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www.mywestsalem.com UPCOMING EVENTS December 4 Monthly Neighborhood Meeting Christ Moravian Fellowship Hall Please Come! | 7p December 8 West Salem Civic Club Christmas Party | 1010 Hutton Street 6p December 18 West Salem Garden Club Christmas Party | Home of Greg Levoniuk – 1027 Franklin Street 6:30p

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eighborhood West Salem ~ Putting the Unity in Community Since 1782! www.facebook.com/westsalemneighborhood

A Postponement… We will not be holding the WSNA Officer Election in December as previously planned. Due to the hectic nature of this holiday season as well as the recent national election, we are postponing this event until sometime in 2013. We are continuing to seek nominations and hope you will consider yourself or a neighbor for a position. If you have any questions or comments or would like to make a nomination, we encourage you to write us: westsalemnews@gmail.com As always, learn more about us at our website: www.mywestsalem.com

December 25 Christmas Curbside Leaf Collection will continue through early January 2013 Holiday Collection Changes: Garbage: Thursday, 27th Recycling: Normal Yard Waste Cart: Thursday, 27th

WEST SALEM NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION President | Brandon Vickers 345-2376 brandonvickers.nc@gmail.com Secretary | Rick Henterly 412-855-3727 rwhenterly@gmail.com Treasurer | Greg Levoniuk 971-0699 glevoniuk@gmail.com

BOARD OF ADVISORS Joann Reed Apryl Roland Mary Margaret Smith Jack Smith

CITY CONTACTS

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 Housing Issues | 734-1270 Amy Lanier Forsyth Co. Animal Control | 703-2490 Hispanic Human Resources | 727-8000 Adolfo Briceno Landlord/Tenant Issues | 727-8000 John Floyd


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Newlyweds !

Meet Lauren Apple and Casey Davis. They live on Walnut Street with their cat, Niles. And we must congratulate them on their recent nuptials! They were just married on November 16th at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC - a fitting location since their love story began in Wilmington. They met when they were 19 years old and studying at UNCW. Finally, over 7 years later, they are making it official! They moved to West Salem last November. Their neighbors, Jack and Mary Smith, were surprised to learn they had a previous connection, as Jack had taught Lauren's mom at Wagner High School in the Philippines! What a small world it truly is! Lauren studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and earned a BA in French & Political Science from UNCW. Later, she enrolled in graduate school at NC State and earned a Masters degree in Public Administration, concentrating in Nonprofit Management. She chose that professional field because she says "I always enjoyed volunteering with nonprofits - it seemed like the only logical choice to pursue a career in which I made a positive impact on a daily basis.” She currently works for Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC in Greensboro. Her favorite task at the foundation is planning large fundraisers because she enjoys working with volunteers, donors and vendors to achieve a common goal- helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Maybe you remember Casey from the West Salem Garden Tour? Last June, he was one of our bus monitors welcoming attendees to tour our neighborhood gardens. Casey is an Engineer Technician for NC DOT working on the bridge restoration project on Hwy 52 that will be completed by 2014. In addition to being a civil engineer, Casey also holds a degree in Environmental Sciences. His professional goal is to receive his Professional Engineer licensure (he sits for the FE exam early next year) and to one day be involved with sustainable design. Lauren and Casey's ultimate dream is to join the Peace Corps and serve in Africa and lead infrastructure and community building projects. This has been a lifelong goal because they have always wanted to live extraordinary lives. Mr. and Mrs. Davis (and Niles) enjoy living on Walnut Street because of the close proximity to Old Salem, walking trails and downtown. They also enjoy the historic nature of the community.

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Congratulations to you Both!

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ASK WESTIE

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I see many homes in West Salem with candles in their windows like Old Salem. What’s the story behind this?

This practice was brought to Old Salem by the Moravians as part of the Illumination tradition. The traditional candles were made of a special formula of tallow and beeswax. They were placed in windows during Christmas as a way to represent Moravians’ “light” to others and a symbol of their religious worship. It was also a welcoming gesture to guests of the home. History records that in the Herrnhaag (Germany) settlement there were so many candles in the windows that "it appeared from Budingen as though the whole hilltop were a single sea of flames." The tradition was continued for other holidays and is now often carried out every day of the year. Neighbors in West Salem have expressed similar sentiments, as they feel it is a warm gesture that creates added security to their home. It also makes for a great night light!

Join the West Salem Civic Club in celebrating our annual

“Old Fashioned Christmas”

Saturday, December 8 th at 6:00 pm Special this year ~ bringing back Family Christmas Entertainment Please bring: ~ A covered dish or dessert to share ~ A gift-wrapped “White Elephant”

Civic Club Facility-1010 Hutton Street


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Garden ClubChristmas The annual West Salem Garden Club Christmas Party will once again be hosted by Greg Levoniuk! He will prepare his famous ham and beans and hot cider. Please bring your favorite side dish and beverage (wine, beer, etc.) Soda and water will be provided.

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Tuesday December 18th ! 6"30pm

If you want to play secret Santa, bring 1027 Franklin Street a $10 gift to share. If you’ve been thinking about joining the Garden Club and would like to meet some of its members, this is your chance! They welcome you!

Advertise with Us As 2013 approaches, we’ll begin a new year of newsletters in West Salem. If you own a business or know someone who does, we encourage you to consider advertising in our newsletter! We hand deliver to over 1000 homes! It’s great exposure for a great price. Now is the time to lock in our 20% discounted pricing for yearly advertising. Hurry, ad space goes quickly! For more information about size and rates, please visit the Newsletters page of our website: www.mywestsalem.com. Click on the check rates link.

Housing Rehabilitation Owner Occupied Programs Call today for your FREE Certified Home Energy Analysis

Did you know that the city of Winston-Salem offers direct/deferred loans to low-income households who wish to rehabilitate properties? The following types of loans are available: 1/ Citywide Mortgage To rehabilitate owner-occupied properties up to Minimum Housing Code Standards and to provide assistance to low-income households within city limits. $45,000 Maximum Assistance The Owner-Occupied Loan shall be at an interest rate based on the total household income of the borrower ranging from zero percent to nine percent.

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2/ Purchase Tandem Loan Program Finances the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing housing by qualifying low/moderate income households to become homeowners. $130,000 Maximum Loan Limitation 3/ Emergency Loan Repair To remove housing conditions that constitutes an imminent threat to the health and/or safety of the occupants. $6,500 Maximum Assistance 4/ Handicap Loan To remove architectural barriers to mobility. $7,500 Maximum Assistance 4/ Hazard Reduction Loan To reduce environmental hazards (asbestos and lead-based paint) in housing units. Terms to be determined. For more information, contact Neighborhood Services Department at 336.727.8486

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West Salem Classifieds 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.

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 Running Buddy Wanted-Early morning runner (5:30am) once or twice a week. Contact Catherine: cgcatgreen6@gmail.com FOR SALE Local high school student at UNCSA- Mowing $15/yard, Weeding & Yard Clean-up $10/hr Nico Rodriguez 336.422.8552

For R ent 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 westsalemcivicclub@gmail.com for info.

You, too, can have your ad published in our newsletter. It reaches over 1000 homes each month! Email westsalemnews@gmail.com for more info.

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Aggressive Representation, When You Need It Most.

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