Summit Hill events in the next 30 days…or so!


Next Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Committee Meeting – March 20th Agenda
Circulator buses, crosswalk pedestrian incidents and more needing your energy and ideas!

Environment Committee Meets to Plan June Plant Exchange and other Projects – March 26th

Summit Hill Community Garden Planning Moving Forward – April 3rd meeting
The prospect of a Summit Hill Community Garden is alive and well! Fourteen neighbors interested in building a community garden at Linwood Park (east of the tennis courts) met Tuesday February 28th at the Linwood Community Center to develop plans and determine next steps to make the project a reality. The SHA Environment Committee is in the exploration stages of planning a community garden for Summit Hill/District 16. The intent is to create a garden with multiple garden plots that would be available to both renters and homeowners. At this time, we haven’t determined individual plot size, total number of garden plots, and how we will make the annual registration process equitable and open to all residents both renters and home owners. Funding for this project also remains to be determined. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 3rd at Linwood Community Center, at which time the group hopes to approve the vision statement, guiding policy and start finalizing the community garden application required by the city of St. Paul. If questions, please contact Jeff Roy at SHA at 222-1222.

Next SHA Monthly Neighborhood Meeting – April 12th Agenda
Interested in knowing more about the many community improvement projects SHA is working on and that you can be involved in? You can…by atttending the next SHA monthly meeting at the Linwood Rec Center where these projects and other topics of neighborhood concern will be discussed. February meeting minutes and decisions here.

SHA Projects, Events and Announcements

Consider Getting Involved in The Following Activities

St. Paul Police Department HOME SECURITY and PERSONAL SAFETY CLASS – March 27th
The St Paul Police Department Western District is offering 2 important safety classes open to the St Paul community on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 6:30 till 8:30 p.m. Presentation on both home security and personal safety offerings will be held at the police Western District office with a brief informational crime prevention overview and lots of hands-on demonstrations and examples. The Western District Office is located at 389 Hamline (just across the street from the University Avenue Target).

Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn how to make and keep your home safe from burglary and yourself and your family safe from crime. Diane Hilden, the SHA Crime Prevention Coordinator will be on hand along with the Summit Hill’s area police officers to answer your questions and provide information. If you would like further information, contact the SHA Office at 651-222-1222.

2012 Summit Hill House Tour Planning Underway
The Summit Hill House Tour is always a celebration of this unique neighborhood. Planning for this year’s Tour is well underway. Mark your calendars for September 9th from noon until 6 p.m. We have some fabulous houses and public spaces that offer a fascinating glimpse into St. Paul history, and an inspiring array of unique interiors and exteriors.

Once again, we are fortunate to have the support of Warners’ Stellian, a locally-owned appliance retailer. They have graciously offered to be the Summit Hill House Tour’s title sponsor and we’re grateful for their continued support of the Summit Hill House Tour. Visit the Warners’ Stellian website at and please, support their business! Keep in mind that proceeds from the Summit Hill House Tour are a major source of funding to support the SHA office and all of our programming.

The Summit Hill House Tour is made possible by the homeowners, who have generously opened their homes, and the 300-plus dedicated and talented volunteers who help us each year. Tim Pramas, former SHA President, has once again agreed to offer his expertise in organizing the house tour volunteers. Rob Spence, our IT guru this year, will manage the special Tour website where tickets and tour information will be available. You can find it at www.SummitHillHouseTour.comor visit the regular Summit Hill Association website and find a link on the home page under “Events”.

There are many opportunities for volunteering and involvement! Think about being a house volunteer. Or buy a ticket to support the Summit Hill House Tour. Give us your thoughts and ideas. If you have a business, consider advertising in the tour brochure. (Ad sales are a great source of revenue for us and a wonderful way to put your business in front of tour participants who may be future customers!)

If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent, have ideas to share or have a comment, please contact either Betty Schweizer at 651-295-9823 or Ann Nerland at 651-283-7855.

SHA Community Volunteer Opportunities

Your talents, time and energy could make a difference in the future of the Summit Hill neighborhood. Become a Summit Hill Association volunteer and let us match opportunities with your schedule and what level of time commitment works for you. In addition, during 2012 we may lose a board member due to a housing or employment move and that seat will need to be filled with an appointment…so if you are interested in working on the SHA Board, please contact the SHA office for an application form

Shop locally this holiday season. Stop by the SHA Office in the Linwood Community Center, the Grand Avenue Bibelot, Common Good Books or downtown at St Paul’s Landmark Center to purchase “A Grand History: The Summit Hill Neighborhood First 200 Years”. You can also purchase copies online on our homepage for a small handling fee.