Holiday Party, December 12

Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends and neighbors at the annual holiday party, Sunday, December 12, 5-8 pm.
437 S. 5th Avenue
This year’s gracious hostess is Margit Ritchie.

The party is a potluck so bring your favorite dish to share; main course will be provided, along with wine and soft drinks.
All residents of the Armory Park Neighborhood are invited.

For more information, email info [at]

Give Your Input into Development Principles

During 2010, the APNA board has had several conversations about developing a written set of development principles to incorporate into our neighborhood plan. The principles would be a starting point for neighborhood conversations with developers who are planning projects within or adjacent to the Armory Park neighborhood. Continue reading “Give Your Input into Development Principles”

APNA Annual Meeting, November 9

Mark your calendars for the Armory Park Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, November 9, 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church.

In addition to the election of new board members, there will a number of interesting items on the agenda, including action on expanding the boundaries of the neighborhood, updates on new projects (Neighbors Helping Neighbors, community gardening), discussion of principles for development in and adjoining the neighborhood, and possible new parking program. Download the (revised) agenda (PDF format)

We hope everyone will join us.

APNA Board Elections on Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010

APNA Board elections will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street. Please come out and VOTE!

APNA Board elections will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street.  We have at least four seats to be filled.  All it takes to be a board member is a commitment to help keep Armory Park as one of the best places to live in the country.  Our board is an all volunteer board and it meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  The board addresses important topics that impact the quality of life in the neighborhood and make decisions and provide feedback to developers, city officials and others as necessary.  That sounds kind of boring, so we make sure we have some fun too by arranging some nice community events such as the APNA Holiday Party, The APNA Ice Cream Social, Neighborhood Clean-up days and CARNAVAL.  We also have representatives on the Downtown Neighborhoods and Residents Council, The 22nd Street Corridor Project and the Downtown LINKS Project.  The board has a direct voice in these important groups via our representatives.

If you ever thought that you would like to get involved, have your voice heard and make a difference in your community, this is your chance.  Contact on of our board members at 829-0074 or by email at for more information or to let us know that you are interested in running for a board seat.


The Concept of Aging in Community Comes to Armory

There’s a movement afoot.  Across the country.  Around Tucson.  Some call it the “village” concept.  Some speak of “aging in community.”  It means neighbors organizing to provide services for their elders and disabled friends, services that prolong their ability to stay at home and in our community.  Continue reading “The Concept of Aging in Community Comes to Armory”

New Online Blog for Sharing Local Resources

(From the Yahoo Group)

I’ve set up a simple blog, as a means for us to maintain and share a list of local resources.
In addition to the retail establishments already mentioned in the original thread (17th St Market, etc), please email me directly at julie@… (rather than to the listserv) with any other suggestions and I will add them to the blog over the next couple weeks. Remember to reply to me rather than the group.
-Julie Reed

Welcome to the New APNA Website

Welcome to the new site.  With the site,  we’re hoping to expand the conversations that begin on our email list,  and provide an online source for news and events happening in the neighborhood.  When there is news,  we’ll announce it on the email list,  with a link to a new post.

Make this site your own;  subscribe,  and add posts as you have information to share.