Posts Tagged ‘community’

Neighborhoods Celebrate Crime Prevention with National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Several communities in Southwest Raleigh are participating in National Night Out™ (NNO), on August 2nd. National Night Out is an opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, safety awareness, and neighborhood camaradarie. National Night Out is designed to: (more…)

Cuddles on Call

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Going on vacation and hate boarding your pets? Working long hours and unable to find the time to take your dog out for a walk? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! My name is April Cash I own a pet sitting/dog walking company called “Cuddles on Call,” located here in the Trailwood area serving customers in Raleigh, Cary, and parts of Garner and Holly Springs. I provide professional dog walking, in-home pet sitting, and pet taxi services for dogs, cats, birds, fish and other small pets. I am fully licensed, insured and bonded for your peace of mind! (more…)

Trailwood Hills – April 5, 2011 Meeting Notes

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Following is a summary of the meeting from April 5, 2011 with the Raleigh Police at our annual homeowners’ meeting.

Last night at the Trailwood Hills HOA annual meeting, the Raleigh Police Department talked at length about the new Community Police Squad, as well as other concerns regarding our neighborhood. The following officers came to the meeting: (more…)

Boundaries Changing for Citizen Groups

Friday, February 25th, 2011

CAC map

It’s no secret that the City of Raleigh is growing—and South west Raleigh is a great place to live and a great place for citizen involvement.

One way for citizens to get involved is to participate in their local Citizens Advisory Council (CAC). There are 18 CAC’s for the entire city, and for some, there are changes on the horizon. (more…)

Wheeler Park Community Getting Organized

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Wheeler Park

Image courtesy Google Maps

The Wheeler Park Community/Neighborhood will host an organizational meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be at Carolina Pines Park in the large meeting room. The purpose of this meeting is  to address several topics and concerns.  The following are some of the identified topics/concerns: (more…)

Lineberry Alliance Proposed By-Laws and Founding Meeting

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Last May we posted an update about creating a board of directors and organizing the Lineberry Alliance. Currently, we are just a loose association of neighborhood organizations and HOA groups that collaborate over email, share solutions to neighborhood problems, and connect with each other to swap recommendations, recipes, babysitters, etc. It’s been a few months since you’ve had an update on the organizational efforts. It’s time to share with you a draft of our mission statement, by-laws, and announce our founding meeting to be held on Thursday March 3, 2011. (more…)

Two Milestones for Tryon Road at City Council

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Tryon Road (SR 1009), between Lake Wheeler Road and US 70-401, is in desperate need of repair, widening, and realignment, to better serve the south west Raleigh community. In 2010 several groups in south west Raleigh have worked diligently in advocating for road updates, improvements and ultimately the realignment of Tryon Road and the replacement of Bridge 259. Advocates have been in front of the city council numerous times and several councilors and city staff have supported our efforts with a tremendous response to the needs in our community.

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

The next City Council meeting planned for January 4, 2011 contains (more…)

‘Tis the Season for …. 13 tips

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

’tis the season….Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Years, birthdays, traveling, visitors, break-ins…

Yep, I said it.  The B word.  BREAK-INS.

Unfortunately this is the time of year that as many of us prepare for Christmas, traveling, celebrating with family and friends, someone else is preparing to make our holiday one we won’t forget.

There are times you can do everything right and someone will still break into your house.  However, there are many things that you can do that will make a potential burglar think twice and possibly even deter them.  Here are a few tips as we get ready to say goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011: (more…)

SWCAC Looking to 2011

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The SouthWest Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) starting looking forward to 2011, eyeing goals for the new year, at their monthly meeting on Monday, December 13, 2010. This month, we hosted our friends from the West CAC to discuss items of interest to both groups. The agenda included the usual parks report and Raleigh Police Department (RPD) call log with joint CAC items for boundary discussions and rezoning case Z-1-11.

Toward the end of the meeting, SWCAC attendees discussed goals for 2011 that included an awareness campaign to target neighborhoods currently not active in the CAC and getting more businesses involved with the CAC. More details on this a little later. About 25 residents from both the West CAC and SWCAC gathered to discuss the topics. (more…)

PRR-Watch Holiday Lights Brighten the Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community watch - prr-watch.org

Raleigh, NC – The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch, building a safe and informed family community, held their annual Holiday Lights event on Sunday, December 12 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Neighbors got to explore the outside light display at 2144 Balboa Road and got an exclusive tour of the holiday decorations.

Poole's House

Light display on Balboa Road

The view from the street, shown above, is fabulous. (more…)