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All the News that Fits November 2020

Hello neighbors, a lot going on in Austin. We try to inform folks of events impacting the ‘hood. We also try and update events/happenings from our neighbors.
Missing something, let us know. Thanks

A Couple of Updates:
Becker Elementary Fall Festita
Hi Neighbors, I’m the PTA President at Becker Elementary your neighborhood public school since 1936! We have had to reinvent our usual Fall Festival, and I’ve been inspired by the Neighborhood Strolls Kate has been organizing for BCNA. Next Saturday Becker will be doing something similar and we could use help from the neighbors near the school for:
Fall Festita –
Becker Bobcats ON THE PROWL
Saturday, Nov. 14 2pm – 4pm

This is a masked up, socially distanced, Nature Walk meets Treasure Hunt around the perimeter of the school and through the neighborhood. I have attached a rough draft of our Treasure Map families will receive that shows the route. We will be placing various art activations, music, and treasures to see along the sidewalks of this route.

We have asked Becker Teachers to share inspirational messages for students/families and we are going to make signs with these messages on them that we would like to post, in creative ways, along the route.
THIS IS WHERE WE NEED HELP from these neighbors:
-on S. 3rd between Annie St. and Monroe
-on Bouldin Ave between Annie and Monroe
-on Briar between Annie and Milton
-on Monroe between S. 3rd and S. 5th
-on Annie St. between S. 3rd and Briar

If you are in the area listed, please use this google spreadsheet
to indicate if we can drop off a sign for you to put up in your yard. Maybe you know a neighbor who isn’t on the listserve? If you can get their agreement please add their info too. We would love to drop off the sign for you to display as visibly as possible on your fence/in yard/on porch, but we can also reuse some yard signs and post it in front of your house for you. We are flexible! You are invited to hang out on your porch to cheer “Viva Becker” for families as they go by during the event and anything else festive or creative you can think of is welcome.

If ANYONE in the neighborhood wants to help with donating leftover yard signs, we will take them. They can be dropped off inside the fence across the street from Becker in the yard where the chicken coop is. Please use the google doc above to indicate if you will be bringing signs over. Does anyone have an art car they would be willing to slowly drive through the route during the event? Many thanks neighbors!
I can be emailed at
Shobie Partos W. Annie St.

Farm to Market to Close
Received from
Peg McCoy Sun, Nov 8, 1:50 PM (1 day ago)
to BouldinForum
Hello Neighbors:
Thank you all for supporting the shop over the past 15 years. It has been a great pleasure to be a part of the neighborhood.
Thanksgiving, November 26th, will be Farm to Market’s last day. I’ve sold the shop to Steph Steele, a lifelong Grocer (including a 24 year Whole Foods career and most recently teamed up with Larry McGuire to re-imagine and open Swedish Hill). Steph will reopen Farm to Market as Tiny Grocer after a few months of rejuvenation. Tiny Grocer will maintain the communal spirit of Farm to Market but will embrace long needed updates and improvements. You’ll be able to order sandwiches and prepared foods to go (more than likely on an app) and pick up a wide assortment of local products and specialty items. Tiny’s will be a great addition to SOCO 2021.
Since Steph is closing down for a few months, we’ll need to sell down the inventory and donate the rest. We will begin having sales as it gets closer to Thanksgiving and you may notice we may be out of some things. Please help us by coming to Farm to Market to shop and we appreciate your understanding if we don’t have exactly what you need but maybe you can find something similar.
Bitter sweet for me. I will miss you all. Better said: Tim, Chase, Kevin, Emily and I will miss you all.
Farm to Market Family

National, State and Local Elections November 3rd-you know what to do!
Very local elections-Neighborhood Association elections coming December 8
As every year, we will hold Officer and Sector Rep elections at our December meeting. Anyone who wants to run for a position or vote needs to be a registered member of our association by November 30. If you are not registered – or not sure whether you are — please contact the BCNA Treasurer, Ronnie Dittmar, at All he needs is your name and address.
Link to Bulletin for more election information HERE

Bouldin Forum Listserve is moving to
As you might know, Yahoo Groups will cease to exist by the end of this year. After some research, we have decided to move the BCNA listserve to
In order to make the process as seamless as possible, one of the Group Moderators will download a list of all current active Yahoo Group members and upload it to
You will receive an invitation to participate which you need to accept in order to activate your membership.
When you click on the link, you can set your password to the group and make a choice of how to receive your e-mails:
1) Each individual one
2) Digest – you receive an e-mail once there are more 12 messages
3) Daily – you’ll receive a daily e-mail with all notifications
4) Special Notices only
As a reminder, I am attaching a copy of BCNA’s Netiquette which was approved at last week’s General Association meeting HERE
Thank you,
Jesse Moore
President, BCNA

To subscribe, please email:
Be sure to include your full name and address of residence in Bouldin Creek.
Group Owner:
Note: It is best to keep using your Yahoo forum also until everyone has transferred over-Yahoo forums end December 15.

Just a reminder Algae along Lady Bird Lake– keep your dogs safe!

Neighborhood Food Pantry-The Buy Nothing Project
Sherry Holdridge and the Buy Nothing Project have stepped up and organized a neighborhood food pantry, (and delivery for those who cannot drive!!). They have provided a place where you can drop off your goods, and others can pop by to receive a little help. More info in October-November Bulletin HERE

The Bouldin Stroll! Coming back every Thursday from 6-8 pm.
Do the Bouldin Stroll on Thursdays 6-8 pm. Get out and sit in your front yard or on your porch, go for a walk and wave and chat to neighbors, or take the kids on their bikes around the hood. More info in the October-November Bulletin.
Thanks to Kate Francis for organizing

Pumpkin Contest and winners-a big thank you to Kate Francis for organizing this.
Also congratulations and thanks to all our neighbors who helped make this Halloween, a fun event this year! Pumpkins and winners HERE

Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings on and of which to be aware:

BCNA Meeting Schedules:
Note: All meetings subject to change during current health regulations.
Currently meetings are arranged via Zoom meetings.
More information as available.
BCNA General Association Meeting:
2ndTuesday, every other month
BCNA Steering Committee Meeting:
1st Monday, each month
BCNA Zoning Committee Meeting:
3rd Monday each month
Meetings at 6:45pm
The High Road, 700 Dawson Road-when back to normal?