A Letter from your ANA President
 Ron Dehn - ANA President

Ron Dehn - ANA President

Greetings to all Astor neighbors as fall has once again returned to Wisconsin. For me, this is the most beautiful season of the year, but I will truly miss the sunny summer days out on the pontoon boat floating around and soaking up the sun.

I want to thank all the Green Bay residents who supported our refreshment stand this summer during the City Band concerts. I believe it turned out to be our best summer ever. Thank you to those who attended Movie Night and our Back to School Potluck Dinner. I also want to thank the 150 people who joined us for the “If Homes Could Talk” tour this year. I enjoyed meeting many of you on the tour and sharing some of the restoration work that we are engaging in with our old home. Thank you also to Chris Dunbar of the Brown County Historical Society for all your efforts with this project.

We’re looking forward to the ANA Wine Tasting again this year, but we need volunteers! Please consider helping out by securing or providing donations, or more importantly, by hosting the event in your home. We can help with logistics if you can help with manpower, contributions, or most importantly by sharing your beautiful home!! Please, please contact me if you are able to help out in any way. We are expecting to have another highly successful fundraiser this year and are looking forward to meeting and mingling with so many interesting neighbors. As always, we are seeking board members for our organization. We could really use some fresh insight and we could all benefit from the energy that new brilliant minds could provide. We can also use help from volunteers for everything we do. If you are out there and looking for one or two fun activities to participate in, just reach out to any one of us listed on the newsletter.

With that, I hope you all enjoy this fall season and engage with your neighbors to make this an even greater and safer neighborhood.

Ron Dehn
President Astor Neighborhood Association

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Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale

This year, our neighbors at Union Congregational Church will be selling Christmas Trees and Christmas Wreaths. Sales will begin the Friday 11/24 at the church, and will take place on Fridays 4:00 – 8:00, Saturdays 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sundays 12:00pm – 6pm. Sales will continue until supplies are gone. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Carels at 920-321-6809.

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Hospital Area Proposed Parking Changes

UPDATE FROM ALDERMAN BILL GAVIN 9-18-2018

My attempt to partially remove the Residential Parking Ordinance at the recent Bike, Ped, Traffic Committee meeting ended with the Committee sending it back to staff to further study. This was due to a strong showing by residents who did not want to see any changes to the ordinance. I will keep you posted through your association if I make another proposal based on staff input.


Hello Astor Neighbors,

In our Summer Astor Outlook, Alderman Galvin wrote possible changes to the parking restrictions. At our last ANA meeting, Ald. Galvin shared what the proposed changes that will be brought to the Traffic, Bicycle and Traffic Commission meeting on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:30pm, City Hall room 207. 

The following is a summary of what parking stays the same and what the proposed changes are:

·     There will be NO change in parking restrictions NORTH of Porlier St. to Mason St.

·     SOUTH of Porlier will be changed to 2 hour parking 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday thru Friday. There will be no restricted parking south of Porlier on weekend.

·     The 600 blocks of Emilie and Eliza Streets, (on either side of Aldo School) will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

·     The 1000 and 1100 blocks of Porlier will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

·     The 600 to 900 blocks on Clay Street will remain the SAME for parking restrictions-no changes.

Hospital Area Proposed Parking Changes Map (PDF)

Timeline: The Committee meets Sept 17. If the commission makes any changes at all to the restricted area, they will take effect for a 90 day trial period. After 90 days, the city council review and either change, leave as is, or revert back to the previous restrictions. 

ANA wants to communicate this proposal to you all, so that you’ll have the opportunity to weigh in before the Committee votes. Below are the contacts for your Alderman, and the Committee. If you have comments, concerns, etc., please share with these individuals! Your voice matters!

Alderman Bill Galvin
District4@greenbaywi.gov
920-639-4640

 

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Back to School Potluck

UPDATE:  The Astor Neighborhood Back to School potluck has been moved to First Lutheran's basement, 743 S. Monroe Ave. (across from the band shell), still at 6 PM tonight.

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The Astor Neighborhood annual Back to School potluck is planned for this Tues. Sept. 04, at St. James Park, beginning at 6 PM. Chef Devin Summers will once again provide hot dogs and hamburgers (courtesy of American Foods), buns, potato salad, baked beans, relish trays, condiments, plates, silverware, and napkins. Bottled water and pop also be provided. Please bring a dish to pass, and yourselves.

Feel free to contact Pastor Paul Schleis (621-0460pschleis@new.rr.com) if there are any questions. In case of inclement weather, the meal will be moved to the basement of First Ev. Lutheran Church, across from the St. James bandshell.

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2018 “IF THESE HOMES COULD TALK” TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Do you love historical homes and would like to hear their stories?  “If Homes These Could Talk” is an annual event in partnership with the Astor Neighborhood Association (ANA) and the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) to document the social and architectural history of the Astor Neighborhood. In February of 1980, the Astor Historic District officially came into being and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places. As such, it was designated as a neighborhood worthy of recognition and preservation.  For our tour homeowners provide written signs and graphics to be placed in front their homes, telling stories and offering information from the recent or not-so-recent past.  Some may allow us in their homes or gardens and tell us tales of past residents. This year’s guided walking tour will take place on September 15th 2018 from 10AM to 12:30PM throughout the twenty-five-block of the District. The Tour will start at Union Congregational Church. During the Civil War era, the church was, at one point, on the "Underground Railroad", which assisted escaped slaves in gaining their freedom. From there you will be divided in groups with a Tour Leader to guide you to the 15 participating homes. A Tour of Historical Hazelwood; home to the Brown County Historical Society, is also included with your ticket! Built overlooking the historic Fox River, Hazelwood was originally the home of the Morgan and Elizabeth Martin family who were a political and cultural force in the city and state for almost one hundred years. It is filled with many original furnishings, family photographs, paintings and artifacts. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1964. The walk is also a fundraiser for each of us to continue to our missions of historical preservation. Please join us, bring a friend and put on your walking shoes!

Tickets are 15.00 (plus handling) and are on sale now on the Brown County Historical Society website:  http://www.browncohistoricalsoc.org/  

See you in September!

 

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