Ashview Heights…. Beltline Garden

Ashview Heights is having a garden clean up. If any of your neighbors are interested in gardening please send them over. We will be the first edible gardens on the Beltline. Also let the youth know! We have teamed up with Booker T. Washington High School. Any BTW students coming out can use this for their community service requirements. Thursday we had a kick off with Atlanta Food Bank, EECOPAT, Suntrust and The Beltline check out the pictures www.facebook.com/ashview.heights. We are looking forward to a great future. Thank you all for your support!

 
Where: Ashview Garden (Holderness and Fenwood)
When: April 30, 2011 @ 8 am to 12 pm
see you there :0)
 
 
Larry Carter

Busy week leading up to a busier weekend

Westview is cleaning for the May 7th Open house home tour!
Meeting in front of KIPP STRIVE (1444 Lucile Ave) at 9 am. Bring your gloves and get ready to work! Dumpster on Muse and Lucile!
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Just one week before a day of very exciting events happening in Southwest Atlanta. In case you missed it, May 7 is going to be a huge day for the neighborhood! In Westview, we will be partnering with Adair Park to host our first ever “Open House” (http://thebeltlineteam.com/open-house-events.asp). Think of it as a Tour of Homes for houses for sale. This is an opportunity for potential home owner’s to take a look at some of the great homes in our neighborhood. Beginning on May 6, West End will be holding their annual West Fest (http://www.atlantawestfest.com/). This event includes an outdoor concert, market festival, and Tour of Homes.

See below for more information on the May 7 event, but that’s not why I’m writing now. Of course, just as your mother taught you, we should clean-up before we have visitors. So this Saturday, April 30, from 9 – 12 pm we will have a clean-up of a few streets in the neighborhood that will have homes open for viewing. We need neighbors ready to pick up light and heavy trash. We also need anyone with a pick-up truck who can drive around that day. We will meet in front of KIPP STRIVE located at 1444 Lucile Avenue at 9 am.

We will be targeting the Lucile corridor, Rogers Ave (1600 block), Altoona Place (400 block), Inman (400 block) and East Ontario (400 block).

Special Thanks to C.T. Martin’s office who has donated a dumpster for the day.

You can reach me directly at agabriel1908@yahoo.com if you have any questions or need more information. Otherwise, hope to see you Saturday!

– Ayana

Curb Appeal My House!

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OK..why haven’t you entered my name into a curb appeal contest? You pass my house daily and shake your head; I find you guilty of not helping! LOL

The girls and I are making an “all hands on deck” push to get our yard in some shape for the May 7th home tours.  Feel free to stop by and give us a hand in pulling weeds…or drop us off a Hasta!  Our plan is to have a drought resistant,low maintenance garden.
But I just came up with an idea to add a Koi pond in the area currently taken over by ivy.  What do you think?

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West Ends New Addition!

Daniel

One of our precious additions to the West End family! Daniel is amazing and growing daily- now 3wks old! I can’t wait until he and Noah have play dates.

My friend will strangle me if she finds out I posted a pic of her on my site-  **sheesh-no one tell!** But isn’t she lovely to have just endured major surgery?

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West Fest Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ATLANTA, GA

 Atlanta’s Historic West End community invites you to West Fest 2011 (May 6 – 8, 2011), the hippest in-town festival south of I-20!

WHAT IS WEST FEST?

West Fest 2011 is brought to you by West End Neighborhood Development Inc. (WEND) and includes an annual benefit concert, dog parade, artist market and festival, and tour of historic homes. The concert kicks off the weekend of events with performances by soul songstress Dawn McClain. The West End Tour of Homes consists of a self-guided walking tour of over a dozen Craftsman, Victorian, & Queen Anne-style private homes. The large majority of buildings in the district are houses constructed from 1870 to the 1930s. The festival and artist market will kick off with a dog parade, feature local artists, face painting, and a live DJ.

SCHEDULE

Annual Benefit Concert featuring Dawn McClain and Eugene IV

Friday, May 6, 7-11pm

Wren’s Nest Amphitheatre

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

 Dog Parade

Saturday, May 7, 11am-12pm

White Street at Rose Circle, Historic West End, Atlanta, GA  30310

Neighborhood Festival & Artists Market

Saturday, May 7, 12pm-6pm

Gordon-White Park

Corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and White St., Atlanta, GA, 30310

 Music will be supplied by House in the Park; food, beer & wine, and beverages will be available for purchase.

West End Tour of Homes

Purchase tickets and begin tour at the Wren’s Nest

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 12pm-5pm

 TICKET INFO

Tickets for the Benefit Concert are $25 • Tickets for the Tour of Homes are $20, or $40 for a combo Concert + Tour of Homes pass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.atlantawestfest.com. Admission to the Festival and Artist Market is free.

What to do on the Westside…

Information provided by Cheryl Case

*Civil Rights Symposium (Major League Baseball): Tuesday, April 19th at 5pm*
Major League Baseball is hosting its annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta this May with the Braves being the hosting participant. As part of the Civil Rights Game, there will be extensive educational outreach programs.
Tomorrow evening, there will be a college symposium panel discussion with Civil Rights icons and Major League Baseball executives. There will be networking opportunities immediately following the symposium.
Contact: Sherry L. Turner, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.
Phone: 404-523-5778
E-mail: sturner@aucenter.edu
 
*Zone 1 Grand Opening Celebration*
April 19th at 930 Sells Avenue (Ashley Collegetown Apartments) Apt 1002 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. I hope you all can make it. I think there will be free food, yum 🙂

*Atlanta Workforce **Development Agency Job Fair*
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011; 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In order to attend the AWDA Job Fair, first time participants must complete
an online AWDA application at:
www.Atlantaworkforce.org<http://www.atlantaworkforce.org/>

and attend one orientation, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday: from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Attire is professional, please have resumes ready to present to employers
818 Pollard Blvd, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Contact: (404) 546-3000
 
*Ashview Heights Yard Sale*
In an effort to build community awareness and pride. In efforts to raise money for street toppers and trash cans we are having a community yard sale.
If you all have a chance please let your community know that we will be have a yard sale April 23, 2011 8 am to 2 pm. We are expecting any donations of clothing, shoes, cash, electronics or any other household items. To contact for more information and/or to make donations: phylletheone@gmail.com
 
*Year Up Program
Free IT Training for *18-24 year olds* who live in the DC/MD/VA,
Providence/Boston, San Francisco bay area, Chicago, New York City,and *
Atlanta.*
 
 
If you know anyone with a high school diploma or a GED who are between the ages of 18-24 yrs old and have an interest in IT and computers…Refer them to this site *http://www.yearup.org/* to learn more about this free program.
This program asks for a 1 year commitment between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
 
They provide the student with a stipend and after six months, internships at companies such as Freddie Mac and AOL to name a few. Check out the website: *www.yearup.org*
 
About Year UP:
 
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticeship.
 
Year UP has achieved excellent results to date: 100% placement of qualified students into apprenticeships; 83%student retention; 90% of apprentices meet or exceed apprenticeship partner expectations; 87% of graduates placed in full or part-time positions within 4 months of graduation.

…There’s a new sheriff in town…

after 4 years of partnering with Solid Source Realty, I have finally selected a broker with the ability and drive to help take my brand-and my community to another level with Real Estate service…  

The unveiling to come, but get ready for a new Area West Realty Group/Nia Knowles  revamp…. *very exciting!*