Music in the Park...
A Cool Way to Wind
Down After Derby
The Rob Nickerson
Group will be back in Central Park on Sunday, May 4, from 2pm-4pm for a
concert featuring the sounds of jazz, Latin, and contemporary music.
Admission is free,
and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs to the C.
Douglas Ramey Amphitheater.
appeared last fall in the inaugural concert of Old Louisville Information
Center Concert Series.
House Museum will also be opened extended hours for tours the day of the
information contact the Old Louisville Information Center. For more
information on The Rob Nickerson Group access
Holiday House Tour
The organizational meeting
for the 2003 Old Louisville Holiday House Tour will be April 16, 2003 at
the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park at 6:30pm.
If you were a member of last
year’s fabulous HHT Committee, please return as a member this year for
more fun and hard work...if you were not a member last year and are
interested in being a member of a dynamic, hard-working committee, please
come to the meeting. At this meeting we will brainstorm for this year’s
tour and perhaps assign certain jobs...so... if you are so inclined,
please show up at 6:30pm on 4/16/03 at the Info Center.
Joan Stewart, Chair
Old Louisville Holiday House
Tour PASSPORT Now Available
Spring is here and
summer is not far behind. Summer in Old Louisville means "Second
Street Garden Tour." This year, for the first time, a Garden Tour
PASSPORT will be offered for advance sale. The 2003 Garden Tour PASSPORT
will provide admission to three Louisville area Neighborhood Garden Tours
for one all-inclusive discount price of $25.00 (a $32.00 value if sold
participating in the new 2003 Garden Tour PASSPORT and their respective
June 7 & 8, 10 AM to 5 PM
June 22, 1 PM to 5 PM
Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
July 12 & 13, 10 AM to 5 PM
Each Garden Tour
features eight to ten residential gardens
within each unique
and historic neighborhood. These tours provide the tourists with a wide
variety of garden styles and specimens from which to glean ideas and
ticket sales for each Garden Tour will be offered as usual, this is a
limited time, advance sale only, discount package. Advance sales of the
2003 Garden Tour PASSPORT are available only from April 1 through May 24.
The 2003 Garden Tour PASSPORT will be of great interest to the avid
gardener, whether for personal use or as a great gift idea.
The 2003 Garden Tour
PASSPORT is available at The Garden Wall, 636 E. Market St., Louisville,
Kentucky 40202; (502) 583-9255 (Cash or Check only). Mail orders may be
placed to Cynthia Johnson, 2308 Raleigh Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40206
(Money order of Check only payable to Garden Tour PASSPORT). Remember, the
advance sale price is only $25.00 for each PASSPORT (Sorry—No Refunds or
Hidden Treasures Garden Tour: Tim Bottorff 637-5026
Audubon Park Garden
Tour: Mary Miller 635-7322
Crescent Hill Garden
Tour: Adam Schneider 897-9063 or Judy Gogan 899-1899
Auctions Yearling Filly
to Aid Cause of Mental Illness
local nonprofit providing housing and programs for the mentally ill, will
offer partial ownership of a thoroughbred for auction as part of the
agency's major fund-raising event, The Derby Preview Party. This event
will take place at the Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Avenue, 6:00 -
8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24.
To celebrate the Run
for the Roses, former Governor Brereton Jones, and his wife Libby Jones,
through their farm Airdrie Stud,
Inc. are donating
partial ownership of a yearling without any of the expenses to Wellspring
for auction at the Derby Preview Party. Offered for bid will be a yearling
filly by Million Dollar Grade I winning, stakes siring, AFTERNOON DEELITES,
out of ENJOY THE VIEW, who won three races and $107,000. This filly is
inbred 4 x 3 to broodmare of the year, FANFRELUCHE, and was born on
Kentucky Derby day last year (May 4, 2002).
bidder for 10% of this beautiful, well-bred filly will receive the right
to name the filly and receive 10% of the net race earnings (if any) of
this filly with no obligation for any losses (if any). The filly will race
in the name of the purchaser and Brereton & Libby Jones
Derby Preview Party
will be used for Wellspring's supported housing and rehabilitative
programs for individuals with a psychiatric disability. The mission of
Wellspring is to promote the recovery of persons with a severe and
persistent mental illness including schizophrenia, major depression,
bipolar disorder, and other illnesses.
