August 12, 2019 oooooooo Keeping Fondren Fabulous!





Ashley & Michael Borne

Jean Turner Brewer

M & J Creekmore
Foundation Trust

Nancy & Roy Campbell

Jennifer & Derek Emerson

The Fenelon Family

Betsy & Jason Greener

Danelle & Kendall

Frenchie & Buddy Graham

Claudia & Robert Hauberg

Sarah & Randy Hines

Elta & Jim Johnston

Melanie & John Lauderdale

The Dick Molpus Foundation

Mary Eliza & Howard McMillan

Natalie Maynor

Jan & Billy Mounger

Betsy & Bill Nation

Roger Parkes & Pam Garman

Barbara & Barry Plunkett

Becky & Don Potts

Carol & Bill Sneed

Mary Linley & Andrew Sweat

Jimmye & Andy Sweat

Belmont & Frank Trapp

Mary Alice & Donny White

Lisa Wigington &
Dr. Erin Dehon

Molly & Robert Walker 

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Meadowbrook planning begins in September

Planning and design for the new and improved Meadowbrook Drive is expected to begin in September with construction starting in 2020.

The scope of the Meadowbrook project is from I-55 Frontage Road east to West Street/Northbrook Drive.

The City is considering reducing the current 4-lane roadway to 3 lanes with a shared use path. The 3-lane road will offer traffic calming measures and will be ADA compliant.

The City was awarded funds from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) through Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant funds in the amount of $3,559,661. The funds will be used to mill existing pavement, perform base repairs to failed pavement areas, perform an asphalt overlay, pavement striping, and sidewalk enhancements to meet ADA compliance.

On the schedule
for repair

A cluster of potholes on Old Canton Road has been marked and is on the schedule for repair, according to Dr. Charles Williams , City of Jackson Public Works Department . Thanks to Fondren's Street Captain program, neighbors at Carlyle Place recently had their pet pothole repaired and celebrated with a block party! Congratulations Carlyle Place! If you've got a pothole you want to bring to the city's attention, contact your street captain .
Broadmore Initiative:
100 houses in 5 years

Habitat for Humanity has pledged to revitalize a large portion of the Broadmoor area focusing on homes from Manhattan to North State Street and Northside Drive to Cedarhurst . They will rehab some houses, demolish those that can't be rehabbed and build two new houses each year for the next five years. If you would like more information, or would like to support this effort, contact Merrill Tenney McKewe n .
Fondren Unwrapped returns
on Thursday, November 14

Fondren merchants and FRF will once again host a holiday stroll through our business district on Thursday, November 14, 5 - 8 p.m.

Merchants: make sure you are part of this popular holiday kick off & marketing campaign.

And the winners are ...

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the MS Craft Beer Festival and the MS Food and Wine Festival .

From all the survey respondents, two winners will be drawn Tuesday night at the FRF Board meeting. Those who submitted comments on the Craft Beer Festival have a chance to win a Mississippi Brewery Gift Bag . Those who submitted comm ents on the Food and Wine Festival have a chance to win one ticket to next year's dinner of choice.

Winners will be notified Wednesday and announced in the next newsletter.
Councilwoman Lindsay sets Town Hall Meeting

Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 at Belhaven University's Warren A. Hood Library in the first floor Barber Auditorium, 1500 Peachtree St. Parking is available beside the Library. The meeting will last one hour and topics will include current issues for the city.
Keeping Fondren Fabulous!

Thanks to the following neighbors for their contribution to the FRF Annual Fund!

  • Dawn and Stan Jones
  • Beth and Stanley Hartness

FRF accepts contributions of all sizes! Help us Keep Fondren Fabulous with a tax deductible contribution today!
Calendar for August / September / October

August 13 - FRF Board Meeting
August 15 - Town Hall Meeting, Hood Library, 6 p.m.
August 22 - COPS, Redeemer Church, 5:30 p.m.

September 5 - Juried Art Show Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., The Cedars
September 5 - 27 - Juried Art Exhibition, open to public, The Cedars
September 10 - FRF Board Meeting
September 19 - Symphony at Sunset, (lawn opens at 6 p.m., concert at dusk) The Cedars
September 26 - COPS, 5:30 p.m., Redeemer Church

October 15 - OFNA Public Meeting, 5:30 p.m., St. James (speakers: Robert Miller and Dr. Charles Williams)