May 122015

HGBNA meeting May 19 2015

Don’t forget! Your neighborhood association is back to having monthly general meetings on the third Tuesday of every month, and the next one is on Tuesday May 19, 2015.

If you’d like to see a particular issue addressed, or want to bring up a topic, let Rachel know via the comment form or the HGBNA Forum email list.

We should hear about the status of the Glenwood Av. median refurbishment project, our Block Party coming up in June, and of course, zoning… so plan to be there. We may have a pilot plan to help those with children attend the meetings, look out for that notice.

Where: Jenkins United Methodist Church, 725 North Boylan Av., Raleigh
Time: 6:30 pm

May 112015

There is no shortage of fun this weekend!


From the Artsplosure site:
2015 marks the first year that the festival is THREE days and has the Art Market and live music stages on Fayetteville Street. Kidsplosure remains on just Saturday and Sunday and is centered in Moore Square. The free festival features dozens of events, such as:

  1. The Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation [your webmaster knows at least one of our neighbors will be showing his work. An artisan must be very good to be accepted as an exhibitor.]
  2. Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children and their parents
  3. Specially-commissioned, large-scale, interactive visual art installations
  4. Aerialists and/or other unique variety performers
  5. The Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and three-dimensional artwork of Wake County public and private middle and high school students
  6. Ongoing performances by legends and rising stars from the national and regional Jazz, Blues, and Alternative music scenes, the majority of whom have never appeared in Raleigh, and emerging local and regional performers deserving of wider acclaim

Between Artsplosure and Tour d’Coop, your weekend is booked! And all so close to our neighborhood too.

 May 11, 2015  Posted by at 9:54 pm Art & Music, Community Events, Events, Raleigh No Responses »
May 102015
2015 Tour d'Coop Henside the Beltline

It’s already that time of year! The 2015 Tour d’Coop will be on Saturday, May 16, from 10 am to 4 pm. Big fun, your webmaster recommends this. If you can, take the bike tour of selected downtown area coops.

Tour d'Coop in Raleigh

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 tour.

From the Tour D’Coop site:

The Tour D’Coop is a one-day garden tour in Raleigh, North Carolina, that seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and inspiration. Open to adults and children, the tour showcases various hen houses and breeds. Coop owners are on hand at each location to discuss the how-tos of chicken keeping and there are opportunities for photographing and getting to know the chickens.

 May 10, 2015  Posted by at 6:53 pm Community Events, Events, Raleigh Comments Off on Henside the Beltline Tour d’Coop 2015 on Saturday May 16
Apr 282015

Neighbors, thank you to those of you who were able to attend the recent open meeting on April 21. Points discussed were:

Block Party – Rachel Kincaid. As of this writing, the party has been moved due to rain to Sunday, June 7. Help will be needed to re-distribute flyers closer to the day.

Call for Leadership Council volunteers – Rachel Kincaid Please let us know if you’d like to serve for a term as an officer. We need you!

UDO Overview, current status of our neighborhood, answered questions – Phil Poe

Streetside Historic Overlay – Brandy Thompson
Contact Brandy to get join the UDO committee:

Call for Litter and Home Tour Committee volunteers – Rachel Kincaid
The first Home Tour meeting will be Tuesday, May 19 at 5:45 pm at Jenkins Church. Please come with your ideas!
The first monthly litter pick up for Fletcher Park will be Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. See calendar on website for reminder and details.

Glenwood Median project – Rachel Kincaid, Jim Ward, Phil Poe
The latter two will head the project on our end. The Fletcher Foundation will find funding for beautification of the medians of Glenwood Avenue in our neighborhood. A committee must be formed to decide on a specific project request, then neighbors will be asked to pitch in to implement it. Please contact Jim Ward, committee head at If you’d like to see beautification, crosswalks and more, please join the short-term committee to see this through.

Please join us at our next open meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 at Jenkins Church.

Apr 222015


Something to do since we’ve postponed the Block Party. Cynthia Deis of Ornamentea and Glenwood-Brooklyn mentioned this on NextDoor and since shopping is easier to do in inclement weather than picnicking, consider showing up and saying “Hi!” to the neighbors and have a beer.

Friends- the season for outdoor markets is up us!
Pop-Up Sunday Vintage Market is starting up later this month on April 26th. Held on the 4th Sunday of each month, April – November, this outdoor market has some great vintage vendors with decor, lighting, furniture and more for your home and life. There are also food trucks, vintage vinyl records and, TA DA! BEER! Yes, each month we partner with a local brewery to have a beer you’ll love. All the beer is donated and any money you give for your beer goes directly to a local charity.

Popup Sunday, in the Ornamentea parking lot at West and Johnson.

 April 22, 2015  Posted by at 7:48 pm Community Events, Events Comments Off on Popup Sunday! With umbrellas!