Congratulations! To CVNA’s Writing Contest Winners

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
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Happy Thanksgiving!

During This Time of Thanksgiving  thank you to the many volunteers that gave of their time to make CVNA a vital part of our neighborhood.  Thanks to the ladies on the calling committee, who each month, remind neighbors of our meetings.  The hard working diggers and planters of the garden Committee.  Refreshment committee who made sure we had cookies, beverages and even great fruit plates and veggies.  The sharp minds of the communication committee bringing news, information via the website,
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What Do You Know About CVNA History?

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.

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CVNA October Newletter

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.

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CVNA’s Writing Contest For Children Ages 6 – 13

CVNA is sponsoring a writing contest for children ages:  Ages (6-8) (8-11) and ages (12 & 13).  A prize of $15 will be given to the winner of each age group.  Choose a topic from the following list and submit your story by November 11, 2016. 1. Tell us about your favorite thing to do in Colonial Village. 2. Write a funny story about your pet. 3. Tell us what you would like to do  in Colonial Village that you can’t do now. All stories must include your name, address, telephone
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November CVNA Meeting – Kids Writing Contest & Election of Officers

CVNA’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7pm – 8:30pm, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston Blvd. corner of Mt. Hope.  Come out and meet neighbors, enjoy refreshments, learn the winners of the first CVNA kids writing contest and participate in the election of 2017 officers.  This will be the last meeting of the year.  The next meeting will be February 15, 2017.

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Twenty Candidates Attended Meet The Candidates Event

Nineteen Candidates attended the annual Meet the Candidates Event, hosted by Colonial Village, Lewton Rich and Averill Woods Neighborhood Associations.  Candidates spoke for three minutes then responded to questions from the audience.  The event was held on September 21 at Grace United Methodist Church on Boston and Mt. Hope. CVNA would like to thank all candidates who participated in this very important event. Tom Cochran and Leon R. Clark, running for State Representatives, District 67 Andy
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School Bond Presentation at CVNA Meeting March 16, 2016 7pm – 8:30pm

Ben Botwinski, Executive Director of School Improvement for Lansing Schools will make a presentation on Lansing Pathway Promise Bond on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7pm - 8:30pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 1900 Boston,  corner of Mt. Hope.   See a complete  agenda under Meetings.   Mark your calendars.  CVNA meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month.
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Lansing Snow Ordinance

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
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Moores River/Mt. Hope Shoreline & Pathway Construction

Construction on Mt. Hope (Moores River Drive to east of Pleasant Grove), scheduled to begin in April, will be limited to reconfiguring the road from 4 lanes to 3 lanes with bike lanes.    The Board of Water & Light will, however, also be doing the water line at the west end of Mt. Hope.  Traffic along Mt. Hope will be limited.  If you can, you may want to seek an alternate route. For additional information Contact:  Andy Kilpatrick, 517-483-4248 or
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