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Big 820 Freeway Changes -- IMPORTANT MEETING

Thursday, July 19, 2018 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Dunbar HS

Southeast Connector Project Public Meeting

TxDOT is proposing to reconstruct the I-20, I-820 and US 287 interchanges in southeast Tarrant County.

 The purpose of the public meeting is to present the recommended improvements and to receive public comments on the proposed project. NOTE that the northern limit of the project is 820 just south of Brentwood Stair.

Of most interest to the Handley area and surrounding neighborhoods is that TXDOT's plans show the removal of the northbound entrance ramp from Meadowbrook to Loop 820.

Also they would remove the northbound entrance ramp from Craig Street. If you normally use these ramps, I recommend you consider your alternative route and voice your opinion before they get too far along with engineering.

(editors note: one of the BOHN residents who attended the first meetings about this has the map showing TXDOT keeps the Craig St. overpass.)

Dunbar High School Cafeteria 5700 Ramey Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76112 (Map) Thursday, July 19, 2018 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pre-constructions Hints
from neighbors that have been there:

These tips are compiled from neighbors that have been through the sewer/water replacement and repaving done on their streets.

This suggestions are a way for you to protect your property, shrubbery, trees, and structures from contractor construction work.

Before construction begins on your street:

  • Take pictures of your yard, trees, driveway, and everything within TEN FEET of the curb. You will need pre construction photos if you have to prove damage done to your property.
  • Do everything you can to protect the base of trees close to the sidewalks or in the grass between the sidewalk (if you even have them) and the street.
  • Tree roots and low hanging limbs will be damaged with road construction. Get low branches trimmed back.
  • Mark ALL your in-ground sprinkler system spigots with large wood stakes so they are clearly visible. Take a photo of the system on and working.
  • Move delicate and breakables from shelves and wall hangs. The ground vibration from the big machinery will shake your house and things will vibrate right off a shelf  or wall and break.
  • Plan on a year of dirt, mud, bumpy roads and early morning construction crews banging away. (Do not list your house for sale during construction–it wont get looked at by potential buyers.)

The Christian Samurai Karate Program at Meadowbrook UMC

The Christian Samurai Karate Program is a non-profit self defense class taught at the Meadowbrook United Methodist Church at 3900 Meadowbrook Drive.

We teach martial arts class in the Gymnasium every Sunday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The program is sponsored by Grand Master Richard Morris, 10th degree black belt, and retired FWPD Sergeant. The nominal  fees cover the uniforms and expenses.

Many students are sponsored, no child is turned away because of their inability to pay the low monthly fee of $15.00.  We are pleased to let those in the neighborhood know about this wonderful opportunity to learn self defense in a safe Christian environment.

Need more info? Call RayAnn Tenorio, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Program Manager at 817 939 3788.

Police Bike Support Group

As many of you already know, our East Division Bike Unit is comprised of seven full-time officers dedicated to crime reduction in our business corridors, and our parks as well as many of our surrounding neighborhoods.

Please take a moment to check out their website and consider supporting this worthwhile organization. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

https://fortworthbikepatrol.org/events/big-guns-in-cowtown-2018

Furniture for Harvey Victims

If you have unwanted furniture sitting in the garage, get it gone and do some good for Texas families still hurting from Hurricane Harvey.

BOHN resident Connie Bally is involved with a group in Houston who are working tirelessly to get much needed furniture to people who are still trying to get their lives together after Hurricane Harvey.

She says "Even though it hit last August, the need is still there. In fact, it’s disheartening to see how many people are still doing without…essentially camping out in what used to be their sanctuaries…their homes.

I am collecting furniture…dressers mostly…fixing what needs to be fixed…and getting them down to Houston. However, I can not do this alone and want to ask you, my neighbors to please donate a dresser (either long or tall) to this worthy cause. We have a small budget and can purchase pieces…up to $50…depending on the size and condition. However, the donations are what is driving this effort.

As you do your spring cleaning, empty out that storage unit or even down size, please keep Houston in mind. If you have a wood dresser or tallboy that you’d like to donate/sell, you can email me at clbally@gmail.com or text to 682.444.1511.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity."

