Saturday, December 08, 2018

Diridon Station planning - public meeting Monday


From the California High-Speed Rail Authority:

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is partnering with Caltrain, City of San José, and VTA to work on a plan to expand and transform Diridon Station. Join us to learn more about the Diridon Integrated Station Concept Plan process and share your feedback on the initial vision and objectives for the station! See attached for flyers in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. 
Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave., San José
Event Page: https://disc-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Thanks for another fun holiday gathering

North Willow Glen gathered for another fun holiday party tonight -- many thanks to everyone who gathered for this annual event! Many, many thanks to Lila and Joel for their hospitality.

As always, a fun party

Dan Erceg and Harvey Darnell 

Pies, scones, cookies, and other sweets

Barbara Keegan, Dev Davis, and Bill Rankin

The savories

Lina says,"Hmmmmm...."

Many thanks, as always, to our hosts Lila and Joel

An amazing array of sweets

Saturday, December 01, 2018

North Willow Glen is sparkling, thanks to the Shukaits!

Every holiday season, the Shukait family leads the efforts to provide yard trees to North Willow Glen. They find a vendor, negotiate the prices, collect orders, arrange to receive the trees, and (new this year) delivered the trees to each home that purchased a tree.

Tree loading was done in a downpour and delivery was mostly sunny except for a short burst of rain. They delivered a record 122 trees that will sparkle in North Willow Glen!

What an effort, especially with today's weather! We thank all of the family for helping to continue this wonderful holiday tradition.

Many, many thanks to the Shukait family for their efforts!

Load 'em up, move 'em out.

Rolling through the 'hood

Tomorrow: NWGNA Holiday Party


Reminder for tomorrow night: NWGNA Holiday Party and Lila Joel's house, 562 Fisk Avenue. Come join in the fun! There will be holiday refreshments and cheer to share. Snacks and desserts are welcome, but not necessary.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Diridon Station planning community meeting


From the City of San José:
The City of San José, VTA, Caltrain, and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have launched a collaborative effort to develop a Concept Plan for Diridon Station. On December 10th, the partners are hosting a Community Kick-off Meeting for this planning process. 
Diridon Integrated Station Concept Plan Community Kick-off MeetingMonday, December 10, 6:00-8:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Ave, San José
Four partner agencies are working together on a plan to expand and redesign Diridon Station. Electried Caltrain, BART, and High-Speed Rail service will add to the trains, buses, and light rail that currently use the station. The goal is to develop a world-class center of transit and public life that provides smooth connections between modes and integration with the surrounding neighborhood.

Come learn more about the Diridon Integrated Station Concept
Plan process and share your feedback on the initial vision and objectives for the station!

At this meeting, we will oer light refreshments, supervised activities for children, and Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation. After the meeting, your feedback will be shared with the four partner agencies, who will consider it as part of the Concept Plan process.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Save the date: holiday party Dec 2



Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors! You and your family are invited to an open house with holiday refreshments and cheer at Lila and Joel's house at 562 Fisk Ave. on Sunday, December 2 from 5:30-8:00pm. Snacks and desserts are welcome, but not necessary.

During the party, we will take a brief moment to elect new board members. Let us know if you are interested in a role.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Many thanks to our neighborhood elves!

An amazing group of volunteers helped to install holiday decorations around North Willow Glen this morning. Many thanks to the group for brightening our neighborhood!

Dan prepares the wreaths for installation

Getting the wreaths ready for installation

Bill adds a bow for some flair
 
Adding bows to the wreaths


First step, unwrap the wreaths


Thanks to our amazing volunteers of all ages!

Dan's decorating rig

Volunteers were fed!
Dan and Chris work as a team to install the decorations

Friday, November 23, 2018

Holiday decorating, 9:00 am tomorrow!


We are meeting at 9:00 am Saturday in Fuller Park, corner of Delmas and Fuller, to start decorating our neighborhood for the holidays with garlands and wreaths. We will have bagels and coffee, come on down!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Neighborhood holiday party, Dec 2

Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors! You and your family are invited to an open house with holiday refreshments and cheer at Lila and Joel's house at 562 Fisk Ave. on Sunday, December 11th from 5:30-8:00pm. Snacks and desserts are welcome, but not necessary.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Holiday neighborhood decorating: 9:00 am Saturday


We will be decorating the neighborhood again this Saturday and we would love to have your help. It doesn't take very long and it's a fun way to kick off the holiday season by brightening the neighborhood for everyone. Join us at 9:00 am on Nov. 24 in Fuller Park at the corner of Delmas and Fuller! 

We will provide bagels and coffee!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

"Trash Talk" with Dev Davis cancelled

From Councilmember Dev Davis:
Due to the unhealthy air quality in San Jose, I am cancelling the “Trash Talk” event scheduled for tomorrow, November 16th at Zanotto’s. Our next “Trash Talk” will be December 7th at the same location.
For information about health and smoke from wildfires, please visit the following sites: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=topics.smoke_events
http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Payment for holiday yard trees is due Monday


Payment for holiday yard trees is due *Monday* by midnight.

You can place your tree order online at willowglentrees.com or get a check made to Willow Glen Tree Account to Pam at 1023 Bird Avenue. If you are dropping off a check, give Pam a heads up ASAP

Trees are $21 each if you order online but $20 if you order by check. All trees will be delivered this year, not picked up.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Weigh in on Biebrach Park Improvements

Many of you in North Willow Glen may use Biebrach Park, particularly if you or your children are over six years of age. Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) will be addressing the playground at Biebrach Park soon. They are asking for preferences among two options they have created as well as what changes the community would like going forward. For details on the options, they have provided a link to a slide deck. Follow this link for the PRNS presentation and survey.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Crime prevention meeting tonight


Join the San Jose Police Department Crime Prevention Unit tonight for a community meeting and learn how to recognize and report suspicious activity.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 to 8:45 pm
Location: Gardner Academy Cafeteria, 502 Illinois Avenue

Co-hosted by the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association and Greater Gardner Committee, North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association, and Gardner Neighborhood Association.

From SJPD: Due to the nature of this meeting, only adult members of your households should attend.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Deadline to order holiday trees: One week from Monday


The Shukait family is being awesome yet again by organizing the ordering of holiday yard trees for our area. Many thanks to them!

PLEASE NOTE how this year’s process has changed:

Ordering
  • Trees will be smaller than in the past, which neighbors have requested.
  • Informational fliers are being distributed to the neighborhood in the next few days. 
  • Even without the flier, you can place your tree order online at willowglentrees.com 
  • An alternative to ordering online is to get a check made to Willow Glen Tree Account to Pam at 1023 Bird Avenue. Trees are $21 each if you order online but $20 if you order by check.
  • Payment is due *early* - Monday, November 12 at 11:59 pm.
  • Only trees will be available through this process. Wreaths and rebar will not be sold this year.
Delivery
  • Your tree will be delivered to your front yard on Saturday, Dec 1. There will be no opportunity to pick up trees, delivery only. 
Read more about this tradition at http://willowglencharm.com/news/history/willow-glen-yard-trees-2/
Read information about mounting your tree: https://www.willowglentrees.com/faq.html