Do you live in a Sears & Roebuck kit home?
April 9, 2010 – 3:51 am | 7 Comments

“My family grew up on the Easthill and I have always loved the structure of homes I rode by on my bike and went trick or treating to on Halloween. But it wasn’t until I was helping my ‘then future husband” purchase a home that I noticed how similar many of the Easthill homes look. In fact, you could say some looked exactly the same? So I went sleuthing…”

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Neighborhood church looking to be a good neighbor
May 12, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

Our Saviors Lutheran Church (on Main Street) has embarked on the process of re-defining their mission, asking, “What is our role in being a good neighbor?” The congregation wants to expand their spiritual and service work outside the walls of their building at 1310 Main Street. As part of their search they are asking help from the neighboring community to expose and define needs and concerns in the Eastside Hill Neighborhood that they might direct their energy toward. The Church asks for your input.

What challenges/needs/problems are you aware of in our neighborhood? Please share your insights, questions and suggestions with the Church before Friday, May 16. Here are two ways you can do this by phone or email: call the Church at 832-2421 in the mornings, Monday through Friday and give your ideas to Emilee, the Church’s secretary, or email them at; or, send your comments via Mark Ruddy, 839-7949; Because Mark is part of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association the Church has asked him to join a panel that will meet Friday afternoon, May 16, to share ideas for helping the neighborhood.

Our Saviors Lutheran Church has for years hosted meetings of our Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association. This meets a real need and is greatly appreciated. And, last fall, the Church sent 27 volunteers to work on the Boyd Park Prairie Garden as their “worship service” for that Sunday.

So, how would you finish a sentence that starts with, “What our neighborhood needs is…”.  Share your knowledge and your unique view of our neighborhood.

June 8: Free Flower and Veggie Seeds
May 12, 2014 – 1:27 pm | 2 Comments
June 8: Free Flower and Veggie Seeds

Sunday, June 8, from 10am-noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church will give free seeds and a cup of coffee while you select your seeds. Check out their offering in the parking lot of the Church. With …

2014 Photo Contest Winners
April 26, 2014 – 11:11 am | No Comment
2014 Photo Contest Winners

Our Association concludes its 2014 Photo Contest by announcing the winners. We called for photos that express “Eastside Hillness.” All told, 32 images were taken by 14 neighbors.* Our prizes were offered by Molly Marie …

Steering Committee Monthly Meeting: April 24
April 15, 2014 – 11:16 pm | No Comment
Steering Committee Monthly Meeting: April 24

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 6:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran …

For a Greener Hill: Watering bottle
April 15, 2014 – 11:14 pm | No Comment
For a Greener Hill: Watering bottle

by Jessica Miller (Emery Street) | This column provides tips on reducing waste while saving money.
Spring is coming (kind of). Even if you don’t have a rain barrel, you can collect melting snow or …

Citywide Clean-Up – April 26
April 15, 2014 – 8:46 am | 7 Comments
Citywide Clean-Up – April 26

This 3-hour event for volunteers can be a good time, from 9AM  to 11AM for doing the clean-up, and then joining teams from throughout the city at Boyd Park for snacks and prizes (11AM to …