West End Neighbor News

Jun 29, 2010 in Neighbor News, Preservation & Historic sites, Videos

The West End is a busy place- there’s always lots to do. Here’s a run down of recent events:

The West End to Hopmonk Full Moon ride was a great success -with over 20 riders enjoying the lovely weather. The group met at DeMeo Park  and then rode to the Hopmonk via the Joe Rodota trail. After a bit of socializing and sustenance (aka beverage and munchies), the group rode back under a full moon back to West End. Some folks continued onto Railroad Square, ultimately ending up at Starks for a debriefing.  See the ride video- Click here! For more photos Click Here!

Full Moon Riders

Full Moon Riders

Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy had their June Fellows Happy Hour at DeMeo park- The Leadership Institute, dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future,  trains people to be more effective leaders and to educate community leaders and the public to understand that the future of our economy and quality of life are dependent on each other. The Fellows of the Institute were introduced to the West End- a downtown neighborhood with small, efficient homes easily accessible to local businesses. The event was sponsored by  Thomas & Co. Consulting, Allen Thomas is a 2003 graduate of the institute. They were also treated to beer brewed by the West End’s Dave Drake, yummy appetizers made by Andrew Zarrillow and Burning Hawk Wines poured by Nick Papadopoulos and Scott Johnson.  Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute social at DeMeo Park

Leadership Institute social at DeMeo Park

Burning Hawk Wines- Scott Johnson & Nick Papadopoulos

Burning Hawk Wines- Scott Johnson & Nick Papadopoulos

303 Hewett Street- Wow! Check out the rehabilitation of the historic cottage located at 303 Hewett Street. This 19th Century Vernacular Box house, built before 1904, had fallen into a state of disrepair. It was sold- and the new owner has brought it back to life. Great care and attention to historically correct detail were made by the project manager- “My Handyman” John Moorhead (236-2577).  This is a living example of the benefit of living in a historic district.  This house would not look the same if it was repaired with T111 siding! (Note: the vinyl windows were added before the rehab)

303 Hewett St. BEFORE
303 Hewett St. BEFORE
303 Hewett DURING
303 Hewett DURING
303 Hewett AFTER
303 Hewett AFTER

Our neighbors in Railroad Square have their new clock and it’s a beauty. It was installed on Friday, June 25th. There will be an official dedication on August 6th.

Historic Railroad Square's new clock

Historic Railroad Square's new clock

The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the full calendar, the latest updates and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website Click Here!