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Blue Ridge Picnic

The annual Blue Ridge Picnic will be Sunday, Sept. 8, 4:30-??? on E. Oliver Dr. Bring yourself and family, your own table service, and a side dish to share. Meats (pork, chicken) and drinks provided. Neighborhood directories will be available.

Hope to see you all there!

Note: East Oliver Dr will be closed to . . . → Read More: Blue Ridge Picnic

Information about MCCSC school board elections

The official candidates for MCCSC school board are as follows:

District 2 – Randy Barrett, John Crane, Sue WanzerDistrict 4 – David Sabbagh, Donovan WallingDistrict 5 – Keith Klein, David WierhakeDistrict 6 – Lois Sabo-Skelton

Voting is at-large, which means that all voters vote for a candidate in each district. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. . . . → Read More: Information about MCCSC school board elections

City of Bloomington Launches uReport

The City of Bloomington’s “uReport” is a new service for people to notify the City of community issues, such as potholes, graffiti, malfunctioning street lights, and more. When you submit your reports or comment it will be forwarded to the appropriate City government department.

You can access uReport here: http://bloomington.in.gov/ureport

You may also send . . . → Read More: City of Bloomington Launches uReport

Blue Ridge in the Indiana Daily Student

Last year Blue Ridge was honored to receive the City of Bloomington’s Mayor’s Excellence Award for the development of blueridgebloomington.org, and as the competition begins for 2012, an article in the IDS reflected on last year’s Blooming Neighbor Awards. Click here for the IDS article: http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=86457

Curbside Leaf Collection

For Bloomington curbside leaf collection, leaves at all residences must be at curb by November 14, 2011. The City of Bloomington’s Street Department has developed a website to track when they will be picking up leaves in your neighborhood. Here is the link: http://bloomington.in.gov/leaves. The site will be updated on a regular basis.

Curbside Pickup: . . . → Read More: Curbside Leaf Collection

HAND Workshop on Neighborhood Code

HAND (Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development) has developed a workshop for residents to gain a better understanding how code enforcement works in our neighborhoods. You will have the opportunity to interact with HAND staff regarding issues and questions you have about how it works!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011, 7 to 9 p.m., City . . . → Read More: HAND Workshop on Neighborhood Code

Deer Task Force Community Outreach Meeting

The City of Bloomington has announced its first Community Outreach Meeting for the Deer Task Force:

Deer Task Force to Hold Its First Community Outreach Meeting on Tuesday, 28 June at 6p, Templeton Elementary

Bloomington, IN – The Joint City of Bloomington-Monroe County Deer Task Force will hold a series of meetings throughout the community . . . → Read More: Deer Task Force Community Outreach Meeting

BlueRidgeBloomington.com Wins Mayor’s Excellence Award!

Blue Ridge has won the City of Bloomington’s 2011 Mayor’s Excellence Award for the development of BlueRidgeBloomington.com! This competitive award is given to a Neighborhood Association that shows active participation in building relationships, develops creative solutions to address challenges, and invests effort toward fostering a more united neighborhood.

The competition is part of the city’s . . . → Read More: BlueRidgeBloomington.com Wins Mayor’s Excellence Award!

State of the City 2011

On Wednesday March 2nd, Mayor Mark Kruzan (our Blue Ridge neighbor) will present the State of the City, 5:30pm, at the City Hall Council Chambers.