Monday, February 27, 2017

Act today to request more park maintenance

From Jean Dresden:
ACT TODAY. Email San Jose Council that Parks Need More Maintenance 
Park Maintenance Funding and Possible Bond
Your emails are needed! Tell the Council to allow Parks staff to develop a proposal for increased park maintenance for the spring budget hearings and a project list for a park bond measure.
Read more about this call to action.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Burglary this morning, photo of suspect car

A burglary occurred on Coe this morning, and police believe that the suspect will be returning for this car. If you see anyone near this car, please call 911 immediately.


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Deluxe Eatery + Drinkery supports NWGNA Holiday Decorating Contest

Haven't posted your holiday decorated house yet? Do it today - you could win some great prizes! You could win a gift certificate for $25 to dine at downtown's Deluxe. Thank you to Deluxe Eatery + Drinkery for their support of the NWGNA! Get those decorations out today and post a picture on next door. The most "thanks" on your post wins. Lots of prizes available!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bill's Joins the Holiday Decoration Contest Fun

Thank you to Bill's for providing a $25 gift card to one lucky NWGNA Holiday Decoration Contest winner. For your chance to win, be sure to post a picture of your decorated house on Nextdoor.com. Use the subject line [123 Mystreet Ave] Holiday Contest so we can all easily find your entry. Only votes cast by midnight December 31st will be counted so be sure to enter before then!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Win a Holiday Decoration Prize from The Table

The Table has generously donated a gift certificate worth $100 to the winner of our NWGNA Holiday Decoration Contest. For your chance to win, be sure to post a picture of your decorated house on Nextdoor. Use the subject line [123 Mystreet Ave*] Holiday Contest so we can all easily find your entry. Good luck!


*Eligible entries are restricted to the North Willow Glen Nextdoor boundaries.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Decoration Prizes Include The Loft Bar and Bistro

Ready for some great prizes for the holiday decorating contest!? You could win a gift certificate for $50 to dine at downtown's The Loft Bar and Bistro! Thank you to The Loft Bar and Bistro for their support of the NWGNA! Get those decorations out today and post a picture on Nextdoor.com!! The most "thanks" on your post wins! Lots of prizes available!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Aqui Supports the NWGNA Holiday Decoration Contest!

For the fifth consecutive year our friends at Aqui Cal-Mex have donated to our contest. We are thankful to have great nearby businesses like Aqui who we can count on year after year to provide support for our neighborhood. One lucky contest finalist will receive four coupons good for one entree or desert and one non-alcoholic drink each.

Be sure to go to Nextdoor.com to enter your decorated house in our contest so you can be eligible to win this prize or others we will announce shortly. Click on the "post a message" field. Under "Choose neighbors" select North Willow Glen and under “Categories” select General. The Subject line should read [1234 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 three “Thanksgetters” will receive prizes. Please post only once, and good luck!

Friday, December 02, 2016

Holiday party Dec. 11

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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Holiday yard trees available on Sunday

Yard trees arrive Sunday. If you ordered one, check your email for more information. Thanks to Pam who organizes the purchase every year!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanks to this morning's holiday elves!


Thanks to the amazing crew that helped install holiday decorations around North Willow Glen and the Gardner neighborhood this morning. We will see you at the upcoming holiday party on December 11!












Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday neighborhood decorating: 9:30 am Sunday

We will be decorating the neighborhood again this Sunday 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 9:30 am on Nov. 28 in Fuller Park at the corner of Delmas and Fuller!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tamien Station - Community Meeting Tonight



From Valley Transportation Authority web site, about a community meeting tonight:

"VTA is proposing the Tamien Station Parking Structure and Residential Development. The project site is located within VTA’s existing Tamien Station surface parking lot in the City of San Jose in Santa Clara County, California. The regional location of the project and the project vicinity are shown on the map. To the north of the site are the on/off ramps for State Route 87 (SR 87, also known as Guadalupe Parkway), VTA’s Tamien Station northern parking lot and Willow Street; to the east is SR 87; to the south is Alma Avenue; and to the west are Lelong Street and the Guadalupe River.
The purpose of the project is to accommodate future parking demand due to light rail transit (LRT) and Caltrain operations."
When: Monday, November 14, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: San Jose Elks Lodge no.522, 444 West Alma Avenue, San Jose, 95110. Next to the Tamien Transit Center.

Read more: http://www.vta.org/projects-and-programs/planning/tamien-station-projects  

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween treats & food allergies


A worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all trick-or-treaters is promoting the idea of placing a teal pumpkin or a special sign to show that you are offering non-food treats. Last year, households from all 50 states and 14 countries participated.

About non-food treats from the organization's website:
Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.
  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils
To learn more and download free printable signs, go to http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project/about

Add your house to the Nextdoor Treat Map


Again this year, Nextdoor.om is enabling a map of houses that are giving out treats for Halloween. You can add yourself and/or tell others that you will be sharing some treats and your house will be marked with a candy corn icon. The map is just beginning to build, but check it out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Holiday tree orders due Nov. 4

Did you get your order in? If not, download the form and get it over to Pam Shukait at 1023 Bird by Friday, November 4 (or send via PayPal to pshukait@me.com).

Call Pam with any questions: 408-297-4388.