Saturday, April 21, 2018

Our most adorable Earth Day volunteer

One more photo from today -- this first grader came with his own trash picker! Thanks to both dad and son for helping out in Fuller Park today.


Thanks to our Earth Day volunteers!

We had a great group this morning for our neighborhood clean-up. They pulled weeds, picked up trash, trimmed plants, and repaired and painted a feature fence. North Willow Glen is even more beautiful thanks to the efforts of these superheroes.

Neighborhood superhero!

Removing an invasive weed at Bird and Fuller

The feature fence, before the repair and painting

Coreen, Lorraine, and Bill getting it done

Thanks for your help, Lorraine!

These two work hard + play hard
 
Bill sang, "Happy Earth Day to you, Happy Earth Day to you..."

Thursday, April 19, 2018

North Willow Glen clean-up: Saturday!


Join us for an Earth Day clean-up of the neighborhood! Meet at 9:00 am at the bocce courts in Fuller Park (the yellow star on the map) for coffee and bagels. We will split into groups for projects in North Willow Glen.

See you there!

Questions? Send an email to bill@networds.com

Saturday, April 07, 2018

North Willow Glen Clean-up Day, Apr 21

A scene from a past clean-up in front Tlaquepaque Taqueria

Join us to spruce up the feature areas at Tlaquepaque and Morin Tires as well as in Fuller Park at Bird Avenue. Starts at 9:00 am, more details to come!

Please RSVP to bill@networds.com 

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Great American Litter Pick Up - Apr 21


Join Councilmember Dev Davis at the Great American Litter Pick Up this Earth Day! Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Litter sticks, gloves, bags, and visibility bests will be provided for volunteers.

Saturday, April 21st, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave.
Register to Volunteer

If you are interested in planning a litter pick up/beautification project in your neighborhood, please contact the District 6 Office at 408-535-4906.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Give feedback on Caltrain construction


Construction to electrify Caltrain tracks will be happening over the next few months. If you have any feedback for Caltrain during this construction, use these methods to be in touch with Caltrain.

Did you leave this behind tonight?


Did you leave this behind at tonight's meeting about Caltrain electrification at the Gardner Community Center? Leave a comment to let us know who you are and we will connect you with this notebook.

Many thanks to Councilmember Davis and SJ DOT!

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Councilmember Dev Davis and San Jose Department of Transportation for the new mulch along Bird Avenue! We look forward to continued collaborations to further beautify that important corridor, a true gateway to all of Willow Glen.





Sunday, February 25, 2018

Community meeting for Caltrain Electrification Project


Date: Monday, March 5
Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Gardner Community Center, 520 W. Virginia Street

From CalTrain's notice:
Community Meeting for Caltrain Electrification Project Please join Caltrain staff for a community meeting about Caltrain electrification. Staff will provide information about ongoing and upcoming construction activities occurring in San Jose. 
Construction activities are underway in your area, and set to continue in the coming months. Upcoming work includes ongoing tree pruning/removal, utility relocation, and signal/communication equipment inspection. In mid-late March, crews will begin work on the foundations for the overhead contact system poles. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities. 
About the Project 
Caltrain electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Station to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose and replace diesel-hauled trains with Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains. Caltrain electrification will improve Caltrain system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impacts by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Caltrain electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2022.

You can read more about this project at http://calmod.org/.  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Help save the dancing pig!


Preservation Action Council of San Jose is hosting a fundraiser tomorrow, February 25, to raise money to restore the dancing pig neon sign that graced the front of Stephens Meats for more than 50 years. It's been deteriorating since the building was removed around it, and you can help get the pig dancing again.

Read more about it at http://www.preservation.org, plus detail on how you can contribute even if you cannot attend the event.

Here's what the dancing pig looked like in its heyday, in mid dance.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Join South Bay Clean Creeks for a clean-up event


South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition is organizing a creek clean-up event in our area on March 10. See their Eventbrite posting for more information.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Help remove holiday decorations, Sunday 11 am


A group will be removing our neighborhood holiday decorations. If you would like to lend a hand, meet at 11 am on Sunday in the Willow Glen Meats parking lot, 885 Delmas. Many thanks!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Announcing the #HolidayContest2017 Winners!


We can only award prizes to those who entered or were nominated, but EVERY display was magnificent in its own way. THANK YOU to every entrant, voter, and twinkly-eyed spectating reveler. 

#HolidayContest2017 prize recipient or not, thanks for making the season bright, and thanks to all our sponsors for spreading the cheer in North Willow Glen! Prize recipients, please check your Nextdoor inboxes to claim your winnings. 

546 Atlanta: $100 gift card to The Table 
554 Atlanta: $100 gift card to Loft Bar & Bistro 
914 Delmas: 4 free meal certificates to Aqui Cal-Mex 
569 Atlanta: Season Pass to Great America 
452 Shepard: $50 gift card to Park Station Hashery 
1015 Willis $25 gift card to Cider Junction (tie) 
561 Brooks $25 gift card to Bill’s Cafe (tie)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thank you to...

We would like to thank all of the businesses that have made generous donations to NWGNA’s annual Holiday Decorating Content. Here is the complete list:

The Table: $100 gift card
Loft Bar & Bistro: two, $50 gift card
Park Station Hashery: $25 gift card
Great America: Season Pass
Bill’s Café: $25 gift card
Cider Junction: $25 gift card
Aqui Willow Glen- Four free meal coupons

You still have time to enter the contest before it expires along with 2017! Many of you already have accounts on NextDoor.com. If you don’t, now is a good time to create one. Nextdoor allows you to stay in touch specifically with North Willow Glen. Or if you so choose, our nearby neighborhoods as well.

This year we are conducting our Holiday Decoration Contest voting through Nextdoor. Once you have an account, click on the "post a message" field. Under “Categories” select General and under "Choose neighbors" select North Willow Glen. The subject line should read [123 My Street Name] Holiday Contest. Add your one favorite picture. Each of the Thanks received by your post will be considered as a vote for your entry. The top “Thanksgetters” will receive prizes. Please post only once, and good luck! Contest ends December 31, 2017!

Friday, December 22, 2017

NWGNA Holiday Decoration Contest

Don’t forget--It's time to show your holiday spirit through your holiday decorations! Decorate your house, post a picture on NextDoor and get the most "thanks" from your neighbors! Great prizes available from local restaurants such as Aqui Willow Glen, The Table, Park Station Hashery, Cider Junction, The Loft, Bill's Cafe and also a Great America season pass!

We are again conducting our Holiday Decoration Contest voting through Nextdoor. Once you have an account, navigate to Nextdoor.com. Click on the "post a message" field. Under "Choose neighbors" select North Willow Glen and under “Categories” select General. The Subject line should read [123 My Street Name] Holiday Contest. Add your one favorite picture. Each of the Thanks received by your post will be considered as a vote for your entry. The top “Thanksgetters” will receive prizes. Please post only once, and good luck! Contest ends December 31, 2017!

Also: If you know of a neighbor that should include their house in the contest but may not be able to post online, you may now help to get them nominated! 1) Ask your neighbor if they would like help being submitted for the contest. If yes... 2) Submit their nomination by private message to John Ingco. He will follow up with you for a picture request (via private message) and then he will post it on Nextdoor. Neighbor nominations will be open from 12/15-30.

Donations include:
The Table: $100 gift card
Loft Bar & Bistro: two, $50 gift card
Park Station Hashery: $25 gift card
Great America: Season Pass
Bill’s Café: $25 gift card
Cider Junction: $25 gift card
Aqui Willow Glen- Four free meal coupons