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Dear Neighbors,

 

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we would love to begin a holiday tradition with all of you!

 

Please join us in celebrating this (And hopefully every) holiday season by lining our neighborhood with candle luminaries! Help us “light the way for Santa and his sleigh” on Saturday, December 16, 2017, starting at 6:00pm and transform our neighborhood into a beautiful winter village!

 

The luminaries consist of a small candle placed in 2-3 inches of sand inside a white paper bag. Fold the top of the bag down slightly before lighting.

 

Participating families line the street in front of their house and if desired, their driveways and walkways, too! The luminaries are placed 3 feet apart and everyone lights their candles at 6:00pm. We should have (Weather permitting) several hours to enjoy the impressive sight.

 

If you will not be home to light your candles, but you wish to participate, a neighbor can light your candles for you! Just let us (or your neighbor) know beforehand! If you are interested in participating, the Chantilly Neighborhood Association has provided all the supplies for this year’s event.

 

Supplies will be available for pickup at:

2333 Chesterfield Ave (front porch).  Starting December 11, 2017 through December 16, 2017.

 

We are recommending 20 “kits” (white bag, candle, sand) per house.  Please email Steven Lucente slucente@snyderlucente.com with any questions.

 

Thank you and best wishes this holiday season,

 

The CNA.

We will be holding our next quarterly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday 12/12 at 7:00PM. Watershed Church has graciously offered to allow us to continue to use this space for our meetings so after a brief hiatus we will be back in the old Chantilly Hall located at 2101 Shenandoah Ave at the corner of Shenandoah and The Plaza. We have a full agenda to discuss so we hope to see you all there!

As many of you are aware, the former Chantilly Hall has been purchased by Watershed Church. They have recently completed their renovations to the space and moved in last weekend in preparation of their first service this coming weekend. They have asked that we share the message below with our Chantilly residents and we hope that you will give them a warm welcome them to the neighborhood.

 

Greetings from Watershed Church… we’d like to officially introduce ourselves as your new neighbors in Chantilly Hall! If you were around last Sunday you may have noticed our community moving in. To say we are excited that this moment has arrived is an understatement. We are so looking forward to becoming a part of the fabric of the Chantilly Neighborhood and getting to know those of you who also call this area home!

This coming Sunday, December 3rd, will be our first morning operating in Chantilly. Our two gatherings (services) will be 9:15AM and 11:00AM, each one lasting about 75 minutes total, allowing for a 30 minute transitional time in between. Should anyone from the neighborhood be curious or interested, we would be thrilled for you to attend either gathering next Sunday or on any Sunday to follow! You can learn more about our December series, COMFORT + JOY, here: www.watershedcharlotte.com/current-series

We also look forward to hosting the Chantilly neighborhood association meeting in December and welcome anyone to come to see the “new” space during that time. Thank you for all the hospitality we have experienced over this past year as we’ve moved through this process. We are looking forward to being neighbors and adding value to the Chantilly neighborhood in the years to come! 

With Gratitude, The Watershed Staff
www.watershedcharlotte.com

Creek ReLeaf

 

As many of you are aware, our beloved Chantilly Park has seen quite a few changes due to the development of the new ecological sanctuary. As this project comes to a close, we are fortunate enough to have been chosen as this year’s Creek Releaf project site. Creek ReLeaf is a collaborative effort of the Charlotte Public Tree Fund, Central Piedmont Community College, the Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group and Mecklenburg County Stormwater Services to preserve and plant trees along Mecklenburg County streams to improve air and water quality and stream side habitat.  They also partner with TreesCharlotte when plantings occur in Charlotte.

 

As of 2016 Creek ReLeaf events have resulted in the planting of 21,200 trees and the education of 4,000 volunteers on the value of trees for our environment, our parks, and our community’s health.  The volunteers have given our local communities over 12,000 hours of their time through this program. This year’s event will be their tenth annual Creek ReLeaf tree planting and registered volunteers will plant 1,500 trees along Briar Creek in Charlotte on November 18th.

 

The planting will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at around 11:30 a.m. Over 400 volunteers have registered this year, including scouts, students, employee groups and families. Lunch for registered volunteers will be provided on site immediately following the planting and they will also raffle off some great prizes. If you would like to help out with the planting effort, please visit creekreleaf.com for additional information and to preregister for the event.

 

Due to the high number of volunteers who have registered with this project, we expect there to be a significant amount of cars parking in our neighborhood during the event. We have instructed the volunteers to first park at the vacant business lot at the end of Shenandoah Ave, but expect this to be filled up quickly leading to many additional cars being parked along our streets. To avoid unnecessary congestion, we would ask that, if possible, please park your cars in your driveways and off of the streets the morning of Saturday 11/18. 

