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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

If you’d like to sign up to receive our Active Neighboring News and Market Alert e-bulletin, click the link to the right!  Please note that the left column features all that you are accustomed to seeing in the Active Neighboring News E-Bulletin (the scoop on neighborhood and City goings-on) while the right column features our weekly Allen Street Farmers Market Alert.  The Market Alert will tell you which vendors are at the Market this week and what they are selling, as well as provide details about entertainment, featured non-profits, our generous Day Sponsors, festivals (like next week’s Strawberry extravaganza), and more.  See you at the Market!

  1. Wood Window Restoration (A Hands-On Workshop) on 6/23
  2. New Tip (and invitation) from our Visiting Gardner
  3. Volunteer at the GardenHouse or at the Market for a Good Time!
  4. Focus Group on Aggressive Dogs on 6/19
  5. New Art of Nature on 6/16
  6. New ITEC ‘Computer Extension’ Workshops on 6/16 & 6/20
  7. New Mobile Food Pantry on 6/16
  8. Smart Commute begins 6/10
  9. New Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on 6/22-23
  10. New Volunteers Needed for Festival of Sun/Moon 6/22-23
  11. New Taste of Downtown on 7/7
  12. New Tips from Van Atta’s during this DRY SEASON
  13. Nominate A Deserving Neighbor for a Preservation Award
  14. Low Income Spay/Neuter Help is Available
  15. New Way to Report Code Violations On-Line
  16. Lansing Walkability Audit Volunteers Needed
  17. Spring & Summer Activities Guide(New Edition)
  18. LPD Online Crime Reporting
  19. Lead Safe Lansing
  20. CATA’s Route 18 Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
  21. Quote of the Week

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Active Neighboring News: Job opening at ANC, Wood Window Restoration, Pumpstock III, Straw Bale Gardening and More

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For Restoration Works, Allen Street Farmers Market, Hunter Park GardenHouse, and other ANC News, check out our website at www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org

May 25, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The launch of the 9th season of the Allen Street Farmers Market drew over 600 people to our ‘soft opening’ on Wednesday.  As the season unfolds, it is not uncommon for the Market to draw over 1000 people on a single day.  Hosting this lively event every week requires a solid corps of volunteers.  (In fact, everythingwe do depends for its success on an engaged and mobilized community; and, fortunately, that’s exactly what we are!)  All of this is to ask you to consider volunteering for our Market.  We have several shifts and a number of volunteer positions (e.g., greeters, take down, Food Chatter Table, etc.) available.  Please consider spending a couple of hours  as part of the Allen Street Farmers Market team.  Thank you.

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) New   Position Opening at ANC—Food Resources Project Assistant
2) World Day at Hunter Park on 6/9
3) Volunteer/Internship Opportunities
4)  Focus Group on Aggressive Dogs on 6/19
5)  Wood Window Restoration II on 6/23

Other Community Events

6)    New City Seeks Community Input on Red Cedar Renaissance on 5/29
7)    New When Everyone Shopped Downtown on 6/1
8)    New Pumpstock III on 6/2
9)   Be A Tourist in Your Own Town on 6/2
10)  Breakfast with Bauer on 6/2
11)  Spring 2012 Stream Monitoring on 6/2
12)  Smart Commute begins 6/10
13)   ITEC Enrollment

Ongoing Offerings

14)   New LSS Seeks Mentors for Refugee Youth
15)  Straw Bale Gardening
16) New Way to Report Code Violations On-Line
17) Lansing Walkability Audit Volunteers Needed
18) Spring & Summer Activities Guide (New Edition)
19) Lead Safe Lansing
20)  CATA’s Route 18 Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
21) Call for help from St Vincent Catholic Charities
22) 2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration
23) Quote of the Week

Your Friends at ANC

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Active Neighboring News: Allen Street Farmers Market Opens, Greenhouse Mgt. Interns Sought, Art & Ice Cream, Capital Plant Day, and More

Active Neighboring News

May 17, 2012

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Next Wednesday, May 23, we kick off the ninth season of the Allen Street Farmers Market! Every Wednesday, from 2:30—7 pm, you’ll witness the transformation of our parking lot into a colorful sea of flags, tents, and tables stacked high with produce and plants. The season builds slowly at first, beginning with salad greens, asparagus, scallions, and lots of plant starts. In June the variety grows, with strawberries getting top billing at our June festival. July brings tomatoes and so much more as we move into the even more bountiful weeks of the season.

Every Market features the ‘Bank’, where you can use your debit, credit, and Bridge cards to obtain ‘tokens’, accepted by all vendors. This season, resolve to visit Gail at the Food Chatter Table to gather recipes and tasty samples. The Kids Table, monitored by DelRae, offers fun, food-related activities. ANC Outreach staff will introduce you to all of ANC’s programs. Come welcome back your favorite farmers and say hello to new vendors as well!

ANC-Sponsored Events/Activities

1) New World Day at Hunter Park on 6/9
2) New Volunteer/Internship Opportunities
3) New Focus Group on Aggressive Dogs on 6/19
4) New Wood Window Restoration II on 6/23

Other Community Events
5) Mobile Food Pantry on 5/19
6) Sistrum Performs ‘A Living Voice’ on 5/18-19
7) Latex Paint Recycling on 5/19
8) Old Town Community Clean Up on 5/19
9) East Lansing Art Festival on 5/19-20
10) Choose Health Rally at Hawk Island on 5/20
11) ITEC Enrollment Begins on 5/22
12) Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day on 5/23
13) New Plant Day at the Capital on 5/22
14) New REACH Art Show and Ice Cream Social on 5/24
15) New Decision Day for Lansing Sexton is 5/29
16) Breakfast with Bauer on 6/2
17) Spring 2012 Stream Monitoring on 6/2
18) Be A Tourist in Your Own Town on 6/2
19) New Smart Commute begins 6/10

Ongoing Offerings

20) New Straw Bale Gardening
21) New Way to Report Code Violations On-Line
22) Lansing Walkability Audit Volunteers Needed
23) Spring & Summer Activities Guide (New Edition)
24) Lead Safe Lansing
25) CATA’s Route 18 Hawk Island/Trappers Cove
26) Call for help from St Vincent Catholic Charities
27) 2012 Hawk Island Tri-Registration
28) Quote of the Week

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