Seems that we are not running out of good news to report within the HHCA area. Take a walk around and look for it … you’ll see it… and when you do – snap a picture and share it with me…I love passing this stuff on!Oh Deer! (nope not a misspelling) – it’s that season when they are on the move. If you drive to the end of Channel at Mt. Vernon Rd, you’ll spy a large open property on the west side (to the left of our HHCA sign). There is a herd at least 5 that lives in that park. Park at the church parking lot to the south of the property and look at them. Last Saturday morning (Nov. 7) our dog went nuts to alert us to something in back of our house (9 am)…. And here’s his picture!
The “White Apartments” at 316 Hudson Ave have added another upgrade since replacing all of the windows… Sidewalks… both the public and in the courtyard. It is quite impressive!!!
508 Hudson Ave – the renovation continues with both a privacy fence, painting the garage and a rebuilt back porch/deck. What a turn around… the neighborhood appreciates your investment of time, energy and money. Great improvements! Thanks Frys and Tom Windrel.
Clinton Ave was the scene of a large fire that required the services of 3 battalions of equipment and men…. How the heck is that good news? The building has been vacant for years (formerly Newark Meat Supply) – no adjacent houses were damaged – it happened on October 29 … our trick or treat night ….. but thankfully after the people had cleared the area (about 8 pm) If it had been earlier that would have been very frightening (we had 250 kids this year).
The Committee to refurbish the 2 HHCA signs moved a step forward to getting the signs in great shape. Walker Promotions (downtown Newark) made and installed the top portions of both signs from a product called Di-Bond Metal – a product made of aluminum specifically designed for outdoor signage. Paul Gregory, Tim Gartner and I were quite pleased with the result. Tim has re-made the changeable message part of the sign on the Wyoming/Hudson Ave, and will do the one at Channel and Mt. Vernon Ave. The effort was to salvage the signs on a budget…. We have been successful thanks to talented volunteers and Walker Promotions. Old left – new rightWell –
Did you hear the sound of Thunder in the neighborhood Sunday Oct. 25? Tough to miss – it went on for 20-30 minutes…sirens…lights and hundreds of motorcycles of all kinds… It was the annual toy drive Rolling Thunder for the Salvation Army. This year it organized at Ollies (21st Street) parking lot and made its way down Channel Street and Hudson Ave complete with police escort and firetrucks! It is quite a spectacle! (File picture from last year to give you the flavor!). If you can help the Salvation Army – this is a year of great need!
How about this beautiful home that recently hit the market! It’s in back of Debra’s Pizza at 17 Oak Street. What a great job in prepping it for the market.
430 Hudson Ave Home of Tim and Sandy Gartner was the site of another of the sidewalk improvement projects. They have waited patiently since April for their contractor… who has been inundated with projects. Although the patio pour will have to wait until next spring he did do the sidewalk – and did it beautifully. Tim and Sandy can’t just leave a project alone… they added a sandstone edge (rescued stone from a demolished wall at a church) and have landscaped the area… the result is a stunning addition to the neighborhood.
I can’t leave this edition without the addition of kids at the park. We had some beautiful weather this week and on a visit to the park I found 8 of them from 3 families enjoying the facilities! Like they said in the movie “build it and they will come”. Looks like we are likely to have the addition of a swing set this spring. I am working in behalf of the park committee with Jeff Hoskiss the Newark City Parks to get it done. He has been very supportive and helpful in the process. HHCA will be contributing financially to the swing set. Want to donate – let me know!