The CVNA Annual Garage Sale will be held June 10, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00 pm. CVNA will advertise the neighborhood-wide sale. Each participating household will hold their own sale. Look for many locations in the area from Martin Luther King Blvd. and Mt. Hope Blvd. to Pleasant Grove and Holmes Road. Whether you are buying or selling, enjoy the opportunity to visit with neighbors.
Spring and summer bring thoughts of colorful and beautiful flowers and, oh yeah, fresh vegetables too. Want your kids to have a summer of fun they won’t forget while learning where their food comes from too? Check out the Colonial Village Neighborhood Children’s Garden at Elmhurst School. Call: Amy 517 281-0478 or Brian 517 930-0013 for more information.
Mark your calendars. Bring your family to the annual CVNA Picnic on August 16, 2017. Plan on having lots of fun, food and more. Picnic will be held at Elmhurst School on Gordon Ave. and Pattengill Street. Volunteers are needed to help with the picnic. Contact us to participate. More details will be provided as plans progress.
The first 2017 meeting of the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association (CVNA) was held on February 15, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church. The open forum attended by over 30 neighbors was called to support the continuation of CVNA and to fill vacancies on the CVNA Board.
William Woodworth, Area 2 Representative, moderated the meeting and called for nominations from the floor. With surprise and welcomed applause, June Kenfield (a past president) stepped up to fill the president’s chair.
The Lansing Parks Board receives complaints throughout the year about deer in city parks and neighborhoods. Park Board members have begun to study the issue and gather information. "Our goal is to create scientifically sound data that will allow the board to facilitate neighborhood programs about co-existing with the urban deer herd and for population control, especially for containment of Chronic Wasting Disease." according to Parks Board member James McClurken..
A special sub-committee of
Prizes were awarded to contest winners. Thank you to four young creative writers who submitted entries to the first CVNA writing contest. The contest was for children ages (6-8) (8-11) and ages (12 & 13). Each winner received a prize of $15. Congratulations to: Emily Putman, Makenna Smieska and Allyric Patterson. Audrie Cook received a prize and honorable mention for her story. Click here to read the winning stories.
Writers were to choose one of the following topics to write
CVNA History: Did you ever wonder when, why and how CVNA got started? Who started it and what was the purpose? Get answers to these questions and much more by reading the association’s history, years 1998 – 2016, recently written by CVNA’s volunteer historian and past president Anita Beavers.
CVNA Newsletter, October edition, was delivered to each home in Colonial Village Neighborhood. If you didn’t receive your copy, click here, for latest copy. Sign up here to receive CVNA’s electronic newsletter for more frequent information and news in the Community.
Lansing's Snow Ordinance requires homeowners to clear sidewalks the full width of the sidewalk and, if on a corner, clear snow and ice on the corner property as well. Call 517-483-4161 for additional information or to lodge a complaint about snow and ice covered sidewalks.
If not removed and there is a complaint about snow or ice on the property, the City will send someone out to check. If the snow and ice is not cleared a sticker will be placed on the door giving the homeowner an
Its a fact. "SB 636 - Elimination of Landline Telephones"
Melissa Siefert, associate state director at AARP Michigan, spoke about the impact of Senate Bill 636 on our area at CVNA's February 19 meeting. The bill which passed the Senate and is in the House is one vote away from becoming law. domain links . This law will enable phone companies to eliminate landline service with only 90 days’ notice starting in 2017.
AARP, 911 Responders, Sheriffs Associations and many others are against