Yesterday, I took a day trip to Kerrville to enjoy some of the 44th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival.
Last weekend the team of O’liva, Plaza de Armas newest restaurant, welcomed the community for their first blessing of the olives ceremony. Traditionally, a blessing of the olives ceremony celebrates the olive harvest in the fall.
Yesterday 120 expectant and grateful girls built 120 bikes at Lockwood Park on the city’s Eastside. These “Chiquitas Ciclistas” didn’t build alone. Moms, big brothers, stepdads, bike enthusiasts, and caring adults in the community guided them. Edith Lopez Estrada, a fixture at Women’s Wrench Night, led the assembly. This event marked the beginning of a partnership between the Earn-A-Bike Co-op and the Martinez Street Women’s Center’s Girl Zone program (see photo gallery above).
In 2010, a group of citizens began talking with the Alamo Heights City Council about creating an urban garden for the community to enjoy.