October 14, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

Tuesday October 17 at 6:30 pm
Fort Worth Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way at Crestline Rd.

Please join us for the monthly AHNA membership meeting.  This is an open meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

This is the annual membership meeting to vote on the slate of officers for 2024.  Officers are elected by a majority vote of regular members who are present and are current on their annual membership dues.

Guest speaker:  Chuck Cox, Transportation Engineer from the Texas Department of Transportation, will show us the latest plans for the expansion of Interstate 30.


Yummy free treats from Dale’s Donuts







October 14, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE BY THIS MONDAY OCTOBER 16 

The future of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s building at 1300 Gendy is on the table. After issuing a Request for Proposals to re-imagine the historic building, the City of Fort Worth appointed a task force to make recommendations. That group narrowed down the field to two potential scenarios to consider.  One developer proposes a 175-room hotel with 250 apartments, restaurant space and banquet halls.  The other developer proposes a 113,000 square foot development that includes a multi-purpose performance studio, maker space, two restaurants, an outdoor amphitheater, with three anchor tenants, including Jubilee Theater, The Cliburn, and the Fort Worth African American Museum.

Public presentations by the two developers were held on October 11.  Recordings of the presentations are linked below.

The City wants to hear comments from the public. You are have until this Monday October 16 at 4 pm to weigh in.

Below is a link to watch the public presentations and read more about them. Scroll to the end of the story to leave your comments.

2 proposals reimagine Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Public has a few days to react | Fort Worth Report



October 7, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on FIRE STATION #18 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY 




October 7, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on JOIN LITTER STOMP CREW SAT. OCT. 14 

Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association is looking for a team of neighbors to participate in this year’s annual Neighborhood Litter Stomp on Saturday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Like last March, volunteers will clean up Calmont Avenue between Clover Lane and Owasso Street, as well as the areas around the campuses of South Hi Mount Elementary School and Stripling Middle School.  Trash bags will be provided.

The City of Fort Worth is offering free t-shirts and gloves to the first 1,000 volunteers who sign up.  Sign up by contacting Shanna Cisneros, AHNA’s lead litter stomper, at shafw@aol.com by Tuesday, October 10.  Include the following information:

Names of youth and adult volunteers
Home address
Glove sizes S, M, L, XL
T-shirt sizes Youth S, Youth Large, Adult S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

Shanna will drop off your t-shirts and gloves on your front porch on Friday October 13.



October 7, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on OCTOBER YARD OF THE MONTH 

The Bartee family made major improvements to their front yard at 1901 Ashland Ave. since moving there four years ago. 

Leeann and Chad Bartee are old hands when it comes to transforming their front yards and winning accolades for it.  After moving to 1901 Ashland Avenue in 2019, they planted everything in the front yard, except for the grass.  This spring their Ashland neighbors honored them with that street’s Best Yard award.  The same thing happened in 2006 when the Bartees moved into their previous Arlington Heights home at 4512 Calmont Ave.  Five years later and after many hours of digging in the dirt, they received AHNA’s Yard of the Month award.

The Bartees use the trial and error approach, experimenting to see what works. “We try to use natives as much as possible,” Leeann says.  “And we work within our climate and area.  It’s getting hotter, so some of the plants we used to rely on, don’t always work anymore.”  Most of their yard is filled with perennials, but the Bartees always leave a little room for annual color, like this summer’s pentas and last winter’s pansies.

Front and center is a thriving Chinese pistache tree with a bed of yellow lantana underneath.  In the other beds, pink groundcover drift roses are flourishing in between salvia, tulips and Mexican sage. Spider plants are planted directly into the ground where they die back in the winter, but pop back every spring.  A young cypress tree is struggling after two hot summers in a row.  A lone loblolly pine at the south end of the yard is doing surprisingly well.  Container plants include an asparagus fern, coleus and succulent ground cover.

The magnolia tree on the north side of the house has taken off and survived the summer heat very well.  Beneath it is a spread of Blackfoot daisies and yellow coleus.  The three Purple Pillar Roses of Sharon are on Leeann’s list to be moved to a shadier location. “They wilted midday every day this summer, no matter how much I watered them,”  she explains.

Leeann, who is a school improvement consultant and leadership coach, does the plant selecting and “pointing,” while Chad, the City Engineer for the City of Keller, does the digging, tending and mowing.  The Bartees have always gardened organically, using lava sand and green sand to recondition and fertilize their heavy clay soil.

Leeann shops at Archie’s and Calloway’s, with a yearly trek to The Flower Ranch in Keller for annuals and container plants.  For miniature and specialty plants for the small fairy garden at the side of their house, she orders from Etsy.  The Easter lilies are pass-alongs from neighbor Ann Wilson and Mexican petunias from neighbors Kanani Mahelona and Ralph Wynn.

The Bartees 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.



October 7, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on BOTANIC GARDEN PLANT SALE THIS WEEKEND 

WHEN: Saturday October 7 from 2 pm – 6 pm
& Sunday October 8 from 9 am – 2 pm

WHERE: Botanic Garden’s Grove area.   Free admission and free parking at the garden’s west entrance at 3408 West Freeway, 76108.  Enter through the Lot D gate.

The fall plant sale features a wide assortment of annuals, perennials, mums, citrus trees, fruit trees, shrubs, bulbs, and seeds. The sale also includes many specialty plants grown at the Garden, as well as plants offered by various local plant societies. Outside vendors will also be selling garden related merchandise.  Horticultural and education staff from the Garden will be on hand to offer advice on which plants work best in various locations.

Pay with credit or debit cards or use Apple Pay. No cash or checks, please.

Bring your own wagon to transport your purchases to your car.

For more information, go to https://fwbg.org/events/fall-plant-sale-23/



October 1, 2023 · Filed Under Events and News · Comments Off on TUES. OCT. 3 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PARTY 


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