From our Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association (LGNA) friends - a few very good holiday reminders about preventing crime around the holidays:
If you're like the rest of us, you have been greatly affected by the intense street construction taking place in the 5400-5500 blocks of Richard, as well as on Worcola Street from Richard to Miller Avenues and south on Glencoe Street from Richard Avenue. Although many of you may already have received these notices from the city, some have not; therefore, we are posting them all here for your information and reference. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Spotted at Worcola and Willis -- Scooby Doo, a family right out of The Wizard of Oz, a groovy 1970’s family, beautiful princesses, a Chinese Dragon, dancers and many more amazing characters -- all celebrating our 1st annual Halloween Event for the children of Vickery Place.
Our thanks to all the families who made the evening very special for everyone. Thanks to our home owners who participated along the route – Michael and Rachel Thomason, Christian and Casey Herr, Jamie and Daniel Evans and Steven Summers. Thanks to the student performers from North Dallas High. Thanks to our amazing volunteers and to Rosemary Rumbley for her wonderful story telling.
And special thanks to Mary Kay Henley for welcoming all to her craftsman cottage and being our host home for the evening.
To see many more pictures of this evening, Click here to link to our VPNA Facebook Page.
Made with only the best all-natural, organic and local ingredients, Pop Star provides a healthy, all-natural alternative to the mass produced, chemical laden, and artificially flavored dessert market.
All of their pops are handcrafted in small batches using lots of fresh fruit, organic evaporated can juice, and nothing artificial, ever. Their fruit based pops are gluten free, vegan and have no refined sugars.
Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles is a local start-up company established in 2012. Just look for the cool VW bus at Vickery Place's NNO and check out this post on the Dallas Observer's blog site too.
During our September general meeting, Officer Camacho, Officer Le and Officer McIntire, members of the Dallas Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Team, discussed crime trends in our neighborhood, educated us on various crime reducing and fighting tips, and recommended many online tools and resources.
The number one crime in our neighborhood is “Burglary of a Motor Vehicle” (BMV) where thieves break into parked cars and steal items such as cell phones, purses, bags, GPS equipment, and laptops. The police strongly recommend NOT parking on the street and “LOCK (your car) – TAKE (your keys) – HIDE (your belongings)”. In fact, our officers even recommend not leaving smart phone cables and power cords visible because thieves see them and assume there’s a smart phone or GPS in your car.
Once again, the police stressed over and over how much they need us to call 911 when we see suspicious activity in our neighborhood! Suspicious activity can be a car that is slowly circling the block, someone peeking in car windows as they walk down the street, or someone loitering around a house/sidewalk/alley. If in doubt, CALL 911!
Here are some very helpful online resources and tools:
Dallas Police - Central Patrol’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/DallasPD.CE
Dallas Police - Central Patrol’s crime watch website: WWW.CEpatrolcrimewatch.ORG
Dallas Police Department’s Neighborhood Police Team information: http://www.dallaspolice.net/divisions/central/neighborhoodPoliceTeam.html
Neighborhood Guard: www.neighborhoodguard.org. An Oakland, CA-based community organization that promotes “Organizing Neighborhoods to fight crime with Cameras and other means.” They have excellent video surveillance camera information – what to buy, where to place, how to install, etc. and how to tie them into a shared community resource for fighting crime.
iWatchDallas.net – A Dallas Police Department Internet site and smartphone app that enables citizens to report crime tips and leads
(1) Smartphone app for iPhone and Android: http://dallas.iwatch911.us/
(2) Website tool: http://www.dallaspolice.net/iWatchDallas/iwatchdallas.html
RAIDS Online: www.raidsonline.com. Website and smartphone app that compiles crime data and allows you to view each incident on a map. You can sign up and receive a free crime report via email each day for an area that you specifiy.
Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com. A Facebook-like app that is aimed at neighborhood residents and therefore has more security controls. This may be a good application in which to run our VPNA crime watch activities!
Munger Place will kick off the autumn home tours with their annual Munger Place Days this weekend, September 20-22, which will feature seven beautiful homes.
Munger Place Days includes a Historic Home Tour, Wine Walk and Preview of Homes, Street Festival and Craft Fair spanning 3 days. We begin on Friday, September 20th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm with our Wine Walk and Tour of homes. You will be touring 7 of our Munger Place Homes during the event. Tickets for this event are $25.00 if purchase in advance or $30.00 the day of the event. On Saturday and Sunday, September 21st & 22nd from 12:00 - 6:00 pm The Tour or Homes and Historic Exhibits will be open to participants. The ticket price for this event will be $12.00 if purchased in advance and $15.00 if purchased the day of the event. On Sunday, September 22nd you can also enjoy our Street Festival and Craft Fair, which will include a Children's Pet Parade, Cookie Contest and Cakewalk. At the Street Festival we will be providing live music, a food truck court, and vendor show including jewelry, home décor, art, and vintage items. The homes that have been chosen for the tour this year have terrific history.
Tickets and additional information may be found on the Munger Place website.
Other Home Tours upcoming this Fall include:
The Dallas Symphony Association is seeking a select group of singers, ages 9-13, for the Christmas Celebration concerts in December
Auditions are Sunday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 10th. For more information, please visit the DSO's website: https://www.dallassymphony.com/blog/2013/8/20/announcing-children's-choir-auditions.aspx
The third annual Vickery Place Food & Wine Walk was a smashing success! Many thanks to the home-owners who allowed their porches to be overrun by almost 100 oenophiles! The Grape restaurant and the Blue Goose donated food for the event, and we also had food served from Sissy's Southern Kitchen, Jack's Southern Comfort Food, Fireside Pies, and Manny's famous taco stand. Once again, we sold out completely the week before the event. If you missed it this year, make sure you sign up for the email blasts so that you can be first in line next year.