McConnell Springs

Nestled in the industrial side of Lexington is the 26-acre McConnell Springs. This oasis has been celebrated by locals and is definitely worthy of the praise. A beautiful pocket of woods and walking trails, along with some educational material, McConnell Springs is a nice break without driving far from the city center. Continue reading “McConnell Springs”

Chevy Chase Farmer’s Market

At the corner of Euclid and High Street (or is it Tates Creek Road at that point?…) on Sundays from 10-2 is the Chevy Chase Farmer’s Market. These neighborhood markets are popping up everywhere making locally grown produce within reach for most people of Lexington at least one day a week. Continue reading “Chevy Chase Farmer’s Market”

New Restaurant on National Coming Along

Locals’ is continuing development as the newest restaurant to open in the National Avenue neighborhood. The place is looking pretty neat. The building has come a long way since a few months ago, last we posted, and even further from the liquor store that sold to underage teens (not that I would know anything about that…). Continue reading “New Restaurant on National Coming Along”

Community Garden on Owsley and Cramer

Behind Victory Christian Church at the corner of Owsley and Cramer is a community garden that has been lovingly tended by volunteers from the neighborhood for a few years. Free veggies are offered to the community but to not feel guilty, pitch in with a little weeding and watering. Sign up here. Continue reading “Community Garden on Owsley and Cramer”

Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance Does it Again

I love car shows. I seek them out and happily Lexington seems to have people gathering to show off their rides every weekend. This weekend is Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance. Over a four-day period, classic cars and new cars gather in Lexington to show off their beauty.

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Learning in Woodland Park

Before Woodland Park was Woodland Park and the University of Kentucky was the University of Kentucky, students attended classes in this building.

Original College Building at Woodland Park. Print by Bob May, 1965, from N1150. Classroom building, Woodlands, A and M College, 1866. Copyright: University of Kentucky.
Original College Building at Woodland Park. Print by Bob May, 1965, from N1150. Classroom building, Woodlands, A and M College, 1866. Copyright: University of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky has extensive photo archives giving us a better understanding of UK history. Check it out on UK’s website.

Sahara International Market

Out Harrodsburg Road, right outside of the circle is a shopping center that contains many great restaurants and retail shops. Located on Fieldstone Way in the strip on the left is the Sahara International Market Traditional Butcher Shop. Continue reading “Sahara International Market”

Belleau Woods Park

What a lovely find!

Follow the twisting streets of the Belleau Woods neighborhood to be introduced to an 18-acre swath of greenspace and play areas. Belleau Woods Park has all of the necessities of a great space for Lexingtonians to utilize but the park was nearly empty when we got there. Granted we were here on a damp day where storms constantly threatened but it’s in the middle of a large neighborhood! Continue reading “Belleau Woods Park”

What We’ve Got Here Is a Failure to Communicate

The space in front of the new branch of Southland Christian on Richmond Road that was once occupied by Perkins had buildings torn down, was flattened, was filled in with dirt, planted with grass, and now is being dug up again. Dig a hole, fill it in.

Wonder what’s happening with it next?

Empty space between Home Depot and Richmond Road, July 2, 2015
Empty space between Home Depot and Richmond Road, July 2, 2015

Romany Corridor

On the south side of the Chevy Chase neighborhood is a small collection of shops along Romany Road between Cooper and Providence. The largest store is Kroger’s, one of the few remaining neighborhood sized stores in Lexington. The neighborhood loves it for the ease of access. Continue reading “Romany Corridor”