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this year?
Joy Avenue Pathway and Edible Forest Garden Work Party 
Saturday, June 10 - 9 am to Noon         
Join your neighbors to make our corner of the community an even more beautiful place 
to live.  Even if you can only spare 30 minutes or an hour, we'd welcome and need your help!  The pathway and garden links Bethel to Tullis streets along the Joy Avenue right-of-way located in 1600 block of Bethel Street about 1.5 blocks north of the bakery.  

Cardboard, cardboard, and more cardboard - We can use as much flattened cardboard 
as we can get.  Just leave your boxes on the pile we've already started at the Bethel end 
of the trail under the trees.  More details about the work party and the pathway and garden 
can be found here

Board Meetings

2017 NENA meetings

The NENA Board meets 4-6 times per year, usually the second Wednesday of the month.  Board meetings primarily focus on decision making for current and future projects in the neighborhood. If you would like to attend a Board meeting, contactnenapresident@gmail.com We also hold up to four  general membership events featuring presentations on topics of interest to the neighborhood. All meetings are open to the public and start at 6:30pm. We welcome your participation, so please come lend a voice—or an ear—to the evening!
January 11th – NENA Board Meeting
February 8th – NENA Board Meeting
March 8th - NENA Board Meeting
April 12th - NENA Board Meeting
May 10th - NENA Membership Meeting (tentative)
June 14th - NENA Board Meeting
July 12th - NENA Board Meeting (if needed)
August 9th - NENA Board Meeting
September 13th - Annual Picnic and Neighborhood Celebration
October 11th - NENA Board Meeting  
November 9th - Annual Meeting


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.
Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home.

People are using Nextdoor to:

Quickly get the word out about a break-in
Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
Track down a trustworthy babysitter
Find out who does the best paint job in town
Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog
Find a new home for an outgrown bike
Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name
Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods.
Taken from www.nextdoor.com

Welcome Mural project...  
San Francisco and Puget streets. Below is a collage with photos representative of the wall's recent condition, starting from lots of tags in the upper left to the finishing touches made by artist Carrie Ziegler, in the bottom right corner. A great big thank you to ALL who participated. Together we make this a vibrant and caring community.

ThurstonTalk.com thinks we're "Ultra Cool"!
  SarahJoy Smith wrote us up on Thurston Talk, a local website serving the greater Thurston County area. Check out her impressions here. Thank you, SarahJoy, for sharing your observations!


NOTEWORTHY


Want to Stop Receiving Ad Flyers in Your Front Yard?
Those rolled and wrapped flyers that appear in your front yard or driveway can be stopped. The Olympian distributes the "Extra" paper to non-subscribers of The Olympian. The best and quickest way to get the paper stopped is for the homeowner call customer service and request a stop. 1-800-905-0296. The paper carriers should then be directed by circulation managers to stop delivering these papers.


New Olympia Walking Paths website
A local Olympian neighbor has set up a fabulous website detailing interesting walks and simple hikes in our area. This link will take you to one of his most recent entries--our very own most wonderful Mission Creek Nature Park:  http://walkolympia.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/mission-creek-nature-park/


Have you heard of StreetBank?
It’s all about lending, giving away and skill sharing...in your own neighborhood. It's a website that allows you to see all that your neighbors are giving away or lending. It's a kind of giant attic, garden shed, toolkit, library or DVD collection for you and anyone living within 1000 yards of your home. And it's all free. How it works  Here's an example: Daniel needs a tall ladder to fix his gutters. He joins streetbank by entering his zipcode and offering to share some thing or skill and finds that Marie has put her ladder up to lend. Now his gutters are clean and he knows someone new in his neighborhood! Learn all about this UK-based* & inspired website: streetbank.com
  *it's LOCAL -- really. Check it out.


View Jim Diers' Inspirational Presentation Online
Jim Diers, the former director of Seattle's Office of Neighborhoods, recently visited Olympia to share his vision about the power of neighbors working together to transform their neighborhoods and communities. His humorous, engaging, thoughtful, and inspirational presentation is now posted on the City of Olympia's website at City videos.  Just click on "Other City Videos" and then choose Jim's presentation. For more information about Jim and his work, visit: http://home.comcast.net/~jimdiers/index.html

NENA BOUNDARIES
Do you live within the area we serve and represent? NENA includes parts of unincorporated Thurston County. Click here to open a map showing our boundaries in red.

26th Ave. on the north   |   Yew Ave. on the south   |   South Bay Rd on the east   |   East Bay Drive & Berry St on the west

NENA is now on Facebook!  






 





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