Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monthly Meeting Jan 9

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on January 9 rather than the regularly scheduled first Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Board Meeting Weather Delay to Tuesday, December 10 7 PM

The Board meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday, December 5 is cancelled due to the weather. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00pm in the clubhouse. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Securing your home during the holidays

What do thieves look for when they gaze at your vehicle or home? In most instances they are looking for an opportunity to commit a theft or other crime. During the year-end holidays, people are often busy, excited and sometimes a little bit careless. This Holiday season, and in the new-year the Little Rock Police Department is encouraging the Citizenry to eliminate opportunity for crime, be aware of your surroundings and Secure to be Sure.

SHOPPING
  • Shop before dark if possible. Possibly coordinate shopping trips with a friend.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay for purchases with a check, credit card, or debit card when possible.
  • Teach children to go to a store clerk or security guard and ask for help if you become separated. They should never go into a parking lot alone.
  • Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse under your arm. Keep a wallet in an inside jacket pocket, not a back trouser pocket.
  • Never leave any contents or valuables in plain sight. Remove cell phones, iPod, audio systems,
  • computers, packages, change in ashtray, sport equipment, cameras, purses, etc.
  • Lock items in the trunk before you park or take them with you. And if you can't replace an item, don't leave it anywhere in your vehicle.
  • Park in open, well-lighted, and populated areas near your destination. Avoid parking near trucks vans, dumpsters, and other objects that obstruct visibility and provide hiding places.
  • Avoid parking near strangers loitering or sitting in vehicles.
  • Turn off your engine, roll up all windows, lock all doors, and take your keys with you even if you are making a quick stop at a store or gas station, or even in your driveway. Close all windows and lock the trunk and hood.
  • Don't leave your vehicle in an unattended public lot for an extended period time.


HOME
  • Survey the exterior of your home and eliminate their hiding places. Thieves love nooks and crannies where they can hide. Keep your shrubs and bushes trimmed in places where they may cover a window or door.
  • You shouldn't see what you are watching on television from the street.  Close all blinds and curtains when not at home.
  • Never leave your Christmas gifts out in plain sight. If they are under the Christmas tree, place the tree in a location where the gifts cannot be seen from outside the home.
  • Replace standard screws in the strike plate on your doors with 3 inch screws.
  • Do not use your full name on your mailbox, in the telephone directory, or on your answering
  • machine.
  • Know which of your neighbors you can trust and depend upon in an emergency.
  • Do not advertise purchases-break down the boxes of big ticket items.
  • Always remember fire safety if you are using a real tree.
  • Check who is at the door before opening it, and do not open the door to an unexpected visitor.
  • Have lights at all entrances
  • Solicitor must have a permit and be able to show it or, just tell them NO!! No thank you!!

Dwight Davis
Public Affairs Coordinator
Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator
Crime Prevention Specialist
Little Rock Police Department
700 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, Ark 72201
(501) 918-5358

Monday, November 25, 2013

University District Garden Group Update

The next meeting is Monday, December 2, at 6:30 PM at the University District Building.


Yahoo group for UD Gardens: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UDGardens

 

Email: UDGardens@yahoogroups.com

 

Minutes from First Meeting of the UD Gardens Group - November 4

Donna Quimby, Chair of the UALR Health Sciences Human Fitness and Sports Management Department, convened the meeting to gauge interest in forming a University District Garden Association. The Growing Healthy Communities project, which has provided 87 raised bed gardens to University District residents, including in its project description an objective of organizing a garden association. This meeting was to determine interest and to chart a course for organizing the garden association if enough residents wanted to pursue the objective. Donna invited all of the recipients of the raised bed gardens. 

 

Outcomes

The University District residents who attended expressed an interested launching a UD Garden Association. The specific vision, mission and scope will be determined at future meetings when more prospective members can attend. The group discussed several ideas for the garden association: communication about plants, planting, pests, etc.; cooperative plant sales; bulk buying of plants; including flowers as well as produce; hosting speakers to present on current garden topics; continuing the practice of awarding UD residents raised bed gardens each year and raising funds to finance the activity; cooperative purchase of gardening tools; approaching the Oak Forest Community  Garden as a partner and member; maybe also including related gardening activities such as raising chickens and honey bees.

 

Next Steps

1. The next meeting was set for Monday, December 2 at 6:30 at the University District Building. 

2. The six University District residents in attendance agreed to function as a start up steering committee.

3. Karen Walls agreed to take the list of raised bed gardens and add them to a Yahoo Group that she set up last year for communication between gardeners

4. Joe Busby agreed to draft bylaws and provide them to Karen for mail out to the group.

5. Donna Quimby agreed to work with the group until she retires in June, and perhaps beyond, as long as UD residents assumed leadership roles.

6. Beth Phelps agreed to meet with the group upon request and to continue to provide information and technical assistance about gardening.

7. The group could continue to meet at the University District Building. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Festival November 2

Neighborhood Fall Festival at St. Luke United Methodist Church
6401 West 32nd Street, Little Rock, AR

Saturday, November 2, 2013 1-4pm

Bouncy House
Games & Prizes
Cake Walk
Health Booth
Door Prizes

Join us for an exciting afternoon.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

University District Wellness Fair

The 2013 UALR University District Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00am-2:00PM at UALR's Donaghey Student Fitness Center 

All are invited to attend...
However, only new University District residents will be eligible for the free annual gym membership.  


