Members - Do you have a high school or college grad this year? Let us know! NHHA has a tradition of publishing congrats to Members' graduates in our Northwood Hills Breeze newsletter. If you want to share your pride, email membership and provide: 1) your name/family name, 2) your graduate's name, 3) school they are graduating from, and 4) any honors or special recognitions. For high school graduates - include the college they will be attending and/or internship plans. For college graduates - include post-grad education and/or job plans. And finally, if you have a few words of congratulations or encouragement for your grad, we'll include it, subject to space considerations. (Grandparents -- we know how you love to brag, so this is not just for parents! Send us info on your "grand-grads.") Here's an example, for reference: "Mike and Candace Bergheim proudly announce the graduation of their son Cameron from UTD with a Masters of Accounting degree. He will begin his accounting career in October with Deloitte. Way to go, Cameron!" Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, May 22nd, 5 P.M.
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!
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.
One of NHHA’s most popular member benefits, the Annual Shred Event, took place in early June. Over the span of three hours, NHHA Members lost over 7,000 pounds – pounds of paper and electronics, that is. Thanks to Action Shred, sensitive documents were shredded on-site, usually before the Member even drove away! They also collected old, broken, or unused electronics for recycling. Quite a few members were grateful to clear up closet space previously occupied by outdated computer towers and televisions. With NHHA Board Members directing traffic and unloading cars, the process for drop-off was quick and easy. Members undoubtedly saved time and money by utilizing this FREE service inside the neighborhood. As a great complement to the paper shredding and electronics recycling, NHHA also coordinated with Goodwill to have a trailer and employee on-site to collect gently used household items for donation. Sighs of relief were heard from members as bag after bag was unloaded from their cars. Since donated goods equate to hours of employment for those they serve, we are grateful to our residents for their contributions to Goodwill! NHHA enjoys offering this beneficial service to its members and appreciates those who participated. We look forward to [...]