Helena made another top list for Alabama. Helena was #3 in the State for Best Suburb to raise a family (Source Website Niche.com):
1 Mountain Brook, Jefferson County, Alabama
2 Vestavia Hills, Jefferson County, Alabama
3 Helena, Shelby County, Alabama
4 Madison, Madison County, Alabama
5 Pelham, Shelby County, Alabama
Add this to us getting ranked the most Educated, the Safest, and Best Property Value list... our little town is a pretty cool place to live. Why don't you come out this Weekend and check everything out. Also this Saturday Helena is Clean up Day in Helena...
Helena Clean Up
This Saturday, Helena will have its Clean Up Day. While you're cleaning out, if you find some books, drops them off at the library on your way. They are happy to accept donations any time!
Do you have something too big to fit in your trash can, or just a bunch of junk? This Saturday is your day to clean up for Summer.
City of Helena-Helena, Alabama
The City of Helena's Annual Clean up and Clean Out Day!
Helena Sports Complex
(Lower Area Parking Lot)
Saturday May 30th, 2015
Helena residents get ready to clean up and clean out! The City of Helena will be hosting a FREE waste disposal day Saturday, May 30th, from 8:00AM-Noon at the Helena Sports Complex to accommodate items that are not picked up by regular waste disposal. Dumpsters will be provided by Republic Services and will be available for you to dispose of the things that will not go in your regular household garbage.
|Best Smart: Get a friend to help you with heavy items|
Technical Knock Out will also be there to take electronic devices that you need to dispose of. There is a $7.00 charge for computer monitor disposal. They will not take TV’s. All other electronics can be disposed of for free. So, anything that plugs in like a hair dryer, toaster oven or coffee pot can be brought down.
So, take advantage of this opportunity to take care of your summer clean out and haul all that old junk to the Sports Complex on Saturday May 30th from 8am-1200PM Due to environmental regulations, NO corrosives, batteries, tires or paints will be accepted. This is a free event for the City of Helena residents only! No contractors allowed.
Helena Utility Board
The Helena Utility Board is meeting on on May 28 at 5pm to vote on a proposed water rate increase of $1 increase due to newer environmental regulations. The money will be used for $8 million of upgrades to the city's treatment plant. You can read more here: Full Article.
Game of Homes
Follow up to the story of the person who took down Fox Haven sign and made it Kings Landing. A few other neighborhoods decided to play along and people changed their signs like: Bridlewood became Lannisport, Hillsboro became Casterly Rock and Falliston became Castle Black. CBS news came to Helena to cover the story and speak with Jeff King about why he did it. You can see the full video here: CBS Video: subdivision-entrance-creative-facelift
Here's the music schedule in Helena this Weekend and don't forget to swing by Old Town and check out the Helena Museum and say Hi to Ken.
6:30pm Bailey Ingle Performs at the Coal Yard
8pm Kelly from US performs at Papa Saias
7pm Steve Norris at the Coal Yard
8pm Gringo Fire at Papa Saia's
9pm Karoke at Rios Bar and Grill
7pm The B Sharps at The Coal Yard
8pm Greg Shirley- at Papa Saias
9pm Karoke at Rios Bar and Grill
Bead Biz is offering classes over the Summer. Here is what Lora Shared:
Camp Pat is the name that our own Pat Russell was given by the children for whom she is the nanny. This summer we will be offering 12 sessions, 2 hours each. Twelve different projects to appeal to anyone's interest. (Yes, parents can join in the fun).
Particulars: cost $25 per 2 hour session, all supplies included.
If you sign up for three or more sessions, the cost will be $20 per session.
If you see something that you like, but can't be there at the scheduled time, you can schedule your own session. Three - six $30. One - two $35. All supplies still included.
Sign ups: one or two sessions, sign up on the website
Three or more, call the store.
The classes will be held June 2-4 and June 16-18.
Morning class will be 9-11 am
Evening class will be 6-8 pm
As with all other classes, there will be a 20% on any purchases (other than trunk shows and consignments). Shop after the morning session or before the evening session.
See all classes at: http://www.thebeadbiz.com/product-category/classes/
Lyne Nagy shared, "My son and his Taekwondo team are having a garage sale/bake sale this Friday 8-12 to raise money towards their trip to the U.S. Open in Orlando this July".
Cord Blind Asphyxiation
Laura Shaw-Schenck shared a way where youcomment helps protect future children against hazardous products. Please follow these instructions on how to comment.
1. Submit electronically on-line via portal: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CPSC-2013-0028-1418
2. Click on the button to “Comment Now”
3. Specificity, with respect to comments, is critical. Wording that specifically states that you are in favor of the quick passage of a “mandatory standard that prevents the use of accessible cords in window coverings” is key.
4. Please include your advanced degree/other credentials in your name (MD, JD, PhD, MBA, RN, MSN, etc.). Consider also submitting your contact information.
5. The comment period has been extended to June 1st 2015.
Please accept the following comments on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Proposed Rule: Corded Window Covering, Docket No. CPSC-2013-0028.
Hundreds of children have died as the direct result of cord blind asphyxiation. Many blinds and corded ‘Safe’ window coverings that caused these children’s deaths were new and compliant with national safety standards (as defined by WCMA/ANSI). Many children have died on compliant window covers because they included accessible cords (the use of which remains permissible under current standards). There are products on the market that do not pose strangulation risks to children. This means that the research and the technology already exists to design products without strangulation risks. Manufactures know how to do this.
WCMA claims that hundreds of jobs will be lost. I believe more jobs will be created as the petition is not asking for a ban on the ENTIRE window covering or even that the cords have to be removed. Petitioners are asking for the cords to be inaccessible, something manufactures have already achieved on many product designs.
Today, consumers have no incentive to buy cordless window coverings because the cost is higher than corded ones. Property managers typically buy products that are corded because of the low price, leaving the children of those who rent at risk and giving the renter no choice on safety. A mandatory standard would give consumers incentive to buy cordless products, not give them reason to hold onto hazardous corded products.
To prevent this terrible tragedy from continuing to happen to other children, I strongly support the CPSC developing a mandatory standard that prohibits hazardous, accessible window covering cords.
Thank you for your efforts to address this issue in an effective manner. My hope is that you will issue a mandatory standard as quickly as possible and, thereby prevent more deaths and life-changing injuries to children in the United States (as a result cords on window coverings).