Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

Last Minute Shout Out~

Dear Neighbors,

Many hands do make for light work!  If you are available, we are need of a few folks to help with mulching in Sublette Park tomorrow Saturday, May 13th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Meet at the maintenance building.  Bring gloves and shovel if you have these items available.

Saturday, May 13th:    You are cordially invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kingshighway bridge. Festivities begin at 11:00 am.  Cars will be able to start traveling on the bridge at 2:00 pm. 

Monday, May 15th at 7:00 pm is the next meeting of the St. Louis Safety Group.   The focus of this meeting is May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Kyle Dooley, Director of the CIT (crisis intervention training) community policing program of the National Association of Mental Illness will be the primary speaker.  There will be testimonials from private citizens who have previously had experience with CIT police.  The meeting will be held  at the Carondelet Park “Y” Rec Plex 930 Holly Hills in the Respect & Responsibility Rooms.  There’s a mental health component in so many neighborhood issues we encounter on a daily basis including homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence and prostitution. Knowledge is power!! Come learn effective ways of relating to our neighbors dealing with mental health concerns. 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/05/12/last-minute-shout-3/

News You May Like to Know About~

Dear Neighbors,

It is wonderful to have sunny days with blue skies.  Welcome spring!  Below is what’s happening in and around the neighborhood.

Saturday, May 13th:   We are in need of a a few volunteers to help with mulching of trees and plants in Sublette Park.  Meet in front of the maintenance building at 9:00 am.  We hope to be finished by 11:00 am.  Bring a shovel and work gloves if you have them.    Many hands do make light work, so the more the merrier!   

Saturday, May 13th:  Have you heard the news?  The Kingshighway bridge is scheduled to open up for traffic this coming Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 pm.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 am.  Come join us.  Refreshments will be served by Don Brown Chevrolet.                                                                    

Click or cut and paste the following link from KMOV news, it is an interesting video: http://bit.ly/2qjo1I5

 

Recently at the second quarter general membership meeting   Michael Campisi and Christopher Reynhout , owners, spoke about their new business in our neighborhood, ON THE HILL HEALTH MART PHARMACY.  They are really excited about the home town look and feel within their store. Reminds me of days gone by.  I want to personally applaud for their excellent presentation and more so for their efforts to encourage proper disposal of opioid medications.    I don’t know about you, but I have wanted to dispose of old medications for a long while now, but did not know how to do it.  Michael and Christopher in partnership with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy have special packets available free for the asking to properly dispose unwanted, unused or expired medication.  Please feel free to stop by and ask, if you too, want to get rid of old medication, but don’t want it to end up in the wrong hands!  

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/05/09/news-may-like-know/

Last Minute Shout Out~ General Membership Second Quarter Meeting Monday Evening

Dear Neighbors,

Monday, April 24, 2017:  Second quarter general membership meeting.  The meeting will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center located at 5602 Arsenal Street and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Don’t forget your seedlings and plants for the  second annual seedling and plant exchange.  

Light refreshments will be served.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Click here for the latest edition of the Communicator:  April

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/04/23/last-minute-shout-general-membership-second-quarter-meeting-monday-evening/

Catch Up on the Latest News~

Dear Neighbors,

It’s that time of year again, spring planting!  I hope you are enjoying the sunshine like I am~ 

Click the link below for all the latest news in the neighborhood!  Featured are the highlights for our second quarter general membership meeting.   There will be information on upcoming events, election ballot and more news about the neighborhood watch program

You may click here to see the latest Communicator:  April

 

Monday, April 24, 2017:  Second quarter general membership meeting.  

The meeting will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center located at 5602 Arsenal Street and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Due to the success of this event last year, we plan to host our second annual seedling and plant exchange.   Instead of throwing away your extra plantings and seedlings in the yard waste dumpsters, bring them to the general membership meeting to share with others.  Just think, you can walk away with new seedlings and plants without spending a dime! In consideration of your neighbors, please package them in way that is easy to transport.  It’s going to be interesting to see what individuals bring.  

