Sign up for tree workshop Aug. 19

The University of Kentucky’s Urban Forest Initiative will lead a two-hour urban tree workshop for our neighborhood on Saturday, Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. at La Petit Delicat, 722 National Avenue. Seating is limited, so RSVP soon to Elaine Cook,

The workshop will cover the importance of urban trees and the benefits they provide; how to recognize urban tree health characteristics; resources and ways of communicating about urban tree problems; and how to be an ambassador for tree canopy health. 

The workshop will include a lecture and hands-on outdoor training — walking through the neighborhood to assess the health characteristics of different street trees. This workshop will help participants become more familiar with how to look at trees and communicate future problems with tree professionals.

Attention mosquito haters

The Mentelle Neighborhood Association has partnered with Bat BnB, a new local business to offer residents attractive wooden bat boxes that can be installed on your property and which will hopefully reduce mosquitos and other insects without the needs for chemicals, whilst enhancing the look of your property.

The manufacturer has plenty of information and pictures of the boxes on their website ( or you can contact Richard Coles for more details.  

At this time we are trying to find out if anybody is interesting in buying a box – we do not yet know the final price and whether we can get a discount as part of the Association but it does sound like we can get free installation and free advice as to the best placement. Bat BnB has indicated they might sell for $179 to $199.

Please email or call Richard Coles on (859) 533 3216 or  to confirm your interest on or before Wednesday July 26 

Thanks for successful yard sale

More than a dozen neighborhood families participated in the inaugural Mentelle Neighborhood Yard Sale, and it was a big success. We had good crowds and most families reported good sales.

Several families who didn’t want to have their own yard sale donated items for an association booth that Ann Olliges organized in the Mentelle Park Median. The booth earned $265.50 for the association. Thanks to the donors, Ann and her helpers, who included Shelby Reynolds, Beverly Fortune, Ron Mitchell and Becky and Tom Eblen.

Please send your feedback about the yard sale to a board member. We plan to make this an annual event. But next year we will order cooler weather.

It’s almost Yard Sale Saturday

The Mentelle Neighborhood’s inaugural yard sale is THIS Saturday, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Be sure to check out the participating homes listed below.
Also, the Mentelle Park Median will be full of items donated by neighborhood folks with proceeds going to the neighborhood association. If you want to donate any items, bring them to the Median by 7 a.m. Saturday so they can be priced and displayed.

We hope to see many of you out and about!

715 Aurora Ave.
721 Aurora Ave.
800 Aurora Ave.
717 Cramer Ave.
726 Cramer Ave.
346 Memory Lane
27 Mentelle Park
34 Mentelle Park
52 Mentelle Park
118 N Hanover
188 N Ashland Ave.
196 N Hanover

Reminder: Sign up now for yard sale

The Mentelle Neighborhood Association is asking any neighborhood resident planning a yard sale this summer to schedule it for Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine). That way we can draw a big crowd — and sell our unwanted stuff!

To attract that crowd, the association is asking each participating family to chip in $5 for advertising and promotion. If you want to participate, please download and complete this form and return it by July 15 so organizers can begin promoting the sale.