Centennial Celebration Date Set!

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It’s official! The date is set for the Highland Park Centennial Celebration. Neighbors old and new will gather in Virginia Park on May 4th, 2019, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Music, vendors, food and more will be on hand. The memories are on us.

Centennial Bake Sale Fund Raiser Wrap-Up

On Saturday, June 24, 2018, Scott Reynolds set up a beautiful table of baked goods. Neighbors from across Highland Park donated a delicious selection of cakes, cookies, and other delights. Scott reports that the sale raised $149 for the Highland Park Centennial. Thank you to everyone who baked for the sale, helped run the sale, and especially to those generous customers who stopped by to help fund the birthday of our beautiful neighborhood. Life is sweet in Highland Park.

BBQ You Say?

Oz asks, "Did someone say barbecue?"
Oz asks, “Did someone say barbecue?”

Just when you thought Highland Park couldn’t be more convenient, here comes Neal’s Famous BBQ with a West Side location next door to Flub’s. Neal’s Grab ‘N’ Go hopes to open this July at 997 Eaton Avenue. The new Neal’s will be a walk-up take out featuring barbecue sandwiches plus rib tips, beef brisket, burgers, hot dogs and metts. Read more about it in The Journal News.

The NEW Highland Park Website!

Just as the first advertisement for Highland Park said nearly 100 years ago, it’s the dawn of a new day! Welcome to the new Highland Park neighborhood website! Now with it’s own domain name – HomeBeautiful.org.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. The Duricy.com harddrive died a few months ago, and I found that I couldn’t find my recent back-up of the Highland Park website. I’d started the Highland Park website back in 2005. I couldn’t let it die. I decided to rebuild – and to spring for the new domain name. After all, Highland Park’s 100th Birthday is next year! What better place to celebrate than right here where sharing Highland Park history started?

Watch the HomeBeautiful calendar for updates for Centennial and other events, the Highland Park Yard sale is already listed. Those hooligans are planning a fund-raising Centennial Bake Sale, so prepare yourself for century-old baked goods. (Just kidding. They’ll be fresh.) Plus, there’s new Highland Park logo. New historic highlights have been added to the Historic Highlights section. A Centennial mission statement has been added to the front page. In fact, everything old at HomeBeautiful.org is new again, with more old Highland Park news and new hopes to come.

Thank you for visiting. Enjoy HomeBeautiful.org. A beautiful place to celebrate our beautiful home, Highland Park.