Showing posts from December, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!   For those who may be interested, I received an email regarding mass schedules at Assumption Church:  Our Lady of Assumption Catholic church 350 Huron Church Rd., W., is celebrating Christmas Eve     Christmas Family Mass   5 P.M.                                                    Christmas Vigil Mass      7 P.M.                                                    Service of Carols    11:30 P.M.. followed by Solemn Mass   Christmas Day      Masses at 9 A.M.    and 11 A.M.      New Year's Eve            Vigil Mass      5 P.M.                                     New Year's Day             Masses at 9 A.M. and 11 A.M.  Source: West-end Resident 

2012 Year in Review for the West-End

When I think of the past year, I think about how much we have been able to accomplish, but also how much more we have to do going forward.  From the good work in crime prevention and reduction, to the closure of Forster High School, we have had our share of ups and downs throughout the year.  Let us take a look at some of the key areas where progress has been made, where challenges lay ahead and where we are going, together, as a community.  Crime Prevention and Reduction The Bridgeview Neighbourhood Watch team is operating in full speed.  According to the group, they have contributed, either directly or indirectly, to nine arrests in the west-end.  In addition, they have provided Windsor Police with useful tips and information throughout the year.  In sum, they are doing great work.  I hope they receive more help in the new year so they can expand their information sharing and further assist Windsor Police.  Moreover, earlier in the year, the City installed a l

St. Mark's Church Christas Eve Service

St. Mark's Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service at 10:30pm on December 24th.  They are located at 1636 Tecumseh Rd. W.  All are welcome. Source:  Rev. Sue Paulton

The West-End Crawlers

Friends, Two residents in the west-end are starting a social initiative entitled "The West-End Crawlers".  Last week, the group attended 8 bars/pubs in the west-end in one night, while simultaneously collecting canned goods for those in need.  The idea is to host social initiatives throughout the upcoming year with the hope of meeting new residents in the west-end and giving back to the community.  Below is an email I received from the co-founders of the initiative with a few pictures: WE, RITA HIGGINS AND CHRIS DIETT, DECIDED IN OCTOBER OF 2012 TO HOLD A HALLOWEEN CRAWL. UNFORTUNATELY, WE DIDN’T COME UP WITH THE IDEA IN ENOUGH TIME TO GET THE WORD OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, OR DESIGNATE AN ORGANIZATION THAT COULD HAVE BENEFITTED FROM IT.  HOWEVER, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL NONETHELESS, AND A GREAT TIME WAS HAD!  “A TEST RUN” IF YOU WILL!  THEN WE NAMED OURSELVES. AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CRAWL WITH US:  "THE WEST END CRAWLERS"   FOR DECEMBER 15, 2012, WE ORGANIZED, (

Long Time Business Closing in the West-End

Friends, I received an email from a west-end resident who wrote the following:  "Hi Fabio:  Just heard that the West End is losing another Business.  Kim Jackson, owner of Best Lil' Hair House in Windsor, 1537 University W., has decided to  close.  It's on the South side of University, between Curry & McKay.  She has been trying to hire another stylist & been unsuccessful, says it's too hard to continue, so is going to work for a salon @ Howard & Eugenie.  Both my husband & I have been going there for a # of years, so hate to see her leave, not just for our convenience, but that the West End is losing another business." Source: West-end resident

Online Petition for Barricade at the end of 1100 Block of Josephine

Friends, I am assisting a resident in getting a petition signed for a barricade that he would like installed at the end of the 1100 block of Josephine Ave.  The land in question abuts the Taylor School yard and as it is, cars are free to enter and exit Josephine to Campbell and vice versa, putting young children who attend Taylor at risk; particularly those who walk down Josephine to get to and from their school. You can sign the petition online by clicking on the link below and following the instructions therein.  I also pasted the petition below the link.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Regards, Fabio petitions/the-city-of-windsor- on-install-barricade-at-the- end-of-the-1100-block-of- josephine-avenue The block in question is Josephine Ave., just south of Grove Ave. and north of Taylor Public School, at approximately the 1100 block.  Josephine comes to an end just before it meets the schoo

Town Hall a Success - Thank You

Friends, The town hall was a great success.  We had approximately 25 residents from the designated neighbourhood (Campbell, McEwan, Curry, McKay and Cameron, north of University Dr. W. and south of Riverside Dr. W.) along with Children's Safety Village and Windsor Police. Many residents signed up and many were excited and energized to revitalize their neighbourhood watch. As I mentioned to the residents in attendance, the fact that we are coming together as a community to establish neighbourhood watches, among other positive developments, is a clear signal to the region that the west-end is a place where neighbours look out for each other.  We want to attract families back to the west-end and our efforts in establishing neighbourhood watches and looking out for each other is a positive step in that direction. I want to thank Children's Safety Village and Constable McEachrane from Windsor Police who did a fine job presenting and responding to questions from residents.  I

Neighbourhood Watch Town Hall

Friends, This Wednesday, December 5 at 6pm, myself and a few others are hosting a neighbourhood watch town hall at the Church of Ascension.  Children's Safety Village and Windsor Police will be present to discuss how to formally start a neighbourhood watch, in addition to answering any questions or concerns that residents may have. The meeting is geared for residents who live on Campbell, McEwan, Curry, McKay, and Cameron, between Riverside Dr. W. and University Ave. W.  However, even if you do not live within these boundaries but are still interested in learning about neighbourhood watch and crime in the west-end, do not hesitate to join us. As you may already know, there has been some unfortunate activity in the area as of late so this comes at a good time.  See the two links below: Student Chased Down Crime Spree in City's West-End Regards, Fabio Costante