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Your Help Is Needed!
Join the effort to stop the butchering of our Live Oaks by Alabama Power by downloading and circulating these petitions:
Petition to the City Council Public Services Committee
Petition to the Mobile Tree Commission
Petition to the Alabama Public Service Service Commission
Blank Second and Third Page for All Pettions

Please do NOT enter numbers before signatures. Arrange to leave petitions with Neighborhood Renewal Chairperson Sara McCoy arasaymc@yahoo.com

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

Next General Meeting

We are not having a long presentation at Thursday’s General Meeting as there are several pressing items to discuss:

(1) Jesse McDaniel will give a Public Safety Committee report and introduce the new representative of our Precinct

(2) With your help, Sara McCoy will launch an effort to stop the butchery of our live oaks by Alabama Power

(3) We will discuss what the Mayor’s changes on the Planning Commission mean for our efforts to protect the district

(4) Patrick Finnegan,  President of the Board of Directors of Restore Mobile, will explain his organization's efforts in the district.

As always, our General Meetings are open to members and nonmembers alike, so invite your neighbors. Refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there:
When: Thursday, July 24, 7 PM
Where: St. Mary School, corner of Providence Street and Old Shell Road

titled "Summer in Old Mobile" at our next General Meeting.

Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to what promises to be a delightful evening.
When: 7 PM, Thursday, June 26
Where: St. Mary's School, corner of Providence Street and Old Shell Road

Community Gardens Create A Summer Program For Kids
The Gulf Coast Community Garden Network including Government Street Methodist (the Bee Hive), Central Presbyterian, Dauphin Way Methodist and St Paul's Episcopal Churches in partnership with Raise the Roof is offering a series of gardening sessions called God in the Garden for area children. The program is free and intended to share with children the joy of gardening.  Important life lesions such as sharing, working together, stewardship, self sufficiency and many others can be learned in the garden and it offers an opportunity to see the wonderful gifts that God provides for us. Two summer interns, Libby Knizley and Maggie Ferguson, who are  both agriculture majors at Auburn University and who are working with Raise the Roof this summer will be leading the sessions based on the Junior Master Gardener curriculum. The sessions are held each Tuesday beginning June17 from 9:00 am til 11:00 am and rotate each week between the 4 gardens.  Pre-registration is necessary. For more information, contact Libby Knizley or Pat Hall at (251) 654-3935.

You can read or download our newsletter online in PDF You'll find the whole thing, membership forms and the handy CONTACTS and CALENDAR with ODWA meetings, emergency numbers and trash dates perfect for your refrigerator. All on our NEWS, page one.

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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.
Beautification page.

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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