Saturday, February 27, 2021

Three Creeks Trail Clean-up March 6


Save Our Trails and the City of San Jose will be conducting a cleanup day on Three Creeks Trail on Saturday, March 6. Please preregister via Eventbrite to ensure that COVID protocols are observed.

Two projects will be going on. Wood chips will be delivered in piles along the whole length of the trail from Minnesota Ave to Coe and will need to be distributed. The City of San Jose will provide wheelbarrows, rakes, and shovels to help spread the chips. This work will help considerably to keep the spring weeds to a minimum.

Also, the Clara B. Rees Iris Society will be working in the Iris Garden to maintain that area.

We look forward to a fun, productive day. The registration table will be underneath the Three Creeks Trail water tower feature on Willow, near Bird Avenue. Parking is available along Bird Avenue and along Broadway Avenue.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Digital billboards: have your say before tomorrow



As noted in today's Mercury News, the San Jose City Council will be discussing tomorrow a proposal to allow digital billboards along local freeways. Although the council has received a lot of pushback on this issue already, it's not too late to have your say.

The City of San Jose Planning Department has posted a survey asking for community input about the Phase 2 digital billboards along freeways as well as on downtown buildings. We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out this survey before the upcoming City Priority Study Session on Thursday, Feb 25, even though the website states the survey is open until March 12.

At this link, look for the "Phase II Digital Billboard Survey:" line and click on the appropriate language to start the survey): https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments-offices/planning-building-code-enforcement/planning-division/proposed-projects/sign-ordinance-update-phase-ii




Saturday, February 20, 2021

Welcome 2.0



Hello, neighbors! Since we haven’t been able to have our annual neighborhood events in the last year due to the pandemic, and we have new neighbors who haven’t joined us in those gatherings before, it seems like a good time for a little recap. Some of these events may be reshaped after we move out of the pandemic, but here’s a quick rundown of how they have been structured for several years, pre-COVID:

NWGNA Holiday Party - A Sunday evening in early December, hosted by lovely neighbors. Some noshes and drinks provided by NWGNA, others contributed by neighbors.

Holiday Yard Trees - A group order of the traditional front yard trees, led by Pam Shukait

Holiday Decoration Contest - A front-yard decorating contest with prizes from local businesses.

Neighborhood holiday decorating - After Thanksgiving, a volunteer effort to put up garland and wreaths in the neighborhood.

Party In The Park - NWGNA provides hot dogs and ice cream, neighbors bring side dishes, hosted in Hummingbird Park in mid August.

There are other events that occur every few years, like dumpster days, so watch this blog for any announcement of other events.

And, while we're at it, here are ways to remain connected to your neighborhood. We maintain each of these methods so that you can choose the one that suits you best. The content is copied over onto all of these forums with different capabilities to interact back and forth.

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association list: an email list to communicate within North Willow Glen, bounded by Bird, Fuller, Willow, and Highway 87. Request to subscribe by sending an email to nwgna-subscribe@googlegroups.com

NWGNA Blog (this blog): occasional information about the area, plus an events calendar. http://northwillowglen.blogspot.com/ Subscribe by entering your email address where it says “Follow by Email” on the right column of the blog. Blog entries are also cross-posted to the Facebook page.

NWGNA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWGNA

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Food Truck Neighborhood Market - Saturday





Need safe and fun plans for your family, friends, or partner for Valentine's Day weekend? Moveable is holding their first Food Truck Neighborhood Market on Saturday, February 13 in Willow Glen. Delicious local food trucks will be across from Galarza Elementary School from 4 to 7 pm. Swing by for a treat this Valentine’s Day weekend. Order ahead now for easy pick-up at https://www.mvbl.co/neighborhood!

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Thanks to our prize donors





We would like to thank all of the businesses that made generous donations to NWGNA’s annual Holiday Decorating Contest. We appreciate these local restaurants and encourage you to help support them as we continue to move through challenging times.

Bibo’s NY Pizza: $50 gift certificate
Capers: Four $50 certificates
Aqui Willow Glen: Four free meal coupons

Saturday, December 12, 2020

NWGNA email list is changing *TUESDAY*


On Nov 9, 2001 we started the Yahoo! Groups email list for North Willow Glen. It was born out of a desire to remain more connected as a neighborhood after 9/11 and has served our area well since then. However, Yahoo is changing its products and the Groups site is shutting down completely on Tuesday, December 15. You can read more here.

We have been reminding people regularly through that email list that the deadline is approaching and that we have created a new list using Google Groups. If you would like to continue to use this email list to stay informed about North Willow Glen, go to https://groups.google.com/g/nwgna to add yourself to the list. Anyone who does not opt in will not be added to the new list.

Santa is here just to get your attention. HO HO HO!

Friday, December 11, 2020

Vote for your favorite decorated house

The annual North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Holiday Decoration Contest is underway -- have you voted?

