Well it wasn’t quite a white Christmas, but it certainly made up for it the day after. The snow looks so beautiful when new-fallen. Neighbors have begun posting stories and pictures on Facebook indicating that the snow is bringing out the best in folks, or the holiday spirit is alive and well.
Huffman seems to have some good hearted spirits out and about. On Fourth street a neighbor reported that some kind young man shoveled his way down the street, just to do a good deed.
Similar stories seemed to be the case on Linden Avenue as well. Those fortunate to have snow blowers are using them to help plow neighbors sidewalks as well as their own. This is city living at its best and one of the rewards for living in a caring neighborhod.
Children could be heard playing in the snow and in the evening the holiday lights added to the festive setting.
The white mounds accentuate our beautiful Victorian homes, and have turned the neighborhood into a picturesque postcard-like scene.
Let’s enjoy it while it lasts and stays white!
August ended on a strong note, so to speak, in the Huffman Historic Area. On Saturday, August 25, neighbors gathered on the lawn at Carnegie Park to hear the wonderful music of Sweet Betsy. (http://www.sweetbetsy.net/) This free concert brought together neighbors (and dogs) of all ages for a great evening of camaraderie and fun. Face painted children danced and played as the voices of Mike McDermott and Pam Baugham rang throughout the park. Their performance was such a hit and so well received that some neighbors followed them to Dublin Pub where they performed later that evening.
This event was a great close to a very productive spring and summer in our neighborhood and a wonderful springboard for sharing ideas for our upcoming fall tour. The theme of the event, “Capturing the Spirit of Huffman” has brought out the best in the many creative minds in our neighborhood.
We look forward to entertaining our guests in homes, gardens, and porches decked out in vintage finery with Halloween flair. Both self guided and docent led tours will be available. The docent led tour just might uncover a spirit or two from past residents of the Huffman Historic Area. Who knows, William P. Huffman himself might just decide to make an appearance (or is that an apparition?)
At any rate, planning the event is certainly proving to stimulate neighborhood spirit. Visit this site often for updates and details regarding the event to be held the weekend of October 12-14.