In the past, NHHA has celebrated Good Neighbor Day with thank you notes and balloons, fire station donations, children's hospital toy collections, and a blood drive. This year, we'd like to honor and celebrate our immediate good neighbors by encouraging block parties on Saturday, September 28. We saw a lot of helping hands after the big storm in early June, and we think this is a great way to show appreciation for the wonderful folks around us and build more camaraderie in case a severe weather event befalls us again in the future. Start reaching out to your neighbors to see who is interested in hosting and helping. You can make it a lawn party or a progressive party where you visit a few different houses for different courses - whatever works best for you. Just make it fun! NHHA can help with coordination in the next couple weeks if you are having trouble getting traction. We can also donate some drinks and name tags to your event once you have confirmation it's happening! After your plans are underway, let us know, and we can help get the word out so neighbors know where to gather.
Because it seemed many Northwood Hills residents lost entire trees or major sections of trees, NHHA member Amy Schellhorn spearheaded a project to gather data about the losses experienced. She wanted to find out if some species of trees were more likely to uproot or lose large branches and which ones fared the best. NHHA members were invited to participate in a survey to share details about the damage they experienced and the trees that stayed strong. Seventy-five households were represented in the survey and of those, twenty-two reported uprooted trees. Oaks (unspecified) made up the majority of trees lost, with crepe myrtles coming in second. Almost 80% of respondents reported the loss of large limbs (greater than 1 foot in diameter). Red Oaks, Live Oaks, and Cedar Elms were the biggest offenders in this category. Some households reported minimal to no damage on some of their trees, with most mentioning Live Oaks and Crepe Myrtles in their responses. Respondents attributed regular pruning and the specific location of the tree (i.e. if it was shielded from high winds by a house or other tree) as the reason for minimized damage. The full data, along with recommendations, is shown below: 1) [...]
State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos stopped by the 26th Annual NHHA Independence Day Parade and presented a resolution. It states: Whereas, the Northwood Hills Homeowners Association is hosting its 26th Annual Independence Day Parade, and this event offers a welcome occasion to recognize the organization for its civic engagement; and Whereas, an affiliate of the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance, NHHA serves to support and represent members of the Northwood Hills community; the association is further committed to preserving and protecting the Northwood Hills neighborhood, and it helps to maintain the local environment by planting flowers, sponsoring group cleanups, and encouraging residents to comply with city regulations; and Whereas, Led by president Janet Marcum, NHHA is governed by a board of directors consisting of seven members, Mitra Shamsa, Hunter McGrath, Sharon Venable, Cristi Sliter, Heather Catelotti, Kristen Holden, and Dru Landrum; the organization also receives guidance from advisory committee members Judy Switzer and Glynn Newman; and Whereas, The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association is dedicated to providing its members with a safe and friendly place to live, and the Fourth of July parade is an exciting opportunity for area residents to celebrate their nation's founding in the company of their neighbors; now, [...]
The City will only be collecting storm debris in July. Storm debris includes tree limbs, brush, and property damage. Try to separate the tree limbs and green debris from other items. DO NOT put out large debris, such as furniture, appliances, or other bulky items. Normal bulk and brush pick-up will resume in August.
