Just a reminder that our next Kenwick Neighborhood Association general meeting will be tomorrow night, March 24th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Kenwick Center (313 Owsley Avenue).

This should be a very informative meeting as we will have two guest speakers, representatives from Code Enforcement and representatives from Animal Control. Code Enforcement representatives will be speaking starting at 7:00 pm about how to use their office to improve your neighborhood and answer questions. Animal Control officers will be speaking at 7:30 pm to tell us more about their office and will be available to answer questions.

Hello Neighbors,

Our next Kenwick Neighborhood Association general meeting will be this coming Tuesday, March 24th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Kenwick Center (313 Owsley Avenue).

This should be a very informative meeting as we will have two guest speakers, representatives from Code Enforcement and representatives from Animal Control. Code Enforcement representatives will be speaking starting at 7:00 pm about how to use their office to improve your neighborhood and answer questions. Animal Control officers will be speaking at 7:30 pm to tell us more about their office and will be available to answer questions. More details on the speakers will be posted when they are available.

We hope to see you there!

Sara Constantine

The Kenwick Neighborhood Association presents the 2015 Kenwick Bungalow Tour on Sunday, June 14th, 1-5 p.m. The tour is a perfect illustration of this near-downtown neighborhood that blends traditional and modernized homes and gardens, and the diverse blend of Lexingtonians who call it home. Eight to ten homes and gardens will be stops on the tour. While every house may not be a bungalow, each one will show a different aspect of Kenwick’s unique personality. This event helps the Kenwick Neighborhood Association raise money for projects such as the Kenwick Victory Christian Church Community Garden and helps fund events at the Kenwick Community Center. Tickets will be sold for $7 on the day of the tour or for $5 for advance tickets at kenwickneighbors for more information.

View photos of the 2013 Tour here: http://www.kenwick.org/2013/06/kenwick-bungalow-tour-2013/

We hope to see you there!

Sara Constantine

Here are some upcoming activities at Kenwick Community Center at 313 Owsley Avenue.

The Spring Flea Market is rescheduled for March 28th from 8am-4pm. Come to buy, sell or browse. There will be household items, children’s clothes and toys, books, tools and a variety of other items. There will be plenty of bargains for everyone.

The annual Egg Hunt will take place on March 24th from 6-8pm. Ages 3 & under 6:00-6:30, ages 4-6 6:30-7:00pm, ages 7-9 from 7:00-7:30pm & ages 10-12 from 7:30-8:00pm. Prizes will be awarded to each age group that finds the golden egg.

Come out and enjoy a fun evening of St. Patricks day Bingo on March 17th from 6-7pm. Great prizes for the Bingo winners.

Kenwick will be open over Spring Break. Our hours are from 12-5pm each day. We will have sports games, board games, arts & crafts and other fun activities each day.

Beginning Monday from 4-5pm we will have an art and sketching class. This class is for everyone and it is free.

Anyone interested in playing Drums. Come out on Wednesday Evening from 6-7pm to enjoy a great class. The class will be Wed, March 18th and 25th.

This was received from the Mayor's Office via councilman Bill Farmer regarding the weather forecast:

Mayor: Get ready. It’s coming. Again.

With forecasts for sleet and heavy snow beginning this afternoon and continuing into the evening, Mayor Jim Gray urged residents to prepare. “Get ready. It’s coming. Again. Today we can all follow the motto of our Division of Emergency Management: Be Prepared. Have a Plan,” Gray said. “This is not about encouraging anxiety and stress. We are here to urge caution, be alert, aware, and do what Lexington citizens do best...care for one another. And I would add, check on your neighbors. Help your neighbors who can’t shovel their sidewalks or driveways.”Gray urged citizens to stay off the roads this evening, if possible. “Driving could be very dangerous tonight because of the sleet we expect before the snow. If you can stay off the roads tonight, please do,” he said.

Parking

“Now let’s talk about cars parked on the streets that get in the way of snow removal equipment,” Gray said. “As we learned from the last storm, your vehicle can get blocked in for several days because of the plows and the windrows they cause.”

Anyone who needs a place to park to get their vehicle off the street may use the Rupp Arena lot, off Oliver Lewis Way. There will be no charge. Vehicles will need to be moved by Saturday morning. Lexington Police will patrol the lot to ensure safety.

