KENWOOD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CHILI SUPPER
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –October 29th, 2011 –
Place Kenwood Park United Methodist Church (175 34th Street NE)
Cost $4.50 adults; $2.50 children 6-12
5 and under eat free.
Menu: chili or soup,veggies,dessert and drink
Interested volunteers are asked to bring a dessert to the church by 4: 00.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –September 8, 2011 – The City of Cedar Rapids is
launching a new initiative to improve our city’s quality of life called Clean
Up CR. “Everyone can work to keep Cedar Rapids a beautiful place to
live. The goal of Clean Up CR is to create opportunities for citizens and
the city to work together to improve our great city,” said Jeff Pomeranz, City
Manager. The City is sponsoring three opportunities to help Clean Up CR
this fall: a series of large item drop-off events, two litter collection events
and a coupon to drop-off appliances for ½ price at the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste
Agency. Information about all three events can be found at www.CleanUpCR.com.
Residents will also be receiving a coupon in the mail with details about the
item drop-off events are scheduled every Saturday from September 17 through
October 8 from 10am to 2pm at various locations throughout the city to help
citizens access the event. The drop-off events are designed to help
residents dispose of larger items such as furniture, electronics, scrap metal
and tires while also promoting waste diversion. “By creating the drop-off
centers each weekend, we are able to separate the materials and send them to
the appropriate recycling centers, keeping the majority of the waste out of the
landfill. We were also able to partner with Goodwill of the Heartland and
River Valley Salvation Army to reclaim any reusable materials,” said Mark
Jones, Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling Superintendent. Details
about the items collected and not accepted at these events can be found at www.CleanUpCR.com.
addition to the large item drop-off events, two litter collection events are
scheduled this fall to help residents get out and CleanUpCR in their
neighborhoods and along Interstate 380. On October 15, residents are
invited to join their neighbors in collecting litter from the streets
surrounding their homes. Then on October 22, groups will work
together to keep the corridor beautiful along Interstate 380. More
information about how to participate in these events is available at www.CleanUpCR.com.
Cedar Rapids Solid Waste & Recycling customers will receive a coupon in the
mail for half off all appliances taken to the Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid
Waste Agency on October 1, 2011. A coupon is required to receive the
discount. It normally costs $9.00 to recycle an appliance at the Cedar
Rapids Solid Waste Agency. The coupon will allow customers to recycle
their appliances for $4.50 each. Some examples of appliances include: air
conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers and water
heaters. A full list of applicable appliances can be found at www.CleanUpCR.com.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – September 13,
2011 – The City of Cedar Rapids will present various improvement concepts for
1st Avenue East, from 27th Street to 40th Street, at a public meeting on
Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kenwood Park United
Methodist Church, 175 34th St NE. Anyone that lives, works or travels along
this corridor is invited to attend this meeting and provide feedback on the
Informational meeting about 1st Avenue East, from 27th St to 40th St
Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kenwood Park United Methodist Church, 175 34th St NE
The information provided by local
residents and business owners at the July Community Visioning Session, and
input gathered from 591 survey responses, was carefully reviewed and used to
identify possible improvements for this well-traveled corridor. The City requests
more community involvement as possible improvements strategies are further
The public meeting will begin at
6:00 p.m., with a presentation at 6:15 p.m. Following the presentation,
project representatives will be on hand to facilitate a one-hour small
workgroup mapping exercise and to answer any questions. Community input on
the improvement concepts and strategies will help to determine final
recommendations, which are expected to be complete in early November.
1st Avenue East, from 27th Street
to 40th Street, is a commercial center and main road between downtown and
residential areas of Cedar Rapids. This stretch of road experiences far more
crashes than similar roads in Iowa and has daily periods of vehicle
congestion that increase safety risks to motorists, pedestrians, and
bicyclists, as well as limits the access to local businesses. Additionally,
the pavement along this portion of 1st Avenue East must be replaced. This
study is being conducted to identify the improvement strategy that will
provide the greatest community benefit as 1st Avenue East from 27th
Street to 40th Street is reconstructed.
For more information, please
contact the project team at info@CR1stAvenueEast.com or visit us at www.Cedar-Rapids.org and
click on the “1st Avenue East Improvements” link on the home page.