Know Your Como

The D10 Neighborhood Relations committee has assembled volunteer writers from the neighborhood to celebrate and appreciate the large and small contributions of our neighbors and the diversity that make Como a special place. The latest Know Your Como pieces will be posted in the D10 website’s newsfeeds and our weekly newsletter, but you can find all the articles archived below.

Are you good at sharing good stories? Can you take photos that even the people in the picture like? Do you like talking with interesting people? Then you could be exactly who we are looking for to help with our Know Your Como project.

We want to highlight neighbors who do things (or who bring the kinds of energy) that make this a better place. We plan to share their stories in our newsletter, on social media, and on our website. The goal of this project is to celebrate and appreciate the large and small contributions of our neighbors, and the diversity that makes Como a special place for all of us. So, if you can:

  • Interview
  • Write
  • Photograph
  • Draw
  • Bring another creative or practical skill that can bring these neighbors to light…

Email us at We’ll help you assemble a team and turn you loose.

You remember the one, the one who knew the best car repair shop. The one who could get your snow blower started, or find your dog that got out. If somebody’s kid was playing a local gig, or it was time for a picnic, you’d get an email with a time and place. Every neighborhood had one.

Green is Dave Crawford’s favorite color, which makes sense when you see the dream home that he and his wife, Diane Peterson, designed and built just east of the golf course. If you drive or walk north on Lexington Avenue, surely you’ve noticed it: it’s big, modern, colorful, and passive.

Pick a day. Any day, at Como Lake, 7 or 8 in the morning. Ask another regular walker if they’ve seen Bobby and they’ll know exactly who you mean.

Bikes, planes, streetcars and golf carts. These modes of transportation peppered a chance conversation I had with my neighbor Bob, whose recollections of living in our neighborhood go back 80+ years.

throughout; we just need to take time to find them. One of those gems: an exceptionally talented poet, literary critic, essayist, and teacher. His name is Michael Kleber-Diggs.

Moving halfway across the country with children and a pet cat is stressful at the best of times. The Maierhofers did it during the pandemic.

would be closed until further notice, many students were ecstatic. Despite the pandemic worsening, they took it as a break from school, an early spring break even. But as time went on and distance learning got underway, that joy has vanished, replaced with stress and dread.

Howling with coyotes at midnight while skating on Como Lake is one of the recent ways Tim Silverthorn has enjoyed his neighborhood of 20+ years. Tim, along with a few other District 10 neighbors, helped maintain a do-it-yourself ice-skating rink at Como Lake this season.

than-life red ant that resides in their front yard at 919 Nebraska Ave. Henceforth, she shall be called Marie ANT-oinette.

Jill Miller and her husband, Dan, are the inaugural winners of the Como Community Council’s first Holiday Decoration Celebration. The Millers are Como residents since 2005, but this is their first year putting up lights, a move inspired in part as a way to uplift the neighborhood as the Covid pandemic continues.

in the picture like? Do you like talking with interesting people? Then you could be exactly who we are looking for to help unleash our new project: Know Your Como.