Feel free to forward flyer to those you know that may be interested in attending...

Hope to see you onSaturday, October 26!

Best Regards,
Janea Snyder


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Clay Roof Ridge Tiles?


Recently, I had a tree fall down in a windstorm over my home.

One (1) corner and five (5) straight roof clay ridge protectors broke
up with the impact. If their are any home owners in the Broadmoor area with these
 roof clay ridge protectors laying around on their property if they could  email information on how to make contact with them...

If possible this would be greatly appreciated...

Any color will do....Green would be perfect.

 
Winston Marshall

Friday, October 11, 2013

Attention Seniors

If you are interested in learning how to shop for healthy, affordable foods, attendthe Cooking Matters at the Store eventSmart Shopping for Seniors, a grocerystore tour that teaches adults (55 and older) how to shop for healthy foods on a limitedbudget. Participants will receive a$10 gift card to use at the event.
Smart Shopping for Seniors Store Tour 

Dates:Tuesday, October 22, 2013
9:30am-11:00 am and
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9:30am-11:00 am


Questions-email udresidents@gmail.com or call 683-7575

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Which Tree So You Prefer for New Neighborhood Signs?

The Broadmoor Board is considering new neighborhood entrance signs. The current ones are wearing out. 

Email your preference for which tree design to use to: Michelleandscott@att.net




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Neighborhood Committees to Meet


The Broadmoor Property Owners Association’s “Committee on Committees” meets this Wednesday September 18th at the clubhouse at 7:00 pm.  All residents are encouraged to participate and attend this meeting.

The nickname applies to an all-purpose working group to discuss lake, park, pool, and other issues in depth between monthly board meetings. Recommendations are then presented to the board for consideration.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Grand Re-Opening For Adult Leisure Center/Centre at University Park

Originally known as the Adult Leisure Center, a grand-opening celebration has been planned for the Centre at University Park on Saturday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Mark Stodola, Vice Mayor Doris Wright, City Manager Bruce Moore and other dignitaries will be on hand for the celebration. Tours will be conducted throughout the afternoon.

“This is a great day for the City of Little Rock,” said Truman Tolefree, Director of Little Rock Parks & Recreation. “The Centre at University Park is back as a much needed community resource.”

The Centre is a 15,000-square foot state-of-the art facility. It offers daily and monthly memberships to adults, while providing several activities, including: National Senior Health and Fitness Day, seminars, Fall Festival and Holiday Affair to name a few. In addition, a number of fitness classes will be offered.

The facility will be available for rental for meetings, family gatherings or special events. There is the spacious Ballroom that can accommodate 230 persons, or can be divided for smaller groups. There is also a multi-purpose room, ceramics and arts and crafts rooms, meeting rooms, conference room, and a computer training room.

For more information about the grand opening, or about renting the facility, please call the Centre at University Park at 661-1700 or Little Rock Parks & Recreation 371-4770 or visit our website at www.lrpr.org.

Citizen's Police Academy

Please let us know if you or someone you know would like to attend our next Citizens Police Academy . The next class is scheduled to beginTuesday, October 8th – November 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  This class is an eight week course and meets each Tuesday nightduring this time period. 

 

The Citizen Police Academy is designed to educate the citizenry about the various functions of the Little Rock Police Department and more.

 

Provide your contact information to Sgt. Cassandra Davis at 371-4636 or complete and return the attached CPA Candidate Form via email atcdavis@littlerock.org or by mailing to The Office of Public Affairs , Little Rock Police Department, 700 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR  72201

 

Dwight Davis

Public Affairs Coordinator

Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator

Crime Prevention Specialist

Little Rock Police Department

700 W. Markham Street

Little Rock, Ark 72201

(501) 918-5358

Monday, September 16, 2013

Barnabas House Monster Dash 5K event scheduled Oct. 12

Halloween enthusiasts and 5K fans should mark their calendars for the Barnabas House Monster Dash, set to begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Parking Lot 13, near the Jack Stephens Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

All proceeds from the event supports the mission of the Barnabas House, located at2423 S. Tyler St., in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Little Rock. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in their favorite costume.

The Barnabas House serves as a social work and counseling center where UALR students and other volunteers join social workers and medical professionals to advocate for the uninsured and working poor.

Clients of the Barnabas House have received help with housing, job placement, educational opportunities, disability determination and nutritional assistance, among many other quality-of-life services. Volunteer services have also included arranging surgeries and life-saving treatments, according to event organizers.

The Barnabas House is a mission of Oak Forest United Methodist Church, located near the UALR campus, as well as other area churches and schools.

The Bachelor of Social Work Student Organization (BSWSO), a student run organization comprised of students admitted to the BSW program, has endorsed the Monster Dash 5K. Dr. Mark Krain serves as the organization’s faculty advisor.

To register for the Monster Dash 5K, visithttp://monsterdash5k.webstarts.com. Entry fees
are $15 for UALR participants and $25 for all other individuals throughOct. 4. There is a $50 fee for a family of three, with $10 for each additional family member.

