The UVNA is ready for the 2nd Annual Community-Wide Yard Sale. Last years event was held in May with over 50 participants. Neighbors across Ukrainian Village are organizing yard sales for Saturday, July 30th.
This extends to other neighborhoods in West Town as well, be sure to let the organizers know if you are interested in hosting a yard sale on your block. Email your name, location, and a brief description of items for sale to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All updates and walking maps will be posted on the Facebook page for this event located at https://www.facebook.com/westtowncommunityyardsale.
A best estimate has us near 65 yard sales, but please be sure to check the online google map for the most up to date locations. All updates will be on the main facebook site, linked above.
If you are concerned with the recent uptick in crime in the area, please sign this petition that will be presented to our aldermen asking for more officers. We have lost 34% of our officers since districts 12 and 13 merged, so that we now only have only 35 more officers than we did when the districts merged. The new 12th district is the largest geographically in the city, so the lack of officers is putting all of us at risk.
Please share this link with all of your friends and neighbors.
Come visit from 9am-5pm today and tomorrow. Lots of great items and all the proceeds benefit Columbus elementary school. Parking lot at Leavitt and Augusta.
Edward ‘Ed’ Sroka, sometimes known as the “Mayor of Augusta Boulevard” has spent his entire life residing in the historic, Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
Now in his 90’s, Ed’s good will toward fellow neighbors was recognized by dedicating the 2300 block of Augusta Boulevard to him and naming it “Edward Sroka Way.” Growing up, Ed attended St. Helen’s School, Columbus Elementary and Lane Tech High School. He has been a lifelong member of St. Helen’s Parish, and continues to live in the same house he grew up in. He spent much of his time volunteering with neighbors, reporting much needed neighborhood repairs, helping to educate neighbors about the upcoming election seasons, and assisting neighbors with tax assistance and education.
Alderman Hopkins will be speaking to residents this Monday night, April 4th at 7pm. The meeting will take place with East Village Association at Happy Village, 1059 N Wolcott, and his topic will be the former Ukrainian Dairy/Leona’s. We need those interested in helping to save this building from demolition to show up and share your stories about the building and it’s connection to the history of the neighborhood and local Ukrainian culture.