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Tom Linehan

Allandale's hot August edition of Allandale Neighbor is being delivered to your doorstep. It's FREE and filled with articles that should interest you, that is if you live in the neighborhood. Here's some of what you will find in this issue: 

  • Dos Batos restaurant opened up next to Sandy Shoes at Northcross and Laura Dooley went to check it out. She and her family and friends stopped in for dinner and put together a most informative review.  
  • Curious about whether McCallum's football team can top last year's successful season? Well read Eric Brewer's article, "McCallum Football – A Glimpse at the Upcoming 2010 season." He reported on the team last year for the school paper and gives us the scoop on what we can expect with this year's team. 
  • People are vacationing in Allandale, or renting out what are referred to as vacation rental homes, and the trend is raising some concerns not just in Allandale but in other central city neighborhoods. It's the lead article, "Vacationing in Allandale!". And if you want to comment, click on this link where you will find a related story. You can click on the link at the bottom of the article to post your comment.
  • Fellow-resident Bruce Reilly put together a great historical article on the area before it was Allandale. We are very fortunate to have someone in the neighborhood with such a deep knowledge of its history. Turns out he is related to the Davis family, owners of the Davis Cemetery (on Vine St), resting place of George Washington Davis.
  • There is more. In addition to our regular columns there is information about Allandale on Facebook, photos from the July 4th Parade, the results of the Lamar Safe Routes to School survey, and notes from the ANA July Executive Committee Meeting. Click here if you prefer downloading the pdf.

Thanks to our advertisers for making the newsletter possible. Support them. They are your local businesses. Also, many thanks to our contributors. We are fortunate to have a very talented group of writers. Jen Welch is our copy editor and Cathy Savage puts it all together. It's our neighborhood. We love it!