Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday tamales: fundraiser for WG Elementary PTA

If you are craving tamales, you're in luck. Willow Glen Elementary's Bilingual Immersion families are hosting a fundraiser for Willow Glen Elementary PTA by taking orders for holiday tamales.

Just complete the form and return it to the Willow Glen Elementary office at 1425 Lincoln by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Pick-up is Friday, December 9, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Flavors are:

Jalapeno & Cheese Tamale
Pineapple & Raisin (Sweet) Tamale
Salsa Verde (Spicy) Chicken Tamale
Salsa Roja (Mild) Chicken Tamale

Prices are $2.00 each, 6 for $10.00, 12 for $20.00.

WG Tree Lighting Ceremony: Thursday

Willow Glen’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Willow Glen Elementary School on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

5:30pm Holiday Festival Open & Pictures with Santa
6:00pm Book Fair & Music Program
7:00pm Lighting of The Willow Glen Tree

The Holiday Festival will include pictures with Santa, kids holiday crafts booth, book fair, festive treats (including homemade tamales, churros, popcorn and hot chocolate). Holiday performances by:
  • Willow Glen Elementary Band
  • Willow Glen Elementary opera
  • Willow Glen Elementary Choir
  • Willow Glen Elementary Folkloric Group
  • Willow Glen Middle School Choir
  • River Glen's Band "Estudiantina"
The tree this year will feature 2,422 feet of energy-efficient LED lights, equaling 4,700 commercial grade LED lights. Even with all those lights, it is the equivalent of only four 100 watt bulbs.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Marine Corps will be collecting toys at Powell's

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps will be collecting new toys for their annual Toys for Tots campaign on Dec. 4 in front of Powell's Sweet Shoppe, 1140 Lincoln Ave. from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Donated toys should be new and unwrapped.

Neil Kott, owner of Powell's in Willow Glen, says because of the limited parking situation on Lincoln, there will be people on hand during the donation period to accept toys from drivers.

The Toys for Tots program started in 1947 and since then has collected more than 400 million toys for needy children.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Councilmember Oliverio's Fall Newsletter

Councilmember Oliverio's latest newsletter for District 6 includes articles, updates and events.

NWGNA Holiday Decorating Contest

The North Willow Glen Holiday Decorating Contest is on!

Here’s how to participate:
  1. Decorate your house by Sunday, December 11.
  2. Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors! You and your family are invited to an open house with holiday refreshments and cheer at Lila's house at 562 Fisk Ave. on December 11 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  3. Fill out your ballot and drop it off at 562 Fisk Ave by 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 16.

Announcing the new NWGNA board

At our last Friends & Neighbors meeting, a new board was elected. If you would like to reach the board, drop a line to board@nwgna.org.

Chris Davis - President
Harvey Darnell - Vice President
Lila Kakuk - Treasurer
Barbara Keegan - Secretary
Bill Rankin - Past President
Alison England, Dan Erceg, Mary Pizzo, Open - Board

Welcome to the new NWGNA board!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Big thanks to this morning's volunteers!

A BIG thanks to our volunteers this morning who helped hang festive holiday decorations around the neighborhood. Thanks to Pat, Bernadette, Lorraine, Karen, Mike, Mark, Steve, Alison, Chris, and Bill. And Pepper the Dog.

You can see photos on the NWGNA Facebook page.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday neighborhood decorating: 9 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 am on Nov. 26 in the smokehouse parking lot, 885 Delmas.

We will have coffee, bagels, and fun!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Supervisor Ken Yeager's Nov.15 newsletter

Topics for this newsletter include:
  • Communities across the county honor local veterans
  • County moves to ban Styrofoam
  • County hires new Parks director
  • Air Resources Board finalizes cap and trade program
  • Check before you burn
  • Calendar of events

NWGNA is growing more on Facebook

After using Facebook for two years to spread neighborhood news, we are happy to report that we have 241 interested friends, which is a 120% increase over last year at this time.

You can help spread the word by asking your neighbors if they are getting enough neighborhood news. If not, tell 'em about how to reach us.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Help needed: flier delivery

We are looking for help in delivering holiday event fliers to the neighborhood sometime in the next week. If you are available to help out, please call Bill at 408-893-6684.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Is this your kitty?

This cat was found this afternoon and looks like it has recently been in a fight with bite marks in a few spots.

If s/he is yours, leave a comment here and we will connect you to the person who took in the cat.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Daylight savings time ends this Sunday

Daylight Savings Time officially ends this Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m. Fall is here!

It's a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors, too. Fire Departments encourage it since the time change provides a convenient reminder. Stay safe over the winter with all the candles and space heaters that are in use by using fresh batteries.