2013 NNO party a success on Pigeon Forge

We shared stories and gabbed about the weather and gardens. But we also exchanged serious information about home improvements that stop burglars. We encouraged each other to be vigilant watching for suspicious activity, maybe a crime in progress, at our neighbor’s house. We enjoyed hearing the crime prevention advice we learned from several police officers [...]

New for 2013 in Gatlinburg

We’re starting Block Watch in Gatlinburg:

7 pm, Wednesday, April 24 at 1207 Pigeon Forge (4th house from Immanuel).

Police Officer Griffith will explain what neighbors can do to prevent crimes by forming a street Block Watch.

We would like to start a group on every street. So far we have participants from Dove [...]

Tracking Crime in Our Neighborhood

You may not hear about a crime unless a neighbor tells you. Otherwise you might think Gatlinburg doesn’t have a crime problem.┬áBUT WE DO!

The Gatlinburg subdivision has nearly 500 households and police are called to investigate crimes every week. I know this because I get a daily email summary with a list and [...]

Two Pigeon Forge homes consumed by fire!

We want to express our deepest sympathy to the two families at 613 and 611 Pigeon Forge who lost everything in the home fires Sunday. Fortunately everyone and pets are safe, but please offer your help to the Cruiz and Menke families during the coming weeks as they face the daunting task of starting over. [...]

Save money with City’s toilet voucher program

Are you flushing money down the toilet? [...]

Six tips to follow when hiring a contractor

Be smart when hiring contractors. [...]

You say your street light is out!

Call 1-188-313-4747 to report broken street lights. [...]

Parks 2030 Plan ready for your input now

I’ve been reading the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan for 2030. You can read it too by clicking here (This will open up all 108 plan pages so give it some time.) You can also go to


Pflugerville Census 2010 return rate worse than 2000

I should have posted a link to this February 8th PfCONA video presentation on Census 2010 here earlier (see it below.) A link was put on the PfCONA and City of Pflugerville web sites. I just forgot about it.


Walk Our Neighborhood

Gatlinburg Is Great for Walking

Its time to get moving! We are lucky to have nice residential streets without much traffic, lots of trees for shade, and gentle hills. See how you can walk 2 miles in Gatlnburg on this map.