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Next General Meeting

With bike lanes proposed
for the new I-10 bridge
and downtown, is our
district the next logical

At Thursday's meeting,
Henry Perkins of the
Downtown Alliance will
explain the less obvious

ffects of bike lanes in
residential neighborhoods.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public, so be sure to invite your friends and neighbors and join the discussion! Refreshments will be served.

When: Thursday, August 28, 7 PM
Where: St. Mary School, Old   Shell Road and Providence Street

Read or download our July Newsletter online on our News page.

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In the News

Mayor Stimpson declares a "War On Litter"

Editorial regarding the Blue Creek Coal Terminal addition to be taken up by the Planning Commision on February 6.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is concerned about the huge increases in hazardous material shipments by rail and our aging infrastructure. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/us/concern-over-safety-grows-as-more-oil-rides-the-rails.html?hp

Ghost bikes mark the deaths of two cyclists. http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/memorial_ghost_bikes_appear_wh.html#incart_flyout_news

The Board of Ed has an offer for Old Shell School, but...
    3. Developer clarifies http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/developer_interested_in_school.html#incart_river_default
    2. Sale tabled. http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/historic_old_shell_road_school.html
    1. Back on track for sale. http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/historic_old_shell_road_school.html

HMPS and Rhonda Davis part company http://blog.al.com/live/2013/10/historic_mobile_preservation_s.html#incart_river_default

Newsletter Online
You can read or download our October Newsletter here.

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A 1920s bungalow wih a front yard of flowering native plants. Details on our Beautification page.

Mark Your  Calendars!
Learn the secrets of "Seed Saving and Plant Propagation" from Old Dauphin Way's garden guru Bill Nicholas in this special presentation on Thursday, September 11, 7 PM at Central Presbyterian Church (north east corner of Dauphin Street and Ann).

Before you toss those plants, remember we have our Fall Plant Swap coming up on Saturday, October 25.

Also, our 40th Anniversary Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, October 30, 6:30 PM at Blacksher Hall. This is our only fundraiser of the year which this year will help fund the purchase of more signs throughout the district and the painting of our lamp posts on Government Street, so please mark your calendars. Tickets will go on sale in September.

(BTW, if you or a business you know would like to make a donation to our Silent Aucton, please contact me. )

As these events will have our Board very busy, there will be NO General Meeting in October.

The Old Dauphin Way Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year! In honor of this occasion, the history committee of the ODWA board would like to talk with former board members who were active in the early years of the organization.  If you would like to share old memories, photographs, news clippings or other memorabilia associated with Old Dauphinway in the 1970s and 90s, please contact Susan Thomas at 476-9440 or susanthomas1744@ att.net.

In The News
No deal yet on Old Shell School

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