The fee is $35 per participant on the day of the event.

For additional information about the mission of the Barnabas House or to provide an in-kind donation, call 501.663.3136

Report Truancy

Truancy is a major concern for the LRSD with ramifications that could be costly and far-reaching. Truant students may engage in delinquent and/or criminal activity, and are at higher risk of being drawn into behavior involving drugs, alcohol, or violence. It is not just a school district problem, but a community problem. Help keep students safe, protected and in the classroom.

Violation of School-Hour Curfew states; hours between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, in accordance with Arkansas law, the minor is not to be absence from his or her place of schooling. 

Report any and all suspected truancy to theLRSD Truancy Hotline at 477-SKIP (7547)

Or call 911 and report suspected truancy.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Several Upcoming Meetings You Should Attend

September 9th - Little Rock Citizens Academy. These meetings extend through November 4. Registration was to end today; contact David Sink at 569-8548 to inquire about late registration.

September 18:  Committee on Committees. Meets at the clubhouse at 7:00pm.

Septembers 23: Little Rock School District Town Hall Meetings. These meetings extend on into 2014. Check www.lrsd.org for dates and locations.

September 24th:  UD Neighborhood Leaders Association meeting. Location: UALR University District Building (in front of Big Lots/Harbour Freight. Meets at 6:30 with dinner provided. RSVP at 562-6877 if you wish to have dinner provided.

October 1: National Night Out. Location - University District Building and parking lot.
Watch media for more information about this national event.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out is August 6, 2013 and Little Rock Night Out is in October. National Night Out, a  community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

 

Although the City of Little Rock will have Night Out in October, some neighborhoods may choose to have their (NNO) on evening of August 6, 2013. Their decision is based on what’s conducive to their respective neighborhood. Citizens will celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events. There will be block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs and youth events.

 

Last year Little Rock had 17 NNO locations, involving 38 Neighborhood groups and attracting 3,811 Citizens. 

 

 

Dwight Davis

Public Affairs Coordinator

Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator

Crime Prevention Specialist

Little Rock Police Department

700 W. Markham Street

Little Rock, Ark 72201

(501) 918-5358

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month for September is found at 47 Broadmoor Drive.  This is a well cared for yard where the owner, who has lived in Broadmoor for 10 years, does all the work.  As you drive by to see this yard you will also notice the yards surrounding #47 are also well cared for and deserve recognition. 

It has been a great experience driving around each month finding a yard to be selected.  Each month, more than one yard could have been recognized thus making this job a difficult one in selecting only one.  I have been encouraged, though, to see so many people taking pride in how their yard looks.  Broadmoor is a GREAT place to live!

September ends the Yard of the Month for this year.  Be sure to begin making plans for the Christmas lighting contest that will be held in December.  Until then..... keep on taking care of those yards!
 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Yard of the Month


The August Yard of the Month is found at 2205 Ridge Park Drive.

If you don't know where Ridge Park is, you will find it located off of Glenmere Drive above Boyle Park Road

Take a drive down to Ridge Park and check out this yard with a water fountain.  Once again, the back yard of this house is another "hidden treasure". 

Broadmoor is blessed with many yards where the resident takes pride in the way their yard looks.  It has been a thrill to drive around and see the many yards.  It makes selecting the YOM difficult at times.  I hope everyone will continue to take pride in their yards.  Maybe, then, we will see more neighbors taking pride in how their yard looks.  As we approach the celebration of Broadmoor's 60th birthday lets work together in getting Broadmoor looking the best it has ever looked!

September will be the last award for the "Yard of the Month" until December when there is is holiday light contest.

Monday, August 5, 2013

History Committee August 12

The History Committee will meet on Monday, August 12 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse. 

This committee is reviewing/collecting old documents that can be used to convey the story of Broadmoor!  The purpose is to preserves our history and  to attract positive interest in the neighborhood. The committee members would appreciate any old stories, photos, artifacts, etc. that can be used for that purpose. 

All are welcome to attend and assist in this project. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Committee Meetings this Week

Broadmoor Neighbors:

 Please join us this Wednesday the 24th at 7:00at the Broadmoor Clubhouse for our Committee’s meeting.

 We need input from the Broadmoor Property Owners regarding “how we spend your tax dollars!”.

 We have several issues and needs to address regarding the Park, Lake and the Pool.  Recommendations from the committees will be presented to the board at the August meeting on August 1st.

 Please be present to voice your desires for repairs and improvements in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Thanks and see you there.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fair Park Burglaries

There have been a couple of recent burglaries where a woman is seen walking a dog, and she goes up to a house. She rings the doorbell, and if no one answers, she makes a call on her cellphone. A few minutes later, a blue van pulls up into the driveway, and three males are seen getting out. They are seen later coming out of the house carrying stolen items. We are working on getting a license number for these burglaries, so please call 911 immediately if you see anything like this.

Respectfully,

Detective Brett W. Stewart
Northwest Property Crimes
Office: 501.918.3545
Cell: 501.772.4475
Fax: 501.918.3550

Friday, July 12, 2013

Upcoming Opportunities

Please put these meeting dates on your calendar for the following Broadmoor POA Committees.

