October Newsletter!

Hello Friends & Neighbors! Hot off the press is the SACC October Newsletter!

There is so much to news to share with you for the month of October!

The October edition of the newsletter has information about the October General meeting, events for the month of October, and information about the 51st Annual Schnitzelburg #1 Citizen Dinner coming up  in November!

We are pleased to have one of our newest business members - Flex Appeal - as our Business Spotlight this month!

Be sure to check out our previous post about the fun, busy Saturday coming up in Schnitzelburg!


Saturday in Schnitzelburg!

Saturday will be a big day of fun in Schnitzelburg!!

The 15th Annual Schnitzelburg Yard Sale will kick off the day at corner of Burnett and Texas. Over 20 families will be set up and selling wares from 8 am to 3 pm. Remember to bring cash for whatever treasures you may find!

After the yard sale, check out the 10th Annual Shotgun Fest happening in The Post's parking lot from 2 pm to 8 pm. From the Facebook event page: We'll have bands, beer, pizza and wares for sale. This year, we will have 6 musical acts in the parking lot of The Post, everyone's favorite G-town pizza joint. Bring the kids, the grandparents and everyone in between!

Finish off the evening at the 4th Annual Movie Night featuring Hocus Pocus! This year the venue has moved to Dairy Del ( 1516 S. Shelby St.) and we are so excited for this free, family friendly event! There will be games, raffles, free popcorn and face painting, pictures with the Sanderson sisters, and much more! The event starts at 8 and the movie starts at 9! Be sure to bring your own chair to sit on and dress warmly (the weather is clear, but should be cold!).

See you on Saturday in the 'Burg!


Business Spotlight: Massage...Healing for Everyone

Today, we shine our Business Spotlight on Massage...Healing for Everyone. Kim Curran, owner and Licensed Massage Therapist, operates her business from a studio in her home on Mulberry Street.

As a "thank you" to the neighborhood, Kim is offering $10 off any service if you mention the SACC website (not applicable to other discounts or promotions)!

Here is what Kim had to say about her business:

As I found myself at a burnout point after 20 years as a JCPS middle school teacher and knowing that I was going to leave my profession, I had no idea what my future would hold.  Over the course of a few months, I did some significant soul searching in an effort to get a picture of what the next stage of my life might look like.  One night, I had a very realistic dream: JCPS was paying me to massage the faces and hands of the more “challenging” students.  That dream (along with watching the movie, Finding Joe) allowed me to find the vision to leave a stable, well-paying, but for me, unsatisfying profession, and create the life that I truly wanted to live. 

So, I started exploring becoming a massage therapist.  After all, I had been getting monthly massages myself for a number of years and found them to be very beneficial.  When I asked the most skilled massage therapists I knew where they had received their training, they told me - Advanced Massage Therapeutics.  At the start of 2014 I enrolled.  And for the first time, I felt intuitively good at what I was doing.  I enjoyed the hands on learning, received very positive feedback from the people I practiced on and felt energized after giving a massage.  It became clear to me this was the kind of work I was destined for.

Even before graduation, I knew that I wanted my business to be in the neighborhood where I lived.   Ever since I had moved to Schnitzelburg in 2009, I felt so much at home here.  So my husband and I hired a local remodeling company, Blue Phoenix, to remodel our basement to provide an inviting massage studio and business space.  Having a business in the same building as one’s home was often the way it was done in the past in this neighborhood.  My office and work area have a separate entrance from our living area, but is still part of our home which I just love.  And I’m all about less waste of all kinds. 

Being able to help people live healthier, happier lives gives me great satisfaction.  My clients are as young as 10 and mature as 87 and they come to me for a variety of reasons.  Though I can provide most of the standard types of massage, there are three areas (so far) that I feel are my strengths: low back pain, neck stiffness and stress relief.  Many people come with pain or stress and leave feeling physically and mentally ready to face their daily activities.  It’s a wonderful thing to know that I played some role in facilitating their healing.

I would love it if ALL of my clients came from Schnitzelburg and nearby neighborhoods.  Providing a good service to people is rewarding and important, but when you can do it for those close to home, it feels even better.

I am living the dream!  I get to provide a service that I love in a place that I love.  It’s a darned good life! And my life’s intention is to share that goodness with others.

Massage...Healing for Everyone:


September Newsletter

September is such a busy month in Louisville, but be sure to make time in your schedule to enjoy the festivities right here in the Schnitzelburg area! Read all about it in this month's newsletter!

Space is still available for the SACC 15th Annual Yard Sale for $10 - see page 3 of the newsletter for details.

Also, the Schnitzelburg Fall Walk will be happening this Saturday. Bars and establishments will be open late and into the street with special events along Hickory Street and Goss Avenue. Please note that Hickory Street will be closed from 4 pm till midnight on Saturday night.

A couple of other events to let you know about:

LMPD's Prescription Drug Diversion Unit will provide a drive thru Prescription Drug Drop Off on Wednesday, September 7th from 6-9 pm at Zion United Church of Christ (1310 E. Burnett Ave.). Bring expired or unused medications, bulk or loose tablets & capsules. Black out or remove all personal information on containers.

Free Document Shredding Event
Saturday, September 10th, 9am - 12pm
Teamsters Local 783
7711 Beulah Church Rd  40228
Sponsored by Democratic Woman's Club - donation will be accepted for the Scholarship Fund

Thank you for your support of SACC!


