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How to Hold a Block Party
Written by NSN Coordinator   

The following description is based the work that Poets' Square Neighborhood Association did in preparation for their October 31, 2009 Halloween Block Party. The party was held 1-4 PM on Catalina Ave between Burns and Poe (SE of 5th St. and Columbus). Recommendations and tips are from Dave Salafsky who worked with his wife NA Co-chair Yissel Salafsky, and with NA Co-chair Amy Schaller and others to set up the event.

Start at least 90 days before the date of the event. There are a number of things to organize and you'll appreciate the time. Consider linking the event with a holiday, with a nearby neighborhood or with ongoing activities in the neighborhood.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 January 2010 )
Door-to-Door Business Outreach
Written by Neighborhoods Content Coordinator   

Some neighborhoods have worked to more actively include nearby businesses by walking door - to - door, getting acquainted and asking a few questions.

Barbara Lehmannn, of the Dodge Flower Neighborhood, offers the following:

"Attached is a business outreach package created by Leslie Clark (former chair of the Methamphetamine Free Alliance Business task force).  Although its primary focus is toward addressing meth and its associated crimes in our neighborhood, it's a model that can be personalized by each neighborhood."

Tucson Neighbors Building Community - Door-to-Door Business Outreach Project

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2008 )
What to do About an Ugly Property
Written by Neighborhoods Content Coordinator   

We received a comment and some advice from Joseph Miller, President of Midvale Neighborhood Association;

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Last Updated ( Friday, 08 May 2009 )
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