In conjunction with Hunger Action Month in September and in support of the Food Depot, the Historic Guadalupe District will participate in a neighborhood food drive to combat hunger and food insecurity in our community.
According to the Food Depot in Santa Fe, hunger affects one of every five people in one of every three children in the state. A 2014 study conducted by Feeding America and the New Mexico Association of Food Banks gave an unsettling picture of those seeking emergency food assistance: 30% are children, 21% are seniors, and 16% are raising their grandchildren. Of households needing help, 89% have an income of less than $20,000 annually, or $384 per week. Sixty-one percent report having to choose between paying for utilities or medical care and buying food. And more than half of hungry households—53%—include at least one person who has worked in the past 12 months. In households with no one able to work, 87% are disabled, retired, in poor health or act as caretaker of another person.
The Food Depot will pick up donations on September 17, 2016.
Contact Linda Flatt for more information at (505) 474-8028
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/25/2016 0 Comments
Saturday August 6, the Guadalupe Church will be hosting a volunteer cleanup morning starting just after 8am mass in order to prepare for the upcoming Fiesta. The following weekend, get your boots on and get ready for some roasted corn, grilled burgers, facepainting, music, dancing, and more during the Parish Fiesta scheduled for Sunday, August 6.
Mariachi Nueva Revolucion kicks offf the event at 9:15am Sunday morning and entertainment is scheduled all day. There are also fundraising activities including a Cake Walk , food sales, raffles, and a Silent Auction!
Thanks to the City of Santa Fe and YouthWorks, water-guzzling elm trees and weeds are being cleared from the banks of Santa Fe River this summer. The project will improve visibility and safety along the watershed while also improving water conservation and aesthetic appeal. As noted on the Santa Fe Watershed Association website:
"The Santa Fe River Park and Trail follows the river almost ten miles from Patrick Smith Park to the new Camino Real Park at the river’s intersection with NM 599. Both the parkway and trail are under construction in various reaches along the river. When completed, the trail will be one of three primary urban trail spines along with the Rail Trail and Arroyo Chamisa Trail serving the Santa Fe area. The parkway will provide open space corridors, trails for walking and biking, and a series of parks, as well as a way for bicycle commuters to get to and from downtown safely. Below are listed some the current projects happening along the river.
River restoration is an integral part of the project. The channel and banks in many sections of the river are in poor condition. Erosion has caused steep banks with few plants and the riverbed has many failed grade-control structures. The goal is to have the river meander where possible and to use bioengineering techniques such as boulder drop structures and cross vanes to slow the water down and limit erosion. These approaches will also help increase aquifer recharge and support plants and trees.
Santa Fe River Park, known as El Parque del Rio, is a linear park that follows the Santa Fe River as it flows through downtown Santa Fe. A major amenity and historic site within the city, the river park was beset with a series of long-term problems. Progressive down-cutting of the river channel has affected the health and viability of many of the old cottonwoods and other trees along the park. Storm water that had for decades helped support the river environment is now piped and fed directly into the river, increasing erosion and contributing roadway pollutants. The City of Santa Fe is exploring new ways to handle its storm water runoff and has hired Surrounding Studio to help implement new methods.
Surrounding’s team, working with City Public Works staff, has developed a variety of methods for directing storm water to support the river environment, including “oxbow” infiltration structures and pipe conveyance intercepts. A unique idea on the project is modeled on historic agricultural acequias to create “storm water acequias” that take road runoff and intercept and reroute it to linear water-absorbing wicks. Through passive infiltration, these storm water acequias will benefit new orchard trees and native cottonwoods along the river.
Other park improvements and irrigation upgrades are being made at Louis Montano Park (near the Boys and Girls Club); West De Vargas Park at Guadalupe Street; and on the north side of the Santa Fe River along Alameda between Galisteo Street and East Palace Avenue.
On April 30th, 2016, the Community Learning Network celebrated NeighborDay in the Historic Guadalupe District of Santa Fe, New Mexico! Neighbors gathered for a neighborhood walkabout, shared stories and history, and even toured a few private homes and gardens. Afterwards, community members met for coffee at the local coffee shop and patisserie Indulge on Aztec Street and also enjoyed exploring historic old photos from the archives of the New Mexico Museum of History. (They are available for viewing online in the Santa Fe section of the website at www.myguadalupe.com)
Our Lady of Guadalupe is alive and well in the Historic Guadalupe District of Santa Fe and a leisurely stroll in any direction reveals images of her in every form... from painted murals and tilework to carvings and sculptures, even nichos, and mailboxes can be found adorned with Our Lady. Enjoy the walk and be sure to look for her everywhere....for more on the neighborhood visit www.communitylearningnetwork.org
4/22/2016 0 Comments
Saturday, April 30th is NeighborDay and we are celebrating!