 

We are also in search of a few volunteers who will help assist with the parking to ensure the volunteers know where they need to park, and to locate Chantilly Park. Parking volunteers are expected to be needed from 8:30AM-10:00AM. If you would like to volunteer, please email your information to volunteer@ichantilly.org

On Tuesday, October 31st we will be holding our 18th annual Halloween parade in the Chantilly Neighborhood thanks to Maddie and Ruth Healy and the Chantilly Neighborhood Association. Neighbors and nearby friends are encouraged to come dressed up in Halloween costumes and participate in a family friendly march down Shenandoah Ave to collect candy and experience a festive start to a night full of trick or treating.

 

We will begin the lineup for the parade at 2441 Shenandoah Ave at 4:30PM and will conclude the parade outside of Chantilly Hall where the Chantilly Neighborhood Association will be serving up pizza and refreshments to those who are interested (sign up sheet attached). Neighbors are encouraged to hand out candy to the young trick or treaters as they pass by between the 2400 and 2100 blocks of Shenandoah.

 

Who is Maddie Healy?  Come meet her! This is a wonderful neighborhood tradition that has organically grown since Maddie was a young girl – with an energetic mother, Ruth -that celebrates the great spirit of the neighborhood and is great fun for kids of all ages.

 

Please click on the attachment for instructions to make your reservations for pizza – please email Ashley Abelson at social@iChantilly.org if you are willing to help volunteer to setup or takedown.  See you Tuesday, October 31!

 

Halloween Parade 2017 Flyer

 

If you have not yet joined your neighborhood association, it’s not too late – Click here for links to joining, as well as past newsletters

 

 

Hilly Chantilly 5k 10/1

On Sunday, October 1st, our neighborhood will be hosting our second annual Hilly Chantilly 5k. This chip timed, USATF certified 5k race begins and ends at the corner of The Plaza and Shenandoah Ave. Despite the moniker, total elevation gain for the entire course is approximately 100 ft. Starting on Shenandoah, heading east, the course crosses The Plaza. Families with strollers are asked to assemble at the rear of the starting line group. It is a fast start, featuring a long downhill on Shenandoah Ave. The first right turn is slightly more than a half mile away onto Lorna St, which takes runners on a winding southward path including the Lorna Loop. At the first mile marker, Lorna Loop terminates on Kingsbury Drive – three successive left turns take runners from Kingsbury to Bascom St. to Wyanoke Ave. The course will be well-marked to guide runners down Wyanoke to Chantilly Park and back to Bascom. With a right then left turn, runners will encounter the second mile marker on a gentle incline up Laburnum Ave. The water station will be near this point. Two right turns bring runners downhill on Bay St., followed by two left turns up the final hill on Chesterfield Ave. A right turn on The Plaza leads to a sprint finish.

For more information and to register for the race, please visit our website at www.hillychantilly.org 

Our next CNA meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday 9/12 at 7:00 PM. Due to the construction underway at the old Chantilly Hall, we will be holding this meeting at the nearby Grier Heights Community Center located at 3100 Leroy St, Charlotte, NC 28205. Topics include:

 

  •  An introduction to the new officers and board members of the CNA

  •  An update on the Chantilly Hall/Watershed Church project

  •  The Treasurer’s update

  •  Neighborhood Crime Update

  •  And discussion of upcoming events in the neighborhood

 

*****The meeting will be held as scheduled*****

It’s hard to believe that summer is over, kids have gone back to school, cooler weather is right around the corner, and it’s time for our next neighborhood adopt-a-street cleanup! We’re doing things a little differently this year as we typically hold the cleanup after our neighborhood meetings (next one is Tuesday 9/12), but this year we’re joining our neighbors in the Plaza Midwood and Belmont to host an inter-neighborhood effort.

 

Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM we will be cleaning up our adopted streets in Chantilly. Our volunteers will meet at the corner of Bascom St and Shenandoah Ave. All required supplies will be provided by Keep Charlotte Beautiful (pickers, bags, safety vests, etc.) so all you need to do is show up and be ready to lend a hand.

 

Once the streets are clean all volunteers are welcome to join the other neighborhood volunteers at the nearby Catawba Brewery  from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for a chance to make some new friends and enjoy some games and prizes.

 

We hope to see you there!

At long last, the neighborhood is getting new signs!

 

The board members of the Chantilly Neighborhood Association are very excited to announce that we have finally gotten approval to install our brand new Chantilly Neighborhood signs. We decided to have four signs placed strategically on the entry points into the neighborhood and we will also be installing one sign at the entrance to the Chantilly Neighborhood Park. The exact locations of the new signs are listed below as well as a picture of the sign top and logo.

 

We are currently scheduled to have them all installed on Tuesday 8/28 and barring any delay, it should be completed in one day. Please keep an eye out for them next week and we hope that you all enjoy the new addition!

 

512 Bascom Street

2100 Shenandoah Avenue

2101 Chesterfield Avenue

2120 Bay Street

Chantilly Park Entrance

 

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Please join us for a double-feature movie night this Friday, June 9th sponsored by Genevieve Williams!

Doors open at 6PM!

Movie Night

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