The Cambrian

Bear, scarecrow taken in East Village

A wooden bear disappeared from the J&J Heller Dog Park.
A wooden bear disappeared from the J&J Heller Dog Park.

A couple of quirky sculptures are missing from their former homes in East Village.

A wooden bear disappeared from the J & J Heller Dog Park in late July, Charles Windisch said. Windisch said park users don’t know who donated the three-piece sculpture or where it came from, but it stayed in place for about six or seven years.

Windisch said dogs and their owners miss the wooden artwork. “He was our oldest park resident,” he added. “Please, we want him back!”

A wire cage that picks up tennis balls retrieved by dogs is also missing.

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“Lulu,” a soft-sculpture scarecrow Lynda Adelson created for last October’s Scarecrow Festival, was taken from a second-story window of the Gallerie Lulu at 2450 Main St. on Monday, Aug. 13.

That scarecrow-napping from took some planning, work and probably a ladder. “Lulu was screwed down,” Lynda Adelson said, “and there was a nail through her pants and heavy monofilament line held her red shoes down.”

Lynda and Michael Adelson are offering a $50 reward for Lulu’s return (no questions asked) or information leading to her recovery.

—Kathe Tanner