at Miami Trails
The March 2010 edition of the Neighborhood Network newsletter is available for download.
The January 2010 edition of the Neighborhood Network newsletter is available for download.
November 4, 2009
Thanks to Linda Riley and Nicole Russell for organizing a fun ladies night out! More than 30 women gathered at Nicole's house where the personal chef of Sweet Pea Cuisine demonstrated an appetizer, cocktail and dessert while we enjoyed drinks and hors d'ouerves.
Halloween Happy Hour & Carnival Cold but Fun
Thanks to the many families who attended NNMT’s annual Halloween celebration. The early winter weather sent us home a bit early, but the food and drinks and all the fun kept us warm for a while. Thanks , too, to Linda Riley, Nicole Russell and Emily Venosa for all the time they put in organizing the event. Great job! See you all next year!
Photos of this year's event can be seen on the NNMT Facebook page.
Halloween Carnival & Happy Hour set for Friday, Oct. 16
The Neighborhood Network is excited to bring your family another opportunity to celebrate the season with its newly formatted Halloween Carnival & Happy Hour. Bring your family and join your neighbors for this great event on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pool #2. Kids - wear your costumes! Prizes will be awarded. This year we will have a haunted trail, pumpkin decorating, games and more. Pizza and drinks will be served. This event is open to the entire neighborhood.
Please bring snacks and drinks to share:
Last name A-M, snacks
Last name N-Z, juice boxes or water.
With questions or if your pre-teen or teen can volunteer, please email Nicole Russell (email@example.com) or Linda Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org). This event is a great way to receive community service points.
Please let us know if you can make it.
NNMT Newsletter now available
The newest edition (September 2009) of the Neighborhood Network newsletter, now edited by Karen Spidare, is available for download.
NNMT Kickoff Celebration and Membership Drive is Sept. 23
The NNMT Board met last week at the home of new Co-President Jacque Connors and set the date for the Kickoff Meeting, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Thanks to Allison Salmon, at 136 Tall Timber, for hosting. (Allison can be reached at 479 283-5826 if you need help with directions). Beverages and desserts will be served!
Please come (and bring your friends and neighbors!) and sign up for another year with the Neighborhood Network.
At the get-together, we will discuss various needs for the upcoming year including:
We will also seek input and present ideas for some new and more numerous social events, as well as provide dates for our current annual events, so bring your calendar!
Juice box and snack donations for the Cool School Program (an after-school care program benefitting Loveland families in need) would be greatly appreciated.
For a new membership form, visit Become a Member.
Ice Cream and Backpacks!
The Neighborhood Network at Miami Trails is again sponsoring its annual whole-neighborhood Ice Cream Social and Backpack Drive. Held on Sunday, Aug. 16 (rain date is Aug. 30) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Pool 3, this get together is sure to be fun for the whole family. Bring your friends, too! Be sure to wear your bathing suit so you can easily wash off the remnants of the make-your-own sundaes, and get ready to play some summertime games.
And don’t forget to bring filled backpacks for the 2009 Loveland Initiative Back Program for families in need. More than 100 school children in Loveland would love to start the school year off right with good supplies. If you can donate a filled backpack, you will make a child’s day! If you can’t make it to the event and would still like to help, please feel free to drop off your completed backpack at the Spidare house before or on Aug. 16. A list of items can be downloaded by clicking here. As always, thank you for your support. We hope to see you Sunday!
February Full of Fun
NNMT members were kept busy this month with something for everyone. In early February, parents enjoyed watching their kiddos bounce 'round the room, slide and have some simply screamin' fun at NNMT Family Day at Run, Jump & Play. Of course there were plenty of snacks and drinks available for the little ones to refuel before heading home! Thanks to Patti Anton for organizing.
Next up, mid month, was the annual For the Fund of It Party held at the lovely home of Laura Main. This year's benefitting non-profit was The Council on Child Abuse, about which NNMT member Erica Pontius spoke. Each year, the NNMT Outreach Committee considers nominations for non-profit organizations to support through this event. If interested in nominating one for next year, please email email@example.com. Thanks, Laura, for hosting another great event.
Last up for the month of February was not a Valentine's Dance, but something even a little more festive: the second annual Beers (and Wines) Around the World Party. Held at the entertainment capital of the neighborhood - the home of Scott and Suzanne Schweiger, lots of fun was had by all (far too) late into the evening. Thanks Suzanne and Scott!
Halloween Party a Success
The NNMT hosted its annual neighborhood Halloween party at Pool 2. Loads of little ghouls and goblins (and dragons, and Dorothy's and Power Rangers and fairies and Spidermen...) attended the event with their parents. They marched in the Halloween parade, went on hay rides, and won prizes by playing croquet, bean bag toss, hula hoop toss, pumpkin bowling and "guess how many candy corns are in the jar" (There were 1300! Yikes!)
Enticing even the smallest of the costumed bunch was the spooky haunted house, completed with "guess what's in the cauldron", scary music, dancing skeletons and other creepies. Crafts and face painting, candies and snacks rounded out the fun-filled afternoon.
Thanks to everyone who went out of their way to make the event possible, especially event chairs Natalie Hitch and Danielle Cornwall. We all had a boooootiful time.
Fall Events Announced
Mark your calendars and get ready for fall as the NNMT kicks off its new year with several events. The kickoff meeting, welcome celebration and member drive will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25. We'll also be collecting for Loveland Initiative's after-school program called Cool School that night. On Friday, Oct. 10, members can sign up to bring the kiddos to do some pumpkin decorating. And on Friday, Oct. 25, all neighbors are welcome to put on a costume and join in our annual Halloween Party and Parade.
Summer Outreach Efforts a Success
Many thanks to all NNMT members and non-members who have been so generous in support of the following outreach efforts.