Christmas on the Corner – December 7th

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Southern Park-
way! He’s riding on a big red fire truck, instead of his usual sleigh. Coming
to greet all of Beechmont’s children waiting at the Gazebo. Ho! Ho! Ho!
Please join us on Friday, December 7th, at 7:00 PM as we await Santa’s annual
arrival at the Gazebo at Southern Parkway at Woodlawn Ave.. Santa will lead
us in song as we walk to the library singing carols. Once there, we’ll find plenty
of cookies and hot chocolate to enjoy while the children share their Christmas
wishes with Santa.
We will also be having our annual cookie contest. If you’d like to participate,
please make sure you have your name and/or address and phone number on your
entry. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Please have your cookies
to the Iroquois Library by 6:30 PM if you would like to participate in the cookie
contest. You can also donate cookies, even if you don’t wish to participate in the
contest! This is a free event. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you at
the Gazebo!


Shop Local – Beechmont Small Business Saturday – Nov. 24th

Here is a list of participating businesses and artisans for the First Annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012 (Beechmont style). If there is a business that is missing from the list, make sure you tell their owners you would like them to participate next year! I hope to see you all enjoying the day and shopping at these and other local businesses for your holidays.

Supreme Peace Yoga
808 W Ashland Ave, 40215

15% off all gift certificates for Yoga and Reiki Services and all in-stock body care products

Tap It Out Designs
808 W Ashland Ave,
Hand-crafted, unique jewelry

Annie Café
308 W Woodlawn Ave
10% your order on this date

Beechmont Bombshells
309 W Woodlawn Ave,
Deals on hair care products

Calligraphy by Design Eccetera
830 Brookline Ave, 40215
Drawing for Candle Impressions Illuminated Angel with 2AA batteries included.($20 value). Sign up at the shop. Drawing will be held Dec.1. Winner will be notified within the week.

Holiday Safety Tips from LMPD 4th Division

As we start towards the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we should always keep safety in mind.  The Louisville Metro Police Department 4th Division would like to give you a few quick hints to keep in mind.

·                   Always take items in from the car or lock them in the trunk out of sight! Our number one problem, in this area, is theft from auto.  It would be over the top to fight the crowds for those special gifts only to have them stolen and go to someone you don’t know.

·                   Make sure you don’t carry large amounts of cash. This is the season when Robberies are at their peak. Carry a credit card and put it in your front pocket; this way you stand a decreased chance of being pick-pocketed, and ladies, let’s leave the purses at home! This is just one more thing to be grabbed, taken, or left during the confusion of the season. A credit card can be shut down immediately and traced when used. When cash is stolen, it’s just gone.

·                   When you are on an all day long Holiday shopping marathon, be mindful of where you park and who’s in the parking lot.  If you park early in the morning or afternoon, and plan to shop into the evening hours, be sure to park where there will be plenty of light and foot traffic upon leaving the store. If you see someone that looks suspicious in the parking lot or store, tell store employees so they can call security or call us at 574-7111. Most stores will provide an escort to your car upon request, so don’t hesitate to ask.

·                    DO NOT put packages in your car in plain view. If you must, put packages in your trunk, but be aware of who might be watching.

·                   Unfortunately our Burglaries increase during holiday seasons also. Take extra care to leave extra lights on, inside and out. Lighting is a cheap way of deterring criminals. It’s only a few cents a day to keep porch lights on all night long. Burglars feel that people will see them and that they are more vulnerable. They’re right. The Police and people who pass by are more apt to see what is going on with lighting. Make sure you lock your doors and windows and if you go to visit family or relatives, call the Fourth Division and request a free house watch. For more information call 574-7010. You should also let a trusted neighbor know you’re leaving so they can be an extra set of eyes and ears.

·                   After the Holidays have slowed down and as soon as possible, all new electrical and valuables should have identifying numbers recorded or engraved and pictures and appraisals done on jewelry and other items. This will ensure that if you are a victim, the police have something to trace your property to you when recovered.

