March Willmore Enterprise + Events

Happy March neighbors.  We hope you are all basking in the beautiful weather we are experiencing.  There are several exciting events happening in and around the neighborhood in the coming weeks.  We hope you and yours will join us this Spring. Make sure to check to check out the latest WCHA Newsletter, the award winning Willmore Enterprise:   http://willmorecity.org/wp-conte...
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Update to May WCHA events & a save the date reminder!

Thanks to all who participated in this years May Day Festival at Drake Park.  The day was a great success enjoyed by so many wonderful neighbors and community groups. The WCHA Board would also like to thank President Emeritus Amy Peters and the entire Willmore City Courts and Ways Committee for the initial survey work they completed in 201o to create the Courts & Ways Impr...
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DRC Presents A Community Forum

DRC Presents  A Community Forum to Discuss the Revised Management Plan for the Downtown Long Beach Property Based Improvement District (PBID) Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:30pm – 8:00 pm Renaissance Hotel 111 East Ocean Boulevard · Long Beach, California 90802 USA --- Agenda 6:30pm       Welcome and Introductions (Michael Vanderbeek, DRC) 6:35pm       Ground Rules...
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Tuesday @ 6PM: The Downtown Plan goes before the City Council

Tuesday @ 6PM: The Downtown Plan goes before the City Council Where? City Council Chambers - 333 West Ocean Blvd. When? Tuesday, January 10th at 6PM  (not 5PM as previously emailed) How to help? Attend. Speak to your love of downtown and the desire to see it progress. This is the final push!  So many of us have participated in round-table discussions over t...
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Thank you…

Happy Thanksgiving Willmore friend & neighbor As the holiday season is upon us, and this is the time to give thanks, we wanted to thank you for your support and interest in our pocket of Long Beach.  There are several events happening in around Willmore in December to celebrate the holiday's, we hope you and yours will attend.  Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you...
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November Events: Two Commissions, a planting day, two meetings, and training!

Here are a few events happening in and around Willmore this month.  We encourage you all to attend the Planning Commission Hearing this Thursday where the Downtown Plan will be discussed.  Additional information below.  Cheers! ______________________________ Call to Action November 10 - DOWNTOWN PLAN Dear Willmore Neighbors and Friends, The Downtown Plan a...
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Meeting Reminder, PARA Final Friday’s and FREE passes to Harvelle’s!

REMINDER:  WCHA will gather TOMORROW at Drake Park for the Code Enforcement Meeting at 6pm and the Community Meeting is at 7pm.  For additional information visit http://willmorecity.org/?page_id=68 ___________________________________ Promenade Area Residents Association invites you to their next Downtown Final Friday is at Harvelle's on October 28 from 8pm. Please RSVP! ht...
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Volunteers Needed, Ride the last Red Car to LB, Meeting Reminders, State of the 1st District Invite, & Support the Downtown Plan

OCTOBER 16, 2011: SPECIAL WORKSHOP - HOW TO SURVEY PROPERTY FOR HISTORICAL & ARCHITECTURAL VALUE Volunteers needed!! Long Beach Heritage has been working with City staff to ensure all historically significant properties are included in the City's Downtown Plan, EIR. We are very close to the end of this project, however, we need help in conducting the re...
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Adaptive Reuse goes to Council, Support Downtown Plan, and POLB visits Willmore!

Support Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program! Long Beach Heritages Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program is on the agenda for tomorrow's LB City Council meeting (Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 5 pm, Council Chamber, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.).  Here is a link to the proposed item:   http://longbeach.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=985925&GUID=E07B3793-F25D-4168-819E-17B...
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Night at the Museum, Breakfast with Neighbors, and Celebrating Historic Long Beach!

Fall is just around the corner (September 23, 2011).  Enjoy the last few days of Summer by partaking in these wonderful events around our neighborhood! ______________________________ MOLAA & 1st District Councilperson's Office Present: Attend a FREE night at the Museum of Latin American Art, as we celebrate EN LA NOCHE, a night of music, art, dance, and food. All ...
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Events in September

Many thanks to those of you who love PIE and enjoy supporting WCHA!  On  Wednesday, August 24th, there was a “Dine-In Night” at Polly’s Pies on Atlantic Avenue, between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:30pm.  On that night, Polly’s Pies donated 20% of their sales to our organization.   Thank you for bringing your friends, family, and enjoying  home-style cooking, without the home-...
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Thank you’s, Willmore Police Center closing, and more

Thank you  for participating  in our wonderful summer events thus far:  Annual Summer Fundraiser, Concert in the Park + Rummage Sale, National Night Out Ice Cream Social, and the Neighborhood Clean-up.   Listed below are several more events happening very soon.  We hope you will attend and  continue to keep our neighborhood great! WCHA was sad to learn the Willmore Community...
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Thanks for making Willmore great!

Thank you to all who were able to attend the WCHA Annual Summer Fundraiser this weekend!  Tons of fun was had by all.  Special thanks goes to those who contributed donations to the event and those who volunteered to make the day GREAT!  If you were unable to attend, we hope you and yours will join us next year.   Stay tuned to the WCHA facebook page for event photos. Please sa...
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Willmore Enterprise Receives NUSA GOLD Award!!!

Congratulations to the Willmore Enterprise, Kathleen Irvine - Editor & Chief,  and all the contributing writers for winning the TOP prize (Gold award) in the  Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Newsletter Competition. This competition acknowledges excellence in neighborhood newsletters — a vital communication tool that can often determine a neighborhood's success.  The competiti...
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Summer in Willmore

Many thanks to those who participated in the June meeting!  WCHA was recognized by Drake Park with a Certificate of Appreciation.  We love Drake Park!  Here's a brief run down for those who missed this wonderful neighborhood gathering: LB Police Department's Officer Laurie Briney informed us that in efforts to combat auto theft in the South Division, LBPD will be distri...
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A Final Friday & May Events

Hi! Here's a friendly reminder to attend some wonderful events happening in and around our community.  We especially hope you will attend our Spring Willmore Walk on Sunday May 1, 2011 and the Drake Park May Day Festival on Saturday May 7, 2011.  Have a great day! ______________________________ April Downtown Final Friday, by PARA Downtown Final Friday is happening thi...
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Special City Council meeting regarding Downtown LB & Willmore – Tuesday, Nov 9 at 3:30 PM

Dear Willmore City / Drake Park resident, neighbor, and friend: The Willmore City Heritage Association and Downtown Residential Council  http://longbeachdrc.com/ is in support of approving and implementing the Downtown Community Plan www.lbds.info/planning/advance_planning/downtown_community_plan. We invite you to attend tomorrow's special City Council meeting Tu...
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Many Thanks

The 2nd Annual WCHA Auction and Opportunity Drawing was held on July 21, 2010 at the Bembridge Homesite. The carriage house was filled with wonderful treasures which were raffled off to those lucky few. The Auction was a great success and tons of fun. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported us by bringing tasty eats and purchased donation tickets. Many thanks to ...
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Local Hero Contest – $250,000 for his/her cause

Dear Neighborhood & Community Leaders --  Do you know a local hero?  The Ford Heroes F150 Contest  by Ford and ABC's Extreme Makeover is available to help a local hero who is working to help his or her community. Tell them about the person you know and what makes that person a real hero. The winner will receive a 2009 Ford F-150, and $250,000 for his or her cause.    ...
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