Also,  elections of Board members will be held and of course our Aldermen reports. We are also pleased to announce that business owners, Chris and Michael of “On the Hill Health Mart Pharmacy”   will make a short and informal presentation of their plans to be meet the needs of the local community.    Let’s give them a warm welcome.     Click the link for the latest edition of the Communicator April

 

There will be plenty time to socialize with neighbors after the meeting.  Light refreshments will be served. 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/04/18/catch-latest-news/

What’s Happening in April in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood?!

Hello Neighbors,

Monday, April 24, 2017:  Mark your calendar now as this is the date of our second quarter general membership meeting.  As always, the meeting will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center located at 5602 Arsenal Street and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Due to the success of this event last year, we plan to host our second annual seedling and plant exchange.   Instead of throwing away your extra plantings and seedlings in the yard waste dumpsters, bring them to the general membership meeting to share with others.  Just think, you can walk away with new seedlings and plants without spending a dime! In consideration of your neighbors, please package them in way that is easy to transport.  It’s going to be interesting to see what individuals bring.  

Also,  we plan to have elections of Board members and of course our Aldermen reports.  One of our Board members, Amy Choy, will be speaking about our Block Captain and Neighborhood Watch Program.   Thinking of being a block captain?   Come to learn more.  We would love to meet you.    There will be plenty time to socialize with neighbors after the meeting.  Light refreshments will be served.

It’s that time again, the Tower Grove Farmer’s Market  opens it’s 12th season this coming Saturday, April 15th.  The farmer’s market will run from 8: 00 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday until November 11th.  Free QiGong begins at 8:00 am on the lawn, followed by yoga at 9:00 am.

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/04/12/whats-happening-april-southwest-garden-neighborhood/

I invite you to join me at “Yes for Proposition NS” Happy Hour

Dear Neighbors,

This coming Wednesday, March 29th there will be a happy hour from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at   Restaurant located at 5098 Arsenal Street.  Come join us and learn more on how Proposition NS will impact vacancy in the City of St. Louis.  “Yes for Proposition NS” is co-sponsored by the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)  and Neighbors for a Stable St. Louis.

To learn more, simply click here (or you may have to cut and paste):   https://www.neighbors4stablestl.org/

 

Or, take a few moments and watch this video:  (You may have to cut and paste into your address bar)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwO5rz2euKxKZ1hWY09Za2xSYjQ/view

 

 

For your information I represent the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association at the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO).  To learn more you are cordially invited to watch this you tube video from STL Live with guest speaker, Kevin McKinney, Executive Director of SLACO

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/03/27/invite-join-yes-proposition-ns-happy-hour/

Just a Friendly Reminder~

Dear Neighbors,

Just a friendly reminder that our garage sale is at the SWGNA office 4950 Southwest Avenue from 8:00 to 1:00 pm tomorrow Saturday, March 25th!  Hope to see you~  All proceeds to benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association. 

 

Also, Sunday, March 26th:  You are cordially invited to Sandrina’s Restaurant for the Daddy O’ s Memorial Fun Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Trish Erwin, owner, promises to have a delightful brunch.  Come and visit, share your stories, eat some food. Non and alcoholic beverages available for all.  Brunch buffet begins at 10 am until 3 pm. with the silent auction, etc from 2-5 pm.   Trish hopes to see a bunch of new and old friends!  The monies collected from this event will be used to support a health care and college tuition fund for Johnny’s two sons.  (Sandrina’s is located at 5098 Arsenal Street.)

