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View the May 2014 issue of, The West Ender!

Next Neighborhood Meeting: Tuesday, June 10th. 7:00 pm YMCA, West End Room.


West Enders: Join the West End Association!

It is time to renew or start your West End Association membership for 2014.
Dues are only $20! You may pay online: Visit our Membership page to pay online or by mail. The West End Association uses membership dues and money raised through our biennial Holiday Homes Tour for many purposes to:

- Advocate for frequent neighborhood and city issues that impact the West End
- Beautify the neighborhood, to help keep Hanes Park useful, beautiful, and protected
- Install and maintain the Historic West End signs at the neighborhood boundaries
- Publish the West Ender Newsletter sharing neighborhood news
- Advocate for and protect our National Historic Overlay
- Represent the West End before elected and appointed Winston-Salem/Forsyth county boards
- Sponsor WEA social events for neighbors to get to know each other
- Promote the West End as a great place to live, work, and play
- Provide and maintain the West End List Serve to enhance neighborhood communication

WEA activities during 2013 included:

- Being a sponsor for the RiverRun Film festival
- Donating to a/perture’s theater expansion
- Creating one of the floats in the Winston-Salem Centennial Parade
- 4th of July picnic in Hanes Park
- Providing support for Arts Fest 2013 in Grace Court
- Participating in cleaning up Hanes Park with Friends of Hanes Park

The WEA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Central YMCA to discuss neighborhood issues and to conduct Association business. We often have presentations from guests with topics of interest to the neighborhood. The WEA is one of the oldest neighborhood associations in North Carolina. It was founded originally in the late 1960s to prevent a highway from being routed through Hanes Park.



-- The next 60 days the West End Assoc. will be conducting this membership drive. Please give but also have patience with our listserve and other reminders----



Neighbors and West End members,

Tonight your new representatives for the West End Association were elected at our Annual Meeting. First I need to recognize our outgoing officers, Treasurer Kevin Nunley, a local banker, and Secretary Mary Jane Skelly, a soon-to-graduate Neurobiology PhD candidate at Wake Forest. Kevin and Mary Jane have been excellent officers of the association and we all owe them a big Thank You for volunteering their time in support of the West End. In addition to serving as Secretary, Mary Jane helped with the West End newsletter distribution. Please be sure to thank them when you see them. Our new Treasurer is Cathy McLaughlin, another local banker, and our Secretary is Sarah Creed, also with a local bank.

The outgoing board members are Tracy Sainte Marie and her husband, Daniel Yohannes. John Merschel, a familiar name (and yet another banker!), has been elected to fill Tracy and Daniel's seats on the board. Finally, George Bryan, Dan McLaughlin, and Frank Johnson have all been re-elected to the board after serving full terms.

Thanks to those members who braved the cold to attend the meeting tonight to help us to elect the leadership. There are many significant issues facing the neighborhood that your West End Association will take action on in the coming year.

So the final slate of the WEA board for 2014 is as follows:

Mark Lively, President
Sarah Williamson, Vice President
Cathy McLaughlin, Treasurer
Sarah Creed, Secretary

Board members: George Bryan, Dan McLaughlin, Frank Johnson, John Merschel, David Elam, Stan Hill

Mark Lively, WEA President


Congratulations Jeff MacIntosh

- by Mark Lively

Jeff MacIntosh was elected to the Northwest Ward City Council seat with almost 60% of the votes cast. Jeff replaces Councilwoman Wanda Merschel who retired from the Council after 16 years of dedicated service to the City of Winston-Salem. Jeff is a real-estate broker with Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate which until recently was located in offices near the site of the historic Zinzendorf Hotel in the West End. He is also a developer with longtime ties to the West End neighborhood. He has been a resident of Winston-Salem since 1976 and played a major role in revitalization of the Holly Avenue neighborhood. He has personally contributed to the restoration of the West End by renovating several West End homes by investing his own money. He believes strongly in historic preservation efforts that are so central to maintaining the character of our neighborhood.

The Council considers many issues critical to the West End, West Highlands, Ardmore neighborhoods and downtown and to the entire city. A few of the issues under consideration in the near future include:

Business 40 Improvement project and its impact on surrounding neighborhoods

Planned developments in and around Hanes Park

Proposed urban circulator through downtown from Baptist Hospital to East Winston

Revitalization of downtown and use of incentives to stimulate economic development

Continued City investments in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (formerly known as the Piedmont Triad Research Park)

The Peters Creek Community Initiative

The West End Association and neighborhood community congratulates Councilman MacIntosh and looks forward to helping him as he assumes his new responsibilities as our representatives on the Winston-Salem City Council.  

Photo credit: www.jeffmacintosh.com

National Register of Historic Places:

The Historic West End.


Follow this link to view the historic description and full listing of all properties located in the West End of Winston Salem, NC.

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New listserv for West End Parents

A new listserv has been created for parents in the West End who are interested in meeting other parents, creating play groups, share babysitters, meet at the playground, share fun photos, etc. If you are interested in joining this group, you can sign up online at:


Is your home feeling a bit drafty?  Piedmont Environmental Alliance has some great info on weatherizing your home - http://www.peanc.org/weatherization

Links to the West End Web.  Please update all links to point to www.historicwestend.org .  Feel free to add a link to any web sites, facebook and or linked in accounts you have.  We are building a links page for this web site under the community page.  So if you have a web site, make sure I get your link. Send your link to: david@first-street.com .


Tax Credits?   Did you know that if you live in the West End, you may be entitled to as much as a 30% credit for restoration/renovation work you do to your home? To find out more, contact the State Historic Preservation Office or go to;




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