Reminder: THIS Wednesday = WCHA Polly’s Pies Dine-In Night

REMINDER:  Dine-In Night at Polly's Pies THIS Wednesday 8/24/11 Everyone likes pie, right?  Well, now you can have your pie and eat it too! In August, the WCHA takes the month off -- no meeting and no newsletter.  Wait a minute!  This doesn't mean you can't still be involved in helping out our community!  This  Wednesday, August 24th, there will be a "Dine-In Night" at P...
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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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Neighborhood Cleanup

Neighborhood Cleanup There will be a neighborhood cleanup in Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District tomorrow.  Have a fun morning cleaning your community to make it GREAT! Go Willmore! When: Saturday, August 05, 2011 Time:  8:00 am - when the dumpster is filled Location:  Meet at Jana's House (corner of West 9th & Maine Avenue)  
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Lets send a message to criminals: “Our neighborhood is organized and we encourage positive social gatherings!”

National Night Out in Willmore City Drake Park A few residents have quickly put together an event to celebrate “National Night Out”! Tomorrow evening, you & yours are invited to gather at Big John's Parking Lot at West 10th Street & Daisy Avenue from 6pm - 9pm.  There will be ice cream, board games to play, and opportunity to share story!!! Please invite all your nei...
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Dine-In Night at Polly’s Pies 8/24/11

Dine-In Night at Polly's Pies 8/24/11 Everyone likes pie, right?  Well, now you can have your pie and eat it too! In August, the WCHA takes the month off -- no meeting and no newsletter.  Wait a minute!  This doesn't mean you can't still be involved in helping out our community!  On Wednesday, August 24th, there will be a "Dine-In Night" at Polly's Pies on Atlantic Avenue, ...
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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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Join us this Saturday at the Annual Summer Celebration and Fundraiser

 A group of neighbors  gathered today to set up the Bembridge Carriage House for Saturday's festivities.  In the above photo, Kathleen shares a few of the auction pieces with you. Some exciting items in this year's  Auction and Opportunity Drawing are: Several antique chairs from the collection of Stan Poe 4 tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific and exclusive behind...
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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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Downtown 2nd Saturday Shop and Walk

Dear Downtown Friends and Neighbors, Get ready for the 2nd Saturday Shop & Walk in the East Village this Saturday, July 9th, from 11am-3pm, brought to you by your fellow Downtown Neighbors, Joen Garnica, Katherine Doloroso, and Eric Gray.  The event starts and ends within the entire shopping boundaries of the East Village encompassing Ocean Boulevard to 4th street, and...
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Save-the-date! July 23, 2011

2o11 WCHA Auction & Opportunity Drawing In lieu of July's meeting, Willmore City Heritage Association is hosting the 3rd Annual Auction and Opportunity Drawing.  We hope all  WCHA members and friends will attend.  This community fundraiser is taking place July 23, 2011 at the Bembridge Heritage Homesite - 953 Park Circle 90813 from 2:00 - 6:00pm. The event is ...
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PARA Final Friday’s!!!

Dear Fellow Downtown Friends and Neighbors, The below message is brought to you by the innovators of Final Friday... PARA.. OK Downtown LBC Partygoers, We are adding a little bit of sophistication to the Final Friday mix this month. We'll be gathering at District Wine, where the vino will be pouring at happy hour special pricing all night long. Also, we will have the ...
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2011 LB Bike Safety Survey

Bike Long Beach is working to acquire feedback from the community on bike safety via the survey link below.  This is part of their "Share Our Streets" campaign.   Tell Us What You Think!   Long Beach residents are invited to participa...
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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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Happy Memorial Day!

Today we honor all the service men and women who have bravely given their lives to our great nation.  We  thank you for protecting our founding principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. _______________________ One of our very own Willmore City Residents is having a Memorial Day BBQ and she specifically asked that we invite all her Willmore neighbors!T...
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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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Events in April & May

Here's a friendly reminder to attend some wonderful events happening in and around our community this month. ______________________________ Events in April DRC April Forum             DRC April Forum, Monday, April 18, at Parker's Lighthouse.  This is the bimonthly meeting with the larger Downtown residential commun...
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Thank You

A video about life and investment in Downtown Long Beach. Fellow Downtown residents, On behalf of the DRC Board and Executive Committee, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to all of you who attended Thursday night's Planning Commission meeting on the Downtown Plan.  I would especially like to thank those who volunteered to speak.  Your comments, energy an...
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ACTION ALERT REMINDER: March 17 Meeting on Downtown Plan

Hi Everyone, This is a reminder to please attend a very important meeting on the Downtown Plan, which is being held tomorrow/Thursday, March 17 at 5:00 pm at City Hall. The following are the details: Public Study Session (on the Downtown Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report) Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 5:00 p.m. - Planning Commission meeting City Coun...
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REMINDER: TOMORROW/MON: Special Residential Meeting on Downtown Plan—Monday 3/14

Hi Everyone, This is a reminder about a very important meeting for downtown residents, which is being held tomorrow/Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm at King's Fish House.  The meeting will be focused on the advocacy for the Downtown Plan; please see below for more details.  I hope you can join me. Downtown is our home and for some of us it is also our livelihoo...
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Such a beautiful day in Willmore!

Many thanks to all of you who joined us this past Saturday for the 7th & Maine Planting Day Celebration.  The event was a wonderful success thanks to the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to plant the hundreds of plants.  If you happened to miss the day, take a stroll down to Willmore Heritage Park and enjoy the newly beautified pocket in our community. Event...
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Willmore Walks, Planting Day, and Support RDA

______________________________ REMINDER | Willmore Walks: What you see in your community! In collaboration with the WCHA, Long Beach resident and architecture graduate student Amber Lake is conducting a neighborhood survey of the Willmore City Historic for her thesis project.   Amber is seeking information regarding the residents perception of the place they live....
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February Events

Happy February everyone. Below is a list of events happening in your neighborhood this month. For those following the events surrounding the property at 1130 Cedar Avenue please SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, March 18 at 5:00pm and attend the scheduled Planning Commission Hearing where the appeal filed by WCHA is tentatively scheduled to be discussed. In January WCHA filed a...
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Willmore Meeting

Many thanks to everyone who attended last weeks Cultural Heritage Commission hearing regarding the property at 1130 Cedar Avenue.  Unfortunately the Commission awarded the Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a 960-sq-ft-four-car-garage.  The WCHA is filing an appeal and is gathering signatures from the surrounding neighbors.  We will discuss this matter at tomorrows...
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Commences a preservation effort…

Dear WCHA members, friends, and supporters: Hope the holiday season has treated you and yours well.  Willmore City Heritage Association (WCHA) is commencing 2011 with an important preservation effort and requests your support. According to the City of Long Beach Willmore City Planned Development Plan (PD-10), the structure at 1130 Cedar Avenue contributes to the archi...
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