Welcome to the Elizabeth Neighborhood Community Web-Site! Our beautiful
and historical neighborhood is a proud community and far and away
one of the most attractive, hip and convenient places in Charlotte
to live and work. To become better acquainted with us, more information
is listed below and on the other pages.
The 2006 ANNUAL ECA PROGRESSIVE DINNER is Saturday May 6th
at 6:00. The evening begins with appetizers at the home of Jane &
Roxie Towns, 1512 E. 8th St. Then progresses to dinner at various
host houses and at 9:00 dessert at the home of Michelle & Erik
Dagenhart, 1925 Bay St. Anyone who lives or owns a business in the
Elizabeth Neighborhood is invited. ECA membership is not required.
We are looking for host houses. If you can seat at least 8 people
(including yourselves) for dinner, and are happy to let others handle
the cooking, please consider being a host house. Contact Maya Packard
for more information:
This year's theme is Mexican in celebration of Cinco de Mayo (a day
late). Guests will be assigned a menu item to deliver to their hosts'
house on the day of the dinner. To sign up to be a guest please contact.
The week of the event you will receive your dinner house assignment
and a recipe to prepare. Each recipe is fairly simple, but if you
a wary of cooking, let us know, and we will try to make it easy for
you. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS APRIL 29th!
2006 MAD HATTER EASTER EGG HUNT
Sponsored by the ECA was Saturday April 8th 10:30 AM in upper
Independence Park by the gazebo. Children of all ages wore their most
outrageous hats! There was a petting zoo, family picture taking, and
egg hunt. The rain held off and a good time was had by all! Click
here for a link to this year's pictures.
20th ANNUAL BIG E
Elizabeth 8K Road Race &
3K Health Run/Walk was Saturday March
This year's race was held at the Hawthorne Recreation Center at Independence
Park. The Big E is host to hundreds of runners and participants and
is Charlotte's second-oldest road race. The course is through one
of the Queen City's most historic neighborhoods and those participanting
are running to raise money to maintain and save the trees of the Elizabeth
community. The race ended at Independence Park with food, fun and
festivities for the whole family.
Click here for race results and click
here for the awards.
Thanks to this year's sponsors, runners and volunteers!
Proudly Presented by our "Premier" and most supportive sponsor
Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy
Listed below are this year's sponsors.
Fig Tree generously donated a Moon Bounce.
Poyner & Spruill
Miller Hogue Atty
Queen City Timing
Emily Zarbatany - Dickens-Mitchener & Assoc.
Jane & Roxie Towns-Dickens Mitchener
ELIZABETH TREE PLAN: UPDATE
Jerry Regenbogen, Regenbogen Associates, has been
working with Craig Monroe, City of Charlotte Assistant Arborist and
Kris Solow, ECA Beautification Committee Chair on the Elizabeth Tree
Plan. The three phase plan divides Elizabeth into 13 zones. In November
the ECA Board of Directors voted to authorize the design for replacing
trees in Elizabeth.
Phase I: Has been completed.
Phase II: Has been completed.
Phase III: Tree placement on private property, reasonably adjacent
to restricted city permit required zones, will require cooperation
and authorization from private property owners. The ECA Board will
revisit after the plan's completion. Click
here to see an example of the plan design | Click
here for an outline of the plan.
Want to participate in the future
of your neighborhood?
The ECA board of Directors invites you to the Elizabeth Neighborhood
monthly meetings. The meetings are generally held the 2nd Tuesday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Park and Recreation Center. The
ECA board of directors is hoping for broader participation from the
residents and businesses of Elizabeth. for agenda items, general comments or questions.
The next board meeting is
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Other 2006 ECA board meetings are: June 13, July 11, August 8, October
November 14 & December 12
Join the Elizabeth Community Association and be a part of a
great place to live! ECA membership
form, click here.
Questions about membership...
The ECA board of directors welcomes your
comments. If you would like to correspond via
email with members of the ECA board please click
SPRINGTIME TOURS FEATURE HISTORIC
more information on walking back in time and discovering some of Charlottes
rich early 20th century architectural heritage!
HISTORIC CHARLOTTE, INC. is calling for nominations
for Historic Neighborhood Awards. Click
for their press release. Their awards will distributed in May of
2006. Click for the
nomination form, the
poster contest form and sponsorship
ELIZABETH CRIME WATCH EMAIL GROUP
This group was formed to empower residents to talk
openly about safety issues of concern and to work together to keep an
eye out for crime in our Elizabeth neighborhood. For details visit our
"SAFETY" link at the above left of
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