Fun in the Neighborhood

Hello Neighbors!  Have you seen the sign outside the golf course for “Thirsty Thursdays”?   Well, one of our board members has recently been attending and reports that a good time is had by all.  This sounds like a good way to relax and meet some neighbors (and it’s within walking distance!).  From Shariesse:

Every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can enjoy the sunset and golf course views, music, food and beverage. The new concessionaires, Bill Harvey and Jerome Espinosa, are there to greet you. Frank Romero, Food and Beverage Manager, and his staff are friendly and attentive. They offer a food special such as nachos, tacos, and more, but the full menu is available. They also offer beer and drinks specials. There is a disc jockey, and he takes requests and plays everything from a-lil-bit-rock-n-roll to a-lil-bit-country. Once the cold weather sets in, Thirsty Thursdays will be held inside the banquet room. Meet up with a neighbor and enjoy an evening on The 19th Hole!

AND, DON’T FORGET OUR ANNUAL MEETING AT THE GOLF COURSE ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 at 6:30 P.M.!

Summer in the Neighborhood

Hello Neighbors and HAPPY SUMMER!

Summer is in full swing and we’d like to give you some ideas of things to do and ways to stay safe during this great time of year.  If you have other ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them – please post a comment!

There’s a great place to spend some time this summer right here in our very own neighborhood – the Ladera West Golf Course!   If you’ve never been or haven’t been back in a while, here’s a review from neighbors who recently went:  “The Ladera Golf Course has undergone some great renovations lately. It has a new sprinkler system throughout the course resulting in more grass and tremendously improved playing conditions, enhanced paths, and new golf carts. It is in the best condition we’ve seen it in since moving here. It is also home to geese, ducks, rabbits, and other wildlife, making for a fun day on the course.” Sounds like fun!  (In addition to the golf course, we have the great Riconada Park and the Ouray dog park, both within Ladera West).

Did you know that Albuquerque boasts one of the most robust trail systems in the U.S.?   And one great one starts right outside our own doors!  Take a walk, run or bike ride along Unser north to Mariposa Park in Taylor Ranch, or head south and hop on the I-40 bridge behind Wal-mart to ride into the Bosque (just be sure to pace yourself on the ride back – the slope is steeper than it looks).   You can even lock up your bikes at the Bio Park and make a day of it!

Outside of the neighborhood there are activities galore – from Summer Fest to zoo music for the entire family, Explora summer camp & swimming lessons at public pools for the kids, and farmers markets providing local produce & crafts (if you haven’t checked out the Downtown Grower’s Market on Saturdays or the Rail Yards Market on Sundays, these are the two biggest and best – and close to home!).   The City of Albuquerque has a complete listing with links here.

What are some of your favorites or hidden gems?

And…since the kids are out of school and outside having fun, we want to help make sure they’re safe.  APD’s Northwest Area Command has distributed a “summer safety tips for kids” handout. Check it out here.

Speaking of APD distributing useful safety handouts, they’ve been doing this regularly on the website www.nextdoor.com.  This is a social-media-like site for neighbors to communicate.   In some ways it’s great – you get real-time notification of safety issues, lost and found dogs, suspicious activity and more.  (At other times there may be a spat among neighbors, which is less fun.)  LWNA does not endorse or oppose the site, but wanted to make you aware in case you want to check it out and decide for yourself.

Have a GREAT summer neighbors, have fun and stay safe!

Ladera West Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

The Ladera West Neighborhood Association (LWNA) Annual Meeting was held on September 23, 2014 at the Ladera Golf Course. APD Northwest Commander Dodi Camacho and Crime Prevention Specialist Pete Gelabert spoke about crime and crime prevention issues. You can find tips to help prevent mailbox thefts on our Crime Prevention page.

Elaine Romero, Policy Analyst for Councilor Sanchez, spoke about traffic, median, weed and other neighborhood issues.

The attendees shared their concerns and successes over the past year, including having Ouray renamed in honor of the late LWNA President, Bob McCannon.

The Board members were elected for another term and one new board member was elected to the board.

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