February Newsletter

Happy February, neighbors!

You may have noticed that there was no January newsletter, but fear not! The February newsletter is here!

We promise we didn't forget about our neighbors. Instead, we have been working on transitioning our new President and Vice President (hello, Ron and Kara!) and busy getting our new board members up to speed. Next month, we look forward to introducing you to all the wonderful folks who make up the SACC!

The board hit the ground running at our first board meeting of the year on February 5th! There are a lot of great ideas on how to improve the great events SACC already hosts in the community, as well as plans for new capital projects that will help improve our neighborhood.

We would love to share with you what we are working on, as well as introduce you to some wonderful people from the neighborhood at our first neighborhood general meeting of 2018 on Monday, February 26th. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the cafeteria of St. Elizabeth's (1020 E. Burnett Street). Come as you are and feel free to invite your neighbors!

Click here for the general meeting FB event.


Happy Holidays, Schnitzelburg!

Deck the halls & mark your calendar for Sunday, December 17th at 5pm, when we will be gathering at Finn's Southern Kitchen to go caroling through Schnitzelburg! We'll stop at festive residences, pubs & restaurants to spread some holiday cheer. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, and we hope to see many houses & businesses decorated for the season!

Be sure to check the SACC Facebook page for updates.

Speaking of December events, Flying Out Loud will turn three this month and will be celebrating with poets and writers from the Bluegrass Writer's Studio & some birthday cake at their monthly reading on Monday, December 11th. Visit the Flying Out Loud Facebook page for more information.  

Please remember to shop local this year! What could be easier than shopping in your neighborhood and supporting all of the businesses that make it unique?

We hope you have a safe and joyous holiday season!


November Newsletter & More!

Check out the November SACC Newsletter here!

There is plenty going on in the neighborhood this month and we would love for you to be a part of the action:

On Thursday, November 9th, SACC will host the 52nd Annual #1 Citizen Dinner!  We hope you will join us for this fun event!  An evening of meeting some great neighbors & local dignitaries, as well as enjoying a German-style dinner, winning some awesome door prizes, bidding on auction items and best of all honoring this year's award recipient!

Volunteers are still needed for the Love Louisville Trees Planting on November 11. Help us make Schnitzelburg greener! 

Please email volunteer@louisvillegrows.org to sign up for the tree planting on Saturday. Volunteers will gather at the AmVets Post (1567 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217) between 8 am and 8:30 am on Saturday so there will be enough time to register, complete a waiver, and allow time for some coffee and breakfast provided by Love Louisville Trees!

We hope to see you at the next SACC Neighborhood Meeting on Monday, November 27th. The 2018 Board of Directors will be voted into office by dues paying SACC business & household members. If you are interested in joining SACC, please fill out a Board Member Application and send it to schnitzelburg@yahoo.com.


Schnitzelburg Tree Planting - Sign Up Today!

Greetings Schnitzelburg Tree enthusiasts!

The Schnitzelburg Area Community Council and Love Louisville Trees/Louisville Grows is partnering to plant 170 new trees in Schnitzelburg this fall. 

Not only are trees aesthetically appealing, but they keep us cool (and block wind in the cooler months), stabilize the soil, absorb water runoff, help control noise pollution, and clean our air! Trees can also increase your property value!

Volunteers are vital to making this event happen, so we encourage you to get involved. You may not be available on November 11th, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved, such as signing up to go door-to-door or volunteering for tree staging before the event.

Wondering how it's all done? After breakfast, volunteers are sorted into groups. Each group does an initial planting together at a site to learn the proper way to plant before they are broken into smaller groups. Each small group is lead by a Citizen Forrester, an individual who is a veteran tree planter and has completed training to become tree steward. Groups are typically given trees in close proximity to each other so you can walk from site to site.  Trees will already be delivered to the site and a spray painted circle identifies where the tree will go (811 is called before the planting to mark the underground utilities). Once the group is finished planting (~5 trees per group) they go back to the staging site to have a warm lunch!

For  more information please check out the links below so that we know when to expect you and for what!  It's all fun and training is provided!

Schnitzelburg Planting Preparation - Tree delivery and staging the Tues - Thurs before the Saturday planting event.

Schnitzelburg Tree Planting Event - LOTS of important roles to help make the day successful!


October Newsletter

Greetings Neighbors and Friends!

Check out the SACC October Newsletter here!

Correction: The Germantown Schnitzelburg Business Association is hosting Germantown Oktoberfest this Saturday on Goss Avenue from 3-10pm

Also, please join SACC this Saturday, October 7th at 10 am at the All Wool & Yard Wide Democratic Club (1328 Hickory Street) for the 10th Annual SACC Dog Walk. Bring your furry friend and stroll the neighborhood in this cherished neighborhood event!



SACC & MUSCL Senior Center are teaming up to host this year's yard sale! 

Saturday, September 23rd
1016 E. Burnett Ave. - St. Elizabeth's parking lot
Booth Rental $10 - includes 8' table!

Call MUSCL Senior Center to reserve your space: 634-3221

Be sure to visit the SACC table -- we'll have concessions with the proceeds benefiting the MUSCL Senior Center!

