NMCA Newsletter (3/09)


The next Social Committee meeting will take place at 7:30pm Thursday March 12th at the Bobby Pearce Community Center (North Main Rotary Park). This meeting will focus on the upcoming Block Party (planned for April) and Music Night Socials and will also be an opportunity to brainstorm for other ideas. All are welcome to attend! It’s time to get involved in your community and this is a fun and easy way to help out!


The Earle Street Baptist Church will be having an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:00 am. We would like to invite the children of the North Main area to join in the fun.


There will be a park work day on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Volunteers need to bring rakes, gloves, trowels, small shovels. We will be planting native species plants and cleaning up the park and creek bed and possibly spreading mulch. If you plan to join in, please let Steve Mills know so he can schedule accordingly.


This week we ran a special bulletin about two lost dogs that were recently found in the area. At least one of the dogs was recognized and was returned to its owner so our online notice was a success. The NMCA is all about being and promoting good neighbors so we are happy to provide this service. We would like to request that all future notices of this type that are sent to us include a name and contact number. A small picture would also be welcome. Of course, our hope is that we will not have a heavy need for this and the following tips are suggested for keeping our pets at home and safe.

  • Neutered and spayed pets rarely wander from their home boundaries.
  • ID tags with the owner’s name and address are inexpensive. Microchips are also available for implant in pets and the pet can be scanned free of charge at almost all vet offices.
  • Always close basement, garage or crawlspace doors when you are not entering or exiting. Cats are especially intrigued with spaces that are normally closed to them and can easily enter areas without being observed. Owners are often totally unaware that the animal has been closed in because it will hide and be silent for long periods of time due to fear.


A neighborhood meeting for the proposed Brookside Circle development has been scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shephard on Pleasantburg Road from 4:30-7pm. The format will be an open-house forum where several members from Douglas Development present to answer questions, including his architect. Also present will be the managing company, United Housing Associates, to answer concerns about future tenants. There will be City staff present to answer questions regarding traffic impact and road quality.


The following announcement is included for the sole benefit of any residents who may find this of interest. The NMCA does not endorse or have any knowledge of the services it may promote.

I am a resident in the North Main area and on Sunday, March 29 from 1:00 to 3:30, I am helping to host a “Reveal Party” at 116 Buist Ave. This is a house that I renovated keeping in the bungalow style of North Main while adding modern conveniences. I want to invite anyone that would like to attend to see my work and any interested parties that are looking to relocate to the North Main Area. I will be there as well as many others to answer questions and hopefully all will like what has been done to the neighborhood.

Chip Broome

NMCA Newsletter (3/09)
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