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Board Update: Why I Love Eagle Nest Essay Contest, dealing with barking dogs, return of Jet’s Pizza

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Hello Eagle Nest residents,Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of October 19:WIN A GIFT CARD: WHY I LIVE EAGLE NEST ESSAY CONTEST When it comes to neighborhoods on the northeast side, it’s hard to top Eagle Nest for neighbors, community amenities, social events, access to shopping, restaurants, businesses and more. But don’t take our word for it – we want to hear from you in our first annual “Why I Love Eagle Nest Essay Contest.”In 200 words or less, tell us why you love living in Eagle Nest and you could win a $50 gift card! (We’ll have second and third place prizes, too.) Simply email your essay to scottthien@comcast.net by October 31. We’ll publish the winning essays on our blog and Facebook page so all our neighbors can share your passion. Good luck!A WORD OR TWO ABOUT BARKING DOGS This time of year, it’s refreshing to open the windows and enjoy the fresh fall air, especially when so many folks are working from home because of COVID-19. But sometimes that can be difficul…

Board Update: Indianapolis issues Halloween guidance, Serendipity food truck on Tuesday, I-465/I-69 hearing and other reminders

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Hello Eagle Nest residents,

Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of October 12:

CITY ISSUES HALLOWEEN GUIDANCE
The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department recently announced public health and safety guidance for celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Eagle Nest Board does not have any enforcement powers for the following, so observance is up to residents:

Personal Protection Measures
Wear face coverings. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.Wash or sanitize your hands often.Clean frequently touched items regularly.Stay at least 6 feet away from those outside your household.Avoid indoor spaces that don’t allow for social distancing of at least 6 feet.Stay home and away from others if you are ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill with, or has symptoms of, COVID-19.Prohibited Halloween Activities
In-person social gatherings or parties more than 50 people are not permitted per the current MCPHD public health or…

Board Update: Public hearing on I-465/I-69 project, Backyard BBQ food truck on Wednesday, Crime Watch meeting October 6

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Eagle Nest residents,Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of October 5:ZOOM CRIME WATCH MEETING ON OCTOBER 6 Join us online via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, for our final Crime Watch meeting of the year. October is cyber-security month, perfect timing for expert advice on protecting your credit report and avoiding web fraud as we near the holiday shopping season. To join the meeting, email Crime Watch Coordinator Carolyn Goldenetz at goldenetz@gmail.com for credentials. Tuesday also is National Night Out, the annual anti-crime initiative in which law enforcement officials get out to meet their communities. Info: https://natw.orgINDOT HEARING ON CLEAR PATH 465 PROJECT ON OCT. 14 The I-465/I-69 interchange is going to get bigger – a lot bigger – in the next few years, and the state wants your input. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host an in-person public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Harrison Conference Center, 6002 …

Board Update: Leaf pickup schedule, Chef TLC on Tuesday, holiday Clubhouse rentals, Crime Watch meeting October 6

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Eagle Nest residents,

Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of September 28:

INDY DPW ANNOUNCES 2020 LEAF PICKUP DATES: Now that fall is here, it won’t be long before many of us are in the yard raking and bagging leaves. Be sure to save these key Eagle Nest leaf pickup dates, per the Indianapolis Department of Public Works: Pickup is every Tuesday, beginning November 10. Pickup ends Tuesday, December 1.

Following are DPW guidelines for pickup:
Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags are permitted, but they can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather. DPW may not pick up broken bags.Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pickup.Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on our normal trash day each Tuesday.While you’re raking, do your fellow neighbors a solid and clear leaves from storm drain inlets to prevent drainage and flooding problems.Remember, burning leaves is illegal in Marion County.Last year, DPW collected about 4,800 tons of leaves from Marion…

Board Update: House fire Go Fund Me update, Jet’s Pizza on Wednesday, large trash pickup reminder, North Shadeland Alliance news

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Eagle Nest residents,
Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of September 21:
GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN RAISES NEARLY $1,500!
The Board would like to thank everyone who has supported our Go Fund Me fundraiser thus far to benefit longtime residents Richard and Sheila Jackson, whose home on Sandpiper Court was extensively damaged by fire earlier this month. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but you can imagine the devastating loss of memories and personal property.
In true Eagle Nest fashion, our community was quick to respond. Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, our Go Fund Me campaign to help the Jacksons cover incidental living costs has raised nearly $1,500. And that’s in just one week!
This week, the Board will begin regular disbursements of funds to the Jacksons, but there’s still time to donate. The campaign will remain open and active through the end of the month, so if you want to donate CLICK HERE. Every dollar counts in a stressful time like this, so no donation is too small…

Board Update: Residents safe after house fire, Tuesday’s food truck, Clubhouse rental cleaning reminder

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Eagle Nest residents,Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of September 14:
RESIDENTS SAFE AFTER FIRE DAMAGES HOME:
The Board is sad to report the home of longtime Eagle Nest residents Richard and Sheila Jackson, 8419 Sandpiper Court, was extensively damage by fire last week. The blaze started in the garage and extensively damaged the two-story structure. Thankfully, neither Richard nor Sheila (or their pet) was hurt, but you can imagine the emotional strain of such a catastrophe.To help cover costs until the Jacksons’ insurance company steps in, the Board has set up a Go Fund Me page: Click here to donate. The hope is Eagle Nest residents will rally to support the Jacksons so they can enjoy a few meals, buy clothes, personal items, etc. Every dollar counts in a stressful time like this, so no donation is too small. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. UNION JACK COMING TUESDAY! Summer may be over, but our parade of food trucks at Clubhouse continues for your …

Board Update: Free popsicles on patio, Labor Day pool closure, September food trucks, trash pickup delay

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Eagle Nest residents,

Here’s a look at neighborhood news for the week of September 7:

FREE POPSICLES MONDAY AT THE POOL: To bid farewell to another great Eagle Nest pool season, the Board is handing out free popsicles on the pool patio to kids and adults from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7, while supplies last. Adults 21+ will like the alcohol-infused varieties, too! Enjoy this last taste of summer!
POOL CLOSES LABOR DAY: A reminder that Labor Day is the last day of operations for the pool –hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience this season as we worked through minor delays and capacity limits due to COVID-19. (It’s worth noting that nearby Sahm Park Aquatic Center opened weeks after we did, even though the city has considerably more resources.) We know it was inconvenient, but the disruptions were necessary to ensure resident safety – our No. 1 priority. Thank you to Pool Manager Samantha Burns, Head Guard Emily Smith and the rest of the team for a…