Dec 22 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 12/06/2017

What a great beginning to the month of December and the Christmas season. Congratulations to the organizers of the Festival of Trees and the Christmas parade. Both events were outstanding. If you missed either event, check out the reports on our local media. The trees were so fun and creative at the Festival. Each one would brighten a business or home and the entertainment was fun and enjoyable.
Thank you to the participants of the parade. It was fun to see more floats and groups involved. The young singers and dancers added to the excitement of the night. Santa is always popular along with the fire trucks.
Special thanks again this year to the Weiser Fire Department for the fireworks. They are a great ending to a wonderful community night. The donations given throughout the year to the Fireworks Fund pay for this display along with the 4th of July display.
The Weiser City Police Department is reminding residents on their Facebook page to lock your vehicles and homes. They are also encouraging residents to turn a light on to illuminate those dark places around your homes. “This time of yea, we experience more thefts than any other. Thieves usually take the targets of opportunity. Hand portable items left out such as generators, bicycles, power tools, etc. are common items taken.”
Make sure you do not leave gifts and packages in unlocked cars. That is a great temptation and makes a sad Christmas for someone. I know in this cold weather it is a temptation to start the car to warm it up before driving away but that is an invitation to someone who wants a warm car to get to school or work quickly. Lock your cars, unfortunately there are still Grinches this time of year.
In last weeks Signal, there was an article about the local Rolling Hills Golf Course governing board’s request for input on new ideas to serve the community both as golf course and as a restaurant and lounge. If you haven’t already taken time to take their survey, I encourage you to do so. The golf course is an asset to our community and the board can only make decisions based on the information and input they receive. If you don’t “do computers”, write a letter giving your suggestions about how the golf could best serve you personally, I’m sure they will appreciate it.
Do you need some inspiration for the holidays? There are some wonderful upcoming events to lisft your spirits. Check the Coming Events and the local Community Calendar to stay up on all the comings and goings. The Community Christmas Celebration is this Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm at the high school auditorium. This cantata is being presented by the Weiser Ministerial Association and is free of charge.
The Youth Symphony Christmas Concert will be on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 at the Snake River Heritage Center. Check the Signal for admission charges. This is always an amazing presentation. Also happening that week end is the Living Nativity presented by the Weiser Church of the Nazarene from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th. The church is located at 510 E. Indianhead Rd. Enjoy the story of Christmas from the warmth of your car. There is no charge for this event.
Don’t forget to get out and support your favorite high school athletes, too. The Wolverines are in action in Girls’ and Boys’ basketball and wrestling. Check the local media and school district website for the schedule of games. A busy time in Weiser.