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May 25, 2018

It’s time to splash, soak, dunk, dive, laugh and cool off

The wait for Johnson City’s watery outdoor opportunities will end Monday, when Rotary Park splash pad and Legion Street Pool open to the public.

Memorial Day will mark the second year of operation for the Rotary Park Inclusive Playground’s extremely popular splash pad at 1001 N. Broadway St. The free, handicapped accessible pad has 10 different water sequences, and it is the first of its kind in Johnson City.

Splash pad hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. The splash pad is open to all ages. Adult supervision is encouraged for children.

Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St., will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. The season also runs through Labor Day. However, starting Aug. 5, the pool will be open on weekends only.

The pool is open to all ages. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by a person 16 or older. Fees: 13 and older, $3; 12 and under, $2; 3 and under, free.

For more information, please call 423-283-5815.

CONTACT: James Ellis, director
Parks and Recreation
423-283-5815

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May 25, 2018

Senior Services offers free healthful screening, updates, tips

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will provide free services in the coming weeks aimed at improving the quality of life for those 50 and older.
  • Physical Function Screening: 1:30-4 p.m., Thursday, June 7. ETSU physical therapy students will provide a functional screening, which includes strength, flexibility, vital signs and balance. Preregister by June 6 at the Senior Services desk or by calling 423-434-6237. 
  • Osteoporosis Update: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 5. Get the latest news on osteoporosis, including strategies to build and maintain strong bones and new medications used to treat bone loss. Dr. Boonpheng will answer questions and share tips on ways to reduce the risk of fractures. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 
  • Impact of Stress on Your Health: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 12. Stress may be affecting you in ways you don’t realize. Dr. Adams Briscoe will discuss how stress contributes to many health problems and explore options to better manage stress. Preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 
  • Hearing Screening: 9-11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 14. Free hearing screenings will be provided by an East Tennessee Hearing Center audiologist. Though screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, it is recommended you preregister by calling 423-434-6237. 
For information on these and other Senior Services programs, call 423-434-6237.

CONTACT: Deb Fogle, manager
Senior Services
423-434-6231

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May 23, 2018

Lane closures planned at State of Franklin intersection

Johnson City Water and Sewer Services will be performing sewer maintenance at the intersection of State of Franklin Road and Skyline Drive from approximately 9 p.m. Thursday (May 24) until 6 a.m. Friday (May 25). This work will require lane closures. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. 

CONTACT:
Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2638

CONTACT: Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2638
CONTACT: Michael Manuel, assistant water/wastewater maintenance superintendent
Water and Sewer Services
(423)975-2638

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May 22, 2018

Senior Services offers Virtual Dementia Tour




On Tuesday, June 5, Tracey Kendall-Wilson from Alzheimer’s Tennessee will conduct two free sessions that incorporate a brief program and virtual tour to provide insight and understanding of the challenges that people with dementia face. Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host sessions at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for those 50 and older.

Please register by calling 423-434-6237. 

CONTACT:
Deb Fogle, manager 
Senior Services 
423-434-6231

CONTACT: Deb Fogle, manager 
Senior Services 
423-434-6231

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May 18, 2018

City seeks feedback on West Walnut Street plans

The City of Johnson City is requesting public input on proposed revitalization plans for the West Walnut Street Corridor.
Kimley-Horn, a consulting firm hired by the City last year to develop a master plan for the corridor, presented its initial recommendations this week. The plans are now available for review at http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/westwalnut.pdf.
“These preliminary renderings clearly illustrate great concepts that preserve our existing landmark buildings and businesses while addressing other areas and structures that need to be replaced or repurposed,” said Johnson City Senior Planner Matt Manley. “But these are just that – concepts. We want our citizens to help shape what that area will become.”
Any feedback should be submitted by May 30 to mmanley@johnsoncitytn.org or ben.miskelly@kimley-horn.com.
Kimley-Horn will present a draft written plan to the City by June 30, and the final plan is expected to go before the Planning Commission in August. 

