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DPNC Newsletter - January 2008





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When:  Monday, January 21st, 2008

Time: 6:30 p.m.                                        

Place: Deer Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

                                                  The Voice of the United Estates of Deer Park


Official Publication of the Deer Park Neighborhood Council


                                   Vol. 13   No. 35    January  2008




Thank You For a Great 2007 Christmas Get-together!!


Thank you to everyone who came to our December Christmas gathering!  Also, we want to thank each and every person who brought their own delicious food item. We had some really tasty food to choose from this year….a great variety.  Whether you slaved over the hot stove preparing it, or made a trip to the store to purchase it, everything was just fabulous and it appeared that everyone in attendance truly enjoyed themselves, not only sampling the many food items but also with visiting one another.  If everyone that arrived signed in on the attendance sheet, ( we tried to keep fairly good track of that, although there were some additional dozen stragglers or so ) then we had somewhere between 55 and 65 folks present! Some of our area’s firefighters were also able to be there.  Thanks to the support and generosity of several businesses in our own North Charleston Community who freely donated to our annual Christmas event upon our request, we were able to give away some really wonderful gift certificate prizes. These area businesses surely do deserve our future patronage and we want to encourage all of you to keep them in mind with your return business.  Following are the names of the businesses that donated to us this year:


  Stickey Fingers Restaurant-Northwoods, Wendy’s-Hwy#78,  Atlanta Bread Co.-Hwy#78, Zaxby’s-Hwy#78, Subway-Elms Plantation Blvd., Bruster’s Ice-Cream-Hwy#78,  Applebee’s-Northwoods, Olive Garden-Northwoods, Oh Charley’s-Northwoods, Chick-Fil-A-Northwoods, Perkins Restaurant-Rivers Ave., Mark’s Super Service Center-Rivers & Midland Park Rd.


Neighborhood News


  • Plans are proceeding to build houses on Shadow Lane where the trailers used to be.
  • The property at the corner of Gable and University Boulevard is going to be developed as a private emergency medical facility.
  • To make it easier to see traffic, the city is cutting back brush and small trees along the front of the first undeveloped lot on the right as you enter Dantzler Street from University Boulevard. This should greatly improve safety. 
  • Thieves are destroying heating/AC systems worth many thousands of dollars, mostly at medical offices, in order to get a hundred dollars or less of copper. Report to the police any suspicious activity around a church, home, or business.



Otranto Road Prepares for Activities in the New Year


By: Paul Bryan, Pre-professional Librarian: ph# 572-4094


As the holiday comes and goes, the decorations are raised and taken down, and a New Year dawns upon us, we here at the Otranto Road Regional Library are preparing for what lies ahead with new and exciting programs in January. The programs are in the three areas of services, Adults, Young Adults, and Childrens.


The programs are:


·         Internet Basics and Email Basics courses. Registration is limited. For scheduling information or to register for a class please call us at 572-4094.

·         A special creative writing class for adults entitled “Freeing the Book Inside You” on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00 to 7:45 pm.

·         Young adults can join the fun in a video game competition called the “YA Madden Tournament” on January 24 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

To sign up for any of the programming offered, please call us at 572-4094 or stop by the Information Desk.  Finally, we would like you to take a look at the before and after pictures of Otranto’s renovation project and keep informed about the latest programs and events at the library by visiting our online blog at: www.otrantolibrary.blogspot.com



Freeing The Book Inside (For Adults):


Thursday, January 31st, 6p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Join local author Susan Meyers at the Otranto library as

she shows you how to develop the creative writer in you.




Garbage Pick-up Schedule                                                                     Key Personnel


Garbage:                         Every Wednesday                                              City Council District 3              Robert Jameson                824-1500

Leaves/Grass:                Every Wednesday                                               County Council Rep                  Tim Scott                         797-3065

Large Trash:                  Every Wednesday                                               Neighborhood Crime                  Linda Vetter                     303-2331

                                        (please note that Thursday                              Watch Representative

                                        will be pick-up day when City                         N. Chas. Dispatcher                                                             745-1015

                                        Holiday falls on Mon., Tues., Wed.)               Housing Director                        Darbis Briggmann            740-2560        

                                                                                                                    SPEED Team Rep.                     Doug Armstead                745-1069


Recyclables:                     every other Thursday                                     Code Enforcement                      Jerry Groover                   740-2671                                                                                      Jan. 24th, Feb. 7th & 21st                                 CAC Representative                  Sarah Collins                    553-0288                         

                                                                                                                    Membership                                Linda Brinson                   553-8832


Board of Directors

President                         Julia Long                         797-0893                  Newsletter Distribution            Jimmy Mitchum              553-0665

Vice President                Dennis Isgitt                     797-2455                                                                        Jim Driver                        553-0768

Secretary                         Linda Vetter                     303-2331                                                                        Bill Lusk                           553-1348

Treasurer                        Linda Brinson                   553-8832

Board Mbr. elected        Wheeler Tillman                442-9435                  Newsletter                                   Susanne Azevedo             572-2321

Board Mbr. elected        Susanne Azevedo             572-2321                  Disaster/ Preparation                 James Brown                    553-4329

Board Mbr. Apptd.        Audrey Carpenter              553-7768                  Sick & Sunshine                        Susanne Azevedo             572-2321

Board Mbr. Apptd.        Mary Hutson                     553-4451                  Voter Registration                      Douglas Azevedo             572-2321

Past President                Robert Jameson                824-1500