Westview Summer Solstice (June 25th) Update!

Did you know that there is a CVC Urban Farm right here in Southwest Atlanta?

Formed as part of NPU-T’s Community Food Project, the Atwood Community Gardens (http://www.nextstepsyep.org) has been located in the Beecher-Donnelly (http://www.beecherdonnelly.com/) neighborhood since 2008. With the support of many southwest Atlanta residents and friends, the urban farm has initiated an agricultural training program that uses gardening to introduce students to careers in STEM.

Learn more about Beecher-Donnelly and other southwest Atlanta neighborhoods that will compete in the Westview Summer Solstice grill off competition! Come out on June 25th and join us for a day of music, food, vendors, and more. http://www.westviewatlanta.com/

This event is not possible without neighborhood donations and support. We need your help! See below how to help make this event a success.

 

Best,

Ayana

Events Chair, WCO

 

Westview Summer Solstice

June 25, 2 – 8 pm

KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Ave

Free food, music, entertainment, and vendors.

Grill competition: $5 for a taste

http://www.westviewatlanta.com/

 

How you can help:

 

Volunteer: We need persons to help run the grill competition, manage the free food grill, run kids games, set-up, and clean-up. If you are interested please contact me at agabriel1908@yahoo.com

Monetary Donations: Checks and cash accepted. Donate directly through paypal at:

http://www.westviewatlanta.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=173&Itemid=71

Donations go towards the cost of food and other items.

 

Food Donations: hot dogs, chips, coolers and wash tubs (temporary, to fill up with ice)

Pass Out Fliers: We really need persons who can pass out fliers on the Ontarios, Matthewson, Wellington, Inman, Emerald, Derry, Westwood, Stokes, Westmeath, and Willard sometime this week.

Tell Your Friends

Thank you to our sponsors: Coca-Cola, EpiCity, Kroger, Councilmember Cleta Winslow, Councilmember Michael Julian Bond, Mutana Cooperatives, Q-Time Restaurant, Ruchda Wings, and KIPP STRIVE Academy.

Thanks to everyone on the Summer Solstice Committee for working hard to put this together: Shawnda, Steffi, Patrick, Kisha, Michael, and Katherine

 

Westview Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Westview Centennial Celebration

Our neighborhood is 100 years old! Come celebrate the centennial with a day full of fun activities for the whole family!

BELTLINE 5K RUN/WALK –

A free 5K around Westview and West End sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine. Complete your free registration online by visiting www.active.com (search for “BeltLine” to find the race) and selecting the “No T-Shirt” option. Those who wish to make the optional $20 donation as part of their registration will receive an event t-shirt on race day!

MUSIC –

DJs Ramon Rawsoul (House in the Park – www.ramonrawsoul.com), Ryze (Imported Underground), and Drew (Drew’s House) will be playing the best in deep house and soul! Come boogie down on the lawn.

ART –

If you are interested in participating in our artist market please email us at info@westviewatlanta.com. This is our first year hosting the market so the application fee is only $10! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!

FOOD –

Attendees – bring $5 to sample and vote for your favorite food! Participants – are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are free! Individuals, organizations, restaurants are all allowed to participate. Please contact us at info@westviewatlanta.com for more info and to register.

FUN –

There will be fun games (with prizes) for the kids!

SCHEDULE –

9:30 – 11:00: BeltLine 5K

11:00 – 11:30: Ceremonies

11:30 – 4:00: Cook-off/BBQ/music/artist market

THINGS TO BRING –

Picnic blankets, camping chairs, an appetite, $5 for the grill-off, sunscreen, smiles.

More info at: http://www.westviewatlanta.com/centennial

Westview Community Organization

Tonight’s meeting was informative, here’s a quick recap. Please add  events to your calendar:

  1. June 21st Westview Neighborhood BBQ, partnership with It’s Our Neighborhood Association
  2. National Night Out 2008 (First Tuesday in August)
  3. Great American Clean-Up

Also Major Perdue, Deputy Chief of Zone 4 came out and gave a report on crime in our area. As you know, Zone 4 is the LARGEST zone, and is in need of additional Officers- our territory is wide- covering West End, Westview, Dill/University Ave , Oakland City all the way to parts of Camp Creek .   Crime is up 15% more this year from last- he did emphasize that WE- Westview and West End are not unique- Atlanta and the nationhas huge CRIME issues due to the bad economy.   Major Perdue also reiterated that most crime is on vacant properties. Copper. Appliances. Electrical.  HVAC/Furnace (for copper) etc.  Also a new trend, businesses are being hit after hours.   Our defence/solution; US.  He advised us to become those “nosey neighbors” again, take notes, CALL the police, know your neighbors, look out for each other.  There is also a new Seniors Police Academy training – contact Macia Kimbro at 404-209-5250 to sign up.

Jonathan Kidwell (Area Manager for NPU-T) of House Proud (a ToolBank Program) also informed the residents of this program/service now available to our Seniors in NPU-T. You WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM. If you are a Senior Citizen (Home Owner) or know someone who is, that reside in NPU-T you House Proud will help restore your home.  Some of the FREE services they offer is roof repair, electrical, plumbing, painting, flooring- anything to keep you “warm, safe and dry” .  Check out their website at www.houseproudatl.org  and contact Jonathan at 404-880-0054x 20, email jon@toolbank.org.  This service is for Seniors 60+, home owners, lower income ( income of $39,000max a year for single), and MUST have home owners insurance. Be sure to help your neighbors and get them this information.

Lastly, did you know that Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore?  This is a home improvement outlet (store selling products up to 75% below retail) and 100% of the profit supports Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. All of the products are donated,(some from Home Depot ). The store is in Grant Park. 519 Memorial Drive, www.atlantarestore.orgor call for hours at 404-525-2114. Be sure to mention you heard about this from “Ayanna” at the Westview Community meeting for a 25% discount off a single item purchase.  You can also donate (for a tax right off) or volunteer.

…and I think, that’s it.  Tomorrow West End Neighborhood Development at 7PM at the Peeples Street library.