Picture of the Day
John K Hodge @jkhodge captures the changing of the seasons at the Helena Waterfalls or as the long residents call it "The Davidson Dam"
Uber in Helena
The transportation service Uber is trying to start up in Birmingham and their mapping vehicles have been seen in Helena. "The company develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars". Jim Wathen shared a video from Old Cahaba but I was unable to get it converted.
"The ridesharing service earlier this year began using "rebranded versions of the Bing mapping cars that Microsoft had on the road before deciding it no longer wanted to collect its own map data," The Verge reported. BuzzFeed News reported in October that Uber was "deploying contractors to drive Uber "mapping cars" around and capture 3D images of local streets (think Google Street View) using the image-capturing technology Microsoft once owned." You can read more here: LINK
Helena Toys for Tots
it's time to get ready for Christmas! A big part of our Christmas is trying to be sure that no child wakes up Christmas morning without any toys, and to do this we need your help!!
Everyone knows already our "Fill the Wagons" toy drive will be held Saturday, December 12th at the Helena Wal Mart Neighborhood Market, but after we receive all the toys, we need children to give them to.
If you have a family you think would like a little help this year to ensure their children have a memorable Christmas, please contact us at HPDToysfortots@gmail.com and we will send you an application form. You can also call Lt. Brad Flynn at 206-663-6499 and he will make sure you receive an application.
Dont forget about the Fill the Wagons toy drive on Dec 12th and please help us locate families in need! Thank you everyone and Merry Christmas from all of us at HPD!!
The Christmas tree is setup at the Helena Caboose. Make a homemade ornament and feel free to add it to the tree!
Dont forget to submit your ideas to the Helena City Council about the future goals of Helena at this Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Helena2015
This Week, Just in time for Christmas, Russell Cellular Verizon opened this week in Helena, next door to the Walmart Marketplace.Running amazing deals now through Monday!
Christmas Parade Saturday
Please join us Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1:00PM for the 45th Annual Christmas Parade. The theme this year is " We'll Have a Blue Christmas". Please print and fill out the announcers sheet and return to city hall via e-mail email@example.com or fax it in to 663-9276. Please remember we will not be picking up announcer sheets at the parade staging area.
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