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FELON-TIF FUNDS-LIQUOR STORE: Are you outraged ?

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October 3, 2013

On Sunday,  September 29,2013 , the Chicago Tribune published a front page, above the fold, article on the state of economic development and the quality of life in South Austin. It is an important piece of research and history on Austin. www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-south-austin-liquor-store-20130929,0,1042994.story chicagotribune.com Blinking beer sign illuminates Austin’s problems Liquor store with ties to felon...
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CANA Monthly Meeting

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September 11, 2013

Title: CANA Monthly Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield, Third Unitarian Church Description: Your involvement is essential for creating a community you desire and deserve. . Come prepared to work on your ideas and concerns. Our meetings are short and focused on action steps. 6:30 pm to 7:00pm Calls to Action/Progress Reports/Activity Reports 5 minutes...
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Community of Congregations Focus on Austin

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September 11, 2013

Title: Community of Congregations Focus on Austin Location: Ascension Catholic Church, 808 s. East Ave, Oak Park Description: Recent publicity has presented a one dimensional portrait of the Austin community. In order to help us to get a better understanding of our neighbors and learn how we can meaningfully partner with them, the Oak...
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The BIG BLOCK PARTY is Back !!!! Saturday July 20th 10 AM – 4 PM

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July 18, 2013
The BIG BLOCK PARTY is Back !!!! Saturday July 20th 10 AM – 4 PM

  Remember last year’s party? Want another one? Well we heard you! It’s Back!!!  The 2nd Annual CANA Neighborhood Block Party returns  Saturday July 20th from 10-4 in the 5900 block of West End. That’s West End between Mason and Mayfield.   All of your old favorites will return plus some new ones .. ping...
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CANA WORK RECOGNIZED BY TUC

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May 27, 2013

We are honored and grateful to report this news. Third Unitarian Church has selected the Central Austin Neighborhood Association as one of the recipients of its newly created Share the Plate program. CANA is one of ten organizations that will receive a donation over the next 12 month.   Third Unitarian Church has provided...
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June 18, 2013 Meeting

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May 27, 2013

 Take Action Tuesday  Come prepared to work on your ideas and concerns. We look for creative solutions. Short and focused on action steps. Calls to action and community reports from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Topics scheduled for discussion include the corner garden planting and maintenance, and  July 20 neighborhood party planning  Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: 301...
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MARCH MEMO ON MEETINGS

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March 18, 2013

There will NOT be a general CANA meeting in this month of March.  Smaller working groups are continuing to advance projects scheduled for this year.  You can still contribute to the forward motion.  Your energy and input is important. You can respond to this email with your intentions or place your comments on our...
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TAKE ACTION TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19,2013

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February 18, 2013

TAKE ACTION TUESDAY MAKE IT HAPPEN !!!!! CENTRAL AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION   Come prepared to work on your ideas and concerns. Our meetings are short and focused on action steps.   6:30PM  to 8:00PM Tomorrow Tuesday February 19, 2013 301 N. Mayfield, Third Unitarian Church   6:30 pm to 7:00pm Calls to Action/Activity Reports...
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ANOTHER LIQUOR STORE !…..REALLY????????

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January 14, 2013
ANOTHER LIQUOR STORE !…..REALLY????????

ANOTHER LIQUOR STORE ??                                                                         REALLY ??????   How can you build a solid house if your contractor is setting small fires in the basement? How can a community continue to find the energy and resources to build and to improve its quality of life when it must expend so much of its limited...
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PARTICIPATE IN CREATING A BRIGHT 2013

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January 11, 2013

MAKE IT HAPPEN in 2013 !    Come participate in bringing out the beauty in our neighborhood, creating a neighborhood of peace with a greater sense of safety. Make a positive contribution to the revitalization of our community.   WHAT WE BELIEVE DETERMINES HOW WE BEHAVE.   NEXT MEETING TUESDAY JANUARY 15 6:30pm to...
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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December 7, 2012

Your Central Austin Neighborhood Association, CANA, is looking forward to the positive possibilities of the New Year. We are encouraged by the support we received during 2012 from college alumni associations, high school students, large corporations, small companies, and residents like you.   Because we joined together and worked on common goals, we were able...
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NOTES FROM LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR

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November 23, 2012

2013 EVENTS We remain excited and encouraged about the possibilities for our neighborhood. We continue to meet neighbors who share our desire for a better community.   We continue to be amazed at the number and type of resources that are available to assist in accomplishing this goal. These potential supporters are looking for...
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Can we throw a party? Yes we CANA!

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July 24, 2012
Can we throw a party?  Yes we CANA!

The first annual CANA Block Party/Festival was a wonderful success!  We had several hundred very happy neighbors that came out for this family friendly event this past Saturday. We had a full day the started with a group Tai Chi demonstration and exercise thanks to Jerry White   Group Tai Chi was followed by...
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CANA First Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off July 21st.