Business Spotlight: Parkway Rehab

The Schnitzelburg Area Community Council can't do all it does without the support of our members and sponsors. Gold Sponsors are especially vital to the work the SACC does, donating at least $200 every year to improving our community.

We would like to introduce you to these businesses throughout the year.

Parkway Rehabilitation & Nursing Center located at 1155 Eastern Parkway has been a supporter of SACC for many years.

We asked Debbie Harper, a Registered Nurse with Parkway Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, to tell us a little bit more about the history of Parkway and what they do:

Parkway was built by the late Al Schneider and opened in May, 1973. Parkway employs 350 people, or "care partners" as we like to be called.  Parkway offers short-term rehab and long term care and has been under the same administration led by CEO Joe Okruhlica and Administrator Todd Marsh for over 30 years. Visitors often remark on Parkway's unusual staff longevity. This continuity is a hallmark of our outstanding patient care. Many of you  may have seen the blue ribbon banner in front of our building. Parkway just completed the 2016 Annual State Survey and we received zero deficiencies! This is no small feat in a building this size but this recognition supports the skilled, kind and compassionate care we give.

Parkway's capacity is 252 with each of our patient/resident floors holding 42 beds. Our entire building has been renovated and looks amazing. Parkway is fortunate to be in the vibrant community of Schnitzelburg/Germantown. We are proud to serve our community and look forward to seeing you around.  Please feel free to drop in anytime, no appointment needed.

Contact us by phone (502) 636-5241 or email debbie@parkwayrehabandnursing.com.

PARKWAY. Always caring. Always here. A great place to live. A great place to work.


The Little Free Libraries of Schnitzelburg & Germantown

While traveling through the Schnitzelburg and German-Paristown neighborhoods you may have noticed several micro libraries popping up here and there. These Little Free Libraries invite residents to “Take a Book, Leave a Book” - a neighborly gesture to build community by sharing the love of reading!

The idea for Little Free Libraries began in 2009, when Todd Bol wanted to pay tribute to his mother who loved books and was a school teacher. He mounted a wooden box decorated to look like a schoolhouse on a post in his front yard in Hudson, Wisconsin. He then filled the box with books to be shared with his neighbors. The idea spread and now Little Free Libraries is a non-profit organization with participants all over the world!

The mission of Little Free Libraries is “to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”

This free “Take a Book, Leave a Book” exchange is a great way to share books that you have already read & find new ones to enjoy. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute and share  quality books for a variety of ages and interests. What a great way for neighbors to interact and engage with the community!

Looking through the selections in our community I found books for children, gardening at the Emerson Community Garden location, mysteries from Louisville’s own Sue Grafton, romance, history, and cooking!

Visit littlefreelibrary.org to learn how to start your own Little Free Library.  If you’re handy & crafty you can build your own library box - or get creative with a repurposed weatherproof container.  Boxes can also be purchased as a kit or pre-assembled from the organization’s website. While you’re there you can read more about Little Free Libraries and for a fee have your location registered and assigned a number.

Story and pictures by Julianne Thomas


August Newsletter

Hello, friends and neighbors!

The August newsletter is here!

There is a General Neighborhood Meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 7pm at All Wool & A Yard Wide Democratic Club (corner of Hickory and Ash Streets). We invite you to join us to gather with neighbors and discuss topics of interest in our community! We will have snacks and the Democratic Club will be serving cold soft drinks and brews! Hope to see you there!

Good luck to all students and teachers for a successful school year!


CycLOUvia at Three Points- This Sunday!!

Mark your calendar for CycLOUvia this Sunday!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the CycLOUvia event 
on Sunday, August 7th from 2-6pm.  This is the first time this event will be held in the Schnitzelburg, German-Paristown, & Shelby Park neighborhoods (collectively called Three Points) and we are so excited and proud to co-host this event that is sure to be fun!
CycLOUvia is a free community event that will transform Goss Ave., Logan St., & S. Shelby St. into a paved park by temporarily restricting automobiles so that people of all ages & backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or play on our public spaces that are usually reserved for vehicles.  

This will be the eighth CycLOUvia to date & each event has attracted many people to neighborhoods throughout Louisville.  

While promoting healthy lifestyles and alternate modes of transportation, CycLOUvia will also create a vibrant opportunity for businesses in our community. We encourage businesses along the route to be open & engage the space during the event hours to create a unique community atmosphere, which will allow participants to experience our neighborhood and everything that makes it great!

We hope to see you in the streets on Sunday!

*Please note that Goss, Logan, and Shelby Streets will be closed to traffic on Sunday and parking along the route will be prohibited during the event.


July Newsletter!

The Schnitzelburg Area Community Council's July Newsletter is now available!

Discover the Dainty, get excited about CycLOUvia coming to Three Points (Schnitzelburg, Germantown, and Shelby Park), learn about a new mural and beautification project coming to Goss Avenue, and much more in the July newsletter!

Also, don't forget to renew your SACC membership. Membership runs on a fiscal year, meaning 2015-2016 memberships expired on June 30th. Membership for households is just $10 and memberships for businesses are just $20! To learn more about membership and why it is important to keep our community thriving, please click on the membership tab at the top of the page!


Neighborhood Meeting and Ice Cream Social - TONIGHT!

Don't forget SACC;s General Neighborhood Meeting and Ice Cream Social tonight! It is also a great time to renew membership before the new membership year begins (July).