Happy Holidays!

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A few announcements

Per Jerry Speir:

Capacity College — The Neighborhood Partnership Network is sponsoring its second session of “Capacity College,” an opportunity for participants to become better informed about how to improve the operation of this or any other volunteer organization, work on a neighborhood project from concept to implementation, and connect with others doing similar work all over the city.  Several of our CRNA members participated last year and benefitted.  The community garden project is an outgrowth of Capacity College.  Details are available athttp://npnnola.com/about/view/219-245/capacity-college NPN asks that we send only 3 or 4 representatives.  If you’re interested, please let me know.  CRNA paid the costs of participation last year, and I would expect that we might again.

AND DON’T FORGET:

Christmas Caroling in Palmer Park: Sunday, December 13, 5 p.m. Rain Date:  December 20.

Forum for District A Council Candidates: Monday, December 14, 7 p.m.

Moderator:  Lee Zurik.   Sponsored by neighborhood associations.

Place: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3d floor of Monroe Hall, Loyola University.

Monroe Hall is the building immediately behind Roussell Hall (which is at St. Charles and Calhoun).  Entrance to Monroe is on the side opposite Calhoun St.  Parking is available in the West Road Garage.

Property auction Dec. 2 and 3

This just in: A major “tax sale” of properties from all over the city will take place this Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. on the 2d until 8 p.m. on the 3d.  The sale will happen entirely online.  Persons without computer access are directed to City Hall where computers will be made available for public use.

The entire list of properties ran to 24 pages of very fine print in last Friday’s Times-Picayune (when many of us were out of town).  The official website is www.neworleanstaxsale.com

CRNA Board member Pax Bobrow has provided a wonderful service by culling the list relevant to Carrollton and organizing it by street address.  Go to this page on the West Carrollton website to learn more.

In fact, you should visit the West Carrollton site for many reasons. There’s lots of info there and it has real potential to be an amazing community resource.