Monticello Neighborhood News: April 2021

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SERVING MONTICELLO, CRESTWOOD, NORTH HI MOUNT, CRESTLINE & HAZELWOOD

April 2021

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Sheilah M Grant

Art Director

Rachel Farris

Gardening Editor

Dotty Woodson

Photography Editor

Tammy Graham,

Locations Photography

Contributing Photographers

Kari Breen, William Joe

Gabriel, David Woo

Lifestyles Editor

Christy Dunaway Smith

Social Media Editor

Todd Hoeft

Arts Beat Editor

Doug Blagg

Social Page Editor

Amanda Irvin Petross

Food Columnist

Brenda Cairdiello

Wine & Spirits Columnist

Robert Chicotsky

Editors at Large

Jilly Bartolomei, Sailor St

Sauveur, Max Von Poodle,

Doodles Pease & Kazi

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Desserts Columnist

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CRIME

POST BOXES AN ATTRACTIVE TARGET FOR CROOKS

The crooks are on alert as Tax season is here & those returns are

easy money. Unattended & unlocked mail boxes are an attractive

source for information, so be aware. There have been reports

recently of strangers rummaging thru peoples post boxes &

garbage.

BE ALERT FROM DUSK ON THRU EVENING HOURS THERE

HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF SEVERAL INCIDENTS ENVOLVING

PEOPLE BEING ACAUSTED WALKING DOGS AS WELL AS

COMING& GOING FROMPARKED CARS ETC.

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CARTER BOWDEN

ON THE MOVE

2021 has been a year of changes for Carter. A

week ago he and his store mate Sally said goodbye

to Kerwin, the feisty little Scottie who had been

Carter Bowden’s Antiques mascot for the past four

and a half years. He was a wonderful little pup,

much loved by everyone and the light of Carter and

Sally’s life. He is sorely missed by everyone who

had the pleasure of playing with him.

FEMA EXTENSION TO MAY 20th FOR APLYING FOR

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

CITY .................................................................... 817-392-2255

COUNCILMAN DENNIS SHINGLETON .............817-392-8807

REPRESENTATIVE CHARLIE GEREN................. 817 738 8333

.......................................................................Fax 817 738 8362

NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE OFFICER

CHRISTOPHER WATTS ......................................817-988-0136

HEALTH SCIENCE POLICE ................................. 817 735 2210

CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER

ROSALIND CARLTON ........................................ 817 944-1796

GARBAGE/RECYCLING .....................................817-392-3279

NON-EMERGENCY FIRE ....................................817-392-3000

NON-EMERGENCY POLICE ...............................817-392-4222

TREE TRIMMING ................................................817-392-5738

WATER ................................................................817-392-4477

UTILITIES

ATMOS ENERGY GAS ........................................800-817-8877

TXU ELECTRIC .................................................. 800-242-9113

AT&T ...................................................................800-616-1171

OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS

TARRANT COUNTY TAX OFFICE ......................817-884-1100

SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICARE ........................ 800-772-1213

NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY .............. 888-382-1222

As if this were not enough, Carter Bowden Antiques has lost

their store’s lease. They will be moving out of their Camp Bowie

home of twenty two years at the end of April, an unenviable job

to say the least. The building owner’s sister, Jessica McIntyre

will be the new tenant and as luck would have it Carter will be

moving into her old space at 4003 Camp Bowie Blvd. The new

digs for Carter will open sometime in June so remember to

keep an eye out for the opening.

We wish Sally and Carter much happiness in the new store

and hugs for the loss of Kerwin .

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Ft Worth, TX 76114

817 882 6450

cell 225 284 7334

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divine Eggs Benedict with a few mimosas to wash things down.

Mom has been to Wolfie’s restaurants in L A & Vegas & said the

TRAVELS

WITH LULU

by Lulu Von Poodle

Wow what a month, April

seems to be gone in a flash.

We were just recovering from Gallery Night and

it was Easter. River Crest did a great job on their

annual Easter Egg Hunt. It was mobbed, tons of

kiddos forging for golden eggs and parents etc all

sipping Bloody’s or mimosas added to the fun. Did

I mention they left the brunch buffet unattended,

yummers so much for my girlish figure! Later that

day, we had yet another feast at Susan Irvins. We

had lamb and ham and tons more. For once being

put in the garden paid off, Maxie & I hung out with

Susan’s Aussie Shepherd, Mattie and she showed

us how to slip a few lamb chops off the cooling

platters , oh did I mention unattended wine too,

heaven!

food is consistently marvelous & the drinks too. The end of May

can’t come quickly enough.

