Written on Feb, 10, 2016 by in

West Enders, February is our Annual Meeting month and as Chair of the nominating committee I am looking for neighbors who would like to serve on the Board.  You would be obligated to attending monthly meetings, email votes and discussions, and service on one of the neighborhood initiatives.  There are many great items on the neighborhoods agenda this year: Hanes …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2016 by in

As many of you are aware, the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Board of Education will ask County Commissioners to include a $325 million school bond on the November 2016 ballot. Included in this bond are a replacement for Brunson Elementary at a “location to be determined”, increased capacity at Wiley Middle and replacement of the gym, and pedestrian and bus safety …

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Written on Feb, 01, 2016 by in

by Mark Lively The 2014 bond referendum approved by the citizens of Winston-Salem includes $1 million for repair and renovation of Hanes Park. MLA Design Group, a prominent landscape architecture firm based in Winston-Salem, was hired by the City in early 2015 and charged with developing plans to repair and improve the park. After many months of careful review, consultation with the many stakeholders, and …

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Written on Dec, 11, 2015 by in

On December 9, 2015 MLA who is designing the master plan for Hanes Park presented the latest daft in a meeting at Wiley Middle School.  Over 75 people attended to see the latest design.   The handouts and powerpoints used at that meeting are available at www.millerla.com/hanesparkplan

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Written on Nov, 24, 2015 by in

West End Neighbors, The board of the West End Association has decided to postpone our regularly scheduled 4th Tuesday meeting that would have been tonight (Tuesday 11/24) until Tuesday, December 8. We plan to discuss ongoing developments in the Hanes Park bond planning, the proposed RJR stadium, and plans by the school system to possibly relocate Brunson Elementary School. Please …

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Written on Nov, 18, 2015 by in

West Enders Historic tax credits played a major role in rehabilitating our neighborhood. Both federal and state credits have helped. You have probably been watching the NC legislature grapple with this issue this year. Attached is s summary of the new guidelines sent out by the HRC. If you are a homeowner living in the WE there is a high …

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Written on Sep, 02, 2015 by in

Before you decide to “Get Rid of Cable” as the current advertising campaign of one satellite TV provider urges, be sure you inform the person installing the dish that the location selected MUST be in an area of LOW VISIBILITY from the street. The West End Historic Overlay District Design Review Guidelines state that the “West End Historic Overlay District …

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Written on Sep, 02, 2015 by in
new library coming soon

In 2010 when Forsyth County voters approved a $40 million bond issue for badly needed library projects, few of us imagined a seven-year wait for a new Central Library or the three years downtown patrons would lose access to the current building. Demolition to remove the one-story 1950s building and gut the 1980s section was scheduled to start the first …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2015 by in

Hello West Enders!  Just a friendly reminder that we will be holding the annual West End Easter Egg hunt next Saturday, April 4th at 11 AM.  Egg hunt will start promptly at 11 so please arrive a few minutes early.  We will, of course, be visited by the infamous Easter Bunny.  Egg hunt will be followed by refreshments and games.  Should …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2015 by in
Arts-fest-2015

ARTSfest informational meeting The Historic West End ARTSfest will be held on Sept. 27, 2015. We are now in the process of getting our steering committee together for this year’s festival. We would like to invite you to attend our informational meet and greet in the West End Room [entrance on W.E. Blvd.] at the central YMCA on March 16th …

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