Today is Saturday 21st of April 2018


How-To-Garden Tour

Wood Streets Green Team How-To-Garden Tour

Today, Sunday, April 17th, from 11 am to 5 pm, come on out to the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood to marvel over six private gardens that demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques including edible landscaping, composting, drip irrigation, and water-efficient landscaping including many native plants. A local expert will be available at each garden to answer visitors’ questions.

A donation of $5 will help fund local community garden projects.  The Wood Streets Green Team supports the use of bicycles and other forms of alternative transportation during the tour.  

All are welcome to attend — no RSVP necessary! 

For more information and a map of the tour, please click here to go to the Wood Streets Green Team website.

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Easter egg hunt sign

Come on down to Main Street, between University and 5th Street on Saturday, April 16th, from noon to 4:00 p.m. for an Easter egg hunt, Easter egg contest with prizes, face painting, Easter Bunny and photo ops, live entertainment, shopping and dining, and more!

Easter egg contest rules:  Hop into a downtown business to collect your Easter egg (one per family, per business).  One Easter egg at each business will contain a special prize.  Get that prize and have the opportunity to register for the GRAND PRIZE!  Must be present to win.  Announcement of winner will be awarded at the close of event at 4 p.m. at the RDP booth(Riverside Downtown Partnership) on Main between Mission Inn and 6th Street.

6th Annual Salute to Veterans Parade

veterans day parade, Riverside CA, April 16, 2011

Please join the Inland Empire in honoring all veterans at the 6th Annual Salute to Veterans Parade on Saturday, April 16th, at 10 a.m.  The parade route:  Magnolia and Ramona (RCC) to Market and 10th, to the Historic Riverside County Courthouse on Main Street.

Spectator Pre-Parade Parking:  Use the RCC parking structure to park and walk down to the lower parking lot to see the parade entries in the staging area.  Staging is very congested starting very early on the morning of April 16th.  You are welcome to come and view the entries prior to the parade, and even take part in the pancake breakfast (put on by the Civil Air Patrol). 

For more information on how you can support, or be part of this event, call (951) 687-1175.

Unusual But Beautiful Weather

"The Sister Team" vantage point from Canyon Ridge in Riverside

Not even a week ago, we were riding our bicycles in the Wood Streets neighborhood, enjoying the long-awaited 90 degree weather, surrounded by blooming iris, daffodils and lilies.  Yet today, we had a “sun shower,” something that Tara and I enjoyed as children in Pennsylvania, but rarely experience in California.  The sun was as bright as you could imagine, while the rain spilled down and sparkled in the sunlight as though diamonds were falling from the sky.  And then, to our Southern California surprise, large snowflakes started to fall between the raindrops.  Sixty seconds was about all we had to enjoy this rare spectacle. 

An hour and a half later, while at the top of Canyon Ridge Road in Woodcrest, showing a house to a client, I gasped at the view.  The colors… the hills… the clouds… breathtaking!  If our client’s offer gets accepted on this house, this is what he will get to look at every day of his life! 

Life in Riverside is beautiful!

Spring has Sprung in The Wood Streets!

Spring has sprung in the Wood Streets!
While riding our bikes in the Wood Streets this morning, we came across these beautiful Irises on Highland Place and wanted to share them with you. Proof positive that Spring has Sprung in Southern California!  Such beauty and serenity makes us realize just how fortunate we are to live  in the Wood Streets!

Dynkie in bike basket

My Chihuahua mix rescue, Dynkie (12), went with us this morning via my bike basket, with some extra towels ensuring her comfort.

Happy Spring,

April Glatzel

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