In the mean time TuTuk Thai has opened up for in restaurant

dining. I love their egg rolls & Massaman curry simply the best.

Well I am off to run around the park there is only so much curly

fur can cover up after all.

Stay well, wear those masks & get vaccinated

--- Luv Lulu

Maxie & Sailor

Barely had I recovered from my Easter splurge than the

Drover Hotel opening party sneaked up on us. What a bash

and what a beautiful addition to Ft Worth & the Stock Yards.

It was filled with a ton of heavy hitters, not to mention the

entire Hickman family and a good representation from our

neighborhood too. Betsy Price & Mike Moncrief were spotted

toasting one another & laughing a lot…probably discussing life

after the mayor’s office would love to have been a fly on that

glass don’t you know. Mom, Christy Dunaway Smith, Nancy

Lamb & Doug Blagg went for the grand tour & Maxie & I stayed

in the garden to plunder the buffet. Subtlety is not Max’s forte

he wound up being chased by several waiters who objected to

the mouth full of prime beef he gleefully gobbled up. Oh well all

the more for moi.

Speaking of great food, we are so lucky Café Modern is

reopening & Wolfgang Puck catering is taking the helm. I can

hardly wait for cocktails on their beautiful terrace & weekend

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ARTS BEAT

by Doug Blagg

Spring hath sprungeth!...

Shakespeare never said,

but fresh art is blooming

everywhere, soon dining and gallery hopping will be

all the rage!

It can not happen soon enough, as there is much to view in

the galleries and museums of our fair city this spring. Notable

among them is a fantastic new gallery on the near southside,

called CuffLink Art, modern and contemporary work by

established and new emerging talent, splendidly curated by the

team of Joey Luong, and Doug Gault.

A “Spring 21 Fresh Works”, exhibit run through May 17th,

featuring stunning still life paintings by Linda Shobe, terrific

brashly brushed portraits by Nathan Madrid, comic mock horror

concrete works by Ross Bonfanti, a fabulous show, a beautiful

gallery, well lite, a thoughtfully designed space, if your a new

collector or a veteran art lover, this is a must see gallery.

Cuff Link Art

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Glass art, in the words of Dangerfield “gets no respect !, ” or

at least not as much as its close cousin ceramics, but there is a

terrific glass art gallery and teaching workshop on the southside

called, SiNaCa Studios, a non-profit run by administrator Heidi

Childers, who has kept the lights on and the kilns blazing, for

over 11 years.

Tatara Siegel, with a masters in glass and ceramic art, is one of

the workshop instructors, capable and talented, steeped in the

knowledge of the craft, so if glass blowing seems like a cure for

post pandemic stress, (could be a thing) sign up here.

Tatara Siegel figures in our next gallery adventure, show

casing both glass and ceramic work along with limestone

carver and sculptor Chasity Hernandez, and many other at the

gorgeous, and phenomenal Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery.

Ms Low has established a stunning studio and gallery on the

far westside, showing, her own monumental and architecturally

significant work. Well worth the trip, so much to see here, and

the sculpture garden is a revelation.

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Thank God Almighty..! ..and our civic leaders for preserving

and funding, The Community Arts Center of Ft Worth, the old

modern has never looked better.

A new triple show has just opened, Peter Harrington, has

new paintings in the first gallery, spiritual, architectural, packed

with symbolism, a touch of Native American influence, but with

great wit and delicate humor, quietly seductive, and exquisitely

crafted, disarming and full of surprises.

A small but interesting photography show concerning the

history of the Ft.Worth Housing Authority, and the issues of

affordable housing, is really truly fascinating, great history.

Lastly, ..but not least..A very important and timely exhibit by

the L.G.B.T.Q. artist community, is in the large grand galleries.

Beautiful and heartbreaking works, with great humor, heroic,

moving and brave, but vibrantly exciting. Always a continuous

new energy welcomes the viewer to CACofFW.

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Briefly...stop by Artspace 111, Hampton St.downtown, the

talented muralist Emily Ding has won the design competition

for a brand new work, it is in progress and, oh yeah...she is a

genius...

The gallery sells the handcrafted wares, gorgeous glass art,

so if your looking for that unique gift, this deserves a visit.

With all that, stay hardy, stay healthy, stay smart, and keep

supporting Ft.Worth Art!

