City Updates

Friends,

Below are some City Updates:

Items 1 and 2 From Les Amis Duff-Baby

1) St. John's Cemetery Clean-up

If you attended the annual meeting, you heard Peter Berry talk about St. John's and the fascinating history connected with the cemetery.  In advance of the Questers International Conference being held in Windsor and the subsequent tours of the west end [we want to show off the west end and ensure that it looks its best!!!], we are inviting you join us on SATURDAY, APRIL 27th AT 11:00 a.m. at the cemetery for a couple of hours of yard clean-up.  We ask that you bring your own gardening gloves, rake and if you can spare it, a yard waste bag or two.  If the weather is inclement Emoji, we'll pick another day. WE WILL DEFINITELY SEND OUT AN EMAIL if the event is cancelled, so if you're unsure, watch for it.  

2) Jane's Walk: A Little Bite of Sandwich [History]

First, an explanation for those of you who have never heard of a Jane's Walk: 

https://janeswalk.org
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.

Les Amis will host a Jane's Walk on SUNDAY, MAY 5th AT 1:00 p.m.  It will start outside the Mansion and make its way to St. John's Cemetery and then wind its way back to the Interpretation Centre for lemonade and cookies.  The public is invited and this is an excellent way for our group to promote the Duff-Baby Mansion and Sandwich history.  The walk should take about an hour and goes on rain or shine [but not if it's stormy].  So bring comfortable shoes and your curiosity.  Who knows? A croquet match may even break out on the Mansion's lawn afterwards.

3) City Council Meeting - 04/15/19

At City Council meeting, I asked about the road construction on McKay, Curry, and College Ave. slated for this spring and summer. It is set to begin in May. 

I also put forward a motion that was passed to ask administration to report back on getting more access to the Duff-Baby house on Russell and Mill St. The Les Amis Duff-Baby group provided a letter and petition to council requesting more access to the space for the general public, including guiding tours and general education of the property's history. More to come on this... 

4) Gateway Park Cleanup




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