The Good Neighbor page is the easiest way for you to reach out to your fellow Oak Cliff residents.
If you lost your dog, a note on this page may lead to a reunion. If you have a question about a neighborhood issue, asking it on this page may get it answered. If you have an old piece of furniture you want to give away, a description on this page may bring forth someone who will take it off your hands.
All comments and question are subject to editorial approval, so it might take 1-2 days for your contribution to appear here. Ads for any businesses or services will not be posted on the Good Neighbor page. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League will sponsor a neighborhood symposium Saturday at the Turner House.The event runs from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics discussed will include code compliance, the role of neighborhood activism, and the growth of Oak Cliff throughout the years. Any resident of the “Oak Cliff area” is invited to attend.
Attendance is free, but lunch, provided by Eno’s, is $5. Click here for more details.
If you haven’t seen the back of your closet, garage, or living room in a couple of years, it’s time to get rid of some stuff. If’s not in bad condition, drop it off at 620 Turner Ave. this evening before 7 p.m. for Saturday’s Kings Highway Conservation District’s tag sale. You don’t have to be an extreme hoarder, though. This is also an appeal to you parents who indulged your kids with a new wardrobe on tax-free weekend.
Bella is an 8-year-old beloved chihuahua that went missing the evening of July 2 in the 800 block of S. Edgefield Avenue. She was under the care of a dear friend while her mom made a quick trip out of town. She dashed out the front door and has been missing since.
Countless hours have been spent by loved ones in an effort to recover her but there has been no success yet. Her owner is offering a large reward (no questions asked) for her safe return home.
She was wearing a pink and orange collar with white polka dots and a bone-shaped bedazzled tag with her name on the front and phone number on the back.
Weight: 4.5 pounds
Markings: Noticeable black mole under left eye
There’s also a Facebook page devoted to the cause.
Raymond Dukes invites you to visit the local Toastmasters International branch, at Oak Cliff Fellowship Bible Church.
Want to overcome your fear of public speaking?
Want to become a great public speaker?
Then come find out for FREE what Toastmasters International is like! More than 4 million people have become better public speakers by joining Toastmasters since 1924. Currently there are over 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 different countries!
Toastmasters International is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people become better communicators and leaders in a mutually-supportive and positive club environment.
Meetings are held at the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, 1808 West Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, TX 75232 (Membership at the church is not required to join this Toastmasters club).
Please contact me for more details by phone at 214-460-9013 or email at: email@example.com
— Raymond Dukes, Distinguished Toastmaster
I am a sucker for lost dog posters. If I’m sitting at a long light, I always read the urgent messages scrawled in marker or hastily printed at a copy shop. This one, posted by Green Pet today, caught my eye.
The dog is named Henri (short for Henrietta) and is a 100-pound great dane/pit bull mix. Henri went missing in the North Clinton area of Winnetka Heights.
Keep an eye out, Oak Cliff!
This comes from the Winnetka North Neighborhood Association.
If you are missing your black/brown, male rottweiler, please call Lyn Duerson (606 Mayrant Drive) at 972-743-2413.
While I was on my way to work this morning I spotted a rottweiler with a collar and tag in the field at the corner of Zang Boulevard and Pratt Street. He was about 20 yards from two stray, light brown pit bulls. I was able to get him to come to me, but because I did not have my glasses on I could not call the number on the tag. The dog and I hung out on the curb until a nice woman stopped and read the number off so I could call the vet and report the rabies number. The vet is Dr. Knowles in Arlington, but the tag does not include the name of the dog.
I have been calling the number on the tag all morning long and no one is picking up. I have left two messages.
My pair of basset hounds got out of my backyard on Delmac yesterday. Emily is 10 and Watson is a year-and-a-half old. If anyone finds them, PLEASE give me a call and I will come get them.
When: 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff, 1822 W. 10th St.
Come be a part of the exciting future of the Sunset Hill neighborhood. Join us as we reorganize our neighborhood association and help make Sunset Hill a better place.
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Oak Cliff may be one step closer to having a permanent dog park. Catherine Dodge of FIDO Oak Cliff said FIDO Fest was a huge success with a great turnout. The organization collected OC residents’ feedback on a potential permanent dog park via a survey handed out at the event this past Saturday.
