- $50 for The Artichoke Cafe
- $30 for Hartford Square
- $30 for Standard Diner
by Ann Carson
Our first adventure to New Mexico was to visit archaeo- logical sites and that included Albuquerque’s museums. A few years later my husband Jim decided that we could relocate with his company. And where would that be? We wanted a university and an airport. Our families lived in Arizona and Colorado. Albuquer- que was the logical choice.
Our realtor soon knew that we were not interested in what he called a “house house,” meaning a house without character. The one house that caught our attention was the Lembke Victorian. Could we restore it? What about the neighborhood? This was late 1985 when the neighborhood was on an upswing. We fell in love with the intact redwood woodwork and the historic aspect of the project. After all, isn’t remodeling some phase of urban archaeology?
by Bonnie Anderson
The 2014 community garden season is now over. We held our annual harvest celebration on October 19 with everyone bringing a dish containing ingredients from our garden. We had sweet potato bisque, a green salad with braised red cabbage, a grated carrot salad with mint, pesto pasta, savory lima beans, veggie pizza, chips and salsa, and both roasted potatoes and deep fried sweet potato chips. Add beautiful fall weather, some wine and champagne, conversation among friends and guests, and it was a delightful evening.
The chickens now have the run of the garden, the irrigation has been put away for the winter, and some new fruit trees are taking root. There’s talk of putting grape vines in Row 10 next season where we’ve built a wire mesh support, and getting some new layers to add to the hens we’ve had for several years now.
The purpose of our garden is to build community, create a beautiful urban oasis, grow organic veggies and raise chickens. We meet at the garden on Saturday mornings and share conversation, tools, and sweat. We try to be done with our work in an hour but folks stay later if they are determined to finish a particular project. Rows are planted, tended, and harvested by all. Each family pays a $50 water fee to cover the water bills for the whole year. For those who also want to tend the chickens, each family pays $40 to cover chicken feed for the year. If you are interested in joining us for the 2015 season and you live in Huning Highlands, please contact me, email@example.com.
strip at the street, and your section of the alley. This is a neighborhood that often has visitors who are interested in walking tours in our "Walkable and Bike Friendly Neighborhood." Keep your surroundings beautiful.
Here's some help for sprucing up.
by Bonnie Anderson
Do you ride the city buses here in Albuquerque? If so, I’m guessing you fall into one of two groups: those who don’t drive for whatever reason; or those who choose to leave the car at home for some or all of their trips. Living in Huning Highlands puts most of us within a mile of a bus stop. However, since jobs and services in Albuquerque are so spread out, bus service is not always
It’s good to know your neighbors! Come to meet the Huning Highland volunteers who work to keep our neighborhood and community garden lush and vibrant.
We combine the block party with our annual elections for the coming year’s Board, so if you are interested this is the perfect time to become a member or renew your membership. Annual dues are a bargain: $3/single or $5/family is all it takes to become a voting member.
Board President Bonnie Anderson will be on hand to take your money, hand you your ballot, and explain the benefits of membership.
Save the date. We’ll see you there!
Huning Highland Historic District Association will hold its annual election for board members on August 17, 2014 during the annual block party. Board members agree to serve for a two-year term and this year the following volunteers have agreed to serve for the upcoming term:
These Board members, if elected, will join those in their second term: Ann Carson, Kathy Grassel, Elaine McGivern, Greg and Joni Neutra
The City planned to demolish the historic home at 222 High Street SE (diagonally across from the old fire station) this summer because it was a public safety issue. Some neighbors with excellent detective skills produced a signed purchase agreement that stopped the City’s demolition. This agreement was the end result of a pursuit of the owner that took them to multiple addresses and included a conversation with the owner’s mother who helped persuade the owner to allow someone else to renovate the property.
The new owners plan to restore the property and hope to have the exterior completed, along with new windows and a picket fence, by the end of October. Congratulations to everyone who helped save this property from destruction. We look forward to seeing this corner of Silver and High Street restored to its former beauty.
Since our last annual meeting/block party on August 18, 2013, the Board has worked on the following major activities:
• Ongoing input to the government (city, county, etc.) regarding the impact of various development projects on the neighborhood ( Pop ‘n’ Taco site; Complete Streets; Project Innovate; Bus Rapid Transit); no expenses were charged for this activity since all of the participation was volunteered
• The HHHDA newsletter was created and distributed to the neighborhood in November 2013, April 2014, and July 2014; cost was $370. Advertising revenues were $200