With Morgan Park Community Center changing to its summer hours and closing earlier, Salemtown Neighbors found itself in a quite a bind. We were really having trouble finding a meeting place to accommodate us, until Watkins College of Art and Design, on MetroCenter Blvd., came to our aid and offered us a classroom (Room 501) gratis for our remaining summer meetings (June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21; time: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.). You've got to appreciate Watkins's community-mindedness and gracious kindness.
At tonight's meeting, the association resolved to place Salemtown's first neighborhood watch sign at the corner of 7th Ave., North and Garfield, an intersection that is one of the gateways into our community. Other sites will be decided upon at the June 23 meeting.
Salemtown Neighbors has also set Saturday, July 30 as the date for a neighborhood-wide cookout. That cookout will coincide with the National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday, August 2.