Ramsey Park renovation committee update

Dear Neighbors,

If you haven’t been out to Ramsey Park lately, I encourage you to visit this weekend. The transformation is really coming together. Some paths are open, the basketball court shade is back up, and the play structures are beginning to rise. Over the next few weeks it will be very exciting to see Phases II and III finish.

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Omelettry space ‘mystery deal’ sign of hot local eatery climate

omlettrynov2014You’d have to be on a hunger strike not to be aware of the growth in popular new eateries skirting the northeast corner of Rosedale. Some more established favorites, such as Gusto, Blue Plate, Apothecary, and Pint House Pizza have recently been joined by neighboring newcomers including Fork and Taco and Noble Sandwich. Now an Austin Business Journal article cites speculation about possible interest in the large parcel of land just to the north that is the site for the ‘not long for this hood’ Omelettry restaurant. Given all this, plus other new restau’s in the Lo-Burn corridor, might we be in for yet another hot, local eatery?

Rosedale November 2014 newsletter delivered

newsletter_nov_2014The second 2014 RNA newsletter has gone out. Residents should have had one delivered to their homes, and anyone can always check out this issue, or previous issues, on this site. This newsletter looked back at the 2014 July 4th celebration, and looks forward to 2015 recognizing next year’s  RNA officers and at-large steering committee members. There’s also Ramsey Park updates, plus thanks to all donors and a special list of those at $500 and above. Included are ways to pay your 2015 RNA dues and one last chance to buy a Ramsey Park paver.

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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.

Please be aware that for the most part the Continue reading