Connie Bally

JOIN THE FUN AT MEADOWBROOK UMC'S  SUMMER READING CAMP

MUMC'S Project Transformation interns have been so busy with the first 1-1/2 weeks of our second 8-week reading camp that we haven't gotten all 8 interns together for a formal group photo. They took time out for the opening worship service at the Central Texas Annual Conference,  where they celebrated with with PT staff (in gray) and interns from University and Bedford (the other host churches).

It's hard to miss Jennifer Gonzales, our unflappable 2nd year site host. The best way is to join the MUMC volunteers who have been greeting and reading to summer campers all week as interns evaluated reading skills and worked through early registrants and a lengthy waiting list to reach the magic 80-child camp maximum.

If you can't make it during the day, join us at the first Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21 in the Community Life Center. The interns have chosen a Luau theme for the evening, which features food, entertainment, games and fellowship.

This July, Fort Worth residents are invited to Discover everything
Parks have to offer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at Fort Worth parks and community centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation as Fort Worth celebrates Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery.

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association, by inviting residents to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at local parks. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues and summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that.

During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life:

Park & Recreation’s Aquatics Division is offering swimming lessons all summer for adults and children at Forest Park Pool. Each session costs $30. Registration dates, as well as times and class dates, are available online.

Camp Fort Worth is going on now at 18 community centers throughout Fort Worth. Participating kids between the ages of 5 and 13 spend their summer discovering new skills, creating new friendships, and staying active and engaged even while school isn’t in session. Learn more at the Camp Fort Worth webpage.

The Summer Recreation Catalog is available for viewing. The Fall Recreation catalog should be out by mid-August so residents can register for fall classes.

Additionally, Fort Worth community centers are hosting a variety of special events and activities throughout the rest of the summer:

All Things Water at Chisholm Trail:
1 p.m. July 13, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Swimming Lessons - Registration begins for Session 3:
9 a.m. July 14, 2018; Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place Ave.

Register for swim lessons »

Spa Treatment at Chisholm Trail:
6 p.m. July 17, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center,
4932 McPherson Blvd.

Starting a Business at Hillside:
5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Hillside Community Center,
1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Community Food Share Day at Como:
9 a.m. July 20, 2018; Como Community Center,
4900 Horne St.

Parents' Night Out at R.D. Evans:
6 p.m. July 20, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center,
3242 Lackland Rd..

Slumber Party at Andrew Doc Session:
6 p.m. July 20, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center,
 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Parents' Night Out at Chisholm Trail:
6 p.m. July 20, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center,
4936 McPherson Blvd.

Movie in the Park at MLK:
8 p.m. July 20, 2018; MLK Jr. Community Center,
5565 Truman Drive.

**Day of Dance at Handley Meadowbrook:
9 a.m. July 27, 2018;
Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Ocean in a Bottle at Chisholm Trail:
1 p.m. July 27, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center,
4936 McPherson Blvd.

Swimming Lessons - Registration begins for Session 4:
9 a.m. July 28, 2018; Forest Park Pool,
2850 Park Place Ave.

Register for this event »

 

Block Party at Victory Forest:
11 a.m. July 28, 2018; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Water Kickball at R.D. Evans:
4 p.m. Aug. 1, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center,
 3242 Lackland Rd..

Kickball at Como:
6 p.m. Aug. 1, 2018; Como Community Center,
4900 Horne St.

Community Food Share Day at Como: 9 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

**Football Clinic at Handley Meadowbrook:
9 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Senior Social Trip at Southside:
10 a.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

T-Shirt Making at Chisholm Trail:
1 p.m. Aug. 3, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Back to School Bash at North Tri:
10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Starting a Business at Chisholm Trail:
6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Splash Day at Greenbriar Community Center:
10 a.m. Aug. 9, 2018; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

End of Summer Bash at Diamond Hill:
3 p.m. Aug. 10, 2018; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Geocaching 101 at R.D. Evans:
6 p.m. Aug. 10, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Financial Literacy at Chisholm Trail:
6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Community Food Share Day at Como:
9 a.m. Aug. 17, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt at Chisholm Trail: noon Aug. 17, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Movie Night at Worth Heights:
6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018; Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Back to School Bash at Como:
9 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Back to School Bash at Thomas Place:
10 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018; Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

College Fair at Sycamore:
6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018; Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Back to School Bash at R.D. Evans:
9 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

 

Learn more about Park and Recreation Month.

