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Celebrating Our Freedom Together
Southwest Louisville was proud to host the fabulous Riverview Independence Festival this past Saturday. More than 8,000 people came together to celebrate the freedom we enjoy. I was pleased to work with other council members and area corporate partners to showcase our area and congratulate and thank all who worked so hard to make this happen.
As you celebrate Independence Day this Friday, please remember the commitment, hard work and sacrifice throughout our nation's history that have made our freedom possible. This 4th of July, be safe and be mindful of all that we as Americans enjoy.
** ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, 4TH OF JULY, INCLUDING D13 DOWNTOWN & FAIRDALE OFFICES **
Dream Team, Women’s Roundtable Team Up for Ice Cream Networking
Good Ole' Jessie's Diner Reopens
Jessie’s Dixie Diner has reopened under new ownership and the restaurant has under gone some renovations while still retaining a menu that many in Southwest Louisville have come to enjoy over the years. A grand reopening with Mayor Fischer was held June 27th. Jessie’s Dixie Diner is located at 9609 Dixie Hwy Check out more info on Facebook.
Mapco Mart Opens on Dixie
A great new business is open in District 14, north of the Valley Station Shopping Center. Mapco Mart features a deli 5:30a to 9p M-F, and 6a to 8p Sat-Sun.
Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social – July 13th at Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Bring the family as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts an “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social”, July 13, 1-5 p.m. The event features live music, a magic show, and kids’ activities, including miniature train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, and souvenir brick-making. Visitors can participate in an archaeological dig, historic tours, and a book sale. It all takes place at 7410 Moorman Road.
Ten children and six adults will be selected to compete in the Ice Cream Eating Contest with prizes in various categories. Concessions will be available from Ehrler’s (ice cream in great old-fashioned flavors), and Shack In the Back BBQ (ribeye or pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese fries and more!) Admission is free. Tours of the historic home are half-price for this event. The Entertainment Schedule is:
1:00 The MacDaddies
2:30 Magician David Cottrell
3:00 Ice Cream Eating Contest
4:00 The MacDaddies
This event is funded by Metro Council members Cindi Fowler (D14), Rick Blackwell (D12), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D13) and David Yates (D25). For more information: www.riverside-landing.org
Iroquois Overlook Public Hearing
On Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m., you’re invited to a public gathering at the top of the park to learn more about the overlook area, design considerations. Take a walking tour to envision various site plan scenarios. Gate to Uppill Road will open at 6:30 p.m.
Meet at Sullivan Grove. From there, groups will break off to explore the terrain and renovations already made. Parking is available along Toppill Road. Accommodations will be made for individuals with limited mobility. Portable restrooms and water will be provided.
For Teens Who Love To Sing
The A Cappella Festival of Kentuckiana (July 19, 2014) is a GREAT way for Kentuckiana teens (ages 13-19 or grades 8-12) to learn more about a cappella singing. Registration deadline: July 11. Sponsored by the Pride of Kentucky and the Thoroughbred choruses. See www.prideofkentuckychorus.org/festival for more information and registration materials.
Free Legal Clinics for Low-Income Vets
The Legal Aid Society of Louisville will be hosting a free Wills for Warriors Clinic for low-income veterans on July 30, 2014 from 1-5pm. Veterans will be paired with volunteer attorneys who will help them make Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, and/or Health Care Surrogates. Sign up is required by July 18th, by calling 502-614-3130 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also offering support to low-income veterans paying child support, veterans should contact the Legal Aid Society at 502-614-3132 or email@example.com
Free Tax Prep Classes from Liberty
Looking to supplement your income and learn new skills? Then Liberty’s Tax School may be of interest to you. Liberty Tax Service's Basic Income Tax classes educate the public about the latest tax changes and facets of individual income tax preparation. Enroll now to find out how the new tax laws will affect you. No prior tax experience is needed. Seats fill up quickly, but the following dates are still open, with morning and evening times available:
- August 18 to October 22 — Monday and Wednesday
- August 19 to October 23 – Tuesday and Thursday
Please note there is a small fee for books. For more information call Kesha at (502) 966-8417.