Keeping the “Green” in Cherrywood Green

By Mike Damal

The early summer rains really put the green in Cherrywood Green.  Now that we are in the heat of the summer, it still is an inviting place but not as verdant as in May or June.   The Chinquapin Oak that was planted last fall is now…

Communications Committee Meeting, July 24, 2014

The Cherrywood Neighborhood Association’s Communications Committee will meet on July 24, 2014 at 8:30 p.m., at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 East 38th 1/2 St.  The meeting will be chaired by Jennifer Potter-Miller and the agenda is the following:

  1. Call to order
  2. Sign-in
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Announcements
  5. Expanding website and adding links…

First Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale Brings Out Crowds of Shoppers

By Rebecca Schwarz

The dust has settled on our First Annual Cherrywood Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale, and it was a resounding success! There were shoppers in the neighborhood by 7:00 (there’s no discouraging early birds, I suppose), and things were really rockin’ by 8:00. It was great to de-clutter the…

Steering Committee Meeting, July 9, 2014

The Cherrywood Neighborhood Association’s Steering Committee met on July 9, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., at Asbury Servant Church, 1605 E. 38 1/2 St. following the special CNA meeting with Project Connect. The meeting was chaired by Katie Halloran and the agenda was the following:

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call/Sign-in…

Chess for Kids in the ‘Hood

By Mansoor Kapasi

“Checkmate!  Umm…right?”  “No, it’s not!”

If I had a dollar for every time I heard an exchange like this at our weekly neighborhood Chess for Kids gatherings, I could probably buy out the bulk candy aisle at in.gredients in a month.  Unsurprisingly, the opponent declaring “no, it’s…

Cherrywood Idea Session on I-35

By Brendan Wittstruck

Do you regularly leave your home to shop, work or play? If you leave the Cherrywood neighborhood you will be affected by TxDOT’s plans for IH35. Our concrete neighbor to the west is the subject of some potential major redesign planning. You have a voice in its…

Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale, Saturday, July 12

By Rebecca Schwarz

Come one, come all to Cherrywood’s First Annual Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale. With 20+ households participating, there will be something for everyone, all of it priced to go! Everything starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12 rain or shine.

A few people have asked about deadlines to…

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Goats: Cherrywood’s 18th Annual Fourth of July Parade

By Steve Wilson

Photo by Steve Wilson

Sorry, Senator Kirk Watson, but the goats have my vote. A pair of bovine beauties decked out in the colors of Old Glory upstaged the appearance of our representative at this year’s 18th annual Cherrywood Fourth of July Parade.

As scads of people…

Cherrywood Project Connect Meeting, July 9, 2014

By Brendan Wittstruck

This Wednesday, July 9th, the Cherrywood Steering Committee will welcome representatives from Project Connect to present urban rail bond package information to neighbors. All are encouraged to attend this informational event.

Project Connect is an ongoing, collaborative effort among Capital Metro, CAMPO, the City of Austin and…

We Will Not Yield Anniversary Gathering

By Sarah Tuttle

Last Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the filibuster by Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate.  Having been presaged by a people’s filibuster earlier in the week, Wendy Davis stood for 13 hours to prevent a vote on a bill (SB5) to severely curtail abortion access…