CAMP GLADIATOR

Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions

Eastside Trainers:  Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey

 

Nolan Catholic
High School
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104

T, Th 5:30am

Beverly Sims

Lowery Rd. Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120

T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
Charla Kelsey

Bethel Temple
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M, W, F.  5:30 am
Beverly Sims

Meadowbrook Middle School
has moved to
Oakland Lake Park

 1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103

M, W at 5:30pm Beverly Sims

 

 

 

CampGladiator.com/BOLD

BEVERLY SIMS
Primary Trainer - Fort Worth

P: 817-980-0576
E: beverlysims@campgladiator.com

CHARLA KELSEY
Partner Trainer - Fort Worth

charlapetter@campgladiator.com
cell 817-307-0258

PRE-REGISTRATION DRIVE FOR

TARRANT COUNTY BACK TO SCHOOL ROUNDUP KICKS OFF

Roundup is Aug. 9

IMPORTANT:    Pre-registration is REQUIRED to attend Roundup, which will take place Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Pre-registration is taking place now through Aug. 7 at locations across Tarrant County. (See schedule below.)

For the first time, families can pre-register online from June 25 through July 9.

Focusing on helping students with many of their school-related needs, the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup is a collaborative effort between Tarrant County and its 20 school districts, its municipalities, public health department, state agencies, nonprofits, corporate sponsors and volunteers.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION EVENTS

(Eastside events are in red)

Tuesday, July 17; 5-7 p.m.

Tarrant County Resource Connection

2300 Circle Dr. (Conference Center), Fort Worth, TX 76119

 

Thursday, July 19; 3-5 p.m.

North Riverside Elementary
7900 N. Riverside Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76137

 

Friday, July 20; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ridglea Library

3628 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116

 

Friday, July 20; 4-6 p.m.

Martin Luther King Community Center (Activity Room)

5565 Truman Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112

 

Saturday, July 21; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

La Gran Plaza
4200 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76115

 

Saturday, July 21; 10 a.m.-noon

White Settlement ISD Resource Center

8500 Rockway Drive, White Settlement, TX 76108

 

Monday, July 23; 4-6 p.m.

Westside YMCA

8201 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116

 

Thursday, July 26; 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hills High School

5701 Shelton St., Fort Worth, TX 76112

 

Monday, July 23; 4-6 p.m.

Westside YMCA

8201 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76116

 

Tuesday, July 24; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Parkway Elementary (Cafeteria)

1320 W. Everman Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76134

 

Tuesday, July 24; 4-6 p.m.

Main Branch – Boys and Girls Club of Arlington

608 N. Elm St., Arlington, TX 76011

 

Thursday, July 26; 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Eastern Hills High School

5701 Shelton St., Fort Worth, TX 76112

Friday, July 27; 4-6 p.m.

White Settlement ISD Resource Center

8500 Rockway Drive, White Settlement, TX 76108

 

Friday, July 27; 4- 5:30 p.m.

Butler Branch Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth

1250 I. M. Circle N., Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Saturday, July 28; 10 a.m.-Noon

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Parish Hall

4100 Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76106

 

Tuesday, July 31; 5-7 p.m.

James F. Delaney Elementary

203 Cloverlane Dr., Kennedale, TX 76060

 

Wednesday, August 1; 4-6 p.m.

Northside High School

2211 McKinley Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164

 

Wednesday, August 1; 5-7 p.m.

East Regional Library

6301 Bridge St., Fort Worth, TX 76112

 

Thursday, August 2; 2:45-4:45 p.m.

Arlington Workforce Center
(inside the Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development) Upstairs Room F200L
140 W. Mitchell, Arlington, TX 76010

 

Saturday, August 4; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Everman Public Library

100 N. Race Street, Fort Worth, TX 76140

 

Saturday, August 4; 3-5 p.m.

Southwest Regional Library

4001 Library Ln., Fort Worth, TX 76109

 

Monday, August 6; 3-5 p.m.

La Gran Plaza

4200 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76115

 

Tuesday, August 7; 2-6 p.m.

Tarrant County Resource Connection

2300 Circle Dr. (Conference Center), Fort Worth, TX 76119

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