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bridges will be open to traffic by the end of 2021, which will

PANTHER ISLAND/

CENTRAL CITY FLOOD

PROJECT OVERVIEW

WITH JD GRANGER

by Sheilah Grant

To the delight of many readers,

and residents of Fort Worth’s

Westside, the White Settlement

Rd. Bridge opened to traffic at the

beginning of this month. Now that

the much-anticipated bridge is

open to traffic, it has many people

asking, what’s next for the project?

I called JD Granger, Executive

Director of the Panther Island /

Central City Flood Project, to find

out.

Q: The White Settlement Bridge

offers a great connection to

downtown for this area but there

are two other bridges still under

construction, what’s the timetable

on those?

A: It’s exciting, The White

Settlement Bridge just opened

providing both immediate relief

to the congestion on W. 7th and, an even greater benefit, it

bridges the railroad that has caused headaches for all of us

that drive between downtown and the near Westside. But the

progress doesn’t end there. TxDOT and the City of Fort Worth

have made great strides on the other two bridges, too. The

North Main St. Bridge is expected to open early this summer

and the Henderson St. Bridge is opening this fall. All three

allow the project to move into the next phase of construction.

Q: It’s the end of 2021 and all three bridges are open to

traffic, what does that next phase of construction look like?

A: All three bridges will open this year; however, the contractor

will not be fully complete with all details until early-to-mid next

year. That’s important because the project can’t move into the

next phase of construction until

all three bridges are completed

and TxDOT’s contractor is

completely off the site. Once

that happens then the Corps of

Engineers can move forward with

their part, the bypass channel.

The bypass channel is a 1.5 mile

reroute of the existing Trinity

River that will run under all three

new bridges. The channel is the

Corps’ solution to Fort Worth’s

outdated levee system.

Q: Is flood protection needed on

Fort Worth’s Westside?

A: Yes. Fort Worth’s Westside

has a history of flooding. The most

notable was the flood of 1949

which devastated neighborhoods

along the Trinity River and killed

13 people. The bypass channel

will provide flood relief to almost 2,000 acres of Westside

neighborhoods including parts of Crestwood, West 7th, the

Cultural District, Burton Hill, Linwood, and River Oaks valued at

over $2 billion. However, in addition to the flood protection that

the Corps Central City Flood Project will provide, the separate,

but concurrent, full build out of Panther Island by the private

sector will provide a riverwalk district in the heart of our city that

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will contribute over $3.7 billion in annual economic activity.

Q: Could you expand on the difference between the Corp

bypass channel and the Panther Island Riverwalk?

A: Thank you for asking. There is an important distinction

which has been a point of confusion. The Corps, with federal

funds, is building the bypass channel because it solves flood risks

throughout Fort Worth. That is going to happen with or without

the growth of the Panther Island neighborhood. Panther Island

is a new neighborhood that is going to grow with or without

the bypass channel because of its proximity to downtown.

There is no federal money in the Panther Island neighborhood

revitalization. Both efforts are happening concurrently. Panther

Island is happening as we speak. Encore Panther Island is a

300-unit apartment complex being built by Encore Enterprises

that is scheduled to open late summer. It is a unique multi-family

project in Fort Worth because the very first section of the Panther

Island Riverwalk runs right through the middle of the complex.

The canal provides much needed stormwater infrastructure for

the neighborhood, while at the same time providing a beautiful

new public Riverwalk right along the water’s edge. The Panther

Island Riverwalk is a model public-private venture. It is financed

by the developers in the area yet it saves the City of Fort Worth

upwards of $14 million on infrastructure costs because the canals

serve as the City’s main stormwater arterials. They Panther Island

Riverwalk is not federally funded and doesn’t cost the taxpayers

of Fort Worth a dime. Yet, they will love it and it will make them

proud.

Q: When we have questions about the project, where can we

go?

A: The project website, PantherIslandCC.com, has weekly

blogs, quarterly construction updates and bi-annual newsletters.

The social media channels give you up to date information, you

can find us on Facebook and Instagram at @PantherIslandcc

and on Twitter at @PantherIsland, as its happening and if you’re

looking for a more in depth overview, schedule a presentation. We

have already given over 700 project overviews.

