December Newsletter

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In the newsletter, you will meet our 2018 #1 Citizen, Bonnie Koestel! Congratulations to Bonnie and we thank her for her continued service to the Schnitzelburg community.

Bonnie pictured with Mayor Greg Fischer and SACC President Ron Bolton

Also, congratulations to the 4 new board members the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council will be welcoming in 2019! these board members were elected by members in good standing at the annual November meeting. We'll give you a more formal introduction to these outstanding individuals in the coming weeks.


November Newsletter + #1 Citizen Dinner

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We hope you join us tonight, November 8th for the 53rd Annual #1 Citizen Dinner at St. E's cafeteria at 5:30 pm.

Keeping with tradition, we'll be serving a German-style meal prepared by Klaus Riedelsheimer, accompanied with music by The Steve Cooley Band.

Join local dignitaries and neighbors as we honor the 2018 #1 Citizen who has given their time and effort to make our community greater.

We'll also be giving out door prizes from dozens of local businesses. With every admission purchased, you will be entered to win - no purchase necessary!

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. 

See you there!


October Newsletter & Events Galore!!

Check out the spooktacular October SACC Newsletter!

We're gearing up for a busy Fall and we would love it if you could join us at some of our upcoming events:

Saturday, October 6
11th Annual Schnitzelburg Dog Walk
Schnitzelburg Farmers Market @ AMVETS Post 9 (1567 South Shelby Street)
10 am

Monday, October 8
Flying Out Loud
Sunergos Coffee (2122 South Preston Street)
6 pm

Saturday, October 13
Fall History Walk with Don Haag
All Wool & A Yard Wide (1328 Hickory Street)
10 am

Saturday, October 13
5th Annual Movie Night featuring Nightmare Before Christmas presented by SACC
Dairy Del (1516 South Shelby Street)
7 pm

Monday, October 22
SACC General Meeting 
St. Elizabeth's (1020 E Burnett Avenue)
7 pm

Tuesday, November 6

Thursday, November 8
53rd Annual #1 Citizen’s Dinner 
St. Elizabeth's (1020 E Burnett Avenue)
5 pm


September Newsletter + Schnitzelburg Tavern History

The September SACC newsletter is here! 

In other news, local Schnitzelburg historian and History Walk orator, Don Haag, recently put together a oral history of Schnitzelburg's taverns.

Click here for the video of Don's account that includes tons of great pictures of Schnitzelburg's taverns of yesteryear.

From the Louisville Story Site's website:
Germantown as a town began taking shape in the 1850's, as railway development encouraged a steady flow of immigrants into what at the time was a marshy region adjacent to Beargrass creek. The neighboring Schnitzelburg community developed shortly thereafter - in some regards part of the same region, but divided physically by what would become Goss Avenue and culturally by the distinct local community that formed. Much of the area was devoted to farmland, but by the time the early 1900’s rolled around, much of the area had developed into residential and industrial functionality (boasting the largest collection of shotgun houses in Louisville). Shops, restaurants, and other local businesses quickly sprang up, and while at the turn of the century the area was linked to Louisville proper by streetcar service, the community was self-sufficient, with almost any desired service available in the neighborhood. Many of the restaurants and shops still exist today, with others remaining fondly in living memory. The community that grew out of this place exhibited a strong sense of pride in neighborhood upkeep and workmanship. and started traditions that still go on to this day, such as the "Dainty Contest."- Don Haag in Germans in Louisville: A History, Chapter 26


August Newsletter + CycLOUvia

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SACC has also opened up nominations for 2018's #1 Citizen Dinner. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond in giving back to the community, please nominate them!

THIS WEEKEND - CycLOUvia is coming back to Three Points!!

2018’s second CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Three Points—Germantown, Schnitzelburg, and Shelby Park—on Sunday, August 19. 

The upcoming edition of CycLOUvia in Three Points will differ than the previous event. The first CycLOUvia was circular but this one will be linear. To support and highlight the growing business activity on Logan Street, the route will stretch on Goss Avenue and Logan Street from Texas Avenue to Kentucky Street. 

Goss Avenue and Logan streets from Texas to Kentucky will be closed to vehicular traffic from 2-6 p.m. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging participants, creating an atmosphere that is uniquely Louisville. 

The return to Three Points marks the fourteenth CycLOUvia event, with other events taking place on Bardstown Road, West Broadway, and Frankfort Avenue. 

CycLOUvia is Louisville’s opportunity to experience transportation in a unique atmosphere, by walking, cycling, skateboarding, or dancing in the street. Streets account for a massive amount of public land in all cities. CycLOUvia repurposes these public spaces by temporarily replacing traditional vehicular traffic with pedestrian traffic.

