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Monthly Meeting of the SHNA
The April meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association is scheduled to be held April 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM. There are uncertainities regarding location and whether it will be public, so please watch for further details. The board may again meet virtually, and in that event will make minutes available.
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
April 03rd, 2020
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona
Streets approved for repair in Tucson
Sam Hughes Summer Swim
In appreciation of our members & in support of Himmel Pool. Members, bring your 2014 SHNA "Certificate of Membership" (CofM) to Himmel Pool
FREE ADMISSION with your 2014 SHNA CofM (up to 2 adults and their children)
*Himmel Pool is located at 1000 N Tucson Blvd. / Phone 520-791-4157.
*** THIS NOTICE IS NOT A "CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP" ***
Tucson Historic Preservation Award
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
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 was Held
Presented by Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association on 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.
The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association says "THANK YOU" to the Tucson High Magnet School Orchestra and their director Cayce Miners. Download their 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!
Sam Hughes 2014 membership renewal card
2013 Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour
This years "Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour" was held on April 7th, 2013. The Sam Hughes Historic District encompasses one square mile bordered by Speedway, Broadway, Country Club and Campbell. (Map)
The popular self-guided tour featured homes, gardens, businesses and sample-serving restaurants. Unique this year were four alternative living arrangements that displayed the diversity of this mid-town neighborhood.
2013 Annual Meeting
SHNA sends our sincere appreciation to:
We thank Allegro Gelato and Rosati's Pizza for bringing gelato and pizza to the 2013 annual meeting. The gelato and pizza was enjoyed by our attendees. Visit them soon and thank them for supporting our neighborhood. Both of these eateries are part of the SHNA Deals and Discounts program. We thank them for their ongoing support.
Allegro Gelato: 446 N Campbell Ave, 520/207-1991
Rosati's Pizza: 1838 E 6th St, 520/622-2200
Thank You !!!
The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Held a Garden Tour on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
The self-guided tour featured eight private residences and two public properties. It included a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood's "first in the nation" phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles. The garden tour's Title Sponsor, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-216-7198, was available at the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy questions.
The gardens and outdoor spaces feature a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water feature, xeriscaping, hardscape, raised beds, a rooftop view, hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, use of color, sculptures and other unique features.
Tickets were $10 per adult. Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Member's tickets were FREE!
Thanks to the homeowners who have so graciously opened their gardens, sponsor Solar Solution AZ, LLC, the volunteers who have given their energy and time, Sam Hughes School Principal Janet Jordan, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors.
Sam Hughes Thanks Allegro Gelato
Members - Allegro Gelato is a Deals and Discount Participant; members receive a discount with their "Certificate of Membership".
Allegro Gelato donated its artisan gelato made fresh with natural ingredients for the 2012 SHNA annual meeting.
September's Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival
September 28, 2012 - Friday
Sam Hughes @ Himmel – Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival
It was an evening of culture and merriment. There were 3 mini events put together to make one big event. We hope you didn't miss the fun!
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, in appreciation of our members & in support of Himmel Pool, announces
Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
James Head, PhD
Carolyn Classen, J.D.
Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers
Connie de la Vergne