Join us for walk or some coffee...or both!
10am - Guadalupe Neighborhood Walk-about.
Meet at the statue of Guadalupe (at the church on the corner of Guadalupe street between Alto and Agua Fria) We will start our stroll down Alto to Ambrosio and loop back to the church. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your stories, and maybe a camera - there are many hidden architectural treasures and murals, as well as "Guadalupes!" And for those who may not walk, come out and say hi when we pass by! Its a great day to say hello!
11am to 12noon - Guadalupe Neighborhood Meet Up. Stop by Indulge & Ma Chérie coffee shop and patisserie at 317 Aztec St for a quick hello. Meet neighbors AND enjoy the "Neighbor Discount" of 10% off your morning "indulgences" (by the way, you won't believe the outstanding chocolate chip cookies are gluten free...but yes, they are!). We will only be there for an hour, though, but do stop by and say hi!
For more information, visit the Guadalupe Project page under the Special Projects menu on the website of the locally-born and Guadalupe-District- based non-profit www.communitylearningnetwork.org
Visit the Blog and Book by Joshua Trujillo to learn more about the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe, New Mexico! As he noted: "Catholics from Northern New Mexico made a journey from Mexico City with a 12 foot-tall, 4,000 pound statue of the Patron Saint of the Americas. The statue was placed in front of the Santuario de Guadalupe, the oldest church in the United States honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The journey to New Mexico followed the Camino Real, the historic route taken from Mexico City to the northern territory of New Mexico by early Spanish settlers. The statue and the spiritual and physical journey were born out of controversial use of one of the most revered and important images in Hispanic culture. But that is not why the faithful pursued this project. Their pursuit was one of dedication, faith and discovery. The statue is the work of reknown Mexican artist Georgina "Gogy" Farias who herself has a strong devotion to Guadalupe. This website will share photographs by photojournalist Joshua Trujillo and some of the stories from the group's journey north." Click here to visit the blog by Joshua Trujillo
1/26/2016 0 Comments
There will be a meeting of the Historic Guadalupe Neighborhood Association at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 841 West Manhattan Street, at the corner of St. Francis Drive and West Manhattan Street.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the application for a Special Use Permit by the New Mexico School for the Arts for a special use permit to allow for a secondary school to be operated on the Sanbusco property, which has been purchased for the school. The hearing on this application for a special use permit is scheduled to occur before the City of Santa Fe Board of Adjustment at 6:00 PM on February 2, 2016 in City Council Chambers.
In addition to discussing the proposed change in use of the Sanbusco property, we will also conduct an election of officers for the neighborhood association and we will also welcome comments from the association members of other concerns they have about the neighborhood. All residents living within the boundaries of the neighborhood association are eligible to be members of the association and to participate in this meeting.
To learn more, contact The Historic Guadalupe Neighborhood Association President, Jerry Richardson.
SIGNED COPIES of GAME OF THRONES! WHO KNEW?
A hidden treasure in the heart of the Guadalupe District...book and film lovers can purchase SIGNED COPIES of GAME OF THRONES at the Jean Cocteau Cinema at 418 Montezuma Avenue, directly west of Guadalupe Street.
Author George R. R. Martin, who wrote the series Game of Thrones, bought the theater and renovated the building, reopening it on August 9 2013. Now, the cinema has 128 seats in the main hall auditorium. It also has a separate VIP booth with seating for 4. With 132 seats, a single screen, and what some claim is the best popcorn in town. The Jean Cocteau Cinema considers itself Santa Fe’s most eclectic and "hometown" movie house. The cinema continues to show film on both 35 mm and digital, combining the best of the old with the best of the new.
The Jean Cocteau Cinema also hosts live music events, invites authors for readings and book signings, serves coffee and also serves drinks from a full liquor licensed bar, plus sells books and merchandise from the in-house bookstore - which features signed hardback and softback copies of all of Geoure RR Martin's works. Between April – November, the cinema hosts Santa Fe’s only “Midnight Movie” series on Fridays and Saturdays nights at 11:00 pm. Call them at (505) 466-5528 for more info.
Welcome to the launch of MyGuadalupeSantaFe.com - your online source for all things Guadalupe in Santa Fe and New Mexico!
Stay tuned for posts showcasing businesses, events, activities, and history from the Guadalupe District in Santa Fe and from the people and places throughout New Mexico that have been a part of Our lady's influence in the region over the decades.