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Monthly Meeting of the SHNA
The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.
Sam Hughes Maps
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
James Head, PhD
Carolyn Classen, J.D.
Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers
Connie de la Vergne
May 19th, 2019
The Sam Hughes Newsletter Available Now OnlineBenedictine Monastery owner Ross Rulney and architect Corky Poster hosted a public meeting April 17 at the monastery to discuss the redevelopent project. Read the entire article and the rest of the newsletter here: Spring-2019. The print edition of the newsletter has been mailed.
The 2019 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour
The 2019 Sam Hughes and Neighborhood Tour committee would like to thank all of our participants for making the tour such a resounding, sold-out success. Those participants are the owners of the 11 homes on the tour as well as owners of the 10 other venues. But so many others are the support without which we couldn't function: 70 volunteers, advertisers, AZ DAILY STAR, and in-kind donors Rincon Market, Arte de la Vida, Fotoventures, Deadwood Framing, Bob Dobbs/Corbett Brewing Co. and, of course, our sponsor Truly Nolen.
With 1420 attendees and $39,412 in net proceeds (a 45% gain over the 2017 tour), we'll be hard put to best ourselves in the 2021 tour. Still yet, we're brimming with ideas and have 18 months to rest up. We think Mr. Hughes, for whom the neighborhood was named but never lived here, would be mighty proud.
Denice Blake, Betty Guarraia, Jeanne Foley, Bobbi Hutchinson, Pam Greene, Connie de la Vergne, and Becky Heilman
Photo credit Dan Chavez
SHNA memberships renew on January 1st
All SHNA memberships are due for renewal on January 1st. You can renew by:
Spring Fling 2018 Returns to U of A Mall
Here are links for making your tax-free donation:
Make sure under "Donation Type" you pick "Himmel Park Project" or "Himmel Park Ramada".
2017 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour
The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour was held Sunday, April 9, 2017. This popular walking tour of a midtown historic neighborhood contiguous to the University of Arizona has been conducted approximately every other year for decades.
This year's tour featured 10 residences and gardens, music and art, a lecture by Senator Steve Farley about Mid-Century Modern homes here in Tucson, new and/or interesting businesses, and other points of interest in the one square mile historic neighborhood bordered by Campbell Ave. and Country Club Road and Speedway Blvd. and Broadway Blvd.
Photo by Dan Chavez Photography
2-Way Radios for Sam Hughes Elementary
Good neighbor and SHNA board member Len Nicholson presented four Motorola radios to Sam Hughes Elementary School Principal Kathryn Bolasky in September. Len researched the needs of the school, provided a couple of radios as a trial, and arranged for the purchase of the four radios on behalf of the SHNA.
Water Tower Renovation
After years of planning and fundraising the first stage of renovating the water tower across from Himmel Park is complete. For more (and bigger and better) before and after pictures click here.
Himmel Park Revitalization Campaign
Friends of Himmel Park needs your help now! Trees in the park keep falling and dying and the City has limited funds to replace them. More than a dozen mature shade trees have been lost in the past two years—five alone went down in the first monsoon of the summer. With them has gone precious shade and the unique beauty of one of Tucson's oldest, most beloved parks.
For more information, including how to donate, click here.