Fort McPherson Open House Tour!

You are invited to the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority OPEN HOUSE hosted by the McPherson Community Engagement Subcommittee on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The OPEN HOUSE will be held at the offices of the MILRA at 1794 Walker Avenue, SW on the grounds of Fort McPherson.
Entrance to Fort McPherson will be from the Lee Street gate.  An attached document gives directions to the office from several locations.  Temporary signs will direct you to 1794 Walker Street as you enter the gate.  You will need to provide a driver’s license or other identification to the gate guard and announce that you are going to the MILRA OPEN HOUSE.  GO DIRECTLY TO 1794 WALKER STREET – DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE AROUND THE PROPERTY IN YOUR VEHICLE.
A flyer with OPEN HOUSE information has been attached.
Jack Sprott
McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority
Jack C. Sprott/Executive Director/1794 Walker Avenue, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310/(404) 477-6767

Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration

LOCATION
Join the Westview Community Organization at KIPP STRIVE Academy for music, art, and food as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration! KIPP STRIVE is located in the historic J.C. Harris school building at 1444 Lucile Avenue, 30310.

MUSIC
Come boogie down to some soul, funk, and classics with our local Djs – Theo, Ryze, and Quasar.

GRILL-OFF: TASTE OF WESTVIEW
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? Get your “passport” and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink. Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.

The suggested donation for a “passport” is $5, although you are always welcome to donate more! You can go ahead and reserve your “passport” via PayPal and pick it up at will-call on the day of the event. (Just bring the printed PayPal receipt and/or your ID matching the PayPal records.

GRILL-OFF: CONTESTANTS
This year’s celebration includes a grill-off, fostering friendly competition between neighboring communities in Southwest Atlanta. Teams from these neighborhoods have signed up to compete:

  • Westview
  • Adair Park
  • Ashview Heights
  • Beecher-Donnelly (2 contestants!)
  • West End
  • Plus individuals

ART/VENDOR MARKET
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!

  • Antiques Shop
  • Angel Green Eyes Jewelry
  • Deanna Claudette Jewelry
  • Gingerbread Sisters Creations
  • Peaceful Natural Soaps
  • The Atlanta BeltLine
  • Unforgettable Delights
  • ZoUnique Abstracts
  • And more…

http://www.WestviewAtlanta.com  for details

West End& 2 days of Malcolm X

Ok, ok.. I am really trying to slow done and NOT be “Johnny on the spot”, but who can resist living in such a festive neighborhood? We really are a family oriented community- and what i mean by this, everyone you meet is like family.
A 2min run to Krogers can take me 45mins after i run into and chat with 5people…no matter how hard i try to pull away! Its funny, you almost need to go outside the SW ATL to get a little “me” time but every time I venture into another side, I miss home. Almost like these active kids…can’t wait to get a break but as soon as they’re asleep, I’m creeping in rooms to ensure you’re still there and exactly how you should be.

This weekend was beyond busy with work(showing homes,adding signs, lockboxes,making flyers), the “Committed To Communities” event and squeezing in some studying ( forget house work) …the 2day Malcolm X festival was a perfect addition to show some support to a community event and relax.
(Atlanta certainly should take the prize as a city with MUCH to do during the spring/summer; it’s been nonstop rain or shine!)
…And, although it felt like I’ve been everywhere, I did miss a few awesome West End and Westview parties, volunteer opportunities… But there is always next week 🙂

Here are a few pics from today that caught my eye:
my hair stylist doing her thing, as usual (the Good Hair Shop.com), I don’t do tats but had to admire skills and ability to hold a steady hand, Leah breaking me financially-eating $3 icy& getting her hair done, a homeowner I helped and haven’t seen in months, Gabriel-our local artist/handyman, singers/dancers and Poets. I’m kicking myself because I can’t remember the name of this amazing artist. I think it was “Maryann M.” or “Mariam Maruba” ….

It was refreshing seeing everyone smiling,laughing, hugging and recognizing being “Blessed”.

I hope you enjoyed this weekend as much as I did….see you at the next event!

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Pampered Pooch Parade

We had another successful event this year in West End/ West Fest…our Dog Parade brought out the most pampered pooches in town.  We we lead by drummer and our troup leader (Asher McBee)to the Art Festival on Gordon White Park on RDA. The weather was perfect and we even had an extra treat of Bikers along the Beltline.

 Be sure to add this event to your calendar  for next year! We have our parade the first weekend in May.

You’re invited…

West End Front Porch Night

                     Bringing our homes, our neighborhood, and our community to the forefront

On Thursday, May 5th , at 6:00 p.m., we are kicking off the West End Tour of Homes/West Fest Weekend with the 2nd

                      Annual West End Front Porch Night. Join one of four designated FRONT PORCH PARTIES near you for a fabulous spring evening of fun and food. If you like, please feel free to bring your favorite food or beverage to join the party. Come out and join us!

 Toby and Percy Jackson

1151 Eggleston Street

 Hammonds House Museum

503 Peeples Street

 Rachael and Michael Joseph

1174 Oglethorpe Avenue

  Brenda Arrington

726 Peeples Street

 Schedule of Events

May 5

(Thursday):

Porch Night- 6:00pm, Free

May 6

(Friday):

Wrens Nest Concert

(Dawn McClain)-

7pm to 10pm, $25

May 7

(Saturday):

Dog Parade

(On the Beltline, meet at Rose Circle Park)

11am, Free

Neighborhood Festival & Artists Market

(Gordon-White Park)-

12am to 6pm, Free

Tour of Homes

(start at Wrens Nest)-

12pm to 5pm, $5

May 8

(Sunday):

Tour of Homes

(start at Wrens Nest)-

1pm to 5pm, $5

www.AtlantaWestFest.com

Presented by West End Neighborhood Development Inc.