You are invited!
Sunday, August 7th, 3-6 pm
Hall Fletcher Park (Behind Hall Fletcher Elementary)
FUN NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING! The 4th Annual East West Asheville Summer Picnic will be a potluck-style gathering with kids activities held at the Hall Fletcher Park pavilion. Everyone is welcome, and the picnic is from 3-6 pm. Please bring along dish to share, serving utensil, a folding chair and your own dishware + drinks. Its a great way to meet new neighbors and see old friends, plus kickball, face-painting, sidewalk chalk, cornhole and more. This event is about socializing and fun but its also a great way to get involved in the neighborhood organization and its activities throughout the year. There will be a silent auction with items donated by our great neighborhood businesses to raise funds to help cover printing/mailing and basic organizing costs for the East West Asheville Neighborhood Association. (To donate or volunteer to help contact Joshua)
Note: The event is at a city park and alcohol is prohibited.
Let us know you are coming and stay in the loop at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759755344303114/
Parking is available at the elementary school. Biking, walking, skateboards, etc encouraged!
Next EWANA Neighboorhood meeting is A COMMUNITY POTLUCK: Sunday August 7 3-6pm at Hall Fletcher Elementary.
Here Ye, Here Ye!
Attention: Neighbors of East-West Asheville
Please plan to attend our 2015 Annual Neighborhood Meeting
Tuesday, November 17 | 6-8PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary
Agenda Items Include:
-Introduction of Police Chief Hooper
-Approve the Neighborhood Vision Plan
-EWANA Board Vacancies to fill
(You could be a board member! Simply arrive to put your name in the running)
-Interstate 26 Survey Results
Police Chief Hooper will give a brief introduction promptly at 6pm. Please arrive early!
Grab a Friend, Grab a Neighbor!
Please plan to join us for EWANA’s 1st Cleanup
Sunday, November 15 | 10am, meet at Taco Billys (201 Haywood Rd)
Asheville GreenWorks is very graciously providing materials for the cleanup such as:
Vests, gloves, trash bags, brooms, shovels, etc.
Please help us keep our streets clean!
Arrive early at Taco Billys if you wish to purchase breakfast. Free coffee very kindly provided by Taco Billys!
Parking is limited. Walk/Bike/Carpool if possible.
The City of Asheville has offered to take Neighborhood Vision Plans into account when formulating their next Comprehensive Plan. This past Summer, EWANA hosted 3 input sessions for the neighborhood to gather information on an official Vision Plan for East West Asheville.
After collecting that data, we created a follow-up survey with questions so we can better formulate the East-West Asheville Vision Plan. Please click here to take the Vision Plan Survey.
The Survey will close on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
The Board of the East-West Asheville Neighborhood Association is encouraging you to fill out a survey regarding plans to widen I-26/I-240 through Asheville. We will report our neighborhood results to Land of Sky prior to September 17.
Plans to widen I-26/I-240 are in the proposed French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (Land of Sky) 25-year Regional Transportation Plan. Widening to 6-8 lanes of future I-26 from I-240 to Exit 25 and of I-26 from I-40 to Airport Road (NC 280) have already been funded to occur within the next 5 years. The rest of the widening is recommended in the plan for the 5-20 year period.
The link to the Transportation Plan is: http://www.fbrmpo.org/metropolitan-transportation-plan-mtp/
Additionally, NCDOT could determine to widen Amboy Road, Meadow Road and Swannanoa Road to a 4-lane divided highway, in contradiction to the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan, although the MPO Citizens Advisory Committee and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Executive Committee are recommending that the Riverway Plan be followed and these roads be improved for full multi-modal ease and access.
The public comment period for the Transportation Plan is already underway and will end on September 17th. Written comments can be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org and there will be public comment taken at the Goombay Festival at Pack Square (Friday from 5-7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm).
Click here to fill out the survey.
Thank you for your participation!
Please join us for the 3rd annual East West Asheville Summer Picnic hosted by EWANA at Hall Fletcher Park from 4-7 pm on Saturday, August 8th. Come by to share food and catch up with old friends, meet new people, and find out what’s happening in our fast changing neighborhood. This event is a potluck/covered dish so please bring a dish to share if you can, a chair if you have one, and plates/silverware. Cool playground, sidewalk chalk and kickball for kids so bring them with you! Bring a neighbor who hasn’t been to an EWANA event yet! See you there!
(Note: Earlier on this day check out another family fun event at Hall Fletcher that benefits the PTO, http://www.slidethefletch.com
. Make it a day in the neighborhood!)
Hall Fletcher Park is located behind Hall Fletcher Elementary School (60 Ridgelawn Rd.) and is also accessible off of Bradley Street.
(This social event replaces the quarterly business meeting of EWANA for summer – in case of rain the event will be postponed to the following Saturday)
RSVP on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/446773362162233/