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.
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
A new tool used by the City of Lansing Police Department is a website that provides a daily report of criminal activity by street in Lansing, MI and the nation. It is available to everyone. Go to CrimeMapping.com put in your address. It is as simple as that. You will be given an opportunity to sign up to have daily reports sent to your email address. Find out other resources available to you at CVNAnews.com/resources
According to CrimeMapping.com there have been several motor vehicle
Effective January 6, 2014, CATA Bus Route 11 will be extended through the Colonial Village Neighborhood. New signs have been posted on Mt. Hope Ave in front of Colonial Woods Senior Center, 2001 Mt. Hope, located between Pleasant Grove and Boston. A second sign is located in Front of the ValueLand Market which is located on Mt. Hope between Boston and Martin Luther King Blvd.
Buses will also serve the neighborhood just south of the shopping center, with a bus stop on Lenore west of Pattengill.
The Colonial Village Neighborhood Association November 20 meeting was abuzz with excitement as 2014 officers were elected. Although the next Association meeting will not be until February 19, 2014, the new officers term will begin in January 2014.
The new officers are: Shawn Cox, President; Laura Ford, Vice President; Suzanne Salay, Treasurer; Sara Weeden, Secretary; Michael Morosky, Area One Representative; Katie VanDorn, Area Two Representative; Dale Copedge, Area Three Representative.