Sunday, July 31, 2011

McDoel Executive Committee election this September

There is an opening on the McDoel Gardens Neighborhood Association Executive Committee. All seats are in fact up for a vote in our September meeting. We need new faces who care about their neighborhood to step up and participate. Please consider running for a place in our 5-person executive committee. Duties and time obligations are limited but critical to the continued success of our neighborhood. Feel free to email any of our present representatives for more information.

Survey for new trees on West Dodds Street

Want more trees planted on W. Dodds? The City of Bloomington Arborist, Lee Huss, has informed us that McDoel Gardens is eligible for new tree plantings in the curb-side tree-plots along W. Dodds St, but we need INPUT from neighbors like you before the city will move forward on the plan. So, W. Dodds residents: would YOU like to see more trees planted in the tree-plot of your street? We will be taking a door-to-door survey soon!!

"Tree Lined Street - Wawaset" painting by Edward Loper 2009.

BPD officer Scott Oldham to speak at next meeting

Bloomington Police officer Scott Oldham will be speaking at the McDoel Gardens August meeting. He will be discussing BPD efforts at neighborhood policing, as well as answering questions from McDoel Gardens residents. The meeting will take place at McDoel Baptist Church, 1008 S. Rogers Street west entrance. August 4 6:30pm.

Image courtesy of HT Online.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planting trees and shrubs at the new Community Kitchen

We will be planting THIS Saturday the July 16, 8am at the new Community Kitchen which is the former Zucchini Prints on South Rogers Street. We’re hoping to get enough people that we can plant everything (about 100 shrubs & about 25-30 trees) all in a couple of hours before it gets too hot. We would love to have a total of about 20 or so people on Saturday so we can knock it all out. If you have a few shovels or whatever feel free to bring them. Come help make McDoel Gardens more beautiful than it already is!!

(photo courtesy of Bloomington Herald Times)