Up & Coming Weekly

November 20, 2018

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26 UCW NOVEMBER 21-27, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Citizens Academy Being Held on Dec. 11 The next Fayetteville Citizens Academy class is being held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting in the Grove Street Conference Room, located at 455 Grove St. The conference room is located in the City Services building, adjacent to the Valero gas station and across from Talecris Plasma Services. Class begins at 9 a.m. and features the Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST), Fayetteville Regional Airport and the Traffic Services, Streets and Signs & Markings divisions. Applicants must be City of Fayetteville residents, or work in Fayetteville city limits, and the class size is limited to 25 residents. This session will conclude at or before 5 p.m. To apply, log onto www.fayettevillenc.gov/citizensacademy, scroll to the bottom of the page and download the application, fill out the application and email it to Nathan Walls at nwalls@ci.fay.nc.us. The application window closes Thursday, Dec. 6 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by close of business on Friday, Dec. 7. Residents will interact with department directors and staff of each department and engage in hands-on learning activities that familiarizes them with the functions of the departments. Lunch will be provided and residents are asked to dress appropriately for the weather in business casual attire. There will be walking involved and residents will be asked to climb stairs, as well. Students will also be filmed by Corporate Communications staff, who will air footage of the class on FayTV and City social media webpages. As a reminder, this Citizens Academy class is a one-day session that allows for more residents to attend the quarterly sessions. This new format differs from the previous seven-week nightly Citizens Academy held in years past where residents attended all sessions. Parks & Recreation Awarded Adaptive Sports Program Grant Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation has been awarded a $15,000 Adaptive Sports Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The grant funding will be used to purchase six all-sport wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball league, as well as additional adaptive sports equipment for boccia, a game similar to bocce played by competitors in wheelchairs. The grant is for a project titled Operation Forefront – Adaptive Sports Initiative. The project was developed to provide a boost to Parks & Recreation's ongoing adaptive sports programming. Parks & Recreation offers several adaptive sports programs on a monthly/weekly basis that include but are not limited to wheelchair basketball, boccia, air rifle and archery. For more information about Parks & Recreation programs, log onto www.FCPR.us. 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, Department, City Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule The City's government administrative offices, including City Hall, are closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in recognition of Thanksgiving. The following are Thanksgiving schedules for resident service-focused departments: Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation All recreation centers are closed on Nov. 22. Administrative offices are closed. Parks & Recreation services are observing the following abbreviated schedule for Nov. 23: • All parks will be open to the public. • General purpose recreation centers operate from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Senior Center and Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center operate from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Parks & Recreation facilities will be back on normal operations on Nov. 24. Solid Waste Thursday's garbage and yard waste will be collected Wednesday, Nov. 21. Thursday's recycling will be collected Saturday, Nov. 24. Bulky item collections for Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 will be scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30. Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) FAST will not operate fixed route or FASTtrac! paratransit on Thursday, Nov. 22, but will return to regular service on Friday, Nov. 23. FASTtrac! reservations will also be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 21. • Tokay Senior Fitness Center operates from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Clark Park Nature Center operates from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • N.C. Veterans Park operates from Noon - 4 p.m.

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