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Witherbee Neighborhood Association Preserving the Heart of Lincoln!
Our Boundaries: 33 Street (West) to 56th Street (East); O Street (North) to Randolph Street (South)

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Holiday Lighting Contest

 

Holiday Lights Nominate your neighbors to receive WNA “Best of the Neighborhood” honors and prizes. Send picture and address to holidaylighting@witherbeena.org or call Sandi Mahoney (402) 570-7029. Voting will be Dec 18-20 on Facebook or by your phone call to Sandi.

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! This year we are trying something a little different in our Holiday Lighting Contest. We will accept nominations from December 1st, 2014 until midnight December 17th. Voting will take place on Facebook at facebook.com/WitherbeeNA December 18th, 19th and 20th, until midnight. Votes will be counted and winners announced on December 22. To nominate a holiday display, please send a picture and address to holidaylighting@witherbeena.org. We ask you to vote for your top three favorite displays. The top three with the most “likes” will be the winners. The first place winner will be awarded gift cards totaling $100.00 to local businesses, 2nd place will be awarded $50.00 in gift cards and 3rd place will win $25.00 in gift cards to local businesses. The first place winner will get a WNA Holiday Lighting Contest winner sign in their yard as well! All winning displays will be featured in the winter edition of the Buzz. In case of a tie, WNA board members will be honorary judges to break the tie. Not a Facebook or computer user? That’s not a problem! Simply give Sandi a call at (402) 570-7029 to nominate a favorite display or displays that you have seen in the neighborhood. We will count those as your votes. We will also take a picture of the display/displays you nominated, and add to our WNA Facebook page, unless it’s already been nominated and is on Facebook. We look forward to your participation and seeing our Witherbee Neighborhood “light-up” for the holiday enjoyment of all!

 
Meeting Notice
Witherbee Neighborhood meeting Thursday, December 4th, 7 -8:30 pm
Tabitha LifeQuest Center, 48th and J Street at 7 p.m.

Sustainable Landscapes Grants for water smart management
- Up to $2000 for homeowners and renters.

Ellen Wright of the Watershed Management Division with the City of Lincoln Public Works Department will join us to help us create a more
environmentally-friendly community. Funding for sustainable landscape projects may be available through the Watershed Management Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department. Property owners can apply for the Sustainable Landscapes Cost-Share Program, which provides reimbursement for 50% of qualifying expenses (up to $2000) for projects intended to improve water quality, reduce runoff, and facilitate infiltration.

Woods Park 33rd & O Beautification

Randy Smith, President of the Woods Park Neighborhood Association, will present their beautification plan for the corner of 33rd & O in Woods Park. The Woods Park Neighborhood Association has received a $500 grant for a landscape planting at 33rd & O. They are looking for partners in the project. Witherbee has many neighbors who will be interested to hear this plan, and participate. Details at the meeting.

Holiday Lights Nominate your neighbors to receive WNA “Best of the Neighborhood” honors and prizes. Send picture and address to holidaylighting@witherbeena.org or call Sandi Mahoney (402) 570-7029. Voting will be Dec 18-20 on Facebook or by your phone call to Sandi.

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! This year we are trying something a little different in our Holiday Lighting Contest. We will accept nominations from December 1st, 2014 until midnight December 17th. Voting will take place on Facebook at facebook.com/WitherbeeNA December 18th, 19th and 20th, until midnight. Votes will be counted and winners announced on December 22. To nominate a holiday display, please send a picture and address to holidaylighting@witherbeena.org. We ask you to vote for your top three favorite displays. The top three with the most “likes” will be the winners. The first place winner will be awarded gift cards totaling $100.00 to local businesses, 2nd place will be awarded $50.00 in gift cards and 3rd place will win $25.00 in gift cards to local businesses. The first place winner will get a WNA Holiday Lighting Contest winner sign in their yard as well! All winning displays will be featured in the winter edition of the Buzz. In case of a tie, WNA board members will be honorary judges to break the tie. Not a Facebook or computer user? That’s not a problem! Simply give Sandi a call at (402) 570-7029 to nominate a favorite display or displays that you have seen in the neighborhood. We will count those as your votes. We will also take a picture of the display/displays you nominated, and add to our WNA Facebook page, unless it’s already been nominated and is on Facebook. We look forward to your participation and seeing our Witherbee Neighborhood “light-up” for the holiday enjoyment of all!

Neighborhood Watch
Witherbee neighbors have expressed renewed interest in Neighborhood Watch - more information available at the meeting.

 

SHOPPING BEFORE THE MEETING?

