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Eighth annual Clean Air Action day set for June 23

Posted June 22, 2017

Across the region on June 23, North Texans will do something extra to reduce ozone-causing pollution, as part of the eighth annual Clean Air Action Day.

This year’s theme is “Take Steps Toward Improving Air Quality,” and with many potential clean air choices, residents have numerous ways to do their part.

Partners around the region have planned clean air contests, social media campaigns and events for their residents and businesses for Clean Air Action Day. UNT Health Science Center will host an outreach event to raise awareness about clean air, including short films about environmental issues.

Individuals can participate by pledging to implement at least one clean-air action that they do not normally do. Here is a list of clean-air choices you can make on June 23:

  •     Carpool or vanpool.
  •     Use mass transit.
  •     Bike or walk.
  •     Telecommute.
  •     Combine trips or drive less.
  •     Report smoking, polluting vehicles.
  •     Avoid idling.
  •     Confirm you are up to date on regular vehicle maintenance and state emissions and safety inspection.
  •     Consider an electric or other alternative-fuel lawn mower.
  •     Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs.
  •     Pursue energy-efficient home improvement projects.
  •     Use a vehicle-approved biofuel in your car.
  •     Buy local or at places where less driving is required.
  •     Encourage someone else to make clean-air choices on June 23.

 

Learn more about how you can help improve air quality and view a list of activities around the region.

Police plan crime prevention activity in east Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department’s crime prevention specialists have planned auto etching events at three locations this month:

    June 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., FWPD Storefront, 1258 Woodhaven Blvd.

To learn more, call 817-980-8441.

Help control mosquitoes & viruses with free mosquito dunks

Free mosquito dunks are available to Fort Worth residents to help control mosquito populations and to fight mosquito-borne viruses.

The Code Compliance Department is providing dunks, which are small tablets of an environmentally safe larvicide that targets and eliminates mosquito larvae when placed in standing water.

All mosquitoes need to reproduce is a small amount of standing water. Residents should place the dunks where standing water can collect — in places like flower pots, air conditioning units, stagnant ponds, empty containers and gutters.

Each household will be provided two free packages of dunks that can be picked up from the Consumer Health Office inside the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave. Residents must show proof of residency, such as a utility bill or driver license. The product is not for resale and residents should follow the product label.

Mosquito dunks can be picked up 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dunks will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Dunks are also available for purchase at local hardware stores.

Learn more about preventing mosquito-borne viruses on the city’s information page, or contact the Customer Care Center, 817-392-1234.

Triathletes to converge on Fort Worth for July 9 event

Triathletes will swim, bike and run through Fort Worth as part of the fifth annual Mayor’s Triathlon, which starts at 7 a.m. July 9 at the Downtown YMCA, 512 Lamar St.

The sprint triathlon includes a 300-meter swim, 13-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. The swim will be in the YMCA pool, while the run and ride will be through beautiful Fort Worth neighborhoods.

Mayor Betsy Price is participating in the triathlon to benefit the cause. In addition, triathletes from all over Texas and the nation have signed up to compete.

Online registration closes July 4.

Eastern Hills 4th of July

Get Ready For Our Annual Star-Spangled Event

Our annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be held on Tueday, July 4th. The parade will kick off at 10:00AM in front of the Eastern Hills Park on Canton Drive.

If you would like to be in the parade, please be there to line up at 9:30AM for the parade. There will be judging for the best decorated entries in the parade, and ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

The lead car will be our neighborhood police officer Lloyd Cook and local Fire Engine #24 will bring up the rear. The parade will wind through Eastern Hills and Brentwood Oak Hills for approximately 2 miles, ending up back at the park.

Following the parade, we will have a cookout of hotdogs and brats with all the fixin’s. Be sure to bring a side dish or dessert to share with your neighbors. Also, don’t forget your lawn chairs. This is a fun event for the entire family so please come out and enjoy the Parade and Festivities!

We will keep celebrating until the hot dog and brats are gone which is usually between 12 Noon and 1 PM.

White Lake Hills
4th of July

10:45 a.m.:  Parade lineup on Green River Trail at Chandler Lake

11:00 a.m.:  Parade starts rolling.

I have attached the route

11:45 a.m.:  End of parade should reach Smith-Wilemon Park

11:50 a.m.: Flag ceremony

11:55 a.m.:  Picnic begins

12:20 p.m.:  Kids games begin

 

We alternate the parade start time with Eastern Hills.  Eastern Hills will start at 10 am this year, and White Lake HIlls at 11 a.m.  Next year WLH gets the earlier time slot.

Fort Worth’s Fourth celebrates 10 years on the Trinity

Get ready for a fun day of family-oriented activities, music and water shows along the Trinity River, capped by a spectacular fireworks show.

 

It’s not too early to start making plans for July Fourth. In its 10th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidZone activities are free.

Gates open at 2 p.m.; the fireworks show begins about 10 p.m.

Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and flyboard shows. Enjoy live music from self-proclaimed Tex-Mex honky-tonk band, the Tejas Brothers. Food, soda, water and beer will be available for purchase.

As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine will fill the evening air. The high-energy band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, three local bands will compete in the Battle of the Bald Eagle contest.

Flyboarders will perform lively shows on the river between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack flyboarders will light up the river.

KidZone activities throughout the day will include pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and zip lines. Plus, the popular levee and water slides are back to provide hours of old-fashioned fun for the young and young at heart.

VIP Experience pass holders will enjoy perks such as an excellent view of the fireworks and water shows, reserved seating and a shaded lounge area. Access to a cash bar, air-conditioned restrooms and VIP parking pass sweeten the deal. New for 2017 is the fully air-conditioned Skybox where guests can get out of the heat and into the cool. Purchase VIP passes.

The celebration is produced by the Trinity River Vision Authority.

Upcoming City Classes & Workshops

June 24, 2017

9 a.m.

 Code Rangers

Hazel Harvey Peace Center For Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

 

June 27, 2017

11 a.m.

   Step One: Starting a Business

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This seminar helps future entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements of starting a small business. This course covers a variety of topics, including business structure, taxes, insurance and writing a business plan.

 

July 6, 2017

6 p.m.

Drip Irrigation DIY Water-Saving Seminar

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Iris Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. Your will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

 

 

July 8, 2017

9 a.m.

 Step One: Starting a Business

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This seminar helps future entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements of starting a small business. This course covers a variety of topics, including business structure, taxes, insurance and writing a business plan.

 

July 18, 2017

11:30 a.m.

 Let's Talk Marketing Series - Pictures Tell a Thousand Words ... or More

Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

The marriage of photos and videos to design and content makes the marketing message. Bring your questions and get professional, real experience answers during this interactive session.

 

July 25, 2017

11 a.m.

 Step One: Starting a Business

James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway

This seminar helps future entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements of starting a small business. This course covers a variety of topics, including business structure, taxes, insurance and writing a business plan.

CAMP GLADIATOR

Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions

Eastside Trainers:  Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey

 

Nolan Catholic
High School
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104

M, T, TH. 5:30 am
Charla Kelsey

Lowery Rd.
Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120

T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
Charla Kelsey

Bethel Temple
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M, W, F.  5:30 am
Beverly Sims

Meadowbrook Middle School
2001 Ederville Rd. S.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76103

M,W at 5:00 pm
Beverly Sims

 

 

 

CampGladiator.com

BEVERLY SIMS
Primary Trainer - Fort Worth

P: 817-980-0576
E: beverlysims@campgladiator.com

CHARLA KELSEY
Partner Trainer - Fort Worth

charlapetter@campgladiator.com
cell 817-307-0258

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