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Mar 30, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of March 30

Public Works projects:

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• State of Franklin (from Buffalo Street to Roan Street) – crosswalk/median installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• West Main Street (from Indian Ridge Road to Meredith Street) – roadway improvements. Road closed.

• East Main Street (Legion Street to Wichita Street) and State of Franklin (Buffalo Street to Legion Street) – resurfacing. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

• West Market Street (100 block between Buffalo Street and Commerce Street) – sidewalk replacement. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.



Water/Sewer projects:

• Judson Road – water lateral replacement

• 4504 Bristol Highway – sewer line extension

• Lillers Chapel – water line extension; lane closures

• Main Street (at Broadway and Bert streets) – water laterals replacement; lane closures

• Skyline Drive – sewer line maintenance; lane closures



TDOT projects:

• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)

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Mar 26, 2015

Carver Rec hosting Easter activities

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will host Easter crafts and egg-coloring from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (April 1-2) for ages 6 and older. The eggs will be used in the annual Easter egg hunt on Friday (April 3) from 3-5 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate in the hunt and cookout. Prizes will be awarded in each age group.

Please call 461-8830 for more information.

CONTACT:

Herb Greenlee, center supervisor

Carver Recreation Center

(423)461-8830


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Mar 24, 2015

MPCC to offer Alexander Technique classes

Improve your physical well-being with the Alexander Technique at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. The Alexander Technique helps to reduce tension and improve coordination, breathing, and posture. Certified instructor Alison Deadman will guide participants through this technique to increase balance and mobility and use energy more efficiently.

This six-week session will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Mondays starting April 6. The first class will be a free, introductory session. Cost for the remaining five classes is $60.

For more information or to register, please call (423)434-6233.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Mar 23, 2015

BZA April meeting canceled

The Johnson City Board of Zoning Appeals regular monthly meeting set for April 7 has been canceled. The board’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. on May 5 at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:

Steve Neilson, development coordinator

Development Services

(423)434-6053


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Mar 23, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of March 23

Public Works projects:

• State of Franklin Road (from Knob Creek Road to Med-Tech Parkway) – roadway improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• State of Franklin (from Buffalo Street to Roan Street) – crosswalk/median installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• West Main Street (from Indian Ridge Road to Meredith Street) – roadway improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• East Main Street and State of Franklin – paving. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.





Water/Sewer projects:


• Judson Road – water lateral replacement

• 4504 Bristol Highway – sewer line extension

• Old Gray Station Road and Delmer Salts Road – sewer line extension

• Main Street (at Broadway and Bert streets) – water laterals replacement; lane closures

• Skyline Drive – sewer line maintenance; lane closures





TDOT projects:

• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)

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Mar 20, 2015

Register by Tuesday for these Senior Services cultural excursions

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center invites you to “spring into culture” with next week’s outings. Pre-registration is required by March 24 for all trips.

• Knoxville Museum of Art – Friday, March 27

Featured exhibit is LIFT: Contemporary Printmaking in the Third Dimension and Contemporary Focus.

Leave: Memorial Park Community Center at 8:15 a.m.

Fee: $10 (lunch on your own)



• Johnson City Community Theatre – Friday, March 27

Like Kissing Moonlight is a touching and delightful story of living in modern-day Appalachia.

Leave: Memorial Park Community Center at 7 p.m.

Fee: $16



• Jonesborough Repertory Theatre – Saturday, March 28

Senior Services employee Jillian Boreing is cast as Charlotte Lucas in this creative and delightful adaptation of the popular romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice. Leave: Memorial Park Community Center at 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $11 (Tickets available at Memorial Park Community Center)



For more information and to register, call (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233



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Mar 18, 2015

BOC, BOE work session to begin at 4:30 tomorrow

Tomorrow’s Board of Commissioners/Board of Education work session (originally set for 4:45 p.m.) will begin at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

CONTACT:

Beth Greene, executive assistant

Administration

(423)434-6002


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Mar 17, 2015

Head to WDP to see the bluebells on April 4

Winged Deer Park soon will be bursting with Virginia bluebells, and Saturday, April 4 is your once-a-spring opportunity to see this beautiful sight in full bloom. Nature Program Coordinator Connie Deegan will lead slow-paced hikes from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. to explore the bluebells and many other things along the way. This is a great hike for families. Program fee is $1.

Hikers will meet in the disc golf parking lot off Carroll Creek Road across from the boat ramp. Look for signs to the outdoor classroom. The bluebells bloom for a short window of time – don’t miss the chance to see them.

For more information, please call Deegan at (423)283-5821.

CONTACT:

Connie Deegan, nature program coordinator

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5821


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Mar 16, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES for week of March 16

Public Works projects:

• State of Franklin Road (from Knob Creek Road to Med-Tech Parkway) – roadway improvements. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.

• Skyline Drive (from Knob Creek Road to State of Franklin Road) – road improvements. Periodic closures from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Detours will be in place. Expect delays. Motorists are asked to avoid this area when possible.

• State of Franklin (from Buffalo Street to Roan Street) – crosswalk/median installation. One lane closed periodically. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area.



Water/Sewer projects:


• Judson Road – water lateral replacement

• 4504 Bristol Highway – sewer line extension

• Old Gray Station Road and Delmar Salts Road – sewer line extension; lane closures

• Mountain View Road (Piney Flats) – water tap installation

• Bell Street – sewer line maintenance; road closed during construction



TDOT projects:


• SR 36 (Kingsport Highway) – water/sewer line replacement; motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns and lane shifts; temporary lane closures; motorists are asked to use extreme caution in this area and expect potential delays. (Summers-Taylor)

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Mar 16, 2015

Senior Services offering Second Time Around

On Monday, April 6 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer resources and information for grandparents raising grandchildren. Second Time Around will help participants connect with other grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This free program is sponsored by the Child Care Resource and Referral Network of Tennessee.

For more information, call (423)434-6229.

CONTACT:

Amy Otto, program coordinator

Senior Services

(423)434-6229




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