We live in a quiet neighborhood that most people don't know exists. But that doesn't mean that trouble can't find us.
The Charleston Police Department reminds all of us to keep our eyes open. If you see someone or something that doesn't belong, or is suspicious, give the CPD a call. While it may seem like nothing at the moment, you may help establish a pattern that the police can respond to.
"If you see people walking or driving slowly through your neighborhood at night, it should occur to you that it IS SUSPICIOUS and commit yourself to calling police. 743-7200 or 911."
And always lock your cars, trailers, and anything else parked outside. Never leave anything valuable in them, especially in plain sight. There's no point in making things easy for the bad guys.
From the West of the Ashley Facebook page:
NORTHBRIDGE PARK DEDICATION - SAM RITTENBERG BLVD.
Please join Mayor Riley, Charleston City Council and our neighbors for the Dedication of Northbridge Park. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM.
Due to limited parking space at the park, parking will be available at the Scottish Rite Center, 1051 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. A shuttle will be provided to and from the park beginning at 10:00 AM.
This year's first members-only benefit was held this afternoon. We had a great little block party on the Paddington Circle cul-de-sac.
In January we sent out letters to all PS3 residents inviting them to join the neighborhood association. If you haven't joined yet, please consider the benefits and join.
And thanks to Carol and Okey for hosting a drop-in social at their house yesterday. It was good to see everybody. We'll probably have another block party in the spring as well.
This site reviewing home security systems was brought to my attention:
I haven't dug too deeply into it and it doesn't seem to cover some of the local providers, but you may find it helpful.
We are going to have a Parkshore III block party! The tentative date is April 21st from 4-6pm. Paper products will be provided, but food and drink is BYO / Potluck (everyone please bring a dish to share). Hope for good weather and come out to meet your neighbors! If you have tables / chairs, it would be great to bring them. More info will be disseminated before the event.
The city has placed 2 black boxes on Windsor. The boxes will be used to count the number of cars on Windsor as well as the speed at which the cars are traveling. They will use this info to determine if we need speed bumps. The city has received a call from a resident in our neighborhood requesting speed bumps due to speeding cars on Windsor Drive. Please drive slowly in Parkshore III.
I just noticed that Ed Droge's book, Charleston Miracles, is on Amazon with a free kindle price today. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009995MVK/ref=cm_cr_notf_fhv_prd
I don't know how long it will last, but there you go!
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