As everyone looks towards the new millennium, let's take a few minutes to reflect on some of the neighborhood activities that took place in 1999. This year we saw many firsts. We sponsored the first neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt, we started the RGNA web page (http://rgna.tripod.com), we now have Welcome-To-The-Neighborhood bags available for new residents, we had a great turn out at the Annual Picnic including several guests: Cindy Chavez, the San Jose Mounted Police, the San Jose Stealth Car, the Crime Prevention Unit, the San Jose Fire Department and most importantly, you!
We are looking forward to our newest activity, "Here Comes Santa Claus..." It will be held on Saturday, December 11th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Santa will be cruising up and down the streets of the neighborhood, handing out candy canes, so have your cameras ready!
I wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy New Year! 1999 was a terrific year for me and I hope it was good for each of you. What will the year 2000 have in store for us? What do you wish for next year? Whatever you want, I hope you find it.
We have a big year planned for Rosemary Gardens. I hope you get a chance to participate in our activities, champion a neighborhood cause, get involved with or chair an upcoming community event.
Remember, the "N" in RGNA is stands for Neighborhood. Enjoy our great neighborhood!
Have a very happy and healthy holiday season!
Santa Claus will be handing out candy canes while sleighing through the neighborhood on:
Saturday, December 11th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please come out to wave or say hello when he rides down your street!
Have your cameras ready! If you would like to have a picture taken with Santa and his sleigh, we will have a photographer available. The cost of each picture is $3. Please have exact change available.
Note that this event will be cancelled if it is raining.
Congratulations and a late welcome to Mike de la Cuesta and Karen Hardy of Forrestal Avenue. Karen and Mike are first time homeowners who originally rented their home before purchasing it in January. They are engaged to be married and will be tying the knot in May of 2000! Welcome to the neighborhood!
Congratulations to Angela Campbell and Greg Ott of N. San Pedro Street! They have also announced their engagement! You may remember Angela as a former RGNA Treasurer. She devoted a lot of time and energy to the activities of our association and co-chaired one of our Annual Picnic's. Angela and Greg continue to be active in our community by volunteering for the Monthly Recycling Drive. We wish you both the best of luck!
Rose Hoffacker, the very first homeowner in Rosemary Gardens, passed away on October 10th. Rose raised two daughters, Diana and Karen. As an employee of Woolworth's in downtown San Jose, she walked everyday to her job until her retirement. Many will remember Rose working in her front yard, mowing the lawn and triming her roses. Her "green-thumb" prompted many people to ask her for gardening tips which she would cheerfully give. Rose's happiness and positive attitude towards life touched everyone who knew her.
Her smile will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.
It's that time of the year again! Time to renew your RGNA membership. Your dues (in the amount of $5) supports many activites in the neighborhood and helps keep the Rosemary Gardens Bi-Monthly Newsletter coming regularly to your home. This official RGNA newsletter is filled with many interesting and worthwhile tidbits about activities in and around our neighborhood.
Membership in the RGNA:
* supports many programs directly benefiting Rosemary Gardens,
* gives you a forum to discuss issues of interest to our neighborhood, and
* provides a formal venue to discuss conflicts.
Won't you join or renew today?
You may be eligible for a grant from the City of San Jose to repair your sidewalk. If you are a property owner and live in your home you are eligible for this grant.
Properties that are not owner occupied are ineligible for the grant program.
If your sidewalk is raised less than 1-1/2 inches, the city will pay for a contractor to grind it down to make it level. Property owners can chose to replace the sidewalk instead of having it ground down but at their own expense.
For sidewalks raised more than 1-1/2 inches, the sidewalk will be replaced. The owner has 90 days to get the work done after the date of the grant. If the property owner does not make improvements to the sidewalk within 90 days, the grant will be recinded and an asphalt patch will be installed instead.
Call 277-3158 to apply for a sidewalk grant.
- City of San Jose Sidewalk Repair Program.
Fall is here and the leaves are everywhere. Help keep the gutters clear by moving your car off the street between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month.
The next street sweeping days are December 7th and January 4th.
Bothered by airplane noise? Can't sleep because of airport curfew violations? Can't hear your television? Can't hear yourself think? Then call the Airport Noise Complaint Report recorder at 452-0707. I do, and you don't have to get up and call in the middle of the night. Wait until the morning or call the next day. You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Reprintted with permission from CAAP (Citizens Against Airport Pollution) Newsletter
CANDIED PECAN HALVES
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
4-6 cups pecan halves
Boil water; add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the pecans and continue to cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until pecans are covered and liquid is evaporated. Place pecans in one layer on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350° F. oven for about 10 minutes or until the pecans turn whitish in color. Cool completely before packaging in plastic bags or tins. Makes four to six cups of pecans.
