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Seven years ago we moved to our neighborhood and decided that we wanted to know our neighbors.
So, taking matters into our own hands, we launched a regular series of backyard happy hours for our neighbors and friends with the goal of having a casual drop-in/out event in our yard on a regular basis in the summer. Now, seven years later I look back on the impact of this simple event, and it is amazing:
- We know all the people on our block, almost everyone on the neighboring block, and the folks on the sides perpendicular to ours. Some of these people we are now very close with.
- When we walk through our neighborhood, go to the farmer’s market, or eat at local restaurants, we regularly see people that we know.
- I feel like I live in small town America not in a mid-size city like Mountain View.
This article is about helping you create that atmosphere in your neighborhood by sharing some simple instructions on how we run our happy hours so that you can do it too. Continue reading
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