President’s Message

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. A boisterous winter is certainly upon us. Remember to: stay warm; drive carefully, keep extra blankets and warm clothing in your car and keep your pets safe and warm with plenty of water.


Speaking of pets, we have received some inquiries concerning coyotes being spotted in the neighborhood. We always have a link at the bottom of the monthly newsletter that has some helpful advice on dealing with coyotes. Coyotes are allowed to be in the city. They now occupy everywhere in North America. Here are some helpful links for you:





Thank You

Thank you to our amazing volunteers Beth Abare Ewing and Michael Caporale for taking the time to purchase and deliver meals and cookies to the N.A. Recreation Center, our local Engine 9 and District 4 Police Station. They were thrilled and beyond appreciative of the generosity.

2019-2020 NANA Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is forming and NANA is gathering names for the Nominating Committee and the 2019/2020 slate of elected officers for the North Avondale Neighborhood Association. If you are interested or have anyone to suggest, come to the NANA General Meeting or call the NANA answering machine at 401.4546 or email . Serving on the NANA Board is a great way to give back to your community and help in making our community grow and thrive like we envision. You can make a difference!


The North Avondale Neighborhood Association (NANA) meets monthly, on every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm, at the North Avondale Montessori School Cafetorium.  All meetings are open to the public and we encourage attendance. The next meeting is February 12, 2019. We have two speakers coming:

  • Melba Moore, New Health Department Commissioner
  • April Pandora Urban Farmer/Managing Member Eden Urban Gardens, LLC

Meeting minutes are published at:

Yard of the Month

Jolene Struebbe and Jim Miller of 4018 Beechwood Avenue were so excited to be selected NANA Yard of the month for December! Thank you NANA! We so enjoy sitting on our front porch and visiting with neighbors as they walk, run, or drive by our house. Even though we have lived in our home for 33 years, our garden is ever evolving, as is our window box and front door design.  We look forward to seeing everyone out in the Spring!

Jolene Struebbe (Beechwood Ave.)


Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.  Edith Sitwell, “Taken Care Of”

Happy Valentine’s Day and stay warm!

       Heather Herr

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