Kenwick in the News

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019, 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Homes will be in the Kenwick neighborhood, Tickets booklets can be purchased at Victory Christian Church parking lot on the corner of Cramer and Owsley AvenuesTickets: Available for $8 on the day of the tour, or $8 for advance purchase tickets on EventBrite.

Eventbrite - Kenwick Bungalow Tour 2019

The Kenwick Neighborhood Association presents the 2019 Kenwick Bungalow Tour on Sunday, June 2nd, 1-5 p.m. Eight homes and gardens will be stops on the tour. While every house may not be a bungalow, each one will show a different aspect of Kenwick’s unique personality. This event helps the Kenwick Neighborhood Association raise money for projects such as Neighborhood Tree Planting, Kenwick Victory Christian Church Community Garden and helps fund events at the Kenwick Community Center. Tickets will be sold for $8 on the day of the tour or for $8 for advance tickets starting in mid-April on Contact or call 859-221-8350 for more information.

Six of the Eight Homes on the Kenwick Bungalow Tour

In addition to the homes on the tour, Bruce Lewis will be playing music from 1:30 to 4:30 pm  local art will be on display and for sale at 128 and 133 Lincoln Avenue. Local artists included Enrique Gonzalez, Maureen Dreckman, Charles Jolly, Vicki Robinson, Robbie Holton, and Sara Constantine. Sav's Chill  ice cream truck will be at the Victory Christian Church parking lot. Wilson's Meat's and Groceries will have free samples and water.


Artwork Samples from the Artists on Display



Ann-Michael McCalister Rawlings has designed new t-shirts for the Kenwick neighborhood. She has stocked them in her local boutique, Calypso. A portion of the sales will be donated to Kenwick's Community Garden, so go ahead and wear your neighborhood on your sleeve for a good cause.

The t-shirt is available in in 3 of American Apparel's best-seller styles: a unisex tank, a unisex tee, and a fitted women's tee as well as a tee for infants, toddlers, and youth! Neighbors can purchase on our website for in-store pickup, to be shipped, or visit her shop at 513 East Maxwell St in Woodland Triangle. They are open 7 days a week. She would love to meet you and hear about your mutual love of the coolest neighborhood in town!

You can visit Ann-Michael's online store here:


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Published in the January 10th, 2014 edition of the Fifth District Newsletter 5thDistrictE125.pdf

In an effort sparked by neighbors Renea Buckles and Leann Murphy, the Kenwick neighborhood came together and held a Coat, Gloves, Hat, Blanket and Scarf Drive last weekend. Neighbors emptied closets to help those in need and overall, several carloads were delivered to the Catholic Action Center during this week’s cold weather spell. Not to be left out of the action (or out in the cold) Renea’s poodle Tucker made the news as well, reminding Lexington pet owners to be responsible during such cold snaps. Way to work together, Kenwick!  The original Lex18 News story is no longer available.


By Mary Meehan

Published in the Kentucky Herald Leader May 31, 2013

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Tomi Ross and Angela Forsee act like the oldest of old friends, complete with gentle ribbing and inside jokes. But the two women came together just last year as Ross, reeling from a house fire that destroyed nearly everything she owned, hired Forsee to help her rebuild her life.

The result of their collaboration is a modern home with a Victorian feel that will be open as part of the Kenwick Neighborhood Bungalow Tour on Sunday.

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Published in the Chevy Chaser Magazine on April 8, 2013
By Saraya Brewer

Kenwick Neighborhood community garden inches toward fruition


Almost a year after the initial seeds for the idea were planted, a community garden in the Kenwick neighborhood is starting to take root. Spearheaded by the Kenwick Neighbor-hood Association (KNA), with seed money provided by the 5th District office, the new garden will be located in the green space behind Victory Christian Church (facing Owsley Avenue).

According to Kenwick Neighborhood Association board member Sara Constantine, the hope is to have the garden installed before the neighborhood’s semi-annual Bungalow Tour, which is scheduled for June 2.

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By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

Published in the Lexington Herald Leader on August 4, 2012


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Tomi Ross lived on Lexington's Bassett Avenue for 27 years in a Victorian style home where the neighborhood children always felt welcome.

When the house caught fire after an apparent lightning strike just around midnight July 27, Ross was out of town. She lost nearly everything she had, including furniture and appliances, clothes, her stained glass studio and Cora, one of her four cats.

Ross said the heartfelt response of her neighbors, and of the members of the fire department who helped her bury Cora, made it "the worst and best day of my life." ...continue reading

Published in the Chevy Chaser Magazine on June 3, 2011
By Saraya Brewer

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Lexington, KY – For Kenwick neighborhood enthusiasts, the biennial Kenwick Bungalow Tour provides the perfect venue to show off the unique and eclectic collection of home and garden styles that make the neighborhood one of Lexington’s most distinct and beloved.

For first-time homeowners Andy and Lauren Hightower, whose home will be featured in the tour for the first time this month, the event offered another bonus: establishing a deadline for the DIY renovations they have tirelessly toiled over in the two years since they purchased their Preston Avenue home. “Events like this have really helped to pace everything we’ve done in the house,” Lauren said. ...continue reading