During CycLOUvia, streets become paved parks where people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds can come to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health.
Since 2012, CycLOUvia events have attracted tens of thousands of people to neighborhoods across the city. CycLOUvia promotes healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, safety and economic development.


Dainty Contest TONIGHT!

Tonight is the 48th Annual Wold Championship Dainty Contest!

Stroll over to Hauck's Handy Store on Goss Avenue to check out the action. The Dainty fun starts at 5 pm and goes until about 9 pm. If you are 45 or older and would like to play, get there early to sign up!

SACC will also be at the Dainty Contest selling brand new SACC t-shirts. Get yours today for only $15!

And, if you haven't already, check out the July SACC Newsletter today!


June Newsletter

A little late, but still great - the June SACC Newsletter is here!

Thanks to everyone who came to the Neighborhood Meeting & Ice Cream Social on Monday,  June 25th. We had a great time learning about urban beekeeping and enjoying delicious treats from Dairy Del Ice Cream!

Our next neighborhood meeting will be on Monday, August 27th at 7 om at St. Elizabeth's Cafeteria.

Also, the 2018 World Dainty Championship will be held on Monday, July 30th this year, so mark your calendars!


May Newsletter & More!

The May SACC Newsletter is here!

We had an action packed April with Shakespeare in the Park, the Germantown Baseball Parade, the Spring Beer Walk, the Shelby Street Brightside Cleanup, the April SACC Neighborhood meeting and much more! We are excited about another event filled month!

Flying Out Loud

Flying Out Loud will be on May 7th at Sunergos.  This reading will be held on the first Monday of the month rather than the usual second Monday. This will be the last reading of this season before starting up again in September.
The Schnitzelburg Farmers Market opening day is Saturday, May 12th at the AmVets Post 9 (15567 S. Shelby Street). It's a new location, so check it out! Opening day will have the same great vendors, as well as goat yoga!

The Schnitzelburg Lawn and Garden Swap will also be on May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the All Wool and A Yard Wide Democratic Club at 1328 Hickory Street. 
Bring any extra gardening/lawn tools, plants, planters, lawn decorations, etc. and swap your old stuff with new stuff from your neighbors! This is a FREE swap -- absolutely NO items will be allowed to be sold. 
There will be 20 free tree seedlings compliments of the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District up for grabs. Have your pick from persimmon, yellow poplar, bur oak, or white pine seedlings. 
Love Louisville Trees

If you were a treecipient during last Fall's tree planting (or the one prior to that) you will need to water your tree from May through September . Fill your tree water bag at least one a week in the first year, twice a month in the second year, and once a month in the third year. 

Click here for more information on caring for your tree.

Finally, the SACC wishes everyone a happy and safe Derby! Go, baby, go!


April Newsletter

Check out the April SACC newsletter!

Don't forget about the SACC Neighborhood Meeting on Monday, April 23rd at St. Elizabeth's Cafeteria (1024 E. Burnett Avenue). 

The meeting will feature the developers of the proposed 1137 Mulberry project, Kosair Charities, the Schnitzelburg Farmers Market, and our LMPD District Resource Officer, Jessica Morrison. 

We are gearing up for an action packed May, so stay tuned for more information!


March Newsletter & More!

Spring is just around the corner and you'll notice from the newsletter that things are really starting to pick-up in Schnitzelburg!

February 26th was the first General Neighborhood Meeting of 2018.

Neighbors gathered at St. E's to discuss happenings in the neighborhood, as well as hear from some interesting local businesses and organizations. 

If you weren’t at the SACC meeting tonight, here’s what you missed:
  • Walking sticks from Idlewild Butterfly Farm and tips on making a healthy garden full of bugs 
  • Learning about the wide array of services offered by the Volunteers of America and what their Shelby Street location is up to
  • Richard Becker for State Representative and Lisa for Kentucky House introduce themselves as State Representative candidates for the 35th District (don’t forget to vote on May 22nd!) 
  • Hearing about the new Schnitzelburg Historical Society
  • Update on Shakespeare in the Park (Mid Summer Night Dream!)
  •  Sharing why we all Schnitzelburg!
If you missed our last meeting, don't worry! Come hangout with your neighbors again at the next SACC meeting on Monday, April 23rd at St. E's.

There will be a Shelby Street Clean-up on Saturday, March 24th. Neighbors are invited to meet at Art Sanctuary at 9 am for breakfast before heading out onto Shelby Street to pick-up litter and debris. Shelby Street is one of Schnitzelburg's most travelled streets, so let's show up so we can put the neighborhood's best foot forward!

By the way, the Business Special is during the month of March is from Metro 1 Heating and Cooling: Any vet in the 40217 or 40205 zip code gets a FREE cleaning and check of AC or heater! Non-vets get a cleaning and check for only 59.95! That's an $85 value!

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