For information on events and activities contact the STEPS office at 607-403-0069 or refer to the calendar at senecasteps.org. If you live, work, learn or play in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid or Romulus, you are part of STEPS and we’d like to hear your ideas for community improvement projects. With so many activities to choose from, it’s a great time to join us! Any news or community activities that you would like included in next week’s update? Information emailed to email@example.com. by 12 p.m. Tuesday 9/25/18 will be included in next week’s newsletter. Enjoy your week!
Events for the week of September 23rd!
9/24 Improving the Physical Environment meeting
STEPS Office; 6:30 pm
9/26 Talk Saves Lives training
Papa Bear, Ovid; 7 pm
9/29 Savannah Art Festival
(see flyer below)
Local Assistance Programs
If you find yourself or your family in need of assistance here are links to information about programs that might be able to provide you with assistance.
Mark Your Calendar! 10/4 Caregiver Institute
(see flyer below)
10/8 Columbus Day Holiday
STEPS Office Closed
10/8 Personal Health & Wellness meeting; 10 AM
2233 East Seneca St., Ovid
10/9 Seneca county Board of Supervisors meeting; 6 PM
Papa Bear, Ovid
10/21 Out of the Darkness Walk
Sampson State Park; 1 PM
10/22 Improving the Physical Environment meeting; 6:30 PM
10/24 STEPS Risers meeting
10/28 Trick or Trot Fun Run
STEPS has three groups that meet regularly to plan neighborhood events and activities and advocate for community health. If you live, work, learn or play in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid or Romulus you are part of STEPS and we would love to have you join us! Have an idea for Improving the Physical Environment, Increasing Economic & Educational Opportunities and/or Improving Personal Health & Wellness? We want to hear from you.
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for Theresa Lahr,
for Lynne Doyle,
Community Engagement Specialist
for Kristin Parry,
Outreach & Media Specialist
for Gabe Telarico,
Community Business Mentor
The Health Department will be taking water samples from residences impacted by the August Flood. Homeowners need to contact the Health Department by calling (315) 539-1920 to request an appointment. Sampling will be done on Wednesdays–9/26 and 10/3.
Thanks to David Ferguson of Interlaken for hanging the new mural at the Ovid Community Garden with help from friends and neighbors–Wil Burns, Maggie Passmore and Tim Houseknecht. The South Seneca mural team designers and painters were Braeden Bierwiler, Parker Biesterveld, Marris Eck, Annabelle MacIntosh, Haleigh Mills, Hannah Porter, and Skylar Shaulis. These 7 talented young women are the the same ones who did the mural last year (on left below).
Its been a great 2018 gardening season, but somehow it’s already time to start thinking about fall cleanup in the garden! As Shelley pointed out in her email, there’s still time to tend the plants that will keep producing (Swiss chard, kale, broccoli, etc.). Please, as you clean up, remember to remove all tomato vines, tomatoes and any diseased or infected vegetation from the garden and discard in your trash at home. Please put all other “healthy” compostable material on the far left of the new compost pile, located outside the garden. Please finish your clean up before November 1st.
If you want to continue gardening at the Ovid Community Garden in 2019, please let me know by November 1st, and I’ll reserve your bed(s). Rental fee will still be $10/per bed. It’s been a pleasure gardening with all of you and watching your plants grow. Thanks for all your help to make the Ovid Community Garden a beautiful, productive and fun place to garden! Maggie Passmore firstname.lastname@example.org
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