Trellis News

Our Phoenix (Pasadena Neighborhood) Good Neighbor: Blanca Manubag-Melgoza

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON May 27th, 2016

Blanca Manubag-Melgoza is an individual that radiates “Good Neighbor.” She’s someone who is compassionate about her neighborhood — it’s safety, its activities, and its residents. Blanca was nominated by London Lacy, who wrote in the following:   “A Good Neighbor is someone who personifies a passionate commitment: Without being asked to, or paid for, Blanca …

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Our Buckeye Good Neighbor: Bernadette Mills

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON February 25th, 2016

Bernadette (Bernie) Mills is a great neighbor and person to all. She is a wife, mother of two, and a full-time employee who always lends a helping hand. Even through her youngest daughter’s recent serious illness and all of the medical treatment and stress that comes along with it, Bernie continues to smile and bring …

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La Iniciativa de un Buen Vecino

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON February 1st, 2016

¿Tienes algún “Un Buen Vecino?” ¿Alguna vez te has puesto a pensar quien de tus vecinos es “un buen vecino”? Ese vecino que tal vez en ocasiones pasa desapercibido pero es él/ella quien se encarga de regar nuestro jardín o recoger nuestro correo cuando no estamos o que tal vez te ayuda cuando se te …

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Our Glendale Good Neighbor: Linda Moran-Whittley

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON October 27th, 2015

Glendale resident and owner of Papa Ed’s Ice Cream Linda Moran-Whittley serves more than just scoops of ice cream to the people in her community. She gives them double scoops. One scoop of kindness and another of love, all served with rainbow sprinkles of joy on top. In our eyes, she’s the ideal recipient for …

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Our Avondale Good Neighbor: Hilary, Miles and Nathan

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2015

After months of planning, artist collaboration, and one great kickoff party, it was finally time to award our first Good Neighbor Initiative bench, by artist RB Anderson. The recipients, Hilary and her two sons, Miles and Nathan, are Avondale residents who sure know how to make an impact on their community. Here is the nomination …

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A neighborly recap: The Good Neighbor Initiative Art Show

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON June 22nd, 2015

Hi, ho there neighbor! And thanks to all who came out to help us kick off our Good Neighbor Initiative with an art show to celebrate community for NeighborWorks Week. <<Check out all the fun, and the final benches!>> On First Friday, June 6, all 12 benches were on display, with artists standing by, ready …

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Define “good neighbor” and win!

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON May 11th, 2015

What’s your definition of a good neighbor? What traits does a person need to have? As a part of our Good Neighbor Initiative, Roger “Grizz” LaBrash, owner and blacksmith at Grizzly Iron in Phoenix, is creating a completely custom metal bench for us to give away (check out his work above — from sketch to beautiful …

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The Good Neighbor Initiative

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON April 30th, 2015

Do you know a “Good Neighbor?” You know the type – the under-appreciated and sometimes overlooked. Someone who waters your garden. Who pulls in your recycling bin on those 115˚ days.  Or maybe they’re the type who just throws a really good party. Whoever it is, and for whatever the reason, this is your chance …

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Calling all artists: painters, sculptors and dumpster-diving crafters!

Natalie McKenna/ POSTED ON April 14th, 2015

Artists, we need your help! To celebrate NeighborWork Week, we will be hosting our 2nd annual “Good Neighbor Initiative.” Here’s the gist: We need 12 artists to each decorate a porch bench The completed benches will be on display at DeSoto Central Market, First Friday, June 3rd. Some of the benche will serve as a fundraising component …

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