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Big Lake Teens Planning Meeting

Community There will be a Planning Meeting of the BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Youth Community Board) on Friday Feb 17th at the Big Lake Library, 4-5 pm.

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Teen Movie Day @ The Big Lake Library

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

There will be a Teen Movie Day at The Big Lake Library on Feb. 17th 2017 from 4-5:30 pm. Ages 11-16, bring your own snacks.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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Roundup of News from The Big Lake Community Council

Community In case you weren't able to attend the Jan 10th 2017 meeting of The Big Lake Community Council, here are some of the highlights (Unedited Draft Notes-ED):

"5. Big Lake Airport Master Plan – Thomas Middendorf, DOWL – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has just started the Big Lake Airport Master Plan along with with the help of DOWL, mapping out a 20 year plan for airport development. The goals of this project include the following: 1) Safety –for all traffic levels over time 2) Efficiency—as we invest wisely, that serves future needs 3) Compatibility--(Environmentally and Community level)–keeping the Big Lake network functional with 230 acres of real estate amidst the surrounding neighbors.

Project Started: Late December 2016 (1st Stages)—Copies of the plan made available in the meeting for all to review. The project will take about 12 months, as they are in the inventory stage currently. The objective here is to develop a comprehensive list of needs, desires and issues to address future planning over a 20 year span.

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Kids in Business with Stacie Windsor

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Join us for a special presentation at The Big Lake Library on February 10th 2017 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Ages 11-16.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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New Program for 3rd-5th Graders @ The Big Lake Library

Community Your Big Lake Library has a new program for kids in the 3rd-5th grades. "Steam Kids."

Tuesdays @ 4 pm beginning February 14th.

Snacks, books, activities, games, and crafts!

Only 18 slots available!

Call the Library at 861.7635 to secure your place.

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Thank You, Big Lake Bike Path Plower

Community Thank You, Big Lake Bike Path Plower! Excellent job, please keep up your great work.

Photo by Dennis Garrett

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Big Lake Community Council Annual Meeting Tonight

Community Submitted by Yvonne Ruth

You're invited to attend the Big Lake Community Council Annual Meeting. February 7th, 6 pm @ The Big Lake Lions Rec Center. Attached is the Meeting Agenda.

See you there!

The meeting is open to all members of the community of Big Lake and guests. The Community Council serves all of Greater Big Lake, House District 8.

This is an opportunity to meet some of your neighbors, and to learn about issues that impact your community. Announce your group's event.

You can become a member of the Community Council by attending a meeting and paying the annual dues of $10. You are not required to be a member to attend the meetings or to speak. All are welcome. Visit the website at BigLakeCommunityCouncil.com for more information and membership forms.

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Updated Big Lake Trails Map

Community Submitted by Rep. Dan Mayfield.

Here is an Updated Big Lake Area Trails Map. For more information visit Big Lake Trails, Inc.

Detailed maps available from Big Lake Trails, Inc. Free downloads.

Overview

If you would like the very large version of this map email biglaketimes@gmail.com and we'll send it to you via email. In PDF Format, approximately 6 MB in size.

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Bake Sale @ Three Bears

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

The Big Lake Teens will be hosting a Bake Sale at the Big Lake Three Bears on Friday Feb. 3rd from 4:30-5:30 pm.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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Free Fireworks Show in Big Lake

Community Everyone is invited to a Free Fireworks Show this Saturday, February 4th @ 9:30 pm. At The Big Lakes Lions Rec Center. Sponsored by the Houston Lions Club.

Thank you Gorilla Fireworks.

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Volunteers Needed for Mat-Su Emergency Phone Bank Team

Community Be part of the vital communications link when emergencies strike in the Mat-Su Borough. Please lend your communication skills and join a group of volunteers.

Training is available for the Mat-Su Emergency Phone Bank Team. During a disaster, the Team will work near the Emergency Operations Center. Under the guidance of Public Information Officers, you'll know firsthand what is going on and will be able to share critical information with residents and help them navigate the emergency.

Sign up for training at Central Mat-Su Public Safety Building, 101 W. Swanson Ave, Wasilla. Feb. 8th 6-8 pm, or March 15th 6-8 pm.

Call 861-7873.

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CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) @ The Big Lake Library

Community Submitted by Janet Whitfield, Big Lake Library

Crime Scene Investigation presented by Steven Arlow, Alaska State Trooper.

At the Big Lake Library, January 27th from 4-5:30 pm. Ages 11-16.

Hosted by BLT's (Big Lake Teens, Big Lake Library Youth Advisory Board).

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The Big Lake Library is Seeking Travelers

Community Have you taken an interesting trip? Do you have pictures?

The Big Lake Library is looking for travelers who would like to talk about their adventures and show their photos as part of The Adult Learning Program at Your library.

Presentations should be about an hour in length. Library staff will be happy to help make your photos into a slideshow and give you any other help you might want to put together your travelogue.

Please call The Big Lake Library at 861-7635 or talk to the Library Staff in person if you would be interested.

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The Upcoming Annual Houston High School Gun and Outdoor Show

Community It's that time of year again, the The Annual Houston High School Gun and Outdoor Show.

Vendors, now is the time to register and pick your spot(s). Here's a message from Lisa Humphreys – Houston High School:

"Hello all! We are so excited to be hosting once again our annual Gun and Outdoor Show. The show will be held at the Big Lake Rec Center April 22 and 23rd, 2017. I have attached the forms and the arena layout. We do have some folks already signed up and in place and some of those are not reflected on the layout sheet. Please note that we have changed the layout to improve flow and better accommodate both our vendors and our customers. Sections A, B, D, and G are all reserved as are H, I J and Z. We will once again be having set up on the Friday before the show. Feel Free to email me, call or send your registration through the mail. If you have already called or emailed I will be calling you this week, thank you for your patience, we were waiting for the application and new layout to be completed.

We look forward to working with you all again!

Lisa Humphreys – Secretary I

Houston High School

Mat Su Borough School District

907-892-9400

www.matsuk12.us"

Scaled-down layout, subject to change.

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VHS tape sale at the Big Lake Public Library

Community Submitted by Roma Scougal, Big Lake Public Library

The Big Lake Public Library is having a huge VHS Tape sale. $1 each or $5 for a bag.

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