Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Break In on Normandy

A burglary occurred at a residence on Normandy Road sometime between 8:30am and 11:00am on Tuesday April 29. It was reported that the front door had been forced open and personal property, including jewelry, guns, and computer equipment, was removed.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Celebrate U.S. railways - National Train Day

OK, so, most of you know that I have a huge...I mean HUGE fear of flying and at any opportunity I will take a train to a destination rather than fly. I recently took the Southern Crescent from Greensboro to Philadelphia for a business trip. Totally satisfying mode of transportation.

MAY 10th is National Train Day

Here's the link to the Amtrak celebration site:
http://www.nationaltrainday.com/

*note for a pleasant day trip by rail
The Carolinian train runs from Greensboro to Raleigh daily leaving at 9:21am and arriving in Raleigh at 11:06am. The return trip runs from 4:42pm and arrives back in Greensboro at 6:32pm. It's a fun day and the train station in Raleigh is centrally located to many points of interest.

Cell Phones For Soldiers and recycle eWaste

I've been doing some spring cleaning and I came across a cache of old cell phones.
I'd just hung onto them for various reasons none of which are any good reasons.

Until I found out about http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

These folks will take your old cell phone, sell it to a company that will pay to recycle the parts. ...very cool!
Then, they will take the proceeds and buy a phone calling card for a U.S. soldier stationed over seas.

That seems like such a great idea, I'm in!!!

Turns out that the Greensboro Public Library has a drop off point at the Kathleen Clay Edwards branch on Price Park Road (where the old Jefferson country club used to sit):
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Library/branches/KCEFB/

If you're so inclined and want to get rid of some clutter in the form of an old cell phone and want to help a soldier make a call back home I highly recommend this option.

NC Primary elections 2008



It's an exciting time for North Carolinians as we approach the Primary elections.

Here is an offering of some links that may be useful as you prepare to vote.

I've already used the state board of elections online site to print out my sample ballot.

Early voting is a very handy solution to what will surely be long lines on May 6th at the polls.

Our neighborhood blog has gotten some recognition from other local blogs interested in getting out the word about local politics and I'll blog about those details later.

Here's the list of links that I thought would come in handy for all of us:

http://www.guilfordelections.org/

http://www.sboe.state.nc.us/Default.aspx?s=0

http://www.democracy-nc.org/index.shtml

http://www.2008electionconnection.com/

http://www.2008electionconnection.com/more/index.cfm?Fuseaction=more_42821

http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/sot0408a08.mp3/view

http://protestpetitiongreensboro.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

March Crime Report Summary

There were three larcenies and one DWI reported on the Greensboro Police To Citizen (P2C) website for the month of March.

March 6 - Larceny from a Motor Vehicle - Wilshire Drive
March 9 - Larceny (Other) - Kenmore Street
March 24 - DWI - Normandy Road (available information indicates that the arrestee was not a resident of the neighborhood)
March 31 - Larceny - Joyner Elementary School

Thursday, April 3, 2008

What Do You Get When 400 Lawyers...

It's no joke. Tomorrow, Friday April 4, 400 North Carolina attorneys will be available by phone to answer general legal questions without charge. You do not have to give your name.

Call 877-404-4149 anytime between 7am and 7pm.