"Discover Cherrydale!" Festival

Celebrating the Undergrounding of the Utility Lines on Lee Highway, May 31, 2014

Organized by Cherrydale Branch Library, the Cherrydale Business Alliance, and the Cherrydale Citizens Association

This page was last updated on June 7, 2014.

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Signs announcing the festival hung beneath Cherrydale's neighborhood signs and were decorated with Maywood's symbolic dogwood blossoms.


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Cherrydale Citizens Association President Maureen Ross and Vice Chairman of the County Board Mary Hynes kicked off the "Discover Cherrydale!" festivities at noon with
opening remarks at the Historic Cherrydale Firehouse.


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A crowd formed early for raffle tickets.


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Lyndsey DePalma, co-organizer of the Cherrydale Business Alliance and founder of the House of Steep, dispenses raffle tickets to eager participants.


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Gretchen Koening stops in front of Cherrydale's monument to its World War I dead on her way to her volunteer job to help with "Discover Cherrydale!".


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The scene on the sidewalk along Lee Highway.


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The scene on the sidewalk along Lee Highway.


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The Cherrydale Safeway, a major sponsor of "Discover Cherrydale!", generously offered part of its parking lot for booths of local home-based businesses and civic organizations.


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The scene in the Safeway parking lot.


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The late-afternoon scene in the Safeway parking lot.


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Lisa McLaughlin, co-organizer of the Cherrydale Business Alliance and owner of the District Line Co., a major sponsor of "Discover Cherrydale!", displays her tee shirts and
cookies at a table on Lee Highway.


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Tina Chancey's lively music gave a festive feel to the day.


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Robbie, Michael, and Marcy Gessel take a break from raffle ticket distribution.


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Jane Pearson of "Janery" shows off her fabulous pet beds and home accessories.


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Karen Talley Mead shows one of her children's books depicting the adventures of a cat and dog.


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The Northside Veternary Clinic, a major sponsor of "Discover Cherrydale!", provided space for several booths, including the one for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
(Left to right:) Luke Waldron, Marie Istler, Mary Ryan, and Fran DeLuca.


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Erica Serrano provides information about the Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program.


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Jeff Paddock and Mariano Cirón man the bar outside Pasha Cafe, where participants could sample delicious appetizers while listening to local musicians on the
restaurant's patio.


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Ken Sick of the duet Small Town performs beside the Pasha Cafe.


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Patrick Smith on the keyboard accompanies Ken Sick beside Pasha's.


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Corrie Rawlings of Cherrydale Hardware greets "Discover Cherrydale!" participants.


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Scott and Dakota Springston represented local historical personages who fought in the Revolutionary War and Civil War.


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Cherrydale historian Katherine Holt Springston chatted with "Discover Cherrydale!" participants throughout the day.


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Katherine Christensen, treasurer of the Cherrydale Citizens Association, staffed the Lee Highway Planning Group’s table to hear citizens' ideas about walkable neighborhoods,
businesses, transportation, and other services along Lee Highway. She also sold Cherrydale bling of various sorts.


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Toya Tanis displays her New Family Naturals line of health food products on the sidewalk along Lee Highway.


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Alex Teklemichael, Angelica Hoffman, and their daughter gave out free toothbrushes while staffing the table of the pediatric dentistry practice of Christine Reardon-Davis on Lee Highway.


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Customer Triddy Bovet awaits a treatment from Muse Boutique Salon owners Atilla Yilmaz and Masis Kocak.


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Pearl Evans promotes her house cleaning service on the sidewalk along Lee Highway.


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June Million pauses on her way into the Art Corner, a makeshift gallery and book display that showcased the works of local photographers, artists, and writers.


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Linda Kingsley of Queensly Designs jewelry shows her wares in the Art Corner.


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Alison Ross, Maureen's sister, browses through photographs in the Art Corner.


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Robbie Hammer, a professional photographer who lives in Maywood, shows some of his work in the Art Corner.


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The scene in the Art Corner.


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Catherine Toulsaly of Maywood shows examples of her art, inspired by aboriginal images from Australia and New Zealand.


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One of four authors' seminars organized by Maywood's Tova Solo in the Art Corner during "Discover Cherrydale!".


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Elizabeth Grossmann greets "Discover Cherrydale!" participants in front of La Maison.


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The entire crew of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department was on hand throughout the day to demonstrate equipment and provide photo ops on vintage fire engines.
Top row (left to right): Walter Coon, Tim Horner, Bo Pryor; Bottom row (left to right): Chris Jones, Mike Doyle, Daria Kirilenko, Chief Scott Pardi.


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Timor Karimy and Homayon Karimy (chef) of Kite Runner Cafe dispensed free mango lassi samples throughout "Discover Cherrydale!" day.


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Fiddler Lisa Robinson and guitarist Joel Edelman of the duet Kitchen Gorilla perform in front of the House of Steep on Lee Highway. [Photo by Gretchen Koenig.]


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Suzanne Embree shows her scavenger hunt sheet before turning it in near the end of "Discover Cherrydale!" day.


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Cherrydale childrens' librarian Karen Sullivan prompts prize-winner Leila Greene to look at the camera as she receives her prize for completing the "Discover
Cherrydale!" scavenger hunt. Earlier in the day, Karen conducted a program of storytimes and Cherrydale-related crafts for festival participants.


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Leila Greene proudly shows her prize -- a tote bag donated by Friends of the Library, a major festival sponsor -- for completing the "Discover Cherrydale!" scavenger hunt.


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Following the "Discover Cherrydale!" events, the firehouse that evening showed the movie "Toy Story," with fresh popcorn made by the firemen.

(Photos by Greg Embree)