Friday, July 6, 2012

Neighborhood Updates and Meeting Notice

Hi Neighbors -

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 26th - 7:30 − 9PM, at 501 Castro/18th Streets, 2nd Floor.  Please put it on your calendars.

Michael Corbett will be our main guest.  He is an architectural historian, and is working on a neighborhood history of Corbett Heights!  Actually the area he’s covering extends beyond our borders - it will cover the area bordered by the following streets - give or take:
Roosevelt looping to Museum Way in the north;
Douglass from Museum to Romain in the east;
Romain from Corbett to Douglass in the south;
Corbett from Romain to Clayton, and Clayton from Corbett to 17th in the west.
Michael will be showing a series of historic photos of the neighborhood, as well as discussing what he will be including in his report.  Please come with any stories or photos of your own.  He’ll be available to answer any questions you may have.
(Please let me know if you can bring a projector and a laptop that can read Power Point 2010 - a most important part of the presentation!)

I assume that you’ve all seen our newly installed speed radar sign on 17th Street!  I’ve definitely noticed a reduction in the speed of downhill drivers due to the combination of the traffic island and the radar sign.  And it only took about 6 years!

Our next Garden Workday is scheduled for next Saturday, July 14th.  Unfortunately, I will miss that one as well as the one on the 2nd Saturday in August.  Please let me know if you are able to participate - I have all the usual tools, gloves, trash bags, table - and will gladly get the drinks and snacks.  In June we not only did some work on the Corbett Slope, but several neighbors attacked the weeds on the corner of Mars and Corbett.  If you have an area you’d like to focus on, let me know and I’ll get the word out.

And last - if you haven’t paid your membership dues ($15 per household per year) please make a check out to Corbett Heights Neighbors or CHN and drop it in the mail slot at 123 Corbett - the home of our trusty treasurer, Rick Johnson.  If you’re not sure if you’ve paid, let me know and I can let you know when you paid last.  The money will help us maintain our neighborhood green spaces.

- Gary