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July 15, 2012
CANA First Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off July 21st.

CANA with support from your neighbors and BUILD Inc will have our First Annual Block Party for our 16 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West...
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CANA Party Planning Meeting Tuesday

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July 11, 2012

CANA MEETING ON TUESDAY Don’t miss the next CANA meeting on Tuesday, July 17.  We need your help. We’ll be putting the finishing touches on preparations for our first annual block party the following Saturday, July 21.    Next meeting Tuesday July 17, 2012 6:30 PM 301 N Mayfield Third Unitarian Church   Block...
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Award Wining Corner Planting Kicked off May 19th With support from Brickyard Home Depot, Christ the King High School, Loyola University and ABC Bank

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May 21, 2012
Award Wining Corner Planting Kicked off May 19th With support from Brickyard Home Depot, Christ the King High School, Loyola University and ABC Bank

After weeks of preparation, CANA and neighbors with allot of help from our friends began re-planting our award winning corners.  We were joined by many organizations, businesses and residents.    A special thank you goes out to Brick Yard’s Home Depot who donated  mulch, flowers and discounted tools and other materials. We were also joined...
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National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Team Leads Service Project in CANA Neighborhood

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May 14, 2012
National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Team Leads Service Project in CANA Neighborhood

The National Black Masters in Business Administration’s (NBMBAA) Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program through the efforts of Lizette Marshall and her daughter Imani Marshall, a Whitney Young Senior and LOT Member, choose the CANA neighborhood for one of their service projects.  They choose to do a yard makeover for a home in our 16 block service...
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Christ the King High School Joins CANA residents for Student, Family and Faculty Service Event

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May 7, 2012
Christ the King High School Joins CANA residents for Student, Family and Faculty Service Event

CANA Welcomed Christ the King High School for their annual family, student and faculty community service event on May 5th.   We also had Leader’s Council Member Eric Kyereme in attendance as well. This is the second year they choose to spend it with us and we are extremely appreciative.  We enjoy all the support we have received...
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CANA and Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion Clean and Weed the Neighborhood on April 29th

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May 2, 2012
CANA and Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion Clean and Weed the Neighborhood on April 29th

We were joined by the Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion on Sunday April 29th for a street cleanup and weeding project.   We were very happy to host this family event for Oak Park Temple and CANA families. We were pleased to have almost as many children as adults participating. We met and started at...
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Annual Welcome Spring Cleaning Comes to the CANA Neighborhood with Residents, Duke Alumni Engage, Christ the King High School, and The Safer Foundation

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May 2, 2012
Annual Welcome Spring Cleaning Comes to the CANA Neighborhood with Residents, Duke Alumni Engage, Christ the King High School, and The Safer Foundation

CANA had our better natures on display on April 21st as we welcomed 58 volunteers to help cleanup our community. We had volunteers from our neighborhood joined by Third Unitarian Church members, the Duke University Alumni Engage team, Christ the King High School and The Safer Foundation.   We are truly touched with the outpouring...
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Be a Part of a Winning Team: Spread Beauty

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April 30, 2012

It’s May and already we can see the beginnings of another summer of wonderful accents throughout our neighborhood. Thanks to our work in April, and building upon the foundation we set last year, we are well prepared to create more beauty in Austin. YOU CAN BE PART OF AN AWARD WINNING TEAM.  Come and...
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Welcome Spring on April 21, 2012

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April 4, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., is Central Austin Neighborhood Association’s (CANA’s) Spring Cleanup Day.  CANA’s 16 square blocks are bordered by Austin Blvd. (W), Mason (E), Washington (S), and Corcoran (N). Equipment and supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring some or your own. Volunteers will meet at 9...
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SIGNS AND DOLLAR SIGNS: Can signs help a community

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March 7, 2012

Littered across the landscape of the 29th ward, you can see large 4 ft. by 4 ft. signs urging you to take action, to make a choice on one day of the year. The sign is asking you to vote for the alderman. The concept is that this choice will lead to a better quality of...
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Meeting Tonight at 6:30PM

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February 21, 2012

CANA MONTHLY MEETING Come join us in: bringing out the beauty in our neighborhood, creating a neighborhood of peace with a greater sense of safety, making a positive contribution to the revitalization of our community WHAT WE BELIEVE DETERMINES HOW WE BEHAVE. 6:30pm to 8:00pm Third Unitarian Church 301 N. Mayfield Come to plan...
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MEET TO PLAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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February 6, 2012

MAKE IT HAPPEN !!!!! Come participate in deciding what activities take place in your neighborhood this year.  Planning meeting at  6:30PM Tomorrow Tuesday February 7, 2012  301 N. Mayfield  Because we joined together and worked on common goals, we were able to make significant, positive changes in our neighborhood last year. We want to...
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