HVNA Night at the Bulls: June 12th

Bring your family and join your neighbors for our inaugural HVNA Night at the Bulls! HVNA has reserved an exclusive pavilion just for HVNA members and their guests. For $32 a ticket, you get:

  • Exclusive seating in the HVNA-reserved pavilion
  • All-you-can-eat Tex Mex, Hot Dogs, and Fixins
  • Sodas and waters
  • Private cash bar (no lines!)
  • Children under 5 are free

Seating is limited to the first 75 tickets that are claimed. To order your tickets, email elisabethwiener@hvna.org and let her know how many you want to claim. She'll send instructions for paying online or by check. We will update this notice when all tickets are claimed, so get your order in now!

Note: non-HVNA guests welcome with neighborhood resident

Tickets must be ordered by May 22nd

Historic Gates Restoration Update #3

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Hope Valley Fund

For the Dover and Windsor Gates

The HVNA is making a final push to complete fundraising for the restoration of the historic entry gates on Windsor and Dover Roads. Thanks to generous (and in some cases, multiple!) contributions from almost 250 families in the neighborhood, we are now more than 90% of the way there! However, we can't stop now. The budget includes funding for new landscaping design and ongoing maintenance so that, once restored, the gates remain beautiful and iconic entryways to our historic neighborhood.

Currently, work has begun to remove decades of paint and other coatings in order to determine the condition of the original carved and cast portions of the structures.  Once this multi-step process is complete a survey will be made of the historic elements and replacement pieces cast.  At the same time the majority of the stucco will be removed from the walls to allow for the structure to be strengthened and waterproofed.  Finally the restored structures will be sealed and coated with materials to protect them for another 90 years, and the areas surrounding re-landscaped.

Please consider a second contribution (perhaps along with an early 2018 dues payment), or encourage your neighbors to join in.

Thank you,

HVNA Board of Directors. 

Historic Gates Restoration Update #2

Hope Valley Fund

For the Dover and Windsor Gates

Fundraising continues for our HVNA gates update, with the great news that we are now over halfway toward our goal.

Plans call for a significant restoration of the entry gates at both Windsor and Dover Roads.  Our General Contractor, Gateway Construction, has donated their services allowing us to to pay for just labor and materials. The cost compares favorably with the new gates at Northampton, but includes work and safeguards required by the city Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission, whose signs were posted this week, oversees renovations to historic structures within the City and County. The gates were designed by prominent architect Aymar Embury II, and built about the same time as the Clubhouse in 1927.  They are included within the 2009 National Register boundary.

The goal of this project is to stabilize and restore these markers to protect them for the next 91 years.

Thank you to all Hope Valley residents, and institutions that have responded thus far, and we urge you to consider a gift if you have not yet given. Use your postage paid envelope! We hope to begin work by Fall.

We're over halfway there!

Thank you,

HVNA Board of Directors.