Monday, 7 October 2019
Our Quarterly Newsletter

Yard Sale

 Our yard sales participated this year and reported good crowds of shoppers and sales. We were also fortunate to have a dumpster from Metro for those large bulk items as well as Goodwill involved. Thank you to Denise Hawkins for organizing both on our behalf. This event involves lots of moving pieces to both ensure there is adequate promotion to ensure we get enough traffic as well as facilitation to align and organize all of the third parties involved.  Thank you to the Board for support.

Fence at Whitland and Bowling

Many neighbors have complained about the fence erected at the corner of Whitland and Bowling. It violates Codes by being too close to the sidewalk as well as being too tall. This creates safety issues for cars, bikes, and pedestrians. The Whitland Area Neighborhood Association has, as have several neighbors, contacted the city and requested that the fence be brought into compliance with Metro Codes.

Movies by the Creek

Saturday, September 7th

Our annual fall Movies by the Creek featured two showings for young and old. Our early movie was Coco and the late show featured To Kill A Mockingbird. Movie candy, beverages, and popcorn were provided to round out the experience and enhance an already enjoyable evening.

Mutt Mitt Box

A new Mutt Mitt box with dog waste bags was installed just to the left of the main entrance into Brighton Close. Please use at your convenience and dispose of the used bags appropriately.

Fall Creek Cleanup

The fall Creek Cleanup is scheduled for the morning of October 26th from 9:00-12:00. In addition to our normal invasive plant removal and trash cleanup, we plan to install some new plants and ground cover near the new erosion control area by the Craighead Spring (where the swing used to be). This is always a spirited event and we encourage as many possible to join for the cleanup. Keeping the creek under control benefits our whole community.

Halloween Celebration and Costume Judging

WANA will again have its annual Halloween celebration and costume contest at the end of Carden near Mary Catherine Strobel Park on Halloween. There will be awards for best costumes based on age-ranges.  This has historically been a fun and well-attended event and a great way to kick off the night. Costume judging will begin at 5:00.

WANA Youth Committee

WANA is setting up a Youth Committee for high-school aged kids living in WANA. This is an effort to get our neighborhood young persons involved in our community’s activities like the Creek Clean Up. It is being spearheaded by Oscar Fox. If you wish to learn more or are interested in learning more, please email Oscar directly at


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Holiday Celebration

Mark your calendars for the annual WANA Holiday Party on December 7, 2019. More specific details to come via our emails and the Bulletin Board at Carden/Rolland.

Posted on 10/07/2019 3:21 PM by Christopher Ciavarra


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