Sunday | September 26, 2021
Wednesday | September 22, 2021
September 16, by Danielle Campbell- "The noontime sun shone brightly as people walked down Whalley Avenue toward the Westville Art Market. On a colorful patio in the middle of Center Street, 13 tents stood waiting for visitors, bathed in midday light and multiple decades of feel-good music. Buckets of flowers peeked out from the street, as if to say hello. Welcome to the Westville Arts Market (W.A.M.), a semi-weekly pop-up meant to support and celebrate homegrown artists in the city’s Westville neighborhood.
Tuesday | August 17, 2021
August 10, 2021, by Lisa Reisman- "He bowed his head, closed his eyes, and clutched the neck of his guitar. His faded leather shoes pounded the ground. His voice broke. His guitar moaned. "It just happens," Rocky Lawrence said of his rendition of the Robert Johnson classic "Love in Vain," after he finished performing that and other blues standards Monday evening at the Hi-Fi Pie Fest at Beecher Park behind Mitchell Library.
Friday | July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021, by Thomas Breen- "The long-delayed Edgewood Cycletrack spun a wheel or two closer to fruition, as city staffers and cycling advocates gathered to celebrate the construction underway on the new 2.1-mile protected bike path. That celebration press conference took place Thursday afternoon at the northeast corner of Edgewood Avenue and Dwight Street. Standing on a rebuilt and widened stretch of sidewalk — replete with new plantings, t
July 20, 2021, by Natalie Kainz-Some came for the tunes, some came for the pies, and others just came for the vibes.That was the scene Monday evening as nearly 100 people gathered in Beecher Park behind Westville’s Mitchell branch library. They set up picnic mats and charcuterie spreads. at the second day of the Hi-Fi Pie Fest, which began last week with a berry pie baking competition.
July 21, 2021, by Brian Slattery- "Jason Ramos of Baila Con Gusto moved fluidly between English and Spanish as he stood before a group of about 20 students Tuesday evening on the newly closed-to-traffic Central Avenue Patio between Whalley Avenue and Fountain Street. “This class is para todos,” he said. The group was gathered there to learn the basic steps to salsa, and Ramos was there to teach and kick off a night of dancing in the street that turned the heart of Westville into a s
Wednesday | July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021, by Lucy Gellman- "It's a refuge from the moment Alisha Crutchfield-McLean opens the door. The smells of lavender, peppermint, bergamot and musk mingle in the air. A huge chalk orchid explodes in oranges and yellows across one wall; bird and butterfly houses chat happily amongst each other on another. Small bouquets of fresh flowers and sprigs of eucalyptus wait for their new owners in the window, soaking up the sun. Welcome to BLOOM, Crutchfield-McLean's self-described "urban oasis meets community center" just blocks from her Westville home.
July 13, 2021, by Natalie Kainz- "Any way you slice it, the competition was fierce Monday at Westville’s annual “Hi-Fi” pie-baking contest outside Mitchell Library. The youngest competitor, 12-year-old Vivian Balazs faced up against a returning champion’s mixed-berry pie, her brother’s ombre berry delight, and six other delectable creations. In the end, Balazs’ “Blackberry Pie with a Lattice top” took the winning prize - a $50 gift card to the Devil’s Diet dessert bar.
July 13, 2021, by Karen Ponzio- "Where does one find Snoopy keeping company with NSYNC and the Sweathogs? In Westville, and more specifically, at Lower Forms, the new vintage and resale clothing store located on 16 Fountain St. The store celebrated its grand opening this past Saturday with an onslaught of happy shoppers combing through the racks for T-shirts, jeans, and more.
Friday | July 9, 2021
July 8, 2021, by Natalie Kainz- "Sending the aroma of essential oils, flowers, and bath products out into the surrounded Westville neighborhood, Alisha Crutchfield-McLean officially opened the doors to her new store BLOOM on Thursday. The lifestyle boutique, marketplace and community center at 794 Edgewood Ave. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by 50 city and state officials, staff, and Westville residents.