Heights Park Neighborhood Meeting: Pop-Up Professional Panel

Has the New Year got you itching to reorganize your closets? Ready to refresh or remodeling a room? How about creating a piece of paradise in your own backyard? Or maybe you’re ready to solve all your current house woes by just buying a new home. Whatever your dilemma, we’ve got solutions.

Heights Park Neighborhood Association proudly presents P3, a Pop-Up Panel of Professionals including expertise in interior design, organization, landscaping, fire safety/prevention, general contracting and real estate. You will have the chance to sit down and ask questions of these knowledgeable folks in a casual setting. 

Our General Meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mays Hall. The meeting will kick off with brief general business including our annual board elections. The P3 will follow. So grab some coffee, breakfast refreshments, and a notepad and get ready to get savvy.

George P. Sinclair: Heights Park’s Dressed-to-Impress Dinosaur

Did you know that a dinosaur roams Heights Park? Fear not, George is a friendly fella who has a penchant for celebrating the seasons with style. Neighbors Joanna and Heath Bessire share the story of how George made his way to the 500 block of Newberry.

George’s full name is George P. Sinclair. He is a Sinclair Oil dinosaur. In 2016, when we had just moved in, we saw him on Craigslist but we had just bought a house and agreed that buying a dinosaur for the yard seemed like a ridiculous purchase.

On Christmas Day 2017, I (Joanna) woke up and opened the curtains and George was looking in the window. He looked cold, so we gave him a home. The decorations started out small, but quickly took on a life of their own and may end up out of control in the future.

We love to see little kids light up when they come around the corner. Just last week a whole birthday party stopped by, which was super cute. It’s even entertaining to watch adults try to be stealthy while they take a quick picture.

We both have art backgrounds, so making things for George to wear is a fun hobby. I think my favorite outfit is his raincoat and Heath’s favorite is Halloween (skeleton). Hats and signs are the easiest, since he’s not exactly a standard costume size.

He makes us happy so we are thrilled that he makes other people happy as well. We have so many more ideas so please continue to come by and say hi.

— Joanna and Heath Bessire