Post, photos, and videos by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
Topping last year's Lowry Avenue dedication in the surprisingly cold weather would be difficult, but thanks to DOCS Gym, this year's Harvest Festival did just that. Another blog and a slideshow post have already covered this event quite well, so let's go (more or less) straight to the
right after a word from a local business...
Pair O' Dice Pizza also had a booth, but I opted for a healthier lunch. That meant less calories to burn off when I brought out the hula hoops and taught some kids from Ascension a thing or two. I'm still amazed at how quickly children of almost any age pick up hula hooping. These teenagers got the basics down instantly. There was even a kid who was maybe five years old, and in about ten minutes she had a hooping trick down pat where she had it rotating around her neck. (This was about the only height at which the hoop would stay off the ground; she was that short.) In comparison, it took me over a month to even get the most basic moves down.
And then there was this,
|Everybody, on the count of three...1, 2, 3, AWWWWWW
After the Harvest Festival, an open house was held at "The Maples," a beautifully restored Queen Anne cottage house. This is on the market for a mere $89,900 and is absolutely GORGEOUS.
The house has been nicknamed "The Maples" because of the maple trees out front that provide a near-perfect filter for the sunlight. And the house has many other features as well:
- a sturdy "shaker porch" on the second floor
- an oversize yard
- across from Farview Park
- close to bus lines and bike lanes
- a clean Truth in Housing report
- great neighbors (including yours truly, living just across the alley)
- Taxes that are much lower than similar properties
The house has also been decorated with Margo's photography and watercolor paintings by the owner, Dick Hammet.
So what are you waiting for? Great real estate deals abound in NoMi. Get on over here for next year's Harvest Festival!