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Missing Neighbor - FOUND SAFE

UPDATE:

Destiny Ripka was located by the Dallas Police Department on Thursday, November 20th and is safe.

 

To all our neighbors,

Please see the note below and the attached flyer from Jeri Arbuckle, a long-time resident of Peak's Addition. Her niece is missing and she has asked for our assistance in being on the look out for Destiny.

Thank you all.

Joanna 

Friends --

I am writing to ask for your help.  This time it is very personal -- my niece, Destiny Ripka, is missing.   Would you please watch for her and call 9-1-1 immediately if you see her or you have seen her this week?   

Provide Us Your Input

Share Your Thoughts On The City Of Dallas' Renaissance Plan

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is currently updating its comprehensive plan, known as the Renaissance Plan, as well as conducting its first recreation master plan.  A large component of both planning efforts is citizen input.  Input is needed to assist the department in determining priorities as it moves forward.  The survey link below will allow you to share valuable input into the ongoing devleopment of the Renaissance Plan. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

Thank you for  your assistance. The link is below.

The Sanborn Maps of The SAHD

Planning A Remodel? You Might Want To Check The Sanborn Maps 

We recently received an email from a Swiss Avenue neighbor who discovered a helpful resource that might come in handy if you are planning to restore a property in our district that includes a guest house. Due to zoning rules, if you are restoring a guest house that includes a bath and kitchen, you might need to provide documentation that your home's address originally included a second dwelling. One resource for providing this documentation are The Sanborn Insurance Maps, drafted in the early 1920s.

The Sanborn Maps are located

Occassional (July 2014)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

I wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone that put so much time, effort and energy into making this year's Mother's Day Home Tour the success that it was! I'm personally extremely grateful for everyone that stepped in to fill important roles to get the job done, put their beautiful homes on tour, helped sustain the district for another year, and helped our Mother's Day tradition grow even bigger and better.

Swiss Avenue Home Tour Named To Top Treats List

Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour

Named One Of the Top Treats In Dallas

The 2014 Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour was designated as one of the Top 8 Green Mother's Day Treats in Dallas. The list promotes the best green-conscious options for celebrating the Mother's Day Holiday. It was a wonderful weekend with a great turnout. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the treat -- and we hope to see you again next year for the 2015 tour.

You can read the complete article here:

https://www.saveonenergy.com/green-energy/9267/

Occasional (April 2014)

Dear SAHD Residents,
As we look forward to the changing of the seasons, the blooming of flowers, and the beginning of "porch party"
weather, I wanted to give you a brief update about what is going on in our neighborhood.

On the social scene, a big thanks goes out to Sherry Ezell and the rest of the SAHD Children's Committee for hosting
such a wonderful and fun Halloween party for our neighborhood children! All of the children in the neighborhood
certainly have something to look forward to with the annual Easter Egg hunt right around the corner. Additionally, the
neighborhood also enjoyed a

Board Minutes, February 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Swiss Avenue Historic District Association
Minutes of the Monthly Meeting, February 18, 2014
 
The February meeting of the SAHDA was held at the Aldredge House on February 18, 2014.  President Cameron Kinvig called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
 
The minutes from the previous meeting were presented, and a motion was made and seconded and voted to approve the minutes for the January meeting.
 
Cameron announced that he and Natalie Bodak and Bob Cox would be serving as Chairs for the Home Tour Committee.  Thus far, three homes have been secured for the tour, and one is pending.

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Saturday, December 6th at 7:30 PM

Friday, November 21st, 6:00 PM

Friday, November 14, 2014

UPDATE:

Destiny Ripka was located by the Dallas Police Department on Thursday, November 20th and is safe.

 

To all our neighbors,

Please see the note below and the attached flyer from Jeri Arbuckle, a long-time resident of Peak's Addition. Her niece is missing and she has asked for our assistance in being on the look out for Destiny.

Thank you all.

Joanna 

Friends --

I am writing to ask for your help.  This time it is very personal -- my niece, Destiny Ripka, is missing.   Would you please watch for her and call 9-1-1 immediately if you see her or you have seen her this week?   

Police Flyer attached.  Police have downgraded from "critical" missing because they no longer believe she is suicidal, but are continuing efforts to find her as a missing person.  We know she is missing and that is critical to us.

Destiny - 16 yr old white female -  attended school on Monday and has not been home since.  She was seen Tuesday noon wearing a white jacket with fur trim and appeared to be with an adult African American woman not known to the family.  She was not wearing her own clothes.  One distinct feature is that Destiny has very light complexion (her mom jokes that she glows in the dark!).  We believe she is with others who have a vehicle.  Destiny does not have a drivers license and has not learned to drive.  

Many of you have met and know Destiny.   My sister, Destiny and I live together as a family.  We are very concerned for Destiny's safety.

Please repost the flyer on your facebook and websites, and distribute however you can.

I know many of your neighborhoods have wonderful communication networks.  If you feel that you can use them to help with this search, please get the word and picture out so that we might find her.  

We deeply appreciate the many who have already been distributing flyers and working hard for her return, and for the outpouring of support.  Her school staff, kids and families have been amazing and working in every way they can to help.

THANK YOU so much for your help.  We are praying for her protection and safe return.

Best regards -

- Jeri Arbuckle

You can access a downloadable version of the flyer here: