Recent News

Feb 27, 2015

Carver Rec hosting Spring Break Fun Adventure Week

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will offer a Spring Break Fun Adventure Week from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. March 9-13. Students in grades K-12 will enjoy swimming, miniature golf, go-carts, and movies. Lunch and snacks will be served daily. Cost is $25 per student or free for students registered in the after-school program. Early drop-off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5:30 p.m.) will be available.

Please call 461-8830 to register or for more information.

CONTACT:

Herb Greenlee, center supervisor

Carver Recreation Center

(423)461-8830


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Feb 26, 2015

Tonight's BDSR meeting canceled

Tonight's Board of Dwelling Standards and Review meeting has been canceled.

CONTACT:  

Teresa Johnson, secretary

Development Services - Codes Enforcement

(423)434-6048

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Feb 26, 2015

MPCC to host Spring Break Sports Camps for city, county schools

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer a Spring Break Sports Camp for both Johnson City and Washington County students ages 6-12. Camp fee is $30, and children will enjoy participating in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, kickball, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Participants are required to bring a packed lunch and swim clothing every day. Camp will be held 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, with early drop-off (7:30 a.m.) and late pick-up (5:15 p.m.) available for an additional $10.

• Johnson City: March 9-13 (Limited to first 60 paid registrants.)

• Washington County: March 30-April 3 (Limited to first 40 paid registrants.)

Register online at www.myjcparks.org or in person at Memorial Park Community Center, Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Please call MPCC at 434-5749 for more information.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-5749


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Feb 26, 2015

Johnson City’s Got Talent audition schedule revised

Parks and Recreation has added a day to the audition schedule for Johnson City’s Got Talent. Auditions are being held at Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave. The remaining audition dates are as follows:



· Today, Feb. 26: 5-7 p.m. – instrumental – ages 4 and older (no more than 3 in group/no drums)



· Friday, Feb. 27: 5-7 p.m. – make-up date – all categories welcome



· Saturday, Feb. 28: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – make-up date – all categories welcome



For more information, please call (423)283-5820.

CONTACT:

Robin DiMona, recreation services manager

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5820



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Feb 26, 2015

Today’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting canceled

Today’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather.

CONTACT:

Missy Hollifield, office manager

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5815


 

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Feb 26, 2015

Start Smart Golf registration opens March 2

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer Start Smart Golf, a National Alliance for Youth Sports program, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 2-May 7. The program, instructed by Parks and Recreation staff, will teach children ages 5-7 the basic skills necessary to play traditional golf. Parents and guardians are required to be involved one-on-one with their child during the instruction.

Registration will open Monday (March 2) online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/parksrec. Program fee is $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents. Each child will receive a Start Smart T-shirt. Participants should wear appropriate athletic clothing, tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Please call 434-5749 for more information.

CONTACT:

Matt Williams, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-5749




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Feb 25, 2015

March Madness for teens coming to MPCC

Join the gang at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., on Friday, March 13 from 7-10 p.m. for March Madness. Watch basketball on the big screen and hang out with friends. Enjoy a wing-eating contest, swimming, open run basketball, and more. This supervised event is open to ages 13-17. Admission is $3 per person.

For more information, please call Memorial Park Community Center at (423)434-5749.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)434-5749


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Feb 25, 2015

Transit services to begin at 8:15 a.m.

Johnson City Transit services will begin at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 26) pending safe travel conditions. Patrons may call 434-6260 for more information regarding Johnson City Transit services.

CONTACT: Johnson City Transit
(423)434-6260

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Feb 24, 2015

Transit services to begin at 8:15 a.m.

Johnson City Transit will begin running on main roads only at 8:15 a.m. pending safe travel conditions. Patrons may call 434-6260 for more information regarding Johnson City Transit services.

CONTACT:

Johnson City Transit

(423)434-6260

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Feb 23, 2015

JCPD names most common intersections for crashes

The Johnson City Police Department warns drivers that the top five intersections for crashes in 2014 were:

• South Roan Street/University Parkway

• State of Franklin Road/West Market Street

• State of Franklin/Browns Mill Road

• State of Franklin/Knob Creek Road

• State of Franklin/West Walnut Street

Police also note that “following too closely” and “failure to yield” are the primary causes of traffic crashes, while Friday is the most common day of the week for accidents. Drivers are urged to bear this information in mind, particularly at these intersections.

CONTACT:

Lt. Scotty Carrier

Johnson City Police Department

(423)434-6143


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