Neighbors form committee on Hillside property

More than 40 residents attended an SNA-sponsored meeting on the future of the former Hillside Health Center between Chace and Hillside Avenues on August 10. The nursing home entered bankruptcy in 2003 and was forced to close its doors in June of 2004. Neighbors are concerned about how future use of the property will help or harm the neighborhood.

At the meeting, neighbors formed a new, SNA-affiliated working committee, chaired by John Smithers of Hillside Ave, to represent neighborhood interests in the re-development of the large complex. The new committee will monitor developments at Hillside, including current court cases and future regulatory proceedings, keep neighbors informed and aware and advocate for re-using the Hillside buildings in ways that are most appropriate to our residential neighborhood.

To learn more about the committee or to share information about the Hillside Health Center, please contact John Smithers: (401) 751-2505 or by email:

Read the full notes of the Hillside Committee meetings here. (more…)

What SNA members care about

July 6 – Thanks to all the households in Summit (144 and growing!) which have stepped up to join Summit Neighborhood Association in 2006. We always ask new and renewing members what they care about. Most people don’t take advantage, but many do. In no particular order or organization, here’s what SNA members have said is on their minds as they mailed their 2006 memberships in.


SNA Yard sale beats the weather

Tiki - Yard Sale 2006

Hundreds of neighbors and visitors purchased almost $2,000 worth of donated goods at Summit Neighborhood Association’s Annual Yard Saturday, May 20, a week later than originally scheduled due to the torrential rains of the last week.

The results were a fine reward for many weeks of effort by our peerless Yard Sale coodinators Truck Drivin’ Connie Chesbrough and Michelle “The Yard Sale Runs Itself” Tuck. They were backed up by SNA’s large team of volunteer haulers, toters, pricers, sorters and sellers. Thank you all very much.

We owe our success to the many generous neighbors who donated useful and marketable items ranging from a china set to a sectional sofa. Not to mention lots and lots of books, thanks largely to the generous sharing of the Friends of Rochambeau Library.

SNA Yard Sale Postponed to May 20th

Due to the sogginess, the Annual SNA Yard Sale at the Church of the Redeemer was postponed until Saturday May 20th at 9  AM. The weather forecast looks good for Saturday, so please come out, have some fun, find some treasures, and support your neighborhood !

2006 Annual Meeting Q&A

March 9 – After the formalities at our Annual Meeting, we opened the floor to questions for our guests and experts from the city. Here’s what neighbors wanted to know and what we were able to learn about sidewalks, trees, zoning regulations and (more…)

SNA 2006 Annual Meeting Reviews 2005, elects new Board

Thursday, March 9 – About 65 neighbors and guests from government filled the Community Room at Rochambeau Library on Thursday March 9 for Summit Neighborhood Association’s 2006 Annual Meeting. Trees and sidewalks received a lot of attention with City Forester Doug Still on hand and fresh news that some sidewalks in Summit will be repaired this summer was welcomed. (more…)

The Social Web and SNA

We’ve setup a few new “Social Web” tools for SNA members. Members of the SNA group on eventful can add Summit Neighborhood-related events to this online-calendar. These event listings will be viewable on Eventful (as well as several other popular websites should you opt to do so when adding the event.) These SNA-related events will also auto-magically appear here on the SNA website. We’d love to have you help us inform neighbors about upcoming events in the neighborhood, so if you would like to join this group, pls email us so we can send you an invite. Summit is a very photogenic neighborhood and if you use Flickr for your online photo storage, you can easily share your photos with other neighbors by submitting them to the Summit Neighborhood Flickr pool. These pictures will also auto-magically appear here on the SNA website. We think it would be great to hook up with other photographers and share pictures of our neighborhood, so if you would like to join this group, pls email us so we can add you the group.

43Places: Summit is on the map at 43Places. If you’re interested in writing reviews about the neighborhood, its businesses, attractions and restaurants, 43Places is the place to do it. Just visit the Summit Neighborhood page on 43Places and click the “Add a place within Summit Neighborhood.”

Suggestion/comments about these and other Social Web applications would be very much appreciated so don’t hesitate to drop a comment below!