Once again this year, NHHA Members Brad and Holly Richardson and their staff at Office Furniture Team are opening their parking lot for a spectacular, up-close view of the Addison KaboomTown Fireworks Show on July 3rd. You literally cannot get closer to the fireworks AND you can bring your own beverages, chairs, food, friends, etc. There are 3 requirements: Print off and bring with you the flyer/ticket (see below) Bring $25 CASH per car, for admission Arrive between 6 and 7pm before the nearby streets are closed off All admission proceeds benefit The American Fallen Soldiers Project (www.americanfallensoldiers.com) and are MATCHED dollar for dollar by Office Furniture Team. So, for a fantastic view of a great event, benefiting a wonderful cause, bring your chairs, food, drinks, friends, the attached flyer, and $25 cash to 4204 Lindbergh Dr, Addison, TX 75001 between 6 and 7pm on July 3. Thank you to the Richardsons and Office Furniture Team. Print the OFT KaboomTown Flyer/Ticket
It takes a village to pull off NHHA's signature event - the 26th Annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration. We need tons of volunteers, and if we all pitch in a little, you won't miss out on any of the fun. Any time you are able to spare will be a big help in ensuring the success of the festivities. Please review the opportunities here and sign up for one or more spots! More instructions will be provided to volunteers as we approach the big day. We want to thank the sponsors who underwrite this event and ultimately make it possible! If the need arises, please consider using these service providers, as they have shown their support for Northwood Hills: Spring Valley United Methodist Church Judy Switzer & Associates Melinda Spence (Compass Real Estate) Ready Roofing & Renovation Mitra Shamsa, The Shamsa Group (Ebby Halliday, Realtors) Big Texas Ranches Traver Construction Sunnyland Outdoor Living Here's the schedule of events for Thursday, July 4th: 7:30am -- Parade registration opens 8:30am -- Parade entries assemble 8:45am -- National Anthem; Pledge of Allegiance 9:00am -- Parade steps off! 9:45am -- Post-parade games/activities begin 10:15am -- Announcement of Trophy Winners 11:30am -- Games/activities begin [...]
The first weekend of April was our Annual Alley Clean-Up. Since Bulk Trash pickup for Northwood Hills began the second week of April, this was the perfect opportunity to tend to your alley and dispose of any brush or debris you cleared out. Each homeowner is responsible for maintaining the area from their back property line to the center of the alley. That includes trimming bushes so they don't scrape cars or obstruct the alley. Trees that overhang the alley are required to be trimmed up 15 feet to allow clearance for garbage collection trucks. If trucks have to maneuver to avoid your branches, chances are they will cause damage to your alley in the process! If you missed the alley clean-up, try to get to it in May. You'll see the bulk trash signs throughout the neighborhood when it's safe to begin work!
The Northwood Hills Homeowners Association Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 12th at Fretz Park Recreation Center (the building next door to Fretz Library). Residents mingled, enjoyed some light refreshments, and then heard updates on city happenings from Council Member Kleinman's office. After that, NHHA Board Members provided details on the Association's activities including Security, Beautification, Membership, and Special Projects. A new At-Large Director, Kristen Holden, was elected to the Board. The 2018 NHHA Financials and proposed 2019 Budget were shared and approved. Questions and comments were welcomed at the conclusion of the business meeting. For a recap of what was shared, the 2019 Report to the Membership should provide an accurate picture of what was accomplished last year and what we hope to achieve this year.
For the past few years, NHHA has celebrated National Good Neighbor Day in late September by recognizing the kind and thoughtful people who live around us, facilitating donations of goods and gift cards for our Dallas Fire & Rescue First Responders, and collecting toys and stuffed animals for children undergoing treatment at Medical City Children's Hospital. This year, NHHA partnered with Carter BloodCare to host a blood donation drive in honor of National Good Neighbor Day. Carter is the primary blood supplier to more than 200 medical facilities and there are about 600 to 800 patients daily who require blood transfusions. Blood products are certainly needed during emergencies, but everyday activities require them too - surgeries, C-section deliveries, transplants, anemia, cancer treatments, etc. What better way to be a Good Neighbor than by donating something that could save a life? To make it easy, we brought the Carter BloodCare bus to the YouFit parking lot at 7989 Belt Line Rd (located in the Spring Creek Village shopping center at the northwest corner of Coit and Belt Line). Snacks, drinks, and a thank you gift were provided after donation. We are very grateful to the residents who supported our [...]
NHHA partnered with the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management to offer an interactive training for our residents to help prepare for the next disaster or severe weather event. The presentation helped residents: identify potential hazards in our area; learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster; learn how to make a plan and build an emergency kit; and get a refresher on how to stay informed. Each participant received checklists on what to include in home emergency kits, Grab 'n Go bags, car emergency kits, and office emergency kits. Free first aid kits were also handed out. A big thanks to Rafael Ferreira with the Office of Emergency Management for a great presentation. We also appreciate the NWH residents who took advantage of this free and easy opportunity for increasing our community preparedness.