Westview Neighborhood 1st Newsletter-now online!

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:

Give me easy access

and I’ll report on every neighborhood problem I can think of!

This site: http://peds.org/  is awesome for reporting any and every pedestrian hazard!  I’ve already reported on burned out street lights, cross walks, sidewalks and now utility lines that are down!  Take advantage of technology- the forms are simple and short. REPORT! so we can get them fixed and have a better/safer community!

Free Wi-Fi service now at your library

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has officially launched free wireless Internet access at each of its 34 libraries. Wi-Fi is available to any Atlanta-Fulton Public Library user with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, PDA or Wi-Fi-ready gaming device.

“The new wireless service is another integral way that the library provides ways for our patrons to connect to the online world,” said John F. Szabo, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Director. “By transforming our libraries into Wi-Fi hotspots for the community, we add additional ways for visitors to access the library catalogs and various databases, and it frees up more of our desktop computers for those who do not have laptops.”

“An informed public is an empowered public,” said John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. “Installing WiFi in our libraries will allow people free and easy access to information. This is critical not only for nurturing the minds of our young people and senior citizens, but it has the added effect of growing our economy by aiding in the development of productive citizens who are ready for the jobs of the future.”

“The new wireless network will bring immediate benefits to the library system, while serving as a platform for future applications in the years ahead. The net result is an ultra-modern, affordable wireless network that will serve AFPLS and its patrons for years to come!” said Ryan Fernandes, CIO/Director of Fulton County’s Department of Information Technology.

Wi-Fi allows users to connect to the Internet at no cost to them with their own technology devices, giving patrons the freedom to be comfortable anywhere in their library while reading, perform research or other activities utilizing the web. Wireless is available during each branch’s regular operating hours and will turn off 15 minutes before the branch’s scheduled closing time. For more information, please go to www.afpls.org.

6 Web Sites That Make Decorating Fun

For many people, one of the most fun parts about buying a home is redecorating it.

Most of these sites are trying to sell products, but they are free to use and could give new home owners some good ideas.

  • DesignMyRoom.com– This is a sophisticated and complex site. It opens with a series of brief videos with Robert Verdi, a charming “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”- style guide to the art of interior decoration. The site allows you to choose furniture, art and accessories for 30 generic rooms.

  • BHG.com – Choose from Color-a-Room or Color-a-Home (exterior).

  • AndersonFloors.com– The Image Builder Design Center is a basic program that will change the color of the flooring, walls, ceiling and trim.

  • WoodFloors.org– From the National Wood Flooring Association, Design a Room is another basic wall and floor site.

  • Mohawk.Swatchbox.com – Mohawk DreamVision allows you to choose a room type (kitchen, bedroom, bath) and style (traditional, modern, etc.) then start designing.

  • Corian.com– The My Room Designer offers a good choice of cabinets, wall colors and of course, countertops.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Bonetti