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!