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Mark Your  Calendars!
Before you toss those plants, remember we have our Fall Plant Swap coming up on Saturday, October 25. Click here for details.

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. Read all about this event here.

(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.

To download an updated calendar in PDF form, click here.

Fresh Produce and More
Government Street United Methodist Church ("The Beehive")  will again have its Fall Farmer's/Craft Market beginning Thursday, September 25 from 2-6 PM

Vendors will include farmers with fresh produce, Manna Bakery with assorted baked goods including fresh breads, and The Gumbo Academy's seafood gumbo.
When: Thursdays, 2 - 6 PM from September 25-November 6
Where: United Methodist Church parking lot, corner of Government and Marine Streets at site of the community garden

Wanted
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
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/05/mobile_school_board_wont_vote.html#incart_river_default

Watch C-SPAN's Tour of Mobile
http://series.c-span.org/LocalContent/Mobile/

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Flora and Food
Old Dauphin Way Association's
Plant Group is inviting the public
to hear Master Gardener Penny
Smith discuss "Growing Cut
Flowers in Your Vegetable
Garden." Learn how flowers
can not only beautify your home
but help your garden. works at the Auburn Ornamental Horticultural Center in Mobile. She teaches plant propagation to the Master Gardener interns. She is a 4H and Clover group leader & they maintain two raised beds at the John Archer Center
When:  Thursday Oct 9th,7:30 PM
Where:  Central Presbyterian Church, northeast corner of Dauphin and Ann

Have an Extra Working Fridge?
Central Presbyterian Church is expanding its Food Pantry and is in need of refrigerators. If you have a plain, old, working refrigerator, Central will pick it up. Contact Charles Storrs at cell (334) 208-0227

Newsletter
Read or download our July Newsletter online with updated calendar on our News page.


Mailing List
If you wish to receive updates from the Old Dauphin Way Associaton, send us an email with your name and address. If you previously received updates, but they have stopped, you may have been cut because your mailing was repeatedly kicked back to us. Send it again, and we'll try again. It may be you need to make and adjustment to your SPAM filter to allow dauphinstreet@gmail.com through.

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















In the News
                   The proposed I-10 bridge has a
                   website - and a logo.
                        http://www.mobileriverbridge.com/index.html


Mayor Stimpson declares a "War On Litter"
http://lagniappemobile.com/mayor-stimpson-declares-war-on-litter/

Editorial regarding the Blue Creek Coal Terminal addition to be taken up by the Planning Commision on February 6.
http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/01/no_more_coal_dust_for_downtown.html

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.

If you are a paid member and did not recieve one in the mail, please let us know.