Italian Water Ice Social and HMNA Elections
Meet your neighbors, and enjoy a cool, refreshing Italian Water Ice. It’s made with fresh fruit, no fat, no cholesterol. If you like please bring a dessert to share.
We will also be holding our Neighborhood Association Elections.
Saturday, April 27
2 to 5 pm
Elections at 3 pm
Everyone is invited!
Want to help with the set up or have questions? Contact Phil Amorosi 480-968-5530 or e-mail
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Kevin Brown Wins Neighbor of the Year
Our own Kevin Brown won the Tempe Neighbor of the Year Award on Saturday, April 13 at the Neighborhood Awards Ceremony at the Tempe History Museum. The city recognized the many things Kevin does for us. He has lived here since 1992. He is most noted for building and maintaining our Little Library on the 1600 block of Williams but he also volunteers for our food drive and helps set up and clean up events. He fixes and feeds feral cats. He is a member of the Homeless Coalition. He helps neighbors with their yards and reports graffiti. He is a one man block watch. Congratulations Kevin, you deserve it!
Weise Family Wins Property Beautification of the Year
At the same ceremony the city also recognized that the remodel of the Wiese residence at 1603 E Hudson was the best in the city. Like Kevin they have lived here since 1992. They salvaged and reclaimed as much of the old house as possible. Made it as sustainable as possible and kept all the old trees. It is a beautiful addition to the neighborhood. Congratulations Mike and Leslyn!
All Hudson Manor neighbors are welcome to come to their Wed. Night potluck, bring a dish and view the new home.
Mike and Leslyn couldn’t make it but 4 of their 7 kids and granddaughter proudly accepted in their place.
Streetcar Station Addition to the Dorsey Light Rail Station
The city will be widening Apache at our Dorsey Light Rail station on Cedar St. to make room for the streetcar. That will be the last stop for the streetcar. The stations will be parallel so people can easily transfer to the light rail. Click to view a detailed overhead color photo.
The Importance of Flood Irrigation
Neighbor Ed Lebow has created a wonderful slide show showing the historical significance of flood irrigation in the Valley. Hudson Manor is part of that history.
Hudson Manor History
The grandson of the developer of our Hudson Manor dropped off a portfolio of old photos
of neighborhood and Tempe. See the History page for links to these
photos/articles. Phil also found a 1992 news video done on
the problems our park was having when a number of homeless people had made Hudson
Manor Part their home. Dennis Cahill had just been elected to our City Council and includes
neighbor Shelly White as well.
Hudson Manor Labyrinth - Neighbors Working Together!
Summer, 2007 marked the completion of our neighborhood project to construct a meditation
area at our Hudson Manor Park. On June 9th, a time capsule was sealed at the entry and the north
sign was set in place at the base of the peace pole. The arrow was set in black “Apache Tears”
from Globe. Since that time people have been seen eating there, children play games there, others
practice playing their guitars and flutes there and yes there was even a person spotted in a yoga
position in meditation! This was truly a neighborhood project - with lots of people volunteering
their time and energy. See the Labyrinth page for photos of the park in