Friday, December 11, 2009
Check out this promo video for Claus Hammer!
Visit: Livegrass.com for more info about the release of HighStrung's Christmas CD, Claus Hammer
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
There have been articles in the News & Record for the past two days about break-ins in the New Irving Park neighborhood. Fortunately, our neighborhood is not having the same problems.
No crime reports of any kind have been posted for the month of October for the DDLP. We did have two burglaries in September, one on Kenmore and one at the Lawndale Swim & Tennis Club.
The current crime wave in New Irving Park was discussed at the DDLP neighborhood watch meeting on October 7. Officer Jim Cayton, our community resource officer, and Officer Brian Dodd attended that meeting.
Officer Cayton has been working the burglaries in New Irving Park and noted that the burglars are taking advantage of homes with long driveways that curve around to the back of the house and homes with carports because both offer concealment opportunities. The thieves know they have no more than five to ten minutes to get in and out, so they break in quickly, usually by kicking in a door or breaking a window, and grab jewelry and flat screen TVs. In one case, Officer Cayton arrived at the scene of a burglary ONE MINUTE after it was reported and the perpetrator(s) were already gone. One minute.
Officer Cayton reminded us that criminals look for seclusion and easy to sell items and asked us to look around our homes for ways to reduce easy access to entry points and target items. Alarms are a tool that may limit what a thief can take by shortening the time he has in the home. Officer Cayton has an alarm system, but he mainly relies on the alarm to warn him of a break in while he's sleeping. He recommends keeping an inventory of our valuables with photos and appraisals.
Our eyes are more important than any other crime prevention tool. Call the police if you see a car in your neighbor's driveway that doesn't belong there.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Guilford Record section of the Sunday edition (08/16/09)
Community Scrapbook - page 3
The Guilford Record section of the August 16th, 2009 Greensboro News and Record newspaper
has a photo and a brief description about our
TheDDLP National Night Out 2009 event.
TheDDLP gets a little publicity in our own hometown newspaper.
*the paper got the date wrong (08/04/09) and attributed me as the photographer.
Thanks to Mary Moore for taking the picture.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I remember it very well.
I was mesmerized by the pictures from Woodstock in Life magazine.
I was listening to Santana 45rpm recordings.
I've maintained a presence on the internet as a Santana fan for a number of years.
A European company is impressed with my Santana pages and offers up this Documentary for our consideration.
I recommend a new Documentary DVD about the Woodstock concert.
Check out this release from Wienerworld:
I'll have a review of this newly released Documentary in the coming days.
Lots of good Rock and Roll stuff happening this week.
1. Happy 100th Birthday to Leo Fender - the father of the Fender amplifier and guitar
2. Woodstock Arts and Music Fair - 1969 over 300,000 people attend
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Here's some video from our National Night Out event this past Tuesday night.
TheDDLP residents, Bob Worrell on the guitar in the back right and Charlie Heavner on the drum in the back left.
More info about the event to follow.
Monday, August 3, 2009
We are looking forward to a large turnout and lots of fun!
Target is our corporate sponsor.
They'll be giving away freebies and other goodies.
They'll be Hot Dogs, Watermelons, Ice Cream and other good eats BUT bring your own food and drinks if you want to have a picnic on something other than hot dogs.
Also, Greensboro Police, Fire Department and other public service members will be at our event.
*Last year, WFMY TV News 2 did a live remote broadcast with Eric Chilton. So, come on down and see if you can get on TV.
Live Music this year! - The High Strung Bluegrass Band will perform. Check out their site for details about this exciting band:
High Strung Bluegrass Band's site
Donations are gladly accepted as a bunch of us are contributing time and resources to pull off this event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I took these pics from the Proximity hotel vantage.
What a beautiful day it's been and a very pleasant evening for viewing fireworks.
Friday, June 26, 2009
One way is through Door-to-Door sales.
We had a recent visit in the neighborhood by 2 young men trying to sell home alarm systems.
They looked official with Honeywell corp. polo shirts and APX badges, clipboards and laminated product info sheets.
Turns out that Honeywell makes security systems for a lot of different companies, APX being one of them.
I've been in contact with another blogger and he specializes in researching Door-to-Door Alarm system sales.
He's got some great info about the Honeywell/APX sales tactics and other general info about the industry.
Check out the info at this link if you want to get more details on what their doing in the neighborhood:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
We will start planning the activities for the National Neighbors Night Out in August very soon. Block Captains will be notified of planning meetings & will need volunteer from all streets to help plan & organize this event. Please contact your block captain if you can help.
More news to come....
Monday, March 30, 2009
I got a call from Microsoft today. I've got some Public release information from Microsoft.
I've been researching this issue for a few months, now.
My general take on the April Fool's Conficker event is that it probly won't impact most Home Users of Windows.
However, it is good to stay up to date with your Windows Automatic Updates, use a commercial AntiVirus software product, and exercise safe computing practices.
Here are some links to help you understand more about Conficker and your possible exposure.
*Pay close attention to this one at F-Secure.
Due to all the hype, there are tons of bogus Repair/Removal sites popping up.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Let me know if you've got some cool shots and we'll work out the details.
The air seemed so pure to breathe in.
TheDDLP email distribution list has been active today with info about sections of TheDDLP that have experienced a loss of power to homes. Duke Energy continues to restore power to sections of TheDDLP.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Here's a link to a Live webcam pointed down at the Mall. Check out the crowd as it grows between now and Tuesday.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Jack Reynolds and I went to Guilford College.
He's got a few more years on me so we weren't there at the same time. Nonetheless, we have a kinship and I've enjoyed spending time with him.
He has a financial interest in the downtown Greensboro restaurant, Solaris.
We eat there often and during our conversations Jack has mentioned his brother-in-law's work in Haiti. I volunteered some of my skills to this effort and am a better man for it. I helped with some fund raising video. Here's a link to the web site:
I thought that I would share this youtube of professional video that was just produced for the organization.
Jack was excited to hear that I wanted to post this info to the Blog.
For your consideration as we start into 2009: