ARLENE VANDERBEEK COLUMN: Work of the Rock Stars admired by others

Opinion Jun 19, 2017 Dundas Star News

Summer has certainly arrived and with it have come the gypsy moths and canker worms. Although I am told it is not considered an infestation, I believe many will agree with me that we heartily disagree.

They are everywhere and, if you listen, you can hear them chewing. So, I am following up with city staff who have been monitoring things and will be coming to the public works committee with an update in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to ensure plans and a budget are, at the very least, in place for next year.

Some individual trees in the driving park have been sprayed, but there is no program or budget in place to do widespread spraying this year. I understand from staff that the trees will refoliate and that the season is virtually over. Let’s all hope. The caterpillars aren’t on the same page at my house, they’re still crawling and creepy. How about at yours?

At the time of writing this, we are expecting that on Tuesday, June 20, the rock garden in the Dundas Driving Park will be featured on a bus tour of local gardens. The tour is offered to attendees of the American Public Gardens Association’s annual conference which is being held in Hamilton and will showcase beauty of the partnership of the city and our local Dundas volunteer group The Rock Stars. Congratulations folks and thanks.

The Dundas District Reunion has finally arrived. It takes place this coming weekend, so don’t be surprised to see 300 or 400 alumni around town and, if you’re in the driving park on Sunday, check out the district picnic crowd. If you are looking for information on the events, visit ddhsreunion.weebly.com. See you there. Go Bears!

We held another police information meeting on Monday, June 12 at town hall. The turnout was good and it was a lively discussion. Police advised that a most effective way to assure that your belongings are safe is to lock your car, garage, and house doors and keep valuables out of sight. And, if you experience an incident, please report it. Knowing where incidents occur helps the police solve crime, and that’s the goal. An information sheet on how to report is available through my office.

Don’t forget the farmers market in the Miller’s Lane parking lot — it’s back and going strong from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays from now until October. See you there.

 

ARLENE VANDERBEEK COLUMN: Work of the Rock Stars admired by others

Opinion Jun 19, 2017 Dundas Star News

Summer has certainly arrived and with it have come the gypsy moths and canker worms. Although I am told it is not considered an infestation, I believe many will agree with me that we heartily disagree.

They are everywhere and, if you listen, you can hear them chewing. So, I am following up with city staff who have been monitoring things and will be coming to the public works committee with an update in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to ensure plans and a budget are, at the very least, in place for next year.

Some individual trees in the driving park have been sprayed, but there is no program or budget in place to do widespread spraying this year. I understand from staff that the trees will refoliate and that the season is virtually over. Let’s all hope. The caterpillars aren’t on the same page at my house, they’re still crawling and creepy. How about at yours?

At the time of writing this, we are expecting that on Tuesday, June 20, the rock garden in the Dundas Driving Park will be featured on a bus tour of local gardens. The tour is offered to attendees of the American Public Gardens Association’s annual conference which is being held in Hamilton and will showcase beauty of the partnership of the city and our local Dundas volunteer group The Rock Stars. Congratulations folks and thanks.

The Dundas District Reunion has finally arrived. It takes place this coming weekend, so don’t be surprised to see 300 or 400 alumni around town and, if you’re in the driving park on Sunday, check out the district picnic crowd. If you are looking for information on the events, visit ddhsreunion.weebly.com. See you there. Go Bears!

We held another police information meeting on Monday, June 12 at town hall. The turnout was good and it was a lively discussion. Police advised that a most effective way to assure that your belongings are safe is to lock your car, garage, and house doors and keep valuables out of sight. And, if you experience an incident, please report it. Knowing where incidents occur helps the police solve crime, and that’s the goal. An information sheet on how to report is available through my office.

Don’t forget the farmers market in the Miller’s Lane parking lot — it’s back and going strong from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays from now until October. See you there.

 

ARLENE VANDERBEEK COLUMN: Work of the Rock Stars admired by others

Opinion Jun 19, 2017 Dundas Star News

Summer has certainly arrived and with it have come the gypsy moths and canker worms. Although I am told it is not considered an infestation, I believe many will agree with me that we heartily disagree.

They are everywhere and, if you listen, you can hear them chewing. So, I am following up with city staff who have been monitoring things and will be coming to the public works committee with an update in the near future. I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to ensure plans and a budget are, at the very least, in place for next year.

Some individual trees in the driving park have been sprayed, but there is no program or budget in place to do widespread spraying this year. I understand from staff that the trees will refoliate and that the season is virtually over. Let’s all hope. The caterpillars aren’t on the same page at my house, they’re still crawling and creepy. How about at yours?

At the time of writing this, we are expecting that on Tuesday, June 20, the rock garden in the Dundas Driving Park will be featured on a bus tour of local gardens. The tour is offered to attendees of the American Public Gardens Association’s annual conference which is being held in Hamilton and will showcase beauty of the partnership of the city and our local Dundas volunteer group The Rock Stars. Congratulations folks and thanks.

The Dundas District Reunion has finally arrived. It takes place this coming weekend, so don’t be surprised to see 300 or 400 alumni around town and, if you’re in the driving park on Sunday, check out the district picnic crowd. If you are looking for information on the events, visit ddhsreunion.weebly.com. See you there. Go Bears!

We held another police information meeting on Monday, June 12 at town hall. The turnout was good and it was a lively discussion. Police advised that a most effective way to assure that your belongings are safe is to lock your car, garage, and house doors and keep valuables out of sight. And, if you experience an incident, please report it. Knowing where incidents occur helps the police solve crime, and that’s the goal. An information sheet on how to report is available through my office.

Don’t forget the farmers market in the Miller’s Lane parking lot — it’s back and going strong from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays from now until October. See you there.