JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

Tuesday June 18 at 6:30pm 
Fort Worth Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way at Crestline Rd.

Please join us for the monthly AHNA Membership Meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend–bring a friend!

Crime is up in Arlington Heights, so you don’t want to miss Neighborhood Patrol Officer Andy Morquecho’s monthly report about crime in our neighborhood.

 

Tonight’s meeting will be all about what’s happening at historic Stripling Middle School. 

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:  Kellie Spencer, Deputy Superintendent of Operations at Fort Worth ISD, will introduce architect Eric Hahnfeld whose firm Hahnheld, Hoffer, Stanford designed the upcoming new addition to Stripling Middle School.  To construct the new 3-story classroom building on the south side of the campus required temporarily digging up the soccer field and track that have been exercise mainstays for Arlington Heights residents for decades.  Not to worry, the field and track will be back once the classroom building is completed.  The $60 million project also includes renovating parts of the original building.

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JUNE YARD OF THE MONTH

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

Native plants adorn the yard at 3928 Linden Ave.

Allyson and Noel Chesmer have been tending their yard at 3928 Linden Ave. ever since they moved there in 2007.  It’s gone through several configurations with the latest being native.

After inheriting many native plants from their brother-in-law, a landscape architect who moved to Silver City, the Chesmers headed to Whiz-Q Stone to buy some large decorative rocks.  That was the easy part.  It took them more than a week to decide where to put the rocks.  Then, the diehard do-it-yourselfers started planting.

Allyson made the call to put many of the plants between the sidewalk and the street.  “Most people put the plants up by the house, but I wanted to be able to look out my window and see everything,” she explains.  Plus, the plants provide some privacy.

Rudbeckia gloriosa daisies and black-eyed Susans spill over the front curb, along with stands of spineless prickly pear cactus.  Russian sage, skullcap and yarrow hug the pergola over the front sidewalk.  Three plants of Texas bluebonnets propagated this spring into fifteen plants and almost took over their bed.

On the west side of the yard, the standing cypress with its dramatic tall spires of red flowers doubled in size in less than a year.

By the front porch is a well-established crepe myrtle and 20-year-old honeysuckle. Red yuccas are beneath the front window.  The thick zoysia grass was put in six years ago.  Next to the driveway is a funky orange metal cylinder with “Chesmer Farms” written on it.  Noel explains it’s an irrigation engine radiator, a remnant from his family’s Panhandle wheat farm.

The vitex on the west side of the yard was rescued in 2022 from a construction site near the Purina Mill on E. 1st St. The Chesmers saw it laying on the ground, left for dead, where a building had been demolished.  Noel got permission from the property owner to retrieve it and, farm boy that he is, he rented a front end loader from Taylor’s and brought it home to surprise Allyson.  Obviously, the vitex survived the transplant and is now thriving on Linden Avenue.

The yard is Allyson’s happy place. When she gets home from working at a local bank, she heads out to tend to the yard to de-compress.  As impressive as their front yard is, their backyard is equally stunning with a waterfall, koi pond and an outdoor pizza oven.

The Chesmers received a $25 gift certificate to Archie’s Gardenland and a year’s membership in Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, courtesy of AHNA.

If you see an award-worthy yard, even your own, please let us know by sending the address to president@arlingtonheightsna.com.

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NEW PLAN FOR SELLING CITY-OWNED HOMES ON WESTERN AND CARLETON AVENUES

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

After rejecting the bid to buy the nine city-owned homes on Western and Carleton Avenues, the City Council mandated the City’s Real Estate Division to sell the properties individually through a real estate broker.

A virtual public meeting with the community will be held to discuss next steps and a timeline for the sale of the properties for redevelopment.  Anyone who is interested can attend:

Thursday June 20
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join from the meeting link: https://fortworthtexas.webex.com/fortworthtexas/j.php?MTID=mbcec86bd44932d02bbe81967664ecca7
Meeting number (access code): 2557 616 0922
Meeting password:  Next-Steps-2024

Join by phone: 1-469-210-7159
Join from a video system or application
Dial 25576160922@fortworthtexas.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the City’s webpage at this link.

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FUTURE OF FORT WORTH IN 2050

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

The City of Fort Worth wants to hear your ideas as they work to create a roadmap for what Fort Worth will look like in 2050. A free in-person visioning event will be held this Tuesday June 18, 2024 at the Roundup Inn at Will Rogers Memorial Complex. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free for attendees. Pre-registration is encouraged  – click here.

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42ND YEAR FOR BALLET CONCERTO’S SUMMER DANCE CONCERTS

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

The outdoor performances run from Thursday June 20 through Sunday June 23 at 8:30 p.m. at The Shops at Clearfork.  Lawn seating for the performances are free, with paid reserved table seating available, too.  To learn more about this year’s concerts or to reserve a table, please visit balletconcerto.com/summer-concert.

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REDEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER

June 14, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comment 

After many months of deliberating about the future of Fort Worth Community Arts Center, the City determined in May that none of the redevelopment proposals under consideration met expectations and rejected all of them.  So it’s back to the drawing board.  Next steps will be announced later this summer.

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MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

May 19, 2024 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING 
Tuesday May 21 at 6:30pm 
Fort Worth Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way at Crestline Rd.

Please join us for the monthly AHNA Membership Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend–bring a friend!

Neighborhood Patrol Officer Andy Morquecho gives us his monthly report about crime in our neighborhood. .

GUEST SPEAKER:  Steve McCoy from Archie’s Gardenland. If there’s anyone who knows more about the challenges of Fort Worth gardening than Steve, we don’t know them. Steve has been with Archie’s for almost 40 years.  The man has the answer for everything.

This evening’s format will be Q & A, so bring your gardening problems and Steve will offer solutions.
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