Windsor Park News May 13th

May 10, 2012

Dear Windsor Park Neighbors:

I am glad to report that a few folks sent me an item last week to post in this weekly email blast; you are all welcome to do the same, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who would like to contact me.  We’re looking for events in Windsor Park or the neighboring areas, such as visual arts, concerts, fundraisers, clean-ups, block parties, meetings, etc.  If you are launching a community venture of some kind, feel free to share it.  We may eventually create a section for bartered services where people can list a need they have, as well as a skill or item they are willing to trade; this type of community sharing is becoming quite popular.


Please note that our monthly meeting is coming up on Wednesday, May 16 … details below.  We hope to see a few new faces.






~Ways You Can Get Involved with the Neighborhood~


Make your presence known
What kinds of things would YOU like to do?  What are your passions?  We are wide open to your ideas and the wealth of gifts in our community.  Finding and connecting with people are what community is all about.


Woodruff Place Flea Market– We need stuff and volunteers!

Have you gone through old boxes, cupboards, the garage or attic lately?  Spring is a wonderful time to declutter!  It feels great getting rid of all that old stuff you don’t want anymore.  Stay tuned for information about where to take items you have to donate to the flea market.  If you have transportation issues and are unable to deliver your items, please let me know and we may have a truck or two available to do pick-ups.  Also, please come on out and take a shift at our booth!  It’s a really fun time.  Can you spare a couple hours on June 2nd or 3rd?  Please feel free to email me with your availability.  Thank you!



Plant Swap

Do you have perennial divisions, baby shrubs/trees or seeds of any type that you want to share with your neighbors? Bring your extras to our next neighborhood meeting, Wednesday, May 16, at the Gateway Garden on the corner of Brookside and 10th.  And of course you will receive some in return.



Attention all Adopt-A-Blockers~

AAB season is upon us and Flower Distribution Day is less than a month away. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful scores your blocks for cleanliness from May to October. Score a 1 or a 2 and you get free flowers in the spring and bulbs/natives in the fall. No matter what your score, you can get free trees. Right now, KIB is working on getting all of our block assignments on their digital map. Some of our blocks may shift slightly from what we are currently cleaning due to current overlaps and gaps. It should be straightened out soon. KIB is seeking volunteers for the Flower Distribution Day- Friday, June 1st. Volunteers for Distribution Day get first pick of the flowers! If you want to sign up to Adopt your own block or to help out on Distribution Day, call Joe Jarzen at 264-7555 x106 or email him at





~Windsor Park Neighborhood Association Meeting~

*Wednesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 PM

The meeting this month will take place at the northwest corner of 10th & Brookside, outside, just south of the Circle City Industrial Complex.  Please join us!  If you’ve been saying you’d like to come sometime, make this be the time … we’d love to meet you.



John H. Boner Community Center

Annual Meeting Reception – Thursday, May 17

Mark your calendars! Join us for our annual meeting reception on Thursday, May 17, from 4-6 p.m. at the Center. Join us as we celebrate a time for change and growth in our neighborhood.



First Free Methodist Church & Spades Park Library Centennial Celebration

Saturday, May 19

Come join us at the Spades Park Library on Saturday, May 19th from 4-6 PM  for fun, food, stories and festivities!  The celebration is sponsoring an original poetry contest.  The theme is “100 years.”  Please submit poems to Pastor Bill Trimble via e-mail at by May 12th.


Posted by: Heidi L. Lyda, Director, LYN House



PLEASE NOTE: The SpadesPark Library is changing its hours~


Under the new schedule, the library will be open Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*This change in hours means Windsor Park Neighborhood Association can no longer have their meetings on the third Thursday of the month at the library.  We will communicate every month to let you know our new schedule.



Woodruff Place Flea Market

Saturday, June 2, from 8 am to 5 pm

Sunday, June 3, from 8 am to 5 pm

~Stay tuned to find out where we will be dropping off items.

~Please let us know if you can volunteer to staff our booth!





A Great Place for Cats and Dogs

Do you have pets you can’t afford?  Have you taken in a new stray recently and need help with the bills?  Check out the wonderful low-cost services at FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic:  FACE is a wonderful resource to have right in our backyard.  It is critically important – for the health of your pets and the health of our neighborhood – that your animals be spayed or neutered so they are not contributing to the pet over-population problem.  Stay tuned for more information on pet services!



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