Kids, write your letter to Santa and get a response back from the North Pole! Please be sure to include your return address so Santa can mail you a response. Letters should be in the mailboxes no later than December 19 to ensure a response. Mailboxes go back to the North Pole. Letters may be mailed from any of the following locations:
Liberty Plaza, One Liberty Park Plaza (near Torian Cabin on Main Street)
Cotton Belt Depot, 707 South Main Street
Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way
Days/Dates: Friday, November 29 - Thursday, December 19
To email a letter to Santa, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] .
Highland Avenue Road Closure at N. Kimball in SouthlakeAs part of the Phase II, N. Kimball Roadway Improvement Project, Highland Avenue is closed between N. Kimball and Sunshine Lane to thru traffic beginning today through tomorrow (Thursday, 12/19) to allow water and sewer infrastructure to be constructed through the intersection. If there are any delays in this road reopening, we will keep you apprised via the City's Facebook page and Twitter. Electronic message boards are also in use at the intersection.
City Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year's DayCity offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends.
Recycling and Trash Service for the HolidaysCHRISTMAS SCHEDULE – Normal Wednesday bulk/brush collection will shift to Thursday, December 26. Normal Thursday trash and recycling collection will shift to Friday, December 27. Normal Friday trash and recycling collection will shift to Saturday, December 28.
NEW YEARS SCHEDULE – Normal Wednesday bulk/brush collection will not occur this week. Normal Thursday trash and recycling collection will shift to Friday, January 3. Normal Friday trash and recycling collection will shift to Saturday, January 4.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION & CLEAN BRUSH ONLY – Clean Brush and Christmas tree collection will occur Thursday, January 2 in place of the normal bulk/brush collection that would have occurred on Wednesday, January 1.
Curbside Tree-cycling Option - Thursday, January 2The City will host Christmas tree curbside recycling on Thursday, January 2. We will pick up live, clean, unflocked Christmas trees and clean brush (no trash mixed-in) for recycling purposes. For further information on this and other recycling opportunities, visit our website [http://grapevinetexas.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=110] .
Other Christmas Recycling Opportunities! Batteries: Buy rechargeable batteries when you can. Keep used batteries in a plastic container and dispose of them at a City recycling event or any Interstate Battery location.
Wrapping Paper: Reuse gift bags or gift wrapping when possible. Tearable/Non-mylar wrapping paper may be recycled.
Packing materials: Use shredded paper when possible. Reuse Styrofoam or recycle clean, white Styrofoam at any City recycling event or it may be taken to Foam Fabricators (900 Keller Parkway, Suite 101, Keller - 817.379.6520).
Christmas Lights: Old or damaged Christmas lights may be recycled at the Electronics Recycling Container in the Animal Shelter parking lot (502 Shady Brook Drive).
Cardboard: Cardboard boxes may be broken down and placed out for curbside recycling. Large amounts of cardboard may be brought to the Single Stream Recycling Container also located in the Animal Shelter Parking lot (502 Shady Brook Drive).
Please contact the City’s Environmental Services Division 817.410.3330 with any questions you might have regarding recycling this holiday season!
“RETHINK THIS HOLIDAY” BY REDUCING, RECYCLING AND REUSING!
Free Computer Classes at Grapevine Senior Activities Center -Registration begins Monday, January 6, 2014- Free computer classes for seniors age 55 and better - learn Keyboarding (typing), Windows 7 fundamentals, Email, Digital camera: getting started, Facebook, Facebook photos, Slide show maker, Word, Quicken, and Surfing the internet. Space is limited, so please register early. Walk in registration is 9am - noon and call in registration is from 1-2pm. Registration is done on a first come basis. Classes begin January 13 and are hosted during the day at the Grapevine Senior Activities Center (SAC), 421 Church Street. Surfing the internet class will be hosted on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. We offer experienced teachers and patient assistants in a small classroom atmosphere. Please contact the SAC at 817.410.3465 or visit playgrapevine.com [http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/index.aspx?NID=570] , Senior Activities Center/Computer Class Schedule.
Light Show Spectacular Enjoy more than half a million LED lights twinkling to various holiday tunes in our Gazebo area in the heart of Historic Downtown Main Street. This choreographed light show display debuted at our Carol of Lights event on November 25 and begins running continuously from 6-11pm every evening from November 26 through January 6, 2014.
Freezing irrigation run-off can be hazardous Overnight lows are often below freezing this time of year. Water on sidewalks, roadways, and parking lots may turn to ice during these times, causing a hazard to pedestrians and vehicles alike. One of the biggest contributors of water to hard surfaces is irrigation overflow. Irrigation should not be conducted overnight or in the morning during this time of year to prevent any run-off from becoming ice and, in turn, a hazard. Frost sensors for irrigation can be picked up at the local hardware store to prevent activation of systems during freezing events. Grapevine is still under mandatory water restrictions (irrigation prohibited between 10am and 6pm) which should limit the amount of water on hard surfaces during morning hours. Also, any damaged sprinkler systems should be fixed as soon as possible to prevent excess water from leaving the property. For additional information, please contact Public Works 817.410.3330.
Palace Arts CenterJoin us the first Friday of every month for our First Friday Film Series at the Palace Theatre at 7:30pm. Enjoy everything from Bollywood to western classics to modern classics. We may have movies available on other Fridays during the month as well. View schedule here. Admission is $5. Bring in a same-day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant and receive a FREE popcorn. Palace Theatre Box Office - 817.410.3100.
Check here for a listing of holiday films at the Palace [http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/palace-theatre/calendar/] .