The Manor Mafia: Cherrywood’s Co-ed, Co-sponsored Neighborhood Softball Team

Written by Travis Nottingham

In the not too distant past our city softball leagues were made of ruffians and hooligans, fuddy-duddies and pencil pushers. With no direction… no conviction… these games consisted of shenanigans and other willy-nilly things. With the changing…

Hollywood Ave. Beautification in the Works

Written by Cindy Ybarra

Wild Hare Community, a community of friends living at 3201 and 3203 Hollywood, is applying to the City of Austin’s Adopt-A-Median program for to beautify the island in the cul-de-sac located in the 3200 block of Hollywood…

Cherrywood Home Earning Net Zero Energy Certification

Written by Sunshine Mathon

Stop by our Open House and see the first Living Building Challenge’s Net Zero Energy certified building in Texas on Saturday, May 3, 9-11 a.m., 1706 E. 40th St.

Cherrywood Net Zero Energy House. Photo credit: Sunshine…

Photos of Cherrywood’s “DNA”

On April 2 Cherrywood residents participated in a community mapping workshop to identify locations in the neighborhood that are assets, constraints, and opportunities.  The event was part of an initiative by CodeNEXT, and was an effort to sketch out…

Keeping it Local at the East Austin Handmade Arts Market

Written by Brooke Wilton

I’ve been a local artist for over 30 years now, originally hailing from Houston where I attended the High School For The Performing and Visual Arts, and then here as I studied Art, Film, and Creative Writing…

Neighbors Play Host to Monarch Butterflies

Written by Lindsay Olinde

Who wears lots of black, is particular about food, and flies into Austin by the thousands in the Spring and Fall? No, not SXSW or ACL attendees, something even more fascinating. Yes, Monarchs! Recently, we unexpectedly hosted…

29th St. Statue: The Nag Reflex

Written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter Flea)

You’re a high school kid in Boerne, TX, out on the town with friends who are just as bored as you. So when you happen by an old abandoned house, none…

34th St. Must-See TV

Written by Steve Wilson (Reposted from the Winter Flea)

Twenty years ago, a friend in the neighborhood dropped off a 1,000-pound cement statue of a TV in Jeff’s yard. “It was kind of a surprise,” says Jeff (who wants his…

Jennifer Balkan, Artist & Teacher

Written by Jennifer Balkan

I am an oil painter.  My favorite subject matter is the figure and portrait.   I have been teaching classes in my studio to small groups since 2005.   My classes include “Introduction to figure painting,”…

New Parenting Toolkit in Cherrywood

Written by Emily Mathon

“When my kids get older…then I’ll do the things I love for myself…” Sound familiar? These were words spoken by one mother of two at a recent workshop I offered here in the Cherrywood neighborhood.

Often parents…

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