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KNU Lights Up the Holidays on Saturday, Dec 9th at 6pm with our Holiday Lights Celebration!

Usher in the sights and sounds of the season at the annual KNU Holiday Lights Celebration, to be held at the triangle of Winnetka and Canterbury. This event will begin with a short invocation from the KPUMC Minister. Things will light up, the Kessler School will sing your favorite Christmas carols, Santa will be there to take photos with the kids, hot coco will be served, and Island Decorating Contest Team Winners will be announced. More...

2017 KNU Year in Review

Thank you to those neighbors who attended the annual KNU General Meeting & Officer Elections last month! Your participation is welcomed and invaluable. As we head into a new year, we want to provide our residents with a recap of 2017 KNU association doings. The elected 2017 officers are President Jerry Sanchez, VP Stephani Kyle, Secretary Terri Schurr, and Treasurer Susan Via. Read in detail about our major accomplishments, 2018 KNU goals, and the workings of our Sub-Committees and Representatives to Non-KNU organizations… More...

Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour de Force on Dec 9th

Take the Winnetka Heights Historic District Holiday Home Tour from noon to 6pm, and then head on over to the KNU Holiday Lights Celebration beginning at 6pm! The Holiday Home Tour is an important event for all North Oak Cliff, showcasing a thriving community and harmonious backdrop of old and new. More...

The Story of Claus

Known by many names – Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santy, Santa, and Claus – this modern day jolly ole fellow who brings gifts to “nice” children, has his origins in many cultures. Thought to be have been the forerunner of all historical Claus-like figures, the Nordic god Odin bears the Old Norse names that mean “Yule figure” and “long-beard.” He was the cloaked, gift-bringer of the north who rode the sky on his 7-footed steed. More...

A Perfect Day for a Picnic

Yes, indeed! After last year's wet weather, several rainchecks, and ultimately a cancelled event, October 15th turned out to be a perfect fall day for the KNU annual picnic. Event highlights included 100 or so neighbors, rockin' tunes by The Others, children's activities and good grub! Special thanks to the following folks whose efforts made the event enjoyable for all: Picnic Organizer Terri Schurr, Stephani Kyle, Susan Via, Jerry Beech, Donna Deaton, Cindy Pierce and Ron Veech. Good neighbors Peter Weber and Ray Morris also stepped up. More...

A Historical Salute to the Service and Sacrifice of our Veterans… We Thank you!!!

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day; a day "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory..." There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am. More...

KNU Happy Hour & Mixer on Nov 10th at VH Casual Dining & Bar

Belly on up to one of our favorite restaurant hangouts and Kessler Krawl sponsors, for locally-sourced food, craft brews, signature cocktails, and good neighborly cheer. It’s perfect timing for one last mixer before the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We hope to see you there! Click here for location.

Calling All Neighbors to Attend the KNU General Meeting on November 16th

Kessler Neighbors United General Meeting & Recap and Officer Elections will be held at 7pm, at Kessler Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 1212 Turner Avenue. KNU is the non-profit organizing arm of our neighborhood. But it is the residents like YOU that make things go round, year-round. Your voice and contribution plays an essential role in the ongoing day-to-day operations and decisions that impact our neck of the woods. More...

Dallas Park & Recreation Renders Kessler Steps Improvements

In a follow-up to the City's announcement of approved spending to restore the Kessler Steps passageway connecting Edgefield Avenue to Canterbury Court, we have included a Dallas Park & Recreation commissioned architectural rendering of the pathway improvements. Click here for a detailed look at project details. Again, many thanks to the spearheading committee and to our neighbors who contributed to the fund-raising efforts! More...

Save The Date: Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour on Dec 9th

Winnetka Heights Historic District is celebrating its 31st Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 9th, from noon to 6pm. In 1981 the City of Dallas recognized Winnetka Heights as the city’s sixth historic district. A few years later, the National Register of Historic Places also recognized the district, citing its significant contribution to the city’s architecture, community planning and development. More...
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