It’s all wonderful news today. The DeTurk Round Barn Park fence is being removed… so take a moment to walk by and enjoy the renovated barn and redesigned park. It is amazing.
Great News! The future plans for 6th and W. 6th are something to look forward to. Last night the City Council approved the 2010 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan which included plans for a Bicycle Boulevard (what we’ve called a Neighborhood Greenway) on 6th & W. 6th. Thanks goes to everyone who worked very hard to make this change possible. There was an amazing cooperation between West Enders, Chops Teen Club, the 6th Street Playhouse, Tee Vax and Railroad Square Merchants. The So. Co. Bicycle Coalition was also instrumental in achieving this change. In the future, everyone will work together to create a award winning, ground breaking street plan. What 6th/W. 6th St can look like in the future: Click here! See Press Demo- Council approves bike land blueprint- West End residents suggest alternative.
DeMeo Park Clean Up- Neighbors and a few honorary West Enders joined forces to tidy up DeMeo Park. They did an amazing job. There has been a steep decline in City Service and many have commented on the deterioration of our beautiful DeMeo park- but as a neighborhood that solve problems and feels ownership- we took the bull by the horns- or rather the park by it’s wisteria, ivy, privits and weeds! To see photos of the cleanup- click here!
West End Poodle Party– DeTurk Round Barn dog park is getting quite a reputation as a great doggie social venue. At this point, Poodles and Pugs are each having a monthly party. Photographer extraordinaire Clifford Hill was on hand for the February Poodle Party. He took some great photos and a video. (Thanks Clifford!) Check them out! Photo & Video
Free Tax Preparation Service- West End Neighbor, Cindy Toran informs us: Tax-Aide is a service for income tax preparation at no cost to the client sponsored by the IRS and administered by AARP. I am a volunteer tax counselor this season. I’m sure there are many seniors and lower income families in the neighborhood that are not aware of this free tax preparation service. It is open to any age, not just seniors. The Tax-Aide counselors can prepare most returns, but there are some more complicated ones that are considered out-of-scope, such as those with depreciation. The service is offered at Finley Community Center Tues & Thurs 9-2, and SR Senior Center, Mon & Wed 9-3.
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