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Jo Basey Thanked for Eight Years as BRNA President

Jo Basey was President of our Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association from 2007 to 2015. Milestones accomplished during her time in office include:

Blue Ridge annual meeting and election of officers conducted as an official meeting separate from the annual picnic Blue Ridge website, which received the City of Bloomington’s 2011 Mayor’s Excellence Award New landscaping . . . → Read More: Jo Basey Thanked for Eight Years as BRNA President

Hand in Hand Program

Do you have non-perishable food items that you’d like to clear out of your pantry? Consider donating them to area food pantries though Stone Belt’s Hand in Hand program. This program provides individual with disabilities meaningful work by helping to collect food donations in neighborhoods in Bloomington and the surrounding area.

Call +1 812 332 . . . → Read More: Hand in Hand Program

Photos from the 2015 Annual Picnic

Nextdoor: a New Neighborhood Website/Social Network

Greetings fellow Blue Ridgers:

The Bloomington Police Department has partnered with a new neighborhood web service (Nextdoor) and from what I’ve seen, I am very impressed. If everyone signs up, this could become our main communication tool for the neighborhood. The press release follows, but here is the essential info:

Blue Ridge is currently a . . . → Read More: Nextdoor: a New Neighborhood Website/Social Network

Photos from the 2014 Annual Picnic

Annual Picnic on Oliver Drive – Sunday, Sept. 14, 4:30 PM

Mark your calendars to come chat and break bread with your neighbors. The BRNA provides the meat (BBQ pork and chicken), drinks, tables and chairs. Each neighbor is asked to bring their own table service plus a covered dish or dessert to share. If you’re new to the neighborhood and want to feel more connected . . . → Read More: Annual Picnic on Oliver Drive – Sunday, Sept. 14, 4:30 PM

2014 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held on August 12th at 7:00 PM at the Holiday Inn (1710 N Kinser Pike). This is a great chance to meet your fellow neighbors, board members, and get useful information from our guest speakers.

This year’s guest speakers are:

Seth Inman Operations Manager/Plant Healthcare Technician for Turf ‘n Tree . . . → Read More: 2014 Annual Meeting

Recap: Neighborhood Clean-up

The Blue Ridge Neighborhood, established in 1958, has grown into a mature neighborhood with a tranquil park like ambiance.

However, this wonderful environment has caused some conflicts with the safe passage of motorists and pedestrians within the neighborhood. To respond to complaints about this issue, the Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) board began action to . . . → Read More: Recap: Neighborhood Clean-up

Home Security & Safety Tips from City of Bloomington Police Department


1) Make sure that windows and doors latch securely. Place dowel rods or a sturdy piece of wood in the window and/or door tracks.

2) Use door locks and install deadbolt locks.

3) Use or install peepholes on entry door. Be cautious about opening door for those you do not know.

. . . → Read More: Home Security & Safety Tips from City of Bloomington Police Department

2013 Blooming Neighborhoods Celebration

The Blooming Neighborhoods Celebration gives neighborhood residents the opportunity to meet, learn and share their insights and activities with each other. Bloomington’s neighborhoods all have their own distinctive charm which makes for a fun morning of exploring the neighborhoods in our community.

Here is a picture of our own Jeanne Galbreath from the Blooming . . . → Read More: 2013 Blooming Neighborhoods Celebration