Saturday, August 25, 2007

The DDLP Blog evolution

The DDLP Blog is starting to get some traction.
The content of the Blog so far seems relevant, responsible and recreational.

I've created a Distribution list so that we can get automated emails whenever there is a new Post on the Blog.

If you aren't getting the automated emails:
1. you didn't respond to the email that I sent out the other day
2. your email address wasn't in that list of folks that I sent email to.

Just email me and I'll Add you to the list if you want automated emails from this Blog.

Let me know if this is confusing or you have any additional comments.
Thanks, Charlie

p.s. I'm gonna delete this Post from the Blog in a day or so.
It's really a test to see if the new automated email trick worked.
p.s.s ooops i left out the word 'Add' in the "just email me and I'll ..." sentence, in the first version of this Post.

Crime Reports - August

DELLWOOD DR - Motor Vehicle Theft/Automobile - 08/03/07

CANTERBURY ST - Burglary/Unlawful Entry/Residence - 08/19/07

You can search for and access Greensboro police Incident/Investigation Reports by going to:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Natural beauty in our neighborhood

picture of the day
Hawk sighting in the neighbors backyard
How cool is that

The September neighborhood party

Here's the text of the Flyer that Ryan put together and what the "Street Team" is gonna be distributing around the neighborhood in the coming weeks:

Neighborhood News

There will be a neighborhood party hosted by the Aceves and Cybulski families on Sunday evening (time TBA), September 2 on the corner of Canterbury and Normandy. Please come and meet your neighbors. Bring a little snack to share to eat and your own adult drinks. There are usually sodas and fruit drinks for the kids available. For more details watch the neighborhood blog and make sure you get on the email list!

Mary Mig has been heading a neighborhood email list that has provided us with information about break-ins, some shady solicitors working the neighborhood, some great neighborhood yard sales and the Wednesday night music jam at Charlie and Hester’s. Her email is if you would like to be a part of the list, email her with the subject line “neighborhood email”.

Charlie and Hester have also established a new neighborhood blog. It will feature community news and concerns. It’s still developing so check it out and give them your suggestions and comments.

Water Restrictions for Greensboro

City of Greensboro imposes water restrictions

The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area - 11:16 AM EDT Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The city of Greensboro said Wednesday that, effective Aug. 27, it was enacting Stage IIA - Level I Warning mandatory water restrictions.

Under the restrictions, irrigation by sprinkler is allowed only one day a week, with residents only being allowed to use sprinklers to water their lawns or gardens on the same day their garbage is collected.

Watering by hand-held hoses, containers or drip irrigation is still allowed any day of the week.
Penalties for breaking the rules include warnings and fines of up to $200 for residential owners and up to $1,000 for nonresidential owners.

"With the continued high water demand and below-normal rainfall, we have reached 150 days' supply in our reservoirs," said Allan Williams, director of the city's Water Resources department.

"Although we had hoped to avoid mandatory water restrictions, long-range forecasts don't show substantial likelihood of rain, and it is necessary to impose restrictions at this time."

The restrictions will remain in effect for at least 30 days.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Useful links to Greensboro sites

I'm hoping that the blog turns into a sorta Community Board where we can share info.

Here's a list of links that can come in handy for us as residents of Greensboro, NC

Searching for GPD Police reports:

City of Greensboro web site:

Greensboro property locator search engine:

Greensboro News and Record:

Greensboro GDOT traffic cams:

Some other Greensboro blogs:
*click the down arrow by the box on the right side and enter Greensboro to get a comprehensive listing of Greensboro, NC blogs. Note: our blog got added sometime earlier this week!

*just go to and do a search on Greensboro

Downtown live web cam:

The Business Journal for the Triad:

*I signed up for their daily email digest. It's really informative

Greensboro's Craiglist site:

*I've bought and sold stuff here. It's a free eBay-like site.
Take care on Craigslist. Common sense is the rule.

There's more to post but I'll leave that for a later time.

shameless self promotion - my website and Hester's: - Charlie's - Hester's

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wednesday Night Jam

A couple of months ago three neighbors starting getting together once a week for an acoustic jam on Charlie&Hester's side porch on Canterbury Street. The heat index has forced us indoors into the comfort of the AC, but we're still at it, and we plan to keep meeting at 8pm every Wednesday night for the foreseeable future. It's a nice break in the usual work week.

The jam is usually acoustic tho' Chris & Charlie plugged in last week. All skill levels are welcome (i'm just learning the mandolin and the guys have been very helpful and supportive). We usually jam for about an hour and a half.

Everyone in the neighborhood has an open invitation to drop in and play!