It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Time to bring out the BBQ and have a block party. Have you meet that new neighbor who just moved in? With our hectic pace of life, it is harder to get to know our neighbors. Many of us wave as we drive or walk by, but don’t take time to chat. A block party is a perfect opportunity for neighbors to socialize at least once a year. Even if you don’t become best friends, it becomes a little easier to identify a neighbor from another passerby. A connected block helps us create a sense of community, sense of place, and a feeling of well being. So, time to party!