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City's Arbor Day Celebration Planned for March 3

Feb 28, 2017 - Oak Ridge’s 32nd Annual Arbor Day Observance is set for Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s School. The ceremony also marks the 29th year that Oak Ridge has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
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Conversational Spanish Class Offered at Senior Center

Feb 27, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Senior Center is excited to be offering a new session of beginning Conversational Spanish. Students will be asked to work on language acquisition by reinforcing the weekly lesson with at least 15 minutes of practice each day.
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Spring 2017 Indoor Pool Activities Announced

Feb 27, 2017 - The Recreation and Parks Department is offering several classes and events at the Civic Center’s indoor pool this spring, including swimming lessons, a lifeguard certification course, Paddle Board YogaFit, and Aqua Zumba.
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Oak Ridge Police Department Announces SAFE Campaign Participation

Feb 24, 2017 - ORPD is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt and child passenger safety restraint usage.
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NOW OPEN: Spring Softball and Kickball Team Registration

Feb 24, 2017 - Team registration for the Recreation & Parks Department’s 2017 spring softball and kickball leagues is now open. Teams must complete registration paperwork and pay the applicable registration fee by March 13th for early registration pricing.
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Community Asked to Help Identify Photos in Library's Ruth Carey Collection

Feb 23, 2017 - The Oak Ridge Public Library will be displaying photos during three public viewings over the coming weeks in the hope that the community can help identify when and where the photo was taken as well as who is shown in the picture.
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Wetland Restoration Project on Melton Lake Greenway

Feb 22, 2017 - The Healthy Waters Program will be conducting an invasive plant removal on part of Melton Lake Greenway on March 5 in an effort to restore a wetland along the greenway.
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Jefferson Middle School FIRST Lego League Celebrates Success

Feb 17, 2017 - Three robotics teams from JMS competed in the State Championship: The Radioactive Brix, The Atomic Eagles and The JMS Master Builders. The Master Builders are moving on to the World Championships in Houston.
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Family Escapes House Fire Thanks to Smoke Alarm

Feb 17, 2017 - An Oak Ridge family of three was able to get to safety overnight thanks to a smoke alarm that was installed in their home by the Oak Ridge Fire Department.
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Edgemoor Road Maintenance Project Extended, Traffic Delays Still Possible

Feb 17, 2017 - The right-of-way maintenance project that began earlier this month on Edgemoor Road has been extended through Friday, March 3, providing there are no issues with weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
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Council Member Ellen Smith Appointed to National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee

Feb 14, 2017 - The committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control and solid and hazardous waste management.
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Spring Maintenance Planned for Big Turtle Dog Park

Feb 13, 2017 - The Recreation and Parks Department will be conducting turf maintenance at Big Turtle Dog Park, 2525 Oak Ridge Turnpike, beginning in early March. The dog park will remain open to the public during the project.
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"Atomic Integration," Photo Exhibit on African-American Life During Manhattan Project, Opens Feb. 23

Feb 10, 2017 - In honor of Black History Month, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be hosting “Atomic Integration,” a photography exhibition focusing on African-American life during the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge.
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Senior Center Offers Free Guitar Lessons

Feb 09, 2017 - Free guitar lessons for senior citizens will begin with an orientation class on Friday, February 24, at the Oak Ridge Senior Center, which was recently relocated to the Civic Center. Classes are open to area seniors ages 50 and older.
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Edgemoor Road Maintenance Could Cause Traffic Delays

Feb 01, 2017 - The Public Works Department will be performing right-of-way maintenance on Edgemoor Road beginning Monday, February 6. This work could cause delays for drivers in the area.
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