23rd Annual NHHA Independence Day Parade
Posted June 29, 2016
Northwood Hills Homeowners Association is excited for the upcoming 4th of July parade and festival. Here are some helpful details:
Parade registration opens at 7:30 at Northwood Hills Elementary. Anyone can be in the parade, but you must register and get an entry number in order to be considered for the judges' prizes. If you will be entering a car, truck, float, or other large motorized entry, please let us know in advance.
Between 8 and 8:30, there will be neighbor meet and greet, kids' sidewalk chalk, and festive swag giveaways.
Parade entries will line up at 8:30am, with the parade stepping off at 9am. Post parade games/activities begin when the parade returns and continue until about noon.
There are tons of great activities available this year: Jump in the bounce house sponsored by Spring Valley United Methodist Church; snack on free concessions sponsored by Melinda Spence, Gilchrist & Associates; visit the petting zoo sponsored by Judy Switzer & Associates; let your dogs cool off in the shade and get refreshing water at the Canine Corral sponsored by the Webb/Webster family; soak a friend in the Dunk Tank sponsored by Parish Summer 2016; and let the kids paint and play games in the Children's Activity Area underwritten by Jo North and the Denheyer Family.
Get started on creating a float, picking out the decorations for your bikes and strollers, washing the vehicle you'll be showing off, and planning your festive attire.
Don't forget we hand out awards for most patriotic yard and most festive viewing party, so step up your game if your house is on the parade route!
We hope to see you out there!
Urgent Oak Wilt Update
Posted June 20, 2016
Northwood Hills Homeowners Association has been following the oak wilt problem in Northwood Hills since 2008 and actively communicating its dangers to residents: publishing 14 stories in the Breeze newsletter (which goes to every home), sending direct mail postcards and MemberMails, and posting on this website. The Association has also worked with an arborist since 2008 who has made dozens of trips through the neighborhood, as well as working with many residents individually.
Rachel McGregor with the Texas A & M Forest Service recently visited Northwood Hills and confirmed the presence of oak wilt. Because she is unable to meet with concerned residents individually, Rachel will be providing an informational session and discussing treatment options at Spring Valley United Methodist Church (7700 Spring Valley Rd, Dallas, TX 75254) on Wednesday, July 6th at 5:45pm.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend if you are concerned about your oak trees or want to be proactive. NHHA would like to thank residents Sam and Amy Brown for their coordination efforts.
In preparation for the meeting, or if you can't attend, Rachel would like residents to read an informational pamphlet regarding identification and management of oak wilt. Please click here to access it.
Let's Battle the Bugs!
Posted May 29, 2016
Northwood Hills' varied terrain, natural water sources and lush vegetation make it a prime mosquito breeding ground. As part of NHHA's mosquite awareness program, we are providing a Mosquito Dunk to every home in Northwood Hills as a reminder to increase your mosquito control efforts this summer. Be on the lookout for the package on your porch, which will also include helpful tips and a coupon from our neighborhood hardware store, Ace Hardware.
You can protect yourself and your family this summer with the four Ds:
DEET: Use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. There are many organic products now on the market that are safe for young children and babies.
DRESS: Wear long, loose, light-colored clothing outside.
DRAIN: Remove any standing water. Change water in birdbaths, fountains and plant saucers several times a week. Clean gutters so leaves can't hold moisture.
DUSK & DAWN: Consider staying indoors during dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active.
The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association truly cares about our neighborhood and is constantly working on ways to preserve and enhance our property values, quality of life, and security. These efforts are made possible through member dues. If you're not a member yet, you should be!
Join NHHA for 2016 Sign Up! today!
Updated April 5, 2016
A big "thank you" to the many folks who have already renewed their membership or joined NHHA for 2016. If you haven't, join us now!
NHHA dues are $300 for the calendar year for LESS THAN $1 A DAY:
- MEMBERS have access to the private security patrol which is on duty seven days a week.
- MEMBERS can call the patrol to report suspicious persons or cars, unwanted solicitors, or an incident at their home.
- MEMBERS can arrange for the patrol's Out-of-Town Home Check service when they travel.
- MEMBERS can have the patrol's phone number added to their home security company's contact/call list in case of an incident at their home.
- MEMBERS will receive Security Snapshot -- an update of security/crime incidents in Northwood Hills, and urgent crime alerts as needed
- MEMBERS receive MemberMail, NHHA's email communications that provide current information about lost pets, neighborhood issues, code compliance and city services
- MEMBERS enjoy special access to Members only activities like the Annual Shred Event and Good Neighbor Day
As a new MEMBER, NHHA will provide you four ways to improve security and safety at your home:
- A reflective alley address sign for the back fence or gate
- A "No Solicitors" plaque to mount near the doorbell
- A custom-painted, highly visible curb address
- Two decals to display on the mailbox, garage door or other location, communicating that your residence is patrolled by armed security
Your membership dues are also an investment in your neighborhood. NHHA contributes to the prestige and beauty of Northwood Hills by maintaining the markers, trees, and plantings on our gateway medians. We install new flowers and plants each year, sponsor alley clean-ups, and help residents with tips and resources to battle bugs. We also put out helpful signs ahead of each bulk trash pick-up to encourage compliance with the city's regulations. Membership in NHHA benefits us all.
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