Happy New Year! We are certainly off to a bitter cold one, but at least we haven't gotten alot of snow.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Savannah Robertson.
She was an amazing girl with a beautiful voice and will be missed greatly.
Don't forget to come into the city office and license your UTV/ATV for the 2014 calendar year. You will need to bring your drivers license and proof of insurance along with a $25 registration fee. Office hours are 8-4, Monday-Friday. Call 402-267-5152 with any questions.
Pet licenses are not due until May 1, 2014 but you can come into the office anytime before then to renew. There is a $7 per pet licensing fee. The annual pet clinic will be held in April. The date will be announced as soon as it becomes available.
Please be sure you are only putting recycling in your blue recycling container. Cass County Refuse has seen garbage being put into these containers, and they will not pick it up unless its recycling only. If you need a sticker with a list of items that can be recycled, please come into the city office and pick one up.
Examples of acceptable items that can be recycled:
newspaper, magazines, envelopes, phonebooks, catalogs, printer paper
aluminum cans, aluminum bottles, tin/steel cans
cardbord, food boxes, soda boxes, tissue boxes, milk cartons, juice cartons
soda bottles, milk jugs, detergent bottles, food plastics
all plastics with lids are acceptable
labels, rings, and caps on plastics and cans are ok
Now that winter is here, please be sure to keep vehicles off the streets as much as possbile during and after snowfall so that our city maintenance crew can get the streets cleared. Also, sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after the cessation of snow.
Senior meals are available at the Hopper Community Center at 101 W Eldora Ave, Suite 3, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call Ruth Vogt at 402-267-5303 to reserve a meal or schedule a delivery.
Irish Music Concert
Greenblatt & Seay's Schoolhouse Performance Series features a concert of Irish music on Sunday, March 9, at 2:30pm, in the Old Avoca, Nebraska Schoolhouse. Greenblatt & Seay will be singing and playing a variety of instruments, including fiddle, pennywhistle, folk harp, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and recorders. Traditional Irish tunes will be featured, along with some Greenblatt & Seay originals inspired by the great Irish traditions.
Greenblatt & Seay have been playing and singing together since the night they met, decades ago. Their performance on March 9 will include the championship fiddling styles of Deborah Greenblatt, and the fancy whistle-playing of David Seay.
The concert will be downstairs, and followed by light refreshments, and a chance to chat and even jam with the performers. Avoca is in southern Cass County, Nebraska, on the 13C Spur, one mile south of Highway 34.
The historic Old Avoca Schoolhouse was built in 1925, and has been the home of the Schoolhouse Performance Series since 1990. Music lessons, workshops, fiddle camps, and field trips are offered by Schoolhouse residents, Greenblatt & Seay, and are available by appointment.
The 12th Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
This event inspires fiddlers everywhere to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.
1st Place: $100 2nd Place: $50 3rd Place: $25
Best Viola Tune: $75, courtesy of the American Viola Society
Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2014. The winners will be announced on May 24, 2014, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
For more information about the Nebraska American String Teachers Association, log on to the website at www.neasta.org
Greenblatt & Seay Publications, in Avoca, Nebraska is a proud Sponsor of the Nebraska ASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Contest.
INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND GARAGE SALE
Art Chicks, Louisville Main Street
January 9, 10, 11
Thursday 9-4 Friday 9-4, Saturday 10-3
Antiques, jewelery, vintage items and more.
Indoors with hot tea for everyone!