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Aug 20, 2018

Senior Services offers Trail Mix and Mingle

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., invites those 50 and older to celebrate National Trail Mix Day on Friday, Aug. 31 by creating their own snacks at a trail mix bar. Participants will then head to the Tweetsie Trail for a moderately paced walk.
Beginning at 1 p.m., staff will lead three separate walking groups. Participants can choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile distance. Cost is $2 per person or free for SilverSneakers-eligible participants. Preregister before Thursday, Aug. 30.
For more information, please call 423-434-6237.

CONTACT: Lauren Fowler, program coordinator
Senior Services
423-461-4852 


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Aug 17, 2018

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Aug. 20

Public Works projects:
• Forest Avenue (Between Lester Harris Road and Ridgeway Drive) – sidewalk and curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Lester Harris Road (between Forest Avenue and Woodland Avenue) – curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Briarwood Subdivision – preparation for resurfacing. No on-street parking will be allowed once work begins. City will patch street and contractor will mill, level and resurface. Workers and equipment will be present; congestion and street closures expected.
• Berkshire Subdivision – preparation for resurfacing. No on-street parking will be allowed once work begins. City will patch street and contractor will mill, level and resurface. Workers and equipment will be present; congestion and street closures expected.
• West Walnut Street (at Carter Sells Road intersection) – crews will be making asphalt repairs. Traffic will possibly be delayed for an extended amount of time. Flaggers will be present.


Water/Sewer projects:
• Chamber Drive and Dennis Drive – tank construction; road closed at construction site
• Austin Springs Road (100-300 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Ford Creek Road (east of Douglas Shed Road) – water line construction; lane closures
• Guaranda Drive – water line replacement; lane closures
• Highland Church Road (100-200 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Kingsport Highway (6400 block) – water line installation; lane closures
• Willmary Road at Carters Landing – sewer line installation; lane closures

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Aug 14, 2018

MPCC to host an evening with Valerie Houston

Johnson City Senior Services and ETSU’s Slocumb Gallery will welcome Valerie Houston to Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., where she will perform excerpts from her theatrical presentation of “Madam C.J. Walker.”
Through storytelling, singing, and acting, Houston will present a story about challenges overcome by America’s first African-American female millionaire. Houston – a singer, actress, playwright and composer – started performing at a young age. As a teenager, she sang blues music on Beale Street in Memphis and traveled the blues circuit as a background singer for various artists. Houston also composes, performs, and records gospel music.

The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m., and will include dinner followed by a question-and-answer session. Cost is $2 per person, and the event is open to all ages. Register in person at MPCC by Tuesday, Sept. 4. For more information, please call 423-434-6237. 

CONTACT: John Harrell, program coordinator
Senior Services
423-434-6229 

CONTACT: John Harrell, program coordinator
Senior Services
423-434-6229 
CONTACT: John Harrell, program coordinator
Senior Services
423-434-6229 


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Aug 14, 2018

Senior Services seeks instructor for Fit and Toned class

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is seeking an instructor for its hour-long fitness class, which includes cardio intervals and strength training. The Fit and Toned instructor must be 18 or older, hold a current aerobics instructor certificate, be CPR certified, and carry liability insurance.
The class is held from 9-10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Instructor will receive 70 percent of class revenue.
For more details, call Lauren Qualls at 423-461-4852. 

CONTACT: Lauren Qualls, program coordinator
Senior Services 
423-461-4852


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Aug 13, 2018

Very Basic Tree ID hike set for Saturday

Join Nature Program Coordinator Connie Deegan from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 for a Very Basic Tree ID hike through Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek. Participants will identify some of the many species of trees at the park and learn interesting facts about them during this family friendly 1-mile hike.
Cost is $2 per person. Jacob’s Nature Park at Sinking Creek is located at 1220 King Springs Road in Johnson City. No registration is required.
For more information, call 423-283-5821.

CONTACT: Connie Deegan, nature program coordinator
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5821

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Aug 13, 2018

August Planning Commission meeting rescheduled

This month’s Johnson City Regional Planning Commission has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30. The Commission will not meet Tuesday (Aug. 14).
For additional information, please contact Development Services at 423-434-6074.

CONTACT: Nicole Lawrence, administrative coordinator
Development Services
423-434-6071


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Aug 10, 2018

Season’s last lakeside concert features Heavy Country Band

On Thursday (Aug. 16) from 7-9 p.m., the Heavy Country Band will play Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series. The Heavy Country Band plays regularly around the Tri-Cities with the best in classic country music, featuring David O’Roark on rhythm guitar and vocals. O’Roark has opened for many Nashville artists and counts Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, Buck Owens, and George Jones among his influences. Band members include Danny Fields on lead guitar and vocals, Carlis Hinkle on drums, Gary Kembry on bass, and David Martin on steel guitar and vocals.
The show will close out this year’s concert series, which takes place at Winged Deer’s lakefront Goulding Amphitheatre off Carroll Creek Road. Admission is free.
The Lakeside Concert Series is sponsored by the News & Neighbor and 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock.
For more information, please call 423-283-5815 or email jcparksinfo@johnsoncitytn.org. 

CONTACT: Mary Ann Kinch, marketing and events
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5827 



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Aug 10, 2018

MPCC lap pool closed for repairs

The lap pool at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. will be closed through Monday (Aug. 13) for pump repairs.
For more information, call 423-434-5754.

CONTACT: Rachel Evans, aquatics supervisor
Parks and Recreation
423-434-5754


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Aug 10, 2018

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of Aug. 13

Public Works projects:
• East Ninth Avenue (Oakland Avenue to Lester Harris Road) – closed to thru traffic for improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Forest Avenue (Between Lester Harris Road and Ridgeway Drive) – sidewalk and curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Lester Harris Road (between Forest Avenue and Woodland Avenue) – curb installation. Road closures possible. Detours will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.
• Briarwood Subdivision – preparation for resurfacing. No on-street parking will be allowed once work begins. City will patch street and contractor will mill, level and resurface. Workers and equipment will be present; congestion and street closures expected.
• Berkshire Subdivision – preparation for resurfacing. No on-street parking will be allowed once work begins. City will patch street and contractor will mill, level and resurface. Workers and equipment will be present; congestion and street closures expected.
• West Walnut Street (at Carter Sells Road intersection) – crews will be making asphalt repairs. Traffic will possibly be delayed for an extended amount of time. Flaggers will be present.

Water/Sewer projects:
• Chamber Drive and Dennis Drive – tank construction; road closed at construction site
• Austin Springs Road (100-300 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Ford Creek Road (east of Douglas Shed Road) – water line construction; lane closures
• Guaranda Drive, Knob Creek Road – water line replacement; lane closures
• Highland Church Road (100-200 block) – water line replacement; lane closures
• Kingsport Highway (6400 block) – sewer line installation; lane closures
• Willmary Road at Carters Landing – sewer line installation; lane closures

All work is weather permitting.

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Aug 08, 2018

West Walnut workshop set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday

The West Walnut Street Corridor Taskforce and the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission will hold a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 9) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Consultants from Kimley-Horn will be in attendance to discuss the West Walnut Street Corridor Redevelopment Plan.
For additional information, please contact Development Services at 423-434-6071. 

CONTACT: Nicole Lawrence, administrative coordinator
Development Services
423-434-6071



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