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 ūüôā

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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West End Autumn Fest in Park Oct 24th

Friend of the West End Park is planning an Autumn Festival and Pumpkin Sale in the West End park on October 24, 2009.¬† It is going to be a full day of activities starting with a fun run at 9:00 a.m. followed by a soccer game at 10:00 between the West End Our Stars Scoccer team and Kipp Ways Acadamy.¬† The fest will begin at 12:00 with art activities, food demos with produce from local gardens, candy apple making, field day activities, drumming etc…¬† The day will end with story telling and s’mores around “camp fire”.¬† Admission is free but we will be selling pumpkins and food(very inexpensive) .¬† All proceed will¬†go to¬†¬†Friends of the West End park for more programming and beautification of the park

Jamila Norman, Friends Of West End Park

Summer fun in West End Atlanta

filled with plenty of community events and opportunity to meet new neighbors on another level.

Friday: SPACE ATL and the West End¬†Merchant Coalition¬†held a Networking Social from 6-8PM.¬† The successful event turned out both old and new neighbors, entrepreneurs,professionals,¬†those running for election¬†and even a few considering a move from the East to the SW ūüôā .¬† Special thanks to Capital City Bank for their continued support and assistance in renewing our SW ATL communities.

After the meeting a few of us were in for a special treat!  Thanks to Suna Om (local merchant, resident , friend and President of the Korean Chamber of Commerce) invited us to the Miss Korea Pageant. It was an amazing experience!

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Saturday:  Work -work-work, as usual..but I was also able to get in some gardening; there may be some use in my lime-green thumb!  I planted this last year, and it survived!! Well, it came back (unfortunatly I can not say this for the other two, but something is better than nothing) SANY3547

Then, Malcolm X Festival.¬† What can I say? This event¬†gets better and better each year! I was very impressed with many of the performers and¬†vendors I have a few on the list for my next purchases.¬† My¬†gang¬†¬†loved to watch the martial artists perform (can’t remember what form they were doing- Cap..something but it’s beautiful to watch…like a fight in slow motion to music!)

2009 NPU T Parks Chair
2009 NPU T Parks Chair
2008 NPU T Parks Chair
2008 NPU T Parks Chair

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K. Beam Creations Custom Buttas
K. Beam Creations Custom Buttas

Kbeamcreations@gmail.com or 404-957-2239 (she’s certainly one vendor on my list!)

After all that- I was worn. So unfortunately, I did miss one event Saturday night- a Westview birthday party for Patrick Berry (NuSpace Media-http://www.nuspacemedia.com/¬†)¬† .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRICK! HOW DOES IT FEEL TO JOIN THE ‘OLD’ CROWD?¬† lol