Burglary on Lakeview

From the daily police report: BURGLARY 1/29/14 – 1/30/14 8:00 p.m. – 12:06 a.m. 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue An unknown person(s) broke into the residence and stole medication, money, jewelry and a TV.

Danger: Thin Ice

Sledding into Swan Lake

On Wednesday, a fresh coat of snow lured many Byrd Parkers out to the various sledding spots. Which is your favorite? We wound up at the very slow decline down towards Swan Lake.  It must be 100 yards to the water from the sidewalk. There were a few families there. But things got dangerous and […]

Hidden Restaurant Pt. 1

If you haven’t been inside D&J’s convenience store at the corner of meadow and Cary, you might be missing out. Not only do they have a surprisingly wide selection of beer, they’ve also got an extensive list of carry-out good items. The cashier told me the chicken steak and cheese is the most popular. They […]

Eye Candy House for Sale on Meadow

This house is so cool, it’s got it’s own website: Of course, that’s probably because it’s for sale. The website has some pretty pictures of the modern renovation, decor and furnishings. Have a peek. But first, here’s a taste of the kitchen. Under the ‘history’ tab on that site is the portfolio of […]

Generation Dream, feat. Cary Elementary Cheerleaders

Public Billboard?

You can’t read this huge sign from the footbridge, where it’s been hung, but it’s 195 travelers who are apparently the intended audience. The makeshift billboard is a recurring visitor, this time made of plywood and secured with zip-ties. The political message is usually something along the same lines of what’s posted this past weekend: […]

Bittersweet News: Bogarts out. Shindigz In

Bogarts in the Fan has left the fan and closed for good on Cary Street. It was possibly our neighborhood bar and music venue (Cask Cafe on . Did it draw you in? While you reflect on that, you might want to work up an appetite for a decadent dessert, because the buzz-worthy dessert cafe, […]

Maplewood Yardsale, Jan. 4th

From a neighbor: Neighbors, we are having a yard sale / estate sale at 2108 Maplewood Avenue on Saturday January 4, from 8AM until 2PM! We must let go of some really great items to move cross-county! The yard sale will be setup on the front porch and in the alley in our garage. Come […]

Now with More Lakes

Flash-flooding has created giant pools of water around clogged drains in Byrd Park and in the surrounding neighborhoods. This one is right next to Swan Lake. There’s a street with curbs under there somewhere.