Need a shopping diversion before the meeting? Consider stopping by the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Bryan Community Focus Program at Hawthorne on your way to the meeting.

The following is posted on behalf of our friends and neighbors at the only public high school in our neighborhood, the Bryan Community Focus Program.

What: Appetizers! Shopping! A Raffle! Fun!
When: Thursday, December 4th 2014
6:00 – 9:00pm ~ raffle at 8:30pm
Where: Bryan Community Gym 300 S 48th
Johnny's Salsa
Avon
Miche Bags
Deb Biggs Designs
BeautiControl
Stampin' Up
Ana Patricia Boutique
Tastefully Simple
Scentsy Candles
Mara's Cakes
Silpada
Body & Soul Massage Therapy
Thirty One Bags
Something Simple
Soothe Soy Accent Candles
Yummi Tummi Gourmet
By Marcela Aten
And more!


All proceeds will go to our student activities fund, which provides educational activities, community activities and our own prom. Because we are not a traditional program, we don’t have the same financing to provide our students with meaningful activities that will help shape their future.

 

Witherbee Neighorhood
Contact Information


Mail:

Witherbee Neighborhood Asscociation
PO Box 5431
Lincoln, NE 68505


Phone:
402-413-0156

 


Monthly Membership Meetings:

First Thursday of each month at
Tabitha's Life Quest Center. 48th & J Street
7:00 P.M.

 
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Changing times challenge us to keep in touch with as many Witherbee residents as possible. Avenues of communications change and newsletters, web sites, flyers and newspapers are not touching everybody any more. Online social networks have come quickly into the picture as a means to keep each other informed. That is why Witherbee has chosen to include Facebook pages as a communication tool to keep residents, young and old, up-to-date.

Please join Witherbee as a fan on Facebook and you will find pictures of events from cleanups, pool parties, block parties, lighting contests and much more. You will be informed of activities and events from the neighborhood in real time. You will be able to comment on posts, participate in discussions and communicate with each other.

If you don’t have a Facebook account, go to www.facebook.com and sign up. It is simple and easy.

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City of Lincoln
Services/Complaints -- Important Phone Numbers

Monthly Witherbee Neighborhood Meeting

OUR meetings are open to all residents. Membership is not required

Thursday, Dec 4th- 7p.m..

at Tabitha's Lifequest Center 48th & J.
Enter the door under the big blue sign.

 

Agenda: Membership Meeting

Program: See more above in Meeting Notice section

Business Meeting: Minutes and Treasurer Report

Other items:

  • Committee updates
  • YOUR concerns

WNA Board Meetings have been scheduled at 7PM for the second Thursday of January, April, July and October at Tabitha Lifequest Center. For agendas please contact the President or any board member. Agendas will be emailed and change of loacation will be posted here. Reminders of the meeting will be emailed. (be sure you are on our email list.)

 

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NEWS

Citizens' Meeting

by Doug Emery (City Council Member)

Every third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Victor E. Anderson Branch Library 3635 Touzalin Avenue. Enter on the west side and turn left.

To get a monthly email with speaker info from Doug send him an email to the city council and request to be on the list.

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Environmental Public Health

(Lancaster County Residents Only)
Click here for the Waste Program Brochure

 

2014 Collection Schedule Date (all dates 9am-lpm) - Location

October (date TBD) Woods Park: South 31st & J St.

Friday November 14 - Appointment Only: Call (402) 441-8021 to schedule

 

Additional resources click on links below:

  • Household Waste Concerns a page with lots of great links.
  • The Hazard-Free Home Handbook
  • City of Lincoln Solid Waste Operations Recycling Operations
    Do the Right Thing, Do the Recycle Thing
  • Latex Paint Exchanges
    Latex paint is not accepted at HHW collections. Useable latex paint can be taken to EcoStores Nebraska paint exchanges:
    May 17 & September 13 9am-2pm
    530 West P St, 402-477-3606
    More information: www.ecostoresne.org
    EcoStores disposes of unusable paint for $2/can.
  • Safe Homes for Seniors
    A FREE service for residents aged 60+, Safe Homes for Seniors helps older adults safely manage household chemicals and products. Schedule an in home assessment with a trained home handyman today. Identify hazardous products Sort and safely remove dangerous products Recycle or dispose of these products safely.Call Aging Partners at 402-441-7030 to schedule a visit.
  • Leftover Medications?
    Don't flush them! If you have unused, expired and unneeded medications in your home return them to a local pharmacy for safe disposal. Over 40 pharmacies participate in the Nebraska iVlEDS Disposal Program.
    Visit nebraskameds.org for a complete list of drop off locations. For additional information about the program call (402) 480-1956.

 

 

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