Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cherrywood Farm featured on TV show

Last fall, Cherrywood Farm members spent the day with a TV production crew from KLRU’s gardening show “Central Texas Gardener.”

The program aired January 9, with the first segment covering Urban Patchwork and Cherrywood Farm. It’s a well-told piece with focus…

Bylaws Revision Task Force wants to hear from neighbors

Written by Rich Heyman

At its initial meeting, the CNA bylaws revision taskforce identified the following items to be reviewed/revised:

  • procedures for meeting notification (how, when, & where?)
  • restructuring the steering committee to make it more efficient and useful to the…

Passing Vote is No Magic Beanstalk

Written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter 2014 Flea)

Neighbors vote for garden, but only city can plant the seeds

By the nose of a garden gnome, residents of the Schieffer-Willowbrook Neighborhood Association voted 38-37 in favor of the…

Winter Flea is Here!

Written by Steve Wilson, Flea Editor

The latest issue of The Flea has emerged from the larval stage and will be scuttling to a porch near you. In this edition you’ll find:

  • A story about statues around the neighborhood
  • A new…

New Parenting Toolkit in Cherrywood

Written by Emily Mathon

“When my kids get older…then I’ll do the things I love for myself…” Sound familiar? These were words spoken by one mother of two at a recent workshop I offered here in the Cherrywood neighborhood.

Often parents…

We have a Dream, Inspired by Dr. King

Written by Deb Palmer

Ms. Brown’s and Mr. Levy’s fifth grade classes at Maplewood Elementary took part in the Heritage Council of Austin’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. The prompt this year was, “If Dr. King were alive today,…

January 22 Idea Workshop to Address Manor Road Transportation and Parking

Written by the Parking Workshop Team

The four neighborhoods abutting Manor Road from Airport Blvd. to IH-35 (Cherrywood, Blackland, Rogers-Washington/Holy Cross and Austin Heights) are hosting an Idea Workshop to address overflow parking issues along Manor Road.

While many of the…

Steering Committee Meeting, January 15, 2014

The Cherrywood Neighborhood Association’s Steering Committee met on January 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at Taqueria Los Altos. The meeting was chaired by Katie Halloran and the agenda was the following:

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call, sign-in, and introductions
  3. Approval of…

LUT Committee Meeting, January 8, 2014

The Cherrywood Land Use and Transportation (LUT) Committee met on January 8, 2013 at 7:15 p.m., at Taqueria Los Altos. The meeting was chaired by Girard Kinney and the agenda was the following:

7:00pm   Please order food and beverages 7:15pm…

Kids Music Class with Music Bats Starting in the Neighborhood

Written by Gene Davis

The sight of a kid absolutely losing themselves in joy while banging on a drum—or a parent becoming visually happier at the chance to be goofy with their kid—simply never gets old.

Lucky for me, I got…

Upcoming Events


Friday 09/21 80%
Thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.
Saturday 09/22 80%
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 81F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday 09/23 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds light and variable.