Sunday, November 30, 2008

President Bush coming to Greensboro on Tuesday

*I don't know if this is an open to the public event or not but thought it was worth mentioning:

From: WFMY News 2 / White House

Bush Coming To Greensboro To Present Volunteer Award

The president will present the President's Volunteer Service Award to Donna Hudson Turner on Tuesday.

Greensboro, NC-- The White House confirmed today that President George W. Bush is coming to Greensboro on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Bush will present the President's Volunteer Service Award to Donna Hudson Turner. Turner, a High Point resident, is a volunteer with Hospice of the Piedmont. She has been a volunteer with the program for 25 years and has served more than 25,000 hours. She was able to continue volunteering even after being partially paralyzed following a stroke five years ago.

In addition to the award presentation, Bush will visit the United Way's Youth Focus Inc. because of their success with their Mentoring Of Children of Prisoners program (MCP).

In 2003, Bush announced grant matches available to cities who pair children of parents in prison with mentors. Youth Focus Inc. set a goal of pairing 120 children with mentors and exceeded it by matching 140.

A White House spokesperson told WFMY News 2 Bush wants to congratualte them in person for a job well done and being a good example of the program.

The program challenges qualified organizations to get grant money, recruit and train mentors and them pair them with chilldren.

Since it started, MCP has matched 110,800 children and mentors nationwide.

Youth Focus Inc. is a non-profit United Way agency dedicated to helping young people and their families learn to deal with the pressures of today. It is comprised of medical professionals, therapists, local business', law enforcement, administrators, and volunteers.

Source: WFMY News 2 / White House

Copyright: 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I feel blessed living in our neighborhood.
We have accomplished quite a lot this year.

I will take time on Thanksgiving to reflect on my good fortunes.

Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you in our neighborhood!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special TV broadcast excerpt
Linus' Thanksgiving prayer:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Crime in the DDLP-Fall Report

There was a single incident report in September. That crime was the burglary of a residence on Wilshire.

Unfortunately, five crimes were reported in October. The month started off with the larceny of a bicycle on Wilshire. The next report was the burglary of a Wilshire residence on October 18. This was followed by three larcenies from motor vehicles at three different addresses on Wilshire.

November has already generated two crime reports. One was a larceny from a motor vehicle on Pershing and the other was the vandalism of an automobile on Wilshire. Let's hope the upcoming cold winter weather will keep the criminals indoors and out of our neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election 2008

Election 2008 is over.

It was an exciting campaign season!

The little Poll gizmo that I put on the Blog got a lot of traffic. Looks like a bunch of us voted. That's great!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A note from our Neighborhood Watch Captain

A Note from our Neighborhood Watch Captain
Joan Johnson

Looks like a lot going on in our neighborhood as well as adjoining
neighborhoods. With the economy like it is & the holiday's coming up,
it will most likely get worse. I've seen the emails about the
security systems & if we need to use the Lawndale Clubhouse to have
someone come talk to everybody about their systems, I'll be glad to make arrangements.

I think that Officer Cayton had a good reminder to let people know you
are home if someone knocks & to take an inventory of your possessions.

I'd appreciate any reports or details on break ins. I do keep in
touch via email with Officer Cayton & would like to get follow up reports from him.

Thanks for keeping your eyes & ears open & keeping us all informed.

Joan Johnson

Below is information provided by our Community Resource Team member, Officer Cayton's email:

“I just checked the stats for October as far as what has been
reported the Wilshire Dr Area has seen the bulk of the trouble.
Looks like:
3 car Break ins
2 House break-ins with one Larceny of a Bike

Looks Like someone is hitting the area.

I do not know of any suspects that have been developed at this time other than:
The light colored truck with ladder racks on it.

I know that the Kirkwood area is getting hit also--so far nothing on suspects not even a vehicle description.

I have already sent out the information to the Patrol Squads in hopes of stepping up Patrols in the area

But due to call load it is no guarantee.

We need for folks to call if they see or hear anything suspicious.
like someone going door to door knocking on doors
*that is a tactic the criminals use to see if someone is

And if folks are home make sure that folks call out an let the
person knocking know someone is home.

if they think no one is home they may try to break in with the home owner there

They do not have to open the door to the person just need to let them know someone is there

THAT ALL THEIR DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE LOCKED even if they are in the front yard doing work.

That is about it for now they may want to make that Home inventory of their property just in case.”