Self Guided Walking Tour of the Astor Neighborhood

The Astor Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with the Brown County Historical Society, presents the 2019 “ If These Homes Could Talk” Self-guided Walking Tour.

Stroll the streets of the Historic Astor Neighborhood to learn a little history and take in the unique architecture along the walk. Signage will be up this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 21 & 22) for your viewing pleasure. Follow the map or make your own path! The ticketed Tour to view homes interiors sold out fast this year, so sign up early next September!

Printable Map (PDF)

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Eric Vandeveld
A Fall letter from your ANA President

Greetings fellow Astor Neighbors;

Ron Dhein - ANA President

Ron Dhein - ANA President

With fall upon us we can now ask “what happened to Summer?” With the weather and our activities turning the corner into fall mode, we all try to enjoy the remaining days as they become shorter and shorter. With that in mind, I along with the entire Astor board would like to thank everyone who patronized our popcorn stand this summer which is one of our traditional fund-raising events. If you are a member of a club or volunteer organization and you would like to help with your team next year, please contact Paul Schleis or myself so we can get your information. It’s fun to meet the residents of GB and converse with them, and this would be a great learning opportunity for younger folks who are trying to begin to think about entering the work force. Also, thank you to those who volunteered this year, you all seemed to have a good time!

To all the residents of Astor, I am asking that you take a couple minutes to read through this letter. Please note the upcoming events and please think about the time and effort that go into the planning and coordination of these events. We really want you to attend our neighborhood events, and to enjoy the time you spend with fellow neighbors and friends. If you have an idea and would like to create an event for Astor, please contact any of the board members listed on this letter; we need your ideas and we need your help to keep this neighborhood interesting and engaging.

Please enjoy your fall months and stay active and safe. Together we make Astor what it is, a truly great place to live.

Regards,

Ron Dehn
ANA President

From the Astor Outlook Newsletter. Visit the Archive page to view the newsletter in it's entirety.

Eric Vandeveld
A letter from your ANA President

Greetings fellow Astor Neighbors;

Ron Dhein - ANA President

Ron Dhein - ANA President

I want to thank all of you who turned out for this year’s annual meeting who were able to enjoy the chili and root beer donated by Titletown Restaurant and our fellow residents Brent and Joanne. Also, thank you who came to listen to our guest speakers Stephanie and Jason. With all of you present, we had a great turn out this year.

A big “Thank You” to those of you who signed up to volunteer for upcoming ANA events, we really need you in a big way! In that spirit, I would like to welcome our three newest members of the ANA board; Emelie Heil, Denise Parsley, and Skip Heverly. With their commitments, we now have 9 strong members.

Summer is a great time in our Astor neighborhood where so many people walk, run, and ride their bikes. We have two great parks to visit and we are all aware of the Fox river trail where folks come from all over the city to walk and bike and enjoy the mighty Fox. Speaking of parks, City Band recently announced their schedule for the summer at St. James Park and once again we will be selling refreshments for all to enjoy. Please support your neighborhood association at these events by purchasing our treats. This is one of our major fund raisers and a great place to discuss ideas you may have for other summer events and activities.

With all this in mind, please have a great, safe summer and please plan on participating in some of our activities which you will hear more about in the rest of this letter.

Regards,

Ron Dehn
ANA President

From the Astor Outlook Newsletter. Visit the Archive page to view the newsletter in it's entirety.

Eric Vandeveld
A Letter from your ANA President
Ron Dehn - ANA President

Ron Dehn - ANA President

Greetings fellow Astor Neighbors;

By the time this letter is published and delivered, I am hoping that most or all the snow will be gone, and we are experiencing a little spring weather. I hope you all enjoyed your winter and holiday season, and welcome back to those of you who manage to escape Wisconsin’s winter.

This year’s annual meeting will be held on Monday April 15th, yes Tax Day! We will have sign-up sheets for many events. This year’s guest speakers will be Stephanie Hummel and Jason Flatt who will be discussing the new Landmarks Commission which replaces the HPC, or Historical Preservation Committee. They will also discuss which Home Improvement Loans are available as well as the Historical Tax Credits! If you are planning changes to your Astor home, you will not want to miss this.

To begin with, we need board members to help plan and carry out all the events that make Astor a very special place to live. We are short members! Our very first order of business will be to re-elect current members and ask for new members, so please do not be late to the meeting. We also need volunteers for this year’s events which include refreshment sales at the city band concert, the annual Easter egg hunt, and other events throughout the year. Please sign up for these events at the annual meeting and or talk to a board member to become one of us!

We need a strong showing of support from neighbors this year as this should be a very insightful meeting. There will be new leadership in our city this year and we are sure some changes will follow. Once again, I look forward to seeing you at this meeting and discussing the future of our neighborhood and the events we hold or aspire to hold.

Regards,

Ron Dehn
ANA President

From the Astor Outlook Newsletter. Visit the Archive page to view the newsletter in it's entirety.

Eric Vandeveld