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Blue Ridge Uprooters!

I’m please to announce the immediate availability of our very own pair of neighborhood Uprooters! These were purchased with funds provided in part through the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program and your Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association dues. If you have invasive plants on your property, these tools are an excellent, herbicide-free . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge Uprooters!

2017 Election Results and Analysis

Thanks to everyone that came to the meeting this past week. Even though we didn’t have any real competition among the candidates and the result was practically predetermined, we still had to hold an election by ballot because the constitution (now bylaws) required it. I also had forgotten to add an amendment to forego an . . . → Read More: 2017 Election Results and Analysis

2017 Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) Spring Cleanup

What: Subsidized pick up of brush and limbs.

Why: The BRNA is sponsoring this collection of plant debris to help BRNA members secure a volume discount. In addition, the collection helps property owners comply with Bloomington’s Municipal Code Title 12, Chapter 12.24.040 (2), which requires property owners to keep brush trimmed from sidewalks and streets.

. . . → Read More: 2017 Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) Spring Cleanup

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

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

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

Blue Ridge is now on Twitter

If you like to get notified of new posts to the Blue Ridge website you can now follow @BlueRidge_Bloom on Twitter. Any new posts to the site will be announced here. Just look for the Twitter “Follow” button on the website’s front page or simply follow @BlueRidge_Bloom in your favorite Twitter client.

As a reminder, . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge is now on Twitter

Blue Ridge Picnic

The annual Blue Ridge Picnic will be Sunday, Sept. 8, 4:30-??? on E. Oliver Dr. Bring yourself and family, your own table service, and a side dish to share. Meats (pork, chicken) and drinks provided. Neighborhood directories will be available.

Hope to see you all there!

Note: East Oliver Dr will be closed to . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge Picnic

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