Neighborhood News 114 results

Oak Cliff Earth Day to Celebrate with Green Fun & Run on April 15th

2018 Earth Day Oak Cliff is being organized by Green Source DFW and its parent nonprofit, The Memnosyne Institute on Sunday, April 15th from 11am to 6pm at Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. The grassroots eco-friendly celebration will kick off with a timed 5K run and 1-mile walk, followed by opening ceremonies at 11am. More...

KNU’s Annual Picnic is Set for Good Eats, Friends and You

Please RSVP for our annual KNU Picnic outing set for Sunday, May 6th, 5-7pm at Robert’s Forest on the grounds of KPUMC. Set-up starts at 4pm and we need a few helpers. Contact Lila Belitz at lbelitz@gmail.com to lend a hand. Mild temperatures and a sunny spring day will make for an enjoyable and lazy afternoon with family and friends. We will provide the main course, and residents are encouraged to bring a dish. More...

NOCUPP Spring-Summer Membership Drive is in Force

The North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol (NOCUPP) Membership Drive for the 6-month Spring/Summer Patrol Cycle (May-Oct) is cruising into gear! For $182.50, or just $1 a day, enjoy peace of mind and added perks like direct access to the patrol officer’s cell phone, vacation and construction watch and early alarm response. NOCUPP’s crime prevention & response benefits our entire neighborhood, so please join. More...

A Tender, Yet Hardy Addition to Spring Planting

Succulent gardens are one of the fastest growing trends in floral design and landscaping. Their popularity is in part due to low maintenance, water conservation and heat tolerance. The other part is simply stark beauty. Succulents are enjoyed in a variety of settings, from minimalist rock gardens and creative outdoor containers, to office desktops and coffee table groupings. More...

KNU Due-ers Help Strengthen Our Neighborhood

We’re kicking off the 2018 KNU annual dues drive, by asking residents to pledge the $50 suggested contribution. This modest amount helps us cover beautification & safety improvements, utility costs, community events, special projects and unforeseen maintenance, communication strides and operational expenses. Kessler Neighbors United is a 501C3 non-profit organization that benefits all who live here. YOU are the fiber that lends strength to KNU’s fabric. Click here to pay your dues. Read more...

Historic Kessler Steps Revitalization Complete

In partnership with the City of Dallas, we have completed the repair and revitalization of the historic Kessler Steps and new installation of the brick dedication walkway! Future landscaping appointments are also in the planning stage, and will add greenery and visual appeal. We are excited to make the brick dedication walkway an ongoing project, with personal inscriptions leading the way to the steps. The recent showers have whisked away the dust, revealing a tapestry of names and sentiments. Read more...

Slated KNU Activities & Events

Please mark your calendar for upcoming KNU activities. The annual community picnic will be held on Sunday, May 6th, 4-7pm at Robert’s Forest (KPUMC). Cooler temps, tasty nosh and mix & mingling will make for a pleasant outing. Spring clean-up day is set for Saturday, May 19th starting at 9am, and lunch is on us! We need volunteers, so please sign up. Most of us don’t give much thought to the many neighborhood islands and medians we routinely pass each day. It takes helping hands to beautify common grounds for all to enjoy! Read more...

Irish Leprechaun Tales: Sinister Cobbler or Fairy Fare

Leprechauns, part of the genus fairy, play a big role in Irish folklore as lustful, nasty, capricious creatures whose magic might delight you one day and kill you the next if you displease them. Not your Disneyland version! While leprechauns are mythical beings, a rare type of insulin resistance, sometimes called leprechaunism, is very real. Leprechaun lore peg these wee folks as wizened, bearded old men dressed in green (early versions were clad in red) and wearing buckled shoes, often with a leather apron. Read more...

Cameras are Rolling on Feb 10th for The Dash

The 9th Annual Dash for the Beads 1-mile walk, and 5k and 10K certified race, courses through our neighborhood on February 10th, starting in the morning. Event organizers ask KNU residents to liven up the trek with lawn chairs and your show of support! Cameras will be rolling, so join in the fun for a good cause that benefits Oak Cliff schools and organizations. More...

Beautification Committee Paves the Way

Here’s an update from one of our hard at work KNU committees…. For you strolling pleasure, we have upgraded our community islands located at Colorado/Kessler Parkway and Kessler Parkway/Edgefield (across from the Kessler Steps). See photos in Snapshots section. Cement walkways have replaced the original pathways constructed of crushed granite and prolific weeds. We hope that our neighbors enjoy better access to these islands because of improvements. More...
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