Thursday, February 18, 2016

Share, Score, and Commute

HMS Dessert Cabaret
The HMS choir is putting on The Dessert Cabaret to raise funds for the Choir Program. Our Show Choir "Music Machine" is a top rated show choir around. The performance will be the Show Choir and some others who audition to perform from the choir. It will be Feb 27th at 6:30pm at HMS. See the flyer above for more details.

Basket Ball Season
The Helena boys basketball season ended in the regional tournament. They had an amazing year but were eliminated by the Sylacauga Aggies. You can see more more at: SOURCE


Helena Elementary Fundraiser
On Saturday February 20th, Helena Elementary will have a fundraiser at the Helena McDonalds. You need to keep your receipt. See the flyer above for details.




Helena Commute Ranking
Normally all of our ranking are outstanding but we received the worst commute time in the State at 31.4 minutes. This is based on the census numbers 2010. The good news is that the 52/17 changes has improved that number and there are still plans to improve other intersections. We really need the work on 261 to 31 to happen and the State to follow through with their promise of a bypass.

4 comments:

Ghost Mom said...

THERE IS A SOLUTION TO THE HELENA TRAFFIC!!
The Helena Bypass which will eliminate traveling over the railroad tracks and will provide a 4 lane into and out of Helena has been tabled for years. Please contact the following with a quick e-mail
John Cooper cooperjr@dot.state.al.us

Richard Mailhot said...

I lived in Helena and fell in love with the place. (Here comes the but...) However waiting for someone else to solve the traffic issue is downright silly. If funding is an issue for the bypass, lobby for the ability to raise some or all the funds locally. It isn't like the bypass wouldn't/shouldn't be considered an investment that would be paid back in relatively short time. Property values would rise as the area becomes more desirable and just as likely the bypass would open up land locked property to additional development. Helena is in a very lucky position, a vibrant city that is still an unfinished work. This problem is in the way of a more prosperous future for the city and letting this problem remain a problem will keep the area from achieving its potential. Lets look as this as a LOCAL problem and best solved LOCALLY. Waiting on someone else to solve a problem that isn't their own has never been a good idea.

Richard Mailhot said...

I lived in Helena and fell in love with the place. (Here comes the but...) However waiting for someone else to solve the traffic issue is downright silly. If funding is an issue for the bypass, lobby for the ability to raise some or all the funds locally. It isn't like the bypass wouldn't/shouldn't be considered an investment that would be paid back in relatively short time. Property values would rise as the area becomes more desirable and just as likely the bypass would open up land locked property to additional development. Helena is in a very lucky position, a vibrant city that is still an unfinished work. This problem is in the way of a more prosperous future for the city and letting this problem remain a problem will keep the area from achieving its potential. Lets look as this as a LOCAL problem and best solved LOCALLY. Waiting on someone else to solve a problem that isn't their own has never been a good idea.

Richard Mailhot said...

I lived in Helena and fell in love with the place. (Here comes the but...) However waiting for someone else to solve the traffic issue is downright silly. If funding is an issue for the bypass, lobby for the ability to raise some or all the funds locally. It isn't like the bypass wouldn't/shouldn't be considered an investment that would be paid back in relatively short time. Property values would rise as the area becomes more desirable and just as likely the bypass would open up land locked property to additional development. Helena is in a very lucky position, a vibrant city that is still an unfinished work. This problem is in the way of a more prosperous future for the city and letting this problem remain a problem will keep the area from achieving its potential. Lets look as this as a LOCAL problem and best solved LOCALLY. Waiting on someone else to solve a problem that isn't their own has never been a good idea.