West End Easter Egg Hunt!

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 weather be an issue that morning, we will send out an update to the list serve by 10 AM with details.  Last year, kids had a lot of fun finding eggs despite the rain 🙂
Anyone who is interested in helping to stuff eggs can plan to meet at Old Winston Social Club on Thursday evening April 2nd at 7PM.  Egg stuffing is always a good excuse for a beverage and to hang out with friends and neighbors!  If you would like to help, please e-mail me individually. We look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday!
Melissa O’Sullivan

New homes popping up this spring!

Model home coming soon to The Glade at West End!   This home has been meticulously and thoughtfully designed by a seasoned group of architects, builders, real estate professionals  & the Historic Resources Commission.  Open floor plan on the main level with two-story entry and  an abundance of  porch space.  Main level master bedroom with huge closet and well appointed bathroom.  The second floor has three large bedrooms all  with attached baths.  There is also a two car attached garage which is unheard of in the West End!

Contact Chris Wilson with Leonard Ryden Burr for more details.   336-287-3330

Floor Plan:

Jersy 2 First Floor

Jersey 2 Second Floor

We Need You!

West Enders,
Yes, it is that time of the year.  We have 5 positions on the Board that we are examining for continuation or new members.  Mark Lively has appointed me to lead the nomination committee.
There are exciting projects for your Board this year:
  • membership drive
  • coordination with possible Arts Fest
  • improvements at Hanes Park
  • discussions regarding Spring Park and Central Park
  • traffic calming
  • continuing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Website, newsletter and Facebook
  • parties, holidays and celebrations
  • MORE
If you or someone you knows that lives in the neighborhood has skills or interest in serving your neighborhood please let me know in the next two weeks about your/their interest.
Board service requires attendance of a meeting once per month and leadership with a project or task and possible participation on a committee or task force.  Board members must be paid members of the WEA. Bylaws are available on our website. You are welcome to contact me or other Board members about additional information.  The West End Association is one of the oldest non profit neighborhood associations in NC originally founded to protect the neighborhood’s future and Hanes Park when a planned freeway was proposed to bisect the Park in the ’60s.  The Association has successfully brought the neighborhood back to beauty, safety, care and prominence over the years.
George Bryan


Homes Tour Volunteers Needed

Final preparations are underway for the 2014 West End Holiday Homes tour. This year’s tour is coming together nicely with nine homes and business- es agreeing to participate. Volunteers are needed to support the event. The Tour is held every two years in selected historic homes of the West End neigh- borhood. It is the largest fundraiser for the West End Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and benefit of our historic neigh- borhood. Proceeds from the Tour fund many West End projects including our annual Easter Egg hunt, July 4th picnic, Fall Social at the Children’s Home Farm, and many other activities that benefit the West End neighborhood.

House Docents

Bill and Jeff Brewer-Zilner are the volunteer coordinators for the tour and they are ready to begin scheduling docents. As is customary, we will be staffing the tour locations with neighborhood volunteer docents. Many of you have served as docents in the past, and we appreciate your continued participation. Serving as a tour docent is a terrific way for new residents to meet their neigh- bors and help out with the West End Neighborhood’s largest event.

There will be two docent shifts on Sunday, December 14th. The first is from 11:45 to 2:30, the second from 2:15 to 5:00. Feel free to contact Jeff ( to volunteer or with any questions you may have. If you would like to volunteer, please email me with your preference as to shift and location, and include your phone number.

Shuttle Drivers

We also need drivers who have cars or vans large enough to help transport visitors who may be unable to walk very far from house to house throughout the day. Please contact Mark Lively ( or 336-577-7501) if you can drive.


Volunteers are invited to the attend the volunteer party after the tour.

Please email Jeff ( or Mark (

to request your preference for shift and location. Include your phone number so we can contact you.

Fall Social is this Sunday at The Farm!

West End Fall Fest Social at The Farm at the Children’s Home

Sunday, October 26th from 3-6 p.m.

Bring your best c1374711_10152306980193626_949622009_nhili, a dessert or a sweet (or just yourself). There will be pony rides for the kids, visit the animals at The Farm, face painting, pumpkin painting, a pumpkin carving station for the adults and more!

Pumpkins from The Farm will be available for purchase, but they are selling fast at The Farm! To reserve yours for pickup that day, email me directly at
– We would love some live music. Message me if you’re interested!
– Can anyone bring corn hole set(s)?
– We’ll have a carving station, but please bring carving tools so we’ll have enough!
– A few volunteers to help with set up, face painting, music
– Tell your neighbors!
It’s a gorgeous spot to hang out with the family and watch the sunset with your neighbors!
Happy Fall Y’all!



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—-

Congratulations Jeff MacIntosh

by Mark Lively
jeffmacJeff 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.

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