Collection of brushes/leaves ends on Friday
GOSHEN — The Goshen Street Department spring brush and leaf collection ends Friday after several rounds.
During this first collection, the Street Department will pick up both leaves and brush. Due to the large amount of brush and leaves typically placed for this first pickup, teams tend to take longer to complete their rounds. Some information to remember:
• Residents should place their leaves and brush at the curb, but not on the street, so as not to cause a hazard on the road or impede water drainage.
• Do not place brush or trash on or in leaf piles.
• Piles of leaves and brush placed in driveways will not be picked up.
• Do not place batteries around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone poles.
For the rest of the summer season, brush collection will begin on the last Monday of the month from May to September. The start dates are May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29 and September 26.
For clarification or questions, please call the Goshen Street Department at 534-9711.
Gastronomic events planned for May
ELKHART, MARSHALL, KOSCIUSCKO COUNTIES – The Northern Indiana Food Bank will host a number of mobile food distributions in nearby areas this month.
1) Wednesday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. HE, while supplies last. Warsaw Community Church, 1855 S. County Farm Road. This distribution should serve 250 households.
2) Thursday, May 5 – 10 a.m. – noon ET, while supplies last. Maple City Chapel, 2015 East Lincolnway, Goshen. This distribution is expected to serve 280 homes and is sponsored by Lippert Components.
3) Monday, May 9 – 10 a.m. – noon ET, while supplies last, Trinity Lutheran Church, 430 Academy Road, Culver. This distribution should serve 200 households.
4) Thursday, May 19 – 10 a.m. – noon ET, while supplies last. Shepherd’s Cove Pantry, 1010 E. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart. This distribution should serve 300 households.
5) Tuesday, May 24 – 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET, while supplies last. National Guard Armory, 1220 W. Madison Street, Plymouth. This distribution will serve 300 households and is sponsored by St. Joseph Health System Community Health and Well-Being.
Assorted food items are offered free of charge. All items are pre-packaged and pre-packaged, with one box per household, according to a press release.
Distributions are made at the drive-thru. Participants are asked to stay in their vehicle and open the trunk to receive the items. An area will be available for self-loading if its chest does not open.
To find out more visit feedindiana.org.
Genealogical society to meet
BRISTOL – “Solving the mysteries of your family tree with DNA” will be the program for the May meeting of the Elkhart County Genealogical Society.
Presenters Keith and Darlene Pyeatt are records preservation specialists with FamilySearch who currently work at the Allen County Public Library, according to a news release. Seasoned genealogists, they will use a case study illustrating how DNA helped solve the mystery of the presenter’s unknown grandfather.
The Society meeting will be held May 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Bristol Public Library, 505 W. Vistula St. The public is invited to attend.
To visit www.elkhartcogensoc.org for more information.
Nappanee organizes a photo contest
NAPPANEE — The City of Nappanee Tree Council, in partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, will host a special photo contest for the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.
Five special acorns have been located in the woods near the Borkholder Nature Center at 1550 Thompson Drive, according to a news release. Explore the woods to locate the acorns, take a photo with each acorn and make a collage of the five photos.
Share the collage on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #NappaneeParks with #ArborDay, or grab a coloring page at City Hall, 300 W. Lincoln Street, to participate. Photos and coloring pages must be submitted by Friday.