Thursday, May 10, 2012
The 2012 Great American River Day Cleanup and Bicentennial Beautification Project will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join scores of volunteers to plant fresh flowers, pick up trash and pull weeds.
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- John Deike
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Calling all nature enthusiasts: it’s time for the 2012 Great American River Day Cleanup and Bicentennial Beautification Project. It kicks off May 19 and includes picking up trash, planting fresh flowers in parks and public areas and uprooting weeds that are sore to the eye, according to co-organizer Becky McCleary. Volunteers who would like to help with litter cleanup are encouraged to pre-select public property in the city and/or accessible stretches of riverbed along the Cuyahoga. Volunteers are welcome to help for any length of time. Cleanup supplies, planting materials, refreshments and lunch will be provided. River Day volunteers should plan to register by May 16. Folks should dress for the weather and protective clothing is …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Arbor Day, bicentennial celebration starts at 3 p.m. Friday at Kennedy Park.
Arbor Day has arrived, and for 2012, city officials are planning a bit of a dual celebration on Friday afternoon. Each Arbor Day, a tree is planted to celebrate an aspect of the Falls community, and given the bicentennial, many thought it appropriate to honor the city’s heritage with the planting of a maple tree at Kennedy Park, according to Valerie Wax Carr, the city’s public service director. The maple will mark the beginning of a Cuyahoga Falls bicentennial arboretum, in which 200 trees and shrubs will be planted over the next 10 years in the park. To engage the community, residents can arrange for trees to be planted in honor of a person or special event, according to local parks and recreation volunteer Roe York. The Falls Public …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
White-water rapids are expected to be flowing through Cuyahoga Falls when the two-week bicentennial celebration kicks off on August 3.
The Cuyahoga Falls City Council is days away from filing a few new pages in the Summit County history books, and the timing couldn’t be better. On Monday night, the Public and Industrial Improvements Committee -- chaired by ward 7 councilman Jerry James -- unanimously approved a motion to finalize plans for the deconstruction of the Sheraton and LeFever Dams. The last step will come next week when city council members vote on whether or not to approve the dam ordinance. The plan will cost $1 million (paid for by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District), potentially create category four or five white-water rapids in sections of the Cuyahoga River and restore aquatic ecosystems that have long been impaired and deoxygenated by the dams, …