Fall Clean-up

Neighbors,

I just wanted to remind everybody about the clean-up this Saturday. (Oct. 22, 2011)  We will meet at Kipp Strive Academy at 9:00am.  If anyone could donate his/her service of a pickup, that would be great. We are in need of trash bags, rakes, gloves, brooms, etc.

Thank You
Kendal Carey

Earth Day Beltline Clean Up

Beltline Clean up in West End and Westview with Councilmember Cleta Winslow

April 16, 2011, 8 AM—Noon

Meet at Kroger Citi Center

590 Cascade Ave., SW

(404) 330-6047

In partnership with:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. * Atlanta BeltLine Partnership * Keep Atlanta Beautiful* Trees Atlanta * Park Pride * Atlanta Community Tool Bank Greenplate * Republic Services * Historic West End * Westview * NPU-T

Westview Clean-up!

Hi friends and neighbors,
 
It is time for our next neighborhood event – our annual Fall clean-up!!  On November 6, we will once again partner with KIPP STRIVE Academy to pick up debris around our neighborhood.  We will have over 100 students and parents of KIPP coming out to clean-up our neighborhood, we definitley want to have as many neighbors as possible to join them.  Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the staff of KIPP.  We will focus on the streets listed below.  Last year we saw that focusing on a few streets had a dramatic impact in one area.  In the spring we will host a clean-up for another section of Westview. 
 
Special thanks to neighbor Ken Carey for planning this entire event!
 
We need your neighborly help!  Here is how and when to help:
 
When: November 6, 8:30 – 11:30 am
  
Where: KIPP STRIVE School, 1444 Lucile Avenue
 
How to Help:
 – volunteer to cut a lawn of a vacant house  – really needed!
 – drive a pick-up truck (for heavy trash)  – really needed!
 – Bring rakes, dust pans, and leaf bags
 – tell your neighbors – really needed!
 – Bring heavy duty gloves
 – Bring clippers to trim lawns of vacant houses
 – donate trash bags and/or gloves
– help setup lunch at the school; no clean-up required 🙂
 
 Streets as part of this clean-up:
– Derry Ave
– Emerald Ave
– Westmeath Drive
– West Ontario Ave
– East Ontario Ave
– Stokes Ave
– Willard Ave
 
Best, 
Ayana

A long week in the End…

Thanks to John Pavlin, the VP of West End Neighborhood Development , for  coming up with a great social idea for the neighborhood;  “W.E.N.D.esdays” ….   Now, Historic West End will have walking tours weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6PM. Meeting at the Grounds Coffee Shop under the Skyloft (898 Oak Street) , behind CVS on RDA.  This week the first gathering had a very good turn out.  W.E.N.D is inviting all to tour the neighborhood and enjoy the good weather!

In addition to the WEND cleanup, Friends of West End Parkheld a cleanup today, thanks to Yomara Velez and the FRIENDS (Ryan, Stephanie, Beth, Mary, Joel, Carlton, Reggie,Gretchen, Ayana -Park Pride and the many others) for organizing and making the Oak Street,Lucile, Dargan,Lawton Park- my favorite!!  Awesome paint job and clean up guys.

Lastly, thanks to my bestest- Jerilyn Lewis( the best investor REALTOR in the ATL- 404-771-7956) for your help with my flower bed. I didn’t realize it needed THAT much work- nor did I realize that gardening is THAT much work.. lol.. now, ode to you- it should be  ‘Easy street’ for me..

 

 

Beecher Donnelly AND CVC Urban Farm

Saturday’s clean up/ BDCA Recruitment was a success!  The weather remained cool and the clouds held back the rain.  Our resident councilmembers came out to show more than support- Ceasar Mitchell and Cleta Winslow. My daughter had a wonderful time working within the community and on the farm.

Lydia is 7 and also had an opportunity to work with the video camera. She assisted with interviewing the volunteers; I’ll try to get a copy of the footage. I encourage the residents within our communities with children to get them involved. Bring your kids to the meetings, clean-up’s and any community event. We work for their future and the best way to raise active, concerned kids is to start by making them aware of the current concerns and how YOU are helping to make a difference. Believe me, I understand how hard it is to have kids come along, sit still and be quiet at meetings- but everyone of our community organizations with NPU-T are child friendly and filled with loving patient people who UNDERSTAND! 

Here are some of Lydia’s pictures:

Lydia getting her hands dirty 🙂

Beecher Donnelly Community Association also has a usergroup and website: http://www.beecherdonnelly.com/about/  (this Association does not play!!) If you are interested in joining or volunteering for any event within NPU-T please contact me via email or phone 404-414-3289 (or check out the BDCA website and sign up)

Beecher/Donnelly Community Association & CVC Farm Cleanup

Beecher/Donnelly is on the MAP!! In addition to a FARM, this community now has an active association!! Come out and celebrate (along with cleaning) the new developments within this West End community.

Check out this flyer for details: npu-t-cleanup2 JUNE 28TH!!!- Save the date..

CVC Urban Farms – PAOCC Site

(A NPU-T Community Food Project Collaboration)

779 Atwood Street

Atlanta, GA 30310

 

 

For Some, Foreclosures Wave Is Boon

The foreclosure crisis has been good for business for thousands of contractors who are hired by mortgage companies to inspect and maintain abandoned homes.
The upkeep of foreclosed homes has become more of a focus for local and state governments that want to preserve real estate values in neighborhoods and deter drug and gang activity.
Local governments have increased their code enforcement efforts by fining mortgage companies for allowing repossessed homes to deteriorate.
Vacant homes could become more of a problems for mortgage companies and local governments, as economists forecast a couple of million more homes will enter foreclosure in the next two years, says Cheryl Lang, president of Integrated Mortgage Solutions in Houston.
Source: New York Times,Vikas Bajaj (05/27