To my wonderful Monte Sano Community,
At the MSCA potluck on Tuesday, I was presented a beautiful gift basket in appreciation for my development and maintenance of www.montesano.org these past many, many years. I was very touched and I appreciate the sentiment more than I can express. Working on the website was a pure pleasure that gave me much satisfaction until technology finally got ahead of me but now our community is fortunate to have a younger, tech talented dedicated webmaster whom we can hope to carry the website many more years. Yet, I know I am only one of many who enjoy sharing their own special talent and with pleasure find a million ways to give back to our special neighborhood. Tutors for our neighborhood school, volunteers on our community boards and clubs that make things run so smoothly and keep us informed, neighbors assisting, sharing with, contributing to neighbors when needs arise, gardeners sharing their talents and time planting herbs and flowers for all our enjoyment, neighborhood watch volunteers, clean up crews, hiking leaders sharing their nature expertise, clubs and individuals dedicated to mountain projects that enrich our appreciation and knowledge of our special neighborhood and a million other examples I know I am missing. So please let me take this opportunity to return some appreciation of my own to my wonderful mountain neighbors that make this such a wonderful community to live in.
Your friend and neighbor,
April 26, Turn in old pills, shred your paper bills
The Partnership for a Drug-Free Community and the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama have teamed up with local law enforcement to collect old or unused prescription pills and any documents that need shredding during the federal DEA’s National Take Back Initiative and the BBB’s Secure Your ID Day. Law enforcement will properly dispose of your medication. Since 2011, more than 6,100 pills have been collected through local Take Back efforts.
You can come to the Secure Your ID location at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center from 9 a.m. to Noon. This is the ONLY location where documents will be taken for shredding on-site. Read more about Secure Your ID Day.
Here are other locations you can take old, unused medication:
-Jaycees Building, 2180 Airport Road
-CVS Pharmacy, 12275 Highway 231, Meridianville
-Madison Police Department, 100 Hughes Road
For more information, contact Partnership for a Drug-Free Community at (256) 539-7339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKLY BURRITT HAPPENINGS FLYER, April 14th.
Local Postman Retires: One of our two postmen serving Monte Sano is retiring. Jack Rogers went to work for the United States Postal Service the same week in 1963 that President Kennedy was killed. Now, after 50 years 4 months working out of the downtown Huntsville post office, Jack is retiring. After May 2nd we won’t see Jack’s friendly wave as he drives around the mountain.
Please help show Jack our appreciation for so many years of reliable service by attending a farewell thank-you event on Thursday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Monte Sano United Methodist Church fellowship hall. We’ll have a big basket for cards and notes for Jack, so, please bring a note of thanks.
Spring is Bach : Huntsville Master Chorale: Classical music will sprout with new life in Huntsville when the words and works of living composers are featured alongside a cantata by J. S. Bach for the spring concerts of the Huntsville Master Chorale on Friday, May 2, and Sunday, May 4, 2014. The concerts, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville, will be held Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5003 Whitesburg Dr., and Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at Monte Sano United Methodist Church, 601 Monte Sano Blvd. Admission is free, with donations accepted. For more information, visit HsvMasterChorale.org or Download Flyer.
LOST CAT: A man from Gulf Shores visiting Monte Sano lost his cat Monday March 17th near the entrance to the state park. “Max” is a long-haired yellow cat. If you see “Max” please call Bill at 251-979-3520.
LITTLE GREEN STORE SPECIAL EVENTS
April 12, pottery artist Mary Lynch
May 9, 10, jewelry metal artist Thomas Mann
New Listing: 4321 Panorama
HEAVEN ON EARTH CAN BE YOURS: Last vacant bluff lot on Monte Sano for sale. 2.34 acres with 150 feet on bluff. Totally level lot to bluff line in a 100% private, gated area on the north end of Monte Sano. View of north Huntsville, Meridianville, and many beautiful mountains. Enjoy incredible views, and privacy on your own piece of paradise. Once in a lifetime opportunity as investment or to build on. Even gets better! The setback from bluff for building is minimal on this lot. Asking price direct from seller is $397,500. Serious inquires only to email@example.com.
New Pet Sitter on the Mountain Toni Long who grew up on Monte Sano has moved back to the mountain from Atlanta. In Atlanta, she fostered dogs and has always been a pet lover. If you would like to contact her about pet sitting, call 770-655-6244. Her contact information will also be filed under Businesses and Services.
Danny Wilmoth Fund A benevolence fund has been set up by Monte Sano United Methodist Church(MSUMC) for Danny Wilmoth, whose leukemia is being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Texas. Danny has battled this disease for two years. He and his wife , Kimberly, and their children, Caleb and Marcella, reside at 311 Monte Sano Boulevard. Danny is the owner of Monte Sano Lawn Care. He is a caring neighbor, often helping others without expecting any recognition. Many say he would do anything for you, even “give you the shirt off his back”, if you asked for it! Danny has been a Monte Sano resident since his mom, Dee Hall, married life long mountain resident, Carey Hall . He attended Monte Sano Elementary and has many friends on this mountain that he loves so very much.The fund was kept a secret from Danny until Dee decided his knowing about the fund might help him realize he was in our hearts and not forgotten after his lengthy hospitalizations. There are huge expenses on the family to be with him: traveling, food, parking, housing , and drug costs that are looming as well as missed wages. We are able to make a direct deposit into Dee’s bank as the funds are deposited by the church bookkeeper. Please make checks payable to MSUMC and designate on the “for” line The Danny Wilmoth Fund. I hope we express to them our love, caring, and support through generous giving. The church address is 601 Monte Sano Blvd. 35801. Office hours are Monday through Thursday , 8am until 1pm . Questions? Loye Pine 256-536-5390 (h) or 256-683-5467 (c)
Yard Sale to Benefit Danny Wilmoth On May 10, during the Monte Sano Community Yard Sale, a special yard sale will be held for Danny Wilmoth, life-long mountain resident being treated for leukemia at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. His mother, Dee Hall, annually holds a yard sale on her property located on the corner of Cooper Street and Nolen Avenue. She is with Danny, but has agreed to this fund-raising effort for Danny at her home. All donated items will be received and stored there by
Alma, Dee’s sister. You may call her at 256-539-3165. Any items needing pickup
please call Angie and Jamey Kephart at 256-783-0185. Volunteers are needed to
price, sort, and work the sale on May 10. Call Loye Pine if you can help (256-683-
5467) or Angie Kephart (256-783-0185). Please join the mountain community in
supporting this family who has represented the spirit of Monte Sano for many
Lots For sale: 5 good lots with plenty of mature trees. All lots meet city building codes and have street access to Cooper and Lookout. The price range is from $42,000 for a 54.6’ x 140’ lot, to $49,000 for the 70’ x 140’. This property is ideal for combining into larger lots. For information, please call 256.508.5786.
MSUMC Reminder: Wednesday night dinners each week at 5:30. All are welcome. Please call 256-533-6083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your dinner plans.
Earlier postings on this page of items Lost & Found, For Sale, Business or Real Estate ads are now located at appropriate links above.