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As you may have noticed, the area in front of the seat wall, facing the lawn, now has a pathway consisting of decomposed granite, along with new sod which was laid down earlier this week.
The final result came out quite nicely, especially with the gold fines decomposed granite, which makes for a nice contrast with the new grass:
Of course, a green lawn requires watering to keep looking its best, so as the sprinklers were doing their job, some, like Summer and her owner, took advantage of the cool mist.
Gold stars will be placed on the seat wall towards the end of September, prior to Build Day, but for now, the tracings of the 160 lamacoid/plastic stars can be seen on the vertical side of the wall facing what will be the swing area.
The grand fundraising total from the selling of gold stars came out to $27,660.00! Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the building of Brisbane's newest playground. And if you want to help volunteer on Build Day, please keep the weekend of September 29-30 available. If you have experience with small hand tools, that would be a huge help. There will be things for kids to help with as well, so feel free to bring the family. Just let Caroline know so she can keep a good idea of who is coming, and on which days (Saturday or Sunday). If you haven't already done so, please contact her at email@example.com or (415) 508-2157. Thank you!
The Concert banner's been hung...the weather's getting warmer...it's time to invite your neighbors and your friends to join you at the Concerts in the Park! The series kicks off Friday, August 24th at 5:45pm with Stompy Jones. Click here to see the entire line-up.
Patricia Rohn will be MC'ing the Concerts once again, and there will be a couple pre-concert events. On August 24th, Zumba instructor, Isa, will be give a 15-minute demonstration of her class, with the performance by Stompy Jones immediately following. On September 7th, the Brisbane AYSO soccer teams will be introduced as they parade by team across the stage, with The Cocktail Monkeys' performance immediately following. Be sure to grab a space on the lawn...but not too far away. T-shirts (Youth L through XL) will be tossed out from the gazebo each week to 5 lucky Concert attendees during the first break.
Also, a number of Brisbane restaurants will be offering Friday Night Dinner Specials, just for Concerts in the Park. Be sure to stop by one of them on your way to the Park!
Julie's Deli - Meatball sandwich with provolone and garlic bread ($8)
Melissa's Taqueria - Enchilada Plate with Rice & Beans ($7.50), Combination Enchilada & Taco Plate ($7.75)
Na Na's Kitchen - Entire Lunch Menu served all day ($7.85)
Mama Mia Pizza - 2 Slices, Cheese ($5), 2 Slices, 1 topping ($6), Medium Pizza, 1 topping ($9.95), Large 1 Topping ($10.95), XL 1 Topping ($12.95), 5pm - 9pm
We look forward to seeing you at the Concerts!
With slurry sealing on Kings and Humboldt between Trinity and Placer having taken place at the end of June, followed by striping in mid-July, the time has now come for the contractor to complete final street sweeping. This is usually done a few weeks after striping has taken place, as sand shedding off the slurry seal is a normal part of the curing process and needs to be removed from the roadway. Therefore, to assist the contractor in getting their job done, please remove your cars from Kings and Humboldt (between Trinity and Placer) on Tuesday, August 28th between the hours of 9am - noon. Thank you very much for your cooperation!
Brisbane Eagles Club
Cancer Benefit Dinner
Sat., Aug. 25th, 1-4 pm, 185 Visitacion
Homestyle Chicken Dinner: $10 donation
In Loving Memory Of
Owned First School House in Brisbane
on Alvarado next to the Church
B.E.S.T. & P.T.O. Movie Night
"Adventures of Tintin"
Sat., Aug. 25, Sundown, Comm. Park
Free Family Fun!
At their June 18th meeting, the City Council adopted the 2012-2013 Budget, which includes the City's Master Fee Schedule (MFS). Each departments' fees are covered in the MFS, with the most significant changes to it being in the Parks and Recreation Department with an increase in Mission Blue Center's private rental rates. The new rates allow Mission Blue Center to be more in line with what is being charged by other community centers for private rentals, while at the same time maintaining a 30% lower resident rate. These new rates take effect today, 60 days after having been adopted. Please click here to view the new rates and rental information for Mission Blue Center.
If you've headed north on Bayshore towards San Francisco in the past couple weeks, you probably noticed the construction work taking place on the left-hand side of the street near The 7 Mile House. This work is being completed by PG&E, which also put up the wall for their Martin Substation, making the drive north a bit more pleasant. The SamTrans bus stop near 7 Mile House will eventually be enhanced with a bus shelter, making waiting for the bus much more pleasant as well. The street improvements, which include ADA compliant access to the bus stop, as well as parking spaces being striped roughly 300 ft. and 100 ft. away from 7 Mile House, are being completed thanks to a cooperative transit grant received by Brisbane, Daly City and SamTrans. The bus shelter itself will be the last piece of the project, inserted later in the Fall. Stay tuned for more updates as that time draws nearer!
The seat wall has been constructed, and will be ready for viewing the Concerts from when they start on August 24th! The rest of the area in back of the seat wall will be roped off, along with the original playbox area. Please do not enter those areas, as the dust will pick up very quickly and the area should be kept as-is until the playground is ready to be installed on September 29 - September 30 (Saturday - Sunday). The stars for the seat wall will be affixed shortly before then, as well as the 14" x 14" bronze-cast plaque on the seat wall's end cap (facing the picnic tables), honoring those who have aided in the Community Park Playground project. Today, the area around the playbox is being power-washed...even more reason to stay off of the baserock, which will keep the site clear from dust.
Community members are encouraged to help install the playground along with the playground contractor the weekend of September 29th. If you're interested, please let Caroline know by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 508-2157. If you're not available both days, that's ok, just indicate the one on which you will be. Thanks for your participation in the completion of the Community Park Playground project!
City of Brisbane
Concerts In The Park
Fridays, Aug. 24 - Sept. 28, 5:45 pm
Brisbane Parks and Recreation Dept.
Ongoing, Weds, 5:30 - 7pm, Miss. Blue Ctr.
In Loving Memory Of
Betty Jo Johnson
1943 - 2012
59 year Brisbane Resident
Services: Garden Chapel, Mon., Aug 20, 10am
If you pass by Valley Dr. on Bayshore, you may have noticed 2 new banners announcing the Farmers' Market in the Community Park. This is in effort to raise awareness amongst the business community that this resource is available every Thursday and is literally a stone's throw away from their place of business. We hope to see more Brisbane employees out shopping once they're off work!
Coming out to the farmers' market would be especially beneficial for Brisbane businesses on August 30th - not only can they fill up their week's worth of fresh produce, spreads, and baked goods - a representative from the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance will be at the market from 3:30pm - 6:00pm, letting all those who visit her booth know about the Brisbane shuttles and commute options. She will also be distributing applications for the $60 gas cards for carpoolers and $25 gas cards for schoolpoolers, not to mention free transit passes for new riders and incentives for Peninsula employers too. And if you're a bicycle commuter, stop by the Alliance table and get a San Mateo County Bike Map and assorted bike-safety related items.
There is also the weekly drawing for a free basket from the farmers' market - enter by dropping in your name and number into the fish bowl at the WCFMA Information Booth located in the center of the lawn. You do NOT need to be present to win.
Lastly, if you enjoyed the music of Al Fabrizio, you'll be happy to hear he'll be back. Next week, though, you can expect to hear the sound of steel drums filling the atmosphere while you shop. Enjoy the market!