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EASTER AROUND

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

JENNIE ROSE CHICOTSKY

ENJOYING THE LOOT THE

EASTER BUNNY LEFT HER

SUZY WILLIAMS SPORTING

HER EASTER BONNET AT THE

RIVER CREST EGG HUNT

LYLA ARMSTRONG WAITING

FOR THE EASTER BUNNY

THE ARMSTONG/ BLOXOM

CLAN & CELEBRATING OVER

EASTER

THE CIARDIELLO BOYS

COLORING EGGS FOR THE

EASTER BUNNY

THE WOODSON TWINS HAVING

A FUN EASTER OUTING

PHILLIP ABSHIRE HIDING

FROM THE EASTER BUNNY

STEPHANIE & CHARLIE SWIFT

EASTER BRUNCH IN THE

STOCKYARDS

ANN LOUDEN SPORTING

HER EASTER BONNET IN

MANHATTAN

BARBIE TOWSON WITH

GRANDCHILDREN CHARLOTTE

& COOPER ST RIVER CREST

EGG HUNT

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AROUND THE

NEIGHBORHOOD

MIKE SMITH OF PARIS COFFEE

SHOP FAME WAVES GOODBY

LAST WEEK ON HIS FINAL

DAY AT THE RESTAURANT, HE

LEFT TO A STANDING OVATION

FROM CUSTOMERS WHO WILL

MISS HIM

JOE & HOLLIE LANCARTE

ENJOYING A ROMANTIC

EASTER IN THE GARDENS

BETSY & MIKE AT THE HOTEL

DROVER OPENING PARTY

SWAPPING MAYOR STORIES

NANCY LAMB WITH HER NEW

GUY TONTO

BABY AFTON WOODSON ‘S

FIRST EASTER

CHRISTY DUNAWAY SMITH &

FRIEND ENJOYING THE HOTEL

DROVER PARTY

NAP AT THE WOODSONS

THE HICKMAN CLAN

CELEBRATING THE OPENING

OF HOTEL DROVER

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A RECIPE

FOR LIVING

DELICIOUSLY

by Brenda Ciardiello

After the madness of 2020, I

know that there are two things

I need to be happy - good

food and good friends. Over

the course of the COVID-19 quarantine, despite

restaurants being closed and the world shut down,

we, like so many others, developed a close-knit

“pod” of people with whom we felt safe. Those initial,

tentative interactions that kept us going through the

winter have, like the flowers, blossomed into fullfledged

Springtime friendships now that we are all

vaccinated. Which is why when our wonderful local

school, North Hi Mount, announced it would be

doing its Hawaiian-themed annual auction virtually,

our group of friends jumped at the chance to have a Hawaiian-inspired pig roast. We hosted on our

new backyard patio (another quarantine takeaway)

and the evening came together thanks to all the

ingredients, in my book, of an unforgettably tasty

Spring soirée:

1. A whole pig, roasted Kalua-style

2. Authentic Spam Musubi as an appetizer (if you know, you know)

3. Homemade side-dishes such as slaw and coconut rice

4. Desserts to die for: coconut cream pie and pineapple upside

down cake (made with Luxardo cherries, of course)

5. Authentic Tiki Drinks served in real pineapples

6. Great friends

7. A cause we are all passionate about: our children’s education!

We ate, we drank, and we raised money for our school - and it

only felt natural to finish the night with an eipc 90’s sing-and-dancealong.

If you’re feeling like that’s a lot to replicate, fear not; you too

can enjoy the spirit of Aloha and our party in one sweet elixir: an

authentic tiki drink mixed by our dear friend and neighbor Ross

Lynds. This drink is called the “Painkiller.” And while you don’t have

to hollow out a pineapple and get some little paper umbrellas to get

MATTHEW CARDIELLO AT THE GRILL TENDING TO THE PIG

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the full effect, you might want to. After all, as the world finally

begins to open up again - isn’t it time to truly live deliciously?


Painkiller

Serves 1

2 oz Aged Rum - Any rum aged 4+ years will do, but Ross

recommends 5 yr Plantation Grande Reserve Rum.

1.5 oz Pineapple Juice

0.5 oz Orange Juice

0.75 oz Cream of Coconut

Nutmeg (for garnish)

Crushed ice (like Sonic ice)

1. Combine all ingredients in your cocktail shaker with some

crushed ice.

2. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a hollowed out pineapple

(or a double old fashioned glass)

3. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, a maraschino cherry, and

a little paper umbrella

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• Infectious diarrhea (caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites)

Also: There is also some research that shows they’re useful

for problems in other parts of your body. For example, some

people say they have helped with:

• Skin conditions, like eczema

• Urinary and vaginal health

• Preventing allergies and colds

• Oral health

• Liver function

• Alleviating symptoms in children with cow’s milk allergy.

• Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium-based probiotics may be

useful in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.

• Decreasing body weight and/or body fat

If you suffer with digestive problems, and 75% of Americans

do, I suggest trying Probiotics. Start with one serving a day, and

build up slowly if they seem to help. Stop taking them and talk to

your doctor if you have problems.

MONTICELLO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS & VIEWS • 17


of lantana planted now has the potential to grow 3 to 4 feet wide

ADDING

COLOR

TO THE

LANDSCAPE

by Dotty Woodson, PhD

Nothing brightens the landscape more colorful

flowers and foliage. Spring and summer is a perfect

time to add color to landscapes. Whether you have

a small or large area or just a container now is the

time to plant. The garden centers are full of so

many choices. Think of color first but also consider

location, plant size, sunlight, blooming period,

annual, perennial, water requirements and soil.

Once you decide on the location and size of the area you

want to plant, determine the number of hours the area receives

sunlight. Some plants thrive in full sun and some require shade.

Garden center personnel will gladly

make suggestions for plants once

you determine the sunlight hours,

size of planting area and color. Also

ask about water requirements.

Group plants together with the same

water requirements. There are so

many plants available this time of

year.

Small planting areas look

good with a mass of one color or

contrasting colors or a potpourri

of color. Large areas allow more

options for color schemes and plant

size. A small area is quickly filled

with a few plants but a large area

takes time for the plants to grow

and fill the area. A small 4 inch pot

by the end of the summer. So be sure to consult with the garden

center or read the label to the height and width potential.

Native, adapted and low water requiring plants are the best

choice for perennial color. These plants will grow and flower

for many years. Annuals or bedding plants are grown for one

season. There are so many plants it is difficult to mention all. A

few annuals that thrive in this area in sun for spring and summer

are fibrous rooted begonia, coreopsis, cosmos, cleomes,

marigolds, phlox, portulaca, many salvias (many salvias are

perennial also), sweet alyssums, sunflowers, and zinnias. This

is a very short list compared to what is available. The perennial

plant list is just as long if not longer. A good source for perennials

with pictures is the Texas SmartScape web site at http://www.

txsmartscape.com. Check the plant search list by color, plant

size and blooming time. Some of my favorite perennials include

lantana, Turk’s cap, Salvia greggii, mealy blue sage, calyophus,

coreopsis, garden phlox, day lily, iris, blackfoot daisy (only for very

dry locations), oxeye daisy, rain lily, Zexmenia and the Chinese

ground orchid. Favorite annual shade plants are impatiens,

begonias, penta, caladium and coleus. Favorite perennial shade

plants are Texas columbine, ruellia, Gerber daisies, Turk’s cap,

hellebore, coral bells, hardy plumbago, horseherb, oakleaf

Hydrangea, Obedient plant, Phlox,

Purple Heart, Purple Oxalis, Rain Lilly,

Cedar sage, lyre Leaf Sage, Wood

Violets and Wood Sorrell.

After matching plants to the

location for sun, size and color, soil

preparation is the next step. The

heavy clay soil in this area requires

an addition of compost for plants

to thrive. Add expanded shale and

compost if planting perennials.

In containers, use potting soil.

Plant your beautiful plants at the

recommended spacing and then

add a layer of mulch. The mulch is

like icing on a cake. The mulch looks

good and holds moisture in the soil.

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May 6 - Aug 1, 2021

Included with the price of Garden admission

or FREE with annual membership.

Rose pictures taken at Flower Market on 7th Street

MONTICELLO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS & VIEWS • 19


DEBUNKING COVID-19

VACCINE MYTHS

SaferCare

Texas

MYTHS

VS

FACTS

THE COVID-19

VACCINE EFFECTS

WOMEN’S FERTILITY.

The vaccine does not affect a

woman’s ability to have a

baby in the future.

THEY RUSHED THE

COVID-19 VACCINE

CREATION, SO IT'S NOT

SAFE OR EFFECTIVE.

Vaccine development started

early in the pandemic and the

vaccine researchers received

lots of support due to the

worldwide impact of Covid-19.

No steps were skipped.

GETTING THE

VACCINE WILL

MAKE ME SICK WITH

COVID-19.

The current vaccines do not

contain the virus and will

not make you get Covid-19.

