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























Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Promise Town Hall Meeting Monday

 
Join us for a Promise Town Hall Meeting next 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.
 
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!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Annual Neighborbood Meeting Today 2PM

The Broadmoor POA Board will host it's ANNUAL BOARD meeting TODAY at 2:00pm at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 6401 W. 32nd Street.

Come meet your neighbors and hear what we have accomplished in the past year and future plans for improvements in Broadmoor.

REFRESHMENTS will be served.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Be a Responsible Citizen - Participate

Sit at home indulging paranoid self-defense fantasies on Forbidden Hillcrest?

  or

Join us for positive action?

Come out and learn about opportunities for residents in Broadmoor to meet, get to know their neighbors, participate in our neighborhood watch, and assist and cooperate with law enforcement to make our neighborhood the safest it can be. That takes work and it seems like most folks are content to complain than actually do something about it.

Every month since the neighborhood was founded in 1954, we have held our monthly neighborhood meetings at the clubhouse. Join us this Thursday night at 7 PM at 19 1/2 Belmont Drive for the March meeting.

On Sunday, we will hold our Annual Meeting at 2 PM at St. Luke Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall. The church is at 6401 West 32nd Street.

Remember, the world is run by those who show up!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Organic Farming & Gardening Seminar

If you are interested in an Organic Farming & Gardening Seminar with Sue and Rusty Nuffer, Armstead Mountain Farm, there are a few seats left and they are going fast.

Email to: UUCLRPresents@gmail.com as soon as you can.

More info at http://www.uuclr.org/uuclrpresents.html

Monday, March 4, 2013

Annual Neighborhood Meeting March 10 2PM

Join us at St.  Luke Methodist Church on 32nd street Sunday at 2pm for the 2013 Annual Meeting.

Monthly meeting


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

 

All are welcome to attend