Sunday, November 28, 2010

Big thanks to this morning's helpers!

It was a beautiful, crisp morning in the neighborhood, and a great crew came out to hang holiday decorations along our streets. Wreaths were hung on the historic light poles and garland was hung on the white gateway fences around the perimeter of the neighborhood. Many thanks to Bill, Lorraine, Karen, Dan, Pat, Stewart, Alison, Harvey, and Lila!

More photos are available via Facebook.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday: Celebrate San Jose's 233rd Birthday

Celebrate the 233rd anniversary of San Jose's founding. Meet the descendants of the founders, enjoy music, dancing, and cake.

Sunday, November 28, 2010
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Peralta Adobe, 175 W. St. John Street, San Jose

More info:

Neighborhood Decorating: Tomorrow!

The weather forecast is good for tomorrow's holiday neighborhood decorating. We will meet Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9:00 am in the Starbrite/Smokehouse parking lot on Delmas near Fuller.

We will have Peet's decaf, bagels, and doughnut holes as a treat for the helpers!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Supervisor Ken Yeager's November 22 newsletter

This month's newsletter topics include:
  • District Four Residents Needed for Redistricting Committee
  • Almaden Expressway Improvement Project
  • Carbon Monoxide Is a Winter Health Threat
  • Check Before You Burn

San Jose Holiday Parade

The San Jose Holiday Parade, the largest parade of its kind in Northern California, and one of the largest in the state, is ready to usher in the holidays with its giant helium balloons, over two dozen marching bands, creative floats, dozens of specialty units, clowns, and Santa Claus. The parade will step off on Santa Clara Street and Delmas Avenue, near HP Pavilion, at 8:30 a.m. proceeding east on Santa Clara Street. It will turn right on Market Street, marching south past Plaza De Cesar Chavez and ending at San Carlos Street.

More Information: Visit or call 794-6200.

Willow Glen Elementary: Tree lighting set for Dec. 2

The annual Willow Glen Tree Lighting takes place Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the courtyard of Willow Glen Elementary School, 1425 Lincoln Ave.

The Willow Glen Elementary choir and band will entertain, along with students from other schools, at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony. A Santa booth will be set up and donations of coats for those in need are encouraged.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Help needed: neighborhood decorating

Please join your neighbors this Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9:00 am to help decorate the neighborhood for the holidays. We will be meeting in the Starbrite/Smokehouse parking lot on Delmas near Fuller.

Depending on volunteer numbers we will divide into groups to decorate the vintage light posts, Hummingbird Park, and the fences along Bird at the cross streets and at Willow and Delmas among other locations. It's fun and easy and it's a chance to get to know other neighbors.

The more people we have the less time it will take so bring friends and family and get a start on holiday festivities.

See you Sunday!

Reminder: no meeting tonight

Tonight's NWGNA meeting has been cancelled due to the upcoming holiday. Stay tuned for details about December events!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

No meeting on Tuesday

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we won't be meeting this Tuesday. But, stay tuned for updates on the holiday lighting contest and party, yard tree delivery, and neighborhood decorating projects.

Horse-drawn wagons in WG for the holidays

Ride in a Percheron Draft Horse-drawn wagon enjoying the holiday lights and decorations of Downtown Willow Glen! Leave the Bergmann Building on your 20-minute round-trip ride along Lincoln Avenue.

New this year: take the wee ones and ride with Santa, singing some holiday songs along the way. Rides with Santa are limited to Friday, 11/26, 1pm-2pm; Saturday, 11/27, 1:20pm-2:40pm; and Saturday, 12/4, 6:20pm-7pm.

Wagon rides are available on Friday, 11/26 and Saturday, 11/27, 1pm-4pm as well as on Saturday evenings, 5-8pm on 12/4, 12/11 and 12/18. Prices range $8-$15 per adult/child. Children under 2 years of age may sit on an accompanying adult's lap and do not require a ticket.

See more info at

Friday, November 19, 2010

2011 Mayor’s State of the City Address

Save the date: 2011 Mayor’s State of the City Address
Civic Auditorium  (150 West San Carlos Street )
Thursday February 17, 2010

There is no charge for the State of the City Address this year. Stay tuned for more information regarding seating.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fresh & Easy stores opening "early next year"

When Fresh & Easy announced the hiring that they've started for their new local stores, there was an important phrase that we missed! They are "currently hiring for 12 stores that are set to open early next year in Northern California." See more details in their press release.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NWGNA is growing on Facebook

We are approaching our one-year anniversary of using Facebook to spread news and events in North Willow Glen and our number of interested folks has been steadily increasing. (Except for April 18, some sort of bug in their system that day!) We now have 131 friends.

If you have suggestions for how to improve the information that we are providing, please let us know. Let your local friends and neighbors know about us, too, so we can all help continue the great things that are happening in our neighborhood.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

North Willow Glen: The tradition continues

If you are new to Willow Glen, you can read more about the holiday yard tree tradition.

Supervisor Ken Yeager's November newsletter

This month's newsletter topics include:
  • County Adopts Cutting-edge Smoking ordinances
  • Regional Agencies Provide Funds for Greener Commutes
  • California to Establish Cap and Trade Program
  • High School Competition Takes On Climate Change
  • Master Composting Program Accepting Applications
  • Calendar of Events

Santa Clara County Emergency Alert System

If you haven't already done this, you might want to think about registering to receive automatic alerts about public safety incidents, disasters, etc. The alerts can be sent to a phone, email, etc. as you choose.

Thanks to Sandy for this info!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Have you ordered your holiday yard trees yet?

Tomorrow is the deadline to get your order in for a yard tree and/or wreath. The order form is online in the Yahoo Groups area for NWGNA.