Please donate to Old Highland Neighborhood Association on November 15th, and help us win $1000!
November 15 is Minnesota”s Give to the Max Day. Every hour on Give to the Max Day, one nonprofit donor will be randomly chosen to have a $1000 Golden Ticket added to casino their donation. At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will also be randomly selected for a $10,000 Supersized Golden Ticket!
Please help us increase our odds by making your gift on November 15 at www.GiveMN.org.
It was standing room only at the 2012 Annual Meeting! Thank you for such a great turnout, and to our guest speakers Inspector Mike Martin, Council Member Don Samuels, and newly elected State Representative Raymond Dehn.
Regular Old Highland board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Our first Restoration Workshop with Bob Yapp concluded yesterday with Clarence Meyer the recipient of 6 newly restored windows in his home. Thanks to Bob and a crew of 12 folks, a few Old Highlanders, and many more from across the city.
It truly was a BOOT CAMP with three intense days of learning and doing. All were a bit tired but excited by what they accomplished. The Wood Repair, Paint it Right and Floor restoration work shops remain. All of the slots are filled but we do encourage observers.
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Today’s Spring Cleanup was a great success, and Old Highland looks spotless! Thank you to Greg for putting everything together again this year, to the neighbors and Visitation Monastery volunteers for your hard work, and to Brian and Linda for hosting the annual post-cleanup potluck.
We’re proud to announce that Old Highland has been selected as one of 61 “Best Old House Neighborhoods” for 2012 by This Old House Magazine. The April 2012 print issue of the magazine features Old Highland as one of the “Top 6 Editor’s Picks” as the “Best for Fixer Uppers”, and includes a large color photograph of Fred and Tracy Loso’s home. The online edition is available on thisoldhouse.com, and includes an extended article and additional photographs.
Old Highland and our own Angie Nelson were filmed for a short segment as a part of “Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis”, a documentary co-produced by the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). Unfortunately, Old Highland didn’t make the cut for the full documentary, but we were delighted to find that we were included in their “Cornerstones Extras” webisodes!