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UPHA News from the 'HoodJune 2013
Meet the UPHA Team...

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Lori Hall, 
UPHA VP Real Estate
"I have served on the UPHA Board for three years and am happy to be starting my fourth.  One of my duties is Home of the Month. I also form committees to represent the best interest of UPHA when new developments are being discussed."Read More...
Can YOU help with our MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and help neighbors connect to UPHA? 
Contact Clodagh for more information.
Meet the UPHA Team...

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Jennifer Maness,

UPHA Event Coordinator


"I think the best job on the board is to be the Event Coordinator!  Everyone likes a good party, and my job is to coordinate, anticipate, and orchestrate the meetings and parties sponsored by the University Park Homeowners Association.  We schedule a variety of events throughout the year that appeal to our residents" 
by Bailey Tucker
Meet the UPHA Team...
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Suzanne Frederick,

UPHA Treasurer

Membership Chairperson

"The primary role of the treasurer is to balance the budget, make deposits, pay bills, etc. I am also committed to providing benefits for current members and those non-member residents who will be joining the association.

I'm very excited about our plans for promoting UPHA membership, including a program that will provide discounts at local merchant establishments for members." Read More...
By Charles Phaneuf
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Dear UPHA Neighbor,


I've lived in University Park for almost twenty years, and I am still grateful every day to enjoy its beautiful streets and green spaces, kind and amazing residents, and wonderful convenience. We are truly lucky to call this little spot of earth home!


Our neighborhood is a connector between the past and future of Raleigh. From Historic Oberlin Village, documented by Ann Sides in this issue of News from the Hood, to the newly vibrant Hillsborough Street that Sallie Ricks reports on, we are a foundational cornerstone of the city. Many are recognizing the neighborhood's legacy and its charms, and we are seeing a lot of development requests and new transplants to the 'hood. Other residents have lived here for decades or generations, and a mix of blue- and white-collar professionals, academics, students, retirees, and young families provide a wonderful diversity to our community and its voice.

UPHA's mission is to unite and inform its residents, and your UPHA board of directors is working hard to honor that commitment. From monitoring development and planning community events to building a spirit of cooperation and partnership with residents, neighboring communities, and the City; these great individuals volunteer their time to represent you and University Park. I hope you'll enjoy the short profiles of board members we include in this and future newsletters.


Please also find a list of University Park information and resources as you browse. We'd love to have your input and talents on the membership committee, and we look forward to celebrating with you at an upcoming UPHA event. Be sure to put the UPHA July 4th Parade on your calendar!

I'm honored to be part of this great community and glad to be your neighbor!


With very best wishes to you from me and the UPHA team,


Clodagh Bastian


University Park Homeowners Association

Celebrate July 4th with UPHA!


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UPHA July 4th Parade 2012

 Please join us for the annual UPHA 4th of July parade! 

Decorate your strollers, bikes, wagons, and pets; and meet us in front of Fred Olds Elementary School at 10 AM. 

We'll be led by a Raleigh Fire Truck, and we'll have cool treats for sale after the parade. 

We'll follow the traditional route - Dixie, left on Ruffin, left on Shepherd, left on Clark, and left back onto Dixie. 

Everyone is welcome !

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UPHA July 4th Parade 2012


Voices from the Neighborhood...

By Ann Sides


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Memory Keepers: The Fields Sisters


When Letitia and Jeannette Fields were little girls, they skipped through meadows of trees and wildflowers where the Cameron Village shopping center now stands.  Letitia remembers Bedford Avenue surfaced with hard clay and stones. Jeannette recalls a sawmill east of Oberlin road, and a stand of Christmas trees where apartments and shops exist now. Most of all, however, the octogenarian sisters remember the vibrant community spirit of  Oberlin Village, a historic African-American settlement where  children were brought up to value hard work, education, and family relationships.


Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation Reaches Out To The Neighborhood

By Sallie Ricks, UPHA VP of Community Development


Did you know that Hillsborough Street is part of a 3-mile long Raleigh Business Improvement District (BID), a special taxing district created to fund improvements for the Hillsborough Street area?  


There is a non-profit partnership, the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation (HSCSC) formed between the City of Raleigh, NC State University, and the property owners/businesses on Hillsborough Street to make the Hillsborough Street community a distinct and attractive destination, an asset to the neighborhood, and to oversee combined funding sources for Hillsborough Street improvements.

Have Your Say:

 Isabella Cannon Park Survey

  joel haas benchDuring the summer of 2011 the Parks and Recreation Department completed a renovation of Isabella Cannon Park located at 2601 Kilgore Avenue.  Now that the park is again a part of the community fabric the Parks and Recreation Department and OBS Landscape Architects is conducting a Post Occupancy Evaluation of the renovation to understand how Isabella Cannon Park is used and how park users feel about the improvements. More...


City Manager Survey

The Mayor and City Council Members are seeking input from Raleigh residents on what they should be looking for in a new City Manager.


A survey asking three questions is offered to residents at the City of Raleigh's website. More...