Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Neighborhood Garage Sales!

Grandview Hills will join several other east side neighborhoods for our annual neighborhood garage sales on Saturday, June 14th. Fifteen households in Grandview Hills plan to participate this year.

Participating households

Starting at 8 a.m., rain or shine! Other neighborhoods holding sales on Saturday include Park Ridge, Park Ridge East, Eastern Heights, and Tamarron.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Annual business meeting minutes

Grandview Hills Neighborhood Association Business Meeting, May 19, 2014, 7 pm

A quorum of nine households (voting members) was present.

Re-adopt the Bylaws:  the Bylaws were unanimously re-adopted.

The following sentence was inserted into Article 1 unanimously:  “The Grandview Hills Neighborhood Association (GHNA) is a tax exempt 501(c)(7) organization.”

An amendment was proposed last year to redefine quorum as such: “Quorum for GHNA meetings shall be any members present."  This was discussed but not voted on because most people seemed not in favor.  We will publicize a different motion for a 30% quorum for the next time we meet.

Elections:  The following people were elected to terms of office:  Secretary – Anne Haynes, Treasurer – Jeff Morris, Member at Large – Claudia Lindman.

Officers’ reports:  Jeff Morris reported our balance is $144.02.  Gillian reported that the stitching group went very well and made a knitted/crocheted quilt that it  donated to Middle Way House.  The group will resume meeting in the fall.  Meagan and Chris installed a Little Free Library in their yard and that was the first one in Bloomington.  Jessica coordinated a neighborhood cleanup.  Gillian wrote a grant for euonymus eradication, but we did not get the grant. 

People expressed interest in knowing what is going on with the Duke Energy expansion of the power station on Grandview Drive and why we were not informed as a neighborhood.  Meagan offered to contact Vickie Provine to get any information she can. 

We will put information about GHNA and how to join on the flyers Meagan makes for the yard sale, and put sign-up sheets at each participating house so people can get on our email list.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30.

Respectfully submitted,


Anne Haynes, Secretary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What's in the Little Free Library

After the long winter, I have finally switched out some of the stock in the Little Free Library. If you haven't stopped by in a while, check out the new selections. Actually, if you have stopped by recently, you should still check out the new selections.

Little Free Library
Here is a list of what was in the LFL at 4 p.m. today:


  • War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
  • The Music of Change by Paul Auster
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • The Babysitter by Daniel Ransom
  • Just a Summer Romance by Ann M. Martin
  • Phone Calls by Ann Reit
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville
  • Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Curtain by Agatha Christie
  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • Future on Fire by Orson Scott Card
  • Murder in Gray and White by Corinne Holt Sawyer
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • The Essential Writer's Companion
  • Still Thoughts volume 1 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
  • Desperately Seeking Mary by Duncan Newcomer
  • The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
  • Native Soul by J. Douglas Bottorff
  • Run for Your Life by James Patterson
  • Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White
  • Sleeping at the Starlite by Bailey White
  • Parsival or a Knight's Tale by Richard Monaco
  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
  • Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
  • U and I by Nicholson Baker
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
  • Creative Girls Club Mystery Series: Danger After Dark by Ellie McDonald
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  • Amy Moves In by Marilyn Sachs
  • Brighty of the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry
  • The Dollhouse Murders by Berry Ren Wright
  • Goosebumps #37 The Headless Ghost by R.L. Stine
  • Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  • Dragon Slayers Academy: The New Kid by Kate McMullan
  • Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Disgusting Sneakers by Donald J. Sobol
  • Polite Elephant by Richard Scarry
  • A-Z of Horro by Virginia King
  • What's for Lunch, Charley? by Margaret Hodges
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss
  • The Lion King
  • Babar Saves the Day by Laurent de Brunhoff
  • A Not So Ugly Friend by Stan Applebaum and Victoria Cox
  • The Mystery of the Missing Berries by M.C. Hall
  • Curious George Flies a Kite by H.A. Rey
  • The Soapsuds Fairy by Candida Palmer
  • Little Critter to the Rescue! by Mercer Mayer
  • The Dream Child by David McPhail



Monday, February 24, 2014

Neighborhood afghan project

Gillian submitted the afghan project that the stitching group made to the Neighborhood "Pot Luck" site at HAND.

Afghan created by the neighborhood stitching group


Here is what she wrote:

Our Neighborhood Stitching Group started meeting to share a common interest of knitting, crocheting, stitching and mending. It was a way to get to know each better. We meet one time per month and rotate the meeting location to each member's home.  I proposed the Afghan project based on a 'Warm Up America' http://www.warmupamerica.org/ pattern and project idea. The group eagerly embraced the idea and we started early 2013. We all had leftover yarn to donate, and found needles and crochet hooks in our supply baskets. And for a couple of dollars, we sourced a few balls of yarn from Opportunity House and Goodwill. The project was a very positive experience and the common goal helped link us together. We each enjoyed making the Afghan blocks  in our meeting, individually at home, on vacations, or on a lunch hour at work. The finished piece includes 49 blocks - 7 rows of 7 blocks, all 7" x 9" in size. Knitted and crochet blocks in all patterns were encouraged. We finished the project in early Feb 2014 and donated it to Middle Way House, Bloomington, Indiana. One of members delivered the project and reported: 
  "I just delivered the Afghan to Toby Strout, Director, at Middle Way house. They were amazed and thrilled to have it!  And I got a chance to tell them a little about our neighborhood.  They insisted on taking my picture with it, though I made sure to let them know several people contributed to the work. I think they will use this in their newsletter."
Our group consists of experienced stitchers who were very excited to welcome two 10 year old neighbors to our group. We have all enjoyed getting to know each other. This project is suitable for all levels. Give it a try! We did and we loved it!
Members of the stitching group with the afghan

Friday, February 7, 2014

Neighborhood afghan

Our neighborhood needlework group has been working for several months on a group afghan. They completed it at Monday evening's gathering and donated it to Middle Way House.


Thanks to everyone who worked on the afghan! I'm sure it was very welcome, especially in this cold weather.