News about West End neighbors and friends.
Arlene Francis Center– The gorgeous historic building that previous housed the New College has morphed into the newest venue for a variety of events. The Community is delighted to have a unique, flexible space for music, happenings, classes and films. The building has been given loving care and is a great attribute to Wilson Street. (Thanks Bruce and Martin- we REALLY appreciate that!) Last Sunday, ShopParty- a collective of artists and crafters, held their craft fair/art show at the A. F. Center and it was a bustling, fun place to be. To stay current on events at Arlene Francis check out facebook. For Facebook Phobics check out: http://arlenefranciscenter.org/
Neighbor finds Full Moon Bike Ride an inspiration– Last year, West End Neighbor Deborah Coish decided to go on the Full Moon bike ride. She enjoyed it so much she started going on more bike rides and when she realized she could pedal more than 7 miles without collapsing she decided to seriously take up cycling. Fast forward about a year, and Debi is proud to announce that she will ride 50 miles on May 1st in the Tour De Cure for the American Diabetes Assn. Fundraiser. She hopes to raise at least $1000 and if you would like to help her in her quest you can support her go to http://main.diabetes.org/goto/DCOISH Way to go Debi!
Boyce & Coulter Street Speed signs– Coulter has no stop sign where it intersects with Boyce Street. Cars entering from 9th Street can really shoot down that street while cutting through the West End. Boyce Street a stop sign at Coulter but folks seem to want to speed in spite of it. Boyce & Coulter Street parents are taking an active role in reminding folks to slow down. West Enders are a creative bunch and they have created custom signs that are eye catching and fun. Signs are put in the street during “play time”.
West End Charter School– Westenders attended the S. R.C.S. Board meeting to support a West End Charter School. From Tory Paul: Great job everyone! We presented a wide variety of viewpoints that were all very unique and well spoken. I was proud of our group. Thanks again to everyone who gave their support, either by coming, speaking or sending along words of encouragement. The West End is truly a special place. Facebook Email West End Charter School at firstname.lastname@example.org
West End Vintage Rose Garden– When the DeTurk Round Park was rehabbed, our roses had a rough year. They were pulled out, stored in a neighbor’s yard and then replanted and are now in remarkably great shape. At this point, there are 31 rose bushes, most of the roses are dated prior to the 1930s which keeps with our neighborhood’s historic designation. Stroll on down to the DeTurk Round Barn and enjoy the new rose garden.
DeTurk Commons– The cottages at DeTurk Commons are slowly beginning to glow with color. Originally these houses were mostly white, beige and soft yellow. Slowly new paint jobs are bringing more vibrancy and hues to the streetscape.
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