NPU-T Meeting and Holiday Party

On behalf of our President, Kwabena “Cubby” Nkromo, I’d like to invite you to attend our last NPU-T meeting of the 2007 year.
Please come out, bring a neighbor and represent your community at this event.

There will be a “pot luck” celebration to wrap up our meeting and year,- feel free to bring a dish of your choice.
Let’s unite, reflect and enjoy as we prepare to roll up our sleeves and make positive changes within our communities in the New Year.

Date: Dec 12th
Time: 7:30PM
Location: Founders Hall- Shrine of the Black Madonna on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd

Community Associations and Organizations within NPU-T

The West End Coalition Group, Inc.

Booker T. Washington Community Association

Ashview Community Development Association, Inc.

Westview Community Organization, Inc.

West End Neighborhood Development Association (WEND)

Just Us Neighbors

It’s Our Neighborhood

The West End Merchants Coalition, Inc.

~Nia Knowles
NPU-T Public Relations Officer
404-414-3289

West End Christmas Party: You’re invited

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Check out the above invitation and come out!!! Hope to see you there; you will not believe the surprises Carl and Liz Ness have in store for us. There will be caroling in many languages, Spanish-Swahili- (another I forgot). An out doors Electric Slide Dance Contest!!! (I still have issues doing this- and think this night will be the night I finally learn! LOL) there will also be a few surprise guests, residents from the1930’s !

*Security will be provided curtsy of our council person Cleta Winslow.

This will be a wonderful memorable family/community night.

Public Relations Officer- NPU-T

Hello everyone!

I have recently accepted a role as the Public Relations Officer within the Neighborhood Planning Unit -T. I will need all your help to be successful and make this role effective.
You’ll hear more about this in the near future, but in the mean time I wanted to inform you of some of my duties. I welcome all and any ideas and suggestions.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Charged with re-introducing NPU-T to the neighborhoods and promoting the theme of “Building on our strengths in clean, safe, neighborhoods”. Along with the NPU-T Chair, the PRO will help recruit committee members for the committee chairs and advertise their respective projects and activities. In addition to the Community Ambassador and Vice Chair, the PRO is authorized to represent NPU-T in an official manner when necessary.

  • Acts as liaison with neighborhood associations, in partnership with Morehouse RTF
  • Oversees and manages official NPU-T communication channels (i.e. email distribution group, blog, website, etc)
  • Generally promotes NPU-T and its agenda

I’m very excited about this role and the opportunity to create a synergy between our community associations.

We have a lot going for us, within this zone- let’s grab hold and insure we ALL prosper and take part in the many new initiatives being developed and implemented.  No community left behind, no community unrepresented.

    There are perks to living in Westview..

    This weekend Patrick and Steffi (www.westviewbungalow.com) had an awesome Chili Cookout which was open to neighbors and friends! Great music, food and conversation. And as usual-conversation is always interesting if you put an IBM professional, Teacher and Realtor together..I have no idea how we got on the topic of Autism. lol

    There had to be at least 8 different chili recipes to taste and vote on while getting to know our neighbors- those old and new.  Unfortunately, I was limited to the Vegetarian Chili, while tempted by the aroma of the others..lol but it was a great choice with spinach salad.

    Thanks Patrick and Steffi for the invite!

    The ties that bind us…

    After a long day of homeschooling, real estate transactions, IT recruitment AND being mommy to dancing princesses -literally –Mini Me #2 Mini Me #2

    it was nice to get out and take a stroll up to The Grounds Coffeehouse at the Skylofts. The atmosphere was everything you would expect and want in a growing city neighborhood.

    Great music, comfortable seating, good conversation and best of all- well priced and made warm beverages! My daughters talked about the White Hot Chocolate on the walk home, and how I should have ordered another round ‘to go’ as well. I had a Mocha Latte with whipped cream and chocolate syrup… I almost ordered another when I remembered it was after 7; staying up to watch the walls at midnight was NOT an option.

    The spirit of unity and ‘for the growth of OUR community’ resonated off the owners, Carlos and Tamara. You get a sense that it’s not all about the money for them.. and judging by the way my girls continued to beg me to buy cookies- for them either. (Thank you Tamara for the cookies!)

    While my husband vibes with Carlos on topics ranging from Brooklyn, Redman to the changes in the West End… I was able to capture a mother son moment which made my heart proud. You can tell the two boys, (Harrison 10 and Benny 7) are proud of their parents, paving the way for these future entrepreneurs.

    In all my picture taking, I neglected to capture a clear picture of Benny- who entertained my girls and has been officially deemed “the boy with the coolest cars”lol…. I’ll be sure to take another on my next visit.

    I’m excited about this Coffeehouse, which caters to everyone; families, students, professionals, seniors and anyone in between. Stop in, I know you will agree it is certainly an added benefit to living in the West End.

    The Grounds Coffeehouse @ Skylofts

    898 Oak Street, Atlanta 30310

    Free Wi-Fi

    Art Exhibits

    Open Mic Nights Every Wednesday

    Children’s Reading Hour Saturday morning

    Morning coffee delivery service for Skyloft Tenants

    Westview Community Organization

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending Westview’s association meeting. Which is held the first Monday of every month at 7PM-SHARP at the Calvary Methodist Church located at 1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (I’ll have to add a calendar to this blog)

    It was wonderful to meet long standing residents- some since 1968- and to see their passion and commitment to their community. As well as the new residents getting involved. Many professional; Architects, Lawyers etc..

    The commitment of the board, and their ability to get things done was refreshing. Many of you may know the VP Scott Smith, from his involvement’s throughout the community and within our Neighborhood Planning Unit T. The Berry’s (Patrick and Steffi of Westview Bungalow blog) have also taken on many new initiatives. However, there is still room for additional volunteers.

    Some highlights:

    A donation will be made to the women’s shelter located on Westview for Thanksgiving.

    The Christmas Dinner will be at Fire Station #17 on December 8th at 2:30PM
    Westview is getting Street toppers! While the community is in the discussion stage of how they will fund this, I think residents and non residents would be welcomed to begin with donations towards this. Many of the residents have served and lived within the community long enough to have paid their dues- they deserve this small recognition. So I ask those of us that can to support this. Right now we’re looking at prices of each topper being $35-40. The more we buy the cheaper they will be. Patrick and Steffi are heading this – see them for additional details.

    Vacant Homes. The Westview, like the Historic West End, has also faced many challenges with vacant homes. We are looking to fill these beautiful, affordable in-town homes quickly! I will be working very hard to help with this process and ask your help. I would be happy to work with any buyer interested in these communities.

    Again, it was a very informative meeting, which I’ll attend monthly and hope to meet new residents and non residents with an interest in the Westview community. Come out- show your support and be apart of the wonderful changes!!!

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