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Nudge Your Neighbors on Over!

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When: Your choice from March to June

For $50 reimbursement from BHNA, tell us how many people attended, send us a picture from your party, and include your name and address. Email to: lynn1210@comcast.net.

We’ll send you the check.

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Earth Nudge!

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Over the next two weeks, Betton Hills Neighborhood Association is celebrating Earth Day (which is April 22nd).  We’ve organized various activities to focus on sustainability here in Betton Hills.  Please come out and join us!  Learn, share, and celebrate what we can do to live more harmoniously with the earth and our neighbors.

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NUDGE ON IN FOR FOOD TRUCK NIGHT!

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Get hungry and come celebrate Springtime with your Betton Hills neighbors at our 1st Food Truck Night on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8:30pm!  It will be held at the north end of McCord Park, at the Armistead Road/Armstrong Road entrance. 

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PREP: PLAN FOR READINESS & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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Looking for some good neighbors who will help Betton Hills prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms!  

We hope you will join us on TUESDAY, APRIL 10 as we continue to implement the PREP program in Betton Hills.  We will meet at Willis Dairy Barn (1609 Centerville Road).  Refreshments will be served.

At 6:30-7:30pm we will present PREP to neighbors who are new to this program. 

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Tallahassee: Glass Half-full or Half-empty?

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Join me for a moment in entering a dream state.  Imagine living in a city in which the vast majority of people say that they live in good health and with enough energy to get things done daily; engage in and enjoy their social, cultural, and natural environments; feel safe; take pride in their community; know they are connected with family, friends, and organizations; like what they do and are motivated to achieve their goals; and, can manage their economic life to reduce stress and increase security.

Imagine, if you will, the effects of that lifestyle on the crime rate, school success, healthcare costs, racial distrust and animosity, civic engagement, and . . . . happiness on personal, neighborhood, and city levels. 

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Join us for Arbor Day 2018

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It's that time of year again!  We'll celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday at 9am, by planting trees and sprucing things up at McCord Park.  This is always a fun event and there are chores for all ages and strengths.

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Season’s Wishes to Betton Hillers

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I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the truth of a saying that is common this time of year: “good things come in small packages”. I was sitting at our campsite’s picnic table waiting for the day to clear. A goldfinch zoomed in, landing upside down on a round seed pod hanging in a close-by sycamore tree. He started to pluck at the pod foraging on the tiny seeds and accidentally releasing a squadron of delicate seed paratroopers to their fates in the light breeze.

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ADU Vote Shows Why Our City Needs Our Help

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The Concept

Anyone who’s married has come to realize there’s usually more than one way of looking at a problem and what needs to be done about it.  Anyone who’s in a successful marriage knows that solving the problem usually involves some give and take, some collaboration, between the spouses. 

How does this pearl of marital bliss relate to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and city government?  Read on my friends.

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Bike Rally on November 18!

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Come together for a neighborhood bike ride on Saturday, November 18, 10am at McCord Park (Armistead Road side).  All ages and abilities welcome!  We will enjoy each other's company and celebrate our neighborhood as a perfect center for cycling, running and walking.

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