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WEBA Meeting Minutes 7/9/19

July 9th, 2019

Islington Corridor Improvement Project: Water shutdowns and replacement with temporary water line are in progress. The one-way detour commenced Monday.

Year One of this two-year project is section currently underway from Bartlett Street to Spinney Road. The budget for Phase II (Bartlett Street to Dover Street) has yet to be submitted or approved.  
 
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WESTIVAL: Deidre Rasmussen (welcome back Deidre!!), Erin Hayes of Ricci Lumber, Todd Hudson of Red Post Realty & Dan Umbro of Fishnet Media are taking the reins on Westival 2019 to be held on Saturday, September 14th. The family events will take place from  11:00am-3:00pm and the block party/beer tent event from  3pm-7pm with live music.  Westival will be seeking sponsors & participants and, most of all, VOLUNTEERS!!
 
Some of the events being sought for the family event portion: Bouncy house Ninja warriors (Seacoast Sports Clubs sponsoring) Escape room (Escape Room sponsoring) Drum circle (Music Together sponsoring) Velcro wall Ring toss/corn hole Speed pitch Face painting For more information, contact Todd.  
WEST END PARKING: Dan Umbro of Fishnet Media spoke to the Pilot Parking Program that gained some initial traction among some West End residents, but ultimately failed to get the required number of signature for the petition. While there is some support for a pilot parking program, it’s been suggested that an alternate solution may better suit the needs of most.
 
BEST OF THE SEACOAST: Please vote!  Many of our West End neighbors are in the running for Best of _______ on the Seacoast.  Vote here and support your neighbors!

Some of the businesses include:
 
1.           Lighthouse Physical Therapy
2.           Red Post Realty
3.           Cornerstone Restaurant
4.           Signature Escrow & Title
5.           Lexie’s Joint
6.           STREET
7.           MoJo’s
8.           The Kitchen
9.           Wrap Shack
10.         White Heron
11.         Liar’s Bench
12.         Blaze Yoga & Pilates
13.         Vibrant Health Naturopathic Medical Center
 
LOCAL NEWS: Mike Thiel of 767 Islington St. announced that his building is now full with the latest addition of his new tenant – the Bernie Sanders campaign. 
 
Sylvan Learning Turning 40 this year and is celebrating with an open house event on  August 8th, 5:30-7:30. Present:
Connie Freiermuth, Pontine Theatre
Peter Rice,  Director of Public Works, City of Portsmouth
Monique Shevlin, Signature Title and Escrow
Todd Hudson, Red Post Realty
Josh Nash, Portsmouth Community Radio
Becky Pickul, Greengard Center for Autism
Katherine Plouff, Gateway Taiji and Qigong
Stephanie Seacord, City of Portsmouth, DPQ
Eric Eby, City of Portsmouth, Traffic Engineer
Brad Chareth, Underwood Engineers
Gary Mohr, Severino Construction Islington Street Corridor Project Superintendent
Dan Umbro, Fishnet Media
Charlotte Hubbard/ Jeff Hoerth, Partners Bank
Kate Catalano, Catalano Law/Seacoast Pathways
Deidre Rasmussen, Resident
Jeanne Russell, Music Together
Heidi Price/Denyelle Kilgour, Sylvan Learning Center
Joanne Burchuk, Lighthouse Physical Therapy
Mike Theil, Hideaways International Check us out online! Copyright © 2019 West End Business Association, All rights reserved.
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