-History Club; meets tomorrow, Saturday, July 13th in the clubhouse from 9:30-11:30
Donuts and coffee will be served!  This committee is reviewing old documents from the Broadmoor files.These documents will be archived at the Central Arkansas Library.

-Committee on Committees:  MeetsWednesday, July 24 in clubhouse at 7:00pm.  
Reports from several committees will be discussed. This meeting provides additional  time for more indepth discussion than the regular monthly Board meeting.

All are welcome to attend these meetings. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Yard of the Month

July's Yard of the Month is found at 10 Berkshire.  The homeowner is a longtime resident of Broadmoor and takes pride in the appearance of the yard.  With the celebration of Independence Day, it’s nice to see the flag blowing in the breeze.

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Meeting Moved to 11th

The Broadmoor POA Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 4th is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, July 11 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont.

All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Be on the Lookout!

Please call 911 if you see anyone or anything suspicious!

On June 4 about 10:45 in the morning, a Lakeshore Drive resident was robbed by 3 teenagers in his front yard.

About 45 minutes earlier, a UALR employee was attacked by 3 teenagers near the Shell station on 32nd. His account is below:

"I wanted to share with you a rather unfortunate incident that occurred to me on Tuesday morning, June 4th, at around 10am, as I came into work. I had parked my vehicle along W 32nd St near Faith United Church and was walking along the sidewalk approaching the Shell Station on South University across from campus. As I approached the service road that runs behind the gas station and various fast food places, I noted three teen aged youths (about 16-17 years of age) walking along this service road and within just a few feet of where it feeds onto W32nd St. I paid no particular attention to them and walked on past. I had not gone very far before I was attacked from behind by two of them and received a number of blows to the back of my head. One of the others came at me from the front. I stood my ground and managed to fight them off and they retreated. I managed to make it to the parking lot of the Shell station when I removed my phone from my pocket in order to call the police. I looked up just in time to see the older youth running at me who then proceeded to punch me in the face. This all happened in broad daylight and within full view of a number of spectators at the station. Robbery did not appear to be their motive. Judging from their behavior it is my personal opinion that they initiated this attack simply for the pleasure of it. It is the totally senseless nature of this attack along with its brutality that disturbs me the most about it. Given the proximity to this campus and the fact that a number of our students, faculty and staff walk through this very same area on both a daily and nightly basis I felt it prudent to share this info with you and to advise you to be on your guard while in the vicinity. I did file a report with LRPD but I do not expect any immediate arrests to me made."

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monthly Meeting this Thursday


The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont.

All are welcome to attend

 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Yard of the Month - 9 Monica Drive

Drive by 9 Monica Drive to see the Yard of the Month for June.  Pause for a moment to experience the refreshing, cooling effect the yard has and... enjoy!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Interesting Crime Reports from all over Town

A recent grab-bag of reports put out by St. Charles Crime Watch:

From Point West:  On Sunday, it was reported that a lawn mower and an edger were stolen out of a shed sometime this week.  Be aware of anyone you don't recognize walking or driving around on your street.  (This happened on Wagon Wheel Court.)
 
From Midtown:  On Thursday 30th around 11:00 am, a resident reported a man who appeared to be casing the neighborhood with a lawn mower.  The resident heard it running for a short time on Harrison, north of Lee.  Then the guy pushed it across Lee and began mowing a strip of grass next to the street at a house a few doors down.  Then he disappeared.  When the resident encountered him again, he said he lived nearby and "mowed for the neighbor" when he was out of town.  Then he went north on Tyler and ran the mower a few minutes while he was going up that street, as well.  This man is white, about 30 years old, maybe a little older.  He was about 6 feet, wearing gray clothes, a gray baseball cap, has red hair, and a well trimmed red beard.  The police were notified.
 
There was a burglary reported on Thursday on Greenbrier Road, somewhere between 10:00 and 2:00.  The police were notified.
 
From The Ranch:  They now have surveillance cameras up and running in their neighborhood.  There were a few ATV's stolen this past weekend.  Remember to contact the LRPD and file a report, no matter how annoyed you are, or whether or not you think there is a chance of recovering your stolen property.  If they don't know where the thieves are operating and what they are taking, they can't catch them.
 
There has also been a report of people stealing mail from mailboxes in that area.  A few weeks ago, a resident saw a black male about 40-50 years of age with a 10-12 year old boy opening a neighbor's mailbox from the passenger side of a brown 2000-ish Dodge Caravan around 7:30 am on a weekday.  They have not been seen since, but this is something that happens periodically all over town.  The weekend mail carrier reported seeing mail items from Hilltop addresses in the street on Ranch Boulevard, so someone is throwing away what they don't want.  Please report anything suspicious, in timely manner so they can catch these guys.
 
From Fair Park:  A recent report of trouble with a speeding teenager on Fillmore reminds us all of what to do in that situation.  The police would advise you not to confront these individuals, as tempers can flare easily.  Report it when you can, take a picture with your cellphone of the license plate, and report details so that they can be addressed.  The more neighbors that report the same thing, the stronger case you have of getting speeders, litterers, etc., to be held accountable for these problems they are causing.
 
