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  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood gathered on Thursday, November 18th at Playground Park (Lippitt and Sinclair), instead of our usual indoor location, for our fall meeting. Our new social chair, Lauren Yates, suggested we combine it with a family movie night and what a grand idea it was! 

    Over 40 people laid out picnic blankets and bundled up on a chilly night! We enjoyed a generous donation of delicious tiny bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes (thanks to the manager Lauren!) and home-baked cookies from Karen Babb. Hot chocolate from White Rock Coffee kept everyone warm. 

    So heartwarming to see the community come together! Especially at Playground Park, whose creation was a labor of love—plus lots of labor!—by ENA and Dallas Parks & Recreation. (Playground Committee chair Cori Robarge seeks members who like to take the playground to the next level with more for those under the age of 5.) 

    Outgoing present John Walls offered a board-selected slate of candidates and opened nominations from the floor. The following officers were voted in by attendees: 

    • President — Scooter Smith 
    • Vice-president — David Cossum
    • Secretary — Terri Hebert
    • Treasurer — Karen Babb

    Scooter has been doing our website and newsletter for over 15 years. With him becoming president, he needs someone else to step in and generally modernize our communications for this social media and texting era. Contact him here. 

    Then we settled in for the movie Toy Story projected on a marvelous inflatable screen provided by Brian Cade. It looked amazingly good! We had so much fun, we’ll be doing it again in the spring, just for fun. 

    An event brought to you by the Eastwood Neighborhood Association. Become a member today!

  • Friday, November 05, 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday November 18th

    In Playground Park at Lippett/Sylvania and Sinclair

    Something new this year! We’ll be meeting in Playground Park. 

    Bring your kids, socialize with your neighbors, and help create a fabulous neighborhood.

    Then enjoy homemade cookies, hot chocolate from White Rock Coffee, bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and other sweet treats. Finish a fine night with a family movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a flashlight. 

    Business: 5:30 to 5:50 pm

    • Announcements and volunteer opportunities. 
    • Election of board officers. (As standard, a board-selected slate is offered, and then we take nominations from the floor.)

    Movie: 6 to 7:30 pm

    • Toy Story follows the meeting!
    • Sweet treats for everyone! 

    Nominations are open! Check out our committee openings (newsletter/website, Nextdoor moderator, streets, etc). Join our Volunteers In Patrol and increase neighborhood security! Be part of Eastwood Riparian!  

    An event brought to you by the Eastwood Neighborhood Association. Become a member today! 

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Been noticing the construction signs in the area? Certainly Peavy’s been fun. Now underground utility work is coming to Eastwood’s residential streets. Estimated to be finished by January. If you feel like digging, more information is here:
  • Monday, September 27, 2021 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Community connection is proven to fight crime!

    October 5, 2021 – 5 to 7 pm

    On the first Tuesday in October neighbors all over the southern strata of the U.S. volunteer to host get-togethers in their front yards. 

    Learn security tips from Eastwood Volunteers in Patrol — Find out how you can become a VIP — Enjoy snacks and conversation! 

    Dogs on leashes and children are welcome. Visit any or as many of the gatherings as you wish. 

    1. 10433 Coleridge – Michelle Boozer
    2. 10407 Silverock – David & Ann Cossum
    3. 10421 Vinemont – Mark & Karen Babb
    4. 969 Forestgrove – Andy & Rebecca Wilson
    5. 988 Sylvania – Greg Jacobs
    6. 10123 Gateway – Mike & Michelle Grimes
    7. 820 Overglen – Andre & Nicole Batky

    Click to see photos from past past years.

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 3:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saturday, July 17 at 10 AM

    With Michael Parkey at Playground Park 

    Generations of Eastwood children have explored our creek, but it is not just for kids anymore.  If you didn’t grow up here, you may have no idea what Dixon Branch is really like.  Did you know that Dixon Branch is a permanent stream that flows all year?  Water quality tests show that Dixon Branch has some of the cleanest water you will ever find in an urban stream, but you won’t need the tests when you see perfectly clear water flowing over a gravel bottom.  The gravel comes from the same white limestone that gives White Rock Creek its name.  In places, the limestone comes to the surface, creating waterfalls and outcrops that will remind you of the Hill Country.

    Did you know that sunfish dig pits in the white gravel in which they lay their eggs?  The sunfish are easy to see in the clear water, and we can also expect to see other species of fish, turtles, herons, and wood ducks.  In July the sun will be warm but the water will be cool and waist-deep in many places. Dress appropriately.

    The Creek Crawl will start at the playground near the intersection of Lippitt and Sinclair.  Children are very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.  In case of bad weather, both events will be postponed for one week.

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 3, Saturday at 9 AM

    Dress in your most patriotic outfit and join us for Eastwood's annual 4th of July Parade and Cookout!

    This year's event will be Saturday, July 3rd. Meet at the park at 9:00am to join in the parade (or lend your support by cheering from your porch!). Then be sure to stick around for a neighborhood block party from 10:00- noon, complete with a water slide bounce house, snow cones, face painting, and yard games.

    Please contact ENA Social Chair Lauren Yates if you want to create a float or provide music for the parade or can help at the picnic afterward: 803.414.6857.

    Checkout the Facebook event for more information:  

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eastwood Neighborhood Association: State of the Neighborhood

    May 20 Thursday at 7 pm


    At the ENA spring State of the Neighborhood meeting, we will hear reports on efforts to curtail speeding and excess traffic on our streets, our playground renaissance, July 4th parade, and Volunteers in Patrol. Then our speaker, Janet Smith, on How to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds.

    Janet Smith, a popular presenter Texas Master Gardeners and Old Lake Highlands resident, is speaking to Eastwood on how bringing these “flying flowers” to your yard and creating your own nature channel. If you have enough nectar-rich plants in your gardens, butterflies will find it. But to attract and keep butterflies in your garden, you have to be willing to feed their offspring. How to make butterflies at home in your garden with puddles for drinking and cooling off, logs for shelter, host plants for laying eggs, and, of course, flowers for nectar.

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cori Robarge, the new ENA playground chair, is looking to improve our park to make it suitable for all age groups. She wants your input! Share thoughts here. 

    A broken swing seat in the playground has now been repaired. 

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Michael Parkey, Riparian Committee Chair

    The first act of the 2021 wildflower performance is almost over.  The stars are taking their final bow; bluebonnets and wild foxglove, also called prairie penstemon. They are still showy, but look quickly.

    Second act performers are already on stage. Leading is Engelmann’s or cut-leaf daisy. These two-foot yellow flowers will continue blooming well into Act 3. Their antagonist (on the color wheel at least) is mealy blue sage with spikes of sky-blue to dark blue. Greenthread is easy to tell from Engelmann’s daisy, it is shorter with black centers in its yellow flowers. Supporting actors include blue flax and pink evening primrose. If you look in the woods there are lavender wild petunias (Ruellia) and shrubby rough-leaf dogwood. Its tiny flowers are miniatures of the better-known flowering dogwood.  What they lack in size they compensate with sheer numbers.

    Act 3 is usually a show stopper, but I’m not going to give it away.

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Northeast Dallas Police Department next Volunteer in Patrol (VIP) class will be held (Saturday) May 22nd at 9:00am to 1:00pm. The applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday May 19th. Northeast has over 1000 VIPs and is growing strong. 

    Download your application here. To submit your application, scan and email it to Senior Corporal Kelley or mail/drop it off at the Northeast Dallas Police Department station located at 9915 East Northwest Highway, Dallas TX 75238. 

    Please email Senior Corporal Kelley or call 214-670-7772 for more information. An email will be sent out with the online instructions after your background check has been completed.

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