The inaugural Tweed Ride on Nov 12th was a hit! Mike Smith came from Madison with his penny-farthing, sitting atop his saddle at 8 ft tall. He did the entire loop!
classic clothes for classic event
The riders came from all points of the compass and they discovered the businesses on Meridian Street- our western border of our service area. At the end of the ride, the staff at Mad Malts welcomed everyone with fire pits and smiles, the Josh Couts Jazz Band warmed spirits, and the two food trucks Beast Mode and Doctor BBQ were a great complement to one another. If the joy of bicycling is something you want to promote for our area and you will help out for the next ride, contact Brandy at
Brandy is intentional about building a group who will keep it going. In this, the inaugural event, the NE Hsv Civic Association contributed some money and provided the hot tea in the park along. This type of riding is an international phenomenon.
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Incidentally, George Hamilton of Old Town hosts a casual bike ride held on the last Sunday of the month. Gather at Huntville Middle School and leave at 2 pm, for a short distance 6-8 miles. The pace is conversational, no spandex needed. Sorta like a mini tweed ride, w/out the old fashioned clothes.
The Homeowners Association of Saddletree needs an audit of its books by a Public Accountant. If you know an accountant who is a CPA or works at a CPA firm and will review the ‘books’ for this group either free or for a nominal fee, please contact the president of the HOA, Ms. Sherri Rhoads firstname.lastname@example.org
A great community of all of NE starts with your block!
If you are a member and you get something going for the benefit of the neighbors on the few blocks near you, we may be able to help you with some materials and perhaps a little money and PR. Contact us! email@example.com We have a small “exec” committee so our decisions don’t take long.
Chapman School Merry Market Sat. Dec 9th 10 am – 2 pm
The teachers at Chapman sold booths to raise money for the National Junior Honor Society for a trip to Memphis to see the National Civil Rights Museum and The University of Mississippi, as well as the Greenpower Team and the Chapman Cheerleaders. There are many holiday markets, but this one will benefit our future leaders! Please pop over:
A few more helpful ( I hope so ) tidbits:
Be sure to use See Click Fix
to report pot holes, street lights out, illegal dumping, zombie houses, etc, anywhere in our city. Open an account and use it often.
Contact the Community Watch Association
to find out who is organizing a watch group for your area. We know that members Joe Jefferson and Jean Arndt are spending lots of time on that. Thank you!
Please stay healthy…let’s get some Vitamin D and some exercise! Everyone can park at the Oak Park fields and do some hiking from the trailhead there, it’s beautiful! Please help Scott Akridge with the improvements and maintenance of the trails; all hands welcome. Tools provided. Either send Scott a note via firstname.lastname@example.org OR sign up for notices of work days: Just send a text TRAIL to 84463. This work is a commitment we make as Trail Care Partners of the Land Trust. Did we mention that we FEED our volunteers, thanks to Ted’s BBQ and Galens!
Brunswick stew for the crew!
Oak Park Trails behind the concession stand of eastern-most baseball field
Lastly, we spent a little money from our account to thank our Firefighters for their service, too. We delivered a Smoked Whole Turkey from TED’s BBQ to station # 2. They like That kind of smoke! Please keep your space heaters away from other objects! (And consider updating your electric wiring if you live in a house built in the late 50’s or the 60’s.)
Stephanie Pinto can smell the good kind of smoke- turkey from Ted’s BBQ