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Fall 2012 Newsletter for Highland West Civic Association - Wilm., DE

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Highland West Fall Newsletter

  1. 1. FALL 2012 NEWSLETTER Highland West Park Renovations to be Complete by End of NovemberRenovations give new life Highland West Residents toto our park improve the park & make it an inviting space for all. The The Highland West suggestions wereplayground and park is incorporated into the designgetting a make-over from the Using suggestions from the community, New Castle laid out by the county.county this fall. County redesigned the new community park. The county hopes to have The biggest change will the playground/parkbe the removal of small trees In This Edition: renovations complete by theand massive trimming of thecanopy currently on the end of November. Park Renovations 1playground, which has been Highland West Crime HW Crime Report 1-2attracting mosquitoes. The Report Treasury Report 2removal/trimming of the trees Over the last few weekswill allow the equipment to Community Police 2 our neighborhood hasdry faster and make the Annual HWCA Meeting 3 experiences several carspace more inviting for the break-ins and items being Upcoming Events 3kids. stolen outside/inside of The playground will be people’s homes. The Civic The Scoop on Poop! 3receiving all new equipment, Association is having Halloween Festivities 4mulch, & benches. discussions (Cont. pg 2) We appreciate all the Crumbling Curbs 4great feedback received from Like Highland West on Connect with the your neighbors on the Highland West Civic Association page. The page will be updated with upcoming events, quarterly newsletters, pictures, and more. FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/Highland-West-Civic-Association/
  2. 2. Fall has arrived! Check out the upcoming activities in & around the neighborhood. Highland West Civic Association Board: Officers: Marge Spittle - President marguerite_spittle@yahoo.com Bill Stephano - Vice President bstephano@dscc.com Pat Durbano - Treasurer pdurbano@comcast.net Amy Scherer - Secretary amy.elizabeth.scherer@gmail.com with New Castle County HWCA Treasury UpdatePolice to see what can be done As of October 15th, 2012 the Directors:to help reduce the crime we are Highland West Civic Associationexperiencing. We would like to Treasury balance is $9,349. The Mary Beth Brodeurremind all residents to lock their money in our treasury is funded mbbrodeur8990@gmail.comvehicles and homes. If you see by our annual $40 neighborhood dues. Our treasury pays for many Bill Longany suspicious activity please things in our community such as wlong01@comcast.netcall the New Castle Countypolice. Please also alert the HW entrance garden renovations, snow removal and the summer Adam TarpineCivic Association so we can block party, just to name a few. atarpine@hotmail.comupdate the community through Dues to fund the treasury areFacebook. voted on at the annual meeting Several of our neighbors held at McKean High School eachhave had possessions taken and September. Our dues have notask that if you have any leads on changes in 8+ years and continuetheir items to please let them New Castle County to be some of the lowestknow: Police Text Tips Homeowners Association/Civic • Baseball player statue taken Association dues in the area. Did you know that you can text from the yard of 22 Whitekirk message the New Castle • A flat screen TV taken from County Police? Text the New Community Police Officer keyword NCCPD followed by the porch of 110 Drummond Dr Highland West now has a new your text tip to 847411 • GPS taken from Jeep at 205 community police officer, S/Cpl. (TIP411). You will then receive Whitekirk Wesley Reynolds Sr. Officer a response with an option to If you have any information Reynolds can be reached at: continue communicating.on these items please contact the wreynolds@nccde.org or at Standard text messaging ratesCivic Association or the police 302-395-8055 (direct line). apply.asap.
  3. 3. Upcoming HWCA Activities! Check out these upcoming events!Santa Claus Express Back by Popular Demand!Bring the family for an 1-1/2hour afternoon ride on theWilmington & WesternRailroad. HWCA will attend onSaturday, December 8th at12:30 pm! Santa rides thetrain and greets everyone onboard and brings a chocolatetreat for each child. To sign-upplease contact Bill Longwlong01@comcast.net or The Scoop on Poop!302-998-9164 In Highland West we love our four-legged canine friends andSanta Visits Highland enjoy seeing them out for walks (on leashes) around the neighborhood. While we love the dogs, nobody likes to find theWest! undesirable presents they sometimes leave behind. We ask that On Sunday, December you please remember that if your dog needs to go while outside of16th, Santa will be visiting your yard, please take a plastic bag along on your walk and clean-Highland West! If you areinterested in having Santa visit up after the dog. Failure to clean-up after your dog will result in ayour home please contact Pat monetary fine.Durbanopdurbano@comcast.net or Annual Civic Association Meeting302-388-4530 The Annual Highland West Civic Association meeting was held September 25th at McKean High School. During the meeting local representative Janet Kilpatrick was on hand to answer questions about the park renovations and hear the concerns and needs of Important Phone Highland West residents. Janet has been a wonderful advocate for Numbers: Highland West and is instrumental in getting problems taken care of for the neighborhood.Fire - Police - Ambulance 911 Homeowners Association dues were also voted on for 2013.New Castle County Police The dues will remain at forty ($40) dollars. Dues will be collections302-573-2800 in March/April 2013.This number is for NON-emergencies. Officers were also voted on for 2013. Names & contact emails for officers and board members are in the left column of the page.McKean High School Meetings of the Officers & Board members are open sessions which302-992-5520Please call the number listed above if residents are welcome to attend throughout the course of the year.students are seen wandering through Dates for these meetings will be posted as Events on our Facebookthe neighborhood during school hours page.
  4. 4. Going Digital! not wish to receive the newsletter electronic newsletter please by email, please reply with contact Amy Scherer. We Quarterly newsletters will be “OPT-OUT” to the newsletter & appreciate your efforts to reduce uploaded to our facebook page. your email will be removed from paper waste through electronic The newsletter is also being the distribution list. If you would newsletter distribution! distributed via email. If you do prefer to only receive anHalloween Festivities! Trick or Treat Safety Tips to sink & need to be replaced. Trick or Treat can be a lot of Marge Spittle has made a list of Fun Family Activities curbs, which were crumbling orfun for our neighborhood kids and a treat for cracking and provided the list to Safe Trick or Treat in Mr. Joe Miro, our District adults as well. Hockessin Here are a few Representative. Mr. Miro will be Saturday, October 27th meeting with the DelDot to safety tips to keep from 11am - 4pm bring the in mind this discuss the project & what can kids in costume to the be done to fix some of our businesses around Halloween. curbs. Hockessin. Details can be 1.Highland West does not found on the Destination have street lights, so please be Hockessin Facebook page. sure to carry a flashlight so Volunteer Opportunities! you can be seen by cars. The Civic Association is looking for volunteers who 2.Drivers please be sure to would be interested in abide by the 25 mph speed participating in the planning of limit in our neighborhood and upcoming events held in the stay alert for children trick or neighborhood throughout the treating. year such as Easter Egg Hunt, 3. Only visit houses with their Summer Block Party, Halloween. porch lights on. Houses, which If you are interested in helping do not have their lights on are out, please email likely not participating in trick highlandwestca@gmail.com. or treat. 4. Remind your kids not to talk to or get into cars with strangers. Trick or Treat will be from Interested in contributing5:45 - 8:00 pm in Highland West to the newsletter? Please contact us @Curbs HighlandWestCA@gmail.com Many of the curbs aroundthe neighborhood are beginning