CONTACT:
Matt Manley, senior planner
Development Services
423-434-6059



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May 18, 2018

MPCC offers JC Twirlettes Twirling and Cheering Mini-Camp

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will introduce basic baton twirling, cheer and pompom skills to boys and girls ages 5-15 at the JC Twirlettes Twirling and Cheering Mini-Camp. Participants will learn a short routine to be performed at the Jonesborough Days Parade on Saturday, June 30.
Camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Cost is $30. Participants should wear tennis shoes, fitted clothing, and pull long hair back.
Registration is required in person at MPCC before June 1. Space is limited. For registration information, call 423-434-5749. For specific camp questions, call Amanda Carr at 423-948-1045.

CONTACT:
Rachel Bowers, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-6224

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May 17, 2018

MPCC offers Writing Your College Admissions Essay course

High school juniors and seniors are invited to hone their writing skills for college admissions essays at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The four-week, eight-session class will address successful essays, how to respond to essay questions, writing structure, and how to quickly and efficiently write online.
Instructor Morgen Marshall will guide participants 15 and older through the course from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4-27. A certificate of completion will be awarded.
Cost is $40. Participation is limited; registration is required in person at MPCC by June 4.
For more information, call 423-434-6229. 

CONTACT:
John Harrell, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-6229


CONTACT: John Harrell, program coordinator
Memorial Park Community Center
423-434-6229




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May 15, 2018

Carver Rec holds Thomas S. Wade Veterans Program

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., invites citizens of all ages to honor former prisoner of war and longtime Carver community member Thomas S. Wade and other members of the military who have served our country at a special gathering.
Veterans will be honored at the free program and dinner from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, May 25. For more information, call 423-461-8830.

CONTACT:
Herb Greenlee, center supervisor
Carver Recreation Center
423-461-8830


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May 15, 2018

Carver Rec to hold School’s Out Christian Block Party

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will offer a party with live musical performances, inflatables, free food, and bicycle and gift certificate giveaways on Thursday, May 24.
The celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. and will include performances by Jordan Copas, Brielle Rathbun, P.E.P., Smooth Flo, Jasmine Alexis, Coggins Family, T.R. & Carla Dunn, and Praise Band featuring Carl Hale, Jamieson Hamilton, Jonathan Craft and Ryan Coleman. Sound will be provided by Key of E Productions.
For more information, please call 423-461-8830.

CONTACT:

Herb Greenlee, center supervisor
Carver Recreation Center
423-461-8830

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May 15, 2018

Get ready to Rock, Row & Run

Johnson City Parks and Recreation will unveil its latest twist on summer fun Saturday, Aug. 18 at the inaugural Rock, Row & Run event at Legion Street Pool.
The new adventure is open to kids ages 6-12, who will paddle kayaks with the assistance of lifeguards, then run designated distances designed for their age groups. After the event, parents, friends and attendees can join participants to celebrate with rockin’ music, games and activities.
Where: Legion Street Pool, 111 Legion St.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18
Time: Participants must check in by 8:30 a.m. Race starts 9 a.m.
Distances: Ages 6-8: kayak 50 meters, run .5 mile. Ages 9-10: kayak 100 meters, run 1 mile. Ages 11-12: kayak 150 meters, run 1.5 miles.
Early registration: $25, June 4-Aug.10. Commemorative paddle and T-shirt will be given to early registrants.
Late registration: $35, Aug. 11-17. No registration on day of event.
Where to register: Online at myjcparks.org or in person at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St.
Packet pickup: MPCC from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. There will be no packets available the day of the race.
This event is sponsored by Mahoney’s Outfitters.

For more information, call 423-434-5749. 

CONTACT:
Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center 
423-434-5758 

CONTACT: Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center 
423-434-5758 
CONTACT: Kelly Finney, center supervisor
Memorial Park Community Center 
423-434-5758 

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