Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Nursing home update

The Observer reports that federal officials now say Elizabeth Place nursing home is "in substantial compliance." This after the Hawthorne Lane home was found to have 44 deficiencies between September 2005 and May 2006, the "most citations against any N.C. nursing home in that period," The Observer reported. Makes you wonder what's going on. As one expert noted: "You don't come that close to closure and things get better overnight."

Elizabeth Court

Another condominum project for our neighborhood, on Weddington near where 7th becomes Monroe Road.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dishes covered

We like to party in Elizabeth, but this is business: The annual ECA Covered Dish Dinner and Meeting. The ECA provides drinks and a main course. The rest of us bring a covered dish of some sort. Then we listen as neighborhood leaders, politicians, police and others tell us what's going on. It's a perfect time to learn about our neighborhood and ask questions. Last year I learned about the drug dealing going on on our street. You don't know what you might miss. It's Sept. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Broach Hall in St. John's Baptist Church on Hawthorne Lane.


Know who this dog belongs to? Let someone know.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Critter conundrums

Two animals have been found. Know who lost them?

The dog showed up at a home in Plaza-Midwood several days ago with no ID of any kind. Call 704-408-7896 or at 704-408-8190 if you recognize this pooch.

The cat was found under a car in the Mercy Hospital parking lot on Vail Avenue. A veterinarian said the cat is spayed, declawed in front and is about 10-years-old. Know where it lives? Email Ken.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Senator from Clement

Our own state Sen. Dan Clodfelter will talk to the Mecklenburg County Democratic Women tomorrow at the Independence Branch library at 7 p.m. Wonder if they'll talk about Jim Black. If anybody attends, I'd love to hear a report.

Elizabeth Place

If even half of the 44 deficiencies cited against it are upheld on appeal, it's still a sad situation at Elizabeth Place on Hawthorne Lane. More deficiencies than any other nursing home in the state! So bad even the federal government can't stand it. Right here in our own neighborhood. Is this a neighborhood issue?

Party time -- again

You probably already know about the Big Block Party and ECA membership drive this Sunday, Aug. 13. A cool way to meet neighbors, enjoy a cold drink and eat some good food. But the map is the important part. It tells you were to go, so to speak. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Can't be fun

When you see Jenna MacFarlane, be kind. She's been dealing with the city on water drainage issues.

40 for board

An unbelievable 40 people want to fill the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board seat being vacated by Kit Cramer. At least one of them is an Elizabethan. Julian Wright and his family live on Greenway. Wright ran for the District 4 seat in 2001, losing to incumbent Louise Woods.