Friday, October 03, 2008

Attending to the Things that Matter

Every first weekend in October, the white tarps go up and the booths set out for what is known as a Day in the Park. It is here that community members can expect to enjoy great music, food, games, arts & crafts, and even dancing as they become informed about the various community groups and volunteer opportunities available through them. This is one of the most popular events to take place in town during the year, so even though the weather outlook is calling for a 60% chance of rain, we're still calling the community to come out and enjoy a Day in the Park, which will be happening starting at 10:00 AM, rain or shine. The only thing that may have to be postponed would be the Brisbane Derby...but if the weather permits, be sure to see the cars and their talented young drivers coming down San Francisco Ave. (@ Plumas St.) around 8:30 AM.

More experienced drivers, on the other hand, may have noticed the portable message signs at the north and south ends of Bayshore, alerting them of the upcoming Bayshore North-South Bikeway project set to begin on Monday, 10/6. Workers will be mobilizing their operations and equipment along Bayshore on Monday, and starting the actual grinding the following day. Expect some traffic control to be taking place, as grinding will be taking place the first week, and paving the second. The goal behind the project is to make Brisbane into a place where pedestrians and bicyclists can safely access all parts of town. So even though the strip of Bayshore between Valley and the southern city limits wil be under construction for about 1 month between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, the result will be a solution that adds to Brisbane's high standards when it comes to safety and being an interconnected community.

And speaking of safety...National Fire Prevention Week starts this Sunday, Oct. 5th, and goes through Saturday, Oct. 11th. Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, it's a good time to consider how you could make your home safe from fire hazards, most often caused by cooking, heating, electrical, and smoking materials. Visit to learn more about this year's theme, "Prevent Home Fires" and become better informed on the things that could make the difference between saving your life, that of your loved ones, and the place that you call home.

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