Doug update: The dachshund at Madison Square G… No. Madison Park. Possible Doug sighting near 78th and Siskiyou Aug. 7. Loving mom, Naomi Painter, continues to search for him, as, I imagine, do we all!
Lots to love despite those teeth: The possum, North America’s only marsupial, garners local love. Eats ticks, snails, small rodents and more, gets billed as nature’s pest control and cleanup crew!
Lock ’em up! Concordia residents note an uptick in prowlers – day and night – checking car door handles, scanning properties for unlocked goods, even digging up flowers. Sadly, one resident was burgled during his own backyard dinner party. Be aware, be safe.
Ask and you just might receive! Sam, looking for odds-n-ends weekend work, gives a shout out to neighbors and is inundated with offers. Way to go, Sam!
Ride like a girl? Gladys Bikes on Alberta gets high marks as a woman-owned and focused bike shop.
Neighborhood density a weighty issue: The Residential Infill Project keeps neighbors talking. One resident counsels wisely, “The question isn’t, ‘How do we keep things the same?’ That never happens. The question is, ‘How do we want things to change?'”
Carrie is a Concordia resident and lives on 29th Avenue. She is also a freelance writer with a penchant for poetic prose who tries to look for the humor in everyday life. She also is a mom and world traveler who, with her partner, owns a company that restores and repurposes vintage homes. Contact her at WurdGurl@gmail.com.