July 4th Door Décor
I like to glam up the front entrance on ALL occasions, and July 4th is a perfect opportunity to break out the patriotic red, white & blue laurel! It’s a rather easy crafting project to piece together. All you need is a grapevine or wire wreath form for starters, assorted materials like velvet, lame, themed ribbon, or tulle, zip ties or crafting wire, scissors and a few decorations like plastic stars, small flags or silk florals that you can nuzzle in the arrangement. First, cut your ...
Ribbon Cutting Ushers in Extension of Coombs Creek Trail
District 1 Council member Scott Griggs officiated the ribbon cutting ceremony for the extension of Coombs Creek Trail and the installation by Greenspace of the 2nd exercise station adjacent to Annie Stevens Park (North Oak Cliff Blvd. & Plymouth). North Oak Cliff Greenspace is a multi-neighborhood, non-profit collective which assists Stevens Park Golf Course with the maintenance of the rose beds and other shared grounds that the City of Dallas does not upkeep. More...
Hooray to Beautification Day Volunteers
The islands located at Clinton-Canterbury, Lausanne-Colorado, Montclair-Colorado and Argonne-Lausanne were recently raked, weeded and sprayed by energetic volunteers Ellen and Allen Fitzsimmons, Lila Belitz, Bill Silverman and Cindy Pierce, despite the high humidity! Our thanks to these good folks for bringing it. We are a 100% volunteer neighborhood association and always in need of gardening enthusiasts. Please consider signing up for our fall Beautification Day, to be announced at a later date.
Standing Water Breeds a Formidable Threat
With recent accounts of mosquito-borne viruses and resulting human health concerns, we urge all residents to take precautionary actions in protecting yourself and our neighborhood. Here are a few tips… Protect against mosquito bites
by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Cover arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent. Prevent mosquito breeding
and the spread of West Nile, Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses by promptly eliminating standing water. More...
Fixin’ the Mix
For up-to-date lane closures and continuing closures and traffic changes
, check the link provided regularly. The Horseshoe Project, named for its U shape, is a $798 million design-build roadway project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve traffic flow and safety through the heart of downtown Dallas. The project includes the expansion, repaving and addition of roadways along I-30 and I-35E, and the new Margaret McDermott Bridge over I-30. Managed by Pegasus Link Constructors, completion date summer 2017.
Southern Pecan Pie Oh My
I grew up in Mississippi, where Southern cooking both defined and reflected the culture. Whether it was fresh vegetables with cornbread in summer or meals during the holidays, certain things were always expected. I remember my grandmother’s cooking – plates of biscuits and gravy for breakfast and fried chicken for Sunday dinner after church. Homemade pies were considered a must, with the crust made from scratch. My mother continued these traditions, cooking pies like chocolate, coconut and ...