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April 23, 2012

Kudos to "Team Clean & Green"
Summer Programs at Maplewood

New and Improved Street Cleaning Alert System

Kudos to "Team Clean & Green"
High-fives to all the folks who braved Saturday’s chilly temps to participate in the WBNA “Clean & Green.” This year's clean-up was held in conjunction with city-wide Earth Day events. Armed with gloves and trash bags (and a few donuts for energy!), the group fanned out from Maplewood Park and made short work of clearing litter and debris from the streets, sprucing up the flowerbeds at the park, and sprinkling wildflower seeds on abandoned lots and unsightly parkways. 

Many thanks to the Alderman's Office for kicking in some trash bags and coordinating similar clean-up events across the 1st Ward. It's great to see our neighborhoods getting much-needed facelifts this spring!

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Summer Programs at Maplewood

IMAGE: Maplewood Park Summer ProgramsLooking for an inexpensive, convenient and FUN way to keep the kiddos occupied this summer? Look no further than West Bucktown’s own Maplewood Park!
Registration for Chicago Park District summer programs at Maplewood is in full swing, and spaces are going fast! The 6-week camp sessions run from June 25 through August 3. Visit for details.
Online registration will continue through June 4, but even if you register in person, you will need to have a Park District account set up. Save time by clicking here to create your account today!
Please feel free to stop by the Maplewood field house and meet our new full-time Park Supervisor, Samantha Jayne. She can answer any questions you may have, and she’d love to hear your suggestions for future park programs!
Ages 3-6 (drop off)
Monday through Friday, Noon to 3:00 pm
Cost: $120

Play Camp is “day camp” for preschoolers, with lots of fun activities packed into a shorter, age-appropriate timeframe. Campers will learn early sports skills, enjoy basic art activities, and more! Register today – only a handful of spots are left!

Ages 18 Months – 3 Years (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver)
Mon-Wed-Fri or Tu-Th, 9:30 am to Noon
Cost: $98

Toddler Camp is a great way to give your little one a chance to interact with other kids and learn important socialization skills. Park staff will lead the group in arts and crafts, music and movement, sports, bubbles, water fun and more!

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New and Improved Street Cleaning Alert System

IMAGE: Parking TicketsIf you’re like many of us, you can never quite remember when to move your car for street cleaning. Fortunately, 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno has announced a new and improved alert system to give us a nudge and help residents avoid those dreaded orange tickets.

TktTxt is a FREE service that sends you email and text alerts about upcoming street sweeping in your area, so you can move your car and avoid being ticketed. It takes less than 2 minutes to sign up, and your protection begins immediately.
To register, simply go to this map, click on the zone you live in, and enter your information. It’s that easy!
No taxpayer money is being used to fund these alerts -- Alderman Moreno will be paying for the service with a combination of his own money and political funds. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

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