tweed, a need, a list, a market and

the Tweed

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!

 

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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

tweedridehsv@gmail.com

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.

A Need

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 rhoads.sherrie@comcast.net  

A List 

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!  nehsvcivicassn@gmail.com  We have a small “exec” committee so our decisions don’t take long.  
 

A Market

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:
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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!
Sign our petition to obtain Public Access on-line to current crime reports.  Our city is far behind on what is standard operating procedure in many cities, including Nashville.
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 nehsvcivicassn@gmail.com 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

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.)
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Stephanie Pinto can smell the good kind of smoke- turkey  from Ted’s BBQ

Trail Care Partners March Forth 3-4-17

Seven people come out on sunny Saturday, March 4th, most of them brand new volunteers from Northeast Huntsville neighborhoods.  We leveled another 200 feet by making “bench cuts” for the trail.  We also broke a large rock and discovered that brave mountain bikers can launch from the new, flat platform.
logo-trail-care-partnerAll work and no play makes everyone dull so we knocked off a few minutes early to enjoy the view from Buzzards Roost and find the new Dallas Branch Trail.  We looked but didn’t see any unusual animal tracks there.
The Northeast Huntsville Civic Association hosted lunch.  A few folks were surprised at the quality of the Costco pizza and enjoyed a beer, too.   What a great way to get to know our nearby neighbors.  Please, enjoy the trails and thank our Land Trust by donating money Or donate time…Join us!
Text “T R A I L” to the number 84483 to get notices of each work day.     Everyone who comes out is a Northeast Huntsville Civic Association Trail Care Partner to the Land Trust.  Our team, the McLeod Masters, rock!

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McLeod Masters tweeking a trail

Yesterday the McLeod Masters improved about 500 feet of the Oak Park Trail. The trail starts at the Oak Park baseball fields–just walk past the concession stand, heading toward the woods. There is a map at the kiosk.  Enjoy the trails, and please join the Land Trust of North Alabama.

 

McLeod Masters Report Jan. 7, 2017

Eight hardy souls (some would say crazy souls ) came out this morning to continue blazing the new Dallas Branch trail on the Monte Sano Mountain Preserve of the Land Trust of North Alabama.  These hardy/crazy people started out their day at 14 degrees F.  Thankfully, the sun wcar-dashboard-tempas shining and there wasn’t much wind.

In preparation for the workday, the entire trail was cleared of leaves and debris with a power-pack blower.  This prep-work gave the volunteers a leg up so the group would see more progress.  Shortly after 9 a.m. we began a short walk, tools in hand, to a point where we began working — clipping vines, grubbing (i.e. digging) out trees, cleaning the trail of brush, overhanging limbs, removing rocks, etc. Once we got to work, layers of warm clothes were decorating the trail. We took a short break and ate brownies but didn’t rest too long because we’d begin to get cold again.

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The high quality photos were provided by Kenn, who graciously supplied them.

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We knocked off at noon and ate pizza together near our cars.  We talked about trails and the hikers social coming up on Jan. 18th, among other things. Tatyana added to the spirit of neighborly love by celebrating the Orthodox Christian Christmas with candy presents for everyone.  As packed up, the group agreed that the pizza provided by the Northeast Huntsville Civic Association was a great plan for each meeting of the McLeod Masters.

If you’d like to get involved with McLeod Master trail work days, just send a text message to 84483 with the word trail and you’ll receive notifications. McLeod Masters specialize in the trails of Land Trust property in Northeast Huntsville.

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