Avon Neighborhood News, 2-18-02

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Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
or call 934-4417
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'Discover Avon': (Taste of Avon) will be Wednesday at Avon High School beginning at 7 p.m. All the organizations in town will have displays and staff on hand to answer questions. Mayor Jim Smith and a representative from the Avon Historical Society will answer questions about the city.

Veterans meeting: The Avon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7035 will meet Thursday at 8 p.m. in the post home, 36950 Mills Road.

Garden club: The Avon Garden Club will meet tomorrow at EMH Center for Health and Fitness. Physical and occupational therapists Linda Cooke and Sue Holtwick, will present a program entitled, ''Safe Gardening Techniques.''

Market day pick-up: Market Day pick-up will be at both Avon Village School and St. Mary School on Thursday, Feb. 28, during school hours.

Home sales seminar: An informative and informal, no-charge seminar prepared to help those who wish to sell their homes will be held in Avon, March 4 at the Village of Avon Apartments, 36550 Chester Road. Questions about home inspections, title search, escrow process, and other aspects of home sales will answered. The information will be provided by representatives from Midland Title Company and Smythe, Cramer Realtors. For additional information, call 933-3733.

Two commission meetings: The Avon Planning Commission will meet Wednesday and Thursday in Avon City Hall at 7:30 p.m. due to the length of their agenda this month. The Landmark legislation will be discussed Thursday, regarding the preservation of buildings, residential and business, that fall into this category.

Protecting landmarks: Councilman-at-Large Jack Kilroy and the Avon Historical Society are working on legislation that would protect landmark and historical structures within the city by designating the homes and buildings. Legislation will encourage developers to locate in other areas and to support the livability or commercial attractiveness of a landmark. It would also provide for moving a landmark rather than destroying it. Kilroy, City Council, planning commission, the historical society and the Zoning Board of Appeals are all working on it.

Kindergarten information:

Avon Village Elementary School will hold its kindergarten information night on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Parents of children who will be five by Aug. 1 should attend. Parents will have the opportunity to schedule a kindergarten screening test. For more information, call the school at 934-5124.

Antique shows:: The fifth anniversary Heart of Avon Antique Show is Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tom's Country Place. Other future events include a citywide Aunt Teak & Uncle Junque's Yard Sale on June 22 and 23, a Country Living & Antique Festival on Sept. 7 and 8 and the Candlelight Walk on Dec. 6, 7 and 8. For more information, call 937-5204.

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