Saturday, May 20, 2006

N'hood-Wide Garage Sale: How'd You Do?

Our Garage Sale was Saturday, May 20. Although the forecast threatened rain, it turned out to be a beautiful day. The serious buyers were not daunted at all and many people reported good sales.

How did you do? Post a Comment and let us know!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

N'Hood-Wide Garage Sale this Saturday!

To PREVIEW what's for sale, check the comments below...

To see a MAP, go to our website: and follow the link.

Neighborhood people: ADD A COMMENT to list your address. And feel free to describe the items you have for sale!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

38 Street Trees Planted Today

Thirty-eight street trees took to the soil today, in North Willow Glen and also in Gardner in our first cooperative planting. Thanks go to the community volunteers, to Our City Forest, and all who signed up to get a free street tree. Special thanks also to San Jose Beautiful for grant money to break up concrete in parking strips (so we could plant trees), to the volunteers from City Year who loaded over 300 sq ft of concrete onto trucks , to SJ Neighborhood Services and the SJ Conservation Corps who hauled it away. To sign up for our next planting, go to
-Ken Eklund, tree guy

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Fuller Park Grand Opening was fun

Fuller Park officially opened today with a celebration at the park. Mayor Ron Gonzales was there, along with Councilpersons Ken Yeager and Cindy Chavez, and many other city dignitaries. As chairman of the Greater Gardner NAC (our Strong Neighborhoods Initiative group) Kevin Christman presided. Harvey Darnell spoke as President of North Willow Glen, and Dan Erceg spoke as the park's primary advocate from the neighborhood.

...Followed by BBQ food from the Smokehouse and fun in the park of various sorts. Representatives of the Northside neighborhood kicked off the Fuller Park Challenge Cup, which they proceeded to handily win from a game but inexperienced Greater Gardner team. It was a beautiful day and a truly fine neighborhood moment, a milestone in our community history.

Thanks to all the many neighbors who have contributed their time and energy to making this happen, and likewise to the city people who have been an asset in our quest to create something beautiful for ourselves and our children.