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Placing Teddy bears/stuffed animals in windows

Name: Bar­bara Hud­speth

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Here is my post for the Wall of Some­thing:

I’ve recent­ly seen on TV news sto­ries about com­mu­ni­ties where the res­i­dents are plac­ing Ted­dy bears/stuffed ani­mals in their win­dows to pro­vide objects for scav­enger hunts. Here’s a news item from Tam­pa:

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/health/bay-area-neighbors-are-encouraging-kids-to-go-on-a-bear-hunt-to-pass-time/67–8998bde0-98e5-44e8-b473-503303e09105

I think that this is some­thing that we could do here. Check on Tor­cel­lo Ct!!

I am making cloth masks — free of charge — for anyone who would like one.

Name: Sharon Lavallee Lavallee

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Here is my post for the Wall of Some­thing:

I am mak­ing cloth masks — free of charge — for any­one who would like one. They are not sized indi­vid­u­al­ly so I can’t promise a “per­fect fit.” How­ev­er, I have tweaked the Olsen style mask a bit so that it can be adjust­ed some­what by the wear­er. These masks are also con­struct­ed with an inside pock­et into which the wear­er may insert an addi­tion­al fil­ter. I do not have any wire (pipe clean­er or oth­er craft wire) for the nose piece, but the wear­er can eas­i­ly insert one if desired. Attached is a pho­to of the one I made for myself (I drew a smile on mine because no one can see a real smile behind a mask). Please con­tact me if you’d like one. I’ll keep mak­ing them until I run out of mate­ri­als. Email Sharon at

City of Venice solid waste collection update 4/6

Name: Jer­ry Joseph Jasper
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Here is my post for the Wall of Some­thing:
City of Venice sol­id waste col­lec­tion update 4/6

The City of Venice is work­ing hard to pro­tect our com­mu­ni­ty. Cur­rent­ly, all garbage, recy­cling and yard waste col­lec­tion will con­tin­ue as usu­al; how­ev­er, we want to noti­fy our res­i­dents of sev­er­al impor­tant pre­cau­tions which will begin on Mon­day, April 6:

· All res­i­den­tial garbage and recy­cling must be placed inside the cor­rect auto­mat­ed cart for col­lec­tion. For the safe­ty of our staff, noth­ing placed out­side of the cart will be col­lect­ed at this time.

· If you have addi­tion­al garbage or items that will not fit in the cart, please save it for your next reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled pick­up day, or con­tact Pub­lic Works to sched­ule a bulk col­lec­tion. Bulk garbage and bulk yard waste will con­tin­ue to be col­lect­ed and must be sched­uled by con­tact­ing the Pub­lic Works office at 941–486-2422.

· City of Venice res­i­dents will con­tin­ue to receive once week­ly col­lec­tion of pre­pared yard waste. You may use garbage cans, or bags (any col­or or type) to pack­age your yard waste. Your yard waste may also be tied up in bun­dles as long as they are not longer than 4 feet and do not weigh more than 40lbs. As long as your yard waste is pre­pared in this way there is no lim­it to how many bags, cans or bun­dles you put out.

· Card­board box­es should be bro­ken down flat and placed into the blue recy­cling cart for col­lec­tion. For card­board that will not fit inside a recy­cling cart, pub­lic dump­sters for card­board will be placed at the fol­low­ing two loca­tions:

1. The Venice Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., with­in the south­ern park­ing area.

2. The inter­sec­tion of Pine­brook Rd. and Lucaya Ave., to the east of Pine­brook Rd. near the cro­quet field entrance.

· If your col­lec­tion should get missed for some rea­son, please con­tact the Pub­lic Works office and staff will sched­ule a return trip with­in 24 hours.

Please con­tact Pub­lic Works at 941–486-2422 for any oth­er sol­id waste or recy­cling ques­tions. We tru­ly appre­ci­ate your coop­er­a­tion and assis­tance dur­ing this chal­leng­ing time.