Citizens save the beloved “Indian marker tree,” but just barely ?>

Citizens save the beloved “Indian marker tree,” but just barely

by Amy Martin Oh no! Not again! Not that tree, not our tree, our beloved “Indian marker tree,” our landmark, our friend. The landmark leaning tree on Peavy just past Lake Highlands in the Dixon Branch greenbelt.  For decades Eastlake residents have taken family pictures perched on the tree’s horizontal trunk. People picnic there. Small children adore it; after all, it’s at their level. Photo by Velpeau E Hawes Jr. And now it’s almost all gone. Remaining photos by Amy…

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Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic – Sunday April 9 ?>

Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic – Sunday April 9

Sunday April 9 (week before Easter) 2:30 to 4:30 pm Playground Park (Lippit/Sylvania at Sinclair) 2:30 pm – Socializing & Activities 3 pm – Easter Egg Hunt 3:30 pm – Refreshments & Activities Join our family fun day at the park celebrating our neighborhood’s beauty and the renewal of spring. Check out our fun! Bounce house for younger kids, and obstacle course for older ones, plus playground fun and a variety of activities. Bring flowers from home (or store) and…

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Renew your dues – or become a member – of Eastwood Neighborhood Association ?>

Renew your dues – or become a member – of Eastwood Neighborhood Association

Neighbors, It’s the time of year when the Eastwood Neighborhood Association asks you to join us. The ENA is a voluntary organization made up of neighbors like you. Your annual dues of $20 help to keep Eastwood safe, beautiful and fun. Like the Volunteers in Patrol (VIP) who check the streets and alleys three times daily. If your garage door was left open or your Amazon package visible to thieves, they let you know! Your donations enable the many social functions that…

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Eastwood Riparian: Beautifying the Picnic Area ?>

Eastwood Riparian: Beautifying the Picnic Area

The wonderful folks at Spring Creek Forest Preserve offered Eastwood Riparian the chance to dig up native roughleaf dogwood and coralberry shrubs from an area the Garland park department was planning to mow. Many thanks to Dana Wilson and David Parrish of Spring Creek for setting up this exchange. A couple weeks ago, Eastwood Riparian cleared much invasive privet and ligustrum from Playground Park by the picnic table. These two native plants will now flourish there instead, providing better erosion control…

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Eastwood Riparian: Privet Pull at the Playground ?>

Eastwood Riparian: Privet Pull at the Playground

Left on its own, Chinese privet and ligustrum would swallow the entire Playground Park. It was encroaching on the picnic table rise, making for a cramped and shadowy place. Working with chainsaws and an awesome tool called the Bigfoot Extractigator on loan from Friends of Spring Creek Forest, the Eastwood Riparian Committee whupped up on it. The problem was not helped by a large tree which fell last fall.   However, it did create some terrific wildlife habitat and woodpecker…

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Eastwood Events for 2017 ?>

Eastwood Events for 2017

Look what Eastwood Neighborhood Association has planned for 2017. You can always find this info at our website under the Activities tab. You can also enjoy photo albums from prior events. Eastwood Events for 2017 Easter Egg Hunt April 9 — 2 to 4 pm Sunday week before Easter Playground Park (Lippit/Sylvania at Sinclair) Family fun day at the park with a variety of activities. 2 pm Socializing and photo opportunity under the Arch of Garlands 3 pm Easter Egg…

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Next Volunteer in Patrol class is on February 4 ?>

Next Volunteer in Patrol class is on February 4

Get ready for another Volunteer in Patrol class on February 4, 2017 from 9:30am-1:30pm at the Dallas police NE substation. For more information contact Officer K. Kelley #9419 Kevin.Kelley@DPD.ci.dallas.tx.us Full details at the Eastwood VIP page. Please contact Eastwood VIP leader Darrell Wood and sign up today.