As you stroll around our neighborhood when you come across a home decorated in such a way to bring joy in your heart, let us know. 

Enter the address of the holiday home on our survey (or use the QR code below). Fliers in English and Spanish are also being delivered across North Willow Glen.

The four addresses receiving the most votes will receive prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses. Have a safe and happy new year!

Deadline for contest votes: Jan 4


Friday, December 04, 2020

Holiday yard trees will be delivered tomorrow


A message from Pam Shukait about the holiday tree deliveries -- many thanks to Pam and her amazing family for their efforts every year!

Holiday trees will be delivered to tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 5th. I would like to thank those who said they would help deliver, but to keep everyone safe, we will be doing all the delivery ourselves. We have 129 trees to deliver to our neighborhood (yippee!!) and it will take us several hours. I am guesstimating we should have all trees delivered by early afternoon. We will be putting your tree in your front yard or front porch, unless you have requested otherwise. Also, this year, ALL trees are sold out. We will not be having any extras.

Thank you for making our little corner of Willow Glen a little more festive!

Thursday, December 03, 2020

NWGNA 2020 Holiday Decoration Contest



In the spirit of the coming holidays, the annual North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Holiday Decoration Contest is beginning.

As you stroll around our neighborhood when you come across a home decorated in such a way to bring joy in your heart, let us know.

Enter the address of the holiday home on our survey (or use the QR code below). Fliers in English and Spanish are also being delivered across North Willow Glen.

The four addresses receiving the most votes will receive prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses. Have a safe and happy new year!



Saturday, November 21, 2020

Holiday 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 am on Nov. 28 at the corner of Delmas and Fuller! Masks are required + physical distancing.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Yard tree orders are due *TODAY*


Today is the last day to order your holiday yard tree.

Please see this flier. For everyone’s safety, we will only be accepting online orders at willowglentrees.com. Trees are $21 and you will need to provide your own lights and mounting rebar or tree stand. If you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to Pam Shukait at 1023 Bird Avenue (Email pshukait@me.com or call/text 408-781-1186)

Trees will be distributed on Saturday, December 5th.

Read more about this tradition at http://willowglencharm.com/news/history/willow-glen-yard-trees-2/

Saturday, October 24, 2020

No, I don't work for the city...

This morning, a great group of neighborhood volunteers updated the plantings in the traffic island at Delmas and Willow in front of Tlaquepaque. Many thanks to Dan, Kenneth, Bill, Julia and crew!

No, they don't work for the city -- they are your neighbors. :-)



Before


After

Thanks to the great t-shirt designer who is also a neighbor!


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Holiday yard trees - orders due Nov. 12

Picking up yard trees

It’s time to start ordering yard trees for the holidays! Many thanks to Pam Shukait for heading this effort again this year.

Please see this flier. For everyone’s safety, we will only be accepting online orders at willowglentrees.com. Trees are $21 and you will need to provide your own lights and mounting rebar or tree stand. If you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to your block coordinator:

Pam Shukait at 1023 Bird Avenue
Email pshukait@me.com or call/text 408-781-1186

All orders are due on or before Thursday, November 12th.

Trees will be distributed on Saturday, December 5th.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

BART's 15-step plan to welcome back riders as region reopens




BART began new passenger service within Santa Clara County with the opening of new stations in Milpitas and Berryessa. Kerry Hillis, BART’s new Government and Community Relations Representative for Santa Clara County, wanted to share BART’s plan for welcoming back riders as the region starts to reopen from the shelter in place.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Device Donation Day: Wednesday May 27


From the mayor's office:
During COVID-19, over 14,000 students in San José have been trying to learn from home but an already tough situation has been made even more difficult because they lack the tools to do it. To help address this need, the San José Digital Inclusion Partnership–an initiative started by Mayor Liccardo to close the digital divide in San José–is teaming up with the Tech Exchange, Councilmember Dev Davis (D-6)and Councilmember Sylvia Arenas (D-8) to host two Drive-Thru Device Donation Days in San José. If you have a functional spare tablet or laptop you no longer use, help us put it to use in a student’s hands!
 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
Evergreen Valley High School3300 Quimby Road, San José, CA 95148DROP OFF TIMES: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
What devices are accepted?Any functional laptop, tablet, or smartphone is accepted, but the Santa Clara County Office of Education has specified a particular need for the following devices:
Chromebooks with camera and microphone10-inch 7th Generation iPads with or without LTE13-inch MacBook AirLaptops running Windows 10
Receipts for tax returns are available upon request. 
You can find more information below about the types of devices that are most in need. Don’t have a device, you can still donate. Have a wealth of 20 or more? Please contact us.  
Please share this information with friends who may be interested in donating a used device. Supporting the students in our community benefits us all. 
For more ways to find help and give help, visit www.SiliconValleyStrong.org.