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Our neighbor Judith Schara Caldwell recommends this great cabbage, potato, & leek soup recipe from the New York Times. Please come by the garden and grab a precut cabbage for your soup!
You Are Invited
A Conversation with Marilyn Lanfear at the San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 6:30 pm
Please join David S. Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator for Contemporary Art at SAMA for his public conversation with artist Marilyn Lanfear.
In her art, Lanfear “uses personal symbols, familiar materials, and imagery culled from everyday life to tell stories.” She will show photographs of her past and present works.
Lanfear lives and works in the RR neighborhood.
A fixture of River Road since long before this web site administrator had even heard of the place, Jill Smith will be missed by even the newest of us. Here are two moving tributes to this one-of-a-kind woman who was, among many other things, a devoted friend to the neighborhood:
LONG STORY TO CUT SHORT: A Tribute to Jill Smith by Anne Larme
INCREDIBLE, UNFORGETTABLE, JILL by Paula Manger
See the first installment of this new initiative led by RRNA Board Members Bill Sibley and Anne Larme:
The following letter will be submitted to the City of San Antonio’s Electrical Supervising Board and City Council Members. Please take the time to go down and voice your concern for the beauty of San Antonio, and River Road. The public hearing on digital billboards will be held at 1901 S. Alamo on Tuesday, September 11th and 9:30 a.m.
UPDATE: “San Antonio’s electrical supervisory board agreed Monday to recommend a city ordinance to regulate the light-emitting diode signs, or LEDs, but suggested capping permits to 10 for the first year and banning their use on older billboards that are exempt from current restrictions.” Read the SAExpress News Article Here. (Or download it a PDF) So the battle isn’t over to protect our views and night sky, but this is a good start!
If you would like to know more about this new form of advertising, check out the Electronic Billboards PDF from Scenic America’s website or review their website at Scenic America.
Read the Letter Below!
At the bottom right corner of every web page you will find the 5 objectives of this website:
- Keep the neighborhood informed – by allowing not only residents, but the world to see what issues are important and what new is evolving in River Road. Information posted on riverroadna.org does not indicate an endorsement or approval by the organization.
- Facilitate community input – all posts allow for comments at the bottom, so let us know how you feel.
- Report only facts, not opinions -It is the goal of this website to educate our residents using as many facts from both sides of an issue as possible. Sometimes this is a difficult line to walk. You will likely find 3 types of opinions on this site. First, are those the Board officially issues. Second, are those posted (and noted) for their editorial commentary where a specific person takes responsibility for their own statements. And third, your comments at the bottom of every post where lively debate can occur.
- Provide a public record/archive – it is the long term goal of this website to make all meeting minutes and agendas from the association’s history searchable to all residents.
- As often as possible, make people smile – We often get worked up about things in our little corner of the world, it’s fun to blow off some steam together and laugh at the world around us, if not at ourselves.
- Any personal attacks either in a post or comment will be removed.
- Any statement bringing liability on the neighborhood through defamation (libel or slander) will be removed.
- Anyone who has had a post or article removed can appeal at the next board meeting – please bring an exact copy of your text.
Information posted on the website may or may not have been approved by the RRNA Board. All information on the website is subject to board review and revision. In fact, it’s for everyone’s review and revision – if we’ve got the facts wrong, please let us know as soon as possible.
The River Road Neighborhood Association is classified as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS, and there are certain standards this classification requires us to uphold. http://www.irs.gov/publications/p557/ch03.html
Please see the color coded map above to determine who is your block captain.
Please consider helping out your neighborhood by becoming a block captain. It requires walking around to your friends and neighbors house rarely more than 6 times a year. If you’re interested, please let a board member know, or email me at email@example.com