Sligo Woods Signs

Look at our marvelous, refurbished and now landscaped new signs!  These are the SLIGO WOODS signs at four of the entrances to our neighborhood.

Thank you to all the volunteers who created, painted, and installed our new signs.  Thanks also to the people who collected plant donations and nurtured the plants, and to members who gave of their time to plant the beautiful new native plants.  Special thanks go to our organizer Michele, woodworking expert Jerry, artistic advisor and painter Barbara, plant expert Nithya, board liaison Mary, and all the many hands that came together to complete these three signs.  The fourth and final sign is almost ready to install and landscape.

If you’re interested in taking part, please watch for announcement of the date: here on the website or on an email that will be sent to all members from < SligoWoods@gmail.com >.

 

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Sign landscaping

Please join the sign committee on Saturday, July 28th, to help beautify our new neighborhood signs by planting native flowers and plants! We will start at 8:00 am, meeting at the sign at the intersection of Gilmoure and Dennis (near Collins Funeral Home). Please bring gardening gloves and tools for digging.
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Summer Picnic Sociability–an annual happening

Hurrah and thanks to the 50-some neighbors (mostly adults, some kids) who came to the summer picnic, braving the 90-some degree heat…and then we were surprised to find that, in the shade and with the breeze, it was actually pleasant. The food was a fabulous distraction, from brats-in-a-bun to vegan slaw, lemony potato salad to fresh fruit salad, strawberry pie to heaping plates of gorgeous brownies—a ten-foot spread of tasty and varied picnic food. A few people played badminton but mostly there was talking and talking, people obviously enjoying the chance to meet others who live in the neighborhood. Cheers for upper-Tenbrook’s Meg DeFrancesco, who was the primary organizer of this year’s event.

By Laura Mol
July 1, 2018

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Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest

Details:
Second Annual Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest 2017

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition. Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block on One Street
Honorable Mention

Rules:
1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
5. Board members may not win any monetary prizes. Judges may not win.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard thru the holidays.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.
BEST OVERALL also wins a $50 Gift Card.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Email your nominations to moorem09@verizon.net
Please include the address and owners contact information if possible.

Judging will occur December 14- 17 with signs posted as soon as possible.

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Second Annual Sligo Woods Winter Holiday Decorating Contest

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition. Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block on One Street
Honorable Mention

Rules:
1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street both day and night.
3, Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.
4. Homes cannot win two years in a row for the same category.
5. Board members may not win any monetary prizes. Judges may not win.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard thru the holidays.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.
BEST OVERALL also wins a $50 Gift Card.

Nominations are due as soon as possible!
Email your nominations to mary@sligowoods.org
Please include the address and owners contact information if possible.

Judging will occur December 14- 17 with signs posted as soon as possible.

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Join us for the Sligo Woods 4th Annual Halloween Parade!

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: Meet: 5:30pm Parade: 5:45pm-6:15pm
Where: Meet in front of 711 Dryden
What: The young and young-at-heart of Sligo Woods are called to participate in our annual neighborhood Halloween Parade! Costumed participants must be accompanied by a parent. Parade participants will march on sidewalk. Strollers, pets (especially if they are costumed!) are all welcome to join the fun! We would love to see all neighbors out cheering for the parade.

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Sligo Woods Second Annual Community Yard Sale – September 23

Sligo Woods is having our Second annual Official Community Yard Sale, on September 23. (Rain date, September 24)

If you’d like to participate in the sale, please e-mail Mary at moorem09@verizon.net

Maps with participating sellers will be available the day of the sale, and any other logistics will be announced here.

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Welcome to our new board!

Our March meeting represented the beginning of the Sligo Woods 2017 Fiscal Year (ours begins on April 1), and with that, those present elected several new board members.

Your new board consists of:

President – Laura Mol

Vice President – Mary Moore

Treasurer – Lashon Lissimore

Secretary – Gwen Shinko

At Large Board Member – Sanjida Rangwala

At Large Board Member – Aileen Schulte

President Ex Officio – Joe Fox

We would like to extend our TREMENDOUS thanks to Jasmine Kuzner, who served as secretary, and before that on the formation committee that stood up what we now have, so she has been involved continuously for the last three years.  We have a better community because of all of her work.

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Sligo Woods Lights Up For the Holidays!!!

Congratulations to EVERYONE that was entered in, or nominated for our first annual (winter) holiday lights contest!  It has been so fantastic driving around the neighborhood this month, we counted over 100 houses with lights up, which is great on these cold winter nights.

First of all, I’d like to thank our Vice President, Mary Moore, for running this contest, and all of the judges (who we will keep anonymous, but I promise there were no rogue electors here!)

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating right now, or even if you’re just celebrating the three day weekend, we here at the Sligo Woods Civic Association want to wish everyone in our great neighborhood a wonderful weekend.

What a beautiful neighborhood we have. It was hard for the judges to choose but without further adieu, here are this years winners.

The Overall Winner: Congratulations!!!

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The Best Theme: The nativity scene on one side, a Christmas tree with gifts under it around the corner, and cattle….errr reindeer “lowing” by the fence made this house a winner.  Great job!!!

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The Best Daytime Decorations: 

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The Best Nighttime Decorations:  What an awesome beacon in the night.

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The Best Block (combined): These folks combined to make a great 1-2-3-4 punch of lights, all with different themes.

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Honorable Mention: This beautiful wreath setup

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Honorable Mention: “Saturday Night Santa” (his big shadow gives this one some serious Christmas Cred)

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Honorable Mention: The Holiday Zoo!

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(one of these things is not like the other ^^^ )

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THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND SUPPORTED THIS CONTEST!  We’ll do it again soon!

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First Annual Sligo Woods Winter Decorating Contest

Celebrate the winter holidays and join in a friendly decorating competition, Help transform the Sligo Woods Civic Association into a beautiful winter community. The categories are:

Best Overall
Best Theme
Best Daytime
Best Nighttime
Best Block on one street
Honorable Mention

Rules:
1. Open to Sligo Woods Civic Association area residents only.  Judges homes will be excluded.
2. Address numbers must be visible from the street day and night.
3. Each home can only win in one category.
4. Homes with decorations that have been left up from previous holidays will be ineligible.

Winners earn a certificate and a sign posted in their yard for 1 to 2 weeks.
Signs will be collected and reused next year.

Nominations are due by Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Email your nominations Mary@sligowoods.org.
Please include owners name and contact information if you have it.

Judging will occur December 17 and signs posted December 18.

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