There was great excitement on Midvale Road tonight as the neighborhood was out in full force to watch the super moon / blood moon / lunar eclipse. Things got a little awkward when one enterprising resident attempted to charge admission to his lawn, but the issue was quickly resolved.
All were in agreement that the next time this occurs, there should be smores.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
We were actually really lucky. Not only was nobody harmed, we lost no power, water, or even cable/internet. But there was some damage to trees, cable/phone lines, and in one serious case, a neighbor's deck. The street has been blocked off with caution tape right next to our driveway, so we had a barrage of drivers all afternoon who tried to use Midvale Road as a pass-through, only to have to turn around and go back the way they came.
Many a West Roxbury resident came by to survey the damage. Perhaps we should have put out a donation box for the general cleanup fund. Rumor has it that the more enterprising Midvale kids will be setting up a lemonade stand tomorrow.
Compared to some other places in West Roxbury, the damage was ultimately not that bad. Still, it does seem like Midvale Road has been hit by too many natural disasters in recent times, from Spring floods last year to hurricanes this year. And, of course, that little water main break two weeks ago that the residents of 21 Midvale are still recovering from.
Pictures of Irene's visit are at https://picasaweb.google.com/burfeind/IreneVisitsMidvaleRoad
Friday, February 4, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
We at MidvaleRoad.com would like to welcome Jackie DiNatale back from the wilds of the UMass Amherst library, which if her Facebook posts are to be believed, is where she spends all of her waking hours, and some of her sleeping hours as well. The editors are very interested in knowing if Ms. DiNatale will be available for babysitting during her too-brief return to West Roxbury, and if so, when she can start.