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/03/23/just-friendly-reminder/

Thought You would like to know~

Hello Neighbors,

Spring has finally arrived and the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association is housecleaning.  You are invited to join us this coming Saturday, March 25th for our garage sale.  The sale will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and will be located at the neighborhood office 4950 Southwest Avenue.   There will be plenty of office equipment, chairs, a lawn mower, some garden equipment and much, much more!  Everything will be priced to sell~ We would love to see you.  All proceeds benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association. (Please enter from the rear of the building by the car port.   Parking available on Southwest Avenue.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 26th:  You are cordially invited to Sandrina’s Restaurant for the Daddy O’ s Memorial Fun Day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Trish Erwin, owner, promises to have a delightful brunch.  Come and visit, share your stories, eat some food. Non and alcoholic beverages available for all. Fun times for everyone to share their favorite Johnny story and maybe create some new ones!!!!  Brunch buffet begins at 10 am until 3 pm. with the silent auction, etc from 2-5 pm.   Trish hopes to see a bunch of new and old friends!  The monies collected from this event will be used to support a health care and college tuition fund for Johnny’s two sons.  (Sandrina’s is located at 5098 Arsenal Street.)

 

Wednesday March 29th:  You are cordially invited to attend a from vacancy to vibrancy  neighborhood happy hour from 6:00 to 9:00 pm sponsored by Neighbors for a Stable St. Louis and St. Louis Association of Community Organizations. ( Neighbors for a Stable St Louis is a grassroots campaign in support of Propositon NS – the “vacancy bond issue” to appear on the April 4th ballot.)

The event will be held at Sandrina’s restaurant which is located at 5098 Arsenal Street.

Come learn how Proposition NS will change the face of vacant and abandoned properties in the city of St. Louis.    To learn more about this important proposition visit the web site.  There is some excellent videos about the need for this most important issue.

Click here:  https://www.neighbors4stablestl.org/

Or, you may also check out the face book page~

Click here:  https://www.facebook.com/Neighbors4StableSTL

Come early or stay late, Invite your friends ~

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Executive Director

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/03/21/thought-like-know/

Last Minute Shout Out – Neighborhood Safety Workshop is this coming Saturday~

Dear Neighbors,

If  you are interested in learning more about safety and decreasing crime in your neighborhood, this is a perfect event for you!  Want to know how to handle social media?  Do you desire to be a block captain?  Join us this Saturday, March 11th for a crime summit.  This event is sponsored by several neighborhoods in the south city and will be run by The St. Louis Metropolitan Police.  Topics included are:  Citizens on Patrol Training; Q & A with Captain Michael Deeba, Commander of the Second District (please bring your questions); and, home maintenance tips to make your property safer.  The event is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and will be held at the Bishop DuBourg High School cafeteria.  Address is 5850 Eichelberger.  There will be information booths and safety product vendors available at 1:00 pm and beyond.  This event is free to the public.

Together we can make a difference!  See you Saturday~ 

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/03/09/last-minute-shout-neighborhood-safety-workshop-coming-saturday/

News You Might Like to Know About~

Dear Neighbors,

It is with a heavy heart that I report to you the passing of one our beloved neighbors, Judy Lewin.  Judy and Steve Lewin have been actively involved in the neighborhood association for years with special devotion to Heroes Appreciation Day.  Judy also served on the SWGNA Board of Directors and the Property Owners Association.   Judy passed away quietly at home surrounded by loved ones, Thursday morning March 2, 2017.

A  simple memorial will be held this Sunday afternoon March 5, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the SWGNA office located at 4950 Southwest Avenue St. Louis, MO  63110.   You are most welcome to stop in and meet with family. Light refreshments will be served.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital located in Memphis TN.  For details you may check the web site for contact information:

www.stjude.org

In service and gratitude,

Kristina D. Jackson, M.S.W.

P.S.  We are looking for a few donations of homemade cookies, brownies or cupcakes.  Please email me at director@southwestgarden.org if you are able to provide a dessert. (This is so we can plan accordingly.)  This is optional, of course.  Thank you very much~

Permanent link to this article: http://www.southwestgarden.org/2017/03/03/news-might-like-know/

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