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UPCOMING EVENTS April 2 West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting Christ Moravian Fellowship Hall Please Come! | 7p April 9 West Salem Civic Club Meeting Civic Club Facility | 7p April 10 Community Meeting with Owners of The Royal Inn (see p.2) Christ Moravian Fellowship Hall | 7-8p April 13 Bingo! West Salem Civic Club |7p May 11 Winston-Salem Centennial Celebration & Parade Downtown | 2p May 18 West Salem Neighborhood Yard Sale 8a-until See p.3 for Details
VOLUME XII ISSUE III | APRIL 2013
A Letter from The Gateway Environmental Initiative After five years of hard work punctuated by delays, the Gateway Environmental Initiative (GEI) is on track to purchase the site of a future nature center next to Washington Park. We have achieved some significant milestones: • • •
In June 2012, the GEI was recognized as a 501(c)(3) from the IRS, which opens up many funding opportunities. Last November, we signed a purchase agreement with East Coast Capital to purchase the site at a reasonable price, closing in late 2013. We have started an intensive fundraising campaign to raise the purchase price, filing grant applications with foundations, corporations, and a state agency.
In the meantime we have been lobbying the city for support and doing environmental education outreach in the neighborhoods along Salem Creek. The most successful outreach program so far is the Winston-Salem Family Nature Club, which holds monthly outings for families with preschoolers. While we are focusing now on land acquisition, we are thinking ahead to when we can develop the site as an urban nature preserve, where bird and butterfly habitat, natural playscapes, trails, and outdoor classrooms will create opportunities for people of all ages to connect with nature. By liking our Facebook page or signing up for e-mail invites, you will hear about the nature walks and other events, and learn how you can become part of this exciting new natural resource in our neighborhood! Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatewayNatureCenter
WEST SALEM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Or email us at email@example.com
Secretary | Rick Henterly 412-855-3727 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornelia Barr Chair, Gateway Environmental Initiative
Treasurer | Greg Levoniuk 971-0699 email@example.com Newsletter + Website | Apryl Roland 782-7805 firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Advisors Jeff Failing Dennis Wiggins Thomas Meadows Irma Jackson Alan Johansson
Police Non-Emergency | 773-7700 CityLink | 727-8000 or 311 Building Permits | 727-2625 | Scott Frye Zoning Inspections | 727-2830
Monty Sprinkle Sanitation/Trash | 727-8000
CI T Y O N T A C T S
Housing Issues | 734-1270 | Amy Lanier Forsyth Co. Animal Control | 703-2490 Hispanic Human Resources | 727-8000
Adolfo Briceno Landlord/Tenant Issues | 727-8000
Volume XII Issue IIi
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Door to Door
Neighbor to Neighbor
Over the coming months, Officers and Board Members will be going to homes in West Salem to introduce themselves and connect with you. We’d just like to extend a warm greeting to get to know you a little better. Normally we advise you to be cautious about opening your doors to unfamiliar people, so in this instance, we want you to know what to expect. ! There will always be a group of 2 or more. ! We don’t want anything other than to say hello and chat. ! If you have questions, ideas or concerns regarding West Salem, we’d like to hear them.
Volunteers are needed for the Thursday, May 9, 2013 kick-off event of Winston-Salem's Centennial Celebration. These volunteers will be assigned to help with various parts of this day's events. If you are interested in volunteering, please give me a call at 336 575 3004 or email me at email@example.com. Thanks for your interest and response. Carol Faley Centennial Commission Member
April 11 | 11:45a | free New Winston Museum
April 21 | 1-5p Children’s Museum
Old Salem Workshop: Monarch Butterflies April 25 | 12-1p | Free Frank L. Horton Museum Center Old Salem
CHRIST MORAVIAN FELLOWSHIP HALL
The Salon Series: Heirloom Gardening & Seed Preservation
Star Wars Day
The owners of the Royal Inn have agreed to participate in a community meeting to discuss our concerns about how their business effects in our neighborhood. The discussion will be moderated by the WSPD. Please mark your calendar and plan on attending.
Congratulations West Salem, we have been chosen to participate in the city’s Centennial Celebration in May with a float in the parade! We are collaborating with several of our neighborhood’s organizations to represent the diversity and history of West Salem. Stay tuned, more details to come!
April 6 | 2:30-4:30p Foothills Brewing | Registration required
April 12 | 7p BB&T Ballpark
SAVE THE DATE!
Beer School at Foothills Brewing
Opening Day Winston-Salem Dash
A healthy, thriving neighborhood is one where neighbors know each other. We look forward to meeting you!