PENUCHE DROP COOKIES (no bake)
2 cups light brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup chopped nuts
3 cups oats, quick
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine brown sugar, butter, and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Pour over nuts, oats and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper. Cool. For chocolate drops use 2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa. You could also add peanut butter and/or chocolate chips, carob chips, coconut, etc. to the oatmeal/nut mixture before pouring the hot sugar mixture over.
2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons light Karo syrup
1/3 cup rum
Mix ingredients together. Form into ball, roll in confectioner's sugar. Refrigerate.
4 1/2 cups sugar
14 1/2 ounces evapoated milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound butter or margarine
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups pecans -- chopped
7 ounces marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, salt, and butter. Bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until chocolate is melted and ingredients are well blended. Pour into 2 buttered 9x9x2- inch pans. Chill until firm;. Yield: about 4 pounds fudge.
SEE'S FUDGE CANDY (THE "ORIGINAL" RECIPE!)
4 1/2 cups Sugar
3 packages Chocolate chips (12 oz ea)
1/2 pound Margarine
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 can Evaporated milk
7 ounces Marshmallow cream
2 cups Nuts
Mix 4 1/2 cups sugar with one (1) can evaporated milk. Boil 7 to 8 minutes, stirring often. (rolling boil) Mix together in a large bowl; 3 packages chocolate chips, 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream, 1/2 lb. melted margarine. Cream margarine and marshmallow together and add chocolate chips. Pour hot mixture over chocolate mixture. After chocolate has melted, add 2 cups of nuts and 1 tsp. of vanilla, blend well, pour into buttered pans and chill in refrigerator. Cut into squares before firm. This recipe makes about 5 lbs of fudge.
14 MINUTE MAPLE CANDY
4 c Maple syrup
1 c Cream
1/4 c Butter
1 c Nut meats, chopped
1 ts Lemon extract
Cook the maple syrup, cream and butter for 9 minutes after the boiling point is reached. Remove from heat, add the nut meats and extract and stir for 5 minutes. Pour into buttered pans. When cool, cut into squares.
The loss of a spouse, a family member, a friend, or even a pet can be especially difficult during the holiday season.
The Centre for Living with Dying provides a caring non-judgmental response to those who have been personally touched by the pain of a life threatening illness or the agony of grief over the loss of a loved one. The Centre is aware of how hard it can be to express feelings associated with death, grief and loss. They understand that it can be very difficult to reach out for support. Too often, members of our community are forced to face the pain of grief alone. The Centre for Living with Dying is there for you.
If you are interested in support from the Centre, please give them a call at (408) 980-9801. They are open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clients are charged NO FEE for services, save for a small one time administration fee. The Centre operates on a donation basis.
A sincere thank you to the following individuals who have passed out flyers this year. We appreciate your efforts to keep our residents informed.
Henry Rosas, Jr.
Girls Rapide 101 Ice Skates for sale!
(size 3, black with white laces)
$35 firm - Call Mary at 453-9049.
Two swivel back bar stools, $5 each
or best offer.
Call Mary at 453-9049.
The Southland Corporation has filed a Land Application Use for a Conditional Use Permit (CP99-04-015) to allow 24-hour use and off-sale of alcohol in a new convenience store located at the north east corner of North First Street and Gish Road.
A power plant next to a neighborhood? Neighborhoods are for people not power plants!
San Jose already has the worst air quality in the region. If the Coyote Power Plant is built, it will be the worst polluter in the city of San Jose, producing 186 tons of NOx emissions per year.
What you can do:
1) sign a petition against the power plant,
2) write your Mayor and City Councilmembers,
3) check in at www.southsanjose.com for latest updates.
-Santa Teresa Neighborhood Association
The second Saturday of the month is Recycle Saturday. Members of the recycling team collect newspapers, cardboard, CRV plastic bottles, and aluminum cans which generate revenue for community activities.
A reminder: we can always use extra trucks and helpers. You don't have to wait for a call or an invitation, you can volunteer via the Message Center or just show up at 8:00 a.m. at the following addresses.
1229 N. San Pedro St.
1251 Keoncrest Ave.