Thursday, August 19, 2021

Another fun Party In The Park!

We were grateful to have our annual-except-for-2020 Party In The Park on Sunday, lots of fun for everyone! It was nice to see so many neighbors out enjoying the evening and reconnecting.

For those who are new to our neighborhood, Party In The Park usually includes a collection of potluck side dishes but we pivoted this year due to COVID and worked to have as safe an event as possible.

We're looking forward to the holiday decorating contest, and COVID willing, our annual holiday party that's always a fun event.

MANY THANKS to the following people:
Chris Davis for creating the flier
Duke Mantee and the Gold Money Band for the great music
Jeff Mullen of Willow Glen Creamery who donated the ice cream.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Party In The Park - Sunday, Aug 15, 4:30


Come join us for our ninth annual Party in the Park, 4:30 on Sunday!

We’ll have live entertainment from Duke Mantee and the Gold Money Band from 5:00-7:00 pm. We’ll have a barbecue fired up with hot dogs of all kinds on the grill, including veggie.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, only designated volunteers will be serving hot dogs onto plates along with commercially prepared side dishes and condiments. For this year only, please do not bring side dishes.

We’ll also provide beverages, but most importantly ice cream donated by Willow Glen Creamery.

Masks are recommended.

See you at Hummingbird Park, on the corner of Bird and Fisk!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

TONIGHT: Friends & Neighbors meeting agenda update

Unfortunately, due to a mix-up on our end, we need to reschedule the discussion with Senator Dave Cortese that had been slated for tonight. However, we will still gather on Zoom to discuss a few neighborhood topics:
  • Meet and greet your neighbors
  • Christmas yard trees project
  • Party In The Park - August 15
We will be re-scheduling the date with Senator Cortese — our apologies for the snafu!

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 2853 9883

Passcode: 061921

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Reminder: Friends & Neighbors Meeting July 14 with Dave Cortese

 At our July 14 Friends & Neighbors meeting, we will welcome State Senator Dave Cortese who will be discussing his top initiatives and take questions from residents. We look forward to welcoming Senator Cortese!

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 2853 9883

Passcode: 061921

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Many thanks to our volunteers!

Big thanks to our volunteers this morning who helped with our neighborhood Dumpster Day tis morning! We could have done this event without you.




Monday, July 05, 2021

Reminder: Dumpster Day Saturday, July 10

The North Willow Glen Household Junk Dumpster Day is coming up on July 10 starting at 9 am until dumpsters are full.

Location: Fuller Street Park between Delmas and Bird Avenue. Line forms southbound on Delmas, with a right turn onto Fuller.

Dumpster process
  • One trip only. Your flyer is your ticket, and you must present the flyer when you arrive.
  • One passenger vehicle or a standard bed pick-up truck per household.
  • Items stacked no higher than the side walls of the standard truck bed.
  • Wheelbarrow loads are permitted, but you must wait in line
  • You must unload your own vehicle, placing the items into designated dumpsters.
  • No commercial trailers.
  • No commercial trash or waste.
  • No extended height of truck side walls.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Join via Zoom with Senator Dave Cortese July 14


At our July 14 Friends & Neighbors meeting, we will welcome State Senator Dave Cortese who will be discussing his top initiatives and take questions from residents. We look forward to welcoming Senator Cortese!

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 846 2853 9883

Passcode: 061921

Save the date: Party In The Park returns!

North Willow Glen's annual summer gathering is returning to Hummingbird Park on August 15, 4-7 pm. We will have music, ice cream and food -- a great opportunity to reconnect with neighbors!

Watch for more details here and we look forward to seeing you there.

Household Junk Dumpster Day July 10


The North Willow Glen Household Junk Dumpster Day is coming up on July 10 starting at 9 am until dumpsters are full.

Watch for your flier to be delivered to your home this week -- you must bring your flier in order to deposit your junk into the bins. Volunteers get first access to dump their household junk. Contact Bill Rankin (bill@networds.com) by July 8 and sign up for a shift (8-10 am or 9-11 am).

Location: Fuller Street Park between Delmas and Bird Avenue. Line forms southbound on Delmas, with a right turn onto Fuller.

Separate dumpsters for:  e-waste, mattress/box springs, small household items (eg. stools, end tables, small appliances, dishware, small area rugs) and clothing.

Dumpster process
  • One trip only. Your flyer is your ticket, and you must present the flyer when you arrive.
  • One passenger vehicle or a standard bed pick-up truck per household.
  • Items stacked no higher than the side walls of the standard truck bed.
  • Wheelbarrow loads are permitted, but you must wait in line
  • You must unload your own vehicle, placing the items into designated dumpsters.
  • No commercial trailers.
  • No commercial trash or waste.
  • No extended height of truck side walls.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: Fuller Park, Sunday

Come help beautify your neighborhood park, Sunday April 25! All volunteers welcome.


When: Sunday, April 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12 noon
Where: Bocce Court at Fuller Park (across the street from 504 Fuller, see location below)
What needs to be done: Raking up pine needles, applying fertilizer and water to shrubs, assist with replacing broken rails on the white fence, touch-up painting.

Just bring your self and a smile. Get to know your neighbors while helping to beautify our park.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Help beautify North Willow Glen next weekend




Come help beautify your neighborhood park, Sunday April 25! All volunteers welcome.

When: Sunday, April 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12 noon
Where: Bocce Court at Fuller Park (across the street from 504 Fuller, see location below)
What needs to be done: Raking up pine needles, applying fertilizer and water to shrubs, assist with replacing broken rails on the white fence, touch-up painting.

Just bring your self and a smile. Get to know your neighbors while helping to beautify our park.



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!