·                   Last but not least, Don’t Drink and Drive. We want you to enjoy a safe accident free holiday. So if you, or if you see a friend that has had too much to drink, don’t let them drive. Call a cab or have a sober friend drive home.


The Fourth Division, LMPD wants everyone to have a safe, fun, crime free Holiday season.





Officer Dean Sturgeon

Louisville Metro Police Department

4th Division Resource Unit

Cell: 502-639-0421                  

Fax: 502-637-7027

You will do tomorrow as you did today if that is what you did yesterday.


Crime Maps – Week of 11-11-2012

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Preservation Louisville – Brickwork & Tuckpointing

Masonry: Paving and Repointing
December 8, 2012
Saturday December 8, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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Preservation Louisville
The Brennan House Histric Home
631 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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The subjects to be covered include:
Brick Paving:
  • Understanding the Paving System
  • Tools and materials
  • Designing the project
  • Layout
  • Estimating materials
  • Performing the work
  • Maintenance


  • Understanding bricks, stones, and mortars
  • Tools and materials
  • Estimating materials
  • Performing the work
  • Cleaning the brick
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  • Do you have a brick sidewalk that needs maintenance?
  • Would you like to install a new brick sidewalk, brick patio, or a brick parking pad?
  • Do you have a brick wall or foundation that needs re-pointing?

If you are not afraid to get your hands dirty or do a little hard work, these things are actually quite simple.  Or perhaps you just want to know how and why these things work so your contractor isn’t putting something over on you!

This workshop will focus on two masonry issues our attendees have requested, Brick Paving and Re-pointing Brick Walls and Stone Foundations.
The first half of the class will address paving and the second half will address re-pointing. There will be plenty of visual aids to show you how the work is done. In addition, there will be samples of materials and tools and we will also mix a little mortar so you know how it should look and feel.
$20 for Preservation Louisville members
$30 for non-members
This is a hands-on, active learning workshop and class size is limited.
Advance registration is required!

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As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.  Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.  For more information,

Brennan House Holiday Tours

Victorian Holiday Tours

at The Brennan House Historic Home

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” – Charles Dickens


Come marvel at the beauty of The Brennan House Historic Home during Victorian Holiday Tours hosted by Preservation Louisville, Inc., from noon to six pm on Saturday and Sunday December 1st and 2nd. 

Let us transport you to a time where horse-drawn carriages carried Louisville’s high society to Macauley’s Theater to take in the latest play by Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw. When Fifth Street was lined with homes that spoke to the elegance, grace and ease of the times.





brennanhouse WHEN:       Saturday and Sunday

                    December 1st and 2nd



 WHERE:     The Brennan House Historic Home

                    631 South Fifth Street, Louisville


COST:         $5 for adults 

                    Children under 12 free 

For more information, call 502-540-5146.



Today, the Brennan House stands as the last of these Victorian treasures, virtually untouched since the Thomas & Anna Brennan family spent many happy Christmases together here from 1884 – 1969. Enjoy an afternoon of music, refreshments and true elegance in a real Victorian jewel!


New this year Preservation Louisville is combining 2 of our annual events: The Brennan House Victorian Holiday Tours & The Local Authors Book Fair. This year while touring The Brennan House Historic Home you will also meet local authors specializing in history, preservation and architecture and KY Fare.  The Authors will be on hand to discuss and sign their works. Books by participating authors will be available for purchase along with other local gift items for the holiday season!




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The Brennan House (1868) is a Victorian mansion in downtown Louisville that is filled with an entirely original collection from the Thomas Brennan family. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark. The building is the headquarters of Preservation Louisville, Inc. a 501 (C) (3) charitable non-profit organization.

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As a citywide non-profit historic preservation organization, Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy.  Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.  The group is based at The Brennan House Historic Home.  For more information, visit

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Light Up Louisville – November 23rd