The Derby Preview
Party is open to the public. Tickets are required and can be purchased by
calling Wellspring (502) 637-4361, ext. 12. Tickets are $75 per person.
Tables of 10 are $750.00. Visa and MasterCard accepted
Court Art Show:
A Work in Progress
St. James Court Art Show (SJCAS) will be celebrating its 47th
anniversary when it opens October 3, 2003. It is always held on the first
full weekend in October, rain or shine. This show is ranked nineteenth out
of 5,000 shows nationwide, and is one of the longest running art shows in
the United States.
In 1957, the SJCAS
began with 11 artists hanging their paintings on a clothesline strung
between two trees on St. James Court. It now hosts over 700 artists from
40 states and Canada, and has expanded to include Belgravia Court,
Magnolia Avenue, 4th Street and 3rd Street and the
West End Baptist Church. Over 100 artists are from Kentucky, with more
than 50 from the metro Louisville and southern Indiana area.
Planning for the Art
Show is a year-round process. Immediately after each year's show, artists'
applications are accepted for the following year. Many participating
artists are invited to exhibit again based on a jury, or judging system,
that takes place at the show. Each of the participating neighborhood
groups is responsible for its own artist selection and placement, and
employs some type of jury process to determine who its exhibitors will be.
Since not every participating artist is invited to return, openings are
created for new artists to fill. The St. James Court section of the show
juries new applicants early in February to determine who will be offered
those spaces. The number of applications received from talented artists
has increased steadily over the past few years, so the jurors have a
difficult task in narrowing the field to be commensurate with the number
of openings. By the middle of March, St. James has invited and placed its
artist for that year's show!
Mark your calendar
for October 3, 4 and 5 of this year, so as not to miss the exciting new
artists _ as well as "old" favorites - who will be exhibiting at
the 47th St. James Court Art Show.
St. James Court Association
Noon on Wednesdays
Recitals during Lent are
planned Wednesdays from noon _ 12:30 in the sanctuary of Central
Presbyterian Church, 4th and Kentucky, 587-6935. They are to
provide a time for reflection and a change of pace. Folks are invited to
bring a bag lunch and to come and go as schedules permit.
The recitals for April
include Janet Hamilton, organ, on April 2 and Adam Cobb, bass, and Guy
Younce, piano, on April 9.
Contact information: Eileene
J. MacFalls, 456-4046, firstname.lastname@example.org
GOT A GREEN THUMB ?
The Limerick Community Garden has
several plots available for new gardeners. If you would like to raise your
own fresh vegetables, call Site Coordinator, Jerie Britton at 637-9988 for
Summer Crime Prevention Tips
Spring is here and with it
with it comes warmer days and sunshine. The Metro Police Department wants
this to be a crime-free season. We hope these helpful hints will make it
Car break-ins are the number
one crime in the Old Louisville area. We have such limited parking that
these rules should be strictly followed. Try to park in well traveled,
lighted areas. Make sure you take EVERYTHING out of your car or
lock your belongings in your trunk. This includes CD’s, loose change,
day planners, clothing, shoes, etc. One person’s junk can be another
person’s treasure. Let’s eliminate the temptation right off the bat.
With warmer weather, people
have a tendency to leave their vehicle windows cracked open, thus making
breaking into cars much easier. You might leave the window cracked or down
for comfort, but upon returning find that you will be riding the bus
instead of driving your car. Roll up your windows and make sure the car is
locked before leaving it unattended. It will be warm or hot when you
return to it for a little while, but this minor discomfort is well worth
The CLUB or spin-offs of this
car safety device along with
steering cuffs are also used to prevent theft of vehicles. These are very
effective and will, with some insurance companies, lower or decrease your
insurance by 5-15%. Car alarms also can installed and often decrease
insurance cost as well.
The next warm weather issue
is home security. We all like fresh air when spring arrives. Opening every
window in the house is fine if you are home and have pinning mechanisms on
the windows. These mechanisms limit how wide the window can be opened.
Some new windows already have this feature, while older windows can easily
be fixed with a drill and a few nails. This is an inexpensive but
effective method of protecting yourself and your possessions. When leaving
for the day, close your windows and lock them, even if you will only be
gone a short time. If you must leave one open, be
sure to pick a second story
window with no accessibility from a fire escape or trees.