 
Jo Paulus
St. Charles CrimeWatch

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Burglary Suspect-Keep an Eye Out

From Midtown:  If you see a dark green Impala with lightly shaded windows and specialty hubcaps, please call 911 to report.  The occupant (described as a thin black male) is wanted in connection with a home burglary on N. Cleveland last Friday.  Primarily high end jewelry was taken in this crime.
 
Jo Paulus
St. Charles CrimeWatch

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Playground Program

Registration online at www.lrpr.org

Camp Dates:

June10-August 1

Camp Locations (ages 6-11)

Brady Elementary
Dunbar Community Center
Geyer Springs Elementary
Romine Elementary
Stephens Community Center
Terry Elementary
Ten Camp (ages 11-15)

Forest Heights Middle School
*Students entering 6th-9th grades

Camp Registration Fees:

One Child…$90.00
Two Children…$115.00
Three Children…$140.00
Four Children…$165.00
The summer Playground Program onsite activities include:  checkers, dominoes, chess, cards, board games, jump rope, basketball, kickball, movies, time outside on the playground, arts & crafts and many more.  Field trips will include fishing, swimming, roller skating, movies, visits to the Stephens Nature Center, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Museum of Discovery and an end of the year visit to Wild River Country.

Need more information call Mike Garrity at 501-371-6858 or email mgarrity@littlerock.org.

 

Kathleen A. Countryman

CVSS Alert Center

2715 W. 7th St.

501.372.3856

501.372-3139 fax

kcountryman@littlerock.org

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Please Take this UALR Safety Survey

Chancellor Joel Anderson created the Chancellor’s Committee on Public Safety to examine safety on campus and to make recommendations to ensure that UALR is a safe place and is perceived as a safe place to study, live, and work. One of the tasks of the committee is to gather information about safety and perceptions of safety from those on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. To help in gathering this information, the committee is surveying students on campus, students in residence halls, faculty and staff, and residents of the community. 

I encourage you to fill out the survey at the link provided and give feedback to the committee on your experiences and perceptions of safety on campus. This is an important part of continuing to ensure we have a safe and inviting campus. 

If you have any questions about the survey or the committee, please contact Dr. Jeffery T. Walker, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice at jtwalker@ualr.edu.

http://studentvoice.com/ualr/ualrcommunitysafetyassessment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Safety Baby Shower on May 18

If you or someone you know is expecting and lives in the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood (most of 72204), please sign up for the Safety Baby Shower this Saturday:

There is still time to register!!! Arkansas has one of the highest child injury rates in the nation. Infants are at a particularly high risk for injury due to their small size, lack of strength, and biological development. Deaths due to unintentional injuries can often occur in the home and in motor vehicle crashes, and many are unpreventable. In an effort to address these issues, Arkansas Home Visiting Network and the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood will host a Safety Baby Shower at the Children’s Library, 4800 W. 10th on May 18th at 10:30 a.m. This event is geared towards new or expectant mothers who live within the Promise Neighborhood (zip codes 72202, 72204, or 72206).

This is an educational session, in a festive, shower-themed atmosphere, complete with refreshments, decorations, games, and prizes. Education is provided on home safety, safe sleep, shaken baby syndrome, and child passenger safety. Shower gifts include various home safety products, instructional dvds on infant crying, and each participant will receive a car seat and meet with a Child Passenger Safety Technician near her delivery date. This will ensure that parents are properly trained on installing their child’s car seat correctly.

Arkansas Home Visiting is a network of free programs available to help parents and their children. These programs focus on working with a family in their own home on a regular schedule to address basic needs, resources, referrals, parenting skills, and providing information about how your child is developing. Home visiting is an added benefit to a child and the family. A new baby can be a welcome addition and a stressful time for any family. Every parent struggles with questions and doubts about what the correct things to do. The goal of every parent is to create a better life with unlimited opportunities for their child.
Home Visiting opens the door to a brighter future!

Currently, Arkansas Home Visiting Network is recruiting 60 families to enroll in home visiting services who live within the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood. Families who are prenatal or have children not yet enrolled in kindergarten could be eligible for FREE services. If you know of any currently prenatal families that would be interested in attending this event or interested in home visiting services please feel free to contact Nichetra MaGee at 501-682-9528 or mageen@archildrens.org.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Second Pool Work Day - Saturday May 11th, 9:00pm

We accomplished a great deal at the pool last Saturday , but there are still several tasks to complete. We need volunteers on Saturday, May 11th at 9:00pm to finish preparation for opening the pool at the end of May.

Pat and Cal Mitchell

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Please Take This UALR Public Safety Survey

UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson created the Chancellor’s Committee on Public Safety to examine safety on campus and to make recommendations to ensure that UALR is a safe place and is perceived as a safe place to study, live, and work. One of the tasks of the committee is to gather information about safety and perceptions of safety from those on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. To help in gathering this information, the committee is surveying students on campus, students in residence halls, faculty and staff, and residents of the community. I encourage you to fill out the survey at this link and give feedback to the committee on your experiences and perceptions of safety on campus. This is an important part of continuing to ensure we have a safe and inviting campus. If you have any questions about the survey or the committee, please contact Dr. Jeffery T. Walker, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice at jtwalker@ualr.edu.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pool Work Day Saturday

Find those winter clothes you were just about to store away for the summer and meet Pat and Cal at the pool Saturday morning at 9:30. It will be chilly, but the work will soon have us warm!!!

