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May 20, 2017
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GWCA Yard – Garage Sale – Rain Day is today, Sunday, 5/21 – 9-3

Addresses are from 1460 Belle Plaine to 4330 Greenview.  Good thing we planned a rain day as those who sold yesterday really got cold.  Please come by and see what’s for sale.

May 14, 2017
gracelandwest
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Neighborhood Alert! – some garage and auto break ins & cat convertor theft

In the past three weeks, our neighborhood, from Pensacola to Irving Park, has seen the above incidents on Pensacola, Hutchinson, Greenview, and around Southport and Irving Park and teen girls committing graffiti at Warner Park .  Please report all crime as police coverage is based on crime reports AND patterns are more complete when all crime is reported.

Keep an eye out:  Please look at your street, alley, neighbors yards when you’re around and at night when you’re up.  Listen too.

Suspicious Behavior:  If something is suspicious, happening now call 911!!  Please use your name.  It adds credibility to your report.  Next call your phone tree; neighbors on all four sides and alert them.

Autos:  thieves will break in your car for sunglasses, a pen, or any item they see.  Keep all items out of sight.  Lock vehicles, even if in your garage.  Keep bikes locked, even in the garage too (and registered).

Lights On:  GWCA, the Graceland West Community Association, asks that you make sure your bright front porch light adds to street and sidewalk visibility.

Gardening:  Remember to keep your doors locked when in your yard and keep your keys and cell phone in your pocket.

Our neighborhood crime has consistently been much lower than surrounding neighborhoods because of your help.  Please be extra alert and let’s knock this down.  Thank you from the GWCA Council and Block Reps

May 13, 2017
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Attracting butterflies to your deck, porch, yard. June 21, 7 pm, Warner Park

Attracting butterflies to your deck, porch, yard. June 21, 7 pm, Warner Park

Ecologist Peter Leki is our speaker for this exciting “Pollinator Party”.  1st 30 GWCA member households will receive a small container with seeds and potting soil for native plants that pollinators love.  Not a member yet?  Join GWCA that night and be eligible.  Short meeting.  Elections.  Summer Solstice Pot Luck; please bring a finger food to share.

May 12, 2017
gracelandwest
Comments Off on 1 week until GWCA Yard Sale!! Are you signed up?

1 week until GWCA Yard Sale!! Are you signed up?

Mark can sign you up.  He’ll pull your city permit and do group ads.  $Free to GWCA members.  $10 to non-members.  Last chance to move out books, toys, furniture, clothing, sports and hobby gear and more.  You can email Mark – mnehring4@gmail.com or call 773.472.1192.

 

May 1, 2017
gracelandwest
Comments Off on Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

Hi GWCA Gardeners.  May 1st means frost risk is officially over.  Have you thought about adding 100 sq. ft. more in permeable space or garden this year?  If you dig down 9″, aerate your soil and add deep rooted native plants, including plants to attract butterflies and other pollinators, you’ll also prevent 2,200 gallons of rainwater a year from rolling down the hill and contributing to neighborhood flooding.

You’re encouraged to plant native trees, shrubs, plants and grasses.

Adding hardscape?  Consider permeable concrete, permeable pavers, French drains, rain gardens, bioswale, vertical gardens, roof gardens, green roofs, blue roofs.

Hope you’ll stay in town for the August 6 Garden Walk from 1-5 pm.

Upcoming Events

  1. 35th GWCA Garden Walk, Sunday, August 6, 1-5 pm

    June 23 @ 1:00 pm - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
  2. CAPS Meeting – Tuesday, July 18, 7 pm

    July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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