Maplewood Stampede Raises 14K for Elementary School

Written by Melissa Nicholson

Maplewood Elementary Mustangs galloped into action for the 2nd annual Mustang Stampede Saturday, March 28th at Mueller Lake Park busting through their $14,000 goal to raise $14,498.22 for computers, dye cuts, WOW & PE equipment while promoting…

Wild Turkey Alert

Written by Jim Reed

The date of the attempted auto burglary was on Thursday, March 26, around 4 p.m. I was sitting on my front porch, enjoying a nice ice tea, where I heard a strange scratching noise in the driveway…

This Helps Me Even More Than it Helps You

Written by Katie Jo Dixon

Yeah, I’m going to ride 100 miles on my bicycle—in one day—in the Hill Country next month. Why don’t you join me?

Better make that I am going to attempt to ride 100 miles, but I…

Residents Forced to Eat S’mores, Meet Fellow Neighbors

Written 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…

Smitten in Stone on Randolph Rd.

Written by Steve Wilson (re-posted from The Flea)

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…

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

(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…

S’mores on 30th St.

Written 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…

Family Pizza Night at Patterson Park

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…

Me & My Statue: Our Lawn Ornaments, Ourselves

Written 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…

Ask a Neighbor: From Toddler Terror to Toddler Dishwasher

Written by Emily Mathon (Cross-posted from Empathy Parenting)

“Ask a Neighbor” is a new series that will draw on the diverse expertise of Cherrywood residents. Emily has lived in the neighborhood for three years, and teaches positive parenting classes…

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