GETTING THE COVID-19

VACCINE MEANS I

DON’T HAVE TO WEAR

A MASK OR SOCIALLY

DISTANCE.

You still need to wear a mask

and socially distance to reduce

exposure risks to yourself and

others as a silent carrier. The

vaccine does not stop the virus

from entering your body, but it

lessens symptoms if you get it.

DEBUNKING COVID-19

VACCINE MYTHS

THE COVID-19 VACCINE

ENTERS YOUR CELLS AND

CHANGES YOUR DNA.

MYTHS

VS

The messenger RNA (mRNA)

vaccine does enter cells, but not the

area that contains DNA. Texas The vaccine

stimulates your immune system.

There is no effect on your DNA.

Your cells break down and get rid of

the mRNA once it has done its job.

Applies

FACTS

to Moderna/Pfizer

SaferCare

THE COVID-19 VACCINE

HAS HARMFUL SIDE

EFFECTS.

Harmful side effects, such as

anaphylaxis, are rare. Most side

effects include arm soreness,

body aches, headache, or fever

for 1-2 days. If symptoms

continue, call your doctor.

CHILDREN CANNOT

RECEIVE THE COVID

VACCINE.

Some versions of the vaccine

currently are suitable for age 16 and

above. However, clinical trials are

currently underway on school-aged

children that look very promising for

the vaccine to be available for

school-aged children soon!

I WILL TEST POSITIVE

FOR COVID-19 ON A

VIRAL TEST IF I GET

THE VACCINE.

The vaccine does not affect viral

test results. If you get the vaccine,

your body develops an immune

response. If you have a Covid-19

antibody test, this may be positive.

This shows some level of

protection against the virus.

I ALREADY HAD

COVID-19, SO I DON’T

NEED THE VACCINE.

You should still get the vaccine.

Having had Covid-19 before

doesn’t mean long-term

protection. You

can get it again.

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INFORMATION SOURCED

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines-myth-versus-fact

hopkinsmedicine

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html


JOAN BLANTON RIP

Joan Blanton, one of Monticello’s most delightful

residents passed this past week. Joan and her

late husband Jim lived across from Monticello

Park for over 50 years and were fixtures in the

neighborhood. Joan walked daily around the park

with friends and she and Jim were always at 4th of

July parties and other neighborhood festivities. I

can still hear her laugh, it was infectious. She loved

a good story and a good party.

Joan grew up a child of the oil business so she had several

different homes until her high school days in Wichita Falls. She

attended TCU for collage years and graduated with a BFA in

speech therapy. She was a member of the Tri Deltas and much

loved cheerleader nicknamed “mouse “. When TCU had a

win they were often heard to be chanting go Mighty Mouse.

Most importantly Joan met Jim at TCU and that resulted

in a marriage of over 50 years, two children Baird Blanton

and Medley Blanton Regan, and two granddaughters Annie

and Kate Regan. Joan was active in Jr League, the Ft Worth

Woman’s Club as well as the St Ann’s Guild at her church, All

Saints. She was a much loved member of our community and

will be missed by everyone who had the good fortune to know

her. Tonight, Monticello Park seems a little emptier and a lot

less welcoming without the sound of her marvelous laughter.

Rest in peace Joanie and give Jim my best, cheers.

CAROL ALDEN-

HOVEN MCKAY RIP

Carol left us on March 25, she passed peacefully

at her home in Granbury surrounded by her

husband Bill and other family members.

She was a force of nature, heavily involved in the arts. She

held a passion for anything related to music, dance, theatre,

museums, galleries etc. She loved beauty and was the first to

step up and support struggling artists or cultural events that

needed a gentle push in the right direction. At the age of fifty

Carol returned to TCU and earned a Masters of Fine Arts in

Painting. Jim Woodson was her faculty advisor there and the

two became great friends over the next thirty years. Their families

often celebrated together over one of Carol’s wonderful

dinners at the ranch. Carol loved cooking and getting people

together around the table for some fine food, wine and great

fun. She was a strong presence in Monticello too as many

of her lifelong friends live here as well as her God daughter

Raleigh Browning.

She was a strong presence in Ft Worth and her passing

leaves a void not easily filled.

I remember the last time I saw Carol, pre Covid, at the Original

with Bill; she swept over on her way out and gave me a

wonderful hug. She was a warm kind person always full of life

and always left me feeling better for having seen her. She is so

missed by many, God Bless, safe journey Carol

MONTICELLO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS & VIEWS • 21


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