Public Art Sweeps The Village

by David Sepulveda | Jan 5, 2016 12:28 pm | Comments (5)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTO Even when the sun is not shining, there are shadows: Wheels, spokes, and unmistakable shapes of bike frames that seem to be cast by colorful light, stretch across the sidewalk just outside Westville’s Manjares Restaurant. They’ve inspired many a double-take at the base of a yarn-bombed, U-style bike rack — especially when no bikes are parked.

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New Music Skills, Same Music Haven

by Lucy Gellman | Dec 22, 2015 12:14 pm

Prince Davenport lifted his arms artfully over the taut, tan skin of a pint-sized drum, looking out determinedly out into the audience as he positioned it gingerly between his knees. Having just finished a wild, rousing rendition of “O Tannenbaum,” he needed a moment to rest. He adjusted the crisp sleeves of his blazer. The music to “Joy to the World” began. And Davenport — all three feet of him — went to town. 

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Chapel West 2.0

by Joel Schiavone | Nov 10, 2015 12:02 pm | Comments (6)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A municipal taxing district created in 1986, Chapel West runs along Chapel Street from York Street to Sherman Avenue, Howe Street from George to Elm Streets, Dwight Street from Chapel Street to George Street, Park Street from Elm to Crown,York Street from Elm to Crown,Crown Street from Park to Howe, and Orchard Street from Chapel Street to George Street.

Chapel West has done a remarkable job. Basically replacing the city as much as possible and providing services to us property owners. May I suggest the next step?

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