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Posted on August 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM by Jan Molinaro
Mayor’s Message for August 2019
This month is the usual end of summer and with that in mind there is still time to participate in many activities. To begin the Enumclaw Aquatic Center has many items to take advantage. Swim lessons for the younger age group, exercise classes or just come on out and enjoy the water with the family. There are the many parks around town to enjoy an outing for a picnic and play time. Our Parks & Rec Department still has camps for the kids in August with activities to keep them occupied. Check out the city web site www.cityofenumclaw.net for specific information.
The Enumclaw Senior Center has some exciting events planned for this month. If you have visited the center recently or are new to the city, come on down with a friend for some of these events. Bunco and Bingo are fun and easy to learn and enjoy. Meals are always a part of the Center with the Enumclaw Rotary Club hosting their annual picnic for area seniors on August 21. The Senior Center also has many Health and Wellness classes that provide important information on a variety of topics. To stay fit the Center hosts plenty of opportunities to stay active with dancing, Zumba, Pilates to name a few.
This is just a few ideas to utilize in the last month before school starts up in September. Other areas to explore are the many State Parks that are an easy drive from Enumclaw. Hurry the sunshine will be around for a few more weeks.
Posted on June 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM by Jan Molinaro
Mayor’s Message for June 2019
With season of summer comes less rain and more sunshine. Also the road maintenance season kicks in into high gear. As in previous years Enumclaw has many roads designated for repairs and maintenance. Some streets have already begun being repaired during the month of May. If your street is being upgraded this summer, please be prepared for some disruption and add patience for the time your street will be occupied by the contractors doing the repairs. It is anticipated that in Enumclaw the street repair season should hopefully be completed by the end of September or early October. A list of streets that have been designated for repair this summer are:
Hard Surface Repair Project Locations (see location map)
PORTER AVENUE (SIDEWALK ONLY)
ALLEY NEXT TO 1411 WELLS ST
NEAR NE CORNER OF 1411 WELLS ST
AT ALLEY BETWEEN PORTER & WELLS ST
HARDING STREET (SIDEWALK ONLY)
AT 1523, 3027, AND 3132 HARDING ST
SPRING PLACE (SIDEWALK ONLY)
AT DRIVEWAY TO 210 SPRING PL
PIONEER STREET (DRIVEWAY APRON)
ALLEY AT 2151 GRIFFIN AVE
1ST STREET DRIVEWAY REPAIR
TO HOTEL PARKING LOT 1000 GRIFFIN AVE
GREEN RIVER CT (SIDEWALK ONLY)
NEAR INTERSECTION W GREEN RIVER CT
TO 1980 PIONEER ST
ALLEY NEXT TO THE MINT
NEXT TO 2421 ROOSEVELT AVE
SE CORNER OF INT W LAFROMBOISE
SE & SW CORNER OF INT W FELL ST
KIBLER AVENUE ADA RAMPS
AT HARDING ST
WARNER AVE (SIDEWALK ONLY)
AT HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS CT
SW CORNER OF SEMANSKI
AT 2530 WARNER
AT 2710 WARNER
AT 1224 GRIFFIN AVE
AT 625 STEVENSON S PROP LINE
AT 569 STEVENSON
SEMANSKI ST S
AT 101 SEMANSKI ST S
2019 Pavement Preservation Project
DIVISION ST ALLEY
END OF ALLEY
So when you and your family are out and about in Enumclaw allow a little extra time or take a slightly different route to avoid some the repairs being done to improve our city streets
Posted on May 2, 2019 at 9:53 AM by Jan Molinaro
The Origins of May Day
May Day, in medieval and modern Europe, is a holiday on May 1 for the celebration of the return of spring. The observance probably originated in ancient agricultural rituals, and the Greeks and Romans held such festivals. Although later practices varied widely, the celebrations came to include the gathering of wildflowers and green branches, the weaving of floral garlands, the crowning of a May king and queen, and the setting up of a decorated May tree, or Maypole, around which people danced. Such rites originally may have been intended to ensure fertility for crops and, by extension, for livestock and humans, but in most cases this significance was gradually lost, so that the practices survived largely as popular festivities.
The best known modern May Day traditions, observed both in Europe and North America, include dancing around the maypole and crowning the Queen of May. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the tradition of giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors’ doorsteps.
In the 20th century, traditional May Day celebrations declined in many countries as May 1 became associated with the international holiday honoring workers and the labor movement.