“We took 60 paper copies and ran out!” Dodge said. “Overall, I think we had about 100 people attend.”
The survey also went out through Winnetka Heights’ website and will be distributed to FIDO OC “likers” and other Oak Cliff neighborhoods.
“We were testing this spot as a permanent dog-park location, hence wanting neighborhood support and conducting surveys,” Dodge said. “Council members Delia Jasso and Scott Griggs are very supportive. They just want community support. Winnetka Heights already does regular maintenance and clean-up days at the site. Winnetka also has a lot of dog lovers and are very excited it may be our first dog park!”
The pooch party was held on city land at Jefferson Boulevard and Twelfth at the Clinton connector. This “pocket park,” as Dodge called it, has water, a sprinkler system, trees, and seating already in place. Dodge said she would like to make this space the park’s permanent home, and since the land is owned by the city and not the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the requirements are less stringent.
Dodge said that the Park and Recreation Department has strict guidelines for dog parks, such as a mandate of 5 acres and a significant amount of parking.
“Councilwoman Delia Jasso told us how these stringent requirements do not apply to land owned by the city of Dallas,” Dodge said. “And she encouraged us to check out these un-utilized spaces throughout our area as potential permanent sites. This area was so much better than the first one, which didn’t have water. Saturday’s space would be a quicker ‘win,’ as funds would only need to be raised for fencing and not a whole lot else — dropping water meters and sprinklers gets expensive.”
The area is in Winnetka Heights, which is in Griggs’ district. Dodge said the neighborhood is “extremely supportive,” and they helped sponsor Saturday’s pooch-fest — providing volunteers and helping plan the event.
“Having the extra volunteers and great communication within the neighborhood was a big help,” Dodge said.
And, the fun wasn’y only for the pups. Juicy hamburgers were for sale, as well as FIDO OC T-shirts. Petropolitan owner Chris Watts, who lives in Winnetka Heights, had an impressive presence with two tents and a number of tables offering up canine products.
Green Pet owner Leslie McKay was also on the scene, handing out coupons and free dog treats. And Stephanie Gonzalez, owner of Skin & Body Solutions Day Spa in the Bishop Arts District was dishing out chair massages — donating all proceeds to FIDO. Kathi Kibbel, an animal communicator whom we wrote an article on earlier this year, was also on hand. Angie’s Frieds and another animal-rescue group were also there offering adoptions.
“So it was more than just a pop-up dog park,” Dodge said. “It was a full-out FIDO Fest.”
Let us know what you think? Is this a good spot for Oak Cliff’s permanent dog park?
A worried neighbor sends the following, about a woman she suspects is from Kessler Park:
There was a female runner [on Sept. 15] who was severely injured on the northwest corner of Winnetka Avenue and Stewart Drive. I came upon the scene as I was running, shortly after the accident occurred. There were about five of us who stayed with her until the paramedics arrived.
She had no ID or other means of identification. I am obsessed with knowing that she is OK and that her family was able to be with her as soon as possible.
Any tips or thoughts?
I (Georgia Fisher, here) should note that the email above arrived on Sept. 16; I was away on vacation— and I’m so sorry for the delayed post. The sender had this to add today:
I just want to know that she survived and is recovering. I would love to reach out to her and her family if they need help.
I’ve been in the OC about 1.5 years and I love the family feeling that we have in this community. We all watch out for each other and, to me, we have a wounded soldier that might need additional support from the community.
She is approximately late 40s, 5’7″ to 5’8″, 140 to 150 lbs, with short, spiky blonde hair, and a natural tan with sock lines (which tells me that she runs a lot or works or plays outdoors). She had on a yellow t-shirt, gray running shorts and white tennis shoes. The left side of her face was severely injured and at least one or more of her teeth were knocked out upon injury.
She was completely unconscious when I arrived upon the scene. My first assumption was that she had been hit by a car based on the severity of her injuries. However, an eyewitness said she tripped on the curb and fell onto the pavement. I run several times a week and think that I have seen her before with another lady who might be her partner. None of us who were with her at the scene of the accident knew her name. [Winnetka Heights resident] Rob Romano did some research, and we have concluded that she was most likely admitted to Parkland.
That is the extent of my knowledge. I just want to know that she’s OK and if there’s anything we can do for her.
