Westcott Happenings!

June is bursting out all over and isn’t it about time!  With summer just around the corner, and plans for get away weekends and vacations on our minds, why not enjoy what’s offered in your own back yard.

The Westcott Art Trail 2014, June 7-8, will certainly inspire your  inner artists as you not only meet your talented neighbors but have an opportunity to watch them at work, talk to them about their craft and purchase what catches your eye.  Over 85 artist will have their work on display.

WestcottArtTrailSyracuseNY13210.June09June 8th, from 1-3 PM also provides an opportunity for our nosy neighbor selves to take a sneak peek at the transformation of the Babcock Shattuck House(formerly known as the Jewish War Veterans Home) at 2004 E. Genesee St., as it nears completion of four units of contemporary living spaces within this unique historic building.

And it’s time again to support the wonderful Westcott St. Bulb Project, now in its 11th year of beautification!  This amazing effort of volunteer groups and individuals have transformed Spring as we know it in the Westcott area and beyond.  Grab your scouts, your book club, your golf league or best friend and commit to planting beautiful spring blooming bulbs where everyone can enjoy. Read on for more details.  And be sure to tell us what’s going on in YOUR neighborhood – Syracuse really is a great place to live!

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The Bulb Project courtesy of Peter Worth

Neighborhood Beautification Initiative In 2003 The Westcott Neighborhood Bulb Project, www.bulbproject.org organized its first bulb give away at Westcott Community Center for residents on the East side of Syracuse. In 2010 we went city-wide and started selling bulbs in bulk quantities. Since the project started we have facilitated individuals and community organization in planting 127,000 perennial bulbs in the city of Syracuse. Our goals are neighborhood beautification and building community.There are 3 requirements to participate in the project: First – Live in the city of Syracuse Second – Be willing to plant (public or private property) the bulbs where they can be seen from the street for all to enjoy. They are not intended for private back yards. Third – Send in a brief report on your planting project.To see what people did in the past go to www.bulbproject.org and click on WPB History. We also have a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WestcottBulbProject.  We love it when folks take photos we can share.We sell 3 types of  bulbs in bags of 50 for $11.50 per bag. Daffodils, Dutch Master Tulips – Tequila Sunrise and Red Oxford If you live in an area where there are deer you either have to spray with a deer repellent or accept you are opening a “deer restaurant.” Checks should be made payable to Westcott Bulb Project and mailed to Peter wirth, 113 Cammot Lane, Fayetteville, NY 13066 DEADLINE for ORDERING – JULY 1 If you are a community organization, have a project in mind and need assistance in funding contact us. We will post projects on our website and see if we can find donors. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at pwirth2@verizon.net or 637-0331.

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