Update 19 – October 2021

Update 19 – October 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson Welcome to autumn, pumpkin spice, sweaters, blankets, socks, thoughts of Halloween goblins, turkeys roasting in the oven and the November elections.  What’s going on in the neighborhood?  We started Scout Troop #1965. We are starting monthly Mini Clean Sweeps, Meet and Greets, convention with a twist. We are beginning to think about MLK luminary night Mini Clean Sweeps I have had […]

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Update 19 September 2021

Update 19 September 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson In a newsletter received from Sister Diana Dolci of Hope Hall,  she wrote about community, hope and changing lives. She defined community as ”a group of people who come together for a particular purpose and who care about what happens to each member of that group.” Our neighborhood/city is struggling with having a sense of community. Recent incidents have made me […]

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Update 19 – August 2021

Update 19 – August 2021

President’s Message – Karen Emerson I hope you have been enjoying the lovely summer. In May the summer was a promise of all sorts of fun and exciting adventures. Easing of COVID restrictions and getting some normalcy back. Well, that was shattered by increased street violence in our nation and our city and the Delta variant.  As we move toward the end of the summer […]

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Update 19 – July 2021

Update 19 – July 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson Karen Emerson, President SUMMER has begun! There continues to be a steady flow of food coming and going from our food pantry. It is so interesting to see what thoughtful things are left in the cupboard: toiletries, spices, formula, baby foods, breakfast cereals and picnic supplies for the holiday. Thanks to all who are providing needed food for our neighbors in […]

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Update 19 – June 2021

Update 19 – June 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson So much is going on!   We are sponsoring Boy Scout Troop #1965. It is a new troop which will allow a safe environment for our young boys and girls to learn through activities and service. The troop number is the significant because it is the year the 19th Ward Community Association started. We have a small group of neighborhood children […]

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Update 19 – May 2021

Update 19 – May 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson As the weather becomes more pleasant and the COVID restrictions are lessening, there are some exciting things going on in the neighborhood! This month, May 22-29, Ease on Down is the first event of the season. Charlotte Burch has worked tirelessly with the Thurston Brooks Merchants Association to bring neighbors and our merchants together. This is the 10th year! This is […]

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Update 19 – April 2021

Update 19 – April 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson When I told Ruth that I thought I would write about the history of the 19th Ward Community Association, she was delighted! She had decided to pick the 19WCA as the Proudly 19 Neighbor of the month. Great minds think alike 🙂 It is not surprising that many of the same issues we are experiencing now are the same issues that […]

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Update 19 – March 2021

Update 19 – March 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson  I was reminded that March is Women’s History month. I happen to be reading the Women’s Suffrage Movement edited by Sally Roesch Wagner. Her introduction struck me as most appropriate for the present moment.  She states, “As we move to create a more perfect union in this cultural revolution we are undergoing, we are creating a new history. Not the top-down […]

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Update 19 – January 2021

Update 19 – January 2021

President’s Message Karen Emerson Hello – I would like to introduce myself. I am Karen Emerson, the 2021 19th Ward Community Association President. I am a proud 19th Ward resident since 1976. I rented an apartment on Hillendale Street and then purchased a house in 1977, on Rosalind Street where I reside today. I have been involved with the 19th Ward Community Association in many […]

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Update 19 – December 2020

Update 19 – December 2020

President’s Message Zola Brown The 19th Ward Convention brought in a new way of communicating and a new President for 2021.  I enjoyed the Convention – especially the panel discussion – but missed the in-person interaction.  I missed trying a new dish or supporting a local pizza business and the raffle. This year was certainly different but necessary. It was good to know so many […]

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