February’s Church Hill Newsletter now available

02/04/2006 4:54 PM by

The Feb.2006 Church Hill Newsletter, the monthly newsletter published by the Church Hill Association, is now out at all of the usual spots.

The next CHA general membership meeting will be Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at St.John’s. Up for discussion will be the plans for the Church Hill Market.

The cover article for this issue is a history of Libby Hill Park by Jean Wight. The piece ends with a note about the recently-formed Friends of Libby Hill Park, a group intent on restoring some of the park’s lost luster. For more information, contact Jean at

Also included in the issue is the same information about the task force seeking to expand the historic district that we ran last week.

Of note is a series of emails between Laura Dabb and some guy named Daniel that highlight a still noticeable sense of exclusion by some North of Broad residents and maybe some sensitivity about this by the Church Hill Association. I’m not looking to ruffle any feathers, and while I acknowledge that the CHA has been great for the Historic district and the surrounding areas, I see where it might be hard to feel the connection if living in one of the areas that is more under siege than others. New, young, active residents want to get involved and see an organization on the street doing stuff. New houses and new trees will make some kind of difference, but when the pressing concern is the drug dealer on the next block, one’s timeline contracts a little…

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