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Jan 30, 2015

BOC to tour traffic center Thursday

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will tour the City’s Traffic Management Operations Center at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 5). The center is located at the City Services Complex, 209 Water St.

CONTACT:

Beth Greene, executive assistant

Administration

(423)434-6002
 

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Jan 30, 2015

Senior Services announces upcoming Heart Health Month programs

Senior Services at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer the following programs, which are free and open to ages 50 and older unless otherwise noted.

• Be Balanced – Feb. 2, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Learn portion control and how to balance calories in and out.

• Congestive Heart Failure: Feb. 2, 1-2 p.m. Learn what it is, warning signs, and symptoms, prevention, treatment, and more.

• Hypertension – Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn why hypertension is so dangerous and ways to lower your blood pressure.

• Navigating Over-the-Counter Aisles for Self-Treatment – Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m. Learn which of these medications are beneficial, how they react with other medicines, and how they can harm you.

• Healthy Heart Cooking Demonstration: Feb. 5, noon-1 p.m. Program cost is $3 per person. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 3. Representatives from ETSU’s Clinical Nutrition Graduate Studies Program will demonstrate and discuss healthy lunches. Limited to 25 participants. S.A.L.T. meeting will take place after the demonstration.

• Basic Training for Your Heart: Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn how heart rate, blood pressure, and exercise affect your heart. When is your heart too fast or too slow to exercise, and what is optimal blood pressure when exercising? What precautions should you take before exercising?

• New Cholesterol Guidelines: Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m. Students from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy will be on hand to discuss the newest cholesterol guidelines.

• Be Sensible: Feb. 16, 10-10:30 a.m. The 2015 Challenge is winding down and Jennifer Persinger will share tips for eating at home and away that will help you stay on track.

• Treatment for Heart Disease: Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn options and what can be done to help you live a better life and live with heart disease.

• What Does a Heart Healthy Diet Look Like? Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-noon. Discover what a heart healthy diet looks like. Which foods are good for you and what should you avoid? Are there healthy foods you have never tried?

• Heart Talk and “Wear Red” Lunch: Feb. 19, noon-1 p.m. A Mountain States Health Alliance cardiologist will talk about the latest heart developments. Enjoy a free heart healthy lunch sponsored by MSHA. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 17. Luncheon is limited to 50 participants.

• Reducing Stress: Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn ways to reduce stress in your life for life’s sake!



For more information, call Senior Services at (423)434-6237.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 29, 2015

Parks and Rec accepting name proposals for King Springs property

Johnson City Parks and Recreation will be accepting proposed names for the park property located on King Springs Road, across from the old King Springs Elementary School.

Proposals must be in writing and include an explanation of the name’s significance to the property or overall park system. If the proposal is that of an individual’s name, a biography must be included. Proposals may be mailed to Johnson City Parks and Recreation Department, 4137 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601; or emailed to mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org. Proposals must be received by Feb. 27.

For additional information, please contact Missy Hollifield at (423)283-5815 or mhollifield@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Missy Hollifield, office manager

Parks and Recreation

(423)283-5815


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Jan 28, 2015

Grant workshop scheduled for Feb. 3

An application workshop for the FY 15-16 THDA Emergency Solutions Grant will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 3) in the Administrative Conference Room of the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. The Emergency Solutions Grant Program awards funds to eligible non-profit agencies that provide services to the homeless and those at risk of being homeless in Johnson City. If your agency is interested in applying for this funding, please plan to send a representative to this meeting.



For more information, contact Diane Bradley, Community Development program manager, at (423)434-6293 or dbradley@johnsoncitytn.org.

CONTACT:

Diane Bradley, program manager

Community Development

(423)434-6293


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Jan 28, 2015

Applications being accepted for Board of Dwelling Standards and Review

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners will be considering three, three-year appointments to the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review. This board, which meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., determines action regarding substandard housing and/or commercial structures within the city limits. The board responds to complaints submitted by citizens, the Codes Enforcement staff, and/or a board member.

Potential appointees must live within the city limits of Johnson City. Applications are available online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards and at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St. Please call 434-6021 for an application to be mailed or faxed. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 11.

For additional information regarding the Board of Dwelling Standards and Review, please contact the Codes Enforcement Division at (423)434-6048.

CONTACT:

Becky Buchanan, director

Community Relations

(423)434-6021


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Jan 27, 2015

Senior Services heading to Jonesborough for Singin’ in the Rain

On Saturday, Feb. 7, Johnson City Senior Services will host an outing to Jonesborough Reperatory Theatre to experience Singin’ in the Rain. The Senior Services bus will depart from Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., at 1:15 p.m. Cost is $11 per person.

Singin’ in the Rain is adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from the award-winning screenplay. Every original scene, song, and dance will be seen, including the show-stopping title number complete with an onstage rainstorm.

Call 434-6237 to register today.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Mommy and Me Yoga instructor needed

Memorial Park Community Center is currently in search of certified instructor to teach a Mommy and Me Yoga class.

Anyone interested should contact Program Coordinator Sarah Jennings at 461-4852.

CONTACT:

Sarah Jennings, program coordinator

Memorial Park Community Center

(423)461-4852


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Jan 27, 2015

Senior Services offers Aging Without Fear support group

The Senior Services Division of Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., is offering an Aging Without Fear support group that meets bi-weekly at the center. This group discusses the changes and challenges of growing older and how to face it with confidence.

Upcoming meetings are set for Feb. 5 and 19 at 5 p.m. Please call 434-6237 for more information.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Asylum for Murder mystery dinner set for Feb. 13

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host Asylum for Murder, a mystery dinner presented by Murder Mystery Caravan, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Admission is $10 (includes show and dinner), and pre-registration is required. Call 434-6237 for more information.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233


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Jan 27, 2015

Learn how to line dance at MPCC

The Memorial Park Community Center Senior Services Division is calling on citizens who want to learn how to line dance. At least 10 registrations are needed to start a beginner’s class that will meet once a week for 90 minutes. Fee will be $42 for six weeks. Call Kamela Easlic at 434-6233 to sign up. Class will be scheduled after 10 participants have registered.

CONTACT:

Kamela Easlic, program development supervisor

Senior Services

(423)434-6233




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