President’s Letter – October 2019

Happy October! Does it feel like fall yet? My guess is that, even though you’re reading this in October, the answer is a resounding “no!” for us here in Florida. If you know me, you know I’m a meteorologist and I like to throw in some fun weather-related stuff in these letters every so often. September 23rd at 3:50 AM EST marked the autumnal equinox, one of two times every year when night and day are nearly exactly the same length. These are also the points when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s rays. It also traditionally marks the beginning of fall. But…we live in Florida, so it’ll probably be another few weeks before we get a real cooldown that lasts for more than just a day. And trust me, that’s one forecast I hope I get wrong because I’m ready for some nicer weather!

Okay, I’m done with weather, now let’s talk Kenwood. This month’s speaker isn’t a speaker per se, but a forum for the City Council candidates up for election this November. We’ve done this with great success in the past. Each candidate who comes to the meeting will be given 5 minutes to speak about the issues important to them. No questions will be taken from the floor, but those who show have been encouraged to mingle with our residents before and after the forum. So a hearty thank you to the candidates for participating.

I will end this letter talking about BungalowFest. Thanks to several members of the Artist Enclave who submitted submissions for the design for our 21st annual home tour. The BungalowFest Committee chose a design submitted by our very own Janna Kennedy, so be sure to look for that on the brochure, website, posters, etc. As always, we are grateful for those who step up to help every year to help us put on this fun event. I’ve already gotten a bunch of volunteers, but please email me if you’d like to help. We thank you by giving you a free BungalowFest 21 t-shirt & free home tour. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, we are doing things a bit differently this year and featuring homes on the upper west side of our neighborhood. Special thanks to Kathy Young, who is in charge of home selection this year. We’ll also feature members of the Artist Enclave along 7th Avenue, where ticket sales and merchandise will be located. If folks remember, for last year’s BungalowFest, we were gifted with gorgeous weather. I’m not sure if it could have been nicer! Let’s hope for a repeat this year! Buy discounted tickets, they are available here on our website.

Thanks and happy October!

HKNA President, Nicole Carlisle

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