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Author: Casey McLaughlin

Presenting the BHNA Multi-modal Guide!

Being Safer At Home has put more walkers, bicyclists, and e-scooter users on our streets and sidewalks.  In this brief guide, we share what we consider to be “key” information that all of us need to know to boost multi-modal transportation safety. …

How your donations helped Kate Sullivan and Cobb Middle Schools

Kate Sullivan principal Michael Bryan writes:

Dear Betton Hills Neighborhood Association:

I want to take this opportunity to offer a heartfelt “thank you” to the Betton Hills Neighborhood Association for their extremely generous donation of $1000.  This year we will be using the funds to purchase out door picnic tables for our 3rd – 5th grade playground. 

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Calling all Kids! Betton Hills Neighborhood Playgroup

Neighborhood resident Dustin Carruthers has organized a playgroup for kids at Winthrop Park on Thursdays at 9:30am! Bring the little ones by to make some new friends and enjoy the playground.

The group meets on Thursdays at 9:30am at Winthrop Park. …

Let’s Ride to Cascades Park!

On Sunday, November 18, at noon, neighbors (of all ages) will meet near the tennis courts in Winthrop Park for a short ride to Cascades Park.  We will ride our way through adjacent neighborhoods to Franklin Street and Cascades Park. 

We will ride once around the park, have a short break near the restrooms, and then head back to Winthrop Park. …

Hurricane Michael Advisory

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 or greater storm on Wednesday, October 10.  Please PREPARE IMMEDIATELY!

Leon County Schools are closed for the remainder of the week.

Sandbags are available at Winthrop Park to prepare for what will be Hurricane Michael.…

Urban Forest and Canopy Preservation Neighborhood Meeting

Join us at the McCollum Center at Lafayatte Park on August 20 at 6:30 PM to talk trees.Our tree canopy depends on you!

Tallahassee Urban Forester Melinda Mohrman will be leading the session.  The agenda includes:

  1. ways Betton Hills and Lafayette Park residents can help us maintain a sustainable and rich canopy,
  2. the Tallahassee Urban Forestry Master Plan and how it impacts our neighborhood, and
  3. any other questions or comments that participants want to discuss related to trees, time permitting.

Bike Rally on November 18!

Come together for a neighborhood bike ride on Saturday, November 18, 10am at McCord Park (Armistead Road side).  All ages and abilities welcome!  We will enjoy each other’s company and celebrate our neighborhood as a perfect center for cycling, running and walking.…

Turtle Bob to make an Appearance at Easter Egg Hunt

There’s a special present at our annual Easter Egg Hunt this year! Bob Walker, aka Turtle Bob, will attend the Hunt to introduce some common local critters to kids and parents. If you think of the natural world as a neighborhood, then Turtle Bob is its Mr.…