- Amy Mendillo for East Side Monthly
Summer 2017 Neighborhood Wrap-Up
This past summer, Fox Point neighbors dealt with extensive road closings and detours as Providence Water maintained and replaced our 140-year old water pipes. As the work progressed, many households had their water tested for lead and in some cases, replaced individual lead pipes. Elsewhere in the city, many residents strongly opposed a proposed liquefied natural gas facility on Allens Ave.
At the same time, neighbors enjoyed a yellow and green wonderland at Transit and South Main Streets as 10,000 Suns, a public installation of sunflowers, came into bloom. The East End opened on Wickenden Street with great fanfare (and great cocktails!). Neighbors came out for the first annual Fox Point Folk Fest in mid-July, and enjoyed community events and festivals in India Point Park and elsewhere in the city.
With the arrival of Fall, please join us on Thursday, October 19 for the FPNA Fall Neighborhood meeting, a semi-annual discussion of local issues and events (refreshments included!) We’ll discuss recent advocacy efforts in the neighborhood, share plans for community events like FPNA Meet-Ups and holiday carol-sing, and hear legislative updates from city and state officials. Agenda to follow in our twice-monthly e-newsletter (sign up at www.fpna.net. Click on Resources.) Meeting info: Thursday, October 19, at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm,) at the Sheldon Street Church, 51 Sheldon St. All are welcome!