19 Jun

First-time homebuyer classes July 18-20 in Gardner

If you are planning on purchasing a home in the next year, here is a great opportunity to learn about the home buying process.

NewVue Communities is hosting first-time homebuyer classes in Gardner, Mass.

When: July 18, 19 and 20, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, 29 Parker St, Gardner, Mass.
 To learn more, click here. 
23 May

Homebuyer classes June 20-22 in Fitchburg

NewVue Communities is hosting first-time homebuyer classes June 20-22 in Fitchburg, Mass.

If you are interested in buying a home, learn more through one of our first-time homebuyer classes. 

When: June 20-22, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: NewVue Communities, 470 Main St., Fitchburg, Mass. 
 To learn more, click here. 
15 May

Fitchburg given a facelift

Reprinted from the Sentinel and Enterprise

By Elizabeth Dobbins

edobbins@sentinelandenterprise.com

FITCHBURG — Buildings were painted, facades were replaced and gardens were prepped during the community clean-up led by Crossroads Church, NewVue Communities, ReImagine North of Main and the city Saturday.

“We want to be a force in the community for good,” said Adrian Gates, media director for Crossroads Church on 839 Ashby State Road.

Gates said the outreach event has been put on annually since 2011 and drew about 300 volunteers to 25 projects around the city.

Among them was the replacement the decaying wood on the outside of the empty building on the corner of Main and Oliver Street.

“It was just all nasty looking,” volunteer and Gardner resident Glenn Wallace said. “Rotten,” Westminster resident Kevin Fuller said, pointing to a pile of wood that they had pulled off the building.

By early afternoon, the new siding was almost completely replaced.

Across the street, several volunteers were painting the formerly beige outside of Gallery Sitka (West) red and blue.

“Artists don’t typically like the color beige,” Tricia Pistone said, laughing.

Pistone, project director for ReImagine North of Main, said the organizations involved in the clean-up and residents collaborated to come up with project ideas such as clearing the brush in Lowe Park, painting the gazebo in the Upper Common and planting flowers around the police station.

Gates said the renovation of the library at Reingold Elementary School is the largest of the many projects that were in progress Saturday.

“It’s something special when you get to do it for the kids,” he said.

Pistone said this is not the first time the church has lent a hand to give downtown a facelift. In 2015, among other projects, Crossroads Community Church and partners removed the rust stains from the building where The Local Spot is currently located.

“We really want to do things that can transform an area,” Gates said.

8 May

May 16-18, first-time homebuyer classes in Gardner

NewVue Communities is hosting first-time homebuyer classes May 16, 17, 18 in Gardner, Mass.

If you are interested in buying a home, learn more through one of our first-time homebuyer classes. 

When: May 16 – 18, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, 29 Parker St, Gardner, Mass.
 To learn more, click here. 

 

5 May

Neighbor Up Saturday – May 13

Neighbor Up Saturday – May 13

We are kicking off our season of North of Main Neighbor Up Saturdays with a variety of projects during the Ward 4 & 5 Cleanup.

Projects include:
Lowe Park Woods Clean Up
Prichard St. Garden Landscaping Project
Church Painting and Flower Giveaway Project
Prichard/Academy Placemaking Project
Marshall St. Beautification

 

To sign up for a project, contact:

Meredith Geraghty

Director of Community Organizing

978-342-9561 Ext. 120
978-400-0162
mgeraghty@nvcomm.org

5 May

Community Yard Sale May 20

Community Yard Sale – May 20 in Leominster

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017

TIME:  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: Water Mill Apartments, 142 Water Street, Leominster, Mass.

Located at the corner of Water Street & Whitney Street at Water Mill Visitors’ Parking Lot

If you are interested in being a part of the yard sale, please email BRENDA PICCARD-MUÑIZ or call 978-400-0167.

5 May

NewVue Annual Meeting Held May 4

This past fiscal year was another productive year for NewVue Communities.

We would like to thank all those who came out to celebrate.

NewVue elected two new board members, Philip Duffy and Christina DiRusso.
NewVue recognized ReImagine North of Main with the 2017 Community Partnership Award.
Marta Albizu was recognized with the 2017 Luz Sanchez Resident Leadership Award.
Thank you to Rick Healey of Foster-Healey Real Estate for the comprehensive presentation of the housing marketing, nationally and in North Central Massachusetts.

We are pleased to share our annual report with you. Click Here.

20 Apr

NewVue’s Annual Meeting May 4

Please Join Us As We Celebrate 37 years of Creating Strong & Healthy Neighborhoods

What:

NewVue Communities 37th Annual Meeting

Date:

May 4, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location:

Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster
365 Lindell Ave., Leominster, Mass. 

RSVP:

Please RSVP@nvcomm.org

10 Apr

Celebrate Earth Day

Come and celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2017, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sundial Community Gardens
179 Elm St., Fitchburg, Mass.

  • LEARN ABOUT A FREE, NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN CHALLENGE!
  • LIVE MUSIC
  • REFRESHMENTS
  • KIDS ACTIVITIES
  • CONTAINER GARDEN DEMOS
  • CREATE AN HERB SPIRAL

Download Earth Day Flyer

28 Mar

NewVue Communities Hosts ‘Donuts with Delegates’

Donuts with Delegates was a forum that allowed staff and residents to talk with our state representative and senators about initiatives that will affect our communities and work.
This year, we had the meeting at NewVue Communities with Representative Stephen Hay and Senator Jennifer Flanagan.