years ago following 17 years in Mira Vista. While building our first home in MV, we rented a friend’s home in the 6300 block of Locke in 1994-95 and loved it. So — here we are again! It’s been an excellent choice. Convenient, friendly, attractive and we have the best neighborhood association!

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? Walking the neighborhood with our dogs! Of course, we do love the July 4th celebration. So colorful, patriotic and fun to see all the children and neighbors in our red, white & blue.

4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? Oh gosh. I hardly get out of the neighborhood! We have two restaurants on West 7th Street so my husband works every day and night. Therefore, I am often home but I do love that we have such fine museums, good restaurants and I think the most attractive big city in Texas. We have a history here and are proud of it. I love the new Dickies Arena and even driving on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Event? You just can’t beat the Fort Worth Kennel Club Dog Show at the Will Rogers Complex every March. Of course I would say that. I am a dog lover and compete in confirmation as well as many dog sports! Also, who doesn’t love the fort Worth Stock Show?!

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor?  Dessert. Bake and take them dessert! 

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2021 Calendar of Events

Click each event for details

September 18 Movie in the Park

October 5 National Night Out

October 16 Litter Stomp

December 4 Cocoa & Caroling

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