Shop with a Cop – The Police Department recently held their annual Shop with a Cop program at Target in Monticello Marketplace. Twelve children were paired up with officers and given $150 to shop for gifts for themselves and their families. After they completed their shopping, the children and officers were treated to lunch by Chick-fil-A in Monticello Marketplace.
Shop with a Cop is completely funded by donations and proceeds from the Shred-A-Thon in October. Anyone interested in supporting Shop with a Cop should contact Senior Officer Todd Dill at
Don't miss out – Skating in New Town continues through Jan. 13! The synthetic skating rink is located in Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall in New Town, 4301 New Town Ave.
The rink is open daily except for Dec. 25 with weekday, weekend and winter break hours. Visit the website or call 757-259-5360 for information on rates and special promotions including Family Skate Night. Skating is offered in partnership with James City County, Town Management and Iron-Bound Gym.
Be winter ready – In the last issue of e-FYI we reviewed steps you can take to prepare your home for winter weather. Now we'll cover the emergency supplies that you should have in your home:
Last call on leaves – Jan. 2-14 is your final opportunity to drop off leaves for free. County residents may drop off leaves at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Leaves will only be accepted in clear bags 40 gallons or less. Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will be accepted with a letter from the resident containing the resident's name, address and telephone number.
Before Jan. 2 and after Jan. 14, leaves may be dropped off by using coupons available for purchase online or at the Treasurer's Office, Satellite Services, Freedom Park, the James City County Recreation Center and the James River Community Center. One coupon per four lawn and leaf-sized bags is required.
JCCPRIDE deadline extended – County neighborhoods, homeowners associations, businesses, clubs and stormwater management facility owners now have until Dec. 31, 2012 to apply for the Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments (JCCPRIDE) Grant Program.
The program, sponsored by the Stormwater Program Advisory Committee, provides financial support to volunteer water quality restoration and protection projects. The grant awards range from $500 to $2,000 per project. More information and application materials are available online or by calling 757-259-1446. The grant awards will be announced in February 2013.
Drop off your Christmas tree free of charge Dec. 26-Jan. 31 at any of the
County Convenience Centers during normal operating hours. Visit the website for more information.
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