Sharing the Road

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People on bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as people behind the wheel of a vehicle.


With warm weather comes an increase in bicyclists on streets and highways. The possiblity for accidents between cyclists and motorists increases as well. Following are a few tips for drivers to help avoid a crash with a cyclist:

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Something To Do Sunday

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Sunday, May 19, 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Two hours of friends, fun and family! Each month offers different games, events, sports and more for school age youth. This month, we’ll be at Norwood Hodges Community Center, 3125 Spring Valley Rd.

Youth are invited to bring their most recent report cards. Rewards are given to A and B students. Refreshments will be served. Free. For more information, contact Anniston Parks & Recreation at (256) 236-8221.

National Police Week

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May 13-17

During National Police Week, the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation (ALEAF) will hold a series of events for law enforcement officers of the 7th Judicial Circuit.

On Friday, May 17, at 11 A.M., officials will honor fallen heroes from across the State during in a memorial service at Centennial Memorial Park in Anniston, the State Memorial for fallen police officers. Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall are scheduled to attend and speak. During the memorial service, designation of three fallen heroes will be added to the memorial wall and a bronze statue will be unveiled. The public is invited to attend.

During the week, ALEAF will host lunch each day (except Friday) for officers of the 7th Judicial Circuit. Guest speakers will addresses topics relevant to law enforcement during each lunch.

About the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation

In 2013, District Attorney Brian McVeigh along with Eli Henderson and Henry Mullinax hosted a simple breakfast for law enforcement officers. Their goal was to show the officers that they were supported and appreciated by the public. That event evolved into the creation of a not-for-profit organization, the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation, and a week-long series of events each year to recognize the importance of law enforcement officers in society.

Today, organizers of ALEAF report that these events have improved relationships between officers and civilians as well as those between officers and officials in different jurisdictions and roles. 

The organization currently operates in Calhoun and Cleburn counties with plans to expand into additional counties. ALEAF reaches officers in police departments, the forestery service, and probation and parole. The organization is governed by a 7-member, all volunteer board. Donations are accepted and appreciated. To make a donation, visit any Fort McClellan Credit Union. Follow ALEAF on facebook at @alabamalawenforcementappreciationfoundation.

About National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Events are open to all law enforcement personnel.SOURCE: HTTP://WWW.POLICEWEEK.ORG&NBSP

May in the City of Anniston

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EVENTS

Saturday, May 4, 7 to 11 a.m.

Season Opening: THE Downtown Market

1300 block at Zinn Park, Historic Downtown Anniston

It’s strawberry season! Stop by THE Downtown Market this Saturday and check out the new crop as well as new vendors including Pastime Peanuts and Bonnie Ray’s Bakery. The Market is still looking for growers, producers, artists, and craftspeople to be vendors. Call (256) 624-7172 for details, then like us facebook @annistonmarket for weekly updates!

Strawberry Season at the Market!

Sunday Stroll
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 P.M.
Berman Museum

A guided tour of the Berman Museum. Begin in the lobby. Included in museum admission; members are free. Discover all the wonderful programs that happen every month at the museums and gardens. Link here for details.
Something to Do Sunday
Sunday, May 19, 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.

Hodges Community Center, 3125 Spring Valley Rd.
Two hours of friends, fun and family! Each month offers different games, events, sports and more. Youth are invited to bring their most recent report cards. Rewards are given to A and B students. Refreshments will be served. Free. For more information, contact Anniston Parks & Recreation at (256) 236-8221.
Tuesday, May 21
3:00 Anniston City Council Work Session
5:30 PM – Anniston City Council Meeting
Anniston City Hall

This month, there is only one city council work session and meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.
Saturday, June 6
D-Day Event
Berman Museum

On June 6, the Berman Museum will honor history and veterans with an annual D-Day salute. The 75th anniversary observance will feature area veterans from World War II and other conflicts, military speakers, live 40s-era entertainment, and patriotic music. Kent Davis, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs will recognize the veterans in attendance.

D-day was the largest seaborne invasion in history with more than 160,000 Allied troops landing on the beaches at Normandy during World War II. Learn more about the D-Day event at the Berman Museum by visiting online at exploreamag.org/event/d-day-salute

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National Police Week: May 13-17

During National Police Week, the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation (ALEAF) will hold a series of events for law enforcement officers of the 7th Judicial Circuit. On Friday, May 17, at 11 A.M., officials will honor fallen heroes from across the State during in a memorial service at Centennial Memorial Park in Anniston, the State Memorial for fallen police officers. Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall are scheduled to attend and speak. During the memorial service, designation of three fallen heroes will be added to the memorial wall and a bronze statue will be unveiled. The public is invited to attend.

