Thursday, September 27, 2007

October 9, 2007, Municipal Primary

I thought that this info might come in handy

You can also use the following link to gather information about the upcoming Municipal Primary - October 09, 2007 and Municipal Election - November 06, 2007.

Check out the option to do early voting. I've done this before and it's very convenient.

Early Voting for Municipal elections (10/09/07) can be done at the Old Courthouse - Blue Room downtown:

09/24-28/07 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

10/01-05/07 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

10/06/07 (Blue Room Only) 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Here's the complete info and VOTE:

Here's the voting code information for us.

HSE : HSE 59
SEN : SEN 27
JUD : JUD 18

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Snakes in the neighborhood

Where is Samuel L. Jackson when you need him? ;-)
*reference to the movie Snakes On A Plane.
as in, "I've had it with these snakes in the neighborhood."

Look what we saw in the middle of Canterbury street tonite.

A nice size juvenile Copperhead snake.

With some discussion and regret, we made the tough decision to kill the snake.

We were concerned for our domesticated animals/pets.
As the dry and hot summer comes to a conclusion...Happy Autumnal Equinox everybody!
*Today marks the first day of Fall.
Here are some Copperhead facts:
* It is the only venomous snake in our area.
* Eats insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.
* Copperhead bites are serious but rarely, if ever fatal. Seek immediate medical attention.
* Habitat: individuals often hide beneath boards, sheets of tin, and similar objects around old rural buildings. Old sawdust piles are a favorite.
* Adults can range from 24 to 45 inches in length.
Note: the adolescent that we saw tonite was approximately 16 inches long.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Summary of Crime in the DDLP Neighborhood in 2007

So far this year, 18 crimes have been reported in the DDLP neighborhood according to the Greensboro P2C (Police to Citizen) website. We’ve had three burglaries, six larcenies, five acts of vandalism, three reports of a missing juvenile (from the same address), and one threatening phone call.

Two of the burglaries occurred at residences. One case is currently inactive and the other has been closed because prosecution was declined. A burglary at the Lawndale Swim and Tennis Club has been cleared by an arrest.

The majority of the larcenies involved motor vehicles, with Hondas being the target of choice. Of the motor vehicle larcenies, one case is inactive and the other three have been closed because all leads have been exhausted.

Only one larceny was committed on a residence and it has been cleared by an arrest. Joyner Elementary School has apparently experienced both a larceny and an instance of vandalism. Both cases are inactive.

One act of vandalism to a residence has been labeled as unfounded by the police department and is closed. The other three reports of vandalism involved motor vehicles and all of those are currently inactive.

The missing juvenile was located in each instance and those cases are closed.

The threatening phone call resulted in an arrest.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Neighborhood Jam Night

The neighborhood jam has moved from Wednesdays to TUESDAYs.

The next jam will be on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 at Charlie&Hester's house.

We get started around 8pm, and play for about an hour/hour and a half. Now that the long, hot summer is on its way out we may be able to get back to playing on the side porch!

Questions/comments? Email

Friday, September 14, 2007

Heavy Weather this afternoon 09/14/07

We surely need the rain but there is some severe weather associated with it:

From the National Weather Service:

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a* Tornado Warning for...
Guilford County in central North Carolina*
until 600 PM EDT*

at 448 PM EDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated atornado over High Point... moving northeast at 15 mph.

* Locations impacted include... Greensboro... Lake Townsend... McLeansville...
The safest place to be during a tornado is on the lowest floor of thebuilding in a small room such as a closet or bathroom or in aninterior hallway. Use blankets or pillows to protect your body fromflying debris. Stay away from windows and exterior walls.

Lat... Lon 3591 7992 3592 7993 3592 8003 3593 8005 3606 8004 3608 8003 3626 7971 3607 7956 3590 7967time... Mot... loc 2053z 237deg 16kt 3600 7996

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The DDLP's Favorite web sites

Check the left side of the Blog for a new section called:

The DDLP's Favorite Web Site Links

I've added a bunch of links to sites that may be of interest to the group.

If you have a web site that you'd like added to the list of links, just send me an email and I'll review and add it.


Friday, September 7, 2007

Pictures from the September 2007 neighborhood party

Click on the link below to check out the KodakGallery Photo album of some pictures that I took at the party.
*no need to join or anything like that, just View Slideshow and you should be fine.
Let us know what you think.

*Chris and Ryan authorized the publishing of this image ;-)

Arrests in the DDLP neighborhood 2004-2007

Year/# of Arrests/Streets Affected

2004 7 Canterbury/Kenmore; Dellwood; Normandy; Pershing; Shamrock
2005 3 Dublin; Wingate
2006 4 Dellwood; Dublin; Normandy
2007 3 Canterbury/Dellwood; Dublin/Shamrock; Lenox

I am using the Greensboro Police Department’s Police to Citizen (P2C) website to compile data about incidents and arrests in the DDLP neighborhood.

Arrest reports are not available online, so the information is pretty much confined to “where” and “when.” I have not included those arrests that occurred outside the perimeter of the DDLP Neighborhood near the intersections of Pisgah Church/Normandy, Lawndale/Wingate, Lawndale/Dellwood, and Cone/Dellwood.

I am not a statistician. I have tried to be careful when looking at the information and reports on the P2C website, but errors are likely to occur for a number of reasons: designations as “street” or “drive” are sometimes used interchangeably in the reports; the Dellwood north of Cone is sometimes hard to distinguish from the Dellwood south of Cone; some street names are used more than once in Greensboro (to name a few of the pitfalls for amateurs like me).

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A New Poll on the Blog

There's a new poll on the Blog.

Please take a minute to check it out and decide if you wanna participate with a response.

Give us some feedback

I figured out how to get the Blog to email everybody whenever a Comment is added to the Blog.

There was some feedback that the Comments were important and sending an email to everybody would be helpful.

That's been fixed.

Currently, there are 69 email addresses that are members of the Blog.
What a great response!!!


Monday, September 3, 2007

The September party

Thanks to The Aceves and Cybulski families for hosting the September party.

Thanks to everybody that helped out.

Thanks to everybody that brought food.

We had lots of fun sharing with friends and neighbors.

If you stuck around after dark, some of us played music for a while, too.

I'll have some more of the pictures that I took up on the Internet, soon.