Happy Holidays!

For some reason, Midtown Terrace always seems to have more holiday lights than Forest Knolls. It’s always worth a drive-through, maybe even a walk-around.

And there’s this.

Just off Dellbrook, in a cul-de-sac called Greenview, the residents co-operate each year to set up an exuberantly decorated space. This year is no different. A string of colored lights across the road defines the area, and a sign says “Santa’s Court.”

Almost every house is decorated with lights, but each one’s different.

At the end of the road, there’s the north pole, Santa, reindeer, a menorah, and a sign saying Happy Holidays!

holiday decorations

These photographs don’t do it justice… if anyone wants to send better ones, we’d be glad to publish them here.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!

[EDITED TO ADD: People have been writing in to us to convey greetings and gratitude. So: if anyone from Greenview is reading this – thanks for the wonderful lights from your neighbors across Clarendon!]

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EDITED TO ADD (DECEMBER 2010)

It’s back again this year, still as wonderful!

And – all the figures look like they’re handpainted, not commercially available cutouts.

 

Midtown Terrace Playground

New Picnic Table
New Picnic Table

Edited to Add: “DW” e-mailed to say the playground is now open and “they did a nice job.” ( 6 Nov 09)

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The playground still isn’t open (3 Nov 09) even though it was supposed to be. It looks like it’s ready, though.

There’s a new picnic table, and a basketball court where the “big swings” used to be. The newlaid grass is neatly mowed, and the play structure seems to be installed.

The Recreation Center has a new (or at least, repaired) roof. (ETA: The Director told me the roof had actually been repaired some years ago. The inside is much the same, but she said they had new improved bathrooms.)

Midtown Terrace Playground
The New Play Structure

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Basketball Court at Midtown Terrace Playground

Photos for the album

If anyone would like to contribute photographs for the photo album page, we’d be happy to include them, with a photo-credit. Just leave a comment here and we’ll e-mail you. We’re particularly interested in historical pictures related to Forest Knolls, or anything showing the beauty of our neighborhood, or neighborhood gatherings. (Or anything else that you’d like to see there.)