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					NELSON NEWS                                                               Downtown and Proud
A quarterly publication informing and encouraging the residents and businesses of Nelson Neighborhood

PO Box 1224, Muskegon, MI 49443                 Spring 2011                     nnia.news@gmail.com
      Contacting NNIA                            Your New NNIA Board of Directors
President                           The Nelson Neighborhood Improvement Association held its election
William Parker (747-6756)
                                    for the Board of Directors in February. The following is your new
Vice President                      Board:
Larry Spataro (725-9384)
                                    William Parker, President; Larry Spataro, Vice President;     Daniel
Secretary
Dan Rinsema-Sybenga (740-5676)
                                    Rinsema-Sybenga, Secretary; Susan Kroes, Treasurer.
Treasurer                           Irene Cooper, Ann Craig, Christopher Drake, Romella Ealom,
Susan Kroes (722-0398)              Rebecca Flowers, Dollie Hippchen, Bill Krick, Gregory Laws, Amy
Membership Committee
                                    Varnado, and Bill Wright.
Dollie Hippchen (726-4890)          Please feel free to contact your board members with any questions.
Newsletter Editor                   Phone numbers for those not listed to the left can be found on the
Christopher Drake (740-9406)        City of Muskegon website at: www.shorelinecity.com

                                                           Welcome Spring!
        NNIA Mission
                                    Spring has arrived in Nelson Neighborhood! For many of us, it brings
Nelson              Neighborhood    spring cleaning, community gardening, and the opening of the
Improvement Association, as a       Muskegon Farmers Market.
community-based organization,
is    an    agent    of    change   Community Gardens are located at 257 Muskegon Avenue, and
empowering the community to         1224 5th street (across from Nelson Place Apartments). Contact Bill
maintain and improve the quality    Krick (747-6966) for more information.
of life, plan for the future, and   Muskegon Farmers Market, 700 Yuba Street, opens on May 4, rain
encourage good relationships        or shine. The hours are 6am until 3pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and
among residents, agencies,          Saturday. The flea market operates on Wednesdays 6am until 3pm.
houses      of    worship,    and   Bridge Cards are accepted.
businesses of our neighborhood
and other neighborhoods.            Call 722-3251 or go to www.muskegonfarmersmarket.com for more
                                    information.
     Monthly Meetings               Dumpster Day will be on May 14 at Craig School, 1580 Park, from
                                    8am until noon. If you can help out, please contact Dan Rinsema-
Day: 3rd Wednesday                  Sybenga at 286-8608.
Board Meeting: 5:30-6:30            Unused Medication Collection, sponsored by the Muskegon Area
General Meeting: 6:30-7:15          Medication Disposal Program will be held at the Muskegon Fire
                                    Department, 770 Terrace Street, on April 30 from 10am until 2pm.
Location:
Nelson Place Apartments             You can find more information at: http://www.mamdp.com
350 Houston Avenue                  Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted
Community Room.                     at the employee parking lot of the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice
Note: Please park on Houston        The event will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 9am-1pm at the
Avenue, as the parking lot has a    Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice employee parking lot on Pine Street.
limited number of spaces for        Please enter the lot off Walton Avenue.
residents and their guests.
                                    You can find more details at: co.muskegon.mi.us/hhw
Spring 2011                                    Nelson News                                          Page 2

                                          NNIA Membership
NNIA is supported through dues paid by its members. If you are not a member, we would welcome your
participation. Being a member ensures that you will be notified by email of all meetings, NNIA events,
and other special notices and also allows you to vote for board members at the annual meeting. The
NNIA membership year begins January 1st.
                   Please contact Dollie Hippchen or any member for more information.
                                                   or
              Go to the City of Muskegon website and download a membership application at:
                         www.muskegon-mi.gov/community/neighborhoods/nelson


                                      NNIA Newsletter Online
The NNIA Newsletter is now available online at the City of Muskegon Website. It is available in PDF
format. The electronic version of the newsletter contains additional news that we simply cannot fit on this
sheet of paper.
          Log on to: www.muskegon-mi.gov/community/neighborhoods/nelson for the latest issue.

                                      Neighborhood Security
If you see something suspicious, don’t hesitate to report it to police. Below are several ways to report
crime in addition to calling 9-1-1.
                        Muskegon Police 724-6750 or Silent Observer 722-7463
                                    or Muskegon.schooltipline.com
               or students send a report text "@tip" then your anonymous msg to 847847

                                           Events Calendar
APRIL 20:     NNIA MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 30:     MUSKEGON COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
APRIL 30:     UNUSED MEDICATION COLLECTION
MAY 4:        MUSKEGON FARMERS MARKET OPENS
MAY 14:       DUMPSTER DAY
MAY 18:       NNIA MONTHLY MEETING
JUNE 15:      NNIA MONTHLY MEETING
JULY 20:      NNIA MONTHLY MEETING

              A Message from Dollie Hippchen, Membership Committee Chair
I will be available to meet with residents and business owners about Nelson Neighborhood issues by
appointment on Thursdays between 11am and 5pm at:
                                   First Congregational Church Office
                                          1201 Jefferson Street
                                           Phone: 726-3254
Scheduling an appointment to talk or meet with me may be the best way to voice any concerns without
having to wait until the next monthly meeting.

				
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