New Proposal For I-35 Receives Cherrywood Support

I-35 has long been a headache and an eyesore, cutting Austin in half and choking on ever-growing traffic. Now a plan called “Reconnect Austin” has come forward that would not only take care of the traffic, it would also heal the…

Friday is Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 17 is Bike to Work Day! The event is organized by the Austin Cycling Association, and there are various businesses around town serving as morning and afternoon rest stops for Austinites commuting by bike. The closest to Cherrywood…

CNA General Meeting, May 15, 2013

Cherrywood Neighborhood Association held its spring general meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The quarterly meeting was held at Asbury Servant Church Fellowship Hall, 1605 38 1/2 St. from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Refreshments were served. The agenda was the following:

1. Welcome,…

Welcome to the New cherrywood.org!

We are pleased to announce the launching of the new cherrywood.org website! Want to get involved? We’d love collaboration on this ongoing project.

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Steering Committee Meeting, May 8, 2013

The Cherrywood Neighborhood Association’s Steering Committee met on August 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., at Taqueria Los Altos. The meeting was chaired by Lia Davis and the agenda was the following:

6:30 – 6:35: Introductions

6:35 – 6:55: Discussion of SC…

Leyla Colhmia Retires and is Honored at Austin High School Dedication Day

Leyla Cohlmia retired on Friday, May 3, 2013 after 36 years as a Chemistry teacher at Austin High School. Her former students honored her in a moving video that played at the AHS Dedication Day.

My favorite quote from the…

The Mystery and History of French Place Part Deux

How did the inventor of the bucket seat and a WAC officer with top-secret clearance end up here?

Written by Rebecca Kohout

In 1850, Peyton Wade Nowlin bought a second 40 acres of land from George McClintock for $280. This…

Urban Farm Update: City Crackdown Won’t Affect Cherrywood Neighborhood Farm

Rules for commercial farms in city don’t apply to nonprofits

Urban Patchwork Farm members in Cherrywood have put two more plots into production using water-efficient hugelkultur planting methods. Crops include tomatoes, green beans and quinoa, each surely adding to the bounty…

Friends of Cherrywood Green, You Make It Easy Being Green

Green maintained through the good works of neighbors

Written by Mike Damal

I mowed the Green yesterday and I am always surprised at how well it is maintained. It is rare when I have to pick up dog droppings, and…

Rain Gardens – Keeping Water on the Land

A way to avoid run-off and filter pollutants

Written by Jessica Wilson, Education Manager, Watershed Protection Department

As Austin becomes increasingly urbanized, native landscapes are replaced with impervious surfaces that prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground. Stormwater quickly runs off…

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