The Co-Chairs' Column

January 1, 2019: Happy New Year, Sherman Neighborhood!
It's a winter wonderland today in Sherman Neighborhood, and we couldn't be happier to call it home.

From Renee: This morning, I put on my outside clothes to get to shoveling. Until a driveway redo this past summer, I was the proud owner of the actual Worst Driveway in Madison (I see you there, Willy Street Co-Op Driveway, and I stand my by statement), and so I haven't been able to use a snow blower for fear that one would throw hunks of broken concrete into my neighbors' windows, and that this wouldn't be much of a relationship-builder. Despite the new driveway last year, I still haven't bought a snow blower, and so as usual I trudged outside and made a mental note to call my chiropractor in the morning.

I'm out hefting snow and suddenly in the (near) distance, my neighbor comes trudging along with his snow blower. He motions quietly for me to move, and finishes the whole gross job for me, and for our next three neighbors down the block. Then he pulled the snow thrower back into his driveway, and headed into his yard. No "pleases," and only a "thank you" shouted over a gas motor. I'm pretty sure nobody tweeted about it after the fact, and there aren't any Instagram photos. It reminded me what I love so much about my neighbors: our generosity and care for each other isn't conspicuous or gilt. It isn't begging attention and often happens when nobody is the wiser. It's just what we do for each other.

November 23, 2018: Happy Thanksgiving, ShermanNeighborhood.org is back!
Googled by some, missed by a few, but never fear neighbors, the SNA blog site is back! The goal of ShermanNeighborhood.org is to be the aggregator for association announcements,  community info, and other need-to-knows for the slice of Northside heaven that we call Sherman Neighborhood.

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