|Neighborhood Institute Graduation
Parkway Place Graduation Spring 2009
Neighborhood Institute Parkway Place Graduation
Neighborhood Institute would like to welcome and congratulate the Spring 2009
graduates of Parkway Place. The speaker is Aukram Burton of Jefferson
County Public Schools. He is the Diversity and Multicultural Education
Specialist for Community Development and Government Relations.
- Thursday, May 7th 2009
- 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
- Location: Mabel Wiggins
1411 Algonquin Parkway,
- Food and beverage provided
- RSVP to Nancy Carrington at email@example.com or 502.589.0343
Community Connector - May 13th
Center for Neighborhoods and Tyler Park are hosting CFN's
neighborhood quarterly. The newly-named Community
Connector will be on Wednesday, May 13, from 6pm to 8pm. Come join us and get connected other members
in the Louisville
community. Free food and beverage!!
Entertainment will be provided by the Kyene
Drum Ensemble. Extra drums will be available for you to join in! No RSVP
Hope to see you there!
What is the Community Connector?
The Community Connector is
a quarterly networking event (4 times annually) that can help build and
strengthen your neighborhood and its association. Center For Neighborhoods will partner
with a sponsoring neighborhood association to host a social event at a location
within the neighborhood.
providing an opportunity to connect with other grassroots neighborhoods and
leaders in a vital effort to sustain the quality of our neighborhoods. Neighborhood leaders will be able to develop
relationships between Neighborhood Institute alumni, community leaders and
neighbors who may be referred to future Neighborhood Institutes.
What does the Center For Neighborhoods supply for
the Community Connector?
CFN will provide food and
drinks for 40 people including postcard mailings sent to all Neighborhood
Institute alumni. If musical
entertainment is appropriate and desired by the sponsoring neighborhood
association, then CFN will work to fulfill that request. If the sponsoring neighborhood would like to
host a "pot luck" dinner, then CFN could provide the meat selection and drinks
and each attendee could bring a dish to share.
Different topics, themes or
membership meetings can be incorporated into the Community Connector event and
we are happy to help you coordinate the event.
How to host a Community Connector?
Contact Lisa Dettlinger to schedule
your neighborhood as a host for an upcoming event.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 589-0343
|Louisville Loves the South End!
Weather Events Provoke South Louisville to Develop an Emergency PlanApril 13, 2009
Neighborhood leaders in South Louisville at Kenwood Heights Christian Church discussed a South Louisville Emergency Preparedness Plan. The weather events of September 2008 and January of 2009 devastated the state of Kentucky. According to the NOAA:
The storm caused Kentucky's largest power outage
on record, with 609,000 homes and businesses without power across the state.
Property damage was widespread, with the damage due to falling trees, large
tree limbs and power lines weighed down by ice. In the Louisville metropolitan
area, 205,000 lost power and it took up to 10 days to get everyone hooked back
up. Area school systems were closed for an entire week. Several emergency
shelters were set up across the affected region. In Louisville's local school
system, 69 schools lost power.
The purpose of the meeting was to develop a coordinated community plan with neighborhood leaders to discuss ways to be better prepared for future weather disasters.
Click below to view the Emergency Weather Plan
Development of the Auburndale Neighborhood Association
April 28, 2009
of the Auburndale Neighborhood group met at Kenwood Elementary for an
organizational meeting for developing a neighborhood association. Amanda Clephas, the Department of
Neighborhoods representative, was one of the speakers. She outlined the differences between
neighborhood associations and homeowners associations and spoke about the different
services offered through the department.
asked residents to voice concerns and provide their likes and dislikes of the Auburndale
neighborhood on index cards. Both long
term and new residents agreed that Auburndale is generally friendly. A few concerns mentioned were the on-going maintenance
of rental properties, the up and coming mosquito season and somewhat bad
Clephas asked the residents what their will is, their response was "Let's Build
a Strong Neighborhood." Ray Whitener, a
2006 graduate of the Neighborhood Institute, was asked to lead the by-laws
committee. He and his fellow
neighborhood volunteers will have by-laws drafted for review before the next
Yates, a member of the Southwest Dream Team, informed the committee about a
petition for a quality retailer to buy or rent space in the partially empty Shively Center.
12,000 signatures are needed for the petition. Those signatures will represent City Economic
Development and be forwarded on to a national retailer's convention. If the petition
is successful, it will help draw more positive attention to the South End.
next Auburndale Neighborhood Association meeting is planned for May 26, 2009 at
7:00 pm. Topics will be approval of
by-laws and a 2009 plan to control mosquitoes.
Check the web calendar and Courier Journal for updates and more details.
|Bycling Louisville Metro
|By: Darrell Anne Driskoll
you ride a bicycle on city streets without having a white knuckle
experience? Does fear of traffic keep
you from using your bike to commute or run errands? Do you want to save $$, go
green or teach your children how to ride safely?
Metro government's Bike Louisville program and Bicycling for Louisville are here to help. This spring and
summer they offer three FREE programs to teach adults how to navigate roads
safely by bicycle. One will also help drivers navigate safely around the
contract with Louisville Metro Department of Public Works and Assets, the
charitable civic organization Bicycling for Louisville is providing 3 adult bicycling
safety programs throughout Louisville Metro this spring.
Sharing the Road (45
minutes) presents the most important safety practices for on-street bicyclists
Safely (2 hours) shows how to make sure a bicycle is safe, adjust a helmet,
follow traffic laws, avoid the most common crashes, and safely navigate
different types of streets and intersections.