About the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation

In 2013, District Attorney Brian McVeigh along with Anniston City Clerk Eli Henderson and local businessman Henry Mullinax hosted a simple breakfast for law enforcement officers. Their goal was to show the officers that they were supported and appreciated by the public. That event evolved into the creation of a not-for-profit organization, the Alabama Law Enforcement Appreciation Foundation, and a week-long series of events each year to recognize the importance of law enforcement officers in society.

Today, organizers of ALEAF report that these events have improved relationships between officers and civilians as well as those between officers and officials in different jurisdictions and roles.

The organization currently operates in Calhoun and Cleburn counties with plans to expand into additional counties. ALEAF reaches officers in police departments, the forestery service, and probation and parole. The organization is governed by a 7-member, all volunteer board. Donations are accepted and appreciated. To make a donation, visit any Fort McClellan Credit Union. Follow ALEAF on facebook at @alabamalawenforcementappreciationfoundation.

About National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Events are open to all law enforcement personnel.

Source: http://www.policeweek.org 

National Public Works Week: May 19-25, 2019

When’s the last time you thanked a public works employee? Why not do so during National Public Works Week, May 19 through 25?

From leaf pick-up and grass cutting to code enforcement to engineering projects and more, City of Anniston Public Works employees work year ‘round keeping Anniston operating smoothly. Learn more about your Public Works Department by linking here.

More about National Public Works Week

The American Public Works Association (APWA) is proud to announce “It Starts Here” as the theme for the 2019 National Public Works Week. This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works… Growth and innovation starts with public works… Mobility starts with public works… Security starts with public works… Healthy communities start with public works… The bottom line is that citizens’ quality of life starts with public works.

https://npww.apwa.net

Historic Preservation Month

Historic sites and homes instill community pride, hold our histories and reflect our shared values. Preserving our historic sites and structures can generate social as well as economic impact.

May is National Historic Preservation Month, a time to get to know the stories behind the historic sites and structures in your hometown. Stop by the Alabama Room at the Anniston-Calhoun Public Library to research local history. 

More About National Historic Preservation Week 

National Historic Preservation Week was established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The event is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, state historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country.

https://www.nps.gov/nR/feature/presmonth/index.htm
Parker House circa 1888. Located in the Tyler Hill District.

CITY DEPARTMENT NEWS


Parks & Recreation

Summer camps for youth will kick-off in June. Imagine spending your summer swimming, playing games, taking naps and making new friends! (Makes me wish I was a kid again.) Registration has begun. Call your local community center to register or call the Department of Parks & Recreation at (256) 236-8221. 

All City of Anniston outdoor pools and splash pads will open Memorial Day weekend, May, 25, 26 and 27. Afterwards, outdoor pools will not open on Sundays and Mondays.

Golfers can play all day at Cane Creek Golf Course with a cart for only $34 (Monday – Thursday). Annual memberships are on special through May 31. Receive 20% off when you and a friend join or get 5 additional weeks free. (Specials are available on regular and senior rates.) The clubhouse at Cane Creek is open seven days a week. Cane Creek is managed by the City of Anniston Parks & Recreation Department. For more information and tee times, call (256) 820-9174.


Public Works

Grass cutting around the city is on track. Public Works reminds citizens to please keep trash out of grass and clippings that are piled on the right-of-ways for pick-up. When crews must stop and sort out the trash, it slows down the pick-up schedule.

We’ll all soon be slapping at mosquitos so Public Works is gearing up for it’s annual schedule of mosquito spraying. Help cut down on these air-borne pests by removing standing and stagnant water from around your homes. Report any issues to Code Enforcement Officer Tana Bryant at (256) 231-7733.


Workers Wanted

An accurate census count is vital to economic development, distribution of state and federal dollars and representation of our communities at the federal level. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people to assist with the 2020 census. Apply at 2020census.gov.

April in Anniston

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Events, News and Notes from the City of Anniston


EVENTS

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Noble Street Festival and Sunny King Criterium

Downtown Historic District

The annual, family-friendly Noble Street Festival is held in conjunction with the Sunny King Criterium, a cycling road race that starts in the morning and continues through the evening. Food and craft vendors, carnival games and rides, and live music are highlights of the festival. Please note that portions of the historic district will be closed to traffic. Admission to the festival as well as viewing the heart-pounding action of the criterium is free! For details, visit mainstreetanniston.com.

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