I’m still on the comeback trail trying to catch up with my day-job work which has definitely cramped my blogging production. Under the circumstances, I figure that rather than worrying about waxing eloquently and being entertaining, I’ll be more like good old Joe Friday from Dragnet — just the facts — and get you up to speed quick. So here goes:
1. TO ALLOW FOR UNDERGROUND UTILITY WORK TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CITY OF KENT, STATE ROUTE 43 (N. MANTUA STREET), AT FAIRCHILD AVENUE, WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00AM AND 5:00PM ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011 AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011.
TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS WILL BE POSTED. TRAFFIC DELAYS ARE EXPECTED. MOTORISTS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THE AREA AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME WHEN LEAVING FOR THEIR DESTINATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE AT (330) 678-8105.
2. As of 9 am Monday, February 28, 2011, Cherry Street has been closed between Mogadore Rd. and SR 261 due to flooding and will remain closed until further notice.
3. Habitat Re-Store In Kent Needs Your Help — I received an appeal for assistance from the good folks that run the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Kent. Here’s what they sent:
HABITAT ReSTORE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Open Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm
1510 South Water St. Kent, OH (University Plaza) (330) 677-8881
Donations Tax Deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Will pick up most large items.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE RESTORE
NEEDS: The ReStore is severely low on items to sell to the public. To keep up with the heavy traffic, consistent, quality donations are needed. Here is a list of top sellers that are in high demand:
Beds and bed frames (Out of stock)
Appliances (Out of stock)
Furniture (couches, dining tables, hutches, etc.)
Plastic Grocery Bags (Almost out of stock)
2 sets of Mahogany French Doors with brass and glass handles measuring 50 in. $150.00/set
Office set – 6 office desks with chairs, file cabinets, large drawer file cabinet great for art work
Very nice desk with side table and matching shelves. $600.00. Delivery available.
3 houses have been identified for deconstruction. Work on the Kent home began Saturday, Feb. 26th. Volunteers secured the home and removed all of the copper water lines, the furnace, and the hot water tank. Still to be removed are the baseboards, molding, doors and bathroom fixtures. Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting Association at Kent State, as part of a larger project, has volunteered students to do an energy audit on the Restore Kent State University Architecture Students are beginning to redesign and remodel the ReStore trailers to be used both for ReStore purposes and also for building site use.
The ReStore is always in need of reliable volunteers with all skill levels. Please contact the store directly during regular hours for more information on how you can help out.