Clean-Up

Neighbors will gather to clean-up Olympian Park (near the intersection of North Olympian Way and Marler Way).

Please bring any supplies you think would come in handy, including wheelbarrows, hedge clippers, weed-eaters, or leaf blowers, and gardening gloves. We will provide the trash bags.

Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Complete Streets Meeting

Please help shape the design of the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Complete Street project!

In this public meeting, we will present and seek feedback on the design of the proposed construction project for Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW.

The opportunity for additional community input and supporting meeting materials can be found at: www.beltline.org/engage-meetings. These materials will be posted the day of the meeting.

Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Complete Streets Meeting

Please help shape the design of the RDA Blvd Complete Street project!

In this public meeting, the Atlanta BeltLine will present and seek feedback on a visioning plan for Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, between Cascade Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive, developed from the input received at the April 17th meeting. As the focus will shift from Visioning to Concept Development, the Atlanta BeltLine will also seek input regarding which aspects of the visioning plan should be prioritized for implementation.

The opportunity for additional community input and supporting meeting materials can be found at: www.beltline.org/engage-meetings. These materials will be posted the day of the meeting.

Earth Day Clean-Up

Council members Andre Dickens and Cleta Winslow are hosting an Earth Day clean-up for Westview and West End.

Free hot dog lunch for anyone who does at least one hour of cleanup. If you plan to eat, be sure to RSVP to Michelle at micwise50@gmail.com or 404-384-3339.

2016 Earth Day Clean-Up

Westview Community Garden Work Day

Westview Community Garden Work Day

The first official work day in the garden following the acquisition of the land took place on October 10th, with food and drink provided by Fresh2Health and LeLovebird.

Please feel free to join the Garden Committee every Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm at 1439 S Gordon Street.

To see photos of the work day view the photo gallery below.

Trees Atlanta Family Tree Planting Project

Trees Atlanta Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its FIRST family tree planting project of the season.

The non-profit citizens’ group is launching its first Hispanic/Latino outreach effort Saturday, October 11th with its first family tree planting project in Westview’s Ontario Park.

Trees Atlanta invites you and your family to help plant over 50 trees from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sign up: http://treesatlanta.org/event/family-tree-planting-projectwestview/

Julie Ann McKevitt BeltLine Mural Unveiling

Julie Ann McKevitt BeltLine Mural Unveiling

Artist Julie Ann McKevitt painted a mural of dogwood blossoms at the underpass of Westview Drive (at Langhorn Street) as part of the annual Art on the BeltLine project. For her official unveiling she invited friends and neighbors to come out for “paint and popsicles” (#paintandpopsicles). Participants had fun getting creative with their “I was here” handprint marks next to Julie Ann’s mural, all the while enjoying cold popsicles.

To see photos of the BeltLine mural unveiling view the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.

Featured Volunteer John

Featured Volunteer: John

John was born in Eatonton, GA, and moved to Atlanta in 1960. He worked at the Chevrolet Company when he was younger and eventually joined the U.S. Postal Service where he served as a walking postman in the Midtown neighborhood for 11.5 years, from which he is now retired.

John bought his home in Westview in 1968. His purchase was for practical reasons at the time, but he has since fallen in love with the neighborhood. Before getting involved with the Westview Community Organization John was active in the church choir at Mount Moriah Baptist Church at Lowery and Fair Street in the 1970s and 80s. Eventually John became involved with the Westview Community Organization where he served as President in 2008 and 2009, and he currently serves as the Chair of the Beautification Committee. When he joined the committee, the Chair at that time initially thought he was joking, but John has faithfully been mowing the Westview park triangles and participated in plantings ever since.

A few fun facts about John:

Currently in his CD Player: Michael Jackson
Favorite Color: Blue
Dream Vacation Destination: Paris, France
Doesn’t Like: Squash Casserole