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Be a Due-er: Support YOUR Neighborhood Association

We’re kicking off the 2020 KNU neighborhood association dues drive, by asking residents to pledge the $55 suggested contribution. Click here to pay your association dues. This modest amount helps us cover operational expenses including beautification & safety improvements, grounds maintenance & utility costs, neighborhood enrichment events, special projects and unforeseen needs, co-op & revitalization programs, website maintenance and other required services. More...

Your $55 Association Dues Turn on the Lights

We are buzzing behind the scenes every day to ensure that the lights in the neighborhood are turned on! There are many 2020 operations and associated expenses that seamlessly unfold on a day-to-day basis here in Kessler Park. Green belts, common grounds and utilities are not maintained by the City of Dallas. More...

KNU Quenched Thirst for Dash Runners

KNU wants to thank Jerrold Broussard, Carlos Nolf and Susan Via for their volunteering efforts in handing out water to 10K runners at the recent Dash for the Beads held annually in sync with Mardi Gras. It was a colorful good show, rather chilly, but well-represented by Kessler Neighbors United. See snapshots. Good Space’s Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports area youth by providing grant funds to area schools and nonprofits in promotions of physical fitness, healthy eating, and arts programs.

James Beard Foundation Announces Area Semifinalists

Highlighting top culinary talent and venues nationally, the James Beard Awards has named North Texas professional and KNU resident Clyde Greenhouse of Kessler Baking Studio on Beckley as semifinalist for the “Outstanding Baker” category, and Salaryman on Bishop for “Best New Restaurant.” Congrats to both contenders and bon appetit!

An Irish, Poetic & Lilliput-Bound Swift

In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, it is only fitting to re-visit the life of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift. Best known as the author of A Modest Proposal (1729), Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and A Tale of a Tub (1704), Swift is widely acknowledged as the greatest prose satirist in the history of English literature. Also a cleric and political pamphleteer, Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 1667, seven months after the death of his father. More...

Workshop Your Way into Spring and Summer and Save Water

Plan on attending a FREE workshop sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities and Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas, don your green thumb, hobnob with other gardening enthusiasts, and learn how to save water. Here is the upcoming extended schedule, but make sure to reserve you seat! March 7 – DIY Drip Irrigation: Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. More...

Black History Month’s Hidden Treasures

The origin of Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February 1926, known as “Negro History Week” by historian Carter G. Woodson. Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist, and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. More...

Feb 22nd: The Dash is On, Cultivating Healthy Programs for Area Youth

Sign up for the Annual Dash for the Beads 1 Mile Walk, 5k and 10K Race to take place March 2nd, a fun-filled community favorite for the whole family! The Good Space Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that improves the mental, physical, and emotional health of Oak Cliff youth by providing grant funds to area schools and nonprofits and promoting physical fitness, healthy eating, and arts programs. More...

Roman Match-Making Merriment, or Knot

The origins of Valentine’s Day can be attributed to those raucous Romans replete with blood, sweat and tears, possibly ecstatic ones! The feast of Lupercalia was celebrated by Romans from February 13th to the 15th, when men sacrificed a goat and a dog, and then whipped women with the hides of the slain animals. Young women would line up for a spanking, as they believed this ritual would make them fertile. More...

From Feast to Fasting: A Mardi Gras Prelude to Lent

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites including the Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia. When Christianity arrived in Rome, religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular local rites into the new faith as a path of least resistance, cloaking Mardi Gras as a prelude to Lent or 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. More...
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