Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meeting Thursday December 16, 2010

Greetings ... although Winter is still technically a few days away, the weather outside has been closer to frightful than delightful considering what we expect at this time of year. But then again, what can we do about the weather except adjust to it.

It is the holiday season. After we deal with any new or old business at our meeting this month, we will be spending some time sharing good cheer, good conversation and enjoying each other’s company. In past years we would do a little gift exchange but we are once again replacing that with our collection of supplies for our troops, something we started last Christmas. So come to the meeting on Thursday December 16 at the Kells-Grennie American Legion Post … bring some goodies for our troops (you will find a list of suggestions elsewhere in this newsletter) … and spend some time with us. Good times with good friends and neighbors.

Did I mention bring a neighbor?

Just a reminder, our dues notices for the 2011 year have been mailed. We rely on your support to keep the Association going and involved in this community. Your support is vital both through your dues and donations. The support of various merchants and entrepreneurs helps to finance our newsletter. Let us know if you are aware of a business in our community that would like to be represented in our newsletter.

And a reminder … there will be no meeting in January. Our first meeting in 2011 will be on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 8pm. So mark your calendars now and let one of your New Year’s resolutions be to become more involved in your community and hopefully this organization. Look for our newsletter in January and check us out on the blog.

Never forget that an important part of this dynamic is your feedback and participation. We need your comments, your concerns, your suggestions, your observations, your compliments, your complaints. It is your neighborhood. What is on your mind? Let us know at 718-979-6011, or comment on the blog. Check us out at for continuous updates.

Lastly and as I’ve mentioned quite a bit lately, I need you to sing aloud the need for civic involvement and invite your neighbors to join. The more voices the smoother and richer the sound. Thank you for your interest in our neighborhood. You live here. You know why it is a respected and desirable community. Be proud of it.

See you around the neighborhood.

Joe Markowski, President

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meeting Monday Night - 12/13 - re Brush Fire Protection

Borough President James P. Molinaro, Councilman James S. Oddo, Councilman Vincent Ignizio, and local officials would like you to join with them at a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Knights of Columbus, 185 Cedar Grove Avenue to speak out about the inefficient brush fire prevention methods currently in place with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and to help devise a new solution to this permanent problem.

Plan now to attend.

> Joe Markowski