Bioblitz at Willowbrook Reach

By Jennifer Potter-Miller Originally published in the May 2018 issue of The Flea

Willowbrook Reach, the neighborhood greenbelt along Upper Boggy Creek runs along E. 40th St. and Willowbrook Dr. from Cherrywood Rd. to E. 38 ½ St. What you see…

Maplewood Spring Fling Community Picnic is May 5

Cross-posted from maplewoodelementary.com

School families and neighbors are invited to the Maplewood Spring Fling Community Picnic for end of the year gathering on Saturday, May 5. There will be hot dogs, foam party, dunk tank, student performances, and crafts. Please bring…

A CNA Perspective

By Jim Walker Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

In the early 1980s, the area we know as Cherrywood had no neighborhood association, but a handful of champions who dealt with issues. Sparked by an initiative to…

Take Aways from the CNA LUT CodeNEXT meeting

By Jim Reed, CNA Chair

We had an excellent meeting last week at the CNA Land, Use and Transportation meeting with speakers from both Community Not Commodity (CNC) and Evolve Austin.

A major take away for me is from CodeNEXT…

Maplewood MakerSpace, Fun Run, Parent Prom & More

Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

Last spring, thanks to the leadership of Librarian Amanda Braziel, Maplewood applied for and won an innovation grant from Austin Ed Fund to create a centralized makerspace that is available to…

Maplewood Plants Mini Orchard on Campus

Cross-posted from maplewoodelementary.com

Maplewood Elementary students planted a new orchard at the school this spring. The orchard is located between the building, the playground, and the portables along Ashwood Rd., and includes two fig trees, three plum trees, two mulberries, a…

Spring Plant and Book Swap is March 24

By Jack Darby Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

Join us for the 27th installment of the Cherrywood swap on Saturday, March 24 from 9am-noon. As always, we’ll be at the Cherrywood Green (located at E. 34th…

The Roots of Cherrywood

By Gordon Bennett and Rebecca Kohout Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

Cherrywood wasn’t Cherrywood until the 1980s, when the neighborhood took its name from Cherrywood Road. Up until then, the area was a collection of smaller…

Grackle Green Pocket Park Approved!

By Daniel Culotta Originally published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

The Grackle Green steering committee is happy to report that the pocket park project near Lafayette and Dean Keeton has been approved by the City! The City’s Neighborhood…

Keep Giving Local

First published in the November 2018 issue of The Flea

Several neighbors will be raising money for local organizations they are passionate about during Amplify Austin, the 24 online fundraiser that starts March 1 at 6pm. AmplifyATX.org

Sherri Whitmarsh, CHULA…

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