Firstly, OWEN is out. This issue demonstrates how vibrant a community West End will be this weekend. There are activities from Friday through Sunday, so please take in as many of the events as possible. Take lots of pictures.
Secondly, we need a host for a musician performing at venues in the neighborhood this weekend.
Many of us have opened our homes to family/friends who were visiting from out of town. These visitors loved our walkable neighborhood where they could stroll to two house museums, AUC center, several vegan restaurants, several banks, and MARTA access. With all that West End/ Westview has to offer, why would anyone stay downtown on a visit to Atlanta?
West End is hosting a very special visitor, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (legendary multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, music director, producer, DJ, and educator). He will be rehearsing/ performing in the West End at Night Under the Stars Concert and Music in the Park with Kebbi Williams 50-piece band (are you totally excited yet!). Since he will be spending so much time in the neighborhood, he wants to walk to his rehearsal venues (WEPAC, Star Theatre) and performances (Wren’s Nest and Howell Park).
Our neighbor, Kebbi Williams has asked if one of our West End neighbors can host Miguel from Thursday to Sunday. It will be the coolest house guest that you will have in a long time. We’re talking serious facebook picture opportunity.
If interested in hosting Miguel, please email or call Brent Brewer today to make arrangement for Miguel.
For commuting purposes, it is best if he stays in the Historic West End District; however, a Westview host would also be appreciated.
I also want to announce an event happening next Thursday, April 19 at Space Atlanta from 6:30- 9:30 pm that will celebrate the launch of the newsletter and raise funds for the paper. If you are free please come out! This will be a great way to meet neighbors you haven’t had a chance to get to know yet. I want to give a HUGE thanks to neighbors Pat and John Perdew, DaDa, and Barbia who decided to throw this event on behalf of the newsletter. You can reach out to Pat Perdew with questions or to help: 404-563-6132.
Finally, thanks to the staff and distributors for your hard work in creating and getting the newsletters out to neighbors. You are much appreciated!
Many of you asked for an e-version of the newsletter, and it has been posted on the Westview website. Thank you Patrick and Steffi for adding these to the neighborhood website.
Best, AyanaAccess in two places.
It’s own dedicated page under “Community Organization”:
And in the news section:
If you haven’t already picked up a copy- you can stop by most of the businesses on RDA (Ralph David Abernathy) and get a copy of our Newsletter. The West End Print Shop and Grounds Coffeehouse (at the Skylofts) also had copies of the Dec/January issue. It’s FREE, so read it and meet your neighbors.
I’m amazed by our Newsletter team. They seem to be everywhere and at every function, getting the scoop – positive scoop- on our neighborhood. You guys rock!
This issue includes information on HomeFree- USA. You’ll meet the Mackey’s and see how HomeFree further prepared them for home ownership. The Mackey’s are great neighbors. Their story -and home, is just one of the reasons more are choosing this side of the city to buy in. Huge bungalows- some renovated- surrounded by good neighbors.
“Growing Up In West End”, great article. Someone should write a book. Have you spoken with any of our “Urban Pioneers”? Me, being an “old soul”, love to sit and listen to our pioneers. The wealth of information they can provide about our community- our world- is irreplaceable. Maybe we can have a Urban Pioneer Day – I’ll check with our Parks,Recreation and Cultural Affairs committee to see. I’m starting to realize for me, living in the West End is more than just being here- it’s a lifestyle, and the more I learn, the more I connect with it’s past I am proud and ready to volunteer for anything that will shape it’s future. I want my children to feel the same way- proud of where they are growing up and have a voice in it’s direction.
Do you know about Sankofa Mobile Museum? Read page 8 in our Newsletter and see see: www.omenala.org for more details.
There is just so much to see and do on this side of the city- soon I’ll be able to say “Atlantic what?” LOL