My apologies to followers of the blog for the lack of posts lately- things have been very busy. Here’s a few quick updates on some of the stuff that has been keeping me occupied.
Central Neighbourhood Association
I’m glad to report that the Central Neighbourhood, bounded by Main Street West, James Street North, Stuart Street and Queen Street North has re-established a new neighbourhood association. If you live within those boundaries, please feel free to visit our CNA website at www.centralneighbours.ca, or on facebook and/or twitter. There will be a lot of ways to get involved in the CNA over the next few months. Our next meeting will take place on May 28th at 7 pm at the Jamesville Community Centre at 209 MacNab Street North.
Food Drive at Art Crawl – Tonight from 7-10 pm.
In collaboration with the Welcome Inn Community Centre, at every art crawl from here on out, volunteers will be collecting donations for the Welcome Inn’s Emergency Food Pantry. We’ll be at the northeast corner of James and Cannon at tonight’s Art Crawl- accepting non-perishable food items, cash donations for Welcome Inn, as well as a number of non-food items that are also in high demand and definitely appreciated: toilet paper, razors, tampons and pads, infant and toddler food, and pet food. We’ll be at the corner of James and Cannon from 7-10. More generally, our local food banks are facing shortages across the entire City- if you’re not attending the Art Crawl tonight but would still like to help out, please visit http://www.hamiltonfoodshare.org, or welcomeinn.ca.
Central Park Litter Cleanup – This Sunday at 1 pm.
This Sunday afternoon, the Central Neighbourhood Association will be hosting a Litter pickup event at Central Park. Bags and gloves will be provided, thanks to the City of Hamilton Parks Office. Please meet at the park entrance at Mulberry and Bay Street North at 1 pm. Bring your mom!
In The Neighbourhood returning soon
For those of you who were listeners of my radio show, In The Neighbourhood, we recently made a decision to discontinue the show on INDI 101. I’m glad to report that my co-host Gunner and I will be back on the air within the next two weeks on CFMU 93.3, as well as in podcast form. I’ll post a more detailed update on that very soon.