Cycling (10 hours) includes the preceding topics plus hands-on practice of
skills needed for safe bicycling in ordinary conditions and emergencies. It
also provides essential information on maintaining a bicycle in safe operating
condition, fitting helmets, fixing flat tires, protecting oneself from injury
due to causes other than crashes, riding safely in darkness and inclement
weather, choosing routes, and riding safely in groups. Perhaps most
importantly, it includes practice of skills needed for safe bicycling in
ordinary conditions and emergencies. Over half of the course time is devoted to
riding and other hands-on activities.
is required! For full descriptions,
registration, and class schedules, see:
|Soil Generously Donated for Clifton Garden
|Joe Dougherty of Louisville Paving has generously donated soil for the Clifton Community Gardens. The paving company, located at 1801 Payne St., also donated the labor of their work crew and and their equipment to help place soil in the beds.
Below is an nice article about the Clifton Community Gardens that was in Louisville Magazine:
Learn as You Grow
Six months ago, the
Clifton Community Garden, located off Payne Street on a cleared
plot owned by the Sacred Heart Village senior-living center, was little more
than a makeshift greenhouse and a few ragtag attempts at raised garden
beds. While building the latter, says project coordinator and Clifton
Community Council co-chair Mike O'Leary, "we realized that we really didn't know
what we were doing, and all of our good inttentions were for... not good."
Fortuitously, the CCC was put in touch with YouthBuild Louisville, a local
agency that trains disavantaged young adults to develop job skills, and this
spring - using red-cedar plancks purchased by the council - a YouthBuild crew
constructed (with dovetail joints, no less) 16 ultra-sturdy raised beds to fit
the sun-rays pattern designed for the central garden.
Besides the raised beds, awarded to 16 interested local gardeners through a
blind draw, the solar design will incorporate 16 unraised trapezoidal plots for
communal use. Other new elements on the one-acre land parcel: rainwater
collection tanks connected to the downspouts of a neighboring house, an area
reserved for fully organic gardening, a shady "grove" where shitake mushrooms
are being cultivated, and two beehives swarming with New World Carniolan honey
bees. Although O'Leary serves as the "official beekeeper," he says he
relies heavily on volunteers from the Kentuckian Beekeepers Association for
"I'm not good at gardening and I'm not good at beekeeping," says O'Leary.
"But I am good at being obnoxiously well-organized."
Louisville Magazine reporter: Jack
|Mark Your Calendars!
|Supplied by: Pat Brinson and Cabrina Bosco
Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival
The 26th Annual Crescent Hill 4th of July Art and
Music Festival will take place on July 4th and July 5th at the
Peterson-Dumesnil House located at 301 S. Peterson St., just off Frankfort
Ave. Stay tuned to Our June newsletter for more detailed information.
The festival is sponsored by Wakefield
Reutlinger & Co. Realtors.
Crescent Hill Community Council Forum presents the
2009 Outdoor Cinema
Saturday - June 20th - Jaws
Friday - July 10th - Breaking Away
Saturday - August 1st - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken followed
Movies start at dusk. Concessions will be
available, but we recommend bringing blanket, chair, and bugspray.
Many thanks to Heine Brothers' Coffee, Frankfort
Avenue Business Association, Margaret's Consignment, Wild and Woolly Video, and
Attention Germantown and Schnitzelburg residents!
Supplied by: Gary Allen
There will be two neighborhood meetings for Germantown and Schniztelburg residents on May 18 and June 29 @ 7:00 PM.
The meetings will be held at the Schnitzelburg Senior
Wellness Center located at 1020 East Burnett Street.
St. Joseph Walking Tour to be May 16th
Supplied by: Mike Zanone
The Saint Joseph Area Association is hosting a walking tour of the neighborhood on Saturday, May 16th.
The tour will start at 9 AM at the corner of Bradley Avenue & Atwood
Street. The walk will cover
a 1.5-mile loop through the
neighborhood, and will focus on
several sites of historical interest.
conclude at the Grotto &
Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes,
located on the grounds of the
old Saint Joseph Infirmary.
has been restored in recent years by volunteers with the neighborhood
association, and was designated as a
state historical landmark in 2001.
Mike Zanone, vice-president of the Saint Joseph Area Association, will lead the tour and talk about how the area has developed over the past 200 years.
be available at the Stoddard-Johnston
School & also U of L's
Humana Gym, located on Bradley Avenue between Atwood & Eastern Parkway.
For more information, contact Mike Zanone at 637-3591 or email@example.com.
Another Great Louisville Tradition
The Jefferson Memorial Forrest ForrestFest is Saturday, May 16th. Live bands begin performing at 11 am.
The concert is free, but parking is $5.00 per carload. For more information, click here.
Your Support Matters!
|Show your support for Center
For Neighborhoods mission, vision, and values by making a contribution.
Your help allows us to continue serving the
neighborhoods and grassroots
leaders of Louisville.
Center For Neighborhoods
supports and empowers
neighborhoods to create stronger and more vital communities.
We envision a greater Louisville community with caring and
empowered people, making and renewing neighborhoods that are
strong and vital.
- Civic engagement and community progress
- Community building from the ground up
- Participative processes that are genuine, broad-based, and productive
- Grassroots leadership and neighborhood initiative
- Diversity of culture, thought, and ability
Financial support for Center For Neighborhoods mission and
values is an investment in strengthening our community!
- Placing the needs of neighborhoods and the good of the
community before all other interests
Please consider giving one of the following amounts:
Center For Neighborhoods is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible in accordance with the IRS. Neighborly
Up to $99Grassroots Cultivator
$100 - $249
$250 - $499 Visionary
$500 - Above
If your employer has a matching program, or to request more information, please contact
Nancy Carrington by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 502-589-0343.
contribution is considered an unrestricted gift and will be pooled in
a general fund, to be allocated toward the area(s) where the greatet need exists.