Saturday, January 24, 2009

Looking Ahead - 2009

Smith Point Peninsula Homeowners held their first meeting of 2009 this past week. The focus of the meeting was reviewing our 2008 accomplishments and setting the agenda for the coming year. As always, our primary goal is community beautification. Community clean-ups, plantings, stewardship of Shirley Beach and neighborhood watch will again be the priority. In addition, we will be scheduling Sunset Night and other social events bringing Smith Point residents together for some positive interaction. Special guest speakers for this year's meetings will be announced on our website, so tune in regularly for the updated information. As always, we welcome your input and suggestions so feel free to email or call.

Contact information: or 516-971-2073.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

And so 2008 has come to an end and we face 2009 with the hope that our community can weather this economic storm, and with faith that our commitment to our neighborhood will inspire others to join with us and work to improve our quality of life.

2009 can be a turning point for the Smith Point community if we are diligent in being aware of what goes on in our own community. This year, make it a point to know what's going in your neighborhood. Pay attention to your street, your neighbors, the abandoned houses or wooded areas and report any problems to your homeowner's association.

Smith Point Peninsula Homeowners has been instrumental in addressing many of our litter and graffiti problems, boarding or cleaning up various properties, reporting neglect by absentee landlords, problem tenants or uncaring homeowners and much more. They have also participated in community clean-ups and beautification projects all around the Smith Point area.

Perhaps you would like to be a part of this movement to improve the community where you live. Why not make 2009 the year that YOU get involved!