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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...

Your Diaper & Sock Donations Lend Promise to Homeless

Promise House is having their diaper and colored sock drive (new items only) on February 10th, from 10am to 4pm, or drop off donations anytime at Joy Macarons. Basic donations like diapers help homeless young mothers with day to day expenses, as they learn independent living and pursue continued education. Colored socks are the #1 needed clothing article! Promise House serves area homeless, families in crisis, runaway and at-risk youth ages 0-24. More...

Brick by Brick, Step by Step

The Kessler Steps Brick Project is set to be an ongoing fundraising program, complementing the restoration of the historic Kessler Steps located in our neighborhood. Click here to purchase an engraved brick. We want to thank all of those “early birds” who jumped on board with their financial support and blind faith for the brick project and in restoring the Kessler Steps! Your participation helped us reach our lofty $71,000 goal. More...

From Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is filled with love notes, roses, chocolate delights and dinner dates, but behind these sweet-nothings is the savage history bestowed upon its namesake and the first recorded valentine. On February 14th in the year of 278A.D., Rome’s holy priest Valentine was executed. Under the rule of Claudius II the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. More...

Margarita Lovers Unite on Feb 22nd

National Margarita Day is celebrated on February 22nd, a day to truly appreciate the tequila-based alcoholic cocktail. Some like it on the rocks or blended, salty or not, unadulterated or on trend. Regardless, it’s all good! The origins of National Margarita Day are not well documented, although accounts of the day begin to emerge in the 1990s. Made of tequila, triple sec and either lime or lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with salt on the rim, this delicious locked and loaded slushy was possibly created in Mexico for an alleged woman named “Margarita.” More...

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever wondered why our neighborhood association is called Kessler Neighbors United (KNU)? Our neighborhood association is comprised of 10 separate developments dating from 1923 to 1979, and frequently referred to as Kessler Park. These 10 neighborhoods came together to create Kessler Neighbors United, a neighborhood association for greater Kessler Park. More...

Neighbors Turned Out as Teams Turned On the KNU Holiday Lights Celebration

Wow, what a show! Thanks to our decorating teams who made our neck of the wood extra festive. And to the many neighbors and friends who celebrated the start of the holiday season with us at the annual KNU Holiday Lights Celebration. The event was held on the winning “island/triangle with electric” at Winnetka and Canterbury, adorned by First Place Winner Kim Dunbar. More...

A New Year’s Custom Made Resolute by Ancients

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or reaffirmed their loyalty to the reigning king. More...

Register Now to Do the Dash on Feb 10th

Sign up for 9th Annual Dash for the Beads 1 Mile Walk, 5k and 10K Race to take place next month. Sign up for 9th Annual Dash for the Beads 1 Mile Walk, 5k and 10K Race to take place next month. The Good Space Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that donates its proceeds to local area schools to help promote healthy eating and physical activity for our grade school children. More...
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