The Times photo by Betsy ReasonNeighbors connect with neighbors at a Noblesville Preservation Alliance summer picnic at Seminary Park.
The Times photo by Betsy Reason

Neighbors connect with neighbors at a Noblesville Preservation Alliance summer picnic at Seminary Park.
Judy Poe from Old Town Noblesville wished a Happy 4th to her neighbors. Old Town resident Corinne Piazza invited neighbors to partake in hot dogs, popcorn and water while watching the Fourth of July parade from her house on Wayne Street.

Old Town resident Sara Althouse promoted her family-owned pop-up neighborhood fireworks store inside Carolyn's Consignments, and Laura Taylor asked neighbors how they recommend celebrating her daughter's 27th birthday on Independence Day.

Mimi DeMore asked if any neighbors are interested in starting a monthly Euchre club. Heather McClane was in search of unwanted landscaping pavers and bricks. Jason Rayl was helping his son sell Noblesville Football discount cards.

While Facebook is a place where I find out what my friends are doing, Nextdoor, a private social network, for my neighborhood and more than 50 nearby neighborhoods, as well as neighborhoods around the world, is where I connect with my Old Town neighbors, to learn about backyard gatherings, to discover free stuff that they put in their alley or to find out about a temporarily-lost orange-colored dog that answers to the name, Hummer. It's also where I learn about our neighborhood Crime Watch meeting that's attended by a Noblesville Police officer.

This week, Christy Risden of Roudebush Woods was seeking someone to hem up to four pairs of slacks by this Friday for her dad's funeral. Amy Krupa of Potters Woods was looking for someone to bake and decorate a cake for a Little Pony-themed birthday party. Kelsey O'Dell of Fairfield Farms informed neighbors that her brother's Bichon Shitzu, in need of a home, was adopted just before July 4.

I also saw that Elizabeth LaFollette has a dart board, ping pong table and snowblower for sale at her South Harbour garage sale that's this Saturday. Cherry Tree Meadows resident Kacina Pfeiffer had a Barbie Dream House and Barbies for sale. And William Nevitt was looking for a "cheap riding mower for sale."

For many of these these types of items, I also highly recommend using the Classified section of The Times newspaper. The Times' Classified sections is where to find and promote garage sales, cars and furniture for sale, and more. It's where Realtors sell homes, where businesses find employees, where landlords find renters, and vice versa. It's where people sell what they want to sell and buy what they need to find. In The Times, there are sections in the Classifieds for auctions and businesses and services that do everything from hauling to construction, home repair and roofing and siding. There are sections for pet owners wanting to find a new home for Fido and for people who want to become pet owners.

Check out our Classifieds section in the print edition of The Times, published every day except Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information, visit, email or leave message at (317) 773-9960, ext. 118.

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