East Ridge Observes Memorial Day Holiday With Ceremony; Kicks Off New Sanitation Schedule

Monday, May 19, 2014

On Monday the City of East Ridge Offices and Library will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. The City Library will also be closed on Saturday.

Sanitation will run its normally-scheduled route. This is in effort to help control confusion with alternate pickup schedules. The only holidays where an alternate schedule will be implemented will be Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Those schedules will be announced closer to those holidays as well as on the City’s website –

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The City of East Ridge and the American Legion Post 95 will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Frontier Park, located at the City Hall Campus at 1517 Tombras Avenue. Dignitaries, music, and a rifle salute will be held in honor of those that have served our country as well as unveiling the upcoming Vietnam Memorial. The public is invited to attend.


2nd Annual Run To Feed 5k Set For May 16

Run to Feed 5k presented by EPB Fiber Optics will be conducting its 2nd Annual 5k/1 mile Fun Run fundraiser Saturday, May 16.  This event will raise awareness and funds for Snack Pack, a non-profit organization that focuses on giving meals in between school days and weekends for the elementary school children of East Ridge.  Sheri Mitchell, director of Snack Pack said, ... (click for more)

Dade County And The Arts - Art Within Community

For several years, a monthly open mic show featured a variety of performers without censorship.  I performed in the first show, watched it develop over time, and was in the audience during the last show. The show taught me how art can function in community. This type of community snuck up on me and seemed to develop slowly through the ritual of a monthly gathering time and ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

More Paving To Begin Soon On Dayton Boulevard; Red Bank Budget Has No Tax Increase

Improvements and work along Dayton Boulevard will begin soon. At the Red Bank Commission meeting Tuesday night, City Manager Randall Smith received approval from the commissioners to enter into a contract with TDOT on the next phase of paving Dayton Boulevard. Resurfacing has recently been finished from Memorial Drive to Greenleaf Street. The upcoming work will continue up Dayton ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)