Stories from the NFCCA Newsletter, the “Northwood News”

Northwood News ♦ February 2011

President’s Message

By Laura Hussey

This is my second message to all of you as President of NFCCA, and it is with very mixed feelings that I must tell all of you that it will be my last.  Professional opportunities require me to leave this area, where my husband, David, and I have lived for more than 10 years.  We will be relocating to Atlanta during the first quarter of this year.

Goodbyes are not something I enjoy, ever.  But this is particularly bittersweet for me because I have enjoyed living in our neighborhood so much.  I know I reminded you in the last issue, but I’ll say it again:  it takes work to maintain the sense of community that we have in this neighborhood, and I encourage all of you to keep up the good work!  Participate in the neighborhood activities like the Rachel Carson Meadow festival in May, Neighborhood Night Out in August, neighborhood yard sales, and creek cleanups.  Get to know your neighbors informally, and pay attention to things in the county that may affect the quality of life in the Four Corners area.  Speak up when things don’t seem right.  That’s a tradition in this neighborhood, and one I feel lucky to have been a small part of.

You probably haven’t seen the last of us.  I imagine we will be back from time to time, and I hope that some of you will stay in touch.  You may see David’s byline on a future Northwood News article as he continues to research and write about history and culture in this part of the world.  Stay in touch by email!   ■

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