Movie Night at Ramsey Park: Get Hooked Nov 8th

hookintheparkMovie Night in Ramsey Park is happening again Saturday November 8th! Movie Night is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams in a perfect role for him, as a grown up Peter Pan looking to recover his lost Peter Pan-ness! Dustin Hoffman makes a dastardly Captain Hook!
Come join in! Bounce houses will be going at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will start a little after 6:00. Gusto Italian Kitchen will be there with some yummy fare and Midtown Church will be giving away popcorn.

The RNA would like to thank Allison Allen for organizing, and thanks to the businesses/organizations above and to all of the  sponsors for helping make this movie night possible: The Draught House Pub, Pathway to Fitness Personal Training, Mike Robertson – Vista Lending, and Allison Allen – Realty Austin.

Minutes for October 2014 RNA meeting posted

rnameetingnotesThe minutes for the October 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. This month’s meeting topics included: the nomination of the officers and steering committee members for 2015, the upcoming election and the neighborhood’s candidates for the city council, a couple of whom were in attendance, the upcoming ‘Movie in the Park’ night, the Ramsey Park improvement efforts and associated fund raising results, plus a major event scheduled to thank the neighborhood businesses for their support. Status on the State’s sale of the property at Bull Creek and 45th and the city’s CodeNext project were also discussed. Read the details. Residents and interested parties are always welcome at the RNA monthly meetings.

Come help thank neighborhood businesses for park support

thankyouJoin your neighbors as we gather to celebrate our successful efforts to renovate Ramsey Park and hopefully close the remaining fundraising gap!

The party is Sunday, Nov. 9th at 4 PM with food and drink provided by Upper Crust Bakery, Fork & TacoStinson’s Bistro, Pinthouse Pizza, Snap Kitchen, Tiny Pies, Chez ZeeRosedale Neighborhood Association and others — hosted in the backyard of Charlotte’s Fiesta Flowers, 4404 Burnet Rd, just a half-block north of Ramsey Park.

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Austin expands recycling program: Plastics!

recycleThe City of Austin has expanded its recycling program to include many more hard plastics such as laundry baskets, pet carriers, dish drainers and trash cans.  These plastics can be manufactured into things like ice scrapers, rakes, battery cables, plastic lumber, fencing and more. All items must fit into the blue trash can with the lid closed. Any metal parts should be removed and all items should be rinsed before recycling. Only hard plastics are accepted; plastic foam, plastic bags, and plastic wrap are still not allowed.

Phases II and III start for Ramsey Park improvement

phase2and3fencesIt’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. When it comes to Ramsey Park, good fences are a sign of exciting things to come as construction on Phases II and III gets kicked off. Tree protection and other prep measures that have been put in place are needed for laying the new pathways and  installation of the new playscapes.

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Rosedale used as backdrop for filming of car ad

filming a car adIf you’re going to see an astronaut in full gear in Rosedale, it’s likely to be in October, on the 31st, and candy will be the goal. But this astronaut was spotted on Sinclair in the middle of the day at the beginning of the month surrounded by lights and filming equipment. It seems that Toyota was using one of the houses in the neighborhood as the setting for an ad they’re producing for their RAV4. That’s one small step for a neighborhood…

Modern day ‘Stonehenge’ in Rosedale no mystery

Rosedale StonehengeBig monoliths arranged in circles mean different things to different people. Back in 2,500 BCE, it may have been as close to an Apple Watch as one could get. Today in Rosedale these stones represent another step forward for the Ramsey Park improvement work. A part of Phase I of the master plan, the limestone amphitheater provides blocks to sit on or lean back on.

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Candidates, Park focus of RNA meeting, September 22nd

lady at ramsey 3The Rosedale Neighborhood Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 6:45 pm at the Yarborough Library on Hancock.  All are welcome. On this month’s agenda:

1.  The dedicated City of Austin staff involved in the design and execution of the Ramsey Park renovation project will present a report regarding the the next phases of the project, featuring the centerpiece of the whole effort: Continue reading