Maramec Spring Park once again invites the children of the area to enjoy Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, May 18. Held at the park from 6:30 a.m. until 8:15 p.m., kids get to fish for free, while winning prizes, getting free goodies, and having a fun day at the park. Kids 15 and under get in free and there will be no parking fee for cars with kids.
The James Memorial Public Library will hold its summer reading program kickoff party next Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The annual event will get readers registered for the program, which runs every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.”
St. James Police Chief Ron Jones appeared before the St. James City Council with bids received to purchase two new police vehicles. The council approved his recommendation, with funds already approved in this year’s budget, and Jones will move forward with the purchase.
This collection has been so graciously displayed by a James Memorial Public Library patron who brought in part of her collection of porcelain flowers and hummingbirds, some of her favorite things. Her collection started years ago and her family and friends tend to buy her a new one for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It's a wonderful display for spring with all the flowers blooming and the hummingbirds coming back to this area.
A community information night was held on Saturday, May 11 to inform the community about rising dangers facing the county due to heroin and opiates. The third annual event was held at Tabernacle of Praise Church and featured guest speakers from law enforcement and emergency responders, testimonies from recovered addicts and their families, and provided resources to the community on dealing with addiction.