Following are dates of interest for this week:
Wednesday, Jan. 13, Prescribed burn at Halyburton Park - CANCELLED
The burn has been cancelled because of changing weather conditions. A new date for the burn has not yet been set.
View the city's 2010 Prescribed Burn page for more information.
Friday, Jan. 15, Unveiling of sign to commemorate Orange Street Landing, 10 a.m.
On Friday at 10 a.m., dignitaries from around the region will gather at the downtown riverfront site where 22 slaves escaped to freedom in 1862 using the Underground Railroad. The site, located at the Water/Orange Street intersection, has been recognized by the National Park Service as part of its Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. On Friday, Mayor Bill Saffo and others will be on hand to unveil a new historial marker at the site that outlines the story of the escape. One of the slaves, William B. Gould, recorded the escape journey in a diary. The unveiling of the sign will feature William B. Gould IV, William Gould's great-great-great grandson, as well as his two sons. The public is invited to attend.
Monday, Jan. 18, City closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
On Monday, city offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Trash and recycling pick up services will remain on regular schedule.