Welcome to The Buzz, a place to learn more about the things going on in your neighborhood. Whether you have recently moved to ‘09 or you were born, raised, and plan to be buried here, you know that Alamo Heights is a hive of activity. From business openings to city hall politics to dining and culture and school and family news, if it’s happening here, we’ll tell you about it.
Devotees of FitFusion have a new and improved place to get their fit on. On March 3, the popular Alamo Heights exercise studio moved into its new location at 5204 Broadway (just two doors down from the ballet conservatory it used to call home). Fitness instructors Mary Kay Sheeran and Amy Platt, owners of this popular facility, feel that the new location will allow the dynamic duo to offer a wider selection of classes as well as class times. Kickboxing, cardio ballet, Tabattas, high-intensity intervals, step classes and a new retro groove class, circa 1980, offer women a variety of ways to get toned and fit, just in time for summer. Classes can be purchased in bulk or at a drop in rate. For prices, information and class schedule, visit www.fitfusionsa.com. The first class is FREE!
To the new location of You’re Invited! One of our favorite “happy places” is relocating to The Collection shopping center. While you can expect the same level of service and products, the shop will also be expanding its already adorable selection of gift items. Stay tuned for opening date.
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure
Garage sales are so yesterday. If you really want to get rid of your gently used clothing, housewares, furniture and other odds and ends (as well as receive a fair price), then ask a friend to invite you to the private Facebook group “Alamo Heights Trading” (trust us, your friends are already on it). This highly addictive page was the brainchild of friends Lacey Watson and Angel Schneider, who had seen similar “boutique-style trading sites” in other cities and realized that Alamo Heights residents were missing out. They started the group last Nov. 18, and are already at 1.044 members who are buying and selling like crazy. While you do not have to live in ‘09 to be a member of the group, all trades must take place within the zip code unless both parties agree to an alternate location. A fun way to shop, score some great deals and connect with the community, all from the comfort of your home.
AHISD announces creation of memorial fund in student’s honor
A memorial fund has been created in honor of Reid Hallman Kelley, an Alamo Heights seventh-grader who tragically passed away in September 2013. The fund was established shortly after Reid’s death in order to offer immediate support to the family. The Kelleys, however, recently transferred the funds to Alamo Heights School Foundation to create an endowment in memory of their son, a bright, science-minded student who aspired to be an engineer. The fund will be used for improvements in the science department, including the facilities and equipment of the science classrooms, and to support training and education of the AHJS science teachers. For more information, contact Dianne Highes, AHSF executive director, at (210) 832-5957.
Something to cheer about
In other AHISD news, the high school cheerleaders participated in the national Universal Cheerleaders Association competition in February and secured a top six spot. Not to be outdone, the 2013 yearbook staff received the University Interscholastic League Award of Distinguished Merit. This is the fifth consecutive year that the AH High School yearbook staff has earned this honor.
Close encounters at the Witte Museum
If you haven’t been to the Witte in a while, this is a great time to visit, thanks in large part to the current exhibit, Alien Worlds and Androids: Are We Alone? This fun, family -friendly exhibit invites you to explore the cutting-edge science taking place right now and brings you face to face with the fantastic worlds depicted in your favorite science fiction films and books. Time Warner Cable is the presenting sponsor of Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte through its Connect a Million Minds initiative, a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind commitment to inspire students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. Visit www.wittemusuem.org for more information.
Cast your ballot
A general election will be held May 10 for the purpose of electing three Council members for Places Three, Four and Five to serve two-year terms. Early voting for the general election will take place on Monday, April 28, through Tuesday, May 6, at any of the designated Bexar County voting locations. Lion’s Field Adult and Senior Center and Tobin Library at Oakwell are the most convenient early voting locations for Alamo Heights residents. Early voting hours and dates are as follows:
· Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Saturday, May 3 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
· Sunday, May 4 Closed
· Monday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 6 8 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Election day is Saturday, May 10, and election activities will be conducted at Alamo Heights High School, in the rear of the school off Vanderhoeven, next to the ROTC building (visitor’s locker room), located at 6900 Broadway, for Precincts 3020, 3025 and 3026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.alamoheightstx.gov for more information.
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