Neighborhood News

Yard of the Month for May 2023

The yard of the month for May belongs to Wendy Timson at 8234 Stoney Creek. She has been in the neighborhood for about 1 or 2 years. Her back yard backs up to the creek and is beautiful as well as her front yard. So nice to have people in Claremont Addition who take pride in their yards!

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2023 Membership Drive Kicks Off

CANA needs your support to continue making positive changes to our neighborhood. If you’re already a member of CANA, thank you! If you haven’t yet joined, membership is only $25 per year per household.

Your $25 supports:

  • Spring litter cleanup in March
  • Crimewatch Community Meeting in April
  • Community partnership with Bayles Elementary
  • Poop-free sidewalks
  • Crime prevention efforts
  • Yard of the month program
  • National Night out block party in October
  • Email community updates

Contributions above $25 are also cheerfully accepted!

Regardless of whether you own or rent, you are a member of this community and you are welcome.

We also welcome your ideas and energy as a volunteer. Many hands make light work. Help us make our little neighborhood one of the best in Dallas!

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday, March 4 – Operation Beautification Litter Cleanup
  • Saturday, April 1 – Neighborhood Wine Walk
  • Monday, April 10 – CrimeWatch Meeting
  • Saturday, April 29 – Grand Opening of the Trinity Forest Spine Trail
  • Saturday, October 7 – National Night Out/CANA Block Party

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Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here! It’s time for us to light up our homes for this glorious season! Aside from just making our little neighborhood pretty, it’s important that we provide enough residential illumination to allow Santa to safely land his sled on Christmas Eve! We need to all do our part to help the big guy, right? His overworked reindeer will thank us too.

So, let’s make our neighborhood twinkle bright with lights! Several of our resident elves will be roaming our streets in the twilight hours in the next couple of weeks snapping photos of homes with festive lights and decorations. We’ll post these online with the name of the street they’re on (no names or street numbers to protect privacy). That way you can take your own “Claremont Lights” tour by car, bike, foot, golf cart or horse-drawn sleigh and celebrate the season in our very own Claremont Christmas Village!

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Block Party Was a Tremendous Success!

Our first ever Block Party for National Night Out on Saturday, October 1, 2022, was a tremendous success. More than 100 of you showed up with kids and pets in tow!

It was a perfect fall afternoon and evening—cool and clear—right on schedule.

The kidsters loved the bounce house from Hoot & Danny’s! Other fun kid stuff included the giant soap bubbles, hula hoops, chalk, and giant Jenga. The showstopper event for the children (and many of us adults too) was the arrival of Dallas Fire Department first responders in a bright red ladder firetruck. When the youngsters heard the truck’s sirens and saw its flashing lights, all they ran down the street in a thundering herd to be the first to climb onboard. Thanks to our DFD first-responders for suiting up and showing up, posing for pictures with the kids, and letting our little wannabe firefighters explore their awesome truck.

Naro’s Food Truck sold delicious, authentic street tacos, tasty nachos and refreshing sno-cones.

In the midst of all this fun, we paused for a few minutes to hold a community election for CANA’s new Board. The following persons were elected by a show of hands from everyone present for a three-year term:

Our other chairs are already in place and working hard:

It was an excellent first-time event, and we now plan to make it an annual tradition! Thanks to all who became a CANA member at the block party, and thanks to all who volunteered to make our celebration a success. You are what makes our little neighborhood great. Stay tuned for more fun community events throughout the year.

See you at our 2nd Annual NNO block party in 2023!

Ferguson Road Townhall

Be sure to join your neighbors at the Ferguson Road Initiative Townhall Meeting. Monday September 19, at 6:30 pm

National Night Out Block Party

Dear neighbors,

Don’t miss our first-ever National Night Out Block Party!

Save the date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 4-7 pm.

Location: Claremont Drive between Telegraph Avenue and El Cerrito Drive.

Come out for an hour or two and get to know your neighbors! There will be music, fun activities for the kiddos, and a food truck serving tacos, sno-cones, and soft drinks. BYOB for grownups.

We’ll have our annual election for Claremont Addition Neighborhood Association (CANA) Board officers, which should take about 5-10 minutes. The rest of the time will be all about hanging out, having fun and making new friends.

Volunteers Needed

  • Set up
  • Sign In Table
  • Clean Up/Tear Down
  • Beverage Chief
  • Children’s Activity Chair
  • Show Runner
  • Floaters

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National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Traditionally it has been held on the evening of the first Tuesday in August. Since it is so hot in Texas that time of the year, a few years ago, CANA (along with a lot of other Texan communities) shifted the date to October when it is so much cooler (we hope–hey this is Texas, right?). This year, for the first time, we’ve shifted the day from Tuesday to Saturday so that that our families with children can relax and enjoy the evening without worrying about getting their kids to school in the morning.

Best regards,

Your CANA Block Party Team:

  • Christina Garcia
  • Gary Garcia
  • Debbie Shaw
  • Rob Brown
  • Vikki Martin

Yard of the Month for August 2022

August yard of the month 2022 goes to Larry and Trisha Ault. They are long time residents and support our neighborhood in many ways. Their yard is always so nice!

Yard of the Month for July 2022

Yard of the month for July! It goes to Ms. Ross at 8337 Cabrera Dr. Thank you for making our neighborhood nicer!

Check Out the New Benches at Bayles

Hello Claremont neighbors!

I hope you have seen the 2 new benches around the school. The design is fantastic. Thank you, Bayles, and especially Coy Frazier with DISD for facilitating this for CANA! Also, thanks to Joe for the install of the benches. We appreciate the great job he did working with the community and school on this installation.

Dog walkers can take a break, neighbors can come and sit for a while or you can just read a book. Probably, not until it is a little cooler than 100 degrees though. I myself sat for a minute with my new puppy “Hanna.” Rob Brown let his dog “Joey” take a little break while walking.

Thank you to all who support the Claremont Neighborhood Addition! If you are not a member, we encourage you to support the community you have invested in. Just go to our “JOIN” page. Have a great day!