"Community First" 11/21/2013 e-News

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Community First - 11/21/2013

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Attica Woodson Scott

Councilwoman

601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville KY 40202

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Donna Sanders

Legislative Assistant

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Kelsey Goff

Intern

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

VISION

We are committed to building relationships, respecting and valuing our elders and our youth, taking care of our built and our natural environment, advocating for economic growth, and developing a district where residents are healthy, and where unity is felt from the southwest to the west.

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Ms. Henderson (joined by Ms. Woodley) showing off her collard greens and turnip greens at the Parkland Community Garden!


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Small Business S/O

Welcome the Pure Shea Store to District 1! Check out Ms. Rosa stirring up a batch of mango sugar scrub and peppermint bath salts at Pure Shea Store • 2804 Dumesnil St.


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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Budgeting Classes at Several Locations

Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for November which include several  budgeting classes, three information sessions about major revitalization work being done in the Shawnee neighborhood, as well as a link to a new video highlighting the work at Neighborhood Place. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

 

Nov. 21, Budgeting for the Holidays seminar. Hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place at Farnsley Middle School, 3 - 4 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Staff from Community Services and Revitalization and Reach Corps will help middle school kids learn how to budget for the holidays, tips on purchasing gifts for family and friends, and basic budgeting skills.

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Nov. 22, Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Keep your blood pressure in check with a free blood pressure screening provided by the trained staff at Norton Healthcare.


 

About Neighborhood Place

Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.


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DO YOU KNOW a young person ages 13-19 who is interested in civic engagement, local politics and community transformation? Please send them my way to shadow me for a day. Have them call me at 574-1101 to make a date!


Check it out!

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Parkland Family Scholar House rocking the raised bed at the Parkland Community Garden.


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WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

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Cane Run Area Neighborhood Place: Collecting coats/hats/gloves/scarves from December 2-6, 2013. Distribution will occur in the Neighborhood Place lobby (3410 Lees Lane) from December 9-December 13, 2013. Lake Dreamland Fire Department: Bring your gently used coats for adult women and for children to the Lake Dreamland fire station (4603 Can Run Road) by November 1st to benefit clients at the Center for Women and Families.


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Do you see that junk dumped in the alley? Or that abandoned car on the street? If so, contact 3-1-1 today to report and to have the junk cleaned up and the car removed. 

It is you making one call that can make the difference in your neighborhood.


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Free Soil Test

The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering free soil testing for Metro Louisville homeowners.  A standard soil test-which covers what most homeowners need to assess their fertilizer needs-is usually $7. To encourage testing and avoid excess use of fertilizers and chemicals that wash away with rain and can pollute streams and waterways, the Jefferson County SWCD provide up to 2 vouchers per household to cover the $7 processing fee for a standard soil test. To participate, you must request a soil test voucher. Email voucher requests (with name, physical address, phone, and # of vouchers) to: joy.edwards@ky.nacdnet.net. Vouchers can also be picked up at the SWCD office or requested by regular mail (4233 Bardstown Rd., Suite 100-A - 40208). Questions- call 502.499.1900.


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Lunch and Learn Series

The next session of the series will be held on January 15, 2014. The topic will be “Fresh Starts: Fit Mind, Body, and Wallet”.

The center is located at 3146 West Broadway, Louisville, KY. For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Catholic Enrichment Center at (502)776-0262.


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METCO

METCO is the city’s small business lending program, to help small business owners grow or startup their business. METCO also has programs to assist commercial property owners in renovating the façade of their building, make the property handicap accessible and make it a more energy-efficient building. METCO has two major goals:

(1) create jobs and

(2) assist businesses in underserved areas to provide services that the community lacks and needs.

METCO has been providing small business loans since the late 1970’s and relies primarily on repayments to supply the necessary funding for small business owners.

For more information on the METCO program, visit:

ww.louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment/METCO


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quotables

Councilwoman Scott sponsored the Blue Apple Players at Carter Elementary School. Here are some quotes from the students' "Thank You' letters.

"Thank you so so much, because you taught us another good lesson. You are a great woman."

                                                                                                                    -Jaymie H

"Thank you for coming and entertaining us."

                                                                                                                    -Taylor L

"Thank you for letting me see the play. I learned a lot of things from the play. It was really fun to watch."

                                                                                                                      -Ernest

"Thank you because it was a very good play. It was the second best play I have ever seen in my whole life. I want to see the play again because I loved it."

                                                                                                                      -Caden G

"Thank you for letting the Blue Apple Players come to our school. You are the best Councilwoman ever."

                                                                                                                       -Haley H