Ridglea North News

February 2021

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"Love Your Neighborhood" Membership Drive

February is the annual RNNA membership drive. In the next couple weeks you'll receive a membership packet from your friendly Block Captain. If you're not already a member, please consider joining. Your $25 annual dues help maintain our beautiful park and green spaces, support our wonderful events, and allow us to share neighborhood news!

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Thank you, Block Captains!

How can we possibly hand-deliver membership packets to all 1,000+ neighbors in Ridglea North? Only with the help of our amazing Block Captain volunteers! Over the weekend, several Block Captains worked to assemble membership packets and get them ready for delivery. In the next couple weeks, the volunteers will deliver the packets to all Ridglea North neighbors. Block Captains also work throughout the year to welcome new neighbors and encourage block parties and neighbor camaraderie. Thank you, Block Captains, for making Ridglea North such a special place. If you're interested in being a Block Captain or helping welcome new neighbors, contact Neighbors Director Lynn Newman.

Save the Date: 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.

News from the City

Neil Noakes named Fort Worth Police Chief

Neil Noakes, who has served in the Fort Worth Police Department for more than 20 years, was named police chief by City Manager David Cooke on Monday, January 25. Read more on the City's website.

Save the Date: 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.

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to our Yard of the Month winners Susan and Larry Nelson at 3100 Westridge Ave. Thank you for keeping Ridglea North beautiful! Interested in helping choose the next winner? Contact Yard of the Month Chair Una Bailey to join the committee.

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.

Camp Bowie Improvements

Have you seen the improvements to the 6700-7000 blocks of Camp Bowie Boulevard? The landscape and construction crews have finished installing plants and improving the overall aesthetic of the historic corridor. Funded by the Green Ribbon Grant, Camp Bowie District planted several different types of plants that are not only visually pleasing but help with air quality.

Neighbor Spotlight: Lizzy McNamara

1) Tell us about yourself and your family. My household is relatively small, consisting of myself and my five year old German Shorthaired Pointer, Remi, who loves long walks around Berney Park.

2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? I bought my house back in May 2018. Having previously rented on Edgehill from 2014 - 2016 I missed the community and knew that I wanted to eventually buy in Ridglea North. A sweet neighbor made that possible when my house went on the market (thanks, Lindsay)!

3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? Although not necessarily a neighborhood sanctioned event, I really loved gathering with my block to cheer on the Turkey Trot runners that went down our street and have also really enjoyed the annual block parties and hope that we can safely gather again in the near future.

4) What's your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? I love trying new restaurants and exploring new developments around town like South Main, The River District and Clearfork. Any area that is pedestrian friendly (and dog friendly) where you can drop your car and explore on foot is right up my alley. Having grown up in Fort Worth, I love that the city continues to grow and change over time.

5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Finding commonalities and interests have helped me engage with so many in the neighborhood. Whether it is working out, loving animals or sharing recipes, I love finding common threads that tie us together.

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