Fall 2014 - North of Grand Neighborhood Association

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I-235 FREEWAY CLEANUP Be a part of the crew that keeps our
freeways litter-free. Meet at 7:45 a.m.
Oct. 18th, at Fire Station #5, 707 42nd St.
Bring gloves. Wear long pants and
comfortable shoes. If you’d like to
volunteer for the event or to be one of the
organizers, please contact Peter Tubbs
at [email protected]
NEWSLETTER Volunteers are also needed to fill this newsletter a few times a year, mainly about the people and events taking place here. Please email Peter Tubbs at [email protected] if you’d like to submit a photo or story. ORDER YOUR T-SHIRT
PAYMENTS DUE OCTOBER 1st Official North Of Grand t-shirts are now available for purchase! They are a great way
to promote our neighborhood. Small, medium and large t-shirts cost $18, and extra
large are $20. They come in grey in color and are made by American Apparel, which
means high quality and less likely to fade or shrink. If you are interested in purchasing a
shirt the deadline is October 1, 2014. Email Justin Gross at [email protected]
with your name, telephone number and size or sizes of shirts. Please put “t-shirt” in the
memo line of your check. If you signed up at the National Night Out, there is no need to
sign up again for a t-shirt, just send us your payment before Oct. 1st to P.O. Box 12027,
Des Moines, IA 50312. Also, for updates about making payments via our soon-to-be
established North of Grand PayPal account, please visit
http://northofgrandneighborhood.org/.
WHAT’S HAPPENING?
Website:
www.northofgrandneighborhood.org
OPEN STREETS
Find us on FACEBOOK:
About a mile of University Avenue transforms into a car-free venue to
www.facebook.com/northofgrand.dsm
bike, skate, listen to live music and play games, noon to 4 p.m., Sept.
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28 , near 33rd Street and University Avenue. Stop by our historic photo
NOG Memberships
exhibit. Info: www.dsmove.org
If you haven’t already, please visit our website,
FALL TREE PLANTING
http://northofgrandneighborhood.org/ to learn about
Thanks to those residents who signed up to plant and care for a street
renewing via PayPal, or mail your check to:
tree. We will contact you soon when those trees will be available. Info:
North of Grand Neighborhood Association
Michael Chilton at [email protected]
P.O. Box 12027
ANNUAL MEETING Des Moines, IA 50312
PAYPAL
Learn more about these community-building activities at our upcoming
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Dues:
annual meeting and election 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 , Scottish Rite Park
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everyone. Voting
Penthouse, 2909 Woodland Ave. Please bring a sweet treat
to share.
PayPal
Tea and coffee provided. International privacy expert andusing
neighbor
members must live, work, rent, or own property within
Rebecca Herold will give tips to protect your personal information as we
the NOG boundaries
head into the holidays. Info: www.privacyguidance.com
Individual: $12 per year
BEAUTIFICATION
Household: $22 per year
Kudos to the City of Des Moines Greenhouse, the dozens of volunteers,
Business: $30 per year
and coordinator Mark Siegfried. The lovely corner flower plantings and at
Patron: $50 per year
BridgePark help create community, curb crime, reduce speeding and
If you haven’t already, please consider joining or
deter dumping. Over 7,000 annuals have been ordered for 2015, so
renewing your membership! We value your support!
contact Mark Siegfried at [email protected] if you’d like to help.
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CENTER-SOLL HISTORY
PROJECT
UPCOMING SCRUB DAYS 2014
Sept. 20: 7 AM–1 PM MEGA SCRUB, Bell Avenue
Business Park, 1901 Bell Ave.
7 AM-2 PM MWA Transfer Station, 4198 Delaware Ave.
7 AM-2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
Oct. 18 & Nov. 15: 7 AM-2 PM MWA Transfer Station,
4198 Delaware Ave.
7 AM-2 PM MWA Compost Center, 1601 Harriett
For more information:
www.dmgov.org/Departments/PublicWorks WITH GRATITUDE …
To Sarah Oltrogge for her many years of service to the North of Grand Board of Directors. If you are curious about upcoming board openings, please contact Justin Gross at [email protected] or Sarah Oltrogge at [email protected] CONSULTANT CHOSEN
Architectural historian Jennifer Irsfeld James,
MAHP has been chosen to survey the history and
architecture from 35th to 38th Streets. She meets
the Secretary of Interior’s Professional
Qualifications Standards and owns a consulting
firm, Jennifer James Communications, LC.
Contact: (515) 250-7196 or
[email protected] We need your help
gathering data to determine whether this third
portion of our neighborhood may be eligible to the
National Register of Historic Places. The City of
Des Moines and North of Grand truly appreciate
the generous support of the State Historic Society
of Iowa’s Certified Local Government Grant
Program, Polk County Community Betterment
Grant Program, Neighborhood Investment Corp.,
and your membership dues. Info: Colleen Kinney
at 664-9183 or [email protected]
ARCHITECTURAL
WALKING TH
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10-11:30 AM, OCT. 11 , MEET AT 685 34 STREET
Stroll about 1-2 miles through parts of the Middlesex National
Historic District. Architect Tom Wollan will describe the various
housing styles that dominate NOG and development of this unique
part of the neighborhood.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
• President: Colleen Kinney
[email protected]
• Vice President: Justin Gross
[email protected]
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a
bungalow and a Cape Cod? Why do some houses in our
neighborhood have brick foundations and others have cement
block? What is a divided lite? A broken pediment? A rafter tail?
• Treasurer: Shellie Mackel
[email protected]
Join us for this walking tour and learn to identify the unique
characteristics of the homes in our neighborhoods. Bring a camera
or a sketch pad. And lots of questions!
• At Large : Michael Chilton
[email protected]
All are welcome!
• Secretary: Sarah Oltrogge
[email protected]
• At Large: Mary Whisenand
[email protected]
• At Large: Tom Wollan
[email protected]
Free.
• At Large: Peter Tubbs
[email protected]
At Large: Toby O’Berry
[email protected]
CITY CONTACTS
DES MOINES MARATHON – OCTOBER 19
BETWEEN 8:30 AND 9:30 AM
Cheer for Des Moines Marathon runners at the top of Tonawanda Hill at Grand Avenue
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More info at www.desmoinesmarathon.com
: Police: Vince Valdez, 971-0786
Inspections: Jon Raleigh, 283-4046
Parks: Joel Van Roekel, 283-4294