Mellow Mushroom Contest

Westview Kids Enter Mellow Mushroom Contest

Mellow Mushroom recently announced an Instagram video contest. The grand prize is a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority (up to $2,000). To enter, you upload a 15-second video saying why you should win the prize.

Westview residents thought it would be a fun idea to get some of the neighborhood children together to star in a 15-second video for an opportunity to win the grand prize and get them some new sports equipment to play with. See what they came up with!

“Westview Neighbor” Newsletter Launches

Westview Neighbor Newsletter
The Westview Community Organization is proud to announce the launch of its new newsletter, Westview Neighbor. The first issue contains articles about neighbor and a New Orleans Saints NFL player Leigh Torrence, the beginning of the “Westview Youth” program, an opinion piece about whether businesses can survive in Westview, tips on keeping up with your new year’s resolutions, and a lentil soup recipe.

If you have recommendations for future stories, would like to contribute an article, would like to pass out the newsletter on your street, or would like to inquire about advertising possibilities please email

Download an e-version of the “Westview Neighbor” newsletter: January/February 2012 Issue

Kids Gardening

Kids Learn To Garden

Westview residents have created their own version of the “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” program. A few neighbors have taken several neighborhood children under their wing to help them with homework, spend dinners together around the kitchen table, and be there to generally support them and teach them every day tasks.

One of the recent projects was learning about gardening. The Westview Community Garden provided a few empty plots to the kids. They weeded the beds and planted vegetables which they will be able to proudly watch grow.

To view more photos of the community garden please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Kids Clean Up Westwood

Kids Clean Up Westwood

Several neighborhood children came together to clean up a littered commercial lot and overgrown street portion of Westwood Avenue. They ended up with 36 bags of trash. And the hard work paid off – several neighbors sponsored a pizza party for the kids when they finished!

To view more photos of the Westwood clean-up please visit our Westview Facebook page.