Streets and Roads

Streets crews have already started working 12-hour shifts. “Our personnel have been checking catch basins and storm drains to prevent flooding on roadways. We can’t pre-treat today because of the rain,” said Streets & Roads Director Albert Miller. “Once the rain changes over to sleet and snow, crews will shift their focus to treating priority routes, bridges and overpasses.”

Altogether we will have about 100 people from Streets and Roads, Parks and Water Quality out working on our streets. Private contractors have been notified and are on standby.

The City has approximately 4,100 tons of salt on hand and can order additional supplies, if needed.

Flooding

The ground is saturated and the storm may cause flooding on the roads. Citizens are encouraged not to walk through or drive through flood water.

Emergency Operations Center

Beginning at 6 tonight, the city’s Emergency Operations Center will open to monitor the storm and for communications. The public can track updates via the Division of Emergency

Management’s Twitter account @LexKYEM and Facebook page www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYEM.

Citizens with emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1. For non-emergency assistance call Police at 258-3600.

FOR MEDIA ONLY, the EOC can be reached at 425-2530 and is located at 1793 Old Frankfort Pike.

Homelessness Prevention & Intervention

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention’s Winter Weather Plan has been activated through Friday, March 6, in response to forecasts projecting significant ice and snow, along with falling temperatures over the next 48 hours. Anyone in need of help locating appropriate

shelter should dial 2-1-1. The plan is available online at the city’s website.

Kentucky Utilities

Kentucky Utilities is also monitoring the weather and its movement and is prepared to respond to outage issues.

“And we will continue to monitor our system as the temperatures drop Thursday night into Friday morning, and also respond quickly to any outages that come as a result of the extreme cold,” said Cliff Feltham, Statewide Media Relations Manager.

Police

Police urge drivers to be cautious, to increase stopping and following distances and slow down.

The first meeting of the 2015 Bungalow Tour Committee will be this Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at my house (128 Lincoln Avenue). We will be selecting the date for the tour at this meeting as people are already asking. We had a great bunch of neighbors help with the 2013 Bungalow Tour and we are looking forward to another great neighborhood event!

If you are unable to make the meeting but still want to participate in the committee, help sponsor the tour as an advertiser, or if you would like to have your home on the tour, please email kenwickneighbors.

Here are a few of the activities at the Kenwick Center (313 Owsley Avenue) for the month of February:

Kenwick will be hosting a Community Valentines Day party along with Bingo from 5-7pm on February 13th. We will have Sweet Treats and great prizes for Bingo winners.

Anyone Interested in playing the Drums? Kenwick will be hosting free Drums lessons with Instructor Oba Wilson on Wednesday nights from 5-6pm. Dates for classes are as follows February 18, 25, March 4, and March 11, 2015. This program is free.

Free Throw Shooting competition on February 27th from 6-7pm for boys and girls ages 5-10. Medals will be awarded for winners.

Don’t forget Zumba on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm, Karate on Tues & Thursday nights from 7:30-9pm, Strolling for Stride exercise program on Monday nights from 5:30-6:30pm.

Spring Flea Market will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 8am-4pm. If interested in a table please call Kenwick at 859 266-6405

Kenwick will be Closed on February 16th in observance of Presidents Day.

Hello Neighbors,

Currently middle-school-age children who live in the Kenwick neighborhood attend Morton Middle School. The proposed redistricting would send children in Kenwick to LTMS. If you would like to learn more about proposed redistricting, please read the meeting minutes for Jan 27 and others at http://www.fcps.net/zones. If you are interested in learning more about each of these schools, please visit http://www.fcps.net/about-fcps/data-central/unbridled/scores as well as the websites for each school.

If you are concerned about Fayette County Public School redistricting for middle school students and would like to join other families in a letter expressing concerns, please email Loralyn Cecil at laceci2

Thank You,

Sara Constantine

Hello Kenwick Neighbors,

We are starting to prepare for this year's Kenwick Bungalow Tour! We have not set this year's date yet, but it will likely be on one of the first Sundays in June.

If you would like to be on the planning committee, please go to this link and select the days you may be available for a first meeting.

http://doodle.com/rbbyu6bqfqqzdbd7

Also, please send your name and email address to kenwickneighbors so we can contact you with further details on the meeting time. If you are unable to attend, but are still interested in helping with the committee please let us know.

We hope to have another great tour this year!

Sara Constantine