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Prez on the Edge

Fall Meeting

In June we had scheduled Kathy Yoder, McLean Country Coroner, to speak. Due to the coronavirus, we cancelled the meeting and rescheduled the presentation to our August meeting, And now we have to reschedule again, to December.

Fall Yard Sale

The summer yard sale is rescheduled for August 7th & 8th. There is a $4 charge to include your sale in the list of sales. The $4 covers the cost of printing and placing an advertisement in the Pantagraph. Pick up your sales packet Thursday, August 6th, 6 PM to 7 PM.

Summer Solstice

We are sad to have to cancel the Summer Solstice picnic & bags tournament this year, but we are unable to hold these two events safely and within our current state guidelines.

Here is what you need to know if you choose to attend the July Happy Hour.
- Happy hour will be outside where we can practice social distancing.

- We feel it will be safe to return to the original format of sharing food.

Don’t forget to participate in our "Unique Items Challenge" on Facebook as you enjoy the beautiful weather wandering the neighborhood this weekend!

City Tree Trimming

Some residents have inquired about the trimming of low hanging branches on trees that are between the street and city sidewalk, and thus on city property. We received this response from David Lamb, the Assistant Superintendent of Parks: “We were in the area that includes Founders Grove for circuit trimming in 2017 we will be back to do the whole section in 2022. Our goal is to hit every tree in town at least once every 5 years. We certainly can address any issues or specific trees if we knew which block or addresses were of concern. Please feel free to share the with Council Member Emig as you see fit."

Stay well,
Amanda

FGNA Calendar

Know when, what, and where to have the fun!

Tuesday, August 4th
Last date to have your address included in the list of sales in the Pantagraph, in the list that will be handed out, and get a yard sign. There is a $4 charge. Email Matt Lollar  - lollarmatt@hotmail.com .  Include in the email up to 5 items/categories to be listed with your address. 

Thursday, August 6th, 6 PM to 7 PM
FGNA Garage Sale Sign Pickup.

Location: Centennial Christian Church, south doors.
1219 E Grove St.
The charge is $4 for use of yard sign, place on map, listing of up to 5 items/categories, stack of maps and electronic copy to share.
If you have questions, contact Matt at lollarmatt@hotmail.com

Friday, August 7th, Recommended times: 8 AM to 2 PM.
FGNA Garage Sale.
Times are at the sellers’ discretion.
 

Saturday, August 8th, Recommended Times: 8 AM to 2 PM
FGNA Garage Sale.
Times are at the sellers’ discretion.

Friday, August 14th, 7 PM - ​NOTE the later starting time
Monthly Happy Hour (FriYaY)
Host: Susan Moore & Ted Masters
411 Leland

We are returning to the original format of Happy Hour.

BYOB, but bring food to share.

As in the past, we will be having 50/50.

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM
Annual Ice Cream Social
Hosts: Oakland School Park
1605 E Oakland

We will have Ice Cream bars for the children.
While your children play on the school equipment, find out from your neighbors who got what teacher for the upcoming school year.

Wednesday, August 19th, 7 PM

Music Guild

Host: Matt Lollar

1304 E Grove St

Theme: "New to me". Select songs that you have recently become aware of, whether or not they were recently recorded.

This will be an outside Music Guild, with a 7 PM start time.  Send Matt your songs and he will build a playlist on Apple Music. There will NOT be a TV available. 

We will meet on the back deck, unless there is rain, then on the front porch.

Usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday, August 20th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "The Island" by Ragnar Joannason
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Usually meets the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, August 25th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng 
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

 

Friday, September 11th, 5:30 PM
Monthly Happy Hour
Host: TBA

Bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage.

Don't forget your cash for the 50/50 drawing.

Usually meets the 2nd Friday of the month.


Thursday, September 17th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "The Passenger" by Lisa Lutz
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Saturday, September 19th, 4:00 to 10:00 PM
FGNA Palooza


Thursday, October 15th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "Temper" by Layne Fargo
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, October 27th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Beckman 
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Thursday, November 19th, 7 PM.
Mystery Book Club
Book: "A Murder at Rosamund's Gate" by Susanna Calkins
Host: Jen Johnson \ jsjohnson1413@comcast.net
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, November 24th, 7 PM
Washington Street Book Club
Book: "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom
Host: Rochelle Gridley \ rochellegridley@gmail.com
Usually meets every 4th Tuesday of the month.

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The FGNA Facebook page is intended to be a family-friendly community where the FGNA Board and neighbors can interact about the Founders’ Grove neighborhood & the Bloomington-Normal community.

It’s important to note that postings to the FGNA page are not representative of the opinions of the FGNA Board, nor do we confirm their accuracy.

As part of our commitment to you, we’ll do our best to ensure the postings on our page are in line with FGNA’s family-friendly intentions. The FGNA board requests that Facebook group members treat each other with mutual respect. FGNA expects that users will not post content that falls into the following categories and reserves the right to remove postings and/or ban users who are:

 

- Abusive, attacking, defamatory, or obscene
- Fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading
- In violation of any law or regulation
- Excessively repetitive
- Otherwise offensive
- Posting overtly partisan political endorsement and/or opposition content (FGNA is a non-partisan organization)

 

If you are banned from commenting on this page, you may appeal the decision or inquire about the status of your account to the FGNA Board by emailing fgnabloomington@gmail.com. The Board will review appeals quarterly. To this same address, you may also request to check content for acceptability prior to posting.

 

NOTES:
- While residents are welcome to advertise services they provide (pet sitting, lawn care, wood refinishing, etc.), we ask that these posts be limited to one post per month. Repetitive posts will be removed. This page is not intended to be used for commercial advertising.

- By request, FGNA will post homes that are for sale within the FGNA boundaries; we limit these posts to one per sale. If a home’s price changes by $2,500+, we will post the home a second time, also by request.

 

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