Everyone in the neighborhood is invited!
When: Saturday, April 8, 10:00am-11:30am
Where: Pollock Place Park (at Pollock Pl, Merriman Ave and Taylor St.)
Jelly Bean Guessing Contest
The Easter Bunny!!
- a dozen plastic eggs filled with wrapped candies
- your own basket
- a light snack to share
University Park Homeowners Association
provides water, plates, cups, napkins
Wow, another year has flown by –
Please join your neighbors for holiday fellowship at the annual UPHA family party.
Monday, December 5, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the Players’ Retreat – 105 Oberlin Road
Located at the corner of Oberlin and Hillsborough Streets.
Players’ Retreat is providing free appetizers while they last. Members are welcome to order drinks and meals at their own expense.
(Don’t forget the Christmas Charity Raffle! Bring some cash to buy tickets – )
Also posted on Nextdoor – Please Join Us
University Park Halloween Fun!
Join us for friends and fun at Cannon Park.
All University Park Residents are welcome!
Wear your favorite costume to strut!
Please bring a covered dish, snack, or dessert to share.
Plates, utensils, napkins, water provided by UPHA.
What: Family Friendly Halloween Event
Date: Saturday, October 29, 3-5pm no rain date
Place: Cannon Park, at Gardner and Kilgore
Art It Up! is a collection of free events and performances happening in the Hillsborough Street business district on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Art It Up! offers a mix of arts, culture, and recreation programs taking place at 13 locations, all within walking distance of each other, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to Create. Collect. Connect.
Art It Up! coincides with NC State’s Annual Open House and we encourage the visiting public to come explore what Hillsborough Street offers our community.
The year was 1981. Hill Street Blues was the hot new program on that 19-inch TV screen. Car radios blared the hot new single, “The Tide is High” by Blondie. Prince Charles got engaged to Lady Diana Spencer, and Walter Cronkite stepped down from CBS evening news, to be replaced by Dan Rather. Closer to home, enrollment at North Carolina State University topped 21,000, football coach Monte Kiffin was leading the Wolfpack to what would be a 4-7 season, and Raleigh was in the midst of a growth spurt that would increase the city’s population almost 38% between 1980 and 1990. Recognizing challenges of the surging growth, a band of homeowners directly north of the NCSU campus gathered to organize the University Park Homeowners Association. A key figure was of Isabella Cannon, the Scottish-born former mayor of Raleigh.
Founding member Jim Clark says, “I recall that meetings were held in Isabella’s home, with quite a lot of back and forth between Isabella, Tom Quay, Bill Hassler, and several other neighbors. The mood was not always happy, but civility prevailed. Tom Willis was the peacemaker if there was a need for one. A map that facilitated some of our discussions was mine to keep safely at my house for several years. I would pull it out and take it to meetings if called upon.
Isabella’s residence was an archive; no more, no less. One bathroom was used for storage. Even the tub was stacked neatly with papers from the careers and travels of her and her husband Jim.”