2017 NNO Party October 3

This year’s Gatlinburg NNO party will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6 to 8 pm, at 807 Pigeon Forge Road, in the cul-de-sac as in previous years. Evblock watch logoeryone is invited to come. An invitation flyer was distributed to every home on Pigeon Forge from 1200 to Dove Haven. Four yard signs were placed on Pigeon Forge and one at the Dove Haven entrance. Pflugerville police and city officials often stop by to say hello and chat. There will be about 120 NNO block parties throughout Pflugerville, if it matches 2016’s participation rate. Continue reading 2017 NNO Party October 3

Join Us for NNO on October 4, 2016

national night out

Mark your calendar for the NNO party in Gatlinburg at Lynn Cove (807 Pigeon Forge) on Tuesday, October 4, 6 to 8 pm.

Food and drink. Bring a chair. Say hello!
Greet Police, Fire, and City officials.

Join our Block Watch to prevent crime in Gatlinburg.

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Your Vote Really Counts!

Just wanted to encourage you and neighbors to vote Saturday, August 6th in the special election for Place 2 City Council.  All candidates deserve consideration too. It will be a low turnout election so your vote will make a BIG difference.

What Did They Say at  PfCONA’s July 11 Candidate Forum?

Watch Candidate Video at http://www.pfcona.org

Council Candidate Forum
(L-R) Jim McDonald, Victor To, Jeff Marsh, Victor Johnson. Moderator Doug Weiss

Continue reading Your Vote Really Counts!

NNO Party – Oct. 6, 2015

Once again neighbors on Pigeon Forge Drive and other Gatlinburg streets will celebrate National Night Out. Nothing fancy here: just residents meeting and learning how to prevent crime. This is the 4th year the block party has been co-hosted by Jollie Williams and Clay Leben.

Continue reading NNO Party – Oct. 6, 2015

NNO Block Party 2014

Get In The Picture

NNO 2014 Gatlinburg Flyer

Join us for this year’s group photo at Gatlinburg’s National Night Out Party, 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 807 Pigeon Forge. Come meet your neighbors and visit with Police and City officials. Keep reading to learn all the ways you can prevent theft.

Continue reading NNO Block Party 2014

2013 NNO party a success on Pigeon Forge

We shared stories and gabbed about the weather and gardens. But we also exchanged serious information about home improvements that stop burglars. We encouraged each other to be vigilant watching for suspicious activity, maybe a crime in progress, at our neighbor’s house. We enjoyed hearing the crime prevention advice we learned from several police officers who visited. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to make this NNO possible.


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Pigeon Forge Neighbors
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Pigeon Forge Neighbors

New for 2013 in Gatlinburg

We’re starting Block Watch in Gatlinburg:

7 pm, Wednesday, April 24 at
1207 Pigeon Forge (4th house from Immanuel).

Police Officer Griffith will explain what neighbors can do to prevent crimes by forming a street Block Watch.

We would like to start a group on every street. So far we have participants from Dove Haven and 1200 – 1300’s block of Pigeon Forge.

How about your street? Join Us!

RSVP requested since space is limited send email to cleben (at) gmail (dot) com.

Officer Griffith
Officer Griffith, Pflugerville Police, Block Watch trainer

NNO – Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Come to 807 Pigeon Forge for a NNO Block Party
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM . . .
Free! All Gatlinburg residents welcome.

Although its fun to eat some snacks and meet police officers, NNO has a serious purpose: stopping crime with neighborhood Block Watch! The goal is for neighbors to band together so that criminals know they will be caught!

Continue reading NNO – Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tracking Crime in Our Neighborhood

You may not hear about a crime unless a neighbor tells you. Otherwise you might think Gatlinburg doesn’t have a crime problem. BUT WE DO!

The Gatlinburg subdivision has nearly 500 households and police are called to investigate crimes every week. I know this because I get a SpotCrime.com daily email summary with a list and a map of Pflugerville.

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Note the Gatlinburg streets.





Pflugerville area crime reports
Blue Icon Marks Gatlinburg

 Would you like to see a crime report map for Pflugerville? Visit SpotCrime.com.

What I like are the map icons for the type of crime showing about where it happened.  Icons like “theft,” “arrest,” “vandelism,” and “burglary” to name a few. However, one of the most common reports is the “other” type which doesn’t tell us much.

map icons for crime type
Web site map icons.

Actual street addresses are hidden so if you click on the map icon, you will only see Google’s street view near, but not at the crime’s address.

Enter your email address and SpotCrime.com  will send you daily updates with ads or product endorsements. Since its free to get this information the ads are minor inconvenience.

Neighborhood Watch

What can you do to prevent being a crime victim? Of course, you could install a burglar alarm or other devices, but why not join with your neighbors to form a Block Watch? A block watch group organizes to be alert for suspicious activity on the street by people not familiar to the neighborhood. Neighbors also meet several time a year to learn crime prevention methods from the police or educational material. Individuals can volunteer to join Citizens On Patrol and receive advanced safety training.

The Pflugerville Police Department will help you start your Block Watch. Phone Community Services Cpl. Dan Griffith at 670-5514 or email dgriffith [at] pflugervilletx.gov.

Neighborhood Watch
The Neighborhood Watch Sign


National Night Out – Oct. 4, 2011

There were no bad guys on Pigeon Forge Tuesday evening. Only good neighbors who were introducing themselves and catching up on local news. The gathering under the street light attracted about 22 people as well as several police, constable, assistant fire chief, and two city council members Starlet Sattler and Brad Marshall.


The Gatlinburg Neighborhood has a proud history of hosting block parities for National Night Out every year that I’ve lived here since 1997. For many years Janie Shrout hosted block parties for her Oat Meadow neighbors. Parties were hosted jointly by several families on Candleberry Circle for years too . For two years, NNO gatherings have been held at 606 Pigeon Forge by the Duffy’s and 807 Pigeon Forge by Jollie Williams and myself. Thanks to everyone, especially Officer Dan Griffith of PPD, for making NNO a success in Pflugerville. Continue reading National Night Out – Oct. 4, 2011

Gatlinburg Getting Together