Another Draught House first: donates $1,000 to Ramsey Park

draughthouse528x417Next time you stop by the Draught House for a pint of somethin’, be sure to THANK them for their support of Ramsey Park. The Draught House is the first of what we hope will be many Ramsey Park business champions, contributing $1,000 or more to help us renovate Ramsey Park.

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Funky Chicken Coop Tour happening April 19th, 2014

funkychickencooptour2014The sixth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour (FCCT) will be Saturday, April 19th, and headquarters are just a short walk from Rosedale over at the Sunshine Community Gardens. For the poultry sum of $12 you can see Sunshine Community Garden’s own 600 square foot coop, plus a baker’s dozen of other interesting hen houses around town. There’s no connection to the Rosedale Neighborhood Association (other than most of us enjoy eggs from time to time), but there are coops in the neighborhood and they may have even been a part of the FCCT in years past.

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Mopac express toll lane work to see structures soon

mopac_workAccording to a short article April 8th on KLBJ’s website, the express toll lane work on Mopac just completed one small step: lane striping is done. The Mopac Improvement Project manager of information told them that bridge work is next, especially south of 2222. He’s looking for a lot of progress this summer, starting with drainage and other structures. The project is projected to be done in 2016. You can read the full article on the KLBJ site and you can learn more at Mopac Improvement Project’s own site.

Movie Night May 3rd in Ramsey Park: Shrek and lots more!

movie_night_may_3_2014Movie Night is coming back to Ramsey Park! On May 3rd, Shrek, Princess Fiona and their sidekick Donkey will arrive on the big screen to entertain. Festivities will start at 7pm, and the movie will start around 8:15.

Allison Allen has recruited a number of local sponsors to help making this wonderful event possible. Everyone’s invited and green faces, little ogres and Princess Fiona look-alikes are encouraged!

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Minutes for March 2014 RNA meeting posted

weloveramseyparkThe minutes for the March 2014 meeting of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association have been posted. This month’s meeting focused on the planed enhancements of Ramsey park and what the equipment and amenities will be. Costs were detailed, along with projected timing. All of this underscored the importance of additional fund raising to get us to where we need to be to complete the various phases of the plan. Other topics included an upcoming meeting about Austin area pools and this quarter’s Police Commander’s Forum.  Read more.

Repairs start on bridge over Hancock’s Branch Creek bridge

bridgerepair1Last year a car took out a portion of the north side of the art deco bridge on Shoal Creek at Hilwin Circle (between 45th and Hancock). Now work on the repair of the bridge has begun. According to the workman on the site the work should take about a week to complete. Reports from the original accident, back in mid-August, 2013, say that the driver and two passengers walked away with no one being badly hurt.

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Waterloo Ice House on 38th to reopen as Doc’s Motorworks

Docs-Motorworks-38th-Street_082923A couple of sources report that Waterloo Ice House, at the corner of 38th Street and Medical Parkway, has closed and will reopen as a new location for the Doc’s Motorworks Bar and Garage chain. The opening is slated for around tax day (April 15th) and was precipitated by a mismatch between the site and the direction the owners of Waterloo Ice House are taking the chain. At least one of the owners is a part of both the old and new establishments.

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Omelettry restaurant relocating to Airport Boulevard

Omlettry is moving!After 36 years serving Rosedale residents (and others) down home breakfast fare from the corner of Burnet and West 49th, the Omelettry is reluctantly relocating east to Airport Boulevard. The new location, just north of In and Out Burgers, will have a larger kitchen, a huge parking lot, and more booths and counter seats. The Omelettry will continue to operate at their current location, 4811 Burnet Road, until their new home is ready which is expected to open  in October, 2014.

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Austin Police Commander’s Forum: April 1 at McCallum High

AustinPolicePatch2008_0Want to know how to protect your residence? Interested to know which way crime is trending in the area? Get it straight from the team who works to keep you and yours safe. The Commander’s Forum gives you an option to hear from those who serve and protect. April 1st Commander’s Forum, for our ‘sector’ (Region 1, North Central) takes place Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at McCallum High School, 5600 Sunshine Drive. Improve your security and let Austin’s finest know we care about having a safe neighborhood.

Documentary explores work of our own Rosedale school

rosedaleschool294x212Terry Nixon, of Texas Media Systems on Medical Parkway, shared a short film about our neighborhood’s unique Rosedale School created by one of their customers, Arrowhead Films. DeLoach Film’s page for this project describes the film as a short documentary about the most unique school in Austin which, it says, takes children with major disabilities and strives to teach them communication, confidence and independence.

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