A major task will be to remove the pool cover so we are in need of all the muscle we can get!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month for May goes to a longtime resident of Broadmoor. It is located at 42 Lakeshore Drive. For many years, people walking around the lake in the spring stand and marvel at the beauty of the back yard of this home. The front yard has a display of beautiful iris and roses to enjoy. The resident cannot take care of the yard as before, but the flowers continue to bloom to bring joy to all of us.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Invitation to UALR Trojan Baseball Event - April 27

Catch the UALR Trojans Baseball Team in Action! When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 Time: Food and Meet‐and‐Greet is at 3 p.m. Game starts at 4 p.m. Place: Gary Hogan Field at Curran‐Conway Park 2400 S. Harrison St. Little Rock Cost: Free (The University District Partnership will be collecting donations at the door ($1 recommended) for its Growing Healthy Communities project.) RSVP by calling 1‐877‐926‐8300 or register online at http://aarp.cvent.com/bball Sponsored by AARP Arkansas.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pool Work Day May 4

Please join Pat and Cal Mitchell, Pool Managers, at the pool on Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am for a pool work day to prepare for opening the pool! Except for the life guards the pool functions on volunteer support. Pat and Cal volunteer their time for the ENTIRE summer to keep the pool open and running safely; please volunteer a few hours of your time on May 4th to prepare the pool for a summer of fun!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp


It's that time of year again when we are actively recruiting 11- and 12-year old boys and girls for the two June sessions of the Arkansas Audubon Society Halberg Ecology Camp. The 1st session will be Sunday June 9 until Friday June 14. The 2nd session will begin on Sunday June 16 and end Friday June 21.

This is the 34th year for this incredible, hands-on Ecology Camp.

Each session we are looking for 50 new students who are interested in hands-on natural sciences. Some of those 100 total spots have already been filled. If you know of any 11- or 12-year old youth who are interested in the natural sciences—ornithology, herpetology, mammalogy, aquatic biology, entomology, geology and botany—please make sure they and their families are made aware of this terrific educational opportunity.

The staff consists of 14 instructors who teach in pairs (for example, two ornithology instructors teaching a class of 8-10 students), two co-directors to oversee and coordinate camp activities, an activities director, a full-time registered nurse, and an excellent kitchen staff that serves meals that are both tasty and nutritious. The instructors include high school science teachers, graduate students, college instructors, and working professionals.

We rent the entire Camp Clearfork facilities near Crystal Springs off Highway 270 from the U.S. Forest Service. Camp Clearfork is closed to outsiders during our rental period. Our staff is very security conscious.

Rather than trying to describe everything about the camp to you, I suggest you visit the Ecology Camp website:
http://www.arbirds.org/halberg_ecology_camp.html

Free Shredding Friday

What: Free collection/shredding and recycling of documents (and some electronics)

Date: Friday, April 19

Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: parking lot at the corner of Maryland & MLK Drive (across from King Elem. at the entrance sign to Arkansas Children's Hospital)

Info:

Shred-it truck will be present to accept paper products and shred/dispose on site for FREE.

eSCO truck will accept computers, printers, cell phones, microwaves, tv's, dvd's, vcr's, stereos and most any device that plugs in or operates from battery.

(Cannot accept washing machines or anything that contains Freon or other liquids such as refrigerators or air conditioners)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let's Look Out for Each Other

Dave Hammond at 3 Broadmoor reported the theft of a chained up yellow scooter and a Hoverround vehicle that was in his carport. He did make a police report about this theft.

Everyone also needs to be aware of an increase in teenager activity around the neighborhood and park recently. Please be alert and do not hesitate to call 911 if any suspicious activity is seen. Remember that you can call for assistance and remain anonymous.

Please call, even if you are not 100% certain something illegal is happening. Better have the police check it out than to miss an opportunity to keep order.

Broadmoor History Committee

Please join us at the Broadmoor Clubhouse on Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 for coffee & donuts!

We will be starting our dual projects of rewriting our bylaws/bill of assurance and also creating a workable and usable Archive for the History of the Broadmoor Neighborhood.

This is a massive undertaking and many hands make the work lighter! Coffee & Donuts make it lighter also!

Join us for the full two hours or just a part of that time.

Help us sort, bundle and file all the information that has been gathered over the past 64 years! Yep, it has been a long time since the original bill of assurances were issued!

The filing cabinets, books, minutes, plat maps, etc need to be tidied up and organized.

We have been made aware the CALS – Central Arkansas Library System will also archive our information once we get organized. More to come on that later.

The “History Club” will meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:30am until 11:30am. So, join us any month you are available and tell your neighbors. Bring with you ANY printed info from Broadmoor past, any photos, any old directories – anything you think might be of value for the archives.

Hope to see you at the Clubhouse – located in the Park with the main entrance at the walkway between #19 & #21 Belmont Drive.

Thanks and see you there!

Friday, April 12, 2013

From St. Charles Crime Watch

From Det. Brett Stewart of the NW Property Crimes Division: If you see a silver/gray Chrysler 300 with a partial license plate of 036 with unknown letters (covered with a Landers plate cover), please call 911. The driver is wanted for possibly being involved in burglaries in west Little Rock.
 
