Monday, October 31, 2005


Weird people in costumes were strolling the neighborhood Monday night, and none of them were Hardin Minor. Here young McClain (Winn, please correct me if I spelled that wrong) proudly shows off his bat wings. Turnout seemed a little lighter than usual this year, perhaps because Monday night isn't the best night for trick-or-treating.

Wall coverage

This year the local paper decided not to get scooped by the New York Times. The Associated Press has more.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Pumpkin update

The official lighting of the Pumpkin Wall 2005 has been delayed until Saturday night, so there's still time to come by the Clodfelter's and carve a few. The pictures surrounding this post were all taken today. There's quite a collection of pumpkin pulchritude, so come by Saturday and let's carve.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pumpkin wall

DSCN0363The wall is back, this time on Clement Avenue. The official lighting is tomorrow night. Come by, bring a pumpkin and start carving. The photo above is from last year's pumpkin wall on Lamar. Hope to have photos of this year's wall tomorrow night.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Welcome Lower Scotland

I'd like to welcome Lower Scotland Neighborhood News to the blogsphere. Looks like a great place for Eastover folks to congregate. Those of you with kids in Eastover Elementary may want to read Lower Scotland's post on this. Nice work.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Crime and history

Can you live in Elizabeth and not care about the crime here or the historic district designation? Of course not. Both are on the agenda for the next ECA board meeting, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at what used to be our neighborhood park and rec center and is now a kind of ping pong private club or something. Officer Laura Nelson and Captain Mike Campagna will talk about crime prevention and there will be a discussion of the historic district designation. All are invited, even non-ping pong players.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Elizabeth Traditional School

Peter Tart writes:

Louise Woods, our District 4 School Board representative has notified us about a rapidly approaching opportunity to expand the "Priority Zone" for Elizabeth Traditional School. She needs comments from concerned parents concerning how to "structure" the expansion to benefit as much of the Elizabeth Community as possible. I would like to get this request out to the Community as fast as possible and need to hear from any and all those who have a stake in this change. She needs to sit with some of us to plot the potential new zone as soon as tomorrow and certainly no later than Monday afternoon, and would like a representative to attend the School Board meeting with her on Tuesday.

Lousie Woods can be reached at 704.536.0335 and Peter Tart ( ECA president) can be reached at 704.372.4147 or