CherryBiz to Host Happy Hour: “So You Want to Build a Studio at your Home?”

By Jennifer Potter-Miller

The Cherrywood Business Council (CherryBiz) will host its its first happy hour of the year on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The guest speaker will be Girard Kinney, AIA, who will speak briefly about essential questions to consider when building a creative work space at your home, and…

Residents Forced to Eat S’mores, Meet Fellow Neighbors

By Sharon Hernandez

Our 2nd S’mores Fest at 1301 E. 30th was absolutely wicked. Over a dozen Cherrywood neighbors, smelling of adventure, arrived at our home ready to meet new neighbors and submit themselves to friendly questioning. We all huddled around a roaring fire, roasted (and burned) vegan marshmellows, and…

As Mi Madres Turns 25, Rosa and Aurelio Torres Recall the Birth of an East Austin Icon

by Jennifer Potter-Miller (Cross-posted from the February 2015 Flea)

Jennifer: What inspired you to launch in 1990?

Aurelio: The economy was bad. Downtown was a shambles. So we decided that we wanted to open a restaurant but we didn’t have a lot of means. But we had…

S’mores on 30th St.

By Sharon Hernandez

Ever wonder who are all these folks who make Cherrywood such a special place? We sure do! We are trying to get to know our great neighbors by sharing s’mores and hot chocolate next to a roaring fire! Our first event last week was so much fun…

CNA General Meeting, February 18, 2015

Cherrywood Neighborhood Association will hold its next general meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The quarterly meeting will be held at Asbury Servant Church Fellowship Hall, 1605 38 1/2 St. from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The meeting will be chaired by Jules Kniolek and the agenda is the following:
  1. Call to order…

Steering Committee Meeting, February 11, 2015

The Cherrywood Neighborhood Association’s Steering Committee met on February 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., at Taqueria Los Altos. The meeting was chaired by Jules Kniolek and the agenda was the following:

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call/Sign-in
  3. Approval of previous meeting minutes
  4. Adoption of agenda
  5. Reports* of officers and standing committees…

Spring 2015 Flea is Hopping

The latest issue of The Flea, Cherrywood’s newsletter, is scurrying to your doorstep. You can also view it here. A few things in its pages:


  • A Q&A with Rosa and Aurelio Torres on the 25th anniversary of Mi Madres
  • The Poetry Stones of Randolph Rd.
  • A profile on…

Family Pizza Night at Patterson Park

By Jennifer Potter-Miller

On a warm Sunday evening in late January 10 neighborhood families with preschool and school aged kids met at Patterson Park for a spontaneous pizza party. In addition to a stack of pies, there was salad, veggies + dip, fruit, and cupcakes. Adults chatted around the picnic…

LUT Committee Meeting, February 4, 2015

The Cherrywood Land Use and Transportation (LUT) Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at Taqueria Los Altos, 3301 N I-35. The meeting will be chaired by Girard Kinney and the agenda is the following:

7:00: Arrive, arrange table, order food & beverages. 7:15: Assign Scribe,…

Me & My Statue: Our Lawn Ornaments, Ourselves

by Steve Wilson (Re-posted from the Spring 2015 Flea)

Randolph Rd., Smitten in Stone

As far as Mike Stefanik knows, his front yard poetry rock garden writes itself much of the time. The window of his home office (he makes the Austin Events calendar) overlooks the pile…

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