Before or after the yard sale, stop by the Schnitzelburg Farmers Market right around the corner at 1481 South Shelby Street (The Cure Lounge parking lot). The market will be from 10 am to 1 pm - plenty of time to pick up some farm grown goodies and meet some local businesses.

Operation Sweet Dreams will be holding a pillow drive at the farmers market on Saturday, September 23. Please bring a new pillow to the market to donate or simply give a cash donation. Pillows will be purchased on your behalf. The Volunteers of America organization will be distributing them to folks in need.


September Newsletter

Fall festival season is here and Schnitzelburg is the place to be!

Many different organizations host events and festivals in the community at this time of year, so there is plenty of fun for everyone. The SACC Facebook page will share as many events as possible.  If you know of any that need to be promoted, please let us know!

Check out the September SACC Newsletter for events, news, business spotlight (Dairy Del!), and more! 

Thank you for your support of SACC and let us know how your neighborhood association can work for you!


August Newsletter

Click here for all the latest news and happenings in Schnitzelburg!

The 2017 World Championship Dainty Contest is in the books!
Congratulations to Kenny Klein with a winning hit of 106'! Bob Berglius received the basket of lemons for the shortest distance of 1'.

For more photos, check out the Courier Journal's photo album, or official Dainty photographer Brett Stohl's photos here.

Be sure to join us at the next General Meeting on Monday, August 28th 7pm, at St. Elizabeth's cafeteria. We hope to see you then, neighbors!


July Newsletter

Happy belated Independence Day, Schnitzelburg!

You can find the July SACC newsletter here.

Schnitzelburg will close out the month of July with the World Famous Dainty Contest on Monday, July 31st --don't miss it!


July also begins SACC's fiscal year, so be sure to join or renew your membership. Our board is working hard to increase membership since membership money helps our organization and commuity grow! You may have received a membership door hanger from one of our hardworking board members. We appreciate your support of our organization! Let's all work together to make Schnitzelburg the best neighborhood to live, work and play!

Correction: The address listed for Yesternook in our business member listing is incorrect.  The correct address is 1153 Logan St. 40204. We apologize for the error!


June Newsletter

Happy June Schnitzelburgers and friends!

Click here to read the June newsletter.

If you want the newsletter emailed directly to you, please consider becoming a member to join our email list. July marks the beginning of a new membership year, so please consider joining or renewing today! Click on the membership tab at the top of the page for more information.

Here are some things to note:

Spring History Walk


The first Schnitzelburg History Walk, narrated by Don Haag, will be held on Saturday, June 10th and will begin at 10 am at Swiss Hall (719 Lynn Street). Walkers will be permitted to leave their vehicles in the Swiss Hall parking lot for the duration of the walk. Come early for complimentary doughnuts from Nord's bakers and coffee from Sunergos. The walk will include historic Preston Street and a short stint through out sister community, St. Joseph. To sign p for the walk, please email Lisa at germantownpast@yahoo.com.


June SACC Meeting

June 26th will be another general neighborhood meeting, so please mark it on your calendars and plan to attend. Everyone is welcome and, as always, we encourage you to come, meet your neighbors and let us know what is going on in your corner of Schnitzelburg. 

47th Annual Dainty Contest


Mark your calendars for the 47th Annual Dainty Contest that is happening on Monday, July 31st.

Love Louisville Trees Tree Planting


Louisville is the fastest warming city in the country. One of the contributing factors to this is our lack of tree canopy, the area of the city shaded by trees. To make matters worse, the city is currently losing about 54,000 trees a year due to various cause. The goal for Louisville and for Schintzelburg is to have 40% tree coverage. Currently our whole neighborhood is at 20%, with more trees south of Texas. 
 To combat the loss of trees in our city SACC is once again teaming up with Love Louisville Trees (LLT) with the goal of planting 170 trees in Schnitzelburg, in one day, November 11. To make this day a success we first have to find some yards to put these trees in. Soon SACC and LLT will begin canvassing the neighborhood, literally knocking on ever door to find Tree-cipients. To receive a tree all you have to do is pledge to take care of it for 3 years so the roots can get going. THERE IS NO COST TO RECEIVE A TREE. The volunteers will dig the hole, plant the tree, and clean up after themselves. If you have any questions please contact SACC for now and we will follow up with you. Schnitzelburg@yahoo.com  or check out the tree section on Louisville Grows.org

Neighborhood Watch Program

The Schnitzelburg neighborhood is a great community to live, work and play! We all want our community to be a safe and friendly place to be and watching out for the well-being of our neighbors is a big part of that! Please consider starting a Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) on your street with the help of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). NWP is a crime prevention program that encourages and active partnership between residents and the police to reduce crime in their neighborhood. Good neighbors can keep watch out for each other and encourages neighbors to get to know one another. LMPD will help interested residents start a NWP with program materials and strategies to encourage other neighbors to join – sharing information and raising awareness.
Neighborhood watch program benefits include:
Crime reduction
Better overall quality of life
Increased sense of personal control and responsibility for security
Improved community unity and pride
Productive partnerships with local law enforcement

LMPD’s Fourth Division covers the Schnitzelburg area and can be reached at 574-7010. More information is also available on the Metro website www.louisvilleky.gov; search for Neighborhood Watch. 

Let SACC know if there is already an active NWP on your block, or when you and your neighbors form a group! We are very fond of the quote “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.”