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DISD Spring Social April 26th!

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Coyotes Roaming the BACD

COYOTE ADVICE – Be Aggressive to the coyotes & Time Feed your outdoor pets
BACDCoyotesOver the last several weeks people all over the Belmont Addition have been seeing coyotes roaming the neighborhood. We believe they are living at a house in the 6200 block of Prospect, but are visiting us regularly. The City of Dallas does not deal with wildlife, so Animal Control will not respond to any calls about coyotes. Instead they refer us to 911WildLife.com.  You can also reach them at 214-368-5911. They can not help in trapping or relocating coyotes, but they have provided information that we can use and teach others. The big takeaways are as follows:
Be aggressive and scary, reclaim your/our territory. If you see a coyote, yell and make noise, use a loud whistle or alarm sound; throwing something at a coyote is the best method to scare them off, there’s something about making contact with an object that scares them away. Run or walk aggressively towards them. In general, be aggressive! They are no longer afraid of us because we often just watch them, take pictures, shoot video, get on our phones, but we don’t act aggressive towards them typically. Adults and children are fine, walking your dog on a leash is fine, they will not attack randomly, day or night and they’re very afraid of people. Humans are not at risk, animals over 10 lbs are typically not at risk. However, we must exude aggression when we see them to keep that balance.

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Fall Party Coming This Weekend!

FPBanner2015Fall Party 2015 will be held on November 8th from 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the corner of Palo Pinto and Delmar (same location as last year). Enjoy the food, drink and music. We are planning kids activities so bring the whole family. Money raised during the event will support neighborhood projects at Robert E. Lee Elementary and BACD tree plantings. There will be some past Fall Party favorites such as the BACD Bingo, Chili Cook Off, the silent auction and the wine cork pull.   Continue reading

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Tree Planting 2015

Help beautify the neighborhood by planting some trees!tree-planting
Date:  Saturday, October 24th
Time:  8:30 a.m. – until we are done (a few hours)
Place:  Breakfast and water will be served at 5901 Palo Pinto for all volunteers

We are very excited to be adding more trees to beautify our neighborhood.  The City of Dallas is providing the trees and BACD is responsible for the actual planting.  We will be planting 18 trees this time (bringing our total up to almost 80 so far). The holes for each tree have been started, and each tree will be delivered to the planting site this time, so all we have to do is make sure the holes are the correct size for each root ball, and that each tree is properly planted, mulched and watered.  We would love your help!  
There may be some rain on Saturday, and we do not have a contingency plan.  We might just get a little help with the watering.  Please bring your own gloves and shovels.
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Porch Crawl 2015 Coming April 18th!

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This year’s theme is colors. Each street is putting together a party based around a different color. We’re asking folks to wear something the color of your street to help identify each other.

There will be plenty of food, beer and wine at all of the stops. There is no charge for the event, and all neighborhood residents and their friends are welcome. The event will be rain or shine.

Get Involved!

We need your help! The success of our events are the result of community involvement. Help the host on your street throw a rockin’ stop, join us at the planning meetings, or sponsor the event through a monetary, food, drink, or supply donation. Contact us at belmontaddition@yahoo.com or contact Darren Dattalo at Continue reading

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We Did It! BACD Donates Smart Classroom to RE Lee

Belmont Addition CD is pleased to announce that we reached our goal in 2014 to fund a Smart Classroom for Robert E. Lee Elementary.  A digital classroom consists of a whiteboard, interactive projector, a sound system with microphone and a labtop computer.  Way to go BACD!  Most of this was raised at our Fall Party and the balance was subsequently raised with a direct appeal to the neighborhood. We are so proud of our residents and thankful for helping us reach this goal.

We are issuing a challenge to four other neighborhood organizations that are within the Lee service area to do the same: Vickery Place NA, Cochran Heights NA, Lakewood Heights NA and Lower Greenville NA. We wish them luck in helping our community and our schools reach their full potential.

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Holiday Giving Opportunity

Saturday, December 13 brings two opportunities to boost your holiday spirit.HappyHoliday

For the ninth year, the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association will be collecting Christmas goodies for the firefighters at Station 17. It’s our way of saying “Thanks for watching out for us.” Bring your cookies, brownies, chips & salsa, or any other holiday treats – either homemade or purchased – and we’ll assemble a basket for each of the three shifts and deliver the baskets. Previous years have seen donations of non-food items such as supermarket gift cards, games, and DVDs, and the firefighters were delighted.

Again this year, we’ll be collecting gently used stuffed toys for the Dallas Police Department. DPD officers keep stuffed toys in their patrol cars to give to frightened children involved in traumatic incidents such as domestic violence calls or car accidents. This citywide project is not well-publicized, so the police welcome any assistance. This is a great opportunity to participate in a compassionate effort while removing some of the clutter from your home.

Saturday, December 13 – bring your stuffed toys and holiday goody donations to 5843 Vanderbilt between 10am and 2pm, and we’ll deliver them to Central Patrol and the fire station. If you’re unable to come by on Saturday, a box will be on the porch for toys and non-perishable fire station donations on Thursday and Friday, December 11-12.

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