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Calling All Dogs (and cats, I guess)!

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My dog, Harper, has been concerned about the number of dogs on the loose recently in Betton Hills.  He asked that I reprint an article he wrote for the Fall 2016 Betton Hills Newsletter.  The article gives the "how-tos" for getting a pet's picture in the Betton Hills Facebook's Pets of Betton album.  I agreed to do so, so here it is . . .

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BHNA Board Annual Project: Cemetery Marker

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Have you been by the Plantation Cemetery on Betton Road to read the historical marker and walk the cemetery grounds?  Well, now you should because you can actually see the marker information to read it.  Find out more . . .

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Bats Outta Betton Hills

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You may have noticed the bat house located in the field on the Armistead Rd. side of McCord Park.  This structure, and the Little Library in the park, were constructed as part of James Ford’s Eagle Scout Project for Betton Hills in 2016.  Guess what . . . it has bats!

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Betton Sidewalks: Ready for You!

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If you’ve been on Betton Road the last few weeks, you’ve noticed the orange barricades on the sidewalks . . . and backed up traffic on the road during off-peak daytime hours.  The City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure crews have been hard at work replacing cracked sidewalk sections and milling down uneven joints. 

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BHNA Wins City's Earth Week Award

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Last April, the BHNA sponsored a variety of events to reflect on living on our increasing threatened and fragile Earth . . . and to celebrate new Earth-friendly ways of living.  The City of Tallahassee had encouraged neighborhoods to do these events rather than it conducting a city-wide event.  Neighborhoods reported their activities to the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhoods Affairs Department.  There would be a prize for the most impactful neighborhood effort.  We won! 

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Food Truck Survey Says . . . . !

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We didn’t need a survey to find out that the Food Truck Night at McCord Park in April was a big success.  However, we did want to find out more from neighbors to plan for future food truck nights.  The results are in.  Check them out!

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For Some Summertime Fun . . .

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When I was a young whippersnapper, a favorite summer activity was getting with a few buddies, digging up some worms, making off with a few slices of Wonder bread from our moms, and heading for our town’s City Park lily pond to do some fishing.  We’d mainly catch bluegills, but also, occasionally, the dreaded catfish or the prized bass.  It was pretty much a catch and release operation, but a lot of fun seeing who could catch the most fish, or the biggest, or teasing the chump who let a big one get away.

With summer coming on, the BHNA is doing its part to continue these summer traditions and boost the health of our neighborhood ponds.

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