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Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

Corrections to October 2021 newsletter issue

I inadvertently used an out-of-date bio for Pam Ferguson’s article on page 12, “Tips on volunteering, donating.” Here’s the up-to-date one:

Pamela Ellen Ferguson, a longtime resident of Kerrybrook Lane, writes a column of observations about North Shoal Creek and the larger world for each issue. A dual-national British and American (Texan father, Cornish mother) Pam is the author of 11 books published internationally, the most recent being CROSSING LINES, an Austin and Border based mystery set at Halloween/Dia de … Read More

November 2 NSCNA Membership Meeting Canceled and Other NSCNA News – UPDATE: OCT. NEWSLETTER WILL BE POSTED ONLINE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 26

November 2 NSCNA Membership Meeting Canceled and Other NSCNA News – UPDATE: OCT. NEWSLETTER WILL BE POSTED ONLINE ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 26

1. Because of coronavirus restrictions currently in effect, the NSCNA’s November 2 membership meeting is canceled. While the Board hopes the association can resume in-person meetings with the Tuesday, January 4, 2022 meeting, we are working on holding an online meeting via Zoom as our back-up. So, please put January 4, 2022 on your calendar as a meeting date. We’ll let you know which kind of meeting it will be in late December. And we board members hope to see … Read More

FYI: Bulk item collection week begins Monday Sept. 27

FYI: Bulk item collection week begins Monday Sept. 27

North Shoal Creek’s semi-annual residential bulk collection week begins Monday, September 27.  Bulk items include:
•Doors
•Carpet
•Furniture
•Appliances (remove doors)
•Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit eight tires per household)
•Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
•Railroad ties (cut in half)
•Pallets
•Rolled fencing
•Nail-free lumber

Bulk item collection crews cannot collect:
•Brush
•Household trash
•Cardboard boxes
•Hazardous materials
•Mirrors
•Automotive chassis and bodies,
•Motorcycles
•Trailers,
•Boats
•Tires that are still mounted on rims
•Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling … Read More

NSCNA’s September Membership Meeting Cancelled

NSCNA’s September Membership Meeting Cancelled

FROM THE NORTH SHOAL CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

“We had planned to resume NSCNA’s in-person membership meetings by holding our regular Fall meeting on Tues., Sept. 7 at 6:30pm in the Pillow Elementary School Library. However, the Covid Delta variant has forced us to cancel that Sept. 7 meeting.

Now, we hope to resume in-person membership meetings on Tues., Nov. 2, same time and place. We plan to send out meeting reminders a week to 10 days before … Read More

FYI Re: Summer Construction Along Burnet Road

FYI Re: Summer Construction Along Burnet Road

From the City of Austin’s Corridor Program Office regarding construction this summer along Burnet Road:

“Thank you for your interest in the Burnet Road corridor! We have some exciting projects kicking off and wrapping up this summer that will implement critical safety and mobility improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Braker Lane: Construction of sidewalks at, and near, the Burnet Road/Braker Lane intersection is expected to wrap up this month, pending any weather delays. The prioritized pedestrian and bicycle improvements … Read More

NSCNA’s 2021 Garage Sale and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled

NSCNA’s 2021 Garage Sale and Independence Day Celebrations Canceled

From the North Shoal Creek Board of Directors: For the second year in a row, we need to cancel NSCNA’s meetings and events because of coronavirus restrictions. We regret this, but we’re hoping to be able to resume meetings and events this fall and to hold a luminaria in December.

If you have questions or want more information about this decision, please email us at directors [at] nscna [dot] org.… Read More

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

This year’s Independence Day Celebration

NSCNA isn’t hosting its usual Independence Day Parade this year, but NSCNA’s Social Committee has decorated the fence on the south side of the Pillow campus (the Stanwood side). Decorations will be up from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.

We had planned to do more, as the photo below shows. Sadly, heat, a lack of people power, and the setting sun all conspired to limit what we could do.

If you find yourself on Stanwood, take a look

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