Northwest Property Crimes
Office: 501.918.3545
Cell: 501.772.4475
Fax: 501.918.3550

From Fair Park: A person was rear-ended at the light at Fair Park and I-630 this morning. The person who hit him fled the scene in a silver car (perhaps foreign made?) with license #322SHE. Insurance might cover, but this is pretty low (not to mention illegal and dangerous), to flee before exchanging information. Call 911 if you see this one, too!
 
Jo Paulus
St. Charles CrimeWatch

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

LRPD Incident Reports Now on Ark. Dem-Gaz Website

Note, you probably must be a subscriber to the newspaper to get this information, but the Democrat-Gazette is now posting crime reports from the Little Rock Police Department daily--or as soon as they receive it from the police.

Link: http://www.arkansasonline.com/right2know/lrpdreports/

They include a map of the incidents.

This is especially helpful to find out what the current burglary pattern is. Daytime burglaries move around town based on who has been arrested recently and who is currently out of jail. If we see a cluster developing in Broadmoor, we can expect more burglaries over a one to two week period until the criminals are caught.

Remember-lock your doors, set your alarm, make it look and sound like you are home.

Above all, make sure your neighbors know you and watch out for you. Also, make sure they can see your house and their view is not obstructed by things like bushes.

Always, always, always call 911 when you see something suspicious. The police do not mind. They depend on observant citizens!

University District Baseball Night April 27


Residents of the University District are invited to an AARP outing to a UALR Trojan Baseball Game on Saturday, April 27.

This will be at Gary Hogan Field at Curran Conway Park, 2400 South Harrison.

AARP membership is NOT required.

Admission to a pre-game meet and greet and the baseball game is free. Pre game event is at 3PM and game starts at 4PM.

Participants are asked to contribute $1 to the Growing Healthy Community Project. To register, either go http://aarp.cvent.com/bball or call the toll free number 1-877-926-8300.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Yard of the Month

The Yard of the Month has begun, once again. Each month from April through September, a yard will be recognized and a gift awarded to the resident at the monthly BPOA meeting. (1st Thursday of each month) The first Yard of the Month recognition for the 2013 season goes to #34 Berkshire. This place has the resemblance of a “Patio Home”. It is apparent the resident takes pride in how her surroundings look. Congratulations!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Monthly Meeting Thursday

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, April 3  at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 ½ Belmont.

Meetings are open, and we welcome all who live in Broadmoor!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Growing a Healthy Community

Attention University District Residents

If you are interested in growing a healthier community, attend a free garden training and informational seminar.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
UALR Bailey Alumni and Friends Center

The first 30 residents to sign up who have not received a garden will receive a free raised bed garden.

If you would like to bring a soil sample from your lawn or landscape beds, label samples with your name, address, phone number, and what you are growing. Place between a pint and quart of dry soil in a waterproof container (plastic bag or jar). You will receive a report with a liming and fertilization recommendation in a couple of weeks.

Register by April 8 at ualr.edu/universitydistrict

For questions, email udresidents@gmail.com

University District Partnership

CLERK SENDS OUT NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION ACT NOTICES

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires county clerks to attempt to contact all voters who are currently registered, but who did not vote in any state, local or federal election during the last election cycle. Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk Larry Crane has announced that approximately 41,000 of the more than 218,000 registered voters in Pulaski County will be sent confirmation notices starting March 29.

The confirmation notice is a two-sided card with a detachable postcard for reply. To reply, a voter needs only to sign the card and drop it in the mail. .

Voters who receive one of these cards, can sign and return the detachable postcard, or simply call our Voter Registration hotline at 340-VOTE.

The important thing is to respond!

Voters who receive a card but don't respond run the risk of having their voter registration become inactive or of eventually having their voter registration cancelled under federal law."

For more information contact Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk Larry Crane at 501-340-5601.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Steps to Prevent Burglary


Officer Michelle Howard with the Little Rock Police Department will do
a free home security evaluation of your home. Please email her at
mhoward@littlerock.org to set up an appointment, or leave a message at
371-4634.

The LRPD will also check on your home while you are on vacation, call
371-4829. The patrol officer on each shift in will come to your house
and check on it.

Most residential burglaries occur during the day when the house is
obviously unoccupied. Having a car in the carport, leaving a radio on,
having interior lights on timers, are all things you can do to
discourage burglars looking for opportunities.

You should take some common sense steps to reduce your vulnerability
to burglary. The single most effective deterrent in our neighborhood
is making sure entries to your home are visible to your neighbors, and
that your neighbors know you and know when someone is in your yard who
should not be there.

Reinforce your doors and windows. See this article:
http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Safety/Home-Security/how-to-reinforce-doors-entry-door-and-lock-reinforcements/View-All

For an analysis of residential burglary prevention, go to this site:
http://www.popcenter.org/problems/burglary_home/print/

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ward 6 Street and Drainage Improvement Meeting April 6

Broadmoor needs to turn out for the Ward 6 Street and Drainage Improvements meeting. It will be held April 6 at 6 PM at the Northwest Patrol Division Headquarters, 10001 Kanis Road.