Flowers and lawns will need
care after their long winter sleep, and many of us will be out in the
yard. Make sure that doors are locked while you are preoccupied with yard
beautification. Many a crook has come in the back door when the home owner
was working in the yard. All tools and yard fixtures should be secured in
some manner and also have identifying marks on them. Yard art has gained
popularity in our Louisville area, and that makes our lawn treasures hot
items on the old stolen market. If someone just has to have your purple,
pink, and turquoise, five- foot tall concrete mermaid, make them work for
it! With your signature or mark on it, we will be able to identify and
recover it for you, if we do see it.
These are tips that the Fifth
District gives yearly during the spring. I hope you read, learn and live
them! If you have any questions, concerns or extra tips, please give me a
call. Have a great and safe spring and summer season.
Officer Terra Long
Too many cooks may spoil the stew, but not this delicious recipe for
pork loin roast provided by the triumvirate of Peggy Mims, Jan Vogel,
and Ginny Ehrlich!
PORK LOIN ROAST
2 TSP. rubbed dried
1 TSP. salt
1 TSP. celery salt
1 TSP. dry mustard
1 TSP. fresh ground black pepper
1 boneless center cut pork loin roast (21/2 LBS.)
Combine all dry
ingredients. Rub spice all over roast. Wrap roast in aluminum foil.
Refrigerate 2 hours to 3 days -- the longer, the better.
Place the oven rack in middle. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Lightly spray a roasting rack with vegetable oil and place in center of
jelly roll pan lined with heavy duty foil.
Remove roast from refrigerate and fork. Place roast on rack.
Roast uncovered for
exactly 30 minutes.
Remove roast from
oven. Reduce oven temp to 325 degrees. Let roast rest for 30 minutes.
Return roast to oven for 30 minutes or until meat thermometer in center or
roast shows 145 degrees. Remove roast from oven and let stand for 20
Carve roast into
thin slices and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Open House on
Light Rail Project
The Transit Authority of
River City (TARC) will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 15, 4pm-7pm,
at Metro United Way , 334 East Broadway, to allow citizens to share views
and concerns about the South Central Corridor Light Rail Project.
The proposed route through
Old Louisville is primarily behind Floyd Street next to I-65. Neighborhood
input is currently being collected for the Environmental Impact Study for
Improvement Committee Report
Herb Fink called the
OLNC PIC committee meeting to order at 7:05PM on March 13, 2003.
Bob Bajandas introduced David
Hulefeld, Planning Manager with Metro Louisville Planning and Design
Services, who discussed the appeal process available to the owners of 1359
South Third Street concerning a refusal of the Department of Inspections,
Permits and Licenses (IPL) to approve a change from an alleged
non-conforming use (office) to another non-conforming use (multi-family)
in a TNZD zone. 1359 South Third Street, formerly The Old Louisville Inn,
is zoned single-family under the TNZD. It is currently vacant, the heating
system has been removed, and there is a vagrancy problem.
The owner is now appealing to
Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) which acts on denials from IPL. This
appeal will be successful if the owners can prove a prior non-conforming
use as an office and if the new non-conforming use remains in the same
footprint. If BOZA approves the proposition, the number of condominiums on
the property would be greater than those allowed under a TNZD map change.
The following motion was made
by Fred Nett, seconded by Gary Kleier, and passed by the committee; it was
presented at the BOZA meeting on March 17 as the official position of the
"Consistent with Old
Louisville Neighborhood Council policy adopted at its Board meeting on
February 25, 2003, the Council formally requests that the Board of
*Adopt a strict
standard of proof with respect to any alleged evidence of
non-conforming rights pertaining to the property at 1359 South Third
* Insist that the
applicant carry the burden of proving any alleged right to
non-conforming multi-family based on previous non-conforming office
* Accept and accede to
the Council’s position that no such non-conforming rights as
alleged exist for the property at 1359 South Third Street and if
such rights existed, they have been abandoned.
* Reject this appeal
from the denial of a permit issued by the Department of Inspections,
Permits and Licenses; and
* Instruct the
applicant that the appropriate venue for establishing right to
multi-family use is in this instance the Planning