Help Keep Fire Station 4!

City Council is considering closing Fire Station 4, which is the station that serves our neighborhood. Even though other stations are close by, we will likely experience an increased response time if No. 4 is closed. If you’d like to show your support of Fire Station 4, you can email City Council at Your email will go to all Council members.

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WPD Offers Free Self-Defense Course July 9

Self-Defense Class

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“Help! My Child is Out of Control” Seminar by WPD

FREE Mini-Seminar
“Help! My Child is Out of Control”
Saturday, June 15, 2013
8:30am – 12:30pm
Wilmington Police Department
Blue Room

The Wilmington Police Department is sponsoring a mini-seminar for parents, guardians, youth educators and community leaders to address the growing problems and positive solutions in working with at-risk youths. The four hour seminar will be held this Saturday, June 15th at the Wilmington Police Department in the Blue Room from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The panel of speakers will share some positive strategies and solutions when addressing the negative behavior of problemed youth. Other topics include: Parents & Children’s Rights, How to Discipline My Child Legally, Is Your Teen on the Wrong Path and Resources for Youth. Panel members are made up of representatives from the Wilmington Police Department Juvenile Division, the New Hanover County Department of Social Services and the NHC Youth Services Division.

The seminar is free and opened to the general public. The registration deadline is Friday, June 14th. To register or for more information call Community Resource Coordinator Linda M. Rawley at 910-341-4608.

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Rabies Report in the Neighborhood

In mid-March there was a case of a rabid raccoon that tangled with a family’s dogs on Park Avenue. The dogs were current on their rabies vaccinations so only needed to be re-boostered. However, the owners were potentially exposed because they handled their dogs without gloves following the encounter.

On Friday April 12, Animal Services sent out a health alert that a family cat in the 5500 block of Park had contracted rabies. It had encountered an unknown animal some weeks prior to exhibiting neurological symptoms.

All pet owners: please make certain your pets are current on their rabies vaccinations. For further information, call New Hanover County Animal Services at 910-798-7500.

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Don’t Forget Fire Safety Training Thursday Night

Join your neighbors and have some fun on Thursday evening, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the Winter Park Baptist Church parking lot The Wilmington Fire Department will allow adults to safely play with fire and fire extinguishers, while the kids will learn about fire safety with activities of their own. It’s a great opportunity to visit with your neighbors and learn some safety tips along the way! See you there!

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Daytime Break-in on Park Avenue

We’re sorry to report that on October 22, a house on Park Avenue South between McMillan and Wallace was robbed. The intruders must have driven their car into the driveway and were in and out relatively quickly. They used the back door that had an unused small “doggy/cat door” and forced that open to unlock the door that wasn’t deadbolted. The items that were stolen: Macbook Pro laptop, 42″ Flatscreen Vizio TV, Camel cigarrettes, and possibly some xbox video games. They did not vandalize, nor did they tear up anything – seems like they were looking for quick electronics, jewelry, cash, and prescription drugs. They went directly for our top dresser drawers of our bedroom and possibly the second drawers, and medicine cabinets were also left open in the bathroom.

The homeowner says, “We thought everyone in the community should be made aware of this incident. We LOVE our new neighborhood, our new house, our new neighbors and would like to let all of you know what’s going on and to be on the lookout. We have already notified neighbors around us.”

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Fire Safety for the Family on October 25

Come out on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. for hands-on fire extinguisher training for adults and safe meeting place activities for kids. All instruction will be provided by the Wilmington Fire Department.

When: Thursday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Parking lot of Winter Park Baptist Church

Hope to see you there!

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Ice Cream Social Sunday, September 23

Drop by Velvet Freeze, a locally sourced and produced homemade ice cream shop, for ice cream and a visit with your Winter Park neighbors. We’ll be there on Sunday, September 23, 2012, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Velvet Freeze is located at 104 Pine Grove Drive near Winter Park Baptist Church. Phone # 910-859-7202.

Hope to see you there!

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Fire Safety Class October 25

Join the Winter Park Community Watch Group on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:00 p.m. The Wilmington Fire Department will conduct a fire extinguisher safety class for adults and a separate fire safety activity for kids. Everything will be held in the parking lot of Winter Park Baptist Church.

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Posting No Trespassing Signs

One of our neighbors asked if there is anything that can be done legally about someone going onto private property without being invited.

Below is the advice from Cpl. Irving of the Wilmington Police Department:

The first thing that needs to be done is to post “no trespassing” signs along the property line. If someone comes on the property once the signs are posted, he or she can be charged with trespassing. If there are no signs posted, you can call the police and If the person is still present once the police arrive, the property owner, in the presence of the police,can tell the individual to stay off of the property. The police will give the owner the trespasser’s name and if the trespasser returns, the owner can take out charges for trespassing.

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