Posts Tagged ‘neighborhoods’

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…)

Neighbors collaborate on changed CAT routes

Monday, February 14th, 2011

cat_bus_routes

On January 31, 2011, a group of about 20 neighbors met at Carolina Pines Community Park to discuss recent changes to CAT bus routes 11 and 7c. The routes were changed at the beginning of the year and are having a negative impact on the Trailwood Hills community according to neighbors who live on Trailwood Hills Drive. (more…)

South West Citizens Discuss Food Lion Carts, CAT Buses

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There is a meeting of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) on, February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road.

Not sure if you live (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…)

New Bus Route Concerns Trailwood Hills

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

As you may be aware, the City of Raleigh recently rerouted the public bus route that serviced our neighborhood, Trailwood Hills. The route now runs through our neighborhood on Trailwood Hills Drive and has several stops in our neighborhood.

There has been much concern over this new route with regard to (more…)

Scaling Back in 2011

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The following message was sent to the Lineberry Alliance list on 12.20.10. I must say thanks who have helped make the Lineberry Alliance what it is today and also to those that will take it to the next level.

Hi neighbors,

I wanted to send this note to you before the holidays got into full swing. In 2011, I plan on scaling back my participation in the Lineberry Alliance. I’m very proud of the work we’ve done so far. We’ve figured out that if our neighborhoods can work together and share successes & challenges, that we can make our part of the world a better place.

I have a project that looks really fun and is an opportunity for me help make the larger area we live in more recognized. (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…)

Lineberry Bus Stop Upgrades to a Shelter

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Have you seen the new bus stop on Lineberry Drive? We got some upgrades at the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route).

Lineberry bus stop

Lineberry bus stop

I was curious about what was going on and what sparked the enhancement from a single bench to a full on shelter and waiting pad. I was able to get up with Aaron Hair, Planner I with the City of Raleigh to get the details. We put Aaron on the hot seat for a quick interview on these upgrades and other Capital Area Transit (CAT) services:

1) What upgrades are happening to the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route)?

The City of Raleigh is installing a (more…)