Community Community Organizations English Avenue Gardening 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park By Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.Parks and greenspace are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in English Avenue…

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Community English Avenue 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park Author: Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.   Parks and greenspaces are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces; but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in…

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Community 

Westside Trail Construction

By John Becker, Communications Coordinator, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Later this year, something very special will happen on Atlanta’s Westside: the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail will open to the public. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. began construction of the Westside Trail in the Fall of 2014. This new trail is the next phase of shared-use trails, greenspaces, and preservation for the future streetcar transit corridor on the 22-mile loop of the Atlanta BeltLine. When complete, the new segment will be a 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian-safe transportation corridor – running from Washington Park and…

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Community 

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership: Working Together to Deliver the Atlanta BeltLine Vision

By John Becker, Communications Coordinator, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in Atlanta. It is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The project will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, light rail transit, and parks using railroad corridors that formerly encircled Atlanta. The newest section of the Atlanta BeltLine – the Westside Trail which will run between Washington Park and Lena Ave. to the north…

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Education Youth 

The Wren’s Nest Helps Groom Young Authors

Author Byline:  Kalin Thomas is Program Director of the Wren’s Nest and an active resident of Historic West End.  Kalin studied Broadcast Journalism at Howard University and she is a former on-air reporter and producer for CNN.             The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta’s oldest house museum, is helping to groom young authors in our community.  The museum’s Scribes writing program is sponsoring students at Brown Middle School and KIPP STRIVE Academy. The 12-week program pairs the middle school students with writing professionals and semi-professionals, who help them learn how to…

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Ashview Heights Community 

Ashview Heights Community Call to Action

What would you like to see for Ashview Heights in 2017? Kids playing in the front yard, adults hanging out on the front porches and dogs running freely in their own park…… ALL of that is possible in Ashview Heights when there’s a sense of community.  It starts with a simple “Hello” as you pass by or an invitation to a neighbor to walk along with you or a stop to chat or becoming a member of the Ashview Heights Community Association and by attend our monthly meetings.  Membership is…

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Bringing Old-Fashioned Christmas Caroling to Ashview Heights   

Author: Melody Blount Ashview Heights Community Association will host the First Annual Ashview Heights Christmas Carol Crawl on Saturday, December 17th. We will sing, fellowship, drink, eat, be merry and spread holiday cheer in this season of love by singing some of the greats from our childhood such as Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Oh wait, that’s from Frozen! AHCA is seeking singers, shower performers, karaoke stars, etc. to meet and greet our neighbors in Ashview Heights while providing…

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