Fall and Winter Gardening at the Community Garden

Fall and Winter Gardening at the Community Garden

While it may be hard to fathom after last month, but fall is coming (maybe winter too, but you never know). Our region is great for fall and winter gardening. Once the heat of the summer fades away we have many months of cooler weather. During this time of the bugs begin to go away, the weeds slow down, and the dirt needs less watering. The vegetables get sweeter, especially greens, carrots and beets. Fall veggies also have long windows in which they can be harvested. Carrots and beets will stay fresh in the ground until you want to eat them....

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February 2014 Real Estate Update

Please click here for real estate currently on the market on under contract. Click here for recently closed houses. Some recent stats on average sales prices,...

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2/22: Mecklenburg Soil and Water 43rd Annual Tree Seedling Sale

Don’t miss the Mecklenburg Soil and Water 43rd Annual Tree Seedling Sale THIS Saturday, February 22nd from 9AM-12PM at the Hal Marshall Service Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Check out details by visiting the Facebook event page or the Conservation page.

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CMPD Eastway Division Newsletter, January 2014

Latest newsletter from the CMPD Community Coordinator for our area. Summary of news for Merry Oaks and abutting properties: Merry Oaks Neighborhood: We had one reported residential burglary that took place on 12/16 at the 1800 block of Arnold Drive. In this case, the suspect(s) broke a side window to the house. When the suspect(s) entered, the alarm activated which caused the burglars to flee. This is our second recent burglary in this area, so please be observant. We had a burglary at Merry Oaks Elementary School that took place on 12/22. One...

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September 2013 Real Estate Update

Here are some figures from the Carolinas Multiple Listing Service (our local MLS). These figures do not address houses that were inadvertently listed in Bradley Hills, etc. – so strictly Merry Oaks listings. These are yearly figures from August through August. Median Sales Price Up 13.4% over this time last year. 2010-2011 $144,250 2011-2012 $138,000 2012-2013 $156,000 Average Sales price took an over 15% dive last year and has rebounded up 15.7% Average price per square foot is up 9.6% over last year at this time to $99.00 per square...

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CMPD Eastway Division Newsletter: August 2013

Latest newsletter from the CMPD Community Coordinator for our area. Summary of news for Merry Oaks and abutting properties: I need to advise that we are starting to see an increase in metal theft in nearby neighborhoods. Suspects often target vacant houses and steel the air conditioners and copper piping connected to them. Suspects will also take power meters. It is not unheard of for suspects to target occupied houses as well, so keep your eyes and ears open and be ready to report any suspicious activities to 911. Merry Oaks...

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