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Welcome to the City of Longmont's weekly e-News update.

April 5, 2013

  1. Longmont Library Fest Runs Through April 20
  2. Landscaping Seminars at Senior Center
  3. Annual Curbside Tree Limb Collection Begins April 8
  4. Help With Tree Work for Qualified Residents
  5. Look for Summer Recreation Brochure in Your Mail
  6. Take a Hack at Enhancing Local Government

 

Longmont Library Fest Runs Through April 20

The Longmont Public Library is hosting a two-week long festival from Sunday April 7th through Saturday April 20th, 2013 that begins with a kickoff party for the whole family. Many author appearances and a library published anthology book by local residents are additional highlights. Among those scheduled to appear are author T. A. Barron (Merlin books), winner of the 2011 de Grummond USM medallion for “lifetime contribution to the field of children’s and young adult literature” and nature photographer John Fielder, author of many books on Colorado, both of whom will be discussing their works. The festival closes with a Colorado Authors Open House. All events are free and open to the public. Stop by the library, call 303-651-8472 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/library for more information. The festival website http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/adult/YouBelong.htm gives a specific event schedule. Also, check it out on Facebook and Twitter. This festival is made possible through funding from the Friends of Longmont Public Library (www.friendsofthelongmontlibrary.org). The Friends support programs at the Library through membership, fundraising and donations.

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Landscaping Seminars at Senior Center

The City of Longmont and Center for Resource Conservation are hosting two free water-wise landscape seminars. The Edible Xeriscape seminar will show you how to incorporate edible plants into a water-wise landscape. This free seminar will be held at the Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Avenue, Wednesday, April 17, 6-8pm. At the Creating A Drought Tolerant Landscape seminar you will learn what plants are hearty in drought conditions and how to care for them so you get the best results in beautifying your yard and saving water. This free seminar will be held at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, Monday, April 22, 6-8pm. To register for either seminar please call 303-999-3820 ext 217 or register online at Gardenstore.conservationcenter.org

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Annual Curbside Tree Limb Collection Begins April 8

The annual citywide curbside tree limb collection takes place this year from April 8 through 19. Bundled Limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 8 - 12 and south of 9th Avenue April 15 - 19. Place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week for pick-up some time during that week. Limbs in yards, alleys and on private property will not be collected in this special collection. Non-bundled branches and large piles will not be collected. Another option for branch and limb disposal other than the curbside collection is taking limbs to the City of Longmont’s Waste Diversion Center located at 140 Martin Street. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm. Closed on Sundays. More information at www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste/recycle/curbsidelimb.htm


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Help With Tree Work for Qualified Residents

Through Treasure our Trees, residents of Longmont who own their home and can’t afford to have their trees pruned or dead trees removed can apply for one-time tree work donated by tree care companies licensed to work in Longmont. Applicants must be income-qualified through the City of Longmont’s office of Community and Neighborhood Resources. The application deadline is April 12. For an application or information call 303-651-8444 or email susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us.

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Look for Summer Recreation Brochure in Your Mail

Longmont Recreation Services’ Summer Recreation Brochure will be mailed to all Longmont residents during the week of April 8 and will be available at Recreation facilities on Monday, April 15. Registration for summer programs begins Tuesday, April 16. The Summer Recreation Brochure also is available at www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. For more information call 303-651-8404.

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Take a Hack at Enhancing Local Government

Take a hack at improving local government by participating in the Longmont Hackathon April 12-14 at Skyline High School. Anyone interested in using the City’s open data sets to build apps to enhance City services is welcome. Bring your own ideas or use one of the submissions already made by residents. Visit longmonthackathon.com to see some ideas and to sign up. The most innovative ideas will win great prizes!

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