Cops, Council and Community Meeting
Join representatives of City Council and Lakewood Police for an informative evening. This meeting's topic is the technology that the police department uses to increase its effectiveness. This includes the HALO camera system, our new registered sex offender website, DDACTS (Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety) and our new city service request system. Please feel free to invite anyone who may be interested in attending. As always, food will be provided.
Tuesday, Mar 18th
Free Tax Help Available
Don't miss out on free tax help. Families with incomes of less than $50,000 are eligible for free tax preparation services through Tax Help Colorado. Free help in Lakewood will be available 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from February 1 to March 5 at Red Rocks Community College, 13300 W. Sixth Ave., in the Fire Science Building, Room 3750. For more information, visit www.piton.org/eitc.
Lakewood A Top Place To Live
The Movoto Real Estate website picked Lakewood as one of the best places to live in Colorado, citing Lakewood's high overall quality of life and the price of housing. The website looked at seven factors including amenities, commute times, crime and quality of life to pick the best spots. Read more at www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-places-in-colorado.
Nominate Your Sustainability Hero
It's time to nominate your "green hero" - the youth, adults, businesses or nonprofits that are leading the way in making Lakewood more sustainable. Nominations are now open for the City's 2014 Sustainability Awards at www.Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 3.
The City established its Sustainability Awards in celebration of Earth Day and to recognize community members who are instituting sustainable practices at the office, home, school and in the environment. Awards are given in three categories: Community Sustainability, Defender of the Plant for youth and Eco-Employee for Lakewood employees. Businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, individuals and schools with projects based in Lakewood are eligible to receive awards and are honored during a City Council meeting in April.
Applicants are evaluated on achievement in one or more of the following areas: climate change, innovation in environmental technology, preservation of ecology and biodiversity, green design, waste reduction and recycling. Applicants also must meet the goals of the Lakewood Comprehensive Plan, have a positive impact and embrace innovation.
Eiber Community Garden Breaking Ground!
Time to think about community gardening. It’s fun, it's organic, it's educational, it's healthy, and it's neighbors helping neighbors. Since the garden is on the elementary school grounds at 10th and Independence, it's also an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. Get involved as a volunteer, or a reserve a garden plot. Email Eibercommunitygarden@gmail.com.
Crime Stoppers mobile 'app' Available
Metro Crime Stoppers has an application that residents can download to smart phones to make it easier to report crimes and find crime prevention tips. Visit www.CrimeStoppersMobile.com and learn more at http://youtu.be/lu2zkj6N688.
Make a Difference in the Life of A Child
Volunteers at Eiber Elementary help Eiber’s children achieve academic success and in return, are enriched by the friendship and love of a child. Many Eiber students are disadvantaged economically - over 90% of the students at Eiber are on a free or reduced lunch program. Eiber is a dual language school, with a third of the students having a language background other than English, and 90% of those students speaking Spanish as their first language.
This program began as a literacy program and this year it expanded to provide support to the math curriculum. Volunteers are paired with an individual child. if you would like more information, contact Lois Witte, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Lakewood has many ways for residence to stay informed about activities in Lakewood. They include a comprehensive website, enewsletters, social media, and ward meetings. Click here for details.
What Is A Resilience Circle?
A Resilience Circle is a small group of people that comes together to increase personal security during these challenging times. Circles have three purposes: learning, mutual aid, and social action. These groups are exploring a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support, and helping build a new kind of economy that’s fair and in harmony with the earth. Full Story