August yard of the month goes to Lula Ross on Cabrera. She has been a resident in our neighborhood for 29 years.
According to Ms. Ross, if you prepare your beds correctly, then maintenance is easier. Hard work at the beginning, then plant, and water.
Her tip is to prepare beds with a mixture of sand, cow manure, and Miracle-Gro. This will help the roots to establish in our clay soil.
She had a great garden tip for us: Her Zinnas are absolutely gorgeous! She takes the dried Zinna flowers, put them in a cardboard box until next season. Then she crushes them and replants.
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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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. claremontaddition.org/join
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. claremontaddition.org/volunteer/. Many hands make light work. Help us make our little neighborhood one of the best in Dallas!
- 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
For details: claremontaddition.org/upcoming-events/
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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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:
- Chris Garcia – Social Events Coordinator
- Vikki Martin – Community Liaison
- Michael Laurion & Bryan Giron – Beautification Committee
- Linda Downey – Welcome Committee
- Martha Quigley – Bayles Liaison
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!
Be sure to join your neighbors at the Ferguson Road Initiative Townhall Meeting. Monday September 19, at 6:30 pm