Public input at these meetings will influence where our new city sales tax money is spent.

Annual Meeting Report

Our annual meeting, the 59th since Broadmoor was founded in 1954, was informative and enjoyable.

City Director Joan Adcock made it clear that we need a definite presence at the upcoming infrastructure meetings.

The LRPD updated us on their good work keeping us safe.

Ron Copeland, University District Partnership Director, went over the exciting work we are doing in the University District.

We also honored Bill Looney, who passed away recently. Mr. Looney served on the neighborhood board, was president of the Association, and helped pioneer the halfway house committee. Always an optimist, we will greatly miss Mr. Looney.

Little Rock Bicycling Coordinator

Message from Ron Copeland, University District Partnership Director:

Little Rock has hired a part time pedestrian/bicycle coordinator. His name is Jeremy Lewno. He chairs the Little Rock Bicycle Friendly Community Committee which meets at 11:30 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

Here is the website and Jeremy's email address.

All are welcome to attend the BFCC meetings. I know that some of you are very interested in bicycling and developing bicycle routes, etc.

Please let me know if you participate. I'm working with a start up group to pursue Bicycle Friendly University status for UALR.

Thanks, Ron 

 http://www.bikelr.com/ or contact Jeremy Lewno, who is the committee’s chair at jlewno@littlerock.org

Ron Copeland │Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock │University District Partnership
O: 501-683-7358 │ M: 501-772-2625 │http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict
Follow us: http:facebook.com/universitydistrictpartnership

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lifeguard Opportunity

Pat Mitchell, Director of the Broadmoor Pool has announced there is an opening for a life guard at the Broadmoor Pool. She expects the lifeguard will work 20-25 hours per week. If you know of someone who would be interested in this position contact Pat at at "Calvin Mitchell"

Monday, March 25, 2013

University District Neighborhoods Association 3-26-13

UDNA Members,

The UDNA's regular monthly meeting is scheduled for tomorrow evening at 6:30.

The meeting will be at the Broadmoor Clubhouse.

Our agenda will include updates on current projects and activities.

Please RSVP so we can have a head count for dinner.

Thanks, Ron


Ron Copeland │Director
University of Arkansas at Little Rock University District Partnership
O: 501-683-7358 │ M: 501-772-2625
ualr.edu/universitydistrict
Follow us: facebook.com/universitydistrictpartnership


2013 University District Spring Garden Training

2013 University District Spring Garden Training

You must be a resident within the University District Community to be eligible to participate in the garden training. * Only the first 30 residents to sign up will receive a free raised bed garden and vegetable plants only if they have not in the past years been a recipient. You must bring proof of residence the evening of the training, (your driver's license or a utility bill must displaying your current university district address) The garden training will be held at UALR Bailey Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. UALR Alumni Association Bailey Alumni & Friends Center 2801 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204 P: (501) 683-7208 F: (501) 683-7209 Check-in will begin promptly at 6:30PM, Garden training will begin promptly at 7:00PM and concluding at 8:00PM. * You must attend the training to receive the free garden. You will be contacted on Friday, April 6 by phone or email to confirm your attendance.

Sign up here: Link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHBTTHBCOVh0cmZyODNHQm14bHNjTXc6MQ

UD Garden Training April 9

You must be a resident within the University District Community to be eligible to participate in the garden training. * Only the first 30 residents to sign up will receive a free raised bed garden and vegetable plants only if they have not in the past years been a recipient. You must bring proof of residence the evening of the training, (your driver's license or a utility bill must displaying your current university district address) The garden training will be held at UALR Bailey Alumni Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. UALR Alumni Association Bailey Alumni & Friends Center 2801 S. University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204 P: (501) 683-7208 F: (501) 683-7209 Check-in will begin promptly at 6:30PM, Garden training will begin promptly at 7:00PM and concluding at 8:00PM. * You must attend the training to receive the free garden. You will be contacted on Friday, April 6 by phone or email to confirm your attendance.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHBTTHBCOVh0cmZyODNHQm14bHNjTXc6MQ

Friday, March 22, 2013

Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting

Come be a part of the Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting Monday, March 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Children's Library and Learning Center (4800 W. 10th).

Hear about several initiatives that have been started in the Promise Neighborhood area of Little Rock over the last year including the Home Visiting Network, the Promise Ambassador Youth Leadership Program, AmeriCorps Reading Initiative and the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center.

Share your thoughts on these and on what else is needed to ensure every child a happy, healthy, productive journey from cradle to career.

What: Promise Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting

Date: Monday, March 25

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Where: Children's Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th (Jonesboro Dr. just south of I-630)

Dinner will be provided and childcare is available on request. Please reserve your spot at 682.9537 or lrpromise@gmail.com.

We hope to see you next Monday!

The Exotic University District

Mr. Chen's in the Village Shopping Center (the place with The Dome) is a combination restaurant and grocery. The variety of food is incredible. Who knew there were so many varieties of ramen noodles.

Visit Mr. Chen's for a great meal and browse the store. Travel around the world without leaving 72204.















The New Children's Library

What a great city we live in! Photos from the new Children's Library.

http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/about/locations/childrens-library.aspx