Vote Today in the run-off elections!

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Holiday Lighting Contest

If you are interested in participating in our Milwood Holiday Lighting Contest, please submit your votes/nominations below on any or all of this year’s categories. Please only vote once and feel free to rally your neighbors to vote as well. Then make sure and check back to see the ever changing results, so you are able to go by the “BESTS” and get a viewing of the winners and even those nominated! Voting ends Christmas Eve.

Holiday Lighting Contest

Some contest submissions for your viewing pleasure:
4620 Sidereal Dr.
12408 Blossomwood Dr.
12701 Rhea Ct
3907 Eton Lane
12239 Forsythe Dr
12209 Forsythe Dr
12114 Wycliff Ln / 12112 Wycliff Ln
4505 Pelham

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Abel’s North Pole Party – This Sunday from 12:30-4pm

If you are looking for some fun this weekend, come to Abel’s North from 12:30-4pm. Just bring a toy to donate & get FREE pics with Santa, Train Rides, Bounce House & more! Photos with Santa will start at 1:30pm.

Abel’s address is: 4001 W Parmer Ln, Austin, Texas 78727

AN North Pole FB

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Holiday Bazaar at Summitt Elementary – This Friday!

This Fri, Dec 5th from 6-9pm is Summitt Elementary-Koblenz Exchange Program’s 4th Annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event in . There will be vendors selling a variety of products that will make great gifts?. There will also be 2 trucks selling yummy treats: SnoLabs and Juice Austin!
Find out more information here

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Milwood Library will be closed Feb 1 thru Dec 2015

The Milwood Library will be closed from Feb 1 thru Dec 2015. An interim “pocket library” will be offered in the Milwood Branch meeting room starting on March 16, 2015 while construction is in progress throughout the rest of the building so from Feb 1 to March 16 nearby libraries will need to be used.

For additional details about the Milwood Library Closing click here

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District 7 Run-off Debate

Did you miss the District 7 Run-off Debate on Dec. 1st?

That’s ok, here is a YouTube Link of the debate:
Video Courtesy of Javier Bonafont (Cinefont Films)

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Library Renovation Notes from Nov 19th Mtg with UPDATE

The Library Staff did an excellent job of bringing residents’ feedback to the meeting in a consolidated manner to allow for a meaningful voting opportunity.

Per our feedback, they are working to minimize the timeline, as well as provide temporary services through an on-site “Pocket Library” for a portion of the closing.  The “Pocket Library” would offer abbreviated services for an estimated 5-7 months of the closing within the current Library’s meeting room, 867 sq ft. The meeting allowed for public input to prioritize services and service hours.

The “Pocket Library” will not take funds from the library renovation. See Library Revised Plan Handouts for additional info.

More to come next week about dates of closing as well as services offered and hours for the “Pocket Library”.

UPDATE as of Dec 4th: Found here

The Milwood Branch of the Austin Public Library, 12500 Amherst Dr., will be closed February 1, 2015 through December of 2015 for a complete renovation. Based on community input, an interim “pocket library” will be offered in the Milwood Branch meeting room starting on March 16, 2015 while renovation construction is in progress throughout the rest of the building.

View the Milwood Renovation Presentation from November 19, 2014.

Renovation work will include:
Technology upgrades
Plumbing retrofits
Improved interior layout and replacement of flooring and other interior finishes
Replacement of all worn furniture, fixtures and equipment
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) improvements

Until the pocket library opens, for interim service and book returns you may visit the Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., the North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave. or any Austin Public Library location.

For additional information about this renovation project, please call Project Coordinator, Heidi Tse at 512-974-7493 or visit

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Booths still available for Summitt’s Holiday Shopping Bazaar on Dec 5th

Do you represent a home or party based product?
Do you make a unique craft or other holiday gift item?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be a good fit for Summitt’s Holiday Bazaar on Fri, Dec 5th from 6-9pm!

Summit is hosting its 4th annual “Holiday Bazaar” craft and vendor event. Booth space is only $30 (if paid before November 21st-$35 after November 21st). There will also have a Silent Auction! Booth and table rental benefits the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange program.

For more information please contact: Heather Brannies @ 512-841-1324, or text 512-922-0306

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Businesses In Milwood

Take a look at the NEW “Businesses in Our Backyard” Page and help us spread the word so we can include all the business owners & service providers within Milwood.

Let’s make it a great resource for those needing services and those providing services alike! Keeping it very, very local and neighborly.

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Final Library Renovation Meeting – Nov 19th from 6:30-8:30pm

Using the feedback from the first Oct 15th Renovation Meeting and continual communication with MNA since, the Austin Public Library has worked to meet our requests by minimizing the timeline of the renovation to February-December 2015, in addition, to providing us with some abbreviated services on-site during construction.

If you would like to be a part of the final Community Input Meeting to provide feedback please join us Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Milwood Branch Library, 12500 Amherst Dr.

If you would like background information on this issue, please refer to: Library Closing Notes & Presentation

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