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Eyesight Conservation Program

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Did you know that the Brisbane Lions Club provides eye exams and glasses for anyone who's not able to afford them, so long as they live or work in town?  This is what is known as their Eyesight Conservation Program, where the Lions are truly Knights for the Blind.  To fund this program, the Lions Club takes donations on White Cane Day, which is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964.  The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.  Come early October, you'll see Brisbane Lions Club members taking donations on Visitacion beginning in the wee hours of the morning.

Also, if you have an old pair of glasses, the Lions Club will gladly take them off your hands.  You can turn them in to the Lions Club via the drop box at Melissa's Taqueria.  For any questions about the Lions' Eyesight Conservation Program, please contact them at brisbanelionsclub@gmail.com.

Bike to Shop Day

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Like Bike to Work Day, Bike to Shop Day is an annual program that encourages people to ride bicycles for everyday transportation as part of National Bike Month celebrations.  This day is a one-day promotion to encourage people to shop by bike at local businesses.  Bike to Shop Day for Silicon Valley is May 21, 2016.

Shopping by bike is a great way for people to have fun and get a little exercise while taking care of daily or weekly errands.  Unlike most work commutes, most errands are local trips of under 2 miles.  That’s less than 15 minutes of bicycling for most people and only about 5 minutes more than a trip by car.  Other benefits include:

  • Shopping by bike is an easy way to get the 30 minutes a day of exercise that health professionals recommend.  Plus you’re “double dipping” by using errand time for exercise.
  • Bike parking is usually closer to the shop door.  It’s great to roll up to premium parking.
  • Since you buy only what you can carry, there’s less temptation to buy more than you need.
  • Many bike shoppers come home feeling energized instead of feeling drained, especially after a long chain of errands.

Melissa’s Taqueria, Julie’s Deli and Subway are participating in Bike to Shop Day 2016, with each offering a 10% discount to bikers that visit their shops on May 21st during their normal operating hours.  Have fun double-dipping!

Climate Fact #19

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/23/california-public-school-textbooks-mislead-students-climate-study-says

Climate Fact #18

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The Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

For further reading:

http://appvoices.org/end-mountaintop-removal/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants

 

Signboard Postings

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Posted 5/5/2016


Virginia (Esther) Fassett
1921 – 2016
Forever in Our Hearts
Memorial Saturday 5/7, 415.597.6910


Posted 5/3/2016


Brisbane Hosts 22nd Annual
Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 12, 2016
Info: www.commute.org


San Bruno Mountain Watch
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14th, 9am – 2pm
Miss. Blue Nursery, 3401 Bayshore Blvd.

Bike to Work Day

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The 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day takes place on Thursday, May 12th.  Brisbane will again be hosting two Energizer Stations - one at Bayshore Blvd. & Old County Rd., and the other at Tunnel Ave & Lagoon Way, between 6:15am - 9:30am.  For more information about Bike to Work Day 2016, please visit www.commute.org.  If you'd like to volunteer at one of Brisbane's two Energizer Stations that morning, please send an e-mail to bike2work@commute.org.

May 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the May 2016 Marina Newsletter

May STAR Newsletter

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Click here to view the May STAR Newsletter.

4/30 is National PrepareAthon Day

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On Saturday, April 30, National PrepareAthon! Day will inspire individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for emergencies.  It’s an entire day dedicated to action and doing preparedness activities.

America’s PrepareAthon! is promoting ten ways to participate in preparedness and is asking everyone to take action, be counted, and spread the word.  Examples include:

Pets are family members too.  As you prepare your family for emergencies, don’t forget about your pets.  Click here to read about what items you should include in your pet emergency supply kit, as well as how to care for your pets during and after a disaster.

Thank you for practicing preparedness with your family and loved ones this Saturday!  For any questions, please contact the City's Office of Emergency Services at (415) 508-2130.

2016 Summer Concerts

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This summer tradition is made possible due to the generous tax deductible donations made by Brisbane businesses as well as local families who have come to eagerly anticipate the concerts each year because of the value they add to the community.

Would you consider being a sponsor for the 2016 Concert Series?  Please contact Steve Beaty at (415) 508-2144 for more information.  Here is the 2016 Sponsorship Form.