Soccer players are needed (three more) to join an existing team, Celtic Thunder. Seeking girls born between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2001 who live in the Oak Cliff area and want to play soccer. Fun, fun, fun and more fun.
To be a part of U.S. Soccer and the North Texas Soccer Association, please write email@example.com, or call 214-941-1751.
We are all North Oak Cliff residents, but that is not a requirement. Practice starts very soon!
On Monday, July 4, the Wynnewood North Neighborhood will have our annual “Brunch on the Lawn” at 10 a.m. at 732 Mayrant Drive.
The event begins around 9 a.m., with the neighborhood children painting Terry Thomas’ white truck with red and blue paint, and continues with a short parade around several blocks, with children and pets invited to participate. The brunch will begin after the parade. Food and drinks are provided by Janice Coffee and Terry Thomas along with Joan Buccola.
During the early morning hours, over 350 flags will be placed curbside along Mayrant.
Hi there friends, his name is Nash, and he’s a fun-loving, playful, 5-year-old Greyhound mix. He has been at the SPCA of Texas since April 23 waiting for his new home. Nash is an active boy who loves toys, and of course with his long legs, running is one of his favorite activities. He is very smart and already crate-trained and house-trained. Sometimes when Nash is by himself for long periods of time, he tends to get bored and think up his own games, so he would really benefit from positive crate training and lots of toys to keep him occupied. He gets along great with other dogs, so if you have a playmate at home, be sure to bring him or her down to the shelter to meet Nash! He would be a great walking or jogging buddy, and he is ready and waiting to jog on out of here and into your home. I hope you come visit Nash soon! He’s also a V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) because he’s been waiting for his new, loving family for more than 30 days, and he has a special adoption price of $50!
Hi, this is Cookie, and she’s a very friendly 3-year-old girl. She is a 10-pound, black and white Domestic Short Hair mix with a long black tail and pretty green eyes. Her beautiful fur coat is so soft, you’ll want to pet her for hours. And that is fine by Cookie because she loves attention! She has been at the SPCA since April 28 when her owners moved and they brought her here with her best friend, Caige. They have lived together their whole lives, are extremely bonded, and would really love to be adopted together. Cookie and Caige get along together great and are often seen snuggling together in their kitty bed. If you have room in your heart and home for a pair of gorgeous, lovable kitties, they are just the pair for you! Cookie is very sweet, playful, and loves to jump on your lap. Caige and Cookie would love for you to see them!
Nash and Cookie are waiting for you at the The SPCA of Texas’ Dealey Animal Care Center in Dallas at 362 S. Riverfront Blvd. (S. Industrial Blvd.) near downtown Dallas. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org.
Well, if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, I think he’s the boy you’re after. His name is Buddy, and he’s a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix. Because of his own health problems, Buddy’s owner brought him to the SPCA of Texas on May 10, and he is sure hoping that someone comes along soon and gives him the forever home that he wants so much. Buddy has a really pretty black and tan coat, and while he knows that he is kind of a shy, quiet boy, it really doesn’t take much to bring Buddy out of his shell. Just a little coaxing and a lot of love, and he’ll settle in beside you and be the best Buddy you could ever want to have. So please down and meet Buddy today!
Is food the way to your heart? Well we don’t mean to be cheesy, but Pizza will purrr his way right into your heart! He’s a handsome, Domestic Medium Hair mix, and he is just over two years old. He weighs 9 pounds, so he is the perfect size to fit in your lap, or on the couch next to you. His coat is smooth and soft, and he has giant, beautiful, green eyes. Pizza was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on April 29 due to the health of his owners, and unfortunately they couldn’t keep him. Don’t let his quiet disposition fool you, he is shy at first, but he’s a curious, playful and lap-loving kitty just waiting for the right owner to come find him.
Buddy and Pizza are waiting for you at the The SPCA of Texas’ Dealey Animal Care Center in Dallas at 362 S. Riverfront Blvd. (S. Industrial Blvd.) near downtown Dallas. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org.
I have a wonderful babysitter who is looking to get more sitter jobs. She is an elementary education major and is wonderful with children.
If interested, call Marvy at 469-441-4085.
If you would like a personal reference, call Karen at 214-673-0794.