Springtime for Coleman Highlands!

We finally got a decent snow just as spring started to creep in. As the snow melts, I can see tulips and daffodils poking their verdant little beaks out of the soggy soil. Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil or the Vernal Equinox dictate, once I see a little crocus unfolding, I declare it spring!

To ring in the season, Roanoke Park Conservancy is sponsoring a talk Tuesday, March 26th, at 6pm. Chris DeLong and Brett Shoffner, will be discussing the park’s tree inventory and trail-building plans at Prospero’s Uptown Books in the Valentine Shopping Center, 3600 Broadway #107 (click here to register for the event).

While some are getting out to enjoy the warmer weather, others may choose to stay in and do some much-needed spring cleaning. Don’t forget that May 18th, 7am-12pm is Spring Dumpster Day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Anita Buck, 913-963-6872, or fill out a dumpster day volunteer sign-up form. If you need assistance moving items to a dumpster, we usually have volunteers who can help. Don’t feel shy about asking for a hand – that’s what neighbors are for.

The city’s spring curb-side leaf and brush pick-up is Monday April 1st. Bulky item pick-up can be scheduled at no added cost on your regular trash day by calling 311 or submitting an online request at kcmo.org.

Depending on logistics, we intend to resume Movies in the Park this year. The construction in the park from St. Luke’s hospice project on Southwest Trfy kept us out of our usual location in 2012. Hopefully the construction will be completed soon or we can find a suitable alternate location for 2013. Keep an eye out on Karnes for our event announcement signs or check our event calendar to stay up-to-date in-between newsletters.