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Hairston Park News and May 20 Elections

Hairston Park Friends Achieve Key Recommendation

Hairston Park, a 33-acre park in the Greater Hidden Hills community, is one step closer to getting an upgrade. The GHHCDC recommended specific improvements to District 4 Commissioner Steve Bradshaw – in particular, a pavilion, new playground facilities, additional seating and picnic tables, a water fountain, and landscaping. 128 more words

Office Art Mural - Update

Thank you for all the bottle tops donations. The office art mural is coming along nicely! We still need more colored bottle tops. Please leave in the box by the office. Thank you so much!

Dirt Day 2017

Every year since 1978, the Association has purchased quality soil for residents to use in their gardens, flower pots, and yards.  This is our 40th year helping Southwood Park gardeners!   171 more words

Historic Southwood Park

The Alton election was disappointing. But you might be surprised at why I think it was.

There is always a winner and a loser in every election where there are two or more contestants.  I lost, and so I imagine it doesn’t surprise you to hear that I’m disappointed with the election. 3,767 more words


Raise your hand, Alton, if you think we should maintain the status quo!

It’s no secret that I’m optimistic about Alton’s future.

Therefore, you might be surprised by the tone of this column.  However, my optimism has always been conditional — emphasizing that real changes, focused on making Alton the most attractive place it can possibly be for people and businesses, is an important prerequisite to creating a bright future for our city.  935 more words


The annual pilgrimage "home" to Alton for the holidays tells a lot about our appeal

(this post was originally published on December 23, 2016, in Advantage News)

The holidays are a time for families to get together and be thankful for what we have. 698 more words