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The Monthly Meeting of SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held February 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

January 26th, 2015

The Monthly Meeting of SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held February 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

SHNA memberships renew on January 1st

All SHNA memberships are due for renewal on January 1st. You can renew by:
1- Mailing a check for $20 to
SHNA, Inc.
c/o Membership
PO Box 42931
Tucson, AZ 85733
2- Or by Paying online with by credit/debit card at Paypal.

SHNA renewal postcard

The 2015 Sam Hughes Neighborhood Home Tour

The Sam Hughes Home and Neighborhood Tour Committee is happy to announce that the 2015 tour will be Sunday, April 12 from 12-5. The self-guided tour will include residences, gardens, artist studios, new restaurants and businesses, as well as other venues that represent the incredibly diverse offerings in our one-square mile historically-designated neighborhood, the largest in the city.

Tickets will again be just $20 with a discount for Sam Hughes Association members. Ticket-purchase information will be available on this website by late March. Proceeds go to support the many varied activities and projects in the neighborhood. This can be a walking/biking tour, but there is also ample on-street parking.

This long-standing tour, conducted every other spring, has proved to be immensely popular and draws from locations quite a distance away, including other states. We hope you enjoy touring the kind of neighborhood we think there is a longing for today. For more information, call 323-7891

If you would like to see the experience our tour offers, please see our Home Tour page for a quick look-back at previous tours.

Kgun 9 on Himmel Park Library Beautification Project

20 Story Building proposed for Speedway & Campbell

There was a presentation and Q&A by developer representatives at the SHNA Board Meeting on August 19, 2014.

Click below for Pdf documents.

PDF FileJune 19th Meeting Notes

PDF FileProposal to Planning Commission 07/16/14

PDF FileSpeedway/Campbell Overview 07/30/14

PDF FileSpeedway/Campbell Request to Amend UAP 07/30/14

PDF FileSpeedway/Campbell Proposed Plan-Images 07/30/14

PDF FileSpeedway/Campbell 7/31/14 Meeting Notes

PDF FileSpeedway/Campbell Meeting by Palm Shadows Developer 08/14/14

New Sam Hughes Garden Tour T-Shirt

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Item Description: Hanes Tagless T-shirt. 100% cottton, natural T-shirt with front-side green logo. One small and one large left. $10.00. Quantities are limited.  Click here to visit the T-Shirt Store.

Major neighborhoods approved for repair.

Tucson streets fixed
Click for larger picture. Click to download Pdf PDF File file.

Major Streets approved for repair in Tucson

Tucson Historic Preservation Award 2014

Tucson Historic Perservation Award to Mary Durham-Pflibsen

Congratulations to Mary Durham-Pflibsen, Recipient of a 2014 Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission Awards. Mary was awarded a Historic Preservation Award for her work on the Citizen Task Force of the Broadway Corridor Project.

Himmel Park Beautification Project 2014

This is a project initiated by three residents of the Sam Hughes midtown neighborhood: Denice Blake, Betty Guarraia, and Susan Peters. In an effort to meet our objective to spend a small amount of the resources from the biennual home tour, we first came up with four guiding principles that would ultimately benefit midtown neighborhoods: high visibility, aesthetic appeal, education, and collaboration. To meet those objectives, we have selected Himmel Park Library for external beautification.

Why this project?

The library is a brick structure that anchors the popular midtown Himmel Park.  The building itself has very recently undergone interior remodeling.  The 52-year old library, the oldest branch in the Pima County Library System, is extremely well-used at approximately 25,000 door entries per month.  The library sits on a corner with all four sides visible from two streets. See the rest of the Himmel Park Beautification story...

A Garden Tour through Sam Hughes National Historic District Sunday, April 6, 2014.

The Garden Tour was a self-guided walking tour (approximately a two mile loop to visit all sites on foot). The Sam Hughes neighborhood is bounded by Speedway/Country Club/Broadway/Campbell. The neighborhood is named after Sam Hughes Elementary School, a historic property built in the Spanish Eclectic Style. The neighborhood school still serves as the heart of this vibrant historic community.

Proceeds from the tour benefit the endeavors of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. The tour featured 7 private residences, 2 public properties, and a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood "first in the nation" neighborhood phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles.

The garden tour's title sponsors, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-471-1866 and Oasis Water Harvesting, 520-234-7681, were available during the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy and rain water harvesting questions. The gardens and outdoor spaces featured a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water features, xeriscape, hardscape, a backyard chicken coop, raised beds, a certified wildlife habitat garden, a hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, and use of color, sculptures, and recycled materials.

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members attended free of charge!

Sincere appreciation to the homeowners who so graciously opened their gardens and to our sponsors:Solar Solution AZ, LLC and Oasis Water Harvesting. Also the volunteers who gave their energy and time, Sam Hughes Elementary School Principal Janet Jordan, supporting donor Rosati's Pizza, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.

2014's Annual Event was a Huge Success!

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says THANK YOU MEMBERS for your support.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says THANK YOU to the following Deals and Discounts participants for their participation in this year's annual event.

Baskin Robbins
2648 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-6451

The FiX Az's Mac n Chz
943 E. University Blvd. #115
Tucson, AZ 85719

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says "THANK YOU" to the Tucson High Magnet School Orchestra and their director Cayce Miners. Download their Pdf file PDF File , then make a tax-credit donation to Tucson High Orchestra. They appreciate every dollar!

We hope you had fun and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Tucson Computer Dude
Al Guevara is the local in-home Computer Repair professional in Tucson since 1998. He also does Remote Computer Repair. He has volunteered for the Sam Hughes Association website since 2009.

Denice Osbourne-Vice President
Central Pro of the Year 2013, Platinum
520-909-6592 cell
Finding homes that move you!

Karen Bellamy, Architect

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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

Rick Bell
Water Pump Committee & Membership

John O'Dowd
Vice President

Carolyn Classen

Gail Schuessler
Newsletter Editor

LuAnn Barr
Land Use

Janett Carbajal
Casitas on Broadway

Mary Durham-Pflibsen
Broadway Corridor

Bill Craig

James Head, PhD
Treasurer, Water Tower Committee

John Wilder

Philip Mueller

Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers

Denice Blake
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Betty Guarraia
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Susan Peters
Himmel Park Beautification

Al "Computer Dude" Guevara

Garden Tour Committee
Mary Ellen Beaurain
Rosemary Hooper
CB Sleiman

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