UPHA Holiday Party!

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 Party

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!

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.

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35 years ago…

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.”

3rd Annual Live & Local: Bluegrass Festival

Live & Local Bluegrass 2016 

The 3rd Annual Live & Local: Bluegrass Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C.

Live & Local: Bluegrass is a FREE two-day outdoor festival that celebrates the start of World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh. Live & Local: Bluegrass is a family-friendly event featuring dozens of vendors, a kids zone, food trucks, and multiple music stages.

Please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Use the event hashtag on social media: #LiveLocalBluegrass.

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June 2016 Home of the Month

UPHA June Home of the Month
317 Dixie Trail, Home of Chandler and Meredith Rose

Chandler and Meredith Rose purchased 317 Dixie Trail in August of 2013. At the time, they had an offer in for another property in Raleigh, but when they walked this home they knew right away it was the perfect home for them and they retracted the other offer and purchased this property. Standing in front of the guest house and looking back towards Dixie Trail, it was such a little oasis under the large oaks and next to the pond. Meredith, being an interior designer, saw the potential in bringing this property back to the grandeur the home once had when it was originally built for Col. Arthur L. Fletcher (brother of A.J. Fletcher) back in 1928. The original property included the lot directly North and the two lots South of the current property lines. The guest house was built to overlook the fish pond and grape vineyard that once existed on the Southern lots. The Roses reconstructed the pond and created a path and sitting area around it.

Col Arthur L. Fletcher (brother of A.J. Fletcher), 1933–1938 served as Commissioner of Labor of North Carolina. He also served as editor of the Raleigh Evening Times, editor of The Dispatch, served in WWI And WWII as well as the NC National Guard. The second owners of the home were the Croom family. In the 1990’s, the Crooms divided up the property into the lots as they are now.

The Roses first began remodeling of the guest house when they purchased the property. Once completed, they moved into the guest house and in spring of 2015, they hired Greg Paul Builders to remodel the main house according to Meredith’s plans. He was wonderful to work with, built according to Meredith’s plans and designs.

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The remodel of the main house was a full gut down to the studs. The Roses put in new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, drywall, roof, windows, finished the attic space to add a bedroom, bath and playroom, added a back porch and reconstructed the back corner of the home where the foundation was failing under a porch that had been added at some point in the home’s history. The original blue prints for the home were found and the Roses reconstructed the widow’s walk over the sunroom (which is now a library) per the blue prints.

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Their current projects are on the exterior where they are focusing on hardscaping and landscaping. Since moving to Dixie Trail, their first daughter has turned 3 and they now have another little girl who was born in January of this year. The Rose family loves their community and living in University Park!

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