APRIL 10 7-8P
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Free Leaf Mulch from the City March 29, 30, April 6, 13, 20 | 8a-3p 2450 Reynolds Park Road Must bring tarp to cover load
Irma’s Recipes Sage Mashed Potatoes
4 medium potatoes, peeled 1 tbs minced fresh sage and cut into 1/8 inch slices 1 tsp salt 1 medium onion, chopped 1/8 tsp pepper 1 cup water 1 cup reduced fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons Olive or Canola oil Directions: 1. Grease or spray an 11inch X 7inch X 2 inch pan. 2. Layer the potatoes and onions in the pan. 3. Combine water, oil, sage, salt and pepper, pour over potato mixture. 4. Cover and bake 45-50 minutes at 450 degrees F. 5. Stir twice and bake until potatoes are tender 6. Transfer softened potato mixture to a mixing bowl, add yogurt and mash. Serves 6.. If using dried sage use about 1/2 the amount listed.
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the history of WEST SALEM
A FELLOW NEIGHBOR RECENTLY ASKED WESTIE: WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE BUILDING AT THE CORNER OF WEST AND GREEN STREETS? WAS IT A STORE AT ONE TIME?
700 South Green Street
Indeed it was! According to Michael Bricker, this is a commercial, storefront style building constructed circa 1920. It was first home to the Grandville Grocery Store. In the 1940s, it became Kinney's Food Store until it closed in 1973. The Kinney’s were residents of West Salem. 700 South Green Street was converted into apartments and is now a private residence. Update: Last month we featured the home of Marilyn Ruff Clemmons on Poplar Street. We are very sorry to say she has since passed away. We extend our condolences to her family, friends and neighbors.
Neighborhood Yard Sale!
DID YOU KNOW?
The Association wants to know if you would like to participate in a neighbhoroodwide yard sale ? Instead of bringing your items to a central location as done in the past, we would like to try having the sale in our own yards. In exchange for advertising as well as food and music afterwards, we only ask that you donate 10% of your proceeds to the neighborhood association. It’s a great way to clean out our homes and support the association at the same time! Up for it? Email us to be included: firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 782.7805) . We’ll add you to the map!
May 18th 8am-until
WSNA Monthly Meeting
Douglas is known for the quality of work and the elimination of worrisome car problems. Our competitors refer their customers to us for our electrical & drivability (service engine light) repair. Satisfied customers have referred their family and friends. I am confident you will do the same.
Services We Perform:
All Years/Types of Vehicles (Foreign & Domestic)
NC Inspection Oil Change Tires & Alignments Brakes Alternator Replacement Batteries for Every Vehicle
Belts / Hoses Volunteer Air Conditioning Service Bulb Replacement Scheduled Maintenance for 20K, 40K, 60K Specialty Batteries
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336-722-4107 Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm
It’s that time of year when we spend time outdoors tending to our homes and yards. Guard your valuables, and make sure you have the serial numbers written down for them. Remember not to leave your items unattended or available for others to take.
$5 Off | Oil Change Coupon must be presented. Void after 6.30.2013
Please consider the respect and safely of your neighborhood when driving through. There are children and pets at play. Slow down, take the scenic route, and be cautious for sake of yourself and others.
If an item is stolen from your property and sold at a pawn shop, the only way to recover it is with the serial number or if it is engraved with personal information. You can buy an engraver for under $30 or we can direct you to a neighbor who has offered the use of his. Send us an email for further info: westsalemnews@ gmail.com According to the WSPD, scooters and mopeds are the most sought after and stolen item in the West Salem area.
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West Salem Classifieds Service All Brands 24/7/365
Classifieds are offered free to West Salem neighbors (up to 3 consecutive months) wishing to sell personal items. Business advertisements are paid advertisements billed at the standard rates.
For Sale Eden Pure Gen4 quartz heater, 1,500 watts, brandnew condition. Purchased less than a year ago, used one month. Heats up to 1,000 square feet. Five-year parts and labor warranty. Asking $300. Costs $397 new. Call 692-3977 or e-mail email@example.com.
Yard sale Sat., April 13 | 8am - 2pm | 950 Walnut Street (corner of walnut and Granville) Lots of tools - hand and yard tools, fishing gear, metal cabinets, vintage items, household necessities, and more!!
Wanted A garden shed for the West Salem Community Garden - Call Jeff 336.785.2152 A garden shed & tiller for the Diggs-Latham Elementary School Garden - Call Irma 336.773.0506
For Rent Civic Club- space available for events, parties, meetings, etc. 1,800 sqft. of meeting space, commercial-style kitchen, two bathrooms & adequate parking on 2! acres. Ideal for many activities. Discount rates for Club members. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Looking to BUY, SELL, OR INVEST
Call the Philips Team Toni Phillips 336-624-6946 tphillips@LRBRealEstate.com
Christ Moravian Church Visit us on Sundays Sunday School 10 AM Worship 11 AM To learn more about our congregation visit: christmoravianchurch.org
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If so, Stay connected by joining our email database for important neighborhood news. Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Saturday April 13, we will again have BINGO at the Civic Center. A large number of our members have asked for it and now it returns. We will see what kind of turn out we have to see if Bingo continues. Remember, 7 pm on Saturday April 13. If you have something you wish to bring for a prize, please bring it or them. We look forward to seeing you!
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