Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring 2008 in The DDLP monthly parties!

I'm ready to shake off the Winter and spring into some new activities with our neighbors.

Here are a few news items for The DDLP neighbors:

POT LUCK Supper Saturday - APRIL 12, 2008 5-7pm
1. Hester and I would like to start up this season's monthly neighborhood parties by throwing a pot luck on Saturday APRIL 12, 2008 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
*Details to follow in an email to The DDLP mail list.

2. Another neighbor has already shown an interest in hosting the MAY party.
*Details to follow in an email to The DDLP mail list.

3. A neighbor that's a web designer has shown some interest in starting up a web site for our neighborhood. We are very excited about this prospect!
*More info on this one as it develops.

4. To receive emails when a Blog post occurs, you can use the "Subscribe to get updates" Google Groups widget on the left side of the Blog (about middle ways down).
Enter your email address and then click on Subscribe. *It's just that easy.
You can find that here:

5. Check out the previous post to the blog about the Greensboro bicentennial torch procession that came down Dellwood.

Hope to see you at the April DDLP Pot luck.

Bicentennial Celebration Jogs Down Dellwood

On Friday, the Greensboro Bicentennial Torch procession was greeted on Dellwood Drive by clapping neighborhood residents. The procession was led by two police motorcycles and an old-fashioned fire engine with waving participants aboard. The torch bearer and a half dozen other joggers followed. Neighborhood residents had begun gathering at the intersection of Dellwood and Canterbury before 4pm while others set up lawn chairs and settled down on tailgates along the route. The neighborhood camaraderie was welcome after a winter mostly spent indoors, and many folks lingered in conversation after the torch had passed through the neighborhood. Happy Birthday Greensboro!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lights Out for Earth Hour

On Saturday March 29 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund. This is a worldwide movement. Last year 2.2 million people participated which resulted in a 10% reduction in energy use, the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off of the road. If you would like to learn more, go to

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Got a legal question?

Ever wondered which family members get a person's property when s/he dies without leaving a will? Or who pays for the damage when someone's tree falls into their neighbor's fence? Well you might just be able to get the answer to YOUR legal question during an upcoming event sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association.

As a community service to all North Carolinians, North Carolina lawyers have volunteered their time to answer general legal questions for free. More information is available on the www at




7AM - 7PM

I will post updated information as I get it. I will also post a reminder on this blog on Thursday April 3 with final details on accessing this service. This reminder will also be sent to blog members via email.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Larceny Reported

On March 6, a Larceny From a Motor vehicle was reported on Wilshire Drive. The case is Active/open.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The DDLP blog updates

Hester's updated the Blog with January and February crime reports for the neighborhood.

Also, Thanks to everyone that offered info about a dentist.
I picked one, he seems really nice, the staff is very upbeat; I've got 2 impacted wisdom teeth and an abscessed molar. I'd love to hear how you survived a tooth pulling and if you chose to be put to "sleep" instead of a local or laughing gas.

Thanks, Charlie

February Crime Reports

As reported earlier, one incident report was generated in February. The incident, a violation of a Drug Law, occurred on February 21 near the intersection of Dellwood Drive and Canterbury Street. A recent check of the P2C website's daily bulletin for February 28 indicates that two arrests were made at that same intersection for misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule VI [marijuana; tetrahydrocannabinols]. The two were both 18 year old males, one white and one black. I do not know whether the alleged wrongdoers live in our neighborhood.

Information about Accidents/Arrests/Incidents can be found by going to this webpage:

Click on "Search for Events"; Click on "I Agree"; Enter a date or date range (one month max); Type in a street name; Select the city; Click on "Search." Incidents and Accidents generate PDF files that you can access. Arrests do not.


The most information I've been able to find about Arrests is here:

Select an event type ("All" is the default); Select a date; Click "Update".