Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Help Clean Up Chestnut Park on April 9th, Sat at 9am to 11am

Its that time again.. time to Keep Austin Beautiful.

Come down to our neighborhood park, Chestnut Park, and join the neighborhood in cleaning up, weeding, and mulching our great little park. The work day will be Saturday, April 9th, from 9 am to 11 am at the corner of 16th street and Chestnut. Come out support your neighborhood and your local park!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

E-Waste Drive at UT on April 9th

Dispose of E-Waste properly on April 9th!

The e-Waste drive is an annual event put on by UT students in association with Goodwill and the Dell Reconnect Program to collect electronic waste from the community, reusing what can be reused and disposing of the rest properly.

Here are the event details:
Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 9 AM - 2 PM
Location: UT Parking Lot 53 located at approx. 2922 San Jacinto, across the street from Sao Paulo's Restaurante (the entrance is a bridge). Map: http://tinyurl.com/eWasteDrive2011
Purpose: To recycle household electronic waste
Items Accepted: Computers, DVD/VCR Players, Cables and Wires, Fax Machines, MP3 Players, Cell Phones, Scanners, Printers, Copiers, and Gently Used Televisions
Items Not Accepted: Non-computer plastics, Hazardous materials, University property, Ferrous materials, Paper or wood, Refrigerators, and Household appliances

Friday, March 4, 2011

Opening House at Franklin Gardens this Saturday (3/5)

Dear Chestnut Neighbors,

Please join us this Saturday, March 5th from 10-1130am for the Open House celebration of Franklin Gardens, our award-winning senior affordable housing complex. The address is 3522 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Austin, TX 78721 (at the corner of MLK and EM Franklin - 1 mile east of Airport Blvd).

The Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (CNRC) was created out of the original Chestnut Neighborhood Plan, created in the late 1990s. Franklin Gardens is our first multi-unit project, and it turned out great.

I hope you can join us. We will have light refreshments, an opening ceremony, and lots of vegetables and herbs to plant in our fantastic courtyard garden.

Best regards,
Sean Garretson
President, Chestnut Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Cap Metro Rail Service on the Weekends in March

Capital Metro is providing special MetroRail service every Friday night and two Saturdays in March, so if you haven't had a chance to ride the rail from our neighborhood, now is your chance!

Follow the link for the Friday and Saturday Schedule: