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= July 2001 Name Your Newspaper - page 6 Message From What's Happening and uniqueness that we have here. on Poplar Grove The Chair © Boulevard? ability of our children. Those children need to be proud and glad that they live — _— here. by Edie Trimmer ware, and the many commented about Four years ago, several people met to how readable © going to and from Salt Lake City International Airport, commuters going to work, as well as neighborhood residents. Along 400 South are churches, schools, businesses and day care facili- the articles were, how they learned about the neighborhood's history, ties. and how good it is to know what's neighborhood need to respect the vitality going on in our community. Why should we have a newspa_per and web page? I believe that this is one very good way we can | 400 South "Poplar Grove Boulevard", so that people in Salt Lake City would know discuss goals for the Poplar Grove ~ where our neighborhood is. We persuadCommunity. One of the ideas that came ed the Salt Lake City Council to do that up at that meeting was to create pride in. last year. We are now working on two our neighborhood by focusing our efforts other projects to make Poplar Grove eee on 400 South from Redwood Road to Boulevard a beautiful street. ‘One of these is a banner project done 900 West. That street is an important one by children from Edison, Franklin, and because it runs through our neighborhood Guadalupe Elementary Schools and from from east to west and is used by people volunteers I have who delivered the paper. received a lot of positive feed back from so many people. People | For those reasons we wanted to rename by Edie Trimmer With effort and cooperation from _ many people, the first issue of our community newspaper was a rousing success! Thanks to Charlotte Fife-Jepperson and §- Chad Jepperson who did the editing and layout, people who wrote articles, those who contributed money, paid for advertising, provided the soft- . We who live here need to see the power and People who drive through our Banners Coming to Poplar Grove share what we love, what we want to change, and what we hope for Boulevard the future about our west side neighborhoods. It is alsoa way to share what's happening in our fam- by Edie Trimmer Neighborhood House. The other project is to make the intersection at 900 West and Poplar Grove Boulevard a gateway into our neighborhood, and a place where we can meet to have coffee, or hold celebrations or do some shopping. Utah Power and Light, Utah Federation for Youth, the Weed and Seed Program for Salt Lake City, United Way of Utah and the Salt Lake City Arts Council are interested in funding the project. | The four schools or daycare centers will use four artists, coordinated by and Elaine Harding of Global Artways, to create the designs this spring and sum- of her Neighborhood House day care find funds for a banner project on Poplar Grove Boulevard. The children in these elementary schools and day care center mer. Banners will be manufactured as each participant is ready, to be hung by September 2001. We would also like to create calendars or greeting cards from students asked her, after visiting the Avenues neighborhood, "Mrs. will design sixteen banners that will be hung on light poles along Poplar Grove children's art, which the schools could ilies, our schools, places of busi- nesses. Every voice counts building our community. Julia Miller, principal Elementary, Miller, why tells how does at Edison some this in neighbor- We are helping Edison, Guadalupe Boulevard. Franklin, Elementary Schools The banners are one step hood look nicer than ours? Why don't.we have trees and nice yards in our neighborhood?" The kids were not impressed by the size of houses, but by how the streets and yards seemed to be taken care of. We need to show our love for this neighborhood by _ getting toward creating community pride and identity. We also hope that the banners will help drivers slow down as they _ drive through our neighborhood. We also want to be ready for Olympic visi- together as a community to plan three schools, a daycare center and Salt for beautiful streets, Lake landscaping tors. | This project is a team effort by the Poplar Grove Community Council, The City. Poplar sell to increase school/community pride. The artists for the schools are Roberta Glidden for Edison Elementary; Visual Arts Institute for Franklin Elementary; and Sister Miriam for Guadalupe Elementary. The artist for Neighborhood House will be through Global Artways. Elaine Harding at Global Artways will help to see that the project gets done. | We will celebrate the hanging of the Grove banners with an opening ceremony, involving the full Poplar Grove idea and approached the other partners. ~ Community Council, the schools and Boulevard and 900 West. But in daycare center, the artists and our funddoing so, we need to be sure we . The idea has been received with excitement. Several organizations, including ing partners. @ focus on the uniqueness of our and lighting community. along Poplar Grove Community Council came up with the We also need to help our children see our neighborhood for the rich place it is. We have a neighborhood with a lot of diversity, wonderful houses of many styles and time periods, a rich history of hard work in difficult times, cooperation among long time residents and new com- Plans for Poplar Grove Boulevard and 900 West Intersection _ by Edie Trimmer ers moved the flower shop to a location on 300 West, leaving the building on 900 West vacant. ; Last year, the Tongan United Methodist. Finally, the Arcade theater was demolished. The Poplar Grove com- munity council, members of the Tongan United Methodist Church, the Neff fami- Church building burned down in a terrible ly, and Salt Lake City staff all agree that fire. completely the time is right to plan for a new inter- about a banner project the children destroyed. The church first considered rebuilding on that site, since they own section to rise out of the dust and ashes of the old buildings. in our ers, and a wonderful river which runs through our neighborhood. In this issue, you can read stories The building was three of the four corners on the intersec- ' After a couple of meetings where we Neighborhood House are preparing and about the collaborative plan- tion as well as land between houses on 900 West and the I-15 freeway. They shared ideas, we have chosen a steering committee to do a business plan for the ning have now decided to rebuild their church in West Valley City. However, the church wants to develop the site for businesses. By coincidence, Neff family decided to sell their family business. The new own- intersection. We believe we can make this into an intersection that will be a wonder- Blvd/ elementary efforts 900 schools for the Poplar West _ and. Grove intersection. n These are beginnings. We need your ideas to continue the progress we are making. 3 ful asset to Poplar Grove and to all the property owners.