A Look Back at ‘Discover Cherrydale!’
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A Look Back at ‘Discover Cherrydale!’

Cherrydale and other North Arlington neighborhoods celebrated the undergrounding of the utility wires along Lee Highway on May 31. Under a clear blue sky, Cherrydale Citizens Association President Maureen Ross and Vice Chairman of the County Board Mary Hynes kicked off the festivities at noon with opening remarks at the Historic Cherrydale Firehouse. Afterward, participants picked up scavenger hunt maps from the firehouse or from Cherrydale Library and proceeded to explore Cherrydale’s stores, restaurants, and services and savor the neighborhood’s small town feel. Tables lined the sidewalks in front of the stores along Lee Highway, where folks could sample free food from local restaurants, view the wares of other participating businesses, pick up free samples and coupons, and get their scavenger hunt sheets stamped as they moved from table to table. Arlington history expert Katherine Holt Springston was on hand to chat with participants. Her husband Scott and son Dakota lent more historical flare to the day with their uniforms from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Members of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department demonstrated and provided photo ops on vintage fire engines. Tents crowded the southern edge of the Safeway parking lot, offering products and services from home-based businesses and information from various civic organizations. Throughout the day, local musicians added to the festivities. Cherrydale and Maywood artists and writers exhibited their works in the vacant building next to Ivey Welding, at Lee Highway and Lincoln Street. Seminars with local authors, organized by Maywood volunteer Tova Solo, took place at the makeshift gallery all afternoon. Adding to the day’s attractions, Cherrydale Library offered stories and crafts for children. At the end of the day, participants in “Discover Cherrydale” returned to the library to redeem their scavenger hunt sheets for a prize. That evening, the firehouse showed the movie “Toy Story,” accompanied by fresh popcorn made by the firefighters. Organizers of “Discover Cherrydale!” comprised the Cherrydale Business Alliance, chaired by Lyndsey DePalma; the Cherrydale Citizens Association, led by Maureen Ross, and Cherrydale Library, managed by Jennifer Rothschild.

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Cherrydale's Tina Chancey provided music for "Discover Cherrydale!" participants.

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Cherrydale Citizens Association President Maureen Ross and Vice Chairman of the County Board Mary Hynes ...

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Maywood photographer Robbie Hammer displays some of his work in Cherrydale's makeshift art gallery on ...

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Scott and Dakota Springston represent historical personages with ties to Cherrydale on "Discover Cherrydale!" day.

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Cherrydale librarian Karen Sullivan prompts prize-winner Leila Greene to look at the camera as she ...

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Leila Greene shows her prize — a tote bag donated by Friends of the Library ...

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JacksonP 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Around the world, the number of places is located and the small town is having events for the member of the place. I love my city and we are happy and enjoy the everyday. Hope every person who lives in Cherrydale they enjoy their life and participate in best academic writing service town events too.

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